Only six Democratic holdouts [for Marriage Equality] remain in the Senate: Mark Pryor (AK), Tim Johnson (SD), Joe Manchin (W.VA), Mary Landrieu (LA), Heidi Heitkamp (ND) and Joe Donnelly (IN).
I think we have found the Dogs that are Blue. Anyway, FL Sen. Ben Nelson is not walking on the side of the angels, having endorsed Marriage Equality.
Senator DiFi’s assault weapon ban won’t be in the Gun Bill.
Harry Reid going down without a fight again. Can we abolish the Senate, please?
Remember the other day when famous pirate enthusiast and Captain Morgan spokesperson Peggy Noonan went on a bender and declared that if Republicans just acted like Dim-o-Crats that they would both save the party and win elections? Well, it seems that former representative Joe Sestak (D-PA) got the subject and the object confused and calls for The Kenyan Usurper to appoint Famous Texan Wing Ding Kay Bailey Hutchison to be the new Transportation Secretary:
It seems that Sestak thinks that the only way to get the bridges, roads and other crumbling infrastructure fixed is to sell it to private companies (“like Chicago did”). So I guess if you want to dismantle the public commons, Hutchison is your man. Er, person.
Oh, for those of you more detail oriented than I on a Sunday morning, here is Hutchison’s voting record. See if you can tease out her position on infrastructure (other than bringing pork to Texas), because I sure couldn’t.
(Crooks and Liars)
I love it when a Dim gets a spine:
“The stench of hypocrisy that hangs over this city today emanates from this room,” [Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) ] said. “I’ve listened to my colleagues talk about the President of the United States and others in the administration using [the] terms ‘deliberate’, ‘lies’, ‘unmitigated gall’, ‘malfeasance,’ which is malicious and knowing evil-doing, ‘disgust’, ‘coverups’.”
He continued, “If you want to know who is responsible in this town, buy yourself a mirror!”
Ackerman went on to say that Republicans had “the audacity to come here” when the administration requested, for worldwide security, “$440 million more than you guys wanted to provide. And the answer is that you damn didn’t provide it! You REDUCED what the administration asked for to protect these people. Ask not who the guilty party is, it’s you! It is us. It is this committee, and the things that we insist that we need have to cost money.”
He added, “Could you tell me which of my colleagues on this committee was as bodacious in their insistence that we provide more money for American security in the State Department budget. I would appreciate it.”
Ackerman then asked them to raise their hands and gave them a count of five to do so. None did.
There’s more at First Read. You too can get a Tweety-like thrill up your leg reading it.
Hey guys, remember the other night when Governor Deval Patrick told the Dims to grow a spine? Hahaha, trick question!
Anyway, as usual, the GOP (Lucy) set them up and the Dims (Charlie Brown) fell for it again, when they started weeping how the godless communists had left out God from the platform. (You know who else the Dims left out? Saint Ronnie!). The eagle-eyed Eagle Forumners then spotted something much worse: Jerusalem wasn’t in the platform! More proof that Bamz hates the Jews!
Anyway, against all reason as the convention was going really well, the Dims caved and tried to shove God and Jerusalem into the platform, just as Jeebus and Prience Reibus wanted:
Aside from the silliness of it all, declaring Jerusalem should be the capitol of Israel flies in the face of long-standing US policy to let them work that out on their own as they try for a two-state peace dealio.
“After passage, boos were heard in the convention hall — prompting RNC spokesman Tim Miller to tweet: “Widespread boos for Jerusalem and God in the convention hall.”” — (Politico)
“Michael Dukakis fanatics at this year’s Democratic National Convention should start getting psyched: The 1988 Democratic presidential nominee is coming to town Tuesday.”
Oh, boy. But on the other hand, the GOP could just replay the Southern-strategy, race-baiting Willy Horton ads today. Oh, wait.
(The Daily Caller, the vanity press thingy of Hungry Man TeeVee Dinners heir and bow-tie maven Tucker Carlson)
This is exactly the sort of ads that Dims should be running: no charts, no freaking numbers. This ad tells a story and it uses multiple senses. This is an ad you will remember.
One of the best things about it is the eerie silence while Willard sings off key. That they change the audio slightly so that he is singing over the PA in an empty parking lot, over a speaker phone in an empty conference room, and so on, is brilliant. It feels like he just fired them all and is singing at all the empty properties and shuttered factories. Willard’s America the Beautiful is empty, unemployed, and desolate.
The tagline is clean and simple: Romney is not the solution, he is the problem is memorable.
This is the muscular sort of ad that the Dims need to keep pounding Willard with. The Wingnuts do these sorts of ads better than we do, but this one is absolutely spot-on. It is the ad we will remember when this is all over.
[We have] “put our considerable grassroots resources behind [Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barret, Scott Walker’s opponent in the WI recall] – all of the Obama For America and state party resources. Our grassroots network is fully engaged. As a result, Barrett has a real opportunity to win.”
–Democratic National Committee chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)
Translation: We gave him a mailing list, a cheese sandwich, and a map.
For anybody that knows me, and that really knows my career, I’ve been an Independent Democrat for a long time, standing up on issues. And actually have been comfortable to say I disagree with the president…
Oh, for f***’s sake, Cory! You know who else is an Independent Democrat? Traitor Joe. Get off the national stage, you stupid, bleating, twatwaffle, your 15 minutes are up. Yeah, hitch your wagon to Lieberman’s star… Jeebus.
UPDATE 1: Eat a sack of lightly salted, poisoned rat dicks.
(Crooks and Liars)
This just in the email box:
Growing up, I’d get pretty excited about NASCAR races. And I still love them. That’s why I want to be the one to tell you that the folks planning the 2012 Democratic National Convention have figured out a way for you to show your support — on a NASCAR stock car.
The convention’s host committee is going to debut an official “Powered by the American People” car. And they want to put your name on it.
When you become a sponsor by donating just $5 or more, your name will appear on the car.
For me, this is a no-brainer. All you have to do is tell them how to spell your name, and you’re off.
Sponsor the “Powered by the American People” stock car.
Grassroots support is the only way this convention is going to be a success. The 2012 convention will be funded by supporters like you, not special interests, lobbyists or political action committees — and that’s why we’re not putting any corporate logos on the car. Just the names of folks like you who step up to make this happen.
The convention is going to kick off with a free Labor Day celebration at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, where everyone who comes out will see the official stock car.
Is your name going to be on it?
Let us know soon.
Obama for America
A) I’m not a registered Dim and have not been one for more than a decade and B) NASCAR?!