On his radio show today, an absolutely giddy Glenn Beck rejoiced that Chicago lost their bid to host the 2016 Olympic bid. The Beck crew characterized this as a failure for Obama. Has it really come to this for Republicans? Beck called Obama the first head of state of major country who has made the pitch for the games and failed.
Republicans have sold the meme that they just need more “time” to draft a good health care reform bill. More time? They had control of the House, Senate and WH for 6 years and they never even brought this issue up! They’ve had all summer to review the various plans and come up with an idea. Heck, they took us into a pre-emptive war with a sovereign nation quicker than that!
The U.S. Department of Justice released the first ever national study of crime against persons with disabilities, and the results are both sickening and shocking. The report finds that the crime rate against persons with disabilities is one and a half times higher than the non-disabled. For 2007, the most frequent violent crimes against the disabled were simple assault, aggravated assault, and robbery.
The following of freshman Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) keeps growing. Today his camp sent out a reelection email which thanked Republican hypocrites for the increasing donations to his 2010 campaign. The email taunted the GOP with, “Keep up the good work, gentlemen! The Grayson campaign thanks you for your support.”
Glenn Beck went on another one of his they’re out to get me paranoid rants today, and he even included the impersonation of him on last Thursday’s Saturday Night Live Weekend Update special. Beck said, “Don’t think that what happened to Sarah Palin didn’t go through my mind when I saw my character on Saturday Night Live.”