Did You Vote Republican For Nothing?
Did you show up at the polls on November 2nd for nothing? It seems that way. The House Republican Leadership has decided to put Jeff Flake (R-AZ) on the Appropriations Committee and that’s pretty much it. They are sending a signal to the tea party movement that this is all they’ll get. John Boehner and Eric Cantor want Hal Rogers of Kentucky to serve as | Read More »
Yes to Kingston. No to Upton
This is pretty simple and easy. I’m not sure whether the Republicans leaders in the House of Representatives get it. But let’s break it down for them. (1) There should be no waivers for Committee Chairmen. None. (2) Consequently, Jerry Lewis should not be Appropriations Chairman and Joe Barton, as much as I like him and would prefer him to Upton, should not be Energy | Read More »
Why Ashleigh Kenny Matters
Meet Ashleigh Kenny. She’s a student at Valdosta State University in South Georgia. She presented Congressman Jack Kingston with a t-shirt that said “R.I.P. The U.S. Constitution” on one side and on the other side had a this quote from Ronald Reagan: “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.” Oliver Willis, a real activist, i.e. subsidized | Read More »
You only get to see the bill if you want to vote for it
Well this is a new one on me. According to Congressional Quarterly this morning, House Republicans led by Jack Kingston (R-GA), took to the House floor to demand to see Porkulus. Despite a unanimous vote of the House of Representatives to not vote on the bill until people had 48 hours to see it, the Democrats sought to back track and vote on Porkulus sight | Read More »
Is Kingston In for Governor?
I’m hearing that Jack Kingston has had conversations with people suggesting he may run for Governor. That’d be interesting. Leaving his congressional seat would free up that spot for Eric Johnson, who could transition his campaign easily from Lt. Governor to Congress. It’d also potentially make it likely that we could forgo at least one bloody primary. Now if we could weed out some people | Read More »