About Julie Driscoll

Julie is a 25-year veteran legal assistant in the Chicago legal community and, although always passionate about various causes, is a recent – within the past several years – entrant into the field of political activism. For a year and a half she was a writer for News Hounds, a website that is dedicated to critical analysis of Fox News (“We Watch Fox So You Don’t Have To”), is currently the Chicago Liberal Examiner for Examiner.com, is involved with the media side of the local MoveOn.org chapter, and runs multiple large political groups on Facebook. Although she began her activism through writing, she has more recently become a “boots on the ground” activist, having attended many protests on behalf of the unions in Madison, Wisconsin, Lansing, Michigan, and Chicago, as well as a rally in Benton Harbor, Michigan, advocating on behalf of the residents whose town has been taken over by the Emergency Financial Manager appointed by the Governor. Her causes are people-oriented . . . and her belief is that people need to be protected before dollars are counted. Her motto: Make sure people are safe, healthy, housed and fed – and screw the cost.

Republicans Throw Stones in Glass House

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Julie Driscoll: Republicans have more cojones than brains to think that, in the end, they will get away with lies and misinformation over things that will be easily proven wrong in the short run.

Righteous Republican “Cause” to Defund Obamacare Has Left the Building

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Julie Driscoll: Here it is, folks, Republican Plan B: Take whatever crumbs they can get from the Democrats’ table – and like it.

Obama, Democrats Owe Republicans No Face-Saving Measures

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Julie Driscoll: If Republicans are to learn anything about how to play nice with other children, this recent Republican debacle has to be a teachable moment.

Shut It Down, Don’t Shut It Down: Republicans Can’t Make Up Their Mind

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Julie Driscoll: if Republicans truly think Obamacare is going to end life as we know it, one would think they’d be truly happy to “own” this shutdown which was the ostensible reason they shut down the government to begin with.

Really? John Boehner Wants to Lecture Us on How Government Works?

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Julie Driscoll: Boehner is probably not the best one to be lecturing the American public about how government works; it’s like getting relationship counseling from a serial killer.

Republicans Couldn’t Care Less About Our Military

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Julie Driscoll: Last year the GOP voted against or rejected multiple bills designed to help our nation’s veterans, including the Wounded Veteran Job Security Act, the Veterans Retraining Act, and the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Reauthorization.

Memo to GOP: A Gun to the Head Is Not a Negotiation

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Julie Driscoll: It’s quite a puzzle, why Republicans (largely House Republi-crazies) – who were crushed, humiliated and the big losers in the last two elections – seem to think they can bully, threaten and harass in order to dictate, direct and determine the course of our economy.

Wheels Coming Off GOP Wagon

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Julie Driscoll: America doesn’t negotiate with terrorists – which is exactly why President Obama is spot on when he said that he won’t negotiate with Republicans over the debt ceiling.

Scott Walker’s Broken Promises

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Julie Driscoll: With Walker’s track record on promise-keeping, it should really come as no surprise to the cops and firefighters that he’s now going after the very unions who supported his gubernatorial campaign.

Republican Impeachment Dreams

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Julie Driscoll: We’re witnessing much wailing, moaning, rending of garments and gnashing of teeth from the more insane of the right-wingers over what they deem (in their dreams) President Obama’s “impeachable offenses.”

Forever 21: Another Big Bucks Company Weasling Out of Employee Health Insurance

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Julie Driscoll: Forever 21 has joined the list of companies chorusing, “Of course it’s not about Obamacare, we’re just reassessing our employee needs,” while slashing employees’ hours, benefits and pay.

Dwindling Shelf Life of Right-Wing Extremism

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Julie Driscoll: Here we are, almost halfway through President Obama’s second term, and the tea party has pivoted, turning its slashing claws toward the GOP and losing ground.

Even Fox’ Chris Wallace Exasperated By GOP Refusal to Govern

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Julie Driscoll: Wallace comes out swinging on an unprepared Eric Cantor, who mostly sits in the interview with a glazed, “oh shit” look.

Weiner, Really?

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Julie Driscoll: So, this whole thing where Weiner gets to sext once, resign, and be forgiven to the point where he’s leading in the New York mayoral race polls, and then sext once again, and once again be forgiven by the liberal community is just, well, hypocrisy doesn’t seem too strong a word.

