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Class Warfare Within, And Dumbing Down Of, The Republican Party

Class Warfare Within, And Dumbing Down Of, The Republican Party

Alex Roarty at The Atlantic profiles the class divisions within the GOP and how a new breed of populism looks down upon education, experience and, it seems, intelligence. These days, the GOP tone and agenda are set by a voting bloc of mostly white, blue-collar workers whose sensibilities skew more toward NASCAR than golf. In […]

April 22, 2014 / More... ( comments)

New Poll: Republicans In Danger Of Losing House

Devastating New Poll: GOP in Danger of Losing House in November (via Americans Against The Tea Party) A newly released poll from Public Policy Polling shows that the GOP is by no means assured of retaining control of the House after the mid-term elections next fall.  Apparently, a major factor in turning the electorate against […]

April 14, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Not One Law Republicans Passed Has Helped America In Over Forty Years

December 2, 1970 was the last time a Republican created something that benefits the greater good of society. Seriously, it’s been over forty years since any Republican has successfully enacted legislation that is based on scientific data, also known as reality. Richard M. Nixon created the EPA in 1970 which marks the last time the party behaved responsibly by utilizing […]

April 10, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Minnesota Republican Seeks Office So His Daughter Won’t Have To Learn Evolution

Aaron Miller is seeking to replace Democratic Rep. Tim Walz. That way, he can single-handedly stop science from being taught to his kid. Miller first mentioned his daughter’s evolution lesson at the Blue Earth County convention in March, according to the Mankato Free Press. “We should decide what is taught in our schools, not Washington, […]

April 8, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Republican Senator Shows Up At Wrong Hearing, Praises Witness Before Questioning Him

Republican Senator shows up at wrong hearing, proceeds to question witness (via FreakOutNation) Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) took a wrong turn. He began to question a witness after praising him, then after he’d finished a lengthy opening to his question at a  committee hearing, a staffer slipped Coats a piece of paper. When Coats read […]

April 4, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Walsh: GOP’s Hideous Strategy To Survive As The ‘White Party’

Republicans are doing everything they can to suppress the Democratic vote and enhance its showing among white Americans, as Joan Walsh chronicles. Republicans like to think of themselves as the Christian party, so it never entirely made sense that they oppose what’s become known as “Souls to the Polls,” a big push by black churches […]

April 1, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Satire: ‘Goy Vey!’ GOP Shmendricks Shlep To Sheldon

It was schmaltzy shmooze fest on the Sabat as four of the most mainstream (meaning, “no chance!”) Republican presidential hopefuls for 2016 made with the old song and dance like Catskills Comedians for the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas Saturday. Although the official reason for shlepping to Sin City was to speak to the […]

March 30, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Congress To Vote Today On Republican Bill Attacking National Parks, Antiquities Act

I spent most of Saturday hiking up and down the impossibly steep trails of Muir Woods National Monument. The expanse of ancient redwood groves and lush pine forests near San Francisco Bay was set aside in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt and named in honor of the conservationist chiefly responsible for the existence of our […]

March 25, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Nate Silver Says Republicans Favored to Win Senate

Via Political Wire: Nate Silver: “We think the Republicans are now slight favorites to win at least six seats and capture the chamber… You’ll find that our characterization of the 36 races in most cases is very close to that issued by such forecasters as the Cook Political Report and Rothenberg Political Report. We’re looking […]

March 23, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Although it is only March, the post mortem has already been written for the Democratic performance in November’s  midterm elections.  CNN’s John King said the situation is “bleaker than bleak.”  A Democratic strategist said the numbers portend a “tsunami sized loss” for the party.  Whichever party controls the White House usually does poorly in off-year […]

March 21, 2014 / More... ( comments)

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