political/personal observations

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

McConnell will pay expenses in return for 'enthusiasm' at events

is he looking for enthusiasm???
The Kentucky Republican Party is offering volunteers all-expenses-paid trips to join Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) campaign bus tour and "contribute to an enthusiastic atmosphere" at his events.
In an email sent earlier this month and obtained by The Hill, Taylor Bumgardner, a Kentucky Republican Party regional political director, offers volunteers the opportunity to join McConnell on his tour, which launched Monday. Meals, lodging and transportation are included in the trip.
"Senator McConnell is seeking volunteers to join him on a 3-day campaign bus tour around the state on October 20-22 to show our support for Kentucky coal. You would join local supporters in contributing to an enthusiastic atmosphere at each of his events," she wrote.
we are still hearing today about how great republican chances are to create their oligarchy replacing our gov't with their own brand scary as that sounds why are they still running around in desperation mode they sound so definitive when claiming a sweep win and planting their flag early but the smell of fear is in the air and the blood is in the water.

IMO they make these claims to reassure their base of a W but it could backfire they may feel if they keep saying it's in the bag they might choose not to inconvenience themselves and stay home while we are massing at the voter booths.

Fox's Keith Ablow: Obama not protecting us from Ebola because his 'affinities' are with Africa

Dr. Keith Ablow during one of his many Fox News appearances

Fox News contributor Keith Ablow went on an unhinged racial rant against President Obama, accusing him of failing to protect the country against Ebola because his "affinities, his affiliations are with" Africa and "not us ... He's their leader."
Keith Ablow is the Fox News resident "psychiatrist," and his long-held schtick is to come on Fox News, usually in the already dismal caverns of Fox & Friends, to explain why the current president of the United States is not a true American in spirit. Period. It is presented as a medical opinion and given the accompanying jargon: The opposition president (opposition to Fox News, that is) has any number of psychological conditions that cause him to hate America, and to want to destroy America, and to be glad when something bad happens to America, and all of this is conducted via "Dr." Keith Ablow's patented method of psychological seance.
It nearly all revolves around the central observation that the first non-white president of the United States had a black father, a black foreign father, and that the president's own inherited genes and skin tone and the presumed heritage that goes with those things make him therefore mentally unqualified to lead true America. Sometimes it is presented as dog whistle. Just as often it is stated outright, as you can see below the fold:

The Fox News contributor also veered into racial territory when attacking the president. When asked why Obama wouldn't impose a travel ban on flights from Africa, Ablow responded that Obama's "affinities, his affiliations are with them. Not us. That's what people seem unwilling to accept. He's their leader ... we don't have a president." He added: "We don't have a president who has the American people as his primary interest."
Our president is not our legitimate president, says the "medical expert" presented by one of the most powerful media outlets in the country; he is African at heart. From a professional, medical standpoint, you see. And he wants to damage America, either directly or via inaction, because his inherited genetic blackness has sown in his heart the notion that America ought to be punished for slavery, and colonialism, and all the other sins the nation has committed against his genetic ancestors.

they say psychiatrist need a psychiatrist well  IMO this guy needs a whole wing of them, with crazy cracks like these would you feel comfortable laying on his couch "our president is not our legitimate president is he tripping over his own words. just as a rebuttal hope he sees this,  he's a shoe in for republican wing nut of the year.  if you read between the lies I mean lines you hear him still in denial about aid to Africa ground zero his only agenda rip the Pres. he just needs as well as they all need to find something legitimate to rip him on not the crap they make up it never works bewcause it's not true, and the few that bite well that's just their concentrated on base.
G W Bush, "you can fool some of the people all of the time and those are the ones you want to concentrate on".

100 Obama accomplishments

Stand Your Ground: Women and blacks need not apply

George Zimmerman, July 13, 2013.

