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The White Knight Scenario: What President Obama Should Do About The Debt Deadline

This debt ceiling debate has been long, arduous, and ridiculous. Democrats have made a good faith effort to compromise, even if that means putting Social Security and Medicare cuts on the negotiating table. Republicans on the other hand, have refused to give up any of their sacred cows.

State Senator Luther Olsen Scandal and How You Can Help the Recalls in WI

State Senator Luther Olsen Scandal and How You Can Help the Recalls in WI

This week has been quite interesting. It started with Leslie getting attacked by a state employee who was arrested yesterday for charges involving the assault and use of a deadly weapon. That started an entire wave of action involving heart shaped balloons and topped off with the Department of Administration hanging a net on the top of the dome so that if the balloons do hurt the painting (it’s speculation), they will not touch it.

by Segway Jeremy Ryan· · News
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Debt Ceiling And Deficit Reduction Talks Avoid Military Spending Cuts

Democrats and Republicans in both the House and the Senate have been frantically scrambling in their attempts to pass a bill starting the nation on its way towards mild deficit reduction. Yet through all of these talks one major segment of the budget most definitely and purposely has been off the table: military spending.

by Raymond Gellner· · News
Republicans:  Sold Your Souls to the Teabagging Devils

Republicans: Sold Your Souls to the Teabagging Devils

Congressional tea party Congressmen and women are becoming the bane of Boehner . . . they’re even drawing criticism from the likes of uber-conservatives Bill O’Reilly and Charles Krauthammer, who called Michele Bachmann ‘unbelievably irresponsible’ for her refusal (shared by some 60 Republican Congressmen and women) to vote to raise the debt ceiling under any circumstances.

by Julie Driscoll· · News
Duuuhhhh...Lower taxes equals more revenue!!

Proof That The Tea Party Caucus Is Too Stupid To Do Their Job

Sometimes I’m surprised the Tea Party even knows which side of the aisle to sit on…

by Walt Dismay· · News
Michele Bachmann Called For Elimination Of Freddie Mac And Fannie Mae AFTER Getting $400,000 Government Mortgage

Michele Bachmann Called For Elimination Of Freddie Mac And Fannie Mae AFTER Getting $400,000 Government Mortgage

Michele Bachmann has been getting government money for just about everything these days. From government funds to care for foster children, $250,000 in farming subsidies, $100,000 to train employees, and a great deal of Medicare money goes into the pocket of her husband. But these funds are nothing compared to a $417,000 mortgage that Bachmann received in 2008 from government mortgage programs.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Republicans Continue Their War Against The People Of Wisconsin

Republicans Continue Their War Against The People Of Wisconsin

As if the people of Wisconsin haven’t been punished enough by Governor Scott Walker and the Republican controlled legislature, the GOP has unveiled a plan to keep voters from acquiring the required voter identification cards and a plan that would confuse and deter voters from going to the polls.

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GOP Brinkmanship On Debt Ceiling Will Cripple Economy And Job Growth

Less than one week until financial Armageddon! At least that is what both sides of the debate would have you believe. And to be honest, a failure to raise the debt ceiling would be tragic for the country and the world; not directly because of an inability to pay U.S. debts, but rather as a result of the economic instability and the corresponding job losses which will result from the illustration of the impotence of the modern American political system.

by Raymond Gellner· · News, Political Rants
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Santorum Mixes Rhetoric, Says Big Government Should Ban Same-Sex Marriage

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum – famous for his anti-gay stance that earned him an oddly unique ‘Google problem’ – obviously is willing to flip-flop on the universally-Right-wing stance on federal government intervention over state’s rights as well as private lives when it comes to fending off the infamous ‘gay agenda.’

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O’Reilly, Crowley Blame Dems For Ethical Decline of America – Completely Ignore Reality

Monica Crowley discussed with host Bill O’Reilly that rampant American secularism – pushed forth by a so-called liberal, Democratic agenda – is the root cause of cheating in schools and the ethical decline of American culture (see video at the bottom of this post).

