SMH: Americans for Prosperity Ad Uses Obama’s Head on Stalin’s Body

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Here We Go Again: Americans for Prosperity Ad Uses Obama’s Head on Stalin’s Body

Americans for Prosperity in Michigan is out with a new advertisement featuring President Obama’s head on Stalin’s body. No surprise there. Only, the right wing forgot pushing that vile rhetoric backfired in a big way during the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections.

Talking Points Memo reports “An advertisement for a State of the Union watch party in Michigan sponsored by AFP features Obama with the Kremlin in the background. The ad reads “Thank You, Comrade Obama: for Saving the Children from the menace of guns, family, liberty, work, and other outdated values.”

Why won’t these geniuses take a look at the poll numbers for Republicans in Congress? They are far worst than President Obama’s. Hint, hint…..

Hillary Clinton Political Hit-List Include Top Betrayers John Kerry, Claire McCaskill

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Hillary Clinton Political Hit-List Include Top Betrayers John Kerry, Claire McCaskill

The latest freak-out to make the news cycle on Monday is former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s political ‘hit-list’ of enemies. Politico’s ‘bombshell’ is adapted from Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes’ new book “HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton.

The authors allege that Clinton and her aides kept an extensive spreadsheet on endorsements from the 2008 election. People on the list were graded on a one to seven scale, with one being the “most helpful” and seven being the “most treacherous.” Among those getting a ‘seven’ grade are Sens. Claire McCaskill, Patrick Leahy, Jay Rockefeller and Rep. Chris Van Hollen. There are some on the list who received leniency because of their special ties to President Obama, such as members of the Congressional Black Caucus and lawmakers from Illinois.

The article reports that aides to Hillary Clinton were only too happy when their enemies fell:

Years later, they would joke among themselves in harsh terms about the fates of folks they felt had betrayed them. “Bill Richardson: investigated; John Edwards: disgraced by scandal; Chris Dodd: stepped down,” one said to another. “Ted Kennedy,” the aide continued, lowering his voice to a whisper for the punch line, “dead.

Sen. Claire McCaskill crossed the Clintons big-time:

When the Clintons sat in judgment, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) got the seat closest to the fire. Bill and Hillary had gone all out for her when she ran for Senate in 2006, as had Obama. But McCaskill seemed to forget that favor when NBC’s Tim Russert asked her whether Bill had been a great president, during a Meet the Press debate against then-Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) in October 2006. “He’s been a great leader,” McCaskill said of Bill, “but I don’t want my daughter near him.”

McCaskill regretted her remark instantly; the anguish brought her “to the point of epic tears,” according to a friend. She knew the comment had sounded much more deliberate than a forgivable slip of the tongue. So did Hillary, who immediately canceled a planned fundraiser for McCaskill. A few days later, McCaskill called Bill Clinton to offer a tearful apology. Bill He was gracious, which just made McCaskill feel worse. After winning the seat, she was terrified of running into Hillary Clinton in the Capitol. “I really don’t want to be in an elevator alone with her,” McCaskill confided to the friend.

The fact is, if this is all true, the Clintons NEVER forget. You cross them once, you make it on their sh*t list. No-one should be surprised that the toughest political dynasty in the US kept close tabs on friends and enemies. I am more concerned about the type of campaign Hillary Clinton will run if she throws her hat in the ring for the 2016 presidential elections.

GOP Rep. Michael Grimm: Obama Has ‘Founding Fathers Turning Over in Their Graves’

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GOP Rep. Michael Grimm: Obama Has ‘Founding Fathers Turning Over in Their Graves’ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) says President Obama has the “founding fathers turning over in their graves” over his executive actions,which includes a plan to extend high-speed Internet connections to virtually every school in the U.S.

Grimm also said President Obama “doesn’t care what the people think” in his quest to get schools on the cutting edge of technology. Um, how stupid is that comment? I am pretty sure high speed Internet in schools will only help all students. But since that involves the children of poor and working class Americans, Michael Grimm finds Obama’s move so terrible.

“It’s just a flagrant, you know, arrogant disregard not just for the current Congress,” Grimm said in an interview with Fox News. “Look, it’s not about me personally. That’s not what this is about. You think about who is the Congress? It really — it is the voice of the people.”

Obama has asked the  Federal Communications Commission to hike a telecommunications fee to help pay for the ConnectEd program, which is estimated to cost between $4 billion and $6 billion. According to The Washington Post, that could translate into an increase of about $12 spread over three years in cell phone users’ bills.

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“He has an agenda and he’s going to do whatever he has to do to pass that agenda, regardless of the Constitution,” Grimm said. “I mean, I think our founding fathers are turning over in the graves right now because he’s just so blatant in his— the administrators, the people he puts in charge of these agencies are bold and brazen about saying, ‘yes, we’re going to make an end run around Congress.’” Source: The Hill

This fits in quite nicely with the garbage we heard from Rick Santorum during the 2012 presidential election campaign, where he called President Obama an ‘elitist’ for encouraging all students to get a college education.

OH Poll Worker Melowese Richardson Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Voting Fraud

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OH Poll Worker Melowese Richardson Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Voting Fraud

Poll worker Melowese Richardson was sentenced to five years in prison for voting fraud Wednesday.  She previously bragged about voting multiple times for President Obama:

Melowese Richardson was sentenced to five years in prison for voting fraud on Wednesday.

Judge Robert Ruehlman said Richardson violated a position of trust and is a criminal, noting she is supposed to be a guardian of free elections.

Ruehlman told Richardson that President Barack Obama would be appalled by her conduct.

