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What the Country Thinks of Republican Leadership

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2011 by rottenart

I can’t say I’m a huge fan of Third Way‘s approach most of the time, but this chart nails it:

How GOP Governors Fare


Why Do They Hate Working People?

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2011 by rottenart

I never in my life thought I’d live to see the day when lawmakers were as blatant about their contempt for working people as this.  Ohio is obviously not alone in the list of states facing a full out assault from an increasingly radical and unpopular GOP. What’s really interesting is that halfway through 2011 and with a Republican presidential primary just heating up, right-wing state legislatures show no sign of abating.

If this is what Republicans think the voters care about, gutting the minimum wage and attacking teachers for their pensions, then the choice couldn’t be more clear. If weren’t lucky enough to be born a millionaire and have to work for a living, why on earth would you associate yourself with a party that so obviously hates you?

Meanwhile, In Spain…

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2011 by rottenart

Police are beating protesters (WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO!). Funny how you won’t hear about this in the Mostly Useless Media. The protesters, by the way, are demonstrating against high unemployment and the ongoing financial crisis hitting the middle and lower classes.

Wait a minute! That sounds like a place I know!

What A Compassionate Conservative

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2011 by rottenart

Wow. I’ve seen some pretty sickening rhetoric surrounding abortion and rape but this might take the cake:

When asked during the debate about the likelihood of someone buying a separate policy that covers abortion, DeGraaf said, “We do need to plan ahead, don’t we, in life?” Then when asked how women are supposed to plan ahead for issues over which they have no control, DeGraaf responded, “I have a spare tire on my car.”

What the hell is wrong with these people?

Rep. Patrick McHenry is a Little Out of Line

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , on May 24, 2011 by rottenart

What an asshole.

Beyond Belief

Posted in Funny, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2011 by rottenart

In watching Newt Gingrich’s behavior over the past couple of days, I’m reminded of this bit from Eddie Izzard:

I didn’t think anyone could be more entertaining than The Donald, but here we are.

Dr. Tom: Needs More Gutting

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2011 by rottenart

Tom Coburn, bag-man extraordinaire, is having a bit of a tough time. Sure, there’s all the questions about the John Ensign affair, which make Coburn out to look not only like the worst Christian ever but also a little bit like a potential perjurer. But that’s not the big issue facing our nation, people! What’s that you say? You’re pretty sure the American public is worried about jobs? Well, what the hell do you know about anything? Haven’t you heard that the most pressing issue of our times is the debt? Jobs, psh…

So, what to do? Everybody’s got a plan. Some are not popular, some are slightly more popular and some are curiously non-existent in the conversation. So, while everyone is arguing about whose budget is more serious, the Senate comes in to the rescue! The Gang of Six are here to offer a bipartisan solution that everyone hates (I wonder if it ever occurred to politicos that the word ‘gang’ is king of a turn-off) and they’ve been working very hard on that last point.

But we’re going to have to wait, boys and girls. Because while Tom Coburn understands that sometimes you have to negotiate with millions of dollars in real estate to keep untidy indiscretions quiet, there is no way he is going to accept anything less than gutting Social Security and Medicare to solve our nation’s ills. From TPM:

A source with knowledge of the negotiations says Coburn ultimately broke ranks after members of the group rejected his proposal to introduce a global cap on Medicare spending that would have cut $150 billion from current beneficiaries.

“The issue we have now is, over the last couple weeks Coburn has been slow walking this and it’s become clear that he’s not been negotiating in good faith,” the source said. “He came yesterday with demands that we make immmedate and deep cuts to current Medicare beneficiaries.”

I mean, if we’re not willing to throw old people in the street, we’re simply not serious enough to deal with the debt. And so Coburn picked up his bible (?) and went home. Reportedly, there is no more Gang of Six, I suppose because everyone besides Dick Durbin wanted to cut even more.

So remember, folks. Tom Coburn is willing to haggle with criminals to cover up an affair and lie about it, but if he doesn’t get his way when we’re talking about the country, he  sticks his fingers in his ears and screams. It’s so serious I could puke.