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Nugent draws Secret Service attention?

According to news reports former mediocre rocker Ted Nugent has earned himself the coveted attention of the United States Secret Service after saying he’d be “dead or in jail by this time next year” if President Barack Obama is re-elected.

Short version, Ted’s pretty stupid.

Nugent made the comments during an interview at the National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis, comparing Obama and his administration to “coyotes” that needed to be shot and encouraging voters to “chop [Democrats’] heads off in November.”

Just exactly what our country needs more violence laced rhetoric from far right extremists like Nugent; who by the way is a close personal friend of Sean Hannity.

Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presumptive presidential candidate Willard Mitt Romney, has been endorsed by Nugent, but currently Willard has no comment on whether he agrees with Nugent, but that view will likely change three of four times by the end of the day.

The Secret Service is aware of Nugent’s remarks and is taking the appropriate action, according to Dan Amira of New York Magazine reports. It’s standard procedure for the Secret Service to investigate any threatening comments made against the president, and Nugent just made a whopper.

Various groups and organizations are calling on Willard to distance himself from Nugent and his remarks.

“We don’t expect moderation from Ted Nugent,” said Michael Keegan, president of People For the American Way. “But we do expect a major presidential candidate like Mitt Romney to rebuke a prominent supporter for spewing hate-filled and violent rhetoric against the President of the United States.”

DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz also weighed in on the controversy.

“Romney surrogate Ted Nugent’s comments about Pres. Obama are vile & beyond the pale — and the Romney campaign should denounce them immediately,” the Florida congresswoman tweeted.

The DNC’s also followed up with an online petition encouraging people to tell Romney to denounce “Nugent’s hateful speech,” and has also released a web video hammering Nugent’s position as a “surrogate for Mitt Romney.”

Romney’s camp had not denounced Nugent, but has called for everyone to play nice.

Willard’s spokesperson Andrea Saul said, “Divisive language is offensive no matter what side of the political aisle it comes from,” she said, according to Talking Points Memo. “Mitt Romney believes everyone needs to be civil.”

Bottom line is this is typical far-right get the gun vote out violent rhetoric and it has no place in 21st century politics; Nugent was a mediocre rock star who’s become a fanatic in his hatred for the President and Romney’s inability to flat out denounce what was said is just one more example of his willingness to let anything and everything be said, either by him or someone else, so he can win the election.

Someone threatening the life of the President is unacceptable, to do it while acting as your surrogate is doubly wrong, and failure – by Romney – to denounce his words isn’t only a sad mark against his character, it’s not presidential.

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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President Obama will attack Romney’s faith?

If you needed proof it’s time for Republican Tea Party (GOTP) Senator Orrin Hatch to retire, look no further than his remarks “warning” supporters that President Obama might attack GOTP presidential “yes I’ll say whatever to be your nominee” hopeful Willard Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith in the general election.

And the President will do this because Romney isn’t already a politically target rich environment when it comes to his continual minute-by-minute flip flopping on every issue from A to Z? Really Senator, that’s the best ya got?

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz is describing that suggestion as “preposterous” and “utter nonsense.”

“Let’s remember that President Obama has had so many things hurled at him – birth certificate questions, whether he is or is not a Christian,” Wasserman Schultz said. “For them to suggest that religion will be injected by President Obama and the Democratic Party, I mean, I think they need to take a look inward at the accusations that their party and their supporters have hurled before they take that step.”

Hatch made the remark in response to a question at a political event being held in – wait for it – northern Utah; but that wasn’t enough for the “senior” senator, he felt he needed to use the line a second time after a debate in Draper, Utah.

“For them to say they aren’t going to smear Mitt Romney is bologna,” Hatch said. “It’s way out of bounds, but that’s what is going to happen.”

First, someone needs to help the Senator understand it’s been his boy – Mitt – who’s been smearing his opponents, including the President, pretty much nonstop for the last couple of months; and second, it’s been the conservatives of the GOTP who’ve been hitting Willard on being a Mormon. It’s a pretty desperate attempt by a senator trying to grab some headlines. More fear mongering and gloom and doom from the party that brought you 9-11, Afghanistan, Iraq and the worse economic decline since the great depression. The GOTP knows one song, gloom, gloom and when that doesn’t work, more gloom.

