The hypocrisy of Hatch
Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) introduced an immigration bill a couple of days before the Senate adjourned until November 15th. There was, of course, no time to act on that bill except to refer it to committee where it will likely die. Republicans weren’t impressed. According to a Politico article: Republicans think the legislation is just a game to gin up the base, potentially in heavily | Read More »
1,073 pages that are clear as mud — details lacking, transparency none, in stimulus bill
The Democrats are feeling a victory of sorts having muscled through a $787 billion stimulus bill late Friday night. Three Republicans in the Senate voted for it and not one vote came from a Republican in the house. Besides the hyper-partisanship on display, the Democrats and, especially President Barack Obama, have broke promises on transparency and have conducted themselves with same kind of finesse as a | Read More »
Stones, Glass Houses, Etc.
James Kirchick looks with incredulity at charges that political hate-mongering has been a one-sided affair, supposedly found solely in circles where Republicans gather: Liberal pundits are attempting to outdo one another in describing just how unscrupulous conservatives have become. In The New Yorker last week, Hendrik Hertzberg referred to McCain-Palin rallies as “blood-curdling hate-fests.” Frank Rich went one step further in The New York Times, | Read More »