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When It Walks Like A Duck And Quacks Like A Duck...

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"Just foolin' with ya."

That's what  Representative Steve Stockman (R-TX) is trying to tell us about his being MIA. Seems the congressman has been so out of sight that even his staff didn't know where he was. He wasn't in Washington nor in his native state of Texas. Actually, the "radio silence" combined with his Claude Rains, Invisible Man act, is is quite an oddity considering in the middle of a "heated" election campaign.

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) has barely been seen in the past month, despite all the legwork that needs to be done in his uphill bid to defeat Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas). He's missed 17 straight votes since Jan. 9, and he's largely been a nonentity on the campaign trail. But on Monday, Stockman finally decided to make his existence known again, insisting he has been traveling abroad on official duties as well as spending time campaigning in Texas.

So, Stockman's story now that he's returned is that he's been traveling overseas. His timing of this seems a bit peculiar. Actually the last time a top public figure of his stature went missing is when then Governor Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) went MIA. He too was traveling out of the country, though officially he was out hiking. Truth is he was visiting his South American mistress for whom he's since dumped his wife. But America can be a forgiving place. At least South Carolina is. They elected the disgraced, resigned former governor as a member of their U.S. congressional caucus of representatives.

Now I'm not saying Stockman has a mistress, but how interesting he chose to say he was overseas and his own staff had no idea. You'd think they would know. This makes you pause, doesn't it? I suppose if he was out of the country and it kept him from 17 votes in the House, it must have been some kind of official business. Here's Stockman's story, via HuffPo:

In comments to Breitbart News, Stockman said he traveled to Russia, Egypt, Israel and England as part of an official 10-day congressional delegation trip.

"There was 5 of us on the trip. They were laughing at the whole Steve is missing thing," Stockman told Breitbart via text message [supposedly] from London. He also claimed that reporters knew about the official trip and simply "pretended" he was missing.

Oh, those crazy reporters, pretending and giving us all a startle like that. Shame on them.

None of the other members of the trip, however, missed the House votes. Stockman said he was missing for those because he was campaigning.

Campaigning? In London? He's running for the Texas senate seat, not a House of Commons wig.

The four other Congresspeople have not yet come forward to confirm  if he was on the trip or not. Doesn't that make you a bit suspicious? He says he was with them but so far silence from his four supposed travel companions?  

WAPO:

The AP reported on Stockman being MIA last week, writing, "Stockman's staff won't say where he is. They have ignored more than six weeks of emails, telephone messages and social media posts from The Associated Press and other news outlets."

So, missing votes. Missing campaign stops. A staff not knowing where their boss is. Unanswered emails and telephone messages. Silent travel companions. Does this sound like a man who's just too busy traveling the world on official business, or more like Florida Congressman Trey Radel?  Radel was missing because of his stint in a rehab clinic. Has anyone asked if Stockman was his roommate there? That would make more sense than the stories Stockman's trying to pass off now that he's resurfaced.

I'm not saying he's a druggie and he was away, drying out. I'm not saying he was off with his mistress. I'm just saying that his stories don't pass the sniff test at the moment. And what walks like a duck and quacks like a duck oftentimes is a duck.

What kind of duck do you think Rep. Steve Stockman is?

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Cartoons of the Day- GOP Vs. The Tea Party

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According to Texas First Lady, Texas is a Country, Therefore Ted Cruz Is Not A US Senator

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Okay, no wonder the lone star state is in trouble -- they have easily befuddled, often confused Rick Perry as their chief of state.

But to hear his wife, Anita Perry on Saturday being interviewed at the Texas Tribune Festival, she's first lady of the country of Texas, not state of Texas.

The interview below is the proof in the pudding. At 1:58 of the video, First Lady of the new country of Texas says there are only four countries in the world that allow abortions, Texas being one of them.

Well, for all those Texas secessionists out there, you seemingly got your wish. Good luck to you, the country of Texas. BTW, would you please remit funds for the state roads, bridges, libraries, fire stations, police stations, US federal installations and all the other public services and facilities that we've been paying for. As a sovereign country, you have no more right to these US investments. You gotta get your own.

