GOP proposes to open parts of the government

We’re in day 2 of the Government Shutdown.  The Republicans are trying to change the narrative from the fact they caused the shutdown over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), so they’re proposing to open parts of the governments to appeal to certain groups of voters.  PanderBears

When the clock strikes twelve

So we’re back at a government shutdown, the first in 17 years.  At midnight tonight 800,000 workers will be furloughed, basically because the Tea Party Republicans refuse to accept that Obamacare is law and have turned Speaker Boehner into just a mouthpiece for their cause.BoehnerCantorGovShutdown

Understanding the Fiscal Cliff (in 2m 30s)

Former Clinton Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains (and draws)

from YouTube

The flat-earth candidate

Looks like Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) is already starting his 2016 campaign.  Not only is he pandering to the Christian Right, he’s also hinting at the “trickle-down government” narrative Mitt Romney pushed during the 2012 campaign.  The flat-earth candidate


Senator Graham criticizes GOP immigration policy

During Sunday’s Face the Nation, the senator from South Carolina talks about how “tone and rhetoric” have caused the Hispanic community to turn against the Republican Party.  He’s forgetting how tone and rhetoric is a problem with even a bigger voting bloc.Senator Lindsay Graham

GOP tries to figure out what went wrong

The Washington Post has a story about top GOP officials planning “an exhaustive review to figure out what went so wrong and how to fix it”.  I don’t think the Republicans need to spend all that money on focus groups; try joining the 21st century.White Males Happy Hour