Speaker Boehner’s Electile Dysfunction
For the first time in years, House Speaker John Boehner has a serious primary challenger. JD Winteregg is a self-described Tea Party candidate. The Speaker is worried enough to be running TV ads in the district, something he has seldom done in the past. Winteregg has an ad of his own, and it’s sure to raise a few, er, eyebrows. Why Boehner is worried Winteregg | Read More »
What Republicans can’t do, can do, ought do and must do
Only President Barack Obama can cause the U.S. to default on its sovereign debt, and congressional Republicans must make this fact clear to the American people before the current debt ceiling is reached. And only by owning the definition of “default” does the minority party in control of only one house of Congress have any chance of using the debt limit debate to rein in | Read More »
The Fiscal Cliff Losers: Conservatives, the Tea Party, and the GOP
On Nov. 7, we knew who the president was going to be. We were fully aware that we were going to get four more years of Democrat President Barack Obama. And, we also knew that we held a majority in the House but failed to gain a majority in the Senate. The political landscape was clear. What we would be able to accomplish should have been, as well. | Read More »
Is Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn Ready To Replace Speaker Boehner?
It is time to make changes in the House — primarily in the leadership. There has been a slow movement toward acknowledging that Speaker Boehner can no longer pretend he is the best man for the job. If he were less of a political animal and more of a principled statesman, he would do the right thing and withdraw his name from consideration for Speaker | Read More »
Between Obama’s fiscal cliff and a Lame Duck desert floor
Calling President Obama and Speaker Boehner for safety net. If Lame Duck doesn’t break fall; after crash, dial 1-80O-bam-acare or an estate tax lawyer. America went over the fiscal cliff years ago I’ve never bungee jumped or sky dived. Heck, since that candy apple leapt out of me at age 12 on the downswing of the roller-coaster at the Piedmont Interstate Fair, I’ve settled for such thrills on the | Read More »
Republicans in Congress should let Obama have his way
The only hope for an America that would reward such epic failure by re-electing Obama and a Democratic Senate, is to accelerate their re-education in the consequences of liberal Democrat economic policies. Speaker John Boehner should announce that he has heard the voice of the people and will honor that voice by letting the President’s agenda be fully enacted so that there will be no | Read More »
Does GOP want to own Obama’s 20,000 lost Keystone jobs?
Claiming fatigue from kicking cans down the road, Speaker of the House John Boehner engineered a rejection of a Democratic Party-controlled Senate-passed bill that would have cleared the way for the Canadian Keystone Pipeline project that President Barack Obama has delayed for three years of “study”. The bill, which also extends unemployment benefits and the payroll tax cut for 60 days, would have authorized construction on the | Read More »
Leonard’s Political, Football Losers: Wildcats, Saints and ObamaDems
Fifth annual Braves-Gamecock Ode to the late radio pigskin prognosticator, Leonard Postero aka “Leonard Postosties” of Athens, Georgia that thanks God for: the return of college football; the mostly non-rushing but still enjoyable NFL version of same; and the Vernal Equinox-induced cooler weather. This year we begin our coverage with the vacation-delayed 4th Quarter of the 2011 ABL (Ain’t Bean Ball League) championship game, scheduled | Read More »
Budget Spending Cuts: Fact Check?
Just how much did the government actually cu in spending? What did we really get? There are so many varying numbers being thrown around that it seems lost on the media how much Congress actually cut in federal spending. Luckily, I have an answer. $2.5 trillion? Let me put trillion in context to see all those zeros and commas: $2,500,000,000,000.00. That’s how much the House | Read More »
Dr. Gridlock or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Government Shutdowns
Boehner and Ryan may have best strategy on budget battle after all Soon after the new GOP-majority House convened in January, this column endorsed endorsed a “selective government shutdown” strategy in which congressional Republicans would pre-emptively prepare the public for what seemed to us an inevitable confrontation over government spending with the new party of “no”, i.e. status quo Democrats. Like Byron York, we think the political | Read More »