H.R.3: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

For example, it would deny tax credits to companies that offer health plans that cover abortions and it would block anybody with insurance that covers abortions from receiving federal subsidies

From H.R.3

The GOP is against the government take over of health care; unless it can be used to keep women from making their own health care choices about their own bodies. That’s it in a nutshell.

Ken Cuccinelli, How to get ahead as a Republican in 2010

Ken Cuccinelli has called homosexuality “intrinsically wrong,” sought to alter the 14th Amendment in order to strip the children of undocumented immigrants of their citizenship, questioned the science of climate change, and dabbled in birtherism.

He is, in other words, a near-perfect embodiment of the passions that animate the base of the Republican Party in the age of Obama

From How to get ahead as a Republican in 2010 – War Room – Salon.com

Nihilism as politics.

Ken Cuccinelli, How to get ahead as a Republican in 2010

Ken Cuccinelli has called homosexuality “intrinsically wrong,” sought to alter the 14th Amendment in order to strip the children of undocumented immigrants of their citizenship, questioned the science of climate change, and dabbled in birtherism.

He is, in other words, a near-perfect embodiment of the passions that animate the base of the Republican Party in the age of Obama

From How to get ahead as a Republican in 2010 – War Room – Salon.com

Nihilism as politics.

The Dickishness Of The GOP

What we’ve observed these past two years is a political party that knows nothing but scorched earth tactics, cannot begin to see any merits in the other party’s arguments, refuses to compromise one inch on anything, and has sought from the very beginning to do nothing but destroy the Obama presidency. I see no other coherent message or strategy since 2008. Just opposition to everything, zero support for a president grappling with a recession their own party did much to precipitate, and facing a fiscal crisis the GOP alone made far worse with their spending in the Bush-Cheney years. There is not a scintilla of responsibility for their past; not a sliver of good will for a duly elected president.

From The Dickishness Of The GOP

Worth a read.

There Will Be Blood

There’s a legal limit to federal debt, which must be raised periodically if the government keeps running deficits; the limit will be reached again this spring. And since nobody, not even the hawkiest of deficit hawks, thinks the budget can be balanced immediately, the debt limit must be raised to avoid a government shutdown. But Republicans will probably try to blackmail the president into policy concessions by, in effect, holding the government hostage; they’ve done it before.

Now, you might think that the prospect of this kind of standoff, which might deny many Americans essential services, wreak havoc in financial markets and undermine America’s role in the world, would worry all men of good will. But no, Mr. Simpson “can’t wait.” And he’s what passes, these days, for a reasonable Republican.

From There Will Be Blood

What GOP Nihilism looks like.

The Big Lie

It seems to me that the last year or so in America’s political culture has represented the triumph of untruth. And the untruth was propagated by a deliberate, simple and systemic campaign to kill Obama’s presidency in its crib. Emergency measures in a near-unprecedented economic collapse – the bank bailout, the auto-bailout, the stimulus – were described by the right as ideological moves of choice, when they were, in fact, pragmatic moves of necessity. The increasingly effective isolation of Iran’s regime – and destruction of its legitimacy from within – was portrayed as a function of Obama’s weakness, rather than his strength. The health insurance reform – almost identical to Romney’s, to the right of the Clintons in 1993, costed to reduce the deficit, without a public option, and with millions more customers for the insurance and drug companies – was turned into a socialist government take-over.

From The Big Lie

This hits the nail on the head.

Missouri farmer calls Democrats “party of parasites”

The Raytown farmer who posted a sign on a semi-truck trailer accusing Democrats of being the “Party of Parasites” received more than $1 million in federal crop subsidies since 1995.

From Missouri farmer calls Democrats “party of parasites”

This doesn’t surprise me one bit. In practice most people use terms like Socialism, Fascism etc to refer to government that doesn’t directly benefit them. When government provides those things they need it’s just common sense good governance.

I don’t doubt that this person imagines himself as a Randian Hero and has all kinds of ridiculous rationalizations for his hypocrisy.