From the HuffPo:
Jim Kessler, senior vice president for policy and a co-founder of Third Way, said Friday morning that Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) backing of a plan to expand Social Security compelled him and the president of the group to hit back with a Wall Street Journal op-ed lambasting the plan and economic populism.
So who is Third Way, you ask?
It is a Wall Street lobbying group—masquerading as an incipient political movement—that wants to privatize Social Security. They hide behind a persona of being moderate Dims, but actually are rapacious billionaire Pete Peterson’s austerity project gift-wrapped in inoffensive department store paper, that is, until Elizabeth Warren frightened them.
“The impetus was really — we saw after the most recently, this push that okay, it’s time to really move the national Democratic Party to a much more liberal agenda, in this case, Senator Warren was the standard bearer — she’s on the cover of a lot of magazines,” he said in an interview on Sirius XM with Ari Rabin-Havt. “We were a bit alarmed by that.”
He added that Warren was an excellent senator from Massachusetts but questioned whether she could be good for the party nationally.
“That Social Security plan was the final moment for us,” he said. “That Social Security plan had been out there but really languishing — because Senator Warren has such a powerful compelling voice, she started talking about it, and it suddenly it became much more talked about and viable alternative.”
The more Third Way is exposed for who they are and what their goals are, the better it is for everyone. Make no mistake: these are not people with the best interest of anyone other than themselves.
Meet Senatorette Huckleberry Closetcase’s teabagger challenger Lee Bright:
Let’s go down the Saint Ronnie checklist, shall we? Ungrateful takers, Nicest cars=Cadillac-driving welfare cheats, nicest food=young bucks eating T-bone steaks, let the church take care of the aged and infirmed but able-bodied and not working people should not eat. Yup, he hit all the Southern Strategy Talking Points.
St. Ronnie and Lee Atwater: together again
Somewhere, Lee Atwater is smiling.
Is it really a surprise that the RNC is “researching” Hillary Clinton? My guess is that there is not a moment of her life that they do not already have on file.
Anyway, obvious anagram Reince Priebus has announced that the RNC is firing up research operations on Hillary:
“I think that we have to be very aggressive on what she’s done or hasn’t done,” the chairman said, according to a transcript of Hewitt’s radio show. “And the things that she is famous for, like a botched health care rollout in the 90s, and Benghazi, and the things that she is involved with that are or went obviously pretty badly, we need to focus in on.”
“But I think that there’s a lot of rough stuff coming out on Hillary that you know, it doesn’t just come out of thin air,” he told Hewitt, according to the transcript. “It comes from somewhere. And sometimes, it comes from us, and sometimes, it comes from other groups.”
It doesn’t just come out of thin air. That ought to be the motto of the RNC.
This is like the non-apology apology, methinks: GOP men tutored in running against women. It’s from Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie), so be forewarned!
Anyway, the gist of it is that like Mars, the GOP needs women. And though their policies might be anti-woman (well, anti- everyone except old white guys), they want to make sure that there are no more Akins and Mourdocks, who say out loud what Wingnuttia’s policies and beliefs really are (if you got pregnant from a rape, it means it was consensual not a legitimate rape [Akin], and rape babies are a gift from God [Mourdock] ).
The problem isn’t the wording, boys. The problem is Republicanism itself as it is composed by today’s misogynists and theocrats who still are blaming women for Original Sin.
“The Bible says there will be an anti-Christ, right? So one day, in some generation, there is going to be an anti-Christ. The Bible also says that we are to be watchful, we are to be mindful, we are to know the season in which we live, so it’s my job (to speculate), and I don’t care if people like it or not, Dr. Laurie.”
–Carl Gallups, advancing the theory that Obama is
the an anti-Christ based on Aramaic translations of biblical texts, that Jesus spoke the current president’s name when he prophesized in Luke 10:18 that he “saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”
According to the theory, which Gallups says he did not develop but promoted, the Aramaic translation of that passage would be: “I beheld Satan as baraq u-bama.”
“I think the current administration has taken lying to a new level.”
“Since the terrible tragedy that took four American lives in Benghazi, we’ve had difficulty, to put it mildly, trying to get to the bottom of this. Now the goal is to talk to the Benghazi survivors – people who were actually there who could tell the truth and expose what happened and hold the people responsible accountable. This has been a cover up from the very beginning.”
–Sen. John Conryn (R-TX), vying for some sweet, sweet Ted Cruz mojo teabagger support.
Republican Dating Techniques
Former Montgomery County Republican party leader Robert J. Kerns spent the night at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility after being arrested Tuesday on charges that he drugged and raped a woman who worked at his law firm.
Authorities say that on Oct. 25, Kerns offered to drive the 51-year-old employee from an office party in a Whitpain Township restaurant to the King of Prussia Mall, where she wanted to go shopping.
Instead, he allegedly slipped the sleep drug Ambien into a bottle of wine that he invited her to drink in his car. When the woman lost consciousness, Kerns raped her in the car and sexually assaulted her a second time at her home, according to a grand jury report.
Why are Republicans always banging their staffs? I bet Newticles could tell us. Oh, wait.
(Philly.com via Scissorhead Bruce388)
John Ashcroft is from MO, handled snakes, and was a-feard of the naked breast of Justice.
I will seek Articles of Impeachment against the Governor. He has openly disregarded the laws and Constitution of the State of Missouri and allowed his administration to do so on multiple occasions. If we are to live under the Rule of Law, he cannot be allowed to remain in office…Anyone that knows me and my voting record knows I don’t give a rat’s tail about party affiliation when it comes to the Rule of Law. The Governor and his administration broke Missouri law by disclosing the CCW holder information en masse to the federal government and by cooperating with the Department of Homeland Security in the development of Real ID. The Governor’s use of executive order yesterday to violate the Missouri Constitution is just another example of his willful disregard of the confines of the law.
–Missouri Rep. Nick Marshall (R-Parkville)
So what’s the High Crime and Misdemeanor? MO Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order to comply with the Supreme Court ruling that people legally married in one state can file joint Federal Tax returns in another state even if that state does not recognize same-sex marriages.
On the bright side, you can dust off your Impeach Nixon buttons and get another use out of them!
It’s a Denial of Service attack on the government healthcare enrollment website:
Destroy Obama Care.
This program continually displays alternate page of the ObamaCare website. It has no virus, trojans, worms, or cookies.
The purpose is to overload the ObamaCare website, to deny service to users and perhaps overload and crash the system.
You can open as many copies of the program as you want. Each copy opens multiple links to the site.
ObamaCare is an affront to the Constitutional rights of the people. We HAVE the right to CIVIL disobedience!
It seems that not all the problems with the rollout of the ACA website are home made from incompetence.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) trumpeted the recent “60 Minutes” piece on last year’s attack in Benghazi perhaps louder than any other Republican, but he’s been mostly silent since CBS News retracted the report on Friday.
On the heels of the “60 Minutes” report, Graham announced his intention to block every Obama administration appointee until survivors of the Benghazi attack testify before Congress.
After TPM submitted multiple requests for comment, a spokesman for Graham finally responded with an email saying that the senator “will be a guest on CNN State of the Union discussing the latest on Benghazi and the Iranian nuclear program” this Sunday.
She still cannot decide between Rhett or Ashleigh.