Boehner and McConnell Balance Their Budget on the Backs of the American People

Big Oil,  Defense contractors and the One Percent, win.  While the American populous suffers… POLITICUS USA The House did it, then the Senate did it, killing a budget that attacks the American people. As pointed out here yesterday, 27 million Americans lose their health insurance if Congress gets its way. The rich, of course, get… More Boehner and McConnell Balance Their Budget on the Backs of the American People

Why on Earth Would Any Minority or Woman Want To Be a Republican?

This is not an indictment on conservatism in general. The Big Slice – Peter Fagan No, the above question was not meant to be facetious. I’m quite serious. I’ve thought about this for quite some time and I’m convinced that if you’re an African-American, Latino or woman and you are a registered Republican you either must… More Why on Earth Would Any Minority or Woman Want To Be a Republican?

Michael Burgess: I Oppose Abortion Because Male Fetuses Masturbate

I promise you I’m not making this stuff up… The Huffington Post Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) said Monday that abortion should be banned as early as 15 weeks after conception because he has witnessed male fetuses masturbate at that stage. RH Reality Check first reported Burgess’ comments, which came during a late-night House Rules Committee hearing on… More Michael Burgess: I Oppose Abortion Because Male Fetuses Masturbate

House Republicans and extortion for the sake of extortion

Pitch perfect assessment… The Washington Post – Post Partisan Today’s news is about Republican leaders in the House scrambling around to find something that they can blackmail Barack Obama and the Democrats with, so that they can threaten to crash the economy with a government default unless they get it. Kevin Drum and Brian Buetler interpret this as Republican… More House Republicans and extortion for the sake of extortion

The Republican De-Evolution: From Political Party to Cult

This article does a good job in explaining what happened to the Republican Party… Forward Progress For a while now, I’ve called the Republican Party a cult more often than I have a political party or ideology.  The emergence of the Tea Party only solidified this belief. Scientific research (not that science means much of… More The Republican De-Evolution: From Political Party to Cult

Obama doesn’t have a ‘juice’ problem. He has a Republican problem

I saw the POTUS’  press conference earlier this week.  When the reporter asked him if he had still had “juice” with Republicans I immediately thought of the slang term: juice– respect, power. The author’s  definition seems somewhat skewered.  However, his analysis of President Obama’s hopefulness in getting Republican leaders to see things his way and the futility of… More Obama doesn’t have a ‘juice’ problem. He has a Republican problem

What country does the Tea Party represent?

Salon House Republicans are no longer swayed by public opinion, imperiling the GOP and grinding government to a halt This article originally appeared on AlterNet. With an assist from some long-term demographic trends, House Republicans have redistricted, propagandized and policed themselves into another country. As a result, they have become unmoored from the political incentives that typically drive… More What country does the Tea Party represent?

Credit agencies warn GOP of ‘death spiral’

“No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.” ~ Jewish Proverb Politico House Republicans were cautioned Thursday in a closed door meeting with credit rating agency officials that a “death spiral” in the bond market was one of the possible outcomes in the event of default. One official warned of a worst-case scenario… More Credit agencies warn GOP of ‘death spiral’