Thomas R. Eddlem

Wednesday, 03 November 2010 10:45

Can House Republicans Govern With No?

The Democratic talking points were reiterated endlessly during the campaign, that the Republican Party can't govern with “no.” “Simply saying 'no' will do nothing to create more jobs and strengthen our economy,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reiterated in an address after the elections. Reid also told CNN that “Democrats have to work with Republicans and Republicans have to work with Democrats. It's not a one-sided deal.”

The U.S. Senate losses by Tea Party favorites Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell have led some pundits to conclude that the Tea Party is responsible for the U.S. Senate remaining in Democratic hands.

Republicans swept into a majority hold on the U.S. House of Representatives, with at least a 60-seat pick-up, and narrowed the Democratic margin in the U.S. Senate in the November 2 midterm elections. Democrats retained control of the U.S. Senate, 51-47, with the Washington and Colorado Senate races having yet to be decided by press time. Republicans also picked up 10 or more governorships and majorities in 17 state legislative chambers. And California voters defeated a ballot measure, Proposition 19, to legalize recreational use of marijuana.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:15

Pastor Stephen Broden and Revolution

Stephen BrodenDallas-area Republican congressional candidate Stephen Broden caught nationwide flak October 22 for telling a local radio talk-show host that a violent revolution against a runaway federal government is possible. �The option is on the table. I don't think that we should remove anything from the table as it relates to our liberties and our freedoms," Broden told the talk-show host on the local radio station WFAA, adding: "However, it is not the first option.�
Monday, 18 October 2010 10:27

$1.29 Trillion Deficit for 2010 Confirmed

The Obama administration has announced that the annual federal deficit remained at a whopping $1.29 trillion during the fiscal year that ended October 1, just a fraction under 2009's record of $1.43 trillion.

The word has been handed down, from MSNBC's Rachel Maddow all the way up to President Barack Obama, and the talking points have come out. Political speech that isn't reported to the federal government is a “threat to our democracy,” in the words of President Obama. The Democratic National Committee has released a television ad accusing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce of diverting foreign members' dues toward political ads in the United States.

Barney FrankMassachusetts ultra-liberal Democrat Barney Frank has a real race for the first time in more than two decades, in part because of his record of coddling � and taking campaign contributions from � the financial institutions at the center of the housing bubble.

Tuesday, 05 October 2010 10:00

Scott Bradley's Quixotic U.S. Senate Run

Scott Bradley aims to give Utah voters a real choice in the November U.S. Senate race. The longtime Republican-turned-Constitution Party candidate faces an uphill battle in the race, but is running on a pure constitutionalist platform.

Monday, 27 September 2010 18:00

FBI Targets Antiwar Activists

protest against FBI raidsMembers of left-wing war protest organizations plan vigorous protests Monday and Tuesday after a series of FBI raids on September 24 against the homes of war protesters in Chicago, Minnesota, Michigan, and North Carolina. No one was arrested in the raids, though FBI officials seized dozens of boxes of personal effects, mainly electronics and letters, from the houses. The FBI said they expected no arrests from the searches under a grand jury inquiry on what officials termed an investigation on �material support for terrorism."

Every election campaign politicians promise change, yet despite the promises the general trajectory and the final destination that trajectory will ultimately take us remain unchanged regardless if the Democrats or Republicans are dominant in Washington -- more and more government spending and indebtedness leading to economic collapse, and more and bigger government leading to total government.