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President Promises Executive Action on Gun Control

January 15, 2013

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With fears being ramped up in some quarters about all guns being taken from citizens the way the Nazis seized the guns of their citizenry in 1928, President Obama is, in many minds, shadowing Hitler in promising executive action on gun control. Many believe that armed Jews would have prevented the holocaust.  But the specter […]

Memo to House Dems: Know Thine Perceived Presidential Enemy

June 28, 2011

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The soap operas have left TV because Capitol Hill and the President have given the public their fill.  Here is the not too surprising headline from The Hill’s assessment of the Democratic lawmakers’ relationship with their leader over budget talks.  It is all part of the “I did not know the gun was loaded” approach […]

Peter King Opens Investigation into “Radical” Islam in the US; Dogged by IRA Past

March 10, 2011

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Rep Peter King, R, NY, looks fairly fierce – just the kind of man to get on his horse and go out to fight fights for “peace, justice and the American way.”  But as he opened the Homeland Security Committee (he is Chair of the Committee) hearings looking into  the roots of radical Islam in […]

SamHenry on Rep Chris Lee and John Edwards Syndrome

February 9, 2011

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Most of us have stopped keeping score of the countless times Congressmen have “scored” and gone down in flame in recent years.  This one hits close to home.  SamHenry lives in Rep Lee’s (R, NY) district.  A young father and husband, it is too early in his life and his career to see the above, […]

SOTUS MUST Demonstrate Obama Leads Cooperative Rescue of Economy

January 25, 2011

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The State of the Union Speech spectacular is now being called “Date Night.”  The proposal that was made for Republicans and Democrats to sit together in a way that would encourage a more civilized tone in their discourse has been taken to heart.  One congresswoman even laughed and said she would love a wrist corsage. […]

RACE TO THE FINISH 2012 BEGINS MONDAY. FIRST OUT OF THE GATE – OBAMA? REPUBLICANS?

January 2, 2011

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In the absence of drawing post positions for the race to 2012, it will be the start of the race itself that will help determine how the entries will run. The Republicans  have been trumpeting their resolve to take down much of the framework of the Health Care legislation crafted by the Democrats and passed […]

Training Congress is Like Training a Puppy

December 18, 2010

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We the American people need to take our Congress back.  The summer prior to the passage of the   contentious health care legislation, Congress played us like a violin.  We were “polarized” and “manipulized” to the point that we formed large, long columns of warriors behind our representatives and shouted our support down the lane.  What […]

Tax Package Illustrates Ego Management Needed in Congress as Well as WH

December 15, 2010

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With Congress sliced into portions on the left and the right not quite large enough to carry the day, and Obama dithering on whether to appear the sacrificial lamb in service to the middle class or the über leader of at least DC, we’ve had yet another taste of what’s wrong with democracy as practiced […]

Symbolic Senate Vote on Taxes Saturday – Just What We Need

December 3, 2010

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In a nation overwhelmed with fiscal devastation on all sides reminiscent of the famous scene above  from Gone With the Wind, our Senate wants to waste your time and theirs with a “Symbolic” vote on taxes. The measures set for a vote on Saturday are not likely to muster the needed 60 votes in the […]

Rep Steve Buyer Blasts Acting Speaker’s Tactics “That’s Why You Were Thrown Out of Power”

December 1, 2010

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Retiring Indiana Rep. Steve Buyer uncovered Democratic tactics in trying to get a bill passed that had not gone through committee and called them on it.  Monday, the acting Speaker of the House, Laura Richardson (D-California) used every trick in the book to quash his remarks. Eventually, Richardson changed her mind and granted Buyer a […]

Pelosi HAD to Win Majority Leader Slot to Preserve Obama Legacy

November 17, 2010

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Pelosi and Boehner – the “other” royal couple in the public eye this week.  Pelosi doesn’t have a ring and soon will not have a gavel.  If she could, she’d like the Pope’s ring since she’s tired of being kissed by dirty old Democrats on the cheek. Nancy Pelosi had to win the senior slot […]

DC Dems Like Crocs in a Swamp

November 15, 2010

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  Perhaps a donkey is no longer appropriate for the Democrats.  Perhaps a crocodile would  be preferable considering their penchant for working below the surface to discover ways of locking Republicans into untenable positions on key issues and creating the impression that they are the party of “no.” Obama vowed not to negotiate with Republicans […]

Congress Configuration Now – What It Bodes for the Future

November 13, 2010

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In a discussion on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 last night (Friday, November 12, 2010), one of their regular commentators, Republican media consultant Alex Castellanos, opined that with the Democratic “Blue Dogs” (more moderate) gone and only a couple remaining, progressives rule on that side of the aisle. In addition, in the next go-round, many more […]

Social Security Reform – Let It Begin By Putting It Out of the Reach of Congress

November 12, 2010

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Looks like the Congressional Democrats have hit the post-election ground running and are again trying to frame deficit discussions in terms of Social Security, trying desperately to put the Republicans in a bad position. A draft proposal from the co-chairman of President Obama’s fiscal commission this week put Social Security on the front burner, leading […]

Big, Bad Bank of America Back in the News Over Mortgages

October 2, 2010

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Bank of America, having had a class action lawsuit involving its home mortgage unit filed against it, is in the news again this time on the side of the borrower.  Read SamHenry post at https://samandimp.wordpress.com/2010/06/25/bank-reform-and-big-bad-bank-of-america/. Here’s hoping that congress and the banks can reach some kind of an agreement on revised procedures to follow relative […]