Since it's almost impossible to believe the GOP leadership doesn't know the devastating economic history of its party's conservative economic policies, we're left to conclude that they just don't care.
If religious zealots blur the line between what happens in the pulpit and what happens in Congress, it's that much easier for Congress to tax and regulate what happens in the pulpit. Be careful what you wish for, Beck and Palin.
Today is the 15 year anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. As we reflect back upon the horror of that day, we should simultaneously reflect upon the current threats of domestic terrorism facing our nation.
Beck is a man who only embraces conservatism as a means to further his personal wealth and career as a successful TV goon. He's a faker, yet millions of people every day take his word for it. And it's bad for America.
Certainly we don't see much of that maverick John McCain who was brave enough to be bipartisan anymore. There is definitely something to Rep. Cohen's observation that the roles have reversed since the presidential campaign.
As the Tea Party drives the GOP farther to the right, recent outbursts will be seen as the impotent rage of a rump GOP, rejected by the American people -- the same impulse that elected so many Democrats in 2008.
The fight over a Supreme Court nomination that we are likely to see with the reported impending retirement of Justice Stevens could be a major teachable moment for progressives. Bring on the Court fight.
What's so remarkable is that Rand Paul seems to think his beliefs are perfectly reasonable. Or, maybe not so remarkable. We're all the product of our upbringing, and Paul grew up with the John Birch Society.
What the Supreme Court's recent Citizens United ruling tells us is that the Right Wing has no principles, no morality, no ideas, and will do anything to destroy the Constitution and the idea of America.
When I and others suggested that the Birthers, the Tea Baggers, the Limbaughs and Becks of the world were motivated at least in part by racism, the President himself said he did not believe that to be the case.