Posts Tagged: Tea Party

The Republican Party has a Problem

The Republican Party has a problem and everyone knows it. Karl Rove knows it. Mitch McConnell knows it. I bet if he were asked, George W. Bush probably knows it too. It’s the Tea Party. Last night, Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell won the GOP nomination to run for the Senate seat vacated by Vice… Read more »

Clarence Thomas’ Wife and the Tea Party

Ginni Thomas is married to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and she’s a teabagger. Here’s what the woman married to the guy who talks about pubic hair on cans of Coke. “My husband and I do really different things, by the way,” Ginni Thomas said at a Tea Party event in Washington, DC. “But there… Read more »

Political Scientists Predict Huge Democrat Losses in the House

This isn’t really news, but some political scientists got together this weekend in Washington, DC to predict the outcome of this November’s election and guess what, they think the Democrats are going to get their asses handed to them. I know that the political wisdom is that the energy is with the Republicans and that… Read more »

Vanity Fair: Sarah Palin the Sound and the Fury

Even as Sarah Palin’s public voice grows louder, she has become increasingly secretive, walling herself off from old friends and associates, and attempting to enforce silence from those around her. Following the former Alaska governor’s road show, the author delves into the surreal new world Palin now inhabits—a place of fear, anger, and illusion, which… Read more »

Washington Examiner: Funniest Sentence of the Day

Mark Tapscott of the Washington Examiner gets today’s award for Funniest Sentence of the Day. It’s from his story headlined: “BAllotpedia surveying state and local party leaders on Tea Party activism, candidacies.” At first I thought the capitalized BA was a reference to B.A. “Bad Attitude” Baracus from The A-team, but no it’s just a… 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 »

Sharron Angle Says Gays Should Be Prohibited From Adopting Children

I don’t know how shocking, or newsworthy, this tidbit of information is, but apparently Nevada’s GOP nominee to unseat Senator Harry Reid thinks gays should not be allowed to adopt children and that the separation of church and state is unconstitutional. In a four-page questionnaire Angle filled out for a conservative political action committee, she… Read more »

“Drill baby” what’s this all about? Never heard of it says GOP Senators

Now that thousands of barrels of oil are spewing into the Gulf of Mexico by the hour, Republican senators are pretending that “Drill, Baby, Drill” was never a party slogan. “I think there was a candidate that used that,” Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) said. “I think our phrase was ‘drill here, drill now,’ meaning here… Read more »

Moyers: Six Banks Control 60% of Gross National Product – Is the U.S. at the Mercy of an Unstoppable Oligarchy?

So even if the Tea Party folks saw the light, what can ordinary Americans do?

That’s the question I want to put to my guests, Simon Johnson and James Kwak. They have written this new book, 13 Bankers: The Wall St. Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown. It’s a must read – already a best seller — and it couldn’t have come at a better time. This book could change the debate over financial reform by tipping it in favor of the public.

Sarah Palin Lies and America Dies – Just A Little Bit

Whether like it or not, Sarah Palin gets to say whatever she wants, and the mainstream media will simply regurgitate it. The Associated Press ran a story on Sunday about how Sarah Palin was taken aback by President Obama’s comment regarding the US as a superpower. What she said was a total misrepresentation of the… Read more »

Grassroots Tea Party Brought to by Koch Industries

The people that are dumping millions of dollars into the Tea Party “movement” don’t want you to know that they’re dumping millions of dollars into the Tea Party. The problem is that their logos are all over Tea Party documents and Web sites. Koch Industries went out of their way to tell the news media… Read more »

Keith Olbermann on the Tea Party Ruse with Politico’s Kenneth Vogel

Here’s more evidence that the Tea Party movement is not a movement but merely a political operation geared towards getting Republicans elected and making lobbyists rich. On Countdown with Keith Olbermann last night, Olbermann interviewed Politico’s Kenneth Vogel about his story on Sarah Palin’s Tea Party Express and the lobbyists who are backing it. As… Read more »

I Get The Tea Party Now

I’ve been scratching my head as to what this Tea Party thing is all about since it started last April 15 with people protesting paying their taxes, it didn’t make sense to me then, but I’ve got it figured out now. What has had me perplexed, besides the contradictions in their message, is why the… Read more »

Sarah Palin Brings the Party to Boston

Today Sarah Palin brought her Tea Party Express to Boston. During her speech she rolled out her usual suspects. “Drill baby. Drill,” Palin said and the crowd chanted her slogan calling to expand domestic oil drilling. A couple weeks ago President Obama announced that he too wanted to see more domestic oil exploration. The crowd… Read more »

Bob Herbert: The Great Recession ‘A Different Creature’

Anybody can tell you this, but it’s clear that the current economy recession is not just a normal economic downturn. For many Americans, this is a depression. All told, the US is down 11 million jobs and the deficit hawks are circling above hoping to prevent any real recovery. Why? Who knows. According to Bob… Read more »