The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

VIDEO: The Man With No Plan Accuses House Republicans of Irresponsibility

“President Snippy Pants,” as William Teach calls him, evidently believes what America needs is more lectures from him: While accusing the House GOP of wasting time by, y’know, passing legislation, our Lecturer-in-Chief uses his weekly address to issue yet another iteration of Democrat Party talking points: Republicans in the House of Representatives just spent precious days trying to […]

Boehner Debt-Ceiling Bill Barely Passes House 218-210; 22 GOP ‘No’ Votes

We’ll have the roll-call and other news momentarily. UPDATE: New York Times: The House of Representatives on Friday approved a plan for a short-term increase in the debt ceiling and cuts in spending, ending a week of intense fighting among Republicans and shifting the end game of the debate to the Senate. The vote was […]

BLACK FRIDAY? Betting Market Reaction to Failure of Boehner’s Debt-Ceiling Bill

Drudge Report headlines: Boehner Delays Vote on Debt… Limbaugh: We’ve Been Played… GALLUP: Obama Rates Higher Than Boehner, Reid on Debt Situation! Ron Paul: ‘Default Is Coming’… Treasury Contingency Plan on Debt Gives Priority to Bondholders… Carney: If We Have No Other Alternative We Will ‘Take Action’… Obama faces legal bind if time runs out… […]

House Will Vote Today on Revamped Debt-Ceiling Bill; Senate Dems Say ‘No’

Despite the fact that 53 Senate Democrats have signed a letter vowing to vote against it, John Boehner is pushing ahead to bring his budget bill to a vote today in the House of Representatives: The new measure depends on caps on agency budgets to cut more than $900 billion from the deficit over the […]

What Happened to ‘No Drama Obama’?

Turned the TV on this afternoon to try to get some news about the Oslo terrorism attacks and instead, I get a hectoring and angry President Obama. It appears that House Speaker John Boehner has found his spine and isn’t going to be bullied into raising taxes, and this has driven the president into paroxyms […]

The Terrible Legislative Catastrophe No One Will Remember in November 2012

For weeks we’ve endured non-stop sturm und drang about the debt-ceiling crisis, and the tightrope negotations between President Obama and Republican leaders in Congress: President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner rushed Thursday to strike agreement on a far-reaching plan to reduce the national debt but faced a revolt from Democrats furious that the […]

Cthulhu 2012

“Why settle for the lesser evil?” Sarah Palin on the current evil in Washington: It’s a matter of public record that I did not go to Harvard Law School, but I can add. The same “experts” who got us into this mess are now telling us that the only way out of our debt crisis […]

Glimmer Of Understanding From Ezra

by Smitty Even the eyes of the most deadened zombie can occasionally hint at understanding. There is good reason to think that Boehner will be a much more formidable opponent for Obama than Gingrich was for Clinton. So why were Reid and Obama so eager to celebrate Boehner’s compromise with his conservative members? The Democrats […]

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