Any other nominees?
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Any other nominees?
But that’s not a new fact.
1. Tea Party activists are not Republicans.
2. Tea Party activists aren’t nearly as concerned about winning.
3. Attempts to bridge the gap between establishment Republicans and the Tea Party are doomed to fail.
The biggest problem the liberal faction of the Democratic Party generally has is getting heard at all, so I’m really glad that David Brooks dedicated a column to explaining his problems with the Congressional Progressive Caucus budget that was released last Thursday. In a way, I think Brooks’ complaints make the case for the CPC budget more strongly than any of the praise I’ve read.
I’m not going to budge on this. Despite some warts (the odious DiFi makes me want to puke), the Democratic party has a “liberal faction”. The GOP has extremist right wingers and teabaggers to the right of them.
The GOP is all hate (hatred for the poor and middle classes) all the time.
Edit (for clarity): It’s not my position that Democrats are “great”, or “perfect” or “always right”, individually or as a group. It’s my position that there IS a difference between Democrats and Republicans; 100% of Democrats aren’t the embodiment of pure evil 100% of the time (and 100% of Republicans are, with the exception of the Second Amendment.)
With Bill Moyers, Paul Krugman discusses President Obama’s choice for Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, as well as his reaction to public support for seeing Krugman himself in that job.
“The Secretary of the Treasury is not now going to be somebody who does deep thinking about the economy. There are people the president can call on for that, including outside economists, including Joe Stiglitz… including myself,” Krugman tells Bill.
“What the president needs right now is a hard-nosed negotiator. And rumor has it that’s what he’s got.”
Watch the full clip at the link. (Kos link, post by Bill Moyers.)
Congress is broken
Gandalf said “you shall not pass”
So do teabaggers
What, you think just because you live in “the greatest country in the world” you deserve to EAT? Eat shit and die, asshole, it’s all for me and my rich buddies…
After the way the GOP hid Bush in their chair show, it’s hard to believe, but they’ve found a candidate who’s WORSE than Bush!
I don’t actually think Obama’s gonna lose. I’m not trying to talk anyone into voting a certain way. I just want to drive home the point that the GOP is absolutely freakin’ insane. EVERY SINGLE MEMBER of the GOP, INCLUDING THOSE WHO VOTE FOR THEM, is insane. They’re not worth talking to. They WON’T change their minds. “Faith based politics” run amok, coupled with “I don’t care if he’s rich, I’m gonna be a brazillionaire some day, too” and “Yeah, bomb them sand niggers (arabs)”. There’s nothing left of the GOP that DOESN’T repulse me.
Obama is NOT “just like Bush”. Junior is in a class by himself. Worst.President.Ever.
I remember his first few months. He wanted to build star wars (to enrich his Daddy via the Carlyle Group). He paid NO attention to terrorism, bin Laden, Richard Clark…
The bumbling, incompetent fool nearly wrecked this country, and the world economy. Repeal everything that passed while he was POTUS, starting with the tax giveaway to the wealthy.
How anyone can vote for a Republican, again, after the Bush years is completely beyond me. When someone tells me they’re considering voting for a Republican I lose respect for them, instantly. The GOP has gone completely insane.
by the incomparable Digby.
As much as everyone would like to believe this bus is being driven by a bunch of rubes who will (naturally) get their comeuppance, it just isn’t. There’s a boatload of money behind all these guys. But they aren’t just craven corporatists, although they are that. They are hardcore ideologues as well.
It’s fun to pretend, (as “The Fix” did last night on twitter) that this is the result of a grassroots uprising. But unless you think that the billionaires who are funding Freedomworks are just good ole boys down to the townhall speakin’ their minds, you’re on the wrong track.