Mr Grinch


His Heart was two sizes too small. and his mind was too small to call.

Nice to know that when the will of the people get in the way of the will of the rabid right, the rabid right can just change the rules of the game. Who needs a stinkin vote, when Mr Boehner can pick and choose which tax cuts are important for you. I do hope that someone on the freedom-loving, government-limiting right realizes that it’s their vote as well that was just taken from them. And I hope they see that when you’re in a boat on the open sea, with no life vests, just because you don’t like one of the other guys on that boat, shooting holes in it might drown him, but you’re gonna drown too

The latest distilled number by level of Conservatism

nate Silver, over at FiveThirtyEight, which is now a part of the New York Times,  has released his latest distillation of polling number in the way that only he can, with immense detail, verifiable facts, intelligent opinon, and overall the best in political coverage bar none.  so… based on his latest rollup of polling data, here’s a chart graphing the preference of the candidates across the conservatism spectrum of Republicans. It’s got one rather interesting feature I want to just point out real quick. Herman Cain’s support is VERY heavily loaded towards the uber-conservative side, which would tend to indicate that his current fidelity scandal may affect his numbers to a greater degree that it would affect him were he more popular with the moderate Republicans.  Maybe he shouldn’t have targeted quite THAT far towards the right?..

Civics 101. (AKA WTF Mr Boehner?)

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is blaming President Obama for the failure of the congressional supercommittee to reach a deal for cutting the federal deficit.

The Speaker’s office sent out a memo Monday morning that says the supercommittee “was unable to reach agreement because President Obama and Washington Democrats insisted on dramatic tax hikes on American job creators, which would make our economy worse.”

.ok.. As far as I may possibly misremember this, The Judicial branch interprets the constitutionality/legality of bills, the Executive signs bills into law and the Legislative branch writes the bills.  So. if tha’s the case, exactly how could the president interfere with Mr Boehner’s failure to cut a deal? If you are on this “Super” Committee and you can’t do your one single solitary task that you have been assigned, you probably shouldn’t start blaming people who aren’t even allowed by the Constitution from doing YOUR job for NOT doing your job.