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Thomas Frank: What’s The Matter With Democrats?

Susie Madrak picks up on Thomas Frank’s Salon piece that properly rips the Democratic Party. Shorter version: they don’t stand for anything. …data-minded commentator like Nate Cohn is able to look out over the blasted moonscape of Appalachia and conclude that a party of the left has nothing it might conceivably offer the people there. [...]

With much fanfare after the 2012 debacle, the Republican party wandered into the wilderness to lick their wounds and contemplated what had gone wrong. The result of that uncharacteristic contemplation was an effort led by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus (double points on Scrabble for that name!) to rebrand the GOP. A new and improved, lemon-scented [...]

This report was commissioned by two Republican groups, including one backed by Karl Rove. Women are “barely receptive” to Republicans’ policies, and the party does “especially poorly” with women in the Northeast and Midwest, according to an internal Crossroads GPS and American Action Network report obtained by POLITICO. It was presented to a small number [...]

The Tea Party Grifters

Steve LaTourette is a former Republican Congressman from Ohio.  Today he wrote a column about the leaders of the Tea Party movement and described them as grifters. Political grifting is a lucrative business. Groups like the Club for Growth, FreedomWorks and the Tea Party Patriots are run by men and women who have made millions [...]

We Aren’t Polarized

It is an article of faith among pundits that we are a deeply polarized nation.  Matthew Dickinson explains that it simply isn’t true; it just seems that way: …most of the evidence used to support this claim does not show a process of polarization, as commonly understood. Instead, it shows a process of party sorting. [...]

A Republican budget that passed the House in April would slash critical infrastructure investments by $51 billion if enacted. The effect on our crumbling infrastructure would be disastrous. As bad as that is, that’s not the worst of it. If long-overdue improvements to the nation’s electric power grid are not made, life as we know [...]

Hillary Clinton Meets The Republican Squirrel, Responds In The Best Way Ever (via FreakOutNation) A Republican National Committee intern, dressed in a Squirrel costume, has been stalking Hillary Clinton while she’s on her book tour. On Tuesday, the former Secretary of State walked up to the intern and said while handing him a copy of [...]

The two Senators most outraged and openly aghast at every foreign policy decision made by President Obama are Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John McCain (R-AZ).  With Eric Cantor’s stunning loss on June 10th, many suspected Graham would face the same demise, but he actually fared very well.  Perhaps because he’s a very good friend to the [...]

‘Gay Republican’ Group GOProud Shutting Down (via Breitbart Unmasked) GOProud, the gay conservative organization that once boasted Andrew Breitbart on its advisory board, is folding its tent. Continued resistance from other conservative groups, and group founder Jimmy LaSalvia’s very public split with the GOP in January… Now read this:Travolta Addresses Gay Rumors (Sep 17, 2014) [...]

Via Occupy Democrats Now read this:Thomas Hobbes and the Twisted Genius of Open Carry (Jul 30, 2014) Rick Perry’s Operation Border Photo Op (Jul 21, 2014) Now Even The GOP Are Calling Tea Partiers Racists! (Jul 19, 2014) McCain’s Weak Grasp Of History (His Own) (Jul 18, 2014) Akin Bad: GOP’s ‘Legitimate Rape’ Poster Boy [...]

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