Sunday, December 23, 2012

Well Here's Some Sour Grapes Bullisht

According to The Boston Globe Mitt Romney's son Tagg claims is father "wanted to be president less than anyone I've met in my life,"

He had no desire,”...  “If he could have found someone else to take his place ... he would have been ecstatic to step aside. He is a very private person who loves his family deeply and wants to be with them, but he has deep faith in God and he loves his country, but he doesn’t love the attention."

Right Taggert, I guess that's why he had been running to be the President for close to a decade.

Either way I guess we dodged a bullet and voted for the right man. How horrible would it have been if we had elected some looser who didn't even want the job he had been trying to land since he was Governor of Massachusetts in 2003!

Friday, December 21, 2012

The NRA's Solution To The Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting: More Guns!

The NRA held a "press briefing" today in which they promised to make "meaningful contributions" to "make sure this (the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting) never happens again". At this "press briefing" the NRA's top lobbyist, Wayne LaPierre, issued only a statement and took no questions. For anyone who optimistically thought insightful retrospection and meaningful solutions were going to be the order of the day that notion was quickly dashed.

Many people had speculated that due to the NRA's blackout of not only their Twitter account, Facebook account but ALSO their self imposed Media blackout signaled that the organization might be headed in the direction of delivering some type of mission statement overhaul. These people were gravely mistaken. Instead the NRA took this opportunity to double down on their long held beliefs as well as offer up reason after reason for last Fridays Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Surprisingly (or not) none of these reasons included guns.

The list of culprits reeled of by Wayne LaPierre as the cause of the tragedy included:
  • Movies (name checking "American Psycho" and "Natural Born Killers")
  • Video games (name checking Bulletstorm, Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat and Splatterhouse) 
  • Music videos (really?)
  • The national media
  • The national medias corporate owners and stockholders
  • Mental illness
  • Gun-free school zones
  • The courts‬
  • A declining willingness to prosecute dangerous criminals
  • Hurricanes
  • Terrorist attacks
  • Natural or man-made disasters
  • And of course, President Obama

He then went on to lament "when did the word "gun" automatically become a bad word?"

After listing the most likely causes of gun violence LaPierre then put forth the organizations master-plan. It is called the "National School Shield Emergency Response Program". N.S.S.E.R.P. demands that all schools have an unspecified amount of armed guards posted throughout their premises. This essentially means that the NRA's takeaway from the Sandy Hook tragedy is that gun control is the culprit and militarizing our schools with guns at every entrance and exit is the answer.

Sounds like a good way to bank some big money for the NRA doesn't it? Just sayin'.

What wasn't discussed is such a program would require the hiring of at least 132,000 additional police officers at a cost of 6.7 billion dollars a year (I'm sure our government will have no problem procuring the necessary funds for that). While we ponder the actual ability to make this grand dream a reality let us remember that Columbine had 2 armed policemen on site when their school shooting massacre occurred which of course nothing to stop the carnage.

In Lapierre's statement, which was littered with every excuse, there was of course no mention of:
  • Background checks
  • Closing gun show loopholes
  • Limiting the amount of bullets a magazine can hold
  • Stopping sales of military style semi-automatic assault rifles
  • Not allowing people on our countries terrorist watch list to purchase firearms
None of that was on the table. Just more guns for more people in more places at all times.

And here I was thinking the solution to gun violence was to get rid of guns.

In a closing note two protesters were able to interrupt LaPierre's speech, holding up signs (see the top photo) that blamed the NRA for killing children. I think they got it right.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Huckabee, Fischer And Phelps: God Kills Chidren

If you are anything like me you've have been troubled by the recent mass murder of children by a deranged gunman. Well worry no more. All we had to do was wait one day for the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut to be explained for us. Luckily for us four of Christianity's brightest beacons have brought crystal clarity to the subject and made sense of what was believed to be senseless.

Former Arkansas governor and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, conservative Christian radio show host Bryan Fischer and Westboro Baptist Church Members and all around horrid human beings Margie Phelps and Shirley Phelps-Roper have all come to the same conclusion. God has allowed, if not outright caused, the killing of innocent grade schoolers because he was mad that prayer in public schools has been prohibited.

Here is how it breaks down.

While on Fox News Mike Huckabee was asked by Neil Cavuto: "You know, inevitably people ask after tragedies like this, how could God let this happen?" to which Huckabee responded "We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we’ve systematically removed God from our schools. Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage because we’ve made it a place where we don’t want to talk about eternity, life, what responsibility means, accountability?"

Well that's clear enough. No god = carnage. Let's continue...

Bryan Fischer made it clarified further during a screed on his radio show when he explained "The question is going to come up, where was God? I though God cared about the little children. God protects the little children. Where was God when all this went down. Here's the bottom line, God is not going to go where he is not wanted." He continued to enlighten his listeners by adding "In 1962 we kicked prayer out of the schools. In 1963 we kicked God's word out of ours schools. In 1980 we kicked the Ten Commandments out of our schools. We've kicked God out of our public school system. And I think God would say to us, 'Hey, I'll be glad to protect your children, but you've got to invite me back into your world first. I'm not going to go where I'm not wanted. I am a gentlemen."
Isn't it all starting to make sense now?

