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The budget deficit dropped two-thirds during the Obama administration. Forbes: GOP Has Been Playing Us All For Suckers

From PolitFact: “We rate the claim Mostly True.” Barack Obama claims deficit has decreased by two-thirds since taking office From Forbes: On The Deficit, GOP Has Been Playing Us All For Suckers The GOP budget and tax plan overwhelmingly benefits the rich. Just a few months after the tax bill was signed, the GOP-controlled Congress […]

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Don’t call regressives conservatives

My pet peeve of the moment: I keep hearing progressives (including Amy Goodman today) refer to right-wing extremists as “conservatives.” Please people! There is nothing conservative about these far-right extremists who are working to destroy US public norms & institutions. It’s like calling anti-choice people “pro-life.” They are no such thing. Words matter! Do not […]

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Hillary was swift-boated: alternate realities and the Republican Propaganda Machine

Amidst all the finger-pointing and self-immolation on the left, we need to acknowledge that the main cause of Hillary’s loss was the formidable propaganda machine of the Republican Party. And the ignorance, gullibility and hatefulness of so many Americans. After all, the most shocking thing about the 2016 election is that Donald Trump could win […]

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What happened to the GOP? Look at the 1956 GOP Platform

The 1956 Republican national platform was a progressive document. “We are proud of and shall continue our far-reaching and sound advances in matters of basic human needs—expansion of social security—broadened coverage in unemployment insurance —improved housing—and better health protection for all our people. We are determined that our government remain warmly responsive to the urgent […]

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The Republican scam, and the Democrats' unwillingness to oppose it

Last night I was listening to AM talk radio, and a Republican candidate was promoting the following conservative narrative: “Yes, there is terrible wealth inequality, and it’s due to government waste, corruption and regulations. We need to slash taxes and get rid of regulations so that the middle class can have jobs and thrive.  Government […]