On February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin was shot to death. His crime? He happened to be black, and a racist overzealous neighborhood vigilante named George Zimmerman decided to take matters into his own hands. He believed that "those assholes always get away" and he decided to make sure Trayvon didn't. So he ignored the advice of the dispatcher and left his home, armed, and had a confrontation. We don't know the exact details of how that confrontation played out. But what we do know is that Trayvon Martin ended up dead for the simple crime of walking down his own street.
Normally, one would think that if someone ignores police dispatch, goes out of the house armed, provokes a confrontation with an innocent teenager, and then kills him, that would result in some sort of murder conviction. Not so in the state of Florida, however. Florida is one of many states with so-called "Stand Your Ground" laws, which grant immunity from prosecution if a person has a reasonable belief that they are fearing for their own life in a confrontation.
Just to be clear, this law was not the direct reason that Zimmerman is not currently in jail. The law grants immunity from prosecution, and Zimmerman was prosecuted for the homicide he committed. But as Kevin Drum wrote shortly after Zimmerman's acquittal last year, the fact that the law was in the news had a definite effect on the jury's perceptions of Zimmerman's guilt:

And consider it they did. According to the most outspoken juror, known only as Juror B-37, Stand Your Ground was key to reaching their verdict. She told CNN's Anderson Cooper in an interview that neither second-degree murder nor manslaughter applied in Zimmerman's case "because of the heat of the moment and the 'stand your ground.' He had a right to defend himself. If he felt threatened that his life was going to be taken away from him or he was going to have bodily harm, he had a right."
So that's it then, right? Even if you're the one that provokes the confrontation, even if you're the only one with a gun, even if the person you kill is completely innocent of any wrongdoing whatsoever—as long as you feared for your safety at some point during the confrontation, you have a right to kill.

I don't know whether these laws as considered by a jury are the real reasons that those who kill Blacks are generally acquitted, the other considerations like the 911 tape, disobeying the dispatcher, stalking, threatening the life of a teen, police malfeasance, killers very questionable account of the fight over the gun which by his account should have been between the ground and his back and while being pinned down the murder victim went for the gun, questionable wounds but still they used everything else but the evidence to conclude innocence.


If you're a woman fearing from your life in an abusive situation, the odds are that you won't get the benefit of Stand Your Ground laws as a justification for self-defense. Take the case of Marisa Alexander, also in Florida, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot into the air during a violent domestic incident with her husband. Alexander was awarded a new trial, but both her original judge and the judge who overturned the sentence rejected her request for a Stand Your Ground defense, even though this was her testimony about the incident:
Alexander testified that, on Aug. 1, 2010, her then-husband, Rico Gray Sr., questioned her fidelity and the paternity of her 1-week-old child.
She claimed that he broke through a bathroom door that she had locked and grabbed her by the neck. She said she tried to push past him but he shoved her into the door, sparking a struggle that felt like an "eternity."
Afterwards, she claimed that she ran to the garage and tried to leave but was unable to open the garage door, so she retrieved a gun, which she legally owned.
Once inside, she claimed, her husband saw the gun and charged at her "in a rage" saying, "Bitch, I'll kill you." She said she raised the gun and fired a warning shot into the air because it was the "lesser of two evils."
The jury rejected the self-defense claim and Alexander was sentenced under the state's 10-20-life law, sparking outrage over how self-defense laws are applied in the state.
again ignoring evidence and this time convicting and disavowing stand your ground.  those who oppose will argue Zimmerman is not White but he garners their favor because he murdered a Black teen.  this is tantamount to the rich buying justice except this is racial bias buying not guilty verdicts.

much more to this article please read the rest see where you come out on these cases.  those who would seek understanding I think will benefit trolls will continue to be trolls.  5 more women have come forward in Ms. Alexander's defense and corroborate her story of husbands brutality

Legislator Proposes Imaginary Solution For Imaginary Problem

Rep Dennis Ross (R-Round the Bend) is a man of action.  And he has the toolbox to make things happen.  So, the minute this here election is over, he's returning to Congress with an emergency bill in his briefcase to save Americans from Ebola.
Rep Ross agrees with his colleagues that a travel ban is the way to go (because a big plastic bubble over the country would take too much time to roll out).  Doctors, epidemiologists and international experts have traveled to Congress to give their advice -- that travel bans won't help and could make things worse -- but, Republicans, being Republicans aren't buying it because . . . . well, aren't doctors and experts usually elites trained in liberal universities? and doesn't Obama hope that we're all too sick to stop his world conquest?
For whatever reason, Republicans have decided that they know best and should therefore take charge.  So, they wrote a letter to the President to apprise him of the fact that they are taking the lead on Ebola -- as soon as the election is over.  So far, 53 Republicans and six Democrats, who might as well be, have joined up.

now those 6 DINO's are what I've been saying about what good are they if they lay down with republicans and vote with them just to keep office, they are not keeping it for us they are voting with republicans no need to do the math.  as far as republicans denying science and inserting their ass umptions do us all harm and why does their base seem to listen to the rhetoric that denies those with the degrees and schooling and knowledge in favor of someone who's ulterior motive is to stick it to them too on Nov. 5th.  party of stupid apparently includes everyone associated with the party of stupidity.

most if not all flights leaving Africa don't come here they go to Europe fist than here, so again it would appear the half cocked republican party wants to do something that there is no problem foe, like the Issa witch hunts or Beohner 54 times at ObamaCares repeal and many other things like voter fraud which the claim of is the fraud.