Oh, and while you're at it, please take your senators back. We're pleased to return "former" senators John Cornyn III and Rafael 'Ted' Cruz. Good luck with them as leaders of your new, national government.

How interesting that First Lady Anita Perry publicly disagrees with her husband, (what is he called in your land, King?) Rick, on a woman's right to an abortion. She states at 02:36 of the interview that abortion is a woman's RIGHT.  At 02:42 of the tape, she's asked to clarify that the interviewer heard her correctly -- she's in favor of women's right to  make their own decision regarding abortion.

She confirms it and goes so far as to prominently say that she won't criticize State Senator Wendy Davis, for her stand on abortion rights. Seemingly she agrees.

Listen for yourself. Here is the First Lady, or perhaps now she's called Queen Anita I, of the sovereign country of  Texas:

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VIDEO-- GOP Sen. John Cornyn's idea of immigration reform: Disney World and exploitation of immigrant deaths

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Aww, look at that. See how pensive and deep and somber Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is in the video?  He gets that way around graves of undocumented immigrants marked with bouquets of pretty flowers. What a guy. He sure cares. So-o-o much. So very much.

Why, he feels so sad and compassionate that he's blocking immigration reform! As Think Progress notes, that would be the same reform that would "effectively prevent more senseless border deaths from occurring. Migrants often have to rely on smugglers who leave them to die in the desert."

It must just be his quirky little way of helping to reinvent the GOP in order to prove their Very Serious Outreach Effort (scroll).

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If you think that video is bad, wait until you hear this, as reported by Think Progress. Cornyn actually compared U.S. border security to-- wait for it-- Disney World:

CORNYN: My conversations with Senator Rubio, he happened to share with me that Disney World uses a biometric system to ensure people do not commit ticket fraud. If they are that easy, affordable and good enough for the Magic Kingdom, they ought to be good enough for the United States. Senator Sessions’ amendment would guarantee they would not be eligible for lawful citizenship until there is a biometric entry/exit system.

No he's not kidding.

Follow the link for a lot more.

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GOP solutions: Ignore the past, ignore reality, repeat dangerous mistakes

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Here are two disturbing headlines that I ran across at The Hill:

Once again, Republicans want to pre-emptively retaliate against possible (not imminent) violence by initiating actions that would potentially result in more violence. See how that works?

Me neither.

Reality schmeality, just go ahead and bulldoze your way right smack into another war and more needless killings.

The GOP is bent on repeating the same bad policies that got us into bad situations. Their plans would make things worse by repeating the same idiotically hostile, thoughtless mistakes of the past. Not solutions, mistakes. Not forethought, mistakes. Not hindsight, mistakes. Not common sense, mistakes.

See: War, Iraq.

See: Guns, more.

See Deaths, more.

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Relevant segment of Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show," is at about 2:50:

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Video Added- Republicans demand Warren Buffett’s tax returns

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Careful what you wish for guys, this could open quite a can of worms for our side. Koch brothers ring a bell? Still, they're just nasty rumor mongers looking for more mud to sling.

The GOP is making a concerted effort to pressure billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett to release his tax returns to the public.

Republicans say Buffett — the public face of Obama’s proposed “Buffett rule” to increase taxes on the wealthy — needs to reveal his finances if his views on tax rates are going to serve as the basis for Obama administration policy.

“Will Warren Buffett release his tax returns so we can see why he should be the standard for tax policy?” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) questioned in a tweet Thursday.

“If he’s going to be the gold standard, so to speak, in terms of what our tax policy should be, yeah, let’s look at it [his tax returns],” Cornyn told ABC News.

UPDATE- LOL, JMM is calling them "Buffett Birthers"-

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE- Laugh's on them asshats, Buffett gave his tax returns to Charlie Rose last month.

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Gasp! "The President and his Senate Democrat friends are already promising to follow through on their threat to raise taxes."

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For your consideration:

Let's expose these idiots as often as we can.

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