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Conservative Smackdown of the Day: 8-26-2011

Today’s Smackdown is brought to by the voice of the little people being ignored.

President Herbert Hoover (R)

History Is Repeating Itself, And Republicans Need To Learn Before We Hit 23% Unemployment Again

Americans are constantly told by Republicans that the best way to balance the budget and stimulate job growth is to lower taxes, but looking at history it is not hard to see that their theory doesn’t work.

Satan Can Have His Weather and His Governor Back

Satan Can Have His Weather and His Governor Back

In 2011, the state has experienced the worst one-year drought in Texas history. On Thursday, April 21, 2011, Texas Governor Rick Perry made an official proclamation, as governor, to declare three days of prayer for rain.

Things That Make You Go ‘Hmmm.’ ANOTHER Mitt Romney Flip Flop

Things That Make You Go ‘Hmmm.’ ANOTHER Mitt Romney Flip Flop

First, Mitt Romney flip-flopped on universal health care – now, with contenders such as Texas Gov. Rick Perry breathing down his neck, Romney shows he’s capable of flipping on another issue many people see as a core principle.

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How We Get the Slacker-Half to Pay Their Fair Share of America’s Taxes

Of the roughly 134 million tax returns filed in the US, about 47% of households paid no Federal income taxes. True, they do pay payroll and sales and lots of other taxes, which constitute a much higher percentage of their income than would be the case for the rich, but it’s just not enough. We need to squeeze more out of them!

George W. Bush on one of his many vacations.

Is The Presidents’ 10 Day Vacation Out of Line?

Conservatives have had a field day hammering President Obama over his 10 day vacation to Martha’s Vineyard. But has he taken more vacation days than past Republican presidents?

Tea Party Taliban

Tea Party Taliban

Am I comparing the Tea Party to the Taliban? Yeah, a little. Of course, the Tea Party is not bent on violence in the way the 9/11 hijackers were. Most American citizens aren’t under the impression that Tea Party nutbags stand ready to fly a jetliner into a building or plan in any way to kill masses of people.

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Michele Bachmann’s Wacky, But Real, Agenda

I subscribed to Michele Bachmann’s newsletters because I knew that each one would be a testament to her political ineptitude, as well as her TRUE priorities. The first newsletter did not disappoint. Already there are 4 things that are abundantly clear.

From: http://www.sodahead.com/

Republican Plans for Amerikkka: A New Stormfront

The projected far right’s final solution, platform, for America in 2012

Two Fat Men Walk Into a Bar…And Meet Chris Matthews

Two Fat Men Walk Into a Bar…And Meet Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews! Seems that Chris, at one time, was an acceptable substitute host for Rush’s program, whenever Rush was on a vacation

Flip-Flop: GOP FINALLY Gives Nod to Raising Taxes – But You’re Not Going to Like It

Flip-Flop: GOP FINALLY Gives Nod to Raising Taxes – But You’re Not Going to Like It

Republicans are so anti-tax increase that they would block medical treatment for 9/11 heroes to protect the wealth of the top 1% of Americans. That’s nothing new. What is news right now is who Republicans ARE looking to tax at a higher rate…

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London Riots a Harbinger for Future GOP-Led Austerity Inequities?

After the riots in London and other cities in Great Britain last week, the true cause for the extent of the violence and mayhem must still be determined. Though many community leaders in the affected areas are citing social and economic inequities as the chief cause of its, almost viral, spread.

From: http://www.jewishlaborcommittee.org/2008/09/on_the_latest_developments_re.html

Unions are Unpatriotic, Jihadists, Liberal, Terrorist, Atheist, Neighbors Who Want to Kill You

Republican lies, paranoia, fear mongering and hysteria about unions through the voice of Tex Shelters.

Why should you be rewarded for being an asshole?

Illinois To Catholic Charities: Bigots Need Not Apply (For Government Funds)

Sometimes, breaking up is the hardest thing to do.

Rick Santorum on Fox News Sunday. Image from http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-news-sunday/blog/2011/08/21/santorum-vows-return-manufacturing-jobs

Santorum Explains His Agenda

Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum was on Fox News Sunday this morning to talk about what policies a Santorum Presidency would implement. Here’s a list of some of the things he said he would do, if elected President;

Gaming The System: The ‘Screw You’ Economics Of Corporate America

Gaming The System: The ‘Screw You’ Economics Of Corporate America

Do you have a penny in your pocket? Well, if you do, you have more money in your pocket than the income taxes paid by GE, Wells Fargo, Exxon-Mobil, Citibank, and Bank of America combined. That’s right, these corporations and many more like them do NOT pay taxes like real people do. Instead, these greedy, ultra rich corporations make billions in profit, exploit tax loopholes, and some even get subsidies from the government.

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Republicans’ Opposition To Christianity

Religious Republicans take center stage for the Presidential Primary, despite their great divide over Christian beliefs. While American conservatives call for even more deregulation, Pope Benedict XVI is calling for a more equitable, fair, and regulated economy, saying ‘[T]he economy cannot be measured only by maximization of profit but rather according to the common good.’

Americans Work Long Enough

Americans Work Long Enough

A lighthearted look at a seriously bad policy position. There are many humanistic downsides to raising the retirement age and very few upsides. Businesses and manufacturers should also oppose any such proposal.

Just When You Thought The Republican Field Couldn’t Get Any Worse: Rick Perry Is In

Just When You Thought The Republican Field Couldn’t Get Any Worse: Rick Perry Is In

Perry represents another link in the chain of our country’s possibly unavoidable, apocalyptic transformation into what could best be described as a Confederate backwater. This man is selling old ideas, repackaged with a smirk and a middle finger towards the president, and he could win.

Rick Santorum's Google problem. Image from http://motherjones.com/files/imagecache/node-gallery-display/photoessays/Santorum-Saunders1_0.jpg

Santorum

Rick Santorum was on the immature end of the internet’s wrath a while back. In an attempt to get people to vote against him, someone set up a website that redefined the word ‘santorum’.