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The GOP wants to install a theocracy in our nation. So vote Democratic to save the soul of our nation’s democracy. 

This is so right on, Mother Jones!! 

h/t: Kevin Drum at Mother Jones


"What was once a tradition in the south and the law in southern states is now national under the rubric of diversity,” Tucker Carlson told Alex Jones.

The GOP = the anti-women (who aren’t Christian fundies) party. 

h/t: Joanne Bamberger at The Daily Beast


The crucial point about this outcome,… is that it will be the direct result of the decision by Dems — in the last two debt limit fights — to refuse to negotiate with Republicans.

Greg Sargent

The end of days for the Tea Party influence:

“The era of economic hostage taking and ransom demands should finally be behind us,” Senator Patty Murray told me today. “House GOP leaders have finally bowed to the reality that they need to put uncertainty and drama behind them and put the economy ahead of their party’s political tactics.” Also, as Jonathan Bernstein notes, this reflects a GOP recognition that the Tea Party must be marginalized, not placated.

In an interview on the Steve Malzberg Show yesterday, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky claimed that if Democrats want “any consistency” in fighting for women’s rights, they should “disown” former president Bill Clinton, who he called “gross,” an “unsavory character” and a “sexual predator.” Paul specifically urged Hillary Clinton to disown her husband: “All the time, candidates are asked to return money if an unsavory character gives them money. What if that unsavory character is your husband?” 


Paul’s argument that the “War on Women” consists not of large-scale legislative attacks on women’s health, reproductive freedom, and rights in the workplace, but on individual instances of sexual harassment by Democratic politicians, has become popular among Republicans. It’s the same laughable argument that conservatives made last summer when they pointed to San Diego mayor Bob Filner and New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner to claim that it’s Democrats who don’t care about women’s rights. 

h/t: Miranda Blue at RWW

From the 01.17.2014 edition of Premiere Radio Networks’ The Rush Limbaugh Show:



As we look to 2014, keep this chart in mind for the elections in November.

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

h/t: Sahil Kapur at TPM

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Feliz Navidad, Happy Holidays, whatever floats your boat.

Image credit: The Democratic Party’s Facebook Page,

More proof that E.W. Jackson is unfit to be Virginia’s Lt. Gov. in November. Vote in Ralph Northam! 



Democrats have seized on video of Rep. Chris Van Hollen angrily confronting Republicans on the House floor over changes to the chamber’s rules as proof Republicans purposefully pushed the nation into a government shutdown and crisis over extending the nation’s debt limit.

The Republicans’ decision to alter an obscure procedural rule has enraged Democrats and given them evidence that Republicans have purposefully throw the government into chaos with a shutdown.

Normally, any member of the House can force a vote on legislation which the Senate and House are unable to agree on. Although it is a rarely used mechanism, House Republicans were taking no chances in the days leading up to the shutdown.

Republican leaders were nervous about the possibility that the Senate’s clean spending extension bill would pass the chamber on the strength of Democratic votes — or worse, that it would fail, taking it off the table permanently as a solution.

That concern appears to have driven the decision to change the rules to allow only Majority Leader Eric Cantor to force a vote on the Senate plan.

The House routinely alters its rules for considering legislation. The majority’s control of the Rules Committee makes it possible for them to limit the number and type of amendments that can be considered, the length of debate, and virtually all the other contours of a floor debate.

But the changes to the rules used to block Democrats from forcing a vote on the Senate’s spending plan is not the type of change that is routinely made, and is yet another sign of the Republican leadership’s tenuous control of the chamber.

This Video Of Republicans Tightening Control Of House Is As Unusual As It Seems