Florida Voters: Pick Mac McKenna to Beat Taliban Dan Webster on Tuesday
2014 Election / Teabaggers

Florida Voters: Pick Mac McKenna to Beat Taliban Dan Webster on Tuesday

  ORLANDO/WINTER HAVEN VOTERS – PICK MAC MCKENNA TO BEAT TALIBAN DAN WEBSTER Florida’s 10th Congressional District is currently served by Tea Party Republican Dan Webster, a man so extreme Alan Grayson called him “Taliban Dan”. In the current Congress, Webster has voted with the Tea Party 85% of the time, including repeatedly supporting repeal … Continue reading

Republicans Are Losing the Post Election
2008 Election / 2012 Election / Congressional Republicans / Obama Administration / Racism / Radicalism / Republican Congress / Republican Obstructionism / Teabaggers

Republicans Are Losing the Post Election

Republicans Are Losing The Post Election February 17, 2013 For a political party, there is nothing good about losing an election. At the same time, there is little utility in the second kick of a mule, so how a party responds to a loss can be as important as how it waged the election in … Continue reading

Return of the Kamikaze Congress (HuffPost)
2012 Election / Budget Cuts / Fiscal Cliff / Republican Congress / Republican Obstructionism / Republican Party / Teabaggers

Return of the Kamikaze Congress (HuffPost)

Return of the Kamikaze Congress Dec. 29, 2012 Comment on Site http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bennet-kelley/return-of-the-kamikaze-co_b_2374656.html The Miami Herald responded to House Republicans’ intransigence by noting “[p]artisanship and precipice met in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday, and the Republican majority leapt into the abyss.” Similarly, the Detroit Free Press explained that the vote was a victory only for … Continue reading

2012 Election / Confederacy / Racism / Republican Party / ron paul / Teabaggers

Ron Paul Truth Squad in Response to Iowa’s Disgrace

For months, I have heard Ron Paul supporters complain that they were being ignored by the media. only to then whine when they did and discovered Paul’s horrific record on race.  The Paulistas have responded by minimizing Paul’s record to a few sentences which they claim he has repudiated.   The reality is that his … Continue reading

Latest KelleyGram – S&P Downgrade and the Folly of Conventional Wisdom
Budget Cuts / KelleyGram / Republican Obstructionism / Teabaggers

Latest KelleyGram – S&P Downgrade and the Folly of Conventional Wisdom

The S&P Downgrade and the Folly of Conventional Wisdom August 15, 2011 IN ITS CONTROVERSIAL DECISION  to downgrade U.S. bonds, Standard & Poor’s (“S&P”) embraced the “conventional wisdom” calling for substantial cuts in government spending.  Conventional wisdom, however, usually is more of a reflection of prevailing dogma than actual wisdom and, in the words of John … Continue reading

S&P and the Folly of Conventional Wisdom
Barack Obama / Budget Cuts / Bush Tax Cuts / Jobs / Republican Party / Supply-Side Economics / Tax Cut Dogma / Teabaggers

S&P and the Folly of Conventional Wisdom

STANDARD & POOR’S AND THE FOLLY OF CONVENTIONAL WISDOM August 12, 2011 In its controversial decision to downgrade U.S. bonds, Standard & Poor’s (“S&P”) embraced the “conventional wisdom” calling for substantial cuts in government spending. Conventional wisdom, however, usually is more of a reflection of prevailing dogma than actual wisdom and, in the words of … Continue reading

Gov Walker and the GOP’s Carthage Moment
2012 Election / Budget Cuts / Class War / Crony Capitalism / GOP Power Grab / Teabaggers / Unions

Gov Walker and the GOP’s Carthage Moment

As Republicans revel in their victory in Wisconsin in stripping state workers’ collective bargaining rights and other Republican governors seek to duplicate Wisconsin’s power grab, what they perceive as the culmination of the “Reagan Revolution”, may instead be its twilight. It is an ironic moment since the radical right, which often casts itself as the only thing preventing the United States from repeating the fall of ancient Rome, has repeated one of Rome’s bigger strategic blunders and helped reunite the New Deal Coalition whose fracture was the sine qua non of the Reagan Revolution. Continue reading

Year of Living Dangerously Part II
Hate Speech / Republican Congress / Republican Party / Sarah Palin / Teabaggers

Year of Living Dangerously Part II

Year of Living Dangerously Part II: Responding to Tucson’s Day of Terror January 11, 2011 Last March I posted a column “Amercia’s Year of Living Dangerously” in reaction to the deterioration of our political debate “from rancorous to poisonous” and the acts of political violence against Democrats such as Gabrielle Giffords following passage of Health … Continue reading

2010 Elections / Health Care Reform / Racism / Republican Obstructionism / Right Wing Violence / Teabaggers / Terrorism

America’s Year of Living Dangerously

Only two years ago, John McCain refused to allow his campaign to be a platform for bigotry by telling supporters that then-Senator Obama was “a decent family man” who they need not fear as president. Now it is time for House Minority Leader Boehner to back away from his “Armageddon” fear mongering and tell us who most represents American values – Gabby Giffords or a terrorist? Who should we be most proud of, civil rights hero John Lewis or the tea bag protester who called him a “nigger”? It is not enough for Boehner to say these actions are wrong, if he leaves unchecked the hatred his party so diligently pollinated. Continue reading