Posts Tagged: Democrats

Louisiana Democrats Attack Vitter Over Hooker Scandal

Louisiana Democrats have produced a video called “Forgotten Crimes” about Senator David Vitter’s admission that he hired women to have sex with him and how’s escaped any ramifications from the act. Vitter refuses to answer questions about the crime, but he’s up for reelection this year and the Democratic Party is hoping Louisiana voters will… Read more »

Sarah Palin Proves Once Again How Dumb She Really Is

I know Sarah Palin’s supporters don’t give a rip about facts, details or being right, but Palin sure is wrong a lot. The former half-term governor of Alaska has put her proverbial foot in her mouth again. PolitiFact.com fact-checked her recent statement that “Democrats are poised now to cause this largest tax increase in US… Read more »

Are You So Sure That Democrats Will Lose Big This November?

I for one have never believed that the Democrats are going to get their asses handed to them this November.

But if you watch Fox News, MSNBC, CNN or read the New York Times, Washington Post or consume any political news analysis, you’ve being assured that Democrats will in fact lose seats in the Senate and the House this November.

Paul Krugman: Financial Reform 101

Regulating the health insurance was a big effing deal, but reigning in the the banks is arguably far more critical to US economic stability. As usual, Economist Paul Krugman is your guide to all things economic, and today he broke down financial reform in simple and easy to understand terms. There are three groups of… Read more »

Why the Tea Party Will Fail

The Tea Partiers will fail because for them to succeed we would need to shred the US Constitution and start over. That would require a revolution, and that’s not going to happen. You just have to examine what they stand for. They claim to be strict constitutionalists, but they can’t stop screaming that what Democrats… Read more »

Conservatives Ratchet Up Calls for Violence Against Democrats Who Voted For Health Care Reform

“Take Steve Driehaus, for example,” Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) said. “He may be a dead man. He can’t go home to the west side of Cincinnati.” That was Boehner last week. Since then, Driehaus (D-OH) did vote for health care reform and he’s had several threats against his life. Photos of his children have been… Read more »

Critical Thinking by Frances Moore Lappé

Too many Americans either don’t know or don’t like to think critically. It’s much more comfortable to just know what you know and that’s that. But critical thinking isn’t an optional component of living in a civilized society – it’s vital.

That’s why you need to read Frances Moore Lappé’s story “Let’s Drop the Good Guys vs. Bad Guys Talk, We Need to Grow Up as a Species.”

Baucus bill still looks like a pile of crap

Last night the Senate Finance Committee worked until 2 a.m. this morning to vote on all of the remaining amendments to the Baucus bill. Unfortunately, aside from some minor tweaking, the bill still looks like a huge pile of steaming horse manure.

Is the public option dead?

The Countdown on MSNBC reported some interesting poll numbers about the attitude of voters regarding the support for health care reform, a public option and what’s motivating Republican opposition.

Will Obama become the first one-term black president?

The last time the Republican party was this disseminated, disorganized and dysfunctional was 1974 when Richard Nixon resigned following the Watergate scandal. I was too young to remember – only five days old when Nixon’s crew broke into that Democratic National Committee office – but I’m going to guess that Americans were sick of Republicans… Read more »

More on the moronic “death panel” debate with Keith Olbermann

The alleged debate over “death panels” that was started by Sarah Palin has resulted in legislative action. Apparently, Congress has removed a provision from the health care reform bills that would allow doctors to be reimbursed for end-of-life consultations. While there’s no evidence that this provision had anything to do with “death panels,” Congress continues to buckle under the pressure of Republican propaganda. Here’s a story Keith Olbermann did last night on this issue all-too-familiar scenario of Democrats caving.