A long night, with a lot of great news…the 47% woke up and rejected womb-control, anti-gay bigotry and teabaggery

By: Wednesday November 7, 2012 10:50 am

That was a long night of election coverage. The President won handily, Elizabeth Warren won, Wisconsin is sending the first out lesbian to the U.S. Senate (Tammy Baldwin), marriage equality was affirmed (Maine, Maryland, and it looks like Washington state also) and discrimination rejected (Minnesota) where it was on the ballot, and so many of 2012 icons of misogyny, religion-based bigotry, and extremist teabaggery went down in flames last night (Akin, Mourdock, Allen West, Joe Walsh, etc.).


Seeing a Flock of Moons

By: Thursday November 1, 2012 8:00 pm

Never do I feel so powerless and deflated in my role as a citizen as I do toward the end of an election season, but 2012 is quickly reaching a new level of awfulness. I just can’t wait for this to be over. From the top of the ticket on down (except for a few bright spots I’ll get to later), the dispiriting sense that “winning” can only be called such because losing is flat-out unthinkable, given that almost half of the electorate is evidently willing and eager to elect into office a party that holds them in utter contempt.

Allen West: If the Government Can Mandate Health Care, Everyone Should Be Required to Have a Glock Handgun

By: Tuesday July 3, 2012 6:16 pm

Shorter Allen West: “Leave the broccoli, take the guns.” Logic and Allen West: what me, worry? This guy really is Looney Tunes (albeit with a nice retro flat-top fade going on).

Dayen’s Roundup from Pay Your Taxes! April 16, 2012

By: Tuesday April 17, 2012 6:15 am

Dayen’s news roundup from April 16, 2012, with stories about ALEC, White House lobbyists, Too-Big-To-Fail, mortgage settlement enforcement, GSA, humble Mitt, World Bank, Saez and Piketty, Corey Robin, Allen West and Silvio’s stripping nuns!

Boehner Puts Up Firewall to China Currency Bill

By: Thursday October 6, 2011 5:30 pm

It was already clear that the House GOP wanted no part of the China currency manipulation bill working its way through the Senate, but John Boehner clinched it the other day, calling it “pretty dangerous” for lawmakers to crack down on China and their artificial lowering of the price of their exports. The Republican leadership even forced Hal Rogers, the chair of the Appropriations Committee, to take his name off the discharge petition trying to force a vote on the bill to the floor, after he initially signed it. There are currently a majority of co-sponsors for the legislation in the House, but only 175 signers of the petition after Rogers took his name off.

Allen West Don’t Take No Sassy Mouth

By: Wednesday July 20, 2011 1:19 pm

Thin-skinned war criminal Allen West got all butt-hurt by Debbie Wasserman Schultz when she pointed out that he likes to kill puppies favors rich people over the poor, so he slipped a note in her locker telling her how much he hate hate hates her…oh, and he copied everyone else in Congress so they wouldn’t think he was a pussy.

Not much of a comfort

By: Wednesday July 20, 2011 1:30 am

In terms of the sanity of our politics, just another day ending in “Y”.

Late Night: Pouting Baby Asks Why Crazy Allen Won’t Answer Questions

By: Thursday April 28, 2011 8:00 pm

Why won’t Crazy Allen answer Ms. Nicole’s question? Why won’t he invite everyone he represents to ask him a question? It’s not like they are going to pretend to kill him just to get him to answer. They wouldn’t do that, they want him to tell the truth, not make up a lie just to get them to stop.

House Passes 2011 Funding Bill, Needs Dem Votes to Do It

By: Thursday April 14, 2011 1:15 pm

The House just passed a bill that funds the government through September 30, despite 59 Republican defections. The bill would not have passed without Democratic votes; a majority of Democrats voted against it.

CNN’s Erick Erickson Blasts Grover Norquist for Being Too Tolerant of “Muslims in America”

By: Tuesday February 15, 2011 10:30 am

As scary as CPAC was, keep in mind: it was insufficiently wingnutty for a whole swath of the right-wing movement, as Erick Erickson helpfully reminds us.

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