Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Cruz Comfortably Beats Trump in Iowa. Dems still too close to call. Suspicious Clinton bounce repealed.

Going into the wee hours of the morning, I was watching Hillary Clinton’s delegate lead shrink all night, when around 9pm CST, with 18% of precincts left to go, leading by only 11 delegates, the Clinton campaign declared victory despite all the pollsters saying it was “too close to call.” Her lead continued to shrink with every update. By […]

 
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February 2, 2016
Posted in: Election, General, Politics, Predictions, voting

Amid Record Low Oil and Gas, Trump Says Keystone XL Needed ‘Desperately’. Then threatens to reject it

Donald Trump called not building the Keystone XL pipeline “devastating”. To who? With a glut in the Market and domestic oil jobs being lost, do we NEED more oil?

 
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January 25, 2016
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Jobs, Money, myth busting, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity

Republicans Bemoan Obama’s Iran Hostage Deal. But Republican presidents fared FAR worse

Following last weeks release of 10 servicemen and 5 civilians from Iranian custody in only a matter of hours, Republicans were quick to condemn Obama for showing weakness. But Reagan & both Bushes did the same with worse results.

 
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January 18, 2016
Posted in: myth busting, National Security, Partisanship, Politics, rewriting history, Terrorism

Ingraham asks, “When have Republicans EVER obstructed President Obama?”

“They have been his best friend! What are you talking about?”, chuckled Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham during Fox “news” Sunday yesterday when Juan Williams said “This [Republican] Congress has relentlessly obstructed President Obama on everything!” “Where have they obstructed Obama?” she demanded incredulously. No, I didn’t make that up. Much to the chagrin of […]

 
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January 11, 2016
Posted in: myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, rewriting history, Right-Wing Insanity, Unconstitutional

Predictions for 2016

Our annual “Predictions for the Coming Year” edition. A little schadenfreude as we laugh at the predictions of others, grade how I did last year, and prognosticate what’s to come in 2016.

 
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December 28, 2015
Posted in: Election, Politics, Predictions

Win or Lose, Trump is Now the Face of GOP

They can deny it all they want, but even if Trump loses the GOP nomination, he and his offensive, questionable & even delusional world view now represents the modern Republican Party.

 
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December 21, 2015
Posted in: Election, General, Politics, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me

GOP’s Slide Toward Fascism Has Become Impossible To Ignore

When Donald Trump’s call to bar Muslim’s entry into the U.S. received widespread condemnation, his GOP competitors whom have failed to gain any traction against him jumped on the Condemnation Bandwagon. But everyone seems to forget what spurred Trump’s first foray into politics: questioning the birthplace of the nation’s first African American president and suggesting he was a “secret Muslim”.

 
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December 14, 2015
Posted in: Election, Immigration Reform, National Security, Politics, Racism, Religion, Right-wing Facism, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, War

When Do We Stop Listening to Conservatives on How to Fight Terrorism?

We’ve been following the same policies of the same people who created this mess for 14 years and it’s not getting better. When do we finally say “enough is enough” and start thinking outside-the-box on ways to bring this war to an end?

 
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December 7, 2015
Posted in: Election, Immigration Reform, Infrastructure, Middle East, National Security, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism

Thanksgiving With My Conservative Family Explains A Lot

When you’re the only Liberal in a family of Conservatives living in the South, getting together for the holidays can be a tricky thing. But mostly, it has taught me a lot about the Conservative Mind and particularly why they believe what they believe. First, you start with a foundation of bigotry. It may not be very deep, but […]

 
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November 30, 2015
Posted in: General, Healthcare, Partisanship, Party of Life, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me

Home of the Brave? Govs & Congress Terrified of Refugees. GOP Front-runners Channel… you know who.

Following the Paris attacks, if anyone had just cause to fear strangers from a war zone entering their country, it was the French. Instead, they said to the world, “We will not be intimidated!” and recommitted themselves to accepting 30 Thousand additional Syrian Refugees (which, as I pointed out last week, is a very smart move.) […]

 
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November 23, 2015
Posted in: Election, Immigration Reform, Middle East, myth busting, National Security, Politics, Racism, Religion, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Insanity, Terrorism, War

Dr Carson Revives Dangerous “Health Savings Account” Zombie from 2012

I have a long standing rule not to criticize truly awful GOP Primary candidates when they are winning. “When your opponent(s) are digging themselves into a hole, the only thing you should hand them is a shovel.” I’m going to break that rule this week because Dr. Ben Carson has decided to bring back a dangerous (and arguably […]

 
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October 26, 2015
Posted in: Economy, Election, fake scandals, Greed, Healthcare, Money, myth busting, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity

Same People Telling Us More Guns Is Solution to Gun Violence Have Given Us 15 years of War in Mid East

WHILE President Obama was en route to Oregon to meet with families of the last mass school shooting at Umpqua Community College, TWO MORE school shootings took place, one at Northern Arizona University (one dead, three wounded) and one at Texas Southern University (one dead, one wounded). And as I pointed out last week, all the GOP candidates […]

 
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October 12, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Election, Guns & Violence, Middle East, National Security, Party of Life, Politics, Racism, Religion, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, War