A home for every crackpot I guess. Via MM.
A home for every crackpot I guess. Via MM.
I don’t know if the Doof Gang know what hypocrisy is, ’cause what they said sounds pretty consistent with what they’re doing. Via.
Longtime reader/pal Blondetwit lives in Washington (the state) and wrote this in Comments under the post CNBC’s Jim Cramer: “My dad, a vet, won’t be allowed to vote in Pa…” and I had to share it with all our readers. Jaw-dropping:
In what became a heated argument the other day over this very issue, my opponent in the convo said that I would “Go to hell, as all liars, cheats and frauds go to hell, and that he knew I’d like it there because that’s where ALL democrats go…”, so I calmly responded, “I have no problem with voter ID as long as there is absolutely NO IMPEDIMENT to getting that ID”.
His response, “What the hell does IMPEDIMENT mean? You need to STOP making up words! All Democrats make up words!!…..”
Need I say more?
However, this man is a local person of some reputation (not sure what that reputation is these days), but has been held in respect.
So the guy who condemns all Democrats to hell, who calls them liars, cheats, and frauds has the vocabulary of a third grader. And is well-respected.
Imagine how respected he’d be if he knew what the word “apology” meant. Or “civil.” Or “educated.”
Which reminds me:
Via my sweet and talented friend @AzureGhost, with permission.
I have been struck by one consistency from Herman Cain: When confronted by the press, he repeatedly admits to knowing nothing. Hey, if that doesn’t inspire voter confidence, nothing will.
For example, he was only “vaguely familiar” with charges by two female employees of inappropriate behavior. And according to an email news alert I just received from Politico:
Herman Cain said he was “falsely accused” of sexual harassment while he was CEO of the National Restaurant Association but said he had no knowledge of any settlements paid to his accusers during a Fox News interview Monday morning. [...]
He added: “If the restaurant association did a settlement, I wasn’t even aware of it and I hope it wasn’t for much. If there was a settlement, it was handled by some of the other officers at the restaurant association.”
More recently, he says he didn’t know that an aide’s corporation may have illegally helped the GOP presidential candidate get his campaign off the ground:
Cain told Fox News he and his staff were not aware of the report and needed time to go though it. “I didn’t even know about it until you brought it up on the show,” Cain said.
He admitted he doesn’t know what a neo-con is, nor does he know how the U.S. Constitution is amended or the difference between that document and the Declaration of Independence.
Apparently, he also doesn’t know that he’ll never become president of the United States. Okay, he does know that, and he also knows that running will result in more income from speeches and book deals once he loses.
But overall, Herman Cain is the self-proclaimed Sergeant Schultz of the Republican party.
Michele Bachmann may end up as a candidate for vice president, because it’s doubtful she’ll be the GOP nominee for the top spot. She’s proved over and over again that she’s an ignorant extremist and a hypocrite with no grasp of those pesky things called facts.
A CNN piece tells Bachmann’s “real story”, a must-read. Here are a few of her, um, drawbacks:
She’d gone into conservative broadcasting suggesting that Democrats in the White House had something to do with swine flu outbreaks.
The press obviously didn’t know that she’d been cited as contributing to the rise of hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center. (She told Sean Hannity’s audience that Barack Obama was a tyrant.) [...]
[A]fter more than ten years of holding office, she has no record of legislative achievement [...] The most important strength she has is the fact that she’s got the Council for National Policy behind her. That’s a political organization founded by a bunch of John Birch Society supporters–they can stop a Republican presidential candidacy cold. [...]
She’s speaking in Christ’s name, and she’s telling these lies: about how she had “no interest, absolutely none” in politics, until God called her to run for the Minnesota State Senate. (That’s a lie, told to fellow believers while she was testifying for Jesus Christ. She’d run as a Republican candidate in a previous election and lost, she’d spoken to groups about education reform, she’d worked as a volunteer on the Jimmy Carter campaign.)
So not only is Bachmann all of the things I highlighted in the first paragraph, she’s also a liar.
But you won’t hear about any of this from the cable news [sic] dee jays, nor in most, if any, newspapers.
What you will hear is that she claims she’s “not a flake”, and commentators opining that she’s a serious contender, that she’s no Sarah Palin, etc. ad nauseam. But her actual record? Holding her to account for her own words? Details instead of headlines? You’ll have to rely on the occasional article like the one above (via CNN, of all places) and on blogs in order to get, you know, informed.
And that’s just the way the corporate media wants it.
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