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Boehner’s Gloria Gaynor moment


You remember Gloria Gaynor — thump, thump, thump, thump — “I will survive.” Even as he joked “I just hope I survive,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) declined to defend Mitt Romney’s now-infamous 47 percent remarks Thursday, and insisted the … Continue reading

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Mutants stall Gulf clean-up funding


Anyone want to sample the mutant shrimp? I didn’t think so. Chris Bowers of Daily Koz recently sent out an e-mail petition telling House Speaker John Boehner “to pass legislation mandating that fines paid by BP go toward the clean … Continue reading

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … Super Congress!


Concerned that nations will soon fight over oil reserves? If you think that’s bad, wait until world population booms to 10 billion or so at the same time all the fresh water is drying up. But that’s long-term stuff. This … Continue reading

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Groveler-in-chief can’t cut deal on debt


Last night I listened to Barack Obama beg right-wing fanatics to accept his proposed solution to the debt ceiling standoff. He may as well have said, “Come on guys, I’m giving away the store plus all the land around the … Continue reading

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How to negotiate like Neville Chamberlain


John Boehner’s target was $40 million in budget cuts. He got $38.5 million. And yet talking heads on MSNBC will almost surely try to spin the budget deal as some sort of victory for Democrats and working people, just as … Continue reading

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First, Dems give away the store. Then they haggle.


This is what happens when you supposedly represent the interests of working people but are too timid, dishonest or stupid to fight for those interests: Republicans are poised to reject a White House offer, TPM has learned, that would cut … Continue reading

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Boehner is so loathsome, he could cry


Sentimentality, the ostentatious parading of excessive and spurious emotion, is the mark of dishonesty, the inability to feel… – James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son Speaker of the House John Boehner looks and talks like one of those Hollywood … Continue reading

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