Late Night: I Called the GOP’s Second Shutdown Jones Two Weeks Ago

By: Sunday December 8, 2013 8:00 pm

Who could have predicted that the GOP’s Suicide Caucusers, the same people who signed the Meadows Letter, the same people who started planning the October 2013 shutdown nine months earlier, would be stupid enough to try it again?

Well, me, for one.


Come Saturday Morning: Yes, They Are That Crazy

By: Saturday November 23, 2013 6:45 am

To top it all off, these bozos will soon be putting us all through Shutdown 2: Electric Boogaloo shortly after the start of the new year. Yes, they are indeed dumb enough to try that move during an election year, when their fellow Republicans will be wanting to get out and raise the money they need both for the general election and to fight off primary challengers backed by the same people funding the Tea Partiers sitting next to them on the House and Senate floors.

Majority Think Republican Control of the House is Bad for the Country

By: Monday October 21, 2013 11:40 am

More signs the government shutdown has done real political damage to Republicans. The new CNN/ORC poll found 54 percent of Americans think it is a bad thing Republicans control the House of Representatives.

The Progressive Silver Lining From the Shutdown Fight

By: Friday October 18, 2013 7:35 am

If the Tea Party members are unwilling work with Obama to keep the government open, they are not going to agree to a grand bargain and Boehner just proved he is not going to cross his caucus.

While you pat yourselves on the back over the shutdown Conservatives

By: Friday October 18, 2013 1:30 am

“Schools, who needs ‘em, there’s poor kids there unable to pull themselves up by their Goodwill-Shoe purchased bootstraps.”

Late Night: All Over But The Pouting

By: Thursday October 17, 2013 8:00 pm

I must confess I was a little surprised by the utter defeat of the ‘baggers over the shutdown/debt default.  After all, conservatives bowing to reality isn’t exactly a thing in 21st century America, as we see pretty much every day. What did leave me somewhat taken aback, though, was the fact that Democrats, particularly the Caver in Chief, somehow found it in themselves to stand up to the lunacy for a change.

Shutdown Hurt GOP Chances in the Senate

By: Wednesday October 16, 2013 9:45 am

Another day and yet another poll showing the government shutdown has hurt Republicans. New polling shows the Democrats are in solid shape to hold the Senate next year.

Obama Rejects Boehner’s Attempt to Get Table Scraps

By: Tuesday October 15, 2013 9:55 am

The potential deal reached in the Senate to end the shutdown is basically a surrender. It does effectively nothing to Obamacare and that was supposedly the entire point of this Republican shutdown. Speaker John Boehner, in an attempt to save face, tried to grab a few Obamacare-related table scraps in his counter offer but it was almost immediately shot down by President Obama.

What Will Boehner Do?

By: Monday October 14, 2013 3:08 pm

While this Senate deal would likely pass the House with Democrats if it gets a vote, Boehner also could have ended this shutdown at anytime by just putting the previous CR from the Senate on the floor and letting it pass with Democratic votes.

Late Night: Dear Congressman Murphy (R-PA)

By: Saturday October 12, 2013 8:00 pm

Dear Representative Murphy…

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