Tag Archive for Republicans

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…

There is more to government than the budget

Usually I find the Orange County Register’s Brian Joseph to be an objective reporter. He covers the State Capitol beat and today he posted a report on Total Buzz With budget negotiations stalled, lawmakers debate … food? that seemed to me to be straight out of the Steven Greenhut school of reporting. Yes, I know that…

Sarah Palin Declares Her Independence

Sarah Palin is not done causing headaches for the leadership of the Republican Party. In fact, my guess is that she is going to cause them far more pain in the near future than they or the media could ever have imagined. At this point, politicians and the press are trying to decipher Palin’s motivation…

Orange County Republicans Shed Crocodile Tears Over the Effects of Prop 13 on Local Cities

Republican crocodile tears flowed this weekend in Orange County as a group of city officials called F.I.S.T. – “Fight Insane State Theft” – comprised of 14 Orange County mayors and 42 city council members, nearly all of them Republicans – protested Republican Governor Schwarzenegger’s plan to take away billions in state property tax revenue from…