POTUS Nominating Judicial Appointees

DC Circuit Court

The courts’ decisions “impact our lives,” said President Obama during his announcement today, but it’s no secret that this president has had a more challenging time of getting his nominees through the confirmation process than prior presidents. On average, President Obama’s nominees take three times longer than other presidents. Every president since Woodrow Wilson has nominated judges to the DC Circuit court bench, but partisan politics have stymied the process.… [Read more]

Are We Better Off?

For this week’s wrap up, filmmaker Gene Cartwright’s video provides a succinct response. The 2012 answer to Ronald Reagan’s 1980 Campaign question to President Jimmy Carter is clear. At no time can every individual in America answer,”yes” but this short film provides a fact-filled answer that no reasonable questioner can deny. Without the actions presented in the video, the nation would most certainly be MUCH worse off.… [Read more]

Mitch McConnell: Filibustering in the Senate Since 1985

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You say Senate Minority Leader “Mitch McConnell” and we say “obstructionist”.  Teh-MAY-toh, Teh-MAH-toh. Either way what we have here is the failure of an elected official to do his job.

As the reigning co-king of obstruction (tied for first place with Speaker John Boehner), Mr. McConnell will be organizing filibuster attacks against any of President Obama’s circuit judge appointments.… [Read more]

Executive Power – We Can’t Wait!

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For every olive branch extended, the GOP ate the fruit and then spat the twigs out on the President’s feet. Since his inauguration, the GOP has been unwilling to work with President Obama to do the country’s work. Mr. President’s frustration has been showing…but now he has stated that he will no longer wait for Republicans to move forward; he plans to use whatever legal means necessary, starting with use of Executive Powers, to move along the progressive agenda.… [Read more]

DINOs Are Not Extinct

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A DINO is not a dinosaur. A DINO is a Democrat In Name Only – those who align themselves with the political left in name but, at key voting times, leave some of us wishing that they, too, were extinct. That stated, the announcement by Senator Ben Nelson, ‘Democrat’ from Nebraska, that he will not seek re-election next term may turn into an example of liberals and progressives seeing that we should be careful of what we wish for.… [Read more]

Retirement Planning

Nest Egg with large billsThe Democrats have a platform that says they're committed to making it easier for Americans to save for retirement on their own. What does the Republican platform say other than 'SCREW YOU, YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN? Well, of course we all have to save on our own; many corporations kicked us to the curb ages ago when they decided that pension funds... Read more...

WHERE are the JOBS, Speaker Boehner?

GOP Elephant & Obama1 - Thanks to Cherie Welsh for summing up this fiasco!

It’s a good thing my blood pressure is at a healthy level… Watching the news, particularly when I see the loathsome faces of the obstructionists also known as the GOP, would be enough for me to bust a major artery makes me wonder just when the interests of the people of the U.S. are going to be placed above dumb-arse politics.  [Read more]