Measuring Republican nay-saying: The Index of Obstruction and Delay

Republicans can try to say it ain’t so, but a newly developed statistical measure says it is: The GOP’s delaying tactics and outright obstruction of President Obama’s judicial nominees have reached epic proportions. According to Greg Sargent, at the Washington Post’s Plum Line blog: Dr. Sheldon Goldman, a professor of political science at the University…

Support for Tea Party plummets

On November 29, Pew Research Center reported that since the 2010 midterm elections, the Tea Party has lost support nationwide and also in the 60 congressional districts represented by members of the House Tea Party Caucus. In what could be good news for Democrats in the upcoming election, the reputation of the Republican Party has…

Protesting the GOP’s “blame-the-victim” philosophy

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Herman Cain informed the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters that they should not blame the banks and Wall Street, they should blame themselves if they are unemployed and in need. This reeks of Marie Antoinette’s  suggestion to the impoverished citizens of France that, if they were short…