Tag Archive for Democrats

Perspectives on Iowa

The Iowa caucuses are behind us and the real winner from the event is clearly President Obama.  It’s the first contest of this election year and with the New Hampshire Primary close behind, it’s far too early for certain Republican challengers to throw in the towel.  Iowa and New Hampshire are both small states.  Iowa…

Rep. Barney Frank to Retire

Rep. Barney Frank at 2010 Harry S Truman Award Dinner

Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank announced today that he will retire from Congress and not seek re-election.  Frank’s seat, in a liberal stronghold of the Western Boston suburbs is not at risk to going Republican, but his decision is a loss for Democrats because of his strong opinions, debate skills and his intellect.  Barney has a…

Tom Friedman’s Thanksgiving Gift to Obama

Tom Friedman is a columnist for the New York Times. And I find his work inconsistent. Sometimes I love what he writes and other times, I think he had too much to drink when he wrote it.  But today’s column is a gem and one Obama detractors ought to read. From the column: I voted…

A Matter of Trust

The enormity of the Kindee Durkee scandal still hasn’t completely sunk in. A number of elected Democrats and Democratic candidates are still assessing the damage to their accounts. But for Durkee, the damage is done. The local newspapers are doing a great job covering the story and each day’s newest detail is as shocking as…

Republicans Ready to Sue Over Redistricting

The new redistricting maps for Congress and the state senate and assembly appear to be cast in stone, and Republicans are not happy with the new non-Gerrymandered maps.  So unhappy in fact, the LA Times is reporting they are preparing to sue. This is a case of “be careful what you wish for,” as a…

A Debt Ceiling Vote Paid for on a Backs of Working Families

I’m not happy with the compromise struck between the President, the Senate and the House on the drastic spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling.  Make no mistake, the spending cuts will hurt the poorest and middle class the most, leaving tax loopholes alone for those most able to afford losing them.  It’s 1937…