Hatch’s assertions aren’t sitting particularly well with fellow Latter-day Saints who are Democrats, said Craig Janis, who’s working for Utah Democratic Party to recruit LDS Church members.

“Divisive and unsubstantiated claims about religion have no place in our debate,” Janis said. “This is a country that was founded on the principles of respect and freedom for religion … we hope that, going forward, Senator Hatch will remember that, as a statesman, he is held to a higher standard of conduct, and will choose his words more carefully.”

Unfortunately Senator Hatch was scared out of his wits two years ago when the Tea Party ousted his longtime fellow conservative Bob Bennett, and now he’s playing their tune; let’s see how long it takes for him to also embrace the birther notions as well; it’s time to retire Senator, you’re embarrassing yourself, your family, your state and your fellow Latter-day Saints. There’s no room for this kind of vitriol, and frankly sir I used to think better of you.

 
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Posted by on April 5, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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Mittens attacks Perry on Social Security in Florida?

Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential candidate Mittens Romney is warning senior citizens to beware of turning Social Security into a “Perry scheme,” according to the Huffington Post.

In his political tryst published a scant six months ago, the Reverend Ricky argued the retirement safety net violated states’ rights, and suggested the program had problems from its inception in the 1930s. Ricky says he doesn’t want to change the program for older Americans, but he calls Social Security a “Ponzi scheme” because allegedly funding problems will mean younger Americans won’t receive benefits they are paying for now.

“I think Social Security has worked pretty darned well. I think the problem is keeping it from becoming a Perry scheme,” Mittens mewed.

He also said Social Security should be preserved for future generations and any shortcomings should be solved by whoever is elected president in 2012.

“Social Security is not going to change for anyone in this room,” the former Massachusetts governor reassured his aging audience.

Florida Democrats were quick to criticize Mittens however, not wanting voters to be fooled by his apparent defense of the social security system; Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, spoke to reporters on a conference call and said Romney was in favor of “dismantling” Social Security and letting people invest retirement funds in the stock market.

“Mitt Romney would have you believe this is a government handout,” she reportedly said. “Mitt Romney would rather carry water for the tea party and leave seniors to fend for themselves in the private market.”

One thing’s for sure, Mittens is smelling blood in the water from Perry’s campaign and is attempting to go in for the political kill.

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Congressman Kurtz (West) rides again?

According to Allan (Walter E. Kurtz) West, the only reason Democrats criticize him and Herman (Pizza Man) Cain is because they’re racist.

Kurtz (West) made his outlandish claim while whining to Mark Levin on his radio show. The topic quickly took the off ramp to Toon Town while West (Kurtz) was attempting to justify his immature emails directed at DNC Chairwoman, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

“I grew up in the inner city, strong values, came from a strong military family and background,” West (Kurtz) whimpered. “What we do is we totally invalidate the liberal social welfare policies and programs. And you know, I’m the threat because I’m the guy that got off their 21st-century plantation, and they cannot afford to have a strong voice such as mine out there, reverberating and resonating across this country.”

Yeah, the colonel figured it out, didn’t he? How thick does he think people are? Well, of course he must think they’re pretty dense because he’s calling in to talk to Mark Levin; but does he really think people are that obtuse? Progressives don’t make fun of him because he and the Pizza Man are black, it’s because they’re a pair of brainless, unintelligent halfwits who make moronic statements such as, “And you know, I’m the threat because I’m the guy that got off their 21st-century plantation”.

If memory serves, Congresswoman Wasserman-Schultz criticized Kurtz (West) because he had spoken out in favor of cutting Medicare, not because he’s black; it’s because he’s a member of Congress representing a district with a lot of retired seniors and his stance on Medicare is ridiculous. And it was West (Kurtz) – not the Congresswoman – who then threw a tantrum claiming she is “not a lady,” because I guess in the world of Colonel Kurtz (West), woman are supposed to seen and not heard, and here is a woman making him look as though you’d just fallen out of the dim-wit tree and hit every branch on the way down and his ego doesn’t know how to handle that. Well, with any luck he’ll only be serving for about one more year, and then he’ll become a footnote in some obscure history book about lunatic former military types who get elected to Congress, have their lunch handed to them and then disappear.

