Archive for the ‘fake scandals’ Category

If Republicans Sue Obama, Democrats MUST Impeach Bush for Commiting Same Crime

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In 1867, two years after the assassination of President Lincoln, the Republican Party was in open revolt against a Republican president, threatening him with impeachment. In an attempt to reach out to the Southern states, President Lincoln replaced his 1st term vice president Hannibal Hamlin with Andrew Johnson… a Republican, but from the Southern state of Tennessee. Lincoln, who had just defeated […]

 
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August 11, 2014
Posted in: fake scandals, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, rewriting history, Right-Wing Insanity, Unconstitutional

Is Anyone Surprised Republicans Are Talking Impeachment?

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I had been thinking it for years before I tweeted last January: “Reminder on importance of 2014 mid-terms: GOP impeached Clinton his final two years. #MtP”. And like swallows returning to Capistrano, the GOP seems to think that “impeachment” is a perfectly acceptable response to circumventing every Democratic presidency in its sixth year. They’ve been looking […]

 
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July 28, 2014
Posted in: Election, fake scandals, Middle East, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, Predictions, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Unconstitutional

If Obama’s “Talk of Amnesty” is “Luring” Immigrants, Why Aren’t More of Them From Mexico?

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I kept wishing someone would say (while shaking their head slowly), “Have you no shame, Senator Cruz?” The reincarnation of anti-Communist witch-hunter Senator Joe McCarthy went on “Meet the Press” yesterday and was given free network airtime to repeat the asinine GOP claim that it is President Obama’s “talk of amnesty” that is drawing this flood […]

 
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July 21, 2014
Posted in: fake scandals, Immigration Reform, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, Racism, Seems Obvious to Me

While President Bush Was Ducking Shoes… you missed the SOFA.

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“It was a natural reaction to the killing of a million of my people, the orphaning of 5 million children, the widowing of one million women, resulting in tens of thousands of handicapped persons, tens of thousands of prisoners in American jails in Iraq, and the everyday scandals caused by the American occupation: rape, Abu Ghraib prison, bringing down […]

 
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June 23, 2014
Posted in: fake scandals, Middle East, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, rewriting history, Terrorism, War

It’s Well-Past Time We Start Questioning Republican Patriotism

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On Wednesday, November 7th, 2012, the day after President Obama’s reelection, I already knew what to expect for the next four years. I remembered quite well how Republicans flat-out lost their friggin’ minds after President Clinton was reelected to a second term and was already reminding people what happened the last time Republicans controlled Congress after a Democrat was […]

 
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May 12, 2014
Posted in: fake scandals, Partisanship, Politics, Rants, Right-Wing Insanity, Scandals, Seems Obvious to Me

These people are dangerous, and they’re costing lives

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As I predicted last Monday, this was a bad week. Mom passed away Friday morning as I sat at her hospital bedside, holding her hand for 61 minutes after they switched off the ventilator and I slowly watched my mother’s heart rate fall to zero. It was agonizing, and a trauma I hope none of my readers ever have to […]

 
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April 7, 2014
Posted in: fake scandals, Middle East, myth busting, National Security, Politics, Scandals, Terrorism

Let’s Not Be So Quick to Vilify the Flight 370 Pilots Before the Facts Are In

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I‘ve been quite bothered these past few weeks over the way everyone… both on the Right AND the Left… seems to be leaping to conclusions about what exactly happened to Malaysia Flight370 that disappeared without a trace nearly two weeks ago (as I write this, ships & spotter planes are racing to the Indian Ocean to examine what […]

 
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March 24, 2014
Posted in: fake scandals, Predictions, Rants

Guest Op/Ed – Ukraine Crisis: Lessons Obama Should Learn

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Recent events in Crimea carry political consequences in the United States, calling the Obama administration to action in response to Vladimir Putin’s show of strength in the region.  Already fettered by friction due to Edward Snowden being granted asylum by Russia last year, and noted diplomatic discord between Obama and Putin since they have shared […]

 
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March 17, 2014
Posted in: fake scandals, Guest Blogger, National Security, Politics, rewriting history, War

You can always find another lunch counter, er, baker, florist

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I‘m fairly convinced by this point that Conservatives just don’t listen to themselves when they speak. How else do you explain Fox’s George Will or ABC guest pundit Rich Lowrey decrying yesterday the veto of Arizona’s noxious “(bigotry in the name of) Religious Freedom Act”, saying, “Hey, if a baker or florist refuses to cater your gay wedding, […]

 
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March 3, 2014
Posted in: fake scandals, General, Racism, Religion

Iran Deal Underscores Need to Abandon Nuclear Energy as a Power Source

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Nearly two years ago, I wrote about how the GOP presidential candidates were saber-rattling over “Iran’s nuclear program”, completely devoid of any self awareness as they simultaneously complained about rising gas prices without connecting the two events… not now, not in the eight years it was happening under President Bush (side note: gas prices have been […]

 
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November 25, 2013
Posted in: Energy Independence, Environment, fake scandals, General, Middle East

It Must Be Exhausting to Be A Republican

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I could never do it. I mean, being a Republican nowadays means living in a CONSTANT state of utter OUTRAGE! It must be exhausting to be a Republican. And if you’re a Teabagger? OMG, forget it! I’d be too tired to pull the trigger on the gun in my mouth. Yesterday’s Sunday shows were a primer in cluelessness. I watch all three […]

 
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November 4, 2013
Posted in: fake scandals, Healthcare, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity

Republicans Sabotaged Obamacare Rollout, then point to problems as proof the ACA is a failure.

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Everywhere I turned yesterday on the Sunday talk shows, some Right Winger was pointing to the botched rollout of the Federal “Health Care Exchange” website as evidence “Obamacare” was a failure. As both a former website developer AND small-business owner, I take great umbrage to the idea that if the website is a “failure” that the company is also a failure […]

 
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October 21, 2013
Posted in: Economy, fake scandals, General, Healthcare, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity