Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

No Wonder Republicans Are in a Panic

Look at the favorable and unfavorable ratings for Newton Gingrich and for Willard Romney (from Talking Points Memo):



Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rick Perry's Latest Idiocy

As much fun as Rick Perry has been, I think it's time for him to mosey on back to his "Niggerland Ranch", according to the writing on the rock at its entrance.   His latest embarrassingly idiotic statement was in claiming that Turkey is run by "Islamic terrorists".  Wow.

"Those individuals who are candidates for positions requiring responsibility such as the U.S. presidency are expected to be more knowledgeable on global affairs and more careful in their statements," Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. "Turkey became a member of NATO when the governor was just 2 years old. ... The U.S. has no time to lose with such candidates who do not even know America's allies."

U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner described Turkey as a "stalwart ally" and said "we absolutely and fundamentally disagree" with Perry's comment on the country being run by Islamic terrorists.

What an idiot. He's now descending into Sarah Palin / Herman Cain territory. And those quotes came from Fox's website!

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/01/17/perry-draws-turkey-rebuke-over-debate-comments/#ixzz1jpErnRVa

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Willard Romney: "I like to fire people."

Rick Perry: "That's nothing. I like to execute people."


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I want to see Willard Romney's schematic or long form warranty. I'm not sure he was manufactured in the United States. May have been made in China or Kenya.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Sound of Mitt-sic

Some of Willard Romney's favorite things.





Friday, January 6, 2012

McCain Accidentally Endorses President Obama

Oops.

Sometimes the truth just slips out...




Republican Racism and Recess Appointments

I often wonder, "what is it about Regressive republicans that makes them oblivious to the concept of video tape?" Why do they never understand that they cannot deny what they said yesterday, last week, or 20 years ago, because clearly we can watch them say it over and over simply by hitting the play button?

This was the case today with this hour's Regressive front-runner-presidential-wannabe-who-has-no-chance-whatsoever, Rick Santorum. Here he's quoted as saying "I don't want to make black peoples' lives better by giving them somebody else's money." Later in the day, he claimed he didn't say "black people," but rather "started a word and then changed it."

Okay. Watch for yourself.

http://youtu.be/JgLMghcPDVs

So then if you didn't finish the word "black," what exactly did you mean, Rick, when you said "blah people"? Who are these blah people?   Own up to your words.  We can, through the magic of that evil video tape, clearly see and hear you say "black people".  You were speaking to a bunch of far rightwing republicans and were perpetuating the often-debunked lie that most people on welfare are black.

They are not.

Ten seconds worth of Googling will tell you that:

37% of welfare recipients are white
27% are black
11% are hispanic.

This refusal by Regressive republicans to accept that their words can be easily verified seems to go, hand in hand, with another mental deficiency: their inability to accept that we can verify basic facts and statistics.

The latest example came up when President Obama made a "recess appointment" of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He did this because for almost a full year, the Regressive republicans in the Senate refused to confirm anyone the President supported for this post. The Regressives don't want this government bureau to protect you from fraud and scams by financial institutions. And the Senate has not been in session since the holidays. Yet they claim the Senate is in session, because they have one member attend, open and then close the Senate session a minute later. So since they're really not in session, and are not doing any governing whatsoever, the President may then circumvent the Senate and appoint who he wants without their approval.

Well, they're just livid about this, calling it "unprecedented".

That's a lie.

President Obama has made exactly 29 recess appointments. This is what they pretend to be outraged about. Unprecedented! How dare he! Who does he think he is?!

Oh, wait a minute. How many recess appointments were made by George W. Bush? Ten seconds of Googling shows he made 171.  And their hero, Saint Ronald Reagan Who Could Do No Wrong, made a whopping 243 recess appointments.

Another fake argument bites the dust.

Read more here.