Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, ponders Bush v. Gore, the Supreme Court case that decided the 2000 presidential election.
Looking back, O'Connor said, she isn't sure the high court should have ...
No one has painted an uglier picture of Republican obstructionism, partisanship and insanity over the last two years than Tea Party favorite, Allen West. Well, except maybe for Michele Bachmann. So, forgive me if I take some pleasure in watching West desperately flail about in Rovian election night fashion as he reluctantly watches his political career come to an abrupt end in Florida.
U.S. Rep. Allen West was poised for a legal fight in his closely watched race Wednesday even as Democratic opponent Patrick Murphy declared a razor-thin victory.
The conservative congressman has refused to concede, but Murphy seized on the projections of several news organizations, declaring himself the victor after a long and often vicious campaign. It was unclear what effect West’s actions could have on Murphy’s 2,456-vote lead in the unofficial count, but the Republican’s hopes appeared to be fading.
No doubt, West will do well for himself in his new post-political career. There’s always room for another Palin kook on Fox or on the conservative radio clown circuit. Whatever. All that matters is that in the battle of teabagger vs. reality, chalk up another victory for reality.
Romney’s recent adventures in the UK brought to mind an illustration I did back in 2009 after Mitt stated that Republicans needed to “once again lead the American Revolution.” He’s obviously decided to follow up on his words by royally pissing off the Brits.
Frank Bruni questions Michele Bachmann’s version of Christian love.
What I find most fascinating about Michele Bachmann — and there are many, many more where she came from — is that she presents herself as a godly woman, humbly devoted to her Christian faith. I’d like to meet that god, and I’d like to understand that Christianity.
Bachmann’s concept of Christian love brims with hate, and she has a deep satchel of stones to throw. From what kind of messiah did she learn that?
Indeed. Bachmann’s attack on Hillary Clinton aide, Huma Abedin (Abedin is apparently an agent for the Muslim Brotherhood…sigh), is just another example of the delusional crusade Bachmann has embarked upon in her battle to filter out those she deems impure. She follows in the footsteps of Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and other hate mongers who shield themselves behind the Bible and use politics as a means to further their demonization of Muslims, gays and any other sector of society that does not fit neatly into their narrow interpretation of what constitutes good.
Bruni takes a look at some of Bachmann’s illogical beliefs and conspiratorial theories on homosexuals, Muslims and women’s rights. He closes with:
Most of us distinguish, rightly, between Muslim extremists and other followers of Islam. Perhaps we should start noting the difference between Christians of real compassion and those exclusionary spite.
Bachmann’s on to something: dangerous fundamentalists have indeed set up camp deep inside the capital. She can find one in her office. She need only look in the mirror.
Is this not clear enough? And yet the people of Minnesota keep on putting into office an individual who is clearly mentally unfit to govern. Why?
Lindsey Graham is trying to sell the idea that the Caribbean and Swiss bank accounts Romney set up to avoid paying U.S. taxes is all part of the American way so everyone needs to just shut up.
As long as it was legal, I’m OK with it,” Graham said. “I don’t blame anybody for using the tax code to their advantage. I blame us for having it so complicated and confused. Pick a rate and make people pay it.”
In the meantime, anything within the rules goes, he argued.
“It’s a game we play,” Graham said. “Every American tries to find the way to get the most deductions they can. I see nothing wrong with playing the game because we set it up to be a game.
Talk about a losing argument. Legal or not (Romney hasn’t released any tax returns prior to 2010, so who knows what he’s been up to), Graham is not talking about some guy looking to become mayor of Palookaville, USA. He’s speaking of the man working to become President of the United States. Should the bar not be set slightly higher for a presidential candidate than for some Joe looking to save a few dollars on his taxes?
Here’s the sniff test for anything Republicans say these days in defense of their actions. Simply imagine their reaction should the roles be reversed. What would they have said in 2008 if it was discovered that Barack Obama had bank accounts in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda as well as money hiding in a Swiss account? It would be front page stuff on every wingnut website and talk show for months. You wouldn’t be able to switch on the television without RNC sponsored ads blasting away every few minutes portraying angry Americans screaming about the unpatriotic ways of Barack Hussein Obama. Teabaggers’ heads would be exploding by the minute and Fox News would be overjoyed that for once they could attack Obama without having to make any shit up. Sean Hannity would orgasm on air while the headline OBAMA THE UN-AMERICAN TAX CHEAT pulsated wildly onscreen.
It would be a circus unlike anything seen before.
Democrats should be thanking Lindsey Graham for his pathetic attempt at defending Romney and his offshore tax havens. It makes Mitt look even more like the self-serving, slimy weasel he’s shown himself to be.
Move over Limbaugh, Hannity, Malkin, Savage, Beck, Ingraham and Levin. Another dumbass is soon to join the official fold of liars and fools spreading their twisted version of the conservative gospel to a witless audience.
Conservative talk radio host Neal Boortz announced his retirement Monday after four decades at the microphone, saying he will be replaced by former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain.
“We tell people the cold, hard truth and the facts,” Cain told Boortz during his show Monday. “I want to continue to express my views and help educate people about what’s going on in this country. It’s like you say: the dumb masses are ruining this country.”
Now there’s a line that should be engraved in stone (upcoming illustration, I think): “the dumb masses are ruining this country.” What’s ironicstupid funny about the statement is that: a) it’s true and b) it was spoken by what could very well be the most ignorant, uninformed person to ever run for the presidency of the United States.
Nothing says more about the state of today’s GOP then knowing that for a short time last year, Herman Cain was the leading contender in the clown show they called the Republican primary. Stop to think about that for a moment. A majority of Republican voters believed that the best person to run their country was a know-nothing, self-promoting, grifter from Georgia.