Fiscal Responsibility

During the lead up to the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa, their senior senator, Chuck Grassley, made an appearance and took the opportunity to rail on about Obama not taking responsibility for his policies and apparently was very unhappy with Republicans being blamed for any of our economic problems. He also lied and repeated the same tired old line we've heard out of them time after time: Read more...
(h/t David at VideoCafe) I love Newt Gingrich's campaign strategy of demanding that the media only hold him accountable for how great he is *right now*. Ignore all those ethical issues in his past tenure as Speaker of the House, he's *now* the Read more...
As William Cohen noted, David Stockman continues to make the rounds after bucking with the Republicans on tax cuts for the rich last summer. A Republican for Higher Taxes: David Stockman has never been one to shy away from a roaring Read more...
Record-breaking amounts of money were spent this year vying for seats in the mid-terms here in California. Meg Whitman reportedly spent $160 million of her own money--or roughly $42 per vote--to not win the California governorship. Carly Read more...
Rachel Maddow talked to Ezra Klein about his column at the Washington Post and the interview is pretty well summed up with this picture from Ezra's column. Elections matter because everyone does better when Democrats are in office and not just the Read more...

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Meet the Press was its usual strange collection of overly-flogged stories and opportunities for marginal political viewpoints to be propounded as if t Read more...
The Party of Fiscal Responsibility? Seriously?: The Washington Times reports today, however, on a new matter that has nothing to do with Steele Read more...
Oh, I just love Tea Parties, don't you? On Countdown last night, Keith Olbermann featured Michele Bachmann's newest bid for attention and concerne Read more...
Beggars Can Be Choosers: Time is running out for Democrats to pursue charges against Bush and Cheney. Raw Story: The neocons' influence remains str Read more...
Steve Benen writes the defense post that I've been considering for the last few days. He's asking, so where are those responsible Republican fisca Read more...