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Threats to veto, but some compromise is inevitable (please, please, please)

December 29, 2014 by


We’re hoping for the best when Congress reconvenes though with the Republicans in charge of both houses of Congress and a Democrat as president, there’s reason for concern. However it can’t be as

Shocker: Congressional leaders to seek funds on TV’s Shark Tank

November 28, 2014 by


Well, not really. Not yet, anyway. But what if they did? If you’ve watched the ABC and CNBC program Shark Tank, do you think this post has it about right? (Photo of the most frequent Sharks, clockwise from top left, Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec, Lori Greiner, Kevin O’Leary and Mark Cuban) Speaker of […]

We see petty politics taking precedence over integrity

November 13, 2014 by


Could it be? Of course it could. But the fact that just days after the midterms, congressional leaders and the President can’t have a thoughtful conversation about immigration and some other contentious issues is a bit

Flip-flops abound

November 21, 2013 by


Our dysfunctional politicians make it worse when they insult or reverse their position on issues. There are some instances in which a sincere change of heart is acceptable. However with others, it seems that sadly,

Step one of 10: Much more needed from Congress on gun control

April 11, 2013 by


It’s about respecting victims of gun violence. As impotent as lawmakers in Washington have been, it’s almost a surprise that the Senate voted today to end debate on a gun control bill. Now they’ll decide whether to

The babies again: They couldn’t avoid the sequester

March 1, 2013 by


Acting like babies seems to be contagious. Fresh from our post on Tuesday about another aspect of the story, the babies are back. You can argue whether the President or Congress

Too many of our representatives have no backbone

December 7, 2012 by


The stalemate over the “fiscal cliff” is the latest example of the paralysis in Congress caused by a rigidly partisan atmosphere. There is solid evidence that a great majority of the American people have been tired of the gridlock for years. It’s not productive to

McConnell says repealing Obama’s health plan, not jobs, is #1

July 1, 2012 by


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said today that if Republicans reclaim the presidency and

Call someone a name; it’s easy but not radio worthy

June 20, 2012 by


Name-calling will continue until we, the public, speak up against it. We help you with contact information. Appearing on Ed

Senator exaggerates McConnell’s goal to defeat Pres. Obama

March 21, 2012 by


Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) misstated the oft-quoted assertion by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that winning the presidency in 2012 was his major goal. Durbin, the senate majority whip, said today,

Did the President propose realistic changes that may be accomplished?

January 25, 2012 by


Pres. Obama laid out his vision for America in last night’s State of the Union address. While we know most Republicans lawmakers and other officials will have the usual┬áknee-jerk negative reaction, a fairer gauge would be independents and in some cases, Democrats. We picked out two issues on the minds of many, jobs and education. […]

1st post GOP Sunday debate: Disrespect, misstatements, falsehoods

January 8, 2012 by


There were too many errors in this morning’s debate hosted by Meet the Press moderator David Gregory on NBC. Here are a couple: Newt Gingrich- “I can cut on theft alone 100 billion dollars in Medicaid and Medicare if the federal governmentwere competent.” Mentioning a specific figure without explaining where the reductions would come from […]


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