Tag Archives: Great Depression

GOP’s Only Fear: Hillary

One of the most famous lines in American political history comes from FDR’s first inaugural address.  “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”  That March 4, 1933 speech was delivered to a nation reeling from the Great … Continue reading

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Republican Reality Sucks

Kansas is a deep red state.  Its Senate is 32-8 Republican and its House is 92-33 in favor of the GOP.   Tea Party/Republican Sam Brownback rode the 2010 wave into the Governor’s mansion and was part of what I called … Continue reading

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The Enshrinement Of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

To me one of the most important dates in American history is December 7th.  This year we commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor which precipitated America’s entry into World War II.  When thinking of what I … Continue reading

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Another Bad Week

The House of Representatives was in sessions last week.  That, in and of itself is newsworthy considering all the time they take off.  While most Americans’ work week starts on Monday, the House didn’t meet until Tuesday which is actually … Continue reading

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Storm Warning

Thursday evening I was literally in the process of clipping my BlackBerry onto my belt when it went off with an e-mail informing me that the meeting to which I was headed was cancelled due to weather.  It’s June in … Continue reading

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Mortgage Or Maui

As frustrating as it may be, sometimes it is necessary to discuss policy with Tea Party/Republicans within the misconceptions that are their viewpoints.  One of their “common sense” arguments about the deficit is that you have to run the federal … Continue reading

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Willard’s World – Dangerous And Scary

In the early stages of the sitcom known as the 2012 Republican Presidential Debates people would often comment to me that they were afraid of Willard Mitt Romney.  I basically dismissed the comments probably because I was distracted by the … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday For Hypocrites And Dummies

If you are going to talk the talk then you had better walk the walk.  If you want to be President of the United States you better have an idea of what the real problems facing this country are.  Last … Continue reading

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Shades Of 1937

It’s not too often that I break with the President, but Friday was one of those times.  The subject lines on my e-mails told of the House and then the Senate passing the payroll tax holiday extension.  That was the … Continue reading

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Education – Two Parties, Two Views

Tuesday afternoon I became privy to a memo released from Democratic North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue’s office making the case for her North Carolina educational funding proposal.  That evening I watched the President’s State of the Union address.  One of … Continue reading

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