"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).
#132875 Nov 3, 2013
What's better than watching them eat their own is watching them RUN to the DEMS. PRICELESS
Another Republican Switches to Dems:‘No Room For Hate In Representation’
After raising almost $43,000 as a republican candidate for North Carolina third Congressional District, Jason Thigpen announced on October 31, 2013 that he is switching to the Democratic Party. In an open letter to voters, Thigpen explains his decision to distance himself from the republican party, saying that ‘hate has no home in representation.”
According to Thigpen’s profile page on Facebook he is a “combat-wounded and decorated former Army Sergeant.” His biography states that he “founded the Student Veterans Advocacy Group (SVAG), an organization dedicated to our nation’s service-members, Veterans, and their families.” His wife Tiffany is currently serving in the United States Marine Corps, and is stationed at Camp Lejuene, located in NC. The two have 4 children, ranging in age from the youngest, who is 9, to the oldest who is 14.
Thigpen asserts that his decision to switch parties was based in part on his own disgust with the element of extremism that runs through the republican party.“I simply cannot stand with a Party where its most extreme element promote hate and division amongst people.” He also cites the recent legislation passed by North Carolina’s GOP lawmakers, as a major factor in his decision.“I didn’t go to war to defend the liberties and freedoms of one Party, race, sex, or one income class of Americans. Whether white, black, Hispanic, Asian, man, woman, gay, lesbian, straight, rich, or poor – we fought together as equals, side-by-side for the benefit of every American in the same. So, to come home from serving our country and see North Carolina legislators using their super-majority status to gerrymander districts and pass a law to deliberately suppress and oppress the voting rights of Democrats but more specifically minorities and college students, is absolutely deplorable,” he says.
Aside from stating that the republican party has become a party of division and hate, in his letter, Thigpen also points to other recent legislation, which was passed by North Carolina’s radical right wing extremists.“This same group of spineless legislators piggybacked a motorcycle safety bill with legislation intentionally geared to shut down women’s health clinics because of their ‘right righteous’ beliefs on abortion, while then cutting funding to the programs which help feed and provide healthcare to the babies they invariably forced the same women to have. Sounds like the Christian thing to do, huh? These legislators, acting under the guise of the religious right and morality believe themselves to be the divine judge but according to the Bible, there is only one judge. They say they’re for a smaller government and individual rights while pushing legislation for more government intervention and regulation usurping our right to choose for ourselves.”
RIP GOP CONS
#132876 Nov 3, 2013
According to Thigpen, the final straw for him was the GOP government shut down, which lasted more than two weeks, and cost the country more than $24 million in losses.“The government shutdown was simply the straw that broke the camels back. I guess being an American just isn’t good enough anymore and I refuse to be part of an extremist movement in the GOP that only appears to thrive on fear and hate mongering of anyone and everyone who doesn’t walk their line.”
While there is a growing number of people who agree with his portrayal of the republican party as a racist, sexist group of hate mongering, fear mongering control freaks, it remains to be seen whether a former republican turned democrat can gather the support of voters, regardless of the party. As much as democrats may agree with him on social policy, some of his other statements should serve as a warning to democrats considering voting for him.
On his facebook page, he continues to promote the myth that government spending is out of control, writes that deficits and debt are rising.“Government deficits and an increasing national debt have been emblematic of our Congress and White House. Our economic standing as a leading world country is in peril and so is the future wellbeing of our children and grandchildren. The federal government must reduce spending, work to balance its budget and reduce the national debt.”
Furthermore, Thigpen says that “Government does not create jobs. Businesses, especially small businesses, create jobs. Economic growth can only be achieved by reducing the tax burden on businesses and individuals, reigning in out-of-control federal spending, and support policies promoting innovation and entrepreneurship.”
One thing the democratic party does not need is another democrat in name only. One who claims to stand with the party and the ideas it represents, but who votes against those ideals at every turn.
The sentiments in Thigpen’s letter are appreciated, yet there are a number of reasons that voters should use caution before deciding to vote for this candidate. The popularity of the republican party has reached an all-time low in recent weeks, and there’s strong evidence suggesting that dems could retake the House in 2014. Is this a candidate who is hoping to distance from the republican party because he no longer agrees with them, or because he doesn’t want to be sunk along with them?
