Obama’s disdain for obstructionist Republicans in Congress reaches boiling point

President Obama’s favorability ratings among Americans in general are nothing to write home about, but they’re not nearly as bad as those for Congress, where obstructionist Republicans hold sway. And now Obama suddenly seems willing to get snarky in his public expressions of  impatience with the GOPers on the Hill, as we see HERE: From the Rose Garden to the Cabinet Room to near the Key Bridge in Georgetown, the president has signaled more than mere annoyance at the state of affairs at the halfway point of this year. His disdain...

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Why won’t the cowardly Republicans allow an up-or-down vote on the minimum wage?

This isn’t the way democracy is supposed to work. No matter how you may feel about whether an increase in the federal minimum wage is a good idea or not, one overriding fact pertains: Republican leaders in the House of Representatives refuse to allow a vote on the matter. Why? The answer is obvious: They’re afraid it will pass. In fact, Republicans in both houses of Congress are afraid of almost every bill that comes down the pike. Consequently, their only course of action is obstruction. If a bill the Republicans don’t like...

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Did you see the House stenographer’s religious rant during the shutdown vote?

After you’ve watched the video below, check out the stories HERE and HERE and HERE. [youtube]http://youtu.be/ji_n5aNulDE[/youtube]...

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Public demands that Congress cut its pay fly in the face of the Constitution

If you think it’s arrogant and unfair for Congress to maintain its current level of pay during a government shutdown, you should blame the nation’s FOUNDING FATHERS: [During the current government shutdown] hundreds of thousands of federal employees around the country who are paid through annual appropriations will be furloughed without pay as long as it lasts.  Millions more, including active-duty members of the military, will be required to report to work without a salary until the government goes back to regular operations....

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Right-wing noise machine resurrects falsehood that Congress is exempting itself from Obamacare

Three months ago today, I told you HERE about the widespread myth that Congress was trying to exempt itself from Affordable Care Act. Well, the myth has arisen again, and the usual suspects are again ignoring a Republican’s senator’s role in THIS MATTER: The Obama administration told lawmakers on Thursday that the federal government would continue contributing to their health care premiums and the health care premiums of their aides once they enrolled in the newly created insurance exchanges. The decision was months, if not years,...

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