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Regressive Watch: An Eye on Right Wing Politics

Emoluments

November 29, 2016 6:58 pm

In the mold of Richard Nixon Donald Trump seems to think if the President does it, it's legal. Fortunately for We the People, he's incorrect. If he continues along this line of reasoning he may replace Nixon as the most corrupt President in US history and have a brief tenure.

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X EmolumentsX Donald TrumpX Conflicts of Interest

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Republicans Try to Escape the Donald

October 24, 2016 10:03 am

The GOP is Trump and Trump is the GOP. He is the quintessential Republican. Every dirty tactic, divisive rhetoric, sexist position, and outright lie has found a home in Donald Trump. Make no mistake, they built this candidate. And now they're running from the monster they created.

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 trump,donald trump,racial hate,racism,sexist, republican implosion

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Nothing Good’s Happening Here

October 19, 2016 12:27 pm

This Trump parody song updates Buffalo Springfield's "Something's Happening Here" political message to reflect the character of Donald Trump -- or more accurately lack thereof -- and the current presidential contest.

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donald trump, Republican, republican implosion, republican politics, Trump

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Trumpenfreude!

October 17, 2016 4:54 pm

 It may not be nice to gloat as the GOP's nominee falls apart, but boy is it fun! Donald Trump is the culmination of the past 30 years of a litany of lies and faux outrage. Now they reap what they have sown.

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donald trump, GOP, hypocrisy, Republican, republican politics, Trump —No comments

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Christians for Trump

October 14, 2016 9:46 am

Author William Turner explains how so many self-proclaimed Christians have rationalized supporting a racist, bigoted, misogynistic serial sex offender and reviews the long history of how the Christian religion has been bent to justify all kinds of horror--from slavery to the despicable Trump campaign.

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christian conservatives, evangelicals, republican politics, Republicans, white supremacist

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Single in the Digital Age: Sexual Scripts in Facebook Profiles

April 18, 2016 7:36 pm

Social media has become a popular method for young single people to connect with others for dating, sex, and relationships. Forty-one Facebook profiles, nineteen female and twenty-two male, of young single adults were examined for sexualized images.

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dating,facebook,hypersexualized images,sexual scripts.sexuality,sexualized facebook profiles,single,social media

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Feeling the Burn

April 6, 2016 8:37 pm

The author shares his less than favorable view of the Sanders campaign, his adverse experiences with Sanders supporters, and critiques the BernieorBust crowd.

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bernie,bernie sanders,bernieorbust,clinton,cult of personality,democratic primary,hillary,hillary clinton,revolution,sanders

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Voice Mail

July 4, 2015 3:42 pm

A scathing rebuke of contemporary American culture's shallow self interest, instant celebrity, technology fetishism, and minute attention spans.

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avarice,depression,disenfrachisment,disenfranchise,economic distress,economic opportunity,economy,exclusion,far right,greed,mental illness,money,yuppies,drug use,disillusionment,bankruptcy

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Revisionism Cheney Style

September 13, 2014 2:51 pm
It must be a difficult thing being Dick Cheney. He must know that he will be remembered down though the ages as (next to J. Edgar Hoover) the most disgusting, reprehensible fool to ever accept a paycheck from the government.

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republicans lies, cheney liar, cheney dick, revisionism cheney, gop lie machine, fox news

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Black and Tan Fantasies

September 9, 2014 8:55 pm

It is now comically apparent that there are no depths which the loony right wing won't sink to in order to defame this president. What they lack in intellect they more than make up for in sheer gall. I'm referring to what I'll call "Tan Gate".

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tan suit,far right,Fox News,gop politics,radical right,regressive agenda,republican politics,right wing politics

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Triumph of Rationalization: Today’s GOP

April 25, 2014 11:26 pm

The author, a trained social scientist, examines the sociopathic behavior of the current incarnation of the GOP and posits an explanation for their ability to be on both sides of so many issues depending on how it affects them or their party.

