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… No Kidding , Senator Joe ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,December 23rd,2013

.. POTUS is an aloof , arrogant , above – it – all S.O.B. .

.. [h/t]

.. [link] to Senator Manchin ‘ s comments , courtesy of CNN ‘ s ” State of the Union . ”

.. What leadership style ? He does not have one . He does not know the meaning of the word ..

.. It is to be thankful that (yes , amazingly) Patty Murray negotiated with Paul Ryan on the recent budget deal . Not that I am wild about it . i am not all that thrilled about it , though .

.. Tactically , it is not the best thing to happen . Strategically , though , it is , at least for the G.O.P. . The Dems are backpeddaling like crazy on ObamaCrapCare , and are forced to defend it . its problems and hiccups keep popping up every day , it seems . The Dems are dreading having to defend the bill during the election campaign , and are realizing that there will be fewer of them , and more of the GOP after November ‘ s elections .

.. the


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… Baghdad Jim is an Ass …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 4th,2013

Jim McDermott

Representative James McDermott (D-Wa)

… James McDermott is a member of Congress . He became infamous for his prewar trip to Iraq over a decade ago . Ergo , the tag line ” Baghdad Jim ” . Also , he is the only Dem in either chamber of Congress who is a doctor , albeit a “shrink.” Yeech !

… His conduct is abmoninable . Why the citizens of Washington State keep electing this creep back to Congress is beyond me . I saw some of the testimony this afternoon in front of the House Ways & Means (tax revenue / tax code writing) committee . What was done to them was waaaay beyond the pale . That was what the I.R.S. did to them . What the minority Dems did was worse .

.. Those social – welfare organizations are there for a reason . They are given a wide berth , and a great deal of latitude in what they stand for , and what they want to accomplish . Sometimes , these groups get up to the borderline of blatant electioneering , which is a no – no . However , where things are debatable , one should find in favour of the 1st Amendment , and free speech . Also , in favour of the Constitution and the 1st Amendment , where it comes to free organization and the redress of grievances .

.. These groups can be political . Politics is the nature of our system .  It is the lifeblood of our democracy . We should be encouraging it , not discouraging it . We should be enabling groups to form , and gain tax – exempt status . No matter what their viewpoint . And , Jimmy Boy , not harassing them because they came forward to testify about what the Infernal Service did to them .

.. Also , dumb – dumb , get better preparation before their hearing . They are seeking to keep their own money . They are also pooling it together , as a group , in order to work together for common goals and interests . As long as they are not blatantly electioneering , O.K. . They are not receiving a tax benefit . They are also receiving their privacy . From US Supreme Court precedent , contributor lists to these groups are private . The Government may not have them .

.. There is a more modern reason . In the Internet Age , it is a great deal easier for folks to search for who contributes to what cause and to what candidate . It has opened up , unfortunately , a large can of worms . Interest groups on different sides of issues are retaliating against contributors on the other side(s) of issue(s) . They are intimidating them , trying to scare them off , now , and in the future . Wrong move , and wrong idea .

[-] 501 c(4) status — this is the status that most groups were seeking . It allows them to organize as a non – profit . No taxation , but no tax deduction for contributions . Also , contributor lists are protected . more freedom of action for what one can do …

[-] 501 c(3) status — also being sought . less freedom of action . contributions are tax deductible .

[-] 501 c(5) status — principally for labour unions .

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… VP Debate (pregame)

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,October 12th,2012

Official portrait of Congressman .

Rep. Paul Ryan [R – Ws]

for Paul Ryan :… gracious national introduction … he has not been on the national stage before this campaign . and he may well become our next Vice President . People should understand not only who he is , but what makes him tick , and how he thinks , and how he acts …

… comfort under fire … being out there on the debate stage is being under some serious grade A pressure . before people  cast their vote(s) for the Romney – Ryan ticket , they want to see both how Mr.  Romney is under pressure (they have already) , and how Congressman Ryan is in public under the kleig lights (as he will be tonight) …

… balance argument(s) with explanation(s) {wonkiness} … people want to hear explanation(s) , without hearing obvious soundbite(s) . Many folks I talk to have grown wise to soundbite(s) and talking point(s) . They want to hear genuine explanation(s) . That Paul Ryan , however , specializes , in …

… expect attack(s) parry & counter … after last week ‘ s disaster , Biden has to come out on the attack . Ryan will know that , and expect it , and be ready to act to counter it . This is where Biden is most vulnerable . If he is not very careful , Ryan could nail him with counterpunches and zingers …

for Joseph Biden :

… present a credible performance … Biden is known for being a buffoon . He is knowledgable and somewhat reasonable . He needs to bring that forward .

… stop the bleeding … Biden is under pressure . POTUS bombed last week , and he has to do better . Will he ?

Joe Biden, U.S. Senator from Delaware.

Vice – President Foot in Mouth

… do not stick foot in mouth … Biden also has a reputation for sticking his foot in his mouth . He can be reasonable and personable , but not look , act , or sound like an idiot . He has been the Great American Gaffe Machine during this campaign . for him , it has to stop .

… present one’s attacks without seeming mean … he will be on the attack . however , he cannot look , act , or sound mean or nasty . It will be a big turnoff to voters if he is …




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… Leave her Alone …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 11th,2012


MARTHA RADDATZ (Photo credit: RubyGoes)

… I am referring to Martha Raddatz . …

… Hey , she likely is a liberal . I know that . But her marriage to Julius Genachowski was 21 years ago , and she divorced the slug in 1997. Give her a break …

… At least she is not Candy Crowley …

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… if the Dems are Smart …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,October 8th,2012

…  they should muzzle Vice President Foot – in – Mouth …

two gaffes in one week

two gaffes in one week

… Joe Biden has really managed to stick his foot in it , now …… and , even better , with the VP debate coming up … …  one is the quote about raising taxes , no matter who it is on … no matter  who you talk about , you do not shootoff your mouth about it , no matter what ……. and Biden did it about the wealthy . Doesn’ t he understand that something like that can be cut apart into anad ,  and hammered away on , relentlessly ? … DUH !! … … the other  doozy is about the middle class being ” crushed .”  Even simpler , and made to order for a ad … … and both in the space of 3 days …

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