Teabaggers Show Their True Colors – Or Their True Whites

Unbelievable Totally believable:Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) claimed Saturday that health care protesters at the Capitol directed racial epithets at Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) as he walked outside. Carson, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus along with Lewis, told The Hill that protesters called Lewis the N-word. Tea Party protesters held a rally outside the Capitol on Saturday, which included...

Nuke The Blue Dogs!

Friday night on The Rachel Maddow Show," Rachel finally highlighted something that had been irritating me ever since Wednesday, when she had Senator Debbie Stabenow on her show in the wake of the MA-Sen loss of Martha Coakley to Senator Freeball McNudemodel: the prospects for Senate Democrats altering or abolishing the filibuster. In the course of interviewing Stabenow about the possibilities for...

A Way Forward On Health Care?

David Waldman (KagroX) at Congress Matters has an interesting and, I think, workable (if difficult) way to actually get meaningful health care reform passed. It's somewhat long and convoluted, so I won't try to comment on it (or even excerpt the whole thing) here, but it contains one of the only viable ways forward on health care reform, other than simply passing the Senate's turd of a bill with...

Sheldon Whitehouse Kicks Ass

As I watched this clip of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) predicting a "day of judgement" for the obstructionists (Republicans) in the Senate, I began writing this post. I was just going to post a link with a sentence of high praise for the Senator's speech.But something happened. As I started typing, Senator Whitehouse kept repeating the phrase "the bill." My eight-year old daughter said...

March Of The Hypocrites

No, not a new name for a hot band (though it isn’t a bad one, in that regard). I’m talking about the members of congress who voted for George Bush’s Medicare Part D plan in 2003, but who are opposing the current health care legislation on the grounds that it would “balloon the deficit.” It’s a pretty funny list (in a sickening sort of way - literally), if you look at it from today’s...