Tag Archives: Kelly Ayotte

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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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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Less Than Great Expectations

As part of the agreement that reopened the government and averted breaching the debt ceiling the House and the Senate formed a conference committee to attempt to negotiate a compromise budget bill.  The committee has a deadline of December 13th; … Continue reading

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Endangered Species

Has the Republican Party gone so far to the right that Republicans are an endangered species in the Northeast?  The answer appears to be yes.  We had another example of that last week when Rhode Island’s independent Governor Lincoln Chafee, … Continue reading

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The Next Tea Party Princess

I am waiting for the following ad to appear in Washington, DC newspapers: Wanted – Photogenic and crazy female member of the Republican House caucus for the position of Tea Party Princess.  Duties include looking good on camera, spouting crazy … Continue reading

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Reloading?

One news item that came out of last Sunday’s talk shows was that Democratic West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin is seriously considering reintroducing the compromise gun regulation legislation he co-authored with Republican Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey.  Make no mistake; neither … Continue reading

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Facilitators Of Death

If the tone of this article is angry it is because I am.  If it is somewhat confusing, that is because about 10% of my readership comes from outside the United States and I have to attempt to explain to … Continue reading

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The Mayor’s Money

For decades the NRA has been the only organization that spent significant money on gun regulation issues.  As a lobbyist for gun, gun accessory and munitions manufacturers masquerading as a sportsman’s’ organization its idea of good regulation is no regulation.  … Continue reading

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A Question Of Status

I admit that one of the events I look forward to each year is the CPAC convention.  It always provides a wealth of material for my writing.  This year, with the Republican Party in desperate need of a transformation, the … Continue reading

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The Dirty 3 Dozen

Monday the Senate cast only its third and fourth roll call votes of the 113th Congress and they were real eye openers!  They both dealt with Sandy relief aid.  Fortunately there were enough real Americans to counteract the votes of … Continue reading

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