2012 Election

80 Republicans Sign Supreme Court Brief in Support of Marriage Equality

80 Republicans Sign Supreme Court Brief in Support of Marriage Equality

More than 80 Republicans have signed a brief which will be submitted to the Supreme Court in support of Marriage…

11 years ago

Our 44th President said just the right inaugural things

President Barack Obama and a number of other speakers and entertainers brightened up an inauguration that struck just the right…

11 years ago

The Tea Party’s Intolerable Acts Are a Parting Shot from George III

The Tea Party's actions in Wisconsin and Michigan show them to owe their inspiration not to the Patriots of 1776…

11 years ago

GOP: Refusing to do What We Want You to Do is a Violation of the Constitution

The Republican Party seems to think if Obama doesn't do what they want him to do, he is violating the…

11 years ago

Critics on Both Sides Distort Obama’s White Male Cabinet Problem

Should we worry about Obama's white male cabinet appointments? How about we wait and see what his cabinet looks like…

11 years ago

Michele Bachmann Refuses to Pay Employees Unless They Promise to Hide Illegal Activities

Americans should be asking themselves this weekend why Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is refusing to pay five of her staffers for…

11 years ago

President Obama is More Popular Now than During His First Term

The GOP finds itself in trouble as Obama's popularity soars and their own plummets, and Obama's second term only promises…

11 years ago

Michigan Shows Us How Republicans Plan to Get Revenge for 2012 Loss

if you want to get an idea of what is written in the post Election 2012 Koch Brothers Playbook (aka…

11 years ago

The GOP Needs to Shed its God Problem Before it’s Too Late

The Republican Party needs to shed its God problem before its unhealthy obsession destroys America

11 years ago

Opposition to Chuck Hagel is a No-Win Scenario for the GOP

There is no conceivable outcome in which GOP opposition to Chuck Hagel ends happily for Republicans

11 years ago

Conservative Cluelessness Seen Aboard Political Cruise

Mirroring their counterparts nationwide, conservatives on a post-election political cruise reveal they still don't understand their faults.

11 years ago

A Desperate Grover Norquist Claims Fiscal Cliff Deal Not Violation of Pledge

Grover Norquist tried to defend his pet congressmen and women while simultaneously branding President Obama as an enemy of liberty

11 years ago

Things to Like About 2012

We had some rough times in 2012 but there are things to like about the year just past. Here are…

11 years ago

The Top Ten Smartest Democratic Quotes of 2012

If the Republicans fell all over themselves in 2012 to sound stupid, the Democrats were happy to help them along,…

11 years ago

The Top Ten Dumbest Republican Quotes of 2012

It was not easy to pare down to ten a list from literally hundreds of dumb Republican quote candidates, but…

11 years ago

Tea Party Fantasies of Sending Obama to Prison for Benghazi

Tea Partiers indulge in wild fantasies of sending President Obama to prison since they haven't managed to impeach him for…

11 years ago

Historical or hysterical? What to make of Tim Scott replacing whack-job DeMint

South Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley has made history in appointing a black Republican, but was the move historical or hysterical?

11 years ago

The Romneys Take Their Ball and Go Home, Claiming Mitt Never Wanted to be President

The new meme to come out of the Romney family is that Mitt never wanted to be President anyway, so…

11 years ago

If this is war in Michigan, then we had better win

Republicans are using Michigan as a grand experiment to see if they can get away with setting fire to democracy…

11 years ago

Eric Cantor’s letter spells out the continuing ALEC/Koch right-wing agenda

Eric Cantor has gotten his orders from Koch/ALEC headquarters, and there is no mistaking their intent; continue to make life…

11 years ago

Just as you thought mass shooting stories couldn’t get more grotesque, 20 children are gunned down

Five decent, caring, dedicated and hard working adults were wiped out in Sandy Hook Elementary School by someone brandishing two…

11 years ago

The vicious red states are engaging in an attack on the public school system

South Carolina is a prime example of right-wing attempts to destroy the public school system and replace it with private…

11 years ago

The Demographics of Progress and the Demise of the America of Conservative Dreams

The numbers don't lie: they didn't lie on Election Night, and they do not lie in the longer run when…

11 years ago

You live in Michigan? Your rights are optional

If you want to get an idea of what Republican revenge for President Obama's victory in 2012 looks like, look…

11 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…

11 years ago

Oregon GOP County Chair Gets the Boot for Claiming Democrats Seek Utopian Enslavement

Gary Bray, Republican Party chairman in Washington County, Oregon, called liberalism an 'atheistic cult' which seeks 'utopian enslavement'

11 years ago

President Obama Hits 53%, His Highest Job Approval Rating in 3 Years

American voters approve of President Barack Obama's job performance by 53-40 percent, his best approval rating in three years.

