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Fox "News" host Mike Huckabee: “We gave the Democrats one incredibly early Christmas gift,”

Fox News host Mike Huckabee, however, told Brody that Cruz had probably done more harm than good for the Republican Party.

“We gave the Democrats one incredibly early Christmas gift,” Huckabee observed. “I’m not going to fault Ted. He believes what he was doing was going to be helpful. But at the end of the day, you look and you ask, ‘Are we any close to defunding Obamacare are ridding ourselves of it than we were?’ The answer is no.”

Huckabee also admitted that he is considering a run for president in 2016, which could see him facing off against Cruz in the Republican Party primary.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/14/cruz-on-gods-role-in-the-shutdown-his-will-be-done-as-it-will-be/

The Titanic - A Perfect Metaphor For The Republican House

How have the Republicans managed to persuade Americans to buy into the whole “Obama as big spender"?





So, how have the Republicans managed to persuade Americans to buy into the whole “Obama as big spender” narrative?

It might have something to do with the first year of the Obama presidency where the federal budget increased a whopping 17.9% —going from $2.98 trillion to $3.52 trillion. I’ll bet you think that this is the result of the Obama sponsored stimulus plan that is so frequently vilified by the conservatives…but you would be wrong.

The first year of any incoming president term is saddled—for better or for worse—with the budget set by the president whom immediately precedes the new occupant of the White House. Indeed, not only was the 2009 budget the property of George W. Bush—and passed by the 2008 Congress—it was in effect four months before Barack Obama took the oath of office.

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2013/10/graph-o-day-hey-big-spender.html

America was not shut down properly.


DU, You won't want to miss this...



Sarah Palin ‏@SarahPalinUSA 29m
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The Seven Lying Democrats That Betrayed Democracy, and Joined GOP on HR 368 to Deny Vote on Clean CR

The Seven Lying Democrats That Betrayed Democracy, and Joined GOP on HR 368 to Deny Vote on Clean CR


These seven Democrats crossed party lines to vote for a resolution that gives Eric Cantor, and only Eric Cantor the ability to bring fourth a vote a clear CR to get the government working aging…and yes, open the monuments.

And now several of the seven House Democrats that voted for HR 368, are Tweeting and saying that they want a clean CR and are supporting the discharge petition. But I’m not falling for it. These seven members willfully voted against democracy, and supported the GOP’s effort to create yet another manufactured crisis.

The seven back-stabbing, turncoat, worthless Democrats are:



Ron Barber AZ-2
John Barrow GA-12
Dan Maffei NY-24
Sean Patrick Maloney NY-18
Jim Matheson UT-4
Mike McIntyre NC-7
Collin Peterson MN-7


More to anger you here:http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/14/1247222/-The-Seven-Lying-Democrats-That-Betroyed-Democracy-and-Joined-GOP-on-HR-368-to-Deny-Vote-on-Clean-CR

Sixteen-Year-Old Malala Yousafzai Warns Obama: ‘Drone Attacks Are Fueling Terrorism’

The White House invited sixteen-year-old Pakistani women’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai to meet the President, First Lady, and their daughter Malia on Friday. The youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize contender made the most of the photo opportunity, warning Obama that U.S. drone strikes were fueling terrorist attacks.

“I thanked President Obama for the United States’ work in supporting education in Pakistan and Afghanistan and for Syrian refugees,” she said in the statement. “I also expressed my concerns that drone attacks are fueling terrorism. Innocent victims are killed in these acts, and they lead to resentment among the Pakistani people. If we refocus efforts on education it will make a big impact.”



MORE:http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/10/14/2777441/malala-yousafzai-obama-drones/

The Grave Robbers In Washington---HOW DARE THEY - By Charles P. Pierce

The Grave Robbers In Washington
By Charles P. Pierce at 12:20pm


My father died in 1989, a victim of Alzheimer's Disease. In his younger days, he was a combat Naval veteran of World War II. Because of that, he was able to take advantage of a big-government program called the GI Bill of Rights. Because of that, he was eligible for a comfortable big-government pension when he retired from his career in a big-government program called the public schools. His politics were very conservative, almost radically so. (It was he who suggested I spend a rainy weekend reading None Dare Call It Treason, a sort of ur-text for Birchite winguttia.) He is not here to speak for himself, so I will do so. It is not merely unseemly, but positively obscene for people like Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee, and the unspeakable Princess Dumbass of the Northwoods to use surviving World War II veterans to advance a political agenda that would make the lives of those veterans immeasurably worse. It is obscene for them to use old, brave men as camouflage for bigotry and nonsense. It is obscene for them to borrow courage that never would find in themselves and to gussy it up in Confederate flags and trot it out as an an audience for crackpots like Larry Klayman. It is obscene for them to claim for themselves the dead of Normandy, and the Bulge, and Okinawa, and Saipan. It is obscene for them to try to purify their own vandalism in worthier blood than flows in their veins.

