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THE OPPOSITE PARTY = GOP

It seems everything the GOP says is opposite of reality. As evidenced by:

Seriously, what have current Republicans advocated to help the average American person?

Thom asks this question from time and it is a question we should ask regularly.

At one point Thom had an okay response -- George W. was for an AIDS program in Africa -- of course it was underfunded, etc.

But frankly, what are the Republicans for that hehlp the average American?

Water? Air? Education? Safety? Health?

ALEC

Unfortunately, they have been successful in getting those bills approved in many States. Now the battle will be to repeal them.

W.O.R.M and Top 10%’r Herb Kohl gives Barrett campaign his “kiss of death” endorsement

You may recall Uber Millionaire Herb Kohl represented the State in the Senate during the collapse of the Country into a pile of concentrated wealth. Yea, I know, surprise!

Another Oligarch gets let off easy: Obama makes good on promise to keep BP’s damages to Gulf States below $20 Billion with $7.8 B damage settlement

Would have been nice to see aggregate demand restored in the effected states, but oh well, wealth concentration and oligarchs come first.

Transcanada and Obama work together to propose new route for Keystone Pipeline with view toward Obama having “more flexibility after the election”.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/18/us/keystone-pipeline/index.html?eref=rss_politics

Justice Thomas' recusal during hearings on "Obamacare."

Thom you forgot one salient fact in your rant about Thomas recusing himself--that of Kagan. As Solicitor General, she was instrumental in drafting and defending Obamacare. Should she not recuse herself? She already has an inherent bias. And what about that wizened crone Ginsburg--she actually had the gall during a speech in Egypt to call our Constitution outmoded and "flawed" and held up the 400 plus page South African "constitution" as the light for which they should strive when rewriting the Egyptian excuse for a charter. Should not this communist crone be im

Voter I.D. Laws

The requirement that a person show a photo ID to vote is NOT in any way a hindrance to the "poor", minorities, or seniors. In Maryland there are many instances of illegals in Baltimore and other places voting. When cashing a check, a photo ID is required, when opening a bank account an ID is required. In Maryland, a state issued ID is available for FREE at any DMV location. I would expect the "progressive" left to bleat about the usual suspects being disadvantaged. When the "poor" go to athe local welfare office in my state they are required to show photo ID.&n

So let me get this straight, Organic Farming is Domestic Terrorism??? Oh, Agra-business is at it again!

A terrific documentary about illegal, heavy-handed and sometimes violent crack-downs on those brave enough to offer healthy, sustainable agracultural choices to the US public. Federal and local officials acting as hired guns for corporate business - Fascism at its worst!

This is a MUST SEE for believers in healthy food and farming.

http://farmageddonmovie.com/

Honestly -- aren't all national Republican leaders against major improvements in the lives of average Americans?

It struck me again yesterday that Republican leaders are oppsed to any major improvements in the lives of average Americans -- in such things as affordable health care, affordable educaiton, a cleaner environment, better roads, mass transit, protection from rapacious lending and investment compaies, tax fairness, etc., etc.

Another voter/election fraud?

In addition to the voter fraud by Mitt Romney, check out Wikipedia for Representative Brian Bilbray. Click on Reference #7, "Where Does Brian Bilbray Really Live?"

Results from Homeland

Rush as Propaganda Machine

Did anybody said on the air, that Rush getting parents worked up in hate propaganda against others with diffent views, so it affects children watching and listening there parents and live out there parens blieve system in School, bulling other childen like gay or diffent religion or color.

Machevelli, Goebels and Wisnekowski?

Hello! I listen to Thom Hartmann whenever I
am in the car which is usually to and from college. A couple of months
ago he was talking about some guy who wrote in the 1940's the playbook
that many of the Repubs are using now and I wish I could remember the
name of the guy. It was something like Wisnewksi or Wisnekowski...
ANYWAY, some guy called up yesterday and made a comment that the
methodologies of the Repubs are like Machevelli with an overlay of
Goebels and it reminded me of the other guys' writing. Do you know who

GOP Tax Myth & Junk Economics

If there's one thing all Republican politicians are really good at, it's straight-up lying through their teeth about how their tax cuts for the rich are actually tax cuts for the middle-class.

Reagan did it, George W. Bush did it, and now that he's officially unveiled his own so-called tax reform plan, Donald Trump is doing it, too.