The Speech

We have just witnessed the most powerful example of how the Great Divide in the current American political morass functions (to use a highly inappropriate term):Millions of Democrats heard the President say tonight that his health care proposal would not replace their current health insurance plan. Instead, they would be protected from being dropped from … Continue reading The Speech

When is Success Spelled "F-a-i-l-u-r-e"? In GOP Land.

If I owned a grocery store and, through a special incentive to sell milk, offered to me by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, I was able to reduce the price of milk to the point that my customers emptied my shelves, and still clamored for more, would I think that it was a failure? Would … Continue reading When is Success Spelled "F-a-i-l-u-r-e"? In GOP Land.

Beware the Jabberwock, my son!

They were against all that wild spending before they were for it. Not a single house Republican voted for the stimulus bill and only three Republican Senators did. "It was a vehicle for pet projects," "loaded with wasteful deficit spending."But now, passed into law without their help and with their vociferous damnation, it's "a victory … Continue reading Beware the Jabberwock, my son!

The Party of Veruca Salt

They wanted tax cuts. TheDemocrats gave them $280 billion of tax cuts in the $789 billion package. That includes up to $800 a year for two worker families, $8000 tax credits for buying a house, $1500 in energy efficient home remodeling, sales tax reductions on new car purchases, ending the Alternative Mininmum tax for 24 … Continue reading The Party of Veruca Salt

The Worst People in America 1. Michael Moore, filmmaker 2. Arthur Sulzberger, publisher of The New York Times 3. Ted Kennedy, Democratic U.S. senator, Massachusetts 4. Jesse Jackson, Democratic African-American activist and Christian minister 5. Anthony Romero, American Civil Liberties Union's executive director 6. Jimmy Carter, former Democratic president 7. Margaret Marshall, chief justice, Massachusetts … Continue reading