Posts tagged "Democrats"

Harry Reid's Stupidity Spells End for DADT

What do you do when you have a bill, enough Senators in negotiations to send the “yes” votes right to the 60 you’d need to pass it and every gay rights activist in the country holding a bottle of the most expensive champagne you can find? Well, if you’re Harry Reid, you dash their hopes... Read more »

Dems Fail to Compromise, Screw Themselves Into Compromise

Last week, Democrats in the House saved a few precious weeks of talking points by voting to extend the Bush tax cuts…but only to “middle class” Americans and not to evil rich people. Sensing that they were getting dangerously close to maintaining their backbone in the face of adversity and revealing their true ideological beliefs,... Read more »

Illinois House OKs Civil Unions

It’s got two hurdles left to be official, but last night, the House approved civil unions by a rather large margin of 61-52. Illinois took a major step Tuesday night toward allowing civil unions for same-sex couples, a sign that gay rights keeps gaining momentum inside a Capitol where it languished for decades. As onlookers... Read more »

Rahm's Renter Rob Halpin Has 99 Problems.

What’s that saying about not f**king with the bull because you’re just going to get the horns? Rob Halpin and company are finding out the hard way what happens when you pick a fight with Rahm Emanuel. They hit back and they take James Meeks with you. Election records indicate a man who helped collect... Read more »

IL House Debating Medical Marijuana

UPDATE: They were several votes short. This will be pulled until early January, likely. **** Apparently, we’re packing everything into one big, freaking day: civil unions, abolishing the death penalty and medical marijuana, which they’re debating on the House floor right now. Illinois lawmakers are debating whether to legalize the use of marijuana for medical... Read more »

Vote Could Come Today On Civil Unions

Just in case you were looking for something to freak out about today, the Illinois legislature could vote on civil unions this afternoon, much to the chagrin of all of the people who needed this to last at least six weeks longer in order to ensure they received a sh*t-ton of year end donations to... Read more »

He's In the Majority, He Can Cry if He Wants To

You just probably cost your party major losses in the midterm election and narrowly won re-election to the majority leader position against the wailing protestations of effective Democrats everywhere. What mature activity is next for you? Well, if you’re Nancy Pelosi, the next step is calling the man who’s about to take your gavel a... Read more »

Melissa Bean Says The Long Goodbye

This only took for-f***ing-ever. Republican Joe Walsh beat Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.) in the photo-finish contest in Illinois eighth congressional district–the vote counting was completed on Tuesday. Bean holds a press conference Wednesday in Schaumburg to discuss the race and Walsh has one in Washington at the Republican National Committee headquarters. If I were Melissa... Read more »

Rahm Emanuel Gets Hit By An Egg

I suspect this is an indication that he’s going to have a difficult time with the Hispanic community:   Their aim wasn’t the greatest: the egg actually hit a campaign reporter. Rahm Emanuel is expected to officially announce his candidacy for mayor on Saturday. He’ll be vying with City Clerk Miguel de Valle and businessman... Read more »

Republican Strategy? Run Rahm's Renter

Next time I’m condo hunting, I’m going to search high and low for the most infamous landlord Ican find, because clearly, signing the right lease with the right guy can make you a star. In his bid for mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel could face an unlikely challenger: the man who’s currently living in Emanuel’s own... Read more »