What I Think Of Claire McCaskill

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in 2012 Campaign | No Comments

I’m an Illinois resident, but only live about 35 miles from downtown St. Louis, so much of my media (local TV, radio, print) covers mainly Missouri related topics. Almost like I live in a state I don’t actually live in. Well Mo Senator Claire McCaskill today said she was just too busy campaigning for her […]

My Way Or The Highway

Posted by on May 9, 2012 in 2012 Campaign, Politics | No Comments

I am an Illinois resident, but my parents live right on the border with Indiana so I tend to follow what is going on in the state. Well last night Richard Mourdock beat Senator Dick Lugar in the Republican primary for his Senate seat. Lugar’s concession statement warned that Mourdock’s “rejectionist orthodoxy” and “unrelenting partisan mindset” would […]

Three Not So Smart Senators

Posted by on May 4, 2011 in News, Politics | No Comments

And these are apart of the 100 most important people in our nation. A trio of GOP senators over the course of the day today claimed to have seen a photo of the slain Osama bin Laden—even as the White House was announcing that it would not release any such photos. But now it appears […]

McConnell Reveals The GOP Top Priority

Posted by on Oct 25, 2010 in Government, Politics | No Comments

Mitch McConnell made it crystal clear: “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” I’m gonna email this over to the White House just in case they are planning  for some “good faith bipartisan negotiations” and “mutually beneficial compromise” with the next Congress.

McCain: The Man Who Never Was

Posted by on Oct 9, 2010 in Politics | No Comments

From Vanity Fair’s long, detailed, and brutal profile: Desperate to keep his Senate seat, John McCain repudiated his record, his principles, and even his maverick reputation, entrenching himself as the anti-Obama. Which raises the issue of whether the leader so many Americans admired—and so many journalists covered—ever truly existed [….] But it fell to Hayworth, […]

Senator Byrd's Speech On Eve of Iraq War

Posted by on Jun 28, 2010 in Video | No Comments

Many may only thing of Senator Robert Byrd as being a former member of the KKK. Against desegregation. Clearly it is impossible to not note those items when reflecting on his life. Many younger people may recall something else from Byrd’s past, that on March 19, 2003 as we neared the start of the Iraq […]

Lamar Warns Of "The End of The US Senate"

Posted by on Mar 2, 2010 in Opinion | No Comments

Sen. Lamar Alexander’s (R-Tenn.) appearance on ABC’s This Week Sunday was a pretty darn dishonest display to say the least. One argument, in particular, was pretty hard to overlook. “The reconciliation procedure is a little-used legislative procedure—19 times it’s been used. It’s for the purpose of taxing and spending and reducing deficits. “But the difference […]

Elections Used To Have Consquences

Posted by on Feb 14, 2010 in Politics | No Comments

From Steve Benen at Washington Monthly has some pretty spot on things to say about Republicans and their near 24/7 use of the filibuster (emphasis mine): I was looking over the election returns from 2008 last night. I hadn’t thought about it in a while, but I was reminded just how remarkably successful Democrats were […]

Lets See How Fox Reports This Story

Posted by on Feb 6, 2010 in Politics | No Comments

This ought to be pretty darn interesting. Friday we learned that Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) has put a “blanket hold” on several, if not 70+ nominations for the executive branch. The move has the effect of requiring 60 Senators to vote for cloture to break it. Shelby’s office would not confirm that the senator is […]