Now I understand. No prayer = god's indifference to children's murder. Go on....

As for the walking human excrement that is Shirley Phelps-Roper she drove the point home by tweeting “Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment," whereas her equally vile sister (?) Margie Phelps decided to go with “Westboro 'God hates Fags' Baptist Church is planning to pciket (sic) at Sandy Hook, to praise 'God's judgment,'”

It's, like I said, crystal clear now. It was obviously god's judgement that the children in that elementary school be murdered. 

Now that that is all cleared up don't you all feel better? I know I do.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Lie Of The Year... Youll Never Guess Who

This is the 4th year that the fine people over at Politifact.com have gone over the lies spewed by our elected officials and picked the king turd of lies. This year the honor goes to Mitt Romney's claim that Barack Obama "sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China" at the cost of American jobs.

If you have been living under a nice quiet rock and aren't familiar with this whopper here are it's origins.

The falsehood originated with a conservative blogger and spread when the conservative website "The Drudge Report" ran with it. Then after Mitt Romney (or more likely one of his staff) read the report he took to a stage in Defiance, Ohio, to excitedly proclaim that plans were afoot to shift the Jeep jobs in Ohio overseas to China.

Romney's exact words were:

"I saw a story today that one of the great manufacturers in this state Jeepnow owned by the Italiansis thinking of moving all production to China,".

After hearing this the people who worked at Chrysler understandably got worried, to put it mildly, they were going to lose their jobs. This in turn caused the higher ups to respond to Romney's lie by sending Chrysler's spokesman Gualberto Ranieri out to say…

"Let's set the record straight: Jeep has no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China. It's simply reviewing the opportunities to return Jeep output to China for the world's largest auto market. U.S. Jeep assembly lines will continue to stay in operation."

Yet even after this compete refutation it could not stop Romney from adding a new line to his stump speech to use later that night at another campaign stop in Defiance, Ohio...

"I saw a story today, that one of the great manufacturers in this state, Jeep, now owned by the Italians, is thinking of moving all production to China," he said, to boos from the audience. "I will fight for every good job in America. I’m going to fight to make sure trade is fair, and if it’s fair, America will win."

After this Mitt Romney doubled and then tripled down on the lie. The Romney campaign went on to take out ads on television and radio retelling the falsity and blasting the grade a horse-shit through the airwaves.

Here is Romney's Chrysler television ad...
Here is Romney's radio ad on Jeeps and China in Toledo, OH
The writers at politifact.com summed it up like this..

Mitt Romney's "ad miscasts the government’s role in Fiat’s acquisition of Chrysler, and it misrepresents the outcome. Chrysler’s owners had been trying to sell to Italy-based Fiat before Obama took office. The ad ignores the return of American jobs to Chrysler Jeep plants in the United States, and it presents the manufacture of Jeeps in China as a threat, rather than an opportunity to sell cars made in China to Chinese consumers."

My only question is how did the people at Politifact.com choose this lie out of the grab bag of garbage that the Romney team called a campaign?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

2 Experts Explain The Fiscal Cliff

Acclaimed author, Berkeley professor, and Clinton-era Secretary of Labor Robert Reich lays out the what, why and how of the Fiscal "Cliff" in under 2:30!

Still reeling from the presidential election results, Mr. Burns takes a few minutes to explain the upcoming fiscal cliff.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

One Symptom Of A Larger Illness

A NY soldier flies US flags upside-down to protest Obama re-election
A resident of Copenhagen, N.Y., has decided that the re-election of President Barack Obama is such a horrible occurrence she claims that she feels it necessary to fly not one but two U.S. flags upside-down in front of her home.

The kicker is that the woman who hung them that way is a Fort Drum soldier.

While feeling it is her patriotic duty to make such a brave and bold statement against the President she is apparently too cowardly to give her name, show her face or speak publicly.

Under the promise of anonymity she stated that the reason for her protest is that "Obama is trying to destroy the country, and this is her expression of disapproval,".

The nameless, faceless, unidentified soldier vowed to proudly display the flags upside-down outside her home until Obama's second term ends.

Personally I hope President Obama's re-election sticks in her throat and every day she sees her upside down flags they remind her that Obama is her President and more importantly (since she serves in the military) her boss. I hope she chokes on it. She embarrasses her service and the flag she disrespectfully flies in impotent protest.

While this woman's actions aren't particularly heinous in nature what is troubling is that it is part of a growing trend of people who feel the need to undertake these ridiculous meaningless petty personal protests. Whether it's shutting down your store to "mourn for the country" or signing a petition to secede from the country these people really need to get over Obama and try to tough out the next four years. Enough of this crap already… What's next holding your breath until Obama resigns and gives Mitt Romney the keys to Air Force One. Sheesh!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Oh No! Pat Robertson Has Discovered My Atheist Secret!

