Lying Liars and the Scarifying Lies They Tell

November 25, 2010

Is there anything these people won’t lie about?  It’s becoming increasingly clear that not only do Republicans have no prescription for improving the country, and that they have only one goal now that they’re back in a power-sharing relationship (namely, to throw sand in the gears of the Obama government) — but that the only arrow in their entire quiver is fear.  Scare Grandma; scare the poor; scare the middle class.  Brown and black people are scary; George Soros is scary; “elites” are scary; the Obamas (yes, including Michelle) are scary. Jesus, even Barbara Bush is scary; Sarah Palin isn’t.  Raising the tax rate on the superrich is scary; increasing it on the middle and working classes isn’t.  Inflation is scary (even when it doesn’t exist!). Be afraid of opposition to government-sponsored torture; but don’t fear what torture has turned us into. Be afraid of government bailouts; but don’t fear banks, bankers, and hedge-fund con men.

It’s disgusting.


OMG!! (Don’t Tell Faux News!)

November 24, 2010

Courtesy of DailyKos:

Damn those Christ-hating, unAmerican, elitist, Socialist Republicans!!!

Quote of the Day

November 21, 2010

Courtesy of DougJ over at Balloon Juice:

Personally, I’m starting to get tired of the Palins, mostly because as one commenter put it the other day (I can’t remember who), I can’t keep track of which one is calling people faggots on Facebook, which one got pregnant, which one David Letterman made fun of, and which one is on Dancing With The Stars.

This is response to Frank Rich’s NYT column of today, in which he argues that The Hillbilly from Wasilla could win the GOP presidential nomination in 2012.

As if. . . .

They Want ALL Latinos to be Democrats

November 19, 2010

It simply amazes me that the Republican party can be so, what’s the word, STUPID.

As one of its first acts, the new Congress will consider denying citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants who are born in the United States.

Those children, who are now automatically granted citizenship at birth, will be one of the first targets of the Republican-led House when it convenes in January.

This is, well, amazing — and yet not. Not, because it’s par for the Republican course.  Not satisfied with getting less than twenty percent of the Latino vote, the GOP is intent on getting that number down to the single digits. More power to ’em, I say.  They simply can’t honestly believe that this legislative proposal will solve any problem, let alone help with the issue of illegal immigration. But, as They Say, when all you’ve got is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Perhaps Republicans have heard of the Constitution? Here’s a refresher, from the Fourteenth Amendment:

Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.

Not “some”; not “white”; not “legal”; not “Republican.”  ALL, you nitwits. . . .

So good luck and Godspeed with that legislative agenda.

Finally, Some Dems with Stones

November 18, 2010

This is what the Democratic Party needs more of — members willing to take it to the GOP and force them to defend their hypocrisy in public. Following new Republican Representative Andy Harris’s meltdown at freshmen orientation, progressive Dems are calling on their rivals to forego their government-sponsored, taxpayer-funded health care plan, the very same kind of plan the Rethugs have argued that “the voters” shouldn’t have access to.  We need more of this kind of behavior from our party’s members, not less. Obama’s naive hopes for “compromise” with the GOP will never happen, so the adult alternative is fighting for principles — and that starts by going on the offensive and making the Rethugs defend unpopular positions.

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

November 16, 2010

Not sure what we’d do for humor around here if it weren’t for the Republicans. Having pledged themselves to repealing “Obamacare,” one of the GOP freshmen House members pitched a fit when he learned that his government-provided health care plan doesn’t kick in right away.

Is this what they meant when they said that Congress has to “listen to the voice of the voters”?  Excluding, of course, the 50 million or so of “the voters” who don’t have health insurance, whether it kicks in today or 28 days from now.

What a bunch of reprehensible nitwits. . . .

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

November 14, 2010

To all the Teatards and other Rethuglicans out there, here’s your challenge: solve the budget deficit without raising taxes or cutting Social Security, Medicare, or defense spending. Dare ya, you idiots. . . .