Obama sings his old “blame Republicans” song

Obama sings his old “blame Republicans” song

With his administration and policies in disarray and his party’s fortunes falling, President Barack Obama returned Thursday to his familiar theme of blaming Republicans for his problems. Obama claimed any failures to jumpstart the economy is all the fault of his predecessor and the current GOP minority in the House and Senate and claimed his […]

Now Democrats feel the heat

Now Democrats feel the heat

Four years ago, in the last mid-term elections, Republicans had to face the music with the sexual hijinks of Florida Congressman Mark Foley and his fondness for young male interns. Now the Democrats have a predator of their own and lingering questions over how party leaders handled the bizzare case of New York Congressman Eric […]

More bad poll news for Democrats

More bad poll news for Democrats

Memo to Democrats: There’s trouble in Potomac City and that starts with “T” and that rhymes with “P” and that stands for “polls.” A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds more and more independents turning their backs on Democrats and looking for salvation on the Republican side of the political fence. The poll shows […]

Is Elena Kagan gay? Should anyone care?

Is Elena Kagan gay? Should anyone care?

Is Elena Kagan, President Barack Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, a lesbian? Is it important? Depends on who you talk to. Openly gay blogger Andrew Sullivan says it’s damn important and wants Kagan and the White House to come clean about about her sexual orientation. Writes Sullivan: There are three possibilities, it seems to […]

Obama leads America’s goose-stepping march towards a fascist state

Obama leads America’s goose-stepping march towards a fascist state

As the economy continues to sputter and ill-conceived wars in Iraq and Afghanistan remain stalled, the erratic administration of Barack Obama can point to progress on one front: America’s headlong rush from a free society to a fascist state. Obama’s election was supposed to bring an end to the police-state tactics of George W. Bush […]

Addicted to politics

Addicted to politics

Ever so often, I think seriously about walking away from writing or caring about politics. I wrote my first political story in high school 47 years ago¬† while working for the weekly newspaper in my home town. I’ve written about every President from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama. When I took a break from […]

Obama and the press: The battling Bickersons

Barack Obama surfed into the White House on a giant wave of favorable press coverage, due in large part to his personal charisma. But Obama’s honeymoon with the press is over and relations between the White House and the press are chilly at best. Reporters say Obama is less accessible than Bill Clinton or even […]

Voters fed up with incumbents

Voters fed up with incumbents

A new poll shows American voters are fed up with Congressional incumbents and plan to vote for massive change in the structure of both the House and Senate in the November mid-term elections. The anti-incumbent mood matches voter anger in 1994 when voters tossed out Democrats and turned control of Congress over to Republicans in […]

Hawaii to birthers: Enough already

Hawaii to birthers: Enough already

Hawaii’s legislature, fed up with constant demands from the so-called “birthers” movement for multiple copies of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate, moved Tuesday to allow the state to ignore future requests. The birthers, driven by right-wing extremism and racism, claim Obama is not a natural-born American citizen — a requirement to run for President. Health […]

Time to revisit term limits

Republicans seized control of Congress in the 1994 mid-term elections by promising, among other things, to turn term limits into the law of the land. Of course, as soon as they won control they scrapped the term limits idea, saying the concept was “unworkable” and some even suggested it could be “unconstitutional.” Both excuses were […]