Friday, December 31, 2010

The New Voodoo
by Paul Krugman
This was a year of spectacular hypocrisy. From politicians (mainly Republicans), that meant you got your money for nothing and your tax cuts for free.

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GOP To Filibuster New Year, In Order to Avoid Responsibility of Governing
By Don Davis
“WE’RE TAKING THE POSITION THAT IT TAKES AT LEAST 60 VOTES FOR THE EARTH TO FINISH ITS REVOLUTION AROUND THE SUN, AND TO PLACATE OUR TEA PARTY REVOLUTIONISTS, WE’LL BE PROPOSING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ADOPT THE MEDIEVAL POSITION THAT THE SUN CIRCLES THE EARTH.”


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sept. 11 Heroes Disdained on the Right
By Joe Conason
To understand the depths of shame and cynicism in the partisan stalling of health legislation for 9/11 first responders, it is only necessary to recall how eagerly Republican politicians once rushed to identify themselves with New York City’s finest and bravest.
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People, we're in deep trouble
Even compared to the manifest swindles and perversions of the past 20 years, we haven't seen anything like Fox News
by Gene Lyons

Sunday, December 12, 2010


God Bless Bernie Sanders
by Jacob Heilbrunn
Author, "They Knew They Were Right: the Rise of the Neocons"
Sometimes it's worth taking a stand. Sanders didn't just do that. In pointing to the gross disparities in wealth in the United States, he did something else. He told the truth. The contrast with President Obama could hardly have been starker.
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A Vermont Senator Becomes a Twitter Sensation
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Obama and Bush: A real difference
On safety, health, and environmental regulatory enforcement, this White House takes its responsibility seriously
by Andrew Leonard
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It's Time to Protect and Strengthen Social Security, Not Undermine It
by Gara LaMarche
Widespread claims that Social Security can't pay its bills, or that the trust fund will be depleted by the time today's children are ready to collect their benefits, are false. To the contrary, it's one of the most successful social programs of all time.

Monday, December 06, 2010

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WikiLeaks and the End of U.S. ‘Diplomacy’
By Amy Goodman —
The way the U.S. conducts diplomacy is now getting more exposure than ever—as is the apparent ease with which the U.S. government lives up (or down) to the adage used by pioneering journalist I.F. Stone: “Governments lie.”

Friday, December 03, 2010

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Blaming Obama’s America First
By E.J. Dionne, Jr.
We are about to enter a two-year period in which the Beltway Republicans will always blame Obama’s America first—you know, the America that happens to disagree with much of the conservative agenda, the America from which they want to “take back” the country, as if the rest of us represent an alien force.

Iran’s Best Friends on Capitol Hill
By Joe Conason
By stalling or killing President Obama’s new START treaty, Republicans would provide moral support to Iran, North Korea and any other rogue regime seeking to arm itself with nukes.
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Why Exactly Is President Obama Acting Like George McFly?
by Bob Cesca
The president looks weaker than at any other time in his presidency. He's completely off the rails, following rules that no longer exist, and well beyond any notion of post-partisanship.
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Monday, November 29, 2010



Justice Stevens vs. the death penalty
The recently retired John Paul Stevens offers rare criticism of former Supreme Court colleagues. Will his argument change the debate over capital punishment?
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010


The Thanksgiving Wars? No Thanks
By E.J. Dionne, Jr.
Happy Thanksgiving. That is not a political sentiment. Yet this year, everything seems partisan and even this most unifying of national holidays has become an occasion for ideological warfare.
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

DeLay convicted in money laundering trial
A Texas jury finds former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay guilty of charges he illegally funneled corporate money to Texas candidates. He could be sentenced to life in prison.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Repeal health care? Give up your own first!
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Tell Congressman Boehner and Senator McConnell if they want to repeal health care, they need to practice what they preach, and give up their own government-sponsored health care first.
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Friday, November 19, 2010

The Hijacked Commission
By PAUL KRUGMAN
A process meant to deal with the nation’s long-run fiscal problems has been hijacked on behalf of an ideological agenda.
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010


