This was a critical week in the Speakership of John Boehner (R-Ohio). It was as good for his Speakership as his capitulation to the right before the government shutdown was harmful.
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Congratulations to Pope Francis for being named Person of the Year by Time magazine, as proposed by yours truly recently.
Our times so oddly and closely resemble mid-19th century Russia before it descended into 100 years of darkness.
Why does Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) not heed Pope Francis, who calls for helping the hurting?
Apparently, the heavy burden of being exceptional to one another 24/7 is starting to take its toll on Republicans. But the Tea Party is possibly worse.
Rush Limbaugh should apologize to the pope, and Republicans should disown the talk show host for insulting Pope Francis.
My guess is that my column this week, suggesting President Obama can rise again, may come close to hitting the bottom of his recent slide in popularity.
Before anyone on the right gets excited by delusions of grandeur, let me ask: Do Republicans think they will win Catholic voters by sending Sarah Palin to CNN to say Pope Francis is a liberal?
The New Republic has a great cover this week that reads, “Hillary’s Nightmare: A Democratic Party that realizes that its soul lies with Elizabeth Warren instead.” It should have been obvious from the first. But the Democratic Party has become the party of ”hipsters” and is possibly not so attentive through the purple haze.
The worm turns, as they say. Now Tea Party members in the House of Representatives who supported the government shutdown will have to increasingly worry about primary challenges from traditional Republicans.