About Brent Budowsky

Brent Budowsky served as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen, responsible for commerce and intelligence matters, including one of the core drafters of the CIA Identities Law. Served as Legislative Director to Congressman Bill Alexander, then Chief Deputy Whip, House of Representatives. Currently a member of the International Advisory Council of the Intelligence Summit. Left government in 1990 for marketing and public affairs business including major corporate entertainment and talent management. He can be reached at brentbbi@webtv.net.

South Now in Play

Southern Democrats

Brent Budowsky: In the battle of Democrats to keep control of the Senate in 2014 and win a substantial victory in the presidential election 2016, the new rise of Southern Democrats is a very big deal.

Hillary Repeats ’08 Mistake

Hillary Repeats Mistake

Brent Budowsky: The most memorable aspect of Clinton’s carefully orchestrated book tour for Hard Choices could be the discussion about whether she is fully in tune with the temper of our times on matters of wealth and opportunity in America.

Normandy and the Freedom Century

Normandy Anniversary

Brent Budowsky: We honor what was achieved by the courageous patriots and timeless heroes of many nations who were the great generation. And now the future of the freedom century rests on the shoulders our generation, today.

Obama’s Sin, Clinton’s Choice

Madame President Hillary Clinton

Brent Budowsky: The tide today is enlightened populism. If Clinton makes the hard choice to seize this tide, the fortune could be a lasting political realignment and the first great Madame President to lift the nation and light the world.

VA Scandal Is Bipartisan

Veterans Administration Scandal

Brent Budowsky: Obama should name a whip-cracking, butt-kicking, hard-charging, retired military officer to spend six months pursuing the SOLE mission of deciding what needs to be done to improve healthcare for vets and going to Congress to get bipartisan support for whatever is needed.

Rove, Benghazi Lift Dems

Is Hillary Too Old

Brent Budowsky: Karl Rove suggesting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suffers from brain damage was a Christmas gift to Democrats in May.

GOP Exploits Benghazi Dead for Dough

GOP Exploits Benghazi

Brent Budowsky: The Republicans raising money using dead Americans in Benghazi is a shame, an outrage and an infamy that must be ended, as this committee must be ended, as the House Republican majority must be ended.

Could Hillary Win 45 States?

Could Hillary Win

Brent Budowsky: The GOP addresses its partisan and extreme right-wing base with a venom toward others that mocks the legacies of Abe Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. Clinton addresses the nation as a whole in tones reminiscent of Pope Francis.

GOP Benghazi Ploy Helps Hillary

GOP Benghazi Ploy

Brent Budowsky: Boehner’s ploy to create a House select committee to waste taxpayer dollars running a partisan, political witch hunt about Benghazi is the worst Republican idea since some Republicans in New Jersey tried blocking traffic on a bridge.

Elizabeth Warren’s Moment

Elizabeth Warren Humphrey-Mondale Speech

Brent Budowsky: Warren combines qualities associated with both Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt. She might be the closest embodiment on the political stage of the moral teachings of Pope Francis on matters of economics, finance, social justice, poverty and reform.

Rand Paul’s Putin Problem

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Brent Budowsky: One moment Paul says he might support a military attack against Iran. Then he implies he might accept a nuclear-armed Iran and follow a policy of containment. Then he says he won’t tell us what policy he prefers, comparing himself to Ronald Reagan.

History to Impeach Roberts

Impeach John Roberts

Brent Budowsky: Roberts and his four conservative Republican brethren will ultimately be impeached by historians who will condemn, and future courts that will reverse, politically illegitimate and constitutionally deformed rulings that would turn America into a constitutional oligarchy.

70 Million Would Sign Up for Public Option

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Brent Budowsky: Liberals should now escalate the offensive and battle to bring back the public option, which was highly popular but shamefully sold out during the healthcare debate.

Don’t Blame Koch Brothers; Beat Them

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Brent Budowsky: The latest brainchild of Washington insider Democrats, to waste millions of dollars running attack ads against conservative mega-donors Charles and David Koch, might be the worst idea since the owner of the Titanic cut the budget for lifeboats.

Dems Can Win Obamacare War

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Brent Budowsky: If the president extends the enrollment deadline and the all-out war against ObamaCare is answered by the full force and power of the Democratic world, the battle of ideas will be won, the Democratic base will be roused and the elections of 2014 will be saved for Democrats.

Is Obama Endangering Democrats?

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Unpopularity of President Obama: Dems need Robert Kennedys, not Karl Roves. With Kennedy, it was all hands on deck; Obama.

Bill Clinton’s Rescue Ride

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Bill Clinton Campaigns: Bill Clinton has begun his ride to rescue Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections.

Bill de Blasio Lifts the Left

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Progressive Bill de Blasio, a new star is born from the streets of New York, who has lifted the spirits of progressives everywhere.

Boehner Invites Hispanic Wave to Vote Democratic in 2014

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Boehner Hispanic Voters: Boehner changed course again because the right, angered at his shift toward immigration, demanded he change again.

GOP ObamaCare Delusions

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ObamaCare Delusions: Republicans believe it is good politics to demand that Americans who want to retire should not be allowed to retire.

Brace for the 2014 Wave

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2014 Elections — Gallup found that only 46 percent of voters believe their member of Congress should be reelected.

GOP Benghazi Syndrome

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Brent Budowsky: The Republican Party tends to define itself almost exclusively by the political opponents it obsessively despises and government policies it compulsively obstructs.

Democrats Must Fight Harder or Lose

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Democrats Must Fight Harder — There is something sad and unacceptable about watching Democrats agree to cut food stamps for the hungry.

Jobless Pain and the Big Lie of Limousine Libertarians

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Brent Budowsky: America awaits a fighting progressive leader who will lead the battle for a major employment programs.

What Hillary Needs to Learn from Pope Francis

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Pope Francis and Hillary Clinton — There are signals that Clinton does not grasp the reasons for the admiration for Pope Francis.

How Obama Blew It

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How Obama Blew It — Obama has largely been a bystander on the most important philosophical debates when he should have been leading it.

Obamacare Sales Surge

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Obamacare Sales : Reports of ObamaCare’s demise have been greatly exaggerated; sales will be on an upward curve.

Liberals Have a Great 2013 on Faith-Based Issues

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Faith-Based Issues — Watching Republican presidential candidates race to the political bottom demonstrates the problems facing the GOP.

Making War on the Jobless

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Jobless Americans — It is wrong for the president and Congress to leave for a long vacation without extending jobless benefits.

Megyn Kelly on Santa’s Race

Megyn Kelly Wide

Brent Budowsky – the teachings of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict, make it clear to me that Santa is, in fact, a liberal populist

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