“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, which […]

how congress spends it’s time…

  As the provisions of the Affordable Care Act — referred to as Obamacare for short — begin to come online, congressional Republicans have continued to obsess over repealing the law altogether. The New York Times looked into the numbers on Wednesday and concluded that House Republicans have spent a whopping 15 percent of their time trying to repeal all or […]

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 among […]

most Americans opposed to Obamacare! (Oops…wait…what?)

The Republicans are in control of the House, and you may wonder how they’re spending their time. God knows they aren’t doing much to help the country, since their stated and constantly demonstrated goal is to spend their energies blocking everything Obama wants to do, including the things they used to want, until Obama wanted […]

why I am no longer a Republican

I’ve heard from so many former Republicans who, like the author of this article, feel that their party has left them.  Thanks to my friend Bill Rogers for bringing this article to our attention.  Although I don’t share the same experiences as this writer, I too feel that I had to leave the Grand Ol’ […]

Fox News ruins a life, right up to the end

By Fred Clark Tracy Knauss posted this on Facebook: Fox News killed my precious mother, Hallie. She watched FOX religiously. And when she fell ten days before she died, she refused to go to the doctor because, “I don’t want Obamacare to get all of my information! she declared, recalling the warnings from Fox News “anchors.” […]

do republican leaders lack empathy?

It’s seems to me that Republican leaders tend to only support government action to deal with difficulties that they themselves have experienced. The most recent example:  Ohio Senator Rob Portman became the most prominent Republican lawmaker to back gay rights when he reversed his opposition to same-sex marriage last Friday, soon after his son told him […]