Tag Archives: Republicans

Failing the midterms

So last night was a bit of a bomb for the Democratic party (and, I’d argue, the well-being of the entire country).   The GOP (read: Tea Party Party) took over control of the House of Representatives, though thankfully didn’t take over control of the Senate.  Also, thankfully, Harry Reid didn’t lose to Sharrrrrrron Angle in […]

my kind of rally

genius. (and, generous!)

What she said:

The ostensibly principled position these folks are taking is that they want smaller government.  They want government to do less.  And just because so many of them are retired Medicare and Social Security recipients who get to their protests in national parks via public mass transit, don‘t let that get in the way of their […]

Misogyny and the Anti-Choice movement

The anti-choice approach on late abortions is consistent with one viewpoint: the misogynist one. Let’s assume for a moment that the motivation behind anti-choice activism is not a love of life or a belief that a fertilized egg is the same thing as a baby. Let’s assume, for the sake of argument, they’re motivated by […]

Republicans talking sense

A clip that includes Republican politicos that doesn’t include any tea-bagging pandering?! Granted, I still don’t buy some of what they say, but it’s nice to see conversation without fear-mongering or deliberate misinformation. Let’s keep the talk on policy and not so much on riling (or fleecing) the base. And don’t you just love King’s […]

What a difference a page makes

The webpages of the GOP vs. Democratic party: Who’s up for a rhetorical analysis? Better yet, which “side” would you rather be associated with? For the larger picture version of the two pages, go here.

“It’s enough to make a good old boy go crazy.”

President Obama and what he represents has jolted extremists into the present and forced them to confront the future. And it scares them. Even the optics must be irritating. A woman (Nancy Pelosi) pushed the health care bill through the House. The bill’s most visible and vocal proponents included a gay man (Barney Frank) and […]