Posts Tagged ‘US Senate’

Going for the Gold

“….It will be his Waterloo; it will break him.” –Soon-to-be former Senator (!) Jim DeMint astutely predicting President Obama’s imminent political demise. Probably one of the best things about being Republican is that they have a safety net that really is a hammock, that is if your idea of a hammock is a reversible sable/chinchilla [...]

Out With A Whimper

It seems that another ol’ Washington cocktailhag is finally heading for Palm Springs, leaving my people with less representation than ever in the US Senate.  Olympia Snowe, the three-term Maine Senator who has lately earned the dubious honor of being one of the few sane Republicans, a distinction Jon Sewart likened to being “the thinnest [...]

Don’t Let The Door Hit You, Holy Joe

To no one’s surprise, Holy Joe Lieberman’s “Joementum”  has turned out, once and for all, to be a wet firecracker; the universally despised “Independent” has, somewhat belatedly, decided to pull the curtain on his embarrassing “career,” by, naturally, leaking the news of his retirement while denying it.  Of course, few of his constituents will miss [...]

Who Is This Barack Person?

Today I got an email from the President, who has been, quite understandably, something of a spotty correspondent here lately, maybe since I always write back something to the effect of, “Write when you find work.”  This time, though, “Barack” actually had something that might get my attention, and even win back my heart, sort [...]

Proud To Be an Oregonian

I always loathed the smarmy and oleaginous Republican Senator from Oregon, Gordon Smith, and not just because he was a Republican, a Mormon, and had hair like a 1970′s Ken doll, but because he serially posed as a “moderate” for a few months before each election, only to turn into a proto-teabagger for another five [...]

Another Temper Tantrum

Probably the dumbest act in American political history was Al Gore’s choosing Holy Joe Lieberman as his running mate in 2000.  If I were Tipper, I would still be withholding sex for that one.  Why, pray tell, would anyone choose a corrupt, midget slimeball for a running mate whose sole qualification was his prim, Defense [...]