Romney’s Perfect Example of the Republican Strategy of Economic Sabotage

For a long time — basically ever since Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell infamously stated that the Republican Party's #1 goal was to defeat President Obama — it has been plainly obvious that the Republican Party was committed to a strategy of economic sabotage to further their poli...
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Romney Endorses A Carbon Tax & Ending Oil Subsidies?

The key comment was made by Shawn McCoy, a spokesman for Romney’s Iowa campaign, who, while explaining how Romney is anti-renewable energy, told The Des Moines Register that the candidate would "allow the wind credit to expire, end the stimulus boondoggles*, and create a level playing field on whi...
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The Coal Industry Wants You In The Dark

If you've watched any cable news show in the last year, chances are you've probably seen one or a thousand ads from the fossil fuel industry attacking regulations and/or trying to paint their products as necessary for prosperity.
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Tea Party Republicans Cant Stomach Helping Students

Speaker John Boehner is having a heckuva time getting his very-right-wing caucus to support any debt ceiling increase that wasn’t written on a stone tablet by Ayn Rand herself. What […]
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House GOP Leaders Rally Caucus To Hurt Some People

How do you fire up a crowd of congressional Republicans to get them to blindly cast really really bad votes? Easy, just show them a clip from a violent movie! […]
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Vomit Baby Vomit Do Republicans Love Food Poisoning

I thought my outrage meter was about pegged today after learning that coal companies are essentially bribing schools to lie to children about fossil fuels (e.g. “Our world is deficient […]
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Why Elizabeth Warren Scares Republicans

“There is only one person who should lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and that is the brilliant advocate who championed it, the remarkable administrator who has helped get it […]
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Watch the Acclaimed Documentary At the River I Stand

April 4 marks the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, murdered in 1968 while fighting for the rights of striking Memphis sanitation workers. This event is brilliantly […]
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Delusion Thy Name Is Republican Voter

A favorite pastime of post-election analysts and pundits is to parse, re-parse, and re-re-parse exit polls and other data to draw out interesting demographic and historical notes. One such data […]
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Lets Help Rush Limbaugh Pack His Bags

Did you hear the big news? Yesterday on his show, Rush Limbaugh vowed that he would leave the country if health care reform passes! LIMBAUGH: I’ll just tell you this, […]
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The Importance of Progressive Primary Challenges

When Sen. Arlen Specter switched from the GOP to the Democratic Party early last year, citing the Republican Party’s extreme shift to the far-right in recent years, many progressives found […]
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Defunding The Real Criminal Enterprises

A few weeks ago I wrote about the brazen hypocrisy with which conservatives in Congress met the revelation that a handful of ACORN employees gave stupid advice to two conservative […]
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John Boehner Admits He Is Completely Out Of Touch

We have long known that conservatives in Congress are hopelessly out of touch with both reality and the American people. So while it represented nothing new, House Minority Leader John […]
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Right-Wing Plan To “Take Back America”: Obama Is Hitler!!

For six years the Campaign for America’s Future organized the annual Take Back America conference, the largest annual gathering of progressives in the country. At the conference progressives came together […]
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Anti-ACORN Crusade Backfires In Irony (Updated!)

I have been restraining myself from writing a post about ACORN for some time now. It isn’t that I haven’t had plenty of thoughts about the faux scandal and the […]
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Conservative Health Care Response Ignores Facts

The reviews of President Obama’s health care speech before a joint session of Congress have been fairly glowing. Most agree that the President made a strong case for health insurance […]
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Post-Speech: Conservatives, How Stupid Do You Feel Now?

I wrote last week about the absolutely shameful, shocking and appalling attacks from conservatives against President Obama in response to his plans to give students a back to school pep […]
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Taking Pride In Being Ignorant

Well the reviews are already in on Obama’s big speech on “the importance of education”, and they aren’t pretty. The descriptions range from “brainwashing” and “indoctrination of your children” to […]
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Michele Bachmann Thinks You Are Crazy Too

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post entitled “Sarah Palin Thinks You Are Stupid” in which I explored her “death panel” fearmongering and what it showed about how […]
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Beware the Book of the Dead

Actual cover of “Your Life, Your Choices” offered by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs Did you hear the latest ridiculous lie the right-wing is promoting against health insurance reform? You […]
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Michele Bachmann: Pro-Choice Warrior

While reading through the latest news this morning I happened upon a startling, yet much-welcomed story about GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann. It comes as just the latest sign that in […]
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Boehner To PhRMA: Please Be Greedier

Almost as telling as the fact that a whopping 62% of Republicans think the federal government should stay out of Medicare is the following vignette. First, let’s make sure everyone […]
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Joe The Plumber Doesn’t Know He Was Being Ironic

We all remember the lovable “Joe” the “Plumber”, just your typical Joe Sixpack, average American, undecided about whether he was going to vote for the evil socialist tyrant or Grandpappy […]
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Sarah Palin Thinks You Are Stupid

O Sarah Palin, the gift that keeps on giving, no matter how earnestly we say, “no, really, we insist, we’ve had enough.” We said this after Dr. Palin’s informative essay, […]
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Dick’s Army

Another day, another town hall meeting, another angry mob of right-wing fanatics promoting lies and trying to shout down democratic discourse. Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) was just one of many […]
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Birthers = Health Care Deniers

Let me preface this by explaining my rationale for labeling opponents of health care reform “health care deniers”. I call them deniers, in much the same vein as global warming […]
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Mythbusting An Insurance Lobby Attack Ad (Updated!)

This morning my breakfast was ruined, ruined by an anti-health care reform ad on TV. Now I’ve seen innumerable slimy, disingenuous attacks ads in my days, but for some reason […]
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