Category: GOPocrisy

While we’re laughing at Republicans, they’re warping our economy, our politics and our brains

While we’re laughing at Republicans, they’re warping our economy, our politics and our brains

Democrats like to think that Republicans are stupid, and an event like Rep. Steve King’s anti-immigrant summit in Iowa on Saturday provides plenty of evidence for that argument. But we could be laughing our way to irrelevancy. Our guffaws embolden the GOP base and helps GOP donors distract us from the fact that conservatives are winning. And they could be […]

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Fred Upton & Greg Walden, authors of GOP’s fake net neutrality bill, are top telecom money recipients

Fred Upton & Greg Walden, authors of GOP’s fake net neutrality bill, are top telecom money recipients

“Absolutely the First Amendment issue of our time” – Senator Al Franken The Federal Communications Commission will soon issue its new rules on net neutrality which will prevent large telecommunications corporations from regulating access to the internet by allowing some customers to get better, faster, and/or more reliable access through pricing arrangements or other deals. President Obama has come out […]

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Republican U.S. Senator sues to stop Obamacare because it’s hurting his political reputation (srsly)

Republican U.S. Senator sues to stop Obamacare because it’s hurting his political reputation (srsly)

It takes a lot to surprise me when it comes to Republicans these days but this story is leaving me with my head shaking. U.S. Senator Ron Johnson from Wisconsin is suing to stop the Affordable Care Act because, according to him, it has hurt his political reputation and his political career. You can’t make this stuff up. Explaining this […]

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How Jeb Bush and his cronies profit off education and the student debt crisis

How Jeb Bush and his cronies profit off education and the student debt crisis

Jeb Bush has a Bush problem. He has a Mitt Romney problem. He has a Lehman Brothers problem. But his Jeb Bush problem may be his most telling problem of all. In The New Yorker, Alec MacGillis unravels Jeb’s adventures in education “reform,” which has increasingly become a euphemism for the right-wing’s conjoined agendas of siphoning taxpayer money into corporate […]

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If the Affordable Care Act wasn’t working, the GOP wouldn’t be trying to break it

If the Affordable Care Act wasn’t working, the GOP wouldn’t be trying to break it

As you know, the Affordable Care Act is working. The uninsured rate is near a historic low as is the growth in health spending. Care is improving in an “unprecedented” way and fewer people are struggling with medical bills. Republican spent years telling us this law would crash under its own weight. And during the worst of the launch of […]

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Everything is awesome (compared to the last 14 years) — but the middle class is still dying

Everything is awesome (compared to the last 14 years) — but the middle class is still dying

First they sabotage you;then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then they take credit for your economy. Bill Clinton learned this lesson long ago. Now Mitch McConnell is trying to teach it to President Obama. In an op-ed last week, he made ridiculous claim that anticipation of a Republican Senate is in some way responsible of an economic […]

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Michigan Republican Party: Saving the auto industry didn’t help Michigan’s economy

Michigan Republican Party: Saving the auto industry didn’t help Michigan’s economy

The Michigan Republican Party has continued Gov. Rick Snyder’s efforts to take credit for the economic improvements that have benefited the entire country, including our state. Here in Michigan, nothing has helped fuel economic growth like the resurgence of the vehicle manufacturing sector. Upwards of 60% of Michganders work in jobs that are impacted by vehicle manufacturing and, had our […]

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UPDATED: Dave Agema thinks white supremacist racism is “enlightening”, Michigan GOP takes over a week to respond

UPDATED: Dave Agema thinks white supremacist racism is “enlightening”, Michigan GOP takes over a week to respond

GOP Governor Rick Snyder with racist bigot Dave Agema This post has been updated below and the title changed to reflect the update. It wouldn’t be January in Michigan without a new outrage from our state’s most nauseating bigot Dave Agema. On New Years Eve, Agema took to his Facebook page to share a particularly odious article from a white […]

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The Solyndra loan program shows government at its best

The Solyndra loan program shows government at its best

What if I told you that everything Republicans have told you about Solyndra is dangerously and embarrassingly wrong? You’d certainly be less than shocked. Mike Grunwald — who wrote the book on Stimulus — has been trying to explain why we need more Solyndras for years now. The failed loan that became the code word for smearing the Obama administration’s […]

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The guys who won’t admit George W. Bush was a disaster won’t ever admit that Obama is a success

The guys who won’t admit George W. Bush was a disaster won’t ever admit that Obama is a success

Mitt Romney promised 6 percent unemployment. Newt Gingrich said he’d get us $2.50 a gallon. Tim Pawlenty vowed 5 percent growth. And now that America has hit these arbitrary positive milestones under President Obama, shouldn’t someone be taking a little credit? Someone is. Newt Gingrich. Spotted: Gas under $2 at @costco in #Richmond, #Virginia today. http://t.co/oAMel8fZJf pic.twitter.com/zREYnwzYbu — Newt Gingrich […]

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Incoming Republican extremist Todd Courser’s first act will be a “personhood amendment” to ban abortion in Michigan

Incoming Republican extremist Todd Courser’s first act will be a “personhood amendment” to ban abortion in Michigan

At the risk of Eclectablog becoming a “Todd Course Watch” site which reports on the every move of the extremist proponent of a theocracy in Michigan, I feel it’s important that everyone is aware of his plans when he takes office for the first time in January. Already known for his injection of religion in to government and his worldview […]

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