Author: LOLGOP

Freedom from what?

Freedom from what?

Medicare for me only. The definition of freedom is at stake this week in the Supreme Court. Franklin Roosevelt defined the state that all Americans hope to enjoy best with the Four Freedoms. Freedom of speech and expression Freedom of worship Freedom from want Freedom from fear Conservatives have a different kind of freedom in mind. They want freedom from […]

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Why #ILikeObamaCare

Why #ILikeObamaCare

We can’t afford not to. Republicans like to pretend that poor people get rich off the government. As if that makes sense. 99 percent of Republicans do or will depend on the social safety net at some point in their lives. Like most Americans, they’re one illness from poverty, one illness from never being able to afford health insurance on […]

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Affordable Care Act v. Roberts Court

Affordable Care Act v. Roberts Court

Supreme Court to decide if being smart about health care is constitutional. The fact is: We’re already mandated to pay for our fellow Americans’ health care. The question is: Will we be mandated to pay for our own? This week the Affordable Care Act faces its first big challenge of the year. The Supreme Court will hear arguments about the […]

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Why the Fight for the Affordable Care Act is a Fight for Women

Why the Fight for the Affordable Care Act is a Fight for Women

A vagina is not a preexisting condition Long before the GOP decided that the way to create jobs was to deregulate polluters and regulate uteri, I saw the fight against Obamacare as part of what I reluctantly* call the War on Women. Any American woman who has ever looked for health insurance knows that despite the fact that women historically […]

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Why the Etch A Sketch Will Lead to Even More Lies From Mitt Romney

Why the Etch A Sketch Will Lead to Even More Lies From Mitt Romney

George W. Bush saved the economy almost exactly the same way he caught bin Laden. Follow @FakeDanSavage Yesterday should have been Mitt Romney’s day. He’d won Illinois handily. And then he received the endorsement from Gallant to George W.’s Goofus—Jeb Bush. Then, you know: the Etch A Sketch thing. Comic John Fugelsang asked Romney advisor Eric Fehrnstrom if Mitt had […]

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Real Bravery: The Ryan/GOP Budget v. The Affordable Care Act

Real Bravery: The Ryan/GOP Budget v. The Affordable Care Act

And by “brave,” I mean it gives me millions in tax breaks On this day in 2010, this President signed the Affordable Care Act. It’s a law that will help more than 30,000,000 uninsured Americans get health care. It stops private insurers from being able to deny care based preexisting conditions or mistakes in applications. It will insure that women […]

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Would the Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up?

Would the Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up?

The real Shady Willard A few weeks ago, I asked you to call Mitt Romney a liar. I’m not the only one obsessed with Mitt’s lying, of course. Fine minds including Steve Benen, Greg Sargent, Jonathan Chait and Jamelle Bouie have all been struggling with Mitt’s disturbing willingness to dissemble and the media’s even more disturbing unwillingness to call him […]

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Blind Trust – n. What you need to vote for Mitt Romney

Blind Trust – n. What you need to vote for Mitt Romney

MITT ROMNEY, Y U NO BELIEVE IN ANYTHING BUT MITT ROMNEY? There’s only one explanation: Mitt Romney is a robot sent back from the future to destroy Mitt Romney. How else do you explain this passionate defense of a woman’s right to a safe abortion? Or who can forget, “I like mandates. The mandates work.” And here’s my favorite: “The […]

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How to Use Twitter to Take Down a Monster

How to Use Twitter to Take Down a Monster

It’s almost as if you can’t make millions of dollars spouting tired sexist hate on commercial radio anymore. Here’s the difference between Bill Maher and Rush Limbaugh in case you’ve watched this video and are still wondering. Forget that Maher is funny. Forget that he’s not on commercial television. Forget that he’s partisan out of necessity, not by design. (He […]

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Birth Control Extremism is a Gift to Women

Birth Control Extremism is a Gift to Women

If women needing birth control to treat endometriosis makes you think about sex, there are medications for that. There are still at it. They’re still implying Sandra Fluke is a slut. They’re still betraying they have no idea how birth control works. They still think getting a prescription to treat endometriosis is some luxury you’re being “given” at their expense. […]

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How to Use Twitter

How to Use Twitter

Please RT! – @RobDelaney Apparently I’ve been waiting my whole life for Twitter. Allen Ginsberg had to roam to streets to see the best minds of his generation destroyed by madness. I do it through a retina display.And politics has been waiting for Twitter, too. Last year, Politico’s Ben Smith recognized last year that Twitter was draining the life from […]

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