By Chris Hedges —
The country suffers an impoverishment of ideas and analysis at a moment when we desperately need radical voices to make sense of the corporate destruction of the global economy and the ecosystem.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sarah Palin's true reality: 'Free' Alaska is a welfare state that ...
by Michael Daly Sarah Palin's true reality: 'Free' Alaska is a welfare statethat enjoys generous federal subsidies.
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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Rand Paul’s Lack of Class
by Matthew Rothschild
Rand Paul can pretend that classes don’t exist in America, and he can propose policies that will help the richest and punish everyone else, but all he proves by doing so is that he’s the one who’s got no class.read more

Monday, November 08, 2010

Sunday, November 07, 2010

The Tea Party and the Midterms
By Joe Conason
The fleeting thrill of ousting a particular elected official (or even dozens of them) ultimately will not bring much comfort to anyone inspired by more than mere partisan fury.
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Saturday, November 06, 2010

Nothing to apologize for by E.J. Dionne Jr.
Pelosi wants another crack at electoral vindication.

Nancy Pelosi, undone by her own success by Eugene Robinson
The GOP was able to make Nancy Pelosi an issue because she was so effective as House speaker.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Race and the Tea Party’s Ire
by Eugene Robinson
The first African-American president takes office, and almost immediately we see the birth of an overwhelmingly white national movement that tries its best to delegitimize that president. Coincidence?
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Oscar Celador Publico, as summarized in THE WEEK, November 5, 2010 issue

The rise of the Tea Party in the U.S. is baffling to Europeans, said Oscar Celador. The American economy is suffering a severe crisis that, "because of the limited protection offered by the American welfare state," hits the working class hardest. Yet the phenomenon of this campaign season is a political movement, "driven by important personalities of the Republican Party," that advocates lower taxes, less government, "and the disappearance of essential services like health care, pensions, and public education." If these people take over the government, the U.S. could return to the dark ages that Europe has put behind it, in which only the wealthy have access to decent health care or university education, and elderly people beg in the streets. What's "truly peculiar" is that the deficit created by Obama is much lower than that created by Bush- and much of Obama's spending was simply to repair the collapse of the financial system caused by the "uncontrolled capitalism" of the Bush era. To understand U.S. politics, we can only look to Groucho Marx, who said, "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." Of course, he was joking. The Tea Parties are not.

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

It’s the Stupidity, Stupid
By David Sirota
What could cause the intensifying politics of free-market fundamentalism at the very historical moment that proves the failure of such an ideology? Two new academic studies suggest all roads lead to ignorance

Frank Rich: The Grand Old Plot Against the Tea Party Whatever Tuesday’s results, this much is certain: The Tea Party’s hopes for actually affecting change in Washington will start being dashed the morning after.

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The Sore Winners: Will America's Super Minority Sink Us All?
by Tom Junod
Republicans, who once decried the rise of identity politics, now practice it so relentlessly, so ruthlessly, and above all so successfully that they've created a beleaguered minority where only a cosseted majority stood before. It is a kind of super minority, its material well-being encroached upon by the swelling ranks of the shiftless poor and its spiritual well-being encroached upon by shadowy "elites" whose figurehead is in the White House.
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Friday, October 29, 2010

Paul Krugman: Divided We Fail The last time Republicans controlled Congress while a Democrat lived in the White House was the period from the beginning of 1995 to the end of 2000. And people remember that era as a good time, a time of rapid job creation and responsible budgets. Can we hope for a similar experience now?
No, we can’t. This is going to be terrible.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thugs on the Right By Joe Conason
Sometimes tea party ideologues are described as libertarians, but the behavior of their leading candidates betrays an authoritarian streak just beneath all the sonorous rhetoric.

The Tea Party Test Case By David Sirota
The only way to objectively define the tea party is to find a test case. And thanks to Wisconsin’s Senate race, we have exactly that.

The Scandal of 2010 By E.J. Dionne, Jr. —
If you travel any place where there is a contested race for the House or Senate, you are bombarded with attack ads, almost all against Democrats, paid for by groups that do not have to reveal where their money comes from.
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fear of [Muslims] Flying
by J. Barrett Wolf

There isn't any doctrine to this simple equation... In the last decade there was one major terrorist attack on American soil, and it being used to advance the profiling, the racism and the hatred we see in New York, in Murfreesboro, TN and all across America.

