Their history in 2014!Memo to GOP: You Cant Put Lipstick on an Elephant
by Robert Shrum Mar 22, 2013 4:45 AM EDT
Republicans trumpeted makeover plan has only been out a few days, but its already crumbling. Bob Shrum on how Paul Ryan and anti-gay zealots are shooting their party in the foot.
The Republican Nation Committees postmortem on 2012 is hardly a guarantee that the party will come back to electoral life in 2014, or even 2016.
And to find out why, look no further than Paul Ryan.
This is where Paul Ryan comes in. And the toxicity of his presence and his positions isnt confined to Hispanics. The partys disappointing 2012 vice presidential nominee, squashed by Joe Biden in their debate, has just forced Republicans in the House to vote for the budget plan Americans repudiated last November. It would voucherize Medicare, repeal Obamacare, shred Medicaid, starve education, medical research, the list goes on to give, you guessed it, tax breaks to the wealthy. It would smash federal spendingoutside of Social Security and interest on the national debtdown to the lowest level since 1948.
House Republican Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers, who feels he has to drink the tea of the Ryan budget, nonetheless complains that:There are a lot of things we are not happy with It cuts too much spending.
And Rogers is not alone. There are a lot of things voters will be happy with in the Ryan budgetand a GOP thats in a hole but cant stop digging. The country has already caught on to the partys calculation that it can trick people by renovating its style while recycling the same old ideas. Ryan himself, according to the latest Rasmussen pollhardly a poll skewed against Republicanshas seen his approval rating plummet to 35 percent, down from 50 percent last August. And a new CNN survey reports that two thirds of Americans believe the GOP favors the rich and nearly half think its too extreme. The surveys director says:Unfavorable views [of the party] extend into nearly every major demographic.
Not long before the Ryan budget sailed through the House on a nearly lockstep Republican voteonly 10 Republican stepped back from the political abyssone freshman member comforted himself with the notion that its pretend
We know its dead on arrival in the Senate. But it will be very much alive as a defining campaign issue in 2014, and unless the GOP turns from its rigid ideology, in 2016 too. And so far, whats plainly and decidedly dead, for all the Beltway blather about it, is the Republican makeover.
The Republican Nation Committees postmortem on 2012 is hardly a guarantee that the party will come back to electoral life in 2014, or even 2016. haha
GOP thats in a hole but cant stop digging...and digging and digging. Too funny.
"Fox News Sunday" is heading to Louisville, Ky. Jack Conway, Kentucky's attorney general and the Democratic candidate for Senate , and Rand Paul, the Republican nominee and son of Representative Ron Paul, Republican of Texas, have agreed to a live debate on "Fox News Sunday" on Oct.3 at 9 a.m. (Eastern time).
Join the discussion below, or Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com.
#89361 Mar 22, 2013
#89362 Mar 22, 2013
Run, Ashley! Run!
Sean Hannity has a message for Hollywood starlet-turned-would-be senatorial candidate
Bill Clinton Encourages Both Judd and Challenger in Possible Senate Bid
(ABC News)-- Former President Bill Clinton has spoken to both Ashley Judd and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes about the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky, encouraging them both to take a hard look at the race.
ABC News has learned that Clinton encouraged Judd to enter the race and promised he would help her, according to several Kentucky political sources. That conversation happened sometime between the November election and President Barack Obama's second inauguration.
Earlier this month Clinton met with Grimes, who is also weighing a bid, after he spoke at an event for former Kentucky Sen. Wendell Ford in Owensboro, Ky., according to multiple political sources in the state. Clinton encouraged Grimes to consider taking on McConnell, adding as he did with Judd that he would support her. The conversation was described as "candid" and "frank" with Clinton saying "all options are available" to the 34-year-old secretary of state and that she has "unlimited potential." He did add that "bigger is always better," meaning that the Senate seat would be a better choice than running for the U.S. House in the sixth district or waging a gubernatorial bid in 2015. Both are options Grimes is said to be considering.
The same sources stressed that despite the time gap, Clinton wasn't choosing Grimes over Judd or changing allegiances, but that he expressed encouragement to both, believing it's unlikely that both would enter the race.
Although it is possible the two could be in the primary against each other.
