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Americans Elect, Insisting it is Not A Political Party, Generates Thousands of Political Party Registrations in California

January 31, 2012: Americans Elect Political Director Darry Sragow is the latest in a long parade of Americans Elect corporate leaders to declare that Americans Elect is not a political party:

February 2, 2012: California publicly releases its statistics regarding political party registrations as of January 3 2012. The “not a political party” Americans [...]

From Arizona, another Document to show that Yes, Americans Elect is a Political Party

Is Americans Elect, the first-ever corporate privatized online presidential nomination, a political party?

Gosh, no, said Americans Elect in the Spring of 2011:

“Here is what Americans Elect is not. We are not a third party. We are not a political party of any sort.”

Golly, no, said Americans Elect in the Summer of 2011:

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Teavangelicalism, Brought to you by the GOP

The fundamentalist Christian American Family Association reports on its burgeoning “Rise of the Teavangelicals”…

… brought to you with funding from the Republican National Committee:

[...]

Update: Democratic Undergound Still Selling Sweatshop Shirts

Three and a half years ago, I contacted Democratic Underground to ask them why, given their stance at the time against sweatshop production in factories, they were selling shirts many of which were likely made in sweatshops.

Three and a half years later, I haven’t heard a word back from Democratic Underground on this.

Three [...]

Americans for Job Security Opposes Candidates Who Voted for Job Security

The first clue that the real purpose of “Americans for Job Security” may not match its name is its address: 107 South West Street PMB Alexandria, Virginia. Alexandria, just across the Potomac from Washington DC, is the home base for thousands of political front groups, and 107 South West Street is the address of a [...]

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 [...]

Republicans Try Having It Both Ways Too

Congressional Republicans want you to forget all about the past, and how they spent the last decade running a borrow and spend government. Perhaps the Democrats are trying to have it both ways, but the Republicans are too. [...]

On Our Financial Crisis: The "It's All the Republicans' Fault" Myth

I’ve heard it one too many times now to keep my mouth shut: the line that the current financial mess is all the Republican Party’s fault:

With our government hemorraging money, our economy in shambles because of the greed and malfeance of elected officials and big business alike. The republican party of the 21st century [...]

Bush’s Political Shenanigans Matter: Dubya’s Illegal Appointees Hammer Asylum Seekers Harder

If you need another reminder that George W. Bush’s political games matter more than as a way of keeping partisan score, go ahead and read today’s piece by Charlie Savage of the New York Times. Savage’s article documents that the immigration judges appointed by the Bush administration — using illegal standards based on partisan loyalty [...]

New York Times and Democratic Party Loyalists: Framers of the Constitution Were “Far Left”

“Far Left,” “left-wing,” “purists.” That’s how the New York Times refers to Americans who are dismayed that after promising to filibuster the FISA Amendments Act, Barack Obama actually voted to stop the filibuster and then voted for its passage.

The FISA Amendments Act is the bill now passed into law that gives a president’s administration [...]

Threats to the Constitution Viewed in Partisan Virtual Reality

Put on your virtual reality helmet with me and let’s see how the world looks in the virtual reality inhabited by partisans:

If George W. Bush begins using the National Security Agency to spy on Americans without a warrant, it is an impeachable offense.

If Barack Obama declares his support for the NSA program, he [...]