2nd January 2013

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They’re raising millions of dollars in New York City and New Jersey. They sent Gov. Christie around the country raising millions of dollars for them. I’m saying , anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to the Republican congressional campaign committee should have their head examined. I would not give one penny to these people after what they did to us last night.

GOP Rep. PETER KING (R - NY), outraged at his fellow Republican John Boehner for refusing to bring up a vote on the Hurricane Sandy relief bill on Tuesday.

This is the sound of the GOP imploding.

(via Mediaite)

Peter King maybe blew up a little this morning.

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1st January 2013

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It's a good thing we have Politico, or we wouldn't have this entertaining exchange between John Boehner and Harry Reid on the record. →

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It was only a few days before the nation would go over the fiscal cliff, no bipartisan agreement was in sight, and Reid had just publicly accused Boehner of running a “dictatorship” in the House and caring more about holding onto his gavel than striking a deal.

“Go f— yourself,” Boehner sniped as he pointed his finger at Reid, according to multiple sources present.

Reid, a bit startled, replied: “What are you talking about?”

Boehner repeated: “Go f— yourself.”

The harsh exchange just a few steps from the Oval Office — which Boehner later bragged about to fellow Republicans — was only one episode in nearly two months of high-stakes negotiations laced with distrust, miscommunication, false starts and yelling matches as Washington struggled to ward off $500 billion in tax hikes and spending cuts.

When elected officials talk to one another like drunks in a bar fight, everyone wins. (ht @stefanjbecket)

So when are we gonna get a movie where Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays John Boehner?

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30th December 2012

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The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza argues that, based on political reasons alone, the Republican Party has nothing to gain from working with Obama on the fiscal cliff. Here's why: →

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First, with the exception of a dozen or so Republicans in the House and Maine’s Susan Collins in the Senate, the number of GOP members of the 113th Congress who see cutting a deal with the president — in the fiscal cliff or, frankly, anything else — as politically advantageous is close to zero.

Second, while House Democrats are equally de-incentivized to working across the aisle, there is a large-ish group of Senate Democrats who must find ways of showing their bipartisan spirit if they want to win reelection in states that didn’t favor their party — or even come close to doing so — in the 2012 election.

Those twin political realities make the ground on which the fiscal cliff fight — and future scuffles over gun control measures, etc. — less heavily tilted toward Democrats than you might think.

Cillizza’s argument is based on the fact that few of the Republicans currently in office reside in districts or states where Obama won. Meanwhile, a number of Democrats (especially in the Senate) are in districts or states where Obama lost, big time. Will be interesting to see if this “what’s in it for me” analysis holds up.

I want to say more on this, but kind of in a different direction. But for now, just think about this for a minute.

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10th December 2012

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I think the Republican strategy in doing this so quickly is that they don’t want what Wisconsin had, dragging on for so many days. This is a blitzkrieg, and Republicans hope it’s going to be over and done with tomorrow.
— “Inside Michigan Politics” editor Bill Ballenger • Discussing the Republican strategy behind passing the “right to work” law in Michigan — which looks like it may get passed on Tuesday, in a fight over unions similar to the one that took place in Wisconsin nearly two years ago. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder may or may not sign the bill into law, though Democrats are not convinced he will side with them. While citizens could band together fight the law at the polls in 2014, if the law were to pass, it would go into effect at least until then. (via shortformblog)

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21st November 2012

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Liberal schadenfreude is about to reach overdose levels. Just when you thought the dead horse of Mitt Romney’s campaign had been beaten more than enough — and most savagely by members of his own party — Dave Wasserman at Cook Political Report projects that the final count of the popular vote, which is still ongoing, will show Romney winning 47 percent of the electorate.

Oh god guys I found another bottle of Republican Tears with a really good vintage. And just in time for Thanksgiving!

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Liberal schadenfreude is about to reach overdose levels. Just when you thought the dead horse of Mitt Romney’s campaign had been beaten more than enough — and most savagely by members of his own party — Dave Wasserman at Cook Political Report projects that the final count of the popular vote, which is still ongoing, will show Romney winning 47 percent of the electorate.

Oh god guys I found another bottle of Republican Tears with a really good vintage. And just in time for Thanksgiving!

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8th October 2012

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Having dissed Big Bird and PBS, Mitt Romney now flips off Nickelodeon by refusing to participate in the TV network's "Kids Pick the President" special. Because robots are scared of kids, we'd guess. →

Come now.

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3rd October 2012

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The Guardian's Ewen MacAskill, on who's winning the debate: →

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The first 45 minutes have been Mr Cool versus Mr Angry. Romney is delivering what Republicans hoped he would: a confident, aggressive approach to Obama. He has repeatedly denied outright claims by Obama from the start.

Obama has remained calm. His main line of attack is that Romnney would add $8 trillion in spending through tax cuts for the wealthy, also extend Bush era tax cuts and raising military spending. How then was Romney going to square this with cutting the deficit? Romney denied this outright.

