Hold Fast

A Blog by Matt Browner Hamlin

Hold Fast - a blog by Matt Browner Hamlin

Entries Tagged as 'Republicans'

Tea Party & the Auto Bailout

October 31st, 2012 · Comments Off

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 [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Mitt Romney · Republicans

Someone tell Michelle Rhee that Dan Malloy just isn’t that into her

September 28th, 2012 · Comments Off

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 [...]

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Tags: Democrats · Labor · Republicans

Krugman on the Republican hatred of workers

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 [...]

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Tags: Mitt Romney · Republicans

What Digby Said

May 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off

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 [...]

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Tags: Economy · Republicans

Common Ground

April 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off

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 [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Republicans

The Era of Mugging

March 29th, 2012 · Comments Off

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 [...]

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Tags: Democrats · Republicans

Is the GOP primary finally over?

March 21st, 2012 · Comments Off

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 [...]

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Tags: Republicans

Cutting Medicare is bad, unless our guy does it

March 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

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. [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Economy · Republicans

Super Tuesday!

March 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

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, [...]

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Tags: Elections · Republicans

Romney holds off the white knight for now

February 29th, 2012 · Comments Off

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 [...]

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Tags: Elections · Republicans