Barry Goldwater, the father of American conservativism, predicted Rick Santorum

But did they listen? Nope. They did not listen.

This graphic is from and it almost breaks your heart to know that we could be having a much more reasonable debate about the path forward for America if the Republican party had listened to Barry Goldwater all those years ago:

Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they’re sure trying to do so, it’s going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can’t and won’t compromise.…
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Find out how the Affordable Care Act is helping you personally

It truly is a BFD

The Obama campaign wants to make sure that Americans are aware of how the Affordable Care Act is helping each of us personally. To do so, they have put together a really nifty website:

Click the image to check it out.

Check it out then share it with your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers. Because, as they say, the more Americans know about the Affordable Care Act, the more they like it.…

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Candice Miller endorses Mitt Romney. AGAIN.

Here we go again

The Romney campaign put out a nice press release today announcing the endorsement of MI-10 Congresswoman Candice Miller.


CONTACT: Romney Press Office
March 21, 2012 857-288-3610

Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today announced the support of Michigan Congresswoman Candice Miller.

“I’m honored to have the endorsement of Congresswoman Miller,” said Mitt Romney. “A tireless advocate for her district and the state of Michigan, Candice Miller agrees with me that our nation’s top priorities must be to get our economy moving again and keeping America strong and secure.

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Etch-A-Sketch Mitt will be severely whatever you want him to be after the primary


Mitt Romney is just like an Etch-A-Sketch where you can clear the message and start over again at any time without any trace of the past. That’s not ME saying that. It’s his spokesperson & Communications Director Eric Fehrnstrom :

Appearing on CNN this morning, Romney Communications Director Eric Fehrnstrom was asked if he’s concerned that Romney may alienate general election voters with some of the hard-right positions he’s taken during the primary to appeal to conservatives. Fehrnstrom brushed this concern off:

HOST: Is there a concern that Santorum and Gingrich might force the governor to tack so far to the right it would hurt him with moderate voters in the general election.

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Mitt Romney hates teachers

We’re failing our children!

Last summer I posted a rant against the GOP’s demonization of teachers that gained a bit of traction. It went like this:

In any rational society, teachers are not considered “costs”. They are considered assets. Something to be valued. Something to be rewarded. The Republicans have done an amazingly effective job of turning the public’s perception from seeing teachers as a valuable asset to seeing them as parasitic leeches on the jugular vein of society. Rather than valuing them for the important role they play in our society — that of educating our children — they are now coming to be viewed as a “cost”, something to be cut when times get hard.…
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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 can no longer be charged more for health insurance just because they are women. It ends Medicare giveaways to private insurers and for the first time regulates that insurers spend an appropriate amount of money on actual health care.

Already, children’s lives are being saved because of this law.…

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Romney economic advisor posts joke about deporting seniors to cut the budget on the day the Ryan plan was released

Stay classy, professor

A top economic adviser for Mitt Romney, a Harvard professor named Greg Mankiw posted a “joke” on his blog yesterday that really makes you question the guy’s judgement. Here’s a screen shot:

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Budget Cuts

Next Month, the Immigration Department will start deporting seniors (instead of illegals) in order to lower Social Security and Medicare costs. Older people are easier to catch and less likely to remember how to get back home.

Oh, hardy har har har, eh? Those senile old people, they are soo-ooo funny! And, hey, that’s a sure fire way to win over the senior and Hispanic voters in this country.…

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Hey! Guess who still gets mega tax breaks under the GOP budget plan? BIG OIL!

It’s good to be the king

Not only is Paul Ryan’s “Path to Poverty” budget going to give rich people tax breaks and cut benefits to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security while maintaining current levels of military spending, it does something else, too. The GOP budget preserves massive subsidies to Big Oil companies while cutting investments in renewable energy.

[I]t appears that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) proposed FY 2013 budget resolution would retain a decade’s worth of oil tax breaks worth $40 billion. And his budget would cut billions of dollars from investments to develop alternative fuels and clean energy technologies that would serve as substitutes for oil and help protect middle-class families from volatile energy prices as well as create jobs.…
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