Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Disastrous Trumpcare Scam

I must admit that when I saw Rachel Maddow's breathless promo, for a brief moment I had a vision of Donald Trump in handcuffs.But sadly, although the leaked tax forms did show that Trump is not a very good businessman.President Trump wrote off more than $100 million in business losses to reduce his federal taxes in ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Christian Wrong

That, I humbly submit, should be the new name for the Christian right. They are wrong and depraved morally, ethically, theologically and humanly. It should be a source of collective shame that they are part of our species, as the following clip from Rachel Maddow’s show makes clear: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: In Trumpworld, Refraining From Violence Is ‘Political Correctness’

Watch as Rachel Maddow traces the evolution of violence in the Trump campaign, aided, abetted and encouraged by the demagogue himself: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Don’t Let A Culture Of Defeat Hold You Back

That’s right, folks. There are untold opportunities to enhance both your gross domestic product and your wallets through the scourge gift of oil spills, as oil pipeline company Kinder Morgan recently explained. But of course, that ‘leftie’ Rachel Maddow looks a gift horse in the mouth as she continues to spread her dangerous ideas: Recommend ...

Politics and its Discontents: Think This Couldn’t Happen Here?

It already has, many, many times. Given the Harper cabal’s abysmal record on the environment, this is surely a timely cautionary reminder for Canadians: Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: So Much For Academic Freedom

You only have to watch the first two minutes of this video to see the unhealthy and evil influence of the Koch brothers. The video also helps demonstrate why I love Rachel Maddow. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Told You The Right Hates Rachel Maddow

Listen to this for confirmation: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Syria: Iraq Redux

Rachel Maddow is hated by the right and all who peddle propaganda as truth. The following video illustrates why: Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: A Saturday Night Special: On Friday Night News Dumps, Lamar Alexander’s Shirts, And Other Weighty Matters

I love Rachel Maddow. Some of the reasons for my ardour are on display in the following video from her show. Enjoy. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Recommend this Post

The Canadian Progressive: Republicans sacrifice environment to spite Obama, says Rachel Maddow [VIDEO]

In the aftermath of another fossil-fuel-related disaster, TV host and political commentator, Rachel Maddow, says House Republicans are sacrificing the environment and resisting President Obama’s clean energy alternatives. The post Republicans sacrifice environment to spite Obama, says Rachel Maddow [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: U.S. election 2012: Rachel Maddow unloads on delusional Republicans

Rachel Maddow is my favorite American television host, political commentator and progressive. She’s the best. In this video, she unloads on Republicans and conservatives for their delusional reaction to the re-election of Barack Obama as the president of the United States. And she opens her smackdown in style: Ohio really did go to President Obama last ...

Impolitical: Saturday morning laugh

Go visit this Tumblr page: RomCom 2012. Hilarious. h/t to Mother Jones and deBeauxOs1 who suggested Mother Jones’ Tumblr to me in the first place. An excellent web stop during the 2012 campaign. P.S. Did you see that Rachel beat O’Reilly on two nights this week? In a key demographic, anyway. Gives us hope about ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Moment of Sanity From Rachel Maddow

Were it not for Americans like Rachel Maddow, I would not be able to hold out even a glimmer of hope for the benighted nation: BTW, you need to click on ‘hide ad’ before the video will play. Recommend this Post

Red Tory v.3.0.3: BNTITW: Secret Service Ducklings

A couple of Secret Service officers stationed outside the White House give a family of ducklings a lift… Maddow says that it’s “100 percent politics free” but I disagree. Obviously this proves the officers are liberals because had they been Republicans they would have just let the stranded mallards fend for themselves on the sidewalk ...

the reeves report: Occupy protests must find a way to politicize while dodging rubber bullets

UC Davis campus police pepper spraying protesters. A second wave of evictions and police violence is being unleashed upon Occupy protesters across North America, and the resiliency of the movement will be determined in the coming days as protesters must find a way to work around court injunctions and police actions to stay put and ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Herman Cain Art Project?

I would love to subscribe to this amusing theory Rachel Maddow has been propounding of late to explain the otherwise perplexing Herman Cain campaign… Unfortunately, I just can’t seem to reconcile myself with the notion that Cain is a brilliantly satirical performance art genius to the more stubbornly held belief that the man is a ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Cain 2012: Performance Art Project?

We should have known at Pokemon! Rachel Maddow is now convinced that Herman Cain’s campaign is nothing more than an elaborate performance art project. As far as offbeat theories to rationalize the otherwise inexplicable go, this hypothesis may have some merit… However amusing as it would be to think that the Cain campaign is wickedly ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Rick Perry v. 2.0

You may well have seen some or all of Rick Perry’s astounding speech last Friday to a conservative “family values” group in New Hampshire in which the Texas Governor goes a bit… well, crazy. If not, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow recaps some of it here: Unlike Maddow (and many others) who seemed to be completely baffled ...

gay persons of color: Video: RIP Frank Kameny, May 21, 1925 – October 11, 2011

Frank Kameny was sacked from his American government job as an astronomer in 1957 for being gay. He protested his firing and argued the case to the United States Supreme Court in 1961. Although the court denied his petition, Kameny’s case was the first civil rights claim in the United States based on sexual orientation.

LeDaro: Rachel Maddow raises some troubling questions about the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki

“Can the United States government choose an American citizen to be executed without ever charging them with anything, without ever proving anything against them, without ever giving them a chance to defend themselves?” she wondered. “Whether or not you think it is deserved, under what authority did President Obama or could any president sign him ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Rachel Maddow on Letterman

Towards the end of the interview, after expressing utter dismay at the relentless barrage of criticism that’s levelled against Barack Obama, Dave asks: “I would like to know, how would we be better off, how would our lives be now if John McCain had won and he was the President? How would it be better?” ...

Rethuglicans Despise Regulations Except To Regulate What They Don’t Like & Andrea Mrozek Says That Roe V Wade is Anti-Democratic

There are only three clinics that provide abortions left in the state of Kansas. That is three too many for the Rethuglican Kansas governor.  like many other state governors, this winner is finding new fangled, creative ways of circumventing Roe v Wade. They’re doing it by taking a new liking to red tape and regulations. ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Dog on Santorum

Another doomed Repubican aspirant (a much more appropriate word than “hopeful” I think). Speaking to a small group of supporters in Florida last week, Santorum said that throughout his political career he’s faced mighty obstacles and has soldiered on. To illustrate the point, he recounted the time he was campaigning for Congress in 1990 and ...

A. Picazo: Canadian Immigration, Conservative Xenophobia

In the United States, debate surrounding Arizona’s new harsh immigration policy – the ‘papers please‘ law – moved from arguing the merits, necessity and constitutionality of SB1070, to a nonsensical discussion about the 14th amendment; the part of the constitution which guarantees American citizenship to all persons born in the United States. Republican lawmakers, seemingly ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Solidarity with bloggers – Rachel Maddow

Blogging on TV is how Rachel Maddow described herself last night. And she did the show in her pajamas to show solidarity with bloggers!Video