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Where Does Treason Begin?

The question on my mind is where does partisanship cross over into treason?  I’m not sure I’m going to answer that today, but in the wake of an open letter signed by 47 Republican members of the United States Senate … Continue reading

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Fooled?

In yesterday’s posting I wrongly accused the House of not posting the results of a vote on their website in a timely manner.  It turns out I was incorrect, or more accurately had fallen for their deception.  I guess I … Continue reading

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No Bounce

I am a believer in many of the teachings of Sun Tzu; prominent among them is that most battles are won before they are fought.  If that is true the Democrats won the first battle of the 2016 presidential election … Continue reading

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Your Tax Dollars At “Work”

After 43 votes, 40 of them amendments and two procedural, the Senate finally approved S1, The Keystone XL Pipeline Act, by a vote of 62-36-2 on Thursday.  The bill will now go to conference committee to be reconciled with HR … Continue reading

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The Fringe Met In The Middle

It’s the weekend between the NFL Conference Championships and the Super Bowl in the year before a presidential election; you’re a Republican who wants to be considered important.  What are you to do?  Well Saturday was your lucky day because … Continue reading

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The Banishment Of Tom Coburn

Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn figuratively snatched defeat from the jaws of victory this week.  His actions had made him deserving of enshrinement in Harry’s Hell for some time.  His failing health and personal, (not political), friendship with President Obama … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: Rick Santorum

Most of my readers are interested in what I think will happen in politics; that is one of the major reasons they read my articles.  Everything is an educated guess.  I am far from the level where I have a … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: Rob Portman

When evaluating Presidential contenders there are always three questions to be answered: Will they run? Can they win? And what about the Veep slot?  Today we look at Ohio Senator Rob Portman and he has already answered the first two … Continue reading

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A Veto Saved

Early Tuesday evening as I sat in a Board of Directors meeting of a domestic violence organization my BlackBerry went off informing me that the Keystone XL Pipeline bill failed to get the necessary 60 votes in the Senate by … Continue reading

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Self Denial = Political Defeat

Democrats should have learned this lesson from the 2000 Presidential campaign.  They didn’t.  I should have seen it coming.  I didn’t.  Here is the biggest controllable take away from the drubbing Democrats received this mid-term: you are what you are … Continue reading

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