Category: GOPocrisy

‘I didn’t leave the Republican Party; the Republican Party left Alex P. Keaton’ by Alex P. Keaton

‘I didn’t leave the Republican Party; the Republican Party left Alex P. Keaton’ by Alex P. Keaton

Help me out with this. Why are we still arguing about Obamacare — in 2015? Why haven’t conservatives even voted on a replacement? Could it be that the plan inspired by the guy we nominated for president in 2012 isn’t exactly pure, distilled communism? As I read the coverage of the Supreme Court arguments in the case of King v. […]

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5 disasters to expect if the Supreme Court guts the Affordable Care Act

5 disasters to expect if the Supreme Court guts the Affordable Care Act

If Republicans are trying to show people how crucial Obamacare is, King v. Burwell could be the perfect way to do it. The lawsuit that could end subsidies to the millions of Americans in 34 states who purchased insurance through the federal health care exchange will be argued on March 4. But we already have hints of what the impact […]

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Scott Walker reveals the real Republican agenda — deficit, division and lower wages

Scott Walker reveals the real Republican agenda — deficit, division and lower wages

Jeb Bush has gotten an early start on his path to being 2016’s Mitt Romney. And the first non-Jeb to pull ahead of him is Scott Walker (and possibly Ben Carson, too). It’s the perfect time for Walker to have his moment in the spotlight because no Republican politician better reveals the GOP’s true agenda better than the governor of […]

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Republicans love America — and they want to show it by taking insurance from 8.2 million working Americans

Republicans love America — and they want to show it by taking insurance from 8.2 million working Americans

This week a somewhat abstruse debate about whether America should purposely try to antagonize 1.6 billion Muslims morphed into an impossibly stupid debate about whether the President of the United States really loves the United States. Meanwhile, in actual news, there’s an absurd lawsuit that threatens to wreak havoc on our health care system. The Urban Institute projects a victory […]

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Michigan GOP moves to fill budget crater from corporate tax breaks by robbing a quarter billion dollars from schools

Michigan GOP moves to fill budget crater from corporate tax breaks by robbing a quarter billion dollars from schools

To hear Michigan Republicans tell the story, they are all about the importance of education in Michigan. Get them in front of a microphone, camera, or a reporter and they will tell you it’s one of their highest priorities. Their hypocrisy on this issue is in clear display this week as they passed to bills, H.B. 4110 and H.B. 4112, […]

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The exact same people who lied us into war with Iraq are trying to lie us into war with Iran

The exact same people who lied us into war with Iraq are trying to lie us into war with Iran

As Brian Williams becomes the first person punished for lying about the Iraq War, Dick Cheney is about to headline a fundraiser for the National Republican Congressional Committee. Benjamin Netanyahu is about to speak to a joint session of Congress and George W. Bush’s brother — who has “never disagreed” with any of W.’s policies — is the frontrunner for […]

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Michigan GOP caucus won’t support sales tax hike proposal to repair our roads that THEY passed in 2014

Michigan GOP caucus won’t support sales tax hike proposal to repair our roads that THEY passed in 2014

Last fall, Michigan Republicans, aided by some Democrats who effectively negotiated for some very good things for Michigan schools and working people, passed a package of bills to fix our crumbling transportation infrastructure and soon-to-be-rubble roadways. The entire thing is predicated on the passage of an increase to our sales tax which voters must approve in May. Given that they […]

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Even Fox News knows Republicans can’t take credit for the best job creation of the century

Even Fox News knows Republicans can’t take credit for the best job creation of the century

On Fox News: Friday’s jobs report was terrible news, barely worth mentioning. “So the headline is unemployment rate ticks up to 5.7″ percent,” Steve Doocy said, as he quickly wrapped up the segment. In reality: “This might just be the most perfect payrolls report ever,” according to economist Justin Wolfers. On Twitter, he raved about the strong growth of 257,000 […]

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Republicans have a plan if the Supreme Court guts Obamacare — let people die and blame Obama

Republicans have a plan if the Supreme Court guts Obamacare — let people die and blame Obama

In anticipation of the Supreme Court hearing King v. Burwell — the case that could take health insurance from millions based on a garbage legal argument that Congress wanted to deny subsidies to people in states that didn’t build their own exchanges and didn’t tell anyone because conspiracy — Republicans have been pretending that they will have a plan to […]

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The one chart that shows why conservatives can’t run on income inequality

The one chart that shows why conservatives can’t run on income inequality

Republicans struggle to attack Obama economy they failed to sabotage and want to take credit for Republicans are in an amazing bind. The first year of the Affordable Care Act marketplaces didn’t destroy the economy. Neither have two straight years of higher taxes on the rich. Instead, we got the best year of job creation of the century. Conservatives go […]

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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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