Posts tagged republicans

Planned Parenthood has been far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was.

E.W. Jackson, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in Virginia, in a 2012 “Message to Black Christians.”

(h/t ABC News)

*facepalm

texastribune:

Reading material at the Ted Cruz watch party.

Um… at least they are catering to the Tea Party’s reading level.

texastribune:

Reading material at the Ted Cruz watch party.

Um… at least they are catering to the Tea Party’s reading level.

Frank Wolf, GOP Congressman, Goes After Grover Norquist Over 'No New Taxes' Pledge

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) launched a verbal assault on unconventional targets Tuesday, taking aim at Grover Norquist and his highly influential tax policy group, Americans for Tax Reform.

In a speech from the House floor, Wolf accused Norquist and Americans for Tax Reform of complicating the deficit-cutting process with their efforts to encourage Republican politicians to sign onto a “no new taxes” pledge, which has recently stretched far past the issue of personal taxes.

“Everything must be on the table, and I believe how the pledge is interpreted and enforced by Mr. Norquist is a roadblock to realistically reforming our tax code,” Wolf said, after first clarifying that he didn’t “support raising taxes on the American people.”

“Have we really reached the point where one person’s demand for ideological purity is paralyzing Congress to the point that even a discussion of tax reform is viewed as breaking a no-tax pledge?”

Robert Reich: A Good Fight

robertreich:

So the really big fight — perhaps the defining battle of 2012 — won’t be over Medicare. It won’t even be over Obama’s jobs program.

It will be over whether the rich should pay more taxes.

The President has vowed to veto any plan to tame the debt that doesn’t increase taxes on the rich. The…

theamericanbear:

cognitivedissonance:

Tea Partiers cheer the deaths of the uninsured. This is after they cheered executions and booed Ron Paul for his claim that not all Muslims are responsible for 9/11.

If this doesn’t show the true character of the Tea Party, nothing will.

So, it turns out it is quite easy to embrace fascism, after all. Noted.

These are the same “Christians” that decried death panels, right?

DEAR YANKEE: Eight things you ought to know before you start writing stories about Rick Perry. You’re welcome. [via Texas Monthly]
motherjones:

Tell us how you really feel, Fox Nation.

So very gross.

motherjones:

Tell us how you really feel, Fox Nation.

So very gross.

Our stupid self-inflicted debt crisis

But of course the plan being discussed has never been 50% cuts and 50% revenue increases to deal with the deficit and the debt. Instead the ratio has been more like 3-to-1 of cuts to revenues — something that any reasonable person would consider a win for those who want to prioritize spending cuts on the road to reducing the deficit and the debt.

But it seems that actually dealing with the long-term deficit and the debt is not nearly as appealing as demagoguing it. We are learning that activists and ideologues pushing anti-tax pledges have nothing to do with the responsibility of governing.

If I sound angry, it’s because I am — and you should be, too. America is now in serious risk of defaulting on our debt because we cannot reason together. Reasoning together requires that everybody be willing to give a bit on their ideal position.

When the bipartisan “Gang of Six” proposal was put forward, it was rejected by some Republicans out of hand despite deep tax cuts and historic entitlement reforms and enforceable spending cuts simply because it was embraced by Obama. Think about that. They reflexively rejected a sensible plan simply because it was backed by the president. This reflects a basic and troubling discomfort with bipartisanship, the democratic process and the reality of divided government.

The Teen Suicide Epidemic in Michele Bachmann's District

Two years. Nine suicides. Why critics blame the congresswoman’s anti-gay allies for contributing to a mental health crisis.

"I didn’t sign up for going mano-a-mano with the President of the United States" —

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R - Ohio), overheard by CBS News’ Jill Jackson as he left the Capitol building following tonight’s televised address.

Awww, poor baby, you fucking dick.

God Urges Rick Perry Not To Run For President

elizs:

via The Onion, of course.

Where’s the part where God tells him to shut the fuck up?

Rick Perry wants us to pray, y’all, instead of you know working on bi-partisan solutions to our nation’s crippling problems.

Again, why did we not elect Bill White? Perry is too focused on creating build up for his presidential campaign and pandering to the fundamentalist right than addressing the serious needs of Texas.

If you want to know why we can’t pass legislation in Texas it’s because we have 37, no 36, Hispanics in the Legislature. All of the states that have passed legislation have a handful and I mean literally, some of them have no Hispanic legislators, well, maybe 3 or 5 or something. So that’s, umm, part of our problem and we need to change those numbers.
Rebecca Forrest, founder of Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas [Source]