Jeb Bush to the rescue of the GOP?

Maureen Dowd in this blistering critique of the  GOP — Ghastly Outdated Party — quotes various Republicans who have condemned the extremism of the current batch of GOP presidential candidates.  For example, Dowd quotes Jeb Bush as saying,  “I used to be a conservative, and I watch these debates and I’m wondering, I don’t think […]

Elections Republicons Washington State Politics

How money bought State Senate seats in the 2010 election

There were only a few competitive State Senate races in 2010. The Republicans won all of the close races with the exception of the 44th LD and 26th LD, where conservative Dems won by outspending their Republican opponents more than two to one. The following campaign spending figures are from the Public Disclosure Commission. (The […]

Corporations Corruption Justice Republicons Taxation

I know some people with no feelings and no conscience

They have no qualms about doing nasty things such as polluting air and water and not paying their fair share in taxes. They’re called corporations, conservatives, and Koch brothers. And if, as right-to-lifers claim, embryos are people, then embryos too lack feelings and conscience since they have undeveloped nervous systems and are the size of […]

Elections Politics Republicons

ExxonMobil & Goldman Sachs: a winning ticket for the GOP in 2012

The Republicans are having trouble coming up with an acceptable candidate for president. But now that corporations are persons, there’s an obvious choice for the Republican ticket in 2012: ExxonMobil and Goldman Sachs. Change you can believe in for 2012 Think of the advantages.  There’d be no problem about financing the campaign. There’d be no […]