Within 30 Minutes Conservative Activists Shut Down Talk of Keeping Parts of Obamacare

By: Friday May 18, 2012 3:15 pm

I’ve been on quite a few listservs in my career, including ones that were supposed to wield supreme influence. But I can assure you that I’ve never been involved with any listserv as effective as this. Basically, within 30 minutes of a story in Politico about how House Republicans may try to reinstate parts of Obamacare if it were overturned by the Supreme Court, pushback – at the Google group level – got the Speaker of the House to repudiate the article.


Reid, McConnell Make Deal on Judicial Confirmations, JOBS Act

By: Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:15 pm

It looks like Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans have backed down on their obstruction of judicial confirmations. But it’s a little unclear; what we know is that McConnell and Harry Reid reached a deal that will allow the judges to get a vote. However, the JOBS Act, the financial market IPO deregulation bill which McConnell sought prior to the judicial issues, will get a vote first, and it’s not clear all the GOP Senators are on board.

Sen. Reid Plans Mass of Judicial Nomination Fights in Senate

By: Monday March 12, 2012 2:55 pm

We heard that Harry Reid would make a last stand to deal with the crisis in the federal judiciary, and now we’re getting it. Today, Reid announced he would spend the next two weeks seeking to confirm 17 federal judges who received unanimous or near-unanimous votes out of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Is Obama White House Finally Admitting Lanny Davis and Jim DeMint Duped Them on Honduras?

By: Sunday February 26, 2012 12:40 pm

Nearly three years after Lanny Davis — who was in the pay of the golpistas, or coup leaders — talked his old friend Hillary Clinton into talking President Obama into backing the right-wing corporate coup in Honduras (and with archconservative Jim DeMint backing up Davis), we are starting to see some truth creep into the US establishment media about the murderous cauldron of hell Honduras has become as the golpistas work to slaughter all democratic opposition.

Jim DeMint Staffer Mocks Flash Flood Warnings

By: Sunday August 28, 2011 11:30 am

Like a bunch of happy pigs rolling around in the mud, conservatives are really reveling in their anti-government fanaticism this week. After Marco Rubio (R-FL) explained how the Great Society and New Deal made the United States a nation of weaklings, Ron Paul (R-TX) declared that we don’t need FEMA and that things were like, way better in 1900. But amidst all this crazy, one particularly wingnutty remark stands out.

NLRB Takes Boeing to Court for Union Busting

By: Monday June 13, 2011 8:05 am

The crux of this dispute: Was Boeing’s decision to build their new plant in South Carolina just a case of the company wanting to be assured that there would be less union activity, and thus less chance that strikes would delay the production of the 787’s? Or was it done to weaken the power of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the union representing 25,000 Boeing workers?

Republicans and Zombies: Tax Cuts and Brains

By: Sunday June 5, 2011 10:40 am

The demands of financial capital are bashing the brains out of the US economy, with the assistance of the Zombie Party.

Debt Denial Reaches Logical Conclusion: Just Stop Paying People Republicans Don’t Like

By: Thursday May 26, 2011 4:42 pm

Whether you think this is a kabuki dance or not (and I’m pretty certain the debt limit will be increased), it’s pretty clear that Republicans want to play out the string on this, and won’t stop until Wall Street makes some tangible signal to raise borrowing costs or come close to a meltdown. We are headed for the kind of moment we saw with TARP, where lawmakers agree to something under extreme pressure. As Digby says, that doesn’t usually go well.

Jim DeMint Was For ObomneyCare Before He Was Against It

By: Friday May 6, 2011 6:01 pm

Jim DeMint’s position on the Mitt Romney/Barack Obama health care plan has, er, shifted a teeny tiny wee bit.

In the Wake of bin Laden’s Death, Jim DeMint Says President Obama Lacks “Commitment” to Defense

By: Tuesday May 3, 2011 10:30 am

Watching the right’s rhetorical acrobatics over the past few days has been really quite amusing. Check out this strained exchange between Hugh Hewitt and Jim DeMint (T-SC).

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