 

Hey Michele Bachmann, George W. Bush is Most Expensive Ex-President with Over $1.3M

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Hey Michele Bachmann, George W. Bush is Most Expensive Ex-President with Over $1.3M (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

As Rep. Michele Bachmann continues to spew lies about President Obama’s ‘lavish lifestyle’ at the taxpayers’ expense (four personal chefs and a dog walker for Bo), Politico reports that former president George W. Bush is the most expensive ex-president.

According to Politico, “The costliest former president? George W. Bush, who clocked in at just over $1.3 million. That includes almost $400,000 for 8,000 square feet of office space and $85,000 in telephone costs.’

That’s a big chunk of the “the nearly $3.7 million on former presidents last year” by the federal government. “That covers a $200,000 pension, compensation and benefits for office staff, and other costs like travel, office space and postage.”

Um, imagine how much of our taxpayer dollars was spent when he was president. Add the Iraq War to that as well, since he took us into war on a lie. All that is lost on the right wing, including Michele Bachmann, who should be worried about her ethics investigation.

 Hey Michele Bachmann, George W. Bush is Most Expensive Ex President with Over $1.3M

Romney’s ‘Bold’ Veep Pick Paul Ryan Slams Obama for Auto Plant that Closed Under George W. Bush

Paul Ryan’s hypocrisy continues to show, added with a level of dumbness. He now blames President Obama for not saving an auto plant that closed on former president George W. Bush. The plant closed in 2008.

 

 

NJ Gov. Chris Christie: Obama “Most Ill-Prepared Person to Assume Presidency in My Lifetime”

QUOTE OF THE DAY:  President Obama “ is the most ill-prepared person to assume the presidency in my lifetime.”

– NJ Gov. Chris Christie, speaking to Kentucky Republicans, added Obama is “posing and preening” instead of working to resolve pressing issues facing the country and is “a guy who literally is walking around in a dark room trying to find the light switch of leadership.”

Damn, he just lit into Obama but is Mitt Romney a viable alternative? Not to take Obama’s side, but Washington in general is terribly broken. I agree Obama wants to be everyone’s friend and that can’t be. He needs to get some cojones and be tough, not spineless.

Conservatives Suggest Race War Brewing With Alleged Spike in “Black-on-White” Violence

RACE WAR BREWING:  McKay Coppins: “If you’ve spent much time consuming conservative media lately, you’ve probably learned about a slow-burning ‘race war’ going on in America today. Sewing together disparate data points and compelling anecdotes like the attack in Norfolk, conservative bloggers and opinion-makers are driving the narrative with increasing frequency. Their message: Black-on-white violence is spiking — and the mainstream media is trying to cover it up.”

“Black-on-white” violence is now the new code word to vote for Mitt Romney and not the black guy. What benefit would covering up a hate crime be for the mainstream media? I personally have covered black-on-white, black-on-black and white-on-black crimes for a long time.  Never mind the fact that the right wing media pulled out all the stops to demonize Trayvon Martin who was killed after a possible racial profiling incident by George Zimmerna, a white Hispanic, in Sanford, FL.

Two More Polls Show Presumptive GOP Nominee Mitt Romney Leading President Obama Nationally

Trouble for Obama? Two more polls show presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney with a slight lead over President Obama.

Washington Times/JZ Analytics poll finds Mitt Romney edging President Obama nationally, 44% to 43%. The key finding from this poll is that  “Obama is doing fine in most categories except young voters,  those under 30, with whom he only has a five percentage-point advantage over Mr. Romney.”

YouGov/Economist poll finds Romney ahead 46% to 42%. The poll shows most people are concerned about the economy, healthcare and taxes, not about same-sex marriage.

While I think it’s too early in the game to put stock in the polls, it’s interesting to note that neither candidate is ideal in the eyes of most Americans. It’s also ironic that the Washington Times polls finds Obama trailing Mitt Romney.

Richard Land Apologizes for “Racist Diatribe” Against Trayvon Martin, Black Leaders

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Richard Land Apologizes for "Racist Diatribe" Against Trayvon Martin, Black Leaders

Richard Land, the president of the Ethics and Religions Liberty Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, has apologized for comments he made about President Obama and black leaders.

USA Today:  “I obviously overestimated the extent of progress that has been made in slaying the racial dragon of our past. I should have remembered that whenever we have a discussion about race, the ghosts of our ancestors are in the room with us. And I underestimated the need to be extremely careful in how you address any controversial issue that involves race as a factor.

I am grieved that anyone would feel my comments have retarded in any way the Southern Baptists’ march toward racial reconciliation, which I have been committed to for the entirety of my ministry, since 1962.

I certainly apologize to anyone who was hurt or offended by my remarks.”

Richard Land previously said President Obama “poured gasoline on the racialist fires” when he commented on the Trayvon Martin case. He also  referred to Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson as a “mob” of “racial ambulance” chasers. He also said black men are “statistically more likely to do you harm than a white man.” He has yet to apologize for that comment. 

What I don’t understand is how stupid people like Richard Land must think black Americans are. Um, on one hand you claim to be for inclusion and on the other hand you are fanning the flames of racial strife. Surely Mr. Land must realize he can’t have it both ways. If you are for inclusion, that means you can’t keep thrashing blacks and vice versa. Now he said his organization wants better relations with the black community. It’s really quite simply,  then don’t spew racist venom. The right wing evangelicals want to be free to dish it and want to force their views down the throats of everyone else.

Richard Land also issued an open letter of apology for his comments.