I Like Ike!

Today the GOP is about as useful as sandpaper for TP…….there was a time when they stood for good government and a prosperous country….but those days are long gone.

I know most GOP types think that Reagan was some sort of magician…..but if they are looking for a role model….they could do NO better than Ike……

 

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Giuliani: Quintessential Political D/Bag

The statement by Giuliani has taken wings….I was so not going to write about it but then he is a moron and a colossal political hack……he deserves whatever criticism is leveled at him.

My Turn!

Remember back in ’08 when Rudy was running for the GOP nomination?  No?  That’s okay….nobody else does either.  But his talking points whether foreign policy or immigration or health care was easy…..it was one sentence that had a subject, a verb and 9/11 in the composition.

So as usual this mental midget has crapped in his chili………

Has Rudy Giuliani heard the phrase, “When you’re in a hole, stop digging?” Giuliani, under fire for private-dinner comments that President Obama doesn’t love America and wasn’t “brought up the way you were brought up,” has explained that he wasn’t attacking Obama’s race, just his upbringing. “Some people thought it was racist—I thought that was a joke, since he was brought up by a white mother, a white grandfather, went to white schools, and most of this he learned from white people,” Giuliani tells the New York Times. “This isn’t racism. This is socialism or possibly anti-colonialism,” he says, challenging the Times to find examples of Obama saying he loves his country “without all the criticism.”

Obama was “brought up in an atmosphere in which he was taught to be a critic of America,” Giuliani tells CNN. “That is a distinction with prior American presidents” like Ronald Reagan, he says, though he admits there have been an “awful lot of patriots who were critics.” White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz told reporters yesterday that he wasn’t going to “pile on” with criticism of Giuliani, though he said he agreed with the former New York City mayor’s own description of his remarks as “horrible,” the Hill reports. But Politico, which first reported Giuliani’s comments, notes that after Obama designated three new national monuments yesterday, a White House tweet had the hashtag #ObamaLovesAmerica.

Giuliani is a political joke….he just does not realize it…….he is still on the dialog from 2008….I would be surprised if his IQ was anywhere near his shoe size……Rudy boy has NOTHING worth listening to for any reason…….he is the GOP’s class clown.

Do yourself a big favor and ignore the ramblings of a mental midget…..who has NOTHING after 9/11!

Sarah….We Thought We Knew Ya

Our past VP candidate has been the butt of many jokes and snarky comments since the election of 2008…..I for one have had my fill of her……but the media still gives her air time and all we can do is ask ……….why?

Back in ’08 there was one person that contacted me before the VP was announced by McCain and he said that it would be Palin…..I got a good chuckle out of it because NO one south of Juneau, Alaska had even heard of a Palin……that person was one Matt Lewis a conserv pundit and he was an avid admirer of hers and promoted her at every turn……7 years later he has had a change of heart…..

Conservative pundit Matt Lewis has been a big Sarah Palin fan from the get-go. In fact, as he explains in the Daily Beast, he was a fan before the get-go—pushing for her as a VP candidate even before John McCain made his pick. Since then, he’s staunchly defended her from critics on the right, and he’s even edited a book of her quotes. Now, however, the party is over. “I got some stuff right, and my position was justifiable at the time, but in hindsight I regret contributing to the premature deification of Sarah Palin,” Lewis writes.

Her recent speech in Iowa—sample line: “‘The Man’ can only ride ya when your back is bent”—was so roundly panned that it feels like “we have finally reached a tipping point where criticizing Palin isn’t only acceptable for conservative opinion leaders, it’s now almost expected.” Lewis’ new view of Palin is that of an “incredibly talented political force” who sold out and squandered any chance of greatness. “And it’s worth considering that maybe her early critics saw some fundamental character flaw—some harbinger of things to come—that escaped me.” Click to read the full column.

Nice to see a pundit like Lewis admit a error in judgement……but that brings up another question…..what took him so long?

GOP: Is The Game Afoot?

Holy crap!  Did I somehow step through “the Looking Glass”?   Is the GOP trying to re-define itself ahead of the 2016 election?

First we have news that there is a push back on the opposition to immigration reform….then the ladies pull their support for an anti-abortion bill in essence killing the bill (for now)……and then I got word that there was another vote that shocked me…….

I got this piece of news from Ace news group for whom I write op-eds from time to time……..

#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON:Jan.22: Sometimes snippets of news just have to be published and this snippet is just one of those and is just as The Hill reported.

The Senate on Wednesday voted that “climate change is real and is not a hoax” as Democrats used the Keystone XL pipeline debate to force votes on the politically charged issue ahead of the 2016 elections.

The Senate on Wednesday voted 98-1 in favor of a an amendment stating that “climate change is real and is not a hoax.”

The provision offered by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) to put Republicans on record about climate change ahead of the 2016 election passed with near unanimous support, with only Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), the chairman of the campaign committee for Senate Republicans, voting no.

First, Wicker is my Senator and I would expect nothing different from this big business crony……

Okay, what the Hell is going on with the GOP?