How dare these idiots? Tailgunner Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee, the constitooshunal skolar from Utah, and Ms. Palin. How dare they traffick in this manner of grave-robbing? They would all throw these veterans off Medicare, close the VA hospitals, bury the brave old men and women in substandard nursing homes rather than give an inch away of their indomitable ideology of entitled selfishness. Ted Cruz doesn't think the government has a role in making the lives of these veterans easier. Mike Lee thinks the Founders wanted vets to starve. Sarah Palin doesn't think, period, and is proud of it.

The American Right has never looked as fundamentally reckless and inhumane as it did when it attempted to burglarize heroism over the weekend. All the chickenhawks came home to roost, for sure. To see Princess Dumbass there, one hand on her heart while the other one very likely was picking pockets, attempting to wrap herself in the sacrifice of so many people, living and dead, when the hardest thing she's ever done in her life is quit her job halfway through doing it, is to see a kind of ghastly kind of historical vampirism. It takes a special lack of conscience to grift the graves of the honored dead. It's enough to make you root very hard for the Curse Of The Pharaohs. My father doesn't need the intercession of these delusional creatures. On his behalf, I say, in god's name, walk away from decent people in shame.


Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/republicans-using-wwii-vets-for-political-agenda-101413

The Real News on Real Vets on the National Mall

The Real News on Real Vets on the National Mall



While the 'cruzettes' and 'palinites' were on the National Mall waving confederate flags, ripping apart the barriers set by law surrounding the WWII monument, screaming at the still working but not paid Capital Police and slandering everyone that's not them, still not saying a thing about paying off their debts from the bushco and teapublican congressional years, this is what a group of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, with their kids, were doing. Serving their Country still, that doesn't serve them back in Sacrifice to pay for the wars and especially the results from, now a decade plus added to the previous decades and wars from.



Armed with trash bags and tenacity, volunteers from Team Rubicon - Region 3 spent yesterday morning collecting litter throughout the National Mall that had accumulated since the government shutdown. Great work, team.


MORE:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/14/1247228/-The-Real-News-on-Real-Vets-on-the-National-Mall

The South has Risen Again

MON OCT 14, 2013 AT 01:06 AM PDT
The South has Risen Again
by Clear Eyes

Sunday, October 13, 2013: remember the date--Today a Senator from Texas and a failed Republican candidate for Vice President rallied at the Capitol in Washington with a Tea Party group under the Confederate Battle Flag. The elephant in the room has disrobed: this is, and has been from the beginning, all about RACE. The blind hatred of the racists who refuse to accept our President because of his skin color, are doing everything in their power to sabotage his Administration, even if their actions destroy the country.

The Confederate States of America have a website, a constitution, a membership, a flag. They are not a ghost of the 19th Century, they are active and marching on Washington. They have led the Speaker of the House of Representatives to work against the good faith and credit of the USA. Today they screamed at President Obama for shutting down the government, which they in fact accomplished by themselves.

We have three equal branches of government partly to insure that if one branch tries to arrogate all power to itself, it can be stopped. Someone in Congress must have the good sense to put these renegades out the door. What the anti-government legislators are doing is treasonous. They are against the government--they say so. Are we listening?

People hollering for States' Rights to supersede Federal laws are waving that Confederate Flag. Have we become so complacent we ignore that? Have we forgotten our recent--only three generations back--history?

We are not immune to the forces that crush and bleed countries into relics of their former glory. It's not an external force that threatens us, but our shameful past of enslavement and slaughter. Those among us who hold tight to the notion that righteousness is dependent on skin color need to be educated. Americans, particularly
Southerners of the oldest families, derive from many roots. There is only one race, the Human Race. We have a unique country: E Pluribus Unum. Out of many, One. That is our national motto. It's time we lived up to it.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/14/1247045/-The-South-has-Risen-Again
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