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Posts Tagged ‘Legislative Branch

Eight Reasons Were Enough For Me!

November 7, 2012

For the past month or so I spent a great deal of time writing down my thoughts in regard to the reasons that I and others could not vote for Republican candidates in this election cycle. Now that the election is over, its time to take a hard look at the reasons I had, and whether or not the Obama victory in any way reduced my fears over the very reasons I voted in the way I did.


October 25, 2012

Reason #6 – Republican Obstructionism I have definitely found something that Republican political operatives are terrific at.  That something is obstructionism.  Republicans can holler and scream all they want but facts are facts.  The obstructionism exhibited by Republicans in Congress completely disrupted a significant portion of legislative efforts during President Obama’s time in office.   There […]


October 21, 2012

“anti-science” in its attitudes and behaviors.

The previous Republican Administration was known in the scientific community as one that was significantly “anti-science”. In fact, the Bush Administration was not interested in the normal policy advisory role that scientists have fulfilled in past administrations whether Republican or Democrat. The Bush Administration was not remotely interested in factoring in the results of legitimate and fact-based scientific inquiry into their policy decisions.

The Political Folly Of The Health Care Summit

February 27, 2010

As I read through the transcripts (yes every word), a clear pattern emerged. Basically, the right wants to scrap the bill and start over using a step-by-step process to make changes. The left believes they have already done enough work on the subject and its time to press on. Nothing said or done during the proceedings will make the opposite side change their views. In that respect, the summit was a failure.


September 11, 2009

I have to watch every time I see the replay of the press coverage of September 11, 2001.  Watching the replay of the events of that horrible morning always brings out the reflective side in me.  As I watched again this morning I was thinking about how the nation has responded over the past eight […]


August 15, 2009

It seems as if there are quite a few people voicing their displeasure with the current state of the country.  You have probably seen video of individuals stepping to the microphone at a recent town hall meeting and loudly proclaiming their unhappiness with the current state of affairs and uttering something about wanting their country […]