Tuesday, November 29, 2011

An Answer to the Charge of Liberal "Rudeness"

From JD Rhoades, commenter on Balloon Juice, who very, very much speaks for me:

After Willie Horton ads, Swiftboating, GOP convention-goers waving purple band-aids to mock a veteran’s war wounds, birtherism, Ann Coulter saying the “only choice was whether to impeach or assassinate” President Clinton, Coulter claiming 9/11 widows were “enjoying their husband’s deaths,” Rush Limbaugh mocking Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s disease, ads falsely claiming Barack Obama favored “comprehensive sex education for Kindergartners,” Rand Paul supporters trying to stomp the head of a protester, ads claiming Kay Hagen was “godless,” Michelle Bachmann calling for an investigation of ‘un-American views” among the Congress, “If ballots don’t work, maybe bullets will,” “Obama hates white people,” ‘GET OFF MY PHONE YOU LITTLE PINHEAD!” “YOU LIE!”, wingnuts at FreeRepublic calling 11-year old Sasha Obama a “street whore” for wearing a peace sign on her t-shirt, outright lies about “death panels,” “Bury Obamacare with Kennedy,” cheering for executions, booing soldiers in war zones for being gay, comparing poor people to stray animals you shouldn’t feed, “’we’ve got one raghead in the White House, we don’t need a raghead in the governor’s mansion,” supposed “Christians” suggesting that people pray for the President using Psalm 109:8 (“May his days be few; may another take his office. Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow”) as a text, Limbaugh calling the First Lady “uppity,” and on and on and on, all without a single peep from the Right…They can take their whiny-ass bullshit about liberal “rudeness” and peddle it somewhere else. We ain’t buyin’ it here.

Thursday, November 24, 2011



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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!

I recommend serious overeating followed by vegging on the couch, followed by enthusiastic pie eating.

WHO'S WITH ME?!?!?

ROMNEY THE LIAR: The Meme That We We MUST Spread

Because it happens to be true.


In the larger context, how much more deception can Romney try to get away with before he develops a reputation as a candidate with an honesty problem? Last week, an MIT economist who worked with Romney said the former governor is “just lying” about health care policy. The same week, Romney was caught lying about the makeup of the last Congress, and also got caught lying about a quote from the president…


This in addition to Romney LYING by claiming that President Obama has "massively" cut defense when in fact the defense budget has risen under Obama. This is in addition to Romney LYING when he says that Obama has "apologized" for America, when in fact the President has done no such thing. The conclusion is clear:


MITT ROMNEY IS A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR. EVERY TIME HE LIES, HE SPITS IN THE FACE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.


Spread the meme, folks. Spread it far and wide, because Mitt Romney has brought it on himself:


ROMNEY THE LIAR

Oh,and one more thing: Romney claims his first name is Mitt. It isn't. It's Willard. 

He can't even tell the truth about that.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

No, Folks, Romney DOESN'T Know What He's Talking About in Foreign Affairs

It's just that compared to the rest of the ludicrous Republican circus (Jon Hunstman excepted) he doesn't sound like a complete blithering idiot. But man, he most assuredly is. Steve Benen has the takedown here:

[Last Saturday] The former Massachusetts governor effectively called for a trade war with China, which is hopelessly insane, and is based on Romney’s confused understanding of what’s procedurally possible at the WTO. He also called for U.S. support for “the insurgents” in Iran, apparently unaware of the fact that there are no such insurgents.


Romney went on to say he would never negotiate with the Taliban in Afghanistan, which is naive and at odds with the assessments of all U.S. military leaders, and added that he’s both for and against withdrawal timetables.


Remember the time Romney told ABC News he would “set a deadline for bringing the troops home” from Iraq — but only if it’s a secret deadline? How about the time Romney, more than four years into the war in Iraq, said it’s “entirely possible” that Saddam Hussein hid weapons of mass destruction in Syria prior to the 2003 invasion? Or the time Romney pretended “Hezbollah and Hamas and al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood” were all the same thing? How about my personal favorite: the time Romney made the bizarre assertion that IAEA weapons inspectors were not allowed entry into Saddam Hussein’s Iraq?


More recently, Romney tried to trash the New START nuclear treaty in an op-ed, prompting Fred Kaplan to respond, “In 35 years of following debates over nuclear arms control, I have never seen anything quite as shabby, misleading and — let’s not mince words — thoroughly ignorant as Mitt Romney’s attack on the New START treaty.”

Yes, friends, Romney is as much of a hopeless buffoon as almost all of the rest of the Republican field. It's just that he can speak in complete sentences and doesn't start shooting sparks from his temples like Bachmann or Perry. But he would be incredibly dangerous and incompetent in foreign affairs. It would be back to the dark days of W.

But with better grammar--and really swell hair.

Marvel at Herman Cain's Incoherent Babbling...

and see if you can sit through all five minutes of it.



As Bugs Bunny would say, "What a maroon."

Friday, November 11, 2011

If You Wonder Why We Have Veterans Day...

Read this. It is,in part, about Iraq, but American veterans of all eras have had similar experiences, and we owe it to them to understand that. We owe them a debt of gratitude that can never be fully repaid.

On Veterans Day, Romney Proposes Privatizing Veterans' Health Care

Damn, is this guy Romney a piece of work or what? Now he proposes a "voucher" system for veterans so that they can experience the joys of the wondrous private health care insurance market. In effect, Romney now proposes to cripple the Veterans Administration, just as he proposes to destroy Medicare, just as he proposes to raise the Social Security retirement age, just as he proposed letting the auto industry collapse, just as he proposes letting the housing market "hit bottom" so speculators can snatch up properties and rent them out. It needs to be said, loudly and clearly:

MITT ROMNEY DESPISES  ORDINARY AMERICANS AND HAS NOTHING BUT CONTEMPT FOR THEM. HIS GOVERNMENT WOULD BE GOVERNMENT OF THE RICH, BY THE RICH, FOR THE RICH--PERIOD. 

Do you ever get the feeling that I viscerally dislike this clown?

Tuesday, November 08, 2011


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Friday, November 04, 2011

Mitt Romney Pledges to Destroy Medicare

Yes, he'll embrace Paul Ryan's viciously cruel plan to replace Medicare with vouchers that will pay less than half of what the elderly have been receiving via Medicare. Elderly Americans will be expected to buy insurance on the private market (!!), even though they are in many ways the worst risks for insurers. Yes, you'd have 80 year-olds negotiating with a health insurance company, begging them for coverage.

DON'T LET THE REPUBLICANS GET AWAY WITH THE UTTER, OUT-AND-OUT DAMNED LIE THAT THIS MEASURE IS INTENDED TO "SAVE" MEDICARE. IT IS INTENDED TO DESTROY MEDICARE, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT IS DESIGNED TO DO.


We're talking about a "system" that will condemn countless older Americans to an early death. We're talking about the REAL death panels here--the insurance companies that turn down the elderly, because the insurance companies would go bankrupt trying to provide for them. We're talking about destroying one of the most effective government programs in history.


People, WAKE UP. The Republican Right-Wing fanatics and ideological lunatics want to destroy Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid because they show the entire conservative argument--the contention that government is the problem--is a lie. They want to destroy these programs not because they've failed.


They want to destroy them because they work.