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The IMF Weighs In On US Deficit Debate – Is Compromise Possible?

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reported that its ‘directors highlighted the urgency of raising the federal debt ceiling and agreeing on the specifics of a comprehensive medium-term consolidation programme.’

by Silence Dogood· · News
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Republican Senator Admits That He Wants To Bring America Down

In a Monday evening interview on Hardball With Chris Matthews on MSNBC, Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah admitted that he wants to bring America to its knees if an amendment is not passed in Congress that would force Americans to live under conservative governance despite which party the people elects. Here is the transcript.

Protester Nearly Stabbed By DOA Employee in WI Capitol and Revenge of Balloons

Protester Nearly Stabbed By DOA Employee in WI Capitol and Revenge of Balloons

After months of mostly peaceful protests this last month or so has seemed to escalate here in Wisconsin. It started with former Republican State Senator David Zien and his band of thugs coming to the Capitol and starting a fight in which the Tea Partiers draped flags over protesters faces and without being struck, put the Pizza Box Guy, Mike Dickman, in a neckhold and punching him several times in the face.

by Segway Jeremy Ryan· · News
Glenn Beck Compares Norway Victims to ‘Hitler Youth’, Ignores His Own Child-Indoctrination Camps

Glenn Beck Compares Norway Victims to ‘Hitler Youth’, Ignores His Own Child-Indoctrination Camps

Yesterday morning on Glenn Beck’s radio show, the former Fox News oustee gave his brief yet pointless take on the Oslo terrror attacks that occurred over the weekend. According to the self-proclaimed prophet of American freedom, the ‘political camp’ that was targeted by alleged terrorist Anders Behring Breivik was kind of like a gathering of the ‘Hitler Youth…or whatever.’

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Joan Walsh’s Dysfunctional View of History and Government

Last week, the President spoke to a coterie of politically involved college students, Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike. It really was a master class in what politics in the real world was all about. He channeled Lincoln and spoke of compromise being the essence of governing in a democracy.

by Marion· · News
Jumping the gun in Norway

Jumping the gun in Norway

The recent terror attacks – bombings and subsequent shootings at an Olso government facility that claimed the lives of over 90 – were allegedly perpetrated by Anders Behring Breivik; a white, Christian ‘lone gunmen’ whose writings reportedly confess a deep hatred for the ‘growing presence’ of Muslims in Europe, a yearning for a European continent-wide civil war to overthrow governments and put an end to multiculturalism that includes the literal execution of ‘cultural Marxists.’

by Joseph Ascanio· · News, Political Rants
The President Who Isn’t

The President Who Isn’t

In political terms, Bill Clinton’s still a reasonably young man. As head of the Clinton Global Initiative, he’s frequently seen at high-powered and high-profiled events around the world and in the United States. I can’t remember another President who’s been interviewed as much and as often, post-Administration, by everyone from David Gregory on Meet the Press to David Letterman, right down to Jon Stewart. In fact, Bill Maher is messing his knickers at the prospect of getting Clinton on his program for an interview.

Partial FAA Shutdown From Partisan Squabbling

Partial FAA Shutdown From Partisan Squabbling

It appears that the effort to stave off a shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration has come to naught. There is still a difference of opinion over a $16.5 million cut in subsidies to 13 rural communities. With that, almost 4,000 people will be out of work temporarily and the […]

by Sarah· · News
Obama Gets Angry, Republicans Repeating History

Obama Gets Angry, Republicans Repeating History

When Americans blamed Republicans for the government shut down in 1995, one would think the GOP learned their lesson. But the eternally short memories of Republicans and their apparent failure to remember historical facts once again compels them to try something that failed. What is it about the GOP that makes them believe that they can hold America hostage?

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Urgent Action Needed to Stop Tea Party from Sabotaging the Debt Ceiling Issue!

This is a call to action for all Americans who believe we need to return sanity to America politics and stop the influence of Radical TeaPublicans from destroying the Economy.