Category Archives: Republican Party

They Are The Disaster They Would Prevent

In the 20th Century, our American nation realized that broad and destructive calamities required federal power to manage the business of disaster relief. Beginning even before the Great Depression, this collective response to natural and economic disasters characterized our liberal … Continue reading

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Their Right To Life Ends At Birth

The Republican Party became uniformly and absolutely pro-life during the same period in which it turned to tax cuts as religion. Christian morality got sucked out of the contemporary party’s policy and has been replaced with Ayn Rand’s morality. Via ThinkProgress: … Continue reading

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Benghazi Is Not A Tom Clancy Novel

On CNN yesterday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) expressed dissonant disapproval of the president’s failure to teleport reinforcements to the US consulate in Benghazi. You have to admire the way he twists reality here: Look, we have to make priorities and … Continue reading

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The True Confession of Mitch McConnell

I love the word “obfuscation.” It’s such a brilliant description of any Republican caught in the headlights of an interview, especially about healthcare reform, and  with what they’d replace the recently-proclaimed Constitutional Affordable Care Act. They were all over the … Continue reading

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Racial Politics

Because that’s really what this is all about.

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Morning Awful: Free Nick Hanauer

So CEO, author, and venture capitalist Nick Hanauer apparently gave a TED talk on income inequality that isn’t being posted yet. National Journal reports on a hot potato: Hanauer’s talk “probably ranks as one of the most politically controversial talks … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Boehner is Bad at His Job

At some point, it must become patently clear to the Beltway that John Boehner really is bad at his job. Brian Beutler reports: In remarks at the 2012 Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Boehner will erect the same requirements for raising … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: AZ Fits Big Government for a Womb

The War on Women is an ugly phrase for an ugly side of teapublicanism. As I keep saying, the tea tide has been the end stage of Goldwater Republicanism, which has always been dissonant on family planning. In Arizona, a … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Mourdoch Bipartisanship

Ladies and gentlemen, the modern Republican Party: I keep saying that Republicans have no one but themselves to blame. Future historians writing about this era should look back to the moment that Mike Castle (R-DE) cowered in the face of … Continue reading

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California Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher Leaves the Culture of War

“I don’t believe we have to treat people we disagree with as an enemy . . . I’ve fought in a war and I’ve seen the enemy. We don’t have enemies in our political environment here.” Via Maddowblog.

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American Republic at the Crossroads

Take your pick: progress or regress. You can only go in one direction. Win the future! By having one, because there is no future in fossil fuel dependence. The president’s eyes are wide open. Which brings us to the Republican … Continue reading

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