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From YouTube:

A musical lament about the sad state of the GOP Presidential contest (with apologies to the musical "Chicago")

From the song:

Whatever happened to politicians who spoke well and discussed issues?


GOP state chairmen support Priebus demand for networks to drop Hillary Clinton movies or lose 2016 GOP debates



Common Cause:

During the 2008 election, a conservative non-profit organization named "Citizens United" produced Hillary: The Movie, a documentary critical of then-Sen. Hillary Clinton. Because of the political nature of the movie and the fact that Citizens United intended to purchase airtime on a video on-demand service on cable television, the movie was deemed an "electioneering communication" by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and was therefore subject to the rules governing the production of political ads, including limitations on who may fund them. Citizens United sued in federal court to overturn the decision, lost and appealed to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court held two hearings on the case and its ruling ultimately went far beyond what the plaintiffs had sought. The 5-4 decision permits corporations, unions and other special interests to spend as much as they like to advocate the election or defeat of political candidates. Laws that bar those interests from contributing directly to candidates remain in place but the ruling lifted controls on political giving that had been in place for decades.

Five years later...

The Hill:

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus threatened to pull the group’s partnership with NBC and CNN for 2016 GOP presidential primary debates if the networks moved ahead with plans to air films on Hillary Clinton. [...]

In individual letters to CNN President Jeff Zucker and NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt, Priebus called the documentaries “a thinly veiled attempt at putting a thumb on the scales of the 2016 presidential election.” [...]

This suggests a deliberate attempt at influencing American political opinion in favor of a preferred candidate,” Priebus wrote. “I find this disturbing and disappointing."

I find this hypocritical and ironic.

And cowardly.

whining wahmbulance

Of course, if I were chairing the RNC, I'd be running scared, too.

The Hill posted a sequel: GOP state chairmen endorse Priebus call for networks to drop Clinton projects.

tweet plouffe rnc debates hillary movieLink

The circumstances are different, but I still found it oddly entertaining. Oh, and by the way Reince, via LiveWire:

"NBC News is completely independent of NBC Entertainment and has no involvement in this project," Communications Director Erika Masonhall tweeted.


Quickie: Ann Romney says Mitt is done with debates


Today's Quickie:

Per Livewire, Mrs. Willard told Americans for Prosperity that if any debates are scheduled, Mr. Willard will not attend:

"I've also decided no more debates," she said. "If we do another debate, he's going to sit in the audience and watch me."

No more debates it is, from here on out. Apparently, President Obama will be at the podium alone then? Or does Ann assume her husband will lose the primary?

Wait... "I'VE decided..."? No wonder Willard always appears so awkwardly eager to please. He's been beholden to his better (!) half.

Wait #2: "If WE do another debate..."? Silly me. All this time I thought that was Ricky Santorum up there with him. I just knew those sweater vests didn't fit quite right! And think back... When's the last time you saw Ann and Ricky in the same room together?

Oh, but I kid the missus.

That was today's Quickie. Was it good for you?


PhotOH! The GOP "Magic H8 Ball"


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"Apparently, this election is just a game to the GOP."