Republicans shameless attacks based on sham principles


It's probably a holdover from war propaganda technique. Dehumanize your enemy; make them less sympathetic. For Republicans, that requires inventing an artificial social standard for which they can create consensus, something they ironically call the "real America," a militaristic, political force of religious, cultural warriors who fight for all they choose to define as good… Continue reading Republicans shameless attacks based on sham principles

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Saxby Chambliss’ red scare


Remember when the "red scare" was the fear of Communism creeping across the globe, where right wing politicians warned us that a commie could be hiding behind any tree, on the street where you live? There's a new red scare on the carefully media manicured political landscape, and again, it is coming from the extremists… Continue reading Saxby Chambliss’ red scare

Audacity and the ‘legislative reality’ fallacy


"The legislation the President has asked for cannot pass the House. I’m happy to discuss these issues at the White House, but such discussions will be fruitless until the President recognizes economic and legislative reality." - Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-OH), in a July 5, 2011, statement Both Boehner and Senate Minority Leader,… Continue reading Audacity and the ‘legislative reality’ fallacy

Bernanke rebukes Republicans; Republicans rebuke Norquist


Ben Bernanke had some words, Tuesday, for those GOP members of Congress who would hold up raising the nation's debt limit in order to squeeze spending cuts into the federal budget. In a speech to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, in Washington, DC, Tuesday, the Fed chief chastised those who would use the… Continue reading Bernanke rebukes Republicans; Republicans rebuke Norquist