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The Lesser of Two Evils, or What Life After Obama Might Be Like

The Lesser of Two Evils, or What Life After Obama Might Be Like

There are an awful lot of progressives out there who also don’t see any distinction between the Republican candidates, and who think it would serve America good if Obama lost next year.

by Peter Fegan· · Information and Resources
House Republicans Reject Tax Cuts For Middle Class Americans Despite Saying They Want Lower Taxes

House Republicans Reject Tax Cuts For Middle Class Americans Despite Saying They Want Lower Taxes

Republicans rejected the one tax cut that can actually give some financial relief to middle class Americans. A payroll tax cut almost exclusively benefits middle class and poor Americans because it puts immediate cash back in their wallets which they spend on things they need the money for such as bills, food, etc

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Obama’s Clever Strategy to Transform the Tax Reform Debate

Obama’s Clever Strategy to Transform the Tax Reform Debate

This time Obama’s fighting the battle for tax reform under the banner of the American Jobs Act. And his savvy approach may pay off if enough of us fall in behind him.

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Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 9-17-2011

Tonight’s Thought is brought to you by a question for conservatives.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Tex Shelters Salutes The Reagan Library

Tex Shelters Salutes The Reagan Library

The exhibits that should be added to the Reagan Library to give the world a true picture of the former president.
Recently, the Republican party held a presidential debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Ca. While the library is a wonderful living tribute to the Patriarch of our party, and many of the exhibits are worthy of this great man, it lacks what us modern conservatives loved most about him.

Michele Bachmann Thought Her Husband Wanted To ‘Pray Away The Gray’

Michele Bachmann Thought Her Husband Wanted To ‘Pray Away The Gray’

No, this is not from the Onion. Last night, Michele Bachmann appeared on the Tonight Show. Jay Leno asked her about her husband’s Christian Counseling Clinic and his ‘Pray the gay’ comments. She claims that she thought it was a mid-life comment and he meant, ‘Pray away the gray.’

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Texas Republican Representative Introduces Bill In Congress That Would Eliminate Corporate Taxes

Texas Republican Representative Introduces Bill In Congress That Would Eliminate Corporate Taxes

Representative Louie Gohmert has a jobs plan. Well, he has a plan anyway. Gohmert says his bill will create jobs. If we were in a dream world, perhaps. One thing Gohmert’s bill will do, is completely eliminate the corporate tax rate.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Newt Gingrich Says The Poor Should Get Health Care Through Charity, Not Government

Newt Gingrich Says The Poor Should Get Health Care Through Charity, Not Government

Newt Gingrich is another Republican who revels in bashing the poor. Gingrich told Wolf Blitzer on CNN that the uninsured should receive health care from charitable organizations and not government.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Boehner Faces Primary Challenger

Boehner Faces Primary Challenger

Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-Ohio), faces a lot of heavy opposition. Much of it is from the left, people tired of his opposite game (whatever President Obama says, Boehner says the opposite), but some is from his own party.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
On This Constitution Day, We Mourn The Constitution

On This Constitution Day, We Mourn The Constitution

I realized I was losing my allegiance at the beginning of the past decade following the Supreme Court’s involvement in the infamous decision of Bush v. Gore and that my oath was of no import to me as recently as January 21, 2010

Jeb Bush (R-FL). Image from http://republicanredefined.com/tag/jeb-bush/

The REAL Reason Why Republicans Want To Abolish FEMA: So They Can Profit From Natural Disasters

It looks like we finally know the reason why Republicans are refusing to fund FEMA, the federal agency that responds to natural disasters. Former Republican Governor Jeb Bush is set to lead a newly formed FOR-PROFIT natural disaster response company.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Conservative Smackdown of the Day: John Boehner 9-17-2011

Conservative Smackdown of the Day: John Boehner 9-17-2011

The GOP solution to The Gay Menace: ‘Everyone click your Ruby Slippers together and repeat after me: Don’t be gay! Don’t be gay! Don’t be gay!’

by Walt Dismay· · News
Ex-Bush Insider Colonel Wilkerson Willing To Testify Against Bush And Cheney

Ex-Bush Insider Colonel Wilkerson Willing To Testify Against Bush And Cheney

It is the bombshell of such fantastic proportions that my ears are ringing…a feat that only the largest amounts of Vodka can achieve!! Ex-Bush Official Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson has said clearly in an interview with Russian Media that he is willing to testify in a court against former bosses George W Bush and Dick Cheney.

by Teeluck Sooknarine· · News
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Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 9-16-2011

Tonight’s Thought is brought to you by Charlie Chaplin.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Right Wing Blogosphere Hits New Rock Bottom; Pretending To Lipread Michelle Obama

Right Wing Blogosphere Hits New Rock Bottom; Pretending To Lipread Michelle Obama

But wait! It get’s worse. Now, the blogosphere is all atwitter over lip reading. That’s right! During Sunday’s 9/11 tribute, Michelle Obama whispered something in her husband’s ear. The right-wing bloggers don’t know what she said, because, of course, they couldn’t hear her, but they are sure of one thing…it was something bad about the flag.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
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House Republicans Seek To Delay End Of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Once again, Republicans are putting the Christian Right Wing agenda first, instead of working on creating jobs that Americans desperately need. Joe ‘You Lie!’ Wilson and Buck McKeon sent a letter to Leon Panetta asking to delay lifting ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ because they claim they haven’t received copies of the new regulations that will take effect after the policy is repealed.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Making Sense of New York’s Ninth

Making Sense of New York’s Ninth

Let’s get something straight. The Democrats’ loss in the New York 9th was not due to any particular grand strategy on the part of the Right and the Republican Party, nor is it an indication that this district – about as blue as any in the nation – is in danger of turning red. Like the other special election in upstate New York – the 26th – in which Democrats were falling over each other in jubilation when it flipped back in May, districts are what they ostensibly are, nothing more nothing less.

by Peter Fegan· · News
Rush Limbaugh Attacks First Lady Again, Says Obama’s Limousine ‘Weighs 8 Tons Without Michelle In It’

Rush Limbaugh Attacks First Lady Again, Says Obama’s Limousine ‘Weighs 8 Tons Without Michelle In It’

Rush Limbaugh has ruthlessly attacked Michelle Obama on his radio show for years now. But now he has hit another low, by making fun of the First Lady’s weight.

Another Open Letter to Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs Following Police Brutality

Another Open Letter to Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs Following Police Brutality

I regret the fact that I even have to write this letter. Unfortunately, the last time I wrote you it went unnoticed. Hopefully this time has a better fate. As you will recall, if you even read my last letter, my concerns were of being unconstitutionally arrested for filming in the legislative galleries.

by Segway Jeremy Ryan· · News
Denialism Runs Amok With Bachmann/Perry Vaccine Scare

Denialism Runs Amok With Bachmann/Perry Vaccine Scare

In a subsequent interview on Sean Hannity’s radio show, Bachmann swiftly back-peddled her claims by stating she has ‘no idea’ whether Gardasil can actually cause mental retardation and that she was merely ‘reporting’ what her supporter had told her.