GOP: Truly the party of Stoopid

(More at What Would Jack Do? … this image via the often imitated but never duplicated Mario Piperni)

Declaring war on the unemployed: So that’s what “Compassionate Conservatism” looks like

In a recession whose genesis can largely be laid at their feet, Republicans have decided to own up to their responsibility by…wait for it…blaming the victims. Instead of determining how they might lessen the burden on the unemployed- especially the long-term jobless- Republicans have declared war on them.

It’s difficult to understand, much less [...]

Only you can prevent the unchecked spread of Republicans

 

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The Deal: Various Responses

Actual legislative language of Senate-passed fiscal cliff deal. ow.ly/gsNPZ

— Bruce Bartlett (@BruceBartlett) January 1, 2013

Zaid Jilani:

Because the payroll tax cut is expiring and the Make Work Pay tax cut is not coming back, most working Americans will also see a tax increase. The most galling thing is that 98 percent [...]

America’s election and the Tea Party

by Cas Mudde

(Originally posted by openDemocracy, republished under a Creative Commons license)

What a difference two years make.After the congressional elections in November 2010, the Tea Party was the talk of the town. Both left-wing and right-wing media pundits declared “the” Tea Party to be the (only) winner, and all focus was on [...]

Brand New Yr Retro

Amanda Marcotte re: the need for liberals to finally capitalize on the emerging progressive zeitgeist:

The road ahead, for liberals, is long and hard. Our social safety net and investment in ordinary working people who actually run this country is in tatters, decimated by years of Republican efforts and Democrats letting (or even making) it [...]

Red v. Blue Redux

A supplemental note of consolation for the myriad gobsmacked conservatives who are no doubt sobbing in their double-scotch-and-sodas today: GOP gerrymandering works (alas).

h/t QueerJohnPA

A Message From The Greatest Generation (NSFW)

Oh em gee:

Koch-Funded Astroturf Org Tries to Buy Anti-Obama Votes With Free Gas, iPads, and Gift Cards

Butbutbut OBAMAPHONES!!1

Related: “Want a new iPad 3? Spend fifty hours phone banking for the Republican Jewish Coalition and the $599 model is yours.” (h/t ibnezra)

Segmenting the Libertarian Vote: Tea Partiers, Civil Libertarians, and Libertarian Independents

by David Kirby

(Originally posted by Cato @ Liberty, republished under a Creative Commons license)

Last week, I posted data from the latest Reason-Rupe poll showing 77 percent of libertarians supporting Romney—the highest percentage share of the libertarian vote of any Republican presidential candidate since 1980.

Many commenters on Twitter and Facebook were horrified! Surely, [...]

GOP Facepalm in 3, 2…

Just when you thought the Romney-Ryan campaign couldn’t get anymore vicariously embarrassing…