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Study suggests Occupy Wall Street movement undone by liberals’ need to feel unique

Liberals tend to underestimate their similarity to other liberals, according to a recent study, while conservatives overestimate their similarities — and those differences may account for the relative political success of the tea party in comparison to Occupy Wall Street. While the tea party has grown steadily more unpopular over…

Now is the time to lance the boil of Republican extremism once and for all

Now is the time to lance the boil of Republican extremism once and for all. Since Barack Obama became president, the extremists who have taken over the Republican Party have escalated their demands every time he’s caved, using the entire government…  …

The radicalization of the Republican Party is the most important political story today

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) once claimed that “80 to 85 percent of mosques in this country are controlled by Islamic fundamentalists” and called those who worship in them “an enemy living amongst us.” He held McCarthyesque hearings into the supposed…  …

Maher and Grayson: GOP is just ‘corporate shills, Jesus freaks and gun nuts’

Friday night on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher and panel discussed the chaotic state of the Republican Party. The division that is most immediately apparent is the line between the tea party, far-right caucus and the old guard establishment Republicans. Maher and Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) said…

Progressive Caucus slams GOP over potential government shutdown

The Congressional Progressive Caucus on Sunday blasted House Republicans for attaching anti-Obamacare measures to an emergency spending bill, a move that could lead to a government shutdown. “We are extremely disappointed that the Republican Party put the ideological demands of a few ahead of the needs of millions of working…

Nevada Republican: 2014 will be great for us because ‘minorities’ won’t vote

In a radio interview on Tuesday, Nevada Assembly Minority Leader Pat Hickey (R) told conservative host Dan Mason that the Republican Party “has some great opportunities” in 2014 because “a lot of minorities, a lot of young people” will not turn out to vote. Think Progress reported that Hickey’s party…

Carly Fiorina: Texas abortion law ‘not particularly extreme’

Former Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina says that an abortion law that is expected to close all but five of the 42 abortion clinics in Texas is “not a particularly extreme” position. During a Sunday panel discussion about how to attract more voters to the Republican Party, ABC News host…

Rick Santorum tells Republicans to stop being the party of the 1 percent

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (PA) on Saturday castigated his fellow Republicans for representing only “job creators” and ignoring American workers. “There’s a group of folks, interestingly enough, from those on the right of the Republican Party joining those on the left of the Republican Party saying we need to talk…

Rush Limbaugh Still Controls A Major Political Party

Very few people bother to vote in primaries. This is true even in contentious presidential elections where there are ton of nominees to choose from, such as the Obama vs. Clinton stand-off in 2008 or the Romney vs. A Cast of Clowns stand-off in 2012. For instance, only 9.4 million…

Raw Story on Thom Hartmann’s show: Are Republicans just rebranding?

Raw Story’s managing editor Kay Steiger appeared on the Thom Hartmann Show on Tuesday to discuss whether the Republican party is going to change or just rebrand in the light of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus’ distancing the party from the word “tolerance.” Watch the videos, uploaded to YouTube…

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