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Who Ya Gonna Call?

© Ruben Bolling

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The cure is worse than the disease

© Adam Zyglis The Republicans have still not given us their promised alternative to Obamacare. And it is very unlikely they ever will. In fact, I think about the only thing they have consistently promoted that is not already in the ACA is tort reform, which they claim will lower the cost of malpractice insurance […]

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Immigration Irony

An amazing story is unfolding in Washington. Just before the start of the August recess, the GOP wasn’t able to come up with the votes to pass even their tremendously watered down immigration bill to clean up the humanitarian crisis at the border caused by the influx of children from Central America. So the Republican […]

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Laboring under a Lie

A few weeks ago the Supreme court unanimously ruled that Obama had exceeded his constitutional authority by making “recess appointments” to the National Labor Relations Board. Recess appointments are specifically authorized by the constitution, and Obama used them because Republicans have been failing to approve many of his appointments to critical government jobs. But the […]

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Unhealthy Skepticism

Paul Krugman points out that Republicans made at least six dire predictions of how Obama’s health care reform was going to fail miserably: They claimed that not enough people would enroll, which would cause an “epic fail“. In fact, they went as far as to tell people to not enroll in health insurance, which shows […]

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Third Party?

It looks like Erick Erickson, the founder of the website RedState.com, doesn’t feel particularly Red (as in Republican) right now. In an editorial published Wednesday, he says: Having been an elected Republican and someone who routinely takes the position of supporting conservatives in primaries and Republicans in general elections, the Mississippi race does crystalize for […]

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The Party of No, No, and Hell No!

© Tom Tomorrow Yes, a Republican candidate for the Indiana state legislature really did say that, although he quickly backtracked after he hit the national news with his stupidity. However, and almost unbelievably, Glenn Beck said the following on his radio show today: From the beginning, most people on the left were against going into […]

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Both Sides of the Same Coin

© Jim Morin I’ve almost given up on predicting how the conflict between the “establishment GOP” and the Tea Party will play out, but a few things are clear. In particular, both sides seem to be hell bent on shooting themselves in the foot. It seems obvious that Eric Cantor’s worst enemy was himself, not […]

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Eye of the Beholder

© Brian McFadden I’m having lots of trouble paying any attention to this story. It seems like it is just so much noise. Even worse, it is the same noise we have heard over and over (and over) again. OMG, Obama did something, and the Republicans are attacking him over it. Maybe if everyone ignores […]

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Not Dead Yet!

Tea party candidate David Brat won a completely unexpected upset in his Republican primary, defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA). It is the first time ever that a House Majority Leader has lost in a primary. The media had almost unanimously predicted that Cantor would win easily. Politico said “In other news, Virginia Rep. […]

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One step forward, Many steps back

The Texas Republican Party gave a rare victory to gay rights advocates this week by removing language that stated that “homosexuality tears at the fabric of society” that has been in the party platform for decades. But instead, they inserted a new plank that recognizes “the legitimacy and efficacy of counseling, which offers reparative therapy […]

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The Establishment Clause

© Rob Rogers The Tea Party has pretty much taken over the Republican Party. Who needs a radical fringe when you don’t have any moderates any more?

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Victory or Submission?

As predicted, no Tea Party challengers won their Republican primaries today. The glory days of wing-nut insurgents like Christine (I am not a witch) O’Donnell, Todd Akin, Ken Buck, Richard Mourdock, and Sharron Angle beating more traditional Republican candidates in the primaries – just to go on to lose big in the general election – […]

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Nutso News

A few ironic stories in the news: In Arizona, Republican Gary Kiehne decided that a primary debate was the right place to blurt out that “99 percent of (mass shootings) have been by Democrats pulling their guns out and shooting people.” Two days later he backtracked and said that he shouldn’t have made the remarks […]

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A Rock and a Hard Place

It is almost enough to make you feel sorry for Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Senate minority leader. Almost, but not quite. On one side, the Republican politician and former Kentucky senator who gave McConnell his first job in politics, says that McConnell has betrayed the people of Kentucky by mounting a crusade to repeal Obamacare. […]

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