Chris Christie (R-NJ) Spends $2,674 of State Money to Attend His Son’s High School Baseball Game

By: Wednesday June 1, 2011 10:30 am

Chris Christie, New Jersey’s increasingly unpopular right-wing governor, is a big believer in small government and austerity. Just not for him.


Mitch Daniels Thinks Criticism of His Performance as Bush Budget Director is “Lame”

By: Monday February 28, 2011 10:35 am

To the Village, Mitch Daniels (R-IN) is a Very Serious “Grown-Up” Republican — but he sure sounded like a WATB on NPR this morning.

Fiscal Conservatism in Action: Republican National Committee Facing $23M Debt

By: Tuesday February 1, 2011 10:15 am

From Ronald Reagan, who tripled the national debt, to George W. Bush, who turned a record surplus into a record deficit, you just can’t trust Republicans with money.

Ayn Rand Fanboy Paul Ryan Used Social Security “Hammock” to Put Himself Through College

By: Friday January 28, 2011 10:30 am

Figures. This is a guy who requires his staffers to read Atlas Shrugged, and we now know that Ayn Rand was a big welfare queen herself.

Right-Wing Economics in Action: Texas Budget Crisis Could Cost the State 100,000 Jobs

By: Thursday January 20, 2011 10:30 am

For the past 2 years, wingnut pundits have been telling us how awesome Texas’ economy is under our Republican rulers. Never mind that Rick Perry was papering over our fiscal problems with socialism federal stimulus money — the narrative was that low taxes and low regulations are the answer to everything.

Krugman Debunks the “Texas Miracle”

By: Friday January 7, 2011 10:30 am

The state of Texas is a gargantuan right-wing policy laboratory, spewing noxious governing ideas across the country just like our refineries pollute the air. We’ve had a Republican governor since 1995 and the Republicans have controlled the both houses of our state legislature for the past decade — and recently won a super-majority in the House. The result? One of the highest poverty rates in the United States to go with a massive budget deficit.

House Republicans Already Breaking Their “Pledge to America”

By: Wednesday January 5, 2011 11:15 am

On the other hand, John Boehner is cutting back on the House’s bottled water, so maybe that will be enough to appease the teahadists.

Early Morning Swim: Republicans Playing Chicken with Debt Ceiling, Reports Chris Hayes on MSNBC

By: Tuesday January 4, 2011 4:41 am

These are the same idiots who just enthusiastically put $1T in tax cuts on the country’s credit card.

On “60 Minutes” Gov. Chris Christie Recites GOP’s Mantra: Austerity for Thee, But Not for Me

By: Monday December 20, 2010 10:30 am

On “60 Minutes” last night, wingnut favorite Chris Christie sat down with Steve Kroft and wagged his finger at people who work for a living.

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