Tag: GOP

What the hell? Are Democrats FINALLY getting it on messaging?

Seriously, who are these people and what have you done with my Democrats? These people appear to have a clue about how to effectively deliver their message with a *punch* and succinctly frame the debates of the day. Here’s Congressman Joe Crowley of New York. You won’t want to miss this. Here’s the message in total: LAST FALL THE AMERICAN […]

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Can the GOP win in a hostage situation without vulnerable hostages?

Last December the Republicans in Congress held unemployed Americans hostage in order to secure tax breaks for the nation’s über-wealthy. It was a strategy that worked because Democrats, including President Obama, were unwilling to sacrifice the welfare of our most-vulnerable citizens simply to win a political battle. Once again the country finds the GOP in a hostage-taking situation. In order […]

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GOP aide sends email blast announcing female colleague’s availability, “She’s a dem, but she’s hot.”

GOP aide sends email blast announcing female colleague’s availability, “She’s a dem, but she’s hot.”

A legislative aide to Michigan State Representative Jeff Farrington, Bryan Brandenburg, sent an email this week announcing a female colleague’s recent break-up, saying, “She’s a dem, but she’s hot.” Instead of sending the email to a small group of Congressional associates, he ended up sending it to every member of the Republican legislative staff. Subject: 25/F/Capitol Building. “Hey guys, “I […]

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Is it just me or has the GOP really lost its schpadoinkle?

UPDATE: Barb over at the Eclectablog Facebook Page suggested that we keep updating the list below so if you have something to add, email me at eclectablog at gmail yada yada and I’ll include it! Borrowing a phrase from the inimitable Bob Cesca, but, honestly, have the Republicans really gone over the edge? Have they really lost their schpadoinkle??? Just […]

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Oakland County Republicans go for the power grab

In Michigan, counties are reapportioned into districts by Reapportionment Commissions after each census. The Reapportionment Commissions are, by law, required to be made up of the county prosecutor, county treasurer, county clerk, and the two heads of the two county parties that received the most votes in the last election for secretary of state. In Oakland County, Michigan, this means […]

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RALLY PHOTOS – Michigan GOP pulling a Stealth-Walker move to damage unions

RALLY PHOTOS – Michigan GOP pulling a Stealth-Walker move to damage unions

Last night on the Rachel Maddow Show where Rachel did a fine job outlining what’s going on in Michigan right now. Check it out: Basically, GOP members of Congress in Michigan are pushing through legislation that would allow the governor to declare a financial emergency in any given town, village, city or township and immediately put that municipality under the […]

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GOP budget plan will kill Michigan’s workforce development agency

Michigan’s workforce development agency, Michigan Works!, will close its doors if a Republican budget plan passed by the US House of Representatives this week is made into law. Michigan Works would have to shut down under a budget passed by the U.S. House, though the Senate has not backed the spending cuts. The statewide work force development agency, which serves […]

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Wall Street reform stymied by Republicans (no surprise)

The 211th Congress, under the crack leadership of Nancy Pelosi, passed a Wall Street reform bill that, while fairly tepid in its scope, went much further than any legislation of its kind in decades. It will come as no surprise to you that Republicans are doing everything in their power to make sure Wall Street reform never gets a chance […]

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Michele Bachmann just figured out how laws are made

After spending most of last year promising her Tea Party followers that she was going to repeal Obamacare, it appears that Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann just now learned how laws are made. Steve King and I are best friends. And we both want to get Obamacare defunded. That’s the must have. The problem is the only way we could do […]

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Republican Congressman Darrell Issa needs YOUR help!

Republican Congressman Darrell Issa has put a form online where business owners can submit their ideas for how the GOP can reduce regulations that protect Americans in order to improve their corporate bottom line. While that’s all well and good, perhaps it would be good for him to know that regulations can HELP businesses as well by leveling the playing […]

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HALF the bills the average GOPer supports are for repealing Affordable Care Act

The Republicans have now been in office two weeks so I thought it was worth taking stock of what they’ve accomplished. I’ve just completed a rather in-depth analysis of the bills and resolutions that all 242 GOP members of Congress (not the Senate) have either sponsored or co-sponsored. What I found was that, on the average, 46% of the bills/resolutions […]

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