Category Archives: Repugs

Dear GOP, say the opposite of what you mean and maybe you’ll get it right.

It’s pretty amazing when you think about how much modern-day Republicans refer to Abraham Lincoln.  He who lead the nation through civil war and the end slavery, he who praised the worker and reminded the nation that nothing material existed prior to the labor that produced it–and that labor was to be recognized before all else.  How is it that Mr. Lincoln appeals so much to the GOP?  Or is it that he appeals so much to the average American–hence something to be distorted by right-wing politics to the point of being unrecognizable? Well, Mr. Lincoln himself said it best:  “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all of the time.”

John Nichols, writing for The Nation, talks about how, despite recent events in Wisconsin and Ohio, despite new anti-labor legislation being shot down by voters, despite an overwhelming movement to recall a governor whose anti-labor agenda is his top priority, the GOP is not letting up on its attacks against labor.  Read the full article here:

http://www.thenation.com/article/165592/gop-anti-labor-zealotry

 

 

GOP: Greed, Opulance and Pompous-ity

GOP: Greed, Opulance and Pompous-ity

Mitt Romney is arguably the best example of the 1%.  Mitt Romney is on the verge of clinching the GOP candidacy in the 2012 presidential election.  Who is it that the GOP stands for again?  Tim Dickerson provides all the gory details (Rolling Stone Magazine, November 2011). http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/how-the-gop-became-the-party-of-the-rich-20111109 Continue Reading

How To Be Fluent in Republican

How To Be Fluent in Republican

Jonathan Bines, writing for the Huffington Post, walks us through the essential vocabulary one must be familiar with if we are to ever be able to sit down and have a conversation with a Republican.  As many of us who have tried can attest to, it’s impossible.  You use reason, facts, and logic, but it… Continue Reading

Paul Waldman: Get Out The Hate

Paul Waldman: Get Out The Hate

As much as we bemoan our polarized politics, dislike for one’s political opponents is one of the most powerful engines that drives political participation. It isn’t necessarily wrong to be mad or think that the other side is nuts—all of us do, at some point or another. But that belief can lead partisans to some… Continue Reading

Koch and Friends aka The Real Enemies List

Koch and Friends aka The Real Enemies List

Gavin Aronsen takes us through what we should all consider to be America’s real enemies list. The billionaire trust-funders David and Charles Koch, also referred to as the Koch Brothers, have an annual meeting that usually takes place under the cloak of secrecy. They invite their BFFs and those who share their very un-American philosophies… Continue Reading

W.R. Pitt: Dick Cheney’s Crimes

W.R. Pitt: Dick Cheney’s Crimes

William Rivers Pitt makes the ultimate case for why Dick Cheney should be prosecuted, while at the same time, explaining why that will likely never happen.  The current administration will not consider it and if a future administration might, how much longer can this old, sickly man with no functioning heart live? The argument has… Continue Reading

Teapubber Who Voted for The Debt Ceiling Deal Is Flogged For Her Sin

As bad as the recent debt limit blackmail deal was, for the hosts of this talk show it wasn’t enough to allow teapubber Congresswoman Renee Elmers off the hook, despite her explanation for voting the agreement out of concern about how default might adversely affect her constituency. Listen to the pounding she takes for trying… Continue Reading

Dems: Eric Cantor’s Possible Conflict of Interest

Amanda Terkel-Huffington Post WASHINGTON — House Democrats are circulating a resolution accusing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) of having a conflict of interest in the debt ceiling debate, a move that could provide an awkward C-SPAN moment for one of the lead Republicans in the budget negotiations. Read The Full Story Continue Reading