Watch: NBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks about the North Carolina GOP’s voter suppression laws
Telling it like it is from one of their own...well, not anymore, but you get the jest. haha
RIP GOP CONS
#132877 Nov 3, 2013
Reckon the deficit dropping had smething to do with the government shutting down for 16 days ?
#132878 Nov 3, 2013
Good one Crow. You got that one right. I see you, ILIH, tofy, and Injudgement had fun last night with them and all the trolls from the president bashing site following that batshit crazy loon here. I got in late and you all had left it to the babbling idiot and her minions. haha
Hope you enjoyed our beautiful day. Chilly but still warm, beautiful skies and wow on the color in the trees. Love it.
RIP GOP CONS
#132879 Nov 3, 2013
A War on the Poor
John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio, has done some surprising things lately. First, he did an end run around his state’s Legislature — controlled by his own party — to proceed with the federally funded expansion of Medicaid that is an important piece of Obamacare. Then, defending his action, he let loose on his political allies, declaring,“I’m concerned about the fact there seems to be a war on the poor. That, if you’re poor, somehow you’re shiftless and lazy.”
Obviously Mr. Kasich isn’t the first to make this observation. But the fact that it’s coming from a Republican in good standing (although maybe not anymore), indeed someone who used to be known as a conservative firebrand, is telling. Republican hostility toward the poor and unfortunate has now reached such a fever pitch that the party doesn’t really stand for anything else — and only willfully blind observers can fail to see that reality.
The big question is why. But, first, let’s talk a bit more about what’s eating the right.
I still sometimes see pundits claiming that the Tea Party movement is basically driven by concerns about budget deficits. That’s delusional. Read the founding rant by Rick Santelli of CNBC: There’s nary a mention of deficits. Instead, it’s a tirade against the possibility that the government might help “losers” avoid foreclosure. Or read transcripts from Rush Limbaugh or other right-wing talk radio hosts. There’s not much about fiscal responsibility, but there’s a lot about how the government is rewarding the lazy and undeserving.
Republicans in leadership positions try to modulate their language a bit, but it’s a matter more of tone than substance. They’re still clearly passionate about making sure that the poor and unlucky get as little help as possible, that — as Representative Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, put it — the safety net is becoming “a hammock that lulls able-bodied people to lives of dependency and complacency.” And Mr. Ryan’s budget proposals involve savage cuts in safety-net programs such as food stamps and Medicaid.
All of this hostility to the poor has culminated in the truly astonishing refusal of many states to participate in the Medicaid expansion. Bear in mind that the federal government would pay for this expansion, and that the money thus spent would benefit hospitals and the local economy as well as the direct recipients. But a majority of Republican-controlled state governments are, it turns out, willing to pay a large economic and fiscal price in order to ensure that aid doesn’t reach the poor.
The thing is, it wasn’t always this way. Go back for a moment to 1936, when Alf Landon received the Republican nomination for president. In many ways, Landon’s acceptance speech previewed themes taken up by modern conservatives. He lamented the incompleteness of economic recovery and the persistence of high unemployment, and he attributed the economy’s lingering weakness to excessive government intervention and the uncertainty he claimed it created.
But he also said this:“Out of this Depression has come, not only the problem of recovery but also the equally grave problem of caring for the unemployed until recovery is attained. Their relief at all times is a matter of plain duty. We of our Party pledge that this obligation will never be neglected.”
RIP GOP CONS
#132880 Nov 3, 2013
Can you imagine a modern Republican nominee saying such a thing? Not in a party committed to the view that unemployed workers have it too easy, that they’re so coddled by unemployment insurance and food stamps that they have no incentive to go out there and get a job.
So what’s this all about? One reason, the sociologist Daniel Little suggested in a recent essay, is market ideology: If the market is always right, then people who end up poor must deserve to be poor. I’d add that some leading Republicans are, in their minds, acting out adolescent libertarian fantasies.“It’s as if we’re living in an Ayn Rand novel right now,” declared Paul Ryan in 2009.
But there’s also, as Mr. Little says, the stain that won’t go away: race.
