• Didn't he use to be a member of the Democratic party before switch parties?

    April 29, 2009 at 1:27 p.m.

  • Wow.....I suppose that "Progressive Liberals" should be offended at being described as such. Just like a typical Republican to resort to name-calling. As it stands they've taken the term "conservative" out their own party, based on the last administration's track record. The RNC never gave a rat's patootie about regular people who make a regular wage just about anywhere. Chances are the MAJORITY of anyone who have read or is now reading this particular blog are just REGULAR working class people who either own their own business (many who are not in the top 5% income bracket) or who will be working to age 70 if possible. So when I hear myself being called a Progressive Liberal by some un-informed, passionately hot-headed, my man/hockey mommy didn't win, Republican who has not benefitted from the Shrub Adminny except for a couple of checks in the mail early when our economy was in the BLACK and not the RED, I must chuckle....

    from Webster's Dictionary:

    1.moving forward or onward
    2.continuing by successive steps a progressive decline
    3.of, or concerned with, progression
    4.designating a tax whose rate increases as the base increases
    a.favoring, working for, or characterized by progress or improvement, as through political or social reform
    b.of or having to do with a person, movement, etc. thought of as being modern or advanced, as in ideas, methods, etc.
    6.☆ of an educational system stressing individuality, self-expression, etc.
    7.Gram. indicating continuing action or state, or action in progress: used as of certain verb forms (Ex: am working, as opposed to the simple form work)
    8.Med. becoming more severe or spreading to other parts: said of a disease
    9.Politics of a Progressive Party
    Etymology: MFr progressif < ML progressivus < L progressus: see progress
    1.a person who is progressive, esp. one who favors political progress or reform
    2.a member of a Progressive Party

    1.suitable for a freeman; not restricted: now only in liberal arts, liberal education, etc. freely; generous
    3.large or plentiful; ample; abundant a liberal reward
    4.☆ not restricted to the literal meaning; not strict a liberal interpretation of the Bible
    5.tolerant of views differing from one's own; broad-minded; specif., not orthodox
    6.of democratic or republican forms of government, as distinguished from monarchies, aristocracies, etc.
    7.favoring reform or progress, as in religion, education, etc.; specif., favoring political reforms tending toward democracy and personal freedom for the individual; progressive
    8.designating or of a political party upholding liberal principles, esp. such a party in England or Canada
    1.a person favoring liberalism
    2.a member of a liberal political party

    April 29, 2009 at 8:43 a.m.

  • Mike,
    Your favorite talking point seems to be claiming Republicans use talking points too much.
    Typical liberal BS. Please come with something fresh!

    April 28, 2009 at 7:18 p.m.

  • No need for Webster or a YouTube moment because I was taught the meaning a long time ago before it was a fashionable talking point.

    Socialism is a political theory that advocates permanent ownership of industry or capital.

    Our government used to own the railroads, steel mills, and even ordered Chrysler to make military equipment on a temporary basis….Back then it was called the” greatest generation” government and the private sector coinciding.

    Spin is spin…Redistributing the wealth can mean taking (tax cuts) from the middle-class and targeting the upper 1%....The progressive tax system redistributes the wealth up or down.

    Intellectual honesty is subjective.

    April 28, 2009 at 5:57 p.m.

  • Is Webster's good enough for you, pal?

    Socialism - A theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society, with a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor.

    Listen to this if you have the intellectual honesty to do so:

    April 28, 2009 at 5:35 p.m.

  • I swear, you put a pair of glasses on this lady and I'll bet she has a twin sister somewhere out there.

    April 28, 2009 at 4:50 p.m.

  • Lol…She said CO2 is 3% of the earth’s atmosphere?…We would all be dead at that concentration and she was reading that off her notes..The GOP did put her on the energy committee, so that should be funny…Thanks for the clip.

    Rush was having his usually fit today, telling his ditto heads that Specter should leave and take McCain and his daughter with him….Has it been that long since the last election? This was their presidential candidate.

    Rush got on the Air Force One flying over NY, bandwagon but he tied Obama into it…He said the president did not come out right away and take blame for it ,like when he quickly took credit for the Somalia pirate incident. …I could have sworn that the president didn’t take any bows and gave all the credit to the military and went back to his business..

