Petraeus continues to tell the GOP what it doesn’t want to hear

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 18: Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus walks the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to ring the Opening Bell as | Spencer Platt The Rachel Maddow Show / The MaddowBlog Even after his sex scandal, retired Gen. David Petraeus remained a celebrated figure among Republican policymakers. It wasn’t too… More Petraeus continues to tell the GOP what it doesn’t want to hear

Bill Maher hammers Donald Trump and Ben Carson: ‘Experience? Republicans avoid that like a gay son!’

SALON How else do you explain “Captain Carnival Barker” (Donald Trump) and “Sleepy McCrazy-Pants” (Ben Carson)? Comedian Bill Maher nailed it on Friday night’s “Real Time” in his monologue about Ben Carson. Following jokes about Donald Trump and Jeb Bush, Maher had the ultimate burn when he said, “If neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson really believes… More Bill Maher hammers Donald Trump and Ben Carson: ‘Experience? Republicans avoid that like a gay son!’

Let’s call them all lunatics: Fearful “balanced” “journalists” let wingnuts run wild

SALON In their 2012 book, “It’s Even Worse Than it Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism,” Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein argued that America’s political dysfunction had two causes: First, the mismatch between our constitutional system, requiring compromise, and our increasingly polarized, parliamentary-style politics. Second, the fact that… More Let’s call them all lunatics: Fearful “balanced” “journalists” let wingnuts run wild

Wall Street Journal Warns Republicans Are Greatest Threat To America’s Economy

POLITICUS USA It is fairly well known that since Republican demigod Ronald Reagan was president, the GOP have concentrated on the one and only economic agenda that has proven to fail since its inception. Oh it is true that there are several other failed economic policies Republicans embrace besides just giving outrageously generous and unfunded… More Wall Street Journal Warns Republicans Are Greatest Threat To America’s Economy

Donald Trump feuds with Rick Perry, calls him dumb

Pot…meet Kettle. POLITICO Donald Trump has jumped back into the ring — this time for an all-out brawl with fellow Republican presidential contender Rick Perry. Trump started the feud with multiple comments in recent weeks bashing Perry’s work securing the border while serving as governor of Texas. After several measured defenses of his border policies,… More Donald Trump feuds with Rick Perry, calls him dumb

Republicans Voice Opposition To Subsidizing Broadband For The Poor

Of course they oppose it.  They are anti-poor and if they had their way, poor people would not be allowed to be educated. ADDICTING INFO Tom Wheeler, the chairperson of the Federal Communications Commission released a plan last week that would create a program that subsidizes broadband internet service for poor people. The plan calls for… More Republicans Voice Opposition To Subsidizing Broadband For The Poor

Republicans Flip Out After Rand Paul Treats Them The Same Way They’ve Treated Obama

POLITICUS USA Getting a taste of their own medicine is not sitting well with Republicans. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has made some powerful enemies in the Republican Party and conservatives are taking note. It was bad enough when Paul accused Republicans of emboldening ISIS and called them “lap dogs for Obama.” The last straw came… More Republicans Flip Out After Rand Paul Treats Them The Same Way They’ve Treated Obama