I thought is that they are playing a game to make them look like a real party and not some group of bumbling morons……all this is to look good to the groups that they have lost in the past….women, environmentalists, immigrants……it is all a game, in my mind, a well thought out game…..but a game none the less.

The GOP is moving at record speed in this redefining operation…..but will it last?

Even the d/bags in the Tea Party seem to be playing along with this dice roll……it is all about 2016……nothing to do with the reality of things….just to win an election and have TOTAL power…..this may not last long…..until the gamers get tired of playing.

So whatcha think?  Is A Game Afoot?

Does GOP Have A Plan For 2016?

2016 is quickly approaching…….it is never too early to speculate on what the GOP will be doing for that election….Hell the MSM does it daily…..so why not IST?

There has been lots of talk of what will be most important to the GOP…..will it try to reach out to women….or Hispanics or even African-Americans?  My guess is no to all those……what they will focus on will be something trivial that they can use for mileage and slogans……….

Juan Cole has stated what he thinks will be their emphasis……..

1.  With a few noble exceptions like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Republican Party spokesmen, Republican politicians, and Republican media like Fox Cable News, defended torture.  This defense was mounted from so many directions by so many Republicans that it now seems indisputable that the party stands for the principle of rectal hydration.  Since torture is illegal in American law, presumably they want to repeal the 5th and 8th amendments to the constitution.

2.  The Republican Party stands for the principle that elections should be stolen by the rich who pay the most for them.  The new bill multiplies permitted donations by a factor of ten.

3.  The GOP wants the US taxpayer to be made to bail out risky, casino-like “derivatives.”  After the 2008 crash, caused by some corrupt Wall Street financiers stealing our money, Congress had removed FDIC protection from the riskier derivatives.  The GOP, plotting in smoke filled rooms far from the light,  just put the taxpayer right back in the sights the next time the bankers need a bailout.  The provision was actually written by CitiBank, which won’t get my business.  They think, much better to gamble with the taxpayers’ money; they would, but why would GOP lawmakers agree to be their ventriloquist’s dummy?

4.  The bill blocks aid to the Palestine authority if it becomes a member of UN agencies without Israeli permission.  Palestine has been recognized as a non-member observer state at the UN, and is gradually joining key committees.  It likely will sign the Rome Statute, join the International Criminal Court, and sue Israel for war crimes.  But in the fantasyland of Congress, none of this may be allowed to happen.  The PA has other sources of money than the US, and all this provision does is further weaken the ability of the US to do effective diplomacy.

5.  This fall, most Republicans ran on putting troops back into Iraq and getting even more deeply involved in the Syrian civil war than the US already is.  This is a plank in their platform that leads to sanguinary wars.

Cole is a pretty sharp individual…..so what do you think the GOP will be thumping their chest over for 2016?

Just How Pathetic Is The GOP?

The prez has made his case and now it is time for the Rights version of Looney Tunes………A question that us Lefties are always asking and then we find a reason why we believe they are mind numbing idiots….and this post is no different.

The GOP likes to hold up different people as just how diverse the party has become……..the one that gets the most exposure is Ayotte, a woman who thinks the GOP is just swell and I would bet that the new senator Ernst, you remember her….the ball cutter…..will be the new Ayotte…….then there is the black doctor that is a good GOPer, Ben Carson….and there is where this post is leading……

Ben Carson, the pediatric neurosurgeon and conservative darling who looks to be gearing up for a long-shot 2016 presidential run, has some thoughts about voter fraud. “Anyone caught involved in voter fraud should be immediately deported and have his citizenship revoked,” Carson wrote in a column on immigration reform for the far-right site WND.com.

He made it without a smile…….apparently this person does not understand how any of this works…….could learned person like a doctor be that STUPID?

But wait!  That is not the only moronic statement he has made over time…….

  • “Obamacare is really, I think, the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery,” Carson said at the Values Voter Summit last year. “It is slavery, in a way.”
  • “Read Mein Kampf, and read the works of Vladimir Lenin,” if you want to understand Obama’s plan for America, Carson said in a recent interview with Newsmax. Mein Kampf, of course, was the Nazi manifesto written by Adolf Hitler a decade before he took power.
  • America today is “very much like Nazi Germany,” Carson said in March. “You know, you had a government using its tools to intimidate the population. We now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe.”
  • If Democrats remain in control of the Senate, “there may be so much anarchy going on” in 2016 that elections can’t be held, Carson told Alan Colmes in September.
  • “I think most people when they finish that course, they’d be ready to go sign up for ISIS,” Carson said of an AP history curriculum that conservatives say is anti-American.
  • “What’s happening with the veterans is a gift from God,” Carson said earlier this year on Fox about the VA health care scandal, in which some vets waited over a year for hospital beds. Carson argued the scandal was welcome because it demonstrated the evils of big government running health care.
  • Carson lamented to WNC.com this summer that people he meets on the street don’t know about the Benghazi embassy attack controversy. ”And these people vote. That’s the sad thing,” he added.

The man is a wealth of stupidity!

Sad that many of the rank and file believe this guy is some sort of prophet……he is a doctor….would let this man operate on you?

This party just keeps getting more pathetic with each passing election.