McCain: Republicans Shouldn’t Talk About Abortion

Posted by on Nov 25, 2012 in Politics | No Comments

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), taking a break this weekend from making shit up about U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, said: McCAIN: I think we have to have a bigger tent. No doubt about it, and, obviously we have to do immigration reform. There is no doubt whatsoever that the demographics are not on our side and we are going […]

Marco Rubio: “I’m Not A Scientist, Man” (No Shit)

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 in Culture, Politics, Science | No Comments

I long for the day when the question, ”How old do you think the Earth is?” doesn’t trip up a sitting US Senator prospective presidential candidate. Via an interview if GQ Magazine: GQ: How old do you think the Earth is? Marco Rubio: I’m not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell […]

Whoops, I Am In The Wrong Room

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 in Humor, Politics | No Comments

It would seem newly elected Rep.-elect Chris Collins (R-NY) had a few problems today: “When they welcomed Leader Pelosi and everyone stood up to applaud, a frantic new member got up—breakfast plate in hand—rushed over to me and asked, ‘Wait … what meeting is this?!’ I said, ‘This is the Democratic Caucus.’ He said, ‘Oh […]

“Largest Tax Increase In History”

Posted by on Jul 3, 2012 in Analysis, Government, Politics | No Comments

Before the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act last week, the primary Republican  line of attack against were over-the-top hyperbolic, but at least subjective: government takeover of health care, unconstitutional overreach, etc. But from the moment the SCOTUS determined the law stands as an exercise of Congress’ taxing power, though, Republicans have gone empirical. […]

Stupid Wingnut Quote Of The Day

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in 2012 Campaign, Politics | No Comments

In today’s competition, and it was really competitive to say the least, for most ridiculous wingnut statement in reaction to the Supreme Court’s upholding of the Affordable Care Act, the Heartland Institute has provided this most note-worthy submission: The president intimidated Chief Justice John Roberts like Hugo Chavez intimidates the Venezuelan Supreme Court. The rule of law […]

The Republican Party In Action

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in 2012 Campaign, Government, Politics | No Comments

Ezra Klein at the Washington Post outlines how the GOP managed to take an idea they promoted for at least two decades, the individual mandate, and within two years set the stage for the Supreme Court to declare it unconstitutional: The first step was, perhaps, the hardest: The Republican Party had to take an official and unanimous stand […]

Things GOP Opponents Said About Bain

Posted by on May 23, 2012 in 2012 Campaign | No Comments

Just cause Republicans have their pants in a wad cause the Obama campaign and the pro-Obama PAC dare to run ads critical of Bain and Mitt’s time there, lets us not forget what his own Republican competitors said about this topic not that long ago: 1. “The idea that you’ve got private equity companies that […]

Gingrich’s Private Ventures Are Going Bankrupt

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in 2012 Campaign | No Comments

Oh you got to love fiscal conservatism as practiced by Republicans: When he entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination in May 2011, Newt Gingrich was the prosperous head of a small empire commonly known as Newt Inc, which included both for-profit consultancies and nonprofit foundations. Altogether, these entwined ventures pulled in more than $110 […]

The Crazy Just Never Stops

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Politics | No Comments

Two crazy ass Republicans stories. The first from Talking Points Memo: “Dreams From My Real Father,” a 97-minute film narrated by an Obama impersonator, weaves the narrative that Obama’s grandfather wasn’t a furniture salesman but an undercover CIA agent who convinced Barack Obama Sr. to marry his teenage daughter to hide the fact that she was […]

The Real “Skinny” On Gas Prices

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Politics | No Comments

Actual journalism being committed here: That’s because oil is a global commodity and U.S. production has only a tiny influence on supply. Factors far beyond the control of a nation or a president dictate the price of gasoline.When you put the inflation-adjusted price of gas on the same chart as U.S. oil production since 1976, the […]