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Will the Republicans have the courage of their gun convictions?

Written By: - Date published: 10:20 am, March 29th, 2016 - 20 comments

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Will the Republicans have the courage of their convictions and allow open carry at their approaching Convention?

Republican circus

Written By: - Date published: 8:34 am, March 26th, 2016 - 50 comments

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And now we have accusations of a sex scandal. Stick a fork in the Republicans, they are done.

Rachel Maddow on Donald Trump’s campaign strategy

Written By: - Date published: 9:06 am, March 14th, 2016 - 97 comments

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Rachel Maddow sets out a timeline suggesting that Donald Trump has engaged in calculated escalation of violent rhetoric and action which is causing damage to the US society and how this marks a new low for the Republican Party.

Guantanamo Bay to close?

Written By: - Date published: 1:17 pm, February 24th, 2016 - 21 comments

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Barak Obama has moved to fulfill a very old election pledge and is attempting to close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre.

NRT: The biggest failed state on the planet

Written By: - Date published: 12:40 pm, October 2nd, 2013 - 22 comments

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As I write this, the US Congress is in the final minutes of running out the clock before shutting down the federal government. From midnight, budgetary authority will expire, and the government will not be able to spend any money. Except, of course, on waging war – no matter what happens, the US War On Us will continue regardless.

Republican Humour

Written By: - Date published: 4:29 pm, March 7th, 2012 - 10 comments

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With Super Tuesday closing inconclusively in the US Republican Party Presidential Nominee race, here’s a chance to laugh at the contenders…

Republican Party insider speaks out

Written By: - Date published: 7:45 am, September 10th, 2011 - 20 comments

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A recently retired Republican Congressional staffer speaks out on the Party.  He doesn’t pull any punches…

Economist on US debt politics

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, August 4th, 2011 - 34 comments

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KAL (the cartoonist for The Economist) expresses my feelings about the political process over the last couple of months in the US. Their Washington correspondent after looking at the detail of the eventual ‘solution’ concludes with In the end, hopes for a grand bargain that addressed entitlements, taxes and near-term economic support ran aground on […]

Cooperation vs the tea party

Written By: - Date published: 3:42 pm, July 30th, 2011 - 23 comments

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Cooperation is one of the characteristics that defines humans in evolutionary terms. However true to their intellectually intransigent nature derived more from their enjoyment of a good old randian tantrum, the tea party is holding everyone to ransom. I suspect that the republicans are not going to like the consequences because voters value cooperation more.

US brinksmanship takes us all to the edge

Written By: - Date published: 9:23 am, July 27th, 2011 - 45 comments

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The Republicans are playing chicken over the debt ceiling. The idea is to win as much as possible in spending cuts and permanently shrink the government  by appearing more willing to go over the edge than the Democrats without actually going over. But does the Tea Party faction understand the game, or will they block the last minute compromise?

Stupid but dangerous

Written By: - Date published: 11:10 am, January 28th, 2011 - 24 comments

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The Republican Party may be entering its death throes. In an unprecedented move, there were two competing Republican response speeches to President Obama’s State of the Union address. One from Paul Ryan, the powerful Chair of the House Budget Committee. The other from a Teabagger who looked into the wrong camera the whole time.

Phil Davison, bringing the passion back to politics

Written By: - Date published: 5:33 pm, September 19th, 2010 - 7 comments

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Some people are passionate about local government finances. Really, really, really embarrassingly passionate. Love when he says “If nominated tonight, I can guarantee with 100% certainty that what you are seeing tonight will be what everyone outside those doors will see over the next 8 weeks”. That’d be the clincher for any undecideds.

Pray you don’t get endorsed by Sarah Palin

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, July 30th, 2010 - 9 comments

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A recent poll in New Hampshire showed that being endorsed by Sarah Palin was an immediate turnoff to moderate voters. Similarly the RWNJ’s of the ‘tea party’ have managed to succeed in getting ideologically ‘pure’ but politically lower quality candidates selected where the GOP has undemocratic systems in place. Is this the beginning of the end for the RWNJ’s in the US as voters reject their candidates? Now if only WhaleOil would endorse candidates here…

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