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|Texas GOP Comptroller Candidate's Sales Tax Hike Plan Gives His Party Another Headache
If you thought Greg Abbott still didn't have enough explaining to do, I'd love to see how he tries to explain the position his party's candidate for state controller has taken on raising sales taxes.
|TX-Gov: Abbott's Policy Director An Admitted Criminal
The question in the Texas governor's race has become even more obvious with time-- when will even the reddest of Republicans acknowledge what has become very obvious-- Greg Abbott lacks the judgment ...
|TX-Gov: Abbott-Nugent ties draw attack from rape victim
Greg Abbott's fatally flawed judgment in giving a glowing introduction to the morally flawed Ted Nugent has drawn still more fire . This time, it's from a rape victim featured in a well-done Wendy ...
|TX-Gov: DMN Editorial Blasts Abbott's Judgment
I never thought I'd see the day that the Dallas Morning News would come down hard on a GOP candidate for anything. Then again, how could the DMN NOT come down hard on Greg Abbott and his continued ...
|TX-Gov: Wendy Davis Fights Back On Abbott's Ted Nugent embrace
I have been waiting years for a Texas Democratic candidate who was not afraid to fight for us and aggressively attack Republican claims that they stand for "Texas values." Wendy Davis did it in an ...
|TX-Gov: Wendy Davis within 8 of Abbott according to poll
I just received an email from the Democratic Governors Association. Putting it mildly, the news it reported on Wendy Davis was very encouraging. Here's part of the email's text: Al, This just in: a ...
|Report: Obama Calls Romney BSer in interview
I suspect there will be a major break of the vapors among Republicans and their mainstream media enablers over this , but I love how blunt President Obama is speaking when it comes to Mitt Romney's ...
|TX AG Defends Anti-Voter Registration Law Kept In Place by SCOTUS
It's bad enough that the U.S. Supreme Court allowed our state's restrictive voter registration law to stand. It's even worse that Texas' Republican attorney general, Greg Abbott, has demonstrated ...
|Romney Aide Defends Mitt's 47 Percent Remark
After hearing this segment on "Up With Chris Hayes" on MSNBC, I'll be curious to see how Mitt Romney defends his cruel remarks to a group of his funders about how 47 percent of Americans don't pay ...
|BREAKING: Judge To Block Florida Voter Registration Restrictions
I don't know if anyone has diaried about this , but I hope this is just a beginning of tons of Florida registrations that will undo the damage to democracy done by dictator Rick Scott and his ...
|TX-Sen: GOP Nominee Cruz Thankful For Tropical Storm Isaac
When I heard this on our local ABC affiliate (WFAA in Dallas), it reminded me of what I heard a Republican official in our state say about teabagger U.S. Senate nominee Ted Cruz: "If Cruz gets ...
|Conflict of Interest? Ohio Sec of State Takes Part In "True The Vote" Suppression Event
If you didn't think that there is an effort to subvert democracy in Ohio this year like what happened in 2004, check out who's participating in a seminar being conducted by the voter suppression ...
|Religious Right Group Says GOP Committing "Political Gang Rape" Against Akin
I never envisioned that I'd see the sight of a Republican circular firing squad before I saw this piece about a religious right group attacking the GOP for trying to pressure Todd Akin out of the ...
|TX-Sen: Early results show Cruz, Sadler leading
I don't know if there has been any diaries on the Texas primary runoffs, but here's a start. I realize it's early, but it looks pretty good that we'll have a teanut as the GOP U.S. Senate nominee as ...
|BREAKING: Rick Perry Calls On Romney To Release More Tax Returns (UPDATED with More From Romney)
I never thought I'd see this-- my state's teahead governor, Rick Perry, calling on Mitt Romney to release his tax returns. If you didn't think the Romney campaign was already in trouble, you really ...
|SCOTUS Rejects Arizona Voter Suppression Law UPDATED
I don't know if anyone has diaried about this, but I couldn't help but noticing this piece about a U.S. Supreme Court decision that was easily overshadowed by the actions on President Obama's ...
|My Rant On PBS Pundit's "Gloomy" Obama Segment
I got rather depressed last night as I watched the PBS weekly show that I used to watch when I was young -- "Washington Week in Review," or something like that. It seemed from watching that at least ...
|Why is Romney campaign afraid of opening up its meetings?
