5 Congressional Races To Watch In The 2014 Mid-Term Elections

While most of the half-hearted attention being given to the 2014 mid-term elections is being given to the Senate, there are still some interesting races that are not getting the coverage that they should outside of state or local news. Since gaining back the House has been mostly written off as an exercise in futility this […]

Elizabeth Warren Hammers Eric Cantor and His Shady Move to Wall Street (Video)

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is easily one of my favorite politicians. While I know all politicians have their flaws, Warren seems to be one of the few members of Congress who seems to actually care about average Americans. In her short tenure as a United States Senator she’s devoted a lot of her time to […]

Cognitive Dissonance And The Conservative Hatred Of President Obama

Whenever gas prices go up, or the stock market goes down, or unemployment claims go up, you can be sure that you’ll hear someone blame President Obama. One of the most commonly used talking points is claiming that the average cost of gasoline was well below $2 a gallon when he took office, but now […]

Gallup Poll Finds New, Not-So-Shockingly Low Opinion Of Congress

Last year, I wrote an article about Congress and their abysmal approval rating of 10% at the time. I even thought that perhaps, maybe just maybe, they’d get the message and start trying to boost their numbers ahead of 2014 since it was an election year. The shocking defeat of Eric Cantor in Virginia’s 7th […]

Don’t Underestimate Republican Hatred

It’s been a rough go for the Republicans of late. They’ve seen their Benghazi scandal, so carefully cultivated, go up in smoke. A confirmed ringleader of the Benghazi attacks, Ahmed Abu Khattala, has been captured, and stated that the infamous video mocking Islam was his motivation. A major GOP talking point is dead, just like […]

Republicans Really Needs to Stop Pretending That The Tea Party Isn’t Filled with Racists

I’ve said often that I don’t like talking about race much because it’s a conversation that rarely gets us anywhere.  No matter how many examples of racism I might point out within the Republican party, and conservatives in general, they’ll always simply dismiss those examples as “that’s the opinion of that person – not the whole party.” […]

The Tea Party is Nothing More Than a Bunch of Cowards and Hypocrites

Following House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning defeat in his primary election to David Brat, the tea party is riding high with many of their supporters claiming that this is a “clear sign that Americans support tea party values.” I love how arrogant these people can be.  They love gloating about their “stance for our […]

5 Things Democrats Need To Learn From Eric Cantor’s Defeat

The dust hasn’t yet begun to settle and I’m sure that somewhere, John Boehner is on his 3rd $200 bottle of merlot, trying to come to terms with the fact that Eric Cantor lost what had been seen as a perfunctory primary. Not only was the second most powerful member of Congress dispatched in a […]

What Eric Cantor’s Loss Really Tells Us About the State of the Republican Party

For the first time since 1899 when the position of House Majority Leader was created, a sitting House Majority Leader didn’t even win their primary election.  Whether or not you like Eric Cantor, we all just witnessed American history. And while the tea party is as giddy as a small child on Christmas Eve, the […]

“Operation: American Spring” is Crazier Than Anybody Could Have Possibly Thought

By now most of you have heard about the “historic, groundbreaking event” that’s being held in Washington D.C. by right-wing lunatics patriots demanding the removal from office of President Obama, Eric Holder, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. Millions upon millions (30 million by most of their estimates – or 10% of the […]