Sex, booze, drugs and the naked truth about members of Congress

Sex, booze, drugs and the naked truth about members of Congress

It’s no secret that members of Congress get drunk, screw around and do stupid things. They always have and they always will. Power is a natural aphrodisiac. “Washington is basically a very horny city,” former lobbyist Paula Parkinson once said. Parkinson should know. She was a free-spirited sort who cavorted with Republicans, including disgraced Illinois […]

Dirtiest campaign of all time? Not by a long shot

Dirtiest campaign of all time?  Not by a long shot

At some point in every Presidential campaign, someone starts wringing their hands and declares the political rhetoric “toxic” and concludes that this is “the dirtiest campaign in history.” Which, of course, is a crock.  Politics is a dirty business.  It thrives on mud, slander, attacks and innuendo. But this doesn’t stop the pundits from crying […]

Lies, damn lies and Presidential politics

Lies, damn lies and Presidential politics

Here’s a newsflash for you: President Barack Obama’s campaign is run by double-dealing, lying scumbaags. Nah, strike that. It’s not news when a Presidential campaign lies. Presumed GOP candidate Mitt Romney‘s campaign is overrun with professional liars too. Such is the nature of politics.  In elections, as in war, truth is the first casualty. Obama’s […]

Mitt Romney: Empty suit, empty mind

Mitt Romney: Empty suit, empty mind

Every day, some right-winger bombards the offices of Capitol Hill Blue with the outlandish claim that Mitt Romney is somehow qualified to be President because he is a good businessman. Christ, what a crock. Business has nothing to do with running a country and many could argue that it is the kind of big business […]

Cars don’t kill people but drivers with guns can try

Cars don’t kill people but drivers with guns can try

Whenever some fruitcake with a cache of guns opens fire and takes out innocents, the gun nuts trot out the tied old argument that more people die in car accidents than in gun-related incidents. Yeah, a lot of people die on the road. There are more than 250 million vehicles registered in the United States […]

Time to bring back the Brady Law? Maybe that…and more

Time to bring back the Brady Law?  Maybe that…and more

“If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.” That’s a common argument of the National Rifle Association, the massive lobbying group that keeps Republicans and Democrats cowering in fear, afraid to do anything substantial about rising killings and murders that pop up all too often on the evening news. Columbine, Virginia Tech…and now Aurora, […]

Michele Bachmann: Suffering from diarrhea of the mouth

Michele Bachmann: Suffering from diarrhea of the mouth

Shoot-from-the-lip Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann‘s mouth has purged verbal diarrhea once again and this time her outrageous comments brought attacks from Republicans as well as Democrats. Her latest slip of the lip came in letters that Bachmann and four other off-the-wall Republican House members sent to the inspectors general in five government agencies claiming a […]

Will racial or religious bigotry determine the outcome of the 2012 Presidential election?

Will racial or religious bigotry determine the outcome of the 2012 Presidential election?

A question discussed privately by political strategists on both sides of political aisle focuses on the concern that bigotry — either religious or racial — could decide who wins the Presidency of the United States in November. Republican and Democratic strategists confide to Capitol Hill Blue that focus groups and some polling show resentment of […]