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GOP addiction to war leads to "culture of defendency" turning them "all into warfare queens"


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Jon Stewart is brilliant. I rarely use that word, but it applies here. Last week on The Daily Show, he devoted another of many segments to GOP hypocrisy, this time how it applies to spending enormous amounts of money on war. He exposed their hypocritical addiction to budgeting for wars, but not for domestic needs. And then he popped out with the best phrase coinage I've heard in a long, long time: "Culture of defendency" and "warfare queens".

We have a winner:

Jon Stewart:

You do know terrorism isn't the only thing Americans would like to be protected from... [And then he went on to enumerate issues here in the U.S., like crumbling infrastructure]...

Chris Matthews to Jeff Sessions:

"So you have faith that the cost of this war in casualties, and the cost of like a half a trillion dollars, the risk in terms of getting people in the world not liking what we're doing, which is fairly obvious, it is all worth it, 'cause if we do fail-- things fail-- and we come home, and after we come home and it fails over there, they go back to some military coup... isn't that a danger that we can't change the course of a country if we're only going to be there a limited amount of time?"


"I don't believe that's gonna happen."


Unlimited money to go over there, "I don't think anything bad's gonna happen"... Well how about spending some money on cleaning up the mess you made here at home for the veterans?...

I'm worried. I'm really worried about the Republicans, their inability to wean themselves off of military intervention.

They have a culture of defendency, if you will. And I believe it's turned them all into warfare queens. And I think we need to cut them off for their own good.

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Cartoons of the Day- GOP Budget Proposal




VIDEO- Vice President Biden: "Not even Romney's Etch A Sketch can change that."


Veep Biden was in Florida, and he wasted no time working the Etch-A-Sketch label in to his speech:

"Governor Romney supports cut, cap and balance and which is yet another demonstration that there is no daylight between Gov. Romney and Republican leaders on the most important issues facing this country... And not even Romney's Etch A Sketch can change that. He is not going to be able to do that. He may buy a new one, but he can't do it."

He also made this rather super duper majorly important point:

"Make no mistake about it. If the Republicans in Congress and their amen corner of Romney, Santorum and Gingrich – if any of them get their hands on the White House, the keys to the White House I promise you, you will see Medicare ended as we know it."

The Ryan/GOP Kill Medicare plan should do them in, again, as long as we stay on message.

And no, it's not "bold" to suggest a plan like that. It's flat out destructive.


GOP/Ryan Budget doesn't even say the word "veteran"


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Hey, remember when liberals were attacked mercilessly (and wrongly) for not "supporting our troops"? Remember all those American flags the Bush Republicans waved maniacally and how GOP Congress members and candidates all insisted they were patriots because they sported those made-in-China flag pins?

America first! Support our troops... until 2012, because now those troops don't serve their purpose any more.

Via Jon Soltz, co-founder of and an Iraq War Veteran:

[W]ithout saying the word "veteran," the budget tells us a lot about what they think about veterans. The budget calls for across the board spending freezes and cuts. If enacted, the Ryan GOP budget would cut $11 billion from veterans spending, or 13 percentfrom what President Obama proposes in his own plan.

It's unconscionable that they'd do this at a time when so many Iraq veterans have just come home and rely on veterans care. Over 45,000 US troops were wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, and more will come who will rely on VA services, on top of veterans of other wars and eras who depend on the VA. But, this shortsightedness isn't new.

Republicans couldn't get enough of shock and awe. Now they're more like a crock of blahblahblah.

"Never forget"...  I guess they forgot.

Please read the whole post here.