Category Archives: Republican Opposition to Stimulus Package

Inevitable Overreach

Obama may end up being a one-term president. The economy sucks and things are not getting better, as there is nothing Obama can do about the major European banks collapsing one by one, and Greece and Italy and maybe France … Continue reading

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The Surreal World of Blue Dogs and Apologizing for Staving Off Catastrophe

Yep – Blue Dogs – you know those guys – conservative Democrats committed to pro-business anti-labor anti-government financial positions, and kill-’em-all national security positions, and more than willing to agree with the Republicans against the uppity common people, and against … Continue reading

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Feels Like Civil War Brewing Again

Perhaps it was inevitable. We had that Civil War almost one hundred forty years ago, and, if you’ve ever lived in the South, you know they’re not happy with how that one turned out – people still mutter that the … Continue reading

Posted in Civil War Brewing Again, Obama as Lincoln, Obama's State of the Union Speech, Republican Opposition to Stimulus Package, Republican Party Becomes Regional, Republicans – Party of the South, Republicans in the Wilderness, Republicans Purge the Intellectuals, Republicans Regroup, Republicans Reject Cooperation | 5 Comments

When Conventional Wisdom Fails

It happened once before. Perhaps it was in the early sixties, which opened with an odd election to choose someone to follow Dwight Eisenhower – and we got the dashing young man with the glamorous wife, who was a Catholic, … Continue reading

Posted in Conventional Wisdom, Cuba Trade Embargo, Cycles of Social and Political Change, Obama and JFK, Republican Opposition to Stimulus Package, Richard Lugar, The Sixties | 2 Comments

Welcome to California, Sucker

Back in the seventies you used to get points for saying what a few big thinkers were saying about how things were going in the world – social and political and economic trends showed that the whole world was going … Continue reading

Posted in Allen Greenspan, California Bankrupt, California is America, Nationalizing the Banks, Republican Obstructionism, Republican Opposition to Stimulus Package | 2 Comments

The Cost of Great Expectations

California always surprises you. This month brought us the annual Dickens Festival out in Riverside, way out at the edge of the Mojave. Riverside, the birthplace of Don Imus, Etta James, and Barry Bonds, used to be a citrus town, … Continue reading

Posted in Dickens, High-Speed Rail, Republican Obstructionism, Republican Opposition to Stimulus Package, Republicans Destroy Obama, Republicans Reject Cooperation, Stimulus Bill Passed | Leave a comment

Piling on the Scorn

As Thursday, February 12, came to a close – Abe Lincoln and Charles Darwin would have been two-hundred years old, had they been able to hang around – it seemed the first step in saving the nation, and perhaps the … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Fear and Panic, Republican Delusions, Republican Idealistic Theory, Republican Opposition to Stimulus Package, Stimulus Plan, Tax Cuts Not Spending, Tax Policy | 2 Comments