I paraphrase, but not by much. Gohmert uses nuns, the Posse Comitatus Act, and Waco 1993 to prove Obama is to blame
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito opened a Pandora’s box that has the potential to give some corporations the right to impose their “deeply held” religious objections to birth control on other corporations.
The same people that apparently hate the libertarian Koch brothers are looking on Rand Paul as a decent human being; a monumental error one expects moronic Republicans to make, but not anyone on the left.
In a pointed response to the discrimination brought about by Indiana’s so-called “Religious Freedom” law, House Democrats announced a resolution to protect the civil rights of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community on the federal level.
Speaker of the House John Boehner will hold a vote to repeal the “Estate Tax” and give the very richest of the rich another government handout at the expense of the rest of the population.
It is unclear how a state can have “joint jurisdiction” over land it does not own and has no claim to, but the Colorado Republicans’ effort is a first step in a much more ambitious scheme; seizing and handing authority over federal land to the billionaire Koch brothers to drill for oil, mine, and log without “interference” from the federal government.
Hypocritical Republican lawmakers like Ted Cruz could have gone for a “private market” solution, but instead they chose to let you subsidize their healthcare via Obamacare.
A new report reveals that those same red state Republican voters who want the federal government cut to shreds are leeching substantially more assets from the federal government they want destroyed at the expense of blue states that are supporting them.
Republicans only know one approach to economic policy; the abject failure and scam known as trickle down with a healthy dose of Draconian austerity. Those features epitomize the most recent budget proposal Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman officially and accurately labeled as a “trillion dollar con job.”
Republicans are supporting using Article V of the Constitution not to propose amendments to the Constitution, but to destroy the government
John Boehner wants you to believe the demands of ideology over demonstrable facts, the same recipe that led us to the crash of 2008
Speaker John A. Boehner boasted that Republicans primary duty was not to make laws, but eliminate them for their wealthy donors’ benefit. Now, the sitting Senate Majority Leader has went a step farther and issued a call to governors to become ‘law breakers’ to benefit the fossil fuel industry that bought control of Congress for Republicans.
During an interview with Politico on Friday, Holder said he plans to push for a new standard of proof in civil rights offenses.
It is true that there was open rebellion and massive bloodshed as one faction that could not countenance a ‘united’ nation sought to rip the country apart, but the sentiment that engendered the Civil War is still alive and well due to one ill-advised amendment to the nation’s founding document; the 10th Amendment.
Because they own most of the Republican state’s governors and legislatures, it is there that the Kochs’ ideology is doing the most damage that their GOP surrogates are unrepentant about.
Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore, has made headlines lately by elevating the bible over the Constitution in what seems to be a widely held opinion in Alabama. Because the bible says gays are an abomination to god, it drove Moore to order other state judges to ignore federal court rulings allowing courts to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Under attack and exposed, the Kochs have gone on the offensive, with their minions singing paeans of praise for our “benevolent” overlords
On the evening before officially taking control of Congress, Republicans launched a Koch-Wall Street attack on Social Security as a first step in another Republican-created crisis; this time to hasten privatizing Social Security for the Kochs and Wall Street.
Republicans in state after state spent the past year hastily passing legislation abolishing other Americans’ 14th Amendment rights
The federal government reported Friday that real GDP growth rose by 5.0% for the third quarter of 2014, marking the fastest growth in any quarter since 2003.
Now that Republicans will have control of both houses of Congress, they will start, immediately, passing legislation to revert back to Bush-era economics and undo the economic progress of the past six years.
“Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and around the country have highlighted the importance of strong, collaborative relationships between local police and the communities they protect.”
A series of episodes of egregious dishonesty this past week have clearly demonstrated Ted Cruz’s unsuitability for public office
In fact, there is very little that Ted Cruz even likes about this country, including the United States Constitution, that he would burn to the ground in a hot second if he were able.
Now, there is a serious movement among Republicans who embrace Bundy’s claim the federal government is forbidden from owning land and the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Colorado is actively campaigning on a promise of seizing all federal land.
The truth is that since teabaggers became de facto leaders of the Republican Party, they have contemplated various schemes to shutdown Washington.
The United States Air Force, itself sworn to “support and defend the Constitution,” cannot abide by, support, or defend either the First Amendment or Article VI and rejected an atheist airman’s attempt to reenlist to serve and defend his country unless he swears a religious oath.
McConnell asserted that belief in, and support for, the government is “an act of true radicalism,” something that makes the Founding Fathers and the great majority of Americans “true radicals.”
If any American thinks the Republicans will not follow through on their shutdown threat, they are deluded because McConnell’s own words encapsulated the entire conservative mindset when he promised that “Obama won’t like it, but that will be done. I guarantee it.”
At a Republican gathering in New Hampshire, Perry took time to attack Obama for the economy his party destroyed and has done nothing to fix
At least, and it is better late than never, the sheriff is willing to assist federal officials conducting an active investigation to hold the seditionists involved in the Bundy standoff accountable.
One would be hard-pressed to find any difference whatsoever between Republicans and their teabagger cohort except their willingness to openly state their goals.
Dan Forest told the Faith and Freedom Coalition this weekend, “America is at a great crossroads where it must decide for or against God.”
America becomes less America and more Afghanistan with each passing day Republicans remain in control at any level of government.
According to a comprehensive study detailing the disparity between red and blue states regarding the level of federal government assistance as it relates to state tax rates, there are three areas that revealed red states are more dependent on the federal government than blue states.
Texas Republicans want to “fix” the economy by getting rid of NASA, the air force, the Federal Aviation Administration and every other government agency established after 1776.
