The “I never thought it was racist” argument is not an excuse for racism

This is the type of thinking Orange County, Calif. Republican Party member Marilyn Davenport displayd in her explanation of why she sent an e-mail with this attachment in it: The e-mail was in reference to the Birthers’ claims that President Barack Obama can’t produce a birth certificate. The image justifies why Obama, according to the […]

Simpson: we have “homophobes” in our party

http://youtu.be/7gSxCYlvbKs

Best comment during the video: “…But, I’m not sticking with people who are homophobic, anti-women, moral values—while you’re diddling your secretary while you’re giving a speech on moral values? Come on, get off of it.” You can’t deny Alan Simpson has a point: the Republican Party, at least on its face, is filled with anti-woman, homophobic […]

>How the rise in anti-government sentiment led to the Arizona shooting

>As Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wakes from the nightmare she suffered yesterday morning, she and the rest of the country are coming to grips with how a lone gunman’s actions have shaken the core of our democracy. Jared Lee Loughner, 22, and his allege shooting of Rep. Giffords and killing of six others, including a […]

>Why the 2010 midterm elections weren’t a surprise

>While I’m not that old, I’ve picked up on the trends of our country’s election cycle. It’s a cycle that has predictable beginning, middle and end points. It’s also a cycle that’s become as predictable as the expression on your children’s faces when they’re up to no good. Despite what big media and the talking […]

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