Category Archives: Congress

Losing the Forest Behind the Trees

by matttbastard Via Memeorandum, some of the other progressive bloggers highlighting McHenry’s statement seem to be primarily concerned with how the Dem0cratic leadership in Congress can use the GOP’s apparent lack of ‘discipline’ to partisan advantage. Yeah, um, so what … Continue reading

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“The Party of Hoover”

by matttbastard (Image: Kyle Cassidy, used under a GNU Free Documentation License) Specter speak, you listen: Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., one of the three Republicans who voted for the [stimulus] legislation, said the GOP risks becoming “the party of Hoover,” … Continue reading

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PSA: Support the Uniting American Families Act of 2009

by matttbastard Immigration Equality: Great News! Rep. Jerrold Nadler plans to reintroduce the Uniting American Families Act on Feb. 13! You can make the bill a success by convincing your Representative to support the bill from Day One. Reintroducing the … Continue reading

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The problems of the modern GOP, encapsulated in two paragraphs.

by matttbastard From yesterday’s WaPo: “If you get the principles right in the first place . . . the politics will take care of itself,” said Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Tex.), a leader of the new conservative vanguard. “It comes down … Continue reading

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Perspective.

by matttbastard I  stand by my previously expressed policy objections to the compromised Senate version of the recovery plan. I also still think the ‘moderate’ Kabuki performance that apparently trumped the real-world consequences of cutting funds to the states was … Continue reading

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Thanks For Nothing (Bipartisan Bullshittery Edition)

by matttbastard So, after having “cut some stuff just to say that they had cut some stuff” from President Obama’s recovery plan, as publius aptly summed up last night’s contentious-yet-self-congratulatory bipartisan circle jerk, what exactly are we (the people) left … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Fight Back Against GOP Attempts to Scuttle Hilda Solis’ Nomination

by matttbastard ZP Heller @ OpenLeft: The Senate Labor committee postponed [Hilda] Solis’ nomination yesterday because of a recent USA Today report about her husband’s outstanding California tax liens. (NOTE: it was her husband’s auto repair business, not anything to … Continue reading

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Dear Mark Halperin

Bite my hyperpartisan ass.  Oh noes! Obama is getting shit done and the GOP doesn’t want to be part of the solution — obviously Obama should do whatever is necessary to appease the party most responsible for putting us in … Continue reading

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Action, please, nao.

guest post by Sarah J So on the “What Now” subject: The economic stimulus bill is up before Congress this week and it’s going to have a rough time in the Senate. The House has the votes along party lines, … Continue reading

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Razing the Project to Save It

by matttbastard (Photo by Infrogmation, used under a GNU Free Documentation License) With the advent of a new administration in Washington providing the long-beleaguered citizens of New Orleans, LA a new sense of hope (no doubt increased upon hearing that … Continue reading

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