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The neocons, on some emotional level, prefer Putin to Obama.

Michael Tomasky of the Daily Beast noting the vicarious manly obsession of the right-wing. 

And in neocon world, it always comes down to who’s the manlier man (although this makes Osama bin Laden a manlier man than Bush or Cheney, and Obama a manlier man than all of them, but never mind)

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You in the wrong mothafuckin’ neighborhood, bitch

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For a little background on Mitch McConnell’s strategy, here’s a New York Times article

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The GOP tweeted that Rosa Parks had ended racism. That, of course, led to the creation of the hasthag #racismendedwhen and the rest is history. 

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Gregg Abbott is going to be the next governor of Texas, and he’s got pretty much the same philosophical view about taxes and regulations and the legal system that I do. Why change a winning formula if it’s working?

Texas Governor Rick Perry

I’d laugh if it didn’t hurt so much.

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Health care access frightens conservatives. ‘Getting it’ and ‘not getting it’. Talk about made-up rage.Via Politics with Jarred and Dave


Health care access frightens conservatives. ‘Getting it’ and ‘not getting it’. Talk about made-up rage.

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Ah look, we really love our democratic process. So much so that we’ll happily find ways to ensure you don’t get to vote if we don’t like the potential outcome. Every single time America decries the sham democratic  elections in other countries while gleefully doing things like this, it makes me ill.

It’s so funny when Republicans accuse Democrats of establishing a totalitarian regime when they are literally suppressing the votes of their dissenters.

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There is no serious argument for Republican governance right now, even if you prefer conservative policies over liberal ones. These people are just too dangerously incompetent to be trusted with power.

A party that is this bad at tactics can’t be expected to be any good at policy-making.

Josh Barro, House Republicans Show Themselves To Be Dangerously Incompetent, Again (via liberalsarecool)

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This shutdown is not the result of the two parties acting equally irresponsibly. It is the product of an increasingly radicalized Republican Party, controlled by a deeply disaffected base that demands legislative hostage-taking in an effort to get what it has not been able to attain through the electoral process or the judiciary.

Republicans in the House are making demands that are both preposterous and largely unrelated to budgetary matters. In return for keeping government running (and, even more ominously, for paying its bills), they want President Obama to undermine the health care law that he ran on in 2008 and 2012, and now considers his signature domestic accomplishment.

No president of either party could accept that kind of badgering. No president should, as it would set a terrible precedent.
USA Today's editorial board, on the “shutdown party” and where Americans should place the blame for the federal government shutdown. When the fence sitters at USA Today take a side AND sound reasonable, y’all know you did something wrong. (via bapgeek)

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The 2016 GOP Clown Car.

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our first Walrus-American president

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House Republicans narrowly pushed through a bill on Thursday that slashes billions of dollars from the food stamp program, over the objections of Democrats and a veto threat from President Obama.

The vote set up what promised to be a major clash with the Senate and dashed hopes for passage this year of a new five-year farm bill.

The vote was 217 to 210, largely along party lines.

Republican leaders, under pressure from Tea Party-backed conservatives, said the bill was needed because the food stamp program, which costs nearly $80 billion a year, had grown out of control. They said the program had expanded even as jobless rates had declined with the easing recession.

“This bill eliminates loopholes, ensures work requirements, and puts us on a fiscally responsible path,” said Representative Marlin Stutzman, Republican of Indiana, who led efforts to split the food stamps program from the overall farm bill. “In the real world, we measure success by results. It’s time for Washington to measure success by how many families are lifted out of poverty and helped back on their feet, not by how much Washington bureaucrats spend year after year.”

But even with the cuts, the food stamp program would cost more than $700 billion over the next 10 years.

Republicans invoked former President Bill Clinton in their defense of the bill, saying that the changes were in the spirit of those that he signed into law in 1996 that set work requirements for those who receive welfare.

But Democrats, many of whom held up pictures of people they said would lose their benefits, called the cuts draconian and said they would plunge millions into poverty.

“It’s a sad day in the people’s House when the leadership brings to the floor one of the most heartless bills I have ever seen,” said Representative James McGovern, Democrat of Massachusetts. “It’s terrible policy trapped in a terrible process.”

The measure has little chance of advancing in the Senate, and Senator Debbie Stabenow, Democrat of Michigan and the chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, called it “a monumental waste of time.”

The bill, written under the direction of the House majority leader, Eric Cantor, Republican of Virginia, would cut $40 billion from the food stamp program over the next 10 years. It would also require adults between 18 and 50 without minor children to find a job or to enroll in a work-training program in order to receive benefits.

It would also limit the time those recipients could get benefits to three months. Currently, states can extend food stamp benefits past three months for able-bodied people who are working or preparing for work as part of a job-training program.

The New York Times, "House Republicans Pass Deep Cuts in Food Stamps."

The GOP.  Only cares about their fringe constituency, and fuck anybody else. 

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lol, conservatives are mad at Ebony Magazine for its Trayvon Martin covers. The editors at Ebony responded with pure magic on twitter. 


Someone needs some aloe for that burn.



lol, conservatives are mad at Ebony Magazine for its Trayvon Martin covers. The editors at Ebony responded with pure magic on twitter. 


Someone needs some aloe for that burn.

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