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Responsibility Without Authority: A Recipe for Disaster

I'm a union President. For 12 years the worst case scenario for me has always been responsibility without authority. In other words, we're going to do something some one else's way, but, in the end, the responsibility rests with me.

No way. If I take the hit, I'll listen to other peoples' opinions, take it into account, much the same way any chief Executive does, then make a final decision, and live with the consequences. I've won 4 elections and have held office for 12 years.

That's what happened to this God Damned Affordable Care Act. It should have just been Medicare for All. We knew that's the best way. We should have outlawed the filibuster, coming in, so that we owned all the proposal.

We then would have lived, as Democrats and Americans, with the consequences.

What the fuck good is it to do something half-assed, with the opponents trying to make it fail, and then getting the blame.

We're responsible for what happened, but we compromised and ceded the authority, like Republican Governors deciding that their states don't participate.

WTF. We'll never get a chance like this again in my life time. It only happens every 30 to 40 years. (1932, 1965, 2013).





A Message for Liz Cheney: Run for the Senate in Massachusetts

I was reading today's story out of Wyoming about the Sisters Cheney.

It seems that Liz Cheney's campaign to unseat the incumbent Senator in that state has a poll indicating that she is down by 50 points.

Liz, if you come to Massachusetts and run for the U.S. Senate against Liz Warren, that 50% margin in Wyoming will look like a nail biter by comparison here If you didn't wake up in time on election day, you may even get shut out.

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Liz Cheney's Sister Unloads On Her Over Gay Marriage Opposition

Liz Cheney Wyoming AP


Liz Cheney is trying to build momentum any momentum for her Senate candidacy in Wyoming. But she still hasn't even convinced her family.

Mary Cheney unloaded on comments her sister made about gay marriage on "Fox News Sunday," saying that Liz is on the "wrong side of history." So did Heather Poe, Mary's wife.

"I love Mary very much, I love her family very much," Liz Cheney said on Fox News, defending her past stance of opposition to gay marriage despite the personal connection. "This is just an issue on which we disagree."

That drew the ire of both her sister and her sister's wife. Poe, on Facebook, wrote that Cheney's comments were "offensive."

Her full message:

I was watching my sister-in-law on Fox News Sunday (yes Liz, in fifteen states and the District of Columbia you are my sister-in-law) and was very disappointed to hear her say "I do believe in the traditional definition of marriage."

Liz has been a guest in our home, has spent time and shared holidays with our children, and when Mary and I got married in 2012 - she didn't hesitate to tell us how happy she was for us.

To have her now say she doesn't support our right to marry is offensive to say the least.

I can't help but wonder how Liz would feel if as she moved from state to state, she discovered that her family was protected in one but not the other.

I always thought freedom meant freedom for EVERYONE.

Mary Cheney shared that status on her own Facebook page, adding a personal message for her sister.

"Liz this isn't just an issue on which we disagree you're just wrong and on the wrong side of history," she wrote.

Liz Cheney, the elder daughter to former Vice President Dick Cheney, is mounting a primary challenge to Republican Sen. Mike Enzi. A poll taken last week showed Enzi up by more than 50 points. That's even worse than early polls found upon her entering the race in July.

If You Are Over 50 Yrs. Old, 2 Things You Will Never See Again........

If you were born before 1963, you will never see another New York Yankees' Championship or another Republican President in your life time.


BOSTON: The only thing better than our politics is our baseball team. Our state is deep blue and our Sox are vivid red.


See you at the parade.
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