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Rethugs Would Get The Blame For Another Government Shut Down

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/01/1348568/-Public-would-blame-Republicans-for-a-shutdown-again

snip:

As Republican congressional leadership struggles with a rabid caucus, as usual, bent on forcing a government shutdown, as usual, polling shows that the public would blame Republicans if government grinds to a halt, as usual.

I disagree. I think Teahaddists learned they can can shut down the government and then win control of Congress. I am not saying it's logical, but it's probably what they learned.


Man arrested for pointing a banana at the police

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/colorado-man-arrested-after-pointing-banana-at-police/
snip:
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- A man is facing a felony menacing charge, because two Colorado sheriff's deputies say they thought a banana he pointed at them was a gun.

Like the British, maybe we should call the police the Peelers.


The President's Stunning Use of Presidential Pardon Power

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/low_concept/2014/11/white_house_thanksgiving_will_the_president_s_turkey_pardon_start_a_wave.html

snip:
Will the president’s turkey pardon start a wave of unauthorized poultry immigration?

I can't wait for Faux News to say the President needs to institute a 21 day coop detention for these turkeys because of the potential danger of bird flu from these undocumented birds.






Hunger Games by Rethug Pence of Indiana-Cutting Off Food Assistance is Ennobling the Poor.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/11/indiana-gov-mike-pence-were-ennobling-poor-people-by-cutting-off-food-stamps/
snip:
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) explained on Tuesday that a new policy that could cut off food stamps for thousands of people in his state would be “ennobling” for poor people.

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced last month that beginning in 2015, it would no longer request a waiver to the federal work requirement for certain people who use the SNAP program. Up to 65,000 single Hoosiers could lose food stamp benefits unless they are working 20 hours a week or attending job training.


Motivation through loss of calories. Call it the Tehaddist--die--it.

Putting the asterisk of impeachment charges next to the President's Name

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2014/11/republicans_won_t_impeach_president_obama_but_democrats_think_they_might.html:

snip:Sen. Mitch McConnell might want a more bipartisan Senate, but if Republican voters have their way, he won’t deliver one.

According to a postelection survey from the Pew Research Center, most Republicans—57 percent—think the party should move in a more conservative direction, compared with 39 percent who think GOP leaders should moderate during the next two years. Not that they’re interested in legislation. Sixty-six percent of Republicans want leaders who “stand up” to President Obama, even if less gets done in Washington. In other words, now that they have control of Congress, rank-and-file Republicans are less concerned with policy and more interested in fighting Obama, even if it derails a conservative agenda.

The rethugs claim impeachment is off the table. I don't buy it. I think they will try and splash as much mud on the President before he leaves office as they can. Whether they could get a conviction is irrelevant to the Teahaddists. Impeachment is the ultimate "standing up to the President" card the rethugs can play. They all come from blood red districts and would be hailed as heroes for preferring impeachment charges.

Morning Music For Nirvana Fans--and all others

Democratic Senator Won't Stand for Obstruction in the Senate by

Democrats

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/joe-manchin-block-gop-agenda-bs

snip:

Manchin: I Won't Put Up With 'Bulls**t' If Dems Try To Obstruct GOP

Excuse me while I do my morning stretch and retch.



Obama Sends Letter to Iran/Raygun Sent Weapons

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/09/1343671/-Memo-to-GOP-Obama-sent-a-letter-to-Iran-Reagan-sent-U-S-weapons

snip:

Among the many unintended—and disastrous—consequences of President Bush's war in Iraq was to replace the Sunni dictator in Baghdad with a sectarian Shiite government whose closest ally was naturally Iran. So, it was only common sense that President Obama would send a letter to the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran regarding the ISIS threat that both U.S. and Iranian forces were already combatting in Iraq. Needless to say, Republicans are apoplectic. As Sarah Palin put it in her latest jihad against the English language, President Obama's letter shows he is "willing to negotiate with terrorists" and was "an anti-Reagan move."

Here's a newsflash for Sarah Palin, John McCain, Mitt Romney and their ilk. Barack Obama only sent Iran a letter. Ronald Reagan sent a cake, a Bible and U.S. weapons.


Another example of why rethugs cause me to spew.

Chuckle for the day

A older gentlemen is going to the kitchen so his wife asks " can you get me some ice cream?" He says sure. You want ice cream. She replies by saying I want ice cream with cherries. She says you sure you got that. He says yeah, ice cream with cherries. She then says give some whip cream with that ice cream and cherries. The gentlemen says I got it, ice cream with whip cream and cherries. 20 minutes later he comes back to the living room with bacon and eggs. His wife takes one look at at it and says "where's my toast?"

Rethug strategy for 2016 is already outlined.

Disenfranchise as many voters as possible

Drum up all the Dark Money SCOTUS allows.

Packing the court was the long-term play against the Dems. With the court in their pocket they could simultaneously open the money gates and gut the Voting Rights Act. An effective, but diabolical strategy.

This strategy could actually capture the White House for them.
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