Why I Love Saxby Chambliss’s Honesty on Gay Marriage

By: Thursday March 21, 2013 8:47 am

While Chambliss is talking about same-sex marriage, this basic line could easily be adapted to explain almost every other major position of the Republican Party. Chambliss isn’t unemployed, so he is not going to need unemployment insurance. Chambliss can’t get pregnant, so he doesn’t need the right to choose. Chambliss makes more than minimum wage, so he doesn’t need minimum wage laws. Chambliss is not an Iraqi, so the war will not hurt him.


Sunday Late Night: Rob Portman’s LGBT Portmanteau

By: Sunday March 17, 2013 8:01 pm

Ask yourself, Senator: “Is this how I’d want my son treated?” Because that’s about all you’ve shown we can expect. I mean, we’ll take it, but if it’s as far as your empathy extends, you must at least apply it in all areas.

Welcome to the American Majority for Marriage Equality, Senator.

Everyone Is Someone’s Son or Daughter

By: Friday March 15, 2013 4:16 pm

I’m glad to hear that Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) has changed his opinion on marriage equality. His support makes it easier to get same-sex marriage approved in Ohio and that would improve the live of many people in his state.

Portman changed his opinion in part because his son came out to him.

Portman Conspiracy Theory Neglects Fact That Obama Administration Has Consistently Dragged Feet on Regulations

By: Saturday August 18, 2012 1:00 pm

If I thought that the Administration were dragging their feet on regulatory matters for political reasons I would say something. I think it’s far more likely that they’re dragging their feet because they’re dragging their feet. In other words, they’re not all that interested in regulation. So don’t worry, Senator Portman. Your corporatocracy is in safe hands.

Obama Lead Shrinks in New Mexico

By: Wednesday July 18, 2012 4:24 pm

President Obama still holds the lead in the swing state of New Mexico. According to PPP Obama leads 49 percent to Romney at 44 percent, but this is a serious drop from earlier in the year.

Obama and Romney Tied in Florida and Ohio

By: Thursday May 10, 2012 9:41 am

Florida and Ohio are again living up to their reputations of being the big presidential swing states. Two new polls show that in both states President Obama and Mitt Romney are currently tied.

Republicans Choose Their Interchangeable Parts for Catfood Commission II

By: Wednesday August 10, 2011 10:00 am

There were no real surprises among the choices made by John Boehner and Mitch McConnell for the Catfood Commission II. It’s perhaps interesting to note that Paul Ryan didn’t make the cut, but I guess Boehner figured that he’s toxic and therefore not a good face to put on the committee. Instead, Boehner picked two heads of other committees with jurisdiction over health programs and taxes, and made the chair a member of the original Catfood Commission as well as the House Leadership.

Portman Wins in OH Sen; NC, WV Too Early to Call

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 4:53 pm

Rob Portman has won the Senate race in Ohio over Lee Fisher. Portman, the former OMB Director under George W. Bush, was widely expected to win. Fisher handed his entire war chest at the end of the race to the Ohio Dem Party for GOTV efforts and went dark on television.

The OH-Gov race between Ted Strickland and John Kasich, on the other hand, is too close to call. That extra money could come in handy. Sherrod Brown is very encouraged and “confident” that Strickland will pull it out there, which would be enormous. I’m looking into information on the Attorney General’s race there; it’s a key race for the future of the foreclosure fraud investigation, with hard-charging incumbent Democrat Richard Cordray against former Republican Senator Mike DeWine.

OH Sen: Fisher Trails Portman by Twenty

By: Sunday September 19, 2010 8:12 am

It looks like the chances of Democrats taking this open Republicans Senate seat in Ohio are steadily slipping away.

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