From the daily archives: Friday, February 14, 2014

The Republican Party has been so hollowed out by the Tea Party that there is now talk that this year’s round of Lincoln Day Dinners will be catered by Papa John’s pizza with a 20 percent discount to millionaires whose unemployment insurance has expired.  The company’s  right-wing founder, John Schlatter,  who appeared on so many TV commercials with Peyton Manning (remember?),  is a vibrant supporter of the Koch Brothers.

The plan allegedly being considered is that via the miracle of electronic   transmission, Schlatter will be the featured speaker  at all of the dinners  railing against the Affordable Care Act. […]

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Debt Ceiling time came without the circus that made the United States a worldwide laughing stock back in October. Now, that’s not to say House Republicans didn’t try to put up the big top and work all three rings.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) expressed the Democratic position that the full faith and credit of this country is not negotiable. The Democratic Caucus, under her leadership, fought for a clean bill. A bill not loaded with Republican pet political posturing. President Obama maintained his clean bill, no negation, no hostage taking position. Thus, he effectively boxed in the House GOP […]

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