“If the party doesn’t learn lessons and change based on what’s gone on for the last year and a half, I think it’s going to be just catastroph[ic].”
“Only a fool harbors the ugly thought of breaking unions or tries to deprive working people of the right to join the union of their choice.”
Paul Ryan, who is likely to become the next House Speaker, announced his support for a two-year debt and budget deal on Wednesday.
One would be hard-pressed to find any difference whatsoever between Republicans and their teabagger cohort except their willingness to openly state their goals.
Two men from opposing sides of the political spectrum, with different experiences of America, utilizing two divergent forums, arrive at the same conclusion: disenfranchising voters is harmful to our struggling democracy.
During an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the new House Majority Leader, showed that he is just another GOP mouthpiece that likes to talk smack about President Obama, but when pressed for any ideas or strategies himself, has nothing to offer.
In a recent op-ed, Rupert Murdoch made a case for comprehensive immigration reform. However, due to is own Fox News network, that possibility does not seem likely.
If midterm election years have a reputation for being tepid and boring, a typically alienating cycle where the opposition party stokes its base with a referendum on the sitting President, 2014 is bucking the script.
If you expected change, tailor your expectations to expect more of the same because this is another House defined by its hatred of all things Obama
During the broadcast of her radio show Tuesday, Laura Ingraham had Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) on to discuss his attempt to succeed Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) as House Majority Leader. They ended up butting heads over immigration.
In an op-ed piece for Politico published Sunday, former Democratic Governor of Vermont Howard Dean stated that the recent primary loss by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) offers five lessons for Democrats in upcoming elections.
Republicans are convinced that tea partiers are enraged that establishment Republicans did not oppose President Obama over the past five years and that now they demand, and Republicans will deliver, unflinching opposition to the President.
Word has it that a California Republican Representative named McCarthy is in line to take over Eric Cantor’s post as House Majority Leader next Thursday, the 19th. However, he is being challenged by Idaho Republican Raul Labrador.
On this week’s five Sunday news shows (CNN’s State of the Union, ABC’s This Week, NBC’s Meet the Press, CBS’ Face the Nation and Fox News Sunday) almost all of the guests that were brought on for interviews were white Republican males.
In a bit of seriously twisted logic, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) blamed President Obama for his defeat in the Republican primary on ABC’s This Week.
Despite Eric Cantor’s humiliating defeat on Tuesday, Michael Steele claims there is a lot of interest in getting him to chair the RNC.
As Republicans once again try to besmirch Obama’s foreign policy, they willfully ignored a week full of positive Obamacare news. Is anyone surprised?
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After a couple of days of recovering from a 15-hour stint as head of a polling place and processing the latest primary results, here’s what I make of the outcomes.
Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry addressed the Commonwealth Club of California Wednesday night. He shocked the crowd, and perhaps put the final nail in the coffin of his Presidential ambitions, when he compared homosexuals to alcoholics.
Even though Brat appears to be an extremist outlier in the conservative movement, his outrage that Cantor voted to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown is not outside the mindset of the majority of Republicans in Congress and it is down to Brat’s economic ideology.
Gohmert asks, “So, you do not believe somebody would go to Hell if they do not believe Jesus is the way, the truth, the life?”
Democratic candidate for Congress Michael Eggman is using Eric Cantor to taint his Republican opponent.
After his seismic loss, Eric Cantor’s pollster is blaming Democrats, the liberal media, and the ‘Cooter factor’. No kidding.
The Democratic Party is already signaling that they won’t be solidly backing Jack Trammell, the Democratic candidate for Eric Cantor’s old seat after Cantor announced that he won’t run as a write-in candidate.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) lost in the Republican primary Tuesday night to Tea Party upstart David Brat. Republicans may think this means they need to oppose immigration reform.
With over 90% of the vote in, multiple media outlets are projecting that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) will lose his seat in the House by losing his primary by double digits.
Things have gotten so bad for Republicans on Obamacare that Eric Cantor appears to have abandoned his ACA alternative while Republicans are begging him for a bill because Democrats are pummeling them.
Come Tuesday, May 27, House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor and his merry band of bigots will have ceded all Hispanic/Latino votes to the Democrats come the November 4th mid-terms. Just ask California Republican Jeff Denham.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the January enrollment numbers for the ACA and it can only be seen as good news.
Sandy Levin scathingly destroyed Eric Cantor’s silly claim that Obamacare was on “borrowed time” in his opening remarks during a House hearing.
With months to go until the 2014 election, Republicans are already attacking each other as a conservative group is running ads against John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and Republican congressional leaders for not repealing Obamacare.
The Republican alternative to the ACA is already falling apart as Majority Leader Eric Cantor admitted on Face The Nation that the plan is the same one that voters already rejected when John McCain and Mitt Romney both lost with it in 2008 and 2012.
Republicans are riding a three-year job-killing frenzy and still, Boehner has the temerity to claim House Republicans passed several job bills that President Obama stood on the sideline to obstruct.
House Republican leadership unveiled the new House work calendar and it shows that the House will only be in session for 97 days prior to Election Day and 112 days through the end of the year.
What are Congressional Republicans looking to focus on when they enter the chamber on Monday? Obamacare, of course!
In Republican parlance, when they say “what the people want,” they mean their wealthy benefactors the Koch brothers, ALEC, and Wall Street who are the “American people” to Republicans.
Republicans can hardly be bothered to do much in the way of meaningful legislation, and yet they find time to come up with a bill that does nothing except elevate the danger of another war.
It’s been a year of epic toolery in the GOP. From Ted Cruz’s government shutdown to the GOP’s endless ObamaCare concern trolling and from Darrell Issa’s witch hunts to John Boehner’s inability to lead his House into anything other than record breaking failure, the choices for biggest tool are almost endless. According to the Urban…
To put Ryan’s face on the new compassionate conservatism is an affront to any American familiar with his contempt for suffering Americans.
