Weakest, least effective speaker in the history of the House.
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) defended his chamber against charges of inaction Wednesday, suggesting that the Democratic-controlled Senate is the ...
It appears that Republicans have blocked their last judicial nominee and Harry Reid is now ready to employ the nuclear option.
Via Greg Sargent:
Senator Harry Reid appears set to go nuclear — before ...
Via regular contributor E.A. Blair...
On this past Sunday’s Meet The Press, Representative Michael J. Rogers (R-MI-8) made the following statement:
"Here's the problem, you have 15 percent of the population that ...
Nothing short of another war in the Middle East will satisfy the bloodthirsty needs of John Bolton and his neocon cronies.
On the November 25 edition of Fox's America's News HQ, Former Ambassador to the ...
Why am I not surprised by this?
As the nation mourns the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, conservative media figures have attempted to appropriate his legacy and attribute to ...
It's gotten way past fun and games and par-for-the-course politics. Blatant abuse of the filibuster rule by Senate Republicans is forcing Harry Reid's hand.
As expected, Senate Democrats brought Cornelia ...
After his two terms as President of the United States, Bill Clinton started The Clinton Foundation with a focus on climate change, global health, economic development, religious and ethnic conflict ...
They're total idiots.
Leaders of the Republican establishment, alarmed by the emergence of far-right and often unpredictable Tea Party candidates, are pushing their party to rethink how it chooses nominees and ...
Now that a federal appeals court has reinstated most of Texas' Draconian abortion law, Hillary's statement defending reproductive rights and family planning takes on an even greater significance. One third ...
Leaders of the Republican establishment, alarmed by the emergence of far-right and often unpredictable Tea Party candidates, are pushing their party to rethink how it chooses nominees and advocating changes they say would result in the selection of less extreme contenders. [...] The party leaders pushing for changes want to replace state caucuses and conventions, like the one that nominated Mr. Cuccinelli, with a more open primary system that they believe will draw a broader cross-section of Republicans and produce more moderate candidates.
As the DailyKos piece points out, the problem is not the nominating process. Unelectable Republicans like Richard Mourdock, Todd Akin, Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell all became nominees via the primary system. As for Cuccinelli, he would have won a primary as easily as he won the Virginia convention.
So why are Republicans nominating clowns to represent the party in elections? Because they’re bloody Republicans and they don’t know any better, that’s why! Life in the echo chamber with Fox News lies and spin bouncing off the walls has left the conservative masses misinformed and ignorant. These people actually believe the crap they’re fed by their politicians and media: Obama=Marxist, 47 percent=moochers, ACA=death panels, climate change=hoax, corporations=people and all the rest of the nonsense that wingers have come to believe. So, what to do?
Tough one but here’s a possible fix.
If Republicans are serious about fixing their nomination process, there is one idea that they should consider trying, because it just might work: They ought to try banning Republicans from picking their party’s nominees. If they did that, then maybe they’d finally be able to offer up a slate of candidates that doesn’t scare the daylights out of the American public.
Right. This makes perfect sense in the world of Wingnuttia where up is down, in is out and one is actually doing the poor and unemployed a favor by taking away access to food stamps. Once you grasp this basic conservative principle, you pretty much have Republicans figured out.
There’s been a load of crap coming from the GOP over their foolish attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Predictably, there’s a need to justify their dirty deed in any way they can. Darrell Issa is doing his part.
“If you have the right to fund the government, you have the right to fund the government to a lesser amount…we offered to the Senate, again and again, things to keep the government fully funded. We have said we want to go to conference. We want to have a discussion about the delay of portions of Obamacare for a short period of time in order to get it right.”
It’s all so easy when one lacks the ability to feel shame. You can say, you can do, anything.
The Darrell Issa source photograph is a Creative Commons licensed image from Flickr user, standordcis.
Barely 36 hours after the caustic New Year’s Day vote, Boehner faced a coup attempt from a clutch of renegade conservatives. The cabal quickly fell apart when several Republicans, after a night of prayer, said God told them to spare the speaker. Still, Boehner came within a few votes of failing to secure his speakership on the initial vote, an outcome that would have forced a second ballot for the first time in nearly a century.
Right. Despite the 1.5 million children around the world who die of starvation each year or the 33 percent of the world’s population considered to be starving or the 2,000 children in the U.S. who die each year from neglect and abuse…or the countless other ills that cause pain and suffering in our world, Republican’s god still has time to advise wingnuts on who should lead them in Congress. Wonderful.
American politics has regressed to the point where one of the two major political parties is now making key administrative and policy decisions based on voices they hear in their heads. There is nothing shocking about a crazy or two in any political party. It’s to be expected, I imagine. But what is there to do when the majority of politicians in a party – as well as the media that supports them – are outright loons?
What Americans and the world have been witnessing over the last many years is the end of the Republican party as a viable governing entity. It’s hard to imagine any scenario under which a majority of Americans would hand the presidency to this bunch of deranged individuals.
The John Boehner source photograph is a Creative Commons licensed image from photographer Gage Skidmore.