Regressive Republicans

New GOP Senate chairmen aim to undo Obama policies By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press, January 3, 2015 8:1  AM h

Democrats Duped by the Caucus Room Conspiracy By The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program November 6, 2014  … on the night of January 20, 2009…a group of powerful Republicans …drew up a plan to sabotage President Obama at every point possible and deny him any sort of legacy…The Caucus Room conspiracy had three major objectives. The first was to use obstruction — knowing the corporate media would call it “gridlock” as if the Democrats were responsible, too — to prevent President Obama from having any legislative success. The second was to sabotage any legislative victories that the president did manage to win — like Obamacare — and convince US citizens that they were actually failures. And the third was to blame all the economic damage caused by Republicans on BOTH parties and then come out in a critical election like 2014 and say that Republicans are the party that will make things right in Washington as if the state of the economy was the Democrats’ fault. Based on Tuesday night’s shellacking, it looks like the Caucus Room conspiracy was a success…Democrats played right into Republicans’ hands, so the Caucus Room conspiracy was wildly successful. Democrats didn’t point out the Republican obstruction. Democrats didn’t point out the real cause of all the so-called “gridlock.” And Democrats didn’t point out what Republican voter suppression and obstruction efforts were really all about. Republicans near universally ran on the President Obama’s inability to overcome the Caucus Room conspiracy, and it worked like a charm. Meanwhile, Democrats failed to show Us citizens how they were different from Republicans…there’s still time for the party to turn things around, and to learn some valuable lessons from 2014. The Caucus Room conspiracy may have worked this time, but let’s make sure it doesn’t happen again.

The Bush Family: Where Style Trumps Substance by BILL BERKOWITZ FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT, February 12, 2015

Jeb Bush’s Damning Secret History By Joe Conason, AlterNet, December 4, 2014  

Republicans’ Private Terror: Why They Despise the Modern American State — and Embrace Fanaticism By Kim Messick / Salon, March 19, 2015

Ted Cruz Isn’t an Idiot — He’s Delusional and That’s Far More Dangerous By Sophia A. McClennen, AlterNet, April 1, 2015

14 Reasons Why House and Senate Republicans Have Declared Economic War On Average Americans By Steven Rosenfeld / AlterNet  Poll after poll finds Americans want the exact opposite of what the GOP proposes. March 20, 2015 

Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin: Reuters/Ipsos poll By Roberta Rampton, Reuters, March 30, 2015

The Preposterous Spectacle of the Modern Republican Party by STEVEN JONAS FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT, March 13, 2015

Republicans’ Private Terror: Why They Despise the Modern American State — and Embrace Fanaticism By Kim Messick / Salon, March 19, 2015

You call these “moderates”?! How the far right hopes to fool America (again)

Reagan Was an ‘Extreme Racist’ Who Re-Enslaved African Americans - Noam Chomsky By Scott Kaufman, Alternet, December 11, 2014

Are Republicans Social Darwinists? By Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine, April 2012

Party of No: How Republicans and the Right Have Tried to Thwart All Social Progress by Arun Gupta, TruthOut.org, posted on May 23, 2010 As much as they may grumble, there is a legitimate reason why the Republicans have been labeled the “Party of No.” For decades, the party’s kneejerk stance has been to oppose any legislation or policy involving social, economic or political progress.

The Sick Social Darwinism Driving Modern Republicans by Robert Reich, Robert Reich’s Blog, Posted on Alternet.org, December 6, 2011

Obstruct and Exploit by Paul Krugman, New York Times, September 9, 2012 

The GOP Is in Total Denial About America’s Soaring Poverty Problems By Michelle Goldberg, The Nation, posted on Alternet.org, December 16, 2013 America’s vast inequality is no accident, but in fact has been politically engineered….What government has done and not done, and the politics that produced it, is really at the heart of the rise of an economy that has showered huge riches on the very, very, very well off.” … politicians rewrote the rules to create a winner-take-all economy that favors the 1% over everyone else, putting our once and future middle class in peril.

The Republicans’ War on the Poor by By Elizabeth Drew, October 24, 2013, Rolling Stone

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