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Jon Stewart Takes It Straight to Hillary: Are you running or not, Lady??

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Well, the pundits are giving former Secretary Hillary Clinton a good grade on her Daily Show with Jon Stewart performance, so that means the polls are in … and, she, of course, course-corrected some previously inartfully stated statements.

For the progressivess who perhaps feel a wee bit … stuck ... with Hillary as a more hawkish candidate when who we really really really really want in that seat is the popular and authentically populist Elizabeth Warren … was this helpful?

Warren, by the way, isn't going to Australia or anything as far as we know, and is kicking ass for other female candidates - and not necessarily those who agree with her or vice versa on every little detail like clean coal. Women are truly excellent at this consensus for the greater good business.

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How astonishingly honest. We might agree with a candidate 80% of the way, and use the 20% discomfort margin of differences to work pulling them hard to the Left. It's genius. Why haven't Democrats happened onto this 'fall in line' strategy before?

You'll find a lot of answers in the Stewart interview. It pretty much pins HRC in position to run, like an ether-woozy Luna moth, with a fetching enough laugh, about to be on semi-permanent display in a largely stationary exhibition spot.

"Do you prefer a home office, or are you happy with a commute? What shape would you prefer that office to be? Are corners of interest?" {paraphrasey} Now these are the questions we wanted answered!

Meanwhile, Fvx Nation has cranked their Hysteria Periscope to the interview and are certain it contains clues to Clinton's inevitable impending doom, it's only a matter of time before Karl Rove is pinning a deputy badge on Dick Morris's puffed-out-chest and calling for a Recall.
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The Morning Joe Schmoe Roundtable was grudgingly enthused. About the PAC monies.


November is a whisper away.

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Scott #Walker part of "criminal scheme;" prosecutor closing in on Chris #Christie

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When it rains it pours in GOP ScandalLand! Today's episode includes some ominous news for both criminal (allegedly) Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, and everyone's favorite entertainer, criminal (allegedly) Gov. Chris "Who moi?" Christie of New Jersey.

Where to begin? All my salivating is distracting me, but not enough to prevent bringing you the latest.

Let's start with Scott "Who Needs a Recall When We Have a Legal Case?" Walker. Politico has the scoop:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker participated in a “criminal scheme” to coordinate fundraising for Republicans trying to beat back efforts to recall him and state senators from office, local prosecutors argue in court documents released Thursday.

Walker, his chief of staff and others were involved in the coordination effort with “a number of national groups and prominent figures,” including Karl Rove, special prosecutor Francis Schmitz alleged.

“[T]he evidence shows an extensive coordination scheme that pervaded nearly every aspect of the campaign activities during the historic 2011 and 2012 Wisconsin Senate and Gubernatorial recall elections,” Schmitz wrote in a December motion, on behalf of five attorneys from some of the state’s most liberal counties, just now unsealed by an appellate court judge.

Ruh roh!

Scotty's in a neck-and-neck race for re-election, so this may very well complicate matters for him. And don't even get me started about his shrinking chances for a 2016 presidential run. Dems are ecstatic.

Moving on to Bridgegate and poor, put-upon Gov. "Heartbroken." This reporting comes via Esquire, where the sub-headline is "Indictments against four cronies are near certain, sources say. Only question is if David Samson, Christie's longtime crony, will flip."

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Two sources with intimate knowledge of the case say Fishman’s pace is quickening -- he has empaneled a second grand jury, and the U.S. Justice Department has sent assistant prosecutors and FBI agents to work the case. [...]

Fishman’s challenge is to nail down specific criminal charges on several fronts -- the diversion of Port Authority money to fund New Jersey road and bridge projects; the four-day rush-hour closures of George Washington Bridge lanes in Ft. Lee; and a web of real-estate deals spun by David Samson, long a Christie crony, when he chaired the PA’s Board of Commissioners as Christie’s appointee. [...]

The question that truly matters is whether Fishman’s pursuit leads to the governor himself. Christie’s Port appointees -- not only Samson, but former PA Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni and his oddball sidekick David Wildstein -- all face near-certain indictment and are being pressed to hand up Christie, as is the governor’s former chief counsel, Charlie McKenna... Fishman has cut no deals with anyone so far, and the looming indictments have encouraged Christie’s PA appointees to sing.

On source said that Samson "is toast." "They’ve got him cold... He got sloppy, arrogant, and greedy. Samson will want a deal."

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Both articles are must-reads, and they're relatively short, so have at it.

What was that again about 2016? Methinks we may have a twofer here. With any luck, we can show both lying, arrogant, slimeball Republican governors the door.

buh bye by Kelly Kincaid

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"Jeb Bush": If it weren't for Karl Rove, SCOTUS, we wouldn't have HAD a torturer-in-chief!

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The other day I posted, "George W Bush ruined the family name." No worries, W, Jeb's up to the task, too. Now Garry Trudeau has jumped right in with a perfect coda. He skewered all three Bushes in last Sunday's comic strip. Trudeau managed to rip into George H.W., George W., and Jeb in one fell swoop. Plus he threw in the Supreme Court and Karl Rove without breaking a sweat. In this edition of Doonesbury, Jeb is being interviewed on a radio show.

Jeb claims to "understand Bush fatigue." If that were true, he would never even consider a run for president in real life. But in Doonesbury World, he believes he's the answer to all those pesky family problems that precede his future candidacy. Also in Doonesbury World, he freely acknowledges-- and goes so far as to list-- the many epic fails of his brother and father.

