Key Clint - It's too bad you don't pay some attention to having an "eye on the right section". You could fill the whole paper with their offensive religio-teabircher sh!t.
I see your truuuuuue colors shinin' through .....
American "history" as taught today is an utter sham and appears to be likely to descend into conservative, religio-fanatical fantasy....
"Christian conservatives win, children lose: Texas textbooks will teach public school students that the Founding Fathers based the Constitution on the Bible, and the American system of democracy was inspired by Moses.
"On Friday the Republican-controlled Texas State Board of Education voted along party lines 10-5 to approve the biased and inaccurate textbooks. The vote signals a victory for Christian conservatives in Texas, and a disappointing defeat for historical accuracy and the education of innocent children.
"The textbooks were written to align with instructional standards that the Board of Education approved back in 2010 with the explicit intention of forcing social studies teaching to adhere to a conservative Christian agenda. The standards require teachers to emphasize America’s so called “Christian heritage.”
"In essence, Christian conservatives in Texas have successfully forced a false historical narrative into public school textbooks that portray Moses as an influence on the Constitution and the Old Testament as the root of democracy.
"Critics called the whole process into question after publishers posted a number of last-minute changes to the textbooks yesterday, leaving board members and observers without time to figure out exactly what was in the approved texts.
"According to reports, scholars did not have an opportunity to review and comment on the numerous changes publishers have submitted since the last public hearing. Some of those changes appeared to have been negotiated with state board members behind closed doors."
American 'exceptionalism' is a lie and a construct of people like these Texas zealots, whose extremism will poison the minds of millions of children because of the undue influence the State of Texas has on schoolbook publishers.
"Lo-info" is not nearly as damnable and dangerous as "bad-info" which is what all of you crass, neo-fascists thrive upon in your various parallel universes.
President Obama has issued the fewest executive orders per year, at 33.27 annually, since President Grover Cleveland’s first term in the White House.
-- from The American Presidency Project
It's going to be fun watching the Republican Party's death throes over these next couple of years.
But we're so dedicated to raising the intelligence quotient of you conservathugs, we'd rather put our efforts where they can do the most good. We're kinda like political missionaries to the FundyNutz, Limbaughtomized and otherwise brain damaged.
These are the actions of the leader of the free world struggling to find a humane solution to a national disgrace against the most arrogant, greedy, subversive, blatantly racist, gaggle of xenophobes on the face of Earth who, sadly, preyed upon the ignorance, prejudice and emotion of a subset of the electorate while undermining the integrity of our electoral process to gain power. America in disgrace with neo-fascists on parade.
Gruber's opinion that laws which transparently address issues as complex as health care would have no chance of passage is quite true in today's political world.
Smoke and mirrors have become a vital part of the legislative process in America - and Mr. Gruber's poorly chosen words have done nothing but grease the gears of the right wing think tanks which are whirring furiously to turn out more propaganda in opposition to the ACA.
How do you think we got up to our necks in Middle East sausage making? Smoke and mirror politics (and Bush/Cheney's blatant lies). How did the big bank executives got off with no jail time after crippling our economy? Smoke and mirror politics (and Geitner/Holder patronizing). How have the inhumane, xenophobic, do-nothing Republicans made national policy on immigration a major issue when they have presented NO policy of their own? Smoke and mirror politics. How has the Keystone Pipeline been promoted as being needed for American energy independence when Canada intends to export the refined oil to China et al? Smoke and mirror politics. How is it possible that just last Tuesday the Senate failed to gather enough votes to put the brakes on the NSA's out-of-control spying on Americans by collecting phone records of millions of people not suspected of any crime? Smoke and mirror politics. Why has scarcely one word been spoken of the 40 kilos of cocaine that was found on a boat owned by Mitch McConnell's in-laws who have been among his greatest benefactors? Smoke and mirror politics.
And there will be so much smoke and so many mirrors after the new Congress comes to Washington that Americans will not be able to find their arse with both hands.
Elizabeth Warren is a candle of truth in the dungeon of predatory capitalism - may her flame increase.