A viral video featuring adorable toddlers arguing about the weather perfectly illustrated politics in America.Details
“If George W. Bush were launching wars with Congress out of town, the White House lawn would be flooded with protesters.”
-Longtime progressive activist, David Swanson
This speaks volumes of two things:
1. The anti-war left was overwhelmingly filled with hypocrites, only opposed to a politician and not war.
2. For all the vitriol the pro-constitution right throws at Obama for unilateral actions (or lack thereof) they are just as hypocritical when it comes to war.
I’m not sure how much I can rely on a Facebook post to gauge of public opinion, but if it provides any indication at all, an editorial cartoon I posted last week reveals Americans have about had it with the Republican – Democrat paradigm.Details
Many commentators have remarked about the tremendous partisanship within today’s political climate, bemoaning the so-called gridlock occurring in Washington D.C. However, they fail to mention that this type of blind partisanship is necessarily part of the two-party system. It is not a recent phenomenon either. The Founders warned us of its dangers.Details
“In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” – Mark Twain
This legendary Mark Twain quote is beginning to come to fruition within modern-day American political culture. It seems that every Republican politician under the sun, at least while Obama is in the White House, is talking like Benjamin Franklin’s heir apparent. The most recent example of this comes from Texas Governor Rick Perry. More and more, he is sounding like a freedom advocate.Details
Every once in a while, we get feedback from someone telling us how “democrats have ruined the country.”
We take offense at the idea that it’s just Democrats that are the problem. Here at TAC, we stand for the constitution, and both parties have absolutely shredded it.
The budget does not cut spending at all, and in fact actually increases spending by $1.5 trillion over ten years. The Republicans are using the old DC trick of spending less than originally planned and calling that reduced spending increase a $5.1 trillion cut in spending.Details
Republicans position themselves as the party of the Constitution and limited government.
But like the Democrats they constantly criticize, Republicans exercise a great deal of discretion in the application of their constitutional fidelity.Details