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Month: March 2010

March 23, 2010
Biden Fails to Top Cheney's Vice Presidential F-Bomb

Fox News, the broadcast arm of the Republican Party, is breathlessly reporting on today's vice presidential F-bomb. During the White House signing event for the health care legislation passed Sunday, Vice President Biden turned to President Obama and mumbled, "this is a big f**king deal." But while the microphones barely picked up Biden's offhand, off-color […]

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March 23, 2010
Sarah Palin Against a Third Party Before She Was For It

While Sarah Palin clearly does not read much in general, she seems to have skipped the Republican memo regarding the Tea Party movement in particular. Appearing on Fox News with Sean Hannity, Palin endorsed the notion of Tea Baggers brewing up third party candidates, a development she insisted "can actually help in this process." That […]

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March 22, 2010
You're Welcome!

From the beginning, two great, largely unmentioned ironies hung over the contentious health care debate. The first elephant in the room (pun intended) is that health care is worst in those states where Republicans poll best. The second is that it will be blue state taxpayers helping fund the improvement of the dismal health care […]

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March 21, 2010
What the Health Care Debate Was Really About

After a year - decades, really - the debate over health care reform came down to a climactic vote in the United States House of Representatives. Many people of good faith in both political parties were separated by a genuine - and fundamental - ideological divide. But as their ferocity revealed, for the GOP the […]

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March 21, 2010
GOP Leaders Embrace Tea Party Bigotry

Rule #1: No one displaying the Confederate flag gets to lecture any American about patriotism. Rule #2: For a Republican Party intent on co-opting the Tea Party protests it helped foster, silence is golden. So while Democrats Tim Ryan (D-OH), Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Barney Frank (D-MA) rushed to denounce the racist and homophobic slurs […]

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March 20, 2010
The 10 Republican No's on Health Care

When it comes to the health care reform bill, perfect is the enemy of good. But Republicans are the enemy of everything. And on Sunday, every member of the House GOP will likely vote against the final health care reform bill that will bring coverage to 32 million more Americans, end insurance company abuses involving […]

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March 19, 2010
Broun: Health Care for Red States a "War of Yankee Aggression"

For many Republicans from Dixie, the old times there are not forgotten. But in equating the health care reform bill to the "Great War of Yankee Aggression," Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) has served up a double irony. For starters, Broun is among the growing legion of Congressional Republicans trying to kill Medicare through privatization. More […]

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March 18, 2010
CBO Highlights Republican Deficit Posturing

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates for the final health care bill are bringing smiles to Democratic faces. Over 10 years, the $940 billion package will cover 32 million more Americans while ending insurance abuses including rescission and the use of pre-existing conditions to deny coverage. But the ersatz deficit hawks of the Republican Party […]

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March 17, 2010
Before Badgering Obama, Bret Baier Compared Bush to Lincoln

The conservative blogosphere is abuzz over the Bret Baier's contentious interview Wednesday with President Obama. Of course, Baier's repeated interruptions and confrontational tone should come as no surprise. After all, the Fox News hatchet man established his partisan bona fides two years ago in an exclusive interview with President Bush titled, "George W. Bush: Fighting […]

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March 17, 2010
Republicans Sick and Tired of the Sick and Tired

As the health care reform debate heads into its final days, the Republican opposition is turning on the sick themselves. This week, the right-wing echo chamber blasted an 11 year old boy whose mother passed away due to lack of health insurance. And a day after the conservative blogosphere protested that Obama insurance reform case […]

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

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