I'm such a miserable godless heathen that the only way to make sense of my empty life is to STEAL YOUR CHRISTMAS!!!!!!! Oh I'm a comin' to get it baby Jesus! Watch out!

Tell 'em all about it Pat...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mitt Pumps Gas

Hey Mittens, that'll be 20 dollars of regular and check the oil ya' slob

This photo surfaced on Reddit showing a "tired and washed up" Mitt Romney at an undisclosed gas station. I can only hope that this will help old Mitt get in touch with his inner 47 percent.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Petraeus Testifies Before Congress And Destroys Republicans Benghazi-Gate Dream

It was said by Republicans that the September 11th attacks in Benghazi were mishandled and then covered up by the Obama administration.

It was said by Republicans that the Obama administration knew ahead of time that the September 11th attacks in Benghazi were imminent and avoidable.

It was said by Republicans that the Obama administration did nothing to stop the September 11th attacks in Benghazi even though they were watching it on video streamed live from a drone.

It was said by Republicans that hearings needed to be held so that we could find out exactly what happened concerning the September 11th attacks in Benghazi.

It was said by Republicans that hearings needed to be held that included General David Petraeus since he had conducted a fact finding mission on the incident concerning the September 11th attacks in Benghazi.

It was said by Republicans that the scandalous extra-marital affair surrounding General David Petraeus that forced him to resign was a plot by Democrats to keep him from testifying at today's hearings on the September 11th attack in Benghazi.

Much to the chagrin of said Republicans General David Petraeus testified at the today's hearings on the September 11th attacks in Benghazi.

Today a congressional staffer that attended the hearings said that General David Petraeus testified that just about everything the Obama administration said and did concerning the September 11th attacks in Benghazi was by the book, above board and that no one, including President Obama, lied about or covered up any facts about the incident at any time.

After attending today's meeting with General David Petraeus about the September 11th attacks in Benghazi Republican members were of course asked to comment about their accusations concerning the Obama administration's mishandling and cover up of the incident.

Republican members who were at todays hearings on the September 11th attacks in Benghazi reply to the inquiries were short and unspecific and when they were done yammering some insipid word salad into the reporters microphone they ran away from the cameras and the questions as quickly as possible.

Watch for yourself here as the chief mouthpiece for the conspiracy theorists Senator John McCain, who in the passing week has savaged the Obama administration about the September 11th attacks in Benghazi, does just that…
 
Here is Rep. Peter King (R-NY), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee saying nothing at all as well…
 
I'm going to go out on a limb concerning the Republicans accusations about the Obama administrations mishandling and subsequent coverup of the September 11th attack in Benghazi and say that by Monday they will have a whole new narrative about it that they took all weekend to cook up.

Don't let us down Republicans!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Republicans Continue To Try To Score Political Points Off The Backs Of American Corpses

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ),  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-NC), and a handful of other Republicans are still at trying use four murdered Americans for political gains. Egged on by right wing media and a segment of the American population that need to delegitimize President Obama, these misguided, opportunistic rubes continue to push the horror of what happened in Benghazi as a "cover up" or  as being mishandled by the Obama administration.

What Benghazi actually was… A horrible terrorist attack that once set into motion could not have been stopped. There was no rescuing the Americans murdered there. Reports say everyone who died was killed within an hour of the initial attack. The Opportunistic terrorists carried out this attack under the pretense as well as cover of the protests occurring all around the middle east over an anti-Muslim video circulating on the internet.

In spite of this widely acknowledged information Senators McCain and Graham have gone haywire over this idea that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice went on a handful of Sunday news shows just 5 days after the attack and said the violence was borne purely from protests alone. She did not say that and this is untrue. Instead what she actually said was: "People gathered outside the embassy and then it grew very violent. Those with extremist ties joined the fray and came with heavy weapons, which unfortunately are quite common in post-revolutionary Libya, and that then spun out of control." Rice never said it wasn't terrorism and in addition stated that she was withholding full judgement until all the facts were in.

Given the innocuous nature of her statement I can't imagine what standing McCain and Graham have for proclaiming that they would “do whatever to block the nomination that is within our power.” if President Obama nominated Susan Rice to replace the sitting Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. They continued by saying that Susan Rice was “not qualified”, "misled the public" and that she was guilty of “not being very bright".

Now here is the thing that makes the actions of these two all the more confusing and shameful…

In  2005 George W. Bush was trying to nominate Condoleezza Rice as Secretary Of State. This was during a time when she was under acute scrutiny for her comments during the leading up to the Iraq War where she stated that Saddam Hussein had acquired nuclear weapons. Her exact words were: "The problem here is that there will always be some uncertainty about how quickly Saddam can acquire nuclear weapons. But we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud". Her statements were culled from a set of talking point provided to her by the U.S. intelligence community. Despite the fact that her statements were one of many it was believed that they were made in order to arouse fear in the American public ultimately leading them to accept a full scale war with Iraq. In doing this it posed huge questions about whether Condoleezza Rice was fit to hold the position of Secretary Of State leading Democrats to hold hearings on the matter.

