Quit Picking on the Republicans


Walter
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#601
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

The solution for your problem, grasshopper, is to stay out of the clearly-labelled "US-American Politics" forum.

"Change the channel? But I can't find the remote."
 
Tecumsehsbones
#602
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

"Change the channel? But I can't find the remote."

Reminds me of what Dennis Miller said back in the day. . .

"The government has announced that it will require new television sets to be equipped with the V-chip, which will prevent children from watching violent shows. The new technology will cost about $300 per TV set, and replaces the old technology, the "off" switch, which was free."
 
Mowich
Conservative
#603
They don't speak English. They live in a desert and they are coming to Minnesota in the middle of winter.........doesn't make a lot of sense. Said Mike Huckabee today when talking about the Bamsters refugee policy. I'd say he has a point.
 
tay
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#604
It's hard to imagine a valid reason why Republican Mitch McConnell would block legislation whose purpose is to help the first responders and other victims of the 9/11 terror attacks, but he's doing it anyway. Supporters of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act were hopeful that the act would have been permanently reauthorized in the highway bill that is expected to pass with bipartisan support.

But the Senate majority leader didn't do the right thing, and the program will run out of money early next year if Congress doesn't act.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka blasted McConnell :

Sen. McConnell recently said, “In Congress we have a responsibility to advocate for our service members and veterans and to ensure that they get the treatment they deserve during and after their service.” Yet in an opportunity to act on those words, Sen. McConnell didn’t. He is utterly failing the first responders of September 11—the first veterans of America’s current wars.

It is despicable and negligent for Sen. McConnell to play politics with the lives and health of some of America’s bravest men and women. Sen. McConnell should not stand in the way of a permanent and fully funded James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act.

McConnell Blocks Health Care for 9/11 First Responders
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
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#605
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
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#606
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Ah, Wally, it is so hard on your ego when your silly ignorance is exposed before your peers.
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
+1
#607
Why is it that every time I open a thread about the Republicans, I hear banjos?
 
Walter
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#608
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Why is it that every time I open a thread about the Republicans, I hear banjos?

Tinnitus?
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
#609
Are Republicans any worse than Democrats or Vice Versa? To me they are all the same...................a drag on the tax payer!
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
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#610
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Are Republicans any worse than Democrats or Vice Versa? To me they are all the same...................a drag on the tax payer!

I'm sure that was true a few decades ago until the religious right teabaggers took over what was once a nobler kind of ruling elite puppets. Just look at the clown bus full of morons that are vying for leadership of the Repubs.


cue another Wally red....
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#611
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

I'm sure that was true a few decades ago until the religious right teabaggers took over what was once a nobler kind of ruling elite puppets. Just look at the clown bus full of morons that are vying for leadership of the Repubs.


cue another Wally red....

B. You were down on republicans long before there was anything called the tea party .
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
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#612
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

B. You were down on republicans long before there was anything called the tea party .

So? What is your point? How many times do I have to say, "Politics is a movie they play to entertain us while the ruling elite go about doing whatever the hell they want." American politics has become a reality side show at a carnival. At least in Canada we only have to put up with that nonsense for a couple of months every few years. Down there it is a never ending story of bewildering insanity.
 
Walter
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#613
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

So? What is your point? How many times do I have to say, "Politics is a movie they play to entertain us while the ruling elite go about doing whatever the hell they want." American politics has become a reality side show at a carnival. At least in Canada we only have to put up with that nonsense for a couple of months every few years. Down there it is a never ending story of bewildering insanity.

Only bewildering the low-info folks.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
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#614
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

I'm sure that was true a few decades ago until the religious right teabaggers took over what was once a nobler kind of ruling elite puppets. Just look at the clown bus full of morons that are vying for leadership of the Repubs.


cue another Wally red....

Not surprising, Walter thinks one political party is more noble than another.................huge mistake! You can't get much worse than corrupt.

Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Not surprising, Walter thinks one political party is more noble than another.................huge mistake! You can't get much worse than corrupt.

Come on Walter, I think you've made it abundantly clear (and you may well be correct) that you think Conservatives/Republicans are head and shoulders over the Democrats/Liberals. I'd say they are running neck and neck. (At the bottom of the trough)
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
+2
#615
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Only bewildering the low-info folks.

This coming from the guy who gets his info from FOX! You should do standup comedy. You'ld knock em dead in the aisles.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
+2
#616
 
EagleSmack
#617
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Link?
 
tay
+2
#618
 
gopher
No Party Affiliation
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#619
CLIMATE CHANGE No Science Here: Big Oil Has Turned The House Into Their Private Lobbying Agency



No Science Here: Big Oil Has Turned The House Into Their Private Lobbying Agency | Occupy Democrats



In an astounding demonstration of the power of corporate influence coupled with ignorance to overpower logic, common sense, and the public good, the Republican-dominated House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology has been bought out by the oil and gas industry and their stooge, Representative Lamar S. Smith (R-TX), who was appointed head of the committee in 2013.