Why does Mitt Romney feel he needs to keep as many of his contacts away from the public? Is it because he's afraid that the American people are going to catch up with his constant fits of mendacity? ...
|BREAKING: Federal Judge Blocks Parts Of Rick Scott's Voter Registration Restrictions
I don't know if anyone has diaried about this so far, but this is great news. Here's part of what the Miami Herald is reporting: In a much-anticipated decision, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle on ...
|Mitt Romney Cluelessness In Meeting With Pa. Voters Exposed in TV segment
You'd think that anyone who has run for president for the last six years would know something about how to talk to voters of all kinds. Not Mitt Romney. Not even to a hand-picked group of voters in ...
|TX-Sen: Another GOP Candidate Supports Voter Disenfranchisement Law
David Dewhurst isn't the only Texas Republican U.S. Senate candidate who has announced support for the voter disenfranchisement laws the state's GOP legislature passed and Rick Perry signed into law ...
|TX-Sen.: GOP candidate Dewhurst Fights For Anti-Democracy Voter Disenfranchisement Law
While I was watching the 10 p.m. news last night on our local NBC affiliate, I couldn't help but notice the advertisement presented by Republican U.S. Senate candidate David Dewhurst. In his ad, ...
|Fox "News" Aids Limbaugh; Its Accountability Moment Must Also Come Along with That of Rush
As a husband, I continue to be offended by the despicable and vile campaign waged by Rush Limbaugh against a Georgetown University law student whose only crime was her desire to testify before ...
|Romney Confronted By NY DREAMer who gets harassed by candidate's backers
If we have learned anything by now about Willard "Mitt" Romney, it is this-- he's a candidate of, by, and for the 1 percent who has no interest or concern about the concerns of the 99 percent. If ...
|Mitt Romney Defends South Carolina Voter Disenfranchisement Law
Anyone who is as out of touch as Mitt Romney is when it comes to the concerns of average Americans like myself should not be considered seriously as a possible president. Romney, who so casually ...
|TX HD-105: State House No Place For Voter Disenfranchisement Supporter Linda Harper Brown
While I am very happy with the efforts to challenge and undercut un-American voter disenfranchisement laws enacted by Republican governors and legislatures, I am saddened to say that one who helped ...
|TX-32: Sessions All For The 1%, But Not For The Rest of Us
Throughout his time in Congress, my area's disgrace of a congressman, Pete Sessions (TX-32) has proven to be a fiscal conservative...except when it comes to supporting financially and morally ...
|TX-32: 'Seniors' Group's Positive Portrayal of Sessions Doesn't Match With Facts
It's bad enough that corporations and their front groups can spend unlimited amounts of dollars trying to influence election campaigns with misleading and dishonest advertising. This past week, I ...
|TX-House105: Will Anyone Challenge My Area's Voter Suppression Bill Author (and others nationwide)?
It's bad enough that my area has been subjected to the shameful and irresponsible representation of Pete Sessions (TX-32) in Congress. It's doubly shameful that my area is represented in the Texas ...
|TX-32: Sessions Uses Taxpayer-Supported Web Site To Promote GOP's Non-Jobs Plan
My area's national embarrassment of a congressman, Pete Sessions (TX-32) continues his insistance on using Republican code words and proven lies to continue his opposition to any meaningful ...
|Despite Facts, Perry Implies Obama Isn't American In New Ad
With one campaign ad that his website is featuring, Rick Perry is raising more questions about HIMSELF than anything else. The ad paints ...
|RIP: The Last of a Kind Republican, Charles Percy
When I heard about the death of former Illinois U.S. Sen. Charles Percy , I was reminded of one big ...
|TX-32: Sessions Puts Ideology Above His District In Opposing Jobs Plan
If you wanted to know how the Republicans really feel about bringing America out of its unemployment crisis, look no further than the disgrace my area has been subjected to since Tom DeLay's ...
|Will Texas' Voter Disenfranchisement Law Be Challenged? When?
On one of my area's local newscasts the other day, a commentator made note of the fact that the new voter disenfranchisement legislation that the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature passed will ...
|Rachel Maddow's MUST SEE Assessment of Rick Perry And His To-Be Presidential Bid
I have long admired the work of Rachel Maddow since her days on Air America Radio, but her extensive piece from Thursday's show on my state's shame of a governor, Rick Perry, was particularly notable.
|Putting People Last: Norquist Pledge Draws Support from GOP governors, legislators
There has already been talk about the Republican senators and congressmen who with no ...
|GOP: Millionaires First, Nation Last
When I was growing up as a kid, I thought of the Republican party as a lot of nice folks who believed in financial responsibility and a strong national defense. As I am nearing my 60th birthday, I ...
|TX-32: Rachel Maddow Shames Out Sessions On Social Security Privatization Scheme
I am glad MSNBC's Rachel Maddow shamed out a congressman Friday who has long deserved to be shamed out. Sad thing ...