Take it away, Mr. Trudeau:

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Jon Stewart skewers "Dr." Karl Rove's slimy diagnosis of Hillary Clinton #Brainghazi

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Once again, Jon Stewart kills it on The Daily Show. This time around, he's all over Donald Sterling and Karl Rove the way slime oozes all over Republicans-- like Nebraska U.S. Senate nominee Ben Sasse (R), who will "promote almost anarchistic vision" as Senator: Religion trumps law.

Above is Bill Clinton's reaction. Below is Jon Stewart's inimitable take on The Daily Show:

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Apparently Karl Rove unskewed that number [the number of days Hillary Clinton was in the hospital after her fall].

Clearly, he thought CraniumGate was going to be a slam dunk talking point. Turns out, not really.

"I never said 'brain damage'! All I said, I merely noted, in passing, that she was wearing traumatic brain injury eye wear, whaddyacall there, loboto-lenses, whatever! The boop-boop! glasses, you know, whatever you want to call 'em."

Really, Karl, you sure you want to go conspiracy route on this one?

Unanswered questions! An attempted cover-up! My god! It's Brainghazi!!

How many synapses! We need the truth!! Brainghazi!!!!!

Just one quick question before you go there, House MD: When did you start caring so much about the brain fitness of those who have to hold the Oval Office?

I assume it was right after your boss fell and banged his head after losing a battle with the pretzel. Dude blacks out, next thing you know he's starting an unprovoked war in Iraq.

Now he spends his days eating applesauce and painting his feet.

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So, Karl, how do you explain your own cranial issues? Or your former boss's?

H/t: TheWeek.com

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Republicans Admission - Today There Is No Republican Party

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Well, some people are just plain party poopers. They're Donald or Debbie Downers when it comes to today's GOP. Need proof that the Red Party has gone off the deep end? Look at the reasons former Republican Governor Charlie Crist gives for his movement away from his former party.

Daily News America:

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist says he left the Republican Party and joined the Democrats because of racism.

"They're perceived now as being anti-woman, anti-immigrant, anti-minority, anti-gay, anti-education, anti-environment," Crist, who switched to the Democratic Party in 2012, told Fusion TV about the GOP. "I just wasn't comfortable."

Boy, that's an awful lot of "anti's" according to former Gov. Crist, who's not alone in that thinking. He's leading in the polls in Florida.

Further indications that the GOP has gone off the deep end and has nothing to offer America is their uniformed main target of Benghazi. It seems they've clearly lost the Obamacare wars and need something to rally their troops. And what better topic than a well-worn, already eight times investigated non-issue like an outpost in Libya? Talk about your beating a dead horse...

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While Democrats are looking to take care of kitchen table and pocketbook issues like minimum wage, fair pay, non-discriminatory employment practices, long term unemployment and the biggie -- immigration reform -- the Repugnants are sticking with Benghazi.

The other day, on Morning Joe, Donny Deutsch  suggested that pocketbook issues weigh more heavily on voter's minds at the polls than Benghazi does. Republican CNBC anchor Brian Sullivan attempted to disagree, but in doing so, skewered himself and his affiliated party.

It's always fun to see people heap mud into the wind and have it blow back into their faces.

Over the past few days polling information is indicating that in the deeply Republican south, a number of Democrats are pulling even or ahead in their 2014 midterm election polling over GOP rivals. There's still a ways to go, but when you see Republican Brian Sullivan's rant above, you can start to see why. As the Benghazi hearings eventually commence, I think you'll see even more dissatisfaction with the Grand Old Party.

You can tell how desperate the GOP has become when they dispatch Karl Rove to go on the air and claim Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton has brain damage. Perhaps he should have his oversize head checked, because the words coming out of his mouth sure resemble the ramblings of a troubled, perhaps damaged mind.

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Video- Karl Rove Comes Clean: Delay Obamacare Until GOP Wins Presidency

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Hey, Won't You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song

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One thing about the Sunday Talkers, more often than not it's the same old players singing that same old song. Once in while, you get an Alan Grayson who speaks his mind or a Todd Akin who speaks lacking a mind.

Then you get the next kind of chatterbox, the one who says things you really don't expect to hear -- at least from them. This past Sunday it was the human political piñata , Karl Rove.  He was criticizing the GOP, or at least their most public mouthpiece of late, Rafael Cruz.

Rove, who despite having very little to work with, singlehandedly gave this country 8 years of George Bush. What he did with that Texas rube GW was best described in the lyrics of a song from Fiddler on the Roof--, "...and out of a worthless lump of clay, God has made a man, today." That was Karl at his best.

Well, that miracle worker is seeing crisis right here in the Capital City that starts with "C" which stands for Cruz. Rafael 'Ted' has raised more than eyebrows with his shut down the government banter. He's caused some deep ire among the faithful.

For Cruz, it's not just what he's saying, it's how he's going about it. He's not taking orders, he's giving them.

And for arch-conservative strategists, like Rove and the Koch Brothers, he's proven more rogue that their former poster boy, John McCain. With McCain they knew they had a loose cannon, but they had such a need to keep a Black man out of the White House that they felt encumbered to get behind him because to the Republicans, the alternative was untenable. Something they could never live or work with. And the last five years have proven that to be true.

Now comes another rogue. And his crazy side is identical to the minority tea party which is what the GOP has become ruled by. Rove, the Koch's and Adelson don't like it. This guy won't listen to the money men. He's Pinocchio come to life without any strings.

So, there's a plan -- destroy the monster before he becomes too powerful and usurps their control. So they've sent out hatchet man Rove to start felling the old Canadian oak tree. The first chop has begun. Ax man Rove has taken to the airwaves and the press corps and has fired an anti-Cruz missile hoping to take out some branches, if not totally remove the stump from that smirky adolescent.

Here's Karl Rove setting up the clearer thinking, yet still rightwing of the Republican party.

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