    April 28, 2009 at 4:21 p.m.

  • No, no. Keep Bachmann around. She's good for a laugh at least once a day:

    April 28, 2009 at 3:49 p.m.

  • Vet
    Halliburton will tear down the Reagan tent and build another one to house Palin, Joe the Plumber, Rush, Hannity, Michael Savage and Fox News to back unelectable candidates.

    The religious Right has abandoned the GOP because George W. Bush/Karl Rowe did not deliver on defeating Roe v Wade, banning gay-marriage or bringing prayer back in school.

    Senator Olympia Snowe said the current GOP is not encouraging of moderates…Senator Lindsay Graham is taking the same approach... The GOP should put a muzzle on the wackos like congresswoman Michele Bachmann..She is a gaffe a day.

    April 28, 2009
    Categories: House Republicans

    Dems in power during flu, Bachmann notes
    It was only a matter of time before the CDC discovered an outbreak of Michele Bachmann quotes.

    Bachmann, speaking on Pajamas TV, noted: "I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat president Jimmy Carter. And I'm not blaming this on President Obama; I just think it's an interesting coincidence."
    The 1976 swine flu scare happened on Gerald Ford's watch.
    We checked Wikipedia.
    Ford was a Republican.

    By Glenn Thrush 02:59 PM

    April 28, 2009 at 3:28 p.m.

  • So how is this going to affect St. Ronnie's Big Tent?

    April 28, 2009 at 2:21 p.m.

  • Dem's always speak from the heart, never a talking point.

    April 28, 2009 at 2 p.m.

  • Trulytwisted
    Sounds like sour-grapes without a message..Resorting to GOP talking points.

    April 28, 2009 at 1:41 p.m.

  • "When Franken is seated, that gives the Democratic Party in the Senate a filibuster-proof majority."

    And socialism here we come!

    April 28, 2009 at 1:39 p.m.

  • Sandwichh got in his quotas of labels in (10) but no political substance.
    The politics of politics…
    1) Arlen Specter is indeed behind but he would have done a Joe Lieberman, by switching to the Independent and beating his conservative opponent.

    A little Pennsylvania politics.

    Pennsylvania loves Arlen Specter but he was running in a gerrymandered conservative district.
    Michael Steele (RNC chair) was going to fund and endorse his opponent in the primary…He would have won as an Independent or Democrat in the general election.

    Remember when Rush Limbaugh (Commander as he called himself) said he got Republicans to vote for Hillary in the last primary..Rushbo took credit for the 300,000 who switched parties…Guess what? They voted for Obama and they either deserted their commander or Rushbo lied..I think it was the latter.

    Absolutely right Arlen Specter is not in the Sarah Palin /Joe the Plumber wing of the Republican Party….How many elections do they have to lose before they realize that?

    April 28, 2009 at 1:39 p.m.

  • Poor sandwichh. There are no blue states turning purple, or purple states turning red. There are only red states turning purple and purple states turning blue. The GOP is leaderless and without a plan. Apparently Americans have had enough of how the GOP does business and what they say they believe in.

    Specter's not waiting until 2010. It's happening now. When Franken is seated, that gives the Democratic Party in the Senate a filibuster-proof majority.

    April 28, 2009 at 1:05 p.m.

  • What? Specter was a Republican? When was this?
    He should now be forced to return all the money to the RNC that it raised for his most recent re-election.
    Just another reason why we need term limits.

    April 28, 2009 at 12:55 p.m.

  • Did he have to apologize to Jabba the Rush?

    April 28, 2009 at 12:27 p.m.

  • ROFLMAO,,, and a radical extreme liberal progressive left wing falling off the ratings link as usual.

    GOP Weaker???!!!...he has made the RNC weaker for years.

    Good bye to a long time liberal progressive RINO. He has hurt his "friends" for a while now. Hope he takes some of his RINO friends with him. Maybe the RNC will finally get back to being what they use to be, a party for the betterment of the USA.

    Main reason he changed was he was behind in the polls by 20 points. It is all politics. Just like the party he is now officially joining, being a small tidbit honest for once in his life.

    More legitimate link...

    The DNC....making the party stronger even if it makes the country weaker. No more blaming repubs,....

    Vat a leagacy.

    April 28, 2009 at 12:07 p.m.