The Republican Party’s problem with black people

The Washington Post – Jonathan Capehart Overall, I agree with Ron Christie’s argument in the Daily Beast on “how to really empower black voters nationwide.” The former special assistant to President George W. Bush and deputy assistant to Vice President Dick Cheney says, “Republicans need a positive message for people of color, and they need… More The Republican Party’s problem with black people

Why Would Anyone Vote Republican? Let’s See…

Addicting Info Tea Party lunatic Allen West, who lost his bid for reelection  in 2012, is also somewhat of a comedian. On his personal page, allenbwest.com, West posted a rather funny article called the ‘Top 10 Reasons to Vote Democrat in 2014.” The article lays out just what you would expect: liberals are taking your money, liberals… More Why Would Anyone Vote Republican? Let’s See…

There was nothing high-minded about the budget deal

The Week – Taegan Goddard Many recent articles have trumpeted the “bipartisan breakthrough” that led to a federal budget deal. Don’t believe any of them. Partisan warfare is very much alive. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), a key broker of the budget deal, signaled that a standoff over the debt ceiling is coming soon. Said Ryan: “We, as a… More There was nothing high-minded about the budget deal

Rachel Maddow – Right-wing rejects Mandela’s hero status

The Raw Story No matter how bad it seems for Democrats right now, said Rachel Maddow on her show Wednesday night, it’s worse for Republicans. In spite of the fact that the Obamacare roll-out was messy, the Republican Party right now is being roiled in an intense internecine civil war that is keeping the party… More Rachel Maddow – Right-wing rejects Mandela’s hero status

Three reasons filibuster reform might actually happen today

This must be done soon.  Preferably, today.  Enough is enough from the Teapublican filibusters in the senate. The Washington Post – Wonkblog Filibuster reform might actually happen this time. In fact, it might happen today. Harry Reid is poised to end the filibuster against executive-branch appointments and judicial nominations. Could Democrats back out at the… More Three reasons filibuster reform might actually happen today

It’s “Paul Ryan is a serious wonk” season again!

Paul Ryan (Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque) Salon – Alex Pareene The Washington Post admires Paul Ryan’s very bold plan to fight poverty by replacing food stamps with dreams Wow, is it “Paul Ryan is a serious, brilliant, policy-focused wonk with a dynamic and inclusive vision for the future of the Republican Party” season again already? It… More It’s “Paul Ryan is a serious wonk” season again!

Christie to GOP: ‘If being me isn’t good enough, then fine, I will go home’

I’m not sure Gov. Christie can stand the heat of a national campaign.  Any thoughts? CNN New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, fresh off a landslide reelection victory earlier this month, says if being himself “is not good enough in any other election I might someday pursue,” he will just find another job. Republican Christie, who… More Christie to GOP: ‘If being me isn’t good enough, then fine, I will go home’

The 9 best sore-loser moments in politics

The Washington Post – Chris Cillizza Ken Cuccinelli is declining to call and congratulate Terry McAuliffe on his win in Tuesday’s Virginia governor’s race. Meanwhile, in the other governor’s race held that day, state Sen. Barbara Buono (D) blamed her loss on an “onlslaught of betrayal” from her own political party. But these two are hardly the… More The 9 best sore-loser moments in politics