In a much-cited recent memo, Democracy Corps, a Democratic-leaning public opinion research organization, reported on the results of focus groups held with members of various Republican factions. They found the Republican base “very conscious of being white in a country that is increasingly minority”— and seeing the social safety net both as something that helps Those People, not people like themselves, and binds the rising nonwhite population to the Democratic Party. And, yes, the Medicaid expansion many states are rejecting would disproportionately have helped poor blacks.
So there is indeed a war on the poor, coinciding with and deepening the pain from a troubled economy. And that war is now the central, defining issue of American politics.
GOP - Greed Over People
GOP = themselves, BIG CORPS/PHARMA,$$$$$$$$$
DEMS = PEOPLE
RIP GOP CONS
Since: May 13
#132881 Nov 3, 2013
Lawrence O’Donnell is one of the only ones who tells it like it is. I especially like the fact that he never interjects his opinion, only gets to the truth! His guests are always unbiased and only state facts is another quality of his show, and all shows on msnbc like Rachael Maddow.
The republicans will likely never win another election as they are being found out for what they are. Racist, greedy, polluting, thieving, manipulating, abusing, slaving, criminals and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Democrats are winners!!!!!!!
#132882 Nov 3, 2013
Democrats are winners!!!!!!! said the hood.
Democrats are whiners!!!!!!!
la waa la waaa la waaaaaaaaaaaa
THERE ... Fixed THAT for ya.
#132883 Nov 3, 2013
I haven't watch a whole lot of his program, but I did see him rip that idiot weiner a new one on his show..."What is wrong with you?" haha
You have described those teabagger CONS perfectly and are right, I believe they won't be winning any elections anytime soon after the shutdown cost us 24 billion dollars and they constantly feed the corporations and starve the people.
They are a great recruiting tool for bringing in more DEM votes. Everyday they prove what is wrong with this country.
GOP = Greed Over People
RIP GOP CONS
#132884 Nov 3, 2013
Forgot to add this, I seen it and thought it was a joke at first.
Lawrence O'Donnell, Glenn Beck Might Play Cop Partners In Movie
Penn Jillette appeared on Tuesday's "Last Word," where he announced his upcoming horror movie "Director's Cut." He said that two of the actors had already been cast: O'Donnell and Glenn Beck. Jillette, who is crowdfunding the movie, explained online:
I have gotten a tentative okay from BOTH Glenn and Lawrence to be in 'Director’s Cut.' They have both agreed to appear AND ACT in 'Director’s Cut.' Yeah, you’ve seen them in movies before, but it’s always playing themselves or generic newscasters. In our movie (and we’re all making this together), they will be playing police officers discussing their 'good cop/bad cop' strategy. Lawrence and Glenn have never met before but they will meet in person on the set of 'Director’s Cut.'"
#132885 Nov 3, 2013
White House, lawmakers reject clemency for Snowden
In a one-page typed letter, Edward Snowden asks for clemency for charges over allegedly leaking classified information about the NSA to the news media.
WASHINGTON — The White House and the leaders of the intelligence committee in Congress are rejecting National Security Agency-contractor Edward Snowden's plea for clemency.
"Mr. Snowden violated U.S. law," White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer said about the former systems-analyst-turned-fugitiv e who has temporary asylum in Russia.
"He should return to the U.S. and face justice," Pfeiffer said, adding when pressed that no offers for clemency were being discussed.
Related: Germany wants spying talks with Edward Snowden
Snowden made the plea in a letter given to a German politician and released Friday. In his one-page typed letter, he asks for clemency for charges over allegedly leaking classified information about the NSA to the news media. "'Speaking the truth is not a crime," Snowden wrote.
Snowden's revelations, including allegations that the U.S. has eavesdropped on allies including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, have led to calls by allies to cease such spying, and moves by Congress to overhaul U.S. surveillance laws and curb the agency's powers.
But head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said if Snowden had been a true whistle-blower, he could have reported it to her committee privately.
"That didn't happen, and now he's done this enormous disservice to our country," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. "I think the answer is no clemency."
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Mike Rogers, called clemency for Snowden a "terrible idea."
"He needs to come back and own up," said Rogers, R-Mich. "If he believes there's vulnerabilities in the systems he'd like to disclose, you don't do it by committing a crime that actually puts soldiers' lives at risk in places like Afghanistan."
