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Let me show you something - it's my shocked face . . __There.s also a great link on TPM from yesterday that pretty much sums up some of the real attitude of the Republitea party right now:http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2012/04/kumbaya_if_youre_white_and_speak_english.php?ref=fpblg
GOP's Anti-Obama Campaign Started Night Of Inauguration As President Barack Obama was celebrating his inauguration at various balls, top Republican lawmakers and strategists were conjuring up ways to submarine his presidency at a private dinner in Washington. The event -- which provides a telling revelation for how quickly the post-election climate soured -- serves as the prologue of Robert Draper's much-discussed and heavily-reported new book, "Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives." According to Draper, the guest list that night (which was just over 15 people in total) included Republican Reps. Eric Cantor (Va.), Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), Paul Ryan (Wis.), Pete Sessions (Texas), Jeb Hensarling (Texas), Pete Hoekstra (Mich.) and Dan Lungren (Calif.), along with Republican Sens. Jim DeMint (S.C.), Jon Kyl (Ariz.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), John Ensign (Nev.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.). The non-lawmakers present included Newt Gingrich, several years removed from his presidential campaign, and Frank Luntz, the long-time Republican wordsmith. Notably absent were Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) -- who, Draper writes, had an acrimonious relationship with Luntz. For several hours in the Caucus Room (a high-end D.C. establishment), the book says they plotted out ways to not just win back political power, but to also put the brakes on Obama's legislative platform."If you act like you're the minority, you're going to stay in the minority," Draper quotes McCarthy as saying. "We've gotta challenge them on every single bill and challenge them on every single campaign."The conversation got only more specific from there, Draper reports. Kyl suggested going after incoming Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner for failing to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes while at the International Monetary Fund. Gingrich noted that House Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) had a similar tax problem. McCarthy chimed in to declare "there's a web" before arguing that Republicans could put pressure on any Democrat who accepted campaign money from Rangel to give it back.The dinner lasted nearly four hours. They parted company almost giddily. The Republicans had agreed on a way forward:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/25/robert-draper-anti-obama-campaign_n_1452899.html
Country First, right fella's?
That's a great pic of Tripp and his new dad on Bristol's blog.That Bristol, she knows how to twist the knife in your gut in a wholesome kind of way doesn't she ?Thanks for playing
Uhhhh what are you talking about? Are you illiterate? Newsflash: No one here cares what's on "Bristol's" defunct blog. It's actually quite pathetic that you have to come here and troll for hits in a totally unrelated article. Obsessed much?
You know what? Bristol is nobody. Pay attention to what is being said in this blog post. We have much more important things happening here, and distractions like this don't help.
It's tough to change the subject by using Bristol as bait, especially when the subject is traitorous sedition.
Oh, Bristol has a blog? When did Rosetta Stone come up with a "stupid to english" version? Gotta give her credit with photos, That way her six mpd illiterate followers can see photos of her illegitimate offspring and follow the fairy tale.Any recent photos of Willow?
Compassion mean anything to you? Jesus is only relevant in a liberals mind when it's Obama trying to clothe his radical, immoral ideologies in moral wrapping paper. At least bristol chose life rather then sacrificing the child to be at the alter of death "convenience "
Cue Claude Rains.
But of course.
This is not news to any one who heard a Republican say " One term President" a term used many, many times from one REPUBLICAN OR ANOTHER from day one.All a person need do was listen to the bills or proprosals not even brought to the table. Simply, because they were Obama's suggestions.The republican plan has been and always will be, stop, destroy, impede,bring the middle class down. Tax them, destroy their jobs,keep their children from being educated.The middle class population who have been voting Republican, have only been aiding the destruction of themselves. Wake up America, a republican gov. is not your friend.
When Hilary talked of a right wing conspiracy while Bill Clinton was president I didn't believe it at first but eventually realized she was speaking the truth. It comes as no surprise to me that they were determined to bring President Obama down because the republicans only care about power and not what's in the best interest of the country. McCain's slogan "Country First" was a falsehood. The movie "Game Change" proved that his choice of one of the most unqualified and least vetted VP pick ever was all about winning. Thank God the voters were a lot smarter than McCain and his staff. It's all about winning and pushing the Koch Brothers' agenda for them and the hell with the poor and middle class. I really, really hate them and I really, really hate Sarah Palin...an effing fraud who cares only about herself. They are the epitome of evil.