Smith has led a crusade against “rampant environmentalism” that has seen the House science committee, once a venerable and intellectual body, degenerate into a farcical circus run by science-denying Republicans who are perfectly willing to ignore facts and behave like absolute imbeciles in order to keep the money from the oil and gas industry flowing.

Over the course of his three years as chairman of the Science committee, Smith has fought what he calls the “climate-change religion” of the Obama administration, by which he apparently means facts. He’s launched a legal battle against administration over new air-pollution regulations that he claims are “not backed up by science,” despite the fact that they’ve been upheld by federal appeals courts, they’d save tens of thousands of American lives and produce more than $40 billion in health care savings, and, of course, they are in fact backed up by essentially universal consensus in the actual scientific community.

When the Supreme Court eventually overturned the EPA’s curbs on toxic emissions, a major part of Obama’s environmental plan, in June, the decision was not the result of any scientific misgivings but rather because the EPA had “failed to take into account the costs [of the regulations] to utilities and others in the power sector.” In other words, regulations that would make help to stop the poisoning of the planet and its inhabitants were overturned because they would cost the people poisoning the planet some money. Smith and his band of oil industry-financed lawyers and lobbyists were of course influential in lobbying the court to overturn the obviously beneficial legislation.

From that inauspicious beginning, Smith moved on to slash NASA’s budget for earth sciences and subject grant reviews at the National Science Foundation to extra scrutiny. He ostensibly supported these moves out of concerns for the budget, which has become a boogeyman nearly as powerful as Islamic terrorism that conservatives can use to eliminate anything they don’t like. However, given his support for increasing our already enormous military budget, anyone with common sense can see that such moves are merely meant to stifle the voices of those scientists who disagree with the delusional brand of climate-denial that the oil industry bosses in Houston tell him to peddle. And, given the general tendency of scientists to have brains and common sense, that has essentially meant that the House science committee is battling to keep scientists from publishing the truth, which, as former committee member and physicist Rush Holt (D-NJ) notes wryly, is “an interesting way to raise the profile of a science committee,” but not surprising given the “substituting of politics for evidence.”

Most recently, he has accused scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of manipulating data and rushing publication of a major study that refuted claims that global temperatures were stabilizing, all in order to “advance Obama’s extreme climate-change agenda,” extreme apparently meaning, in Smith’s mind, anything to the left of his own brand of lunatic conservative rejectionism. He eventually subpoenaed NOAA administrator Kathryn Sullivan and – surprise! – nothing amiss was found. That setback, however, hasn’t stopped him from issuing a subpoena to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy seeking her personal phone and text records that he somehow believes will reveal a malicious plot in the EPA’s new regulations on ozone emissions.

With such blatant idiocy and obstructionism coming from the head of the science committee, and with its meetings regularly descending into such kindergarten-level stupidity as claiming that snowballs disprove climate change and that melting ice caps aren’t a concern because melting ice cubes don’t cause a drink to overflow, one has to wonder whether these lawmakers are really this stupid or are simply acting on behalf of their donors, and willing to sacrifice their dignity and the good of humanity for a little extra cash. The answer, of course, is the latter, as the energy industry – or, non-euphemistically, the oil and gas industry – spends millions of dollars to put lawmakers in their pocket to protect their interests and bottom lines at the expense of tens of thousands of Americans and tens of millions of humans who will die from climate-change related causes in the coming decades.

Smith, whose home district in West Texas depends heavily on the oil and gas industry, is a prime case and point. Over the course of his career in Congress, Smith has received almost $650,000 from big oil and gas companies, making the industry his biggest financier and making him one of the largest recipients of oil industry buyouts in Congress. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), the notorious snowball Senator, has received almost $500,000 from the energy industry, twice as much as any other group, and Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX), of ice-melt-doesn’t-raise-water-levels fame, has received some $120,000 from the energy industry. It is an absolute travesty that such idiots have been allowed to take over a government committee overseeing what is perhaps the most dangerous issue of our time and run it like a joke, and yet that is exactly what a dangerous combination of unfettered corporate purchasing of lawmakers and delusional conservative anti-intellectualism have produced, and it is truly a tragedy for our country and for the planet.
 
Walter
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#620
Again, love the source. Gut-splitting article.
 
gopher
No Party Affiliation
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#621
marco rubio wears fancy heels on his boot to give him added verticality:







got a few laughs from his fellow contenders
 
tay
+1
#622
Chris Christie inadvertently explained how the Kim Davises of the world resemble radical Islamic jihadists: "what they want to do is impose their faith upon each and every one of us."


