04 1 / 2013

Nice try, but it is a Republican issue. Record numbers of filibusters and basically zero compromise or effort of any sort to not only work with Democrats, but come up with your own legislation even!A complete political clusterfuck? You definitely built that! 

Nice try, but it is a Republican issue. Record numbers of filibusters and basically zero compromise or effort of any sort to not only work with Democrats, but come up with your own legislation even!

A complete political clusterfuck? You definitely built that! 

(Source: questionall, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

03 1 / 2013

demnewswire:

Peter King: Halt donations to House GOP
New York Republican Rep. Peter King went to war with his Republican colleagues on Wednesday after leaders spiked a Hurricane Sandy relief bill, calling on New Yorkers to stop all donations to GOP House members.
“These Republicans have no problem finding New York when they’re out raising millions of dollars,” King said on Fox News. “They’re in New York all the time filling their pockets with money from New Yorkers. I’m saying right now, anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to congressional Republicans is out of their minds. Because what they did last night was put a knife in the back of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans. It was an absolute disgrace.”

"O hai, my party’s shitty and obtuse politics are actually affecting me and my constituents nao and I just realized it oh noessss!!!!"Sob. 

demnewswire:

Peter King: Halt donations to House GOP

New York Republican Rep. Peter King went to war with his Republican colleagues on Wednesday after leaders spiked a Hurricane Sandy relief bill, calling on New Yorkers to stop all donations to GOP House members.

“These Republicans have no problem finding New York when they’re out raising millions of dollars,” King said on Fox News. “They’re in New York all the time filling their pockets with money from New Yorkers. I’m saying right now, anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to congressional Republicans is out of their minds. Because what they did last night was put a knife in the back of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans. It was an absolute disgrace.”

"O hai, my party’s shitty and obtuse politics are actually affecting me and my constituents nao and I just realized it oh noessss!!!!"

Sob. 

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

02 1 / 2013

abaldwin360:

Hey look, a republican senator crying about being a victim when he brought all this shit on himself by being a shitty senator.
I thought this was the party of personal responsibility. (dripping with sarcasm)

Yeah, but given that his target constituency is paranoid and appears to demonstrate a pathological allergy to facts, it’ll probably work.

abaldwin360:

Hey look, a republican senator crying about being a victim when he brought all this shit on himself by being a shitty senator.

I thought this was the party of personal responsibility. (dripping with sarcasm)

Yeah, but given that his target constituency is paranoid and appears to demonstrate a pathological allergy to facts, it’ll probably work.

(Source: questionall, via abaldwin360-deactivated20130708)

30 12 / 2012

truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

Right Wing ‘Patriots’ Reserve the Right of Free Speech Just for Themselves

justinspoliticalcorner:

There are many opinions on what constitutes personality, but it can generally be considered to be the particular combination of emotional, attitudinal, and behavioral response patterns of an individual, and in fact, can be attributed to a nation in certain circumstances.  People from around the world typically have two distinct opinions about America; on one hand, it is the government and its policies that many foreign people either love or hate, and on the other hand, it is the American people that define America. For the most part, the American people are good, decent folks whose primary focus is, like most human beings, taking care of their families and living peaceably, but there is a loud, very vocal segment of the population intent on imposing their dysfunctional worldview borne out of their belief that Americans are exceptional and infallible according to god’s holy dispensation, and it provokes them to disregard the rights and autonomy of individual citizens and foreign governments alike, and it is just one reason America suffers from personality disorder.

There were two specific events over the past week that highlight why Americans are not all exceptional, and it is on account of intolerance for dissent and belief that an American’s will supersedes that of a sovereign nation. To be clear, this is not an indictment of all Americans, but it does impugn a mindset in this country that hypocrisy and double-standards are part of Americans’ personality. The outrage over a television personality’s criticism of America’s love affair with guns instigated a movement to deport him, and a sovereign nation’s law restricting American’s from adopting their children incited a condemnatory statement from the State Department after complaints from irate childless American citizens.

One of the hallmarks of so-called hard-right “patriots” is their immutable adherence to the Constitution and all of its tenets, and yet they reserve the most important right, that of free speech, for themselves. After the tragic massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut, television personality Piers Morgan spoke out against the Constitution’s 2nd Amendment and the Wild West mentality of many of its supporters, and because he was exercising the Constitutional right of free speech, a phalanx of patriots demanded his immediate deportation for expressing his opinion.

This is not a rare occurrence, or something reserved for British television hosts. This column’s author fields on average 10 to 15 death threats per week from uber-patriots and evangelical fanatics for expressing an opinion that does not comport with their vision of America, and the irony is that each threat of violence is related to an alleged attack on their Constitutional rights. There is a reason the Founding Fathers gave freedom of religion, speech, and the press the top spot in the Bill of Rights, and that they did not make them conditional on agreeing with conservatives, because the idea of “freedom” is not conditional, at least not in a free society like America. Still, conservatives have set conditions on speech dependent on whether or not one agrees with their views on guns and religion, and it has come to define America’s personality as intolerant and spreads the message that speech is not free if it is anti-gun or anti-god.

Yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law banning the adoption of Russian orphans by U.S. families as retaliation for the Sergei Magnitsky Act passed by Congress and signed by President Obama which imposed sanctions on Russian officials allegedly involved in the death of a whistle-blower. The reason for the ban is irrelevant because as a sovereign nation, Russia has the right to self-governance irrespective of childless Americans’ wishes or belief their rights supersede a foreign government’s internal affairs. The incident highlighted many Americans’ belief that their individual wishes override all others, foreign or domestic, and it portrays all Americans in a selfish, arrogant, and entitled light that has become the overriding personality trait of this country’s people.  It is true of gun rights activists, religious liberty fanatics, anti-government maniacs, and bigots of all shapes and sizes, and it is on display for the entire world to see. It is a travesty that all Americans are portrayed as self-indulgent and entitled, because it is not an accurate characterization of the American people, but it is the one that the world sees more than any other.

h/t: PoliticusUSA

06 12 / 2012

seldo:

49% of those identifying as Republican said they think ACORN stole the 2012 election for Obama, but still pretty high given that ACORN ceased to exist several years ago. 25% of Republicans also say they would like their state to secede from the union. Meanwhile, 25% of all Americans claim to either support or oppose something called the “Panetta/Burns deficit reduction plan”, which doesn’t exist either.

Republicans

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

06 11 / 2012

burntumbre:

Does anyone else see the irony in the elephant being the symbol of the Republican Party?
Elephants live in matriarchal groups where males are excluded except to breed.  They’re herbivores and are known to be highly empathetic to other elephants as well as their dead; if one elephant in the group is in trouble, all the other elephants will pitch in to help it out.  They also practice collective raising of the young, with young elephants being tended to by all members of the herd.
You guys, elephants are socialist vegan feminists who support public education.
It’s also worth mentioning that most elephants are bisexual.

burntumbre:

Does anyone else see the irony in the elephant being the symbol of the Republican Party?

Elephants live in matriarchal groups where males are excluded except to breed.  They’re herbivores and are known to be highly empathetic to other elephants as well as their dead; if one elephant in the group is in trouble, all the other elephants will pitch in to help it out.  They also practice collective raising of the young, with young elephants being tended to by all members of the herd.

You guys, elephants are socialist vegan feminists who support public education.

It’s also worth mentioning that most elephants are bisexual.

(Source: burntumbre, via deliciouskaek)

16 10 / 2012

odinsblog:

for all the “moderate” Republicans out there who say they aren’t like that, they’re just supporting their party —you might not be “like that,” but your party and it’s politicians are.
You cannot be a moderate by voting for and empowering extremists.

odinsblog:

for all the “moderate” Republicans out there who say they aren’t like that, they’re just supporting their party —you might not be “like that,” but your party and it’s politicians are.

You cannot be a moderate by voting for and empowering extremists.

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

12 8 / 2012

silentlydrawn:

paxamericana:

Reagan eating grapes during Cesar Chavez’s United Farm Workers grape boycott

Republicans, everyone. 

Classy.

silentlydrawn:

paxamericana:

Reagan eating grapes during Cesar Chavez’s United Farm Workers grape boycott

Republicans, everyone. 

Classy.

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

02 7 / 2012

inothernews:

My lifevest’s attached, I’m ready to go I’m floating here, just off your dock I hate to nudge you and say, “Let’s awake!” But dawn has broken, it’s afternoon We’ve slept all day in our mansion’s room And all I want to do is hit the lake! So kiss me, then put this vest on Yes it’s yours — initials sewn! If we both flip over, least we’ll float. ‘Cause we’re leaving on a jet ski Healthcare reform — not that again! Oh this is way better than a boat!Yes we’re leaving on a jet ski We’ll fight Obamacare and then We’ll get to building our moat…
(Photo of Ann and Mitt Romney on a jet ski on their $8 million estate in Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire by Charles Dharapak / AP via The New York Daily News)

President Obama takes a week-long vacation and plays some golf: he’s a lazy elitist useles piece of shit according to the neocons.
This? If you even just put up a photo like this, you’re “inciting class warfare”.
That’s a fucking ginormous jetski though. I wonder if they have an elevator in their house for all their jetski’s too.

inothernews:

My lifevest’s attached, I’m ready to go
I’m floating here, just off your dock
I hate to nudge you and say, “Let’s awake!”

But dawn has broken, it’s afternoon
We’ve slept all day in our mansion’s room
And all I want to do is hit the lake!

