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From The Onion:
Saying that she’ll be gone soon anyway so she might as well, Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann introduced H.R. 259: The Homosexual Decapitation Act, which would give the United ...
Surprise, surprise. Stupidity is alive and well in the racist wing of the conservative movement.
Eagle Forum’s Phyllis Schlafly is riled up about comprehensive immigration reform, and she has hardly been ...
The best of late night political humor via Daniel Kurtzman’s Political Humor.
"During a Senate hearing yesterday, Senator John McCain said it was too hard to always have to update ...
John McCain has finally had enough of his Republican teabagging cohorts, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.
In the latest expression of Republican frustration with conservative GOP colleagues, Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) ...
After their decisive loss in 2012, the GOP claimed that the time had come to make their party more open, accepting and wonderful. Let’s check in and see how the rebranding effort is going.
Six cities in Idaho have ordinances in place that ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. Now, leaders in the Idaho Republican Party want them voided, the Spokesman-Review reported Monday.
The Idaho GOP passed a resolution asking the state legislature to make the local ordinances “unenforceable” if they seek to expand on state anti-bias law.
Cornel Rasor, chairman of the Idaho GOP’s resolutions committee and self-described “liberty person,” said he would like to retain the legal option to dismiss or not employ gay people.
“I’d hire a gay guy if I thought he was a good worker. But if he comes into work in a tutu … he’s not producing what I want in my office,” Rasor told the Spokesman-Review.
“If a guy has a particular predilection and keeps it to himself, that’s fine,” Rasor continued. “But if he wants to use my business as a platform for his lifestyle, why should I have to subsidize that?”
Right, ’cause there’s a real problem with gays coming into work in tutus and shoving their sexual orientation in your face.
Republicans might want to keep their rebranding effort in the oven a bit longer. It doesn’t appear ready for public consumption. It would also seem to me that as long as Republicans keep taking in every low-life, bigoted asshole they can find into their ranks, the entire rebranding idea is a colossal waste of time.
It might still be possible to get a bipartisan bill on immigration through the Senate regardless of what the bill looks like and how well it addresses true reform. But it’s getting likelier that there won’t be any immigration legislation coming out of the House any time soon.
“I don’t see any way of bringing an immigration bill to the floor that doesn’t have a majority support of Republicans,” Boehner said during a press briefing with reporters Tuesday.
“I frankly think the Senate bill is weak on border security, I think the internal enforcement mechanisms are weak and the triggers are almost laughable,” he said of the bill drafted by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Republican Sens. Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Jeff Flake. “So if they’re serious about getting an immigration bill finished, they should reach out to their GOP colleagues to broaden support.”
There you go. That just about kills any chance of an immigration bill getting through Congress. Boehner is essentially saying that unless he gets the support of teapublican house members, he will not bring an immigration bill to the floor. We know, of course, that there is no bill that addresses immigration reform in any serious manner that would ever satisfy the xenophobic madness running rampant in the radical right.
It’s all going to come down to how much pressure the GOP establishment can exert on the orange man between now and the elections to get an immigration bill through the House. Tea Party idiots might not get it but most Republicans do: there will not be another Republican president in the White House if Hispanics believe that the Republican party blocked immigration reform. End of story.
Leena at her first birthday bash this last Saturday. The weather was glorious and the little one was radiant decked out in her ladybug-colored outfit. Those are little red and black wings strapped to her shoulders.
Thank you for tagging along for the pictorial ride through leena’s first year of life.
I dislike Lindsey Graham about as much as I can dislike any politician but he’s got this one right.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) — one of the Republican co-sponsors of an immigration reform bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s 11.1 million undocumented immigrations — told fellow Republicans that the GOP will fail to exist if reform does not become law.
“If we don’t pass immigration reform , if we don’t get it off the table in a reasonable, practical way, it doesn’t matter who you run in 2016,” Graham warned during on appearance Sunday on NBC’s Meet The Press. “We’re in a demographic death spiral as a party, and the only way we can get back in good graces with the Hispanic community, in my view, is pass comprehensive immigration reform. If you don’t do that, it really doesn’t matter who will run, in my view.”
I applaud Graham’s honesty on this issue in as much as I can applaud the honesty of any self-serving dick. He makes no pretense that he or his party give a damn about the lives or fate of 11 million undocumented immigrants. Clearly, there is no compassion at play here. Graham’s only concern has to do with Republicans winning in 2016. Nothing else matters and if there was a way to secure the Hispanic vote while herding 11 million men, women and children on to cattle cars and shipping them out of the country, I suspect that Graham wouldn’t be putting up much of a fight.
As for that death spiral thing – the sooner, the better.