Maxine Waters Fights With David Obey Over ‘Monument to Me’
Roll Call carries the most detailed account of the incident: The confrontation began with the two talking in each other’s faces and gesturing animatedly with their hands. Obey then attempted to walk away, but Waters kept following him. Obey then put his hand on Waters arm and shoulder, and Waters became irate. Obey again turned away, dismissing Waters by throwing up his hands, but Waters | Read More »
Dem Leader: Obama Has No Gitmo Plan
Yesterday we learned that Congress’s most powerful appropriator has decided not to grant President Obama the funds he requested to shut down the detention center at Guantanamo. Today Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey explained why: “I personally favor what the administration’s talking about doing, but so far as we can tell there is yet no concrete program for that,” Obey said ahead of his panel’s | Read More »
Did Harry Reid Protect AIG?
We at Red State have pointed out several times that while Chris Dodd agreed to insert an amendment into the stimulus bill to protect AIG bonuses, he was not in position to do so. Chris Dodd was not a Member of the conference committee that drafted the final version of the bill – the only one that had protection for AIG. The Democrats on the | Read More »
WPost: Why Do Democrats Hate DC Students?
My colleague Rob Bluey wrote the other day about the cruel move by Congressional Democrats to kick nearly 2,000 D.C. students out of private schools and back into the city’s failed public schools. Today the Washington Post calls Democrats out for their cruelty and their fealty to the unions: REP. DAVID R. Obey (Wis.) and other congressional Democrats should spare us their phony concern about | Read More »
Democrat Chairman Pushes Cow Killing to Raise Milk Prices
Opponents of excess government meddling in the private market often argue that it puts government policymakers in an inherently unfair position: that of picking winners and losers. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson gives us an excellent example: he’s working to raise milk prices, leaving dairy farmers the winners while everyone who consumers dairy products winds up losing. Also winning: steak lovers, who will see | Read More »
Older, White Congressman Belittles Black Man
It appears that Obama fatigue is starting to set in among Capitol Hill Democrats. That might come as a surprise — particularly considering that Obama served in Congress with all of the Democratic leaders, that he hasn’t even been sworn in, and that his 76 percent approval rating contrasts sharply with the 23 percent rating that Congress gets. Nevertheless, it’s clear that the leadership on | Read More »