Posts tagged ‘GOP’
So everyone’s talking about the shutdown and everything’s already been said. Still, I feel like just adding my two cents to everyone else’s two cents.
In 2008, Barack Obama ran for president saying he would attempt to implement a healthcare system that required people to insure their kids, required insurance companies to provide insurance coverage despite the discovery of a condition, require businesses of a certain size to offer a plan, etc. And he was elected.
The House passed the law. The Senate passed the law.
Obama ran for president again, this time against a man who’s primary platform was that he would take down Obamacare. And Obama won by 5 million votes.
The Supreme Court affirmed the law is Consitutional.
EVERY branch of government has weighed in on this.
The voters have weighed in on this. Twice.
The Republicans are getting jerked around by a couple of 1st year politicians.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called on the Republican Party to “stop being the stupid party” on Thursday as GOP leaders promised fundamental changes to help stave off future losses.
“We’ve got to stop being the stupid party. It’s time for a new Republican Party that talks like adults,” he said.
So he realizes the stupidity. But – he is telling a group of stupid people to stop being stupid…which might be….well, you know. 🙂
You can’t just tell stupid people to stop being stupid – they don’t realize they’re stupid so they think you’re talking to someone else.
ALL FUN ASIDE:
If you want to stop being the party of stupid, all you have to is stop catering to the views of stupid people.
It’s really this easy: Stop having platforms that get stupid people cheering.
What an…..ID DEEE YUTT. Libya???? REALLY?? Friggin’ LIBYA is a big stumbling block for you?? My God, even Sarah Palin can (probably) answer a question about Libya!!! You can hardly find a news outlet that has not covered Libya in the past few weeks. It’s literally….EVERYWHERE.
How can you possibly be both a presidential candidate AND be unprepared to talk about Libya???
How can you possibly have to clarify “which Libya” we’re talking about?? What the hell? Herman Cain….what an idiot. That is approaching the idiocy of Palin not being able to answer where she reads about current events (reading stuff….hell, reading words and such is for fancy elitist Democrats).
Unlike some of the accusations, this dumbfulness (already TM this word) I can see with my own eyes. Watch him looking at the ceiling (no, Jesus ain’t gonna help you run your damn head or help you make up crap) and watch him jumping around in his chair.
I thought for sure this was the end of Rick Perry. But he knew – it wasn’t the end. His handlers looked around at the other evolution-denying idiots he’s running with and (accurately) said “these other GOP candidates are just as stupid as this one. We’re fine”. And they’re RIGHT. This kind of shit would be a killer for any Democrat, because the bar is MUCH higher. Hell Howard Dean was killed by the Dems for far (far) less. It’s nutso.
Here’s what I thought was the end of Rick. How can a serious presidential candidate say he would get rid of the department of EDUCATION. It’s….I’m (almost) speechless:
If not maybe this one. If you show this to someone who doesn’t know who Rick Perry is, that person will bet 10:1 that this person is totally hammered.
From the “can’t change your stripes” department – today’s headlines:
PROMISES, PROMISES: GOP leader reaps $200 million
Senate Republicans’ ban on earmarks was short-lived
One Senate GOP leader reaps $200 million for his state
What earmark ban? GOP leader reaps $200 million
Only three days after GOP senators and senators-elect renounced earmarks, Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl [Arizona…of course Arizona], the No. 2 Senate Republican, got himself a whopping $200 million.
Kyl slipped the measure into a larger bill sought by President Barack Obama and passed by the Senate on Friday to settle claims by black farmers and American Indians against the federal government.
Kyl’s office insists the measure is not an earmark, and the House didn’t deem it one when it considered a version earlier this year. But it meets the you-know-it-when-you-see-it test, critics say. [Or the ‘If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck…’ test].
Under Senate rules, an earmark is a spending item inserted “primarily at the request of a senator” that goes “to an entity, or (is) targeted to a specific state.” Earmarking allows lawmakers to steer federal spending to pet projects in their states and districts. Earmarks take many forms, including road projects, improvements to home district military bases, sewer projects, economic development projects. A key trait is that they are projects that haven’t been sought by the administration in power.
PALIN: “The Democratic nominee for president supports plans to raise income taxes, raise payroll taxes, raise investment income taxes, raise the death tax, raise business taxes, and increase the tax burden on the American people by hundreds of billions of dollars.”
THE FACTS: Obama would provide $80 billion in tax breaks, mainly for poor workers and the elderly, including tripling the Earned Income Tax Credit for minimum-wage workers and higher credits for larger families.
He also would raise income taxes, capital gains and dividend taxes on the wealthiest. He would raise payroll taxes on taxpayers with incomes above $250,000, and he would raise corporate taxes. Small businesses that make more than $250,000 a year would see taxes rise.
MCCAIN: “She’s been governor of our largest state, in charge of 20 percent of America’s energy supply … She’s responsible for 20 percent of the nation’s energy supply. I’m entertained by the comparison and I hope we can keep making that comparison that running a political campaign is somehow comparable to being the executive of the largest state in America,” he said in an interview with ABC News’ Charles Gibson.
THE FACTS: McCain’s phrasing exaggerates both claims. Palin is governor of a state that ranks second nationally in crude oil production, but she’s no more “responsible” for that resource than President Bush was when he was governor of Texas, another oil-producing state. In fact, her primary power is the ability to tax oil, which she did in concert with the Alaska Legislature. And where Alaska is the largest state in America, McCain could as easily have called it the 47th largest state – by population.
MCCAIN: “She’s the commander of the Alaska National Guard. … She has been in charge, and she has had national security as one of her primary responsibilities,” he said on ABC.
THE FACTS: While governors are in charge of their state guard units, that authority ends whenever those units are called to actual military service. When guard units are deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, for example, they assume those duties under “federal status,” which means they report to the Defense Department, not their governors. Alaska’s national guard units have a total of about 4,200 personnel, among the smallest of state guard organizations.
HUCKABEE: Palin “got more votes running for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska than Joe Biden got running for president of the United States.”
THE FACTS: A whopper. Palin got 616 votes in the 1996 mayor’s election. She got 909 in her 1999 re-election race. This is a combined total of 1,525. Biden dropped out of the race after the Iowa caucuses, but he still got 76,165 votes during the 2008 presidential primaries.
ROMNEY: “We need change, all right – change from a liberal Washington to a conservative Washington! We have a prescription for every American who wants change in Washington – throw out the big-government liberals, and elect John McCain and Sarah Palin.”
THE FACTS: A Back-to-the-Future moment. George W. Bush, a conservative Republican, has been president for nearly eight years. And until last year, Republicans controlled Congress. Only since January 2007 have Democrats have been in charge of the House and Senate.
Here are articles regarding Palin, click on the link below: