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Obama and Gop

Beware the 'Lame Duck!'

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.27.2016 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

If he can't fill a Supreme Court vacancy, what else can't he do?

GOP & Obama: Supremely Obstructionist

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.20.2016 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

From day one, as if they won!

Immigration Fight Is Psychological Warfare

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The GOP pushes Obama's buttons. Obama -- finally! -- pushes back.

'Compromise' -- And Other Fables

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Obama shouldn't "poison the well"? Really?

They're Against It. (They're Against Him.)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Consistency? Or obsession?...

Nonstop Complaints? All Part of the GOP Strategy

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz


Obama's "Undignified"? Here's What's Undignified!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Your call: Obama sitting "Between Two Ferns"? Or Republicans standing for...?...

State of the Union, Family-Style!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

A president talking to a stubborn Congress? Or something even closer to home?...

Oops! Here Comes the Obamacare Rollout!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

I tried. I'm still trying. Does that make Obamacare a failure?...

GOP's Obamacare Strategy: It's Simple, Really.

Rick Horowitz | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Sometimes it's not all that complicated......

"If He's For It, They're Against It!"

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Opposing can be so exhausting! No wonder Congress gave itself a five-week vacation. Maybe the prez needs a new approach when they get back......

Obama Bashers: Critics, or Crazies?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

How do you sort out the kooks? With one simple question......

Getting Republicans to "Yes"? (Well, No.)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Just think of it as a credit check......

Bye-Bye Bipartisan?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The inauguration is over. The complaining continues....

Obama's Speech: New School Year, Same Class Clowns

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.02.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Vacation's almost over and we're getting our school supplies, and then Barack puts out the word. Barack -- he's class president, except half the kids can't stand him and they, like, don't even treat him like he was ever elected.

Obama: No More Mr. Nice Guy?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Republicans have had a tough go of it lately, and a large chunk of it comes from the dashing of those sweet Obama expectations. They thought they could say anything about him and he wouldn't push back.

GOP and Libya: Glad to Be Unhappy

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

It's not that the GOP enjoys criticizing this president. It's more like breathing -- you don't "enjoy" it, it's just something you find yourself doing over and over again. It's something that keeps you alive.

Lame-Duck Session: Only a Few Carping Days Left

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The meeting was gaveled to order. (But gently -- the poor dears were short of sleep.)

Dialogue? More Like Denialogue!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

"Nobody said bipartisanship is easy."

GOP Wants a Do-Over

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

As Christopher Columbus, after days and days at sea, First spied the mighty continent ahead, Up stepped young Mitch McConnell from his hiding place be...

It's the Narrative, Stupid: Tales Around the Camp(aign)fire

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Our highly trained staff, at the National Narrative Institute, of highly skilled narrative-crafters can put aside complexity, and zero in on what really matters: a simple tale, with easy-to-recognize good guys and bad guys, and a moral that can fit into a fortune cookie. In today's 24/7 world, after all, who has time for more?

Sam Stein

Obama Goes To GOP Lions' Den -- And Mauls The Lions | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama traveled to a House Republican retreat in Baltimore on Friday and delivered a performance that was at once defiant, substantive and en...

GOP Tactics: All Hail the (Loyal) Opposition!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Just so you know: We're against it. We were against it before, and we're still against it. We thought it was a terrible idea when President Obama proposed it, and we still think it's a terrible idea.

GOP Is Withering About His Dithering

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

If you look before you leap / And worry that you're in too deep / If flag-draped coffins cost you sleep / You're "dithering."

Joe Wilson: Just Another Heckler in the Crowd

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Once you've spent day after day among the constituents -- hearing the president being called a Nazi, a commie, a socialist tool, a terrorist mole -- calling Barack Obama a liar must have seemed almost quaint.