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Sullivan on the Republican Year

Andrew Sullivan delivers a tour de force run down of the Republican Party on The Daily Dish. This was to be the winter of their deep content. Having won the mid-terms on a platform of pure fear and panic, they had Washington DC in their pocket. The agenda was going to be theirs – even [...] The post Sullivan on the Republican Year appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Democrats Helped Torpedo Obama's 529 Tax Scheme, Rubio Loves NSA Surveillance, Plurality of Americans Think Pats Cheated: P.M. Links

2 hours agoNews : Reason

Members of his own Democratic Party helped orpedo the president's scheme to tax 529 college savings, and now Republicans are pushing to expand the plans' benefits. Senator and likely GOP White House contender Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) thinks...Show More Summary

Poll Confirms That The Republican Party’s Obamacare Strategy Is Extraordinarily Unpopular

As it turns out, the American people don't much like the idea of Republican elected officials allowing the five Republican members of the Supreme Court to do their dirty work for them. The post Poll Confirms That The Republican Party’s Obamacare Strategy Is Extraordinarily Unpopular appeared first on ThinkProgress.

WELL, LOOK AT HOW THEY TREAT THE TEA PARTY, WHICH IS A VERY MIDDLE-CLASS MOVEMENT: Why are Republic…

WELL, LOOK AT HOW THEY TREAT THE TEA PARTY, WHICH IS A VERY MIDDLE-CLASS MOVEMENT: Why are Republicans so weirdly hesitant to talk about America’s middle class? The paucity of “middle” mentions is bizarre. The story of this anemic economic recovery — and really of the entire 2000s — is how poorly America’s broad middle […]

With Liberal Views Like These, Ben Carson's Going to Have a Tough Time Winning the GOP Nomination

Tea party favorite Ben Carson has said some out-there stuff. The former neurosurgeon, author, and possible Republican presidential candidate once compared women who get abortions to dog-abuser Michael Vick, blamed the decline and fall...Show More Summary

Democratic Party is suddenly a fount of ideas

22 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Only a few months ago, it looked as if Republicans had recaptured their old claim to be the party of ideas, especially on the economic issue that has seized the attention of most Americans: the stagnation of middle-class incomes.

But seriously, folks — this stand-up economist says Republicans will like his carbon tax

Comiconomist Yoram Bauman has a carbon tax plan for Washington state. The punch line: He thinks he can get both political parties on board.

Israel’s Anti-Netanyahu Movement Upsets Republican War Hawks

It seems Conservatives in Israel behave a lot like their GOP counterparts in the United States.  Netanyahu’s Likud Party is as far to the right as the GOP, and they too aren’t too fond of movements to increase voter turnout.   The right-wing publication, The Washington Free Beacon, ran a story today entitled State Department-Funded [...]

Texas judge denies Rick Perry’s petition to drop abuse of power charges

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

A Texas judge on Tuesday denied a request from former Governor Rick Perry to throw out felony abuse of power charges filed against the Republican politician seen as a potential candidate for the party in the 2016 presidential race. The decision by Judge Bert Richardson will likely mean that the...

How Fox News Is Helping The GOP Disingenuously Rebrand Itself As The Party Of The Middle Class

Fox News is burying Republican policy positions that exacerbate income inequality in order to help the GOP rebrand itself as a party for the middle class. This effort follows years of Fox figures blasting Democratic policies designed...Show More Summary

How Obama Gave 2 Stocks A Huge Potential Catalyst

Despite strong resistance from the Republican party, President Obama has been surprisingly adroit in moving his agenda through the legislative process. From healthcare to environmental

The G.O.P. Bubble vs. Democratic Stagflation

yesterdayNews : News Desk

There are two new signs that the Republican Party, often said to be in the midst of a civil war, might be experiencing something more like the Internet bubble of the nineteen-nineties. First, there’s the money: at a conference this weekend...Show More Summary

Verbatim: Boehner on His Party

Speaker John A. Boehner, during a Republican leadership news conference, spoke about the internal divide about abortion and border security.

Indiana’s NPR-hating Tea Party governor sets up state-run news agency to sidestep media

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Indiana’s NPR-hating Tea Party governor is setting up a taxpayer-funded state media outlet that will complete with other media outlets. Republican Gov. Mike Pence plans a late February launch for “Just IN,” a website and news outlet that will publish feature and news stories written by state press...

Future President Ben Carson Wrote 6 Books. We Read Them So You Don't Have To.

Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson rallied Republicans at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday, stirring up speculation once more that the conservative activist will seek his party's presidential nomination next year. Carson has never run...Show More Summary

As a prognosticator, John Boehner sucks donkey snot

Remember this from back in December, when certain elements in the Republican Party were suggesting that they shouldn't invite President Obama to deliver a State of the Union address? Asked if he planned to extend an invitation to Obama, Boehner replied, “Listen, the more the president talks about his ideas, the more unpopular he becomes. Show More Summary

Muslim Brotherhood Starts A Political Party Out Of Chicago

When it comes to the United States government, most people usually know it to be a two-party system. For the longest time, branches of the government have been delegated as Democrat or Republican. Despite this, there are technically more parties in government, mostly supportive of the aforementioned two parties. Show More Summary

The Republican Party’s Sarah Palin Problem (A-g-a-i-n)

In the Godfather III Michael Corleone famously says, “Just when I thought I was out..they pull me back in.” Just when many in the Republican Party thought they were out of the Sarah Palin era the the problems that came with it, it’s clear the Sarah Palin problem remains. And, oh yes, we’ll get emails [...]Show More Summary

The Past Is the Present: When the Republicans Liked the Environment, Water, Parks Diversity and others?

Co-authored with Grant Cooke In what must seem like the greatest of ironies to the current Republican Party, President Richard Nixon in the 1970s, the most infamous Republican president of all time, was a huge hero for the environment. Nixon...Show More Summary

The Past Is the Present: When the Republicans Liked the Environment, Water, Parks Diversity and others?

Co-authored with Grant Cooke In what must seem like the greatest of ironies to the current Republican Party, President Richard Nixon in the 1970s, the most infamous Republican president of all time, was a huge hero for the environment. Nixon...Show More Summary

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