One attack. By radical terrorists... But there are 1.6 BILLION Muslims in the world and the estimate of the number of terrorists by everyone but the uninformed hacks runs between five and ten thousand... Do that math... At the high end it's one terrorist in every ONE MILLION SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND Muslims. So how many in America.... four?

There's a higher ratio of gang-bangers in Newark, fer Christ's sake... Point being that this is a goddamn excuse for the rhetoric, and worse, actual violence: The cabbie shot in NY, arson in Murfreesboro, vandalism all across America... and all because the number of ACTUAL, REAL SERIOUS Islamic terrorists IN the USA might be as high as FIVE... A number, by the way, that could be reasonably assumed to be the number of Christians who are willing to bomb abortion clinics and/or murder doctors... but nobody is profiling churchgoers or vandalizing the church in the town Dr. Tiller was from - How come every Christian in HIS town wasn't questioned?

My friend Harry says Americans are not all bigots and racists. I agree, But many American ARE scared. Unfortunately, as any good psychologist can affirm, fear leads people to their lowest common denominator of behavior. Frightened people act with a mob mentality, behaving in ways none of them would individually. Frightened people are absolutely bigots and racists - Hell, there are situations in which good people would let their neighbors die to save their family - How easy it it to hate the image of some unspecified danger called a 'terrorist'.

Do you remember the Twilight Zone Episode "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street"? Nowadays, they show it in schools to teach kids about the dangers of prejudice and hysteria. That's what's playing on the right...all day... all night.

It serves the interests of the Becks and the Palins to use charged rhetoric to keep their base afraid. It's all about 'The Other'...A president who is ...Other.... a religion that is...Other... They are not leading a national discussion to solve the problems, THEIR agenda is ultra-nationalist ultra-partisan rallying - Which does exactly nothing for the national discussion, nor does it in any way improve the chances for reasoned discussion between factions. They are reinforcing the image of monsters attacking us in our homes... a lie that short-circuits the discussion - which is EXACTLY what they intend.

We live in a dangerous time and it has little or nothing to do with anybody but ourselves. If we cannot get back to a world where parties compromise, we are going to be in a world of trouble.
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Sunday, October 17, 2010

More Tea Party Hilarity
by Matt Taibbi
You see, when a nice white lawyer with a GI Joe beard uses state aid to help him through tough times and get over the hump – so that he can go from having three little future Medicare-collecting Republican children to eight little future Medicare-collecting Republican children – that’s a good solid use of government aid, because what we’re doing is helping someone "transition" from dependency to economic independence.
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"No new taxes" for GOP -- except a national sales tax
by Joe Conason
Republicans swear they won't raise taxes -- but Rand Paul and Paul Ryan want to tax everything you buy.
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Looney, and That’s No Debate
By Eugene Robinson —
Sorry, but I just can’t do it anymore. When has there been an election with so many looney tunes running under the banner of one of our major parties?
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Fiore Cartoon: Meg Whitman's Personal Stimulus
She's already bringing jobs to California, one political consultant at a time.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Wall Street Hopes to Use Republicans to Re-Purchase Congress
by Robert Creamer
The same people whose recklessness caused so many everyday working class families to lose their jobs are now stoking the anger caused by their own actions and directing it toward Democrats who have brought them to account.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Paul Krugman: Hey, Small Spender
By PAUL KRUGMAN
If government spending hasn’t created jobs, it’s not because it doesn’t work; it’s because it wasn’t tried.
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Friday, October 08, 2010

The Tea Party: It’s Worse Than You Think
By The Rev. Madison Shockley —
A debate has raged over the last 18 months as to whether the tea party movement is racist. I propose to put this debate to rest. The tea party is racist. Its followers have deployed a brilliant strategy to deflect charges of racism by using a form of the legislative provision known as severability.
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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Matt Taibbi on the Tea Party
This is an article from the October 15, 2010 issue of Rolling Stone. It's taken three trips to Kentucky, but I'm finally getting my Tea Party epiphany...