Christie's unintentional misstep came during the most unique and misguided of political pivots—when he was trying to steer his answer away from the fact that he had previously said a person in Davis's position must follow the law and do her job.


I never said that Ms. Davis should either lose her job or that she had to do it. But what I did say was that the person who came in for the license needed to get it. And so if there’s someone in that organization, and it turns out there was, who was willing to be able to do that, that’s what we should do.


But just as importantly, and I agree with what John said. You know, we all have our own individual interpretations of our faith. And here’s the problem with what’s going on around the world. The radical Islamic jihadists, what they want to do is impose their faith upon each and every one of us — every one of us. And the reason why this war against them is so important is that very basis of religious liberty.



 
gopher
No Party Affiliation
#623
Black Republicans conduct a meeting - but forget to invite blacks!



 
gopher
No Party Affiliation
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#624





yup - the same old party of moral and Christian values
 
Walter
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#625
Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

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Only 34, must be true.
 
tay
#626
It's Faith and Freedom time again? Go figure .
Sen. David Perdue, a freshman senator from Georgia, opened his remarks at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference by encouraging attendees to pray for President Obama. But, he added in a joking tone, they need to pray for him in a very specific way: “We should pray for him like Psalms 109:8 says: May his days be short,” the senator said, smiling wryly.
Quoting the Old Testament to a room full of dedicated conservative "Christians" is always good for a cheap giggle and some applause. Let's take a look at that particularly piquant psalm:
8 Let his days be few; and let another take his office. 9 Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
10 Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.
It's a long exhortation to kill an enemy and ruin his whole damn family, because reasons.


Speaking with Politico after his remarks, however, Perdue says he didn't mean any harm by it .
As far as the lines that followed the verse he quoted, Perdue said it is "really unfortunate." "But the way we set it up was to make sure that it wasn’t the case," he added. "There was no intention to be derogatory at all. it was a little humor.”
Yeah, a sitting Republican senator would never stoop to being derogatory about the president. It was just for laughs.

Later in the afternoon, the White House weighed in on the remarks.


“I did make note of Senator Perdue's comments," press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters. "As Senator Perdue considers whether or not an apology is appropriate, there a variety of other Scripture he might consult."
 
gopher
No Party Affiliation
#627
Republican pervert who founded Arizona "minutemen" convicted of sexual abuses of young child:



Minuteman founder sentenced to 19 years in Arizona jail for sexually abusing 5-year-old girl* | Daily Mail Online


'He is not to be trusted in society'
: Minuteman founder sentenced to 19 years in prison Arizona for sexually abusing five-year-old girl


Chris Simcox, 55, was sentenced in Maricopa County, Arizona
He had sexually abused a girl, five, and showed her pornography
A prosecutor said Simcox 'is not to be trusted in society'
Simcox started Minuteman border control group to spot illegal immigrants
He had been found not guilty of abusing a six-year-old girl in June





Chained at the hands and feet and wearing a black-and-white jail uniform, Simcox declined to make a statement and shook his head as he was sentenced. He had previously denied the allegations.
Simcox escaped a mandatory life sentence in June after a jury acquitted him on a separate charge of engaging in sexual conduct with a six-year-old girl.
The Minuteman founder made an unsuccessful attempt last year to get Padilla removed from the case, arguing that he believed the judge was a member of two Hispanic civil rights organizations and tried to help people who are in the country illegally.


Although he isn't a lawyer, Simcox represented himself at trial. He had insisted that he should be allowed to personally question the girls on the witness stand.
The judge said that would cause the girls emotional distress. In the end, Simcox got an attorney to pose the questions.
Simcox's arrest in 2013 came after his career as an advocate for tougher immigration policies had fizzled.
The Minuteman movement gained attention in 2005 when illegal immigration heated up as a national political issue.
Minuteman volunteers fanned out along the nation's southern border to watch for illegal crossings and report them to federal agents.
The movement splintered after Simcox and another co-founder parted ways and headed up separate groups.
More than a decade ago, Simcox was sentenced to two years of probation for misdemeanor federal convictions that involved carrying a concealed handgun at the Coronado National Memorial near the Arizona-Mexico border.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
+1
#628
Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

Republican pervert who founded Arizona "minutemen" convicted of sexual abuses of young child:



Minuteman founder sentenced to 19 years in Arizona jail for sexually abusing 5-year-old girl* | Daily Mail Online


'He is not to be trusted in society'
: Minuteman founder sentenced to 19 years in prison Arizona for sexually abusing five-year-old girl


Chris Simcox, 55, was sentenced in Maricopa County, Arizona
He had sexually abused a girl, five, and showed her pornography
A prosecutor said Simcox 'is not to be trusted in society'


Perfect candidate for Arpaio's tent camp. Pink pajamas would suit him to a Tee.
 
gopher
No Party Affiliation
#629
Here’s an extraordinary GOP resignation letter from a lifelong Republican



Here's an extraordinary GOP resignation letter from a lifelong Republican



York Township Republican committeeman Chris Ladd just posted an open resignation letter to the GOP that has gone viral, in which Ladd says his conscience won’t allow him to be associated with the party of Donald Trump.

