Tag Archives: John Boehner

A House In Transition

On the surface the big story of the week just ended is Nancy Pelosi’s decision to step back from House leadership. To stop there is folly. There is so much more happening in the lower chamber of Congress.

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I Almost Feel Sorry For Mitch

I almost feel sorry for Mitch McConnell. Only almost.
Understandably Mitch McConnell wants to be Senate Majority Leader again. Going into the 2022 election and needing to only net one seat you can see why he felt that could happen. (Here is the scary part: it still may.) Had the GOP recruited and gotten their number one draft choices through the primaries it would be all but a lock. That is not what it looks like less than a month from Election Day.

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Just Two

If a sequel to the movie Star Wars was to be shot with the barroom scene having a crowd lacking in intelligence and integrity the casting would be easy. Just use the Republican Congressional delegation. The examples are extensive but in the interest of brevity I will concentrate on just two today, Kevin McCarthy and Madison Cawthorn.

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Between Two Quotes

In her book Caste, Isabel Wilkerson relays part of a conversation she had with famed fellow author Taylor Branch.  During it he ponders, “If people were given a choice between democracy and whiteness, how many would chose whiteness?”  Continue reading Between Two Quotes

A Song For Donald

What exactly Donald Trump will do after he leaves office other than be a defendant in multiple lawsuits is a matter of conjecture. How much golf can he play without his needed ego boosts?  I am among those who have long suspected that the launching of Trump TV with a starring role for The Donald is a good possibility.  Any star needs a theme song and that is the point/punch line of today’s article.  Let’s explore and laughing is not only allowed; it is encouraged.  Continue reading A Song For Donald