As the Republican clown car of presidential candidates continues to merrily roll along, there has been an interesting development over the past couple weeks. Ted Cruz is suddenly rising in the polls, inching above Ben Carson and closer to puzzlingly perpetual leader Donald Trump. It’s been so noticeable that some are even warning that the country should prepare for President Cruz.
It has been theorized that Democratic National Committee rules may prevent Sanders from debating Paul in an officially-sanctioned event, but on the other hand, the fact that Paul and Sanders are both U.S. senators who would ordinarily debate each other under the course of their typical duties may limit the DNC’s ability to block the two from participating in a joint town hall.
I remain a Bernie supporter, and will support his decision either way, but it WOULD be an interesting debate…
Personally, I think Bernie would crush the little turd hanging off Ron Paul’s asshole (if that’s too crass or obscure, I mean Rand), and do serious damage to the whole “socialism is bad” meme hanging over us since the end of WWII. I certainly wouldn’t buy an argument that Bernie is “afraid” to debate the “doctor”. (He’s not a doctor.) But, I’d accept a conclusion by his campaign that he CAN’T debate him because of DNC rules. I”d also accept a conclusion by his campaign that not only does he have a right to debate him, he’d mop the floor with this sorry-assed excuse for a Senator.
So we will see.
A grand jury indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts on Friday, charging that he abused his power last year when he tried to pressure the district attorney here, a Democrat, to step down by threatening to cut off state financing to her office.
Or should we call him “Mr. President“? I mean, the guy was a serious contender in the GOP’s clown primary.
She may have had a better handle on what to do on healthcare, but she’s a neocon.
Elizabeth Warren, who I’d support, has made it crystal-clear that she’s not running. This basically leaves me at choosing Biden or whatever truly horrendous right wing extremist fuck-stick the GOP allows the crazed baggers to nominate. Or maybe someone can beat Biden in a primary. I don’t claim to know, but historically VPs have succeeded POTUS’s.
Who should I vote for in the general election? The Green candidate, who (if they get enough votes) will get the truly horrendous right wing extremist fuck-stick the GOP allows the crazed baggers candidate elected? The Libertarian candidate (don’t insult my intelligence)? Maybe I should protest the complete failure of the American political system by writing in Goofy or Minnie Mouse, which would result in the election of the truly horrendous right wing extremist fuck-stick the GOP allows the crazed baggers to be nominated.
I agree we’re trapped by our system. I don’t agree letting the truly horrendous right wing extremist fuck-stick the GOP allows the crazed baggers candidate GETS INTO THE WHITE HOUSE and then runs the world into the ground to teach the world a lesson about electing truly horrendous right wing extremist fuck-stick the GOP allowing the crazed baggers is the best outcome.
We NEED government. Do you want to drive anywhere? You need government. Do you want your bank to treat you fairly? You need government.
(Reuters) – Republican Governor Scott Walker on Thursday signed into law a measure making it tougher for those who object to race-based mascots and sports team names to force a change at their school district.
The law, passed by a Republican-led legislature in November, requires at least 10 percent of a school district membership to sign a complaint which would be reviewed by the Department of Public Instruction, with hearings in front of an administrative law judge.
…and Ted Cruz is definitely nuts.
The father of right wing Texas Senator Ted Cruz, the most visible leader of the now-ended government shutdown, is seen in recently uncovered videos calling for America to be ruled by “kings” who will take money from anyone who is not an evangelical Christian and deliver it into the hands of fundamentalist preachers and their acolytes.
Megachurch preacher Larry Huch suggested that Rafael Cruz’s own son, Ted, is one of those “kings.” And in fact, at a ceremony this past July Ted Cruz was “anointed” by a group of fundamentalist preachers in a special blessing ceremony.
The difference is that in Cruz’s scheme, the transfer will occur through a war against “the wicked” led by Christian preachers who will take the wealth from nonbelievers.
Grab some popcorn, and compare and contrast to:
Remember when Evangelicals were the staple of the Republican coalition? Turn them out and you could win any national election. Well, they are fast becoming the fringe of the GOP, based on recently released research from focus groups conducted by Stan Greenberg, James Carville and Erica Seifert for Democracy Corps.
The GOP is now roughly split into three factions: one-third Evangelical, one-quarter Tea Party and one-quarter moderates. These focus groups, which were purposely assembled homogeneously to encourage participation, were chosen because they comprise the base of the Republican Party.
Now, no one who knows me, or has read anything that I’ve written, is going to think I’d be dismayed if the fundie-nutbag brigade, the bug-fuck nuts teabaggers, AND the GOP went away.
I mean, I honestly believe that opposing points of view in government is a good thing. Just not when one of those points of view either;
A) believes it’s representing God and if you disagree you shouldn’t be compromised with, or;
B) believes it’s “right”, and therefore “compromise” is a dirty word.
But in these two seemingly conflicted stories, one sentence stands out: “Turn them out and you could win any national election.”
With the GOP its all about power. They simply refuse to accept that their ideas are unpopular and they lose elections.
Clinton was impeached over a blowjob. Obama’s been opposed in EVERYTHING he’s tried to do, in the form of more filibusters than ever before in history, and 42 fucking votes to abolish or defund Obamacare.
The GOP are wrong about everything, but I don’t understand why anyone would want to replace them with petulant children (teabaggers) who hold their breath when they don’t get their way.
We will continue to have a 2-party system.
How’s about we find a way to make that second party center-left of the Democrats, for a change?
That’s the title of an OpEd on the American Enterprise Institute website.
If you don’t remember AEI, they’re the “parent company” of PNAC, the place where Dick “Dick” Cheney went to make war-mongering speeches.
We have been studying Washington politics and Congress for more than 40 years, and never have we seen them this dysfunctional. In our past writings, we have criticized both parties when we believed it was warranted. Today, however, we have no choice but to acknowledge that the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party.
The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.
When one party moves this far from the mainstream, it makes it nearly impossible for the political system to deal constructively with the country’s challenges.
“Both sides do it” or “There is plenty of blame to go around” are the traditional refuges for an American news media intent on proving its lack of bias, while political scientists prefer generality and neutrality when discussing partisan polarization. Many self-styled bipartisan groups, in their search for common ground, propose solutions that move both sides to the center, a strategy that is simply untenable when one side is so far out of reach.
The GOP has allowed a rump minority of teabaggers to ruin their reputation.
I, for one, couldn’t be happier. The GOP should be equated with a rabid dog, from now on.
Such alarming days when the destinies of others are in the hands of a hypocritical nation have to be terminated, and a new world order should be put in place, according to which all nations, big or small, poor or rich, can have their key interests respected and protected on an equal footing.
To that end, several corner stones should be laid to underpin a de-Americanized world.
Of course, the purpose of promoting these changes is not to completely toss the United States aside, which is also impossible. Rather, it is to encourage Washington to play a much more constructive role in addressing global affairs.
I can’t say that China leading the rest of the world in ending American interference in foreign countries, not to mention the abominable meme of “American Exceptionalism” is a bad thing.
But you can bet that I’m going to point out to the supporters of the teabaggers, who would take EXTREME offense at any mention that we’re not God’s chosen country, simply the bestest ever, if we could only go back to doing things the way we did in the 50’s, when we had colored only drinking fountains and wives stayed home in heels and an apron, cleaning for the sole breadwinner, that it was the teabaggers who caused the decline and fall of America.
Just to piss them off.
This is the best analysis I can point to that tells you how I feel about a bunch of tards shutting down government.
Fuck the teabaggers.
Seriously, fuck them.
Don’t give an inch.
The survival of the government our parents fought for depends on it.