- Republicans in both houses of Congress lose their shit over RESTORING taxes for very wealthy Americans to pre-Bush-tax-cut levels from more than a decade ago;
- Republicans in both houses of Congress, meanwhile, say absolutely nothing about letting two-year-old payroll tax cut expire — a move that means up to thousands of dollars in taxes for every middle-class American.
- Don’t let anyone fool you: the Republican Party only cares about the rich. If you’ve ever had any doubts, then duh.
Probably the greatest photo of Joe Biden this year.
→ Putting a police officer in every school like Wayne LaPierre wants would cost at least $5.5 billion a year
"We need to have a discussion about guns, and that doesn’t mean that all of a sudden we abandon the Second Amendment or the NRA [National Rifle Association] or anything like that. But there needs to be a discussion and everybody needs to participate and we need to depoliticize it."
- Speaker of the House John Boehner • During a closed-door meeting of Republicans to discuss gun control on Tuesday, according to an unidentified lawmaker who spoke to The Hill. The source also claims that Speaker Boehner told the assembled GOP members that “it’s not helpful” to call for the arming of teachers. Boehner promised not to agree to anything “knee-jerk”, but certainly appears willing to at least come to the table and discuss potential changes to American gun control laws for the first time. source
“And at a certain point (let’s say that point was when Time released photos of Paul Ryan dressed like Poochie, the “cool dog” character from the “Simpsons”) the “Mystery Science Theater 3000” routine subsumed the other part of campaign coverage, where you explain the state of the race and the issues involved to normal people.” - Alex Pareene.
"Akin’s remarks—a combination of cluelessness and sexism—were a reminder that it isn’t just disdain for women that directs the GOP agenda on all things female. Misogyny is part of it, but what’s more insidious than the clear-cut contempt embedded in qualifiers like “legitimate” or “forcible,” is the sly sexism of disinterest."
“I’m not sure about this, Claire.” Something in the air felt wrong. Very wrong. “It’s almost as if Osama were still-”
Out of nowhere, the whole room shook. The sound went away and my head hurt. We were both knocked off our feet, me off my petite, earnest feet, him off his strong, experienced feet. The threatening letter slipped out of my hands. What was happening? Where was the Secret Key? And why was my forehead wet?
His piercing grey eyes were seeking mine, he was shouting something, holding my head up. I just wanted to sleep, just let me sleep, sleep…