We figured Reince Priebus sits at home sweating every time Democrats debate, praying that his base isn’t watching; well, we were right. In one of the most Un-American, Un-Patriotic statements by the head of a major political party, Priebus put out this tweet after Saturday’s debate:
As usual, this GOP tweet didn’t get the intended response:
Just the idea that the head of the Republican Party would thank his voters for not being engaged says everything you need to know about the GOP. – Read the full article
Republicans are leaving their former party because of the CRAZY EXTREMISTS pic.twitter.com/XL9Es1l71X
— missLtoe (@missLtoe) December 14, 2015 – Read the full article
We’re all used to the Right Wing alternate universe where up is down, black is white and lies are truth; but recently, some guy at The Federalist finally snapped his frayed tether to reality. In a post titled “How the Left Created Donald Trump“, Paul David Miller attempts to deflect the blame for his party’s detestable front runner. – Read the full article
Lawyers Guns & Money’s Scott Lemieux takes on the notion put forth in Doug Henwood’s new book that there’s no real difference between Democrats and Republicans: The idea that abortion is the only issue on which Democrats are substantively different from Republicans is, at his late date of intense polarization, rather jaw-dropping. – Read the full article
♀ Who Turned My Blue State Red? – Are the poor in rural red states really voting against their own best interests by electing Republicans who want to slash the social safety net? The answer is more complex than you might think. – Read the full article
The holier than thou folks on the right are using the ISIL attack in Paris and the Syrian refugees to fear monger and gin up their sheeple. They are creating an even more dangerous atmosphere of anti Muslim sentiment than we’re used to. – Read the full article
Just a short one this week, gang, since I’m still recovering from surgery (which went very well, thank you).
Abortion & Reproductive Rights
♀ Supreme Court Sends Mixed Messages on Reproductive Rights
If there’s one thing made crystal clear by a summer’s worth of anti-Planned Parenthood smear videos, it is that anti-choice activists are intent on running the reproductive health-care provider out of business and are perfectly willing to ignore or elide the law to reach that goal. – Read the full article
President Obama has yet again proven he has no more fcks left to give when it comes to our pants-wetting Republican party. At a press conference in Manila Tuesday night, the president called out all the scaredy-cat governors and 2016 candidates: “Apparently they are scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America,”… – Read the full article
Michael Savage, RWNJ radio host, is thinking about moving to Russia according to Right Wing Watch:
“I’ve thought of it,” Savage said. “If this keeps up — imagine how crazy the world has become. The left is so fanatical, we’re becoming so much like the ex-Soviet Union. – Read the full article
I don’t know if the GOP’s “professional” campaign managers decided to sit the 2016 election season out or what, but it sure seems like a bunch of amateurs running things this time around.
Let’s start with Jeb!’s campaign. Maybe he thinks it’s his due, like he’s next in line or something, but he seemed dumbfounded when he didn’t skyrocket to the top of the heap. – Read the full article
Bernie Sanders to ABC News:
Hillary Clinton will be an infinitely better candidate and president than the Republican candidate on his best day.
Sanders makes a point here that applies to pretty much every aspect of American life; Anyone is better than a Republican on his best day. – Read the full article