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Category Archives: Republicans

A common disease of the right

Every once in a while I read something that makes me feel good, because I can honestly say I got there first, and when I see such a thing I feel I owe it to me reader or readers to point this out. Case in point, these observations from Josh Marshall regarding Trump: Going on […]

Watch what they do, not what they say

The American media continues to refuse to face the reality that is the modern Republican Party. It is simply a matter of historical fact that the Republican Party is and has been the party of racism since at least 1968. There is no getting around that fact. Yet this morning the Boston Globe highlights a […]

Just a thought

Jeff Flake, the other hypocritical Senator from Arizona, has “written” a book in which he strenuously criticizes Trump. Yet, as Crooks and Liars reports, he is very reluctant to say the same things on television that are in the book. The writer at Crooks and Liars speculates that Flake doesn’t want to be recorded saying […]

Why Republican sometimes do the right thing

I’ve commented on this phenomenon before. I’ve been tempted to give it a name, after a local politician who exemplified it, but I’ve held back on that. By way of background: Today, something remarkable happened in the House of Representatives. The house rejected an opportunity to do something small minded and hateful: Two dozen House […]

Still plenty the matter with Kansas

Sam Brownback, as most people know, has turned Kansas into the poster child for Republican governance. He, along with a likeminded Republican legislature, has implemented all the Koch brothers policies to the fullest, and has practically destroyed the state in the process. You might say he is giving the country a preview of what we […]

A certain justice 

Interesting chart here. It appears that the extent that Trumpcare will screw the states is roughly proportional to the extent they voted for Trump. So they’re getting what they asked for. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of folks. It speaks volumes about how confident the Republicans are that they can continue to manipulate their […]

Bozo of the Day

Maybe this will be a new feature. Anyway, the Bozo featured here is a member of the State legislature in Iowa. He has proposed a bill that would require that there be an equal number of Democrats and Republicans teaching at the state universities. Current employees would not be affected, but new hires would. So, […]

Movin’ On

The amazing thing about the gall of Republicans is that no one notices it anymore. Check out what Congressman Chris Collins had to say about his interest in finding out how cozy the Trumpies are with the Russians, now that Flynn has resigned for being too cozy with the Russians: “Well, to be honest, I […]

Of, by, and for the plutocrats

I get emails at work solely because I’m a lawyer, and not because I have ever had anything to do with the sender or the area of the law to which they happen to cater. They usually go straight to trash, but today I followed a link in one of them, a site called Wealthmanagement.com. […]

Why now?

It’s been a remarkable 24 hours. It’s been about that long since this happened: (Couldn’t resist putting it up again. I think it’s brilliant) Since the recording was released, Republicans first went with the tried and true “I condemn what he said, but I’m still voting for him” shtick, but as the day went on, […]