Posts tagged "Republicans"

Voter fraud doesn't exist

Like hell it doesn’t. But the astonishing assertion that voter fraud doesn’t exist found it’s way onto this blog in response to my Aug. 8 post that “Voter ID law does not suppress election turnout.” Well, I knew that a favorite progressive/liberal/Democrat trope is that Republicans/conservatives and fellow traveling meanies are trying by all kinds of... Read more »

Gov. Pat Quinn's attack on working men and women

It has to be some kind of joke that Gov. Pat Quinn and Democrats are running a class war based on the supposition that they can create jobs, help the middle class and reduce unemployment. The unemployment rate in Illinois–8.7 percent–is the third worst in the nation. Might you think that Democrats, who have had... Read more »

Why I abandoned the Democratic Party

Check out: Why I mourn the death of JFK, America’s first neoconservative president. The link is here.  Hint: It abandoned me I came across this column I wrote for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1996 just prior to the Democratic National Convention held in Chicago at which Bill Clinton and Al Gore for nominated for re-election... Read more »
Advertisement:

Blame slavery for today's white Republicans

That’s the suggested conclusion of a study that asserts a correlation between states that had large populations of black slaves 150 years ago and states that voted against President Barack Obama. This is how ThinkProgress reported it: Study Suggests Southern Slavery Turns White People Into Republicans 150 Years Later The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution banned... Read more »

GOP first must tell Americans what will replace Obamacare

Sometimes Republicans can be so stupid, you wonder if they’ll ever win another election. The plan by some conservative stalwarts in the party to force the defunding of Obamacare by threatening a government shutdown is more than stupid: It surely will fail and it probably will cost the GOP in the 2014 elections, possibly including... Read more »

Obama's vacation wasn't long enough

Or far enough away. Republicans giving President Barack Obama the shive for daring to take a vacation should recall what a cheap political stunt the criticism was when it came from Democrats while President George W. Bush was taking his vacation. Sarah Palin joined in this mindless criticism during on interview with Fox News’ Greta... Read more »
Advertisement:

Thoughts for while Obama and Dems bring down the country

Reflect on these.   1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a Congress. – John Adams   2. If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you... Read more »

Obama threatens seniors and veterans; leaves out kids

As negotiations over raising the federal debt ceiling, cutting the budget and increasing taxes comes down to the wire, President Barack Obama thinks he might have to stiff social security recipients and veterans. He said in an interview: “I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue,”... Read more »

Issac Hayes Builds Credibility on the South Side in run against Jesse Jackson Jr.

Is it possible that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., with his name recognition, his 14 years of incumbency and the given wisdom that he is a shoo-in for re-election could lose to a Republican? Not just a Republican, but a conservative one at that? A conservative, black Republican newcomer by the name of Isaac Hayes? A... Read more »
Advertisement:

Hand over your money

Here’s a trailer for “I want your money,” a political documentary film by award-winning Director Ray Griggs, slated for release in theatres in select markets nationwide on October 15.  Griggs has assembled an all-star cast of prominent voices from America’s broad-based conservative movement, in what critics everywhere are calling a “rousing” feature film documentary.
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Visit my new website

    I'm a freelance writer, editor and author. I can help you with a wide variety of projects. Check out my new website at www.dennisbyrne.net

  • Meet The Blogger

    Dennis Byrne

    Chicago Tribune contributing op-ed columnist and author of forthcoming historical novel, "Madness: The War of 1812." Reporter, editor and columnist for Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Daily News. Freelance writer and editor.

  • Subscribe to The Barbershop

    Enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner

  • Dennis Byrne’s Facebook Fan Page

  • Categories

  • Like me on Facebook

  • Our National Debt

  • Twitter

  • Tags

  • Recent Comments

  • /Users/dennisby/Desktop/trailer.mp4
  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement: