Archive for Tom Cole

Sunday Talkers



It's Sunday again and that means talk, talk, talk...

For a heads up on who might be interesting, please read Laffy's Media Bias Sunday post first here.

For a more detailed schedule, please go to Politico.

Silly Rabbit at Daily Kos also has excellent Sunday Talker listings here.

Some of the talkers include:

Benjamin Netanyahu, Pavlo Klimkin, Madeline Albright, John Cornyn, Henry Cuellar, Robert Reich, Tom Cole, Steve Scalisi, Ron Prosor, Hanan Ashrawi, Nancy Pelosi, and Lindsey Graham. Note: this is not a complete list. Please see Politico or DailyKos (links above).


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VIDEO- Rep. Tom Cole: Middle income tax cuts would pass the House, "it would carry."


Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and  Tom Cole (deputy whip, Rational-OK) were on CNN's "State of the Union" discussing-- what else?-- the Fiscal Whatever, that trap that the GOP, in all their foresighty wisdom, set for themselves.

Here's what Cole said (I'm ignoring Blackburn for obvious reasons, as in: Republicans "are the party of big ideas"):

Yeah, honestly I think if it got to the floor, it would carry.”

“I think it would. Look, that’s my judgment, but I spend a lot of time counting votes and looking around. But this doesn’t say we’re going to raise taxes on anybody, it says, okay this group for sure, your taxes aren’t going up. Get that done with, get it over with...”

Republicans know what's going to happen, they just won't admit it on the Tee Vee Machine. Besides, who cares about the poor, the middle class, the ill, and senior citizens when you have a bunch of Richie Riches to protect?