2012 Election Results: Lessons That Need to be Learned

It became apparent fairly early in the evening last night that the Republicans were going to get thumped.  As state results began to march across the map, with major battleground states turning blue, and Tea Party candidates losing, Republican hopes waned.  Their plan simply didn’t work.  The hundreds of millions of billionaires’ money didn’t work. […]

Best Tweets of Iowa Caucus – Buddy Roemer. Who?

Buddy Roemer, former Louisiana governor and invisible Republican presidential candidate, was also on the ballot in Iowa.  Roemer, who refuses corporate and PAC money and who also limits individual contributions to $100 per person, has been unsuccessful getting noticed by the media and voters. He was very frustrated during the debates, being denied even an […]

Forging Compromise

I realize it has been awhile and I want to whole-heartedly apologize my legion of fans (all two or three of them) for my absence. As you might imagine, I’ve been doing a lot of book stuff, but I’ve always entered into dialogue with our favorite Tea Party people from the north. While we disagree […]

Shorter Frank Rich: ‘We’re Screwed’

This quote by Virginia Senator Jim Webb referenced in Frank Rich’s op-ed yesterday entitled, “Still the Best Congress Money Can Buy” says all we need to know about our broken, corrupt, two-party system: “Webb has pushed for a onetime windfall profits tax on Wall Street’s record bonuses. He talks about the “unusual circumstances of the […]

Mo’ Money, Mo’ Money, Mo’ Money

There are 2 words I never again want to see associated with any Supreme Court decision. Those 2 words are “judicial activism.” The reason being that yesterday the Roberts Court reached the apex of “judicial activism” in a travesty of justice known as Citizens United v. FEC. January 21, 2010 became, to borrow a phrase […]

Republicans Discover the Law of Unintended Consequences

The best laid plans of mice and Republicans oft go awry. “The congressional legislation intended to defund ACORN, passed with broad bipartisan support, is written so broadly that it applies to “any organization” that has been charged with breaking federal or state election laws, lobbying disclosure laws, campaign finance laws or filing fraudulent paperwork with […]

The Elephant in the Room

As the public continues to focus on health care reform, there is one piece of reform Congress could pass that would have a much larger impact on the political process and society at large. The health care debate is a good start. Everyone should know by now about the huge political contrubutions from the health […]