March 29, 2015

Nancy Pelosi On The 2010 Elections: The GOP Isn’t A Threat #p2 #tcot #teaparty

  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) said last Friday that she fully expects to hold on to her gavel even as Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) finishes every campaign-related speech by predicting he will be the next Speaker. "Of course that's what he says," said Pelosi, in an exclusive interview with the Huffington Post. "Of course he does. But we are very confident we will [remain in power] because we don't take anything for granted. We run every race one race at a time, and I make it really clear to my colleagues that my responsibility is to reelect our incumbents, to win our Democratic open seats and then to go after some of their seats." In a quick detour into the world of electoral politics, Pelosi predicted with gusto that Democrats will retain control of the House even during the likely tumultuous midterm elections. Part of the reason, she said, is that the slate of House Democrats in close races has already "fought the fight" with respect to health … [Read more...]

Maureen Dawd & Kathleen Parker wants an abusive daddy for president #p2 #tcot #teaparty

Both Maureen Dawd and Kathleen Parker with those editorials as opposed to showing liberated women display their "ageness" by wanting a man who just bullies his way because he is a man. It seems that they would be just fine with that. The whole idea behind the women liberation movement is that women and men were just as... equal, just as competent.The premise behind a real democracy is that one gets better results if one can first attempt at consensus (even though this failed with GOP but the effort was necessarily made). These journalists cannot be that dense. They write these inflammatory statements so that others will read their dying columns. If this is not the case, then one can only wonder about whether they in fact feel equal to men. I am happy my daughter does and has not quite made me a sissy. Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnists Call Obama A 'Female' With A 'Humanoid' Problem The Huffington Post   |  Erin Booth First Posted: 06-30-10 Two Pulitzer Prize winning … [Read more...]

Our future if we keep oil companies in charge #p2 #tcot #teaparty

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Jon Stewart satire better than current crop of “investigative journalists” #p2 #tcot #teaparty

This is a telling piece by Jon Stewart. It is funny but quite insightful and to the point. One can only wonder why the “real journalists allow political spinners & hacks to get away with the manufacture of information usually unchallenged. The reason Americans are so misinformed is either because main stream media is not doing its job, mainstream media is being paid by corporate interest to remain silent, or main stream media is simply incompetent. I think the answer is all three.   The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c Blame www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party … [Read more...]

I just contributed to #BillWhite Campaign For Texas Governor. We need you too! #p2 #tcot #teaparty

Rick Perry claims he represents Texas values. But Perry's Texas is different than our Texas. In Rick Perry's Texas, state boards and agencies are pressured from the top to serve those who help the governor's re-election. In our Texas, government will be the servant, not the master, and our customers will be ordinary Texans. In Rick Perry's Texas, the governor threatens to leave the world's greatest country. He is content to allow our state to compete with Mississippi for lack of social progress. In our Texas, other states will follow Texas because we will be the leader. In Rick Perry's Texas, our best days may be behind us. In our Texas, our best days are ahead of us. For the next four years, do you want Rick Perry's Texas or our Texas? Contribute $5 to help us reach 5,000 6,000 donations before tonight's midnight deadline -- and tell Rick Perry it's time we had a governor that's in it for Texas! In Rick Perry's Texas, it's business as usual to cut spending on higher education while … [Read more...]

What do Rick Perry’s friends do for him? #p2 #tcot #teaparty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 29, 2010 NEW VIDEO: What do Rick Perry's friends do for him? Anything to keep him in power, that's fine by him HOUSTON -- The Bill White for Texas campaign today released a web video highlighting the history of Rick Perry and Mike Toomey. Toomey, Perry's close friend and former chief of staff, was implicated on Thursday in an illegal ballot scam involving $532,000 in corporate money funneled by GOP operatives into the Green Party. In 2007, Toomey, a hired lobbyist for Merck, helped the drug company secure an executive order from Perry that mandated vaccines for middle school girls across Texas. The order created a public firestorm and was later reversed by the Texas Legislature. The video is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzQMXcKtKK0. "We already know that career politician Rick Perry takes care of his friends, and they take care of him. Now Perry's inner circle goes as far as executing an illegal scam to try to sway this election, and … [Read more...]

Elena Kagan – Victim of Being An Intelligent Qualified Woman On The Side Of Average American #p2 #tcot #teaparty

Republicans are using the nomination of Elena Kagan to re-litigate their Democratic Dixiecrat past in the process attempting to demean, marginalize, and rewrite the accomplishment of of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, a stalwart of the Supreme court. … [Read more...]

It’s down to this! Call Your Senator Now #p2

Twisting arms, trading votes -- unless 60 Senators vote YES this week, the first overhaul of our outdated financial laws since the Great Depression could go down in defeat. We didn’t get everything we wanted in the final negotiations – we lost the auto dealer loophole by just one vote. But we got a lot: No more taxpayer bailouts. A new consumer watchdog for mortgage lenders, banks, credit cards and more. Auto-dealer loans more strictly overseen by the FTC.  Ending the banks' big bets in hedge funds. Derivatives regulated. But unless 60 Senators agree, all the hard work could be for naught! Dial 1-800-944-6762 right now. Tell your Senators to vote FOR the financial reform bill. Don’t eat that! Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser knows what’s wrong with our food supply. And he’s asking you to tell your Senators to pass the long-delayed food safety bill. Watch Eric’s message, and join him in getting this bill passed! July 4th without Wimbledon? It wouldn’t be a July 4th weekend without … [Read more...]

Daily Kos:Bill Clinton: Obama is brilliant, exceedingly empathetic and not getting his due #p2 #tcot #teaparty

  Having just finishing Jonathan Alter's "The Promise", these comments from Clinton almost knocked me of the chair.  If i had to bet today, i'm not sure i would put a lot of money on president Obama having another term - either because he'll just say 'the hell with it' (Or Michelle will..., or simply because he won't be re-elected. If someone like Scott Brown can be more popular in Massachusetts than both Barack Obama and John Kerry, nothing can surprise me. Needless to say, it will be very very sad in my eyes. I honestly believe that given 8 years, president Obama will leave behind America that is great again, and that history will judge him as one of the greatest presidents in history. But the atmosphere may just be too toxic and crazy, and the forces against him may just be too much, even for a rare talent like this man. And i fear it's just going to get worse. I can only hope that enough people would stick with him. That's one reason why this warmed my heart today: … [Read more...]

McCain Falsely Claims Phoenix Is ‘Number-Two Kidnapping Capital of The World’ #p2 #tcot #teaparty

Senator McCain true to form does what Republicans have been doing for years, if there is no data to back your assertion simply create the data and assert it. Unfortunately the average American listening to a Senator would justifiably assume a renowned Senator would not outright lie. It is for this reason that lies like Sarah Palin claiming Health Care Reform Bill has death panels and Reagan in the 60's equating Medicare with Socialism/Communism (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FzNTB1qtFA) get traction. It is simply bewildering the lies that the Right must tell to sustain a failed ideology that is solely in place to support the interest of the top 1%. On this past Sunday's "Meet The Press", Senator John McCain, in the midst of discussing comprehensive immigration reform, said something rather startling about Phoenix, Arizona: DAVID GREGORY: Is immigration reform in a comprehensive way possible this year or in this term? SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN: Not until we get the border secure. By … [Read more...]