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I love being home, in this place where Ann and I were raised, where but the both of us were born, Ann was born at Henry Ford hospital, I was born at Harper hospital. No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised.
What an asshole. It’s not enough that the Republican presidential nominee seeks the support of birther buffoons like Trump and Arpaio but now Romney finds it amusing to play to the idiot birthers and racists in his audience…like the guy who said, “Romney has his birth certificate; Obama can’t find his.”
Two and a half months to go and you have to wonder how much lower a desperate Romney can sink in his quest for power and glory.
Mitt Romney is a presidential candidate who wishes to be taken seriously by an electorate requiring leadership at the highest level…or so one hopes.
Donald Trump is a “bloviating ignoramus” (see end of post) and self-promoter who is looking to keep his name in the headlines by keeping the birther story alive…he and Sheriff Joe Arpaio both.
So why is Romney teaming up for a fund-raiser with Trump tonight in Vegas and risk losing whatever shred of integrity he has left by associating with a birther wingnut? Mitt was asked the question and his response was quite revealing.
Asked on his charter plane whether Trump’s questioning of President Barack Obama’s birthplace gave him pause, Romney simply said he was grateful for all his supporters.
“You know, I don’t agree with all the people who support me and my guess is they don’t all agree with everything I believe in,” Romney said. “But I need to get 50.1% or more and I’m appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people.”
50.1%. That’s it. That’s what the entire election is about for Romney. Say what you want, change your supposed beliefs daily to match the color of your socks, and hang out with whomever you believe will help you attain that 50.1%. To hell with core beliefs, integrity and other nonsense of that sort. This is who Mitt Romney is.
As for Trump and what Romney has to gain from the association, George Will takes a stab at it.
“What voter is going to vote for him because he’s seen with Donald Trump?” Will asked. “The cost of appearing with this bloviating ignoramus is obvious, it seems to me. Donald Trump is redundant evidence that if your net worth is high enough, your IQ can be very low, and you can still intrude into American politics.”
Will’s statement applies equally well for Romney with one minor change: Mitt Romney is redundant evidence that if your net worth is high enough, your integrity can be very low, and you can still intrude into American politics.
Maybe Romney is going after the bloviating ignoramus idolater crowd, who knows.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s volunteer investigation into documents pertaining to President Barack Obama’s place of birth and citizenship now includes the services of a taxpayer-funded deputy, according to Arpaio.
The deputy joined Mike Zullo, a volunteer member of Arpaio’s cold-case posse, in Hawaii this week in part due to “security issues,” according to Arpaio, and because the investigation has progressed.
“It’s one deputy, so what? We have security issues, too, that I can’t get into,” Arpaio said on Friday. “For six months, we were not spending any money. When you’re doing investigations, sometimes things change, you put more resources into it.”
With the U.S. Justice Department going after Arpaio for corruption and discrimination against Latinos, the question is whether Joe is a true birther or simply seeking his brand of political revenge by feeding into his racist ways. In either case, Alex Pareene gets it right.
Joe Arpaio, sheriff of Maricopa County and living embodiment of everything vile and rotten in contemporary American society, has been hard at work investigating whether the president of the United States is an American citizen, which the president is, case closed. Or rather, case closed for people who don’t make a living stoking racist paranoia.
And yet the scumbag gets away with it. Here’s a link to TPM’s compilation of the many investigations into Arapio’s shady activities.
(The Arpaio source photograph is a Creative Commons licensed image from photographer Gage Skidmore.)
Republican Rep. Mike Coffman at a Saturday afternoon fundraiser in Colorado.
I don’t know whether Barack Obama was born in the United States of America. I don’t know that. But I do know this, that in his heart, he’s not an American. He’s just not an American
A few hours later, after video and a transcript of his words appeared online, Coffman pulls back and issues a statement.
I misspoke and I apologize,” the statement began. “I have confidence in President Obama’s citizenship and legitimacy as President of the United States
Ah yes, I just love those fake apologies…especially when they come packaged with qualifiers.
I don’t believe the president shares my belief in American Exceptionalism. His policies reflect a philosophy that America is but one nation among many equals. As a Marine, I believe America is unique and based on a core set of principles that make it superior to other nations.
Two things. First of all, yes, America is unique…but so is Canada, Ireland and Madagascar with each having a role to play in the league of nations. Americans can definitely claim superiority in specific areas and endeavors but to claim a general superiority over all nations is a dangerous game. It gives a false sense of moral justification to do what they please on the world stage. It can lead, for example, to actions like invading other countries on trumped up charges and making the claim it was done for the betterment of mankind.
History has shown that claims of superiority over all others is a fool’s game. Romans and the Roman body politic thought itself to be a superior people with superior ideals long before the collapse of the empire.
Secondly, Coffman obviously did not misspeak in bringing up the President’s birthplace. The guy is an idiotic birther who was told to walk back his birther claims or risk coming off as a kook. Too late, damage is done.
Make sure you circle March 1 on your calendars. It might very well turn out to be the most earth-shattering day in U.S. political history.
The results of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s “investigation” into whether President Barack Obama is eligible for office are set to be announced.
MCSO spokesman Jeff Sprong tells New Times the findings are set to be released on March 1.
Arpaio’s been mostly hush-hush about the probe, but has promised his “birther” posse will deliver a “shock” with its findings on the conspiracy theory that’s been continuously debunked for several years now.
And it all comes down to twin babies and something you probably last heard of in a 1970s spy movie…microfiche!
Arpaio told New Times in November that the key to investigating whether Obama’s eligible for the office of the president deals with twins born at the same Hawaii hospital as the president (allegedly), just one day earlier.
The sheriff said the twins’ files could be found on microfiche — meaning Obama’s records should be there too.
One of the most brilliant and diabolical plots ever conceived will finally be brought down by a lousy piece of plastic film. Nice. Kudos to Sheriff Arpaio for taking the initiative and hiring a posse (did they have horses?) and finally putting an end to the black Muslim’s illegal reign of terror.
Orly Taitz should be given a medal for sticking in there when the rest of the world mocked her and referred to her as a crazy, racist bitch with a bad wig. Well, I’m thinking that while few people would argue the fact that Orly gives every impression of being both crazy and a racist, March 1 will be her day of redemption. Thank you, Sheriff Arpaio.