2010 Election

A Look Inside A State Democratic Convention A.K.A. Vote for Colbert Busch Tomorrow

A Look Inside A State Democratic Convention A.K.A. Vote for Colbert Busch Tomorrow

There's a lot of listening, clapping and jumping up and down at a Democratic state convention. Other than that, very…

11 years ago

An Old Foe Is Returning in 2014, and He Could Defeat Nikki Haley

In all likelihood the 2014 South Carolina Governor's race is going to be a replay of the 2010 race, not…

11 years ago

Chris Christie Sells Himself as a Moderate, but That’s Not Even Close to True

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and presidential hopeful has been casting himself as a jolly moderate. I invite you to…

11 years ago

Not Voting in 2010 Could be the Costliest Mistake Democrats Have Made In Recent History

Will Republicans use the redistricting advantages they achieved after their 2010 sweep to change the way electoral votes are apportioned?

12 years ago

Conservatives Introduce Their New Fantasy: Barack the Destroyer

Bryan Fischer introduces Barack the Destroyer, the man who wants to destroy America and make Americans suffer because of their…

12 years ago

When Democrats don’t show up, Republicans like Rick Scott get to hijack elections. VOTE.

In Florida, in 2008 8.4 million people voted; in 2010 only 5.3 million did. Margin of victory for Rick Scott?…

12 years ago

South Carolina Democrats Attack One of Their Own, Defend Republican ‘Spy’

An South Carolina Democratic Luncheon meeting attendee challenging the presence of a Republican spy, triggers a DINO defense of Republicans.

12 years ago

How Issa’s Committee Lied About Fast & Furious To Lead to Holder Farce

So what we have is a majority republican committee and a republican house holding the Attorney General in Contempt of…

12 years ago

The Dirty Thirty – June 2012 Edition

Today marks a new format in the Dirty Thirty, which will now include only updates (the entire updated list will…

12 years ago

Look Out First Amendment – Theocracy Inbound

Theocracy is coming to with a GOP win in 2012: they have made their position clear enough and it becomes…

12 years ago

The Dirty Thirty – Occupy May Day Edition

Look at all the things wrong in America right now and then look at the GOP solutions since 2010. You…

12 years ago

The Poison Pen of Right-Wing Newspapers: Half-Truths and No Truths

A misleading headline about Harry Reid provides the perfect demonstration of just how far right wing newspapers or conservative editors…

12 years ago

Obama Popularity Rising While Republican Enthusiasm Falls

Recent polls show Obama's popularity on the rise, even among Independents and Republicans, while enthusiasm among the GOP base is…

12 years ago

Santorum Surge Thanks to Power of Shared Idiocy

Rick Santorum has something in common with the base: shared idiocy about an America that never was, and the culture…

12 years ago

The Dirty Thirty Year End Edition

The Dirty Thirty Year-End edition is a recap of legislation, local, state and federal, the GOP is using to destroy…

13 years ago

The Ten Commandments Resurface as the Personhood Amendment

Anti-choice advocates in Mississippi have begun to advance so-called Personhood Amendments to attack birth-control, abortion, cloning, and stem-cell research.

14 years ago

Federal Court Says Murkowski In, Miller Out

Miller lost his federal case - the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out his lawsuit on Tuesday, just…

14 years ago

Joe Miller Says He’ll Hold His Breath Until They Let Him Win

Joe Miller will not try to perform a citizens arrest on Lisa Murkowski but he will take her to federal…

14 years ago

START Treaty Overcomes Two Republican Amendments

Republicans have tried every possible delaying tactic: an amendment by John McCain, failed Saturday on a 59-37 vote; on Sunday,…

14 years ago

Iowa Case Shows GOP Doesn’t Really Believe in States’ Rights

GOP opposition to big federal government and support of states' rights is a reaction to loss of control and does…

14 years ago

Republican Extremists Take Aim at Moderation

It is obvious that moderation has no place in modern Republican discourse, whose rhetoric is based on confrontational and inflammatory…

14 years ago

Money and Lies at the Heart of Republican Strategy in 2010

They blame healthcare reform but if any physicians drop their patients, it won't be because of "Obamacare." It will be…

14 years ago

Republicans Talk and Hate and Offer no Solutions

You can search and search; you can look high and low, but you won't find much. Right now, the closest…

