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How quickly they forget

I think it almost goes without saying that Republican Tea Party (GOTP) Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is an idiot, and he most recently proved this point while making a big splash in the little pond of far-right American conservatism for his disrespectfully unprofessional heated confrontation with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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It was during that hearing this moron alleged President of the United States had “purposefully misled” about the nature of the Benghazi, Libya, terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2012 that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

What is there to mislead about Senator? It was a terrorist attack, by a small group of individuals, which killed four Americans on a consulate building which had inadequate security because the GOTP House had cut spending for such frivolous things. By-the-way, the President said it was a terrorist attack as soon as the very next day after the attack, but of course when it comes to GOTP Senators facts are merely inconveniences in today’s world.

Concerning Johnson’s open criticism; how quickly the weak minded forget what they’ve said in the past; in fact during his senate bid in 2010 against Democratic Senator Russ Feingold, a very outspoken critic of the Bush Administration’s mishandling of two wars, then candidate Johnson disapproved of criticizing foreign policy publicly when there are troops in the field. “There’s an appropriate way of opposing a policy and an inappropriate way,” he told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “The appropriate way if I’m a U.S. senator is going to be not public. If I’m opposed to something, I’ll make those views known very, very well, but privately with the administration.”

Johnson obviously has forgotten he ever held such a view, and even called Secretary Clinton’s answers a “good excuse,” to which Clinton replied, “Well no, that’s a fact.”

Eventually the Secretary of State had enough of the Senator’s sophomoric behavior and told Johnson, “With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk last night who decided to kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, Senator.”

“Senator” Johnson’s a bully plain and simple; he’s a disgrace and embarrassment in an ever growing long line of disgraceful and embarrassing conservatives currently serving Washington. But that’s OK; keep it up, eventually there’ll be enough sound bites and video clips for your next opponent to be able to show what an absolute waste of space you’ve been. The people of Wisconsin, and certainly the American deserve better than this.

 

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2013 in Benghazi, Benghazigate

 

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NRA Robocalls Newtown residents?

According to news reports some moron at the National Rifle Association thought it was either a good idea, or maybe just funny, to make robocalls to residents of Newtown, Connecticut site of the infamous Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in December, and the states two senators were not amused.

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Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy posted a letter to NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre demanding his organization stop making the calls.

Saying the calls “absolutely beyond the pale,” the two Democratic senators went further declaring the calls, which contained political messages attacking gun control, “open a wound that these families are still trying hard to heal.”

“You’d think [the NRA] could have scrubbed the list [of Newtown residents], just to be decent,” Newtown resident Tom Maurath told HuffPost. “Instead, you’re making an unsolicited call with no opt-out that my children could answer.”

Senator Blumenthal also reportedly wrote a blog post about the robocalls for Think Progress, saying, “NRA leadership demonstrated yet again last week just how low they are willing to go in their unconscionable effort to block any and all common sense, life saving gun violence legislation.”

Perhaps the NRA has overplayed its hand and enough people will take this latest affront to common decency as the opportunity to slap the group and its followers with real gun control – but I doubt it, the Democratic leadership in the Senate lacks any such courage.

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2013 in Guns

 

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NRA’s LaPierre’s claiming the President’s ‘Trying To Take Away’ Americans’ Guns?

According to his appearance, and subsequent spanking, on “FOX News Sunday”, Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) is accusing the President of the United States of wanting a universal gun registry, “trying to take away” guns and believing his children deserve security while others do not. The spanking then ensued at the hands of host Chris Wallace.

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Wallace begin LaPierre’s comeuppance by asking the NRA “spokes head” to explain – if he could – the NRA’s video accusing President Barack Obama of wanting armed Secret Service Agents for his own children but allegedly opposing armed security for others. Wallace was quick to point out the President’s children face a larger threat than most – if gee, I don’t know? All other American children?

“Tell that to the people at Newtown,” LaPierre brazenly replied attempting to deflect the fact the so-called “right” for private citizens to own the XM-15 assault rifle used in the monstrous massacre of 20 first graders is being protected by his organization.

“Do you really think that the president’s children are the same kind of target as every schoolchild in America?” Wallace asked. “It’s ridiculous, and you know it, sir.”

LaPierre wasn’t able to defend his asinine argument so he attempted to change the subject by claiming while there could be more severe law enforcement against gangs, measures such as regulating certain semi-automatic weapons would have dire consequences. Just one problem Mssr LaPierre, gangs weren’t responsible for any of the mass shootings using assault rifles in America.

“If you limit the American public’s access to semi-automatic technology, you limit their ability to survive,” he weakly mewed. Because we’re likely to be invaded any minute by North Koreans, or perhaps you were referring to the conspiracy theory threat of the federal government coming to throw its citizens into secret prisons?

LaPierre also attempted to prophesy a universal gun registry’s next; a measure, Wallace reminded him, has not been proposed.

“Forgive me, sir, but you take something that is here and you say it’s going to go all the way over there,” Wallace said. “There’s no indication — I mean, I can understand your saying that’s the threat, but there’s nothing that anyone in the administration has said that indicates they’re going to have a universal registry.”

