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They’re all converts!

Before the gap between the tedious shit onscreen and my need to get actual work done before Netroots Nation, I noticed that a handful of candidates—especially Michele Bachmann—were playing the Youstabee card, i.e. I or others used to be Democrats, then we saw the light and changed sides.  To hear…

Republicans should rethink this Ten Commandments thing

Happy Zombie Jesus Day!  A couple of weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal let outspoken atheist Ricky Gervais write an article explaining how he follows the Ten Commandments better than most Christians.  It was amusing, but I feel he missed talking about one of the strangest ways that the Ten…

WATCH LIVE: House Republicans speak about the potential government shutdown

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Lying With Lies: Omnibus Lie

As you’re likely aware from the heroic battlefield missives issuing forth daily, Republicans are taking a stand against basically everything until they get their way on the budget and tax cuts. They are, predictably, in a stage of revolution-like revolt over the omnibus spending bill, which has the following terrifying…

Why fronting like they’re the opposition could help Republicans after November

I agree with Atrios that the possibility of “bipartisanship” after a Republican victory in November is not exactly something to hope for. All that really means is that the Republicans will be able to get more concessions out of Obama than they already have, so really there’s no reason to…

Getting around the “vote against it/benefit from it” problem

Yesterday at Double X, I blogged about Oklahoma Republican representative and gubernatorial candidate Mary Fallin, and how she’s an example of how she’s an example of how crazy right wing politics have gotten. She couldn’t be bothered to go back for the emergency session to get more funding to the…

Teabaggery funny but scary

Well, at least Orly Taitz lost. The Republicans of California haven’t completely lost their minds, and we can take some comfort in this. In general, though, I find that I’m deeply concerned about the far right nutjob patrol’s gallant and often successful efforts at taking over the Republican party. If…

Who believes in a Real American?

I’m traveling back today, so I don’t have much time to blog, but I thought I’d weigh in after reading this post from Atrios. I’m much more interested in actually achieving policy goals than playing politics, but what’s been truly bizarre during the time the Dems have controlled Congress is…

Holy Balls, Motherfuckers!

After the hated health care legislation stopped being something that Republicans used to warn about the coming social fascist takeover, and started being something that actually existed, Americans actually kind of, uh, like the plan. Does this mean that democracy works again? Please say so, Republicans!…

Lo, And The Demon Came From The Fiery Pits

The day after an incredibly corporate-friendly health care bill with few, if any protections for women’s reproductive rights barely passed the House, Nancy Pelosi is Satan, according to the Republican Party. Part of me wishes that we could pass this bill on a weekly basis, though, because the right has…

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