“Republicans live in this fantasy world, where it’s always 1945, America is always #1. We’re like 65th at Infant Mortality, 19th in Literacy. One of the big arguments during the Health Care debate that the Republicans put forward, one of their major talking points was, ‘why are we messing around with the greatest health care system in the world?’ I don’t know, maybe because the U.N. ranks it #37? You know, these people love the truth, they just hate facts.”—Bill Maher (via leftish)
There’s a battle outside, and it’s raging. Following the arrest of WikiLeaks figurehead Julian Assange, hackers worldwide promised retribution, and retribution they have wrought. Massive-scale attacks against MasterCard and Visa, after the credit giants stopped accepting payments to WikiLeaks, temporarily brought down
I’m not saying I support this but…….who am I shitting, get her anon.
Fox & Friends continued the right-wing media’s war on nutrition this week by claiming the child nutrition bill passed by Congress last week could “ban bake sales at schools.” The co-hosts kept singing the same tune even after one of their guests correctly observed that the bill does not “ban” bake sales and would not affect after-school fundraisers. The bill, called the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, was passed by a vote of 264-157 in the House on December 2 and was passed this summer in the Senate by unanimous consent.
On the December 6 edition of the show, co-host Gretchen Carlson teased an upcoming segment on the bill by saying, “Don’t touch my muffins! A new bill headed to President Obama’s desk would give the government the power to limit school bake sales? Is that any of the government’s business?”
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and her colleagues on the Congressional Prayer Caucus penned a letter to President Obama Monday, attacking him for his alleged failure to the use the word “God” and “Creator” more in his public speeches, especially abroad.
The complaint came in the context of an…
Are you kidding me?
Fuck Republicans. Glad to see how strongly they adhere to the First Amendment.
“GET ANGRIER! Call them liars, because that’s what they are. Sarah Palin didn’t say “thanks but no thanks” to the Bridge to Nowhere. She just said “Thanks.” You were raised by a single mother on food stamps — where does a guy with eight houses who was legacied into Annapolis get off calling you an elitist? And by the way, if you do nothing else, take that word back. Elite is a good word, it means well above average. I’d ask them what their problem is with excellence. While you’re at it, I want the word “patriot” back. McCain can say that the transcendent issue of our time is the spread of Islamic fanaticism or he can choose a running mate who doesn’t know the Bush doctrine from the Monroe Doctrine, but he can’t do both at the same time and call it patriotic. They have to lie — the truth isn’t their friend right now. Get angry. Mock them mercilessly; they’ve earned it. McCain decried agents of intolerance, then chose a running mate who had to ask if she was allowed to ban books from a public library. It’s not bad enough she thinks the planet Earth was created in six days 6,000 years ago complete with a man, a woman and a talking snake, she wants schools to teach the rest of our kids to deny geology, anthropology, archaeology and common sense too? It’s not bad enough she’s forcing her own daughter into a loveless marriage to a teenage hood, she wants the rest of us to guide our daughters in that direction too? It’s not enough that a woman shouldn’t have the right to choose, it should be the law of the land that she has to carry and deliver her rapist’s baby too? I don’t know whether or not Governor Palin has the tenacity of a pit bull, but I know for sure she’s got the qualifications of one. And you’re worried about seeming angry? You could eat their lunch, make them cry and tell their mamas about it and God himself would call it restrained. There are times when you are simply required to be impolite. There are times when condescension is called for!”—
It isn’t surprising that the more Republican a state leans, the more likely it is to be furious about government spending. But what is surprising is that states with the highest anti-spending sentiment appear to be the largest beneficiaries of government spending. Not only do red states swallow the lion’s share of government spending, but [economist Gary] Richardson found a linear relationship between the extent of GOP support in a state—and, by implication, the fervor of its anti-government sentiment—and the amount of federal largesse the state receives. […]
The 28 states where George W. Bush won more than 50 percent of the vote in 2004 received an average of $1.32 for every dollar contributed. The 19 states where Bush received less than 50 percent of the vote collected 93 cents on the dollar.
“Voting Republican paid large dividends,” Richardson wrote in a piece published in the Economist’s Voice. “For each 1 percent of the population voting in favor of the Republican presidential candidate, the state received an additional 1.7 cents in benefits for each dollar in taxes.”
President Obama’s decision yesterday to join with Republicans in opposing the largest tax increase in American history was made not because he had a sudden change in political or economic philosophy. For the last two years, the Obama Administration refused to work with Republicans, and Democrats in the Senate had the votes to ram through any legislation they wanted.
Thanks to you, that all changed on November 2. With a much slimmer Senate Democrat majority, Republicans now have a very important seat at the negotiating table, and because of the pressure you brought to bear on many Democrats, there is growing bipartisan opposition to raising taxes, particularly in this time of economic recovery.
- Republicans’ 2012 fundraising plea
I can’t find the words to express my dismay at this comment.
I don’t know if I can express my dismay at this comment without sprinkling in several obscenities.
So if you’re gonna be offended by foul language:
You’re a pussy
I would close this window now (psh yeah right nobody’s reading this don’t flatter yourself Nick.)
Alright are all the candy-asses gone? Good, let’s begin.
WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU SMOKING YOU STUPID PIECE OF SHIT MOTHERFUCKERS!?!?!?!
President Obama and the Democrats have refused to compromise? Do you think Americans are that fucking stupid?
President Obama and the Democrats added all of your shit to the healthcare bill in an effort to get bipartisan support and how many Republicans voted for it? ZERO.
No public option, no single payer system, nothing that any liberal wanted from this healthcare bill was included. It was practically written by Republicans but they still voted against it and blame the President for every aspect of it that they don’t like. Are you serious?
And if the Democrats had the votes necessary to ram all of the legislation they wanted through the Congress and place it on the President’s desk immediately why have the Republicans blocked everything?
The Defense Authorization Bill, the START treaty, the net neutrality bill, the 9-11 responders healthcare bill.
Explain it to me, seriously. I know the whole Nazi comparison is super cliched but in this case, with all these lies that the part is sticking too the Republicans are, in fact, acting like Nazis:
How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.
Do these quotes not accurately resemble the stance that the Republican Party has taken with their use of propaganda against the Obama administration?