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"Wacko like a fox" Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is "actually... crazy"


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Another Los Angeles Times letter to the editor, because our voices matter:

Re "Ted Cruz, wacko like a fox," Opinion, July 31

Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) chances of becoming president go down as the possible government shutdown in October that he's threatening gets closer.

Understanding the consequences of defaulting on our national debt — likely higher interest rates, the downgrading of the government's credit rating and a major recession or even depression — should be enough to convince many Republicans that while Cruz might have been "among the smartest students" Alan Dershowitz taught at Harvard Law School, he actually is crazy.

Pat Ormsbee

Newport Beach


Arkansas Republican Party newsletter suggests “walking up and shooting ” legislators if they "got too far out of line."


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Don't read this right before bedtime, you might get nightmares. It's densely printed conservative flatulence, a putrid stream of unhinged rambling lunacy in an April newsletter message from the Benton County (a very, very red county in northwest Arkansas) Republican Party, complete with misspellings.

It blasts Republican legislators who voted for a “private option” health care plan. I broke the tiny-typefaced paragraph up, because it was so packed with words that it was difficult to read:

Part of me feels that this betrayal deserves a quick implementation of my 2nd amendment rights to remove a threat domestic.  [...]

I don’t feel the same way about the Democrats as bullet backstops as I do about the Republicans who joined them. [...]

So what do we do?  While I believe that we as a party are done in Arkansas after this, if there is ANY hope of our survival, it is going to take not being forgiving.  Not only for past actions, but to show those who will come in the future that the cost of failure to do the thing they were elected to do will be significant.

We need to be making a point of this failure from this moment on.  We need to make a public statement from our groups that we no longer support those who turned on us, that we will NOT be working to their re-election, that we will be actively seeking replacements, and perhaps even working towards recall.

We as the Party have to stand up and say ‘no more – you were given a job, you campaigned on the promise to do this job, you had the ability to do this job, you had the votes each time to do this job, and yet for no legitimate reason you betrayed the trust put in you by the electorate and you are now completely and permanently politically finished.’

We need to let those who will come in the future to represent us that we are serious.  The 2nd amendment means nothing unless those in power believe you would have no problem simply walking up and shooting them if they got too far out of line and stopped responding as representatives.  It seems that we are unable to muster that belief in any of our representatives on a state or federal level, but we have to have something, something costly, something that they will fear that we will use if they step out of line If we can’t shoot them, we have to at least be firm in our threat to take immediate action against them politically, socially, and civically [sic] if they screw up on something this big.  Personally, I think a gun is quicker and more merciful, but hey, we can’t.

But we have to do something, we have to gain control of our representatives, if we don’t then what the hell are we doing as a party except having fundraiser dinners and meetings just to raise more money for future meetings and fundraisers, and giving money to empower and elect those who would betray us without having the control to keep them in line once we do?

There is more endless, teensy wordiness at the link.

Per TalkBusiness, several Republican lawmakers who voted for the private option called the remarks “shocking” and “scary.” They have a real flair for stating the obvious. The TB site also posted this update:

The Benton County Republican Committee issued a statement through their chairman Tim Summers.

“The letter was not approved and Mr. Nogy had no authority to submit it through the newsletter. As a committee, we respect the right of our legislators to vote based on their knowledge and feedback from the voters they represent.  We will discuss this issue further with our executive committee.”

So the letter was submitted wrongly, but the violent message was not an issue? Given the recent Newtown slaughter and so many other massacres, you'd think that there might be a little self-censorship, a modicum of sensitivity and thoughtfulness before inciting, or even suggesting, more violence, but no.

Fantasizing about shooting lawmakers as a solution if things don't go their way, how patriotic and rational of them.

Second Amendment remedies come first, respect for life comes second. Nothing hypocritical about that.

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I've had it


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As most of you know, I tweet our TPC posts on Twitter all day, so I am exposed to many, many wonderful people, but also a whole lot of truly deranged types. After awhile it adds up. Then I compound that by making the mistake of watching the Sunday Talkers, and bam! I occasionally gotta vent.

This is one of those times. So forgive me for this extended Moment of Negative, but my poor head is about to explode. Feel free to jump in any time with your own "had-its." I'm certain I forgot a few and may add more later. And with that...

I've had it with:

Stupid people.

Rape jokes.





Needless misunderstandings.

BP ads boasting about awesome Gulf coast vacation spots that are even better now that they've killed everything off with their deadly oil pollution.

Sunday talk show hosts.

Sunday talk show guests.

Sunday talk shows.

Conservative pundits.

Loud overtalking/constant interrupting.


Nasty trolls.

Nasty stupid trolls.

Rude, insecure putzes.

Stupid people.

Very stupid people.

Smart, seemingly highly educated, informed political people on the Tee Vee Machine with poor verbal skills saying knowingly stupid things.

Lack of foresight.

Lack of hindsight.

Gun zealots.

Religious zealots.

Right wing zealots.

Judgmental righties.

Judgmental lefties.


Self-righteous right wing nut jobs.

Self-righteous Dems.

Self-righteous know-it-alls.

