Tag Archives: Tea Partyfication

So, what happens on November 9?

During this past weekend’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack, I talked at some length with Scott Hagerstrom, the Michigan director of the Trump Pence 2016 campaign, about both the possibility of polling place discord on November 8th, as a result of Trump supporters attempting to suppress the vote in “certain areas”, and the likelihood […]

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Winning in November isn’t enough, says Van Jones. We also have to mobilize against Obama.

I know he’s a big hero to many on the left, but Van Jones sometimes rubs me the wrong way. He’s too smiley, or something. Maybe it’s a reaction to having been taken in by John Edwards, but I now prefer my heros to be a bit more wonky, and bit less telegenic. But, at […]

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Tea Party derails green projects, calling them U.N. plots, and exposes NYT journalism failings in the process

Remember how, a few weeks ago, the Public Editor of the New York Times, Arthur Brisbane, wrote a column inexplicably asking if it should be the job of journalists to be “truth vigilantes,” as though there were other legitimate options to be weighed in this highly-politicized, post-reality world in which we find ourselves today? Well, […]

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“Let him die!”

A few days ago, we had a post here on the site about the aggressive strain of conservative bloodlust that was starting to rise to the surface in the Republican Presidential debates. Well, tonight’s Tea Party-sponsored debate was no different. Watch the following clip featuring Ron Paul being asked by Wolf Blitzer what should happen […]

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National Public Radio under attack and in jeopardy

By now you’ve no doubt heard that House Republicans voted to strip federal funding from National Public Radio. The bill, which was rushed through before the scheduled House recess, passed 228 to 192, with only seven Republicans voting against it. If passed by the Senate, the bill would keep an estimated $90 million from NPR. […]

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