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Regressive Watch: An Eye on Right Wing Politics

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December 13, 2013 11:59 am

Ever wonder where to place yourself within our political dichotomy? Any good story must adequately define or at least develop the characters within but an attempt to apply this axiom to our American Political Heritage could become confusing. If the labels are not working now then perhaps it would be useful to recall the historical context in which they originally came about in this informative article.

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far right, intolerance, radical right, regressive agenda, regressive politics, republican politics, right wing agenda, right wing politics, Tea Party, tea party hate, teabonics

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The Bashiring of the American Liberal Media

December 11, 2013 11:02 am

A look at the firings of liberal media personalities for comments contrasted against the behavior of the Right Wing demonstrates the existence of a pervasive and dangerous Right Wing news media bias and the underlying bias of the corporate conglomerates who control it.

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Anne Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, Cenk Uygur, David Shuster, Ed Schultz, Glenn Beck, Greg Palast, Keith Olbermann, Lawrence O’Donnell, liberal media myth, Martin Bashir, Michele Bachmann, Rachel Maddow, Rand Paul, right wing media bias, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson.

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A Letter From the Front Lines

December 10, 2013 7:55 pm

A letter home from one of the boys on the front lines trying to survive Bill O'Reilly, Sarah Palin, and the evil Faux Nooz minions in the raging War on Christmas.

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Bill O'Reilly, Christian hate, Christian right, Christianity, far right, Fox News, intolerance, protestant fundmentalism, regressive agenda, regressive politics, republican politics, right wing agenda, right wing politics, Sarah Palin, War on Christmas.

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Here Comes Jebbie

December 10, 2013 1:00 pm

So Jeb, the slightly less stupid Bush brother, wants the White House. At least that's how it looks given his sudden gusto for the media and move to the hard right in quest of the blind, crippled, and crazy Tea Party vote. This article chronicles Bush family failures of the past and the downward spiral of the GOP since the lunatics have taken over the asylum.

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911, Dubya, economic, economic distress, economy, george h. w. bush, george w bush, gop politics, Iraq War, Jeb Bush, Jon Huntsman, money, radical right, regressive politics, republican politics, right wing politics, security failure, Theodore Roosevelt, unemployment.

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My Kinda Pope

December 5, 2013 6:02 pm

The author, a lapsed Catholic, applauds Pope Francis' eighty-four page Apostolic Exhortation which takes  the "new tyranny" of "unfettered capitalism" to task and shines harsh light on the Fox News driven "right wing scream machine" and its severe case of "spastic apoplexy" in reaction to a Pope who condemns avarice, takes his vow of poverty seriously, and seeks to put Christ back in Christianity.

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Capitalism, Catholicism, Christian right, Christianity, Conservatism, economic distress, economic opportunity, economy, far right, GOP economic policy

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If My Uterus Were a Gun

December 3, 2013 7:05 pm

"If My Uterus Were a Gun" is psycho mom Lauren Mayer's scathing response to the GOP's attack on women's reproductive rights and ceaseless attempts to roll back the sexual revolution contrasted against their adamant refusal to enact sensible gun policy.

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abortion, birth control, Christian right, far right, gop politics, gun control, gun crimes, NRA, protestant fundmentalism, radical right, rape, regressive agenda, republican politics, right wing agenda, right wing politics, todd akin, war on women, woman's right to choose

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Trashing Tea Party Talking Points: White Supremacist Defection to the GOP

November 22, 2013 10:01 am

This article gives you the facts you to need to easily shred one of the most infuriating teabagger arguments: the Democrat Party is the party of racism. While that may have been true prior to the failed Dixiecrat party, it's not true today. This article details the defection of white Southern Democrats to the GOP and Mitt Romney ultimately winning the South.

