Nancy Pelosi: Dictator
So sayeth House Democrats themselves: A group of more than 50 House Democrats has penned a letter to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) imploring him to “restore this institution” and see that the House returns to a “regular order” process of legislating. The letter, signed by a large number of the conservative Blue Dog Coalition and the centrist New Democratic Coalition, has not yet been | Read More »
Is The Honeymoon With The Press Over?
Maybe not yet. But the fact that things are somewhat fractious between the White House and the White house Press Corps can’t help the Obama Administration’s efforts to keep the media satiated and at bay. Eventually, one can expect that if they remain unhappy, the members of the White House Press Corps, will tell enough unflattering stories about the way they are treated to their | Read More »
Maybe This Transition Is Not Working Out As Well As Democrats Had Hoped It Would
Thus far, the dominant story concerning Team Obama’s performance during the Presidential transition has been to focus on how smooth and operationally effective it has been. And to be sure, there is a lot about the operation of the transition that impresses even the most cynical observer. But no political operation is perfect and even political operations that start out as being effective can end | Read More »
From The “With Friends Like These” Files
Congressional Democrats are complaining that they are receiving very little in the way of politeness and consideration from the Obama campaign. As one Senate Democratic aide is quoted as saying, “They think they know what’s right and everyone else is wrong on everything . . . They are kind of insufferable at this point.” Read the story, and you will find that the Obama campaign | Read More »