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They’re Cuckoo for Christie in GOP Land

They’re Cuckoo for Christie in GOP Land

Looking at the Republican Party these last couple of months, it’s becoming all too obvious that the powers that be are loaded with it.There is great concern within the Grand Old Party over the viability of the current crop of candidates vying for the nomination and the chance to dethrone emperor Obama from the Kremlin (er, White House) next year. Hence the ‘Draft Christie’ movement among the, how should I say it, less enthusiastic contingent of the faithful and the hopeful.

by Peter Fegan· · Information and Resources, News
Pennsylvania GOP’s Plan To Rig 2012 presidential Election Meets Opposition From Within the Party

Pennsylvania GOP’s Plan To Rig 2012 presidential Election Meets Opposition From Within the Party

The GOP’s plan to rig the 2012 Presidential election has hit a stumbling block as some PA Republicans are refusing to follow leadership. Rejecting the movement started by All Votes Matter, a.k.a. long time Harrisburg players Charlie Gerow and William Sloane, many of the state’s GOP are refusing to go along with the proposal which would award the state’s Electoral Votes by congressional districts instead of winner take all decided by popular vote.

by Chaz Bolte· · News
Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ). Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

GOP Audience Applauds The Firing Of Thousands Of Government Workers During Chris Christie Speech

The unemployment rate is over 9% and millions of Americans are suffering because of mass layoffs, but Republicans are feeling nothing but joy. During GOP Governor Chris Christie’s speech at the Reagan Library, conservatives cheered upon the mention of Ronald Reagan firing thousands of air traffic controllers.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Economists Say Obama Jobs Bill Will Prevent Another Recession

Economists Say Obama Jobs Bill Will Prevent Another Recession

In a joint session of Congress, President Obama presented a jobs plan, which he believes will jump start the economy and help prevent another recession. Republicans have been, shall we say, less than receptive.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Chris Christie: The Man Who Sits Across from Skinny

Chris Christie: The Man Who Sits Across from Skinny

Who would have thought that Gov. Chris Christie’s weight would become an issue if he decided to run for president? Apparently, that aspect of politics must seem unimaginable to some, but it seems quite in line with the usual ‘running of the bulls’ that is to be expected within the realm of American politics, and the media scrutiny that it endures on a regular basis.

by Bryian Revoner· · News, Political Humor, Political Rants
It’s Time For Israel To Move Forward, Again

It’s Time For Israel To Move Forward, Again

Regardless of your politics, for those of us who support the existence of the Jewish State of Israel, watching events on the world stage in the past week has been tantamount to helplessly watching your own child get bullied on the school yard.

Unemployed Need Not Apply

Unemployed Need Not Apply

We have been hearing anecdotal evidence of employers discriminating against the unemployed for several years now, but those that practice this policy have become so emboldened as of late, that they have begun to include the phrase ‘Unemployed need not apply, no exceptions,’ in their ads.

by David Brisker· · News
Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity. Image from http://www.businessinsider.com/bill-oreilly-sean-hannity-video-2011-3

Is Bill O’Reilly Jealous Of Sean Hannity? Fox CEO Speaks

Is Bill O’Reilly Jealous Of Sean Hannity? It’s well known that Bill is disliked among the liberal community, but Roger Ailes (Fox News Corporation, CEO) spoke out about O’Reilly in a recent interview with Newsweek. He stated that Bill is jealous of Sean Hannity’s radio success, and that is one […]

by Justin Acuff (Isaacs)· · News
Rush Limbaugh: Compassion ‘Most Disastrous’ Word

Rush Limbaugh: Compassion ‘Most Disastrous’ Word

I seem to remember a time, not that long ago, when conservatives tried to convince us that they were nice people. In fact, just over a decade ago, our last President ran with the motto ‘Compassionate Conservatism.’ Even then, it sort of felt like a ruse, but he had such a convincing way of telling us that ‘No Child Left Behind’ really was about the children or that his ‘Faith Based Initiatives’ weren’t just a way of bringing us one step closer to a theocracy.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Yes, There Is Racism on the Left

Yes, There Is Racism on the Left

There’s a culture war erupting on the left. I guess Melissa Harris-Perry started it, by claiming in her recent article in The Nation, where she dared to suggest that maybe, just maybe, our current President is held to a higher standard than previous Presidents of any political persuasion because he happens to be the first African-American to be elected to the Office.

by Marion· · News
Presidential Debate Nostalgia

Presidential Debate Nostalgia

Two of my favorite sitcoms were on TV last Thursday night at 9. NBC had the eighth season premiere of The Office, and Fox News aired the third installment of a new show called The Republican Presidential Debates. Both were great for laughs and quite a few groans, but, unfortunately, the debate was the more fictionalized of the two shows.

Welfare or Warfare?

Welfare or Warfare?

As America and Congress continue to squabble over who is to blame for the current financial crisis, a closer and more balanced analysis of the situation reveals that there is plenty of blame to go around.

An American Vision: What I Would Do If I Ever Became President

An American Vision: What I Would Do If I Ever Became President

Each of us has dreamed of being the President of the United States and we have all wondered what we would do if we held the office. So I’m taking this opportunity to share my own vision of America.

Robin Vos

Wisconsin Wire: Cronyism Amok In WI, New Connections Revealed

It seems everywhere we look there are more examples of cronyism in Wisconsin. Most of it is in job appointments, but a couple more links were revealed today that are a bit different from normal and perhaps more concerning. They also hit very close to home.

by Segway Jeremy Ryan· · News
Go To Church Or Go To Jail: Alabama Rejects The Constitution

Go To Church Or Go To Jail: Alabama Rejects The Constitution

In a breathtaking assault on the First Amendment, The town of Bay Minette, Alabama has decided to give non-violent offenders a ‘choice’: jail time or a year of attending church.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Chris Christie:  The GOP’s Great White Hopeless

Chris Christie: The GOP’s Great White Hopeless

So now the Republicans have circled back to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Okay, can we talk? There’s no way that an obese man can win the presidential election, okay? I mean, the last fat president we had was Taft, I think. I hate to be blunt, but there it is. Just look at this!

by Julie Driscoll· · News
Scenes from Occupy Wall St. protest

Sign Petition to Stop Obscene NYPD Brutality, Stand with #OccupyWallSt Protestors

Don’t let the NYPD squash this People’s movement with violence. Stand with the protestors. Watch these police brutality videos and follow the link to sign the petition on Change.org.

Voters Speak: Marijuana Is The Most Important Issue

Voters Speak: Marijuana Is The Most Important Issue

A few weeks ago, I reported that the White House was giving the American people a greater voice. They started an online petition site, where the most popular petitions would be brought directly to the President.

Well, round one is here, and the number one most pressing issue for the American people? Legalizing marijuana.

My Dad needs a living wage.

Poverty Rate in Inner City Rises 20% in One Year

From 2009 – 2010 the poverty rate in Baltimore City increased 20%. The poverty rate in Baltimore City is now 25.6%, which is 15% higher than the poverty rate for Maryland and 10% higher than the United States of America.

by Cory McCray· · News
Herman Cain Blasts House Republicans, Says They Should ‘Stop Playing With Peoples’ Tragedies’

Herman Cain Blasts House Republicans, Says They Should ‘Stop Playing With Peoples’ Tragedies’

Only a couple days after winning the Florida straw poll in a landslide, Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain blasted House Republicans on CNN this morning for playing political games with disaster relief funds.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News