Wednesday, October 23, 2013
BRAVO to the House Democratic Caucus for working with the Nashville LGBT community for a fundraiser for the Caucus. They correctly perceived that the community should be natural supporters of the Democratic Party and that by standing with your friends, your friends will stand with you.
Now it's time to do that here in Memphis and other urban areas across the state. This is a sign that SOME PEOPLE in the Democratic Party understand where our future lies and where the population is growing.
Great work, House Democratic Caucus, big props to Leader Fitzhugh, Caucus Chair Mike Turner and the entire Caucus for their forward-thinking leadership!
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The shutdown will end today, and the fools in the House GOP will get LESS than if they had done nothing, per the Atlantic's Molly Ball, via Slate Magazine:
The GOP will actually get less out of the final deal being brokered than the party would have gotten had House conservatives never staged their revolt on Obamacare. In fact, the drama is likely to end with Republicans ceding policy concessions to Democrats. ... The "concession" extracted by the GOP in the deal, the sole change to the health-care law, is purely cosmetic: a reinstatement of the requirement that people seeking subsidies under the Affordable Care Act furnish proof that they qualify. That requirement was in the original law, but the administration delayed it when implementation hit snags in July. ... Democrats will get the government funded at levels they (grudgingly) sought in the first place, for longer than they originally sought, and without the looming threat of default.