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December 27, 2010

Barney Frank bitch slaps conservative provocateur

At a ceremony celebrating the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," a representative of CNSNews.com tried to ambush Representative Barney Frank. Frank took it in stride, and turned it back on the CNSNews.com guy. Nevertheless, CNSNews.com has made the full...

December 17, 2010

Republicans to 9/11 First Responders: Drop Dead!

Republicans have used the tragedy of 9/11 as a political football for nearly a decade. They've been telling us that they're more American than anybody else because they Will Never Forget. Never forget, of course, unless the actual individuals who...

October 18, 2010

Political Ad: Jack Conway Slams Rand Paul

Democrat Jack Conway takes a page from ultimate GOP dirty trickster Lee Atwater to slam Rand Paul on cultural issues. In an almost comically over-the-top ad out this week, Conway dings Paul on the latter's decidedly Libertarian views on religion...

October 11, 2010

Poltical Ad: Joe Manchin Will Put a Cap in Yer Ass

The video speaks for itself. Joe Manchin Campaign Ad - Endorsed by the NRA...

October 5, 2010

O'Donnell: I am Not a Witch

I can't begin to describe how awesome it is to see an ad start with the words, "I am not a witch." Have we forgotten the lessons of LBJ's Pig Fucker Strategy?...

July 30, 2010

Republicans Abandon 9/11 First Respnders

House Republicans on Thursday were no doubt proud that their efforts to defeat a bill that would have provided funds to assist persons suffering from the ingestion of toxins created by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 were successful....

May 24, 2010

Rand Paul and the GOP's Libertarian Problem

If you're following the circus that is the Rand Paul campaign in Kentucky then you're either laughing at every utterance he makes or shaking your head in disbelief...or if you're a Libertarian, you're wondering what the big stink is...

May 10, 2010

McCain Ad: Complete the Danged Fence

Exploitative use of federal employee: CHECK Cynical pandering to base elements and fringe characters: CHECK Stunted speech and uncomfortable body language: CHECK Forced "plain speak" and folksy common sense: CHECK Yep, McCain's in trouble... John McCain for Senate Ad: Complete...

February 27, 2010

Were African Americans Better Off Under Slavery? One Congressman Seems to Think So.

(via Media Matters) - Arizona Congressman Trent Franks recently floated the idea that African Americans were better off under the jobs program known as Slavery than they are under "the policies of today." Franks suggested, without citing a source, that...

January 22, 2010

Sullivan: Now Fight!

It's been a tough week, that's for sure, but not the disaster to Democrats and liberals some (including many Democrats and liberals) would have you believe. So now it's a test of your mettle. Are you up to the fight?...

October 23, 2009

Ted Kennedy's Office Closes

Russell 317, the office from which Senator Ted Kennedy worked as the Gentleman from Massachusetts worked for so many years, will close up this weekend to prepare for its new tenant. Democrat Paul Kirk will take over the office...

September 29, 2009

Al Franken + Fourth Amendment vs. Patriot Act

This is awesome. The Washington Independent Al Franken Reads the 4th Amendment to Justice Department Official: Franken, who opened by acknowledging that unlike most of his colleagues in the Senate, he's not a lawyer, but according to his research...

July 7, 2009

Outing Corruption in Congress re: Public Option

Boing Boing: Shaming Congress into voting against the industries who bribed them to stop public healthcare. And it's working! Ad: Will Landrieu Sell Out Louisiana? Awesome....

March 4, 2009

A Party of Three or Four

Brilliant analysis, as usual, on the Limbaugh dust-up from FiveThirtyEight. Money quotes: Don't kid yourself. While L'Affaire Limbaugh is incredibly entertaining political theater – among others, it dominated Matthews, Cooper, Olbermann, Maddow and Jon Stewart last night – the tactic...

March 3, 2009

Filibuster: For It Before Being Against It Before Being For It

Let's remember this if and when Republicans decide to filibuster President Obama's judicial picks (emphasis added--ed.): Focusing on President Clinton's judicial nominations in 1999, I described what has been the Senate's historical standard for judicial nominations: "Let's make our case...

