Glenn Beck to Help the 60,000 Underage Refugees Who Have Crossed US Borders

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Glenn Beck to Help the 60,000 Underage Refugees Who Have Crossed US Borders (Credit: Wikipedia)

When Glenn Beck is the voice of reason for the right wing, then you know they are in deeper trouble than they care to admit. I was pleasantly surprised to see him take a position of helping the 60,000 undocumented children who came across the U.S. border. Instead of joining the right wing chorus and blaming President Obama, Beck is willing to help those children in some way. That’s admirable. Yeah, I didn’t think that’s a word I would ever use to describe Glenn Beck.

Glenn Beck on Tuesday announced that he will be bringing tractor-trailers full of food, water, teddy bears and soccer balls to McAllen, Texas on July 19 as a way to help care for some of the roughly 60,000 underage refugees who have crossed into America illegally in 2014.

Beck said he will be joined by Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), and a number of pastors and rabbis.

“Through no fault of their own, they are caught in political crossfire,” Beck said of the children. “And while we continue to put pressure on Washington and change its course of lawlessness, we must also help. It is not either, or. It is both. We have to be active in the political game, and we must open our hearts.”

Beck said that “everybody” told him not to talk about other controversial issues, like the caliphate, in the past, and that he is hearing the same thing about his stance that we must care for the children who have crossed into America illegally.

“Everybody is telling me I’m seeing subscriptions down; I’m seeing Mercury One donations down,” Beck said, growing emotional. “I’m getting violent emails from people who say I’ve ‘betrayed the Republic.’ Whatever. I’ve never taken a position more deadly to my career than this — and I have never, ever taken a position that is more right than this.”

“We’re going to fill some tractor-trailers with food, with water,” Beck said. “The churches have asked us if we could bring teddy bears and soccer balls, so we’ve loaded up a whole tractor-trailer of nothing but teddy bears and soccer balls. And then I’m going to go serve breakfast and lunch, and I’m going to help unload these trucks, hot meals for 3,000. That’s what we’re doing.” Source: The Blaze

So, instead of Caribou Barbie, half-term governor Sarah Palin screaming that it’s time to impeach President Obama for treating the U.S. like a “battered wife,” how about offering up some real solutions? Seems like Glenn Beck beat her and the rest of the right wingnuts to it.

Hillary Clinton: Barack Obama 2008 Campaign Wanted Her to Attack Sarah Palin

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Hillary Clinton: Barack Obama 2008 Campaign Wanted Her to Attack Sarah Palin

Well, this is sure to set Alaska’s half-term governor Sarah Palin off again….Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton refused to go along with then-candidate Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign request to attack Sarah Palin immediately after she was picked by John McCain as his running mate.

Clinton said in an interview with NBC’s Cynthia McFadden, “The day she was nominated, the Obama campaign did contact me and asked me if I would attack her. I said, ‘attack her for what — for being a woman? Attack her for being on a ticket that’s trying to draw attention? There’ll be plenty of time to do what I think you should do in politics, which is draw distinctions.”

Of course, Sarah Palin couldn’t take the high road and pass on wallowing in the muck:

 Hillary Clinton: Barack Obama 2008 Campaign Wanted Her to Attack Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin’s Endorsement of GOP Senate Candidate Karen Handel Amounts to Nothing, Really

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Sarah Palin’s Endorsement of GOP Senate Candidate Karen Handel Amounts to Nothing, Really

(OPINION) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel have a few things in common, most notably that they can’t seem to finish anything they start. Karen Handel is running in a crowded field of Republican loons — Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey, Jack Kingston and David Perdue (cousin of ex-governor Sonny Perdue — vying for the seat of retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss. The last person who will get my vote is Karen Handel. 

Last month, quitter Sarah Palin endorsed fellow-quitter Handel, singing her virtues:  “You know her background, you know her record. The conservative who has walked the walk. Cutting budgets, not raising taxes, how often do you see that in government?” Yeah, we know her background for sure and a U.S. Senate position isn’t what that background warrants.  Now Handel is out with a new ad promoting Palin’s endorsement.

One problem…..

She was a Secretary of State of Georgia before she quit to run for governor, so exactly when was she involved in not raising taxes or cutting budgets? The fact is Karen Handel wasn’t in charge of taxes and budgets, so that’s another dubious claim being thrown out there for the gullible to grasp.

