Tag Archives: GOP

Class warfare

Republicans put their heads together and decided the biggest problem facing America is … … Drumroll please … Rich people don’t have enough money!: The [the House Republican budget] plan would condemn millions to the ranks of the uninsured, raise health costs for seniors and renege on the obligation to keep poor children fed. It […]

Why the American people will end up paying for the BP spill

Oil companies currently benefit from a dream law that limits their liability in accidents to $75 million. That’s right. $75 million. BP could kill all the fish in the Gulf of Mexico and they would only be liable for $75 million. Isn’t that just f**king outrageous? Last year BP struggled to make $14 billion in […]

You Can’t Please Everyone

But you really can’t please the Republicans – unless you’re Obama and you “fail” at something.

Nominee Sotomayor, continued

The big political fight continues to be over Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court, judge Sonia Sotomayor. I haven’t said much about this, because I don’t have much to say about Sotomayor’s credentials (a judgement better left to legal experts) and I don’t think any amount of rightwing bleating is going to stop her confirmation […]

Stay classy, morons

I’m still a bit sick, so you’re getting treated to more video goodness: Seriously, how pathetic are the Republican Senators for releasing garbage like that? (To be fair, they do get kudos for using Carl Orff’s ‘O Fortuna’ as the soundtrack.) It’s not like closing Gitmo means releasing convicted terrorists into American cities. What it […]

Quote of the Week: Larison on the GOP's fiscal bona fides

This is a long one… sorry: Obviously, it is easier to remain principled in opposition, which is why the GOP leadership in Congress deserves so little credit and some criticism for suddenly becoming “principled” at the moment when it makes absolutely no difference either politically or substantively. Having practically burned down the house, the top […]

Not even 'semi-sane'

John Cole thinks Red State (a site for Republicans) has finally published their first “semi-sane” article in quite a while. Sorry John, I have to respectfully disagree. The article in the question is another election postmortem. Cole thinks it’s noteworthy because there was no “tribute to Palin, no calling Democrats terrorists or terrorist-enablers, and no […]

2008 Presidential Debate II: Liveblogging

» Skip down to my conclusion « 9:00pm Already had a Mai Tai at dinner, so no drinking during the debate… unless it’s required 🙂 As with the last couple debates, you should be able to watch it live on MSNBC.com if you’re not near a TV. 9:05pm And it begins. 9:10pm Obama begins by […]

Republicans terrorizing America

ter·ror·ism     (t?r’?-r?z’?m) n.      The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons. Watch this actual advertisement from House Republicans: Astoundingly pathetic isn’t it? Check out this satirical […]