In his now-ironically named blog GOPLifer, which features a tagline that says “Because leaving isn’t exactly an option,” Ladd posted a detailed account about how leaving had become his only option.

Ladd began by acknowledging that compromise is essential in politics, saying

“We come together in political parties to magnify our influence. An organized representative institution can give weight to our will in ways we could not accomplish on our own. Working with others gives us power, but at the cost of constant, calculated compromise. No two people will agree on everything. There is no moral purity in politics.”

After describing his 30-year loyalty to the GOP, Ladd then writes of his sad realization that the temptation to fall in line is inconsistent with his own morality.

“With three decades invested in the Republican Party, there is a powerful temptation to shrug and soldier on. Despite the bold rhetoric, we all know Trump will lose. Why throw away a great personal investment over one bad nominee? Trump is not merely a poor candidate, but an indictment of our character. Preserving a party is not a morally defensible goal if that party has lost its legitimacy.”

In a particularly damning passage, he says the following of Trump:

From his fairy-tale wall to his schoolyard bullying and his flirtation with violent racists, Donald Trump offers America a singular narrative – a tale of cowards. Fearful people, convinced of our inadequacy, trembling before a world alight with imaginary threats, crave a demagogue. Neither party has ever elevated to this level a more toxic figure, one that calls forth the darkest elements of our national character.

Ladd then declared his intention to leave the Republican party forever:

“I will not contribute my name, my work, or my character to an utterly indefensible cause. No sensible adult demands moral purity from a political party, but conscience is meaningless without constraints. A party willing to lend its collective capital to Donald Trump has entered a compromise beyond any credible threshold of legitimacy. There is no redemption in being one of the “good Nazis.”

Ladd finishes his letter by resigning from his position as a committeeman and formally severing ties with the GOP.






No tRUMP chump here.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#630
Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

Here’s an extraordinary GOP resignation letter from a lifelong Republican



Here's an extraordinary GOP resignation letter from a lifelong Republican



York Township Republican committeeman Chris Ladd just posted an open resignation letter to the GOP that has gone viral, in which Ladd says his conscience won’t allow him to be associated with the party of Donald Trump.

In his now-ironically named blog GOPLifer, which features a tagline that says “Because leaving isn’t exactly an option,” Ladd posted a detailed account about how leaving had become his only option.

Ladd began by acknowledging that compromise is essential in politics, saying

“We come together in political parties to magnify our influence. An organized representative institution can give weight to our will in ways we could not accomplish on our own. Working with others gives us power, but at the cost of constant, calculated compromise. No two people will agree on everything. There is no moral purity in politics.”

After describing his 30-year loyalty to the GOP, Ladd then writes of his sad realization that the temptation to fall in line is inconsistent with his own morality.

“With three decades invested in the Republican Party, there is a powerful temptation to shrug and soldier on. Despite the bold rhetoric, we all know Trump will lose. Why throw away a great personal investment over one bad nominee? Trump is not merely a poor candidate, but an indictment of our character. Preserving a party is not a morally defensible goal if that party has lost its legitimacy.”

In a particularly damning passage, he says the following of Trump:

From his fairy-tale wall to his schoolyard bullying and his flirtation with violent racists, Donald Trump offers America a singular narrative – a tale of cowards. Fearful people, convinced of our inadequacy, trembling before a world alight with imaginary threats, crave a demagogue. Neither party has ever elevated to this level a more toxic figure, one that calls forth the darkest elements of our national character.

Ladd then declared his intention to leave the Republican party forever:

“I will not contribute my name, my work, or my character to an utterly indefensible cause. No sensible adult demands moral purity from a political party, but conscience is meaningless without constraints. A party willing to lend its collective capital to Donald Trump has entered a compromise beyond any credible threshold of legitimacy. There is no redemption in being one of the “good Nazis.”

Ladd finishes his letter by resigning from his position as a committeeman and formally severing ties with the GOP.






No tRUMP chump here.

Yup another one of the elite that ordinary Americans are sick of , exactly the kind of guy they want out of Washington .
 

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