Articles by: Chris

Someone Has A Base Problem

Someone Has A Base Problem

Yesterday two-thirds of Republicans in two of the most hardcore Republican states in the Union, Alabama and Mississippi, voted against Mitt Romney as their nominee. That’s a mighty huge rejection signal.

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They Are Not Fiscal Conservatives

They Are Not Fiscal Conservatives

Given that Reagan left office with a larger deficit than when he took over and that George H. W. Bush left office with a larger deficit than what he inherited and that George W. Bush left office with a trillion-dollar deficit when he inherited a huge budget surplus, common sense would tell us that the Republican Party is not the party of small government or fiscal conservatism.

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Huckabee Says TARP Should Have Been Called CRAP

Huckabee Says TARP Should Have Been Called CRAP

The Trouble Asset Relief Program (TARP) is nothing but an unequivocal Republican piece of legislation. It was written by the Bush White House, passed with majority Republican support via a huge crying fit by John Boehner

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Mitch Daniels Is a Bald-Faced Liar

Mitch Daniels Is a Bald-Faced Liar

Not surprisingly the GOP selected a man that knows nothing about sane economic policy to deliver their SOTU rebuttal. In other words they selected George Bush’s budget director

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Romney Gave More To A Church That Believes Eden Was In Missouri Than He Paid In Taxes

Romney Gave More To A Church That Believes Eden Was In Missouri Than He Paid In Taxes

Mitt Romney gave more money to the Mormon Church than he paid in taxes in 2010. That’s all fine and dandy and I’m sure the Christian Right wackos will say it’s better to give to God than to the IRS. But let’s look at what the Mormon Church professes.

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Quick Budget Facts

Quick Budget Facts

It’s always fun to go through some quick facts about the budget because it’s sure to stir up the Republican noise machine when they realize the bullet points don’t line up with what Fox News has been telling them. Let the fun begin!

George Washington And A Black Democratic President

George Washington And A Black Democratic President

George Washington understood that dealing with debt was the government’s responsibility, but leaders would be unlikely to make unpopular choices in a democracy unless the public was both enlightened and understanding: “The execution of these maxims belongs to your representatives,” he said — meaning the members of Congress.

Six Decades Of GOP ‘Pretend Cutting’ Is Enough

Six Decades Of GOP ‘Pretend Cutting’ Is Enough

Since WWII, Republicans have occupied the White House a total of 36 years. That’s more than half of the 66 years since 1945. And during those 36 years of GOP rule, what have they ever cut from government?

Cain Calling Names is Exactly What GOP Voters Want to Hear

Cain Calling Names is Exactly What GOP Voters Want to Hear

Had it not been for Perry’s Dumb and Dumber moment, surely Herman Cain’s name calling of Rep. Nancy Pelosi or Mitt Romney’s answer for why people call him a flip flopper would be center stage. For me, though, Cain’s name calling is the highlight of the debate (or low-light depending on how you look at it).

GOP: Vote Like We Say Or Satan Wins

GOP: Vote Like We Say Or Satan Wins

It’s impossible to imagine a GOP presidential candidate not claiming they were told by God to run for office. It’s a scary thought to think God wants someone like Michele Bachmann or Rick Perry running this country. But it’s an even scarier thought to reduce God to an election.

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Clinging To Their Fiscally Conservative Fantasy Is Clearly Getting In The Way Of Putting People Back To Work

Clinging To Their Fiscally Conservative Fantasy Is Clearly Getting In The Way Of Putting People Back To Work

Yesterday Senate Republicans successfully filibustered a $60 billion infrastructure spending package. This marks the third time in less than a month that Republicans have filibustered legislation that is completely paid for and designed to create jobs.

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Comparing Super Committee Plans: Dem Plan Raises More Revenue and Slashes Deficit More

Comparing Super Committee Plans: Dem Plan Raises More Revenue and Slashes Deficit More

No presidential administration in the history of America has ever been scrutinized so much when it comes to spending; and certainly no administration has ever been held so accountable for past administration’s spending in order for government to continue operating.

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Government and Law Enforcement Twist Google’s Arm For Data, Google Complies

Government and Law Enforcement Twist Google’s Arm For Data, Google Complies

Thus, a very outdated law, written even before the digital age went public, is governing a practical piece of our lives that grows larger every year. A much needed update is overdue.

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Perry Says His Tax Plan Will ‘Set Our People Free’

Perry Says His Tax Plan Will ‘Set Our People Free’

Reagan claimed he supported small government, sound economics and slashing budgets. But he never did any of that. Same for George W. Bush. The same can be said about any modern Republican administration.

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