Now who do you think were Condi Rice's biggest defenders during this period. If you said John McCain and Lindsey Graham you would be 100% correct.

Here were McCain's exact words as told to CBS Morning News on January 27, 2005 about the hearings looking into Rice's fitness to be Secretary Of State:
"Condoleezza Rice is a great American success story. This is what America is all about. A young woman who grew up in a segregated part of America where Americans were not treated equally, to rise to the position of secretary of state. We should have been celebrating, I believe, this remarkable American success story.

Also, I thought that some of the remarks — and I’m not going to mention my colleagues’ names — some of the remarks aimed at her during the hearings challenged her integrity. We can disagree on policy and we disagree on a lot of things, but I think it is very clear that Condoleezza Rice is a person of integrity. And yes, I see this, some lingering bitterness over a very tough campaign. I hope it dissipates soon.
“I can only conclude we’re doing this for no other reason than because of lingering bitterness at the outcome of the elections”.
Here were Sen. Lindsey Graham exact statements: “
"Every intelligence agency in the world was misled. And to connect those two to say that she’s a liar is very unfair, over the line.”
They were singing quite a different tune back then wouldn't you say?

I have to say that I am at a complete loss as to what these two Senators are trying to accomplish by pushing their false narrative or more that that what they believed Susan Rice's endgame was even if their faulty assessment was correct. One can only conclude that these attacks are made out of bitterness at loosing the Presidential election in 2012 or worse yet bitterness at loosing the Presidential election in 2008.

In conclusion I need to add one more sorry note to this already twisted Benghazi story. Just today John McCain held a presser in which he continued to hammer away at Susan Rice and complain about the lack of information on the September 11th attack on the U.S. consulate. The off-putting thing about this is that to do so he skipped a nearly two-hour classified briefing with administration officials about the investigation. When asked about the missed briefing and his refusal to comment on it McCainn angrily replied "Who the hell are you to tell me I can or not?"

Now we know this is just a shameful attempt to play politics with the terrible tragedy in Benghazi and nothing more.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

SECESSION!!!

After a stinging loss in the Presidential election the Republicans of over 40 states (*Update - It's all 50 now) believe they have discovered the remedy for what ails them. The only salve that will sooth their aching wounds is the cool cool balm known as secession!

This group of go getting out of the box "thinkers" have filed secession petitions with the White House website's "We the People" program.

One petition to secede submitted by Jason B. (no last name provided) of Harrogate, Tenn. surpassed the 25,000 signatures and another  petition filed by Mobile resident Derrick B. (no last name provided) has received more than 25,000 signatures.

Wow… that's somethinn…. Zzz zzzzz…. Oh I must have nodded off… where was I… Oh yes, secession!

Here's a list of states where residents have filed secession petitions in the wake of the presidential election: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

New York… Really? You're just being silly now.

There is also this… Counter-petitions to strip citizenship from individuals signing onto petitions to secede and exile them have also been filed with the White House website.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Allen West Is An Asshole... Without A Job!

As of right now all the ballots in Florida are counted... The results are in... Allen West was been defeated by challenger Patrick Murphy. Christmas has come early for me.
Wish I could keep myself from gloating but Allen West is just such a titanic asshole!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Death Throes Of The Republican Party

The prevailing wisdom among the majority of Americans is that this country is changing. The re-election of Barack Obama is ample proof of that. It is becoming unmistakingly evident that some people are going to go along for the ride and some will bury their collective heads to this unalterable future. It's easy to identify the segment of society that remains in denial to this change. They are the ones who are now yelling the loudest.

They are yelling about rigged polling, entitlement society, gay marriage, contraception, abortions, legitimate rape, forceable rape, pregnancies resulting from rape, socialism, communism, sharia law, muslims, birth certificates, collage records, high school records, Kenya, self deportation, electrified fences, illegals, the black panther party, food stamps, 47%, people who just want stuff, and the ever popular right wing acculturation "I want my America back".

They have names like Sheldon Adelson, the Koch brothers, Ted Nugent, "hot" Karl Rove, Grover Norquist, Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Rupert Murdoch, Sean Hannithy, Bill O'reilly, Ann Coulter, Pat Robertson, Glen Beck and the majority of the punditry on Fox News

These people either ignorantly refuse to or are intellectually incapable of acknowledging the obvious cultural and demographic shift our country is experiencing.