It’s interesting that Sarah Palin would use that line to endorse Handel considering that she raised taxes on oil companies and left Alaska mired down with a 70% debt to GDP ratio. She also increased general government expenditures by over 33% as mayor of Wasilla and a whopping 43% increase in taxes. I guess it takes one achiever to know the other. Of course, I am being sarcastic. It’s one failed conservative praising another failed conservative.

As a resident of Georgia, I can tell you that Karen Handel’s tenure as Secretary of State was not without controversy. That’s including her disqualification of a Democratic candidate, Jim Powell, who was running for the Public Service Commission five days before the July primary, despite the advisory opinion of an administrative law judge. Her decision was overturned by a Fulton County Superior Court judge.  She lost to Nathan Deal in 2010, after quitting as SOS to run in the gubernatorial race. After losing that election, she was appointed senior vice president of public policy at Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 2011.  She quit that job in February 2012 after a dust-up with Planned Parenthood. Her efforts to defund the organization resulted in a backlash of the worst kind for Susan G. Komen.

The fact is, Karen Handel isn’t right for black, Hispanic or LGBT Georgians. She calls herself a “nation builder,” but for whom? Here’s an excerpt from a previous Karen Handel blog post in which she pushed a voter suppression scheme:

Karen Handel prides herself as having saved Georgians $100 million, cutting budgets by 17% and passed the “toughest ethics laws in the country,” which I must add, led to the dismissal of Fulton County Sheriff Jackie Barrett, the nation’s first black female sheriff, on corruption charges. If Handel wins the run-off and prevails at the polls, she would be the first woman governor in the state of Georgia. She was elected Secretary of State in 2006. She implemented  the Georgia’s photo ID law, which requires Georgian voters to show state-issued photo identification before casting their vote in person. She created the agency’s first Chief Investigative Officer to go after perpetrators of elections and consumer fraud. The voter ID program sparked controversy and many in the black community said it worked against them and was a way to deter blacks from voting. The law was challenged as unconstitutional, but was eventually upheld by the Supreme Court.

An issue from her time as a candidate for the commission continues to dog her. The former head of the Log Cabin Republicans, a group of gay and lesbian GOP voters, recently released emails from 2002 and 2003, all sent from Ms. Handel’s e-mail address, indicating she supported granting benefits to county employees in same-sex domestic partnerships. She has vehemently denied sending these e-mails. She said it was her campaign manager in her failed 2002 race. She also denies ever filling out a questionnaire for Georgia Equality, another gay rights group, that also showed her supporting domestic partner benefits, even though it was on her campaign’s letterhead. She said the only thing that should matter is the fact that she voted against a proposal to extend benefits to domestic partners. She also said she would back legislation to outlaw gay marriage. Not good.

Lastly, Karen Handel also took her self-righteousness to the highest level on gay adoption:

In a recent interview with 11 Alive’s Doug Richards, she said a child should be in a household with married heterosexual parents. A home without such a makeup is not a suitable environment to raise a child. She was then asked about single parents and sidestepped the issue, but it was abundantly clear that she doesn’t view such a home favorably. That speaks to the fact that Karen Handel won’t make significant inroads in the black community. I wonder how her background, which was fraught with problems at home, makes her an expert on parenting in the home? She said her mother was an abusive alcoholic and her father was a passive bystander, who did nothing to help his children by leaving the home with them in tow. Don’t get me wrong, there are many people who lived in such a household and pulled themselves up by the bootstraps and were successful in their lives. That doesn’t mean that Karen Handel is suddenly an expert on the family and family structures. She also said she is not in favor of gays adopting children. Again, that is very hypocritical, considering there is no hard evidence that states living in a home with same-sex parents is detrimental to the wellbeing of a child.

So, while the slate of Republican Senate candidates leaves little to be desired, it’s laughable that Sarah Palin is trying to paint Karen Handel as force to be reckoned with and one that is so fiscally conservative. Please. On the contrary. When I think nation builder, Karen Handel doesn’t come to mind.

 Sarah Palins Endorsement of GOP Senate Candidate Karen Handel Amounts to Nothing, Really

Sarah Palin’s Solution to Fort Hood Shooting: More Arms for Military

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Sarah Palin’s Solution to Fort Hood Shooting: More Arms for Military

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin gave her two cents on the Fort Hood shooting, saying, “the military must be able to defend themselves with arms.” The shooter, Spc. Ivan Lopez sought treatment for mental health issues. He was reportedly taking medication for anxiety and depression. He was being diagnoses for post traumatic stress disorder. How would more arms help him? Doesn’t this speak to better treatment for vets?

