By now I’m sure everyone in the world has heard Elizabeth Lauten’s catty attempt to slut-shame the two sweetest people anywhere in or around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Whatever one may think of their parents, most people are in agreement that the Obama daughters, Malia and Sasha, are very sweet, well-behaved young ladies, and may well be the best things their parents ever created.
|By: Phoenix Woman Sunday November 30, 2014 2:30 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Saturday November 22, 2014 12:30 pm|
The problem is there is no way for Republicans to undo the Democrats’ rule change without validating what Democrats did.
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday November 22, 2014 6:45 am|
Well before November, the Senate Republicans had a big fat list of all the things they intended to do once they retook the upper chamber: kill the EPA, gut Federal employees’ pensions, hand out more free-money tax breaks to the rich, yadda yadda yadda.
But they can’t do any of that just yet, because their base is all riled up by the bright shiny object called “immigration”.
|By: Attaturk Thursday November 20, 2014 1:30 am|
What good is being in the ol’ Confederacy without a gathering of dunces?
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 5, 2014 8:39 am|
Last night was very bad for Democrats and a very good one for Republicans. At this point Republicans have picked up seven seats in the Senate and it looks like they will pick up another two when everything is over. With most of the votes counted, the Republican candidate holds a narrow lead in Alaska. Similarly, while Louisiana has officially gone to a run off, Republicans Bill Cassidy is a strong favorite to win.
|By: Attaturk Wednesday November 5, 2014 1:30 am|
Because who is more likely to support a minimum wage hike than the Republican Party?
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday November 1, 2014 12:45 pm|
The “Interstate Crosscheck” program is far, far more likely to find millions of false matches than it is to actually combat voter fraud. Of course, to Republicans interested in suppressing Democratic votes and voters by any means necessary, that’s a good thing. To people who actually care about democracy, it’s a horrific thing.
|By: Connor Gibson Tuesday October 28, 2014 7:14 pm|
This video is a mixture of painfully-awkward, hilarious, and infuriating at the reality of the political system in which we are supposedly represented. Courtesy of Lee Fang, for Republic Report and Huffington Post.
And there’s more out there, if you can bear it. I promise that the end of this blog will not be as pessimistic as what follows.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 28, 2014 2:00 pm|
A week out from the election I have a prediction about the professional election predictors. They are going to be very accurate because our federal elections have become extremely predictable. If you know absolutely nothing about the Senate races except for the result of the 2012 Presidential election, you could end up predicting between 80-97 percent of all Senate races correctly this year.
Based on just this information, you would predict the Republicans would end up with 51 seats.
|By: Peter Van Buren Friday October 24, 2014 10:17 am|
Giggling, the Chairperson of the Republican Party could barely contain himself when he learned a major hurricane was headed for the east coast of the United States. “Can anyone tell me if it’ll hit any blue states hard? We can always use some extra help I guess, but with ISIS and ebola, maybe that would be piling on. We live in great times.”