Category Archives: Campaigning

Verbage

Redundant verbage: Breaking news (news) Duly elected (elected) ; the qualifier is necessary because the election is suspicious. Tax payer dollars (money); mostly borrowed money these days Hard working taxpayer (taxpayer) struggling dairy farmers (dairy farmers) Beloved Christmas movie (Christmas … Continue reading

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H.R. 860, Social Security 2100 Act

All major Social Security reforms were the product of Democrats and Republicans joining together to improve this landmark program.–Rep. Tom Reed (email, 9/21/19) Social Security is based on non-partisan compromise; it is a very conservative retirement insurance program. Compromise was … Continue reading

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Tom Reed at the border

Oh, the grand old Duke of York; He had ten thousand men; He marched them up to the top of the hill, And he marched them down again. Veni vidi vici. — Julius Caesar On August 18, an op-ed by Tom … Continue reading

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Does the GOP want Trump reelected?

President Trump is following through on his promise and standing up for American interests. I have no doubt that the disruptive policies of this administration will bring these countries (Mexico, Canada, and the European Union) to the table for a … Continue reading

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Smart border technology

If we build it, we will lose our security and our humanity.–Beto O’Rorke in El Paso In an article which appeared in The Hill, the authors argue that “Democrats’ ‘smart border’ technology is not a ‘humane’ alternative to Trump’s wall.” … Continue reading

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Silly arguments

Be calm in arguing, for fierceness makes error a fault and truth discourtesy. —George Herbert Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.–Mark Twain I’ll sing like a bird.–John Dean I’m all in favor of serious discussion that’s based … Continue reading

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Rep. Mark Pocan on No Labels

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) on “No Labels” (I think we already knew.) No Labels is slick, and I got duped. But no other current or newly elected member of Congress should fall for its shtick. No Labels is a centrist, … Continue reading

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