A grand jury indicted Gov. Rick Perry on Friday on two felony counts, alleging he abused his power by threatening to veto funding for the state’s anti-corruption prosecutors unless Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, who had pleaded guilty to drunk driving, stepped down from office. – Read the full article
Neither protect nor serve, just intimidate!
Tea Party darling Congressman Steve King (R) – IA, reaches out to the minority community with another thoughtless comment, in response to the civil unrest and police aggression occurring in Ferguson, MO. Police militarized exaggerated response of repressing first amendment rights of protesters expressing their outrage over the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, and the journalist covering the story have shocked and dismayed the world. – Read the full article
You know all that talk about Conservative “reaching out”, trying to become more “inclusive”? Here’s their latest FAIL from Gryphen over at The Immoral Minority:
“A Facebook friend of mine received this the other day and simply could not believe what he was seeing.”
Gryphen’s friend sent him one of Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller’s “campaign ads”:
Surprised Joe would portray all “illegals” as gang members? – Read the full article
Yesterday marked a historic American first: Boehner’s craven caucus voted to sue the President for delaying the employer mandate during the implementation of the ACA. Yes, the same ACA the GOP squandered an estimated $79 million and 50 votes to repeal Obamacare over the last three years. – Read the full article
CNN Poll: Romney tops Obama but loses to Clinton
Washington (CNN) – If a rematch of the 2012 presidential election were held today, GOP nominee Mitt Romney would top President Barack Obama in the popular vote, according to a new national survey. – Read the full article
Fanatical, hate-mongers lead by Congressional Republican Candidate Adam Kwasman – AZ couldn’t stifle their exuberance at the prospect of confronting a bus transporting frightened undocumented refugee children.
Kwasman tweeted, “Bus coming in. This is not compassion. This is the abrogation of the rule of law”. – Read the full article
Far from being fiscally responsible, it seems Eric Cantor was spending campaign money like he couldn’t lose – even before he got it. Politico reports Cantor’s political operation is seeking money to pay off its debts:
The Virginia Republican’s political operation has asked his House GOP colleagues to cut checks so he can wind down his once-powerful campaign committee, as well as pay his campaign staffers and cover any other related costs stemming from his stunning defeat last month……
Several lawmakers and GOP aides said Cantor needs to raise upwards of $150,000 to shut down his campaign committee, perhaps far more…. – Read the full article
They are beyond clueless. They go about their daily lives in a bubble of unfathomable ignorance while the world outside zooms by. They do not adapt to the times, even though it is absolutely necessary for their survival. These are today’s Conservatives – clinging to their antiquated view of how the world should be, and the desperate hope that Ronald Reagan might some day rise from the dead. – Read the full article
Monica Wehby, the Republican nominee to run against Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, has decided to confront questions about her past with an advertisement scheduled for statewide release. The ad starts with the bold declaration by Wehby that she is not a psycho. – Read the full article
The past week (04/20 – 04/26) has been one of the worst for Republicans since the government shutdown last fall.
From the short term perspective, the biggest news was the spectacular implosion of conservative cause celebre Cliven Bundy. While that reversal of conservative fortune was certainly epic in real time, chances are that in early November most Americans will barely remember the events in Nevada over the past several weeks. – Read the full article
Previous posts about the National Popular Vote Initiative can be found here, here and here.
The National Popular Vote Initiative is a proposal that would give the electoral votes of participating states to the winner of the popular vote in presidential elections. – Read the full article
Jeanne and crew preparing the buffet.
On Saturday morning I was warmly welcomed into the home of Nancy and Jeanne (who put together a marvelous buffet. Jeanne actually got up early to cook! Thank you, Jeanne!). The purpose of my visit was to attend a brunch and meeting of Ruth’s List – the Florida affiliate of EMILY’s List. – Read the full article