Here are just a few examples of these changing times as borne out by the results of Tuesdays election results.
Barack Obama was re-elected with the widest, clearest win since Ronald Reagan. (So much for Fox news' narrative that Obama's first term fluke of African-American pride and youth enthusiasm).
This country for the first ever has voted for marriage equality at the polls.
Both Maine and Maryland approved marriage equality measures, and a third is leading in Washington.
The amendment to ban same-sex couples from marrying lost in Minnesota.
The first openly gay senator Tammy Baldwin was elected Senator in Wisconsin.
Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize marijuana, forever altering the course of the war on drugs.
The Tea Party is officially dead (even if their shambling corpse is still wander around moaning incoherently).
Obamacare was endorsed by the Americans and will be the law of the land.
• After watching ten years of tax inequality the people of this country voted to reject even more tax cuts to the richest 1 percent while allowing cuts to social programs we all care about to pay for them.
Americans rejected turning Medicare into a voucher program.
 • Instead of self deportation and electrified fences the country opted for inclusion and acceptance.
Finally, the electoral breakdown was the undeniable straw that broke the elephant's back:
I believe that our United States does much better when we have more than one functioning political party. Our forefathers set it up this way so that one political faction would provide checks and balances to the other. The Democrats seem to have happily walked though the door into the 21st century and are, as of Tuesday, thriving. The Republicans on the other hand seem to want to remain in the 1950's. They appear to be circling the drain all the while kicking and screaming like a baby roaming around a soiled diaper with no adult around to change them. If this does not change the GOP will die out just as surely as the old white hateful electorate they claim as their base… and that would be a shame.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

"Hot" Karl Rove Suffers An On Air Meltdown When Faced With A Romney Loss

Karl Rove suffered a very public and much deserved televised meltdown when he was smacked in the face by the realization that all his super PAC money couldn't save Mitt Romney's run for President. The fun began when Megahn Kelly and Chris Wallace of Fox News reported that Ohio had gone into President Barack Obama's win column thus re-electing him to a 2nd term. Rove immediately deemed it too early to make such a brash prediction despite the fact that the writing was clearly on the wall. Karl's behavior was perfectly understandable in light of the fact that he spent upwards of 350 million dollars bankrolling Romney in the general election.

Watch Rove lose his shit here…

On a personal note I would like to say to the handful of billionaires that bankrolled Karl Roves super Pacs - American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS… Suck it. You cant buy America. To Karl I say have fun explaining flushing all that money you flushed down the toilet to your 1 percenter donors. I'm sure they will be very receptive to your excuses.

Now It's An Official Landslide

Florida goes to Obama....

President Barack Obama Victory Speech 2012


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

VICTORY!

This feels good.

VOTED!

 Damn deal done!
....And yeah, you know who I voted for.

VOTE!



VOTE!


VOTE!


VOTE!


VOTE!


VOTE!


VOTE!

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Polls Are Deadlocked And Democrats Are Terrified... Here's Why

I hear political pundits asking why Democrats are so despondent at the prospect of a Mitt Romney presidency. All day I hear the talking heads wondering out loud as to why the progressives are so worried compared to their Republican counterparts.

The reason is easily explained.

It is that we know what's at stake as well as what is to be lost if Mitt Romney becomes President. Republicans have nothing to fear from this scenario because they don't care who Mitt Romney is. He could be a talking Pez dispenser for all they cared. The Republicans have only one desire and that is to see President Obama lose. They salivate for it. They couldn't care less what the consequences of a Romney presidency would mean for the country. Their raison d'etre is hatred for this president. When I go to the polls to cast my vote I am doing it for the sole reason that I believe I am voting for the best candidate for the job of President of the United States. When Republicans cast their vote they are doing it out of hate, spite or at the very best right wing media induced ignorance.

What I believe scares Democrats most about a Republican win on Tuesday is their choice of their candidate. Mitt Romney has shown himself to have no moral compass when it comes to his avarice for power. Mitt Romney has shown that he will do and say absolutely anything in his pursuit of the the presidency. Mitt Romney has shown to be totally without character and devoid of moral courage. Mitt Romney has shown himself to be a man who has no qualms about destroying his fellow Republicans, stepping over their lifeless political careers and smile after having done so. Mitt Romney has shown himself to be a man who has shown an ability to lie with such incredible ease that any casual observer would readily believe that he was a borderline sociopath. Mitt Romney has shown himself to be a man who will spew as many untruths as necessary to achieve the presidency which he believes is rightfully his because he has bought and paid for it.

If you don't believe that the Romney's think they should just be handed the highest office in the land based solely on who they think they are just ask Mitt and Ann Romney like Diane Sawyer did. In an interview she asked what they would tell Barack and Michelle Obama if they were in front of them. Mitt after a second said he would tell the President to "Start packing" whereupon he and Ann began to laugh. When it was Ann turn to answer she simply said she would tell them that “It’s Mitt’s time. It’s our turn now,”.

For anyone who doesn't understand why Democrats are in full freak-out let me explain further. After watching President Barack Obama get us out of the worst financial disaster since the Great Depression… after watching President Barack Obama bring us over 25 consecutive months of job growth… after watching President Barack Obama save a dying auto industry so that it could remain the backbone of this country... after watching President Barack Obama sign into law The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act that guarantees equal pay for Americas working women... after watching President Barack Obama give us health care for upwards of 40 million Americans who otherwise wouldn't have any… after watching President Barack Obama get us out of Iraq… after watching President Barack Obama begin the process of getting us out of Afghanistan… after watching President Barack Obama overturn "don't ask don't tell"… after watching President Barack Obama Kill Osama Bin Laden… after watching President Barack Obama achieve all of these things it is maddening to have the right wing, bat-crap crazy, Republicans twist and delegitimize his life story and presidential record to the point that no one on the right even acknowledges that any of it happened.