11 years ago

The Religious Right Freaks Out Over West Point’s First Same-Sex Marriage

When West Point hosted its first gay marriage this past weekend, the Religious Right went bananas, talking about moral cliffs…

11 years ago

Puzzled Republicans; here are the reasons African Americans gave the President 93% of their votes

The Emancipation Proclamation ostensibly freed the slaves back in the midst of the Civil War. Modern day slavery camouflaged as…

11 years ago

Why Conservatives are Wrong When They Say Liberalism Will Fail

Conservatives have convinced themselves of libearlism's illigitimacy; now they have convinced themselves liberalism will fail

11 years ago

Obama’s Support for Israel’s Iron Dome Gives GOP Fits of Cognitive Dissonance

Facts crash into belief where Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system is concerned. How could Obama have paid for it…

11 years ago

Grover Norquist Faces a Full-Out Republican Revenue Insurrection

Apparently, to Grover Norquist an agreement with him is as legally binding as a mortgage, at least in his own…

11 years ago

Move Over Star Wars: A Trilogy of GOP Cognitive Dissonance: 2008, 2012, 2016

The Republican Party's doldrums are likely to continue until they acknowledge reality, but there are no signs of that happening…

11 years ago

Millions of jobs lost as corporations continue to set up overseas call centers

In calling in a missing paper report I was surprised to learn that my small newspaper used an overseas call…

11 years ago

Republicans Turn Charter School Officials Into the New Robber Barons

School privatization is the new Gold Rush. There is money to be made in them there hills. And charter schools…

11 years ago

Hardcore Conservative Saxby Chambliss Repudiates Norquist Tax Pledge

Cracks begin to appear in the no new taxes wall as Saxby Chambliss signals a willingness to rethink the question…

11 years ago

2012 is a special Thanksgiving thanks to key Congressional races

The 2012 election was especially satisfying for the Presidency and the new faces that will show up in Congress, especially…

11 years ago

Things I am Grateful for in 2012

Even in troubled times, there are a great many things to be grateful for. Here are a few of mine.

11 years ago

America is a Christian Nation. If We Don’t Like it, We Should Get Out

Another one of the 24 percent tells the 76 percent to get out because America is THEIR country: white and…

11 years ago

From an ‘Iconic’ ‘Reagan’ to Trash: Romney Adviser Laments the Fall of Mitt

A Romney campaign adviser was on Morning Joe lamenting how Republicans were saying Romney was like Reagan but now they…

11 years ago

Fundamentalists Admit They Prayed for Obama’s Defeat and God Said No

James Dobson determined that Obama's defeat means we are living in a time of judgment and that God can make…

11 years ago

Republicans have changed little, so there is no reason to trust them

The crazy has bubbled to the surface, and Republican loonies are running amok in post-Obama reelection America.

11 years ago

Let’s Not Give Right Wing Religious Idiots and Hypocrites the Last Laugh

The Religious Right says some laughable things, but there is nothing laughable about their money, power - or influence on…

11 years ago

Will the True Patriots Please Step Forward

I'm beginning to think it's time for an entirely new definition of patriotism

11 years ago

Red State Secession Would Be a Dream Come True for the Rest of America

Don't tell me that some little part of you would not just like to say to Texas, or to another…

11 years ago

Republicans Declare Defeat and Claim They Have Lost the Culture War

Longtime foe of multiculturalism, William J. Bennett, says Republicans lost culture war and accuses Democrats of playing identity politics

11 years ago

Romney Blames Freeloaders Who Want Free Contraception and Obamacare for His Defeat

In a conference call today, Romney said Obama won because he gave 'gifts' to African Americans, Hispanics, young people and…

11 years ago

Idiot Republican Says Conservatives Are the New N-words

We've seen some crazy conclusions drawn since Election Day, but Larry Klayman's claim that conservatives are the new N-words is…

11 years ago

Mainstream Media GOP Hacks School Paul Ryan on the Meaning of Elections

The Morning Joe panel, from S.E. Cupp to David Gregory,l admitted that Obama has a mandate to let the Bush…

11 years ago

After a near-perfect military career, General Patraeus hits a snag

Army General, David Patraeus was destined for greatness from his first year at West Point. Sadly, an affair tainted his…