LaPierre’s falling back on the same old tried and true method of the uber-right, fear monger. You don’t need to tell the truth, you don’t need facts on your side, just fear monger. He’s a liar, and sooner or later the majority of Americans, members of the NRA, and hopefully the members of Congress will call him on it; hopefully before anymore of our children are lost.

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2013 in Guns

 

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Lindsey Graham claims Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ‘Got Away With Murder’?

According to news reports, Republican Tea Party (GOTP) Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina’s claiming outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “got away with murder” in the Benghazi attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

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“I haven’t forgotten about Benghazi. Hillary Clinton got away with murder, in my view,” Graham pontificated on Fox News Monday evening, speaking to Greta Van Susteren. “She said they had a clear-eyed view of the threats. How could you have a clear-eyed view of the threats in Benghazi when you didn’t know about the ambassador’s cable coming back from Libya?”

Well Senator, how about this? Perhaps if the uber-conservative GOTP members of the House hadn’t slashed funding for embassy defenses the four Americans would still be alive? The hypocrisy of the right knows no bounds, it’s amazing how this attack’s somehow criminally negligent but the death of more than 3,000 Americans on 9-11, and then sending more than 4,000 American soldiers to their deaths on faulty intelligence wasn’t? So, using Graham’s logic then, the Bush Administration got away not with murder, but with “mass murder”.

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2013 in Libya

 

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In New Mexico Moronic Bill Would Criminalize Abortions After Rape As ‘Tampering With Evidence’

According to news reports, an incredibly obtuse Republican lawmaker in New Mexico has introduced a bill legally requiring rape victims to carry their pregnancies to term in order to use the fetus as evidence for a sexual assault trial.

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House Bill 206, is the brain child of state Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R), and would charge a rape victim who ended her pregnancy with a third-degree felony for “tampering with evidence.”

“Tampering with evidence shall include procuring or facilitating an abortion, or compelling or coercing another to obtain an abortion, of a fetus that is the result of criminal sexual penetration or incest with the intent to destroy evidence of the crime,” the bill says, and third-degree felonies in New Mexico carry a sentence of up to three years in prison.

The bill’s unlikely to pass though since Democrats have a majority in both chambers of New Mexico’s state legislature.

Brown claims she introduced the bill with the goal of punishing the person who commits incest or rape and then obtains or facilitates an abortion to destroy the evidence of the crime.

Really, the baby’s going to be the only evidence of the rape? How about a rape kit used collect DNA evidence? Are you really this ignorant? Are you this arrogant?

“New Mexico needs to strengthen its laws to deter sex offenders,” said Brown. “By adding this law in New Mexico, we can help to protect women across our state.”

Wow, Republican Tea Party (GOTP) types have used tortured logic before in order to inflict additional harm upon rape victims – enforced vaginal probes, trying to define “legitimate” rape as well as claiming a woman’s body can prevent a pregnancy if she’s raped – but none has gone this far. Brown appears to be another unthinking right-wing zealot who will do whatever she can to impose her views; she serves as a member of the board of Carlsbad’s Right to Life chapter, and she’s also fond of posting pictures to her Facebook page from the Life’s Issues Institute such as the following:

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Brown’s now attempting to backtrack claiming the bill, as introduced, was a misprint. Wanting to charge a rape victim with a third degree felony if she gets an abortion isn’t misprinting Representative, it’s a deliberate attempt to force your myopic Christianity upon everyone else. Thank God the Constitution provides for a separation of Church and State to protect my daughters and granddaughters, my nieces and friends from the likes of good god-fearing Christians like you.

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2013 in Abortion

 

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‘Fox and Friends’ proves once again brains are not required to host a morning show

In the midst of Hurricane Sandy recovery, “Fox and Friends” is wondering if NBC’s upcoming fundraiser “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together,” isn’t secretly a campaign event for President Obama.

The benefit, airing tonight is featuring performances by Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Christina Aguilera and Billy Joel, among others, but “Fox and Friends” thinks something is rotten in New Amsterdam, because the concert is airing so close to the presidential election.

“Good intention, raise some money for victims, but the timing is more than suspect,” guest host Eric Bolling said. “Is this more political? Is this more, let’s get this thing on TV before the election to help President Obama look more presidential? Or is it more to help out victims?”

“It does look like they’re trying to squeeze it in,” Steve Doocy agreed, pointing out for his audience that Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen are avowed Obama supporters, while of course conveniently forgetting they’re also both from New Jersey; too much thinking for Doocy apparently makes his brain hurt.

“Is it a hurricane benefit or a concert for Obama?” he asked. “Where are the conservative performers? How’s NBC going to control what people say?”

Yeah Steve, where are the conservative performers, like Ted Nugent and Hank Williams Jr.? Doocy’s proven once again he’s a douche and a moron all at the same time. Seventy four people are dead, and more than three million in 15 states remain without power, but a benefit concert being held in the same week after “Frankenstorm” slams the area is suspiciously political.  Once again, Steve Doocy is a douche and a moron.

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2012 in 2012 Election, FOX PAC, Right Wing Crazies

 

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Romney on disaster relief …

 

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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