Never forget that President Barack Obama achieved all of this despite the fact that his efforts were thwarted at every turn by Republicans who from day one said they wanted nothing more than to make them a one term president…. Republicans who while Barack Obama was taking the oath of office to become President of the United States held up in the Caucus Room, a high-end D.C. establishment, to  figure out what was the best way to destroy a presidency that hadn't even officially begun… Republicans who filibustered every plan that came across their desks… Republicans who ran their election powered by nothing more than corporate/dark money and an irrational unyielding unending undying hatred of this President… Republicans who called him a socialist, a communist, a Muslim, a terrorist, an anti colonialist, an illegitimate president born in Kenya who had no birth certificate, who had no passport, who had no college records, who had no high school record, was "the food stamp President, was a retard, a liar, a fraud… Republicans who through right wing media outlets broadcast lies to elicit false outrage from their low information voters and to keep them cocooned in a hate bubble… Republicans who every day diminish the president all the while while inventing false narratives that bleed into reality from their bizarro world in an alternate universe so much so that regular news organizations picked up their stories as though they were were actually legitimate.

If on November 7 this country is saddled with the President Mitt Romney I guarantee you that many years down the road this will be remembered as the election that was won with billionaires money used to to elicit the hatred of a dying older white electorate that in their death throes amassed enough hatred to unseat a president who had done nothing but good for this country. It will be looked upon as a sham and a farce and shame and an embarrassment. It will go down in history for what it is... The day the presidency was sold to the highest bidder irregardless of the candidate who fronted their party.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Romney Called Out On His Lie That Jeep Will Move All Their Manufacturing To China

In fear that he is losing in the swing state Of Ohio Mitt Romney has decided to drop one more desperate whopper saying that Jeep will be moving all of their manufacturing to China.

Here is a devastating ad put together by President Obama to refute Romney's latest stump speech lie.
What can you say about a man who has so little regard for the truth. It boarders on the sociopathic. What's worse is that he said it in Ohio where people who worked for Chrysler were suddenly panic stricken that they were about to lose their jobs.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

In Light Of Hurricane Sandy Please Remember Romney Said He Would Eliminating FEMA And Disaster Funding

When a disaster hit the United States of America the government jumps in to help out those who are directly effected by it. Forest fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and even things like oil spills.

So….

…when you look at the enormity of the disaster that just occurred in the form of Hurricane Sandy  please remember that Mitt Romney suggested last year that he would eliminate the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA if he were elected President.

During the 2011 CNN Republican debates the topic turned to the role of the federal governments role if the previously mentioned disasters should occur. John King, who was the moderator asked Mitt Romney about disaster relief, following the tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., the month before.

Here was the exact question...

FEMA is about to run out of money, and there are some people who say do it on a case-by-case basis and some people who say, you know, maybe we're learning a lesson here that the states should take on more of this role, how do you deal with something like that?”

Here is Romney’s response…

 “Absolutely. Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. And if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that's even better. Instead of thinking in the federal budget, what we should cut – we should ask ourselves the opposite question, what should we keep?"

 In other words if Mitt Romney had his way cooperate entities would be the one making decisions on which disasters to send help to. I wonder if they would take into account if helpig ut would be cost effective?

Or perhaps he would have left a disaster like the BP oil spill to be cleaned up solely by the states that were affected by it. How would a disaster like that not bankrupt all the coastal states?

Either scenario is implausible and utterly ridiculous.

Here is the video of the exchange at the debate…

Friday, October 26, 2012

Romney Surrogate John Sununu Says Colin Powell Only Endorsed Obama Because He's Black

Human/pig hybrid and disgraced White House Chief of Staff John Sununu has reared his ugly head again on the cable news station circuit to expose more of his racist dog whistle talking points.

Sununu is who was famously chased from Washington amid scandal and disgrace during his time as the first George Bush Chief of staff is not new to bigoted comments. He has previously said of Barack Obama that “I wish this president would learn how to be an American.” and that the reason for the President's poor first debate performance was that: “He didn’t want to prepare for this debate. He’s lazy....”

After being harshly criticized for his comments it is apparent that Sununu hasn't learned his lesson or he just doesn't care. During an appearance on CNN's Peirs Morgan Tonight" Sununu was asked about Colin Powell's endorsement of President Obama for a second term.

