Donald Trump violated Twitter’s rules and regulations for years with little to no punishment. But after he used the site to help incite and insurrection on January 1st, he was finally banned from the platform. The Taliban, a terrorist group that recently took control of the Afghani government, remains active on the website. The Washington…
75% of Them Think the Insurrection Was a Picnic: ESPN’s Jalen Rose Slams Conservatives Who Attacked Simone Biles
When Simone Biles announced that she would be pulling out of some Olympic events, Conservatives predictably went nuts. Piers Morgan, Clay Travis and Charlie Kirk were among the names slamming the 24 year-old gymnastics superstar. Former basketball star Jalen Rose, though, wanted to give his take from an athlete’s perspective. And he was quick to…
Candace Owens Becomes the Latest Conservative to Reference Nazis When Talking About How Republicans Are Treated
Republicans today have a proclivity for unashamedly comparing anything that inconveniences them to Nazi Germany. The most obvious example of this phenomenon is Marjorie Taylor Greene. The Georgia congressman likened COVID-19 restrictions to the treatment of German Jews in the 1930’s. When she had the opportunity to walk her comments back, she doubled down. Eventually…
Will conservatives actually manage to get out ahead? Our edited conversation is below…you be the judge.
There are plenty of Republicans who love Donald Trump and always want him to be a part of their party. Then there are other Republicans who absolutely despise him and have done everything in their power to stop him. Then there are people like Meghan McCain. The View host often argues against Trump but says…
Pundits often talk about how divided the country is right now. The division between political parties has also been a popular talking point for Joe Biden. He regularly referenced his ability to bring the country together while campaigning for the presidency. The tensions between Conservatives and Liberals have certainly been exacerbated by social media. But…
Meghan McCain’s role on The View is not exactly a simple one. She is tasked with giving a Conservative take while surrounded by largely Liberal hosts and the audience tends to skew Democratic as well. That being said, the daughter of former Arizona Senator John McCain is often all over the place. That was true…
One of the country’s most prominent conservative magazines has joined the chorus of criticism after Donald Trump suggested delaying the November elections. The National Review is perhaps the single most prestigious conservative news outlet, founded by William F. Buckley, an icon of the modern American right. NR’s editors took the President to task on Thursday for what…
It is true, Trump is a fascist, but so are Republicans, the Koch brothers, and millions of angry white racist evangelicals and the Tea Party
Supporters of Democratic presidential candidates display larger vocabularies and better grammar than supporters of Republican candidates.
Bruce Bartlett says policies don’t matter for the GOP, only attitude. “And Trump has exactly the right ‘chip on your shoulder’ attitude”
The conservative attacks on Netflix appear to be a typical Chamber of Commerce, ALEC, and Americans for Prosperity attack on American workers
In his long speech, Robertson warned that America was becoming sick from STDs and that wherever Jesus is missing, murder follows.
Now they are lining up at the annual Aryan-sponsored conservative conclave to accuse the President of all manner of malfeasance in cleaning up and dealing with George W. Bush’s religious crusade in Iraq that engendered the rise of Islamic extremists known as the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL).
The common demand from the religious right is “show just one instance of Christians killing anyone NOW,” not 1,000, 60, 30, or even 12 years ago. It is really an unfair demand, but one that is easily answered without ever looking outside of America’s borders.
Continuing GOP civil war, Rep. Richard Nugent of Florida vents Tea Party dissatisfaction with John Boehner’s leadership and competence.
The reaction from three Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee to the President’s announcement that America’s longest war was coming to an end was despicable and revealed that, in their minds, there is never a time to end war.
An implicit goal of the War on Poverty was to make the US a true meritocracy, and in this sense, it missed its target.
The First Amendment gives citizens the right to voice their opinion without repercussions, unless that opinion is contrary to Conservative beliefs.
Long a target for cuts by liberals, two fiscally conservatives groups have now also joined the call for reduced defense spending.
Mirroring their counterparts nationwide, conservatives on a post-election political cruise reveal they still don’t understand their faults.