Rep Ross (R-FL) got himself on MSNBC this morning to let Americans know that Republicans are going to save them . . . as soon as the election is over.
I believe we can nip this in the bud, if you will, at least by banning those flights temporarily until such time as the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] believes the epidemic is under control and also make sure we don't issue visas to travelers from over there. We have a good border patrol, believe it or not, and they can catch these people with fake passports and fake visas as they come across the border. It just seems to me we ought to have the debate on this and flush this out and that's why I filed the bill to allow for the banning of these flights.
Despite what the experts say, that could work, except for one thing: there are no direct flights that come to the United States from West Africa, as New York Times reporter Jeremy W. Peters pointed out to the congressman.
dumb dumb dumb dumb!

Three minutes on Ebola worth watching on 'Meet the Press.' Really!

think i'll let my eye take 5  the video is more than capable of showing the real deal as opposed to what right wing is trying to make it.  the guy from politico which leans right tries to assign blame to NIH and the gov't but gets slapped down and rightfully so IMO.

The deafening silence of the Missouri GOP on one of its members calling for a coup against Obama

Jefferson County Recorder of Deeds Debbie Dunnegan recorded her own ...
The strongest evidence yet that the Republican Party has become a far-right party has come, oddly enough, from something Republicans haven't said.  Last week, word got out that Debbie Dunnegan, the Republican recorder of deeds in Jefferson County, Missouri--south of St. Louis--asked her military friends on Facebook if they had the right to remove Obama from office since he was a "domestic enemy."   
She tried to calm the firestorm by telling the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that she meant "no ill intent," and it had all been blown out of proportion because it was an election year.  When I wrote about this earlier in the week at Liberal America, I was stunned at the complete lack of condemnation from any Republican in Missouri of these outrageous remarks.  
Well, as of Saturday night, that still stands.  Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder?  Nothing.  Senator Roy Blunt?  Silence.  The five Repubs in Missouri's congressional delegation?  No comment.  Republican state lawmakers?  Bupkis.
Call me naive, but you would think that something this outrageous, even in this climate, would have brought immediate denunciation from all sides of the spectrum.  But are Missouri's elected GOP officials so worried about being primaried that they aren't willing to condemn this?  If they are, then it would go a long way toward explaining how Todd Akin could actually feel compelled to take back apologizing for his "legitimate rape" comments.
It's hard to believe that just a quarter-century ago, when Lee Atwater put out a memo suggesting that Tom Foley was a closet gay, Bob Dole took to the Senate floor to condemn it as garbage.  Sadly, any Republican who took such a stand today would be killed where he stood politically.
There have been calls for Dunnegan's arrest for sedition.  However, it sounds like she stayed just barely within the lines of protected speech.  If she'd asked her military friends, "When can we get together to make plans to march from St. Louis to Washington and throw out this domestic enemy?" it would be a different ball game.   What is clear beyond all doubt, however, is that she is manifestly unfit for office.  In a sane world, she would have been forced to resign and disendorsed by the GOP.

I remember back in the day if there was any rhetoric in opposition to the Pres. or the admin the whole alphabet soup of policing agencies would be on your butt like a lion on a pork chop with all the trimmings, but today a Black Pres. you can walk in the front door of the WH, you can get on a elevator with a gun with the Pres., he can be left at the guarding of a drunken sex hounds, don't remember any other Pres. with so much life threatening messages and a Secret Serv. that seems gives less than gnat crap,  you gotta wonder.

I remember in the last 6 yrs. only one republican taking a stand against the republican lies about Muslim and other things and that guy was John McCain hard to believe it now he's drank the tea and is back in the hate fold. 

is it that they really hate Obama or just the fact that he defeated them twice in spite of their not so well laid plans
The fact neither of these things have happened, or that no Republican has risen up to condemn her statements, is more proof the Republican Party is now a far-right party.

Why anyone in the South would continue to vote Republican after seeing this Map defies logic

Why any ostensibly rational person living in Kentucky, Tennessee, the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, or Louisiana who saw this map, and still would think their states' Republican leaders' policies were delivering the economic growth their region so sorely needs is beyond comprehension.

