Saturday, July 26, 2014

Boehner's Lawsuit Is The Least Bad Of All The Options

On Thursday, the House Rules Committee approved a resolution authorizing filing a lawsuit against Obama over his use of executive power. The vote was along partisan lines to the surprise of no one. Democrats labeled the lawsuit a "political stunt" from the moment John Boehner announced it and there is no indication that they will change their minds on the subject. The House is expected to vote on the measure next week and, again, the vote will probably be along partisan lines with the exception of a few endangered incumbents.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Hobby Lobby Is Not A Narrow Decision

It is déjà vu all over again. Two years ago, the Supreme Court ruled Obamacare constitutional and we had to endure commentary declaring it a victory for conservatism. It was not. Two years later, the Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby and once again we have to endure commentary celebrating fiction. Frustrating.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Libertarian Pundit Blames Ronald Reagan For The Ukraine Crisis

His frustration was clearly visible. “We should have never fought the Cold War. “ said libertarian pundit "Liberty For Me, But Not For Thee". Sitting in his office just outside the beltway, the influential blogger agreed to speak to TPF after repeated requests. Asked whether TPF's unapologetic neoconservatism was behind his reluctance to grant an interview, he replied, "Not at all. You are wrong and I don't mind tell you that."

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Tea Party Is Alive And Kicking

It was supposed to be Lindsey Graham’s big night. His decisive victory was going to be held as evidence that the GOP establishment had finally “crushed” the Tea Party.That was a plan anyway until Eric Cantor lost his seat to political novice David Brat. Abruptly, the Chamber of Commerce had to cancel its victory lap; talk radio rejoiced; and, the Democrats could hardly contain their glee as they feigned concern for our democracy now that one of the two major parties has been taken over by “extremists”.

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Most Interesting Politico

Thank God for British politics. Much better than the stale stuff  we get in the USA. There is a new political figure on the British scene that is creating an earthquake: Nigel Farage. Here is a program about him. His background. His politics.

Monday, March 10, 2014

If Politics Does Not Like Losers....

This morning Senator Mitch McConnell is quoted in the New York Times as saying, "I know this: Politics doesn’t like losers." In that case, why is Mitch McConnell still around? Why is Reince Priebus still around? Why are John McCain, Paul Ryan still around? Why is the entire GOP leadership that failed to win control of the Senate and White House still around?

Sunday, March 9, 2014

When Will The GOP Establishment Take Responsibility?

Speaking on opening day of the annual CPAC meeting, Paul Ryan tried to minimize the GOP divide by comparing it to an Irish family reunion. He characterized the infighting that is convulsing the party as “vibrant debate” and “creative tension”. However, Ryan’s valiant effort came crashing down on the final day of the conference when the results of the straw poll were announced and it was revealed that 51% of CPAC attendees disapprove of the job Republicans are doing in Congress.