The Democratic Party is a big tent. However, the party needs to refocus on its progressive values, not get led in a rightward direction
The Republican Party’s doldrums are likely to continue until they acknowledge reality, but there are no signs of that happening soon
America’s worst nightmare is a Romney presidency bolstered by conservative Christians in Congress and a bible-based Supreme Court.
Conservatives have steadily been eroding the power of unions in the wake of Citizens United since they are their only liberal financial foe
As the birth control mandate went into effect this week, religious freedom arguments continue to threaten it. Here’s why they’re wrong.
Parent trigger laws are being pushed by ALEC and other right wing groups to allow parents to essentially ‘fire’ a public school, with the potential to make them into private, charter schools.
Michigan lawmakers are pushing through a bill that allows professionals to discriminate against GLBT clients in defiance of Codes of Ethics
Despite the fact it violates the Constitution, conservatives across the country keep proposing bills to test poor people seeking government help for drugs.
The American military industrial complex is gearing up our army to butcher through the Iranian people, and the bill will land in our laps.
In order to eliminate Social Security and Medicare, Republicans use entitlement society language to stigmatize using government benefits.
Anti-choice advocates in Mississippi have begun to advance so-called Personhood Amendments to attack birth-control, abortion, cloning, and stem-cell research.
Many Republicans and Tea Party groups are of the misguided opinion that America has the right to do whatever it chooses in the world and that the choices it does make are perfect. Although America is a great country and one of the world’s super-powers, it does not always make the right decisions and is not exceptional. The phrase “American exceptionalism” is thrown around continuously by conservatives who believe that America is without fault, and it leads to discriminatory policies abroad and here at home. There are myriad reasons why America is not exceptional, and it boils down to one problem; conservatives.
Republicans lionize Ronald Reagan, and in the older, white population, the dead president is a god who deserves to have his head on Mt. Rushmore. Sarah Palin channels Reagan and her supporters speak of her as being the new Ronald Reagan. It is typical of conservatives to worship a president who hurt the economy, set labor relations and unions back 40 years, and caused untold damage to the environment by destroying regulations. Republicans still think of Reagan as the gun slinging cowboy who rode in and cleaned up the frontier, or the war hero who single handedly stormed up a hill and took out a battalion of Nazis. Regardless the image old white people have of Reagan; he was just an actor, and a bad president whose policies were controlled by banks and corporations
Joe thinks the lesbians should be allowed to join the military so that they can be raped into changing into good little heterosexuals. Subdue them with the penis, seems to be Joe’s battlecry. Because what lesbian can resist a penis or ten?
Saving lives is feminine. We’ll remember that if Mr. Fischer ever finds himself on a battlefield. “Sorry, it wouldn’t be manly to save you. You understand.”
Voters who want to return to Bush-era policies are like an abused spouse who keeps going back to their abuser; knowing they will continue beating them.
You hear a lot of talk about the evils of big government and federal regulations but damned if both groups don’t like a healthy dollop of regulation as well. Ultra-conservatives want the government to regulate our sex lives and ultra-liberals want the government to regulate what we can eat.
Republicans have begun pushing for a war with Iran, and are using Israel’s defense and Iran’s nuclear program as a reason to engage in another war against another Islamic nation. The Republican’s drumbeat for war is a continuation of the George W. Bush “Crusade” that led America into a prolonged, costly war with Iraq.
Republicans promise to shut down the government whether Obama follows their orders or not because they want to limit him to one term and they are very open about that goal. Eric Cantor blaming President Obama for a Republican proposed government shutdown shows that Republicans are so steeped in the criminal mindset that they are assigning blame to a victim prior to the rape.
The loss of the House of Representatives by Democrats this election will be analyzed to death, and there is certainly enough blame to go around regardless which group is critiqued. A great portion of the blame can be attributed to corporate infusion of cash to Republican and Tea Party candidates. However, Democrats and President Obama must accept that they too, own their fair share of blame for overestimating the intelligence of the American voter.
As we head to the polls tomorrow, ignorant, confused citizens are intending to vote against their own self-interests. Knowing Republicans have done nothing, and campaign on doing nothing for the next two years; why are people willing to vote for them? Republicans promise to help corporations by getting rid of regulations, but that only helps the wealthy.
