Let's face facts. Carl Sciortino is a liberal. His parents may not be proud of this but Brendan Spaar applauds the man for coming out of the political closet and running for office. Sciortino is running for Congress in Massachusetts’s 5th Congressional District and has recently put out a viral campaign ad in which he "comes out" to his tea party Republican dad. You see, Sciortino comes from a long line of Republicans. His mother has been converted to a Democrat but his father is getting to be even more conservative in his old age. While pop may come across as angry and disappointed in the ad, he says that he fully supports his son's run for the House of Representatives.
Stop me if you've heard this one. A judge walks into a comedy club to tell some jokes. No seroiusly. Vincent Sicari, who is a part time municipal judge in South Hackensack, New Jersey, also spends time on the comedy circuit. Brendan Spaar bets that this guy has some stories to tell from the arrested people that come before his bench on their court date. Apparently there were complaints and the New Jersey Supreme Court got involved. In a unanimous decision, the court ruled that "he has demeaned certain people based on national origin and religion, has revealed his political leanings, and has declared his dislike for and intolerance of children." In other words, Sicari is guilty of being a comedian. The court found that while there were no reports of Sicari acting inappropriately in court, the judicial code of conduct requires him to adhear to a higher standard. That must mean that comedians are seen as lower stock. Apparently no one told Sicari not to quit his day job so he has tendered his resignation. There is probably more money in comedy than part time judging anyway.
The Democrats in the US Senate are about fed up with Republican David Vitter's anti-Obama antics. The lucky-to-be-here Senator is once again introducing legislation aimed at destroying Obamacare. Brendan Spaar wonders why Republican'ts are not giving Obamacare a chance. If Vitter continues to stall the Senate with his bill, Democrats are prepared to introduce a bill that would deny healthcare benefits to congress officials that have been implicated in prostitution scandals. Vitter was famously involved in such a scandal a few years ago and managed to keep his place in congress. Will Vitter back down?
Mr. Gaffe has done it again. John Kerry has made what may be the worst gaffe of his political carrer by "thinking outloud" and offering an unvetted solution to the crisis in Syria. Kerry suggested that if Assad turns over his chemical weapons, of which the Syrian leader claims not to have, the Americans would not attack his country. Russian President Vladimer Putin welcomed this idea and agreed to take control of the weapons from Syria. Brendan Spaar sees a problem with this. For one, Russia is seen as an ally to Syria and has a lukewarm at best relationship with the United States. Will lawmakers think twice before allowing Putin to babysit Assad?
There has been much divide in Congress over whether or not they should give President Obama the authority to go to war with Syria. Very few congressional leaders have agreed that this is the right thing to do because their constituants are very vocally against action in the middle eastern country. Currently, the Senate is broken down in the following way: 23 in favor, 17 opposed, 10 leaning no and 50 undecided. Those undecided votes could change when Obama adresses the nation on Tuesday night. Brendan Spaar will be watching the address from his Forsyth County home and will report if any news breaks.
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