Tag: Conservatives

Forget Russia, there are plenty of conservative groups pushing #FakeNews to get progressives fighting with each other

Forget Russia, there are plenty of conservative groups pushing #FakeNews to get progressives fighting with each other

There’s a lot of talk about Russian interference with our elections through bots and paid internet trolls spreading #FakeNews to through sand in the gears of the democratic process and the Democratic Party. However, there is plenty of classic ratfucking going on from conservatives masquerading a disgruntled Democrats and Sanders supporters or blatant fake progressive groups. In the latter category, […]

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Obamacare’s opponents go to absurd lengths to sabotage the law

Obamacare’s opponents go to absurd lengths to sabotage the law

Some of their schemes have been serious, but mostly they’re ridiculous. And they’re not working. There’s no doubt that the rollout of Obamacare’s insurance marketplace at HealthCare.gov has been less than stellar. I’m being nice because I’m a fan of the Affordable Care Act and I know the website will get fixed — and the law will prove itself to […]

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The Tea Party GOP can’t read a calendar any better than they can spell

The Tea Party GOP can’t read a calendar any better than they can spell

They’re trying to turn back the clock to re-fight the 2012 election. Or the Civil War. At first, many of us had trouble keeping track of what the Tea Party GOP wants in exchange for ending the government shutdown and raising the debt ceiling. But now it’s clear: What they’re really after are the same things they’ve wanted since 2010, […]

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Romney values vs. Obama values

Romney values vs. Obama values

It’s not about jealousy or class warfare, it’s about values

Let’s have a conversation about values after the jump, shall we?

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Obama tries to end Big Oil subsidies. Will the GOP let him?

Obama tries to end Big Oil subsidies. Will the GOP let him?

Subsidizing hugely profitable companies is a good idea why again? President Obama is leading the charge on ending taxpayer subsidies to the massively profitable oil companies. This week, the Senate voted in a procedural vote on Senate bill 2204, the Repeal Big Oil Subsidies Act, to do just that. The vote was a lopsided 92-4 but that’s not because Senate […]

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

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

But did they listen? Nope. They did not listen. This graphic is from MoveOn.org 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 […]

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How Severely Conservative is Mitt Romney?

How Severely Conservative is Mitt Romney?

If you have to ask… Mitt Romney is so severely conservative that he apologized to Dick Cheney BEFORE he asked the former VP to shoot him in the face. He asks the Catholic Church for permission before he neuters his dog (but not before he puts his dog on the roof of his car). Mitt Romney is so severely conservative […]

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The OFA = “the brown shirts” meme never dies

The OFA = “the brown shirts” meme never dies

After my Twitter exchange with some fierce anti-gun control zealots earlier this week, in addition to being called a “freedom-hating communist”, I was also accused yet again of being a Nazi: [email protected]_Galt, I see that @Eclectablog is a brown-shirt…openly states he’s an #OFA community organizer…Sad, just sad. #NRA #guncontrol This is not the first time an OFA volunteer has been […]

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While the left urges civility, the right finds excuses

I have found the national political response to the shootings in Arizona a fascinating study this past week. As I blogged earlier this week , when Democrats held out an olive branch to Republicans last year, asking for a mutual statement urging civility in political discourse, they were firmly rebuffed by RNC leadership. I had expected this recent tragedy to […]

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Time for some realistic “redefinitions”

Time for some realistic “redefinitions”

Michele Bachmann has shown true leadership in her call recently for a “redefinition” of earmarks. She wants to take the tiny sliver representing earmarks in the chart below and make it smaller: “Advocating for transportation projects for ones district in my mind does not equate to an earmark.” “I don’t believe that building roads and bridges and interchanges should be […]

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Rob Steele rallies with the whackos

Rob Steele rallies with the whackos

Hey, kids! Wanna have some real fun tomorrow? Get yourself down to the University of Michigan Diag for a rally with Rob Steele, the teabagger GOP candidate running against John Dingell. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and all the cool kids will be there. Like Wendy Day, Livingston County teabagger organizer and home-schooling Howell School Board member. I’ve written about […]

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