Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

Why Obama’s Second Term Will Be the Best

The Republican strategy of painting President Obama as an ineffectual Jimmy Carter Democrat has been somewhat successful up until recently (Jimmy Carter was actually not that bad of a President but Republicans successfully portrayed him as such. But this is an argument for another … Continue reading

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Mahalo and Mele Kalikimaka, Mr. President

There’s a big helping of crow being served in the House of Representatives this Christmas along with lumps of coal in many a stocking. The failed House Republican gambit to stall the payroll tax cut extension and unemployment benefits back fired big … Continue reading

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Public Enemy Number One: Mitch McConnell

Know Thy Enemy: Mitch McConnell I mentioned an analogy in the previous article of Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and possibly Paul Ryan as the outlaw Miller Gang from the movie High Noon. The more I thought about it, … Continue reading

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There’s a New Sheriff in Town…and His Name is Obama

Remember that scene when Gary Cooper walked the streets of Hadleyville, New Mexico Territory trying to elicit help from it’s citizens to deal with the Miller Gang bent on terrorizing them? Well think of Obama as the Marshall who’s tried … Continue reading

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The Badger Revolution Begins

As Nate Silver has noted at Five Thirty Eight, the crystal ball is a little murky regarding the recall elections going on in Wisconsin. There certainly is some enthusiasm for the prospects of some of the Republicans being recalled as … Continue reading

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The Fine Line Between Reason and Treason

There’s a presumption in politics that elected officials  run for office because they want to enact policies that are beneficial to the constituency that elected them. Some view it as a calling, others as a means of influence. But all elected officials rely on … Continue reading

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Hot Fudge Sunday July 10th

Politico now has an interactive preview of the Sunday shows with the hosts of each show. Politico’s Mike Allen interviews David Gregory, Christiane Amanpour, Bob Schieffer, Candy Crowley, and Brett Baier for Turn the Table. Got a burning comment on … Continue reading

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