Tag Archives: gop

One Way Out

John Boehner is a threat to national security. We could have avoided this crisis but for his ego. The House of Representatives could have passed a clean continuing resolution with a combination of Democratic and Republican votes soon after the government shutdown began, possibly before. It would simply take the Speaker of the House – […]

Policy > Party

It’s educational and entertaining reading Ta-Nehisi tear Rand Paul apart for his speech at Howard University. Ta-Nehisi has the the racial and metaphysical analysis down cold, others can speculate on the political game theory, though IHMO, Paul merely aiming to appear open-mindedness given his actual closed minded response to the post-speech criticism. Defensiveness is never […]

Over the Edge

A Republican friend asked me recently what I thought about the upcoming fiscal cliff, pointing out that the CBO estimates the combination of spending cuts and tax increases could reduce GDP by up to 4%. So now conservatives are for government spending? I understand the political posturing and mental back flips, but it erodes my […]

The Ace of Spades

It’s good news for the country the Supreme Court will be hearing the case testing the validity of the Affordable Care Act. We need a clear answer from them so the country can move forward and focus on the policy instead of the constitutionality. But the politics and drama of this hearing and of the […]