Category: Conservatives

The last acts of a desperate party – FREAK OUT TIME!!!

The last acts of a desperate party – FREAK OUT TIME!!!

The Republicans and their brethren on the right are in the final stages of desperation. Yesterday, Mitch McConnell may have won the award for the most lies told in a single sentence: “This is how they’ll try to keep their fingerprints off a bill that forces taxpayers to cover the cost of abortions, that cuts Medicare by half a trillion […]

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Before you pillory Bart Stupak…

Before you pillory Bart Stupak…

First off, let me say that if I could, I would grab Bart Stupak by the lapels and shake him silly for his obscene obstruction of health insurance reform and his inflicting his religious views on the rest of the country. I find it offensive and enraging and, as a Michigander, he’s a tragic embarrassment to me on this issue. […]

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Yet more Republican lies

Yet more Republican lies

Have you heard the one about how “most Americans are against health insurance reform (HIR)”. When you hear this endless repeated by Republicans and right-wing radio and television pundits, know this: THEY ARE LYING. The Republicans and anti-HIR forces have spent months demonizing this legislation to the point that they have effectively freaked people out about it. But when you […]

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Brian Rooney “proud” of Erick Erickson’s endorsement

Brian Rooney “proud” of Erick Erickson’s endorsement

Republican hopeful Brian Rooney, a Tea Partier running for the nomination in MI-07, recently received an endorsement from Erick Erickson of RedState.com. Unlike most people who would flee from such an endorsement, Rooney says he is “proud” of it. “I am proud to have Erick’s endorsement,” said Iraq veteran Rooney. “RedState.com has become one of the most influential voices in […]

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Republican lies about reconciliation

The next time you hear some Republican say that Democrats are using the budget reconciliation process to ram through health insurance reform and that is an unprecedented use of it that affects 1/6 of our economy, know this: THEY ARE LYING Not only have they used it for gigantic, party line votes themselves, the way it will be used for […]

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White House offers to put GOP HCR plan online – Where is it?

This morning, the White House offered to put the GOP’s health insurance reform plan online alongside their own plan in preparation for Thursday’s bipartisan summit. Problem is: there isn’t one. Via Dan Pfeiffer at the White House blog: What you can’t do just yet is read about the Republicans’ consensus plan – because so far they haven’t announced what proposal […]

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Andrew Sullivan: Obama ain’t done yet

While I don’t agree with him on everything, I appreciate Andrew Sullivan and his outsider’s (British) perspective on American politics. His essay in the Sunday Times this past weekend, titled “Listen up, the president is not for turning” is no exception. And it has some common sense observations that all of us, conservatives and liberals alike, would do well to […]

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Liberals give Obama a test no mortal could pass

I took a computer science class in college, a FORTRAN programming class. Each program I wrote was worth 8 points. However, there were at least 40 different things I could do to lose points. Mess up 8 of those those 40 things and get a zero. That’s unfair. And it’s exactly what liberals are doing to our president and his […]

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Stupak Op-Ed – Turning on the charm offense, Mr. Reasonable?

Stupak Op-Ed – Turning on the charm offense, Mr. Reasonable?

In his Op-Ed in the Detroit News today, Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Coathanger) turns on the charm offensive. And it’s nauseating. Oh, he starts out reasonable enough: I adamantly oppose the sweetheart deals provided to certain states in this bill. This reform should be about providing access to affordable health care for all Americans. Where you live should have nothing to […]

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Oh look. More teabagger fail. At Detroit Auto Show.

Oh look. More teabagger fail. At Detroit Auto Show.

As reported by Devilstower on the front page of the Daily Kos a couple of days ago, the Teabaggers were ready to hit the ground protestin’ at the Detroit Auto Show. Ready to protest bailing out the auto industry. You know, the one that employs 60% of Michigan workers? Well, they were outnumbered by some union folks who showed up […]

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As goes Michigan, so goes the country?

Cross-posted at Blogging For Michigan. As I sit here in frigid Michigan this morning, I’m contemplating the state of our state. And pondering if we are, perhaps, a bellwether for the rest of the country, particularly in terms of Democrats and our political future. It’s a mixed bag in Michigan, to be sure. As I blogged about last week, there’s […]

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