RJ's Corner

Under pressure from the right, House Speaker Boehner quits

who believe he was too willing to compromise with President Barack Obama and too frequently relied on Democratic votes to pass crucial legislation. Source: Under pressure from the right, House Speaker Boehner quits | Reuters I am very… Read More

Playing Chess With A Pigeon….

What Does The Tea Party Fear The Most???

Many if not most of my conservative friends seem to base their political posture on fear. They are anti- anything that changes their version of the country. Their fear is so pervasive in their actions. But what do… Read More

U.S. job growth seen having revved up before budget fight hit

U.S. job growth likely picked up a bit in September, suggesting the economy enjoyed rising momentum before an acrimonious budget fight in Washington took some of the wind out of its sails. SOURCE: U.S. job growth seen having revved… Read More

The GOPs WMD….

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Wednesday called the U.S. debt limit a “political weapon of mass destruction” and said both political parties should pledge never to use it as leverage because of the financial damage it can cause…. Read More

Dropping Out…..

These last few weeks in Washington have been very frustrating to me and I’m sure to you too. The complete breakdown of compromise and trust is not something that should happen to any nation’s capital. Because of the… Read More

The Tea Party Pledge….

I must admit that I spent over an hour yesterday watching the president’s news conference.  Boy, does that guy like to talk. But being a former college professor that shouldn’t be surprising. I will admit that I bought… Read More

The President Won’t Negotiate……

I see the Republican leadership, if you really want to call it that, is now claiming that the reason for the shutdown is that the president won’t negotiate with them.  I’m not sure how much schooling the new… Read More

No Shame….

I am old enough to remember when another small group of radical wing nuts took over control of the GOP. In the 1950s they ran around accusing anyone they disagreed with politically of being a communist. They held… Read More

Schizophrenia and the Republican Party….

Schizophrenia—an impairment in social cognition which is associated with paranoia and  social isolation. Paranoia, which is a major symptom of schizophrenia, is a mental condition in which the person often loses touch with reality.  Here is some of what Wikipedia… Read More

Getting To Be As Rare As A Republican With A Smile…..

When I heard the title of this post I couldn’t help but LOL (laugh out loud). That seems to be a very fitting phrase now days. Now before my Republican friends hit me on this I am talking… Read More

Grover Predicts….. And So Do I….

Source: Norquist: Tea party resurgence if no “fiscal cliff” deal – Political Eye – CBS News. Grover Norquist is predicting that President Obama will be the political target of tea partiers if a deal on averting the “fiscal cliff”… Read More

Some Personal Musings About the Elections…..

I was up until almost 3:00am last night watching the returns and speeches. Being one to pretty much get up when the sun comes up I didn’t get a lot of sleep. I hope to make that up… Read More

There You Go Again….

via Romney Reframes Donor Remarks to Refocus on Economic Issues – Businessweek. Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown, who is running for re-election in a close race against Democrat Elizabeth Warren, a former Harvard University professor, told The Hill newspaper:… Read More

Looking Back… Way Back…

Just a quick aside to make sure you see the Dave Granlund cartoon above. It needs no explanation!

Me, Me, Me…..

I have been trying to study up on this new political group who call themselves the Tea Party.  They seem to be against almost everything. But one thing they are obviously not against is “Me”.  They talk about… Read More


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