I Dare You To Not Pull A Boehner: Gabrielle Giffords Bids Farewell To The House of Representatives

A day late getting this up (which, in blog-time, is akin to a decade — bear with me, kids, it’s been awhile) but believe it’s noteworthy enough to warrant highlighting, even beyond the strict confines of the newscycle.  Besides, every time a Kenyan Marxist posts footage of Speaker...

Lie All You Want, But Be Civil About It

I could not agree more with Greg Sargent’s take on Mark Halperin’s “indefinite suspension” from MSNBC for saying, on Morning Joe, that Pres. Obama is “kind of a dick.” I’m sorry, but this is crazy. Halperin’s crack was crude and dumb, but it doesn’t deserve indefinite...

On Republican Folly, Baseball Analogies and the Twins

Allow me to use a baseball analogy for a moment. Say you are an aspiring Major League manager. Your best bet to get a job is with the beleaguered Minnesota Twins, a team that is currently 14.5 games out of first, has won only 16 out of 48 games and is in last place overall in the league. At this point in...

Govt. Shutdown a Victory for “The Republican People”

ThinkProgress » Pence Lets Truth Slip On Uncompromising Stance: ‘We’re Trying To Score A Victory For The Republican People’. I think the correct term for this is...

Republican Leadership FAIL: Boehner & Cantor Can’t Count

Much is being said about the unexpected plot twist that took place yesterday in the House of Representatives where 26 House Republicans bucked their party and successfully killed an extension of expiring provisions of the PATRIOT act. Rachel Maddow dedicated a segment of her show to the phenomenon positing...

So Much For Small Government

Is anyone surprised that it took mere days before the 112th Congress showed their true colors? The House Republicans’ first major technology initiative is about to be unveiled: a push to force Internet companies to keep track of what their users are doing. A House panel chaired by Rep. F. James...

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