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Conservative Smackdown of the Day: 8-1-2011

Arson and voter suppression; are there ANY lows conservatives won’t stoop to?

by Walt Dismay· · News
Gabrielle Giffords Returns To Washington To Vote To Raise The Debt Ceiling

Gabrielle Giffords Returns To Washington To Vote To Raise The Debt Ceiling

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head 6 months ago, surprised many people when she returned to congress today to cast her vote to raise the debt ceiling.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
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President Obama’s ‘Compromise’ – or “Why We Should Never Negotiate With Terrorists”

Though I am grateful we have avoided default, I can’t help but feel as though our economy was taken hostage by extremists, Obama negotiated with the terrorists, and we are grateful the hostage was freed safely.

Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn

Republican Congressman Refers To President Obama As A ‘Tar Baby’

Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-CO) has equated negotiating with President Obama to ‘touching a tar baby’. The term ‘tar baby’ has a long history of racism, and was used to refer to African-Americans.

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GOP Website Accidentally Admits They Think Obama Will Win In 2012

Call it a Freudian slip, a Republican website, GOP.com, is proudly displaying an image showing Preisdent Obama’s last day in office as January 20, 2017.

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Are Obama’s Aggressive New Ground-Breaking Fuel Standards Too Lax?

Did the Obama administration allow the auto industry too much in concessions? Or are the new standards really a significant step in the right direction?

by Joseph Ascanio· · News
Treat women like cattle? How about we go for…Plan B? YEEEEEAAAHHHHHH!!!!!

Obama Gives The GOPs’ War on Women™ A Kick In The Groin

This here’s a little story. A story about women, the political party that hates them and the man who just slapped that party across the face.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Right Wing and Debt Ceiling Extortion

Right Wing and Debt Ceiling Extortion

The debt ceiling is a procedural vote to raise the official ‘Debt Ceiling’ to match the level of debt incurred through previously passed legislation. Or in other words, this vote merely allows the U.S. to raise it’s debt ceiling to match the costs already accrued. The raising of the debt ceiling is not a ‘blank check’ for new spending.

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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.