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Why Do We Even Bother Voting ?




It’s Well Past Time To Muck Out The Stables …


” Has John Boehner decided to crack down on dissent within the House caucus?  Roll Call’s Jonathan Strong reports on a reshuffle of the committee-assignment deck that leaves a few conservatives without a hand in the coming fiscal-cliff fight:

Speaker John A. Boehner initiated today a small purge of rebellious Republicans — mostly conservatives — from prominent committees; it’s the latest instance of the Ohio Republican’s clamping down on his fractious conference.

The decisions were made by the GOP Steering Committee at a Monday meeting, which reviewed a spreadsheet listing each GOP lawmaker and how often he or she had voted with leadership, three sources said.”

Where Is Liberty’s  Hercules ?

” Republicans Target Attorney General Eric Holder’s Jet Travel”

  “Working off information from a Department of Justice whistle-blower, four Republican lawmakers are seeking information on the use of FBI planes by top DOJ officials, including Attorney General Eric Holder.

  “We believe it is important to determine whether use of the FBI’s aircraft by Attorney General Holder and other senior Department of
Justice officials adheres to relevant statutes and policies, is cost effective, and does not hinder
the operational readiness of the FBI,” the group wrote in a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller.

  “We are concerned that FBI aircraft are used for extraneous business and personal travel by senior DOJ officials, including the Attorney General,” the letter continued. “

  Justice Antonin Scalia speaks out about the mandate .

  ” “You don’t interpret a penalty to be a pig. It can’t be a pig,” Scalia said. “What my dissent said … was simply that there is no way to regard this penalty as a tax. It simply does not bear that meaning. In order to save the constitutionality, you cannot give the text a meaning it will not bear.” “

   So , all of a sudden tax returns are just a distraction ?

  What a difference a day makes …LOL ….These people are absolutely shameless .

  “Facing questions about why she and other top Congressional officials won’t release their tax
returns, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) downplayed her previous demands for
presumptive GOP presidential nominee MittRomney to release his, calling the issue a distraction.

  As recently as Wednesday, Pelosi had strongly urged Romney to provide further disclosure of
his tax returns. But today, while maintaining Romney should release more documents because of “custom” and “tradition,” Pelosi said the issue was trivial compared with economic issues. “

If this holds true it would be a very hopeful development .

“Wisconsin Senate candidate and former Gov. Tommy Thompson led presumptive Democratic nominee Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), according to a new poll released today by Rasmussen Reports, a firm
whose polling methods and accuracy are considered somewhat controversial. ”

We weren’t aware of Rasmussen and their polling being any more controversial or less accurate than any of the others out there peddling their wares .

    Come to think of it , we don’t recall much of any commentary usually being put forth by a publication when reporting on particular polls .

     When was the last time Roll Call quoted Zogby or PPS and injected  the editors own personal adjectives in describing the motives of their pollsters ?