GOP Lies Guns

Chicken-Hawks, NRA, drive GOP agenda of fear, anger

Does the Second Amendment guarantee our right to kill? GOP plays on fear disguised as freedom. Image credit: At least a dozen people shot dead in the Colorado slaughter, and the RepubliCorp Party remains eerily silent on the issue of gun violence in America. Worse yet, most Republican lawmakers continue to kowtow to the […]

Economics GOP Lies

Bloomberg: The U.S. Economic Policy Debate Is a Sham

The U.S. Economic Policy Debate Is a Sham “In reality, there’s remarkable consensus among mainstream economists, including those from the left and right, on most major macroeconomic issues. The debate in Washington about economic policy is phony. It’s manufactured. And it’s entirely political. Let’s start with Obama’s stimulus. The standard Republican talking point is that […]

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Political Fables for a Political Year

The WA Post has back to back stories in my digest this morning that I found interesting. In the first story, the Government Accountability Office found that the Republican’s budget showdown over the debt limit coast the county 1.3 billion dollars last year. That is money that we could have used somewhere else in my […]

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The Republican Party is a stinking, shameless cesspool of corruption, lies, extremism, and cruelty

On guns, on global warming, on economic inequality, on taxation,  on torture, on Guantanamo, on gay rights, on regulations, on green energy, on health care, and on many other issues, the Republicans ignore facts, common sense, and basic human decency. This is not to say that the Dems are perfect; far from it. But the […]

GOP Lies Journalism Media

Small Business Baloney from the GOP

FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in the Media) is reporting: Small Business Baloney GOP tax claims should be factchecked Barack Obama’s July 9 announcement that he would extend the Bush tax cuts for income below $250,000 prompted the expected response from Republican politicians and presidential candidate Mitt Romney: This is a tax increase on “small businesses.” […]

GOP Lies Mitt Romney

Romney Campaign caught lying about Bain Capital

OpEdNews is reporting in Bain Bombshell Bottom Line: ROMNEY LIED that Mitt Romney and Bain Capital falsely claimed that he had broken ties with the company. But Mother Jones reports: documents filed by Bain and Stericycle with the Securities and Exchange Commission–and obtained by Mother Jones–list Romney as an active participant in the investment. And […]

Drugs GOP Lies History

The ugly origin of the war on drugs

After serving his time federal prison, John Ehrlichman granted an interview to author Dan Baum, who reports that Ehrlichman explained the origin of the war on drugs this way: The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar Left, and black people. You understand what I’m saying? […]