Monday, February 23, 2015

The Republican Lies

By now you've heard the cockamamie accusations made by Rudy Giuliani.


...Speaking at a private dinner for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Manhattan, the former mayor of New York said, “I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,” Politico reports. “He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.”

Apparently Giuliani hasn't gotten enough attention recently so he said something ignorant, stupid, and racist.  What can you expect from a Republican?  The Republican Party has demonstrated their racism, and sexism in more recent years, especially since the candidacy and election of President Obama.

People should realize that the GOP cannot understand the economic success that has resulted under the Obama administration.  The Republicans cannot deal with facts. With the cooperation of Fox, the Republicans have created an incredible amount of lies, conspiracies, and racist comments. They need to stop.

Here are some facts------

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

'Clown Car'

Ed Kilgore wrote a little something in The Washington Monthly about Gov. Kasich.


....Yes, John Kasich is interrupting his tour of Rocky Mountain states promoting that hip new idea the Balanced Budget Amendment to go to an actual early primary state...

....I’m sorry, I just don’t get why so many smart people share this view of Kasich as a world-beater. Yes, his resume is strong, and yes, he’s theoretically “electable.” But if there was ever the wrong time for a Balanced Budget crusade, it’s probably right now, and I just can’t see him rousing a crowd into the kind of hate-frenzy needed to win in the early states...

 Charles Pierce of Esquire, had a very worthwhile article (John Kasich Emerges: One More For The Clown Car) about Ohio Gov. John Kasich.  Here are some excerpts from that Esquire article:

...I remember, back in 1999, how hot a candidate everybody thought John Kasich was; he was the staunch supply-sider who could talk to the young...

....He talked to the young so well that he became the only member of the House of Representatives ever to get the heave-ho at a Grateful Dead concert -- perhaps, as Woody Allen once put it, because several dozen people were rushed to the hospital with bad vibes. Do you know how much of a jackass you have to be to get thrown out of a Dead concert, at least if they don't catch you selling fake crystals or something? Yeesh.

Anyway, Kasich '00 cratered even before the 1999 Iowa Straw Poll -- which made him also the Tim Pawlenty of the '90's -- because George W. Bush was hoovering up all the campaign money. What I remember most about Kasich's brief trip around the track is that he was somebody who thoroughly bought his own publicity. (Here in the Commonwealth -- God save it! -- we have come to know this as the McDreamy Syndrome.) Now, though, he's in his second term as governor of Ohio, where he has a) accepted the government-cootified Medicaid money, and b) lost the fight against public employee unions that Scott Walker won in Wisconsin. And his big campaign pitch is, as I said, the Worst Idea In Interplanetary Politics. I don't know how "I had all these terrible ideas before any of these guys" is going to play as a strategy. It's only a matter of time before he starts arguing that he's not a career politician.

While some (2 or 3 people) in Ohio view Kasich as a visionary, those outside of the state have opinions that are not the least favorable. I'm old enough to remember Kasich's tenure in the House of Representatives.  Although some in the GOP thought Kasich was 'hip,' it is safe to say he wasn't hip then and he isn't hip now.

If there are people out there that think that cutting 100,000 people off food stamps, cutting funding to public schools, restricting women's reproductive rights, turning over public-financed prisons to private corrections companies, allowing less than safe food to be served in some prisons, cutting prison staff, attacking teachers, not supporting marriage equality, attacking union workers,......................then you must be a Republican and a supporter of a pro-business, anti-human agenda.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Notice this????

Has anyone else noticed that Mike Huckabee living totally out of reality?  I don't know what alternative universe Huckabee resides in, but it appears to be far, far away from here. (See HuffingtonPost.)

> Rumors are swirling that the new Republican majority in Congress has been unable to accomplish anything because of infighting. A recent post from the DemocraticUnderground explains more:

"You know, you guys are in the majority,” Franken teased GOP senators as he entered the room.

With a reporting quorum secured, Chairman Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, sought to quickly move ahead with the committee’s agenda.

But Franken pressed his point, telling Grassley, “No, I want to say something about this.”

“You know when we were in the majority … we had the responsibility to provide a quorum,” Franken said. “And I thought that you guys, your side, didn’t show up because you just resented being in the minority. But now I know … it’s just sheer laziness.”

Don't you just love Sen. Al Franken!!!!!!