The Snowden Debate: Liberal Versus Liberal

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Julie Driscoll: The battle seems to be pitched among the libs as to who’s the purest. Ed Snowden = hero = “good” lib; Ed Snowden = lying attention-seeking cowardly traitor = “bad” lib.

Just Try Living on Food Stamps

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Julie Driscoll: If it were up to Republicans, poor children would be eating thin gruel three times a day in the “please sir, may I have some more” tradition.

Can “Rebranding” Fix Republicans?

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Julie Driscoll: Young Republicans are still desperately seeking a way to appeal to America’s youth while maintaining the hard-line integrity of anti-gay/anti-abortion rights.

Heather McGill’s Facebook Rant: Infantilizing Her Man

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Julie Driscoll: As a feminist, it burns my ass to see women willingly make fools out of themselves, and it burns my ass to see women go after the “other women” instead of the man who has pledged to love, honor, cherish, dot dot dot.

Worm Turns, Tea Party Whines

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Julie Driscoll: Because the tea party is full of ignorant, uneducated, sheeple, most of whom have never had an original thought, they now and will forever fail to see the irony in now weeping over their alleged “persecution” at the hands of the IRS.

Congressional Dems Battle Anti-Choice Industry’s Chronic Deceptions

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Julie Driscoll: The anti-choice industry has learned that deception and lies and astonishingly misleading medical information about abortions (abortions cause breast cancer! you’ll never bear children again! you’ll grow hair on your palms!) works just as well as the truth.

Statutory Is Statutory, Same Sex, Opposite Sex

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Julie Driscoll: Call me crazy, but I believe firmly that the statutory laws are in place for a reason – to prevent the exploitation of young men and women who don’t have the ability to make informed decisions, who don’t have the ability to “consent.”

$51 Billion in Student Loan Profits

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Julie Driscoll: Students and their parents’ only hope is Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown, two Democratic Senators who have the cojones to take on big banks, Wall Street, and the powers that be.

Obama Scores at Correspondents Dinner

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Julie Driscoll: If you missed the Correspondents Dinner 2013, here is a video along with a list of one liners delivered by President Obama — the president with great timing.

What Part of Rape “Victim” Don’t These Sociopaths Get?

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Julie Driscoll: Kids yucked it up, snickered and giggled and guffawed and made light of this young woman’s violation, all while Ms. Parsons’ life, full of misery and pain and despair, was ultimately too much to bear – and she ended it.

Eric Cantor Lectures on “Tolerance” and “Diversity”

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Julie Driscoll: Cantor can continue to talk out of both sides of his mouth in an effort to re-brand Republican “messaging,” but the proof is in the pudding: Anyone who votes consistently against rights for same sex couples is a bigot, small-minded, and destined to stay that way.

Teaparty.org: Stuck in 2008, Still Demented

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Julie Driscoll: Although it’s not really necessary to “know the enemy” (since our enemies have already outed themselves as idiots and numbskulls hugging their guns and building underground bunkers), it’s on sites like teaparty.org where true radical right-wingers are born, bottle-fed, nurtured and set free to wreak havoc.

Forget Bachman and Palin: Ben Carson Is the GOP’s New Gaffe Machine

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Julie Driscoll: Ben Carson has proven that the new savior of the GOP is kinda like the old savior of the GOP – bigoted, offensive, with a background of violence toward others, and drowning in his own gaffes.

Nine Democratic Senators Are Wrong-Headed Bigots

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Julie Driscoll: All nine of these so-called Democratic Senators need to be placed squarely in the middle of the political chopping block. ”Civil rights for all” is not some “messaging” trick we’re going to fall for. Republicans already tried that – and look how it worked out for them.

Steubenville: The Culture of Wimps and Enablers

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Julie Driscoll: I’m not a perfect parent, by far – but I didn’t raise wimps, and I certainly didn’t raise kids who would stand by in silence while a young woman was being brutalized.

Rob Portman’s New Tune on Gay Rights

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Julie Driscoll: He’s a hypocrite and a coward, and if he had any integrity at all, he’d tell his son, “Sorry, kid, just like everybody else, you don’t deserve the same rights as the man-on-top/woman-on-bottom crowd get.

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