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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) ...
Yes, I understand that the Scout’s ban on gay leaders is a compromise position required to give bigots something to quiet them down, but c’mon…could it get more ridiculous than this? No doubt, society will eventually reach a point of maturity where the homophobic ban will be lifted but what’s the message being given to gay kids in the interim…we’ll accept you until you turn 18 at which point vermin of your kind are unfit to be around children?
Don’t hold your breath waiting. Jon Favreau looks at how well this president handles crisis and detractors.
The handwringers and bed wetters in the D.C. punditocracy should know that Barack Obama will never be on their timeline. He does not value being first over being right. He will not spend his presidency chasing news cycles. He will not shake up his White House staff just because of some offhand advice offered to Politico by a longtime Washingtonian or a nameless Democrat who’s desperately trying to stay relevant. And if that means Dana Milbank thinks he’s too passive; if it means that Jim VandeHei will keep calling him arrogant and petulant; if it means that Chris Matthews will whine about him not enjoying the presidency, then so be it. He’ll live.
Barack Obama understands his own limitations and the limitations of his office. He has made mistakes and he will likely make more. But this is a president who has seen the nation through many serious and consequential crises, and he has done so without losing the core of who he is or why he ran for this job in the first place. In the end, those are the qualities that will serve him well—the qualities that will serve us well—in the months and years ahead.
The Internal Revenue Service, under pressure after admitting it targeted anti-tax Tea Party groups for scrutiny in recent years, also had its eye on at least three Democratic-leaning organizations seeking nonprofit status.
One of those groups, Emerge America, saw its tax-exempt status denied, forcing it to disclose its donors and pay some taxes. None of the Republican groups have said their applications were rejected.
Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat who sits on the Senate Finance Committee, which is conducting its own IRS investigation, has introduced legislation with Alaska Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski to require all groups spending money on politics to disclose their donors.
“These problems will continue as long as there is an absence of clear and enforceable rules,” Wyden told reporters yesterday. “In the absence of clear and enforceable rules the bureaucracy pretty much makes it up as they go along.”
Political spending by nonprofits incorporated under Section 501(c)(4) of the tax code has increased since the U.S. Supreme Court (1000L) in 2010 removed limits on independent corporate and union spending and other court rulings paved the way for wealthy individuals to spend unlimited sums in elections.
Outside groups — including nonprofit social-welfare groups that don’t disclose their donors — spent $1 billion in the 2012 elections, three times as much as they did four years earlier, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, based in Washington.
“The real problem is that phony 501(c)(4) groups are exploiting the tax laws to protect donors who don’t want to be held accountable for vicious, deceitful political ads,” said Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
How soon before ‘benghazi’ becomes as common a term in the political lexicon as ‘swiftboat’? “Tea Party favorite Joe Winger’s only hope at winning the race is a full frontal benghazi on the incumbent’s record.”
Also, Mike Luckovich has got to be one of the most brilliant political cartoonists out there.
This John Liming piece which fits in perfectly with the toon above.
Some of the far-to-the-rightist “We Hate Obama” crowd do not seem to be able let loose of their “Benghazi” conspiracy.
I keep reading about it on some of what I think of as the scummier of the Internet “Rags” – and to be quite honest – to be quite frank – it is getting a little boring listening to some of them.
But I guess they have nothing better to do and maybe that conspiracy thing is just about the upper reach of intellect for some of them – who knows? Who really cares? Righties do not run much of anything these days besides their mouths – so what difference does it make what some of them might think about – “Benghazi?” – or anything else for that matter?
Some of them might be “legends in their own minds” and some of them might be the “cat’s meow” to some of their little cadre of faithful hangers-on – but I am thinking their influence is very limited these days because America has bigger fish to fry than listening to a pack of fabrications and lies designed – obviously and apparently – my opinion here, folks – for some political agenda – a political agenda – by the way – which is going absolutely – nowhere!
Enough time wasted on The Great American Crap Factory of the Radical Right. I am through trying to reason with them or to argue with them or to explain anything to them. I find that far too many of their – “minds” – for want of a better word – are closed as tightly as any steel trap could ever shut and it is absolutely a waste of time talking to them or with them about anything – anything! They seem to know it all and nobody is going to tell them any different from what they think they know and that is that!