The holier than thou folks on the right are using the ISIL attack in Paris and the Syrian refugees to fear monger and gin up their sheeple. They are creating an even more dangerous atmosphere of anti Muslim sentiment than we’re used to. – Read the full article
Just a short one this week, gang, since I’m still recovering from surgery (which went very well, thank you).
Abortion & Reproductive Rights
♀ Supreme Court Sends Mixed Messages on Reproductive Rights
If there’s one thing made crystal clear by a summer’s worth of anti-Planned Parenthood smear videos, it is that anti-choice activists are intent on running the reproductive health-care provider out of business and are perfectly willing to ignore or elide the law to reach that goal. – Read the full article
President Obama has yet again proven he has no more fcks left to give when it comes to our pants-wetting Republican party. At a press conference in Manila Tuesday night, the president called out all the scaredy-cat governors and 2016 candidates: “Apparently they are scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America,”… – Read the full article
Michael Savage, RWNJ radio host, is thinking about moving to Russia according to Right Wing Watch:
“I’ve thought of it,” Savage said. “If this keeps up — imagine how crazy the world has become. The left is so fanatical, we’re becoming so much like the ex-Soviet Union. – Read the full article
I don’t know if the GOP’s “professional” campaign managers decided to sit the 2016 election season out or what, but it sure seems like a bunch of amateurs running things this time around.
Let’s start with Jeb!’s campaign. Maybe he thinks it’s his due, like he’s next in line or something, but he seemed dumbfounded when he didn’t skyrocket to the top of the heap. – Read the full article
Bernie Sanders to ABC News:
Hillary Clinton will be an infinitely better candidate and president than the Republican candidate on his best day.
Sanders makes a point here that applies to pretty much every aspect of American life; Anyone is better than a Republican on his best day. – Read the full article
Hannity’s against natural born citizenship in the U.S. … if you’re brown-skinned.
Marco Rubio, once for a path to citizenship until it became inconvenient for him, now says a President Rubio would discontinue Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Republican Steve King is “circulating a bill titled ‘Ending the Sanctuary Capitol Policy Act of 2015,’ which would authorize the Capitol Police to turn over undocumented immigrants protesting or rallying on Capitol Hill grounds for potential deportation proceedings“. – Read the full article
crossposted at Cindy Rose dot com – Read the full article
After the GOP lost the 2012 Presidential election, they called for an “autopsy”, or “comprehensive post-election review” of how and why they lost. RNC Chair Reince Priebus explained one aspect of the final report this way:
“We need to campaign among Hispanic, black, Asian, and gay Americans and demonstrate we care about them, too. – Read the full article
Great article by Paul Krugman – Springtime for Grifters:
At one point during Wednesday’s Republican debate, Ben Carson was asked about his involvement with Mannatech, a nutritional supplements company that makes outlandish claims about its products and has been forced to pay $7 million to settle a deceptive-practices lawsuit. – Read the full article
Reince Priebus is probably losing a lot of sleep these days; his party has been taken over by the fringe and his two front runners for 2016 are more like running jokes. For instance:
Ben Carson, surgeon extraordinaire thanks to “socialism“, is just about as bat shit crazy as they come. – Read the full article
Republicans seem to be sure that Hillary Clinton will be the next President because they’re already talking about impeaching her. From The Huffington Post:
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) recently spoke with talk radio host Matt Murphy and said the real issue with Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state is “how many lives she put at risk by violating all rules of law that are designed to protect America’s top-secret and classified information from falling into the hands of our geopolitical foes who then might use that information to result in the deaths of Americans.”
“And in my judgement, with respect to Hillary Clinton, she will be a unique president if she is elected by the public next November, because the day she’s sworn in is the day that she’s subject to impeachment because she has committed high crimes and misdemeanors,” he said. – Read the full article