Archive for the ‘Partisanship’ Category

Boehner Ousted by the Tea Party He Helped Create. Lesson Learned? Doubtful.

In 2010 during the first mid-term election of Obama’s presidency, House Minority Leader John Boehner knew that in order for the GOP to retake the majority (and make him the Speaker), he would have to court the Tea Party crazies that were seizing control of the GOP, adopting their insane ramblings like “BenghaziTM“, threatening to sue […]


September 28, 2015
Posted in: Election, Partisanship, Party of Life, Politics, Rants, Right-Wing Insanity

Republicans want to repeal the 14th Amendment? Maybe we should let them.

The question of whether or not to amend, or even flat-out repeal, the 14th Amendment… passed in 1868… is suddenly a hot topic in 2015. Donald Trump has put the issue of whether or not to continue “Birthright Citizenship” front & center in the debate over next years’ election. But the “14th Amendment” covers a lot more than just […]


August 24, 2015
Posted in: Civil Rights, Election, Immigration Reform, myth busting, Partisanship, Party of Life, Politics, Racism, rewriting history, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Unconstitutional

What the “Trump Bump” tells us about today’s GOP

Two weeks ago (June 16th), “dead rat toupee enthusiast” Donald Trump officially announced his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination before a crowd of paid-to-cheer casting extras in one of the most offensive, bigoted, dystopic announcement speeches since Strom Thurmond ran for president in 1948 as the “States Rights” Party (sound familiar) nominee vowing to fight efforts to end segregation. […]


July 6, 2015
Posted in: Election, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, Racism, Right-Wing Insanity

Beginning of the End for Religious Bigotry Laws

Last weeks’ historic Supreme Court ruling declaring no legal basis to justify discrimination against Same-Sex couples was condemned by every single GOP presidential hopeful (sans Rand Paul who has a history of waiting to test the political mood before commenting on controversial issues) as being in violation of “religious liberty” laws protecting the right of bigots to […]


June 29, 2015
Posted in: Civil Rights, Partisanship, Predictions, Religion, Seems Obvious to Me, Unconstitutional

GOP Candidates All Adopting Language of Democrats to Remain Relevant

Last week, Jeb Bush found himself in Damage Control mode after telling a Fox “news” anchor that he’d still have gone into Iraq in 2003 despite “knowing what we know now”. His GOP opponents pounced, denouncing the very idea that anything good came out of the invasion of Iraq that mitigated the mind-numbing disaster to follow. In […]


May 18, 2015
Posted in: Election, General, Middle East, myth busting, National Security, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Seems Obvious to Me

OKC Bombing 20 years later. Remembering Right Wing Inspired Domestic Terrorism

Remember when terrorists were lily-white Conservative Americans? Religious fanatics and neo-Nazi’s alike, the people we had to fear most in this world weren’t the ones in the Middle East providing us with all that lovely oil, it was anti-government militia groups, bombing abortion clinics, the Olympic Park in Atlanta and a federal building in Oklahoma City. Those same gun-toting […]


April 20, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, National Security, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Terrorism, War

Birthers Rejoice On News Canadian-born Rafael “Ted” Cruz will Run for President

Ted Cruz’s official, Canadian birth certificate. Section 1 of Article Two of the United States Constitution states: No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to […]


March 23, 2015
Posted in: Election, Partisanship, Politics, Racism, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Right-Wing Insanity

Where Is the Accusation of a CRIME to justify a Tax-Payer Funded Investigation into Hillary’s Emails?

Once again I find myself in the uncomfortable position of defending Hillary Clinton. Yesterday’s poli-talk shows all covered “Hillary Clinton’s emails” and the fact she didn’t turn over her personal private emails to the GOP controlled Congress for scrutiny. In fact Clinton freely admits that it was “probably a mistake to use just one email account” while […]


March 16, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Election, fake scandals, National Security, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Scandals, Taxes

GOP Should Be Last Ones to Accuse Hillary of Secrecy

The GOP thinks it has finally found the chink in Hillary’s armor. The one thing that could derail her presidential prospects… the fact she used her private email account for public business while working at the State Department. But when it comes to secrecy & email, Republicans are the LAST people on Earth who should be […]


March 9, 2015
Posted in: Election, fake scandals, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Scandals

Just IMAGINE the Howls of OUTRAGE by GOP had Dems Invited Jacques Chirac to Lobby Congress Under Bush

Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to address a joint session of Congress regarding our Iran policy, invited by the GOP without informing the President of the United States first. Likewise, Netanyahu himself did not bother to tell the President he was coming, learning of the visit only after he was told by staffers and […]


March 2, 2015
Posted in: National Security, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Terrorism, War

GOP Responds to Complaints of Obama Acting Unilaterally By Demanding He Have Unilateral Power to Declare War

Oh Republicans, you poor inconsistent clueless gnats. Yesterday, on no less than three network poli-talk shows (and probably more but I only watch three), Republicans… in the SAME rants mind you… defended refusing to budge on tying the “Homeland Security” budget to rescinding President Obama’s “illegal and unconstitutional” Executive Order not to prosecute the “Dreamers” (which IS Constitutional and completely within […]


February 16, 2015
Posted in: fake scandals, National Security, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Unconstitutional

Republicans Vow First Order of Business Will Be A Pointless Exercise in Showing Who’s Boss by Approving KXL

As I noted a few weeks ago, I’m still surprised by the number of people that just don’t remember that gas was WELL below $2/gallon before… not just before George W. Bush… but two years into the Bush presidency before the invasion of Iraq in 2003. They just couldn’t fathom gas prices ever being as low […]


January 5, 2015
Posted in: Election, Energy Independence, General, Greed, Jobs, Money, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity