MEMBERS ONLY: Republicans Will Not Abandon Trump After They Get Their Tax Cut
It's a nice liberal fantasy but turning on Trump is electoral suicide and Republicans know it.
It's a nice liberal fantasy but turning on Trump is electoral suicide and Republicans know it.
The Republicans are defenseless and the media is being reckless as a white nationalist takes over one half of America's political establishment.
The S.S. Trumptanic is on fire and sinking fast so its time to give Republicans and conservatives a way out. Again.
When you surrender to groupthink, you lose the ability to distinguish right from wrong.
He rode the crazy train for 2 decades and now that it's about to derail, he's looking for the exits? Nope.
Obstruction and destruction will never lead to progress.
Them Tea Party chickens is comin' home to roost, y'all.
Republicans thought they had all the power. They were wrong.
A far cry from the dismissive coverage of Occupy Wall Street.
Could Gary Johnson be the silver bullet that finally kills the monster?
John Oliver is rich so he's not a "real" liberal according to Stein.
A woman who is too comfortable with Wall Street for the far left's taste is just as bad as a man that brags about sexual assault and treats women like they exist solely for his sexual gratification. This is not just false equivalence on a grand scale, this is slipping into derangement.
The transition is now complete.
Weeping orange man John Boehner has finally decided to call it quits on his tumultuous tenure as Speaker of the House. Now, someone crazier than him is likely to take over.
Traditionally in America conservatives haven't been crazy, but the modern Republican is a totally new breed. The toxic combination of underfunded public schools, relentless Fox News propaganda, and the cynical culture of anti-intellectualism has resulted in a truly terrifying generation of non-thinkers.
Following Tuesday's night's address there were three more GOP response disasters.
If you thought Andrew Napolitano's description of net neutrality as "Orwellian" was, well, Orwellian, check out the name of this video: Clearing Up Net Neutrality.
Contracting Ebola isn't necessarily fatal, but we're afraid the idiocy of Todd Kincannon is terminal.
Because, of course.
Out of ideas in the present, the Republican Party instead offers Reagan, and soon even that will lose its appeal.
Yesterday during a hearing on relations with India, Clawson, a freshman congressman obviously, addressed two senior U.S. government officials, Nisha Biswal and Arun Kumar, as if they're representatives of the government of India.
Timothy Ray Murray, who lost his bid to unseat Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK), announced that he's contesting the results of Tuesday's Oklahoma District 3 primary because, he says, Lucas died and was replaced by a look-alike.
Scott Esk, a tea party Republican, is running for the Oklahoma state House. In addition to fancying himself to be a libertarian, a position that's all about preserving and exercising unfettered individual liberty, Esk also believes gay people should be stoned to death, per Leviticus 20:13.
In a move that really stuck it to the socialistic land of free medical care and no gun massacres, Cruz officially renounced his Canadian citizenship and bragged about it though his press secretary's twitter account. Your move, Obama!
By any measure, David Brat's victory was really, really bad news for just about everyone, especially and specifically Normals in both parties. Here's why...
Yes, this Friday, a group called Operation American Spring (OAS) plans to converge on Washington, DC and to overthrow both the Democratic and Republican political leadership, including President Obama, Majority Leader Harry Reid, Speaker John Boehner and Attorney General Eric Holder. Here's a list of some of the crazy things OAS and its leader Army Colonel Harry Riley (retired) are attempting to achieve...
Yesterday, tax day, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) posted an article titled "Tea Party, Taxes and Why the Original Patriots Would’ve Revolted Against the Surveillance State," and it wouldn't surprise me if the authors were wearing tri-corner hats with hand-written "Rand Paul 4 Prez" placards stacked up on their desks while they hammered out the post.
Along comes J.D. Winteregg, the tea party challenger running in a primary against Speaker John Boehner. In the ad, Winteregg parodies a Cialis commercial and claims that Boehner suffers from "electile dysfunction," and Winteregg is the cure. Oh, by the way, yes, there's a boner/Boehner joke in there, too. Get it?
Meet Bob Quast, the independent (tea party) candidate and former defense contractor running in the primary in Iowa. His new commercial is, in a word, psychotic.
