Tag: dems

House GOP sees the light

I haven’t posted that much on the payroll tax cut. Why, you ask? ‘Cuz it was a no brainer. Everybody knew it was a no brainer. Everyone also knew that members of the GOP were going to try to extact as much as they could for this tax cut. The political calculus was clear to everyone for months. My only question was why did the Dems get so little? They, the Dems, should have pushed for a 12-month extension (not 2 month) of this tax cut. From WaPo: Facing withering criticism from across the political spectrum and abandoned by Senate allies,

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Anthony Weiner resigns

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy I’m personally sad to see anyone subjected to a ridiculous media frenzy like the one that has surrounded Anthony Weiner. The stupid, insane and pornographic questions that have been shouted at him are revolting. Yes, he was wrong to lie to everyone about his twitter account. Yes, he was right to resign. I understand that Democrats are spineless by nature so they turned on Congressman Weiner like nothing that I have seen in the last 10 – 15 years. Republicans should have simply been quiet. They have embraced John

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So, what’s up? Friday morning (updated)

Dallas Mavericks are trying hard to blow their best chance to win an NBA championship. They looked tired, slow and disinterested. If they keep playing like this they will be able to watch the Thunder in the championship game. Newt’s implosion is extremely interesting. It is almost as if he has jumped into a large bowl of tar and somehow he didn’t think that it was going to stick to him. Even the lowly Chrysler looks like they have plans to pay our money back. How about a constitutional amendment to over turn the Citizen United decision? Um, I don’t know

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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