Tag Archives: Paul Ryan

A Punt, A Fumble And A Lost Star

The title of this article sums up my assessment of last week in Washington, (and I’m being charitable in the first two analogizes).  I think the House punted by not passing the Senate’s unemployment bill, it fumbled by passing the … Continue reading

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And It Wasn’t An April Fools Joke

On Tuesday April 1st Wisconsin Republican House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released his newest budget plan.  Since a two year deal was reached a few months ago it was unnecessary. If you examine the content it is ridiculous.  The … Continue reading

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The Republican Solution To The Unemployment Problem

The Republican economic policy has always been somewhat confusing to me.  It seems to want to depress the largest element of the American economy, consumer demand.  How that is going to make more Americans financially secure puzzled me.  Then it … Continue reading

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The Nut Job

My wife and I took our youngest granddaughter to the movies on Saturday.  She is four and it was her choice.  We went to see The Nut Job.  I thought: Oh good, a comedy about Texas Tea Party/ Republican Congressman … Continue reading

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Red Meat For Racists

Anyone who reads my work on a regular basis knows one of my most frequently articulated theories is that today’s Republican Party is held up by three pillars: greed, racism/bigotry and the promotion of ignorance.  I am certain that the … Continue reading

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Mostly The Same Old Show

CPAC held its annual convention last week in Washington.  I have often compared the event to the circus and the 2014 version gave me another variation on that analogy: It was basically the same old show with perhaps a rare … Continue reading

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Circus, Circus

In Washington DC you can almost hear the cry, “The circus is coming, the circus is coming!”  Well, it’s not exactly the circus but CPAC is coming to town and will hold its annual event from March 6-8.    Word leaked … Continue reading

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Those Pesky Numbers

The GOP spin machine aided by its 24/7 cable news outlet, a/k/a Fox News, is busy portraying President Obama as a socialist dictator.  The tweets have been too numerous and erroneous to mention.  They all claim the President has simply … Continue reading

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Speeches, Shoes and Water

Barring something totally unexpected or another shoe of consequence falling in New Jersey, (there are enough shoes there to outfit a centipede), this week’s biggest political story will be Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address.  The theoretical purpose of … Continue reading

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How Long Will People Be Fooled?

One of the most frustrating aspects of being a Democrat is seeing people vote against their self-interests.  Tuesday’s actions in the Senate presented two more examples of Republicans voting against the interests of most of their constituents.  The really bad … Continue reading

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