George Washington

The Tea Party, Our Founding Fathers, And The Fight Over Government
Getting our historical narrative right matters a lot, as we are still arguing about all the same things our nation’s founders fought over. We need to be for a government that picks the right side to be on when it comes to our fights over the economy. Read more...
Bachmann, Gohmert And King's Surreal Egyptian Presser Blames Muslim Brotherhood For 9/11
Tea party-backed Representatives Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Steve King (R-IA) on Saturday held a press conference in Egypt to thank the country's military for overthrowing the elected government, and at one point even seemed to suggest that the Muslim Brotherhood had been behind the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in the United States. Read more...
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Sunday insisted that a tragic massacre at Sandy Forks Elementary School in Connecticut could have been prevented if Principal Dawn Hochsprung had been armed with an M4 carbine, an assault rifle designed by the U.S. Read more...
When last we saw Allen West (R-FL), he was peddling feverish McCarthyite fantasies about the Democratic caucus in the House. And before he was a Teabagger Congressman—he was a war criminal. In testimony at an Article 32 hearing -- the Read more...
Conservative radio host Glenn Beck asked his listeners on Wednesday to consider Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum because he could be "the next George Washington." "I don’t endorse candidates, I don't get involved in politics," Read more...

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As Americans gathered to celebrate their independence this past Fourth of July weekend, for some the festivities were tinged with sadness by the mounting evidence that many simply don't know their own nation's history. While a new study showed Read more...
Before U.S. Tomahawk cruise missiles began to rain down on Muammar Gaddafi's air defenses, the only conversation that President Obama had to have was with his senior advisers. They, and they alone would decide whether a country founded as a Read more...
Chris Matthews had on wingnut Rick-Gather-Your-Armies Barber to explain his extremely over the top campaign ads and managed to take down another teaba Read more...
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Jonathan Alter made some good points about why the Republicans are being ridiculous going after the White House and Sestak for this trumped up scandal Read more...