14 years ago

Republicans Stall the START Treaty And Dream of More Deficit Spending

Republicans claim we need an anti-missile defense system [cue to them rubbing their hands greedily together in anticipation]. But isn’t…

14 years ago

Fox News Steals Another Obama Idea on Earmarks

This morning on Fox News, the erstwhile "news" people at the GOP PAC are pretending that President Obama is the…

14 years ago

Bill Kristol Begs Obama to Become a Republican

Here's Bill on the November 14 edition of Fox Broadcasting Co.'s Fox News Sunday, finally figuring out how to solve…

14 years ago

President Obama Screwed You. Wait, No He Didn’t

All the rage, all the buzz, is how Obama screwed us all and no one, and I mean no one,…

14 years ago

Going Rogue: The Bush Doctrine and American Exceptionalism

For Bush, war became THE political instrument. No longer does war pick up where politics leave off; war becomes a…

14 years ago

The Tale of the Weepy Orangeman

In the wake of the 2010 midterm elections it is important to know who John Boehner is and what it…

14 years ago

Emboldened by Victories, Republicans Back to Warmongering

Emboldened by their midterm victories, Republicans are already back to warmongering. Having invaded and conquered Iraq (where 50,000 U.S. troops…

14 years ago

Sarah Palin’s New Twitter Moment

Sarah Palin has another Tweeter moment. It’s ironic really, that she is the star of a reality show but reality…

14 years ago

New Republican Strategy: Shoot Selves in Foot

These ideologically-motivated refusals are perhaps not such a bright idea when you stop to think about it. The problem being…

14 years ago

Analyzing What November 2nd Means

Many Americans are asking, "What happened?" In a wonderfully titled article, “What the #!%*?: The U.S. mid-term elections?” the National…

14 years ago

Betrayal from Within: A Tale of Democratic Disintegration

It was surprising to read the despair and shock from the left this morning. But what hurts more than all…

14 years ago

The Terror From Within

The rich and powerful together with the GOP, the bigoted, the racists and the misguided have waged a consumptive and…

14 years ago

Ten Things You’ll Be Voting Against if You Vote Republican

Today is the day we go to vote in the 2010 midterm elections. The results of this election will reverberate…

14 years ago

Dear America, Why Are We Voting Against Our Own Self Interests?

As we head to the polls tomorrow, ignorant, confused citizens are intending to vote against their own self-interests. Knowing Republicans…

14 years ago

Conservative Christian Nuttiness Increases as Election Day Nears

Conservative Christians fear for this country and its future (that should be read as their privileged position in this country).…

14 years ago

Judson Phillips’ Islamophobic Doublespeak

Phillips wants Keith Ellison (D) U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district, out of office because he is a Muslim.

14 years ago

Selfishness over selflessness gives Republicans advantage

Apparently, pride is an issue with Meek and he must think he is making a statement. He is making a…

14 years ago

A Lesson for Americans: Reaping the Consequences of Hate

Words and actions have consequences, sometimes to the person who speaks, sometimes to the people spoken of. In an environment…

14 years ago

Supreme Conspiracy: How The Koch Brothers and Clarence Thomas Overthrew Democracy

In developing countries and dictatorships it’s not unusual or unexpected for the judicial system to be corrupt and biased. In…

14 years ago

The GOP’s Unconstitutional Remedies

The American Revolution ended British rule; the Constitution created the United States of America, and that creation did not all…

14 years ago

A Lack of Choices in Indiana

The Indiana midterms offer little for liberal and progressive voters. Evan Bayh's retirement opens up an opportunity for an extremist…

14 years ago

The Tea Party is Sleeping With the Enemy

The Republicans and the Tea Party are treating our government like a corporation folks, and they are preparing for a…

14 years ago

The GOP is Living on a Prayer

The Republicans talk a lot about prayer, a natural off-shoot of their tendency to talk about God. If there was…

14 years ago

The Misunderestimation of Sarah Palin

You don’t understand Sarah Palin if you think that her not acquiescing to requests of an important political figure indicate…

14 years ago

Cowboying Up on Freedom of Speech GOP Style

There is a trend here, and it is unmistakable: free speech is a tool, or more accurately, a weapon, to…

14 years ago

Tea Party Follows Ku Klux Klan Ideology

Regardless the teabag rhetoric, at the core is a hatred of gays, immigrants, Jews, people of color, and non-Christians, which…