11 years ago

Les Misérables Resonates Thanks to Misery Born of Republican Ignorance

Victor Hugo wrote Les Misérables in 1862, addressing themes of social injustice that are still embraced today in the Republican…

11 years ago

Dirty Weather Puts 24 Hours of Reality in the Face of Climate Change Deniers

2012's weather is a terrifying foretaste of the future of ourworld with Global Warming. Watch 24 Hours of Reality, the…

11 years ago

Jon Husted Hatches a Plan to Make Sure Democrats Never Win Ohio Again

Ohio Secretary of State, Jon Husted wants to dramatically change electoral votes to favor Republicans, and make it nearly impossible…

11 years ago

Election Results Reveal White Racism Remains Firmly Entrenched

Analysis of the white vote reveals they choose Romney by significant margins. What does this mean when it comes to…

11 years ago

Mrs. Cleaver’s America is Dead – and Thank God For It

Republicans, in appraising the causes for the Republican defeat in 2012, shy away from the real reasons for that defeat:…

11 years ago

Republicans are Blaming George Clooney for Mitt Romney’s Defeat

The braniacs at World Net Daily and the American Family Association have convinced themselves we voted for Obama because George…

11 years ago

Even Mad Men Can’t Rebrand this Bunch of Republicans

Republicans can try once again to rebrand themselves, but at heart they remain exclusionary and selfish and more than anything…

11 years ago

Investigate Rick Scott for the Voting Obscenity that is Florida

As the absentee vote count continues in Miami-Dade county. Post-election, Rick Scott should be investigated

11 years ago

What Obama’s Victory Means to the Religious Right

The Religious Right took a black eye in 2012 but they are far from powerless and will be back to…

11 years ago

Team Obama Destroys the GOP’s Delusions about the Hispanic Vote in 2016

In a conference call today, Team Obama deflated the Republican talking point that they can fix their demographic problem by…

11 years ago

Michigan Demands Democracy by Rejecting Emergency Manager Legislation

It was a great day for the nation when President Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term in office,…

11 years ago

Awkward! Netanyahu Congratulates Obama on His Win

Facing intensified scrutiny over the awkward position he's placed his country in, Netanyahu rushed congratulations to the President last night.

11 years ago

In spite of huge Republican money and relentless attack ads it’s Obama

Incredible amounts of money were spent on the 2012 General Election. And lots of that money was wasted when expensive…

11 years ago

Was Election Night a Mandate for the Status Quo?

America won four more years for President Obama, but did we issue a mandate for change or for the status…

11 years ago

Democracy Won in 2012 and That’s Thanks to You

All this and more happened because Americans across the country spent hours in lines, after surviving the Republican obstacle course,…

11 years ago

Whether Republicans Like It or Not It’s an Obama Mandate

Obama swept the country in a decisive defeat of Romney with so far 303 electoral votes to 206, and possibly…

11 years ago

Binders of Women Bring Down the GOP’s Pro Rape Senate Candidates

The Republican rape triplets running for the senate took a big hit last night. The War on Women was a…

11 years ago

Do You Want This Guy with the Tear on His Cheek or Do You Want the Vulture Capitalist?

It was an emotional night in Des Moines, Iowa as the President gave his last speech at a campaign rally…

11 years ago

Obama Calls Out Romney for ‘Changing the facts when they’re inconvenient to your campaign’

At a grassroots rally in Columbus, Ohio, the President said, 'Changing the facts when they're inconvenient to your campaign -…

11 years ago

What You Need to Do if You are Harassed or Denied Your Vote

This is your Election Day check list, providing you with information on everything from what to do before you leave…

11 years ago

Former bin Laden Hideout Pakistan is the Only Country that Prefers Romney

In a poll of countries around the world, President Obama is preferred to Romney in 20 of the 21 countries…

11 years ago

Ryan to Evangelicals: Obama’s Path Compromises Judeo-Christian Values

Paul Ryan says Obama's path compromises some non-existent values; the real problem is that Obama stands between Ryan and the…

11 years ago

States Offer Up Many Consequential Ballot Measures

Nearly 180 ballot measures face a vote on Tuesday. Here are a few of the most consequential initiatives to watch.

11 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?…

11 years ago

A last and final look at Mitt Romney close up prior to November 6th

There could be no worse selection for President than money-monger, Mitt Romney. He himself admits, 47% of the population will…

11 years ago

Obama Reminds a Huge Crowd in Hollywood Florida What Real Change Looks Like

The Obama campaign estimates that the President spoke to 23,000 supporters in Hollywood, Florida today about the change we've already…

11 years ago

Plouffe Points Out that Romney Will Rubber Stamp the Tea Party Agenda

On 'Meet the Press' this morning, Senior Advisor David Plouffe pointed out that Mitt Romney would be a rubberstamp for…

11 years ago

The GOP’s Vorpal Blade of Cognitive Dissonance Goes Snicker-Snack!

