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[Steve Benen http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/i-won-both-them#break] today has the best analogy for the President's "I won both of them" comment in response to Republicans' derisive applause ...
by Bethesda 1971
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Jan 21, 2015 at 08:07 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Note: Sorry for the arguably oxymoronic metaphor. Success can't "fail" but can it "fall?" But I couldn't think of an alternative. [Steve Benen http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/obamacare-...
by Bethesda 1971
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 08:51 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Republican politicians really try. They try so hard not to say what they really think about women, about Hispanics, about African-Americans, about teachers, about any one of the disparate Democratic-...
by Dartagnan
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Oct 10, 2014 at 05:03 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Jason Zengerle of New Republic recently published an excellent, timely article entitled The New Racism which focuses on the political career of Hank Sanders, who took his diploma from Harvard Law ...
by BetteNoir
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 02:48 PM PDT with 45 Recommends
After Hobby Lobby came down, beleaguered Chris Christie lived up to his title of Big Chicken (Charlie Pierce) by refusing to take a position, using the bizarre "logic" that if he took a position, he ...
by Bethesda 1971
Comment Count 30 comments on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 07:12 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
As Steve Benen notes this morning, the President seems to be enjoying baiting the Republicans over Boehner's threatened lawsuit. While Boehner was unable to come up with a single reason for the ...
by Blue Intrigue
Comment Count 25 comments on Wed Jul 02, 2014 at 08:43 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
One of the hoariest of the many "Zombie Lies" is the canard that Bob Casey was banned from the 1992 Democratic Convention because he was "pro-life." This one was so ensconced in the public ...
by Bethesda 1971
Comment Count 29 comments on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 07:38 AM PDT with 80 Recommends
The Thelma and Louise Caucus, a/k/a the Tea Party, is driving a convertible toward the canyon at high speed. Unfortunately, this time, we are all in the car. Thelma (Ted Cruz) and Louise (Louie ...
by Upper West
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Sep 26, 2013 at 07:26 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Guess why we suddenly need voter ID laws after President Obama got elected? Steve Benen at MaddowBlog, in a post titled "...
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 204 comments on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 10:57 AM PDT with 304 Recommends
Given the unprecedented levels of Republican obstructionism we're facing from the House now, some here seem to have given up hope of getting any decent legislation through. But wait! There may be ...
by BruinKid
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 05:00 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
You might have missed this, but everyone's most loathed conservative hellspawn, Liz Cheney, had an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today and it is a humdinger. But instead of forcing you to read ...
by gf120581
Comment Count 127 comments on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 05:47 PM PDT with 213 Recommends
Presented for the Daily Kos readership. Steve Benen of the Maddow Blog captured the Republican mindset clearly: It seems the key to American social progress in the 21st century is simple: more ...
by TomP
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 07:01 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
Here's yet another in the continuing series, " Not the Onion. No, Really. Not the Onion." Steve Benen at [The Maddow Blog http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/02/08/16899707-germany-isnt-sunnier-
by Upper West
Comment Count 40 comments on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 11:18 AM PST with 34 Recommends
Will Femia has pointed out that Steve Benen of The Maddow Blog has had two ...
by Lily O Lady
Comment Count 29 comments on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 08:59 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
Just wanted to share two things I read in the hope that they lighten the mood just a bit: From E. J. Dionne, I was talking with an old friend who is with one of the nonpartisan polling outfits (...
by Gideon
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 04:04 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
It sounds like Mittens is winning all sorts of hearts & minds across the pond { hee...hee...hee... }. Let's dive on into "this day in history" because there are oodles of fun birthdays to ...
by CityLightsLover
Comment Count 46 comments on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 07:02 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
There's a must-read diary by News Corpse which details Steve Benen's list of the top ten lies told repeatedly by Mitt Romney - among the many, many, many lies he tells all the time. Over at the ...
by davidkc
Comment Count 215 comments on Sat Jun 23, 2012 at 07:13 AM PDT with 369 Recommends
Steve Benen, writing for the Maddow Blog , has compiled a list of 30 flagrant lies told by Mitt Romney this week alone. It's an eye-opening collection of falsehoods so egregious that it's mind-...
by News Corpse
Comment Count 170 comments on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 09:18 PM PDT with 491 Recommends
Republicans like to cite a quote of John F. Kennedy — "A rising tide lifts all boats" — as a metaphor to describe the benefits of the trickle down economics. So long as the economy grows, the ...
by allyngibson
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Mar 19, 2012 at 11:23 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Rick Santorum, ten years ago: [T]oday, growing disparity between the rich and poor is one of the critical social dilemmas we face in the 21st century. I believe that the growing wealth gap is one ...
by RobLewis
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Feb 28, 2012 at 12:43 PM PST with 7 Recommends