McConnell Talking Tough To Save His Political Hide

McConnell Talking Tough To Save His Hide but he has done this many times in the past only to cave to Democrat pressure so….     Hardball: McConnell Changes Rule to Overcome Obstruction of Trump’s Judicial Picks, Dems Fume TownHall Guy Benson October 11, 2017 This may seem like an abstruse parliamentary maneuver — and it is — but Mitch McConnell just escalated the judicial wars in a minor but meaningful way. If frustrated conservatives want the GOP Senate majority to “start acting like one,” McConnell’s decision eliminates a lever Democrats have been using to stymie some of President Trump’s … Continue reading

President’s Supporters – Call To Action

  Recently I decided to see where the confirmation of President Trump’s nominees stood in the Senate. To say I am furious is not even close. There are a lot of nominees who have been placed on dockets for committees to review and pass over to the main body for approval since February 2017. Many appointees have languished waiting to be confirmed WHILE THE SENATE HAS BEEN BUSY DOING VERY LITTLE BUT COMPLAIN. A closer look at those sent to committees: Privileged Nominations Pending – 4 Nominations Pending Agriculture, Nutrition, Forestry – 2 Armed Services – 2 Banking, Housing, and Urban … Continue reading

Nuclear Option Deployed – Now Democrats Have A Real Problem

The Senate has altered the longstanding practice for confirming Supreme Court justices after Democrats today blocked the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch. –00– As I see it – the country and in particular states have lost a tremendous amount today.  Not because the “nuclear option” as the last ditch effort was deployed but because the Senate has destroyed its official purpose to best represent the states and their interests. For years we have watched as members of the House of Representatives represented the winds of change and concerns of individuals; but always. we had hopes that the Senate which was to have … Continue reading

Ted Goes Back To Work

“Lyin’ Ted, Lyin’ Ted No one believes a word you’ve said Has to go back to the Senate Liked by nobody in it. “ ~Anon According to this AOL article, Ted Cruz is back on Capitol Hill, and no one seems all that pleased to see the senator from Texas. Before he’d even stepped into the Capitol he managed to cause a stir. Cruz and his detail made waves after this image of their parking sin went viral. It seems he parks as crookedly as he runs a campaign. Then on Thursday while speaking at a luncheon Cruz said, “I didn’t really want to come back to the … Continue reading

Even Democrats Seem Leery of Iran/ISIS

Published yesterday: from Corker comes a crack in Obama’s hold, proving it wasn’t only Republicans uneasy,just Democrats too chicken to sign their name to the infamous letter! From a few posts on web, John Kerry must have worried them during his testimony by talking about a short term deal and no strategy. Let’s hope that crack becomes wider than the Grand Canyon so maybe Congress can override a few vetoes and slap his fake highness down to lame and smaller than duck size! It has been interesting to see the comments on the Republican’s letter and laughable that O and … Continue reading

Follow the Dem money

Billionaire Shaw Helps Senate Democrats Top $20 Million By Gregory Giroux | April 25, 2014 | Bloomberg News The main super-political action committee defending the Democrats’ Senate majority raised $829,350 in the first 16 days of this month as it continued to bankroll a super-PAC aiding Sen. Mark Begich in Alaska. Senate Majority PAC, aligned with Majority Leader Harry Reid, got $250,000 this month from California investor Anne G. Earhart, $225,000 from billionaire computer scientist David E. Shaw and $150,000 from Alaska real-estate developer Barney Gottstein, federal records show. Click here for a full list of Senate Majority PAC’s donors … Continue reading

The Ides of March: A Few Little-Known Facts

Source: PolicyMic The term Ides comes from the earliest Roman calendar, which is said to have been devised by Romulus, the mythical founder of Rome. Whether it was Romulus or not, the inventor of this calendar had a penchant for complexity. The Roman calendar organized its months around three days, each of which served as a reference point for counting the other days: Kalends (1st day of the month) Nones (the 7th day in March, May, July, and October; the 5th in the other months) Ides (the 15th day in March, May, July, and October; the 13th in the other … Continue reading

Harry Reid: My Way or the Highway

From the AP/Yahoo News: The Republicans didn’t oppose the extension of the unemployment benefits for 1 million Americans – they just asked to find a way to pay for it. Contrary Harry said no. WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to resurrect long-term jobless legislation stalled in the Senate on Thursday, triggering recriminations from both sides of the political aisle despite earlier expressions of optimism that benefits might soon be restored for more than 1 million victims of the recession. Gridlock asserted itself after majority Democrats offered to pay for a 10-month extension of a scaled-back program of benefits — then refused to permit … Continue reading

Senator Cochran, 76, Seeking Seventh Term

From Breitbart: Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) announced Friday he would seek reelection to a seventh term in the U.S. Senate. “I’m comfortable with my decision,” Cochran, who turns 76 years old this weekend, told Gannett on Friday. “I’m looking forward to it. People have been very generous and expressed appreciation. Some have even started sending contributions and helping in that way.” Tea Party-backed State Sen. Chris McDaniel has already launched a bid for the GOP nomination for Cochran’s seat. In response to Cochran’s announcement, one that surprised most in GOP politics who expected him to retire, McDaniel said he is … Continue reading

Turncoats or Patriots??

Ok, I just looked at a couple of links on Facebook and came across this. It looks like the Tea Party is all ticked off about these Republicans who voted to fund O’care, but according to my guy, Cornyn, he’s got another line of thinking.  You guys take a look and tell me what you think, because, as much as I read, I’m still having a hard time understanding how all the different types of votes work. From the Tea Party Patriots: http://www.teapartypatriots.org/2013/09/establishment-senate-gop-cant-fund-obamacare-fast-enough/ Then Cornyn has this to say:  http://www.chron.com/opinion/outlook/article/Cornyn-Bipartisan-legislation-is-the-best-way-to-4843007.php So, are these 25 guys on our side or not? … Continue reading