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Impeachment

The Republicans intend to impeach Obama, that is what the IRS scandal is about. The only way to stop the impeachment is for the Democrats to retake the House, But, as anyone who reads DownWithTyranny blog knows, the Democats have no intention of taking back the House. Steve Israel is throwing the election. Read below the fold...

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The death of birtherism

It is not just that it did not work at the Presidential level. Birtherism is an embarrassment that drove people from the party. America is a nation weak enough to be racist, but strong enough to be ashamed of it. Thus the need for dog whistle politics. A candidate's racism must carry plausible denialbility.

One thing about the right wing, they can turn on a dime, so we won't hear anything about birtherism anymore, which will be a relief. Read below the fold...

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Leaky Koch Disease

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So an insider has unceremoniously dumped a number of internal documents from the Heartland Institute, a Koch front group. And it's a doozy. People are making a fuss over the "controversy" based climate denialism, but that's so obvious, it's not what intrigued me. Read below the fold...

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President Fuck You to fuck you heartily with a hot barbed mortgage settlement dildo

From HuffPo:

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration, state attorneys general, and, perhaps, the nation's largest banks are close to a final settlement on the years-long struggle over allegations of massive foreclosure fraud, according to several sources familiar with the talks. And the final details of the arrangement, according to the source who revealed them, will apparently not preclude prosecutors and regulators from taking legal action against many of the common abuses during the house bubble. It remains to be seen whether all parties will ultimately sign off on the language.

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What Susie said

And this is what happens because Obama refused to clean house of right-wing Bush appointees Read below the fold...

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Congratulations Obama, you have won: Most of the unemployed no longer receive benefits

Most of the unemployed no longer receive benefits (AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The jobs crisis has left so many people out of work for so long that most of America's unemployed are no longer receiving unemployment benefits.

Early last year, 75 percent were receiving checks. The figure is now 48 percent - a shift that points to a growing crisis of long-term unemployment. Nearly one-third of America's 14 million unemployed have had no job for a year or more.
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Cali Governor on verge of massive water infrastructure scam & privatization giveaway

Whenever I hear our thugs in higher office say "infrastructure program," I think complicated privatization schemes, outrageous no-bid contracts, and other creative ways to sodomize the American purse.

One such example is the sewer project that has completely ruined Jefferson County, Alabama.

And now, The Exiled has uncovered the latest attempt to steal the most precious resource to all of us: water.

WATER WARS: GOV. JERRY BROWN’S PET PUBLIC-TO-PRIVATE WEALTH TRANSFER PROJECT IS A GO
By Yasha Levine

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Pathetic. The PCCC strikes again.

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Your Democrat Party at Work

Dick Harpootlian, Chairman of the Democratic Party in South Carolina:

I just attended this meeting in Chicago for two days with every member of the Democratic National Committee and big Democrats. There wasn't any Michael Moore there, there wasn't any Paul Krugman there.

The voice of the Democratic Party is far more moderate than you give it credit for. And to pull people like Krugman out and say he is a Democrat or he's a -- somebody associated with Barack Obama or his parties is absolutely wrong.

I am a former prosecutor. I put people in the electric chair. I have a gun. I believe in capital punishment. I believe in this war on terror. And I'm a Democrat.

Gee, how could this ever backfire? Read below the fold...

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Conservative Social Re-Engineering

The central issue in our political life is not being discussed.

At stake is the moral basis of American democracy.

The individual issues are all too real: assaults on unions, public employees, women's rights, immigrants, the environment, health care, voting rights, food safety, pensions, prenatal care, science, public broadcasting, and on and on. Budget deficits are a ruse, as we've seen in Wisconsin, where the governor turned a surplus into a deficit by providing corporate tax breaks, and then used the deficit as a ploy to break the unions, not just in Wisconsin, but seeking to be the first domino in a nationwide conservative movement. Read below the fold...

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