The toughest places to live in America
Almost every county in the U.S. has its share of haves and have-nots. But there are some regions where it's just plain harder for Americans to thrive, places where the poor far outnumber those living in middle-class comfort.
Ten counties in America stand out as the most challenging places to live, based on a survey of six criteria including median household income, disability rate and life expectancy, according to an analysis by The New York Times.
The county with the dubious distinction of being the worst of all is Clay County, Kentucky, where residents can expect to die six years earlier than the average American.
The other four counties ranked at the bottom of the survey include four counties in the rural south: Humphreys County, Mississippi; East Carroll Parish, Louisiana; Jefferson County, Georgia; and Lee County, Arkansas. The findings highlight an often overlooked issue in the debate about income inequality -- the stubbornness of rural poverty. In the U.S., the number of poor rural residents outnumber those in the cities, with 14 percent of rural Americans living below the poverty line, compared with 12 percent in urban areas, according to the International Fund for Agricultural Development's Rural Poverty Portal.
Of course you'd never get an inkling of any of this from watching Fox Noise. The right's hired boobs like to characterize America's urban areas as teeming with desperately poor people.
he's right you won't hear disturbing info like this on any right wing media,  they have had a plan in place since the Nixon WH with Foxes Roger Ailes to influence the way you vote which is still in acted and don't forget G W Bush, "you can fool some of the people all of the time and those are the ones you want to concentrate on", right wing voters you've been punked big time for decades.

America's Dumbest Congressman: CDC Ebola response is part of 'the Democrats' war on women nurses'

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)

Rep. Louie Gohmert (of course), speaking to Glenn Beck (of course), is angry that the CDC said the Texas nurses who contracted Ebola had violated protocols:
"It’s a shame that the CDC head, Frieden, is apparently the new commander of the Democrats’ war on women nurses," Gohmert told Beck. "Because, goodnight, they set them up, and then they throw them under the bus."
We could talk about how, in reality, Frieden called the nurses "good, dedicated people" who violated protocol in part by wearing too much protective gear, something one obviously does with the best of intentions. And how, in reality, Republicans are always looking for ways to make nurses' jobs harder and less safe. But coming from Gohmert, this isn't about nurses. It's about finding a way to connect Ebola and Democrats. And lo! Women are involved, so he just threw a "war on women" accusation in there, because that's how Republican word salad works. It doesn't make sense. It's not supposed to make sense. It's just about hitting enough fear buttons on Glenn Beck's listeners and then pulling Democrats in somehow.
I guess you don't win the highly competitive title of America's Dumbest Congressman without being creative. Basic, run-of-the-mill stupidity wouldn't stand out in the congressional setting. A little flamboyance is necessary.
if they are so confident of sweeping the midterms why are they still engaging in misinformation?  just who and how many votes does he think this put in their box, you would think by now and after monumental amounts of debunking's they would realize we know the more ridiculous and similar to their antics the rhetoric the more we know it's a lie.  looks like that party of stupid is all encompassing from the play makers to the dark money people, politicians, to the ones they have fooled.
G W Bush, "you can fool some of the people all of the time and those are the ones you want to concentrate on"
And how about that Republican nerve, doing everything they can to stoke Ebola panic, while working against meaningful, effective response.
I call it republican audacity of arrogance or stupid.  6 in one half dozen in the other

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Foley family demands apology from right-wing group for using their son's murder in campaign ads

Governor Mike Huckabee speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The parents of an American journalist beheaded by ISIS militants in a video in August are asking for [a political ad showing images of their son] to be pulled and an apology. [...] The advertisements targeted Democrats running for the Senate in competitive midterm election races.
“I think it is deplorable and there should be an apology,” said John Foley, the father of James, to New England Cable News.
They shouldn't have to ask. It should be blatantly obvious that if a terrorist group makes a videotape of an act of terrorism in order to terrorize Americans, you should not be promoting those terrorists' footage as campaign fodder. Whatever line you want to imagine is still in American politics, it crosses it. It is repulsive.
I don't expect there will be an apology because the group "Secure America Now," advised by such luminaries as radio host Mike Huckabee and former anti-Ambassador John Bolton, was already craven enough to link Foley's murder to their own preferred issue, keeping migrants from crossing the (southern) border. Having the parents of the man killed point out that they're scumbags probably won't have an effect.