Here was his answer…
Sununu: “Frankly, when you take a look at Colin Powell, you have to wonder if that’s an endorsement based on issues, or whether he’s got a slightly different reason for preferring President Obama,”
Morgan: “What reason would that be?”
Sununu: “Well, I think when you have somebody of your own race that you’re proud of being President of the United States, I applaud Colin for standing with him,”
Watch the video of the exchange here…
Understandably Sununu was raked over the coals for this and released an "apology" around midnight that read: "Colin Powell is a friend and I respect the endorsement decision he made and I do not doubt that it was based on anything but his support of the president’s policies. Piers Morgan’s question was whether Colin Powell should leave the party (NOT TRUE... Listen to the video again!), and I don’t think he should.”

Sununu can't even apologize without lying!!!

As of tonight neither Mitt Romney or his campaign has responded to his official surrogate's comments.

*Update*

Here is an interesting fact in light of Sununu's "learn how to be an American" remark... John Sununu himself is not a 'natural born' American! Here are the details... Sununu was born in Havana, Cuba. He is the son of Victoria (née Dada) and John Saleh Sununu, an international film distributor of Rûm Palestinian descent who belonged to the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem. John Henry’s father was raised in the Ottoman Empire's Mutasarrifate of Jerusalem in Palestine. John Henry’s mother was born in San Salvador, El Salvador. Father John Saleh immigrated to Cuba as part of the mass exodus of Ottoman subjects seeking a better life abroad.

What makes this country so great is that it is comprised of such diverse races ethnicities religions creeds and colors. It's too bad that some people find this a point of division as opposed to why we are all so much alike.

Colin Powell Endorses Obama For President

Today Former Secretary of State and avowed Republican Colin Powell endorsed President Barack Obama for a second term.

In an interview on CBS This Morning Powell said: "You know, I voted for him in 2008 and I plan to stick with him in 2012, and I'll be voting for he and Vice President Joe Biden next month,". Powell added "I think we ought to keep on the track that we are on,"

When Powell was then asked point blank if it was an endorsement, he simply replied "Yes."

Later in the same interview Col. Powell said that although he respected the Presidents opponent Mitt Romney he believed that his foreign policy was a "moving target." Powell continued "One day he has a certain strong view about staying in Afghanistan, but then on Monday night he agrees with the withdrawal. Same thing in Iraq. On every issue that was discussed on Monday night, Gov. Romney agreed with the president with some nuances. But this is quite a different set of foreign policy views than he had earlier in the campaign."

Here is the interview...

President Barack Obama called Powell later in the day to thank him for the endorsement and went on to say it was that he "proud and humbled to learn that we have Colin Powell's support in this campaign" and that he was "grateful to him for his lifetime of service to his country both as a soldier and as a diplomat,".

Ann Coulter Calls Obama A 'Retard'... Yawn

Isn't Halloween the time when vile and hideous grotesqueries slither out of their venom soaked pits to scare small children and cause a feeling of unease among the general populace? Well someone tell Ann Coulter she's a week early!

I guess in order to hype a new book or something Coulter had made an incendiary remark on Twitter after the third and final presidential debate between Obama and Mitt Romney.

"I highly approve of Romney's decision to be kind and gentle to the retard," she tweeted.

Coulter doubled down on her hilarious comments by tweeting, "Obama: "Stage 3 Romneysia" - because cancer references are HILARIOUS. If he's "the smartest guy in the room" it must be one retarded room."

That dude just keeps coming with the funny doesn't he?

Sarah Palin Accuses Obama Of 'Shuck And Jive' On Benghazi Then Claims Ignoace Of The Terms Meaning

Once again Sarah Palin has reared her nauseating visage out from whatever lair she nests in to belch up a bit of contrived controversy in a failed attempt to try to stay relevant.

This time her brilliant plan was to spew a patently racist phrase at the President and then in a tried and true strategy of the right's claim victim hood when called out for being a bigot.

Palin's mode of delivery was once again her Facebook page. In a post, entitled "Obama's Shuck and Jive Ends With Benghazi Lies," Palin blathered on about recently released emails that disclose more details on the Benghazi, Libya, attack.

In a continuation of the Fox News trope about a cover up concerning the recent terrorist attacks in Benghazi Palin bemoans: "Why the lies? Why the cover up?" ... We deserve answers to this. President Obama's shuck and jive shtick with these Benghazi lies must end."

Here is the link to the post if you must...
Palin went on to defend her remarks by feigning ignorance and claimed she had used the words directed at her daughter when she didn't do her homework.

Not that Palin tried but here is what was found after a miniscule bit of research on the etymology of 'Shuck And Jive'...

“Shucking and jiving” have long been words used as a negative assessment of African Americans. According to a story in Newsday, “The 1994 book ‘Juba to Jive, a Dictionary of African-American Slang,’ says ‘shuck and jive’ dates back to the 1870s and was an ‘originally southern 'Negro' expression for clowning, lying, pretense.’"

Ignorance is no excuse but did any of us really believe Palin didn't know exactly what she was doing when she blew this dog whistle?

Donald Trump's Gigantic Announcement

Donald Trump has promised an earth shattering "October surprise" type of an announcement would be an election-altering “bombshell”.

