Boehner Getting Worried – Delays Vote to Replace Him as Speaker

Speaker of the House John Boehner announced Monday the elections for majority leader and whip will no longer be held on Oct. 8. While Republicans will have a closed-door vote on who they will nominate for speaker of the House Thursday, the entire chamber won’t vote on Boehner’s replacement until Oct. 29. The Ohio Republican’s successor will then schedule dates for the other leadership positions elections. The extension gives more time for the GOP to weigh their options and find alternative Read more […]

So, Steve Scalise DIDN’T Attend a Racist Conference After All?

Suddenly the racist conference was not so racist after all! At this point, it doesn’t even matter what the truth is. The damage has been done. A man’s reputation has been tainted to say the least. All it took was one blogger’s guilt by association claim, and the rest is history. It turns out, for those who care, that he didn’t attend the conference that everyone thought he attended. He attended a Jefferson Heights Civic Association meeting, which took place in the same hotel as and Read more […]

If We Demand Resignation From Steve Scalise, We Must Also Demand It From Barack Obama

If a friend told you that they regularly attended a church at which the minister was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, who preached sermons laced with anti-black, and anti-Semitic rhetoric on a weekly basis, what thoughts would cross your mind? What if they told you that they had been attending that church for twenty years? Would you be a bit uneasy? What if you discovered that your friend had a longstanding, close friendship with this minister? Would you conclude, based on what you had discovered about Read more […]

House Majority Whip Scalise Tied to White Nationalist Group?

Oh, man. Sometimes the GOP just can’t catch a break. Apparently, the House majority whip, Republican Steve Scalise from Louisiana, spoke at a white nationalist convention in 2002: Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the newly elected House majority whip, acknowledged Monday that he spoke at a gathering hosted by white nationalist leaders while serving as a state representative in 2002, thrusting a racial controversy into House Republican ranks days before the party assumes control of both congressional Read more […]