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GOP Gov. Susana Martinez "can be nasty, juvenile, vindictive, appears ignorant about basic policy"

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"Somebody told me he's absolutely eloquent in Spanish, but his English? He sounds like a retard."

Yes, New Mexico's GOP Susana Martinez laughs and played along as an aide says that about Ben Lujan (former Speaker of the House and father of NM Congressman Ben Ray Lujan).

ProgressNow reminds us that Governor Martinez has "actively promoted her own advocacy for her developmentally disabled sister in campaign ads, media pieces and slickly-produced profiles of her. 'Retard' as a descriptor of people like her sister has long since been considered inappropriate." How's that GOP outreach workin' for ya, Sue?

Mother Jones posted a whopper of a story about a side of Susana Martinez we haven't seen. And by whopper I mean, ouch! Apparently the private Susana Martinez differs from the public Susana Martinez. And as you may recall, public Susana Martinez has been the darling of many a Republican, not to mention a possible 2016 contender.

That may change:

No wonder, then, that many see Martinez, who turns 55 in July, as the party's future. Fox News host Greta Van Susteren touts her "great resume": America's first Latina governor. Former district attorney of a border county. Guardian of her mentally disabled sister. Tax cutter, gun owner, daughter of a sheriff's deputy. The Koch brothers invited her to speak at one of their secretive donor enclaves. Karl Rove singled her out in Time's list of last year's 100 most influential people as a "reform-minded conservative Republican." The Washington Post put her at the top of a list of likely 2016 vice presidential candidates; Romney has boosted her as a presidential contender.... In the media, Martinez is often compared to Sarah Palin [...]

Internal campaign records and interviews with former aides suggest that she didn't dig too deeply into the details of her own proposals: "Aren't we the ONLY state in the US that provides a NM drivers license to illegal aliens?" she asked in a November 24, 2009, email. (At the time, seven other states had similar policies.) [...]

Listening to recordings of Martinez talking with her aides is like watching an episode of HBO's Veep, with over-the-top backroom banter full of pique, self-regard, and vindictiveness. As Martinez and her campaign staff rewatched a recent televised debate, Martinez referred to Denish, her opponent, as "that little bitch." After Denish noted that the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce had given her an award, McCleskey snapped, "That's why we're not meeting with those fuckers." [...]

A major postelection interview with Latina magazine became a punch line after Martinez asked her interviewer to "remind me" what the DREAM Act was.

As ProgressNow notes, Susana Martinez has no problem with references to Democrats as “Little Bitches” and “Little Retards.” There is more audio at that link.

If this is the real Susana Martinez, if this represents what she really thinks about teachers, women, the mentally disabled, and Hispanic business, she's going to have a lot of explaining to do.

There's a lot more where that came from.

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AUDIO-- Rep. Paul Broun: Georgia will only go Democratic if "all these illegal aliens" get to vote

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so-called illegals immigration rights signPhoto via

Note: Apparently the audio code is messed up, so please follow the link below for audio.

Georgia Rep. Paul Broun said the following on a local radio show, via the Hill:

"It only helps the Democrats if we legalize all these illegal aliens in this country who the Democrats want to put on federal welfare programs, and actually they're on federal welfare programs today. The Democrats want to make them all basically dependent on the federal government so they can continue their radical, big government agenda. They want to get people so that they're looking to for bigger and bigger government.

"The only way Georgia's going to change is if we have all these illegal aliens in here in Georgia, give them the right to vote. It would be morally wrong, it would be illegal to do so, under our current law. Actually, all these illegal aliens are getting federal largesse and taking taxpayers' dollars. And that's the only way that this state is going to become Democratic again, in the next number of decades."

One: Hey Paul Broun, they are not "illegal aliens," they are people. People who are trying to make it. People with families. People who pay taxes. People who scrub other people's toilets and take care of other people's kids. People who are kids themselves, trying to get an education so they can contribute to society responsibly, unlike yourself. People who scare the crap out of you, because without their votes, you and what's left of your party are toast.

Two: STFU.

Three: If you, Paul Broun, are fundraising off of this kind of disgraceful disparagement, then it is you who is the moocher, the taker, benefiting politically on the backs of those who are struggling to make a better life for themselves. Without them, this country's economy would sink. By the way, genius, check out the image at the top of this post.

Here are all our Paul Broun posts if you want to read more about this brainless, soulless, compassion-less, racist ignoramus.

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Video- Dur Alert: Gov Jan Brewer Can't Pronounce Tuskegee

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C'mon. Has she been living in the U.S. the past half century or not? At least in her Governor role she should have been tutored on any "hard" words in her speech. Huge fail.

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Theater of the Absurd - The House of Representatives

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Waiting for Godot

I'm calling John Boehner ignorant. Let's start with what the term means in simple layman's terms. Here's how Merriam-Webster defines the word, ignorant:

Definition of ignorant:

1
a : destitute of knowledge or education <an ignorant society>; also : lacking knowledge or comprehension of the thing specified <parents ignorant of modern mathematics>

b : resulting from or showing lack of knowledge or intelligence<ignorant errors>
2
: unaware, uninformed

Just before Congress went of their five week August break, they voted for a 13th time (not to be confused with the 40th time they voted to repeal Obamacare) to defund ACORN, or the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

Thirteen times. They must really want to kill this bill badly. I think WE get it. The GOP hates ACORN.

But don't THEY get it? It's already dead. It was disbanded in the spring 2010 - over three years ago. What kind of communications do they used on the hill? Even pony express should have gotten the message to them by now.

Oh, and Speaker Boehner was there when it happened. So wasn't he listening, did he forget his vote or is he just plain ignorant?

"Word is the majority will also prohibit foreign aid to the Ottoman Empire this year," a Democratic congressional aide snarked to HuffPost. (Like ACORN, the Ottoman Empire does not exist.)

"Thirteen votes to defund a program that no longer exists. Forty votes to repeal a health care law that is transforming millions of lives," said Drew Hammill, a spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), comparing the anti-ACORN legislation to the House GOP's routine votes to repeal Obamacare. "If their agenda is to do nothing on a timeline of never, they're setting record pace."

This is truly like Theater of the Absurd. Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT. The GOP seem to be waiting for something that is never going to happen. That's because it already did happen. The GOP leadership is simply wasting our money and time that they could be putting into real legislating on our behalf, not in repealing a phantom bill.  Now if ignorant doesn't fit the definition perfectly than tell me what other word does?

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Photo- Hey Rep King!! THIS Is What 75 lbs Of Weed Looks Like

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Actual headline-

75 pounds of marijuana seized in Interstate 70 traffic stop

I'm thinking a few backpacks, wheel barrows and skids might do the job.

Background on King's Follies here. Via Anna Laurie and TNR.

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Senator Jim DeMented

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Fortunately for us, we have people like Rachel Maddow who sometimes get the opportunity to go face to face with hate-mongers and ignorant people and lecture them, pointing  out the absurdity of their remarks and statements... This past Sunday, she did so quite eloquently in confronting Senator Jim DeMint who's claim to history is he's a woman hating, immigrant attacking, anti-education, doofus.  His outrageous stupidity in the senate make one ask what the people of South Carolina were thinking when they elected him and reelected him.  Then again, this is the same state who elected their corrupt, (both morally and legally) ex-governor as a U.S. Congressman.  And we wonder why public opinion of our House of Representatives and Senate is at record, all-time lows.

Well, for a good smack-down, listen to Rachel:

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Video- Joe Scarborough, Michael Steele Whack Trent Franks For Rape Comments

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They just can't help themselves, but at least it helps us.

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