Category: GOPocrisy

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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You’ll need 4 Bushes to match net jobs created under Obama, 10 to match Clinton

You’ll need 4 Bushes to match net jobs created under Obama, 10 to match Clinton

Jeb Bush is in. The smarter Bush brother — which is like being the most compassionate Cheney — was savvy enough to win two terms as Florida’s governor. He also did more than his share to help his little bro George W. “win” his first presidential election. And now the former Lehman Brothers executive has decided to “actively explore” his […]

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It’s easier to think voters are stupid than it is to admit that Republicans can be brillant

It’s easier to think voters are stupid than it is to admit that Republicans can be brillant

When Rick Perry says, “Running for the presidency is not an IQ test,” we laugh because he sounds like a big dummy. The Texas governor’s buffoonish stab at the 2012 GOP nomination was the rough draft of Dumb and Dumber To. In 2014, he’s wearing smart guy glasses and will probably have braces and a pocket protector by the time […]

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Republican plan to fund road repairs will strip nearly $1 billion MORE from Michigan schools each year

Republican plan to fund road repairs will strip nearly $1 billion MORE from Michigan schools each year

Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger wants you to believe that he’s found a magical way to fund road repairs without raising your taxes! While it’s true that your gas taxes and sales taxes won’t increase, the entire scheme is based on taking nearly a billion dollars more from schools each year. Local municipalities will take a huge hit, too. How […]

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How a conservative made life harder for rape survivors — by trying to ‘help’

How a conservative made life harder for rape survivors — by trying to ‘help’

Some on the right seemed ecstatic when Rolling Stone disavowed its story about a sexual assault on the campus of the University of Virginia because of discrepancies in the account of a gang rape from a woman named “Jackie.” The article clearly lacked the ethical rigor necessary for exposing a rape accusation to the world. Katie Klabusich called it a […]

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How the Affordable Care Act has proved conservative economics are all wrong — again

How the Affordable Care Act has proved conservative economics are all wrong — again

Good thing that no own will ever ask Republicans to explain the best job growth of the last two centuries Cutting taxes for the rich and regulations for corporations are the foundations of conservative economics. But why does the American economy do best when the opposite happens? America’s recovery isn’t great — unless you compare it to the rest of […]

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LAME DUCK RECAP: Michigan Republicans go wild as the inflamed duck session gets underway

LAME DUCK RECAP: Michigan Republicans go wild as the inflamed duck session gets underway

Lame duck sessions in Michigan since 2010 are more accurately described as “inflamed duck” sessions. Michigan Republicans ram more bills through in a couple of weeks than they do nearly the entire rest of the year. Two years ago, for example, they passed – I’m not making this up – 282 bills during lame duck. So much happens so fast […]

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Michigan GOP kills expansion of LGBT civil rights and passes “license to discriminate” bill out of committee

Michigan GOP kills expansion of LGBT civil rights and passes “license to discriminate” bill out of committee

Michigan’s Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger has been paying lip service to the LGBT community by saying that he supports expanding civil rights protects to them as long as it (a) doesn’t include transgender Michiganders and (b) is accompanied by a “license to discriminate” bill that allows anyone who wants to deny basic services to gays, lesbians, or bisexuals the […]

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