14 years ago

Vote for the Constitution on November 2

The Republicans intend to take us to a place from which there is no return. You see, their fantasy America,…

14 years ago

Tea Party Oligarchy: Trust Fund Babies Are Good For Workers

Oh, didn’t they tell you? When they said “grass roots movement” of the people, by the people…yada yada, they meant…

14 years ago

GOP Organization Tells Latino Voters to Stay at Home

This is a blatant and misleading attempt by the GOP to steal the election. Trick the voters not to vote.…

14 years ago

Sarah Palin Goes Dirty Harry on the GOP

The Republican Party must sign its own death warrant in the general elections. The Grand Old Party, by selling out…

14 years ago

Conservatives Stumble Over God Gap

Ideological purity may sound great on the drawing board, but it’s not so good when you need votes – lots…

14 years ago

Patriot Joe Miller Bowls Over An 8 Year Old Child While Fleeing Press

Tea Party darling Joe Miller has just about toasted his 2010 Senate hopes. After a bad few weeks during which…

14 years ago

Republican Family Values Calvin Hill Gets Your Commie Gay On

What’s a family values anti-gay, anti-sex, anti-commie conservative to do when he needs to make a buck? I mean, no…

14 years ago

Democracy in Cuffs Courtesy of Joe Miller’s Constitutional Conservatism

When questioned, Republican candidates adopt the role of victims, pretending that a liberal media elite is engaging in a witch…

14 years ago

Grifter Nathan Deal is Georgia’s Sarah Palin

Nathan Deal doesn’t want to disclose his tax returns to y’all….now why would that be? Maybe because in 2006 and…

14 years ago

The GOP Wants a Return to the Gilded Age. Do You?

Unregulated capitalism gave us the evils of the Gilded Age. Unregulated capitalism gave us the crash of 2008 that has…

14 years ago

Apocalyptic Sarah Palin the Wrathful Prophetess of God

"These two elections, 2010 and 2012, go hand-in-hand. The theme of 2010 has got to be rebuke their errors, reject,…

14 years ago

“Polarizing Carl” Paladino

Carl Paladino, New York’s GOP candidate for governor, did something surprising for a Republican politician Sunday; he went after gays.

14 years ago

Gold Digging Tea Party Gals Rolling in Dough

Money numbers are in and it looks like our ladies of the far Right are being amply rewarded for their…

14 years ago

Some Thoughts on America’s Shame

Someday, future Americans will look back on the end of the 21st century’s first decade and feel shame, and perhaps…

14 years ago

Dearborn Mayor Launches a Reality Grenade at Sharron Angle

Dearborn Mayor John O'Reilly fired off a letter to Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle, saying she is "misled" about his…

14 years ago

Rich Iott, Tea Party Candidate, Pals Around in Nazi Uniform

You can see him there with his SS pals, smiling for the camera, just like all those photos of SS…

14 years ago

The Tea Party Disconnect

How did American politics come to be about taking rights away from people when the founding of our country was…

14 years ago

Tea Party Candidate Joe Miller Has 24 Hours To Fess Up

The clock is ticking. Joe Miller has until tomorrow to respond to the Fairbanks Borough’s lawyer’s request that he release…

14 years ago

Republican Nathan Deal’s Financial Scandal Deepens

The little shifty devil running for Governor in Georgia, Nathan Deal, has one more scandal to add to his seemingly…

14 years ago

Tea Party Candidates Promise Not to Govern Like They Live

It's a conundrum when you are running as a DC outsider as you have no record to prove you walk…

14 years ago

Sharron Angle’s Trail Of Bigotry Slimes Dearborn, Michigan

Republican Senatorial candidate Sharron Angle is fear-mongering in her incoherent way again. This time she’s hitting on Dearborn, Michigan, suggesting…

14 years ago

Tea Partiers Want Their Own Sharia Law

It is past time, as the Midterm Elections approach, that American voters look at exactly what sort of country the…

14 years ago

Sharron Angle Thinks the Constitution is Not About Government

Sharron Angle proved herself another FOX News-ready Constitutional expert when she said, "Government isn't what our founding fathers put into…

14 years ago

Sharron Angle: The Republican Party Has Lost its Principles

While claiming to be an agent of change, an outsider determined to make changes, Angle is at once claiming the…