News of Clinton's meeting with Grimes was first reported by Politico.
Matt McKenna, a spokesman for Clinton said, "President Clinton fully intends to support the Democratic nominee in this race."
The Clintons are longtime friends and allies of Grimes's father, Jerry Lundergan, a former state party chairman, and Grimes herself who became secretary of state in 2011 after beating her primary challenger who was backed by Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear. Allies of hers say she is considering this race, but has not made a decision. Jerry Lundergan was a strong supporter of Bill Clinton, but also of Hillary Clinton's presidential bid in 2008, and they remain close.
However, the Clintons are also close to Judd, who publicly backed Hillary Clinton over then Senator Obama in 2008 and even campaigned with Bill Clinton on behalf of Hillary in March 2008. Just days before the Texas primary, Clinton and Judd campaigned together standing in the back of a pickup truck at a private airport hangar in Abilene, Texas. She entertained the crowd, while Clinton was hours late due to a lightning storm.
Judd backers agree that while Grimes doesn't have any political baggage, she doesn't have the fundraising ability or star power to beat McConnell.
"Everybody wants to get him," Emmon said of McConnell. "If Grimes get this race, I think we get McConnell."
Emmon added that he is "not anti-Ashley Judd."
"We are all proud of Ashley Judd, a native daughter, and her success in the entertainment industry as well as her mother and sister," Emmons said. "But, let's get real about the stakes here. If something makes us lose additional seats [in the statehouse], we become a right-to-work state. We don't want that to happen."
McConnell is seen as the most vulnerable he has ever been. State polls show his popularity low and he has already run ads reaching out to women in the state.
#89363 Mar 22, 2013
Detroits former mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, son of former congresswoman and Congressional Black Caucus member Carolyn Cheeks-Kilpatrick, is now in jail awaiting sentencing after being convicted on 24 counts for running a criminal enterprise out of the mayors office.
The point is that we need to discern a rule of thumb here: the more that human lives are governed by compulsion and entitlement rather than freedom, choice and personal responsibility, the more that outcomes are uniformly undesirable.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/03/urban-problem-bigg...
#89364 Mar 22, 2013
Damn! You are very hot! I guess you're not interested in a Jackass Democrat dock worker. What a shame. Damit damit damit!
#89365 Mar 22, 2013
LESBIAN MARY, MOTHER OF GOD!
Public school performs 'gay' play mocking Bible, laughing at bestiality
Published: 31 mins ago
How LOW can one GO ...???
#89366 Mar 22, 2013
(WALA-TV) If youre driving down I-65 in Mobile, you may see new billboards telling you to Run, Hide or Fight.
The Alabama Department of Homeland Security paid for the billboards to alert the public to a video detailing how to respond to an active shooter situation in a public setting or the work place.
#89367 Mar 22, 2013
You got that right, 2016 and maybe history for awhile. It will take a long time for them to win an election as more and more people turn away from their lunatic logic taking the country back...like 100 years. They will be too busy fighting the new GOP Teabaggers while the Dems just keep winning elections. Doesn't get any better than that. Pure entertainment watching them eat their own and listening to interchangeable names and location topix trolls defend them. All while babbling about nonsense to distract those who know the truth. They sure are a bunch of lunatics. Proven here everyday and I am sure all the countless topix threads, facebook GOP haters, and lonely chat rooms they stalk. Great entertainment for the rest of us. lol
#89368 Mar 22, 2013
LQQkie, lQQkie, they all troll off. I guess Hot C, Uncle Tab, Pikeville WTF, Countrygirl, and others wore them out. hahaha
Silly repuke lemmings. They never learn. Babble, babble, babble....denial, denial, denial. Too funny. Maybe they all went to have tea with their imaginary friends. lol
#89369 Mar 22, 2013
Memo to GOP: You Cant Put Lipstick on an Elephant
I "guess" "u" think "u" can on an ASS ... ;0)
Approaching the Ass, he exclaimed:
You could have fooled me, too, had I not heard your bray.
Moral of the story IS:
Fine clothes may disguise a fool, but silly words will give him away.