|Keith Olbermann Rips Heartless Eric Cantor's Playing Games Against Tornado Victims
June 20 can't come too soon for me. That's the day "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" returns to the airwaves on CurrentTV (Time Warner Cable channel 229 where I live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area). ...
|TX-32: Sessions Claims To Be A "Guardian For Seniors" While Voting To Gut Medicare
I do not find funny Pete Sessions' latest claim to be a guardian of senior citizens' interest. The same Pete Sessions who seemingly couldn't say enough good things about the financially and morally ...
|My Rant Against Un-American GOP Voter Disenfranchisement
I never thought I'd be THIS angry. Sure, I was angry after the U.S. Supreme Court imposed George W. Bush down our throats in 2000, but even that doesn't come close to how I feel about the un-...
|Keith Olbermann's Special Comment Shoots Down Years of GOP Terrorism Lies
Putting it mildly, I cannot wait to see Keith Olbermann make his first "Countdown" broadcast on CurrentTV next month. My happy anticipation of Keith's return to TV was further accelerated by his ...
|Right-Wing Seniors Group Spreads Lies, Doubletalk On Medicare-Gutting Ryan Bill
I loved Rachel Maddow's excellent report last night about the tons of money right-wing groups are spending ...
|TX-32: What Pete Sessions Doesn't Want His Constituents To Know
It's so interesting to watch how my area's fraud of a congressman, Pete Sessions (TX-32), tries to weasel his way out of having to explain his vote for the Ryan bill that substitutes vouchers for ...
|TX-32: Pete Sessions Calls Irresponsible Ryan Plan "Reasonable"
I have made no secret that I am ashamed that my area is represented by a false conservative who wastes money on irresponsible tax cuts for the richest 1 percent while making everyone else pay for ...
|Keith Olbermann's Special Comment Proves Urgency of High Dem Turnout on Tuesday
If the Democrats wind up keeping control of both houses of Congress on Tuesday, I suspect many will cite the sort of advise similar to that which was given during Keith Olbermann's special comment ...
|TX-32: Pete Sessions' Exposes Own Racism
It's bad enough that Pete Sessions lies when he claims to be a fiscal conservative while at the same time voting for irresponsible budget-busting tax cuts for the richest 1 percent. It's also ...
|TX-32: Sessions For Tax Cuts for Wealthy, Against Aid To 9/11 Responders
After hearing Rep. Anthony Weiner's spirited denunciation of Republican blockage of legislation providing needed aid to 9/11 responders, I ...
|Rachel Maddow Shows How To Smack Down Fox Propagandist
If you ever want to know how to smack down the likes of Bill O'Reilly and the other propagandists who peddle their slime on the fraud of a "news" channel called Fox, you should have seen Rachel ...
|TX-32 and TX-Gov: Sessions, Perry Listed As Breitbart Contributors
One of the things voters are supposed to look for when electing someone to public office is whether they have good judgment. If their contributorship ...
|More Than Apologies Are Due To Victims of Fox, Breitbart Yellow Journalism (UPDATED)
I think this is a start, but much more must be done not only when it comes to Mrs. Sherrod, but ...
|TX-32: Fellow Republican Calls Sessions "Not Up" For NRCC Job
I never thought I'd see the day when a fellow Republican would say that my area's sad shell of a congressman called Pete Sessions was described as "not up" to a job. "Taliban Pete," who I sad to ...
|TX-32: Sessions Tries To Fool Constituents With False Fiscal Conservative Claims
One thing I learned after hearing my area's Taliban congressman, Pete Sessions, is that he claims to be a fiscal conservative, but his record indicates otherwise. I don't know what his definition of ...
|TX-32: Sessions Shows Callousness In HCR Opposition, Vote Against Unemployment Benefits
It is to my sadness that I have to say that Pete Sessions, who seems to think the only ones he needs to represent are large corporations, big donors, and his narrow ideology, represents my ...
|TX-32: Sessions Tries To Shield BP, Joe Barton While Oil Catastrophe Rages On
Pete Sessions may want to wish the problems his next door congressional buddy, Joe Barton, caused for his party to go away, but his latest statement on the matter shows that Sessions' concern is not ...
|TX-32: Pete Sessions No Friend Of Net Neutrality
When I saw Timothy Karr's fine diary on the fight to keep Net Neutrality, I couldn't help but write about my area's Taliban ...
|TX-32: Why Won't Sessions Condemn Barton's BP Apology, GOP Study Group Statement?
