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Why Chuck Grassley Voted Against VAWA

Taking time off from composing unintelligible tweets, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) explained to his constituents why he voted against the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Grassley: So you get non-Indians, let me say to make it easy, you get non-Indians … Continue reading
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Regarding the Republicans and Civility

Senator Chuck Grassley thinks the president is stupid because he uses a Teleprompter. You know, because the Republicans are all about civility. Classy for a sitting member of the U.S. Senate. And by the way, Romney uses a Teleprompter all … Continue reading

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Bribery

Artist – David Fitzsimmons In other news, Senator Chuck Grassley is concerned that the Colombian prostitutes involved in the Secret Service scandal may have been Russian spies. I think it may be time for Ole’ Chuck to consider retirement.

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The 78 Year Old Cyber Punk

Stephen Colbert mocks the tweeting of Senator Chuck Grassley, and I’m still laughing.

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Marble-Mouthed Hick Says President is Stupid

Chuck Grassley via Twitter: Constituents askd why i am not outraged at PresO attack on supreme court independence. Bcause Am ppl r not stupid as this x prof of con law No, senator, the president is arguably one of the … Continue reading

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Trolls Under The Bridge

Artist – David Fitzsimmons In other news, the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, lead by Chuck Grassley, are blocking the approval of the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act because provisions recently added to the bill grant existing … Continue reading

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An Extraordinary Statesman

Prior to yesterday’s vote which saw the Senate Judiciary Committee approve the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Senator Al Franken had a few words to share with Senator Chuck Grassley. Senator Al Franken, killing them with respect.

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We're F-cked

Jon Stewart explains why and how. As I mentioned before, let’s keep cartoonish Chuck Grassley as far away from the oil spill as possible.

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Baucus Jobs Bill Fail

UPDATE: Harry Reid is scrapping the Finance Committee bill after determining there are too many concessions to the Republicans. Go! I’m at a complete loss as to what the hell is going on with the jobs bill. Max Baucus is … Continue reading

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Whose Money Will Be Frozen?

The likely answer: poor people. Spending on social programs to help the poor will get slammed down by the spending freeze (Medicaid, however, is exempt from the freeze). Ezra Klein outlines that the discretionary spending programs without huge lobbies and … Continue reading

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In Which I Defend Max Baucus

Drudge is pushing a story about Max Baucus being drunk during his famously angry healthcare floor speech last week. Drudge is an asshat. Not just for trying to spread this nonsense, but also for making me come to the defense … Continue reading

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Grasshole Feeds His Masters

This is almost too ridiculous to be true: Late [Wednesday] afternoon, Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa), the top Republican on the committee, requested consideration of the “Grassley F-1 Modified Amendment.” Its goal: eliminate $7 billion a year in fees that the … Continue reading

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The New Baucus Plan

Max Baucus has released his new healthcare reform plan. Here’s all you need to know: 1) It mostly sucks. No public option. Because he continues to obsess on bipartisanship. 2) Grassley and Enzi don’t support it anyway. So much for … Continue reading

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Wave Goodbye to the Gang of Six

Ezra Klein: Everyone I’ve spoken to in the Senate believes, strongly, that this process is about to break down, and the Democrats are going to move forward on a more partisan basis. It’s about damn time.

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Wingnut Revolution with Guns

I want to hear Glenn Beck tell us again that what he says on his show doesn’t foment gun violence. The leap from “Obama is a fascist” to “Must bring a gun to Washington and/or presidential town hall” is a … Continue reading

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Distant Early Warning

Via Yglesias, here’s Greg Sargent’s summary of what the White House and congressional leadership ought to be losing sleep over: Here are the net favorability ratings for Obama — i.e., the difference between the favorable and unfavorable ratings — broken … Continue reading

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Circumventing the Finance Committee

Yesterday I posted an explanation as to why the Finance Committee and the Max Baucus Gang of Six have so much power in this healthcare reform process, and why the White House has to pay so much deference to it. … Continue reading

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Why the Finance Committee?

If you heard the Blog Talk Radio show last night with me and Stranahan, you heard me screaming into my phone trying to explain exactly why the Finance Committee and its leaders, Baucus and Grassley, are involved in healthcare reform. … Continue reading

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Crazy Quote(s) of the Day

It’s a tie so far. “It’s not about getting a lot of Republicans. It’s about getting a lot of Democrats and Republicans. We ought to be focusing on getting 80 votes.” —Chuck Grassley “We need to get a bill that … Continue reading

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Don't Believe the Scorpion

Chuck Grassley is asking the Democrats to give his scorpion ass a ride across the river. Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa), the powerful Republican who has spent weeks working on a healthcare reform compromise, is urging Democrats not to abandon bipartisan … Continue reading

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