As a Gore supporter, I was angry and disappointed. I did not agree with the Supreme Court's decision and felt that the wrong man had won the election. Then I watched Gore's concession speech.
Ted Cruz could learn a lot from Walter White, and the thought makes me shudder. Only Ted Cruz's incompetence stands between us and our country's utter ruin. Nobody get Cruz a Netflix account.
It's not just that media miss key elements of the story, it's how media frame the story; after all, research shows that words and tone do shape opinion.
Gentlemen: there are real people being hurt by your silly game of chicken. Middle class people. The very people you are supposed to help. Do the right thing.
With more people being furloughed, and with sequestration cuts, will the fuel of the strongest driver of the recovery this year be extinguished?
The shutdown might be short lived, but it will still have a damaging effect on how America is perceived, undermining its ability to exert influence in the world.
Look, I have no problem with the Republican Party campaigning to repeal Obamacare, as they did in 2012. But they lost. The people spoke, and reelected the president. The party that loses cannot be allowed to implement its agenda as if it won.
Do you realize that the "Obama" of "Obamacare" is never going to throw his signature health care reform under the GOP bus? You do realize that you're at an impossible impasse, don't you?
Although most Americans are exasperated by the stalemate in Washington and by the extreme tactics of the Tea Party, students of history will recognize the symptoms of generational change.
This conservative, austere budget has been rejected for months. Their goal is not really about defunding ObamaCare. Their goal was to force their extreme agenda onto the American people.
Can you imagine a world in which there were no consequences for your actions? Or, better yet, one in which you were rewarded for doing nothing?
I think it is terrific that Boehner and Republicans in the House and Senate believe that they are listening to the American people and voting to support policy that is aligned with what most Americans want.
We want to give aspiring citizens an opportunity to achieve the American Dream. We want an immigration policy that reflects our values. Speaker Boehner, we want a vote. Listen to your friend Paul Ryan. Listen to reason.
The congressional logjam that shut down the country today is not democracy in action. It's what happens when representatives fail to do what they're elected and paid for. It may be time for we, the people, to force their hand.
If the Republicans, specifically the members of the Tea Party, want to play games with our economy, he shouldn't give them an inch. Tell the Tea Party that they can't hijack our government and to take a seat. Stand strong, Mr. President, we got your back.
This is no longer a hostage negotiation. It has become something far more unpredictable, and therefore much more frightening. Republicans have come full circle from the days when Ronald Reagan proclaimed that "it's morning in America." It's midnight in John Boehner's America.