The 113th Congress: do they blog? They do, a little! And here we review their blogs. Hey here is the Tumblr of Alan Grayson, the Democrat in the House of Representatives from a crazy central stretch of Florida.
Who: Alan Grayson (Rep-D, Florida) — Alan Grayson’s Emails
What: A Sorkinesque salad of high, low, and high-handedness through diatribes, transcripts, remembrances, and Don McLean references.
Design: 4.812/10 The blog is basically basic; its basicness announces itself with every post, every one set against and surrounded by a white background. But the function of design is functionality, and the lack of design pairs potently with the lull of the [...]
It might seem like the self-destructive mob known as the Tea Party was a brief living nightmare from 2010 that was handily smacked back into its grave by Barack Obama's epic 2012 re-election win, which also saw Democrats again winning the Senate with a two-seat gain and the House GOP majority losing eight seats. Democrats actually won 1.4 million votes more than Republicans in the House, the first time since 1996 that the GOP held the House while losing the vote count.
But this is the kind of talk that has long distanced liberal media elitists from the Tea Party faithful. While the straggling and embarrassing remains of the Tea [...]
It's all happening today! The race of the century! Today in the 5th, 6th, 7th, the 8th, the 9th, the 13th, the 16th, it is primary day for Congressional seats and stuff. SO I KNOW you're busily hitting the polls today.
BUT MOSTLY THE 8TH! Where Jerrold Nadler has been shunted over to the 10th, the new district created to gerrymander poor people or whatever, I have no idea. (We lost two seats in redistricting is what happened. And like, the 10th is approximately one million percent Democratic.) Anyway, leaving it open for fun people to run, like today's face-off between the stunningly handsome Hakeem Jeffries and [...]
20. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR)
19. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL)
18. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
17. Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)
16. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)
15. Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA)
14. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC)
13. Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT)
I just figured if I ignored it, it would all go away, and by "it" I mean Congressperson Anthony Weiner's digitized genitalia and the Internet trumpeting thereof. But the "story" is zooming well into week two, and one website, which is at this point entirely composed of Weiner alleged naked pic news, is going the extra mile with a promised all-day rollout of new pictures allegedly sent by Weiner to a lady constituent. (Just kidding: I think she lives out of his district.) So if you're inclined to play along with this spectacle as news, it seems to be beginning here. Why not? If you'd like to participate [...]
"These guys ran against Washington, but they ran against the bad parts of Washington—the bloated bureaucracy and Nancy Pelosi's agenda. That's not a contradiction to take money from a trade group or corporation that represents free-enterprise principles." —Andrew Theodore, fundraising consultant, explaining the flurry of debt-retirement fundraisers in D.C. for the GOP freshmen class. Those free-enterprise supporting corporations include Rolls-Royce, Deloitte, ExxonMobil, Yum Brands, Delta Airlines, K&L Gates (the lobbyists) and the National Automotive Dealers Association PAC.
Who ever would have thought that the Democratic-majority Congress would be a nest of snaky, wussy morons? For the first time in ever, a White House is actually about to fix our idiot healthcare system-except the majority party is scared it'll offend the Republicans. Meanwhile, they are dicking about with various environmental bills, ensuring that their various constituents, whether they be farmers or oil companies, get exactly what they want. Which means, in the end, nothing. But at least the American Petroleum Institute will be happy! Ugh they are all making me into a Libertarian, how unfortunate.