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The Conservative Entertainment Complex is a Racket

Eric Boehlert posted a comprehensive look at the money-making scheme that’s being orchestrated by the conservative entertainment complex. For example: Remember when Glenn Beck charged fans $125 to sit through the taping of his radio show? Or when he charged … Continue reading

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GOP Strategist Admits to Republican Voter Suppression

Confirming what we already knew, here’s Republican consultant Scott Tranter (warning — link contains auto-play video): “A lot of us are campaign officials — or campaign professionals — and we want to do everything we can to help our side. … Continue reading

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The Conservative Whiny Diaper Tantrum Continues

My Wednesday column digs into the roundelay of GOP screeching in reaction to the election, including something called “Barack O’Fraudo”: We’ve all known a kid who upon losing a board game would freak out, hurl the game across the room … Continue reading

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Quote of the Morning

“I think America is currently in a Cold Civil War. The parties, of course, have switched sides since the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The party of the Union and Lincoln is now the Democratic party. The party of the Confederacy … Continue reading

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The Death of the Republican Party?

The far-right is losing its shpadoinkle over the awkward, struggling Romney campaign. My Wednesday column examines who, exactly, is responsible for the uncertain future of the Republican Party: Holy hell, if we were only that lucky. Rush Limbaugh and his … Continue reading

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Your Republican Party Platform

The most conservative GOP platform ever. Some notable highlights via ThinkProgress: NO ABORTION IN CASES OF RAPE OR INCEST. The proposal for a “human life amendment” passed without a hitch — and without any exceptions for rape or incest. The … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“[T]he Republican Party has come unhinged. Its fevered hallucinations involve threats from imaginary communists and socialists who, seemingly, lurk around every corner. Climate change – a reality recognized by every single significant scientific body and academy in the world – … Continue reading

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About Those Stafford Loan Rates

Circling back to the president on Jimmy Fallon, here’s John Boehner with the Biggest Lie of the Day (so far): No, see the Democrats voted to cut the loan’s interest rate to 3.4 percent in 2007. The law is about … Continue reading

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Best Analysis of Modern Conservatism Ever

As a companion to Chait’s piece, David Frum wrote what I believe to be the finest analysis of modern conservatism to be committed to print. Seriously, read it. It’s so refreshing to read an item by a Republican — a … Continue reading

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Artist – David Fitzsimmons In other news, the Americans for Herman Cain super PAC was notified today that the name of their PAC is illegal because using a candidate’s own name is a violation of FEC rules. Woops! Needless to … Continue reading

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The Reduce the Size of the Middle Class Act

Tea Party darling and potential vice-presidential candidate Florida Senator Macro Rubio may want to stop himself from repeatedly proposing legislation with the expressed purpose of killing jobs if he wants to be of any help to his party in the … Continue reading

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As Big Of A Target As Anyone

A new survey released by the Pew Research Center shows that Democrats are losing ground among white voters, particularly among poor white voters, while gaining ground with other demographic groups. (Reuters) – The Republican Party has made big gains among … Continue reading

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The View From Overseas

Spiegel Online International shares the following passages with us from Germany where people are growing increasingly concerned about the lunacy of the Republican Party. From Bild, one of the largest newspapers in Germany: “Playing poker is part of politics, as … Continue reading

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Subsidizing Record Profits

During the summer of 2008 when the cost of oil skyrocketed and the national average price of gasoline reached over four dollars per gallon, that did not prevent the oil giants from raking in record profits. In fact, 2008 was … Continue reading

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