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Poll- Voters trust Clinton over GOP on Benghazi

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Living in their own sordid echo chamber.

PPP's newest national poll finds that Republicans aren't getting much traction with their focus on Benghazi over the last week. Voters trust Hillary Clinton over Congressional Republicans on the issue of Benghazi by a 49/39 margin and Clinton's +8 net favorability rating at 52/44 is identical to what it was on our last national poll in late March. Meanwhile Congressional Republicans remain very unpopular with a 36/57 favorability rating.

Voters think Congress should be more focused on other major issues right now rather than Benghazi. By a 56/38 margin they say passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill is more important than continuing to focus on Benghazi, and by a 52/43 spread they think passing a bill requiring background checks for all gun sales should be a higher priority.

While voters overall may think Congress' focus should be elsewhere there's no doubt about how mad Republicans are about Benghazi. 41% say they consider this to be the biggest political scandal in American history to only 43% who disagree with that sentiment. Only 10% of Democrats and 20% of independents share that feeling. Republicans think by a 74/19 margin than Benghazi is a worse political scandal than Watergate, by a 74/12 margin that it's worse than Teapot Dome, and by a 70/20 margin that it's worse than Iran Contra.

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VIDEO-- 5-year-old girl: Ooo, let's shoot bubbles! PA elementary school: You're a terrorist. Suspended! No, I'm not kidding.

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In one Pennsylvania elementary school, 5-year-old girls in kindergarten who suggest it might be fun to blast bubbles at other 5-year-olds using a small, pink, plastic Hello Kitty bubble blower get suspended.

And that suspension makes it impossible to be accepted into other schools. Because, see, toy bubble-shooters are now evil threatening weapons and tots who want to not-harm other children with a not-harmful, painless, floaty stream of bubbles are now "terrorists."

Bubbles don't kill people, people kill people.

ABC:

A 5-year-old girl was suspended from school earlier this week after she made what the school called a "terrorist threat."

Her weapon of choice? A small, Hello Kitty automatic bubble blower.

Did I mention that the child didn't even have the bubbler with her at school?

Did I mention her weapon of choice was a doodad that blows bubbles?

deadly bubbles

Did I mention that the 5-year-old was ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation? 

Guess what the outcome of the evaluation was? You guessed right. The little girl was "deemed normal" and not a threat. Imagine that! She's as harmless as a little (Hello) Kitty.

But now she's got a "record" and has been turned down by another school because of her scary terrorist past. Before you know it, there will be drones tracking her and she'll be on a watch list.

Why, soon there could be a Baby Gitmo at every neighborhood mall (So convenient!) where moms 'n' dads can shop to their hearts' content after paying a visit to their Little Prisoner.

Hello Gitty?

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Video- Joe Scarborough Advises Republicans To "Stop Listening To The Conservative Media Complex"

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Chart: Ruh-roh! Red state socialism alert!

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There it is, in black and white, red and blue. Takers and makers, moochers and givers, socialists and ...

Wait. Just. A minute.

Oh my GOD! Look at that chart! What's become of this country of ours?!  The Red State Socialists are winning! The Takers are Taking! Taking OVER, that is! Hide the kids! Everybody panic!

Or.

Or, just get a grip and realize that the government is there to represent us (aka elections), protect us, keep us safe, help us, and even provide opportunity. It's about time those on takers the right accept reality, take a hard look at facts, breathe deeply, and reset.

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"The America the Republicans want is not the one we have. They lost through willful blindness."

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Sandy Banks has an excellent column in today's L.A. Times about the bubble in which the Republican party resides. Memo to GOP: It's 2012, there is such a thing as voter diversity, extremists views are frowned upon (understatement), equal rights and voting rights exist, misogyny is not an option, white people are no more American than other people nor are they in any way superior, and young people are smarter and more informed than you think.

In short, ignorance and bigotry are not acceptable:

...GOP pundits: Romney might have won, they say, if he had eased up on illegal immigration and found a running mate who could attract Latinos or draw votes in swing states.

But this is not a matter of fine-tuning the message or rustling up a candidate with brown skin or serviceable Spanish.

The problem is a platform that staked out the far-right fringe on so many issues that it turned off immigrants, women, minorities, single mothers, young people, gays and lesbians.

The images of winners and losers on election night said it all: the Norman Rockwell tableau in Romney's sullen Boston ballroom versus the kaleidoscopic diversity of Obama's Chicago victory montage.

The America the Republicans want is not the one we have. [...]

Voters carried those slights and insults to the voting booth, tired of being treated with contempt by a party that doesn't seem to understand their realities. [...]

... Republicans weren't beaten only by arithmetic this time. They lost through willful blindness.

Reality has a way of sneaking up on the delusional.

By the way, speaking of voting rights, here's Reynolds v. Sims (1964):

Undeniably, the Constitution of the United States protects the right of all qualified citizens to vote, in state as well as in federal, elections. A consistent line of decisions by this Court in cases involving attempts to deny or restrict the right of suffrage has made this indelibly clear. It has been repeatedly recognized that all qualified voters have a constitutionally protected right to voteEx parte Yarbrough, 110 U. S. 651, and to have their votes countedUnited States v. Mosley, 238 U. S. 383. In Mosley, the Court stated that it is "as equally unquestionable that the right to have one's vote counted is as open to protection . . . as the right to put a ballot in a box." 238 U.S. at 386.

Not only does the Republican party need revamping, so does our voting system. Both are a disgrace.

Please read the entire article by Sandy Banks here.

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VIDEO-- A gift to Obama supporters: "Here it is. Your Moment of Gloat."

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Beautiful.

All those delusional pundits huddled in their Fox-hole predicting a Romney win are now licking their wounds, playing the blame game, claiming Superstorm Sandy gave President Obama a boost, ignoring the consensus of reliable polls, and insisting on remaining in their bubble as the world passed them by. Now, instead of admitting that their extremist agenda alienated voters, they are scratching their heads wondering what could have possibly gone so wrong.

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Bonus Cartoon of the Day- Fox Won't Give Up

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