Category Archives: Senate Republicans

Have You Had Enough of the GOP Mob?

Have you seen the wingnuts who’ve crashed the Congressional town hall meetings of Democrats to shout down any discussion of health care? A new Democratic National Committee asks if you’ve had enough of the GOP mob. Well have you?

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The Republicans and Judge Sotomayor

I’ve been amused today to watch the anti-Obama Republicans grapple with how they can oppose the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. To understand just how boxed in they are politically, it’s helpful to review their history. Continue reading

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Arlen Specter: Loyal Democrat?

Rep. Joe Sestak is considering a run and Joe Torsella, a former aide to Gov. Ed Rendell and chairman of the Pennsylvania Board of Education is already a candidate.

I endorse Joe. Either of them.

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Virginia Foxx Launches Lying Contest with Michelle Bachmann

North Carolina GOP Congresswoman Virginia Foxx has apparently launched a competition with Minnesota GOP Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann to see who can lie more. Here is Rep. Foxx’s latest entry, which I think beats Rep. Bachmann’s entry where she blamed the Great Depression on FDR. Yes, what Rep. Foxx said is a BIGGER lie than that. Continue reading

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What Changes with Arlen Specter

So today Senator Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) announced that he was becoming a Democrat in preparation for his reelection bid next year. I use the phrase “becoming a Democrat” because he said that he’s not leaving the Republican Party as much the GOP left him. In a lengthy news conference Specter candidly explained that he looked at the polls and it looked unlikely he could win the GOP nomination. Sen. Specter was quick to point out that he wouldn’t be changing his positions on any issues. Continue reading

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2 Recounts of Desperation

In recount news, today we learned a little bit  more of just how desperate the Republicans  in N.Y. and Minn. are to hold onto power. Continue reading

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DSCC: GOP Guilty of Hit & Run with Economy

A new ad from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee claims Republicans have done a “hit and run” with our economy. Of particular note is the use of Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) who was once President Obama’s nominee to run the Commerce Department.

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