Posts Tagged: GOP

RNC Chairman Steele’s Days Are Numbered

It appears that the hypocrisy of the GOP does have its limits. Well, it does when it comes to big Republican National Committee donors shelling out money for faux lesbians, private jets and lavish hotels. “To have staff people flying around on private jets and spending five figures at hotels — it was never done… Read more »

Caller Tells C-SPAN’s Bill Scanlan They Should Change the Name to BLACK-SPAN

I hate call-in programs because rarely does a caller make a valid or intelligent point. On Monday, C-SPAN’s Bill Scanlan got a call from North Carolina complaining that “80 percent of your callers” are black and that C-SPAN should change its name to BLACK-SPAN. The caller said that he was just making “a little respectful… Read more »

Democrats Will Win Big in November If …

The consensus among the talking heads, political wonks, hacks and bloviators is that Democrats will lose big in November’s elections. The logic is that the party in the White House always gets their ass handed to them in the first election after the president takes office. That’s what happened in 1994 after Clinton beat Bush… 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 »

So Long Reaganomics, You Won’t Be Missed

I know many Americans hate progress, change, liberals, equality and workers, but it still surprises me when I see so many regular folks fight so hard to protect wealthy executives and corporations.

I wonder if CEOs for big pharma and health insurance companies sit around drinking scotch and laughing their asses off watching YouTube videos of all the boobs rallying to protect their positions of power.

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.”

Politico Exclusive RNC Document Mocks Donors, Plays on ‘Fear’

Politico broke a scary story today. They’ve un-earthed a PowerPoint slideshow detailing the GOP strategy to use fear and mockery to stop Obama’s “socialist” agenda.

The Republican National Committee plans to raise money this election cycle through an aggressive campaign capitalizing on “fear” of President Barack Obama and a promise to “save the country from trending toward socialism.”

Obama Calls For Health Care Reconciliation

President Obama announced today that it’s time to get health care reform done. He didn’t mention reconciliation directly, but that’s what Obama wants.

Here’s the complete transcript and video of Obama’s speech today. The video and transcript were provided by the White House.

The Rachel Maddow Show: Republicans Go ‘Nuclear’ with Health Care Reform Lies

President Obama appears to have finally realized that Republicans will never support any effort to reform health care. On Wed., Obama is expected to release a plan to pass health care reform. According to Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, the president would like Republicans to not filibuster the bill in the Senate and allow a simple up-or-down vote, but that’s not going to happen.

Video Mashup About Senate Reconciliation

Whether Republicans like it or not, reconciliation has been used 22 times since President Carter was in office. Of those 22 times, 16 were Republican lead efforts to sidestep a filibuster. And contrary to what Republican hacks are saying, it has been used to pass big bills.

Blair House: Obama Explains Medicare Advantage Changes

At the Blair House Health Care Summit on Thursday, President Obama explains the Democrat’s proposal for Medicare Advantage. Republicans are claiming that changes to the Medicare Advantage are “Medicare cuts.” According to Obama, the only thing being cut are the profits private companies are taking from the Medicare Advantage program.

Maddow Exposes Republican Lies About Reconciliation

Today, Rachel Maddow called out Republicans for their lies about reconciliation.

Republican senators are calling reconciliation the “nuclear option.” That’s not at all true. The nuclear option was a threat by Democrats to ban filibusters over judicial nominations in 2005.