Monthly Archives: December 2011

Keep Going Republicans!

You’re doing great! Months of extreme anti-immigrant rhetoric from Mitt Romney and his GOP rivals seems to be taking its toll, with Hispanic voters going to President Obama in a landslide according to a new Pew Hispanic Center poll released … Continue reading

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To The Left of President Obama On Nothing

Not so fast Ron Paul champions. He really isn’t to the left of President Obama, even on matters of national security. That is according to Paul’s senior adviser Doug Wead. Paul senior adviser Doug Wead on Wednesday dismissed the idea … Continue reading

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Super Rootworm Resistant to GMO Corn

Really bad news for farmers and their crops: One of the nation’s most widely planted crops – a genetically engineered corn plant that makes its own insecticide – may be losing its effectiveness because a major pest appears to be … Continue reading

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Doof Quote of the Day

“Every barrel of oil that comes out of those sands in Canada is a barrel of oil that we don’t have to buy from a foreign source.” Rick Perry Uh. Yeah.

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What Does Ron Paul Stand For?

You’ve probably overheard or observed various progressives and anti-war idealists praising Ron Paul for his foreign policy record while virtually ignoring his awful record on an array of other issues. Last year, Glenn Greenwald wrote a virtual love letter to … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

The Dead Weather – “No Horse”

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Newt’s 10,000 Signatures

Artist – Nate Beeler In other news, an Arizona federal judge ordered the notorious Sheriff Joe Arpaio to end his racial-profiling campaign and granted class-action status to a lawsuit against him for it.

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Not A White Nationalist. But #1 With White Nationalists.

Iowans, even die-hard conservative Iowans, should take another look at who it is they are supporting before they go to the polls next week. Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) received an unwanted endorsement on Tuesday when Don Black, the founder … Continue reading

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Big Bird Must Pay For Himself. Tax Cuts? Not So Much.

Today’s episode is brought to you by the letter M. M stands for McDonalds. That’s the vision Mitt Romney has for maintaining Sesame Street after he guts the funding for public broadcasting. At a campaign stop in Iowa Wednesday, Mitt … Continue reading

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By now most of you are aware that Rick Perry’s and Newt Gingrich’s petitions to be placed on the Virginia primary ballot were denied, however new information suggests that literally half of the signatures obtained by the Rick Perry campaign … Continue reading

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Paul Leading Despite Racist, Homophobic Train-Wreck

The racist, homophobic, conspiracy-laden train-wreck that is the Ron Paul campaign is continuing to lead the polls in Iowa despite the national attention given to some of the most damning information to ever emerge regarding a presidential candidate. As former … Continue reading

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Is President Obama a Centrist Republican?

Glenn Greenwald thinks so, and his primary evidence is that Paul Krugman thinks so. He also off-handedly dismissed the president’s progressive record on such meaningless issues as abortion, the Supreme Court, civil rights, the rescuing of the national economy from … Continue reading

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Ben Nelson's Retirement is Bad News

I hate Ben Nelson. But I will hate the Republican who replaces him even more. Which do you choose? The devil you know or the potentially maniacal wingnut who will very likely win his seat?

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The Rise of Ron Paul

Ron Paul has caught Gingrich in New Hampshire. The poll of polls puts them now only 0.7 percent apart, basically a tie for second. The two most recent polls show Paul edging ahead. In a very independent and libertarian state, … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

David Bowie – “Modern Love”

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Out of Practice

Artist – Taylor Jones In other news, one week out from the Iowa Republican primary, Rick Perry is outspending the rest of the field, with Mitt Romney in second place followed by Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich. Santorum and Bachmann … Continue reading

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Out of Control Spending!

Well, not really. In fact, financing America’s obligations is cheaper now than it has been in at least 17 years, according to Bloomberg News. Bloomberg News reports that the U.S. government received record demand for its bonds in 2011, “pushing … Continue reading

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Under-Reported Good News

Congress failed to renew the subsidy for corn-based ethanol before leaving D.C. for the holidays. When the U.S. Congress adjourned for the holidays on Friday, December 23, its departure sealed the fate of subsidized ethanol production. During its session, the … Continue reading

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Keep Going Republicans!

You’re doing great! According to the latest Gallup tracking poll, more Americans approve of the job that President Obama is doing than disapprove for the first time since this summer. The latest Gallup survey shows that 47 percent of Americans … Continue reading

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The Bush Era is Finally Over

There has been a Bush involved in every general election since 1948. Except 2012. So far. TPM does the list: 2008: George W. Bush is the term-limited president. 2004: George W. Bush is the incumbent president, winning re-election. 2000: George … Continue reading

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