During Secret Retreat With Billionaires, Koch Lobbyist Admits Tea Party Group ‘Designed’ To Elect Republicans In 2010

Rachel Maddow dissected the Koch brothers’ relationship to the Tea Party over a year ago…so this is nothing new.  It’s simply inadvertently out in the open. Think Progress This morning, blogger Brad Friedman, writing in Mother Jones and BradBlog, revealed a set of audio tapes from the last major donor meeting convened by the billionaire Koch brothers. There… More During Secret Retreat With Billionaires, Koch Lobbyist Admits Tea Party Group ‘Designed’ To Elect Republicans In 2010

Charles Koch compares Barack Obama to Saddam Hussein

  These people are dangerous…being rich and powerful with malignant intent to destroy the middle class  in America is extremely harmful to our Democracy. The Raw Story The BRAD BLOG and Mother Jones have uncovered audio of billionaire Charles Koch comparing President Barack Obama to Iraq’s former dictator Saddam Hussein. At a conference in June, Charles Koch encouraged… More Charles Koch compares Barack Obama to Saddam Hussein

Fact-Check: Romney’s USA Today Op-ed Vs. Reality

It’s apparent to me that the GOP and in particular the Tea Party know the power of words.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a lie.  The fact that the words are ‘out there’ is enough.  They understand that a substantial amount of the populous believe what they say, even if they “correct” themselves later. Think… More Fact-Check: Romney’s USA Today Op-ed Vs. Reality

Mission accomplished: Tea party Republicans took the economy hostage and killed job growth

Mission accomplished, indeed.  Now it’s up to Obama and his economic team to wrestle us out of this mess in the next 12 months. Daily Kos It may have taken a few months for Republican economic policies to take effect, but when they finally did, SPLAT: Thousands of jobs created per month in 2011 (data source)… More Mission accomplished: Tea party Republicans took the economy hostage and killed job growth

Minnesota Protesters Drop Glitter On Anti-Marriage Equality Fair Booth

Think Progress For unclear reasons, the Minnesota State Fair found last-minute space for a booth for the coalition supporting a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage (Minnesota For Marriage), but not for the pro-equality coalition opposing the amendment, Minnesotans United for All Families. To protest the seemingly unfair treatment, members of the “barbarian” group dumped glitter on the anti-gay… More Minnesota Protesters Drop Glitter On Anti-Marriage Equality Fair Booth

5 Things Bachmann Has Said That Will Haunt Her

There’s definitely more than five, but I’ll settle, for now… Crooks& Liars 1. “Not all cultures are equal. . .”  When she was first running for office in 2005, Bachmann said this line during a candidate debate in efforts to convey she believed Muslims had an inferior culture to the western world. 2. “If we… More 5 Things Bachmann Has Said That Will Haunt Her

Fox News concerned about ‘hate speech’ from Obama supporters

So, let me get this straight: It’s ok when Fox News does the scary black man thing, and the scary “moos- lum” thing, not to mention the scary organizations that help people to vote like ACORN…forget about all that because a “librul” said something truthful “bad” about Republicans! The Raw Story Fox News contributor Brad… More Fox News concerned about ‘hate speech’ from Obama supporters