Conservative Christians fear for this country and its future (that should be read as their privileged position in this country). They seem uncertain as to what the answer is. Do they vote? Do they pray? Do they just scream a lot and stomp their little feet?
Words and actions have consequences, sometimes to the person who speaks, sometimes to the people spoken of. In an environment of hate and xenophobia, the consequences can be deadly and widespread.
In developing countries and dictatorships it’s not unusual or unexpected for the judicial system to be corrupt and biased. In America, it used to be a source of pride that our judicial system was fair and followed the letter of the law. Apparently, those days are gone and we are seeing the result of biased court decisions in this election cycle with unprecedented corporate donations to Republican candidates.
Witchcraft is all the craze again, and we can’t blame Bill Maher for it, or even Christine O’Donnell. After all, it was Sarah Palin back in 2008 who found a video of her receiving blessings against witchcraft being administered flying around the internet.
The Republican Party must sign its own death warrant in the general elections. The Grand Old Party, by selling out first to the Religious Right and then trying to co-opt the Tea Party, has found itself between a rock and a hard place.
When questioned, Republican candidates adopt the role of victims, pretending that a liberal media elite is engaging in a witch hunt. They are creating a narrative in which the asking of questions is demonized. Even asking a question of them is wrong, an attack.
While they work night and day to deregulate corporate America, Republicans and teabaggers want to regulate morality and pass laws that force archaic biblical regulations on every American. Conservatives are hell-bent on regulating what goes on in the bedroom between consenting adults, and they want to regulate what kind of person teaches in schools.
“These two elections, 2010 and 2012, go hand-in-hand. The theme of 2010 has got to be rebuke their errors, reject, repeal; and then the theme of 2012, it’s renew, revive and restore.”
Someday, future Americans will look back on the end of the 21st century’s first decade and feel shame, and perhaps a sense of wonder that such an advanced nation, one of the most free to have ever existed, could be home to such petty prejudice and superstition.
How did American politics come to be about taking rights away from people when the founding of our country was centered on the giving of rights? And how is it that the group that rants the most about lost rights turns out to be the one most in favor of denying them to anyone else?
“The shift in opinion on same-sex marriage has been broad-based, occurring across many demographic, political and religious groups,” Pew announces.
It is past time, as the Midterm Elections approach, that American voters look at exactly what sort of country the Tea Partiers, conservative Republicans and the Religious Right, want to give us. If you think it is in any great respect different from a country governed by Sharia law, you are wrong.
Corporate protection at the expense of worker safety is endemic of conservative’s ideology that corporations must be protected at any cost. Demonizing unions is just another way conservatives give corporations power to control America.
Sharron Angle proved herself another FOX News-ready Constitutional expert when she said, “Government isn’t what our founding fathers put into the Constitution. This is different,” Angle said.
While claiming to be an agent of change, an outsider determined to make changes, Angle is at once claiming the Republican Party has not supported her and at the same time claiming she has “juice” in Washington.
The pros and cons of abortion aside, Dobson seems to miss one of the original purposes of the Constitution, which was to protect the American people from “excesses of democracy” of local legislatures, which tended to run roughshod over the rights of the minority.
Liberty stands for human rights and freedoms. It was appreciation of America’s embrace of liberty that brought Lady Liberty to these shores. If we won’t defend her now, we might as well send her back, because we will have proven ourselves unworthy of her.
Why do we have a two-party system? It is not enshrined in the Constitution. In reality, the Founding Fathers viewed the creation of political parties with horror. Is changing the system un-American? What are the possible benefits?
Listening to rants from Conservatives, teabaggers, and Republicans is difficult and insults intelligent people in America. However, it is clear that a large group of Americans believe lies and stupid reasoning from the right, and it signals the decline of intelligence in this country.
Christian and Islamic extremists drink from the same wellspring of authoritarianism – the desire to impose authority, to force submission to dogma, and to compel obedience. Choice is not an option. Submission precludes choice.
The conservative move to re-write history is not just about politics but ideology. The bogus controversy can’t exist without the bogus history conservative Christians have constructed, and the bogus history is tied into hate and intolerance and a need to justify it.
