To anyone not living in the alternate Clinton-ite universe, a new Fox News poll showing Bernie Sanders as the most popular American politician is not surprising. According to the poll, the Vermont Senator had the highest favorables among Democratic voters — much to the chagrin of MSNBC’s Joy Reid, whose go to is, “But he’s not even a Democrat!” — and independent voters. He’s also tied with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer as most popular among Republican voters, which really means Sanders is viewed most favorably since Schumer is, in many ways, a Republican in Democrats’ clothing. So, gee gosh, Jolly Jim! A progressive who sparked a monumental movement calling for the end of the 40-year Republican and neoliberal money-funneling-to-the-rich scheme, universal healthcare, free public college tuition, and investing in America is — wait for it — wildly popular. But the Democratic establishment and elitist corporate media is Continue reading "Bernie Sanders Reigns Supreme as the Establishment Fumes"
As policy wonks and chomping-at-the-bit Democrats anxiously await the CBO’s score on the GOP healthcare ‘plan,’ there’s one person in Washington less than excited. The pride and bastion of social Darwinism: Paul Ryan.
Make no mistake about it, this new healthcare monstrosity that will kick millions of downtrodden, vulnerable Americans off healthcare — while providing rich folks $600 million in tax breaks and welfare — is not Trumpcare.
It’s Ryancare, or more appropriately, AYNCARE.
That’s for Ayn Rand, the extremist champion of the greedy wolves of America (who Ryan has acknowledged as his idol). This makes sense since the Speaker of the House and Wisconsin Congressman has made a career of assaulting the poor and massaging the rich.
Whether it’s voucherizing Medicare in an attempt to eventually eliminate it, taking a machete to food stamps and other welfare programs, cutting millions in student financial aid and job training, or Continue reading "How Corporate Media Morphed Paul Ryan From Radical to Reasonable"