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Month: January 2010

January 13, 2010
McCain Honored by Country He Put First - Georgia

Throughout his failed 2008 presidential run, Republican John McCain campaigned on a theme of "Country First." As it turns out, that country was Georgia. After his bellicose August 2008 declaration to Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili that "today we are all Georgians," Saakashvili returned the favor Monday by decorating McCain with a "National Hero of Georgia" […]

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January 12, 2010
Father Knows Best for Tucker Carlson

On Monday, Tucker Carlson to great fanfare launched The Daily Caller, a conservative alternative to The Huffington Post. But even as the first edition featured gay-bashing, rape jokes, mockery of leading Democrats and opinion pieces by Republican Congressmen, analysts wondered whether TDC's $3 million in funding from right-wing money man Foster Friess would influence Carlson's […]

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January 11, 2010
Targeting Reid, Republicans Forget Bush Forced Lott Out

The preposterous Republican campaign to equate Harry Reid's off-the-record "dialect" comment with neo-Confederate Trent Lott's lavish public praise of Strom Thurmond has shifted into overdrive. But even as Michael Steele, Jon Kyl and other leading lights of the Party of Hate press Reid like Lott before him to surrender his Senate leadership post, they conveniently […]

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January 10, 2010
GOP Defends Trent Lott, Calls for Reid to Resign
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January 9, 2010
Steele the Latest Republican Chosen by God

The first Republican Abraham Lincoln famously proclaimed, "My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side." Sadly, as RNC Chairman Michael Steele confirmed again this week, his successors believe the GOP truly is God's Own Party. As it turns out, Steele has joined George W. […]

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January 8, 2010
On Terror, GOP Goes from Oprah to Donald Trump

Witnessing the Republican reaction to the Obama administration's handling of the failed Christmas bombing is like watching reruns of The Apprentice. Like Donald Trump, each conservative talking head proclaims "You're Fired!" to members of the Obama team. Of course, when President Bush presided over the 9/11 catastrophe, Osama Bin Laden's escape from Tora Bora, the […]

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January 7, 2010
For Redemption, Tiger Woods Should Become a Republican

Fox News anchor Brit Hume is rightly being mocked for suggesting that the road to redemption for a philandering Tiger Woods begins with his conversion to Christianity. But Hume's on-air evangelical fervor doesn't merely show his religious bigotry in general or ignorance towards Buddhists in particular. It also won't work, at least not with his […]

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January 6, 2010
10 Moments in GOP Terrorism Accountability

On Tuesday, President Obama described the failed Christmas airliner attack as a "potentially disastrous" failure of the system, one "that's not acceptable, and I will not tolerate it." Unsurprisingly, the usual mouthpieces of the right like Peter King and Ron Christie have fanned out to demand "someone will have to go" and that Obama "fire […]

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January 5, 2010
Tea Parties R Us

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is taking to the airwaves this week to promote his new book. But while he claims to offer a new blueprint for a GOP he claims "screwed up" after Ronald Reagan, his colleagues on Capitol Hill already have a solution to the Republicans' identity crisis: Tea Parties R Us. […]

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January 4, 2010
Republicans Now the Party of Armageddon

When the obscure evangelical radio host turned Biblical numerologist Harold Camping predicts the end of the world will arrive on May 21, 2011, it's not a cause for concern. But what about when many of the leading voices of a major American political party not only look forward to the Rapture and the Second Coming […]

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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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