At the Virginia Republican retreat, party chairman Pat Mullins tried to incite an assassination attempt against the President of the United States.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has taken steps to reassert Netanyahu’s power over American Middle East policy to thwart the P5+1 agreement that halts Iran’s alleged nuclear weapon program.
It was a certainty that Republicans would use the recent good news on the economy, both GDP growth and job numbers, as a reason to find new ways to thwart the recovering economy and kill more jobs.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s staff called the police on a group of children who were singing songs in support of immigration reform, and had them removed from their office.
Republicans realize that their recent shutdown laid waste to their brand and are intent on a scorched Earth crusade in case the 2014 midterms do not give them two more years to eviscerate America.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is rewarding the least popular House in history by cutting their number of scheduled work days from 126 in 2013 to 113 in 2014.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor changed House procedural rules to guarantee Republicans could keep the government closed even if a bipartisan majority found a way to re-open it.
With no end goal in mind, the Tea Party blindly led Republicans over a political cliff that will ultimately undermine a key Republican stance.
South Carolina senator Tim Scott declined an invitation to the March on Washington. Knowing his constituency, you can understand why.
In September a bill pushed by Reps.Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor will if passed cut off food assistance to 2-4 million of America’s poorest citizens.
Chris Wallace tore through Eric Cantor with some tough realistic question on Fox News Sunday, and proved that Fox News is frighteningly more in touch with reality than House Republicans.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor has come up with a plan to kill Obamacare that is so full of holes that it takes Republican House stupidity to a brand new low.
America is one election away from total dominance by the Koch brothers billionaire club and is on the verge of replacing the Constitution with Milton Freidman’s Capitalism and Freedom.
The law is another Republican attempt to kill new jobs because without the incentives inherent in the FLSA overtime rule, employers have no reason to hire new employees to avoid paying overtime.
As economic stewards, Republicans have shown themselves to be abject failures on every front whether it is driving millions of Americans into poverty or creating hardship for businesses.
As he works to eliminate overtime pay, Eric Cantor went Hollywood Thursday night, attending a dinner last night with an impressive guest list, including Warren Beatty and Annette Bening.
The plots Republicans laid against President Obama have created a lot of turmoil, civil unrest, and obstruction. They didn’t bring down the President, but they are turning inward on the House GOP.
Republicans are threatening to hold the debt limit increase hostage and they can hardly wait to present their ransom demands to President Obama.
Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan have purposely created crisis after crisis in an attempt to get middle class and poor Americans to pay the debts that they ran up under Bush.
The President is right to tell Americans the devastating truth; Republicans are deliberately punishing people and reversing economic recovery.
Eric Cantor has confirmed that he and Paul Ryan talked John Boehner out of accepting a “Grand Bargain” with Obama in 2011. It was this rejection that led to the sequester.
The Republican majority in the House is split. This was revealed today in a painfully obvious way when moderate Republicans joined the Democratic minority to pass the Violence Against Women Act.
It is time for Democrats to call out the absurd canard that taking money out of the economy helps the economy grow. There is a time to address debt, but it is not during an economic downturn.
Eric Cantor lied when he claimed that Obama doesn’t care about the debt on Meet The Press. He also forgot his own votes for wars and programs that increased the debt by $3.4 trillion under Bush.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) fell in line with the Republicans’ sequester strategy by playing the blame game, saying that President Obama proposed the sequester in the first place.
A Republican by any rebranding is still pushing education cuts, Medicare privatization, cuts to Medicaid, safety net cuts, and the vaunted “tax reforms” to benefit corporations and the wealthy.
A side by side video comparison reveals that phrases and ideas in Eric Cantor’s speech rebranding the Republican Party were plagiarized from a 2011 speech by President Obama.
The Republican Party is sending missile of destruction Eric Cantor (R-VA) out today to rebrand the GOP with their ‘New Agenda’. Not new policies, just softer rhetoric.
Eric Cantor is trying to fool the American people by dressing up another demand for spending cuts as an offer to raise the debt ceiling in exchange for the House and Senate agreeing on a budget.
The Republican Party needs to shed its God problem before its unhealthy obsession destroys America
Senate Democrats are done playing Republican House games. They won’t be making changes to the agreement. ‘We’re done,’ an aide said.
Earlier tonight, Eric Cantor called starving millions of Americans instead of cutting defense spending common sense.
Eric Cantor has gotten his orders from Koch/ALEC headquarters, and there is no mistaking their intent; continue to make life hell for the President and Democratic House members.
The latest joke from Republicans was offered up by Eric Cantor who called for Obama to put Obamacare on the table for elimination in order for Republicans to compromise on revenue increases.
Romney’s comments revealed his true feelings about Americans who are struggling, but he articulated in stark terms the entire Republican Party’s contempt for the American people.
CBS’ Charlie Rose asked Cantor how his views on tolerance squared with Bachmann’s attack on Huma Abedin. Cantor’s response was illuminating
Eric Cantor is now claiming that it is the poor and middle class’s duty to give their money to the wealthy to create jobs even though the rich have not created one job.
President Obama’s statement today that he wants more than just a ten month payroll tax cut extension shows that he now owns Boehner and the House Republicans.
Eric Cantor (R-VA) will soon be the Majority Leader of the House, and he has joined the ranks of treasonous legislators, and taken it further by breaking a Federal law. Cantor engaged in talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the same day that the U.S. Secretary of State met with Netanyahu, and vowed that he and his GOP colleagues would protect and defend Israeli interests against his own Government; the United States of America.
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.
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.