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 of my personal thoughts on a 2013 year-ender and some early observations for the year directly in front of us and perhaps even further down the road.
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.
If the tea party is a niche market - a market focused on hate-fueled anarchy - what does that make Ted Cruz? A niche within a niche.
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 up as a nation and does what the Democrats are doing, it is seen as strength and something to be lauded rather than condemned.
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."
Ken Blackwell of the Family Research Council (FRC) says there is "nothing more Christian" than cutting food stamps
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