March 26, 2015

Jon Stewart catches a huge Ted Cruz deception (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart catches a huge Ted Cruz deception

Ted Cruz contradicts his own speech in same speech Earlier this week Ted Cruz announced his run for the Presidency of the United States. He presented a well-choreographed speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Students were forced to attend in lieu of a $10 fine. Ted Cruz's speech was based on imagining a whole lot of things. He wanted his audience to imagine him as president repealing every word of Obamacare. Ironically his family will be signing up for Obamacare as his wife leaves her Goldman Sachs job that provides the family health insurance. He would remove that type of transitional health insurance right from us all. But it gets even more deceptive as Jon Stewart pointed out in a recent skit. Ted Cruz said the following in his speech. "Instead of a government that seizes your email and your cellphone, imagine a federal government that protected the privacy rights of every American." Soon after his says the following. "I am going to ask you to break a rule here today. ... … [Read more...]

Caught on VIDEO: Yet another brutal attack by police on an innocent Black man (VIDEO)

Yet another brutal attack by police on an innocent Black man Floyed Dent

Another Black man brutally assaulted by police Floyd Dent, a 57 year old Black man was pulled over by 2 White Inkster Michigan State Police officers. One of the police officers approached the car with his gun drawn. As the video shows, Floyd Dent opened the car door and was dragged out of the car by the cops. Officer William Melendez placed Floyd Dent into a choke hold and started beating him in the head. Another officer used a stun gun three times on Floyd Dent. How did this all begin? The officers claimed that they pulled over Dent for a minor traffic violation. They claimed he tried to get away even though the video shows otherwise. Dent said he knew he did not do anything wrong so did not immediately believe the flashing lights were for him. When he realized the cops were following him, he stopped. Officer Melendez claims that Dent bit him. Dent denied ever doing that. The officer never got treatment for the supposed bite. According to ClickOn Detroit, Dent was not armed, but was … [Read more...]

President touts the success of Obamacare 5 years in (VIDEO)

President Obama breaksdown Obamacare

President Obama provides insights into Obamacare 5 years in. President Obama gave a speech at the South Court Auditorium, Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC today. The audience included doctors, hospital administrators, politicians, patients, and others. The President touted the success of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) 5 years in. "Just five years in the Affordable Care Act has already helped improve the quality of healthcare across the board," President Obama said. "A lot of the attention has been rightly focused on people's access to care. And that obviously was a huge motivator for us passing the Affordable Care Act, making sure that people who didn't have health insurance had the security of health insurance. But what was also a central notion in the Affordable Care Act was that we had an inefficient system with a lot of waste that didn't always deliver the kind of quality that was needed that also put healthcare providers in a box where they wanted to do better for their … [Read more...]

Chris Matthews slams GOP strategy for stealing 2016 election (VIDEO)

Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews calls out the GOP Few journalists are willing to succinctly call out the GOP for exactly what they are attempting to do. They are using and creating bad laws to steal elections. There are two specific methods being used. The first is gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is used to pack a few districts with Democrats thus allowing the majority of districts to have a slight to substantial majority of  Republicans. This allows for a Congress where there is a Republican that does not reflect years of Democrats receiving vast majorities of the actual votes. The graphic below illustrates what occurred in Pennsylvania. In 2012 Democrats won thousands more votes than Republicans. Yet Republicans received more than double the amount of representatives in Congress. This has also been replicated in state legislatures. This was the first part of the process. Now that Republicans control most of the legislatures undemocratically, they have allowed them the wherewithal to implement the … [Read more...]

Hypocrisy? Ted Cruz going on Obamacare for personal gain

Ted Cruz Obamacare

Give me my Obamacare Yesterday Ted Cruz announced that he is running for President. In his speech he slammed Obamacare. Well guess what? Ted Cruz and his family will be going onto Obamacare even though many of his ilk have been telling followers not to. CNN reported the following. (CNN)Ted Cruz is going on Obamacare. The newly announced Republican presidential candidate told CNN's Dana Bash on Tuesday that he will sign up for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act -- a law he has been on a crusade to kill. "We'll be getting new health insurance and we'll presumably do it through my job with the Senate, and so we'll be on the federal exchange with millions of others on the federal exchange," Cruz said. Cruz's admission comes one day after CNN first reported that the senator would no longer have access to health benefits through his wife's employer, Goldman Sachs. Heidi Cruz, a managing director at the firm's Houston office, has gone on unpaid leave for the duration of the … [Read more...]

