Social Security and its role in the nation’s debt

This information is vital when debating right-wingers who blame a large part of the deficit on Social Security… The Washington Post Fact Checker “Social Security has not added one penny to the deficit.” — Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Nov. 27, 2012 In 2011, we evaluated a similar statement about Social Security and gave it a relatively rare… More Social Security and its role in the nation’s debt

Bo inspects the 2012 White House Holiday Decorations (How cute is this?)

H/t: Democratic Underground Related articles Zippers and “Bo-flakes” deck the White House halls (metronews.ca) Photo: White House gingerbread house showcases Obama’s family dog (examiner.com) President Obama jumps down from the stage during a campaign rally at Byrd Park – pic (kaystreet.wordpress.com) First Lady Michelle Obama Unveils White House Christmas Decorations (atlantablackstar.com)

Lie by Lie: A Timeline of How We Got Into Iraq

Putting things into context regarding “lies” and “damn lies“.  Until the GOP can answer why they lied about going into Iraq, I personally believe they need to seriously step back from the Susan Rice attacks. They can’t have it both ways. This is why Americans are sick and tired of GOP tactics that have allowed… More Lie by Lie: A Timeline of How We Got Into Iraq

Rice vs. Rice: What changed for John McCain since 2004?

Remember Condoleeza Rice’s  ‘smoking gun’ turning into a “mushroom cloud” statements on all the Sunday talk shows to justify the Bush Administration declaring war in Iraq? Remember Condoleeza Rice’s answer to a question at the 9/11 Commission hearings:   “I believe it said, “Bin Laden determined to strike inside the United States”. Just sayin’…she gave… More Rice vs. Rice: What changed for John McCain since 2004?

3 reasons President Obama’s lunch with Mitt Romney is a good idea

Closing words from President Obama’s Victory Speech, November 7, 2012: I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests. We’re not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions, and we remain more than a collection of red… More 3 reasons President Obama’s lunch with Mitt Romney is a good idea

The Top 4 Whoppers Norquist Tells To Keep Republicans From Defecting

For over 30 years, Grover Norquist has ruled Republicans in both Houses of Congress with an iron-clad anti-tax pledge.   It appears his time on the lobbyist throne of influence is coming to a close… Think Progress Grover Norquist has launched a wide-ranging media campaign to combat the perception that Republicans are abandoning his pledge… More The Top 4 Whoppers Norquist Tells To Keep Republicans From Defecting

It Gets Worse for Mitt Romney as He is Named the Least Influential Person of 2012

Oh well, if one acts despicable their entire adult life, this is what might happen… PoliticusUSA Apparently, Mitt Romney hasn’t hit rock bottom yet. Romney has gone from being one of only two men vying to be president to being named the least influential person of 2012 by GQ. Mitt Romney beat out such luminaries… More It Gets Worse for Mitt Romney as He is Named the Least Influential Person of 2012

Teacher reprimanded for writing “You can’t be a Democrat & go to heaven”

Slate A complaint was filed against a Kentucky teacher for writing the message on her class whiteboard The mother of a student  in Kentucky filed a complaint with the Education Professional Standards Board after her teacher wrote ”You can’t be a Democrat & go to heaven” on the classroom whiteboard. Kendra Baker, a teacher at South… More Teacher reprimanded for writing “You can’t be a Democrat & go to heaven”