Many thought it would be President Obama and First Lady Michele Obama divorce papers that Trump had been spouting off about lately but that was not to be the case.

Instead we were treated to another episode in the real estate mogul’s “From the Desk of Donald Trump” YouTube video series in which the orange clown insised that he would give $5 million to a charity of President Barack Obama's choosing if he provides Trump his college transcripts and passport records by Halloween.

Here are Trumps exact words...

If Barack Obama opens up and gives his college records and applicationsand if he gives his passport applications and records I will give to a charity of his choicea check, immediately, for $5 million dollars.”

A press release issued by Trump reiterates that pledge and says that the deadline for Obama to take up the offer is October 31st.

Here is the video if you must...

Meanwhile on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" President Barack Obama joked that the feud with Trump "goes all the way back to (our) childhood in KenyaWe had constant run-ins on the soccer field, You know, he wasn't very good and resented it."

In a final note on this absurdity the UK newspaper The Guardian contacted Donald Trump’s office and asked for him to release his college and passport records on Thursday.

Trump refused.

Monday, October 22, 2012

So, Who Won The Debate... 4 Words: "Fewer Horses And Bayonets"

The instant polls are in...
CBS News Poll: President Obama won 53% to 23% with a further 24% saying they thought it was a tie.
CNN Poll: President Obama won by 8% points among the debate watchers it polled, 48% to 40%
PPP Poll: President Obama won the 51/45 in swing states
My take on the debate is that it will not change anyone's vote at this point of the game. Despite the fact that President Obama won this round walking away I think we have reached full saturation of the voter pool. Any undecideds who are left will split 50/50 thus nullifying themselves.

The only defining moment of the debate that might have a significant  lasting effect was the now infamous "Fewer horses and bayonets" quip. This was when Mitt Romney was dressing down the President for allowing the size of the Navy fleet to fall under 300 ships. Obama was obviously ready for this line of attack and zinged Romney so bad I had to pause the debate and leave the room.

Watch the hellacious slam here...
If this lives on as some type of meme that successfully shows just how woefully ignorant Mitt Romney is about our military it could do some damage... But I doubt it will.

If you missed the debate and want to watch it in it's entierty you can do so here...
Oh yeah, there was one other thing that the debate gave us... This amazing picture of Ann and Willard...

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tagg Romney Said He Wanted To "Take A Swing" At President Obama After The Debate

During an interview with North Carolina radio host Bill LuMaye Mitt Romney's 42 year old boy Tagg weighed in on the second presidential debate. He claimed that he was so mad after the the event that he wanted to "take a swing" at President Obama.

Tagg Romney said that after hearing the president call his father a liar (which Obama never did) he wanted to "jump out of [his] seat and ... rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him."

Tough guy Tagg went on to say "But you know you can't do that because, well first because there's a lot of Secret Service between you and him… "

If I may be so bold I would like to suggest that little Taggart did not restrain himself on account that there was secret service at the debate. I believe the more likely reason he restrained himself is that he would have most assuredly taken a Commander in Chief size ass-whipping from the President.

Oh little Tagg… there is in fact one more debate… I beg of you to "take a swing". 
Obama will drop you like a bad habit son.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Obama Rebounds, Wins 2nd Presidential Debate

There are many a Democrat breathing a sigh of relief tonight. 

This one was as easy to call as the first. Romney plainly won the first debate and Obama without a doubt won the second one.

 Here is the post debate polling...
  • The CNN/ORC International poll 46% of those surveyed said Obama won the debate, compared with 39 percent for Romney. In addition the poll found that 73% said Obama’s performance exceeded expectations, compared with 37% who said Romney did better than expected.
  • The CBS instant poll showed Obama wining with 37% to Romney's 30%, with 33% undecided. The same poll showed a similar win for Biden last week.
  • The Public Policy Polling survey of Colorado voters showed the President is also the winner by a 48%-44% margin with even better news in the internals.
There were several points in the debate that stood out for me that led me to believe Barack Obama had taken the night.

One was the Libya exchange. Romney's head was handed to him when he simultaneously declared that President Obama said that he called the attack on Benghazi's consulate a terrorist attack one day after it occurred but also waited 14 days to admit it was a terrorist attack.

A second high point for the President came in the same back and forth between the two when President Obama called Mitt Romney's accusation that there was a cover up over the Benghazi attack "offensive". It made Obama look dignified, strong and Presidential while simultaneously making Romney look petty and opportunistic.

Watch both examples in this one exchange...

The third and perhaps biggest point was the night and day performance of Barack Obama from this debate as compared to the last one. In the first debate Obama seemed to sleepwalk through the entire event. Tonight the President found his mojo and did what he forgot to do in the previous performance... make us believe he wants this job.

Other points that will be most assuredly be discussed further and at length are: "sketchy deal", "The Lilly Ledbetter Act", "please proceed Governor", "binders full of women", Romney's "connecting gun violence with single parents" plus his "reversal on women's contraception" and Obama's "47%" closing statement.

I think this memeified debate photo sums the outcome up nicely...