Tag Archive for Republicans

Auto Dealers Ending Their Cash for (Political) Clunkers Program

The nation’s largest auto dealers association has apparently decided to end its long standing participation in the Cash for (Political) Clunkers program. An historically dependable source of income for Republicans in the House and Senate, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has long contributed about twice as much to Republican election campaigns than to Democrats.…

Found at ComicCon

H.P. Lovecraft was a visionary fantasy/horror author and I picked up a T-shirt yesterday at ComicCon that contained a quote from a 1936 letter he wrote.  It deals with Republicans… It’s a 1936 letter; do you think it applies to 2009? “As for the Republicans—how can one regard seriously a frightened, greedy, nostalgic huddle of…

CA Budget: Is it soup yet?

The Senate has wrapped up their portion of the work related to the Budget bills. They have adjourned for the the morning (night). The budget mop is sliding slowly across the Assembly Floor, pushing the dirt around but not really picking anything up. The last tweet from the floor that I saw sets the tone:…

LA Times: Restore Majority Rule in California

The LA Times has an editorial calling for the end of the Tyranny of the Minority. Here’s a sample of the story: Indeed, the cutbacks may trigger a vicious cycle: By worsening the recession, they further reduce state revenues, which will lead to even more cutbacks as long as the Republicans continue to cling to…

Obama Weelky Address: Health Care Reform Cannot Wait

WASHINGTON – In his weekly address, President Barack Obama called on Congress to seize this opportunity – one that may not come again for decades – and finally pass health care reform. With families unable to keep up with skyrocketing costs, premiums rising three times faster than wages, businesses shedding jobs, and deficits piling up…

From the “Watch what you say” Crowd

Remember when Ari Fleischer was press secretary and he admonished any member of the dissenting press and those opposed to the war in Iraq with the words, “what what you say….” and even “warned” a reporter that “his questions were noted in the White House” which was basically a threat to that reporter’s ability to…