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Schools are the Same or Better???

MSNBC had an Education Nation Summit and inexplicably invited Scott Walker. Wisconsin’s own Heather Dubos Bourenane from Monologues of Dissent, wrote a brilliant open letter to moderator Brian Williams.

…Scott Kevin Walker cut 1.6 BILLION dollars from the public education budget over the next two years, even as he passes out tax breaks like […]

An Open Letter to National Conservative Groups from Wisconsin’s Liberal Bloggers

To: Chris Chocola, Club for Growth The Honorable Jim DeMint, junior Senator from the Great State of South Carolina

It is with great disappointment that we have learned of the efforts of some conservatives on the national level to try to dictate to Wisconsin conservatives their choice for the United States Senate seat being vacated […]

On taxes, let’s be like John F. Kennedy!

In one of his first acts as president, John F. Kennedy signed into law a bill cutting taxes – including taxes for the wealthy, which were cut by nearly 20%. Kennedy’s actions to cut taxes have drawn praise from Republicans like Speaker of the House John Boehner, South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, and Massachusetts Senator […]

Everything old is new again(part 2)….

As I recently posted about the slime that is John Boehner and the possibility he will be the new speaker of the House, I wanted to give equal time to the Senate.

One of the kookiest and farthest right wing members Jim Demint, who unfortunately has to run against Alvin Greene(thats a whole different […]

Is it still “a fool’s errand” ?

While I posted a link up a while ago, that pointed out all of the jobs we are missing out on by not having a sane energy policy.

It was met with mild interest with mostly just attacking the source. In a recent NY Times column, Thomas Friedman, re-iterated what I said in my […]

The phantom candidate

This is a fascinating story…. In 2008, the South Carolina Democratic establishment supported attorney Michael Cone for the thankless task of taking on Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). He raised almost no money and lost, in a massive upset, to an even-lesser known candidate named Bob Conley — a supporter of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) who […]

Waterloo indeed!

Back in July of 2009, Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) famously said health care reform would be President Barack Obama’s “waterloo,” noting, “If we’re able to stop Obama on this it will be his Waterloo. It will break him.” As David Frum, a former GWB speechwriter, noted in an entry on his blog on Sunday, health […]

Republican Senator holds up TSA chief nomination, endangers national security

So much for the Republican Party being the party most concerned about keeping America safe:

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) blasted Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on Sunday for delaying the confirmation of President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration due to concerns about unionizing the TSA.

“This is the right guy for […]