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Clueless: Rep. Curt Clawson, R-Fla., Mistakes Committee Witnesses from U.S. Govt for Foreign Nationals

In case you missed it, check out this episode from a Republican-led House committee last week in which Rep. Curt Clawson from Bonita Springs, Fla., embarrasses himself, his family, his state, his party and the nation. It’s not just that he was completely and utterly wrong in his assumptions, his wrongness is compounded by the […]

Photo Op: Mom-Jeans Wearing Rick Perry in Helicopter Gunship Hunting Refugee Children

This photo is making the rounds but I’ve had trouble tracking down the source. It appears to show Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry in a helicopter gunship leaning on a powerful-looking weapon aimed at the ground. He is scanning the field below presumably, given recent headlines, seeking to target and shoot refugee children who are […]

GOP Voted to Delay Employer Mandate One Year Ago
Now they're preparing to impeach the president for delaying the employer mandate

The infographic above shows how House Republicans voted last July on H.R. 2667, a bill to require Pres. Obama to delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate. Now, just one year later, these same House Republicans are suing Pres. Obama in order to lay the groundwork to impeach him on grounds that he […]

Republicans’ Irrational Hatred of Pres. Obama Skewed Poll That Named Him Worst President

A recent Quinnipiac poll found that 33 percent of Americans believe Pres. Obama is the worst president since World War II, while just 28 percent give that dishonor to George W. Bush. How could this possibly be? The record overwhelmingly supports the proposition that George W. Bush was easily the most inept president since the […]

Miller to GOP’s Fiorina: Your Study of Medieval History ‘Will Come in Handy Trying to Defend the Republican War on Women’
Stephanie Miller demonstrates how to talk to Republicans, California-style

A pair of Californians squared off on CNN Sunday morning. Watch as liberal radio/TV host Stephanie Miller demonstrates how to talk to Republicans in this exchange with failed U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorini about the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision and Fiorini’s party’s war on women. Transcript:

Barely Clinging to Life, the American Republic Celebrates Its 238th Birthday

When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross. – A quote wrongly attributed to Sinclair Lewis Note that this quote, which has been cited in these pages in another context, sets up the arrival of fascism as certain — not “if” but “when” fascism comes. As the […]

Fox Anchor Rips Michele Bachmann on Impeachment: ‘An Enormous Waste of Time’

Less than a week after a Foxbot reminded Dick Cheney that, “Time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong as well in Iraq, sir,” Fox talking head Neil Cavuto blasted tea party Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on his show last night after she called for impeaching the president:

Contrary to GOP/Tea Party Spin, Pres. Obama Has Issued Fewer Than 200 Executive Orders – Bush, Who Had a ‘Rubberstamp Congress,’ Issued 291
Here are the actual numbers of executive orders Issued by all presidents since 1901

In a gambit to lay the groundwork for impeachment, the GOP leadership has announced plans to sue Pres. Obama on grounds that he has abused his authority by issuing executive orders to implement policies. In their single terms in office, Republican presidents Theodore Roosevelt issued 1,081 EOs, Calvin Coolidge issued 1,203 orders and Herbert Hoover […]

Schweitzer: Southern Men Are a ‘Little Effeminate’

Don’t hold this against me, but I’m going to blurt it out. How do I say this? … Men in the South, they are a little effeminate … They just have effeminate mannerisms. If you were just a regular person, you turned on the TV, and you saw Eric Cantor talking, I would say — and I’m fine with gay people, that’s all right — but my gaydar is 60-70 percent. But he’s not, I think, so I don’t know. Again, I couldn’t care less. I’m accepting.

- Democratic former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, who is said to be considering running for president against Hillary Clinton in 2016, speaking to National Journal. Schweitzer has since apologized for the remark.

Why Did Fox Allow Spokesanchor Megyn Kelly to Attack Dick Cheney on Iraq?

Here’s one for the Kremlin watchers. Why did Fox News Pres. Roger Ailes decide to go after Dick Cheney’s record of deception and ineptitude about the invasion of Iraq? Sources say that daily talking points are largely determined by Ailes and delivered by his minions in morning meetings to Foxbots like Megyn Kelly. During an […]