The disgrace of a congressman my area has been subjected to since Tom DeLay railroaded his Republican gerrymandering scheme down our throats has shown conclusively that he is all for advancing the ...
|My Rant Against Pro-Discrimination Arizona GOP
Excuse me if I get a bit over the top about what I say, but I am angry, very angry. As one who years ago was badgered time and again by U.S. Border Patrol agents (who evidently thought I was an ...
|TX-32: Grier Raggio Keeps Up Fight Vs. $e$$ion$ on Financial Reform
I continue to be impressed with how Grier Raggio is taking the fight to our area's out-of-touch Taliban congressman, Pete $e$$ion$ (TX-32). In his ...
|TX-32: Sessions Gets Bold Challenger in Grier Raggio
I've been longing for the day when someone had the balls to take my area's Taliban congressman on and hit him where he hurts. Finally, after years of waiting after he was imposed on us by Tom DeLay'...
|TX-32: Sessions Fights For Corporate Welfare Giveway Cut Off By HCR
It's one thing that my area's congressman, Pete Sessions, continues to oppose the healthcare legislation that President Obama has signed into law. It's another thing that the .
|MA-Sen: Brown Camp Claims GOP Candidate's Birther Lies "Non-Issue"
If you didn't think Scott Brown belonged in a nut house and not the United States Senate, check ...
|TX-32: Sessions Shows Love To Accused Swindler, Not To Average Folks Like Me
If you ever wondered why I am so ashamed to say that my congressional district (TX-32) is represented by Pete Sessions, check out ...
|TX-32: What Part of Healthcare Reform Support Doesn't Pete Sessions (Still) Understand?
My area's increasingly out of touch Taliban representative, Pete ...
|Is It Now "Country Last" As Far As GOP Loons Are Concerned?
When I was growing up in Southern California, there was a prominent Hollywood actor who starred in westerns and also excelled in portraying military figures. He was also a staunch conservative ...
|TX-32: What Part of This Poll Doesn't "Taliban Pete" Understand?
When I saw this poll, I was reminded of the fallacy my area's Taliban congressman,
|What Part of Pro-Healthcare Reform Polls Doesn't TX Sen. Hutchison Understand?
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is the latest Texas Republican who has demonstrated how out of touch she and the rest of her party are when it comes to support for real healthcare reform with a robust ...
|TX-32: Sessions Defends Extreme Teabagger Rhetoric
Excuse me if I get a bit emotional, but I couldn't be more ashamed that Pete Sessions represents my congressional district (TX-32) than I am now. It's bad enough that Sessions dishonestly claims ...
|TX-32: What Part of Polls Supporting Healthcare Reform Doesn't Sessions Understand?
If one didn't know that my area's Taliban congressman, Pete Sessions (TX-32) is no friend of average folks, check out ...
|Obama Another Bill McKay? Stay Tuned
Cross-posted from Thinking Out Loud in Texas When I was much younger, there was a ...
|AR-Sen: Dem Sen. Takes Big $$$ From Health Reform Foes; Flip-Flops On Public Option
I've only been to Arkansas one time (some years ago when my wife and I visited the city where she was born [hint: the same one where Bill Clinton was born]), but since that time, I've learned at ...
|Pundit Claims Healthcare Foes "Gaining Traction" What Planet Is He On?
Political pundit Greg Sargent must have thought that the fight for healthcare reform was going to be a walk in the park for President Obama and Democrats. The way he comes across in his latest .
|More Fighting Words Needed From Obama On Healthcare Reform
Cross-posted from Thinking Out Loud in Texas Our president gets one point-- you ...
|What ABC News/WaPo Poll Doesn't Address: Is Healthcare Reform Opposition Built On Lies?
Watch all the cherry picking that will be done by those in the media looking for trends against healthcare reform. On the heels of ...
|Fox Must Be Boycotted After Its Anti-Semitic Question Defense
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|Sen. Conrad's Co-Op Cop-Out: No Substitute For Real Healthcare Reform
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|President Fights Back Vs. Right-Wing Lies In Weekly Address
One thing that has impressed me about President Obama is how he isn't afraid to take on hard issues and present the hard answers needed even in the face of hostile questioning and reporting. That's ...
|Ex-Insurance Company Exec Exposes "Playbook" Against Healthcare Reform
Cross-posted from Thinking Out Loud in Texas If you didn't know that insurance ...
|GOP Congressman Calls Healthcare Questions "Bulls---"
Cross-posted from Thinking Out Loud in Texas When I ...
|My Encounter With An Anti-Healthcare Reform Teabagger
The other day I had a short encounter with a teabagger while performing my responsibilities at my day job. The teabagger had her requests, but she also had a viewpoint to push, and it showed me how ...
