January 6, 2012 - 1:02pm
In which I speculate that Mitch McConnell is plotting a coup d'etat, and that President Obama has already begun defending against it.
Call me a paranoid nut case, but I think President Obama's decision to make some recess appointments while the Senate wasn't, technically, in recess, was a defensive move against no less than a coup d'etat that Mitch McConnell has been plotting for a long time.
October 4, 2011 - 7:03pm
Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell
President Obama obviously believes that he can blame the failure of his flawed American Jobs Act on Republican refusal to allow a vote on the bill. Today, that plan became inoperative, thanks to Sen. McConnell.
President Obama has been going around the country flogging his “American Jobs Act” with one single talking-point:  “Pass this bill!”  During the past week alone, in public speeches Obama has said "pass this bill" or some variant of it 90 times (see video).
July 30, 2011 - 8:03pm
"Senate Democrats are now holding up compromise on the debt ceiling not over how much to raise it, and not over what or where to cut. They are holding up the debt ceiling simply because they will not agree to a Balanced Budget Amendment."
Saturday afternoon, Kentucky’s junior senator, Rand Paul (R., Ky.) attempted to offer a simple amendment to Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid’s debt ceiling plan: to add a condition that it not be raised until passage of a real Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.  He...