reaking news: Kevin McCarthy, the House Majority Leader who recently announced his candidacy for Speaker to replace John Boehner, just announced that he has withdrawn his candidacy after apparently being unable to muster the 218 votes needed to be elected Speaker, with 30 or so “Freedom Caucus” members of his party refusing to support him. […]
Ted Vaill: We will have to live with Teddy’s daily bloviating for over five more years, unless he is censured, like Joe McCarthy in the 1950s shortly before he died of alcoholism, or chooses to quit the Senate, or, of course, if he is elected President in 2016.
Ted Vaill: A number of Democrat Congressmen and Senators have not yet announced their positions on the deal, arguing that they want to attend the classified briefings of the White House this coming week on the deal before deciding.
Ted Vaill: “I am very smart. I graduated first in my class at Wharton, the top school in the country.”
Ted Vaill: Think about how history would have been different if Justice Antonin Scalia had not sacrificed his legal principles to cast the deciding vote to elect George W. Bush president.
Ted Vaill: The results are extremely interesting, as the “clown show” is now beginning in earnest.
Ted Vaill: If the agreement with Iran fails because of the interference of the 47 Traitors, and the sanctions against Iran evaporate because of this failure to reach agreement, Iran will be free to proceed with its nuclear weapons program without penalty.
Ted Vaill: Boehner is desperate to hold onto his Speakership, and he is pandering to the Teabaggers and right wing Republicans in the House (25 of whom recently voted against him to be Speaker) any way he can.
Ted Vaill: The next two years should be a feast for the talking heads on television: President Obama has given the Republicans in Congress a big middle finger salute as he nears the fourth quarter of his Presidency.
Ted Vaill: Perhaps Obama could be impeached, but rather than lying about a tawdry affair with a White House intern, the President would be brought to trial in the Senate for doing his job of running the country and trying to solve its problems, a job that Congress has refused to do themselves.
Ted Vaill: George H.W. Bush built a successful coalition before Operation Desert Storm, but Obama may have a more difficult time building a similar coalition to destroy ISIS.
Ted Vaill: These five humans with penises have also shown less sympathy for the rights of workers, voters, minorities, the elderly, the environment, the poor, and most criminal defendants.
Ted Vaill: I stand by my original belief that it is currently in the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean 1,200 miles south of India and 2,500 miles from the point where it turned around and headed back over Malaysia with its identifying features turned off.