Tag Archives: Paul Ryan

It’s About The Future, Stupid

I’ve watched over 30 State of the Union Addresses in my lifetime.  I don’t think I have missed one in 20 years.  Less than an hour before last night’s address I had a brief telephone conversation with one of my … Continue reading

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A Way To Save Federal Dollars

It struck me as I researched this article.  Why don’t we just fire the entire House of Representatives, leave their seats vacant until the November elections and save millions of taxpayer dollars in the process.  The answer is it is … Continue reading

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Pork For The Holidays

Well it’s early Friday evening December 18, 2015 as I write this article.  Today Congress finished up an Omnibus bill to keep the government running through September and the President signed it into law.  Almost everyone is in the process … Continue reading

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Liar’s Primary?

It is becoming entirely possible, though thankfully not yet probable, that Donald Trump will be the 2016 Republican Presidential nominee.  That prospect frightened me sufficiently to write today’s post which is almost entirely purloined; much of the text (in italics … Continue reading

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The Crowds You Attract

There are varieties of old saws indicating that people will judge you by the company you keep.  If that is extended to judging political candidates by the types of crowds they attract Donald Trump is ultimately destined to fail in … Continue reading

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Ryan’s Rapid Capitulation

I’d like to say I was disappointed when I learned that Speaker Paul Ryan had already capitulated to the Tea Party faction of his Party, but that would imply that I held out hope that he had leadership capabilities.  I … Continue reading

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The Anarchist Core

As expected Paul Ryan was elected Speaker of the House on Thursday.  The vote was 236-184-12-3.  The result was widely anticipated.  Those two last numbers will be ignored by almost everyone, but they are the real story. 

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Clearing The Decks For Ryan?

Late Monday night the rumors began to swirl that exiting House Speaker John Boehner had reached a deal to raise the debt limit along with extending an amended version of the current Continuing Resolution through March of 2017.  Those were … Continue reading

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The Apparent Winner Is Destined To Be A Loser

The biggest open secret in American politics over this month is that Paul Ryan has been under relentless pressure to become the next Speaker of the House.  I share the popular opinion that he doesn’t want the job.  When he … Continue reading

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Nancy’s Tightrope

Washington’s guessing game de jour is who will be the next Speaker of the House.  Without getting into the much covered (here and elsewhere) details, it seems that the Republican House caucus is in total disarray when it comes to … Continue reading

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