The Onion is probably more accurate than Tom Friedman.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan, on Tom Friedman’s suggestion that he become Secretary of State. (via officialssay)
This pic of Mitt Romney looking disheveled pumping his own gas just 2 weeks after the election is magical. It’s like ice cream for my eyes. I’m not saying someone should make a T-shirt out of it, but I would buy it immediately. And wear with my 3 Wolf Moon T-Shirt for extra powers.

This pic of Mitt Romney looking disheveled pumping his own gas just 2 weeks after the election is magical. It’s like ice cream for my eyes. I’m not saying someone should make a T-shirt out of it, but I would buy it immediately. And wear with my 3 Wolf Moon T-Shirt for extra powers.

Follow the money from big Dem donors to super PACs to races

Big money won big on Election Day. That is, big money supporting Democrats.
In this year’s campaign, many wealthy individuals and groups with large campaign coffers were involved — directly with contributions to candidates or indirectly through outside spending. Sunlight decided to zero in on five mega-donors who gave the most to super PACs backing liberal candidates.

Check out the House and Presidential races.

Follow the money from big Dem donors to super PACs to races

Big money won big on Election Day. That is, big money supporting Democrats.

In this year’s campaign, many wealthy individuals and groups with large campaign coffers were involved — directly with contributions to candidates or indirectly through outside spending. Sunlight decided to zero in on five mega-donors who gave the most to super PACs backing liberal candidates.

Check out the House and Presidential races.

Why climate deniers aren’t credible. They don’t even make up 1% of the scientific community.

Why climate deniers aren’t credible. They don’t even make up 1% of the scientific community.

#McLame

#McLame

Those of us who have been to the hearings and briefings and markups hear time and time again from our colleagues that `this costs too much money and we have to make cuts.’ Well our evil-doing, American citizen hating administration requested a lot more money than we provided. They requested for worldwide security $440 million more than you guys wanted to provide. A quarter of a billion dollars in security upgrades that you refused to make in this Committee. And then you have the audacity to come here and say ‘why wasn’t the protection of these people provided for?’ And the answer is because you damn didn’t provide it!
Democratic Rep Ackerman on Republican claims Obama administration for cutting security in Benghazi (via demnewswire)
STATEN STRONG  President Obama shakes the hand of a New York City sanitation worker during a visit to storm-ravaged Staten Island on Thursday.  He assigned Shaun Donovan, secretary of the federal housing agency and a former city housing commissioner, to oversee recovery efforts.  ”I’m very proud of you, New York,” said the president.  ”You guys are tough.”  (Photo: Luke Sharrett / The New York Times)

STATEN STRONG  President Obama shakes the hand of a New York City sanitation worker during a visit to storm-ravaged Staten Island on Thursday.  He assigned Shaun Donovan, secretary of the federal housing agency and a former city housing commissioner, to oversee recovery efforts.  ”I’m very proud of you, New York,” said the president.  ”You guys are tough.”  (Photo: Luke Sharrett / The New York Times)

truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

In Honor of Seamus.

truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

In Honor of Seamus.

motherjones:

Finally, Mitt Romney learns budget arithmetic.
(via)

motherjones:

Finally, Mitt Romney learns budget arithmetic.

(via)

christopherstreet:

 What are we waiting for?

Oh right, Solyndra and stuff. Guess we should just give up then. Certainly we should cut all funding for alternative energy. [sarc]

christopherstreet:

 What are we waiting for?

Oh right, Solyndra and stuff. Guess we should just give up then. Certainly we should cut all funding for alternative energy. [sarc]

liberalsarecool:

Graph from Derek Thompson of The Atlantic.

liberalsarecool:

Graph from Derek Thompson of The Atlantic.

I think honest debate, fresh thinking, leadership in the Republican party and the leadership in the conservative movement has to pull back, let people float new ideas. Let’s have a serious debate. Don’t scream and yell over what one person says. You know what? It won’t kill the country if Republicans raise taxes a little bit on millionaires. It really won’t, I don’t think. I don’t really understand why Republicans don’t take Obama’s offer to freeze taxes for everyone below $250,000. Make it $500,000, make it a million. Really? The Republican party is gonna fall on its sword to defend a bunch of millionaires, half of whom voted Democratic, and half of whom live in Hollywood and are hostile to Republicans?

Bill Kristol (via apsies)

Honest debate and fresh thinking? From Bill Kristol?

(via dendroica)

justinspoliticalcorner:

Great humor by The Simpsons tonight regarding Karl Rove’s controversial decision on Fixed Noise.

justinspoliticalcorner:

Great humor by The Simpsons tonight regarding Karl Rove’s controversial decision on Fixed Noise.

A Theory About Conservative Crapola - The Daily Beast

justinspoliticalcorner:

Forget a nickel; I’d a sixpence for every piece of conservative crapola spin I heard in the last two months. In retrospect, it’s very revealing about they try to game the system to get places like Politico and other mainstream outfits to assume they’re correct and accept their assumptions.

There was no way on Earth, for example, that young people were going to turn out this time. They were a higher percentage this time than last. Higher! Gallup, for one, bought into this in a huge way.

There was also no way Obama voters were as enthusiastic as Romney voters. Just no way. The enthusiasm gap. Everyone bought it. Again, the opposite was true.

Americans were going to be outraged by Benghazi. Chicago made up jobs numbers. Florida was a done deal. Romney had momentum until Sandy. And on and on.

Conservatives say these things with such conviction. I think they believe them to be true. And there’s a reason for that. Not so long ago, when conservatives said these things en bloc, they would come true. They’d happen. Back in Clinton’s day, say. Or Bush’s, before the debacles really hit home.

But then at some point, the majority of Americans stopped buying conservative bullshit. It must have been after Iraq. And Katrina. But now, conservatives can’t make surrealities come true just by saying so.

What’s next for the Republican Party?

What’s next for the Republican Party?