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2011 in Right Wing Crazies

 

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Congressman Kurtz goes to Washington?

One of the more high strung/immature Republican Tea Party (GOTP) congressmen, Allen (Walter E. Kurtz) West from Florida has resorted to email to call a Democratic colleague – who is also from Florida – “vile, despicable and cowardly” after she dared to question his stance on Medicare during the debate over a spending cap and balanced budget bill before the House.

West (Kurtz), a first-term GOTP representative sent his email outburst to numerous members of Congress as well as his target, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

The subject line of the email was: “Unprofessional and Inappropriate Sophomoric Behavior from Wasserman Schultz.”

The e-mail said: “Look, Debbie, I understand that after I departed the House floor you directed your floor speech comments directly towards me. Let me make myself perfectly clear, you want a personal fight, I am happy to oblige. You are the most vile, unprofessional and despicable member of the US House of Representatives. If you have something to say to me, stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise, shut the heck up.”

And what exactly were the remarks that were so upsetting to West? Well, it seems that during debate on the House floor, Wasserman Schultz said: “The gentleman from Florida, who represents thousands of Medicare beneficiaries, as do I, is supportive of this plan that would increase costs for Medicare beneficiaries; unbelievable from a member from south Florida.”

Wow, those really are vile, despicable and cowardly. Are you kidding me?

Wasserman Schultz was alluding to a GOP-backed bill to reduce the debt and amend the Constitution requiring a balanced federal budget which the House later approved by a vote of 234-190 even though it’s very unlikely to pass the Democratic Senate. How unlikely? It would be easier for Tiny Tim to play striker for Manchester.

In his email, Kurtz (West )said Wasserman Schultz has proven “that you are not a Lady” and “shall not be afforded due respect from me!” He said he was alerting House leaders to her “heinous characterless behavior.”

Once again Congressman West (Kurtz) has proven that he’s wound more than just a little too tight and is in dire need of some serious psychological help. This is the man who was forced to retire from the Army – rather than face formal UCMJ charges – after he discharged his pistol next to a prisoner’s head after threatening to kill him; yeah, the flower of the GOTP congressional freshman class.

 
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Posted by on July 20, 2011 in Right Wing Crazies

 

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Romney Jokes to Unemployed About Being Out of Work?

Flopsy Mopsy (aka Mitt Romney), the once presumptive Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential candidate, told a group of out-of-work Floridians that “I’m also unemployed.”

Wow, really? What a totally sensitive thing to say, especially to a group of unemployed people.

Only a thoughtless conservative, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, could say something like this. You know, like poor little unemployed Flopsy Mopsy.

Flopsy was trying to be all homey, visiting with a small group of business owners and unemployed workers criticizing President Obama at a Tampa coffee shop. While attacking the President, millionaire Mopsy told the group that although he was currently “unemployed”, he did have his eye on one particular job.

Florida’s April unemployment rate was 10.8 percent, higher than the national rate of 9 percent. But wait, isn’t Florida being run by a GOTP Governor, and isn’t the State Senate and the House both controlled by the GOTP? So, how can the state’s unemployment rate be higher than the national level?

Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, said “This comment shows that Mitt Romney – a man who wants for nothing and whose only occupation for more than four years has been to run for president – is incredibly out of touch with what’s going on in our country and around the dinner tables of those who are out of work,” she said. “Being unemployed, Mr. Romney, is not a joke.”

Perhaps, for Mopsy, this will be his Bush 41 moment. Remember? When the President’s handlers thought it would be great for him to go out shopping, and he didn’t know stores had scanners which could read the prices of the items. It was his rich man out of touch with every day life moment, and it helped lead to his defeat against upstart Bill Clinton.

Flopsy is trying to be a just another Joe, but being a millionaire, and joking about unemployment doesn’t ring true. It’s like everything else about him; nothing ever seems to ring true where Mitt is concerned.

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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