Tag: bipartisanship

What Democrats need to know about Republicans (Part II)

What Democrats need to know about Republicans (Part II)
When I became a lobbyist in the 1980s, the GOP had a big rush on Senator Al Gore (D-TN) to move across the aisle and join the Republican Party. I know it is hard for many to imagine now, but in the 1980s, Senator Gore was a dying breed in the Democratic Party. He was... Read more »

What every Democrat needs to know about Republicans Part 1

What every Democrat needs to know about Republicans Part 1
For forty-four years, I was a Republican. My family roots go back to the very start of the party. We were there in the beginning, and my Mother’s family helped organize the party in Illinois in the 1850s. I heard tales from my Great-grandmother about a fella her Grandfather knew named Abe Lincoln. As a... Read more »

Will we remain a House Divided?

Will we remain a House Divided?
This morning there are news reports that Speaker Paul Ryan confirmed with associates that he is not running for reelection. In response to the story broken by Axios, the Ryan team announced that the 48-year-old Speaker of the House would be retiring in January. It appears that so will many of his colleagues, although many... Read more »
Advertisement:

Remember when Congress worked together in bipartisanship for the greater good?

Remember when Congress worked together in bipartisanship for the greater good?
One of the telltale signs one is slipping into geezerdom is getting emails from people wanting to know about the good old days. As a child, I would sit in rapt awe as my great-grandmother told me stories of cattle drives and cowboys long before even my grandmother was born. I would look at the... Read more »

America, where are we going?

America, where are we going?
As I begin this article, my hand is trembling a bit. The pounding in my head is unmistakable; I have a hangover. It is not due to the 25 year-old-Scotch I sipped New Year’s Eve or Louis Roederer’s bubbly wine at midnight. My headache and queasy stomach are due to the year-long political drunk of... Read more »

Nice Speech Senator McCain but I Don’t Trust You or the GOP

Nice Speech Senator McCain but I Don’t Trust You or the GOP
I wished Senator John McCain(R-AZ) all the best as he battles brain cancer. You may read my words by clicking here. The Senator came to the Floor of the Senate today, just a week after the diagnosis of brain cancer. He has a particularly brutal form of the disease. The kind of thing you would... Read more »
Advertisement:

America divided

America divided
Representative Steve Scalise has undergone a third surgery to repair injuries he sustained in the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, two days ago. The hospital reports he is improved but will require additional surgeries. News reports seem to agree he will be in the hospital for a long time to come. The annual Congressional Baseball Game... Read more »