There’s no shortage of jokes about Kentucky.* Q: What do a divorce in Kentucky, a tornado in Kansas, and a hurricane in Louisiana have in common? A: Somebody’s fixin’ to lose the trailer. Q: What do you get when there are 32 Kentuckians in a room together? A: A full set of teeth. We are [...]
Never been a president who won’t negotiate the debt ceiling? Never been a president who had to. Let the record show that, as usual, Pres. Obama and the Democrats are telling the truth. This government shutdown is 100 percent on the shoulders of the Republicans, and it could end as soon as Speaker John Boehner [...]
Points the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell as it closed on Monday, after House Republicans continued to threaten a government shut-down if implementation of the Affordable Care Act isn’t delayed a year. What would happen during that year to change the ACA, which was passed by Congress, upheld by the Supreme Court, and signed by the president, is unspecified.
It’s almost as though it was the end of traditional power. I’ve been here for 20 years, and I’ve never seen so much of a repudiation of the conventional sources of power in the legislative or executive branch. It portends for a much more chaotic fall.
— Rep. James Moran (D-VA), quoted by the Washington Post, on the rank-and-file resistance to both President Obama and Speaker John Boehner on Capitol Hill.
Does Ted Cruz have a plan to get 41 votes? Does he have a strategy he’s executing on to get 41 votes? Not that I’m aware of. Has he ever come to the House leadership and said, ‘Here’s my plan to get 41 votes in the Senate, to hold the line so we can defund Obamacare?’ Never. No. He’s just on his twitter account attacking House Republicans.
A frustrated but anonymous “GOP leadership aide” to NBC News, criticizing tea party Republicans vying for the 2016 presidential race, like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who want to shut down the government (or at least pretend their goal isn’t to gain political advantage) in yet another attempt to derail the Affordable Care Act.
The Onion* proposes the only good solution to the Syria problem. The New York Times/CBS News poll showed that though just 1 in 4 Americans believe that the United States has a responsibility to intervene in the Syrian conflict, more than 90 percent of the public is convinced that putting all 535 representatives of the [...]