Tag Archives | “Tea Party”

No Pretense of Compassion

Remember the “compassionate conservatives?” Former President George W. Bush would get that earnest, constipated look on his face as he described himself as one. Early in his administration, he used compassionate conservatism as a basis for his faith based initiative program, which was just a way of shoveling tax dollars at right wing Christian groups. […]

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TEA Party Suckers

The problem with the TEA party people is that they are easily suckered. That the lower income people are taxed too much is a valid grievance. However, these people let themselves be co-opted by the very people whose hoarding depresses and destabilizes the economy for everyone else. (more…)

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Translating from TeaPartyese: What “negotiate” really means

Don’t let them fool you. When GOP Congressmen say they “just want to negotiate” – what they’re really saying is “we’re going to have it our way”. And when they talk about “compromise” – they’re really talking about “ratcheting it down even further.” You know how a ratchet works, right?  When you turn it, the […]

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Translating from TeaPartyese: What “negotiate” really means

Don’t let them fool you. When GOP Congressmen say they “just want to negotiate” – what they’re really saying is “we’re going to have it our way”. And when they talk about “compromise” – they’re really talking about “ratcheting it down even further.” You know how a ratchet works, right?  When you turn it, the […]

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They’re Dumb … They’re Mean… They’re Wrong About Everything.. and We Are Paying Dearly

No gun control.No birth control.No voting rights actNo gay rightsNo unionsNo worker rightsNo health care mandateNo universal health careNo mental health servicesNo abortionsNo equal payNo taxes for the wealthyNo regulations to protect workers and consumersNo money for public educationNo protection of our environment I’m sure the list goes on…

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Why I’m Still Backing Maggie

MY LTE to the Keene Sentinel. More after: In personal life, I have come to know, sometimes become good friends with, families who have a special needs or developmentally disabled child. These mothers (fathers too, but I’m closer to the women) are quietly fierce activists on behalf of their children, consistently advocating for the services […]

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This is not a spoof

This laughable video features two actual NH State House candidates.  This is not a spoof. It's funny, but not in the way the performers intended.  Susan DeLemus is an incumbent Republican running in Strafford District 11 against Democratic incumbent Anne Grassie.  She is an up and coming Tea Partier.  Jane Cormier is challenging moderate Republican […]

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