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“The Jersey Comeback” gets the Bronx Cheer

Tonight’s GOP Convention keynoter is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a conservative many in the Republican Party had hoped would run for president instead of Mitt Romney.  Fox News and other conservative media hype Christie’s budget-cutting Jersey’s budget back to fiscal health, yet Princeton economics professor and NY Times columnist Paul Krugman shows that Christie’s…

“Send This to All Your Friends!”

We all have that old Uncle or old neighbor who is a conservative and they have an email account.  They delighted themselves in forwarding email that they have received exposing some awful truth about President Obama and encourages you to send it to all your friends.  A quick visit to Snopes.com, Politifact or FactCheck.org usually…

The Birther Distraction Continues on Red County

It’s always a good idea to wander over to our friends at Red County to see what they are writing about these days. And while this post didn’t pop up on it’s Orange County generated content, since it’s “Chip Hanlon’s Red County,” has has to take ownership for it.  A complete birther call for Obama…

Krugman nails Republicans on Healthcare Reform

Nobel prize winning econmist, Princeton professor and NT Times columnist Paul Krugman has a column in the nation’s newspaper of record that actually savages Republicans for their positions on healthcare reform.  In a word, the Republican plan is…nothing. From the piece: It was obvious how things would go as soon as the first Republican speaker,…

Is $17 Billion a Lot of Money? More GOP Doublespeak

  The late Senator Everett Dirksen once said wryly about spending public money, “A billion here, a billion there, sooner or later it adds up to real money.” Red County’s Matt Cunningham is positively shameless when it comes to being critical of anything President Obama does that might be viewed as a positive for the…