Category Archives: Congress

Over/Under: Years Before Republicans Start to Claim Credit For Obamacare

The Heritage Plan: 1989. All citizens should be guaranteed universal access to affordable health care. Many states now require passengers in automobiles to wear seatbelts for their own protection. Many others require anybody driving a car to have liability insurance. … Continue reading

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If Republicans Were Upset Over Passing The Doc Fix By Voice Vote…

The entire title for this post is: If Republicans Were Upset Over Passing The Doc Fix By Voice Vote… just wait ’til they hear about the Obamacare compromise that was included. House leadership passed this year’s controversial “Doc fix” by … Continue reading

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So Bad Even the Republicans Refuse to Claim Her

How bad do you have to be to make the Republican Party think of you as a pariah? Susanne Atanus, 55, has (shockingly) won her primary election with 54% of the vote.  She was (and still is) running on the … Continue reading

Dems Projected To Lose (An Evidently Already Lost) Senate

The general tone of this post will be pretty freaking defeatist, so let me start with my key to victory for Democrats in the coming midterm election. There are plenty of ideas about messages Democrats should use, like income disparity … Continue reading

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Arizona GOP Congressional Candidate: Slavery Wasn’t So Bad, ‘Kept Business Rolling’

An Arizona Republican who is running to represent the state’s 2nd District in Congress wrote on Facebook that the institution of slavery wasn’t really so hard on slaves and was actually good for the economy. According to the Root’s Keli Goff,… Continue reading

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Republican Lobbyist and Candidate David Jolly Will Hurt Florida’s Seniors

Florida’s seniors would be hurt by extremist David Jolly in Congress. He supports that tired, old, right-wing plan embraced by Paul Ryan to privatize Social Security and let their Wall Street pals gamble with your money (that worked out so … Continue reading

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Washington Priorities: Ukraine Trumps Hungry Americans

I was shocked to read that members of both parties are working quickly on an “emergency” loan package of a billion dollars to Ukraine to save their economy (that bailout is Ok with Republicans?!). Sure, they may need the money … Continue reading

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GOP Candidate David Jolly – Lying, Manipulative Fool

Extreme-right-wing Congressional candidate David Jolly, infamous Washington lobbyist for big oil and special interests who was too ashamed to admit it so he lied to constituents, has positions that are even too extreme for many on the right, including: Privatizing … Continue reading

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Dear Hillary: Fight Back

When the Republicans come after our nominee, and you know they will — now I personally believe they should be so embarrassed by the failed record of President Bush that they should say they won’t field a candidate, but I’m … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Little Noted But Epic Win

The passage through the house and senate of a clean debt limit increase bill has exposed deep divisions in the Republican party.  Ted Cruz’ stunt forcing Republican Senate leaders to vote in favor of allowing the vote to proceed has … Continue reading



Worthless, completely and utterly worthless! Congress did NOT pass  S. 1845: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act .   It happened last week. The act would give a  three month benefit extension for the Unemployed.  Three months.  That’s about how long this … Continue reading

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She’s In: Sandra Fluke to Run for Henry Waxman’s Congressional Seat in California

Reproductive health care advocate Sandra Fluke has filed papers to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in California. According to the Washington Post, the former Georgetown University student is running in the Democratic primary to fill the seat… Continue reading