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Obama 2014: Screw Governing!  Crash GOP Optics

Obama 2014: Screw Governing! Crash GOP Optics

Obama’s shutdown gambit: pre-plan it,  wait for it, then pile on the pain!  Sweat it out until one poll breaks against the GOP.  Bingo!  NBC obliged. The same network that demanded an inquisition on Megyn Kelly doubling FNC’s audience provided some empirical hocus pocus of its own and stuck a fork in Republicans. Now we’re to believe two weeks of astroturf[Read More…]

by October 18, 2013 0 comments Blog
About Those Five Things Eric Cantor Thinks Republicans “All Agree” On

About Those Five Things Eric Cantor Thinks Republicans “All Agree” On

We would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for those Tea Party tactics. Yes, those agenda items around which the GOP can and will unify against Obama…next time. Fresh from defeat on getting any substantive budget concessions at all from Democrats while handing them a triple word score for Obamacare funding, a continuing resolution, and a higher debt[Read More…]

by October 17, 2013 0 comments Blog
The GOP Should Stand And Fight

The GOP Should Stand And Fight

The great Byron York posits the question, paraphrased by the esteemed Paul Mirengoff at Power Line, “What If Republicans Had Simply Focused on the Failures of Obamacare?” What were those Quixotics thinking, daring to defend the indefensible that must, regardless, ultimately be defended anyway? But the answer, I believe, is “NOTHING.” Nothing would be different, nothing of note, business as[Read More…]

by October 16, 2013 0 comments Blog
Wisconsin Progressives Pivot From Koch Attacks To Small Donor Lists

Wisconsin Progressives Pivot From Koch Attacks To Small Donor Lists

Koch brothers’ money was the ill gotten mother’s milk of the Scott Walker election and recall campaigns, to believe the left in Wisconsin, and their proxies coast to coast.  His opponents tried in vain to tie him to those evil puppeteer industrialists. Instead, a stunning grassroots in a hostile climate reached back for something extra and twice gave victory to[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 2 comments Blog
How The Expectations Of A Digital Age Might Sink Obamacare

How The Expectations Of A Digital Age Might Sink Obamacare

When western Europe was physically and economically obliterated during World War II, there was little choice but for government to take the the lead in revitalizing industry and infrastructure, with help from America’s Marshall Plan, of course.  The US needed to retool, as well, but it did not suffer the physical decimation of Europe.  Industry, as we knew it, could[Read More…]

by October 2, 2013 0 comments Blog
The Easiest Way To Understand The Current Shutdown “Crisis”

The Easiest Way To Understand The Current Shutdown “Crisis”

I wish the Schoolhouse Rock series were popular today.  When I was growing up, this cartoon show, wedged in between Saturday morning cartoons, was a fun way to learn about all kinds of things, one of those being, how does a bill become a law? The song is famous, “I’m just a bill, yeah I’m only a bill”.  The process[Read More…]

by October 1, 2013 0 comments Blog
I Was A Teenage Environmentalist

I Was A Teenage Environmentalist

Starring Michael Landon? Michael J. Fox? No, just me, with a cast of thousands! Horrors! It sounds scary, but it’s actually a bit cheesy and a little silly. As a boy, in the 50s, I remember my dad telling me about how they rotated tree-plantations to provide sustainable supplies of wood to make the corrugated boxes he produced. We were[Read More…]

by September 29, 2013 0 comments Blog
Street Gangs Should Be Classified As Terrorist Groups

Street Gangs Should Be Classified As Terrorist Groups

Street gangs in Chicago and elsewhere should be classified as terrorist organizations.  Their agenda may not be revolution of the government, or a jihad for Islam, but clearly their tactics and organization are comparable.  Even their weaponry to an extent is similar to the currently classified terrorist organizations.  While street gangs are primarily interested in profits from drug sales, their[Read More…]

by September 25, 2013 1 comment Blog
Why 2014 Could Be The Return Of The Blue Dogs

Why 2014 Could Be The Return Of The Blue Dogs

  Democrats want badly to take back the House.  They’re smart enough to know their extreme left leadership is a liability in getting that done. The 2006 and 2008 House and Senate elections featured the ascendency of the Blue Dog Coalition, or moderate Democrats who ran against both their hard left leadership, and incumbent Republicans who saw to it their[Read More…]

by September 24, 2013 0 comments Blog
Another Piece About Another Guy Who Thinks Ted Cruz/Defund Is Fraud

Another Piece About Another Guy Who Thinks Ted Cruz/Defund Is Fraud

It’s official.  It’s a genre. Be like climate scientists. Claim consensus.  Call the others deniers. After all, the Schumer-Durbin immigration bill was inevitable.  Toomey-Manchin was inevitable.  War in Syria was inevitable.  Bush 41’s reelection was inevitable.  Dole was inevitable.  Hillary.  McCain.  Romney. Rove.  Krauthammer.  Kabuki.  Kamikaze. Sushi.  Karaoke.  Karma Chameleon. Kippers for breakfast. Mommy dear, Mommy dear. It doesn’t matter[Read More…]

by September 22, 2013 0 comments Blog