Rusty Republicans are getting a rush on with Rush Limbaugh who amazingly has replaced Sarah Palin as the sex symbol of the GOP. Creaky old conservatives who missed the fun of the free love generation are getting stoned breathing in Rush Limbaugh’s hot air. If they end up in control of the party agenda, Republicans who know they can never regain power in D.C. without the independent vote will challenge the Rushites current strangle hold on the GOP.
It’s starting to look like the selection of Michael Steele as chairman of the Republican National Committee was, at best, a lame Republican attempt at affirmative action and, at worst, the latest gross mistake by a party that just can’t seem to get anything right.
When Steele was selected, some wondered if he was the right person for the job. His job performance since taking the post appears to confirm those fears.
The latest FUBAR with right wing blowhard Rush Limbaugh is just the latest in a growing series of screwups by Steele and few expect the missteps to end.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday promised to save American taxpayers 40 billion dollars a year by slashing waste in government contracting, with a special eye on bloated spending on defense.
"I reject the false choice between securing this nation and wasting billions of taxpayer dollars," Obama said on a day when he signed a presidential memorandum reforming the contracting system across the entire government.
President Barack Obama takes on healthcare reform at a White House forum on Thursday, seeking to design an overhaul of a costly and inefficient system he believes is threatening the U.S. economy.
Obama, who has nominated Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as his health secretary, will gather about 120 people representing everyone from doctors and patients to health insurers and lawmakers to discuss how to fix U.S. health care.
Armed with an agreement by top Bush administration aides to testify under oath, congressional Democrats may finally learn the answer to a 2-year-old question: What role did George W. Bush’s White House play in politically motivated firings of U.S. attorneys?
Karl Rove and Harriet Miers agreed Wednesday to be questioned by the House Judiciary Committee, settling for now a major constitutional dispute that was going to be decided by the courts.
The legal issue was the constitutionality of Bush’s assertion of executive privilege, to order the aides not to testify.
Top Russian diplomat Igor Panarin has been predicting for more than 10 years now that the United States will break up into six separate pieces that will become client states of China, Mexico, Canada and the European Union. Alaska will revert to Russia, although Sarah Palin will surely have something to say about that.
Now he’s come up with more specifics. There will be economic and moral collapse this year, followed by martial law and civil war, with the breakup coming next year.
President Obama continues to show his inexperience when discussing the economy in public. Americans need reassurance, not more depressing news from our President. Yet Mr. Obama did it again this week, according to Reuters:
"Obama joined leaders from the OECD group of developed countries and the International Monetary Fund in predicting a difficult way out of the (economic) crisis, which Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said required still more bold steps to prevent a costly, long-term catastrophe.
As you know, the best minds in Washington, D.C., are working to fix the economy. That strongly suggests to me that the recession is going to be around for a while yet.
So how are we to behave in our reduced state of prosperity? What etiquette should we observe? To answer these questions, I am writing an important and timely book, "Good Manners That Poor You Can Afford."