Tuesday Open Comments

If ever there were a statue ready-made for Democrat feigned righteous indignation you would think it would be “Vaquero” in Moody Park, Northside Houston.  Drunk guy abusing his horse while waving (gasp!) a pistol around willy-nilly.

Vaquero

Over the years I’ve grown to like it. It’s like tacky yard art.  I can almost imagine it guarded by a flock of plastic pink flamingos being ridden by garden gnomes.

Wednesday Open Comments

Paging Dr. Gordo!  Paging Dr. Gordo!

With “repeal and replace” dead, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did the right thing. After offering up a bill insufficient to earn conservative support, he announced he would allow a vote on the House bill passed in May with an instant amendment: full repeal.

At last, an opportunity for clarity. The stage was set for a vote that would shine immediate light on which senators were willing to deliver on what Republicans have promised for years, and which were not.

Hours later, the curtain fell, and the stage went dark. Conservative senators who would have embraced full repeal, including Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson, were negated by three senators who announced they would oppose it: Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Shelly Moore Capito of West Virginia and Susan Collins of Maine.
But what about the children, Senator McConnell???