HUCKABEE or CHARLATAN ELMER GANTRY?  this guy said he would leave the republicans if they didn't continue with the bigotry of same sex marriage denial, we'll see who has the most aroma of elephant dung on their shoes.  don't remember any noise lately about him in 2016 is he getting a swollen head thinking they'll come running to beg him back?

apologizing is tantamount to admitting you were wrong not in republican DNA, if your kid dies and they can use it to attack Pres. or this admin. just shake your head or better still hit the news circuit and expose them as just another uncaring about those over there who they don't really care about dying or coming back as long as they can make political hay, it's a good day. Nov. 4th

Joni Ernst wants to inflict pain on needy people

Joni Ernst and Sarah Palin

Iowa Republican and U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst has been very clear about her opposition to raising the minimum wage, and now audio has surfaced from a 2013 radio interview that reveals an Ernst close to Mitt Romney's 47 percent territory:
“What we have to do a better job of is educating not only Iowans, but the American people that they can be self-sufficient. They don’t have to rely on the government to be the do-all, end-all for everything they need and desire, and that’s what we have fostered, is really a generation of people that rely on the government to provide absolutely everything for them. It’s going to take a lot of education to get people out of that. It’s going to be very painful and we know that. So do we have the intestinal fortitude to do that?…
 Let's take Ernst at her word: She's talking about inflicting pain, explicitly. But it's okay, in her telling, because these are people who "rely on the government to provide absolutely everything for them," so the pain will be educational.
Bear in mind that when we talk about people on government assistance, that group includes many who work but are not paid enough or given enough hours to support their families, and that Joni Ernst opposes raising the minimum wage because she believes it is enough to live on in Iowa. By contrast, just 18 percent of Iowa voters think they could support a family on $7.25 an hour, and reality tells us you would have to work 73 hours a week at minimum wage to afford a two-bedroom apartment in Iowa.
“We’re looking at Obamacare right now. Once we start with those benefits in January, how are we going to get people off of those? It’s exponentially harder to remove people once they’ve already been on those programs…we rely on government for absolutely everything. And in the years since I was a small girl up until now into my adulthood with children of my own, we have lost a reliance on not only our own families, but so much of what our churches and private organizations used to do. They used to have wonderful food pantries. They used to provide clothing for those that really needed it. But we have gotten away from that. Now we’re at a point where the government will just give away anything.”

spoiler alert she's repeating republican talking point that social networks are the Svengali's of our gov't they are convincing people that they can only come to them to live, kinda like the thing they were saying after 911 that only republicans can keep us safe from those that attacked us IMO because of them their saber waving rhetoric and invasion, occupation and exploit fetishes.
understand no matter what they say it will be what it is they are doing now except with the keys it will be on steroids. recognize Nov. 4th.

she's talking about taking ObamaCares away, and telling you to rely on family and churches for help, well families and churches are suffering too from republican cuts and denials of jobs and unemployment extensions that they mostly created they have expressed implementing the Ryan voucher plan cutting Medicaid and Medicare, their gov,'s refusing to expand or except millions for implementing Obamacares.  family and church and ER's are not plans they are mind farts the right wing uses in place of reality of having nothing themselves to state the issue is not a solution to it.

Rand Paul warns cocktail party attendees to be on the alert for Ebola

Rand Paul speaking to his father's supporters at a
Ebola panic, thy name be Rand Paul:
Rand Paul had a message for students at Plymouth State University who had gathered for a pizza party with the Kentucky senator on Thursday: Ebola is coming for us all and the government is hiding the truth about the deadly disease.
“This thing is incredibly contagious,” Paul said. “People are getting it, fully gowned, masked...
And it's not just pizza party-goers that should worried—it's cocktail party-goers too, and it's all Obama's fault:
"[The Obama administration] has downplayed how transmissible it is," Paul said in an interview with CNN on Thursday morning. "They say it's the exchange of bodily of fluids. Which makes people think, 'Oh, it's like AIDS. It's very difficult to catch.'"
"If someone has Ebola at a cocktail party they're contagious and you can catch it from them," Paul continued. "[The administration] should be honest about that."
 True! You can catch it from them. Obama should be honest about that. Of course, given that some exchange of bodily fluids needs to take place to transmit Ebola, if somebody catches you in the act of catching Ebola from someone else at a cocktail party, you may need to find another place to attend cocktail parties. And yes, Obama should be honest about that too.
 But most of all, we should all drop everything else and completely freak out about Ebola, because even though every year between 3,000 and 49,000 times more people die of the flu in the U.S. than have died of Ebola in the U.S., ISIS could bring Ebola across the Mexican border (according to Paul's Republican colleague Ron Johnson), which means that if we don't have an Ebola panic, then ISIS wins.

got to give this guy an E for effort now he's trying fear monger in the 1% the cocktail circuit, is he just setting up another beg for money?  the guy is not really board certified so will those money guys support a fake maybe since right wing of scotus made it so they don't have to disclose that information they can stay in the attic.

