“the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard of…”

The activists pushing the latest Tea Party cause can’t explain how their effort to stop health-care reform could ever possibly succeed. Will they shut down the government? The Tea Party has a new obsession: killing Obamacare by stripping the funding needed to implement the law. Thirteen Republican senators have signed on to the effort, whichContinue reading ““the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard of…””

Republicans don’t seem to understand Obamacare…

Turns out a lot of Republicans love Obamacare, reports Daniel Gross. Or at least, they like coverage for their kids, health-care rebates and a ban on denying coverage for preexisting conditions. The Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, is starting to take effect. And here’s a shocker. While the overall legislation is wildly unpopular amongContinue reading “Republicans don’t seem to understand Obamacare…”

our return to state-sanctioned racism

Hey!  To all nine of my readers – just in case you missed it or aren’t aware of the significance of this particular ruling by the Supremes this past week, I want to lay it out in very simple terms. Background:  In elections Republicans do terrible with minorities.  Blacks and Latinos, in particular, vote againstContinue reading “our return to state-sanctioned racism”

gay politician silenced by opponent citing ‘God’s law’

By Steve Benen As is the case in many states, many in Pennsylvania are considering how to proceed in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, and on Wednesday, state Rep. Brian Sims (D) of Philadelphia rose to address the issue with his legislative colleagues. But Sims, the firstContinue reading “gay politician silenced by opponent citing ‘God’s law’”

how the GOP is killing us…

If you’re following politics at all, you’d be forgiven if you came to the conclusion that the Republican members of Congress are insane. What is happening in our country’s politics makes absolutely no sense…that is, until you factor in corporate money (legalized bribery) and rightwing extremism (the Tea Party and a loony-tunes brand of Christianity).Continue reading “how the GOP is killing us…”