There Is Nothing Controversial About Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC Promo

You may have heard that the right-wing hysteria machine is at screaming level over an MSNBC thirty second promo.  I cannot believe the reaction she’s receiving from the paranoid right. If you get a chance check out the comments on Mediaite.  Here’s just one example: Esteban Rey  Ima Winnah • 31 minutes ago I thought white conservative southerners… More There Is Nothing Controversial About Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC Promo

GOP ‘Appalled’ Over Obama Granting Castro’s Daughter Visa, Ignores Trips Under Bush

Another case of Obama Derangement Syndrome… Think Progress When the State Department granted the head of Cuba’s National Center for Sex Education, Mariela Castro Espín, a visa to chair a panel on LGBT issues at the Latin American Studies Association in San Francisco later this week, the Republican response was as obvious as the Cuban… More GOP ‘Appalled’ Over Obama Granting Castro’s Daughter Visa, Ignores Trips Under Bush

Karl Rove’s hissy fit: “Offended” by Chrysler ad

Salon – Joan Walsh If Clint Eastwood sounded like Obama, it’s because the GOP has ceded optimism to the Democrats… I admit it: Chrysler’s “Halftime in America” Super Bowl ad reminded me of President Obama’s best recent speeches. Actor Clint Eastwood, the face of rugged American individualism, talked about “tough eras” and “downturns” and “times when… More Karl Rove’s hissy fit: “Offended” by Chrysler ad

The GOP’s ever-shifting stance on Obama’s leadership

Basically, whatever President Obama does, he is wrong, in the eyes of the opposition as well as some Dems. By E.J. Dionne – Washington Post Leaders do not operate in a vacuum. When they make strategic adjustments, their opponents do, too. President Obama has prompted just such a pivot by Republicans. They’re criticizing him not for… More The GOP’s ever-shifting stance on Obama’s leadership

Poll: Republicans Who Want To Repeal Health Care Law Should Opt Out Of Gov’t-Sponsored Health Plans

Well, given that those politicians who oppose or want to repeal the Health-Care Law are so adamant about doing so, it would be a show of good faith for them to opt out of their government sponsored health care plans.  Let’s wait and see how this one pans out… Think Progress Last week, responding to Rep.-elect Andy… More Poll: Republicans Who Want To Repeal Health Care Law Should Opt Out Of Gov’t-Sponsored Health Plans

The Right’s One Big Happy Mix of Ignorance

As usual, Mario Piperni is spot on… Mario Piperni Balloon Juice’s mistermix… “…conservatives are allergic to facts, they do love anecdotes. Nothing disproves years of global warming research like a cold day in July, and food stamps are a waste of money because some guy somewhere traded them for a flat-screen TV. As soon as… More The Right’s One Big Happy Mix of Ignorance

Mario Piperni: Mitch McConnell And The Poor Downtrodden Rich

Mario Piperni If you had to give a face to Republican’s heartless to-hell-with-the-middle-class attitude, I can think of no better one than that of Mitch McConnell’s disgusting mug.  Here he is on the Senate floor defending tax cuts for the richest 2 percent. “We can’t let the people who’ve been hit the hardest by this… More Mario Piperni: Mitch McConnell And The Poor Downtrodden Rich

An Extremely Important Message To Conservatives & The GOP From Rachel Maddow

I have never hidden the fact that I feel Rachel Maddow is by far, the best and most well prepared commentator on television today.   Her doctorate in political science shows in every broadcast.  She is not cocky or full of herself.  She’s not arrogant or belligerent to her guests or in her reporting.  When Rachel sees a problem… More An Extremely Important Message To Conservatives & The GOP From Rachel Maddow

MSNBC’s Scarborough: ‘Every Republican I Talk To On The Hill’ Tells Me John Boehner ‘Is Not A Hard Worker’

I’m not surprised in the least.  It’ shows with the entire GOP leadership.  Think Progress  On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough made a damning accusation against House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), with whom he used to work in the House of Representatives. Scarborough said that the rap on Boehner amongst people who know… More MSNBC’s Scarborough: ‘Every Republican I Talk To On The Hill’ Tells Me John Boehner ‘Is Not A Hard Worker’

Senate Republicans block measure to provide additional benefits to homeless veterans.

Between the GOP stalling on the passage of a jobs bill which would help millions on unemployment, the GOP has stooped even lower by blocking a measure to provide additional benefits to homeless female veterans.   Why are Conservatives so damned heartless? Think Progress Today, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) brought her bill — the Homeless Women Veterans… More Senate Republicans block measure to provide additional benefits to homeless veterans.