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We Hate You, But We Vote For You Anyway

Obama has a 54% disapproval rating. The Democratic Party has a 61% disapproval rating, making the party in general even more unpopular. But nobody beats the Republican Party, which has a whopping 72% disapproval rating. In fact, 47% of Americans – nearly half – say they “strongly” disapprove of the GOP. And yet, according to […]

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It’s the System, Stupid!

A few days ago I posted a story about Hillary Clinton (told by Elizabeth Warren) about how after becoming a Senator, Clinton voted for something that she fought hard against before that. Go watch that video if you have not already. And now, we have a similar story from the other side of the aisle. […]

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Getting the Business

I love it when Republicans try to get the Hispanic vote. In a political ad run by Florida Governor Rick Scott, small businessman Maikel Duarte-Torres gives the gov a hug and says: Four years ago, the economy was very bad. Rick Scott helped Florida’s economy and you can see the difference. He’s created jobs. That’s […]

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Revenge of the Brownshirts

Last week, I posted about governor Sam Brownback, and how his conservative revolution in Kansas has left the state a mess. Well, this week a new poll is showing that support for Brownback’s challenger has surged, giving Democrat Paul Davis a 10-point lead.

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Hillary Clinton

I was recently invited to attend a private event, a live interview with Hillary Clinton followed by her answering questions from the audience. I had to think about it. I was never a huge fan of Bill Clinton’s presidency, and Hillary was a full partner in that. I was also dismayed by some of her […]

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Toboggan Ride Into Hell

Darn it! I have been SOOO good about not posting articles about Sarah Palin for a long time. At this point I believe it is much better to just ignore her, because she isn’t any kind of elected official anymore and seems to just say bat-shit crazy things to get attention. But this was just […]

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Taking the Piss out of Elections?

The Miami-Dade County elections department received an inquiry earlier this year about whether the bathrooms in their polling places were accessible to disabled voters. Their response? They are closing all restrooms at polling places “to ensure that individuals with disabilities are not treated unfairly.” That’s an interesting way to ensure fairness. Screw everyone! So that […]

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Healthy Blowback

© Mike Stanfill I have an actual Obamacare horror story to add to this comic. In Michigan, Democratic senator Carl Levin is retiring, leading to one of the most hotly contested races for control of the Senate. Republican Terri Lynn Land has been leading in the polls against Democrat Gary Peters for the last couple […]

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Fugetaboutit!

Found on the blog of Ruben Bolling: © Ruben Bolling

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The Irony of Congress

© Steve Kelley I keep seeing headlines that the approval of Congress is at an all time low. And yet the last time it was at an all time low we kicked out a bunch of them and elected Tea Party candidates, and things got worse. Far worse. What’s a voter to do? Answer: the […]

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Love, Actually

A hilarious factoid in The Economist from a poll of married couples, asking whether both spouses always voted the same way. 73% of the married men said yes. “The wives’ response? Just 49% said yes.” Also interesting is that unmarried women, who accounted for nearly a quarter of all votes cast in the 2012 presidential […]

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More than Three Strikes

I’ll believe that corporations are people when “three strikes” laws are enforced against them. Because Diebold, the world’s largest maker of banking ATMs and for years one of the largest manufacturers of electronic voting systems, would have enough strikes against them to be locked up for life. The latest charges against them are for bribery […]

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The Answer to Gridlock

Who knew that there is actually something that you can do to help fix political gridlock! Three years ago, California was teased as a “failed state”. The state was nearly bankrupt, infrastructure was crumbling, and the government was completely gridlocked. But as I reported a month ago, nobody is teasing California any more. Their economy […]

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Candigato Morris

A reader in Mexico sends me news that a cat is running for mayor of Xalapa, the capital of the Mexican state of Veracruz. Candigato (“gato” is Spanish for cat) Morris promises to rid the city of rats, including the human kind. Candigato Morris is running a modern campaign, including a Facebook page. Judging by […]

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Jeb Bush in 2016?

“He’d be a marvelous candidate if he chooses to do so. He doesn’t need my counsel ’cause he knows what it is, which is ‘run’. … He’d be a great candidate and a great president.” – George W. Bush “There are a lot of great families, and it’s not just four families or whatever. There […]

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