The Speaker of the House of Representatives, third in line to the White House, is elected by a very non-representative suburban, rural and overwhelmingly white Ohio congressional district carved out to insure his safe re-election.
Mining interests support Capito, and she has supported them by voting numerous times against the health and safety of Americans. In 2013 alone, she voted against safeguards for the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the lands that belong to the American public.
In the near future, Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will present the president with options for changing deportation policies. The president should move quickly on their recommendations and do what he was elected to do.
Please refrain from stealing any office supplies when you leave. First of all those things are the property of the American taxpayer and secondly the baboons we replace you with might actually need them.
The Republican Leadership may be doing just fine with the Wall Street crowd and extremists who oppose birth control, but for the majority of ordinary Americans its actions over the last several weeks have rapidly begun to seal its fate as a minority party.
My guess is that by the time everyone votes in November, the Republican anti-Obamacare strategy is hardly going to cause a ripple, while the debate over immigration reform is going to be the main event.
Are House Republicans likely to actually vote to impeach Obama? No. But you know what? I don't care. Boehner is the one who started this game, the one who has sought time and again to present himself as standing up to the president. It's sweet justice to see Boehner's shenanigans redounding to the benefit of Obama.
These two bills do not represent a coherent response to our border crisis. They reflect Speaker Boehner's failed leadership as well as the triumph of immigration extremists. While these bills will have zero policy impact, the GOP will likely feel their political impact for years to come -- and not in a good way.
That's right. Republicans have sued the President of the United States. That's a pretty serious action. Must've been over something so egregious... something so detrimental to America's health and welfare... something that, if unchecked, could literally bring down our great nation. Guess again.
Doing nothing is hard work! ...
As I write this, the House has still not managed to pass a bill to deal with the border crisis. They've been trying for a few days now, but have been locked in a serious battle between Tea Party hardliners and Republicans from more moderate districts.
If I get one more email asking me for money to stop the Republicans from impeaching Obama, I may have to change my email address. And if I were a Republican, I'd probably feel the same way about an endless stream of emails asking for money to stop Obama from exercising dictatorial powers, to sue him, or possibly impeach him.
House Speaker John Boehber today hailed passage of the American Innovation Protection Act -- a sweeping series of tort reforms, noting that American progress and innovation is consistently obstructed by trial lawyers and their rush to the courts.
I am tired of emails. Not because I get too many of them (I do). It's because most of them are pretty dumb. I am what they call in the trade a "base voter." Also consequently, I am on everyone's email list.