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Cutting thru the Propaganda
Since the New Deal, Republicans have been on the wrong side of every issue of concern to ordinary Americans; Social Security, the war in Vietnam, equal rights, civil liberties, church- state separation, consumer issues, public education, reproductive freedom, national health care, labor issues, gun policy, campaign-finance reform, the environment
and tax fairness. No political party could remain so consistently wrong by accident.
The only rational conclusion is that, despite their cynical "family values" propaganda, the Republican Party is a criminal conspiracy to betray the interests of the American people
in favor of plutocratic and corporate interests, and absolutist religious groups. 

Why? Because they're evil GOP bastards!
Exposing the ugly truth
about the Republican Party's diabolical plot to replace constitutional democracy with an oligarchic
fascist theocracy...

It's the only rational explanation!
Why does the Republican Party zealously pursue policies so obviously counter to the best interests of ordinary Americans? 

It can only be
because they're...
statues, imports, arms and armor, swords, scientific instruments
Need more proof that today's Republicans are evil bastards?

Who Is 'Any Person' in Tribunal Law? It Could Be You.

It Can't Happen Here? The Case for Ballot Tampering in the 2004 Elections

The Madness of George W. Bush: A Reflection of Our Collective Psychosis

It's official: Gore won Florida in 2000

The Florida Republican Recount Riot: A Consortium report on how paid
GOP operatives circumvented the democratic process through mob violence

Timeline of Bush administration's Iraq war lies

Caught on Film: Bush rhetoric versus reality

The October Surprise: 
The Reagan campaign committed treason against the US to ensure the defeat of Jimmy Carter in 1980, and got away with it

Whitewashed: Reagan's neocon genocide in Latin America

How heretical cult leader / convicted felon Sun Myung Moon achieved such influence over the Republican Party (and shameless televangelist lackeys like Jerry Falwell)

Bill Moyers on media consolidation and the decline of American journalism

Theocracy Watch: American Taliban endangers freedom from religion

List of influential right-wIng think tanks & foundations

Jack Hughes Essays 
Compare these analyses to the pap you were fed from the corporate media.

If Republicans Want to Run Government Like a Business, Why Do They Keep "Selling" Below "Cost"?

State of the Union: Disaster 
(Feb. 2006)

Iraq: Staying the Course with Lies, Arrogance and Stupidity  (Dec. 2005)

Bush, DeLay & the GOP Sociopathocracy (Oct. 2005)

Fighting for the American way of life: Can freedom survive when democracy fails?

(Sep. 2005)

Bush, the GOP, Good, Evil and the Culture of Perpetual Scandal  (Jan. 2005)

Election 2004: The death of American democracy; or, are Americans too dumb to vote?  (Nov. 2004)

Forget 'Liberal Bias' -- for the Busheoisie It's 'Reality Bias.'   (Oct. 2004)

Mythology versus Reality: Re-Fighting the Vietnam War  (Sep. 2004)

The Fantasy-Camp Presidency of George W. Bush 
(July 2004)

The Secret Transcript of the Secret Meeting of Cheney's Secret Energy Task Force 
(May 2004)

Is Karl Rove Suffering from Spin Fatigue?
  (April 2004)

Grouse Media and the GOP Propaganda Machine  (Feb. 2004)

George W. Bush: When Hatred is Justified  (Dec. 2003)

The Banner Flap & Bush's Pattern of Deception
  (Nov. 2003)

Iraq: Not Going According to Plan  (Sep. 2003)

An Open Letter to the DNC  (June 2003)

Republicanoids, and Why They're Such Evil Bastards  (May 2003)

Bush & Iraq: A War in Search of a Justification  (April 2003)

Trent Lott and the GOP's Dirty Little Secret  (Jan. 2003)

Bush Wags the Dog  (Nov. 2002)

The "Under God" Pledge of Allegiance Flap
  (July 2002)
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January 2013
Evil GOP Bastard of the Month
Horrifying Know-Nothing Iowa Tea Party GOP Congressman Not-To-Be- Confused with Best -Selling Novelist
Steve King
Whenever idiotic or paranoid fringe-kook conspiracy theories bubble forth from the fevered imaginations and paid propaganda shops of right-wing Crazyland -- no matter how devoid of supporting evidence or even  internal coherence -- Steve King is there to lend his support and credibility as a serving United States Congressman. Of course,  the nefarious malefactors of said conspiracies are always Democrats -- especially Democratic presidents. Rep. King is very "suspicious" about President Obama's country of birth. King is also outraged by the so-called Benghazi "scandal," calling it "bigger than Watergate." Despite his certainty about the egregiousness of the "scandal," King is  hazy  about the details. "I don’t think the public has any idea, and I tell you, I don’t either, of the chronology of the events — what took place, and who was where doing what and why," he admitted. MORE
  “Obama! A Modern U.S. President”
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Republican Primary Politics Is a Nasty Business
If they can't along with each other, don't expect them to compromise with the Democrats.
Today, all Democrats are McGoverniks
It was the McGovern Campaign that Made the Democratic Party What It Is Today

Jack Hughes
In 1972, Americans were offered a stark choice. There was Richard Nixon, who had already proved to be a duplicitous demagogue after successfully winning election with a non-existent secret plan" to end the war in Vietnam -- and after the Watergate break-in (for which any rational observer assumed White House involvement). Then there was  "peace candidate" Senator George McGovern of South Dakota. For a generation of idealistic young Americans, the election wasn't about politics. It was a conflict between good and evil. The overwhelming landslide defeat of George McGovern's presidential campaign broke the hearts of millions of ardent McGoverniks and ushered in a new era of political cynicism masquerading as realism.

To be described as a 'George McGovern Democrat' was considered
an insult.
"They're the worst kind," George McGovern
once joked

Of course, in retrospect, McGovern's campaign was doomed from the start. The Democratic Party was not the progressive institution it is today -- still suffering from the influence of Southern Dixiecrats and corrupt big city machines. These factions did everything possible to torpedo McGovern's campaign from within. And then there was the Eagleton thing.

But hopefully, when McGovern died at age 90 on the morning of October 21, 2012, he died with the satisfaction from understanding that the movement he inspired to end the war in Vietnam had ultimately triumphed by transforming the Democratic Party into the unambiguously progressive political force it is today. It is the same McGovern coalition of the young, women, ethnic minorities and organized labor that is now bringing Democratic victories.

While McGovern was so obviously a more honorable man and would have been a much better president, as we saw in 1972 Americans can make awful choices. We were just presented a similar choice between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

Mitt Romney, like Richard Nixon, campaigned on a lie. Instead of secret plan to end a war, Romney promised a secret plan to improve the economy. Romney had no hesitation about lying about literally everything. His entire campaign was a scam -- selling snakeoil and treating his (middle-class) supporters as rubes.

Barack Obama had the two disadvantages of  a) being obstructed at every turn by congressional Republicans and then being blamed by them for inaction, and b) being tethered to reality.

As Democrats we were lucky to have a presidential candidate with the brains, organizational skills and stamina to prevent a repeat of 1972. We should be oh-so- very-grateful  that a Romney administration will not be inflicted on the "moochers" and "takers," i.e., the poor, the sick and the elderly of this country. We are beyond fortunate that Barack Obama is a once-in-a-generation historical figure that has transformed our country from a center-right to a center-left nation.

But amidst the celebration and relief we should never forget the contribution of the biggest "loser" in American electoral history, whose quixotic campaign to end a stupid, bloody, useless war completely reformed the Democratic Party. 

Today, all Democrats are McGoverniks.

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