Romney also denied he planned to cut taxes that would add $5 trillion to spending. Good comeback from Obama: Romney has been touting this tax plan for months and now five weeks before the election he has dropped it. Romney’s approach, as well as aggressive, is to patronise the president. At one point saying he has been in business for years and point Obama made no sense for anyone who knew anything about accountancy.

He gives the slight edge to Romney, for topping low expectations.

This feels right to me.

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3rd October 2012

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Regulation is critical.

MITT ROMNEY.

At which the Republican Party ticked off another talking point that Mitt Romney has strayed from.

(via inothernews)

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3rd October 2012

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CAPEHART / WASHINGTON POST: "Having covered New Orleans’s rebuilding, I know that the sentiment of federal neglect Obama expressed in that Hampton University speech was widely shared in the state of Louisiana. And it was brought home to me during an interview with then-Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (D) in her office Baton Rouge, one month before Obama’s now-infamous speech. ...Two politicians — one white, one black — both hammering away at the 'void of human response' to the suffering from fellow Americans. But because the black pol had the temerity to express his anguish in that down-home cadence we blacks are known to slip into when we’re with 'family,' he’s playing the race card." →

You know, sometimes I think that Jonathan Capehart is really undervalued.

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30th August 2012

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inothernews:

Petulant, childish fucks.

inothernews:

Petulant, childish fucks.

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30th August 2012

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If every child could drift to sleep feeling wrapped in the love of their family, and God’s love, this world would be a far more gentle and better place.

MITT ROMNEY.

Unless that child was born into poverty and couldn’t get adequate healthcare, or food to eat, or have a roof over their head.  Those children can fuck right off.

(via inothernews)

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30th August 2012

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30th August 2012

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In North Michigan Park, a predominantly black middle-class neighborhood in the District, hundreds of residents gathered Saturday for a community reunion picnic. It had plenty of food and music and lots of hugs and laughter. Then I started asking people how they felt about the Republican campaign to defeat President Obama.

Talk about a mood killer.

“The whole slant of the Republican campaign is an outright lie and overtly racist,” said Billy Hudson, a retired D.C. firefighter, seething as he spoke.

Sharon Goines, a retired Verizon employee, said: “These new voter ID laws are nothing but a scam to suppress the black vote. It feels like people are trying to send us back to the days before we could vote.”

Ola Borders, a retired employee for the Internal Revenue Service, added, “Better hope and pray that they get some honest election officials, or else Obama might find himself cheated out of a job.”

I attended the festivities near Fort Totten in Northeast to see if black people could really be having much fun at a time like this, when Obama’s opponents are trying to tag him as “food stamp president” and “welfare king” and a “foreigner,” all part of a campaign to stir up white resentment — not just toward the president but black people in general.

North Michigan Park is part of the backbone of black Washington, where residents earn respect through hard work, sacrifice and fiscal responsibility. It is not a place where black residents walk around with racial chips on their shoulders. If only their eyes could gloss over a racial code word or their ears deafen to racist “dog whistles.”

But as wearisome as it is to be on constant guard against racial threats, relief through denial is a luxury that the black survival instinct simply won’t allow.

“The Republicans are saying that Obama wants to take Medicare away from whites and give food stamps to blacks,” Hudson huffed. “Incredible. Baldfaced lies. And they are getting away with it.”

Courtland Milloy writing in The Washington Post, “At Black Middle Class Picnic in Washington D.C., Racism in Election Campaign Hardly Goes Unnoticed.”

“It’s all in your paranoid heads, but it’s okay since you’re not voting for us anyway, LOL!” said The Republican Party.

(via inothernews)

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29th August 2012

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17th August 2012

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That really bothered me. You notice he said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization’— ‘He’s not like us.’ I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is niggerization. You are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.

And the idea of locating anger around Barack Obama just doesn’t fit with who he is, and who he has trained himself to be! …They’re talking to people who are trained to hate him, who want to hate him.

I didn’t call anybody racist, right, because I don’t want to deal with that, it’s a bit too much… The GOP has been working with racial codes going back to Reagan, and perhaps before. I mean, going back to Nixon with the ‘war on drugs,’ Reagan with the ‘welfare queens.’ The first Bush with Willie Horton. I mean this is typical Lee Atwater politics, Karl Rove politics. This is typical Republican playbook.

…This is not a revolutionary comment. This is a constituency all-white party that rejects the black vote.

MSNBC co-host TOURE, calling out Mitt Romney for terming president Obama “angry and desperate.”

Yep.

And now cue a whole bunch of white conservative commentators to charge a black man with playing the race card!  

For example, these guys, who think African-Americans shouldn’t be considered experts on racism!  Because white people should always tell black people who they are and what the Hell they should think.

(Mediaite via The New York Daily News)

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