Republican Scare Tactics: Can They Do It Again?

Republican Scare Tactics: Can They Do It Again?

Republicans have always capitalized on the gullibility and fear of low-information voters. George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign is a prime example.

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Guido Fawkes

Guido Fawkes

I was reading the latest on the Leveson inquiry, which is the British investigation into the sometimes horrible excesses of Britain’s tabloid newspaper culture. Front and center in the investigation, headed by Lord Justice Leveson, is an examination of how much damage was done to individuals who were spied upon and betrayed by the tabs.

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The Dark Legacy Of Reaganomics

The Dark Legacy Of Reaganomics

For half a century – from the depths of the Great Depression until the rise of Ronald Reagan – the U.S. government invested in building the nation and funding key research. And the country flourished. But Reagan then reversed those priorities.

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It’s Thanksgiving, But Evil Doesn’t Take Days Off

It’s Thanksgiving, But Evil Doesn’t Take Days Off

Many of us can give thanks for the things we have in our lives, none of which we can take for granted – jobs (for those who have them), having a place to live, a decent meal, a car to drive, heat, running water, electricity, for a supportive and nurturing family or group of friends. But when my bleeding heart pauses in giving thanks for my own better fortune, I remember all the people in this country who don’t have all those things – who, in fact, may have none of those things.

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Police, Right-Wing Media Know No Bounds While Demeaning Occupy Wall Street

Police, Right-Wing Media Know No Bounds While Demeaning Occupy Wall Street

Outfitted in best-of-tech riot gear against the unarmed “occupiers,” Lt. John Pike of the UC Davis police approached the group of students and began attacking them with peppy spray, forcing them to cover their faces.

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Patriotic Millionaires To Grover Norquist: ‘Go To Somalia’

Patriotic Millionaires To Grover Norquist: ‘Go To Somalia’

In a time of unprecedented economic quality and unemployment (see Occupy Movements), in which the top one percent control 42 percent of financial wealth while 15 percent of the country is on food stamps and unemployment is still hanging at 9.1 percent.

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Just Who Is This Right-Wing Arch-Nemesis?

Just Who Is This Right-Wing Arch-Nemesis?

America’s Right-wing, or at least its rank-and-file, fancies itself as patriotic, compassionate, law-abiding citizens upholding the traditional values that built this nation—essentially, they see themselves as the modern-day equivalent to say, Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys. And in one respect, they may be correct.

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Trespass and Occupy, And Why It Is Important

Trespass and Occupy, And Why It Is Important

By trespassing, we are saying that mega-corporate occupation of the power and wealth of this nation is illegitimate. We are here to take our power back and do our best to divest from an economic system that harms us and our fellow citizens

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Occupy Wall Street – Yes It’s About Handouts

Occupy Wall Street – Yes It’s About Handouts

It’s true that this movement is, in part, about handouts, but it’s not the Occupy Wall Street protesters who are seeking handouts.

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Andrew Breitbart Falsely Calls Occupy Vermont Suicide A ‘Murder,’ Despite Knowing It Was A Suicide

Andrew Breitbart Falsely Calls Occupy Vermont Suicide A ‘Murder,’ Despite Knowing It Was A Suicide

Twitter troll and make-believe journalist, Andrew Breitbart–being the right-wing tool that he is–posted a video on his website that claims to be that of a man murdered at Occupy Vermont, even though every other news source including his own has it reported as an apparent suicide.

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The U.S. Passed Mandatory Health Insurance In 1798 Under President And Founding Father, John Adams

The U.S. Passed Mandatory Health Insurance In 1798 Under President And Founding Father, John Adams

Many people who oppose the ‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act., also known as ‘Obamacare’, say the Founding Fathers wouldn’t have wanted the Government to make health insurance mandatory for private employees. This is not true, and is proven by history.

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Islamic Fundamentalism And The American Right-Wing: A Love Story

Islamic Fundamentalism And The American Right-Wing: A Love Story

If you’ve listened to Glenn Beck anytime in the past year or two (and who hasn’t?), you’ve no doubt heard him talk about the sinister alliance between three groups, American progressives, labor unions and Muslim extremists. According to Beck, they want to collapse the current society and bring about a worldwide Islamic caliphate – a new world order dominated by Islam.

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Cain Calling Names is Exactly What GOP Voters Want to Hear

Cain Calling Names is Exactly What GOP Voters Want to Hear

Had it not been for Perry’s Dumb and Dumber moment, surely Herman Cain’s name calling of Rep. Nancy Pelosi or Mitt Romney’s answer for why people call him a flip flopper would be center stage. For me, though, Cain’s name calling is the highlight of the debate (or low-light depending on how you look at it).

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Pro-Life, Pro-Agenda, And Just Plain Pro-Stupid

Pro-Life, Pro-Agenda, And Just Plain Pro-Stupid

If you have ever found yourself searching for a good reason to continue your support of the Separation of Church and State argument, look no further than the Jonestown-like dynamics of Mississippi’s Initiative 26 proposal–better known as the ‘personhood amendment’–that was thankfully voted down in Mississippi’s most recent election.

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How Republican Loyalty To Their Masters Is Destroying America

How Republican Loyalty To Their Masters Is Destroying America

This short story offers a parable about the politics of a small town where one rich family was able to protect themselves and their financial bottom-line by controlling the local media and making sure that they ‘owned’ as many local elected officials as possible.

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Ohio Celebrates As Voters Reject Anti-Union Law

Ohio Celebrates As Voters Reject Anti-Union Law

The anti-union law was set up to severely limit the bargaining abilities of 350,000 unionized public workers. With more than a quarter of the votes counted late Tuesday, 63 percent of votes were to reject the law. Even more impressive, it seems more people voted “no” on Ohio bill 5 than who voted “yes” for Governor Kasich.

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Iraq Revisited

Iraq Revisited

And now comes the greatest obscenity of all: the Iraq War. With this monstrosity of an endeavor now coming to a long overdo end, the final price tag has far exceeded the trillion-dollar mark, and that’s not counting the impact it had on the economy.

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Fact-Checking Herman Cain: ‘We Have The Best Healthcare In The World”

Fact-Checking Herman Cain:  ‘We Have The Best Healthcare In The World”

Given Cain’s dismal knowledge base on everything from neo-conservatism to whether China has nuclear weapons, it shouldn’t be a surprise that in the C-Span ‘Lincoln-Douglas’ debate with Newt Gingrich, hosted by the Texas Patriots PAC, he flubbed, again.

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The Political Teeter-Tottering Of Mitt ‘The Flipper’ Romney

The Political Teeter-Tottering Of Mitt ‘The Flipper’ Romney

When he campaigned for the Governorship of Massachusetts and to be a senator, Romney consistently tried to portray himself as more liberal than his opponents. Now, as he runs for President, Romney is trying to portray himself as more conservative.

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Tea Party Supporter Heckles Elizabeth Warren, Calls Her A ‘Socialist Whore’

Tea Party Supporter Heckles Elizabeth Warren, Calls Her A ‘Socialist Whore’

As Warren spoke to the audience, a man interrupted and complained about her support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. When the crowd attempted to shout him down, Warren intervened and asked them to let him speak. He said that he was unemployed and that the Tea Party has been protesting Wall Street longer than OWS.

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