Fantrum: FL-Gov debate sponsor with ties to Scott altered debate rules to hurt Crist

rick scott anthropology deb milbrath member of greed under rick scott ...
So the Scott ploy included the collusion of the debate sponsors themselves. This is downright Nixonian.
And it explains this press release issued by the debate sponsors this morning.
5:29 PM PT:
So the gameplan was to have the debate cancelled: "Scott's advisers urged Wendy Walker of Leadership Florida and Dean Ridings of the Florida Press Association to end the debate before it started." Link
Of course the ironic thing is CNN did this for Scott for free, they banned fans for next week's debate. What hacks.

always duplicitous skullduggery these people don't know how to win without cheating or rigging the game or stacking the deck.  they might consider changing those "PRINCIPLES" formerly known as "VALUES" because we see them as "PRINCIPLESS" and formerly "VALUELESS"  and what is wrong with this country and so does the world. 

if they were to win and the world having seen the deceptive practices they engage in how far will our foreign policy go????  CNN dose Murdock own that too or are they just illegitimate cousins of Fox.

Watch Jon Stewart slam Mitch McConnell as architect of government failure

once more our comedians bring us truth and clarity and it doesn't hurt, there are a couple of quotes you might want to pay close attention to, I just might show you who you really should be disapproving, spoiler alert, it ain't PRES.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley: Not a single CEO minds our Confederate battle flag
Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) answers a question during a news briefing at the 2013 Republican Governors Association conference in Scottsdale, Arizona November 21, 2013.  REUTERS/Samantha Sais (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTX15NG9
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley makes a strong case for her state still being the worse Carolina with this entry, in which she says that the state continuing to fly the Confederate battle flag on statehouse grounds is fine because none of the CEO's she's talked to have a problem with it.
does that statement alone show us who's concerns she holds as most important and who's aren't.  I'm sure their are more who would take offense in her constituency than CEO's but true to republican form she only is concerned if big money has a problem.  what about the employee's of those CEO's do they have a problem, doesn't it send a message that they are still honoring the symbol of racial and bigotry "PRINCIPLES" formerly known as "VALUES" that republicans refuse to abandon. Nov. 4th.
“What I can tell you is over the last three and a half years, I spent a lot of my days on the phone with CEOs and recruiting jobs to this state,” the governor noted. “I can honestly say I have not had one conversation with a single CEO about the Confederate flag.”
technically that is probably because she never asked one. someone needs to poll those CEO's and see what they say and if they make money off the people put it out there they are in favor of that dark time and believe like republicans they should bring it back, don't be surprised at the answer, it is the south and they are republican right winger's.

as to her jobs claim of seeking out those CEO'S for jobs for the people well there is another story other than the one the republican gov. tells.

Louisiana Republican Bill Cassidy: Let's make the retirement age 70!

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) speaking about the Paycheck Fairness Act, April 1, 2014

 Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is the regular Republican running against Sen. Mary Landrieu (they're joined by tea party candidate Rob Maness) showed his Republican stripes and his hostility to Social Security in a debate Tuesday night. Cassidy, of course, maintained that the way to preserve Social Security for seniors is to take it away from soon-to-be-seniors.
The most robust exchanges of the night took place when the three candidates argued about how to keep federal benefits for seniors—like Social Security and Medicare—solvent.
On Social Security, Cassidy is in favor of raising the minimum age for receiving Social Security benefits to 70 years old, but only for people who are currently young and can prepare for their retirement accordingly, he said.
Both Landrieu and Maness were adamant people should not have to wait until 70 to receive their Social Security payments. "People cannot work until they're 70 and I think that is very bad policy," Landrieu said.
Yep, it's very bad policy, largely because most people can't work until they're 70. It's a Social Security cut, plain and simple, and it's a way to try to drive people into putting retirement savings into the stock market, in hopes that they'll have something to live off of in the years that they can't work and are waiting for benefits.

