The War on Women, Cont.

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It’s long been the position of this blog that there is a War on Women, and that it is a front in the larger War on Democracy being waged by the Xristian Xrazie Theocrats. Today, Tiger Beat on the Potomac (Thanks Charlie!) got their hands on a poll that sort of shows that Y’all Qaeda is truly loathed by women:

A detailed report commissioned by two major Republican groups — including one backed by Karl Rove — paints a dismal picture for Republicans, concluding female voters view the party as “intolerant,” “lacking in compassion” and “stuck in the past.”
Women are “barely receptive” to Republicans’ policies, and the party does “especially poorly” with women in the Northeast and Midwest, according to an internal Crossroads GPS and American Action Network report obtained by POLITICO…

…The report is blunt about the party’s problems. It says 49 percent of women view Republicans unfavorably, while just 39 percent view Democrats unfavorably.

…Female voters who care about the top four issues — the economy, health care, education and jobs — vote overwhelmingly for Democrats. Most striking, Democrats hold a 35-point advantage with female voters who care about jobs and a 26 percent advantage when asked which party is willing to compromise. House Republicans say jobs and the economy are their top priorities.

Meh. The skirts, whatchya gonna do, boys?

The groups suggest a three-pronged approach to turning around their relationship with women. First, they suggest the GOP “neutralize the Democrats’” attack that Republicans don’t support fairness for women. They suggest Republican lawmakers criticize Democrats for “growing government programs that encourage dependency rather than opportunities to get ahead.” That message tested better than explaining that the GOP supports a number of policies that could help fairness for women.

So the old tactic of baffling the broads with bullshit, eh, and then attacking the Safety Net. Yeah, that’ll work.

Two policies former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor promoted as a way to make inroads with middle-class women and families — charter schools and flexible work schedules — were actually the least popular policies among female voters.

Seriously, they thought that Gender Studies Scholar Iago was on to something? Cutting public education and cutting overtime pay were the way to women’s hearts? Why not just go through the chest, boys?

One bright spot is among married women. Married women without a college degree view Republicans favorably, the polling shows. Married women prefer a Republican over a Democrat, 48 percent to 38 percent.

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So… If you keep ‘em dumb and married, you got them locked-in to vote for you! Say, that’s your policy goal anyway, so there’s the win-win solution!

So When Is George Will Going To Reveal Reagan’s October Surprise?

Counterpunch says that Will confirmed that Nixon (as a candidate) scuttled the Vietnam Peace Talks that President Johnson was negotiating.

Richard Nixon was a traitor.

The new release of extended versions of Nixon’s papers now confirms this long-standing belief, usually dismissed as a “conspiracy theory” by Republican conservatives. Now it has been substantiated by none other than right-wing columnist George Will.

Nixon’s newly revealed records show for certain that in 1968, as a presidential candidate, he ordered Anna Chennault, his liaison to the South Vietnam government, to persuade them refuse a cease-fire being brokered by President Lyndon Johnson.

Nixon’s interference with these negotiations violated President John Adams’s 1797 Logan Act, banning private citizens from intruding into official government negotiations with a foreign nation.

Ugh, all those people died so Nixon could win the presidency. Hunter Thompson was right.

McDaniel Isn’t Whistling Dixie: Court Challenge

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Chris McDaniel famous friend of Neo-Confederate Secessionists everywhere today will file papers to challenge Sen. Thad Cochran’s victory in the Mississippi primary.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A campaign spokesman said tea party-backed Chris McDaniel will file a lawsuit Thursday to challenge his Republican primary loss to six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.

Spokesman Noel Fritsch said Wednesday the circuit court lawsuit will be filed in McDaniel’s home of Jones County. Thursday is the deadline for such a challenge to be filed.

The Mississippi Supreme Court will appoint a special judge to handle the case.

Certified results of the June 24 runoff show Cochran defeated McDaniel by 7,667 votes.

Amongst the many things that General Lee McDaniel’s campaign claims is that there were voting irregularities (voting while black) and cross-over voting, something that didn’t used to happen in Mississippi; in other reports he claims that he actually won by 25,000 votes (when you remove, you know who) from the tallies.

Groundhog Day Starring Rand Paul

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Famous plagiarist, Ayn Rand Fanboi and Hair Club for Men most wanted list designate Sen. Aqua Buddha had what can only be described as a bad week. It started off bad and it became worse. Let’s marvel at it.

