Category Archives: Presidential Candidates

Over/Under: Years Before Republicans Start to Claim Credit For Obamacare

The Heritage Plan: 1989. All citizens should be guaranteed universal access to affordable health care. Many states now require passengers in automobiles to wear seatbelts for their own protection. Many others require anybody driving a car to have liability insurance. … Continue reading

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If You Are Fooled By Conservatives Once, Shame On Them.

The entire title to this post is: If You Are Fooled By Conservatives Once, Shame On Them. If You Are Fooled By Conservatives Twice, Fool Me… Won’t Get Fooled Again. During his speech to CPAC, Paul Ryan gave a “moving” … Continue reading

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Rosa Parks Ended Racism, And Other Wingnut Facts You Did Not Know

It is time to point and laugh at Republicans for their latest gaffe when it comes to racial issues. Today the mockery is based upon the following tweet from the Republican National Committee: Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand … Continue reading

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Another Way Oprah Is Right: IOKIYAWP

When Oprah Winfrey said that President Barack Obama faced disrespect because of his race, much of the right wing echo chamber erupted in outraged indignity. Oprah said: I think that there is a level of disrespect for the office that … Continue reading

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If You Believe Conservatives On Benghazi You Deserve What You Get.

Chalk up CBS’ 60 Minutes as the latest victims of having a conservative lie on Benghazi blow up in their faces. How many times have right wing Benghazi talking points proven to be wildly inaccurate, oft times to the complete … Continue reading

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An Onionism… The Charcoal Calls The Snowflake Black

We’ve all heard the expression “that is the pot calling the kettle black”, meaning that someone who is guilty of some sort of transgression blames someone else for doing the same thing. I propose another term, “that is the charcoal … Continue reading

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I Guess That Makes Me A Sociopath Then…

Writing for Mother Jones, Kevin Drum notes the awful poll numbers for Republicans following the government shutdown:  Ted Cruz and his fellow tea partiers have done tremendous damage to the Republican Party brand. If I were sociopathic and didn’t care … Continue reading

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How Conservatism Ruined The ACA Website

When radical house Republicans shut down the government more than a few pragmatic Republicans bemoaned the fact that the rocky start of the ACA website was being downplayed. Following the shutdown more attention is being paid to the troubled website, … Continue reading

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The Vulture Gets His Car Elevator

In the middle of the grand, Republican government shutdown, which is only the first part of the teabaggers’ broken government wet-dream, with hundreds of thousands of federal workers sitting home without a paycheck and government services suspended, and when an … Continue reading

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Obama Holds Position, Republicans “Mystified” And Another Party Line Vote

Talks between congressional Republicans and the White House have broken down. Speaker John Boehner and his flock are not taking this well. Speaker John A. Boehner told House Republicans on Saturday that the White House has rejected their compromise proposal … Continue reading

Republicans Should Want To Lose The Shutdown Battle, And How They Can Gracefully

If Republicans win their quixotic battle to partially reverse, defund or in some other manner mangle, fold or spindle Obamacare, they will set one of the most damaging precedents imaginable. There have been other shutdowns in the past, but the … Continue reading

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The Cognitive Dissonance From The Right Is Overwhelming

COGNITIVE DISSONANCE:  Mental conflict that occurs when beliefs or assumptions are contradicted by new information. The concept was introduced by the psychologist Leon Festinger (1919–89) in the late 1950s. He and later researchers showed that, when confronted with challenging new … Continue reading

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