Lou Dobbs Hired Illegal Immigrants: The Nation Lou Dobbs has become notorious for his hard-line stance on undocumented immigrants--and the people who hire them. Yet, as an explosive investigation released Thursday in The Nation uncovered, Dobbs has been relying on undocumented workers for years to maintain the upkeep of his homes.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Sunday, October 03, 2010


Look Who’s Killing Jobs Now By Ruth Marcus
Republicans like to denounce President Obama and congressional Democrats for what they describe as “job-killing” policies. But in those red-hot rhetorical terms, congressional Republicans are guilty of mass murder when it comes to job creation.

Lies of the Tea Party By Joe Conason
The disaffection and demoralization of Democrats have created a dangerous political vacuum that is being filled with misleading data, urban legends and outright lies.

Obama and the Progressive Paradox By E.J. Dionne, Jr. —
A couple of hours before President Obama offered a boffo revival of his 2008 campaign persona during a boisterous rally at the University of Wisconsin, Sen. Bernie Sanders was analyzing why the president was in a political pickle in the first place.
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Frank Rich: The Very Useful Idiocy of Christine O’Donnell
ALL it took was some 30,000 Republican primary voters in a tiny state to turn Christine O’Donnell into the brightest all-American media meteor since Balloon Boy.
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Friday, October 01, 2010



WHITE AMERICA HAS LOST ITS MIND
The white brain goes haywire in spectacular fashion. by STEVEN THRASHER

Tuesday, September 28, 2010



Four More Reasons Why Democrats Will Retain Control of House and Senate
by Robert Creamer
If Democrats drive hard to the finish, making this election a choice for voters, and turning out every Democratic vote, then the pundit's script will never make it into the actual annals of American history.
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Monday, September 27, 2010


Republican Economics as Social Darwinism
by Robert Reich
Today's issues aren't just economic. We're back to tough love. Republicans want to force people to live with the consequences of whatever happens to them. In the late 19th century that was called Social Darwinism.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tempest in a Very Small Teapot By E.J. Dionne, Jr.
Is the tea party one of the most successful scams in American political history?
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010


This Just In: Islamophobia By Bill Boyarsky — The evil side of America is on display in the form of a media-fueled Islamophobia that recalls some of the worst bigotry in the nation’s past.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Fox Calls for Repeal of 20th Century — 13 Achievements Conservatives Would Roll Back « SpeakEasy blogs.alternet.org
Since President Obama’s election, Fox personalities have expressed opposition to or called for the repeal of virtually every progressive achievement of the 20th century, including Social Security, Medicare, the Americans with Disabilities Act, portions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and th...
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Friday, September 03, 2010


‎7 Ways the Koch Bros. Benefit from Corporate Welfare
Mainstream America is finally getting to know the billionaire brothers backing the libertarian movement, thanks to a pair of dueling profiles in New York and The New Yorker. Now that we've heard about their charitable giving, David's 240-foot mega-yacht and role as patrons of the Tea Party movement,...
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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Ending the War in Iraq
Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on the End of Combat Operations in Iraq
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Monday, August 30, 2010

It’s Witch-Hunt Season
In a repeat from the 1990s, the Republicans appear bent on ugliness and paralysis.
by Paul Krugman
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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pierre Tristam:Neo-Supremacy Chic: Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin’s Tea-Scalding of MLK
They don’t call it white supremacy for nothing.
One of the ways this country’s reactionaries have made racism and neo-segregation chic is by co-opting the language of emancipation, equality and civil rights.
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Frank Rich: The Billionaires Bankrolling the Tea Party
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Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin's unholy alliance
Abramoff ally Rabbi Daniel Lapin and bigot John Hagee help "restore honor" at the Lincoln Memorial
by Joan Walsh
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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Even Beck can't mar King's legacy
By Eugene Robinson
The majestic grounds of the Lincoln Memorial belong to all Americans -- even to egomaniacal talk-show hosts who profit handsomely from stoking fear, resentment and anger. So let me state clearly that Glenn Beck has every right to hold his absurdly titled "Restoring Honor" rally on Saturday.
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Friday, August 27, 2010

