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Yep, their plan is for you to work until you keel over

Steve Benen has a post up expressing amazement that Republicans have decided to make “starve the unemployed” a talking point. Not that it’s surprising that many Republicans believe that unemployment benefits are wrong because they give people who live paycheck to paycheck the occasional opportunity to avoid taking extremely shitty,…

Thank heavens for Michael Steele

Things are looking pretty bleak right now. The Republicans have made it clear they intend to filibuster all Democratic legislation on principle—the principle that the recent elections signal nothing but a blip in a system that’s meant to be one-party rule, and they are therefore obligated to resist these interlopers…

Stick a fork in them, they’ll say they’re done

Update: Now I feel dumb. It was such a given that the House and Senate bills would meet somewhere in the middle and we’d have to go through round two of this fight, that it never occurred to me that the House can just give up and pass the piss…

The pause before the epic failure

Happy Labor Day! Time to enjoy one last day of peace and quiet before the Democrats start selling out the voters on health care in what appears to be a suicide bid to return the Republicans to power. Josh Marshall has a short post up describing the possibilities: Am I…

Shockingly, Republicans can’t scratch back

At the risk of sounding like a hack, I’m going to go ahead and point out the fact that only 9 Republican Senators crossed over and voted for a centrist, experienced SCOTUS nominee—and the rest didn’t because, in their own coded words, no way would they vote for a woman…

PRESS RELEASE: Republican Party Issues Apology For Future Racism Using Future Technology

JUNE 16, 2009 (Washington, D.C.) – Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele today issued the following statement concerning the GOP’s use of technologies, past, present and future: Recently, the Grand Old Party has found itself at the center of numerous controversies surrounding its usage of technology and social media. Our…

Okay…

Republicans are angered beyond belief, friends, because they only have five weeks to read over all of Sotomayor’s opinions. Several Republicans said they were upset with Leahy for scheduling the hearing without much GOP input and indicated they may use delay tactics in committee and on the floor to give…

Psyched out Republicans

Atrios sez: It’s been sort of weird watching the Republicans flail about. Those of us who began our political lives in the 90s have, I think, been assuming that if there’s one thing the Republicans know how to do was be an opposition party. And now, despite a media willing…

There’s Things We Have Left To Fuck Up

Just because the GOP fucked everything up doesn’t mean you shouldn’t listen to them when they tell you how to fix it. Also, Republicans are complaining that they’re being shut out of the stimulus conference negotiations, despite exactly three of them voting for the bills in both houses of Congress.…

Reflections on a crazy week

Boy, this last week really drove home what it’s going to be like for the netroots now that Democrats are finally in charge. I, for one, am feeling really good about it. The mainstream media has shifted right back into the zone they were in when Clinton was President, which…

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