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dixiecrat, gop politics,Hubert Humphrey,inequality,intolerance, jim crow, John Birch Society, KKK, Klan, Ku Klux Klan, racism, racist radical right, regressive agenda, Republicans, revolution, richard nixon, southern strategy, Strom Thurmon, Tea Party, war on drugs, WOD

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The Inspiration of a Hip Hop Artist

November 16, 2013 7:13 pm

Hip Hop artist The Real JKill describes his inspiration and experiences producing and marketing Hip Hop music. JKill dedicates his music to addressing the political climate and social consciousness. This post also includes two great hit songs and others by JKill.

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hop hop. rap, subversive, social issues, protest music. politcal music

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Letter to Sandy

April 29, 2013 3:49 am

In this prose poem, Gun addresses a history of violence from gang crime to mass shootings in a letter to Sandy Hook. 

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gun control, sandy hook, mass shootings, assault weapons, firearms, NRA, gun crimes

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Checkmate

March 5, 2013 2:08 am

Checkmate is an original political poem by up and coming writer Kenneth S. Fomunung. He examines the inequality in our society and the idea that the common people are nothing more than pawns to be used and expended by the power brokers of our time.

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rhetoric, hate, intolerance, bigotry, misogyny, GOP, Far Right Side

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Why a Fiscal Cliff?

January 31, 2013 10:34 am

The problem with Republicans in power is they don’t have any desire to govern. They just want to enjoy the perks that come with power to satisfy their desires for self-aggrandizement.

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GOP, Michael Brown, royalty, perks, no desire to govern

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An Interview with Two Disabled American Veterans

January 19, 2013 5:19 am

Tracy Brownlee sits down with two disabled veterans and gets their take on the current state of US politics, their feelings about the Obama Presidency, and their reactions to the current incarnation of the GOP.

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republican politics, regressive agenda, GOP economic policy, economic recovery, Christian right, veterans, disabled veterans, disability, fixed income, veterans treatment

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Race is Sexuality

January 15, 2013 11:31 am

William Turner examines the parallels between racism and homophobia and argues Conservative characterizations of LGBT and African Americans spring from the same abstractions in popular Conservative thought.

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Christian right, disenfranchise, gay, gay rights, gop politics, homophobia, homosexual, inequality, intolerance, jim crow, LGBT, marriage equality, racism

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A Teacher’s View on School Safety: A Response to the Newtown Tragedy

January 5, 2013 1:42 am

An experienced educator offers insights on school safety, ideas for improvement, and discusses the problems involved in implementing and maintaining such programs.

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school safety, Newtown shooting, school violence, school safety drills

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Memories of Jim Crow

November 14, 2012 7:32 pm

The author recounts a childhood memory of the ugliness of the Jim Crow system when she for the first time noticed how African Americans were dehumanized in the euphemistically titled “Separate but Equal” policies of the old South and compares it to post election GOP behavior.

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Jim Crow, racism, separate but equal, right wing radio, Dennis Miller, racial hatred, regressive right

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Nameless City

November 8, 2012 1:14 am

A dark poem examines the effects and consequences of the War on Drugs and the concomitant prison industrial complex in a surrealist interpretation, includes a graphic illustration by the author.

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prison indistrial complex, war on drugs, incarceration, prison

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America’s War on Drugs: An Ongoing Moral Panic

October 22, 2012 2:58 pm

The US century old war on drugs is not a war against intoxicating substances. It's a war against people--usually people of color--and the ultimate expression of Fundamentalist Protestant prerogative power exported to the world.

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Christian hate, Christian right, Christianity, disenfranchise, george h. w. bush, george w bush, jim crow, lyndon johnson, national crises, political dissidents, prerogative power, protestant, regressive agenda, republican politics, richard nixon, ronald reagan, viet nam war, war on drugs, drug war, anti-catholic, protestant ethic, drug abstinence, abstinence, tee-total, Christian fundamentalism, zero tolerance, just say no

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2016: Obama's America--Bad Remake of the Manchurian Candidate?

October 16, 2012 12:52 am

NeoCon and avowed Obama hater Dinesh D'Souza‘s movie is no more a documentary than Fox News is fair and balanced. It’s propaganda, designed to cash in on the anti-Obama sentiment of the Radical Right who will no doubt believe it as easily as they do the distortions, misinformation, and outright lies of the GOP and Fox News.