Rogers contended that Snowden's revelations had caused three terrorist organizations to change how they communicate.
He won't come home and face the music. He is a COWARD and a TRAITOR. Let him learn Russian.
RIP GOP CONS
#132886 Nov 3, 2013
FROM: the libTARDS very own ...
dear ol Mother Jones :)
New Poll Shows Democratic Incumbents in Big Trouble
—By Kevin Drum| Wed Oct. 30, 2013 10:49 AM PDT
Today brings a new poll from Democracy Corps titled "Revolt against DC and the Republican Congress." And it's true: their polling shows that even in Republican districts, the GOP's brand has taken a beating.
In Democratic districts, net incumbent approval has plummeted by 11 points, from +8 approval to +3 disapproval...
This isn't good news for Democrats. <<--<<< :)
It's true that attitudes toward the Republican Party have taken a bigger hit than attitudes toward the Democratic Party, but attitudes toward actual incumbents are exactly the opposite. And in elections, that's what matters.
Since: Feb 13
#132887 Nov 3, 2013
Your post was a LIE loon. Obama NEVER said "I will stand with my Muslim Brothers. You posted a lie and was unable to prove it otherwise. The truth is not in you.
#132888 Nov 3, 2013
a restatement of a text, passage, or work giving the meaning in another form
Examples of PARAPHRASE
This is just a paraphrase of what he said, not an exact quote.
My QUOTE was paraphrased ...
MY take on it!
IT WAS NOT AN EXACT QUOTE!
Dale PUT the actual paragraph on here ...
WHAT does it SAY to you?
IF it doesn't *imply* that he will STAND with them ...
I *promise* I will QUIT posting here.
You can NOT 'explain' it ANY other way!
LEAVE ME THE HELL ALONE ... pUnk!
Post here if you must with your "ignorance" ... just NOT to me.
I will TRY my "damnedest" to GET your IP
That ALSO is a *promise*...
Thank you Dale :)
Let's see IF he "lies" ...
"...I will never post here again you lying POS" said Injudgement.
#132889 Nov 3, 2013
You hold onto that motherjones report, like it means anything. Left or right, we will see. As it is right now they can't come close to falling as low as the teabagger CONS have in the polls. That is all that really matters. As ACA becomes a success long before the 2014 election, they will lose big time. Watch and see. The DEMS are winning now. Pay attention.
RIP GOP CONS
#132890 Nov 3, 2013
She is a liar, typical repuke CON. They don't see the factual quote, only what they made it out to be. That's what fauxbox taught them. You are right, she is wrong. We see that.
RIP GOP CONS
#132892 Nov 3, 2013
13 posts, and no one cares! This might help you stupidCON
The Confederate flag: a symbol of racism for some, but a fashion choice for Kanye West.
The rapper was spotted Saturday wearing a jacket emblazoned with the flag after being criticized for featuring it on merchandise for his current “Yeezus” concert tour, People reports.
In an interview Monday with Los Angeles radio station 97.1 AMP, West explained why the former flag of Southern states during the Civil War made its way into his merchandise.
“You know, the Confederate flag represented slavery in a way – that's my abstract take on what I know about it,” he said, according to People.“So I made the song 'New Slaves.' So I took the Confederate flag and made it my flag. It's my flag. Now what are you going to do?"
Click for more from People.
Feel better now, you poor halfwit loser?
#132893 Nov 3, 2013
Twice already I received phone calls for Ken Woods [D] going for CA local elections, water district. That's fine, they do call I get that, but
in S~P~A~N~I~S~H ...WHAT THE HELL........!!
Hell NO...this is still United States...
I'm very sad what is going on to this country.
January 1st.[I~L~L~E~G~A~L~S] going to be able to get Drivers Licenses in CA. Undocumented children education paid by American families.
DEMOCRATS screwed up California big time... now, COUNTRY too...!!!!!
#132894 Nov 3, 2013
spelled my name wrong!
#132895 Nov 3, 2013
Navy SEALs ordered to remove ‘don’t tread on me’ Navy Jack from uniforms
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/01/navy-seals-...
How much longer do WE have to put up with
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