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Blue Wave 2.0 – The Sequel

In nature, waves are not solitary events. Another wave usually follows. The same is often true for politics. In 2014, the Republican party saw a wave of victories, spurred on by voter apathy and low turnout, resulting in broad based…

Beto O’Rourke has what Ted Cruz does not have: Sincerity

One of the distinguishing characteristics of Bernie Sanders, part of what allowed him to vault from relative obscurity to national prominence, is his sincerity. After listening to Bernie Sanders speak, most people come away with the feeling that he is…

A reminder: Ted Cruz thinks protecting coverage for people with pre-existing conditions is unconstitutional

Donald Trump and other Republicans are now running around telling voters that they support protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Donald Trump at Kentucky rally, October 13, 2018 “And Republicans only will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. We’re going…

Ted Cruz called Steve King to give his support

Due to his penchant for supporting Nazis and White Supremacists, Iowa Republican Steve King has lost the backing of corporate donors and fellow Republicans in the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: HuffPo: Steve King Loses More Donors Over His…

GOP fearmongering over “migrant caravan” is what motivated Robert Bowers to kill 11 people at Tree of Life synagogue

The horrific mass shooting that occurred in Pittsburgh at Tree of Life synagogue was not just a case of random anti-Semitism. The terrorist Robert Bowers was directly influenced by Republican politician and right-wing media fearmongering about the “migrant caravan” of…

John Cornyn defends Trump’s fascist declaration that he is a “nationalist”

At a Texas rally on October 22, Donald Trump declared that he was a “nationalist”: Esquire: President Trump Just Called Himself a ‘Nationalist.’ Here’s What That Means—and Why It’s So Dangerous And yet it was singularly unnerving on Tuesday—in the…

Orrin Hatch says he sees nothing wrong with Trump’s divisive rhetoric

In the wake of the news about terrorist bombs that were mailed to several prominent Democrats, including former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch was asked if he felt that Donald Trump should tone down…

Ted Cruz joins Donald Trump’s call to imprison political opponents

At a rally on October 22, Ted Cruz took a page out of Donald Trump’s book and told his supporters that his political opponent, Beto O’Rourke, should be locked up: Newsweek: Ted Cruz Says Beto O’Rourke Can Have ‘Double Occupancy…

Early voting showed good news for Hillary Clinton in 2016 – Don’t get complacent

For Democrats, promising stories of increased early voting turnout for the 2018 midterm election have been coming out of several states over the last couple days. In Florida: Sun Sentinel: South Florida sees big jumps in early voting In a…

Why such stagnant wage growth? Because Ted Cruz, Dean Heller, and Deb Fischer all voted against raising the minimum wage in 2014

As Donald Trump and Republicans continue to tout the economy, most Americans are actually seeing little to no benefit from the economy. The reason: wage growth is stagnant. Forbes: Real Wage Growth Is Actually Falling Aside from employment data, the…

These 5 GOP Texas Congressmen each voted 9 times to end pre-existing condition protections

Donald Trump and other Republicans are now running around telling voters that they support protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Donald Trump at Kentucky rally, October 13, 2018 “And Republicans only will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. We’re going…

A reminder: Marsha Blackburn supported Paul Ryan’s attacks on Social Security

Lately, the Republican candidate for Senate in Tennessee, Marsha Blackburn, has been trying to portray her opponent Phil Bredesen, a two term Governor of Tennessee, as being a tool of Chuck Schumer. Of course, this tactic of hers is completely…

Republicans have now fully abandoned Bipartisanship, Conservatism, and Democracy

An ex-GOP lawmaker tore into the Republican party over their nearly unanimous party-line vote to confirm a Republican operative who had committed perjury and was credibly accused of sexual assault to become a Supreme Court Justice: Ex-GOP lawmaker: ‘There is…

Democrats push for automatic voter registration – Republicans push for less people being able to vote

Across the country, Democratic politicians are pushing plans to make it easier for people to vote. Chief among these plans is the proposed enactment of Automatic Voter Registration. Voter registration in many states currently stands as an obstacle for more…

GOP politicians and party officials keep joking about the sexual assault accusation against Brett Kavanaugh

In the wake of the sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, several Republicans have shown their true colors about how they feel about sexual assault. GOP Tennessee Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn has referred to the accusation as…

Republicans across the country are purging voter rolls – Make sure you are still registered to vote

Republican politicians have made it quite clear over the last 20 plus years that they do not believe in democracy. They have gerrymandered congressional districts, called for “poll watchers” to intimidate people from voting, cut available polling places to create…

A reminder: Ted Cruz wants to cut Social Security, as does the Republican House and others in the Republican Senate

Lately, Ted Cruz has been choosing to speak mostly about his opponent Beto O’Rourke in his race for the US Senate from Texas. But, it would be good for the people of Texas to keep in mind, as they decide…

Texas Board of Education votes to remove Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller from curriculum

The elected State Board of Education in Texas has voted to eliminate the teaching of several historical figures, including Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller, in the State’s public schools. Dallas News: Texas board votes to eliminate Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller…