Category Archives: Liberalism

Pope Francis Crowd Surfs The Vatican Mosh Pit On Palm Sunday

Pope Francis, continuing to spread the gospel of denouncing everything conservative ideology represents by taking it to the streets and into the warm embrace of the masses:   And the Lord said, ‘take unto this “selfie,” and spread thine message … Continue reading
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For President Obama, Everything Is Everything

  Sam Stein and Sabrina Siddiqui put together a piece for the Huffington Post outlining the media’s sensational framing of everything President Obama has encountered during his presidency, some events being a natural phenomenon of the office, but the reality … Continue reading
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Posted in Elections, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Foreign Policy, History, International Relations, Liberalism, Military, Nuclear Weapons, President Obama, Republican Party, Taxes, The Economy, The Media | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

Liberals On The Comeback, Republicans In Hiding

New Gallup polling indicates that being called a “Liberal” has never been more fashionable. While there appears to be a downward trend among those identifying as “Conservative,” or, “the largest ideological group in the country,” the Tea Party– home of … Continue reading
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Posted in Liberalism, Poll, Republican Party | Tagged , | 8 Comments

Uninsured Lining Up As Demand For Obamacare Expands

Over at The Washington Monthy, in a post entitled, “This Is Why We Fight,” Martin Longman links to a great article in the Washington Post about the effort to enroll residents of Kentucky in Kynect, the state’s Medicaid expansion program– paid … Continue reading
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Posted in Democratic Party, Elections, Healthcare, Liberalism, President Obama | Tagged , , , | 17 Comments

Sen. Ted Cruz: ‘Anointed King’ Of Crazy

A recent poll of Republicans indicate that Sen. Ted Cruz is as favorable as ever among a majority of the party(60%), and while the rest of the civilized world is debating sedition charges, Thom Hartmann was going on and on this week about … Continue reading
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Posted in Crazy Caucus, Elections, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Government Shutdown, Liberalism, Religion, Republican Party, Senate, Terrorism | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

Bill Maher’s Epic Defense Of California Governance

Credit where credit is due, Bill Maher’s latest New Rule: “Conservatives Who Love To Brag About American Exceptionalism Must Come Here To California” is the stuff of legend. I won’t post it all here because that would be indiscreet, but … Continue reading
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Your Father’s Republican Party

Kind of lengthy, but here’s some excerpts from the Republican party’s 1956 presidential platform under Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon:  Some basic tenets of your Father’s Republican party: Our Government was created by the people for all the people, … Continue reading
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Posted in Abortion, Atlas Shrugged, Birthers, Civil liberties, Crazy Caucus, Elections, Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Food, Foreign Policy, Fracking, Gun Fetishists, History, Immigration, Jobs, Justice, Koch Brothers, LGBT, Liberalism, Moderation, Patriotism, Racism, Rebranding, Republican Party, RNC 2012, Super Stupid, Taxes, Technology, Terrorism, The Economy, Torture, Unions, Voter Suppression, War On Women, Wingnuts | Tagged , , | 35 Comments

For Jobs and Freedom

Yesterday, tens of thousands gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. A march on Washington for ‘Jobs and Freeedom’ in the year 2013. Activist … Continue reading
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Posted in Civics, History, Liberalism | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

American Born Terrorist, Or Political Martyr?

Adam Gadahn, a California-born convert to taking up arms against America, who now goes by the Islamic fundamentalist handle of Azzam al-Amriki, has released a statement, evidently, calling for the bombings of U.S. embassies and the killings of U.S. citizens … Continue reading
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Posted in Civil liberties, Crazy Caucus, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Foreign Policy, Glenn Greenwald, Justice, Liberalism, Quote, Racism, Rand Paul, Republican Party, Security, Terrorism, Wingnuts, Worse than Bush | Tagged , , , , | 12 Comments

Moral Mondays In North Carolina

It’s easy to forget sometimes through the fog of right wing hate that there are liberal religious groups and labor unions in the trenches that quietly move Heaven and Earth for social justice: RALEIGH, North Carolina — To little national … Continue reading
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U.S. Officials: NSA Programs Thwarted Plots In 20 Countries

I suppose disrupting terrorist activities isn’t the job of the American intelligence community, but they went ahead and did it anyway: Top U.S. intelligence officials said Saturday that information gleaned from two controversial data-collection programs run by the National Security … Continue reading
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Posted in Elections, FISA, George W. Bush, Glenn Greenwald, Internet, Liberalism, NSA, President Obama, Privacy, Republican Party, Security, Technology, Telecommunications, Terrorism, Worse than Bush | 16 Comments

The Al Goring And Jimmy Cauterization Of The President

Oh, fuck you, corporate media. You sorry piece of amalgamated shit. I’ve been watching you over the past few years, Media, run yourselves ragged looking to spin the old Right/Left wing yarn of how everything President Obama does is more Nixonian and … Continue reading
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Posted in Democratic Party, Elections, Far-right Intellectual Violence, FISA, Foreign Policy, George W. Bush, Liberalism, NSA, President Obama, Privacy, Republican Party, Telecommunications, Terrorism, The Economy, The Media, Torture, White House, Worse than Bush, WTF | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Is Obama a Liberal or a Moderate?

It’s more than a little frustrating to observe accusations from the far-left that the president is too moderate, while the far-right claims he’s too liberal. Voters, on the other hand, believe he’s squarely liberal but not too liberal. This is … Continue reading
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Posted in Election 2012, Liberalism, President Obama | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Economic Warfare And The Minimum Wage

Republicans, who are once again forced to deal with an actual policy proposal by the President and Democrats to remedy the country’s decades-long experiment with wealth inequality, are now threatening that by increasing the current federal minimum wage from $7.25 … Continue reading
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Posted in Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Liberalism, President Obama, Republican Party, The Economy, Unions, Voter Suppression, War Against Women, War On Women, Wingnuts, WTF | Tagged | 8 Comments

Elizabeth Warren and Pragmatism

Like it or not, the status quo changes when you go from being a candidate to having the responsibility of governing. And while it may be effective during a campaign, you can’t always bluster your way to success through use … Continue reading

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Oh, Give It Up Mitch McConnell!

The American people have you surrounded! Stephen Moore, who, when failing miserably to keep from laughing and snorting uncontrollably over his own intellectual dishonesty, must admire Matthew Lesko’s sense of dignity as a kindred spirit, but he actually manages to … Continue reading

Posted in Election 2012, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Games, Jobs, Liberalism, President Obama, Republican Party, Wingnuts | 6 Comments

Why Do People Hate Liberals?

Alex Pareene thinks, “Aaron Sorkin is why people hate liberals.” He’s a smug, condescending know-it-all who isn’t as smart as he thinks he is. His feints toward open-mindedness are transparently phony, he mistakes his opinion for common sense, and he’s … Continue reading

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