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GOP: President Obama should lead! How dare he lead!?




President Obama doesn't lead! He's weak! Weak!! What a crappy leader he is! Where are his plans? Why hasn't he sent us any plans?! Leadership my ass! Come on, Obama, jump in already! Reach out, why don'tcha? Try being strong for once! Fail!


What?! How DARE President Obama take the lead on immigration! The nerve! He calls that a plan?! What was he even thinking! Why, he's nothing but a Marxist commie French gay Kenyan dictator! Plan schman! Dead on arrival! Pushy, pushy, pushy! Fail!

Speaking of leading, when will Congress decide it's time to get back to work and fix a few of our problems?

And the GOP continues their quest for obsolescence.


VIDEO- Gingrich: Republicans hate President Obama, so his immigration plan is D.O.A.



ABC's Jonathan Karl gets a twofer today. First we saw him call out Paul Ryan’s hypocrisy on the sequester. Now we see him get Newt to say that the GOP will turn down any immigration reform by President Obama simply because they don't like him.

Yes, Newton Leroy Gingrich had no problem describing how Republicans hate Obama, so no way will they pass his immigration plan, despite what's good for the country and the people in it, despite the similarities in Republican ideas and the president's, despite his party's Big Political Reinvention based on a dire need for Latino voters, and despite the economic benefits of passing such a bill.

Marco Rubio poo-pooed it in pretty strong terms by calling the president's ideas “dead on arrival”:

If actually proposed, the President’s bill would be dead on arrival in Congress, leaving us with unsecured borders and a broken legal immigration system for years to come.”

Who won't compromise again, Marco? Who's been obstructing since Inauguration Night 2009? Oh that's right, your party. And under whose watch have illegal border crossings plunged? Oh that's right, our current president's.

Paul Ryan claimed that President Obama “seems to be looking for a partisan advantage and not a bipartisan solution." (The segment is at the beginning, the first two minutes of the video.) Project much?


Here's Newt Ginrich telling Karl that GOP disdain for Obama takes precedence over getting something accomplished for the good of the nation:


"I think there's a very important part of this that the Obama administration probably can't bring itself to deal with: an Obama immigration plan is not going to pass the House... Just as a Bush Social Security plan after '04 was dead because it was the Bush Social Security plan. So if you want to actually get legislation…"

Jonathan Karl:

"Can I ask you, will a Rubio immigration plan pass the House?"


"No, but I think a Rubio, the House Republicans and House Democrats have been meeting on immigration. I mean, I think there will be a House immigration bill that has a very substantial support that Boehner and Cantor and others will be supporting, and I think that negotiated with a Senate immigration bill that has to have bipartisan support could actually get to the president's desk. But an Obama plan led and driven by Obama in this atmosphere with the level of hostility towards the president and the way he goads the hostility, I think is very hard to imagine that bill, that his bill is going to pass the House."


Quickie: "Lacking a partner for peace, war has become the president’s only option."



Today's Quickie:

In a Slate article titled "Obama II: Why the president is finally getting tough," Jacob Weisberg describes the New Obama. Let's hope he's on to something, especially in light of the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad GOP dissension-slash-implosion.

Spoiler alert (not really, I just wanted to say "spoiler alert")-- here's how the piece ends:

The real reason we’re seeing the emergence of a different Obama is simply the late-dawning realization that compromise is impossible with the enfeebled Boehner and his perfervid rank-and-file. Lacking a partner for peace, war has become the president’s only option.

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


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Video- MTP: Even John McCain Says Stop War on Women


So something good comes out of Grumpy McLoserville's 92456th appearance on the Sunday Shows. Via.


VIDEO: "We'll see if Cheney gets questioned now, next time he goes on Fox."


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It's hard to get much more definitive than this. Torture doesn't work. Torture didn't work. Torture will not work. Torture is illegal. Information leading to Bin Laden's demise was not a result of torture.

And yet, as I write this, genius Cliff May is on the MSNBC saying otherwise. He's wrong.

Military interrogator Matthew Alexander is now countering, saying that torture corrupts memory, is simply wrong, it doesn't work, it is immoral, it is cruel, and it is used as an Al Qaeda recruiting tool.

Oh, and there's this: BushCo "admitted to war crimes."

Clear? Clear.


VIDEO- Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: Bush & Cheney “admitted to war crimes.”


At about 4:50, there's an excellent montage of BushCo hypocrisy as they strutted their "War on Terror"/politicizing fear campaign, this as they accuse President Obama of boasting about actually finding and killing Osama Bin Laden.

Starting at about 9:00 Colin Powell's former chief of staff, Lawrence Wilkerson, blasts what's left of BushCo.


Billboard: Prepare for war... against our government


By GottaLaff

Via Think Progress:
This billboard replaces one that warned that the socialist “Obama-Nation” is “coming for you.” It’s unclear who the owner of the billboard is, but the first one was the work of a “Missouri businessman.” (HT: Oliver Willis)

Sometimes free speech gets under my skin. I've ranted about this subject so often I've temporarily run out of rant.

Your turn.