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Torture

what-is-waterboarding.jpgI just want to get this right:

Even before I came into office, I was very clear that in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, we did some things that were wrong. We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some folks. We did some things that were contrary to our values. I understand why it happened. I think it’s important when we look back to recall how afraid people were after the twin towers fell and the Pentagon had been hit and the plane in Pennsylvania had fallen and people did not know whether more attacks were imminent and there was enormous pressure on our law enforcement and our national security teams to try to deal with this. And, you know, it’s important for us not to feel too sanctimonious in retrospect about the tough job that those folks had. A lot of those folks were working hard under enormous pressure and are real patriots, but having said all that, we did some things that were wrong. And that’s what that report reflects.”

And then President Obama told us that he has full confidence in John Brennan, who, not to mince words, was part of Team Torture and who found no qualms in spying on the Senate.   The only confidence that I have in the CIA or John Brennan is that they are professional liars, they lie for a living and they will lie to us again.

Sure, Obama used the forbidden word torture but he didn’t follow it up with the word indictments. The Bush junta are not patriots, they are war criminals, and they tortured people in our names, which makes all of us accessories to war crimes.

Your Daily Gohmert

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“Sometimes it feels like that Sandy, that you’ve got all these forces against you, you’ve got the chamber, tens of millions of dollars coming and trying to influence people against you and get people belittling you, questioning your manhood.”

First they cast aspersions on his asparagus, and now they question his manhood. Where will it end?

Congress or Gilligan?

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The Republican-led Congress cannot even take a vacation without f***ing it up:

The Republican leadership in the House suffered an embarrassing setback Thursday after being unable to muster enough votes to pass a $659 million emergency supplemental spending bill for the influx of unaccompanied children from Central America. Now, Republican leaders say they’ll try again Friday to pass the spending bill.

But what happened?

Republican leaders loaded the bill with plenty of red meat to appeal to the most extreme faction of their party. The measure guts a 2008 anti-trafficking law that protects vulnerable Central American children from being immediately deported. Leadership also offered a bill to stop the expansion of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which defers deportation for young undocumented immigrants, also know as Dreamers. The sentiment of Republicans seems to be “deport ‘em all” but this wasn’t enough to appease the party’s most conservative House Republicans, who had a tea party in Sen. Ted Cruz’s office yesterday. Cruz wants to see DACA completely defunded.

Canadian-born latino and immigrant-hating southern white supremacist Senator Ted Cruz worked his usual magic, eh? Well, that does explain it.

Giving Us The Finger Until The End

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Iago Eric Cantor announced that he is resigning from Congress as of August 18th, and as a parting gift to the American people, he has asked Gov. Terry McAuliffe to “call a special election for his district that coincides with the general election on Nov. 4.”

Why?

By having a special election in November, the winner would take office immediately, rather than in January with the next Congress.

“That way he will also have seniority, and that will help the interests of my constituents (because) he can be there in that consequential lame-duck session,” Cantor said.

What a guy! Imagine going out of your way to let Ayn Rand economist and dime Store Ezekial David Brat have seniority, which is Cantor’s final act of telling his constituents, who voted him out of office, to eat a bag of rat dicks.

He Seems Nice

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“To me, [the immigrant children are] breaking the law when they come here,” a hooded man identifying himself as Robert Jones said. “If we can’t turn them back, I think if we pop a couple of them off and leave the corpses laying on the border, maybe they’ll see that we’re serious about stopping immigration.”

Jones, who said he belonged to a group calling itself the “Loyal White Knights,” made the statement in a 10-minute interview with an associate flanking him in a remote field in North Carolina.

This is your constituency, Republicans. You’ve weaponized the stupid.

Here’s Your Eggs With a Side of Stupid

Say, what’s famous friend of Neo-Confederate Secessionists everywhere Maryland Republican candidate Michael Peroutka been up to since we last checked in on his musical stylings? Not apologizing for singing Dixie, that’s what!

“Republican leadership here in Maryland has rightly said that this race card sideshow is a distraction from the real issues. But they make the mistake, however, in attempting to kowtow to liberals and Democrats that created that distraction.”

And then he burst into a rousing rendition of Camptown Races. The End.

(Raw Story)

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