Congress, with plenty of Republican support, passed H.R. 4302 "Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014," or what's known as the "doc fix," which eliminated an impending cut on Medicare reimbursements to doctors. Contained within that legislation was an amendment altering the Obamacare deductible cap on group health insurance policies, making it easier for small businesses to afford to cover employees by offering higher deductible, lower premium coverage.
The tea party movement is in favor of tax cuts, while embracing an historical event, the Boston Tea Party, that was violently opposed to tax cuts. In the interim, the tea party has objected to the notion that something like 47 percent of Americans don't pay federal income taxes.
It's Friday, which if you're lucky is pretty meaningless this week. Here's some reading material for your morning regardless.
We begin with the new Stockman for Senate website on which the candidate posted what can only be described as an anti-Cornyn fundraising manifesto -- practically a laundry list of incoherent demands, with each sentence as its own standalone thought, not unlike his wacky Twitter feed. In it, Stockman uses the phrase "liberal John Cornyn" 21 times, not including an additional four appearances of the phrase in Stockman's Twitter side-bar widget.
Everyone's least favorite irritant, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) has announced that he'll be primary-challenging Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) next year. In case you're unfamiliar with Stockman, he's the first-term congressman who basically took over Ron Paul's old district and has since spent the first half of his term as a Twitter troll.
Rush Limbaugh thinks the Senate rule change to eliminate the use of the filibuster against judicial nominees is like rape. And now Tea Party Nation writer Darwin Rockantansky (real name) believes Obamacare is like rape.
Some things never change. While right-wingers in 2013 struggle to crow-bar President Kennedy into a conservative frame, contemporaneous evidence proves very much the opposite. In fact, many of the attacks against Kennedy eerily resemble attacks against President Obama, and even President Clinton before him.
In a review of New York Time's White House correspondent Peter Baker’s book on George W. Bush's presidency ‘Days of Fire’, David Frum concludes that on reflection, the ideology of the younger Bush is wholly preferable to the current incarnation of conservatism.
The schadenfreude wore off quickly. Observing the tea party suffer a political defeat, with other Republicans like Rep. Pete King (R-NY) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) piling on, was entertaining for a solid 24 hours until the grim realization set in that this rogue faction of the GOP could very well try for a sequel -- or an entire series of shutdowns.
So, with that in mind, you may be wondering right now whether this time was different. Whether the Republicans and the ultra-conservative fanatics who've taken control of their party finally learned their lesson. Whether we'll now have a little peace and some compromise instead of going from crisis to crisis to crisis and proving over and over again that the greatest superpower in the world has become an ungovernable laughingstock. Wonder no more.
Steve Lonegan, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate who was defeated by Cory Booker yesterday, delivered his concession speech last night and, at one point, visibly shoves his wife's arm away as she tried to console him.
In the wake of the almost apocalyptic meltdown of the United States government, Andrew Sullivan attempts to understand the psychology behind the extremist faction of the Republican Party that held the country to ransom over extending health care to poor people
In a special election in New Jersey, Cory Booker defeated tea party Republican Steve Lonegan by more than 120,000 votes and a margin of 55 percent to Lonegan's 43 percent. Booker will become the only elected African American senator in Congress.
In case you haven't heard, a series of rallies involving truckers who are supposedly fed up with President Obama is scheduled for D.C. this weekend. The plan is supposedly for 3,000 truckers to flood the Capitol Beltway and slow down traffic, all as a show of protest against the Obama administration and the Democrats in Congress. It's being called "Truckers Ride for the Constitution," because, of course.
A recent Democrat funded survey of Republicans provides an insight into the mindset of an average Republican voter. The report shows conclusively that the country is, for lack of a better word, completely fucked.
Finally, a mainstream politician calling the Tea Party out for what it is: A terrorist organization attempting to destroy the government from the inside.
Concerned by what Michele Bachmann coined the 'crack cocaine of dependancy', the Tea Party wants America to wean itself off the government. What better way for the Tea Party to show how serious it is than to abide by its own philosophy? Here are 8 new rules the Tea Party has to abide by if it wants to be taken seriously: