Gov. Haley Barbour (MS) — you know, the guy with the confederate flag signed by Jefferson Davis in his office who wants to run for President — was at a breakfast meeting with reporters this morning, where he blamed President Obama for his own failure to grasp Obama’s history and religious affiliations, outing himself as birther adjacent.
The Pastor of the church in Florida that is planning to burn the Quran has a sleazy past in Germany involving both allegations of financial wrong-doing and being convicted for using a false PhD. This is the man the far Right are defending. This is their base, their audience, and the sort of people who are clearly easily seduced by the regular shots of GOP inspired crazy into doing horrific things.
Ever wonder where your elected official’s heart is? In Minnesota, it’s not with jobs; it’s with political ambitions. Last week, MN Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) issued an executive order that directs state agencies to opt out of discretionary aspects of the new healthcare reform law. And then he turned around and asked for 260 million dollars from job legislation funded by the stimulus he railed against to pay for Medicaid expenses.
The Right Wing is having a super hard time with this whole losing thing and it’s whipping them into a fury of potty-mouth tirades. From Rush Limbaugh to Sarah Palin, they’re obsessed with name-calling and sexual put-downs. Today Rush Limbaugh called Obama “hen-pecked,” “imam-child,” “wrecking ball,” “agitator,” and a “blithering novice,” while Palin calls reporters “Impotent, Limp and Gutless”.
Both top US commander in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, and one of his deputies, Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, are warning Americans that burning the Quran will endanger the troops in Afghanistan (and around the world), who are there fighting a war started by Republican President George Bush. A fearful nation awaits a leader from the Republican Party to grow enough courage to take a stand for us and for our troops and their mission.
It’s a question of productivity versus happiness as the ultimate judge of the welfare of nations. Yes, this is an argument for a socially just Democracy, or as I like to call it, civilization. Nic Marks must surely be a socialist. At TEDGlobal 2010 he suggested that we would be better off to measure success by happiness rather than productivity. Cue the crazy jihad nut job dance from the Right (plus a Glenn Beck cry fest), but meanwhile, I ask you on this Labor Day, have you ever been to a country where they valued overall contentment of the people over their productivity? Because once you’ve seen it in action, it’s hard to deny the validity of Marks’ inspiration.
It’s a Union Tweetfest, peeps. Because nothing says Labor Day like honoring and celebrating this country’s proud heritage of unions. Union workers are the backbone of this country. They span from steel mill workers to Hollywood writers, nurses to auto workers. These are the Real Americans, working hard to provide for their families. The union created the middle class. The Union helped pass pro worker legislation like the Fair Minimum Wage Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
No one in Ohio likes John Boehner (R-OH) much. You know Boehner, the orange man whose tan resembles actor Hamilton, whom Obama referred to jokingly as “a person of color” at the 2009 White House Correspondent’s Dinner. Ah, our President. His wit does fly a tad above the target. Out here in the real world, most people don’t know who Boehner is, even in his home state band those that do don’t think much of him. However, his tan is infamous and the voters in his state report that they would like him more if he spent less time on his tan.
The seduction of the Tea Party for the people on the ground is obvious; they feel politicians are betraying them. They don’t trust Washington. They’re threatened by change. These elements never change; they are always ripe for manipulation by the dirtiest politicians who appeal to fear. All they need is a scapegoat upon which to funnel their impotent rage.
Yes, it’s another day in Republican land where naturally, such questions as, “What about the headless bodies?” are bound to come up. After all, nothing says Republican like wild, unfounded accusations. Oh, but wait, what about the general incompetence? Oh, that was here too. We had the whole show last night during a televised debate between Gubernatorial political opponents Incumbent Republican Jan Brewer and Democrat (current state attorney general since 2003) Terry Goddard of Arizona.
And then yesterday, as the President got ready to announce the last combat troops were out of Iraq, and the nation could finally let out its war-weary breath on one front, Republicans had the nerve, the unmitigated gall, to warn the President of the United States to not take “credit” for Iraq. Instead of acknowledging these sacrifices over your mistake, instead of fighting for Veterans’ benefits, instead of finding one damn thing to be positive about, Republicans can not stop being ungrateful, petty, small-minded, empty-hearted partisan hacks.
Well, do you remember that crazy woman who spent all of the money on clothes during the 2008 campaign and didn’t know what job she was running for and couldn’t answer any questions so she shut down the press until they would show “deference” to her? Yeah, Sarah Palin. That’s the one. Well, my friends……….It’s looking like she’s going to run for President of our great country.
A Public Policy Polling survey done of Alaskan voters in the Republican senatorial primaries, where Joe Miller appears to be winning in a surprising upset over incumbent Lisa Murkowski reveals that 59% percent of Alaskan voters weren’t moved by Palin’s endorsement.
It’s that time again. House Min. Leader John Boehner (R-OH) is going to address us again. You know, preparing for the GOP take-over this fall, so listen up people. Today’s talk is what we call a preemptive strike against any possible notion that Americans might be pleased with Obama for a moment over his successful draw down in Iraq. Boehner will give us his Republican Plan (fairy tale) about foreign relations! In this story, all Democrats including your President are fools and morons.
It seems that Sarah Palin has enlisted some help in her war against Medicare, as yesterday on Face The Nation, her handpicked Alaska US Senate candidate Joe Miller told the nation that Medicare is unconstitutional, thus furthering Palin’s un-Mama Grizzly like jihad against Medicare, and her advocacy of a policy that killed 254 Alaskans while she was governor.
It’s Saturday morning and I’m tuned in to the Beck Transformation Rally so you don’t have to watch. Sarah Palin speaks and unveils her 2012 campaign slogan, which you won’t be surprised to learn, she lifted from that man who stole her office, that black man, President Obama. Is it bad to point out that I love how she’s using theft to shift stereotypes?
Sarah Palin Goes to Hershey To Undermine Women’s Rights (again). A “Salute to the American Family”: aka, another night with Palin talking about our freedoms to have babies. And such. Sarah Palin is speaking at a fundraiser for The Pennsylvania Family Institute, which “is a non-profit, non-partisan research and education organization that analyzes public policies and cultural trends for their impact on the family.
It’s sort of a dirty little secret that in America, an intimate partner killed approximately 33% of female murder victims and more than 600 women every day are sexually assaulted. And what about the “conservatives” who claim to oppose Islam over the way women are treated don’t seem to give a good hoot what goes on here, in their own country? Here, where women are supposed to be free.
A civil war among evangelical Christians has broken out over some evangelicals’ participation with Glenn Beck’s Rally conservative rally in Washington this weekend, but as evangelicals are on the defense about setting aside their spiritual conviction to join Beck on what they see as a shared political agenda.