Sarah Palin The Case Against Leaving the GOP

Last week I said after this next election if nothing changes it's time to leave the GOP and go 3rd party. This weekend Sarah Palin while agreeing on the budget deal The GOP establishment in Congress is our abuser. We can’t hide the black eyes any more. The whole neighborhood knows. The Democrats are gloating. … Continue reading Sarah Palin The Case Against Leaving the GOP

Nancy Pelosi & Mitch McConnell a Tale of two bases

If you want to understand the difference between the GOP & Dems here it is: Start with Nancy Pelosi on the spending bill from the Hill: “We’ve had to sort of calibrate how we presented this to members because … we were afraid [Republicans] might pull things out if more Republicans knew about what was … Continue reading Nancy Pelosi & Mitch McConnell a Tale of two bases

The GOP isn’t the cowboy in the western, it’s the broken horse

One of the things you might have noticed if you've watched any GOP candidate, not just for president but for any office is they always seem to campaign as the cowboy or the sheriff, standing strong and tall willing to protect the people from the bad guys and thieves. Reagan was often depicted as a … Continue reading The GOP isn’t the cowboy in the western, it’s the broken horse

Some advice on judging the Ryan/Murray Budget deal…

The Ryan Murray deal has now been out there for about two days and there are many different opinions on it. Some think it's a win for the GOP: Though I, too, would like government to shrink, I think this is the right policy trade-off; shutdowns are making it harder and harder to talk about … Continue reading Some advice on judging the Ryan/Murray Budget deal…

The bipartisian joy Terrible Threat of Sequestration,

Gandalf: Always remember, Frodo, the Ring is trying to get back to its master. It wants to be found. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 George H.W. Bush did that. He was hailed as a conciliator for a day, then savaged brutally by the same press until he lost the … Continue reading The bipartisian joy Terrible Threat of Sequestration,

And there was no rejoycing in the networks…

...At least not this morning on MSNBC as the entire lineup acknowledges the tea party victory, the defeat of the progressives and the weakness of the president. CNN reporting futures are up on the news of a deal but on MSNBC Mika and John Heilmann kept up the "terrorism" and "hostage taking" stuff. Much funnier, … Continue reading And there was no rejoycing in the networks…

The Debt debate: Libya on the Potomac

Looking at MSNBC this morning on the debt ceiling I can see that where this is and where it is going. I slept in a bit this morning but caught the end of Morning Joe and the beginning of Chuck Todd's show, they are opining on the dysfunction of the house of representatives because Boehner … Continue reading The Debt debate: Libya on the Potomac

And that makes all the difference

The NY Times hits on the secret of the New Republican Congress: ...some freshmen in both chambers say they worry more about changing the ways of Washington than about getting re-elected. “Re-election is the farthest thing from my mind,” said Representative Tom Reed, a freshman Republican from upstate New York. “Like many of my colleagues … Continue reading And that makes all the difference