Reality is the ultimate enemy of Republican ideology, so Tom Tancredo picks up his vorpal blade and shows himself asylum-ready

11 years ago

Ohio’s GOP Secretary of State Pulls More Voter Suppression Out of His …. Hat

Four days before the election, Ohio's Secretary of State decided to add an extra step to the process for people…

11 years ago

Proving He’s Not Fit to Lead, Romney Blames Others for His Failure

Romney surrogates are busy blaming Hurricane Sandy and Chris Christie, which is really the perfect way for them to flame…

11 years ago

Irony: Registered Republican Tries to Vote Twice, Gets Arrested

A registered Republican was arrested by the FBI for trying to vote twice in Henderson, Nevada. It turns out, voter…

11 years ago

Obama Praises Leaders for Coming Together in a Crisis While Romney Camp Threatens Christie

As the President praised leaders from different parties working together, the Romney camp is threatening Chris Christie for working with…

11 years ago

Romney Lies on CNN. This is his Real Vision for America

Mitt Romney took to CNN's opinion page to lie about his vision for America but his real vision is somewhat…

11 years ago

The Republican Hail Mary Pass: Racist Mailers and More Vote Suppression

With only days to go before the election, Republicans are resorting to racist mailers and voter suppression in a desperate…

11 years ago

Terrifying Video: ‘News on the 100th Day of a Romney Presidency’

The Obama camp's terrifying new video shows the news on the 100th day of a Romney presidency. Yikes. Elections do…

11 years ago

Obama Slams Romney ‘This isn’t a game, these are people’s jobs, these are people’s lives’

President Obama spoke today in Hilliard, Ohio about workers who were scared by Mitt Romney's lies about Jeep moving their…

11 years ago

Election Day 2012 Boils Down Not to Fantasy But to Our Shared Reality

With Hurricane Sandy, Republican fantasy met the facts on the ground and lost; our shared reality is more potent than…

11 years ago

What You Need to Know About Voting in States Affected by Sandy

Election officials in several states are dealing with a variety of issues that come with whole communities being evacuated, poll…

11 years ago

What was it you were saying about that 1st presidential debate..?

The panic of some of the left after the first debate has eased into the realization that President Obama is…

11 years ago

Fired Up in Las Vegas, POTUS Says Middle Class Deserves a Champion in DC

Obama laid out his case to voters in Las Vegas, Nevada this afternoon, saying they middle class deserves a champion…

11 years ago

Business Abandons Romney as Bloomberg and The Economist Endorse Obama

Days before the election, the business community is abandoning Republican 'businessman' Mitt Romney in order to endorse the Democratic incumbent…

11 years ago

Economic Update Before The Election Looks Good For Obama

While radical Republicans keep saying how bad the economy is, the actual numbers coming out this week tell the story…

11 years ago

The War on Women Takes a Toll in Swing States and with Independents

A new poll shows that independents and swing state voters are aware of the war on women, crossing over liberal/conservative…

11 years ago

Obama Releases Devastating New Ad Targeting Romney’s Cynicism

Obama for America has released new television ad 'Cynical' to capture the remarkable desperation behind Romney's current strategy.

11 years ago

GOP Candidate is Against Abortion in Rape Cases Because ‘Crime has consequences’

Caught on tape: A GOP candidate doesn't agree with abortion in cases of rape because incest is rare and crime…

11 years ago

ReBiblican vs. Republican – The Difference is Extremism

This effort is dedicated to exposing extremist politicians and their funding sources that are immersed in ultra conservative Christian Dominionist…

11 years ago

Even the Beltway is Catching on to Romney’s ‘Desperate Dishonesty’

Today on Bloomberg News, Al Hunt called Mitt Romney's GM and Chrysler lies desperate and dishonest. The word fraudulent was…

11 years ago

Joe Biden Destroys ‘Contortionist’ Romney for His GM/Chrysler Lies

The American people, Vice President Biden said, want a President they can trust, and they know Romney doesn't pass that…

11 years ago

Romney Rigs His Own ‘Relief Rally’ by Buying $5,000 Worth of Supplies

Want a photo-op with Mitt Romney just after Sandy hits New Jersey? Just grab a campaign pre-purchased jar of WalMart…

11 years ago