During a speech at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans on Saturday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) stated his belief that the 17-day shutdown of the federal government last year will be a positive for the Republican Party this November in the midterm elections.
The Pew survey should disabuse Americans of the notion that the teabagger or Republican movements are not havens for right wing extremism,.
Ted Cruz whined to Janet Mefferd and David Barton about President Obama’s imaginary attack on “traditional” marriage
Rubio, as an anti-poverty crusader, is nearly as hysterical as Reagan, and so was his contention that opposite sex marriage is the solution to poverty.
I’ve probably submitted 320 articles or so to this august, informative and objective progressive website. That’s no big whoop since Jason and Sarah seem to write that many in a week. Nonetheless, I feel like at least a 2nd cousin in the PoliticusUSA family. As such, I’m going to pipe up and share some…
The real tragedy is that as stupid Southern voters do the Kochs’ bidding by keeping Republicans in power, at least in their states, they are dragging the rest of the nation down to their level
Bright says, “If the Tenth Amendment won’t protect the Second, we might have to use the Second to protect the Tenth.”
North Carolina is the true predictor and portent of tragedy inherent when Republicans hold the reins of power.
“They don’t like the constitution, they don’t love this country, they don’t appreciate the greatness of America, they don’t think of this country the way I do”
Republicans persistently claimed they, and only they, adhere to the constitution regardless they routinely disregard or misrepresent the document to fit their extremist vision under Republican rule.
The tea party wants to sell what doesn’t belong to them, stealing our heritage to enrich themselves and the corporations that own them
When he says he is going to shut down the government and then shuts down the government and then says he never shut down the government but he will do it again, dammit, you better listen.
The seditious conspiracy in the war for America is still ongoing and the next major assault is already in the planning stages and there is little any American can do to stop it.
Every one of America’s fiscal crises over the past three-and-a-half years is because Republicans refuse to do their jobs of conducting the nation’s business.
Republican strategist Alex Castellanos took to a CNN op-ed to accuse the Democrats of extremism, asking “Are Democrats more extreme than the GOP?” The answer seems obvious. No. But Castellanos seems to think refusing to bow to the demands of extortionists and economic terrorists makes you an extremist. That’s funny, because when the U.S. stands…
The Tea Party and the Republicans could have led a much-needed national debate about the role and size of the federal government during this shutdown, but they haven’t.
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.
It is a sad commentary indeed that a group of anti-government terrorists have, in two years brought shame on a global leader like America because they cannot accept the results of an election.
The current Republican government shutdown is what teabaggers came to Washington to do; “break the government of the United States.”
Missouri Republicans want to nullify federal gun laws with House Bill 436 and will vote today to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto
Law enforcement officials have been staunch opponents of legalizing the weed for personal or medicinal use because as contraband, it is a major source of funding for law enforcement.
If you want to see what privatized relief would look like, think of Walmart. That’s the face of Republican disaster relief
Republicans are behaving like evil tyrants who realize their policies are failing and instead of changing course, they have adopted a mindset that they will fail and take the nation down with them.
The Republican goal is clear; either Washington concedes to divest its power and transfer it to the wealthy and their corporations, or they will, one way or the other, destroy the government.
The first beta-test of selling off a city to corporations began when an emergency manager in Detroit filed for bankruptcy, and it is a harbinger of the Republicans’ plan for the federal government.
Bryan Fischer dishonestly says liberals hate America and Christianity because they want to replace America as it was founded
While Republicans dismiss the President’s decision to voluntarily give back 5% of his pay, Americans would like Congress to follow suit.
Upon hearing that Louisiana lost track of $700 million dollars of federal money, the first thing a Republican Senator does is call for is more oversight.
There is no doubt the Kochs and their corporate arm ALEC are out to end the healthcare system starting with Medicare and Medicaid.
If any facet of the GOP’s war on America has grown to lunatic proportions, it is gun control. The more people die from gun violence, the more the GOP sinks into denial.
Republicans are intent on returning to policies that, thirty years later, finally bore fruit and nearly destroyed the nation’s economy.
The Tea Party’s actions in Wisconsin and Michigan show them to owe their inspiration not to the Patriots of 1776 but to King George III
Soledad O’Brien challenged Rep Mulvaney (R-SC) by pointing out the hypocrisy of his position, since no one demanded that the costs be offset for disaster relief for his state.
It is a mystery why the Justice Department, FBI, and law enforcement officials do not summarily round them treasonous congressional tea partiers and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.
The actions of Congress during the last couple of weeks make it abundantly clear that our political system is broken. Here are 8 changes worth fighting for.
Conservatives have rejected the idea of the country’s progress into the 21st century and by their own admission, Republicans are devolving and attempting to drag the entire society backwards.
Regardless one’s definition of treason, Norquist and his Republican acolytes are guilty of acting against the government with the goal of destroying it.
Republicans, in appraising the causes for the Republican defeat in 2012, shy away from the real reasons for that defeat: the culture war
Paul Ryan says Obama’s path compromises some non-existent values; the real problem is that Obama stands between Ryan and the Constitution
With Hurricane Sandy, Republican fantasy met the facts on the ground and lost; our shared reality is more potent than wishful thinking
As Sandy bears down, we flash back to when Mitt Romney called disaster relief ‘immoral’ and wanted to privatize it because it added to the debt.
Romney’s new ad accuses Obama of being a big government liberal who is handing welfare checks out willy-nilly, and who has destroyed Bill Clinton’s work reforms to welfare.
GOP opposition to big federal government and support of states’ rights is a reaction to loss of control and does not extend to their socially conservative agenda