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Buyer’s Remorse: Ballots Go Blue In Fight Against Conservative Hysteria

Buyer’s Remorse: Ballots Go Blue In Fight Against Conservative Hysteria

In what may perhaps be seen as a telling milestone in voters’ acknowledgement of base-less, Right wing hysteria, social conservative initiatives presented at the ballots this past Election Day just got axed.

by Joseph Ascanio· · News
Pro-Life, Pro-Agenda, And Just Plain Pro-Stupid

Pro-Life, Pro-Agenda, And Just Plain Pro-Stupid

If you have ever found yourself searching for a good reason to continue your support of the Separation of Church and State argument, look no further than the Jonestown-like dynamics of Mississippi’s Initiative 26 proposal–better known as the ‘personhood amendment’–that was thankfully voted down in Mississippi’s most recent election.

Americans Across The Country Reject The Republican Agenda

Americans Across The Country Reject The Republican Agenda

Yesterday, Americans in several states around the nation resoundingly defeated many pieces of the Republican agenda and successfully recalled GOP politicians. From Ohio to Arizona to Maine to Mississippi, voters lashed back and dealt the right wing a severe setback.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Personhood USA Creator Blames ‘Paternalistic’ Government For Women Having Free Choice

Personhood USA Creator Blames ‘Paternalistic’ Government For Women Having Free Choice

The founder of Personhood USA, the group that is attempting to declare that life begins at the time of fertilization, blames our government’s ‘paternalistic’ policies for the fact that there are abortions.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Ron Paul Says Taxation Is ‘Immoral’ And ‘Theft’ (VIDEO)

Ron Paul Says Taxation Is ‘Immoral’ And ‘Theft’ (VIDEO)

Ron Paul told David Gregory that he believes ‘taxation is immoral’ and that it is ‘theft.’ Under a President Paul, the tax code as we know it would be abolished along with the 16th Amendment and replaced with all sorts of taxes such as highway taxes, gas taxes, and user fees.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Herman Cain Wants You To Pay More For Your Groceries

Herman Cain Wants You To Pay More For Your Groceries

Herman Cain’s now infamous ‘9-9-9’ plan may be the most regressive tax offered by anyone at anytime. While the pizza man’s economic strategy might sound like a pizza marketing scheme, the actual plan would cost the poor and middle class while leaving the wealthy to enjoy their tax free cars and homes.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Occupy Wall Street Could Be A Seminal Moment…Or Not

Occupy Wall Street Could Be A Seminal Moment…Or Not

The spontaneity of OWS interested me. Spontaneity can be good, sometimes, but I wanted these people protesting to have a goal or a concrete aim or at least a leader who could articulate one and the same – otherwise, they risked getting taken advantage of by people who had their own spurious agenda to promote.

by Marion· · News
Your Freedom: Sold To The Highest Bidder

Your Freedom: Sold To The Highest Bidder

There is a lot of talk lately about freedom, liberty and tyranny. Fear not, not-so-young tea partier, the government is not taking away our liberty. Where would the profit be in that? No, they aren’t taking it away. In true capitalist fashion, they are selling it to the highest bidder.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Texas Rep. Wayne Christian

Texas Republican: ‘Of Course This Is A War On Birth Control!’

For years now, Republicans have made it one of their major rallying cries to end abortion. Their words haven’t been empty. In recent months, they have introduced close to 1,000 anti-choice bills. In just the first quarter of this year, the following bills became state laws:

by Wendy Gittleson· · News, Right-Wing Talking Points
A New Effort to Legislate Access to Abortion: You Can’t Be Serious, Right?

A New Effort to Legislate Access to Abortion: You Can’t Be Serious, Right?

This year has witnessed an unprecedented number of attempts by state legislatures and pro-life groups to restrict access to abortion, either by making it harder for women to obtain it, for doctors to provide it, or by imposing ridiculous regulations on abortion clinics that would cost thousands of extra dollars to fund that they simply don’t have.

by Rachelle Janice· · News
Rick Perry, Death and Hypocrisy

Rick Perry, Death and Hypocrisy

Perry takes advice from Death to advance his career as a Republican politician.

by Tex Shelters· · Political Humor
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Build Your Own Levees, and Kiss Irene

There is no other politician/candidate that has perplexed me like Congressman and presidential nominee Ron Paul.

by Bryian Revoner· · News
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.

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Why America NEEDS ‘Internal Improvements’

America needs to invest in infrastructure, or we could have some serious tragedies. Failing infrastructure is doing significant harm to our country, and our economy.

Texas Governor and potential Republican Presidential nominee Rick Perry.

Texas Governor Rick Perry Hates America

Yes! Rick Perry has proven he hates America by his suggestion that he could consider the option to secede in the future,
but the real proof that he hates America is in the pudding and in his actions and his past record. The sad state of affairs in his beloved state of Texas is shameful and indeed telling.

by Teeluck Sooknarine· · News
Salon.com editor Joan Walsh. Image from http://theothermccain.com/2011/06/09/new-blog-honors-joan-walsh/

Attitude Problem

I was born a Democrat. My parents were Democrats before me. My father cast his first vote at 21 in 1936, for FDR. Four years later, when she turned 21, my mother did the same. She came from a long line of Democrats, going way back to Jackson, I suppose.

by Marion· · Political Rants
A Brief Look Into ‘American Exceptionalism’

A Brief Look Into ‘American Exceptionalism’

America’s conservative base criticize President Obama for not sharing in their view of American Exceptionalism. What is American Exceptionalism and how exceptional is America, really?

Why Are These Words Not In The US Constitution?

Why Are These Words Not In The US Constitution?

These words are all included in States’ Constitutions from around the country, so why aren’t they included in the US Constitution? Check out this list and see if you think these words should have been included in the US Constitution.

How Lincoln’s Republicans became Franklin Roosevelt’s Democrats

How Lincoln’s Republicans became Franklin Roosevelt’s Democrats

Many Republicans think that the Republican Party of today is comparable to the Republican Party of Lincoln, but that is simply not true. The people that would have supported Lincoln switched parties many years ago.

Huckabee and Nugent Wango Tango from http://thedailydeets.com/archives/47449

Republicans are Losing Their Best and Their Brightest

A satirical take on the ridiculous Republican options for President and why some have already dropped out.