my thought goes to whether these republicans have given it a thought that if they were to win and implement this on Americans who have and have not planned on traditional retirement age?  their whole lives would be turned upside down savings and plans would have to change just as they really can't predict the economy at their particular retirement age going till 70 would be even more unpredictable especially if republicans are steering us back to their favorite ditch.

health care issues are a major concern because if they do get the keys they will kill it as we know it now, Ryan's voucher plan will put us in a worst place then before it's inadequate. that brings me to that party of stupid thing, they too will be subject to their own laws repressive health care will drain them as well as the rest of us, wait till they find out that vouchers won't work at retirement time they will have changed it to further advantage ins. co.'s.

or is it even more devious majority of them are 70 or close and they would walk away with all the goodies including our footing their retirement when they just gave us their foot. recognize Nov. 4th

Friday, October 17, 2014

Ebola funding won't get a hearing from House Republicans, but Ebola panic will

New U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) reacts after picking number one in the office lottery for all new House members of Congress in Washington, November 19, 2010.      REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTXUTKJ

Testimony from public health officials in the Senate a few weeks ago and subsequent media follow up has pointed out a serious deficit for public health funding. In fact, NIH Director Francis Collins said, point blank "if we had not gone through our 10-year slide in research support, we probably would have had a vaccine in time for this that would've gone through clinical trials and would have been ready." These reports led House Democrats to call for a hearing on the lack of funding for the Ebola crisis.

"As we mourn the death of Thomas Eric Duncan and pray for the two health care workers infected in Dallas, we reiterate our call for Chairman [Jack] Kingston to convene our subcommittee immediately," Democrats on the House Appropriations Health subcommittee said in a joint statement. […]
"The Homeland Security Committee met nearly two weeks ago, and an Energy and Commerce subcommittee will meet tomorrow. For our subcommittee, the one in charge of funding the NIH and CDC, to continue to shirk its responsibility and go without so much as a hearing is unacceptable,” they said in their statement Wednesday.

Kingston, the first GOP lawmaker to call for an "Ebola czar" obviously has refused to hold that hearing or say why. The spokesperson for the committee said simply that the
Committee currently has no hearings scheduled as the Congress is in recess."
Recess can be interrupted, however, for the Energy and Commerce Health Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, as the Democrats noted. That's because that hearing is about "Ebola outrage," in which "CDC Director Thomas Frieden will likely face a series of tough questions." They'll also grill NIH infectious disease director Anthony Fauci and officials from Texas Presbyterian Hospital, where two nurses have contracted the disease after treating Duncan. There's always time for bashing the Obama administration for House Republicans.

it's apparent they are not interested in helping Americans or the world from infection, they attack Pres. if something happens while he's away but they are always away leaving in the midst of problems they are responsible for like unemployment, and debt ceiling anything that they think makes Pres. look good and denies you.  how many times have they been at the work place doing nothing,  whio's zoomin' who?


Perdue: People are upset about my outsourcing career because they're ignorant

Georgia Republican David Perdue is getting snippy and defensive as revelations about his outsourcing career weigh down his Senate campaign. Snippy and defensive David Perdue has something in common with calm, confident David Perdue, though: They're both really condescending. Perdue's explanation for why his record of outsourcing jobs is drawing criticism is that people are just too uneducated to understand what it's all about. Really:
You know, the criticism I've gotten over the last few weeks is coming from people who really have no business background and really don't understand what it takes to create jobs and create economic value, which is really what this free enterprise system is based on.
You know, the criticism I've gotten over the last few weeks is coming from people who really have no business background and really don't understand what it takes to create jobs and create economic value, which is really what this free enterprise system is based on.
It's not just that Perdue's critics don't understand outsourcing, according to Perdue. They don't understand the entire economy, apparently.
Ignorance must have been what Perdue was counting on when he tried to redefine the meaning of outsourcing to sound harmless. But Perdue's problem is that you don't have to have a business background to understand his career—from building Sara Lee's "centralized sourcing operation" in Asia "from the ground up" to the 7,600 jobs lost when Pillowtex went under. Nor does it require a lot of business training to see Perdue's greed for what it is.

he's insulting their base if that's possible begging the question again in the party of stupid to whom are they referring them or their base?  they also need to realize that treating the rest of us like they do their base is not a winning strategy which tends to point to them the politicians as being the stupid ones.  it only takes a few to say "hey wait a minute he's talking about us", is that when they break out the pitchforks and torches?  even more interesting these are the same people they armed and bent laws to allow them carry permits, if he goes he might bnbot be safe in his church.