It should be noted that the .45-caliber semiautomatic weapon Lopez used in the Fort Hood shooting was not registered on the base, Talking Points Memo reports.

Here’s more on Ivan Lopez from KHOU — you be the judge if more arms would have helped him:

Lopez served in Iraq for four months in 2011. As far as sources know, he was not injured or wounded in action, but when he came home he told his military superiors he had suffered a traumatic brain injury, so he was being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder.

On Thursday morning, Army Secretary John McHugh confirmed the gunman was deployed for the final months of the Iraq war but did not see combat. McHugh testified that the soldier was examined by a psychiatrist last month and was found to show no violent or suicidal tendencies. He said the soldier had been prescribed Ambien to deal with a sleeping problem.

Here’s the reaction to Sarah Palin’s tweet:

Foreign Policy Expert Sarah Palin Says Obama Wears “Mom Jeans and Equivocates”

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Foreign Policy Expert Sarah Palin Says Obama Wears “Mom Jeans and Equivocates”

Foreign policy expert and Alaska’s half-term governor Sarah Palin continued to insult President Obama with a barrage of nasty comments on Fox News, saying he wears “mom jeans and equivocates and bloviates.”

Vladimir Putin, Palin said, is viewed as a man who “wrestles bears and drills for oil,” while Obama’s “potency” is one of “weakness” and said he’s viewed as a man who “wears mom jeans and equivocates and bloviates.”

She bashed Obama for having a policy of “leading from behind” and warned that nations other than Russia are “taking advantage of that weakness in America at this point.” Palin also quipped that if Putin wants to quell uproar about his violations of the law, he should borrow a page from Obama’s playbook and call them “executive orders.”

Sarah Palin said, “Anyone who carries the common-sense gene would know that Putin doesn’t change his stripes, he harkens back to the era of the tsars, [and] he wants that Russian empire to grow again, he wants to exert huge power and dominance, so he has to get to those border areas and he has to capture them.” Yeah, she also said she could see Russia from her backyard. Enough said. Next….

If you can stomach the bullsh*t, watch it here:

Sarah Palin Defends Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Anti-Gay Comments

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Sarah Palin Defends Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Anti-Gay Comments (Credit: Facebook)

UPDATE: Sarah Palin admitted she never read the GQ article before she defended Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson’s racist and homophobic comments, but is anyone surprised? Thanks to Greta Van Susteren for reminding us why Sarah Palin is a joke.

Leave it up to Alaska’s former half-term governor Sarah Palin to give her two cents where it’s not needed. She said the suspension of Phil Robertson, the patriarch of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” over his recent anti-gay comments is an attack on free speech. She claims “intolerants” were behind Robertson’s suspension, Politico reports. Um, yeah, right Sarah.

“Free speech is an endangered species. Those ‘intolerants’ hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us,” Palin wrote.

Robertson was suspended on Wednesday by A&E after comments he made in an interview with GQ.

“We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty,” A&E said in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”

“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” he told GQ, before paraphrasing the Bible in Corinthians. “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers — they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

Robertson also made controversial comments about race relations in the Deep South when he was growing up. Source: Politico

He became even more of a publicist’s nightmare with this comment:

“It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”

A&E issued a statement from Phil Robertson, which sounded like a half-ass apology:

“I myself am a product of the 60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.”

We have John McCain to think for this trainwreck of a person. This is the same dingbat that had to walk back her criticism of Pope Francis. When will people learn she’s just an empty barrel.

Right wing evangelical wingnut Bryan Fischer called Robertson a ‘hero.’

MSNBC Host Martin Bashir Resigns Amid Fallout Over Sarah Palin Comments

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MSNBC Host Martin Bashir Resigns Amid Fallout Over Sarah Palin Comments (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

MSNBC host Martin Bashir resigned Wednesday amid continued fallout from comments he made two weeks ago in a scathing commentary that ended with the suggestion that someone should sh*t in Sarah Palin’s mouth. Bashir apologized in his next broadcast, but the fallout continued.

Here’s the statement Martin Bashir issued to Mediaite via email:

After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday.

Upon further reflection, and after meeting with the President of MSNBC, I have tendered my resignation. It is my sincere hope that all of my colleagues, at this special network, will be allowed to focus on the issues that matter without the distraction of myself or my ill-judged comments.