Canadian born Ted Cruz getting Birther meds from Left and Right (VIDEO)

Ted Cruz Canada birth certificate birtherism birther

Birthirism comes back to bite Ted Cruz Ted Cruz is getting some of his Tea Party's own medicine. To be clear, Ted Cruz is a US citizen. He is born of an American mother and a Cuban father. He was born in Calgary Canada, a foreign country. US statute says the following. Birth Abroad to One Citizen and One Alien Parent in Wedlock A child born abroad to one U.S. citizen parent and one alien parent acquires U.S. citizenship at birth under Section 301(g) of the INA provided the U.S. citizen parent was physically present in the United States or one of its outlying possessions for the time period required by the law applicable at the time of the child's birth. (For birth on or after November 14, 1986, a period of five years physical presence, two after the age of fourteen, is required. For birth between December 24, 1952 and November 13, 1986, a period of ten years, five after the age of fourteen, is required for physical presence in the United States or one of its outlying possessions to transmit U.S. … [Read more...]

Ted Cruz announces for President with an ‘imagine speech’ (VIDEO)

Ted Cruz announces for President of the United States

Ted Cruz announces for President Of the United States Ted Cruz announced that he is running for President of the United States at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA with an imagined speech that was imaginary. He started by verbally introducing his mother, his father, and his wife. Ted Cruz early on alluded to being born in Canada so one wonders if the birthers will be addressing that. He also spoke about his Cuban father, a father that abandoned the family temporarily. This is the father who now moralizes as he demonizes President Obama, a man who has always been present for his family. The hypocrisy of the Ted Cruz campaign will present a lot of comic blogable material effective immediately. Ted Cruz will be an effective tool to illustrate to America what is wrong with demagoguery of the Right as Ted Cruz highlights them to the nth degree. He has already successfully started. He made a fool of himself when he had his own response to the State of the Union Address. He scared a little girl with … [Read more...]

Madam Secretary fake politics mimics US foreign policy reality (VIDEO)

Short Madam Secretary clip a perfect encapsulation of US foreign policy

Madam Secretary fake politics mimics reality Madam Secretary is one of those shows like The West Wing that mixes drama with real lifelike narratives. The narrative on tonight's episode was rather striking. One wonders how many viewers understood many of the nuances within the dialogue. The basic setup is as follows. An environmentally sensitive part of the Amazon jungle in Ecuador is at risk for development. An American oil company wants to exploit it. The head of the company complains to the Secretary of State that the SEC is on his back preventing his company from greasing the Ecuadorian wheels. At the same time the Chinese have the inside game because they are not restricted. The oilman wants the US to either provide additional assistance to Ecuador (corporate welfare) or get out of the way to allow them to presumably bribe their way into a deal. At the same time the US government would prefer if the area was not developed as it is a carbon sync whose destruction would affect the … [Read more...]

Republican Congressman Aaron Schock defended by Liberal Democrat Van Jones (VIDEO)

Congressman Aaron Schock defended by Liberal Democrat Van Jones

Van Jones comes to the defense of Aaron Schock (R-IL) Van Jones appeared on the ABC This Week panel where they discussed Republican Congressman Aaron Shock's resignation. While the panel was rather vicious on the congressman, Liberal Democrat Van Jones took a more sympathetic view. "It is especially sad because he was bipartisan," said Van Jones. "Unlike the Ted Cruz'es and some of these other people he was bipartisan. He was reaching out. He was trying to do good things. I think it was a terrible lapse of judgement. But he was not for sale. And we have got people for sale we are not talking about." It is likely that in Aaron Schock Van Jones saw a man who was not as radically Right as many Republicans have become. That pretty much shows how much to the Right the Republican Party has moves. Van Jones may do well however to remember the Aaron Schock of 2010. Rachel Maddow in an epic call-our showed the hypocrisy to a red faced Aaron Schock. Check out that epic call out here. … [Read more...]

Governor: Ted Cruz ‘rendered himself absolutely unfit to be running for office’ (VIDEO)

Governor said Ted Cruz rendered himself absolutely unfit to be running for office2

California Governor Jerry Brown slams Ted Cruz California Governor Jerry Brown did not mince words. Discussing climate change he summarily dismissed the ignorance of Ted Cruz as seen in the above snippet. Chuck Todd and Governor Jerry Brown were discussing the dire straits that California has found itself in with its record drought. In the discussion Todd asked Jerry Brown if his state's condition could be attributed to climate change. Brown's answer was deliberately measured. He acknowledged that in fact climate change is real. However he noted that one event is not enough to blame on climate change. His answer had the necessary caution to ensure it could not be used as a political gotcha. While the governor did not want to single out California in the aggregate of climactic events, one has to draw that conclusion given the peer reviewed studies supported by over 90% of scientists. Chuck Todd then played a clip of Ted Cruz's willful ignorance displayed on Seth Myers show where he lied … [Read more...]