Tag Archives: 2012 Election

Right Wing Rapists

[original draft in Aug 2012 but never published. Was I worried that the title was incendiary and not representative of republicans? Well, if it was not accurate then, it is now.] So Rep. Todd Akin (R-Christlandiastan) really screwed the pooch … Continue reading

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The “O” Stands For Oblivious

In today’s incarnation of the GOP, the the “O” stands for oblivious. As in oblivious to reality. W. Mitt Romney, a guy with no first name, picked a guy with two, Paul Ryan, as his running mate, and has been … Continue reading

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Love The Sinner, Not The Sin

Mitt Romney (R-Obscuristan) has chosen Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R-AynRandisatn) as his running mate in 2012. The Democrats are delighted: Democratic candidates like Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-NY), who won an upset special election focused on Ryan’s Medicare plan shortly after Republicans took … Continue reading

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Today’s Chart: Romney Tax Plan

The Tax Policy Center, which Mittens once praised but now dismisses as liberal, released a report looking into Romney’s tax plan. First, here’s the chart. In words: Best case result, according to the TPC: Americans making half a million to … Continue reading

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Today’s Chart: Federal Spending Growth

Once again, what we have known for years gets distilled into a nice graph:  the party which runs on smaller government chooses Presidential candidates who in turn consistently grow the federal budget by wide margins versus the party of so-called “tax … Continue reading

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I’m Not A Birther, But I PLay One In Office

What can I say to this: Republicans say they have an emergency battle plan in place to make sure Arizona doesn’t end up in President Obama’s win column in November. Could it be this? The man in charge of running … Continue reading

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Too Much Money To Spend In A Lifetime

Billionaire Joe Ricketts has a plan to assassinate the character of the sitting United States President for personal gain. I know it is for personal gain because replacing Barack Obama with Mitt Romney helps very few people in this nation … Continue reading

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Non-Traditional Ciitizen: Michelle Bachmann

One of the problems with transnational corporations isn’t that they have no allegiance to a home country – no corporation has patriotic motivations – only monetary ones. The problem is that they can skirt any particular law in any country, often through … Continue reading

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History Teaches Us Nothing

Even during G. W. Bush’s lame-duck session the republicans (with an enabling media) began shoving his Administration down the memory hole. It did not start with that uniquely horrific Presidency, of course. For instance, do you know that Reagan ballooned the deficit … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two (And A Half) Stories

The news cycle chewed over the General Services Administration scandal (duly investigated by the republican clowns in Congress) on the heels of the Secret Service’s Two-For-One debacle in Cartagena, Columbia (which overshadowed the Summit of the Americas altogether). The stories … Continue reading

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