Democrats just elected Maxine Waters to the top Democratic spot on the House Financial Services committee.
This is really an extraordinary development. “Flabbergasting” might be a more apt word. Leave aside the recent ethics investigation over whether she used her position on the committee to help a bank her husband was involved with (which ended with her chief of staff getting reprimanded). Maxine Waters reliably delivers the craziest questions and the most
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Many of you, especially those of you who live there, know how screwed up the state of California is. For a long time, the Democrats have blamed this sad state of affairs not on their idiocy, their subservience to public labor unions or their refusal to control spending, but on the Republican minority in the legislature.
Looks like they are going to run out of excuses soon:
Mitt Romney lost to President Obama by a
We’ll keep this going as long as we can. I did not get a chance to watch tonight but will catch up on anything interesting.
In the meantime, the Democrats’ platform is up. I couldn’t more than skim it because its giddy exhortations of big government made me ill. But plenty of brave souls have gone through it. Here’s one: Mother Jones points out how they have backed off of civil liberties. And another: Matthew … Read more
You know, I’m getting more and more sympathetic to this view:
Many observers and participants — including the entire GOP and Democratic leadership — are quick to cry gridlock and to blame inaction on some new awful hyper-partisan or ideological era.
But there isn’t gridlock, which usually results from Democrats and Republicans sharing power and clashing over alternative positions. Gridlock slows things down — almost always a good thing — but it doesn’t stop serious
The good news is that this is going precisely nowhere. So the only use it has is to give us something to point and laugh at.
House Democrats said Tuesday they will offer an amendment to push to overturn stand-your-ground self-defense laws in states like Florida.
The amendment, which would withhold some grants from states that have such laws, will come as part of the House’s debate on the Commerce Department spending bill.
Well, apart … Read more
That’s the message you get if you have the fortitude to sit through this ridiculous collectivist campaign piece titled “The life of Julia” that Team Obama is banking on to remind the people that vote for a living who gives them their government cheese. The message is clear. Without democrats and the largesse their government programs produce, this woman conveniently named Julia and her son, whom also is conveniently given a Christian name, Zachary, would … Read more
One of the themes I always return to is “it’s cute when we do it”, which is shorthand for the way Democrats and their media dogwashers will denounce the Republicans for … well, take your pick: filibusters, indefinite detention, unconstitutional wars, signing statements, executive overreach, etc. … but then go eerily quiet when Obama does the exact same fucking thing. Or even worse, they will somehow contort themselves to believe that Obama’s behavior is better … Read more