10 December 2013
Elections, Politics, Society
GOP, Political Campaigns, Republicans, Women Issues
We all have heard most of the horror stories of the totally lame BS that Repub candidates and officials have said about and to women. And that they cannot seem to generate much interests in their candidates because of the insensitivity…..
They will need a sector that they alienate….Hispanics, African-Americans, seniors or women……the GOP promised to do a reboot at their last humiliating defeat in 2012 that they would work hard not to alienate people, especially voters………looks like thew sector that they are trying to win over……drum roll……WOMEN.
Newser) – In the hopes of avoiding another “legitimate rape” incident, the National Republican Congressional Committee has been meeting with top aides to sitting GOP congressmen, coaching them on how they and their bosses should talk about social issues—particularly if they’re running against a woman, Politico reports. “Let me put it this way, some of these guys have a lot to learn,” one GOP staffer involved said. John Boehner is a major force behind the initiative, and his staff has been involved in planning it.
“We’re just trying to get them to be a little more sensitive,” said Boehner, according to Roll Call. “You look around the Congress, there are a lot more females in the Democratic caucus than there are in the Republican conference, and some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be.” Of course, not everyone’s interested in sensitivity. Politico also reported that Rep. Randy Forbes of Virginia is trying to convince the NRCC not to support or fund gay candidates. Asked about it, Boehner said the party should support gay candidates, and Forbes himself was evasive. “GOP leaders can do whatever they want to do,” he said.
Sorry, but this is just hilarious……these people have to have training on how NOT to offend women…..and these are the people YOU vote for….every time….to me YOU, the voter, is the problem not the mealy mouth twats you elect…….YOU are the problem!
6 December 2013
Fiscal Policy, Government, Politics
Budgetary Debate, GOP, Tea Party
Have you ever known some guy or gal that at every turn shoots themselves in the foot? I once had a public debate with a guy that made my points for me every time he opened his mouth…..like shooting ducks in a barrel….and the GOP seems to have this syndrome….they in the past have taken victory and snatched out defeat….all because they just cannot shut up….with every town hall they piss off more people that would have possibly voted their way in the future…..
We all have seen this in action…..part of the problem is that there are too many sand lot bullies in the Tea Party that rubs off on the GOP every time they have something stupid to say….and that is about every time they open their mouths…….the adults in the party have relinquished control to the sub human bullies……
What brought his post on was the thought I had, after reading a good opinion piece…..the GOP has the upper edge, right now, because of the insanity that is Obamacare….but there is a budget debate to look forward to next year….they cannot do too much damage this year for they only have about 5 working days left before they take another break…..a break to try out those new knee pads they will get for Xmas…..this is the piece that I referred to earlier…..
(Newser) – The conservative editorial page of the Wall Street Journal sounds pretty hopeful that the troubles of ObamaCare will translate into solid GOP gains in next year’s midterms. But the editors also see signs
that Republicans are going to once again blow it with a “stupid, futile budget standoff.” This time, it’s defense hawks such as Rep. Buck McKeon who might break party ranks, thanks to Pentagon cuts mandated by current law. His intent is honorable, say the editors, but he and fellow hawks need to stand down for the sake of the party.
“If 20 or so GOP Members vote with Nancy Pelosi to ditch the budget caps, Republicans can’t pass a government funding bill before the current continuing resolution expires early next year,” they write. “This could trigger another shutdown and pell-mell political retreat that makes the GOP again look like the gang that couldn’t shoot straight.” Republicans have to remain united—the lesson they should have learned from the last budget mess—and “Boehner must finally show enough leadership and toughness to keep his Members in line.” Click for the full editorial. (Meanwhile, a Politico story suggests that a genuine deal is in the works to avoid a shutdown this time around.)
The big question to ask is……will the GOP pee in their chili–again?
Please let the thoughts fly.
22 November 2013
Elections, Energy, Government, Politics
Fracking, GOP, Oil Exploration, Oil Politics
If you want to know how well the money is spent…take a look at the sponsors and co-signers of bills that deal with Fracking……see how well their money works in DC…..
courtesy of center for responsibility and ethics in Washington
11 November 2013
Cartoon, GOP, Political Humor, Political Lies, Right Wing Nuts
Sadly, this is ALL they have…..name calling and bullshit narrative….enough said?
6 November 2013
Government, Health Care
Cartoon, GOP, Obamacare, Political Humor, US Congress
A good ‘toon…considering the debacle of the rollout this issue will be with us until the mid-terms….believe it or not….the rest of the world does NOT care….
31 October 2013
Cartoon, GOP, Political Humor, Political Obstructionism, Tea Party
Uncle Ted has promised to stop attacking fellow Repubs……pause here for snickering…….how long do you think it will last? I say January 2014 at the start of the mid-terms….he will go into his usual attack mode….thoughts?
30 October 2013
Elections, Government, International Situations
Al-Qaeda, Benghazi, GOP, Libya, Nominees
This is a pathetic story! Graham is using Benghazi to win his primar4y….he is being primaried from the Right and he needs something that will divert attention….this is a pathetic attempt to do just that…….
As reported by Time magazine……..
South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday he will block President Barack Obama’s nominees for executive branch positions until survivors of the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi testify before Congress.
“And where are the survivors? Fourteen months later, the people who survived the attack in Benghazi have not been made available to the U.S. Congress for oversight purposes,” Graham said on Fox & Friends Monday morning, referring to the attack in Libya that left four Americans dead, including the top American diplomat there. “So I’m going to block every appointment in the United States Senate until the survivors are being made available to Congress.”
Graham, a Republican, has been a critic of the Obama administration’s handling of the Benghazi attack and its aftermath.
His vow comes on the heels of a 60 Minutes report Sunday that revealed new details about the sophistication behind the attack. Critics have accused the White House of misleading the public in the first days following the attack, when the Administration’s public statements portrayed it as a random act of mob violence rather than a coordinated terrorist assault. The 60 Minutes report includes interviews with eyewitnesses who described warning signs in the days leading up the assault, like al-Qaeda flags flying in the streets of Benghazi and online postings stating al-Qaeda’s intentions.
Survivors? I thought that there were NO survivors of the attack that all 4 people were killed…….do we need to rehash this faux scandal again….just to massage the political ego of a tired old man?
Just once I would like to hear a politician with ideas anbout saving this country from ruin….but NO..they have to use some mental trickery to get elected and then we learn what worthless a/holes they really are….when it is too late!!
NOTE: As normal when I single out an individual in a post I send them a copy of the post by email and welcome their input…..Graham is more than welcome to respond and I will publish his response or challenge….I wait!