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Monday, July 28, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘GOP’

GOP wants to kill Smokey the Bear

GOP wants to kill Smokey the Bear

        Smokey Bear up in smoke? House GOP takes aim By Emily Heil Is nothing sacred? We get that House Republicans are dead serious in their efforts to trim federal spending and cut the national debt, but we had no idea how far they were willing to go...until now. They may be proposing giving the axe to none other than the beloved icons Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl. Yes, that’s Smokey of “only you can prevent forest fires” fame and Woodsy, ... Full Story

How Republicans are being taught to talk about Occupy

How Republicans are being taught to talk about Occupy Wall Street

      How Republicans are being taught to talk about Occupy Wall Street By Chris Moody ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Republican Governors Association met this week in Florida to give GOP state executives a chance to rejuvenate, strategize and team-build. But during a plenary session on Wednesday, one question kept coming up: How can Republicans do a better job of talking about Occupy Wall Street? "I'm so scared of this anti-Wall Street effort. I'm frightened to death," ... Full Story

When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality?

When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality?

          When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality? Some of my Republican friends ask if I’ve gone crazy. I say: Look in the mirror. By David Frum Published Nov 20, 2011 It’s a very strange experience to have your friends think you’ve gone crazy. Some will tell you so. Others will indulgently humor you. Still others will avoid you. More than a few will demand that the authorities do something to get you off the streets. During one unpleasant ... Full Story

GOP lies about the financial crisis

  How Lying About The Financial Crisis Enables The GOP's Misunderstanding Of The Occupy Movement November 22, 2011 3:45 pm ET — Alan Pyke Last night on Fox Business' Follow the Money, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) reiterated a pair of connected ideas that are very popular on the political right despite clashing with established facts. In the era of Occupy Wall Street, many elected Republicans and right-wing media figures hold two articles of faith: (1) The finance industry cannot be ... Full Story

GOP pushes for drilling in Arctic National Wildlife

  Article appears in he Summit County Citizens Voice newspaper   GOP pushes for drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge  By Summit Voice Oil drilling in the coastal strip in the Alaskan Arctic has been hotly contested for decades SUMMIT COUNTY — Continuing to push for domestic energy production, House Republicans this week said they will introduce a bill that would open parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling. Although the area was set aside for ... Full Story

Rick Perry: The Best Little Whore In Texas

Rick Perry: The Best Little Whore In Texas

            Rick Perry: The Best Little Whore In Texas The Texas governor has one driving passion: selling off government to the highest bidder By Matt Taibbi October 26, 2011 8:00 AM ET In an era when there's exponentially more money in politics than we've ever seen before, Perry is the candidate who is exponentially more willing than we've ever seen before to whore himself out for that money. On the human level he is a nonpersonality, an ... Full Story

How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich

How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich

          The inside story of how the Republicans abandoned the poor and the middle class to pursue their relentless agenda of tax cuts for the wealthiest one percent   By Tim Dickinson November 9, 2011 7:00 AM ET The nation is still recovering from a crushing recession that sent unemployment hovering above nine percent for two straight years. The president, mindful of soaring deficits, is pushing bold action to shore up the nation's ... Full Story

Perry’s Dubious Tax Promise

Perry’s Dubious Tax Promise

          Perry’s Dubious Tax Promise   In his speech unveiling his proposed “flat tax” overhaul of the tax system, Rick Perry promised that “taxes will be cut across all income groups in America.” But a newly released analysis of his plan by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center concluded that many lower-income persons and families would see their taxes go up. In his Oct. 25 “Cut, Balance, Grow” speech, Perry said a beefed up ... Full Story

The GOP’s ludicrous claim about their jobs bill

The GOP’s ludicrous claim about their jobs bill

“The entire plan will not add one penny to the federal debt, while creating 5 million new jobs.” By Glenn Kessler Politicians love to make claims about how many jobs their proposals will create. As a practical matter, readers should immediately discount such assertions, since they are often based on guesstimates that are then extrapolated beyond reality. One good example of such a dubious claim is one made by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in August about the Federal Aviation ... Full Story

Dems accuse GOP of voter suppression

Dems accuse GOP of voter suppression

  The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) is up in arms over a new report that indicates a vast number of voters are being disenfranchised in the 2012 elections. The DSCC press release states According to the report, 5 MILLION voters – more than decided the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections – could be affected by this coordinated GOP effort to skew the 2012 elections. Not surprisingly, the suppression effort specifically targets traditionally Democratic voters. ... Full Story

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