April 1st, 2013. A day of miracles!…(?)

Miracles happen!

A few near-miraculous events have taken place today. This April 1st is one for the history books!

The War on Women has been declared over. The men of the Republican party, joined by a few blue dog Democrats and Republican women, announced that they realised that unless they begin attending medical school in droves, any woman’s uterus is none of their business.… [Read more]

We Used to Know You…

I used to know you so well...

Back when you were the party of Abraham Lincoln, we knew you.

When you became the party of Dwight D. Eisenhower, we knew you.

Even when you became the party of Barry Goldwater, we knew you.

And then you became the party of Ronald Reagan….and while there was much to squirm over, we still knew you because we knew what to expect.… [Read more]

Will House Republicans (Finally) Do Right by Women?

Violence Against Women Act

Remember when the Senate passed a reauthorisation of the Violence Against Women Act but then House Republicans threatened to block the legislation? And then protests and petitions asking that citizens tell House Republicans to stop denying women protection against violence because of petty partisan politics bombarded the offices of elected officials who were standing in the way of renewing the  VAWA?… [Read more]

Will the Republican Party Evolve or Dissolve?

GOP Extinction?

In the several months since the Republicans suffered a resounding defeat in the presidential election and lost seats in both the House and the Senate, there have been innumerable articles addressing why they lost and what they must do moving forward in order to avoid similar defeats in the future. Most of these articles emphasize the need for change by citing demographic statistics illustrating, quite convincingly, that trying to build the future of the GOP almost exclusively around the Caucasian portion of the electorate is not only a recipe for short-term failure, but a path towards irrelevancy and eventual extinction.… [Read more]

Frosh House Republicans Fail To Walk On Water In 2011 Israel Junket

KevinYoder

Somehow, I doubt that the Teavangelista “family values” supporters of Rep. Kevin “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” Yoder (R-Kan.) are considering “liquored-up skinnydipping in Lake Galilee, where Jesus walked on water” for their next Holy Land pilgrimage. After the Politico exclusive story broke , Yoder apologized to his constituents, but it is unclear whether voters will be in a forgiving mood in November.… [Read more]

It’s Great to Be Israel

Blended Israeli and US flags

Is there anything American politicians won’t grant Israel?  It seems not. Why if I didn’t know better, I’d think the entire House was under a political spell which rendered them incapable of voting against anything favoring Israel. America’s latest gift to Israel, H.R. 4133: United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012. Sponsored by one of Israel’s biggest cheerleaders, Republican Representative Eric Cantor, H.R.… [Read more]

Yes, the ‘Occupiers’ DO Know What They Want…

ElizabethWarren

The media often portrays the Occupy Wall Street movement as one with no coherent message. Of course, as with nearly everything else, we should all consider the source — especially since mainstream media gave up on real reporting and resorted to talking heads bleating their corporate overlords’ opinions, cast as ‘research’ and ‘investigative journalism’, ages ago.… [Read more]

Eric Cantor: SO full of…..Sympathy

eric-cantor

It has been said that when opportunities are found, fortunes are made and/or the course of events can change.  Some people are great at finding opportunities in any given situation — and that’s not always a good thing.When I think of Eric Cantor (US Representative from Virginia and House Majority Leader), this word comes to mind:

op·por·tun·ist  (pr-tnst, -ty-)
  • A person who takes immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit
  • A person who places expediency above principle
  • A person who adapts his actions, responses, etc., to take advantage of opportunities

What’s with this guy?  … [Read more]