That "Country First" slogan always hit me the wrong way....just as the word "homeland" does. It reminds me of the propaganda in Germany in the 30's. I'm more of a "Humanity First" type of person, no matter what country they're from.
McCain essentially, and unwittingly, punked himself by his choice of the WGE. She is mostly responsible for his stunning loss, although few could have topped Obama at that point.
Yeah, reminds me of how Shrub's iconic "mission accomplished" photo changed people's hearts and minds.
"I'm more of a "Humanity First" type of person, no matter what country they're from."And that's a great progressive message to get out there. Framing it in a way that's palatable to conservatives is the tough part. I've been experimenting with the website Metaphor project. If you read much of the material on that site, you see the tactics they've been using all along. They speak and write in a way that gets right to the heart of their audience. They capture their minds that way and persuade the masses.Check it out and pass it around:http://metaphorproject.org/pages/main.php?pageid=1&pagecategory=1
This doesn't surprise me at all as horrible as the Republicans have been to President Obama all along the way. I don't know how he has been able to accomplish so much in spite of them. Think it is good he is getting tougher and standing up to them - especially in overriding them in Congress! Everytime I see McCain, Boehner, Cantor, Gingrich, etc. I just want to smack them! Total assholes and unethical beings is what they are!
Please explain now why intelligent people are experiencing buyer's remorseon all of this administration's big decisions. We've been had.Political books are purely for propaganda. They are meant to sway votes, like race and gender, and baby holding and picture posing. It's crap.
Clean up aisle 6:06 - something splashed out of the pee pond.
Is that what you think of Sarah Palin's books? Well you are right for once.
"We've been had."We??Umm troll, hate to break it to ya but you aren't included in "we". This must be your only form of human interaction. Posting anonymous troll comments on a blog full of people who can't stand you? Don't you have friends? Family? How....sad.Do you really think pretending you're "one of us" will convince us to vote for Mitt Romney? Or to stay home? Yeah right! This isn't a right wing blog where they are easy to fool. How....pathetic.Unlike you troll, those of us who voted for President Obama are smart enough to realize he can't accomplish every single thing we want with a totally un-American, treasonous GOP obstructing every idea he has.
"Political books are purely for propaganda. They are meant to sway votes, like race and gender, and baby holding and picture posing. It's crap."WTF are you trying to say retard? What kind of 3rd grade logic is this? Race and gender are meant to sway votes like political books? WTF does that even mean. You are so uneducated and uninformed I'm starting to wonder if you ever made it through middle school. Your mentality is definitely still stuck there.
Intelligent people are not experiencing Buyers' Remorse, 6:06 AM.Hell, we VOTED for Obama and we'll VOTE for President Obama, again.
Buzz off - go back to the Sea O Pee!Obama Biden 2012!
I see "loser envy" in your post, haven't encountered "buyer's remorse". And I'm white and female!!!!!! I didn't "buy" President Obama, I voted for him. Republicans "buy" their candidates. If the Mitt fits the missfits, it's not our problem.
Im surprised at the hate from Obama supporters as they claim to be about civility. I'm an uninsured, lower income Latino who doesn't look to Obama to solve my economical difficulties as my faith is in GOD not in gov. I'm the very one liberals claim to care about yet my faith in JESUS is appalling to them as a open mind is merely a way of saying "open to anything but GOD " it'd fitting as Jesus said "narrow is the road that leads to life, BROAD is the road that leads to destruction " Stop acting like you care for the poor as God knows it's the downtrodden without faith Obama and the like exploit and enslave. People are waking up and turning their back on Obama as he has turned his back on GOD. Forward with Obama is a first class ticket to hell. A blind man, follows a blind man into a ditch.
Have you seen Bristol's new blog? She's got a pic of Tripp with her boyfriend again... No doubt trying to stick it to Levi again.