14 years ago

Republican Offers Rape Victims 72 Hours of Freedom

No, I kid, I kid. The Republicans have come a long way. Sure, according to Rachel Maddow, “…the Republican Party…

14 years ago

Republicans: Democrats Enslave Blacks

It’s not Democrats, after all, who marginalize and disenfranchise black or other minority voters. It’s not Democrats who are accusing…

14 years ago

Tea Party Porn as Politics Exposed in “CNN Caper”

Blind folds, hidden cameras, boats, a sex tape machine, pornographic magazines, champagne and strawberries....sounds like one of those cheesy porns…

14 years ago

Christina O’Donnell Has No Cojones

What we have here is, in a way, the ultimate candidate for the Republican Party: a fake candidate to represent…

14 years ago

The Devil Went to Georgia and He Wants to Make a Deal

It used to be that Republicans were considered the “adults”, but this is the year when counterfeit conservatives jumped the…

14 years ago

The Tea Party Guide to Marriage

I thought I'd best just head on over to the Institute to see what old Dan Webster does believe in,…

14 years ago

The War on Liberty

Liberty stands for human rights and freedoms. It was appreciation of America's embrace of liberty that brought Lady Liberty to…

14 years ago

Banning Sharia Law in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is hosting a referendum on Islam – State Question 755 the “Save Our State” amendment, which will ban Sharia…

14 years ago

Is the Two-Party System Best for America?

Why do we have a two-party system? It is not enshrined in the Constitution. In reality, the Founding Fathers viewed…

14 years ago

Rob Miller: A New Kind of Democrat for South Carolina

Running against Joe You Lie Wilson in South Carolina is Democrat Rob Miller. Miller belies the old adage that familiarity…

14 years ago

The Republican Narrative and Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive dissonance seems to run through the Republican narrative. Since it is impossible that 9/11 could have happened on the…

14 years ago

Things the Culture Warriors Don’t Want You to Know

Culture warrior Dan Coats is running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Brad Ellsworth, 8th District, Indiana. Coats claim is…

14 years ago

Lie to Me, GOP. I promise, I’ll Believe

This time they will be competent, faithful, and have integrity. This time it will be different. He said so. And…

14 years ago

Ed Buck Stands Up Against GOP Bully Chris Christie

Out of the madness in a world gone crazy, stepped Ed Buck - straight from central casting as an American…

14 years ago

Fox Flakes Out and Worries that Democratic Lame Ducks Will Roar

I’m tellin’ ya’, you’re going to be hearing a lot about how lame ducks shouldn’t be doing anything – because,…

14 years ago

Some Hard Truths About Prayer and Crime

The morality police will continue to argue that the reverse is true but in a fact-based world this cannot be…

14 years ago

Keith Olbermann Educates Sarah Palin

Today, Palin must have been high on her Tea Party video release, and full of that dangerous combination of arrogance…

14 years ago

Rachel Maddow and UAW Workers Tell GOP Hypocrite to Go Home

Last night, Rachel Maddow applied her razor-like intellect to expose the inherent hypocrisy in the modern GOP, hiding beneath a…

14 years ago

Christian Dominionists and Islamists: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Christian and Islamic extremists drink from the same wellspring of authoritarianism - the desire to impose authority, to force submission…

14 years ago

Only On Fox: Tea Party Money Overrides Qualifications for Office

On today’s (September 17) edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, Geraldo points out O’Donnell has no qualifications for office.…

14 years ago

Mama Grizzlies Stabbing Their GOP Big Daddies in Back

Christine O’Donnell is an extremist who believes that a wife should be subservient to her husband. What I find most…

14 years ago

The Hotter Palin: Christine O’Donnell is Presidentially Cute

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and suggest to my new pals in the Tea Party that we…

14 years ago

The Republicans Are Failing to Make an Argument

During election season arguments fly fast and furious. It can be hard to keep up; it can be hard to…

14 years ago

Republicans Indulge Confederate Fetish on Tax Payer Dime

The National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) held its annual fall Board of Directors meeting in Charleston, S.C. last weekend…

14 years ago

Fun with Republicans: Yuri Hertzberg’s Party Picker

Having trouble talking sense to your Republican neighbors and friends? Have no fear, Yuri is here. Yuri Hertzberg of the…

14 years ago

Republicans and Reality: Divorced and Loving it!

More and more, Republicans insist on creating a fantasy world that has nothing in common with the reality in which…

14 years ago