Tagged: debt ceiling

Tea Party Bullies Get the Treatment They Deserve at Last

Tea Party Bullies Get the Treatment They Deserve at Last

Like the old guy who operates the terrifying machine in the Wizard of Oz, the Tea Party stands exposed before the world this morning. All it took was a little guts on the part of House Speaker John Boehner. After...

Health Care Reform Law was Born of “Compromise”

Health Care Reform Law was Born of “Compromise”

The government shutdown and debt ceiling brawl have taught a lot of people a lot of lessons. And I bet President Obama is among them. For much of his presidency, he has tried to walk...

What Next? I Can Only Guess

What Next? I Can Only Guess

Surely, the United States will not be obliged to default on its debts a week and a half from now? These clowns in Congress can’t be serious? Or can they? And if they force...

GOP on war footing, with itself

GOP on war footing, with itself

President Obama killed (in a good way) the State of the Union address.  Marco Rubio, the GOP’s so-called new golden boy (right) perhaps killed any chance for a nomination in 2016.  Polar opposites. The...

Beginning of the End for the Tea Party

Beginning of the End for the Tea Party

It looks as if the Tea Party phenomenon is going the way of the hula hoop. With their apparent acknowledgement that it would be political suicide to block a debt ceiling increase, the radical...

Rising from my Sick Bed with a Jaundiced View

Rising from my Sick Bed with a Jaundiced View

Here I am again, as the song goes, “hard bud fe dead.” I’ve been up and down with the ‘flu that’s going round, and woke up on Friday with a swollen and very painful...

To cliff or not to cliff?  That is the question.

To cliff or not to cliff? That is the question.

Now that we have survived the Mayan apocalyptic prediction, and Christmas, all attention will be on the so-called fiscal cliff.  But as I’ve been saying for weeks… don’t worry, be happy. Things have been...

It’s Time to Call the Tea Party’s Bluff

It’s Time to Call the Tea Party’s Bluff

Like a neighborhood extortion gang – the kind that demands shopkeepers pay “protection” to prevent their stores from being robbed – Tea Party members of Congress are trying to force their will on the...

There will be blood

There will be blood

I predicted this would happen, I just didn’t know it would snowball so fast.  From before the election it was clear that Obama was going to win and that there was going to be...

No cards to play

No cards to play

Its been a little interesting watching the republicans since their election loss. If there seems to be several personalities embodied in the gop currently, its because there are several personalities. One interesting personality is...