Congressional Republicans Believe Christian Homeschoolers Are A Persecuted Social Group

Did you know that folks who homeschool their children are a persecuted class of people who need asylum in the United States? I’ve never encountered any homeschoolers who were legitimately persecuted by the government, unless you count visits from Child Protective Services, but according to House Republicans they are. However, these aren’t American homeschoolers they’re […]

The First Order Of Business For Congressional Republicans? A National Abortion Ban

For years, Republicans complained and said if only they had a majority in the Senate, they’d be able to pass bills to help veterans and create jobs. Ever since George W. Bush left the Oval Office in January 2009, Republicans have blamed President Obama for the economy and claimed that they had a plan 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 […]

Maddow Blasts Republicans For Blocking Veterans Bill that was Passed 93-3 in Senate (Video)

It always makes me laugh when Republicans say that President Obama is the reason why Congress has failed to get anything done the last few years.  Because, you know, he was the one who held the debt ceiling hostage, shut down the government, refused to allow a vote on a bipartisan immigration bill and set […]

President Obama: House Republicans are the “Biggest Barrier and Impediment” to American Progress

Speaking at a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, President Obama said what liberals (and most Americans) have been saying for years — House Republicans are the problem. During his speech, the president said: “The biggest barrier and impediment we have right now is the Congress, and in particular the House of Representatives, that […]

Obama Calls on Congress to Act on Syria — House Republicans Decide to Stay on Vacation

For weeks Republicans have been fear mongering about what President Obama might do as it relates to Syria.  The general talking point many of them used was that Obama would circumvent Congress and “go it alone.”  This of course brought the “he’s an unconstitutional tyrant” crowd out in full force. As it turns out, the […]

John Boehner Won’t Allow House to Vote on Bipartisan Immigration Reform Passed by Senate

And the “do nothing” Congress strikes again!  Specifically the House of Representatives.  Invoking an unofficial rule referred to as the “Hastert Rule,” House Speaker John Boehner reiterated that the House will not vote on the bipartisan immigration bill passed by the Senate 68-32. Claiming that the House will craft their own immigration bill, because as Boehner […]

Bob Schieffer Gives Congress a Badly Needed Reality Check, “They Can’t Do Anything…”

Bob Schieffer delivered an epic smackdown of Congress on Face the Nation this morning, giving special attention to the House of Representatives and their complete inability to get anything productive accomplished. He called them “disconnected to the rest of us” and pointed out how “they can’t do anything even when they want to.” Here’s the […]

While You Were Focused on the NSA, House Republicans Voted To Keep GITMO Open

With the Bradley Manning trial starting this week and the stories about the NSA tracking phone calls and internet activities, it’s easy to see why many of us have been distracted from other news going on this week. Hell, we added 175,000 jobs in May (50,000 more than in May 2012—giving us 946,000 jobs in […]

The Truth About the IRS “Scandal”

As House Republicans have become aware that they got totally suckered by the contrived Benghazi scandal, they’ve eagerly jumped onto their shiny new object — the flap over the IRS’s possible discrimination against the Koch Brothers-funded “grassroots” Tea Party movement. I don’t think anyone especially cares for the IRS, least of all myself. After a […]