Archconservative Jim Inhofe Has Change Of Heart About Democrats

The Huffington Post One of the most partisan Republicans in the Senate, Oklahoma’s Jim Inhofe, said Sunday that his “attitude” toward Senate Democrats has changed as a result of the outpouring of sympathy he received from colleagues after the death of his son. Perry Inhofe, 52, was killed in a plane crash in November. “I probably shouldn’t… More Archconservative Jim Inhofe Has Change Of Heart About Democrats

North Carolina Republican switches party affiliation: ‘I guess being American just isn’t good enough’ for the GOP anymore

Jason Thigpen is not the first GOP politician to come over to the left in recent weeks.   This indicates to me, that something is very wrong with today’s Republican Party… The Raw Story Yesterday, a North Carolina Republican congressional candidate switched his party affiliation to Democrat, saying that he “refuse[s] to be part of an extremist… More North Carolina Republican switches party affiliation: ‘I guess being American just isn’t good enough’ for the GOP anymore

Hillary Clinton Endorses Terry McAuliffe

This is a big deal. Terry McAuliffe needs to win the Virginia governorship.  The GOP candidate, Ken Cuccinelli is a far right hardliner who has pushed through some of the most draconian legislation against women, gays and minorities during his time in office as Virginia’s attorney general. By the way, the Commonwealth of Virginia is… More Hillary Clinton Endorses Terry McAuliffe

The torch has been passed to a new generation of Republicans

Sadly… Born in the XXIst century, tempered by nothing, disciplined by a hard and bitter government shutdown, proud of their ancient confederate heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those privileges to which the white majority has always been committed, and to which they are committed today at home and around… More The torch has been passed to a new generation of Republicans

Boehner wants to keep one hostage, briefly let the other go

The Maddow Blog Have you looked at the major Wall Street indexes this morning? As I type, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up over 200 points, and as a matter of percentage, the S&P and Nasdaq indexes are doing even better. After weeks in which stocks were on a downward trend, what caused the… More Boehner wants to keep one hostage, briefly let the other go

Who had the worst week in Washington? Rep. Marlin Stutzman.

The Washington Post – Chris Cillizza Fix rule of politics: Never pick a political fight when you a) aren’t sure you can win and b) don’t have any idea what winning looks like. House Republicans broke that rule when they refused to budge on their demand that any measure to fund the government beyond Sept.… More Who had the worst week in Washington? Rep. Marlin Stutzman.

Kos’ Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: GOP to discuss debt limit as fallback

Do Republicans know really what they want or is this entire debacle a ruse to hide their utter failure as lawmakers? Daily Kos More from Robert Costa on the direction the GOP is moving: “It’s the return of the grand bargain,” says one House Republican, who requested anonymity to speak freely. “There weren’t a lot of specifics… More Kos’ Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: GOP to discuss debt limit as fallback

SHUTDOWN

Politico  10/1/13 12:12 AM EDT The government has officially shut down. Two-party government proved as divided as ever, as House Republicans continue to insist on changing, delaying or defunding Obamacare as the price for keeping the government open, while Senate Democrats and President Barack Obama firmly rejected that position. It’s the first government shutdown since… More SHUTDOWN

Daily Kos’ Sunday Talk: Don’t fear the reaper

Daily Kos When the Tea party first rose up in opposition to President Obama’s health care law (not to mention his blackness), it seemed harmlessenough. The Republican party embraced the baggers, and harnessed their anger for gains in the mid-term elections—wresting control of the Housefrom Nancy Pelosi and the evil Democrats. Finally, they would be able to repeal Obamacare, and repeal it they did; more than 30 times before the Supreme Court… More Daily Kos’ Sunday Talk: Don’t fear the reaper