Stupid self-righteous know-it-alls.

Did I mention stupid people?


War on Women.

War on Voters.

War on LGBT.





People who don't listen.

People who judge blog posts and articles solely by their titles without reading the post itself.

People who judge blog posts and articles solely by their titles without reading the post itself, then comment inappropriately.

People who comment on posts without having followed the links in the post that would answer any questions they have.

People on Twitter who assume all retweets are endorsements, as opposed to realizing that sometimes a retweet is simply to point out an interesting, different, or controversial p.o.v.

People on Twitter who consistently confuse "lose" and "loose," "it's" and "its," "your" and "you're" (not typos).


People on Twitter who don't provide context to their tweets-- sometimes threads are not traceable or visible-- who tweet things like, "Me too!" or "When?" or "How can you say that?!"

Republicans who can't see beyond their own donors.

Republicans who can't see beyond their own power grabs.

Republicans who can't see beyond their own ideology.

Climate change deniers.

People with no sense of humor.

People who think they have a sense of humor, but don't.

Condescending windbags.


Willful ignorance.


RyanCantorTrumpMcCainPalinBreitbartWestBachmannMcConnellRandPaul [insert more names here].


Whew! Thanks. I needed that.

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VIDEO: Yikes! Illinois State Rep. Mike Bost (R) is scary when he's really, really, really mad!



State House of Representatives in Springfield, Illinois. Tuesday, May 29th 2012.

He blew his stack over Gov. Pat Quinn's (D) plan to overhaul the state pension system.


H/t: Taegan


A Santorum-Bachmann Ticket Would Be Like Electing the King and Queen of a Psychiatric Ward


Your Daily Dose of BuzzFlash at Truthout, via my pal Mark Karlin:

Rev. Cary Gordon of Iowa wants you to know that the evangelical community should get behind two candidates who best represent "faith and family." [...]

In an email received by BuzzFlash at Truthout, Gordon advocates for GOP Iowa caucus voters to back a Rick Santorum-Michele Bachmann ticket [...]

This is the Santorum, who just a few days ago said that it is good for the poor to struggle with hunger and poverty. This is the Santorum who is proud of endorsements from anti-gay extremists.

Yes, Santorum would be quite a team with Michele "the British are coming" Bachmann. Just the other day, Bachmann said it's all right for gays to marry, as long as they marry someone of the opposite sex. According to much speculation, she should know, being married to Marcus "pray away the gay" Bachmann... Bachmann shows her "divine" worthiness by claiming that the government is forcing the teaching of evolution and, thereby, censoring the true origins of life found in the Bible. [...]

But Reverend Gordon shouldn't get his hopes up for a dream team. According to Bachmann, in an interview with CNN, she thinks Donald Trump would make a great VP on a ticket with her as president.

Please read the entire post here.


Quote of the Day- Barney Frank Style


Via TPM, it don't get much clearer than this-

Retiring member of Congress Barney Frank on the House under Republican rule: “It consists half of people who think like Michele Bachmann and half of people who are afraid of losing a primary to people who think like Michele Bachmann and that leaves very little room to work things out.”


Failed Republican Indiana congressional candidate charged with making threats


AP – This undated photo provided by the Indiana State Police shows Cheryl Allen

Cheryl Allen ran in and lost the Republican race for Indiana's 4th Congressional District this past November. She got only 3 percent of the vote. She's now being held on $100,000 bond after being arrested on eight felony counts of intimidation. She claimed she was innocent before saying, "Someday, may someone get even with them."

Allen made threats against judges and other officials on her Facebook account:

The alleged threats mentioned four Morgan County judges, and other public officials — including [Morgan County Prosecutor Steve] Sonnega — were mentioned by first name. Media reports said Allen had previously filed a discrimination lawsuit that was dismissed by a judge.

"One day I will have my revenge on your seeking so much revenge on me," read one of the posts cited in media reports.

"Someday Boooooom while your setting in your offices," read a second. "And you know I won't even be the one pulling the trigger," said another. [...]

In a Facebook post on Jan. 8, the newspaper said she wrote: "What do you need to have done to get all the current government out of office? That is why we should own guns to go into court to get my right to trial back."

Yeah, she's someone we want in the House of Representatives speaking for the people.

Add up the number of dangerous right wingers recently reported in the news, the ones who have threatened, and even carried out acts of violence against public officials, the ones who have incited hate and hostility , and compare that to the one (likely) Democrat who has been charged.  This is not to say there aren't some left wing crazies out there, but of those we've been hearing about, the conservatives sure seem to "act out" more often.

I don't recall Democrats brandishing guns at rallies, using a lot of words like "reload" or other threatening "gun" talk. There are a few examples of similar language that some rather defensive conservative pundits and the usual media personalities have pointed out, and assuming they are accurate, the numbers are still awfully puny next to those of the right wing extremists. And really, some of the incidents offered up were pretty lame.

And now a Republican who ran for Congress can be added to the list of the potentially dangerous.

This must stop. But sadly, from the looks of things, that's not going to happen any time soon.

If Allen is convicted, she could serve four to twenty-four years.

H/t: barelyberlee