Tag Archives: Democratic Party

Yes we can! Nancy Pelosi is bullish on health care reform’s passage

If what Greg Sargent is reporting today is true, American politics is on the verge of a seismic shift: In her most expansive case yet for health reform, Nancy Pelosi argued in a small roundtable with bloggers today that passing … Continue reading

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Don’t Panic: Advice to Democrats from Jonathan Chait

This today at the New Republic: Remember the classic scene in It’s a Wonderful Life? Facing a run on his building and loan, George Bailey tries to explain to his frantic customers how to look after their self-interest. “Don’t you … Continue reading

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Martha Coakley for Senate!

Health care reform sinks if she doesn’t win. Democrats in Massachusetts better get their vote out. A loss would send an unmistakable signal to the far right that their nihilism and hysterical hyperventilating is rewarded, and pays off at the polls. The … Continue reading

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Republican Tim Pawlenty: Young Earth Creationist?

In a recent Newsweek interview, 2012 presidential hopeful, Republican Tim Pawlenty, appears to seriously entertain young Earth creationism: Well, you know I’m an evangelical Christian. I believe that God created everything and that he is who he says he was. … Continue reading

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Republican Fundamentalism Mirrors Hindu Fundamentalism?

A reader today at Andrew Sullivan’s blog sees analogous fundamentalist political dynamics at work in the United States and India: Perhaps the Democrats can look to India for reasons to be optimistic.  At this time, the BJP is in electoral ruins, aided … Continue reading

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Rush Limbaugh Wants President Barack Obama Dead, Doesn’t He?

Rush Limbaugh has been persistently promoting, at his website and on the air, this psychopathic image of Barack Obama as a zombie cannibal blood-mouth malevolently committed to bringing socialism to America: Limbaugh’s attempt to link Barack Obama’s character to Heath … Continue reading

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Obama as the Joker and Nancy Pelosi as a Nazi

No to fascism! Where do you bring a poster that says this? To protest a march of Nazis through a Jewish neighborhood? To protest a convention of Holocaust deniers? To protest Adolf Hitler? Well, no. If you’re part of the psychologically … Continue reading

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Republicans are Fast Marginalizing Themselves on Healthcare Insurance Reform

Robert Reich today succinctly lays out the tape playing in Republican heads, and why they’re so wound up to try and block healthcare insurance reform: Republicans smell 1994 all over again. That’s when they defeated Clinton’s healthcare plan—and in doing so … Continue reading

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Health Insurance Reform

I like the new framing, by Democrats, of health care reform as “health insurance reform.” It’s harder to be against health insurance reform, isn’t it?

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Health Care Reform is Coming

Deal with it. Amidst all the blue pipe smoke being thrown up by Republicans, AP reports on a new poll that reminds us who it is, exactly, that President Barack Obama is fighting for: A new poll, meanwhile, showed that large numbers … Continue reading

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Health Care Reform: By Saying No, Is This Where the Republican Party Has Gone to Die?

At AlterNet.com today, Adele Stan makes the health care debate stakes crystal clear: If President Barack Obama succeeds in signing a major health care reform bill into law — one that provides a public plan for people currently priced out … Continue reading

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The Department of Homeland Security’s Nine Page Intelligence Assessment on Right Wing Extremism

  The Department of Homeland Security intelligence assessment on right wing extremism (April 2009) was vociferously panned by Shout Radio and Fox News conservatives. But the report now seems rather prescient in the light of two violent far-right incidents in the past two … Continue reading

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“LET’S HOPE THE MAGIC NEGRO DOES A GOOD JOB”: Fox News Does Racist Scrolling in the Form of a “New Year’s Wish”

Are Rush Limbaugh and Fox News trying to get Republicans and conservatives to revive the word “negro” in everyday public conversation among them? Is this what it means to be a person “on the right” in the 21st century—someone who looks … Continue reading

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“Here Comes the Sun”: After a Long, Cold Lonely Bush Winter, See Here Phil Keaggy Sing the Beatles’ Classic Song

On November 5th, the day after the election, will it be “morning in America?”—or mourning in America?

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Behold Here the Full-Bodied Racism Among Elements of the Republican Party

This statement appears in an official Republican Party publication: The October newsletter by the Chaffey Community Republican Women, Federated says if Obama is elected his image will appear on food stamps — instead of dollar bills like other presidents. The … Continue reading

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“Anchorage Daily News” Quotes Alaskan Republican Politicians Flatly Declaring Palin Unqualified for VP Spot

Under the headline “Choice Stuns State Politicians,” the Anchorage Daily News offers a disturbing report on the local Alaskan reaction to Sarah Palin’s recent elevation to the national stage as John McCain’s running mate. Below are the opening paragraphs of the article. (Note especially the … Continue reading

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