If Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager is ‘holding his nose,’ how can he help the Senator?

If Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager is ‘holding his nose,’ how can he help the Senator?

  Mitch McConnell‘s campaign manager for what is shaping up to be a serious fight at both the primary and general election level is not helping his candidate. In a phone conversation secretly reccorded, Jesse Benton, who may not be running McDonnell’s campaign much longer, said he is “sorta holding my nose” when it comes […]

When all candidates and elected officials are losers, how can America win?

When all candidates and elected officials are losers, how can America win?

A lot of discussion here on Capitol Hill Blue lately about partisanship, degrees of unethical or criminal behavior and whether or not one political party is better than another. Some have suggested that I am trying to avoid alienating sources on either side of the fence by laying equal blame on Democrats and Republicans, liberals […]

When partisanship rules, America loses

When partisanship rules, America loses

Rodney Alexander, a six-term Republican Congressman from Louisiana, announced Tuesday that he’s tired of the partisan gridlock on Capitol Hill and is getting the hell out. Said Alexander in a statement released by his office: Rather than producing tangible solutions to better this nation, partisan posturing has created a legislative standstill. Unfortunately, I do not […]

Personal attacks don’t belong here

Personal attacks don’t belong here

Earlier today our staff to pull some comments off this web site. One went way overboard in attacking another commenter.  His attacks had nothing to do with the issue being discussed.  His comments were insulting and way out of line. Such actions illustrate much of what I think is wrong with the Internet and what, […]

Boehner: ‘We need to repeal old laws, not pass new ones’

Boehner:  ‘We need to repeal old laws, not pass new ones’

John Boehner, the always questionable, often irrational Speaker of the House, says Congress should be in the job of repealing laws, not passing new ones. “We ought to be judged on how many laws we repeal,” Boehner says in an interview scheduled to be aired on CBS “Face the Nation” on Sunday. Responding to a […]

Another Cheney in Washington? This is supposed to be change?

Another Cheney in Washington?  This is supposed to be change?

Ohmigod. Liz Cheney, oldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is challenging a Republican Senator in Wyoming in next year’s election, saying — like all challengers — that she wants to bring change to Washington. The return of a Cheney to Washington?  That’s change? Fat chance. Cheney is running as a tea party candidate, […]

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