Tag Archives: Liz Cheney

About Liz

On Monday night I watched Rachel Maddow interview former Republican Representative Liz Cheney. On Tuesday morning I awoke to email teasers on my phone about Cheney toying with the idea of running for president in 2024. It’s not what I had planned to write about for today’s publishing but it’s Tuesday afternoon and I can’t get this out of my mind. Continue reading About Liz

Questions Of Motivation

Republican Representative George Santos of New York was expelled from the House of Representatives on Friday of last week. The vote was 311-114-2-8. This was the third attempt at expulsion, (keep in mind that Santos didn’t take his seat until January of this year). I’d like to list the 112 Republicans who voted to keep Santos in office. 8 (split 5-3 Republicans to Democrats) did not vote; I’ll comment one on. Then I’d like to explore the motivation for some of the votes. (Even a political junkie like me isn’t comfortable ascribing motivations to many of the back benchers.) Totally perplexing to me are the two Democrats who voted “Present”.

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A Not So Fine Mess

Timeline: Early Saturday morning

The House Republicans appear to be intent on proving they couldn’t run a two-vehicle parade and they are doing a great job of it to date!

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Plan On Spending A Lot Of Time In Georgia

Timeline: Saturday morning August 19, 2023

The biggest political story of the week just passed was one we knew was coming; we just didn’t know the exact timing of it. Yes, I’m speaking of the indictments in Fulton County, Georgia. Much has been reported – some of it even accurate – over the past few days. Many repercussions have already been felt, and many more are to be expected. (Hence the timeline.) Over the next few minutes, I’d like to share some of my thoughts.

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Coup And More Maybe

On Thursday afternoon the January 6th Committee held a public meeting. It and surrounding events constituted the biggest political story of the week just ended. The following is not a detailed report of that session. A plethora of such reports are widely available and I trust most of my readers either watched the session and/or availed themselves of said reports. That said, I still feel the following is worth a few minutes of your reading time.

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