CBO Warns Republicans That Repealing Health Law Would Increase Deficit By $455 Billion

The Congressional Budget Office is out with a new letter saying that while the health care law could reduce the projected budget deficit by $30 billion in 2020, repealing it would increase the deficit by an estimated $455 billion:

On balance, the two laws’ health care and revenue provisions are estimated to reduce the projected deficit in 2020 by $28 billion, and the education provisions of the Reconciliation Act are estimated to reduce the projected deficit in 2020 by $2 billion. [...]

Finally, you asked what the net deficit impact would be if certain provisions of PPACA and the Reconciliation Act that were estimated to generate net savings were eliminated—specifically, those which were originally estimated to generate a net reduction in mandatory outlays of $455 billion over the 2010–2019 period. The estimate of $455 billion mentioned in your letter represents the net effects of many provisions. Some of those provisions generated savings for Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and some generated costs. If those provisions were repealed, CBO estimates that there would be an increase in deficits similar to its original estimate of $455 billion in net savings over that period.

If they were to repeal the law, Republicans would have replace it with something that makes up for the deficit increases (assuming, of course that they will still care about the deficits) and helps slow the growth rate in the Medicare program. The GOP’s old leadership backed plan and its reliance on medical malpractice reform as a money saver won’t be enough.

Separately, the CBO also estimated that preventing payment reductions to the physician fee schedule would cost some $330 billion over the 2011–2020 period.
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The Terrorists Win
Nine years after 9/11, hatred of Islam has infected many Americans. How else can we explain the opposition to an Islamic community center two blocks away from where the attacks took place?
by Eric Alterman
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Building a Nation of Know-Nothings - NYTimes.com If the lies about the president continue to gain traction, we're all going to pay a price.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

War Room: How the "ground zero mosque" fear mongering began
A viciously anti-Muslim blogger, the New York Post and the right-wing media machine: How it all went down.
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Sunday, August 22, 2010


Robert Creamer: Republican Strategy for Victory: Stall Economic Recovery
For the last twenty months, Democrats have been pushing to get the economy out of the ditch. Not only have Republicans refused to lend a hand, they have been actively throwing rocks under the wheels.

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Change Accomplished
By Eugene Robinson
This is a radical break from journalistic convention, I realize, but today I’d like to give credit where it’s due—specifically, to President Obama. Quiet as it’s kept, he’s on a genuine winning streak.
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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Why are we so willing to repeat history's mistakes?
By David Sirota
Ideology and money interests trump lessons of the past in debates over war, economics and taxes.
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To All President Obama Haters

You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.

You didn’t get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate energy policy.

You didn’t get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed.

You didn’t get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.

You didn’t get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us.

You didn’t get mad when we spent over 600 billion(and counting) on said illegal war.

You didn’t get mad when over 10 billion dollars just disappeared in Iraq.

You didn’t get mad when you found out we were torturing people.

You didn’t get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.

You didn’t get mad when we didn’t catch Bin Laden.

You didn’t get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.

You didn’t get mad when we let a major US city drown.

You didn’t get mad when we gave a 900 billion tax break to the rich.

You didn’t get mad when, using reconciliation; a trillion dollars of our tax dollars were redirected to insurance companies for Medicare Advantage which cost over 20 percent more for basically the same services that Medicare provides.

You didn’t get mad when the deficit hit the trillion dollar mark, and our debt hit the thirteen trillion dollar mark.

(The above is a copy/paste of a nice rant about some of the many errors of the Bush admin. This rant has been making the rounds for awhile now and I don’t know where it originated. What follows is my addition.)

Yet you get mad at President Obama for what exactly?

Expanding health care coverage to over 30 million more Americans while making the worst health insurance industry abuses illegal and reducing the deficit? (source)

Credit card reform which protects consumers from credit card company abuses? (source)

Lowering taxes for 95% of working families?

Being on target to cut Bush’s huge deficit in half within four years?

