The politics I love and hate, wrapped up in a conundrum.

BREAKING: Redskins to change name

Because the American Indian Counsel has requested that the NFL disassociate itself from Indian Names, the Washington Redskins have announced that they will change their name to the Washington Foreskins, in honor of all the dicks in Washington DC, effective immediately.

Haha, gotchya!

As usual, conservatives already rewriting the shitty history they created

While right wing media is today touting the ludicrous meme that the President forced them to shut down the government (I guess they’re as stupid as their teabagger constituency), let’s not forget the GOP was the only folks who were happy and excited about the shutdown, who conspired to plot it six months ago, and who voted against reopening the government and averting a credit default.

Congress currently has a 10% approval rating, apparently that is lower than the approval rating of colonoscopies. Which actually makes sense because the more you think about it, both Congress and colonoscopies deal with assholes, but the American public can at least acknowledge that colonoscopies serve a practical function. Also, colonoscopies exist to make assholes better; Congress just seems to make them worse.

—John Oliver, on The Bugle podcast

Can we all agree now you don’t elect morons who hate government to run it?

Can we all agree now you don’t elect morons who hate government to run it?

Jobs, jobs, jobs?

Jobs, jobs, jobs?

Throwing out preclearance…is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet.

—Looks like Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was spot on. The only thing keeping the 15 offending states from voting rights violations was the umbrella of Section 4 of the VRA. 

The Conservative Racket Matrix

The Conservative Racket Matrix

It is good politics to oppose the black guy in the White House right now, especially for the Republican Party.

Rep. Kris Crawford, a Republican state congressman Florence, South Carolina. Crawford is also an emergency room doctor who supports the Medicaid expansion, but expects the Republican caucus to vote as a block against the Medicaid expansion. 

"Especially" for the Republican Party? ONLY for the Republican party, asshole.

It’s really too bad the Repube faux-outrage-fax-of-the-day instructed the lemmings to be upset about the tourists not getting their White House tour rather than something important that actually affects people like:

Now we know why no Republican ever says specifically what S/HE would cut when rallying for budget cuts, because voters don’t want government services drastically cut. This time it’s the Republicans in Congress who don’t like the cutbacks.

We all work on evidence-based reasoning, and that’s much more of a Democratic mindset than a Republican mindset. It’s hard to side with a party that’s still trying to reach out to their base of creationists.

Johnvey Hwang, a San Francisco software engineer who volunteered with the Obama campaign, quoted in the article GOP has lost another key bloc: Silicon Valley techies

This CPAC convention is increasingly the Star Wars bar scene of the conservative movement. All that’s missing from that convention is a couple of Wookies.

Steve Schmidt, Republican consultant and John McCain’s 2008 campaign manager

(Source: videocafe.crooksandliars.com)

bongopoet:

Great cover of today’s New York Times Magazine.

Link to the long read Can the Republicans be Saved from Obsolescence?

bongopoet:

Great cover of today’s New York Times Magazine.

Link to the long read Can the Republicans be Saved from Obsolescence?

Looks like he just crapped his pants

Looks like he just crapped his pants