Democrats Seek Help From Psychologist

Levin

I don’t see how this is going to help, as psychologists can’t prescribe drugs and the Dems are clearly off their meds.  But for what it’s worth: …retiring Democratic Senator Byron Dorgan (N.D.) recently brought psychologist Drew Westen in to see the Democratic caucus, because Dorgan is convinced that the Democrats’ problem is one of messaging. This always comes up, … Read More

Carl Levin ♥s The VAT

On occasion, the “World’s Greatest Deliberative Body” will do something that makes sense.  It appears that last week, we arrived at one of those auspicious moments: Bipartisanship has broken out in the Senate, not that the media bothered to notice. Last week John McCain introduced a resolution stating that “It is the sense of the Senate that the Value Added … Read More

Has Alan Frumin Saved America From Obamacare?

As with all things relating to the Zombie Bill From Hell (I refer of course to Obamacare; I’d link to the bill under discussion at the moment, but, you know, there isn’t one), this must be taken with a grain of salt, but if true, this certainly seems promising.  According to Roll Call: The Senate Parliamentarian has ruled that President … Read More

A Reminder:

With the “temporary leave of absence” that Charlie “Exonerated” Rangel has embarked upon due to the fact that he’s, well, corrupt as hell, we just about got saddled with this arrogant ass as chair of Ways and Means.  Instead we get… oh lord it’s Carl Levin’s older brother Sandy.  Faaaan-tastic.

Paul Ryan, Again, Not Sucking

More from today’s sham summit: Perhaps most important, Ryan confronted the Democrats with the issue of the “Doc Fix” — a separate bill that would have added $371 billion to the Democrats’ legislation if it hadn’t been stripped out. The Doc Fix would have prevented Medicare reimbursements to doctors from plummeting by 21 percent, a drop that Congress put into … Read More