You mean Nancy's same old blog? Poor Tripp, reminds me of a trained circus animal, always on cue. I wonder what he really feels. In Palin world, kids should be available for parents to use in labor and no questions asked.SOS Palin and more of her false narrative.Well, Sarah Palin is airing the concerns of many farm-state lawmakers. But there's no evidence that Obama is trying to stop kids from working on the family farm, which she alleges.http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/Decoder-Wire/2012/0425/Sarah-Palin-says-Obama-wants-to-ban-kids-from-farm-work.-Is-she-right Is she right? Are before-school milkings, after-school stall mucking, and summertime hay-bale hauling at risk?
Again troll?! LMFAO. You are truly pathetic and I genuinely feel sorry for you. No one is going to "bristol's" defunct blog. It is all lies and no one is going to waste their time with it. Try checking out stormfront or redstate to find a dumber audience for that crap.
As usual, Palin in wrong!The law makes an exception for children of farmers. She is lying again!She's too lazy to read the law, just like her trolls who would never read the law either, but expect us to believe them. Delusional!
Bristol is whoring her son out now - and the poor kid is only 3 or 4.
Just consider the source. Whenever I hear "Sarah Palin says..." regarding any matter of substance, my bullshit detector meter automatically pegs off the scale. History has proven that Palin is nothing more than a bomb-throwing provocateur who can only effectively polarize low-info groups from reality. But nowadays, she's been relegated by her GOP to providing noise and distraction by screeching her lies and rhetoric in order to provide a smokescreen for the REAL power brokers who are driving the agenda favorable to the 1%ers. But give her credit for being consistent---she's consistently been irrelevant in the REAL political world, ever since she was immediately outed as a light-weight pretender during her little 10-week campaign in '08 alongside our soon-to-be completely senile senior senator from the great state of Arizona. Outside of the hate-spewing blowhards of the extreme Reich wing bagger faction of the GOP, Sarah has no standing as a player in the GOP. She's just an angry, bitter person who has fallen way short of achieving her goal of being coronated Queen of Everything.
Bristol treats Tripp worse than a pimp treats a prostitute. At least ho's get some of the money they earn. Tripp will have to sue for it when he's an adult. Poor kid.
What, Troll? Bristol "sticking it" to Levi? You got it backwards ;o) Have you seen Levi with his new girlfriend? Smart and Beautiful. He learned his lesson, never settle for dumb. Bristol's stuck with Sarah, Todd, Tripp and Gino, in that order. Look up the accounting term "LIFO", it applies to Gino. Poor Tripp is the only one people care about, his mom should love him more than she hates Levi and let his family have some kind of relationship.
Can they be sued fro dereliction of duty?
Stop giving her revenue and satisfaction by visiting her blog. Have more respect for yourself.
"Stop giving her revenue and satisfaction by visiting her blog. Have more respect for yourself."That's just the Bristol-obsessed troll Kristy Spitullo trying to get some hits on Nancy's defunct blog. They must be desperate if they're coming here trolling for clicks. Pathetic and sad.
Gee, they are truly scumbags after all. Who could have guessed?I'm a firm believer in Karma....
Um, pardon my naivete, but doesn't that Repub meeting smack of sedition?
It more than smacks, it is sedition, plain and simple.
It's what I've thought all along. And I think it is treasonous behavior especially considering how close this country was to a complete economic collapse after eight years of Republican rule. Whenever I think of this perfidy I think of the Democratic Senate majority leader (maybe Mike Mansfield?) who, after Ronald Reagan was inaugurated and wanted his "trickle down" tax cuts, said that the country should try it because it was part of the voters' mandate. Of course, the "trickle down" didn't work (as the Democrats had also predicted) and even the Reagan administration backpedaled on it. Can you imagine if, in 2009, the Republicans in Congress decided that complete health care reform should be supported because it was obviously what the voters wanted? We might have universal health care now. I sincerely hope that all Republicans lose in November 2012!Obama/Biden and a Democratic Congress in 1012!Beaglemom
'''Obama/Biden and a Democratic Congress in 1012!'''Let's make it happen! We can do it. Get a ballot in the hands of every Pres Obama supporter.