So kiss me, then put this vest on
Yes it’s yours — initials sewn!
If we both flip over, least we’ll float.

‘Cause we’re leaving on a jet ski
Healthcare reform — not that again!
Oh this is way better than a boat!

Yes we’re leaving on a jet ski
We’ll fight Obamacare and then
We’ll get to building our moat…

(Photo of Ann and Mitt Romney on a jet ski on their $8 million estate in Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire by Charles Dharapak / AP via The New York Daily News)

President Obama takes a week-long vacation and plays some golf: he’s a lazy elitist useles piece of shit according to the neocons.

This? If you even just put up a photo like this, you’re “inciting class warfare”.

That’s a fucking ginormous jetski though. I wonder if they have an elevator in their house for all their jetski’s too.

(via cijithgeek-deactivated20121104)

19 6 / 2012

justinspoliticalcorner:

via Think Progress: Birthers Erect ‘Obama Outhouse’ At Montana GOP Convention

A shotgun, an outhouse, and a birth certificate stamped “bullshit” all made appearances at Montana’s GOP convention over the weekend.
At Saturday’s convention in Missoula, Montana, a few convention-goers set up outside with an outhouse labeled “Obama’s Presidential Library.” But that wasn’t the most outrageous part. According to the Missoulian, the outhouse was also decorated in sexism, birtherism, and implicit threats:

The outhouse was painted to look as though it had been riddled by bullets.
Inside, a fake birth certificate for Barack Hussein Obama made reference to the disproven controversy over the president’s origins. It was stamped “Bull––.” A graffito advised “For a Good Time call 800-Michelle (crossed out), Hillary (crossed out) and Pelosi (circled in red.)”
State GOP Chairman Will Deschamps of Missoula said he didn’t know who’d brought the outhouse, but dismissed it as “a sideshow.”



This pretty much says it all. Let’s not forget the blatant sexism of the whole “phone number on the wall” thing. I mean, really?

justinspoliticalcorner:

via Think Progress: Birthers Erect ‘Obama Outhouse’ At Montana GOP Convention

A shotgun, an outhouse, and a birth certificate stamped “bullshit” all made appearances at Montana’s GOP convention over the weekend.

At Saturday’s convention in Missoula, Montana, a few convention-goers set up outside with an outhouse labeled “Obama’s Presidential Library.” But that wasn’t the most outrageous part. According to the Missoulian, the outhouse was also decorated in sexism, birtherism, and implicit threats:

The outhouse was painted to look as though it had been riddled by bullets.

Inside, a fake birth certificate for Barack Hussein Obama made reference to the disproven controversy over the president’s origins. It was stamped “Bull––.” A graffito advised “For a Good Time call 800-Michelle (crossed out), Hillary (crossed out) and Pelosi (circled in red.)”

State GOP Chairman Will Deschamps of Missoula said he didn’t know who’d brought the outhouse, but dismissed it as “a sideshow.”

This pretty much says it all. Let’s not forget the blatant sexism of the whole “phone number on the wall” thing. I mean, really?

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

18 6 / 2012

abaldwin360:

A long-term transportation package that would re-authorize current spending on highway construction projects and lock-in infrastructure spending for future projects appears all but dead thanks to Republican obstruction in the House of Representatives. With time running out before current authorization ends at the end of the month, House Republicans are demanding the Senate add approval of the Keystone XL pipeline to a transportation bill that already passed with widespread bipartisan support.

House and Senate negotiators have been meeting for weeks — since the Senate passed its bill, 74-22 — to work out a compromise, but the House GOP has repeatedly threatened to walk away unless the pipeline is attached. Now, the legislation is all but dead, an industry source told The Hill.

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I suppose they can’t let the economy improve before November…

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16 6 / 2012

supersoygrrrl:

Rand Paul learns about one lotto winner collecting food stamps, claims “We’re giving food stamps to millionaires!” and proposes $280 billion dollar cut to SNAP program

deliciouskaek:complexication:stfuconservatives:

Spoiler alert: his proposal also includes moving the food stamp program from a federal program to a state-by-state one.

“The cuts would result in an average benefit cut of $90 per month for nearly a half a million households, according to Congressional Budget Office.”

I am eagerly awaiting his proposal to cut hundreds of billions of dollars in corporate subsidies, since at least one company out there has abused them. Because if we find one exception, it means we need to overhaul the entire program, right?

I fucking hate my senator. So much.

The Congressional Budget Office didn’t finish the sentence. Allow me:

“The cuts would result in an average benefit cut of $90 per month for nearly a half a million households who are already practically starving.

