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Strange Things Happening In The Plains States

Strange Things Happening In The Plains States

Something strange is going on in the Plains States. In this strange political year, where most pundits and historical trends suggest that it is likely to be a Republican year, the Plains States are shaking things up. While it isn’t exactly like the Populist movement of old, there is a growing rebellion in these states that suggests the current brand of extreme conservatism may not be going down so well in these normally Republican states.

On 'Morning Joe,' Paul Ryan Hilariously Pretends To Care About Poor People

Failed Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan, who believes that the problem with America is that there are too many "<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/05/paul-ryan-60-percent-of-a_n_1943073.html">takers</a>" slacking off in "<a href="http://firedoglake.com/2011/01/28/ayn-rand-fanboy-paul-ryan-used-social-security-hammock-to-put-himself-through-college/">hammocks</a>," went on MSNBC Monday morning with a simple message to America's poor: I care.

Bernie Sanders: Tell President Obama Hands Off Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid

Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to be one of the stand-up guys in the Senate with telling it straight when it comes to the fact that Social Security does not add a dime to our deficit and that if President Obama wants to do something about the deficit, he needs to be cutting that corporate welfare, instead of talking about balancing the budget on the backs of the most vulnerable in our society and our veterans.

We Won Some Victories But We Have Far Bigger Battles Ahead

So this whole process was a sorry mess, and for progressives, there were plenty of disappointments along the way. (I will get back to those.) We also have far bigger battles ahead. (I will get back to those, too.) But one of my themes in life

Santorum: FDR 'Stopped Creativity' And 'Drove Businessmen Away'

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Wednesday suggested that President Franklin Roosevelt actually made the Great Depression worse with "class warfare politics" that "stopped creativity" and "drove businessmen away." The