Tag Archive for John Boehner

Progressive Politics with Loretta Sanchez

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez held a fundraiser and get together at her Santa Ana home this afternoon and laid out her plan to seek re-election.  For OC Democrats, it was sweet music.  Sanchez plans to work hard to earn every vote and she isn’t taking this race for granted.  Namely, Sanchez has 80,000 new constituents, mostly…

Supercommittee Fails

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Reaction to the Supercommittee’s failure to reach agreement on spending cuts and revenue generation are hitting the mainstream media and the political blogs.  From the New York Times: Speaking an hour after the talks failed, President Obama promised to veto any legislation that seeks to avoid the automatic cuts that negotiators agreed would go into…

Debt Ceiling Debate: The Blame Game

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Here we are again. Listening to the parties whine and point fingers. John Boehner blames the president for not “acting like a strong leader.” Honestly, it is my perception that he, as a leader, is trying to do something we don’t often see in politics, compromise.

What Ronald Reagan Said About Debt Limit Politics?

President Ronald Reagan

“Congress consistently brings the Government to the edge of default before facing its responsibility. This brinkmanship threatens the holders of government bonds and those who rely on Social Security and veterans benefits. The United States has a special responsibility to itself and the world to meet its obligations.”

It Actually May Not Be So Bad

Or it could be worse. But hear me out. The House. Incoming committee chairs are so polluted by donations from the companies/industries they affect/oversee/regulate that legislation originating in the House will likely be as besotted as the new chairs. John Boehner, by all accounts, built his reputation on pragmatic compromise.

Yes We Can/Hell No You Can’t Mash Up Goes Viral

It had to happen.  A mash up of 2008′s Will.i.am’s “Yes We Can” music video together with GOP Congressman John Boehner’s speech in Congress on healthcare reform is storming the Internet.  Take this into consideration as Republican senaotrs are invoking obscure rules to stop working at 2PM EDT or 11AM PDT to delay the work…