It started with Rand Paul lying about cutting aid to Israel. You see he was for unconditionally cutting it just a few years ago, and now he claims he isn’t and never was. It was such a bold-faced lie that even Manchurian Columnist Ann Coulter had to comment:

Paul’s lie about cutting aid to Israel got the attention of the bright kids at Tiger Beat on the Potomac (Thanks Charlie!), who produced a longish piece on his various flip-flops.

The Daily Banter, which is not one to mince words, produced a long piece that included a 15-point list of reasons not to trust Rand Paul.

And all this happened BEFORE Rand Paul ran away from some DREAMers…

…whom he later disdained/described as doing a Kamikaze interview.

Which then leads us to the fun Brother Pierce has had with his blog’s 5-minute rule:

America’s brogressive love-puppet speaks the weaselspeak like a native, doesn’t he? He doesn’t want any contact with the berating scofflaws, but he wants them to have work permits, but not in-state tuition. In four or five days, he will likely reverse all three of these reversals of positions. He will feel very strongly all three ways and, also, free pot! All in all, I am disinclined to agree with my friend Bob Draper that we are living through the libertarian moment, at least as represented by Senator Aqua Buddha. This is because “the libertarian moment” is a scam.

And then there is Driftglass, who is creating a meme all on his own.

But here’s the point to this round-up of bad news for Sen. Aqua Buddha: he remains the (current) front-runner for the 2016 Goat Rodeo, and he appears to have taken some positions that are appealing to the Dims. But does he really believe any of them and will he believe any of these things 5 minutes from now? He is a man without principles who will say whatever he needs to say for a news cycle.

And even if, like me, you are firmly opposed to the NSA wiretapping us and all the other ill they do and so Rand appears favorably to you, you have to look at all the other reactionary stuff that goes along with it. And even then, recall that Rand Paul thinks using drones on bank robbers is a fine use of that technology. The man is a fraud even on his signature issue.

The Daily Banter link above is a good place to start if you want to see the many faces of Rand Paul.

He Seems Nice

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Gavin Ellzey, the vice chairman of the Kansas Republican 3rd Congressional District Committee, advised on Twitter in early July that “offending Muslims is the duty of any civilized person.”

Ellzey added, “Especially with a .45.”

And so the usual apology:

“I’m not trying to offend anybody. I sure wouldn’t shoot anybody. I don’t even own a gun.”

Oh. OK. As long as you were not trying to offend anybody.

Sounds Like a Plan

Mooselini salutes her fans.

Mooselini salutes her fans.

“We don’t want the GOP to pursue a ‘socialism-lite’ agenda. We want them to go on the warpath and do whatever it takes to stop the destruction of our constitutional Republic. It has become increasingly clear that the GOP leadership will do everything in its power to prevent the party from being influenced in any way by the Tea Party. I have given up on the GOP and am simply not sure it can ever be reformed.”

“We would also need a stable of respected national conservative leaders such as Sarah Palin and others to lead the charge on such an effort…

Steve Baldwin, a conservative activist and former California State assemblyman, writing in BarbWire.

Yes, Steve. Please do this. Please.

Oh, please, Please, PLEASE!

Dogs know Willard

The Draft Mitt website (!) brags that it is in no way paid for by Willard, and Spencer Zwick (the so-called sixth son) says that the Willard Mechanism is absolutely not running:

“This organization has absolutely no bearing on Mitt Romney running for president. He says he’s not running for president and nothing this organization can do will change that … The organization has no merit. None,” Zwick told the Deseret News.

When the best that Wingnuttia can do is to put the retreads on the jalopy rather than support one of the other mouth-breathing paste eaters (and they seem to be admitting it), well, the snark just writes itself.

But I dream that Wingnuttia continues to push Willard, exploding sprockets and all, as they take to Cleveland to select the next Wingnut to be soundly rejected by the 47% and binders full of women.

Dine and Dash

Let’s watch as Erika Andiola and Cesar Vargas (both are Dreamers) confront Steve King and Rand Paul at a fundraiser in Iowa:

Yes that is Sen. Aqua Buddha literally running away with his aid, while Steve King gets to meet some of the people he plans to kick out of the country.

Hasta Mañana, GOP

Far-away Eyes

Well, the GOP has decided to go the full nutty Bachmann-King route and deport literally everyone:

In a vote likely to exacerbate their party’s demographic problems, House Republicans passed legislation on Friday night to effectively require the deportation of everyone in the U.S. illegally, including young people brought as children who attended college or joined the military.

I think that they’ve sealed the deal: they are the Confederacy. I cannot imagine that they will win any national elections for a long, long time. Hasta mañana GOP.