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Which Republican Presidential Candidates Support Water Torture?

Who supports U.S. government water torture?

Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum. That’s who. (Source: May 5, 2011 Republican Presidential debate)

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Can You Complete this GOP Global Warming Cartoon?

I’m almost done with this political cartoon on the Republican attitude toward global warming, but I can’t decide how I’d like to finish it:

The possibilities I’m bandying about in my mind for the “Eventually” balloon include:

“Where’s My Bailout?” “See? ANOTHER problem that government didn’t fix!” “This isn’t going to go on my [...]

GOP Joe Miller Sez Turn America Into East Germany, Goes Stasi on Reporter

“If East Germany can do it, we can do it!” — Joe Miller

Yes, Republican candidate for Senate Joe Miller actually spoke those words yesterday, asking his audience in Alaska why America can’t build its own Berlin Wall.

There are two aspects to Joe Miller’s admiration of East Germany and its very special border fence [...]

Old Obama and Anti-Republican Bumper Stickers Surged Back in September

We’re not rich or covertly backed by a conservative slush fund, so to help keep Irregular Times going we sell liberal and progressive bumper stickers. Back in March of this year, most of our best-selling stickers were centered around a particular policy theme, most often health care or the environment. But fast forward six months [...]

Maine Republicans Spout B.S. In Quest for Victory

B.S. stands for Bull Semen.

What news could help Republican candidate for Governor of Maine Paul LePage get it back up? His poll numbers have been falling after he was exposed:

* threatening to punch a reporter, * declaring, then retracting, then declaring all over again his support for Creationism in public schools, * [...]

Grassroots Photo With Sarah Palin Only $950

Today the Republican Party sent me an invitation to join Sarah Palin in the Disneyfied environment of Anaheim, California or Orlando, Florida for “a photo and the unique opportunity to discuss the critical issues facing our country with other grassroots leaders.”

Price tag: $950.

How very grassrootsy.

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What does the GOP say to the Widest Income Gap on Record?

60 Plus Association: the Ties, the Agenda, the Money

The 60 Plus Association portrays itself as a “non-partisan seniors advocacy group.” But a review of 60 Plus activity shows it to be involved in a variety of special interest advocacy not connected to seniors, and the major players in 60 Plus have a documented history of highly partisan connections and activities.

60 Plus Confronts [...]

Poll: Republicans and Conservatives Support the Constitution Less

Earlier this month, Quinnipiac University released the results of a public opinion survey of a nationwide sample of registered voters. These results indicate that of all groups of Americans, Republicans and conservatives are least likely to support the U.S. Constitution.

On the First Amendment freedoms of of speech, assembly and religion:

On whether [...]

New 2009 Census Data: Income Down for the Poor, Down for the Middle Class, Up for the Rich in the USA

(All dollar figures below in 2009 dollars, adjusted for inflation)

New figures on Americans’ household income in 2009 released by the U.S. Census Bureau today divide the U.S. population into quintiles, fifths of the population ordered by their income. Data show that the four lowest quintiles in the U.S. population — those earning $100,000 or [...]

Tea Party Goes Openly Republican With RightNetwork

RightNetwork shows that the Tea Party isn’t grassroots. It’s a corporate-funded right wing Republican creation. [...]