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rationalization,lies, deception, faux nooz, selfishness, distortions, GOP, Republican, far right, fascism, Fox News, gop politics, intolerance, radical right, republican politics,regressive politics

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Time for some well-earned gloating!

April 25, 2014 7:11 pm

Despite the right's obstruction, lies, misleading ads, and 50+ pointless repeal votes, the ACA more than met its initial enrollment goal and is already helping millions of Americans. News this good deserves a song!

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ACA, Barack Enroll, Obamacare

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Vacant Models, Viral Videos, and the Tea Party

February 28, 2014 3:28 pm

Harry Reid has launched a new attack on the billionaire underwriters of the far right, using a phrase associated with a certain iconic '80s music video. So I couldn't resist turning myself into a vacant, glassy-eyed bimbo who doesn't really play her instrument (just like the glassy-eyed Tea Partyers aren't really pulling their own strings . . . )

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environment, pollution, epa, industrial waste, deregulation, industrial waste

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It's Not Easy Being Rich

February 18, 2014 2:09 pm

Oh, those poor persecuted billionaires! Just because 95% of the economic recovery went to the top 1%, and 85 people control as much global wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion, their feelings are hurt when the rest of us complain.

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disenfranchise, economic, economic distress,economic opportunity, economic recovery, economy, inequality, regressive agenda,right wing politics,wealth redistribution

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Uncle Sugar, I Can't Control My Libido!

January 29, 2014 6:55 pm

Mike Huckabee has revealed my secret - Democrats have turned me into a beggar for cheap government birth control because I'm a helpless victim of my gender and I need pills to control my libido! Meanwhile the GOP proves how much it respects me by giving me mandatory transvaginal ultrasounds and freeing me from the burdens of making decisions about my body and earning equal pay - what 'war on women'?

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Christian hate, gop politics, intolerance, Mike Huckabee, protestant fundmentalism, radical right, regressive agenda, regressive politics, republican politics, right wing agenda, right wing politics, war on women, woman's right to choose.

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How Not To Talk To Women 101

January 24, 2014 9:04 pm

So far the GOP isn't doing so well in its effort to 'rebrand' itself and attract women voters. Maybe that's because all the suggestions about 'sensitivity' in the world don't matter if your policies haven't changed! So here's a musical reminder - contrary to the House Judiciary Committee chairman's ludicrous claims, Banning abortions is NOT a jobs bill!

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abortion, Christian right, far right, gop politics, mysogyny, reproductive rights, right wing agenda, right wing politics, war on women

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Chris Christie is Shocked, Shocked Bullying Was Going On

January 12, 2014 9:53 am

There are so many holes in Governor Christie's story (if he's truly eager to get to the bottom of something he just learned about, wouldn't he ask a few questions of his staffers?, how could he lose 2 nights sleep the day after he just found out, etc.), it's way too easy to refute it. So I'm taking the low road, making musical fun of the whole thing. It's just too tempting!

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bridge closing, bully, Chris Christie, far right, gop politics, GW bridge, mean, petty, radical right, regressive agenda, regressive politics, republican politics, retribution, revenge, right wing politics, small

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A Letter to Tony Perkins

January 10, 2014 11:51 pm

William Turner delivers and incisive and scathing dissection of Conservative hate speech obfuscations and particularly, the Family Research Council hate group and its spokesperson Tony Perkins.

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Christian hate, Christian right, Family Research Council, fascism, FRC, gop politics, Hate Group, hate speech, regressive agenda, regressive politics, religion, Tea Party, Tony Perkins

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No, Rand Paul, 2 + 2 Doesn't Equal 6!

January 6, 2014 10:53 pm

I know it's tempting to turn facts inside out to make ourselves feel better. But the facts are clear - extending unemployment benefits helps the economy, which means it would cost even less than that stupid government shutdown last year!

