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No to Impeachment: What the 1990s and House of Cards taught me

“I hate this small ball crap.” — Representative Francis J. Underwood (D-SC), House of Cards I’ve only started to watch House of Cards in the last few days, but I am hooked on this show and in particular the character of Underwood, the Majority Whip of the House.  And that…

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Cantor Aftermath and Immigration

As a former voter in Virginia’s 7th congressional district, I never thought I would see the day Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA) would be defeated in a Republican Primary. To put my cards on the table, I stopped voting for Cantor after he twice supported the Trouble Asset Relief Progam (TARP)….

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Things I’ve been thinking about

Civil Liber(al)tarians? So we just found out that the Department of Justice was spying on reporters at the Associated Press.  Somewhere Richard Nixon looks upon Barack Obama and probably laughs. We all know what this story would be like if this had taken place during George W. Bush’s administration.  The…

Obama Broke It, But We Will Try to Fix It

In three years President Barack Obama will be gone and hopefully replaced by a Republican President. Among the biggest messes that person will have to clean up is the foreign policy horror show of this administration. Putting one major cart before the horse, I will attempt to figure out how…

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Sequestration Frustration — How Did We Get Here?

Like most folks, I am sick of the sequester nonsense.  But not for the reasons you think.  What I am really sick of is the blame-shifting from both sides.  I even saw a tweet from House Speaker John Boehner calling it the Obamaquester. STOP. Whether this was President Barack Obama’s idea…

Battle for the GOP

One of the good things about the recent government shutdown is that for those folks who support the tea party but still liked or believed in the GOP Congressional leadership, they now have very little reason to feel that way anymore. In the aftermath, the establishment of the party in…