The times have changed – Pew Report

hattip Julian.

For the first time in American history, non-whites will make up half or more of the next generation, likely pushing Washington toward a bigger government — and the GOP better tone down their anti-government rhetoric if they want to win them, according to a top polling outfit.

At a briefing for congressional aides [...]

Uncontrollable Boehner and the Bait and Switch Index

Republicans party after big vote

The Money Party’s latest training exercise with live ammunition (aimed at us) is over for a while. At the last minute, the geniuses in your nation’s capitol got it together long enough to pass a relatively clean budget resolution and raise the debt limit for a few weeks. The [...]

At our expense

It’s the Money Party in action!

The drama of the government shutdown and threatened default on government obligations is entirely unnecessary. It is also harmful to the people of the United States. Government workers and contractors are idle and without income. Their communities feel the economic impact. The threat of a default is stalling [...]

Signs that shutdown and debt battle over soon

GALLUP Poll 10/9 DarkGreen=DEM,Light Green=REP

Controversy and drama draw audiences, readers and viewers. There’s a built in bias among most of the mainstream media to feed or fabricate the drama of the dangerously idiotic clown show causing the government shutdown and threatening a default by the United States.

There is every reason to believe [...]

Baffling Boehner – Who owns this guy?

The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives has the power to end the government shutdown and avoid the U.S. entering into default on October 17. Speaker John Boehner refuses to exercise that power. Why? Who will save us?

There’s only one thing worse than a system of governance rife with corruption. That’s a [...]

Republicans on Crack, Democrats Forget their Job

There can be no doubt that we are ruled by fools. But, fools on crack are simply unacceptable.

That’s what we have. The Republican’s aren’t just difficult. They’re not just blinded by their principles. They’re not just passionate to the point of total unreason. They are all of these things plus they’re on crack. (Image: [...]

House conservative opposition to Syria attack grows – Central California

Lush fields with Kings Canyon National Park n the background

The San Joaquin Valley stretches from Bakersfield, California through Fresno. Agribusiness is the backbone of the economy and right wing conservative politics have become the norm int he past few decades. Unlike the fashionable coastal areas, ‘Tea Party’ is not an object of derision [...]

Compassion is not weakness…it’s good policy

No reasonable person wants others to suffer. At least I used to believe that to be the case. The past few years have shown me that there really is a class of Americans perfectly willing to leave the least among us to fend for themselves. They see the social contract as being a luxury supported [...]

Debt Ceiling Disaster – Crazy or Criminal?

By Michael Collins

(Washington, DC 1/9/13) Let’s say that on a Monday, you sit down and take a hard look at your finances. Your bills exceed your income, assets are just a feint memory, and there is no relief in sight. Reluctantly, you decide that your only choice is to declare bankruptcy. On Tuesday [...]

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 [...]