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far right, gop politics, radical right, Rand Paul, regressive agenda, regressive politics, right wing politics, Tea Party

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2013: A Year In Review

January 2, 2014 4:35 pm

Oh what a year! The highs, lows, and moments of comic relief were truly operatic, so here's an opera-inspired musical recap.

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Bill O'Reilly, Christian hate, Christian right, disenfranchise, economic, economic distress, economic opportunity, economy, far right, fascism, Fox News, gop politics, gun crimes, hate speech, inequality, intolerance, jim crow, regressive agenda, regressive politics, Sarah Palin, wealth redistribution, woman's right to choose

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For Immediate Release

January 1, 2014 1:19 am

This poem examines the culture of violence prevalent in modern American society from George Zimmerman gunning down a teenager for walking while black to inner city violence including drive by shootings, and the daily news cycle which has desensitized far too many to the carnage.

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Anger, gun crimes, Gun Violence, hate, NRA, racial hate, racial hatred, racism, regressive agenda, right wing agenda, right wing politics, Trayvon Martin

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The Annual “War on Christmas” Christmas Special—Brought To You by Fox

December 31, 2013 2:58 am

Fox News' War on Christmas claims exist to feed the corporate sponsor machine and boost ratings in the off season. They are not based on any credible facts and there is nothing that has resemblance of logic what so ever in their "War on Christmas."

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War on Christmas, Fox News, GOP, media, Gretchen Carlson, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Festivus, Megyn Kelly, Christmas, War, War on Women,

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Schmuck Dynasty: I Do Not Think Free Speech Means What You Say It Does

December 24, 2013 1:16 am

According to Faux Nooz, Godless, liberal anti-Americans have taken time off from the War On Christmas to attack Christians, namely Phil Robertson of A&E's "Duck Dynasty" for his recent comments about civil rights, homosexuality, and anatomy. When civil rights groups criticized Phil's remarks, the Faux Nooz crowd jumped to his defense, moaning about his right to free speech. To paraphrase the immortal words of Inigo Montoya: "I Do Not Think Free Speech Means What You Say It Does"

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A & E, Bill O'Reilly, Duck Dynasty, far right, Fox News, gop politics, hate speech, inequality, jim crow, Phil Robertson, protestant fundmentalism, racism, religion, right wing agenda, right wing politics, Sarah Palin

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Of Marxism, the Pope, and the History of Christianity

December 19, 2013 10:44 pm

The recent criticism of the Pope's Apostolic Exhortation condemning "unfettered capitalism" seems not to hold much merit when the critics terminology and definitions are so utterly flawed. Find out how the labels they have for themselves, much less the ones they have for the Pope and other progressives hold up to an historical evaluation.

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economic, economic distress, economic opportunity, inequality, Karl Marx, regressive agenda, regressive politics, religion, right wing politics, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, top 1% share of income.

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Megyn Kelly Just IS Clueless

December 19, 2013 3:03 pm

In the recent flap over Fox anchor Megyn Kelly's comments about Santa and Jesus both being white, Ms. Kelly needs to remember some basic maternal wisdom:

  1. 'Historical' and 'verifiable' are not subjective - check your facts and your dictionary before you go on air (and remember, we can watch the recording!)
  2. You can't complain about being the victim in a fight you started.
  3. Making fun of people is wrong in general, but when a public statement is begging for ridicule, it's only human to give into temptation!

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Bill O'Reilly, Christian right, Christianity, Megyn Kelly, protestant fundmentalism, radical right, regressive agenda, regressive politics, republican politics, right wing agenda, Sarah Palin, War on Christmas

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“And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.” Revelation 13:1-3.

And the beast called itself GOP and written upon its seven heads Are: Avarice, Cowardice, Entitlement, Homophobia, Ignorance, Misogyny, and Racism. And the meek shall cry out in agony. And the beast shall be slain by the Lamb, in their name. And the beast's name shall be erased from the minds of men forever.

Amen