On Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert interviewed former George W Bush henchman Donald Rumsfeld who had agreed to visit the Late Night with Stephen Colbert studio primarily to talk about his new “Churchill Solitaire” app. After some initial soft soaping, Colbert … Continue reading
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Stephen Colbert on Benghazi and the new McCarthyism
Last month’s race to be the next Speaker of the US Congress, brought forth some interesting candidates. None more so than Republican congressman Kevin McCarthy. Stephen Colbert was quick to highlight a number of issues with McCarthy’s candidacy including his comments … Continue reading
Judith Miller’s Iraq war apologia ripped to shreds by Jon Stewart and Bill Maher (video)
“All journalists are manipulated and all politicians lie.” It would take an Olympian level of mental gymnastics to challenge the obvious truth of Judith Miller’s proposition and, given the cynical delay of the UK’s own Chilcot inquiry and the blatant lies … Continue reading
The U.S. found Saddam’s WMD in 2004 but it was covered-up by the Bush administration (video)
They say that the truth will out and it appears that ‘they’ are right. Two days ago, The New York Times revealed that Saddam Hussein did indeed have weapons of mass destruction in 2003. They were discovered by American troops in … Continue reading
Are you kidding me? “Pure political calculation” is why Republicans refused a congressional debate about war with ISIS (video)
The Republican party in congress has turned rejecting any policy proposed by the Obama administration into an art form and made partisan political calculation their raison d’être. That is why the current congressional term has been the least effective in … Continue reading
What is it with the Republican party’s refusal to accept the scientific consensus on man made climate change? (video)
Earlier this year Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown of California told ABC’s This Week “It is true that there’s virtually no Republican who accepts the [climate change] science that virtually is unanimous. I mean there is no scientific question. There’s just political denial … Continue reading
Make It Stop — Congressman Grimm
I’m not a huge fan of the DCCC but they have a point about the GOP controlled congress obstinately refusing to represent the people by actually doing some work!
Note to GOP: Repeatedly voting to repeal Obamacare and doing nothing else does not count as representing the American people!
Text & Video From DCCC
With Speaker John Boehner bragging about his broken Congress this weekend, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched an online ad campaign telling Congressman Michael Grimm to stop being part of the problem.
On Face the Nation this weekend, Speaker Boehner said that Congressman Grimm and his Republican colleagues should be “judged on how many laws we repeal.” In practice, the House Republicans’ All-Repeal Agenda has created unparalleled gridlock — not jobs — and Congressman Grimm is part of the problem of a dysfunctional Congress.
“Americans want jobs, not a partisan, all-repeal agenda from Congressman Michael Grimm that hurts the middle class,” said Emily Bittner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “If this gridlock and partisanship don’t stop, Americans will judge Congressman Grimm not on how many laws Washington Republicans repealed, but on whether he stood up for everyday Americans against the broken Congress — and right now Congressman Grimm is failing.”