These stories just write themselves… Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced legislation to raise the debt ceiling on Thursday, apparently with the intent of showing that even Democrats would not support such a bill.
However, McConnell’s plan backfired after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) called for a vote on the legislation, which would [...]
Economist Bruce Krasting has his dander up this morning… And he’s got me rethinking my position on term limits to boot.
By a vote of 50-48, President Barack Obama’s $447 billion jobs bill has failed to garner the 60 votes necessary to break a Republican filibuster of the bill. Despite President Obama’s tour around the country to promote his jobs bill, all forty-six Senate Republicans joined with two Democrats (Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Jon Tester [...]
Most Politicians do not do it very often and republicans even less so, but Senator McConnell recently had a rare moment of candor. H/T Think Progress:
The time has come for a balanced budget amendment that forces Washington to balance its books. If these debt negotiations have convinced us of anything, it’s that we [...]
H/T Crooks and Liars: What do Anwar al-Awlaki and Mitch McConnell have in common? They both want President Obama’s utter failure. What is the difference? Senator McConnell has the power to actually harm us!
PS: Please stop with the “we all want the same things” Most of us want a good job, health, [...]
While the republicans are known for their blatant hypocrisy, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell takes it to a new level. Thanks to George Bush\'s new book, we find out that in the elections of 2006, while Mr. McConnell was busy admonishing democrats for wanting to get out of Iraq, he was secretly begging President Bush [...]
While the first item on the state republican agenda is to limit access to the polls for Wisconsinites, the national republicans do not have it so easy. the “tea party” crowd has let it be known they want a ban on all earmarks. The republicans have long talked of an earmark ban, it was even [...]
The most recent case of republican fake outrage was this quote from before the election:
“If the Latino community decides to sit out this election, then there will be fewer votes and it will be less likely to get done,” Obama said on the “Piolín por la Mañana” program on Univision Radio….
“And if [...]
The Republicans were cruising to a huge election victory, not only in Wisconsin but nationwide. They rode the semi anti-incumbent, less government, fiscally responsible tea-party express to major victories. They promised to control spending, create jobs and lessen government!
What a difference a week makes:
* As Zach points out, Scott Walker is [...]