The DOW going from 6500 to over 11000 during his Presidency?

Is it because he signed expanded gun rights into law while not making any moves towards gun control?

The recession reversing with job losses turning into job gains?

Working to reform Wall Street Reform so we don’t experience another economic meltdown like what happened under Bush’s “leadership” in September 2008?

Working to reduce loose nukes in order to decrease the chances of a nuclear attack on the US by terrorists?



Notice those last two are “works in progress.” These are things Obama is trying to do but the Republicans are doing everything they can stop him from being successful on these fronts (similar to how they pulled out every trick in the book to try to stop health care reform.) They don’t seem to care that stopping Obama from getting “political victories” (their biggest concern it seems) may lead to a terrorist nuking a major US city or another economic meltdown.

Think about that. “Country First”? Hardly. The Republican Party of today seems to exist only to further it’s own existence. They will stop at nothing to defeat Obama politically. They don’t care how many lies they have to tell or what the long term consequences are for average Americans.

It’s because of this that I think it’s of very much importance for the future of the United States that the “Republican Tea Party” be defeated this November. Do your part. Make sure you are registered to vote and get to the polls to vote against all Republican Tea Party candidates.
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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Ground Zero for Tolerance By Robert Scheer — The irrational attack on Muslims everywhere by the GOP's leadership is not only deeply subversive with regard to the American ideal of religious tolerance but also poses a profound threat to our national security.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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OpEdNews - Diary: The Anti-Mosque Movement is Politically Correct Nonsense
Diary: How the tables have turned! Conservatives who want Muslims to be 'sensitive' to others' needs weren't too sensitive to the needs of others back in the PC era, now were they? How about we all just suck it up and deal?
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Sunday, August 15, 2010


Happy 75th Birthday, Social Security
by Katrina vanden Heuvel
On the 75th anniversary of Social Security, those who would axe benefits are spreading myths designed to make you think there's a looming crisis. It's simply just not true.
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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Obama defends "ground zero mosque"
By Glenn Greenwald
The president takes a politically unpopular position and deserves praise for doing so.
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Expressions of racial hatred on the right are troubling, but not nearly as troubling as the behavior of conservatives who excuse, embolden or simply pretend to ignore the bigots surrounding them.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Daly: Poor Rudy's privacy cry is laughable
Former city mayor Rudy Giuliani is quite the hypocrite with cry for privacy after daughter's theft.
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Fareed Zakaria to return ADL award over ground-zero mosque
In response to Fareed Zakaria returning an award that was presented to him in 2005, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said it was “saddened, stunned and somewhat speechless” by his decision.
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Also confirmed: Marshall’s legacy
Elena Kagan’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is not only a victory for her, but also a confirmation of Justice Thurgood Marshall’s enduring legacy.
By Martha Minow
Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich Need a History Lesson
By Joe Conason
No recent controversy has so plainly revealed the hollow values of the American right than the effort to prevent the construction of a community center in Lower Manhattan because it will include a mosque. It is a senseless attack on one of America’s most sacred traditions.
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Monday, August 02, 2010

We're still haunted by Angry White Males
There's something about a Democratic White House and Congress that brings out this ugliness
by Steve Kornacki
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How the GOP Destroyed the US Economy
by Barry Ritholtz
I can sum it up thusly: Whereas the Democrats have no economic policy, the Republicans have a very bad one.
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Friday, July 30, 2010

Leaking to Avert Disaster
By Joe Conason
While the Pentagon Papers revealed the duplicity of American policymakers in the senseless Vietnam War, their release came too late to save many lives or change the course of that conflict. The WikiLeaks disclosures may have arrived in time to influence policy and prevent disaster.
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Sunday, July 25, 2010

New Yorkers reject Palin's blithering bigotry
She and her pals use the "Ground Zero mosque" to stir anti-Muslim fear. But the world's greatest city says no
By Joe Conason
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'Reverse Racism' Is a Weapon of Mass Distraction
by Leslie Savan The real creeps are anyone in the media who excuses or erases the role played by Breitbart, Fox News, and the Tea Party blogosphere in smearing Sherrod as a racist.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

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