cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Did the Benghazi hearing before a Congressional committee and the American public accomplish anything?
Assembly Democrats have unleashed their ultimate weapon, but instead of going to Illinois they simply left the Assembly chambers rather than to cast ‘No’ votes on a bill they didn’t like. This is reminiscent of December, 2011 and the Senate Democrats who fled to parts unknown, or so they thought except they met with various and sundry reporters day-to-day from their ‘secret’ locations in Illinois.
As the saga of the selection of a Republican Speaker of the House continues, we are seeing the ugly underside of this Congressional group as portrayed by the current ‘conservative’ element which is more the ‘ultra-conservative’ element as it presents itself. The largest group calls itself the House Freedom Caucus and is apparently the group that convinced Rep. Boehner to give up his seat. There is another group led by Rep. King (R-IA) talking up the preferred candidate of the Conservative Opportunity Society.
Our Secretary of State and our President have assured us that our new deal with Iran is ironclad and that we have things built into the deal that will help us be sure Iran is living up to its end of the bargain.