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Pledge to America

Can The 'Pledge To America' Energize Republican Voters?

Politics Daily | Walter Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even the "Contract with America" had limited vote-getting potency. Despite the way that shaky historical memory has created after-the-fact causation b...

The GOP's Bizarre and Cynical "Pledge to America"

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

One can only marvel at the extreme cynicism evident in the Republican Party's bizarre 21-page "Pledge to America." The document is only the tip of the...

GOP Agenda Is a Plague on Americans

Rep. James E. Clyburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. James E. Clyburn

Just as jobs are coming back to industries that were once written off, Republicans are demanding that we defund the Recovery Act and give up on our investment in the future of America.

After the 'Contract with America' Republicans Sell Snake Oil Again with the Pledge to America

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

John Boehner's hard-tack hardware store pitch should have started with "I pledge allegiance to power." Fool me once with the Contract with America, sh...

American Caesars

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

The worst part about the GOP's "Pledge", in my view as an historian who has studied the last seventy years of American empire, is the utter indifference it shows to America's place in the wider world.

A Dirty Pledge

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Originally posted on The MarkUp. On Thursday, House Republicans issued their roadmap for the midterm elections and the next legislative session. It's...

The GOP's Pledge to White America

Keith Boykin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keith Boykin

GOP's promises were no surprise. What did surprise me is the total disregard for black people in the new Pledge to America. Usually, the Republicans do a decent job of at least pretending to care about people of color.

Republican Pledge: A Rotten Egg for the Middle Class

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

In 1928, the Republicans promised Hoover's victory would assure the prosperity of "a chicken in every pot." This week, the GOP proffered a similar pledge to America: instead of a "chicken in every pot" they're pledging a salmonella-poisoned egg.

CAUGHT: Stewart Shows GOP's 'New' Pledge Exactly The Same As The Old (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last night on "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart lambasted the GOP for their new "Pledge to America," a promise of fresh, new ideas that sound identical to...

Pledge to America

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


The GOP 'Pledge': What's Not In It

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You can read it yourself. Or peruse the reviews: liberal Ezra Klein dissects its internal contradictions; tea partier Erick Erickson decries the "Pled...

A Pledge to Finish Off America

Norman Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Goldman

A Democratic electorate is demoralized and dispirited from keeping the dirty talons of Republicans from the throats of America. It looks like the end of the Empire.

GOP 'Pledge' Is Simply a Way of Shutting Down a Large Part of Government

Gary D. Bass, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary D. Bass, Ph.D.

The GOP Pledge is not simply an unfortunate return to the bad old days of government on behalf of special interests rather than the public interest; it is a reckless step toward undermining the very foundation of our government.

The New "Greed Is Good"

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cindy Handler

Now, just in time for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, the GOP leaders are insisting that, vast evidence to the contrary, we all need to support the inequitable policies that favor rich white men.

Amanda Terkel

Religious Right Group Underwhelmed By 'Pledge To America' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The religious right offered a hesitant embrace of the Republican Party's new "Pledge to America," with several groups saying they are happy the GOP in...

The Republican Tea Party's Real "Pledge to America"

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The Republicans' Pledge to America is chock full of code-language for simply returning America back to the days of the failed Bush administration and its misguided economic and foreign policies.

Hope and Fear

Gabe Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gabe Gonzalez

The Republicans' 'Pledge for America' introduces an agenda built on fear: fear of government, fear of change, fear of minorities, and fear of the rich and powerful having to share power with ordinary people.

Questions, Questions: Discuss Amongst Yourselves

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

If tainted eggs can spread salmonella, can tainted salmon spread eggstacy?

U.S. Won't Be Saved By Shutting It Down, Tearing It Apart

Todd Wilkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Todd Wilkinson

On the ninth anniversary of 9/11, I received an email. It came from an uncle of a young man I've mentioned a few times in writing over the years. Cl...

Amanda Terkel

GOP's 'Pledge To America' Short On Specifics, Ways To Cut Spending | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican leaders were short on specifics at the unveiling of their much-anticipated governing agenda today at a hardware store in Virginia, stressin...

I Pledge Allegiance to The Rich

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dolan

GOP Pledge To America? I Pledge Allegiance to the Rich And the United States of Wall Street And to the Plutocracy for which it stands One Nation, un...

History As Tragedy -- The Republican 'Pledge to America'

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

Can we fight the evil tide of know-nothingness that is sweeping the country and potentially handing congressional power over to a group of dimwits, determined to ruin the American empire?