Duncan Black: While our liberal media coddled and adored them, the truth was that the Tea Party never actually had anything to be angry about. Obama didn’t take their guns, or raise their taxes, or give free Cadillacs to strapping young bucks. He did continue to be black, so there’s that I guess. They couldn’t […]
Entries Tagged as 'Republicans'
October 31st, 2012 · Comments Off on Tea Party & the Auto Bailout
September 28th, 2012 · Comments Off on Someone tell Michelle Rhee that Dan Malloy just isn’t that into her
Disgraced former DC schools chief Michelle Rhee is on a quixotic search to pretend she’s a Democrat in good standing, despite her pursuit of taking away workers’ rights and helping Republican governors bust teachers unions. In her Washington Post op-ed on how real Democrats support her education prioritization strategy, which reads like a Joe Lieberman op-ed arguing that real […]
September 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment
Paul Krugman gets seriously shrill in his dissection of Mitt Romney’s revealing 47% comments and how they reflect what the contemporary Republican party thinks about workers. The whole thing is worth reading, but this passage stands out: For the fact is that the modern Republican Party just doesn’t have much respect for people who work […]
May 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off on What Digby Said
Watching this crap ad from Koch Brothers funded Americans for Prosperity, Digby has the right response: Like I said, they just hate anyone who isn’t rich. There’s no other rational explanation for this. It’s based on a highly successful program that should have been instigated much earlier. It would help business, help property values, help […]
April 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off on Common Ground
Apparently President Obama gave a speech today attacking the Ryan budget. In the Q&A he went after the GOP for making rightward shifts which prevented them from finding common ground. Jed Lewison writes: Obama continues hammering Republicans for moving so far to the right. “Cap and trade was originally proposed by Republicans … now they […]
March 29th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Era of Mugging
Duncan Black: Right now we have one political party that is very up front about and proud of their desire to mug everyone in the non-millionaire club, steal all their money, and give it to rich people. It’s time for the other political party to recognize that the era of dumb compromises is over, and […]
March 21st, 2012 · Comments Off on Is the GOP primary finally over?
Mark Halperin starts to ring the knockout bell: Mitt Romney’s Illinois win could be the beginning of the end of the Republican nomination fight. In order to get there, he faces two challenges: He’ll have to convince on-the-sidelines Republicans to endorse his candidacy, contribute to his campaign, and muscle Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich out […]
March 20th, 2012 · Comments Off on Cutting Medicare is bad, unless our guy does it
The Democratic establishment is out guns blazing today. Is it in response to the Washington Post report yesterday that President Obama would still take a deal that exchanged some modest (and imaginary) revenue increases for cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security? No, of course not. Predictably, it’s about Congressman Paul Ryan’s Version 2.0 budget. […]
March 6th, 2012 · Comments Off on Super Tuesday!
As if the Gods of Excitement hadn’t done enough already with this month Chevy Truck Month and the beginning of the March Madness tournament, today is Super Tuesday. Ten states will primary or caucus today, accounting for nearly 20% of the delegates. Up for grabs are Georgia, Massachusetts, Idaho, North Dakota, Alaska, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia, […]
February 29th, 2012 · Comments Off on Romney holds off the white knight for now
Originally posted at AMERICAblog Elections: The Right’s Field Jonathan Karl, ABC News, February 17, 2012: A prominent Republican senator just told me that if Romney can’t win in Michigan, the Republican Party needs to go back to the drawing board and convince somebody new to get into the race. “If Romney cannot win Michigan, we […]