#89370 Mar 22, 2013
Moral of the story is:
A Loser and her many socks thinks the story was about Ass. Nope, I didn't write the story. It's about those fatass elephants like you sitting on topix threads 24/7. But continue on with your fables. You do live in an imaginary world. Are you having tea with your imaginary friends little girl? hahaha.
Dumbass repuke lemming living in an imaginary world. Typical
#89371 Mar 22, 2013
Today Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken.) unveiled his FY2014 budget -A Clear Vision to Revitalize America becoming the first Republican Senator this year to put forth a federal budget.
1. Eliminates the Department of Commerce
2. Requires that all regulations with an economic impact of more $100 million be approved by an up-or-down Congressional vote in or order to give Congress more authority over regulatory agencies.
3. It would lead to a $17 billion surplus in fiscal year 2018
4. Approves the Keystone XL pipeline
5. Gives all seniors the same health care plan as Members of Congress
6. Eliminates the Department of Education, but preserves Pell grants
7. Freezes foreign aid spending at $5 billion per year
8. Privatizes TSA
9. Eliminates the Department of Energy
10. Repeals Obamacare
#89372 Mar 22, 2013
California chef David Viens who ate his wife's boiled corpse sentenced 15 years to life in prison
Vies, who defended himself in the case, said in a rambling speech during sentencing Friday,'I loved my wife. I didn't cook my wife.' The judge, however, didn't buy it. Viens had told detectives he stuffed his wife Dawn into a drum and boiled her.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/cali...
I guess I better QUIT saying
"you can kill me,
ya can't EAT me" ...
Some sociopath MIGHT!
Oh well ... at least I wouldn't KNOW it!...
#89373 Mar 22, 2013
neener ... neener ...
The Lion, the Bear, and the Fox
A Lion and a Bear captured a Kid at the same moment, and began to fight for it. Finally, they were so exhausted that they had to lie down. A Fox, who had been watching them all this time from a distance, thought it was the perfect moment to approach.
He seized the Kid in an instant and ran off with it as fast as he could. The Lion and the Bear saw him, but not being able to get up, said:
How foolish we proved ourselves to be for not having shared the prey in a friendly way. Now we have nothing left, while the Fox will enjoy a great meal.
Those who have all the toil do not always get the profit.
GOOGLE is VAST and "endless" ...
At least,... so far!
I'm "glad" I have a memory like an elephant ...
#89374 Mar 22, 2013
Why did Jesus ride an ass? There are four reasons.
First, the prophet Zechariah wrote: "Behold, your king comes to you, triumphant and victorious. He is humble and riding on an ass, on a colt the foal of an ass." (Zech 9:9)
The messianic sign was at once perceived by the crowds who hailed Jesus as their king shouting, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" (Mt 21:9) Catholics still shout this Davidic salutation every time the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is celebrated. It is an acknowledgment that Jesus is the true Davidic Messiah and king.
Secondly, an ass is integral to the story of Abraham's offering of Isaac, a type of the oblation of the First Born Son as a sign of obedience.
The third reason is that King Solomon Solomon rode to his messianic coronation on a mule that had once belonged to David (1 Kgs 1:33-44).
#89375 Mar 22, 2013
GOP has to find these types co they can easily brainwash them. If they set in front of Fox News long enough they turn out like "American Lady" Gop and people like her think their on the moral high ground! You can go back and read some of her crap and you see real quick, SHE's not the christian she thinks she is. It's weird and bit scary to say the least!
#89377 Mar 22, 2013
Cover-up Over Obamas Eligibility Will CNN be Charged with RICO?
#89379 Mar 22, 2013
You all are crazy
#89380 Mar 22, 2013
You don't see us democrats going nuts about guns, you don't see us democrats going on and on about guns on the Internet. You don't see us democrats being unstable statements.
So I'll say the mass shooters are republicans.
Just too many things line up for thy to be a fact.
#89382 Mar 22, 2013
I don't listen to Glen Beck ...
I don't listen to Rush ...
I READ from ALL over the web ...
EVEN liberal sites ...
I "discern" my own information ...
FROM "many" different sources!
FOX is ONLY one of them ...
OpEd for progressives is a liberal site I half way trust ...
NONE of the others ...
THEY are liars ... like "u" libtards!
I am a woman of God ...
THUS child of God ...
Just like YOU!
#89383 Mar 22, 2013
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