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Anything But Cruz Control

Even liberal politicians are conservative when it comes to exposing themselves to controversial votes.  Last week the Senate took up raising the debt ceiling.  The legislation is one of those must pass measures that no politician likes having their name … Continue reading

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Democrats Need Hillary

The scenario: You are a basketball coach.  Your team is down by less than three points and has just been awarded the ball under your offensive basket.  The time on the clock will only allow for one final shot.  You … Continue reading

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Heed The Sound Of The Bugler

As December fades into January if you are a political junkie you find yourself either looking back upon the year that is ending or forward to the year to come.  Today I have succumbed to the seduction that is 2014. 

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Is The Passion Gap A Death Sentence?

  In a representative democracy how can something with near 90% public approval fail to become law?  That is the question many Americans were asking when in April of this year the Manchin-Toomey Amendment failed to break a filibuster and … Continue reading

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Secession Obsession

  There has been increased talk of secession on the American right ever since the election of Barack Obama in November of 2008.  Irreconcilably much of it comes from self proclaimed patriots; which leaves the literate among us to question … Continue reading

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Minority Report

We keep hearing that some 30 to 80 members of the House Republican caucus are actually causing the entire shutdown/borrowing ceiling crisis.  The Republicans are the minority Party in the federal government at this point.  They do not control the … Continue reading

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The Best Hope For The Democrats Is The Republicans

Saturday morning I attended a political meeting focused on what needed to be done to achieve Democratic victories in 2014.  Part of the speaker’s presentation focused on the United States Senate.  I would like to combine some of his thoughts … Continue reading

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Just Another Hurdle

Thursday the Senate passed S 744, the Comprehensive Immigration bill, with an impressive 68-34 vote.  All Democrats and independents voted in the affirmative along with 14 Republicans.  The attitude of the principles told you that this was an important vote; … Continue reading

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The Minority Of The Minority

Tuesday the Senate took up comprehensive immigration reform.  There were two largely procedural and seemingly redundant votes that had similar favorable outcomes.  Do not read too much into these votes.  Although they allowed the process to continue they are not … Continue reading

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Strategy Of Sabotage

I spent 20 years working in sales for distributers.  A distributorship is only as strong as the brands it represents.  Therefore it is difficult for senior management to refuse a supplier’s request to have a meeting of the salesforce.  To … Continue reading

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