Eugene Robinson is 100% right that Democrats ought to start thinking of the Affordable Care Act as a strength, not a weakness. I mean, if Republicans can pretend George W. Bush's incompetence was competence, why can't Democrats say actually true stuff about the Affordable Care Act? It might sound like this: "Obamacare got good, affordable health care for 15 million Americans who wouldn't have had it otherwise. And, because of Obamacare, those 15 million Americans, just like everyone else, can't get kicked off their insurance for pre-existing conditions or hit lifetime limits." Pushing back against the OBAMACARE KILLZ TEH MEDICAREZ!!!!! myth would take another 30-second ad. Maybe tomorrow. Democrats? You're welcome.
Speaking of the Affordable Care Act, New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown spewed off about the need to repeal the bill to a fellow Republican, only to be told by that Republican that the Affordable Care Act actually helped him out a lot. Mr. Brown quickly changed the subject, since, after all, the alternative was admitting he'd been an ass. But with all the outside spending on Mr. Brown's behalf already going on in New Hampshire, I guess being in politics means never having to say you're sorry.
Creationist demands "equal airtime" on the Neil DeGrasse Tyson reboot of Cosmos. For "balance," or course! But there is no "balance" possible between creationism and evolution because creationism isn't a scientific theory -- a program about the controversy could include that but oh why do I bother? Let's just never speak of Danny Falkner again.
Citizens for Tax Justice tells us that almost 270 profitable Fortune 500 corporations cost states over $73 billion in taxes between 2008 and 2012. These corporations pay taxes at about half the average state income tax rate; 10 of them paid no state corporate tax at all from 2008-12, with 80 others getting a zero tax bill in at least one of those five years. So when some right-wing idiot complains that WE'RE BROKE!!!!!, remind them that corporate welfare has done more to cause that than, say, public school teachers and their "outrageous" benefits, or bus drivers pulling doubles.
Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) calls the Koch brothers "two of the most patriotic Americans in the history of the Earth." Remember when saying someone was the most anything "American" in the history of the Earth got you ridiculed mercilessly in the press? Then again, I remember when confessing to a "serious sin" with prostitutes could end a man's political career.