"The irony that dems implemented a deeply flawed REPUBLICAN plan because it was the only way to improve a truly horrific status quo… and for republicans to then screeech at their own… damn… plan… is beyond anything credible in fiction. For republicans, who gave us Medicare Part D and insisted the ACA come with zero ability to negotiate drug costs, to then complain about drug costs, is hypocrisy exponentiated."
"One of the sad and curious consequences of the massacre of schoolchildren in Newtown, Connecticut a couple of years back was the fact that, rather than being chastened by the savagery and encouraged by it to help seek solutions to the country’s insane devotion to its firearms, the radical gun-rights community, abetted by the gun industry’s front group and primary sales organization, the National Rifle Association, intensified its efforts to roll back even the weak regulations currently in place. It was an effective and brutal demonstration of the American right’s political devotion to the orders Stalin gave the Red Army when the Germans attacked. “Ni shagu nazad.” Not one step backwards. And by and large, especially at the federal level, it worked. The “teachable moment” was as evanescent as the morning dew. It’s happening again, in a roughly similar context."
A Republican Senate's first target: Elizabeth Warren’s consumer protection agency
For years, House Republicans have been trying to gut her greatest accomplishment.
That’s why she is in Congress, they stopped her confirmation and she showed them.
(Source: liberaleffects, via mommapolitico)