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Time for a New Populist Party?

Time for a New Populist Party?

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich today suggested the time may be right for a new populist movement or even political party. Which party wants to (1) limit the size of the biggest Wall Street banks, (2) tax financial transactions, (3) have fair trade, not free trade, (4) end NSA spying on Americans, (5) end corporate […]

April 16, 2014 / More... ( comments)

The Right Now Has ‘Benghazi Balls’

At New Hampshire Conservative event Benghazi novelty balls were given out (via FreakOutNation) This weekend at a gathering of conservatives in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire , prominent Republicans displayed their GOP bonafides with Donald Trump garnering applause and Jeb Bush getting booed. At the Freedom Summit, hosted… Repost This Article Now read […]

April 15, 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)

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)

Ye Auld New America: Didn’t We Go Down This Road Before?

Working for someone else, fingers to the bone with no expectation of decent wages or a foothold on the ladder, is back in vogue here in America.   Even your big deal congresspersons will tell you that.  There are no greater patriots than the country’s laborers, and the very, very finest–the finest patriots of all are […]

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)

You’ve Seen One Republican Rep, You’ve Seen Them All

It has long been a well known axiom in Washington that Republicans have much better party discipline than Democrats.  The recent battles between the Tea Party and the “establishment” has called that into question.  Ryan O’Donnell explains that it shouldn’t. If you only take away one thing from this graph, it should be that the […]

March 18, 2014 / More... ( comments)

John McCain Unloads On Senate

The Senator from Arizona is miffed at members of his own party. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) took to the Senate floor Thursday to castigate fellow Republicans for holding up aid to Ukraine over provisions boosting funding for the International Monetary Fund. “What has happened? Where are our priorities? Is the IMF, no matter whether it’s […]

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

Peter King (R-NY) defended Speaker Boehner’s decision to pass a clean debt ceiling bill. King branded as “morons” many conservatives in the GOP caucus who consistently oppose any effort to pass the debt limit, asserting they are the same faction that led to the government shutdown last year. “This is the same group that back […]

February 13, 2014 / More... ( comments)

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