In a transparent attempt by the Republican party leadership to embarrass the commander-in-chief, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was invited to speak to the US congress. Israel has just entered the final fortnight of an extended general election campaign and … Continue reading
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Why do Republicans keep telling everyone “I am not a scientist”? (video)
“Gov. Rick Scott of Florida, a Republican who is fighting a Democratic challenge from former Gov. Charlie Crist, was asked by The Miami Herald if he believes climate change is significantly affecting the weather. “Well, I’m not a scientist,” he … Continue reading
Are you kidding me? “Pure political calculation” is why Republicans refused a congressional debate about war with ISIS (video)
The Republican party in congress has turned rejecting any policy proposed by the Obama administration into an art form and made partisan political calculation their raison d’être. That is why the current congressional term has been the least effective in … Continue reading
Chimps would have been more productive than the 113th do-nothing congress (video)
It is official. the 113th Congress is the laziest of all time. It appears that, amongst other things, the Republican controlled house spent so much time debating and voting to repeal ObamaCare that they managed to pass just 55 bills. … Continue reading
ObamaCare and the debt ceiling: kicking insanity down the road (Part 1) (video)
Part One: ObamaCare and The Threat Of A Shutdown Many of us in Europe could be excused for wondering why our American cousins are having such a spat about President Obama’s insistence on the introduction of his singular presidential achievement to date the … Continue reading
Make It Stop — Congressman Grimm
I’m not a huge fan of the DCCC but they have a point about the GOP controlled congress obstinately refusing to represent the people by actually doing some work!
Note to GOP: Repeatedly voting to repeal Obamacare and doing nothing else does not count as representing the American people!
Text & Video From DCCC
With Speaker John Boehner bragging about his broken Congress this weekend, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched an online ad campaign telling Congressman Michael Grimm to stop being part of the problem.
On Face the Nation this weekend, Speaker Boehner said that Congressman Grimm and his Republican colleagues should be “judged on how many laws we repeal.” In practice, the House Republicans’ All-Repeal Agenda has created unparalleled gridlock — not jobs — and Congressman Grimm is part of the problem of a dysfunctional Congress.
“Americans want jobs, not a partisan, all-repeal agenda from Congressman Michael Grimm that hurts the middle class,” said Emily Bittner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “If this gridlock and partisanship don’t stop, Americans will judge Congressman Grimm not on how many laws Washington Republicans repealed, but on whether he stood up for everyday Americans against the broken Congress — and right now Congressman Grimm is failing.”