Democratic Underground As Roy Blunt was touring Missouri, touting his Chamber of Commerce backing, constituents who wanted to visit with their Congressman found themselves directed to the nearest exit. Roy Blunt probably wanted to assure the Chamber that he would vote for the privatization of Social Security and he didn’t want the seniors to hear… More Blunt Staffers Kick Out Seniors
Facts were never a part of the right-wing noise machine meme. Facts just get in the way of their agenda. Facts don’t calm debate over New York Islamic c…, posted with vodpod
The New Yorker The Kochs are longtime libertarians who believe in drastically lower personal and corporate taxes, minimal social services for the needy, and much less oversight of industry–especially environmental regulation. These views dovetail with the brothers’ corporate interests. In a study released this spring, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s Political Economy Research Institute named… More The Billionaire Brothers Who Are Waging A War Against The President
Think Progress At an anti-Islam rally yesterday at Ground Zero, a person of color wearing a skull cap and wandering through the crowd was targeted with insults and nearly attacked by protesters for the offense of looking vaguely Muslim. The videographer summarized the episode this way: A man walks through the crowd at the Ground Zero… More At Ground Zero anti-Islam rally, man harassed for looking vaguely Muslim.
Daily Kos – Laurence Lewis‘ Diary So, the Republicans have figured out an election strategy. It can’t be the economy, because they’re already getting the full benefit of the Obama economic recovery program’s shortcomings, and too much focus on the recovery would necessitate a focus on why a recovery was even necessary; and the electorate… More Who are these people?
First Rachel Maddow puts Dick Armey in his place, now Michigan Democratic Governor, Jennifer Granholm gets her turn… Think Progress As ThinkProgress noted, former House Speaker Dick Armey laid out a plan this week that would effectively dismantle Social Security and Medicare “as you know it” by privatizing a large portion of these critical social safety net programs.… More Granholm calls out Armey and Ryan for wanting to ‘effectively dismantle’ the social safety net.