On the day I promised my wife I would abandon the internet until we got home from Hampton Beach my congresswoman decided to call it quits. Having imprinted the 3rd Congressional District with the indelible mark of her family's public service, U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas will step away from Congress at the end of her … Continue reading Nikki Tsongas Out in MA 3, Thank Nancy Pelosi
Via Drudge McClatchy reports that Democrats desperate to find anything that resembles victor are finding some hope deep in a few state legislative races: In a party desperate for victories, Democratic candidates are finding the most success in little-noticed state legislative races. They’ve already won four seats previously under Republican control, some of them in … Continue reading Nancy Pelosi The Not so Foxy and the Grapes
As populist budget plans go, President Trump has delivered one that is certain to make his supporters happy and politicians terrified. For that, he deserves a great deal of kudos. When Nancy Pelosi says things like, "This budget is a really a slap in the face of the future," she clearly doesn't understand that it's … Continue reading Nancy Pelosi says Trump’s budget is a “slap in the face.” Good.
Former Congressman Bob Michel died last month just shy of his 94th birthday. Michel was elected in 1956 and represented his district in Illinois until his retirement in 1995 he became a member of the GOP leadership in 1975 and became house minority leader in 1981 until his retirement so for 20 years he was … Continue reading The #Unexpectedly Chronicles: Rest in Peace Bob Who?
There are many ways that you can make a suggestion in a story and create the meme you want to make in a persons mind. A great little example of this took place in the coverage of the pro-forma vote for speaker in the new congress. First lets look at the coverage via The Hill … Continue reading The Subtle Ways of “Journalism”
A Congressman’s first duty is to get re-elected Sam Rayburn There is a lot of fuss being made concerning Nancy Pelosi's "Betrayal" of the president this weekend. The sunday shows are all abuzz concerning it and people are talking about it as a gigantic blow to the President. That many of these people saying this … Continue reading Nancy Pelosi Still Knows how to count
We are here WE ARE HERE, WE ARE HERE! Horton Hears a Who 1970 If there is one thing that's axiomatic on Capital Hill it's this: If you want to get the attention of the lobbyists and the various monied interests you need to have power and influence or the prospect of shortly gaining it. If … Continue reading NY-11 & Nancy Pelosi’s Cry for Relevance
There has been a lot of snark and some applause over this ad by John Dennis the republican running against Nancy Pelosi in CA-12. But while people might scoff at this ad in particular and Mr. Dennis' campaign in general consider two things. While one might question the chances of Mr. Dennis this ad, perfectly … Continue reading Half the Battle is Showing Up John Dennis vs Nancy Pelosi in Ca-12
Nancy Pelosi isn't releasing any of her tax returns anytime soon: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) pushed back hard Thursday against the notion that congressional leaders should release their tax returns, saying the standard applies only to presidential candidates. “When I run for president of the United States, you can hold me to that … Continue reading Nancy Pelsoi, 2nd in line doesn’t count for Taxes
This morning I talked about this video It is a great example of fighting back and Candidate Mark Oxner in Fl 27 deserves a lot of credit for realizing you take ground by going on offense. In the space of under 24 hours we've seen an excellent example of this on the presidential scale. First … Continue reading Fighting Back works the Gingrich model
An excellent example of why Republicans are better than democrats. They can Learn, to wit Mitch McConnell: "Make no mistake," he added, "I know the good that has come from the projects I have helped support throughout my state. I don't apologize for them. But there is simply no doubt that the abuse of this … Continue reading Republicans Learn Democrats do not
I guess we can conclude that Nancy Pelosi's attempt to pacify James Clyburn did not work: The Congressional Black Caucus has decided to withhold its approval for the House Democratic leadership team, denying Speaker Nancy Pelosi full support of the 42-member organization as she campaigns to remain leader. After a nearly two hour long meeting … Continue reading I guess the Token job just didn’t cut it
Nancy Pelosi seeing the fight between Jim Clyburn and Steny Hoyer for Minority Whip has demonstrated the ability she showed all during her time as speaker to make the tough decisions to solve problems. In a statement released late Friday night, Pelosi signaled an end to the ongoing battle between Clyburn and Democratic Leader Steny … Continue reading Nancy Pelosi creates/saves a job!
The first was one they did not seek; The re-election of Harry Reid and the second is one they did not expect Nancy Pelosi poised to become the Democratic minority leader. One of the many problems that the Obama administration had this cycle was they tried to make the case that the election of Republicans … Continue reading In 2010 the Republicans have been given two gifts
...Pelosi's problem is that she and the democrats get ALL the credit for what they have done... ...it's just that the voters don't like it and never liked it.