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2016: Obama's America, Dinesh D'Souza, far right, gop politics, hate speech, intolerance, Manchurian Candidate, NeoCon, Obama hater, radical right, regressive agenda, republican politics, right wing politics

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America

October 10, 2012 11:45 pm

America, a new poem, asks hard questions about where we are and where we're going. Will we be a tryanny of the masses, will we care for the poor, elderly, and homeless. Or will we continue down the road of the ME generation into darkness.

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avarice, pollution, liberty, tyranny, democracy, homeless, hungry, intolerance, enslavement, tyranny of masses

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Global Warming

September 29, 2012 9:42 pm

These photos are of the dead trees left in the wake of the Texas heat wave and drought in the summer of 2011. The unprecedented heat wave--the hottest summer ever recorded--kept temperatures above the 100 degree mark for weeks.

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climate change, drought, enviroment, extreme weather, fossil fuel effects, global warming. heat wave

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Who Would Jesus Hate?

September 28, 2012 6:40 pm

From making public proclamations of faith to engaging in intolerance, hate speech, and avarice to failing to act with grace, the Radical Religious Right falls short in every aspect of the Christian code of conduct delineated in the New Testament and in honoring the message of their chosen messiah.

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Christian behavior,Christian conduct, Christian etiquette, Christian hate, Christian right, Christianity, hate speech, Jesus, religion

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The Trench

September 11, 2012 7:15 pm
This short story presents a haunting vision of a United States where the Radical Religious Right has gained complete power and is free to execute its vision of a theocratic government based on their interpretation of scripture. For some it’s the utopia they prayed for where Purity is no longer a matter of choice but a matter of law, a world where church attendance isn’t a choice but a duty, a world where religious fervor abounds.

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religious right, radical right, theocratic goverment, American Taliban, far right

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Big Money, Romney-Ryan, &The Way of the Guerilla Warrior

September 2, 2012 4:00 am

Here's a plan to deafeat Romney-Ryan and their big money backers, foster quantitative easing, and promote job creation. Using the guerilla warfare techniques outlined in Ho Chi Min's The Way of the Guerilla Warrior. Author Wayne James argues Progressives can wreak havoc on the Romney-Ryan campaign of lies, distortions, misinformation, and big money with a corresponding Progresssive campaign of misinformation and misdirection.

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defeat GOP, stop the mega-money, defeat romney ryan, economic opportunity,. economic recovery, far right, gop politics, radical right, regressive agenda, regressive politics, right wing politics, romney-ryan, romney-ryan for president, sheldon adelson, wall street, citizens united

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Our Cost of Empire

August 26, 2012 5:34 pm

This historical portrait deconstructs the underlying causes and costs of the failed War on Drugs (WOD) as well as the factors motivating it. He elucidates the high cost of the Cold War, the Military Industrial Complex, and the cost of the mass incarceration and the Prison Industrial Complex created by the War on Drugs--now morphed into the New Jim Crow.

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Battle of Midway, censorship, communism, cost of empire, disenfranchise, drug war, economic, economic distress, economic recovery, economy, empire, entheogens, global empire, gop politics, Herbert Hoover, hippies, J. Edgar Hoover, jim crow, LBJ, Mc Carthyism, protest, right wing politics, spiritual connection, tax rates, tax revenue, thought crime, top 1% share of income, unemployment, Viet Nam, war on drugs, war protests, wealth redistribution, world police, world power, WW II

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Texas Judge Prophecies Civil War When Obama Re-Elected

August 25, 2012 1:50 pm

The author responds to remarks made by Lubbock County Judge Tom Head, with the support of Lubbock County Commissioner Mark Heinrich, when they both appeared on Lubbock's Fox News affiliate to spread reactionary rhetoric reminiscent of the Jim Crow era this past week.

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civil war, class war, class warfare, disenfranchise, far right, fascism, gop politics, inequality, jim crow, national crises, racism, radical right, regressive agenda, regressive politics, republican politics, revolution, right wng, tom head, war on drugs

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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