I’m not sure this qualifies as the biggest political story of last week but to a political junkie it is the most interesting. For the first time during the Obama administration Congress overrode a veto. From the standpoint of practical politics I can see why Obama vetoed the bill and I can equally see why the vast majority in both chambers voted to override the veto. This illustrates a flaw in our political system and I’d like to explore it a bit today. Continue reading The Unfortunate Override
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Is The Tea Party End Near?
For some time now I have been predicting the death of the Tea Party. It hasn’t happened yet. Perhaps it is wishful thinking on my part. It certainly could be patriotism! 2016 has been a strange political cycle to say the least. Drawing conclusions from it is only slightly less dangerous than running through a minefield. However, looking at some results from Kansas on Tuesday night I think I may have detected a pattern. Let’s explore. Continue reading Is The Tea Party End Near?
The “Ted Talk”
It’s Thursday morning as I write this. I’m getting to be an old man and seldom stay up past midnight anymore. I did last night. One of the strangest things I have ever seen happen at a political convention – and I’ve been watching them since 1960 – happened when Canadian born Texas Tea Party/Republican Senator Raphael Edward “Ted” Cruz took the stage in Cleveland. Continue reading The “Ted Talk”