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The House GOP Has a Plan

Booman got it exactly right last week: It is within the Republicans power to obstruct and, by doing so, make the president look weak and ineffectual. That’s the path they’ve chosen. However, the collateral damage has been enormous and the … Continue reading

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DeMinted

I am unfamiliar with Stuart Rothenberg, but this rings true: By beating the conservative drum the way he does — demonizing conservatives who he says aren’t conservative enough, helping nominate candidates more interested in throwing grenades than in passing legislation … Continue reading

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Republican Logic

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Sargent Sabotage

Sargent thinks the GOP game plan (sabotage process, blame Obama, ????, POWER!) can still work: Republicans will argue that this shows that the public wants the GOP to stall the Dem agenda. But I think something else is going on: … Continue reading

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Can I Have The Money Quote Please?

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review characterizes the remarks of House Minority Leader John Boehner thusly: “Ensuring there’s enough money to pay for the war will require reforming the country’s entitlement system.” But it’s not in his words, it’s in their words. The … Continue reading

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Choosing Not To Choose

Senator Lindsey Graham explains his holdup of the bipartisan climate bill: “Moving forward on immigration — in this hurried, panicked manner — is nothing more than a cynical political ploy,” Graham said. “Let’s be clear, a phony, political effort on … Continue reading

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Let The Purges Begin

At HuffPo, David Frum’s wife recognizes the end of conservative philosophy: I can categorically state I’ve never seen such a hostile environment towards free thought and debate — once the hallmarks of Reaganism, the politics with which we grew up … Continue reading

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Talking Point

Dozens of GOP congresscritters say “flawed health care bill:” See what I mean when I say the mash-up is the final act in the evolution of media?

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Palin’s Party Prattle

Sarah wants a new third party to, y’know, make Republicans have to debate harder an’ stuff: ThinkProgress has a list of her statements about a third party; up til now she has taken the more popular position among teabaggers that … Continue reading

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11-D Chess Endgame (or, how I learned to shut up and let the man talk)

Republicans find themselves on perilous ground. According to a Washington Post-ABC poll, two thirds of respondents want Congress to keep working on health care reform — and a significant majority agree the GOP is the side that’s not being bipartisan … Continue reading

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The Obama You Voted For

On the left, response to the president’s pantsing of House Republicans has been universal relief. Finally, more than one commenter has declared, this is the Obama I voted for. We’ve all been frustrated by the wishy-washy wishfulness of bipartisanship, haven’t … Continue reading

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