July 2011

Shameless Harry Reid

by Bill O'Connell on July 31, 2011

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Drawing by Red State

 

Okay, so we have heard Harry Reid, flanked by Durbin and Schumer, scold the Republicans for stonewalling. Today we learn the news that another Democrat was bluff called to find they have nothing.

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The Three Stooges Lecture America

by Bill O'Connell on July 29, 2011

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Instead of Moe, Larry, and Curly, I am listening to Dick, Chuck, and Harry. That is Durbin, Schumer and Reid. They are lecturing us because Leader Mitch McConnell won’t agree to suspend normal Senate rules to make their mockery easier to advance. Let’s revisit their performance so far:

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Tim Bishop’s Mediscare Reelection Strategy

by Bill O'Connell on July 29, 2011

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Judging by the two mail pieces I just received from my congressman, Tim Bishop, it looks like he has settled on his reelection strategy. After all, he doesn’t want to run on his record (ObamaCare, bailouts, Stimulus, trillions in deficit spending); with the demise of earmarks he can’t say he’s bringing home the bacon; since he is facing a re-match in his reelection bid, using the same smear tactics this time around will be harder; so let’s scare the bejeezus out of the seniors.

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Harry Reid, America is Watching. Do Your Job.

by Bill O'Connell on July 29, 2011

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Photo by Bill Herndon

As the drama unfolds regarding the debt limit, the American people are probably unaware of a subtle distinction. When the House of Representatives passed Cut, Cap, and Balance and sent it to the Senate, it was not voted down in the Senate. Instead the Senate voted to table it, pigeon hole it, lock it in a drawer, do everything they could not  to actually debate it and vote on it. Why?

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Who Are the Real Obstructionists?

by Bill O'Connell on July 27, 2011

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When last she held the Speaker’s gavel in the 111th Congress, Nancy Pelosi failed to pass a budget at all. This was the first such failure since 1974. But somehow Republicans are obstructionists. When asked in May of this year about the Senate passing a budget, Harry Reid had this to say, “It would be foolish for us to do a budget at this stage.” Foolish. But somehow Republicans are obstructionists.

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This is a story you are not likely to hear about from the mainstream media. As previously reported on this site the Obama administration, led by Hillary Clinton, came down hard on the sovereign country of Honduras for upholding their constitution and fighting against a Chavez style, “leader for life” power grab by their president Manuel Zelaya.

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The Many Faces of Harry Reid

by Bill O'Connell on July 24, 2011

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Two-faced can be such an overused term, but on the other hand two doesn’t seem to be enough to capture Harry Reid.

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Our Juvenile President

by Bill O'Connell on July 23, 2011

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Mommy! Johnny Boehner didn’t return my phone call! Waaaah! Seriously? Is this what a president says in a press briefing? Good Grief!

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National Debt Clock A Long Time Ago When the Debt was Only $6 Trillion

Today the House of Representatives voted on a bill HR 2650, called the Cut, Cap, and Balance bill to get the runaway debt and deficit spending under control. The bill passed the house 234-190, will all but 9 Republicans voting for it and all but 5 Democrats voting against it. Tim Bishop voted no.

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For all the grandiose talk of cutting $4 trillion which will remain undefined, or $2 trillion which is not bold enough, President Obama proves once again when faced with a real solution, he will do anything to kill it.

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