Quantcast
Home » Topics » senator obama

Texas GOP Senator: Obama has ‘bias’ against Texas

WASHINGTON – Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison on Friday repeatedly accused the Obama administration of harboring a bias against Texas and treating it worse than it treats other states. “I see a bias in this administration against Texas. I do see it in this administration, absolutely,” the state’s senior senator…

Congress quietly prepares to renew Patriot Act

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) has introduced a little-noticed bill that intends to once again renew controversial provisions of the Bush administration’s USA Patriot Act that are due to expire this year. When the act was first signed into law, Congress put in some “sunset” provisions to quiet the concerns of…

John Dean on Prop 8 and the blame game

While he’s a little late with a reaction to the results of Prop 8, John Dean weighs in with an insightful look at the matter of race and the ballot initiative, “Why Claims that Black Californians Deserve Blame for the Passage of California’s Anti-Gay-Marriage Proposition 8 Are Unfair and Untrue.”…

This Is Not A Time

Finals will be eating my brains from now until the 19th, so it’s basically going to be quick hits from now until then. Steve Hildebrand, Obama’s deputy national campaign director, writes a message to the “left wing” of the Democratic Party telling us about the fierce urgency of later. This…

That debate wasn’t about Joe the Plumber

(BTW, Joe the Plumber isn’t registered to vote.) Despite being mentioned 27 times during Wednesday’s debate, Joe The Plumber Wurzelbacher wasn’t the big news of the head-to-head between Barack Obama and John McCain. IMHO, it was the final, no-mistakes-about-it repudiation of the presidency of George W. Bush by the man…

Just Gimme A Little Tuvan Throat Chant

Hugh Hewitt goes insane little-league dad on John McCain. The pundits are asking whether John McCain should bring us the would-be killer Ayers in the debate tonight. Of course he should, again and again, regardless of what questions Bob Schieffer brings with him. And Senator McCain should ask how Senator…

Feather Or A Black Eye

On the Strickland campaign, one of our daily traditions was to judge each day as either a feather in our cap or a black eye. Net positive day was a feather, net negative was a black eye. Unfortunately, we lacked a symbol for repeatedly kicking ourselves in the crotch. The…

Dear Sir/Madam: Thank you for your submission. Your work shows promise; unfortunately…

John McCain gets a rejection letter. In an e-mail to the McCain campaign, Opinion Page Editor David Shipley said he could not accept the piece as written, but would be “pleased, though, to look at another draft.” “Let me suggest an approach,” he wrote Friday. “The Obama piece worked for…

Einstein Wonders If All This Relativity Makes Him Look Fat

Watching CNN this morning, it’s readily apparent that old habits will be hard to break. A conversation I had more than once this weekend involved Janeane Garofalo, and not just because Janeane Garofalo is fun to talk about. During the runup to war, and even during its execution, the anti-war…

Humor Isn’t Funny When You Have To Explain It

The hallmark of good satire is that it’s good enough to perhaps be taken credulously by those who aren’t too swift, but also ridiculous enough to show that whoever does take it seriously is a bit slow in the head. This is not good satire. The Obama campaign is condemning…

Page 1 of 212
Google+