The Tea Party displays the power of a sizable extremist faction to reject bipartisanship and impose its demands at any cost, in this case jeopardizing the nation's credit rating and overall economy, with ominous future implications.
Hey, man, how ya' doin'? Ok, Barack. Look, we don't' have time to shmooz, we've got some real problems. Look at your approval ratings. You're sink...
In the midst of a recession spurred by rampant trading in unregulated mortgage debt, Eric Cantor repeats the canards that clean air safeguards are the "job-destroying" villains.
Ron Paul has a philosophy of government. He sticks to it, even when it would quite obviously be convenient for him to downplay this position or that.
Should the federal government stop helping individuals that have been affected by acts of God to help balance the budget? Resoundingly, no!
At a time like this it is essential that government emergency services, particularly federal, be ready to help those areas that need relief. Think back to Katrina. We learned a lot from that catastrophe, did we not? Well, not all of us. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor didn't.
There are plenty of problems with the American education system. Reform's opponents insist that there's an easy solution to all of this: "Get out of the way and let teachers teach!"
One week after the downgrade of the United States bond rating, the markets have returned a verdict of sorts.
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus has released the following statement concerning the continuing and dangerous deterioration of the U.S. economy.
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...