Category Archives: Ethics

Rand Paul’s Double-Speak on Racial Injustice

As you may recall Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) wrote an op-ed two weeks ago denouncing the militarization of the police and unequal justice. And while I predicted that he would walk his comments back within a day, ultimately it took … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Mike Ditka is a Clueless Asshole

While I would and have said that hiring the likes of Frank Luntz, Lanny Davis, George “Macaca Allen,” and Ari Fleischer to defend the Washington football team’s name is a bad idea, Dan Snyder clearly could have done worse by … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Paul Ryan Says Don’t Prejudge Ferguson But He Already Has

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) appeared on Fox & Friends today and said that politicians shouldn’t try to capitalize on or prejudge the situation in Ferguson “The first thing I do is don’t try to capitalize on this … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Dan Snyder’s Outreach Campaign Continues

You can’t make this shit up. Washington football team owner Dan Snyder’s outreach program, the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation, has solicited artwork from a Native American tribe in New Mexico that proudly depicts the Redskins logo. That’s enough of … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Rand Paul Stands for Everything and for Nothing

There’s some truth to what Rand Paul told the New York Times this week about same-sex marriage and conservative red states, but once again Rand son of Ron demonstrates that he stands for everything and for nothing. “If you tell … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Charles Koch: People on Food Stamps are Dependent Addicts, Have No Work Ethic

I don’t need to explain why comparing a poor person on food stamps to a drug addict is wrong and offensive, but that’s what Charles Koch did last night in an op-ed for USA Today just before citing Martin Luther … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Rand Paul Opens Mouth, Reveals He’s Clueless

Over the weekend the Obamas said that they would like to see their daughters work minimum wage jobs so that they would understand “what most folks go through every single day.” That seems reasonable to most people, but Rand Paul … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Darrell Issa is a Lying Liar

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and his colleagues have long contended that the Obama administration gave a “stand down” order to the military during the attack on the American embassy in Benghazi, but full transcripts from interviews conducted by … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Priorities

House Republicans are so concerned about the plight of veterans they’re planning to spend more money on the Select Solyndra IRS Committee to Investigate the Benghazi ACORN Birth Certificate than they are the Veterans Committee, among other things. Committee on … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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John Boehner Still Doesn’t Know What He’s Suing For

Offering no specifics whatsoever, Speaker of the House John Boehner attacked the president for his “flippant dismissal” of the House Republicans’ supposedly-impending lawsuit in an Op-Ed written for CNN. That’s why, later this month, we will bring legislation to the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Darrell Issa Has “Facts” That Lead Nowhere

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa can’t point toward a “smoking gun” that proves anyone ordered the IRS to intentionally target Tea Party groups applying for non-profit status, but is he armed with “facts” that he also can’t quantify. [On] … Continue reading
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John Boehner Wants to Sue the President for… Something

A spokesman for the speaker of the House has reportedly confirmed to The Hill that Boehner is considering a lawsuit against President Obama for signing executive orders. Just don’t ask which executive order. Press secretary Michael Steel provided no other … Continue reading
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The Next Witch Hunt

Remember Darrell Issa? Whatever happened to that guy after he was handed his hat by House leadership and kept out of the Select Solyndra IRS Committee to Investigate the Benghazi ACORN Birth Certificate? Chairman Issa has been busy, apparently. He … Continue reading
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“The Takers” Unwittingly Appear in McConnell Campaign Ad

Remember the Ohio coal miners who lost a day’s pay and were forced by Murray Energy to appear in a campaign ad for Mitt Romney? We covered that here extensively both before and after the 2012 election cycle when the … Continue reading
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Fox & Friends Hosts Are Ghouls

Here’s Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade saying that Bowe Bergdahl’s father ‘looks like the Taliban’ because he grew a beard. At 2:24 KILMEADE: “He says he was growing his beard because his son was in captivity. Well, your son’s … Continue reading
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Bergdhazi

According to the New York Times, meetings that members of the media have had with disgruntled members of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s former platoon are being arranged by Republican strategists. “Yes, I’m angry,” Joshua Cornelison, a former medic in Sergeant Bergdahl’s … Continue reading
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The Biggest Scandal Surrounding The VA Is The GOP

Just like to follow-up on an excellent commentary by Ashby this past Friday. When president Obama took office, there were 180,000 troops in Iraq– a war which he, like the now-resigned General Eric Shinseki, were both outspoken against in terms … Continue reading
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The League Of Extraordinary Journalists

Last month, the story of the mysterious theft of the Sandy Hook memorial signs was picked up by news agencies and bloggers all around the world. The internet seemed to pause in collective disgust just long enough to remind itself … Continue reading
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Why Does Darrell Issa Hate America?

As expected, Grand Dragon and House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa has reissued his subpoena of Secretary of State John Kerry and he decided to disparage the name of the State Department and consequently America in the process. Issa said through … Continue reading
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Rand Paul: Phony

Last Friday Rand Paul told the New York Times that he thought voter ID laws were “offensive,” but by Monday a spokesman for Rand said he doesn’t actually oppose voter ID laws. Rand now tells Sean Hannity that there’s “nothing … Continue reading
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