During election season arguments fly fast and furious. It can be hard to keep up; it can be hard to know what/who to believe. But if you listen carefully, you will find that the Republican narrative has made clear that Republicans don’t know what an argument is.
More and more, Republicans insist on creating a fantasy world that has nothing in common with the reality in which we all operate. They invent something, and then invent “facts” to support the fantasy tale. It’s all as true as a prince rescuing the princess in her tower from a dragon.
Former part-time Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin has repeatedly demonstrated her lack of knowledge about…well, almost everything, really. If there is an antidote to the European Enlightenment, which threw back the darkness of the Middle Ages and gave birth to the United States of America, it is Sarah Palin. She is to knowledge what kryptonite is to Superman. She is anti-knowledge.
The evidence is all around us, that change is real, that it is part of life, and that it yields good things. Conservatives the world over, not just our own, are still suffering whiplash. The best they can do is use fear to put the breaks on.
Republican rhetoric has become so outrageous they have lost the ability to tell fact from fantasy. Clueless, they nod sagely while the rest of the world laughs.
Conservative columnist Michael Medved believes that God is on the side of the Republicans, but misses the point that whose side God might be on went out with the Enlightenment and its values upon which the US is established, namely liberty and individual human rights, and not the Bible.
The conservative demand for heroes is more intense than ever. There can never be enough dead heroes, Reagan, McCarthy and others, and living heroes seem even more in demand to judge by the quality of those being put forward, like Joe the Plumber, Sarah Palin, and by his own reckoning, Glenn Beck.
The American political system assumes that all parties will behave responsibly and continue to try to govern the nation even through disagreement. For one party to completely withdraw from the process and insist on their status as “a government in exile” is something the Founders never foresaw.
While endlessly professing their undying love for all things constitutional, the document, the Founding Fathers, strict constructionist judges, conservatives also hate the Constitution and are willing to throw it out in favor of a document founded on bigotry and religious intolerance.
It is no surprise that the angry white conservative movement a.k.a. the tea partiers has come to life since the election of Barack Obama, because they were fine with George W. Bush’s many violations, illegal wars, suspension of habeas corpus, etc. What lay at the heart of conservative opposition is their loss of control – and a black man in the White House.
On his radio show today, Sean Hannity claimed that no conservative opposes healthcare reform. Hannity said, “No conservative is against healthcare reform…all there’s been is alienation and derisive comments by the Democrats.” He actually said this with a straight face, seriously.
Google has compiled a list of the most searched terms in various categories for 2009, and at the top of the list for U.S. senators is the late Ted Kennedy. The only Republican to appear on the top 10 list is Chuck Grassley at number nine. On any list, Rush Limbaugh, not Glenn Beck, was the highest ranking conservative.
There is a ton of misinformation out there about the healthcare bills working their way through Congress, but here is a something that is actually in the bill. It would require nutrition labels on fast food, like Big Macs, and nutrition information to be posted about the contents of vending machines.
My how the mighty have fallen, as a poll of voters in North Carolina this week found that John Edwards registered a record low approval rating, on the other hand, Elizabeth Edwards is even more popular than Barack Obama in the state, which has fueled speculation that Mrs. Edwards might run for the Senate.
After his decision to reverse himself, and fight the release of torture photos, President Barack Obama is getting praise from the right, and heavy criticism from both the American Civil Liberties Union, and Amnesty International. Currently, Obama’s strongest critics are in his own party on the left.
WTKK in Boston has indefinitely suspended conservative talk show host Jay Severin for blaming the swine flu on “some of the world’s lowest primitives” in Mexico. He also referred to Mexicans as unhygienic leeches from a primitive country.
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman called out congressional Republicans today for the hypocrisy of being against economic stimulus spending because it doesn’t create jobs, while opposing defense cuts because they will cost jobs. The question is how can one form of government spending not create jobs while another does?
In a piece titled Connecting the Dots: The Link Between Gay Marriage and Mass Murders, Robert Peters the president of Morality in America, argued that same sex marriage is a part of the moral decline in American society which has led to an increase in mass murders.