The UnReal World of House Republicans, and Jon Stewart’s Departure from The Daily Show

By: Saturday February 28, 2015 10:00 am

Alexander Bolton over at The Hill has a nice piece about the implosions going off in the GOP on Capitol Hill, but it’s far too restrained in its observations.

I, on the other hand, feel a bit freer to read between the lines . . .


Utah May Fight NSA by Cutting Off Their Water

By: Monday November 24, 2014 8:00 am

It is with some Quixotic pleasure that a Utah state legislative committee will vote on a bill that could deprive a National Security Agency facility just outside Salt Lake City of its water, all in protest of the government agency’s collection of civilian data.

The Ignorance of Ron Fournier and the Genius of Mitch McConnell

By: Tuesday November 18, 2014 8:15 am

Affordable Care Act is a complete vindication of Mitch McConnell’s pure obstructionism strategy. He reasoned that if he could simply deny Obama the bipartisan label he wouldn’t be able to sell his proposals to the Republicans or the self styled centrists. It worked. Beltway pundits just saw no votes from Republicans without looking at the substance of the legislation.

People of Kentucky Apparently Just Realized They’ve Been Voting Republican for Decades

By: Friday October 17, 2014 9:06 am

This chart shows why the DSCC’s decision to pull out of the Kentucky Senate race was inevitable for months.

KY Sen: Obama Is a Big Burden for Alison Lundergan Grimes

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 4:30 pm

The latest Kentucky poll from CNN/ORCfound Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) with a modest four-point lead over his Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes. If the election were held today McConnell would get 50 percent of likely voters and Grimes would come in at 46 percent.

One of Grimes’ biggest problems remains how deeply unpopular the President is in the state.

McConnell Plans for 2015 to Be Even More Confrontational

By: Wednesday August 20, 2014 10:05 am

If you thought the recent Congressional term just didn’t have enough showdowns, big political confrontations and government shutdowns then you should be really excited for 2015. In an interview with Politico Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) promised very aggressive confrontations with President Obama if Republicans win control of the Senate, and possibly even another government shutdown.

Obama Claims He Does Not Need Congressional Approval For Next Iraq War

By: Thursday June 19, 2014 6:05 am

Barack Obama, who won the Democratic primaries and general election in 2008 thanks in large part to his opposition to the 2003 Iraq War, has now told Congress he can launch another war on Iraq without Congress’ approval. Instead, Congress would simply be briefed on what was happening, not asked for authority. Those who were hoping for change from the imperial presidency are out of luck.

Come Saturday Morning: This and That

By: Saturday June 14, 2014 6:59 am

Too many things happening this week, but I’ll point you to a few choice bits…

Come Saturday Morning: Newt, Mitch, and the Veterans Administration

By: Saturday May 17, 2014 6:45 am

If there’s one thing the Republicans are good at, it’s creating a big mess and dodging the blame for it.

The People of Kentucky Really Don’t Like Mitch McConnell

By: Friday February 7, 2014 11:35 am

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) is actually trailing in his re-election bid according to a new Bluegrass Poll conducted by SurveyUSA.

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