(Source: stfuconservatives, via hissingbooth)

16 6 / 2012

abaldwin360:

Michael Cook at Talk Business reports on the warm reception a speaker received at a recent Ozark Tea Party rally June 9 in Mountain Home for telling this “icebreaker” joke in her approximation of black dialect:

A black kid asks his mom, ‘Mama, what’s a democracy?’

“‘Well, son, that be when white folks work every day so us po’ folks can get all our benefits.’

“‘But mama, don’t the white folk get mad about that?’

“‘They sho do, son. They sho do. And that’s called racism.’”

The Baxter Bulletin, which covered the event, captured audio of the episode and reported that the crowd laughed heartily at Tea Party Board member Inge Marler. Afterward, one Tea Partyer, the local group’s founder Richard Caster, told a questioning reporter the joke was in bad taste. Marler also told the newspaper she regretted telling the joke (after being called on it), saying she found it on the Internet. (The Devil made her do it?)

Remember that item the other day about a study that found that the geographic likelihood of people Googling for terms like “n***er joke” tended to correlate with anti-Obama voting patterns?

Some 500 were on hand for the Baxter County gathering. The audience included Sen. Missy Irvin (R-ALEC), who sent out a Tweet from the event: “Great rally this afternoon for the Ozark Tea Party in Baxter County. Great job @RichardCaster!” Cook has called on all the Republican politicians in that area to repudiate Ms. Marler. I’d be happy to add the words of any who’d choose to do so. Or defend Marler, for that matter.

PS — A politician doesn’t face much risk telling race jokes in Baxter County, where the population is .2 percent black.

PPS — There are more white people on welfare than black people.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

13 6 / 2012

socialuprooting:

Virginia’s legislature commissioned a $50,000 study to determine the impacts of climate change on the state’s shores. To greenlight the project, they omitted words like “climate change” and “sea level rise” from the study’s description itself. According to the House of Delegates sponsor of the study, these are “liberal code words,” even though they are noncontroversial in the climate science community.

Instead of using climate change, sea level rise, and global warming, the study uses terms like “coastal resiliency” and “recurrent flooding.” Republican State Delegate Chris Stolle, who steered the legislation, cut “sea level rise” from the draft. Stolle has also said the “jury’s still out” on humans’ impact on global warming:

State Del. Chris Stolle, R-Virginia Beach, who insisted on changing the “sea level rise” study in the General Assembly to one on “recurrent flooding,” said he wants to get political speech out of the mix altogether.

He said “sea level rise” is a “left-wing term” that conjures up animosities on the right. So why bring it into the equation?

“What people care about is the floodwater coming through their door,” Stolle said. “Let’s focus on that. Let’s study that. So that’s what I wanted us to call it.”

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08 5 / 2012

inothernews:

jasencomstock:

:-|

“Now let me tell you, let me tell you something about ‘values.’  Because, I’ll tell you right now — and Anne over here can back me up on this — Barack Obama?  He doesn’t know anything about values.  Nothing about the values, the values of anything.  Of principles.  He is content to let the America that we know, that we all know and love just wither on the vine.  And you know, I don’t take too kindly to the notion of withering on a vine, like, like a grapevine.  No, I don’t think withering is a, is a, um, is a value of any sort.  Not at all.  It’s certainly not an American value, and I think there’s a pill for that.  (Uncomfortable laughter.)  Withering on the vine, that’s not value.  Not value to you or me or anyone else, else in this great, this great country called ‘America.’  Now, you say well, what about you, Mitt?  What do you know about values?  Well my friends, I founded Staples, and that’s full of values.  (Applause.)  That was easy!  (Laughter.)”

— MITT ROMNEY


If this is an actual speech Mittens made, he needs to fire that speechwriter ASAP. I didn’t think it was even possible for Mitt Romney to be any more of a charmless, lying tool.

inothernews:

jasencomstock:

:-|

“Now let me tell you, let me tell you something about ‘values.’  Because, I’ll tell you right now — and Anne over here can back me up on this — Barack Obama?  He doesn’t know anything about values.  Nothing about the values, the values of anything.  Of principles.  He is content to let the America that we know, that we all know and love just wither on the vine.  And you know, I don’t take too kindly to the notion of withering on a vine, like, like a grapevine.  No, I don’t think withering is a, is a, um, is a value of any sort.  Not at all.  It’s certainly not an American value, and I think there’s a pill for that.  (Uncomfortable laughter.)  Withering on the vine, that’s not value.  Not value to you or me or anyone else, else in this great, this great country called ‘America.’  Now, you say well, what about you, Mitt?  What do you know about values?  Well my friends, I founded Staples, and that’s full of values.  (Applause.)  That was easy!  (Laughter.)”

— MITT ROMNEY

If this is an actual speech Mittens made, he needs to fire that speechwriter ASAP. I didn’t think it was even possible for Mitt Romney to be any more of a charmless, lying tool.

(Source: brooklynmutt, via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)