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The GOP’s War On Science Looks Like This..


I’ve seen some surreal moments in our nation’s capitol, but few can compare to watching Republican members of Congress lecture John Holdren last week on the meaning of “science.” Here are some highlights.

Holdren, the president’s science advisor, was the lone witness at a hearing held by the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology to review the White House’s fiscal year 2015 budget request for science agencies.

You can watch the two-hour video here—or better yet, don’t. We’ve watched it for you. Plus, you don’t want to be more embarrassed than you already are about a science committee that includes a congressman who describes evolution as a “lie from the pit of Hell” and another who claims that climate change is a liberal plot to “create global government to control our lives.”

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This is why I vote republican

This is from the 2008 election, but the Republicans are still just as regressive as ever. 

snap. burn. 

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We released the President’s budget for 2015 last week. Want a look at the nuts and bolts of what’s in there? Make sure to watch the whiteboard.


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Five Reasons to Vote Out Louisiana Rep Steve Scalise

1. Well that’s a solid argument.

2. Solid arguments are this guy’s thing, eh?

3. American by birth? Nope.

4. You should fight for your country….unless you’re gay.

5. Well, violence isn’t that bad, amirite?

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The governor doesn’t have any media availability.
Scott Walker spokesperson Tom Evenson. So far, this has been the Walker administration’s only response to the release of an avalanche of damning emails yesterday. (via quickhits)


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The National Republican Congressional Committee appears to be registering donation websites using the names of Democratic candidates in the URL, distinguished from an official campaign site only by plain text reading “donate to help defeat” below the candidate’s name. Donations from all these sites currently redirect as donations to the NRCC.

There’s a formula, obviously, and it’s being applied to at least a half a dozen candidates already: pages using the same template, all redirecting to the RNCC, exist for the Democratic candidates Alex Sink, Martha Robertson, John Lewis, and Domenic Recchia at the time of this writing.

These are not presented as Republican sites, nor are the names suggestive of opposition sites. The URLs are all, without exception, either the candidate’s name or the candidate’s name accompanied by “forcongress,” “for2014,” or some similar campaign theme.

You have to scroll all the way to the bottom to get any text that suggests Republican involvement, usually in as low-contrast a font as possible.

I’ll try to stay on top of this story and any updates, but for now you need to know at least this much: the RNCC, going into the 2014 elections, is definitely registering misleading websites that appear to support Democratic candidates for Congress, but that direct donations to the RNCC.

This is absolute desperation - the same strategy used used to sell weight-loss cures and penis pills. I can’t imagine that the Republican Party is helping restore their brand for young people with these kinds of tactics.


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every time I see this it gets reblogged

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This man is currently in the U.S. House of Representatives. And this is his official campaign account for the U.S. Senate.

I just can’t…

how is this ok. Can you imagine a liberal doing that? the GOP would rage beyond rage. How can this man be running for office?

ugh. humans.

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This is the official House Republican Playbook on strategies to undermine Obamacare.  It’s full of suggested tweets, videos and digital fliers for rank and file Republican members of Congress to use.

Although page 5 recommends using the words “Accountability, Transparency, Fairness & Competence,” you can clearly see that House Republicans are just concern trolling the President.

Nothing in this playbook addresses how to help the uninsured receive coverage.

P.S. Their citations on graphics are way too small and have mostly been discredited and/or are out of context.

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The driving force behind the shutdown is passionate, radical birtherism, and the press needs to cover it. 

  • Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), who wrote the original letter to tie the shutdown to the defunding of Obamacare: "2012 is the time we’re going to send Mr. Obama home to Kenya or wherever it is!" 
  • Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) “told supporters he would back a bill to investigate the authenticity of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.”
  • Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) thinks that Obama’s birth announcements in a Hawaiian newspaper “might’ve announced that by telegram from Kenya.” 
  • Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas)"One of the things I always questioned was the documentation of the president, whether that was fraudulent,"
  • Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) : “Let’s go back and revisit some of these things because Americans have questions about not only the IRS scandal but also about the president’s validity.”
  • Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas): “I think unfortunately the horse is already out of the barn on this, on the whole birth certificate issue.”
  • Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC):  ”There’s no question President Obama’s hiding something on his citizenship.”
  • Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC):  ”There’s no question President Obama’s hiding something on his citizenship.”
  • Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO): “I have doubts that it is really his real birth certificate.”

This is not a normal partisan fight. A fringe group of one party is grabbing hold of the political process, and the press is not reporting the full story. 

It is frankly amazing to me that elected officials can say things this confoundedly absurd in public and not get laughed out of office.


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