Friday, March 29, 2013

Republican Jackass of the Week

Texas Senator John Cornyn.

Did you know that people from all over the world are now illegally flooding into the US through Texas? I didn't either. But this guy certainly thinks so.

“You gotta stop the flow of people coming across and my friends who have places in South
Texas tell me -- as a matter a fact a guy told me last night -- he said we’ve got people coming across our place speaking Chinese, French and basically all of the languages in the world, coming through and across our southern border,” Cornyn said during an interview.

The fact is our Texas border is more secure than ever before. Border crossings are at a 40 year low. Undocumented immigration is at or below net zero. That means that not only are very few coming in, but more are being sent in the opposite direction.

President Obama has tripled border security since taking office. Border agents patrol every single mile of the border every day and the vast majority of the border already meets Homeland Security’s highest standards of security.

But those facts don't make the case that Cornyn wants to make. They don't serve the narrative he wants to promote. The time when undocumented immigrants were pouring over the border was during the Bush administration. Did people like Cornyn whine and make a lot of noise back then? Of course not. They kept their big mouths shut like good, obedient little Republicans.

Regressive John Cornyn of Texas -- where everything is bigger, including the lies --  our Republican Jackass of the Week.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Michele Bachmann at her Craziest

Did you know affordable health care -- Obamacare -- will "literally kill women, kill children, kill senior citizens?"

LOL. She's a riot.

Republican Jackass of the Week

Rob Portman, Regressive republican of Ohio.

Sit down, kids, Uncle RadioVegan is going to tell you a story.

Once upon a time, Rob Portman was a good little Regressive republican. He did as he was told. He didn't use thought, common sense, logic or an ounce of empathy. He vehemently opposed same sex marriage. He voted to amend the US Constitution to ban same sex marriage. He voted to prohibit adoptions by same sex couples. He was an automaton.

In other words, he was a perfect little Republican.

And then his gay son came out of the closet.

And now, suddenly, he's in favor of same sex marriage, and all the rights that come with it.

"I've thought a great deal about this issue, and like millions of Americans in recent years, I've changed my mind on the question of marriage for same-sex couples," he wrote.

Translation? "Now that I know my son is gay, I don't want to inflict upon him the disgusting institutionalized discrimination and hate that I was gleefully willing to inflict on millions of other Americans."

Just like Dick Cheney, these people only care when it concerns them. Dick, the far rightwing criminal war monger who lied us into the Iraq war, is only a Liberal on one issue: same sex marriage -- because his daughter's a lesbian.

Richard Lawson, of the Atlantic: "Rob Portman's sudden conversion perfectly illustrates the flippant, careless cruelty of the positions he once held. Until gayness in all its complexity and simplicity was staring him right in the face, in the shape of a person he helped create, Portman ultimately did not care about any of the country's [millions of] gay people. He did not value their love, or the love they might have for their children. He didn't think them deserving of simple rights because he figured their relationships inferior to his own."

Now, you may be thinking, "But, but, but, didn't President Obama's stand on the issue change?"

Yes, but President Obama never legislated against anyone or tried to Constitutionally remove anyone's rights. He was always, at the very least, in favor of civil unions as well as gay adoptions. His move endorsing same sex marriage was just the next logical step forward.

So, yes, it's good that Rob Portman finally has gotten on the right side of history. But it's too bad he had to do it the hard way, exposing himself to be the huge hypocrite that he is -- as well as being our Regressive Republican Jackass of the Week.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Another Epic Bill O'Reilly Meltdown!

Billo apparently doesn't keep up with the news, doesn't know what he's talking about, and this results in yet another temper tantrum. Here, he shows he has no idea the President has offered to make cuts to Medicare and Medicaid (which are programs).

And of course, everyone's favorite, his most famous meltdown:

Republican Jackass of the Week

Yes, he is as dumb as he looks.
Texas Republican representative Louie Gohmert.

This guy can't seem to go more than a few days without making a fool of himself ("they're havin' terrorist babies!"... "repeal the 17th Amendment" [allowing Americans to directly vote for their senators]... "them overt homosexuals are an impediment to the military").

His latest bit of lunacy is his introduction of an amendment that would "block President Obama from using federal funds for any future golf outings until the White House tours are reinstated." The tours have been recently stopped due to sequester cuts -- which ironically were insisted on, and passed by, the republicans in the House and gloated over by John Boner ("I got 98% of what I wanted; I'm pretty happy").

So... the President should be banned from playing golf because the Regressive republicans got exactly what they wanted -- drastic sequester cuts. And they refuse to compromise, refuse to close even a single loophole on millionaires, and refuse to end the sequester they themselves demanded.

Perhaps there should be a ban on golf and bourbon for John Boehner, who decided the House will only work 126 days this year.

By the way, I seem to remember an event that was slightly bigger, slightly more important than a sequester.

It was the biggest terrorist attack in American history, in which 3,000 people were killed. And right after that, some other president went out to play golf. Where was the fake republican outrage then?