You Don’t Threaten to Destroy the Entire Economy Over a Pipeline

By: Tuesday February 4, 2014 12:21 pm

Absolutely no one is going to take a threat like this seriously so there is no point in even making it. You don’t threaten to ruin the entire economy just for a pipeline or the repeal of a minor provision of a law, because no one would ever pull the trigger over such minor issues.

God Is Not Pleased With the House GOP

By: Saturday September 21, 2013 9:00 am

It seems the Almighty has sent a memo to the Republican Caucus of the US House of Representatives, reflecting on their recent vote to cut billions from SNAP.

Shorter God: Let me refresh your memories about my priorities . . .

House Republicans Still Don’t Understand Why They Won the Debt Ceiling Fight the First Time

By: Monday July 8, 2013 8:30 am

Apparently, House Republicans are convinced they can hold the debt ceiling hostage again even though they proved they aren’t willing to shoot the hostage. From National Journal:

Obama Refused to Believe That Republicans Really Hate Taxes

By: Friday February 15, 2013 1:00 pm

House Republicans really really really hate new taxes. This is one promise from the GOP I do believe. It seems almost everyone from their base, to their donors, to independent voters believe this. Despite a mountain of evidence the only people who don’t seem to believe this are a small circle of professional grand bargain promoters, the “both sides are always equally to blame” pundits, and President Obama.

House GOP’s “No Budget No Pay” Provision is Potentially Unconstitutional

By: Wednesday January 23, 2013 1:20 pm

When House Republicans decided to fold on the debt limit they concluded that they need something to help them save face. What they wanted was to adopt a requirement that Congress must approve a non-binding budget or risk losing their pay. The problem is that such a provision would have clearly violated the 27th Amendment so the GOP come up with possible work around.

House to Vote on Three Month Debt Limit Increase on Wednesday

By: Tuesday January 22, 2013 5:45 am

The House Republicans will vote on their bill to increase the debt limit on Wednesday according to the AP. The bill can currently be viewed on the House Committee on Rules websiteand they will hold their hearing on it tomorrow.

GOP Base Still Doesn’t Value Compromise

By: Thursday January 17, 2013 2:42 pm

Among the general public recently there has been an increasing desire to see politicians compromise instead of sticking to their positions, but the Republican base still considers compromise a low priority.

Boehner Again Breaks Majority of the Majority Principle For Sandy Relief

By: Wednesday January 16, 2013 9:18 am

Speaker Boehner’s recent willingness to break the majority of the majority principle is likely making the Obama administration feel more confident about the debt limit standoff. If the House Republicans fold, it would most likely take the form of allowing a clean increase to come to the floor then having it approved with mostly Democratic votes.

Non-Recess Recess: Another Sign of Constitutional System Breaking Down

By: Tuesday August 2, 2011 5:10 pm

The routine filibuster of nominees now allows a Senate minority to force policy on this country through selective destruction. Senate Republicans are using the filibuster to stop any nominee to lead the Consumer Finical Protection Bureau until and unless the entire program is changed, regardless of who the nominee is or how qualified he or she may be.

Libya Reminds Us Almost No One in Washington Cares About Deficits

By: Tuesday March 22, 2011 1:20 pm

Libya is just another recent reminder that almost no one in Washington actually cares about the deficit. The deficit is only used as an excuse to justify forcing regular Americans to sacrifice.

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