I'm shocked, I tell you, shocked that treason is being practiced by the GOP. That's what it is. The deliberate obstruction of the duly elected government of the United States. Watergate was a walk in the park compared to this. Many of us knew it was going on, but verification makes it real and scary to me.we just have to do all we can to vote these bums out of office and re-elect our courageous president.
And, if I’m not mistaken, as soon as Bill Clinton was inaugurated Bob Barr (Piglet) said he should be impeached. Why? Darned if I know.
Hate to break it to you, but President Obama wil be a 1-term president ...for one reason. Democrats and independents will sit out this election like they did in 2010. They don't get involved like the right wingers do. And when they do get involved, it is to whine about being disappointed that President Obama did not grant everyone of their freakin' wishes. And as ridiculous as it is, they somehow blame him for the economy not being back to the pre-Bush prosperity. They somehow forget how we got here.
Nope. 2010 was a mid-term. 2012 is a presidential election. Presidential = more turnout. See: history. You're welcome.
The only thing that would stop President Obama from winning is widespread election fraud and vote stealing by the repubs. It's happened before. They have already started their attack on voters using various voter suppression laws and techniques. If every eligible voter actually voted there would be a landslide for Obama of epic proportions.
What Anon@8:56 said...
Some independents (pointing to self) would crawl thru broken glass to vote for President Obama in November.
You must not live in the Rust Belt, where the current crop of Republican Governors didn't reveal their true agendas until after winning office. No one around here, and I mean NO ONE, is sitting jack squat out come November.
Maizen Blue good to hear that those states will be engaged!
Hate to break it to you, but have YOU seen Mitt Romney? He's President Obama's biggest campaigner. He's lost the female vote, he's lost the youth vote, when he pivots to the left, and I assure you he will, Democrats and Independents will side with President Obama.
Why does Pigstool refuse to get a job? Doesn't she have any self-respect? Is it just simple laziness? I guess she likes living off MY tax money, sitting home all day abusing her children and eating fast food. What a life!
Republiscum hate America. They want our country to fail. They should be tried for treason and executed old school style.
According to Sarah Palin's latest FB rant she thinks it's a good thing that kids do dangerous farm work - how dare the government attempt to protect these kids?http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/26/sarah-palin-obama-farm-work-_n_1455315.html?ref=politics
I have loathed the Republican ideology since Ronald Reagan promised "mourning in America" but I'm said to say, I think the same dark forces have pretty much taken over the Democrats. I don't even think we have a functional democracy in the US anymore. Just look at the way districts are gerrymandered, for starters, and all the roadblocks to registering to vote.Here's a great article about how both partie are playing nasty (REALLY nasty):http://billhicksisdead.blogspot.com/2012/04/professional-trolling-meet-20-something.html
Go 'way troll...
Yeah, this is all totally new. Look up the origin of gerrymandered to see how long this stuff has gone on. BUT, on the way, stop with the false equivalencies.
WOW, Gail, you've stumbled upon quite a bombshell with that billhicksisadickhead.com link. They have a pill for bill's problem, not sure about yours, troll!
THIS is why the GOP is in such a snit over President Obama's appearance on Jimmy Fallon...because it was an effective strategy and they just HATE when the president is successful and popular and people respond to him with love rather than hate.http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/obama-gets-jimmy-fallon-bumphttp://talkingpointsmemo.com/Images/student1.jpg
BINGO! When will we see Mittens on, say "Meet the Press" or any legitimate news show. Same goes for Comedy. Great Links! Thanks!
What I'm shocked by is the commenters in this video speculating on the Dems "barely winning" the House and Senate. Or even losing it. I'm shocked and scared. If that happened, I think we have the fall of the Roman empire. Will it take awhile or come as an implosion, as it almost did at the end of the 2008 election? Also, re the last post about the new Palin book, no one mentioned that this book probably had an advance, probably a way too big one (considering normal factors). Another cash transfer to the Palins by one of the 1%, one of Rupert's pals (who did the $7M cash transfer on SP's first book). Yes it helps in the business calcs that someone (perhaps SarahPac) will buy up loads of these books to give out free. But my thought is that someone thinks SP can still be useful (like in the coming election), and this advance is to pay for that. Doesn't matter if us "little people" like the book or the cover or the content or not. None of that matters. Follow the money. The big, guaranteed money. Our chatter about it merely helps with bringing it into the public eye. The one-by-one book sales are just a diversion -- keeps people busy, gets some press.G-man -- isn't it time to give it everything you've got to expose the hoax? To help with the election. Oh please.