I deeply regret what was said, will endeavor to work hard at making constructive contributions in the future and will always have a deep appreciation for our viewers – who are the smartest, most compassionate and discerning of all television audiences. I would also wish to express deepest gratitude to my immediate colleagues, and our contributors, all of whom have given so much of themselves to our broadcast.’

Not to excuse Martin Bashir’s crude comments but it all stemmed from Sarah Palin insensitively comparing our debt to China as slavery, considering blacks were enslaved and treated like sh*t in this country. So much for holding Sarah Palin accountable.

Sarah Palin: Gov. Chris Christie’s Physical Appearance an Issue Because It’s ‘Extreme’

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Sarah Palin: Gov. Chris Christie’s Physical Appearance an Issue Because It’s ‘Extreme’ (Photo credit: Donkey Hotey)

Alaska’s first half-term governor Sarah Palin criticized New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s weight, calling it “extreme.” Um, if I recall correctly, Gov. Christie has done something Sarah Palin has never done — served a full term as governor.

During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, she was asked about sexism in politics. She claimed, like Hillary Clinton (in whose shoes she could never walk), she was also the victim of unfair treatment due to her gender. She said the press asks female candidates questions they would never ask a man.

Sarah Palin said, “You know, petty superficial things that the men don’t ever seem to hear much about, but a woman candidate will.”

Jake Tapper interjected, “Governor Christie hears about his appearance.”

Well, Sarah Palin just couldn’t help herself. She had to go there…..

“That’s because it’s been extreme, okay.” “It’s hard for some people not to comment on it.”

Now, what if we were to pull out the fact that she went through several schools to get a Bachelor’s degree. Or even the fact that she didn’t finish her term as governor? Should I go on? What a dingbat.

Alaska’s Chief Quitter Sarah Palin Compares US Federal Debt to Shackles of Slavery

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Alaska’s Chief Quitter Sarah Palin Compares US Federal Debt to Shackles of Slavery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I previously vowed not to write about Alaska’s Quitter-in-Chief Sarah Palin, but I just can’t pass on her latest ridiculous assertion — comparing the federal debt to slavery. She made the comment during a speech at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s fall fundraiser Saturday night. I seriously doubt this ding-bat knows anything about slavery in the U.S. since she couldn’t name a newspaper she read during the 2008 presidential campaign. Thanks to Sen. John McCain we have to deal with this moron.

The government, like a slick marketer, seductively offers “free” services, said Palin, a conservative provocateur and former vice presidential candidate who makes occasional, high-profile trips to politically-important Iowa.

“Our free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children and borrowing from China,” she said at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s fall fundraiser at the State Fairgrounds Saturday night. “When that money comes due – and this isn’t racist, but it’ll be like slavery when that note is due. We are going to beholden to the foreign master.” Source: Des Moines Register

Thankfully, people are beginning to realize that she’s an empty suit. She’s no Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren or Condoleezza Rice. This is has to do with promoting her latest book. Yep, more outrageous comments equal more books being sold. It is patently offensive that anyone could compare slavery, which was a bloodstain on America’s history to the federal debt. People were denigrated, beaten, branded, women and girls raped, killed, sold like goods and families ripped apart. This isn’t a metaphor that needs to be used in any context, certainly not when talking about US politics.

Poll: 74% of Americans Disapprove of Republicans’ Handling of Budget Negotiations

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Poll: 74% of Americans Disapprove of Republicans’ Handling of Budget Negotiations

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that 74% of Americans disapprove of the way Republicans in Congress are handling negotiations over the budget. That’s up from 63 percent since the start of the shutdown after hitting 70 percent last week.

Disapproval of congressional Democrats has also risen by a smaller amount — 56 to 61 percent — since the shutdown began, owing in large part to greater approval among fellow Democrats.

Political independents are the most frustrated: 58 percent of independents disapprove of Obama, 68 percent are unhappy with congressional Democrats and 76 percent disapprove of congressional Republicans. Source: The Fix

Um, that explains why Sen. Mitch McConnell is now voicing optimism about a deal with Sen. Harry Reid to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. So much for Caribou Barbie, Sarah Palin, and Ted Cruz grandstanding at the Million Vet March.

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Poll: 74% of Americans Disapprove of Republicans’ Handling of Budget Negotiations