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accurate or insanely accurate?


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Because of its role as the media arm of the Arizona Republican Party, the Republic is reluctant to report that the Arizona Republican Party operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of the “Kochtopus.” The current chair of the Arizona Republican Party, Robert Graham, was the founder of Phoenix-based Americans for Responsible Leadership. It’s president is the former Arizona House Speaker and failed congressional candidate, Kirk Adams. GOP political consultant Sean Noble, whose DC London firm is a major player in GOP politics, is the bag man for the “Kochtopus” money laundering conduit, the Phoenix-based Center To Protect Patient Rights.
And of course, our Tea-Publican controlled Arizona legislature frequently advances model legislation from “Kochtopus” organizations such as the American Legisaltive Exchange Council (ALEC), the Goldwater Institute, Americans For Prosperity, the Institute for Justice, and a host of other far-right political organizations. This is why Arizona has deservedly earned its reputation as the “meth lab of democracy.”
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Why the GOP is and will continue to be the party of white people: Original Sin

Denial has always been the basis of a nullifying politics. Calhoun, too, knew he was on the losing side. The arithmetic he studied most closely was the growing tally of new free territories. Eventually, they would become states, and there would be sufficient “absolute” numbers in Congress to abolish slavery. A century later, history pushed forward again. Nonetheless, conservatives, giving birth to their movement, chose to ignore these realities and to side with “the South.”

Race will always be a complex issue in America. There is no total cleansing of an original sin.

A politics of frustration and rage remains, but it is most evident within the GOP’s dwindling base—its insurgents and anti-government crusaders, its “middle-aged white guys.” They now form the party’s one solid bloc, its agitated concurrent voice, struggling not only against the facts of demography, but also with the country’s developing ideas of democracy and governance.

We are left with the profound historical irony that the party of Lincoln—of the Gettysburg Address, with its reiteration of the Declaration’s assertion of equality and its vision of a “new birth of freedom”—has found sustenance in Lincoln’s principal intellectual and moral antagonist. It has become the party of Calhoun.

It is not a coincidence that the resurgence of nullification is happening while our first African American president is in office.

Confederates and Dixiecrats of yesteryear are the Republicans of today.


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Accurate af. the GOP is just an organized hate group masquerading as a political party

Accurate af. the GOP is just an organized hate group masquerading as a political party

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Remember Way Back In January When Paul Ryan Fought For Rapists Parental Rights?

From January 2013: Paul Ryan Once Again Sponsors the Bill That Would Make It Possible for Women’s Rapists to Sue Them

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In an unsurprising turn of events, Ryan has signed on as cosponsor to the Sanctity of Human Life Act again. The original bill — which declares that life begins with fertilization, and would give states the right to ban all abortion, even in the cases involving incest, rape, or the life of the mother — thankfully died in Congress in 2011.

But now it’s baaaaack, which is scary because not only is the above terrifying, there’s all sorts of other creepy shit hidden in this monster. Like, if a woman who was raped in a state that banned abortions went to a state that didn’t ban abortions and had an abortion? Her rapist could theoretically sue to stop the abortion from happening, and probably win. And it doesn’t stop there with the reproductive weirdness, if passed, it’ll probably make many forms of IVF illegal.

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Remember: Rapists Enjoy Custody Rights In 31 States

Because conservatives and Republicans value a rapist’s rights as a “father” over a woman’s reproductive rights. #FamilyValues


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Flashback: GOP has a history of blocking disaster aid

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Oklahoma lawmakers seeking federal funds to help their tornado-ravaged state find themselves in a tough position, as the aid likely coming their way comes from a source they opposed in September 2011.

Both Republican Sens. Tom Coburn and James Inhofe voted against a bill to give $7 billion to help finance the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s relief fund in 2011. Both senators, in addition to four other state lawmakers, also voted against a $60 billion package for Hurricane Sandy victims in the northeast last year. Coburn has said he wants to make sure the funding for tornado relief in his state will be offset by other cuts to the federal budget. Inhofe called the funding for Oklahoma “totally different” from the Sandy aid package.

Republicans blocking disaster relief funds is nothing new, here’s a look back:

Hurricane Katrina, 2005

Following one of the deadliest and most destructive hurricanes in U.S. history, Congress quickly passed a $51.8 billion relief package for those affected. Just 11 lawmakers in the House voted against the bill—all of them Republicans. That includes Rep Steve King of Iowa, Ron Paul of Texas and Jeff Flake of Arizona. Looking back years later, King called his decision “the best vote that I cast.” The natural disaster killed more than 1,800 people.

Hurricane Ike, 2010

Hurricane Ike was one of the costliest hurricanes to make landfall in the United States, devastating parts of Louisiana, Texas, the Mississippi coastline, and Florida. Republicans ended up killing a bill that would have stopped the loss of about $40 million in federal disaster grants to Ike victims. The Appropriations Committee argued Texas took so long to spend its portion of a 2008 disaster grant, totaling $600 million, that the state probably didn’t need the funds.

Joplin tornado, 2011

Like the recent tornado in Oklahoma, the one in Missouri was a catastrophic EF5. It killed more than 150 people and injured more than 1,000. Senate Republicans came under fire after blocking a $7 billion disaster relief fund from coming up for a vote. It failed 53-33. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor repeatedly came under fire for arguing the funds must be paid for with cuts to other programs. He compared the funds to a family who set aside $10,000 to buy, say, a new car. If they were then struck with a sick family member, Cantor said they’d take their reserved funds and apply it to their family member instead. “Families don’t have unlimited money. And really, neither does the federal government,” he said. Congress eventually authorized $400 million from Community Development Block Grant funds, of which $45.2 million went to Joplin.

Virginia earthquake, 2011

Cantor again insisted the emergency relief funding must be offset with cuts, even though the 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit his Virginia district. FEMA, which initially turned down the state’s request for funds, eventually reversed course.

Hurricane Irene, flooding in Mississippi, tornados in Midwest, 2011

GOP lawmakers blocked an effort by Senate Dems to pass a $7 billion aid package for victims of the recent disasters with a 53-33 vote (It needed 60 to pass). Dems were hoping to refill FEMA’s depleting disaster fund. Cantor again led the charge, insisting the House needed to make more spending cuts.  He insisted however that “no one is holding any money hostage.” GOP Sen.  John Thune of South Dakota echoed the argument, telling reporters “We have got to find a way to pay for these things.” After a GOP-led filibuster and the bill almost dying in the House, it eventually passed.

Hurricane Sandy, 2012

The natural disaster was the second-costliest hurricane in the history of the United States, affecting 24 states with particularly damaging effects in New Jersey and New York. House Republicans demanded disaster aid be offset by cuts, delaying aid by several weeks. House Speaker John Boehner was forced to abandon a vote on a $50 billion package on New Years Day, and when lawmakers finally voted, 179 Republicans opposed it. Congress also approved a $9.7 billion package to pay flood insurance claims, with unanimous support from the Senate and 67 Republicans voting “no.” The decision created a backlash within the Republican Party. Some lawmakers ripped  Boehner for reneging on a promise to vote for Sandy aid spending, accusing him of throwing states like his and New York under the bus because they aren’t red states.

h/t Aliyah Frumin and MSNBC


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the man was a mf prophet


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GOP foreign policy is the ‘W’orst.

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Time To Talk About Jeb Bush’s Disgusting Past

We’re going to have another one of the Bush boys try his hand at creating a circus-like chaos in American democracy.  My bet is that this Bush is probably capable of leaving America in more of a disastrous state than his brother, the Shrub.

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