Tag Archive: fiscal cliff

The Unserious GOP

Ladies and gentlemen, if you want to know why I voted for Gary Johnson this year, here it is in one tweet:

That’s Marco Rubio, rising star of the GOP, boasting that the GOP is refusing to tackle entitlements and insisting that we blame Barack Obama … Read more

One Headless Chicken Said To The Other…………

All this talk of the GOP and their rudderless ship, not having a coherent game plan, not being united or realistic in what they can get out of this grand bargain, OK, there is some truth in this. But just because Obama won the election does not mean that all his minions will fall in line and dance to his tune. Hubris and arrogance will only get you so far.

Trotting out Tiny Tim, replete … Read more

Boehner Stays on Defense

Rep. Boehner apparently misinterpreted conservative demands that he toughen it out on fiscal cliff negotiations.  He came out with a very short press release this morning and did nothing more than tell Obama to take  or leave the GOP’s plan or come up with his own.

I disagree with this approach (yeah, I rarely cut Boehner any slack).  It’s not the President’s job to propose this, it’s Congress’s and specifically the House of Representatives.  Boehner … Read more

Hey Mr DJ: Brass Balls Edition

The GOP is in disarray!  Congressional Republicans are wavering on taxes as Speaker John Boehner’s eyes well up with tears at the sight of the oncoming fiscal cliff.

What happened?  Obama found his backbone with nothing left to lose now that he has four more years to party it up.  The polls favor his tax increases on the rich and he knows that his media allies will assure that the GOP takes the blame for … Read more

Obama’s 2nd term news – Part Deux

I originally intended the first post to be the lead in a weekly series, but the amount of insane shit that is happening just a week after the election just feels like the gift that keeps on giving, so I am going to do another today. BTW, any one of you other authors that want to do some of this, feel free to gang up. I do not want you to feel that I hold … Read more

Obama’s 2nd term news

With the fiscal cliff looming, tax hikes in the wind, and Obamacare getting set to stick it to us all, things sure look great for us all. Looks like chances for getting a budget from our government in the second term look just like the first. Not gonna happen. But the fiscal cliff? Well, that one looks like it is a gimme. Jobless claims, UNEXPECTEDLY, and right after the election, are abysmally high. … Read more

President Remembers that He’s President; Holds Press Conference

He’s using the bully pulpit on tax increases for the wealthy.  Cannot hold back this tide, guys.

First question right out of the gate: Petraeus and confidential information compromised?

Consider this your open thread on the Presidential Press Conference.  God knows when we’ll see another, if at all.

Please, please, please let secession come up…… Read more

The Right Wing Meltdown: Knock It Off

It’s been downright painful watching conservatives come to grips with the reality that Obama was re-elected. A couple of my favorite sites are about ready to go all Jonestown about it and I haven’t bothered to give them more than a cursory glance for the past week.

Everywhere it’s “Why, why, why?” and “We have to change everything we believe!” and “We just had bad luck, it means nothing, nothing I tell you!” and even … Read more