just-say-no

Measuring Republican nay-saying: The Index of Obstruction and Delay

Republicans can try to say it ain’t so, but a newly developed statistical measure says it is: The GOP’s delaying tactics and outright obstruction of President Obama’s judicial nominees have reached epic proportions. According to Greg Sargent, at the Washington Post’s Plum Line blog: Dr. Sheldon Goldman, a professor of political science at the University…

DC Rally

Support for Tea Party plummets

On November 29, Pew Research Center reported that since the 2010 midterm elections, the Tea Party has lost support nationwide and also in the 60 congressional districts represented by members of the House Tea Party Caucus. In what could be good news for Democrats in the upcoming election, the reputation of the Republican Party has…

Protesting the GOP’s “blame-the-victim” philosophy

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Herman Cain informed the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters that they should not blame the banks and Wall Street, they should blame themselves if they are unemployed and in need. This reeks of Marie Antoinette’s  suggestion to the impoverished citizens of France that, if they were short…

Wisconsin Governor Walker Holds Press Conference In Madison

GOP governors’ overreach may help Dems in 2012

Republicans flipped twenty legislative chambers across the country in 2010 and picked up 10 governorships. Many Republicans, like Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, campaigned on the economy, promising more jobs, but having won, are racing to push through a radical conservative agenda. The country is looking for help on the economy, but state Republicans are…

We all live in glass houses but some don’t realize it

The ability to sell a contradiction is sometimes the measure of a man or woman, at least when it comes to success in politics.  But nowhere does such artifice cry out for our attention more than when displayed by candidates for our highest elected offices.  The habit of disassociating what one says from what one…