These books are displayed at Wal-Mart and other outlets and become free advertising for the GOP right at election time.When you go past the book section at one of these stores, "think global, act local" and rearrange the display by putting another book -- Stephen King or Patricia Cornwell or whatever -- in front of the GOP swill.
Great Point, and I do the "think global, act local" trick too. I put them, and various other items on top, in a cart for the "reshop" basket near customer service. Or mix them in the "bargain books" section, if there is one. Makes me smile while shopping when I hear "will an associate from books please come to Register 32".
No surprise to me. The plutocrats and the oligarchs are the ones running this country. Democracy does not stand a chance.
Lets stay on the topic people. America is under siege by the Republican National Party, and their paid for Supreme Court and Congress. Who gives a shit about Bristol, or any of those other Palin/Heath inbreeds.
". . . under siege" -- you are so right.
Just a little pick me up -with music - to make us feel better after reading about the treason-inspired "leaders" in this country of ours. We are a global community, and share a planet.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcLhrHHekC4
Idiocy like this makes one hope that Karmic payback really is ugly....
Secret,Hidden and covet ,what NFL team that conducted such a strategy would not find expulsion from the league as a penalty , for violating all standards,principles and decency. To plot to impede the progress of your own government for a price is espionage on any level . Our system of mutual consent and Democracy is ,"we vote and when I lose I support the majority vote . It is a diseased heart that is being exposed to the light of day . I am a army brat of military family roots. Army base after Army base . My father fought in WW11, Korea, and two tours of Vietnam. My fathers death was a result of agent orange being sprayed on him , to survive all of those wars to die at the hand of the country you defend . I am going to commit myself to help remove every individual with such thinking from the public trust . Enough is enough . Time to clean house and senate . I pledge to be a better American , that is the only response to such treachery.
Shameful,to plot to impede the stability and security of your own country for any price , constitutes , a "crime" of Eminence moral failure pushing the envelope of criminal statues. I am appealing to all right minded people to stand up as never before ,I have made such a commitment . This door of opportunity is open and forces are working to misdirect the people from walking through to a change that is a natural growth of this great country . God bless America
So glad to see you do an article on this Gryphen! Sadly, many people in America are not aware of this. Even before this, Mitch McConnell said that he would do everything he could to ensure that President Obama would never succeed as POTUS. This as when President Obama had just been elected back in November 2008! It's the non-stop obstructionism the Rethuglicans in the House and Senate are all about that has caused the problems for our country. They absolutely have put party first, and not country. They certainly have not cared what has been happening to the middle class and poor. They try to scream and say, oh see, it's all Obama's fault. Throw the Rethuglicans bums out of the House and return it to the Democrats, then we'll see REAL hope and change that President Obama has been trying to do all along!If anyone doubts this is true, then just look back at what happened when the Rethuglicans took over the House in the November 2010 election. What did they do first instead of working to create jobs? They attacked women's rights and health care! And they're STILL doing it! Anything that President Obama tries to do to help create jobs, and look out for the middle class, poor, seniors, young people and women they oppose. It's amazing that more people have not realized this! They absolutely REFUSE to work together in a bi-partisan manner so ALL Americans can prosper!! Vote those despicable obstructionists out so we can really get our country back on track! They've caused enough damage already, and don't deserve to be sent back to DC, as they are not representing ALL Americans!
Of course we all saw this treasonous behavior, peppered with a dose of racism, and calls from the peanut gallery of "You Lie", and who can forget The Supreme Court ruling that Corporations are People? We've got to have President Obama's back, because he has ours. Let them stew in their own juices, It's up to us to get it done. Hopefully give Pelosi her "girl hammer" back and put the tan man in the unemployment line. A democratic majority in the Senate as well.
Don't feed the trolls! It just goes directly to their thighs.