In one of the Republicans’ most breathtaking assaults on Americans’ right to vote, Colorado Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler has ordered that Denver and Pueblo counties not mail absentee ballots to Colorado residents in the US military who are deployed overseas.  Their crime that denies them the right to vote this year?  They didn’t vote in 2010.  Despite requirements of the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act that requires local authorities to send ballots to soldiers deployed in foreign theaters of war 45 days before an election, Gessler has decreed that military personnel (from Democratic leaning Colorado counties, of course) should be denied the right to vote, just in case they might vote for a Democrat. Read the rest of this entry

Eric Cantor’s breathtaking hypocrisy on Occupy Wall Street – PostPartisan – The Washington Post.

I’ve been watching the Occupy Wall Street movement since it started in New York on September 17th.  In the early days, coverage outside of Occupy Wall Street’s own website was virtually non-existent, dismissed by the media.  The major networks were no where to be found, and even local coverage was sparse.  It wasn’t until a video of a police supervisor pepper spraying peaceful protestors went viral did the media finally wake up. Read the rest of this entry

Robert Scheer: Murder Is Good Politics, Bad Justice – Robert Scheer’s Columns – Truthdig.

The Big Lie

We all know that politicians tend to play around the edges of the truth, especially when they are seeking election, which seems to be most of the time these days; however, egregious lies have become more commonplace in recent years, fueled by ideological battles over the future of our nation and the role of government.  In the post-Gringrich partisan world, vision of government varies from “nurturing the greater good” of the Founders, along with today’s moderates and progressives to “every man for himself” of the modern day conservative.  In order to foster the perceived necessity of “every man for himself”, the Tea Party funders and GOP strategists do their best to foment outrage of the masses over fake and/or distorted issues, creating crises where none exist, Read the rest of this entry

In Rick Perry’s Texas, Firefighters Forced To Pay For Gear, Engine Fuel.

One of the biggest lies that the media allows right wing conservatives to continually get away with is that government cannot create jobs.  Eric Cantor, John Boehner, and every GOP presidential candidate repeats the lie as a mantra, to the point that many Americans (read Tea Partiers) now believe it.  Nothing, of course, could be farther from the truth and no knowledgeable person actually believes it, even many who repeat it.  The falsehood is so obvious that even as Republicans repeat it, they relentlessly work to reduce government jobs in a coordinated effort to keep the unemployment rate as high, and the economy as weak, as possible Read the rest of this entry

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