PCTC GOP Crazies of the Week

Compiled by @Sueinrockville and Milt Shook Election Round-up Ted Cruz definitely had a “busy” week. From his partnership with John Kasich which evaporated  faster than an ice cube on a Cleveland sidewalk in July, the week began with a National Enquirer story alleging that his grifter dad as a companion of

What Are You Afraid Of?

The title of this post says it all. Politics is about getting the most votes, which means making the most people feel positive about taking your position or backing your candidate. That takes guts and confidence, and more progressives have to not only have it, but demonstrate it.  You see,

Flashback: How to be a Republican, But Not a RINO!

This is what you have to believe if you’re to be called a “real Republican.” Of course, the next logical question would be, why would anyone want to believe any of this crap? And right wingers who happen upon this list; come on, you know I’m right. You have to

How Republican Thinking Costs Us – Repeatedly.

Ya know, I’m sick of hearing about how Democrats who are supposedly “tax & spend liberals” and it’s the Republican Party who will save the country from everything. There is literally nothing Republicans have done in recent years that hasn’t cost us, as American taxpayers, billions and even trillions of

Telling the truth about Syrian Refugees

As probably should have been predicted by, well, everyone, the terrible attacks in Paris last Friday night brought out the xenophobic right in full force. With their idiotic cries of “American safety must come first,” they have responded with the cowardice and lack of humanity we have come to expect

It’s Time We Called the GOP What It Is; Our Enemy

Tonight is another Republican klown show, er, “debate,” and there is little doubt that it will be long on chaos and short of proposals that may help the American people. This shouldn’t surprise anyone, of course; things have been this way for a while. If we want to change this

A Call for Congressional Candidates to Take a Test on the Constitution

Here’s the thing: Before they are allowed to take a seat in the United States House of Representatives or the United States Senate, every single member is required to take the following oath: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all

There is Nothing More Progressive than Ousting the GOP

The first thing every progressive should know is, most voters are already preternaturally inclined to vote for the Democratic Party. We’ve known this since the 1930s. Since 1932, registered Democrats have outnumbered registered Republicans by a significant margin, even when there was a trend in which more and more voters

What Ahmed Tells Us About GOP Ideology

By now, everyone has heard of this 14-year-old boy, Ahmed Mohamed. In case you’ve been living under a rock or you were on vacation on a desert isle in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, this is the horrible, terrible young man who built a digital clock to try to

Cutting the Crap on the GOP Clown Show – CNN Edition

It’s really time to get back to the roots of this blog, because the crap in today’s discourse is so thick, it’s hard to imagine cutting it with a chain saw. It’s not just coming from the “candidates,” either; the media itself is complicit in perpetuating complete crap every chance