Republicans grudgingly admit their South Dakota candidate is bombing

Woman in traditional garb holds up

On September 27, South Dakota Republicans were in quite the braggart mood:
Internal polling provided by the Rounds for Senate campaign says former Republican Gov. Mike Rounds maintains an 18-point lead over his closest challenger.
About ten days later, Republicans were saying things like this:
Those internal polls, Republicans say, show their nominee, former Gov. Mike Rounds, with a low double-digit lead of 11 to 14 percentage points over independent Larry Pressler and Democrat Rick Weiland.

Rounds is crushing it! Nothing to see here! Move on!
And then, two days later, Republicans announced they were spending $1 million in a state where their candidate had a 14-point lead, or maybe it was 11. That totally proved they actually thought their candidate was safe, up double digits.
.@NRSC ED: #SDSEN "a tight race but we're still up 6-7pts… Dems… have to in 19 days destroy presser then go beat rounds"
By their own admission, the race is now a real dogfight, particularly given how unreliable three-way polling has historically been. Throw in the fact that Republicans aren't releasing the actual numbers, and all I'm hearing is "holy shit, it's close!"
In fact, if Rounds has gone from +18 to +14 to +6 ... then maybe it's Rounds that has to worry about the trendlines.

we are hearing this scenario being played out all over the country it appears there is an awakening to who and what republicans represent and finding it is not them, next all them is leading information and out right lies like Romney and his Jeep moving to China lie during 2012 campaign and kept on beating that dead horse after it was debunked each time he said it, and he's running again?

but some are not getting the message or ignoring it they still claim republicans have the better chance to win it all, that my friends is a slap in our faces and a insult to our intelligence.

In Kansas, Sen. Pat Roberts demonstrates exactly why nothing gets done in Congress

Screenshot of Roberts v Orman debate

In the race for U.S. Senate, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-VA) and challenger Greg Orman (I-KS) squared off in a formal debate in Kansas last night. At the end of the debate, the moderator asked them to say one nice thing about each other, a brief moment of civility. Orman was first up, praising Roberts' military service in the Marines and:
"Every time I've had an opportunity to talk privately with the senator, he's been a gentleman with a great sense of humor."
And then Sen. Pat Roberts had his opportunity for a brief moment of civility, but he apparently decided to go in a different direction. He couldn't play nice for 30 seconds:
"I would say that you are a very well-dressed opponent. I admire your accumulation of wealth. I have a little question about how you got there from here, but that's the American dream."
This is precisely the kind of behavior that prevents anything from getting done in Washington, DC, where nastiness abounds and entrenched politicians like Sen. Pat Roberts take every opportunity to be petty and insulting to the "other side" rather than find any kind of common ground.

crude, rude lack of civility and not giving gnat crap of how that looks outside of his cheering base, they seem totally oblivious to the fact that there are far more voters then their base and they are not looking to vote for them not changing their "PRINCIPLES" formerly known as "VALUES" was a good strategy by them for us, as long as they refuse to accept that their "PRINCIPLES" formerly known as "VALUES" are the very things that prevent them from winning without cheating they will wither on the vine as the hateful White guys party of yesterday.

you know what their interpretation of compromise is?  "compromise means Democrats agree with republicans"


Arkansas Supreme Court kills state's voter ID law. Ruling could give Pryor a small election boost

Mark Pryor

The Arkansas Supreme Court confirmed the decision of an appeals court Wednesday and overturned the state's strict voter ID law on a 7-0 vote. Since the grounds for reversal related solely to a violation of the Arkansas Constitution, chances are the decision will not be subject to review by the U.S. Supreme Court.
In May, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox had ruled that the state legislature's AB 595, passed in 2013, had imposed a new voter qualification on citizens that exceeded those included in the state constitution. That law required that voters present a photo ID when they cast their ballots or fill out a provisional ballot and present proof of their identity by Monday after the election. The American Civil Liberties Union, which filed the complaint, said at least a thousand ballots went uncounted in the primary election as a result of the law. Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe had vetoed the law, but the legislature overrode his decision.

I hope all these judges striking down the republican voter suppression laws enables those who cheered for the suppression to see must be something illegally, unconstitutionally wrong with what republicans are doing and learn how to be Americans if I might quote one of their racist