Tag Archive: Government Shutdown

Let’s Shut Down The Government!

As I sit here, it’s the 8th of December and I have no idea if the government will be shut down before the end of the month. For my purposes, it hardly matters because the threat of a shutdown is always lurking in Washington. That is especially true now that the two parties are hunkered…

The One Promise Mr. Obama Is Trying to Keep

I have written before about that observation by H.L. Mencken, the Baltimore journalist and all-around sourpuss, who said you’ll never go broke underestimating the intelligence of the ordinary American.  Once again, let’s put that dark remark to the test. Most Americans tell the pollsters that they don’t like ObamaCare.  But they detest Republicans, the very…

The Lefty Buffoonery That Republicans Need to ‘Shut Down’ Once and For All

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One of the residual effects of this week’s government shutdown and the implementation of Obamacare has been a sharp uptick in political commentary across social media. At least, that’s what I’ve been seeing when I’ve logged into my online accounts over the past few days. I’m not talking about the normal activity. There are certainly…

Is This the GOP Shutdown — Or President Obama’s?

I interviewed George Carlin many years ago when I was still with CBS News.  We hit it off.  He was both funny and very smart.  Very liberal, too, but that never came out in our interview.  One of his points was that we humans had made a mess of things and he wanted the world…