Poll: Most Republicans think Jesus would have opposed universal healthcare

A new poll commissioned by YouGov SHOWS that people of a certain political persuasion are highly delusional: According to the results of the poll, a majority of Democrats and independents have read the same version of Christianity’s Holy Book as I. For Republicans, however, it appears that, once again, they’ve conflated Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged with the Bible. Eighty percent of Democrats and 52 percent of independents said Jesus would support universal healthcare. Indeed it’s hard to imagine Jesus would deny care to those who lack the...

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Vast majority of Republicans who bought Obamacare coverage are pleased with it

The right-wing noise machine would probably dismiss THESE PEOPLE as RINOs (Republicans In Name Only): About three-quarters of Republicans who obtained health insurance under Obamacare are satisfied with their coverage, according to a survey published Thursday by the Commonwealth Fund. The survey found that 74 percent of Republicans said they were very or somewhat satisfied with their new coverage. Overall, 78 percent of Americans said they were satisfied: 73 percent of those enrolled in a private plan and 84 percent of those enrolled in...

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Is Sarah Palin’s call for impeachment of Obama actually bad news for Republicans?

The only thing that surprises me about Sarah Palin’s call for the impeachment of President Obama (see HERE)  is that she’s waited this long to lend her voice to the demands of her fellow wingnuts on this matter. Aaron Blake of the Washington Post SAYS Palin’s involvement in the push for impeachment poses potential problems for her party: She’s the first Republican of any significant national stature to make this call. And she’s the kind of figure who could potentially recruit others to the cause — people who will...

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Obama’s disdain for obstructionist Republicans in Congress reaches boiling point

President Obama’s favorability ratings among Americans in general are nothing to write home about, but they’re not nearly as bad as those for Congress, where obstructionist Republicans hold sway. And now Obama suddenly seems willing to get snarky in his public expressions of  impatience with the GOPers on the Hill, as we see HERE: From the Rose Garden to the Cabinet Room to near the Key Bridge in Georgetown, the president has signaled more than mere annoyance at the state of affairs at the halfway point of this year. His disdain...

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Boehner and his Republican pals unwittingly are aiding Hillary’s presidential prospects

Poor John Boehner! Much as he may want to, he can’t move forward with immigration reform for the simple reason that their are too many bigots in his House Republican caucus. But, of course, such obstructionism is not in the best interests of the GOP. Jonathan Chait EXPLAINS: At the start of 2013, I really thought immigration reform was going to happen. Unlike every Obama-supported initiative that Republicans had opposed, the cold political logic of cooperation was obvious: Republicans would alleviate their crippling weakness with Latino...

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