Here is the transcript of live chat with Dave "Mudcat" Saunders and my blog pals about his help for Virginia Democrat Wayne Powell, who is challenging...
I was impressed to hear candidate Wayne Powell (who is challenging incumbent Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for his seat in the 7th District of Virginia) speak boldly and openly about the environment. Virginia is a crucial swing state. This congressional race is certainly one to watch.
How many more of these "bipartisan" deals to block new job creation now while raising government spending in the future has Congress made to get rid of Obama?
History will judge our incompetent leaders and this time period harshly. Lest we think we are off the hook as common citizens -- think again. We are the enablers -- those who don't vote, the maimed, the broken -- and we still will go "splat."
Because of their structures, parliamentary systems are relatively gridlock-proof. Our system -- absent the grease of partisan cooperation and compromise -- is particularly gridlock-prone.
Americans should be just as eager to see real Congressmen and women in Washington who want to serve the people, just as much as they're eager to see the real referees back on the field. Even anti-union Governor Scott Walker wanted the union refs back.
Where does the party of Lincoln stand in 2012 on vilifying the LGBT community?
It's one thing to fire off the inflammatory rhetoric when it's part of the day-to-day grind of a close election. It's another to shamelessly exploit for political purposes the deaths of Americans who've sacrificed their lives to make the world a better place.
Ryan and Mitt Romney claim to be America's comeback team, but that claim is extremely specious if Ryan helped to orchestrate something which put America in a position to need a comeback in the first place.
Ryan and Cantor are among a number of high-ranking public officials slated to speak this week at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., thus lending the prestige of their offices to hate groups that spread incendiary lies about the LGBT community and others.
First they obstruct. Then they complain. ...
Why should we continue to pay them when they're such miserable failures? We should consider making serving in Congress a part-time, minimum-wage job with no benefits.
Is this the guy we want just a heartbeat away from the Oval Office? Someone who sanctions terms such as "legitimate rape" and "forcible rape?" Someone whose views on women's rights and issues mirrors that of a radical extremist like Akin?
How could information about the STOCK Act be "new" to Cantor? He was the one who changed it and moved it to a different section of the bill.
Thank you for being unyieldingly stubborn, monumentally petty, manically obsessive, irrationally dogmatic, divisively partisan and, most of all, woefully transparent. See you in November.