The Day After Tomorrow

No surprise here, but I love discussing politics. This election season has led to some of the most interesting, and at times insane, debates I’ve ever partaken in.

Thanks to the craziness of the modern-day GOP, this is a year that has seen candidates share a Republican primary debate stage who:

You cannot make this shit up.

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Crazy People

Like some of you, I have been volunteering registering people to vote during this election season.  This involves mailings, phone banking and my personal favorite method, canvassing…which resulted in the exchange I had this past weekend.

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Saving Private Paul Ryan

Mitt Romney went down to the lake and threw a handful of crazy crumbs to the Tea Party ducks with his announcement of Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate on Saturday.

Ryan has made a name for himself with his budget plan, titled the The Path to Prosperity (you can’t say the GOP does not have a sense of irony with their policy names), also known as the Ryan plan.

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Ernst Goes to Camp

On Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner mentioned a new report released by Ernst & Young, citing that allowing the Bush tax cuts to lapse would result in the loss of 700,000 jobs.

I have seen this pop up in my Facebook newsfeed as well. One individual even linked to the report through The Heritage Foundation, which would be the equivalent of showing your friend that the Gulf oil spill is actually not as bad as everyone says and then linking to the BP site.

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House of Representin’

The GOP has been consistently blocking nearly all potential job growth legislation from the Obama administration.  The most damaging block was the American Jobs Act, which, as we pointed out in the entry The One About the Pipeline, would have provided more jobs to the state of Iowa alone than the Keystone pipeline could provide for the nation.

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The Taxes Chainsaw Massacre

Conservative voters have already begun to chatter about Obama’s potential re-election and the onslaught of taxes that would hit the middle class if it were to happen.

As I type this, the conservative news site, The Blaze is running a story titled “Tax Bombshell: If Re-elected, Would President Obama Raise Taxes For Middle Class?”

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