Kos’ Sunday Talk Lineup: Shut Happens

Daily Kos Thanks to President Obama stubbornly refusing to negotiate with terrorists (his negotiations with Iran notwithstanding),House Republicans were forced to shut down the federal government for the first time since then-Speaker Newt Gingrich was relegated to the back of Air Force One in 1995. Without a doubt, the most visible and devastating consequence of this latest game of brinkmanship is the closure of America’s national parks—which has enraged a lot of vacationers; newbies and veterans alike. However, there have also been a number of less conspicuous (and clearly less important) negative consequences, such as: 800,000 “non-essential” workers being furloughed; Head Start programs being suspended; and millions of Americans’ health and safety being endangered. But that’s not to say it’s been all […]

Why The Tea Party Really Hates Obamacare

The National Memo – Gene Lyons First they lie to you, and then they ask you for money. That’s the essence of the great Tea Party/Ted Cruz crusade to “defund” Obamacare, a political and constitutional impossibility. The question was settled, probably for good, when President Obama won re-election in 2012 and Democrats kept control of […]

From Fox News to Rush: Secrets of the right’s lie machine

Salon Conservative media plays by its rules, and bends truth to back whatever argument they’ve decided to make that day Excerpted from “Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America”  One key factor that has altered campaign coverage comes from the corporate right in the form of “conservative” media. If there has been […]

Sarah Palin challenges Obama to debate

I try to ignore this really crazy lady, but just had to share this with everyone… The Hill Sarah Palin shot back at the Obama reelection campaign this week after it used footage of her in a fundraising video. “I’m not running for any office, but I’m more than happy to accept the dubious honor […]

Romney Campaign Falsely Accuses Obama Of Gutting Welfare In New Ad

One has to wonder what is the method to GOP presumptive presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s insistence on lying on his campaign ads attacking President Obama? It could be that he knows his “Fox News watching base” is rather dense on many areas about politics and simply hate the President,  so they would believe anything Romney says about Obama. The problem […]

Limbaugh Wants to Extend Vote Suppression to Women

Is it me or is our country rapidly going to hell in a hand-basket at the hands of Republicans? The Nation It did not generate the outrage that his offensive statements often do, probably just because it happened the day before July 4, but last Tuesday Rush Limbaugh made an inadvertently revealing statement. “When women got […]