The Republicans, inclusive of the tea party, have been orchestrating another economic decline knowing that it will damage the president's re-election chances as well as the perceived efficacy of Democratic economic policies.
The tension between the two wings of the GOP rose to the surface during the recent battle over the debt ceiling, which then exploded into a war of words between former Republican Senator Alan Simpson and Grover Norquist, head of the right-wing outfit, Americans for Tax Reform.
"What the president fails to understand is that it is the patriotic duty of every wealthy American to give back to the country that has been the engine of their prosperity," declared Cantor.
It is time we shine a spotlight on the damaging policies of President Bush and the Republicans and rescue our country from its collective amnesia before Bush's true legacy -- nearly bankrupting the most powerful country in the world -- brings us to our knees.
I'm still trying to dig up the quote. I know it was President Obama, and I know it was at least a few months ago, and I'm pretty sure I can picture...
We lost. Middle and working class Americans. We're the losers in the debt ceiling debate. Not President Obama or the Democrats. And it was always going to be this way. As soon as deficit reduction became the only game in town.
Here's where we are now. A committee, grandiosely labeled a "Super Congress" will essentially decide whether and how much we'll cut and whether and h...
The situation on Capitol Hill has become so confusing, we're going to need a nuclear physicist with a googleplex of serially connected molecular microscopes to precisely explain what is happening. Instead, you got me.
The U.S. House of Representatives today looks strikingly like a high school or college student government. And no offense to hardworking student leaders, but that's not meant to be a compliment.
Opposing raising the debt ceiling is essentially an announcement to the world the United States will not stand by its commitments. No American should want to be part of such a statement.
Unbelievable. The scripting of this high stakes drama between House Speaker John Boehner balancing the White House on one side and the never compromise, never surrender Tea Party on the other keeps getting better and better.
When someone's identity is so deeply entwined with a particular ideology, that person is going to cherry-pick facts and dismiss evidence any to the contrary.
Even if Eric Cantor were abducted by aliens, there's no way Congress could pass the Gang's plan to solve the debt crisis before Aug. 2. But the Gang's resurgence adds to mounting public pressure on House Republicans to end their self-isolating intransigence on taxes.
Through this whole debt ceiling morass, one person appears to be standing in the way and just generally behaving like a huge, whiny baby. And that someone is Eric Cantor.