|Anti-Healthcare Reform Advocate Gets Smacked Down on CNN
It's no wonder the head of a major anti-healthcare reform group can't give straight answers to questions about his checkered past in the healthcare industry. Rick Scott, the head of the so-called "...
|TX-32: "Taliban Pete" Sessions To Hold Another Townhall Aug. 19
Cross-posted from Thinking Out Loud in Texas If you missed "Taliban Pete" Sessions' townhall meeting in Richardson last night, you'll get ...
|MSNBC Analyst's Role With Firm Fighting Healthcare Reform Exposed
At best, Richard Wolffe should have disclosed his new connection with a firm representing a major interest opposing health care reform when ...
|I'm 57, And I'm Not Falling For Lying GOP, Religious Healthcare Scare Tactics
Cross-posted from Thinking Out Loud in Texas I'm 57 years old, have pretty good health insurance, and have had two relatives die of ...
|Public Still Wants Health Insurance Reform, Poll Reports
So much for Republican and insurance company spin. They can cite declining poll numbers for President Obama, but when it comes to bringing about healthcare reform, they couldn't be more out of ...
|It's No Time To Waver In Fight For Real Healthcare Reform
The more I've been reading posts predicting doom and gloom over the chances to achieve real healthcare reform, the more I am reminded about the past struggles to achieve big things. It wasn't easy ...
|TX-32: Sessions Makes Things Up In Opposing Health Care Reform
My area's congressman, Pete Sessions (TX-32) lives in an alternative universe from residents like myself who live in his district and struggle to make a living. Instead of facing reality and ...
|Let's March on Washington for the Healthcare Reform We Seek
Cross-posted from Thinking Out Loud in Texas It's time we seriously considered a March on Washington to demand that Congress pass real health insurance reform legislation with a robust ...
|Blue Dogs Party While More Americans Go Without Health Insurance
The so-called "Blue Dog" Democrats have become totally and completely despicable. How could these guys ever throw a party over their seemingly efforts ...
|Stop The Gameplaying! Pass Health Insurance Legislation NOW With Public Option!
It's a crime that 47 million folks in the United States have no health insurance. Republicans in Congress and their Democratic allies can throw canard and canard at how expensive a national health ...
|Does CNN's Blitzer Want Health Care Reform To Fail Too?
CNN's Wolf Blitzer did a lousy job of doing his homework during at least one aspect of his interview with Sen. Bernie Sanders about getting meaningful health insurance legislation passed. The ...
|TX-32: Sessions Uses Taxpayer-Supported Web Site To Lie About EFCA
My area's morally unfit congressman, Taliban Pete "Rep. Moron" Sessions, has learned at least one thing-- if you can't beat your opponents with facts, make a few things up about what you're opposing ...
|GOP Congressman: Healthcare A "Privilege, Not A Right"
As if the statements of right-wing blowhard "Boss" Limbaugh weren't offensive enough, there's another statement that Republicans may have a hard time explaining because it reflects what they really ...
|TX-32: Sessions won't give back fraud suspect's money but voted against SCHIP
The congressman who was imposed on us years ago by Tom DeLay's gerrymandering scheme continues to show why he should never have been elected to office in the first place. The man who I am ashamed ...
|TX-32: Sessions Votes Against Creating 7,500 Jobs In His District By Opposing Stimulus
With each passing day, I grow increasingly ashamed that I have to say that Pete (Rep. Moron) Sessions represents my congressional district (TX-32). It's bad enough that Sessions made a total fool ...
|In Obama's Defense Regarding Pastor Rick Warren
(NOTE: I attended Saddleback church while living in Orange County for two years during the late 1980s) The more I hear the critics of President-elect Obama's decision to have Pastor Rick ...
|Obama: "My Kennebunkport Is On The South Side of Chicago"
One of the things I've been very impressed about when it comes to President-elect Obama is his authenticity and how he doesn't forget his roots and who helped him get where he is. A few days ago, I ...
|President Obama: End Health Care Discrimination SOON!
I am very, very happy that finally, we will have a fighter for us in the White House starting Jan. 20. As pleased as I am that Barack Obama will assume the presidency on Jan. 20, I hope he will ...
|What McCain Momentum? Obama still up big in THREE national polls!
One of the things that has impressed me most about Barack Obama's campaign is its discipline. No matter what the polls say, however up or down they are, they keep fighting as though the score is ...
|Fort Worth Star-Telegram Endorses Obama!
Four years after it endorsed George W. Bush for president, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram has wised up and endorsed Barack Obama for ...
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