February 27, 2009

Rolling Stone National Affairs Desk: Why Twitter Rules

Nice shout out to Senator Claire McCaskill's Twitter habits from Rolling Stone. Her Twitter feed is actually really interesting and insightful...and surprisingly candid. Pres just hailed the Recov Act. Sen Spector was a lonely Republican when he stood to applaud.6:25...

February 12, 2009

Judd Gregg Withdraws

I once had a partner agency tell my Account Director, "This what happens when agencies try to integrate....someone gets screwed." Judd Gregg just screwed President Obama. There was a lot of clapping and cheering when Barack Obama announced he'd nominate...

January 28, 2009

Give a Republican Enough Rope...

The other day I lauded Georgia Republican Representative Phil Gingrey for having the stones to tell it like it is. Gingrey, in an interview with Politico, said that it is relatively easy for Right-wing blowhards like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity,...

House Passes Economic Stimulus Without Republicans

The House quickly passed a version of the economic bailout plan pushed by President Obama today without the support of a single Republican. The massive huge $819 billion stimulus bill passed by a vote of 244-188, showing two things: Democrats...

January 23, 2009

Of Boehners and Contraceptives and Stimuli

The genius of this passage from Politico floors me. I laugh every time I see it: "How can you spend hundreds of millions of dollars on contraceptives?" Boehner asked. "How does that stimulate the economy?" Boehner said congressional Republicans are...

January 22, 2009

NYT: Kennedy Drops Out Due to Tax, Worker Issues

NOTE TO RICH FOLKS: File your taxes right and hire legal help to clean your house. Word is leaking out that Caroline Kennedy removed her name from consideration as a replacement in Hillary Clinton's vacated senate seat not out of...

January 21, 2009

Taibbi vs. Blagojevich

GLONO's 2008 Upright Standing Man of the Year Matt Taibbi takes on Rod Blagojevich and the Democrats' inept handling of the spectacle in Blago's Revenge: Once the blago scandal broke, the Democrats had two choices. They could take the political...

December 30, 2008

More GOPers Line up to Defend Racist Song

Talking Points Memo has a list of some more prominent Republicans lining up to defend Chip Saltsman, the former Tennessee GOP chairman and candidate for RNC chair who sent out a CD to committee members that includes a parody song...

December 13, 2008

Are Republicans Waging a Cold Civil War Against Detroit?

I have a pet theory that at least part of the reason why Senate Republicans thwarted a deal, supported by Democrats and President Bush, that would have provided a $15 billion loan to General Motors and Chrysler is because, as...

November 19, 2008

Ted Stevens: Out

The AP is reporting that Republican senator Ted Stevens has lost his bid for re-election. Tuesday's tally of just over 24,000 absentee and other ballots gave Anchorage mayor Mark Begich 146,286, or 47.56 percent, to 143,912, or 46.76 percent, for...

November 18, 2008

Senators Consider Two Members for the Chopping Block

The Senate is always described as a "chummy" place, a haven for those most adept at inside baseball. That's sometimes a good thing, like when you need to set aside political differences to implement important policy; and sometimes it's a...

November 17, 2008

Piling On Ted Stevens

Will Senate Republicans follow through with an expulsion vote on Ted Stevens this week or will they simply let him whimper away as the recount looks less and less likely to deliver Stevens a victory? Should he lose the official...

November 13, 2008

Stevens: Baby Just a Little More Time!

Speaking of Ted Stevens...looks like the old boy is furiously trying to convince his Republican colleagues not to boot him. Politico reports that Stevens has been calling his homies and all but begging for "another chance," the idea being that...

Schumer: Minnesota is NOT Florida

For most of America, this rock and roll election year ended on November 4 with Democrats picking up seats in both houses of congress...oh yeah, and Barack Obama winning the Big House. But Democratic New York Senator Chuck Schumer is...
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