Posts tagged "republicans"

STARTing Silly Season in Treaty Ratification

It appears as if the United States Senate is falling into silly season over ratification or rejection of the START nuclear arms treaty with Russia. Of course, that’s assuming the Senate wasn’t already in silly season over other issues. Now, Republicans are against the treaty not because it “straitjackets the United States missile defense capabilities,”... Read more »

Nevada Senate Candidate Demands Reid Campaign Take Down Re-Creation of Website

The campaign of Nevada US Senate candidate Sharron Angle demanded through a cease-and-desist letter that her rival’s campaign take down a replica of her old website. Sharron Angle’s old website had her positions listed. Several of her outlandish, controversial, and downright idiotic position views were scrubbed after she won the Nevada Republican primary race. Talking... Read more »

US Senate Candidate: "I'm Not in the Business of Creating Jobs"

Tea Party darling and Nevada United States Senate candidate Sharron Angle has everyone laughing and is in hot water after being embarrassed by the campaign of her opponent, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The Reid campaign has released a video montage of Angle saying twice it is not and will not be her duty to... Read more »
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Carly Fiorina, California US Senate Candidate, Caught Making Fun of Opponent's Hair

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Carly Fiorina, former McCain campaign economic advisor and US Senate candidate in California, was caught making fun of opponent Barbara Boxer’s hair. While preparing for a television interview, Fiorina was caught mentioning that a friend “saw Barbara Boxer briefly on television this morning and said what everyone says, ‘God, what is that hair?'” “Sooo yesterday,”... Read more »

Senate Republican Says Obama Should "take a Valium" Before Meeting with GOP

Today, President Obama met for over an hour with Senate Republicans in an attempt to see what could be accomplished in this heated election year. The meeting didn’t accomplish a thing with Kansas Senator Pat Roberts blasting Obama to the media right after the event. Roberts said “He needs to take a Valium before he... Read more »

Illinois Lawmakers Blow Through Self-Imposed Budget Deadline

Bleeding Red Ink Get ready for more threats, demands, and gimmicks. Tonight, Illinois legislators scurried out of Springfield without passing a budget for the state. While Illinois law requires the lawmakers to have a budget by May 31st or risk a state shutdown and/or overtime legislative session, party leadership set today’s date as their deadline. Will... Read more »
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Republicans to Debate Financial Reform Bill on Senate Floor

Some of the Republican wall of opposition has been taken down. Senate Republicans have agreed to debate the financial reform package on the Senate floor. Republican leader Mitch McConnell said he wanted Democrats to stop the “the partisan gamesmanship” over financial reform. Like the partisan gamesmanship where he went and met with Big Wall Street... Read more »

Republican Senator Blasts Obama Attempts at Financial Reform

Republican Senator Mitch McConnell The top Senate Republican blasted the Obama Administration’s plans for financial industry reform on Tuesday.  According to the Washington Post, Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader, said “The fact is, this bill wouldn’t solve the problems that led to the financial crisis. It would make them worse.” He added, “This bill not... Read more »

Tea Party's Own Supporters Show Its Shallow Stupidity

If you haven’t heard of the Tea Party by now, you have been living brain dead.  A lot has been written about the Tea Party, its members, and its detractors. However, no one has really challenged the Tea Party yet at the same time, no ones what it is really capable of. In an article... Read more »
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Healthcare Drama on the House Floor; Republicans and Democrats Have HCR Wrong

Abortion, socialism, this, that, and the other.  That is all of the bull I’ve heard since Friday. As I am typing this, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) is saying America is at a “crossroads.” He says the “trillion dollar” healthcare bill has caused “fear” among Americans.  Well, it certainly has and Mr. Cantor has had a... Read more »