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The party of Jefferson Davis, not of Lincoln

one of America’s most fundamental problems is that the alliance between the current form of Southern labor and the current form of New York finance is with us still.   The Southernization of the Republican Party and the increasing domination of Wall Street’s over the nation’s economic life have combined to erode both the income and the power of U.S. workers. Unions are anathema to Wall Street and the GOP.

Arthur Laffer – supply-side plans for GOP

Laffer’s theories are so far detached from mainstream economics that “there is no point of contact,” said Paul Krugman, a Nobel Prize-winning economist … “This is not a wing of professional economic thought, … This is not at all the same kind of enterprise as what even conservative economics professors do.”
Republicans love Laffer, Krugman said, not because his message is simple but because it conforms perfectly to a preexisting limit-the-government worldview: “The point is, he’s telling them what they want to hear.”via

Arthur Laffer has a never-ending supply of supply-side plans for GOP – The Washington Post.

A major party gone mad?

There was never any evidence to support strong supply-side claims about the marvels of tax cuts and the horrors of tax increases; even freshwater macroeconomists, despite their willingness to believe foolish things, never went down that road.
Since the 1970s there have been four big changes in the effective tax rate on the top 1 percent: the Reagan cut, the Clinton hike, the Bush cut, and the Obama hike.  they predicted dire effects from the Clinton hike; instead we had a boom that eclipsed Reagan’s.

GOP A-hole charged with domestic violence

Former executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party, Todd Kincannon arrested for criminal domestic violence. You might remember his thoughts on ebola. (He wanted ebola victims executed.) Or his thoughts on transgender people. (He thought they should be put in “camps.”) Or his strangely racist and homophobic and drunken tweets during the superbowl. (WARNING: a lot of triggers) Something is very wrong and angry and mean deep down inside of Mr. Kincannon.

Lawmaker Discloses She Was Raped

I dare any one of you to judge me,” she added. “I dare you to walk in my shoes.”
Fedor’s disclosure is just the latest personal admission from a female lawmaker who has determined she cannot remain silent about her own experience while her colleagues debate issues of reproductive rights on the floor.
Earlier this month, Arizona State Rep. Victoria Steele (D) made a similar speech during a legislative debate over a measure that would make it harder for women to get insurance coverage for abortion services.
“This is health care.

Ted Cruz Isn’t an Idiot

Extracts from  Ted Cruz Isn’t an Idiot — He’s Delusional and That’s Far More Dangerous By Sophia A. McClennen / AlterNet April 1, 2015
for those who think like Cruz, there is virtually no amount of data, reality checks or facts that can persuade the deluded citizen to give up their false ideas. This is the mindset of the Tea Party, the Koch brothers, and many on the far right. Nyhan and Reifler refer to this as “motivated reasoning.” What they find is that people who are attached to falsehoods perceive any correcting information as partisan and flawed. So conservatives don’t perceive science as information.

Reagan Adviser to GOP

“I think he probably would be booed out of the crowd,” Bruce Bartlett
Reagan adviser to GOP – ‘They are really rather stupid and not very well read’
Last week at CPAC potential Republican candidates were invoking President Ronald Reagan ad-nauseam….

NY Daily News Denounces GOP Senate as "Traitors

The NY Daily News is a reactionary paper, owned by a neo-conservative, which endorsed George W. Bush and Mitt Romney.
“… 47 Republican U.S. senators engaged in treachery by sending a letter to the mullahs aimed at cutting the legs out from under America’s commander-in-chief. … We strenuously condemn their betrayal of the U.S. constitutional system …

The Republican Plan To Sabotage Food Stamps

“It’s not a sincere attempt to give power to the states. It’s a smokescreen to find … way to protect tax breaks for the rich,” … the mechanism GOP lawmakers used to effect … cuts in early 2014 relied on taking program control away from state officials.
“They’re for more Washington control when it takes money away from poor people, and they’re for more state control when it takes money away from poor people. That’s the only …

Bleeding Heart Liberal Fox News

June 27 2014
Note that this was FOX NEWS, that bleeding heart liberal news network!
Fox Host Yells At Michele Bachmann For Trying To Sue Obama: ‘You’re Being Silly’
Neil Cavuto calls the GOP’s latest tactic “an enormous waste of effort.”
According to the American Presidency Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara, President Obama ranks second from the bottom to every other president after World War II. At 168, Obama has issued two more executive orders than George H.W.

the devil is in the details

From http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/24/republican-jobs-bills_n_1687647.html.
Economists say Republican Jobs Bills won’t Actually Create Jobs. They are narrowly targeted and are really  special interest driven.  Jobs are a second or third-order effect, not the main priority of the bills in the package.
At the heart of the GOP jobs package is a push for rolling back regulations … gutting environmental laws that regulate clean air and water …  (ie.