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Jan 29, 2013 - 09:22am PT
Yep. Yet despite this a lot of middle class and struggling working folks and poor people vote for them anyway. I lot of it has to do with tea party racist/homophobic/xenophobic positions and general ignorance.

Jan 29, 2013 - 09:23am PT
Philo, that is so funny and so true!

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Jan 29, 2013 - 10:41am PT
we're from the government, and we're here to help:



Jan 29, 2013 - 10:43am PT
" I almost wish you all would wind up with your ONE PARTY dreams..."

People like you are certainly doing their level best to make that happen, that's for sure

Once we've exterminated you politically (like we already have in CA), we can get back to being a great country again.

Boulder, CO
Jan 29, 2013 - 12:30pm PT
as the DOW approaches 14K I have to admit they were right. the economy is going to crash.

Jan 29, 2013 - 12:42pm PT
"as the DOW approaches 14K I have to admit they were right. the economy is going to crash."

And look how right about the EU they were - because, as we all know, it collapsed, just like they swore it would.

How lucky we all are to have such prescient wingnut economists, with such impressive academic credentials, who can so accurately predict what will happen!

Boy, they sure proved us uneducated liberals wrong, eh?

SF bay area
Jan 29, 2013 - 12:48pm PT
You better be concerned whenever the dow, s&p, approach all time highs. Particularly when they have tried and failed before followed by a crash as in 2008/2009.

Jan 29, 2013 - 01:15pm PT
Repubs Concerned That 11 Million New Dem Voters Might Not Be A Good Thing For Them

Dr. F.

Ice climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
Hannity Insanity: Fox Is ‘Only Media Organization On This Planet That Has Delivered Fair And Balanced Coverage’


Coming to you live from an alternate reality.

It’s finally happened: Sean Hannity of Fox News has gone completely insane. On Monday’s edition of The Sean Hannity Show, Hannity took issue with President Obama correctly pointing out that Republicans are being held hostage to the conservative entertainment complex. Even the semi-responsible members of the Republican caucus (the few that are left) are afraid to govern because governing means compromise. Why is this a problem? Because the CEC has pronounced any and all compromise as a total and complete betrayal of “conservative values,” tantamount to treason. This is why the Tea Party has been emboldened to primary any Republican that does not swear a blood oath calling for the death of Obama.

OK, that’s a slight exaggeration. Then again, look at how Chris Christie was attacked for working with Obama when part of his state was devastated by superstorm Sandy, so maybe not that much of an exaggeration, after all.

During a two-minute opening to the segment in which he makes his ludicrous claim, Hannity used the following words and phrases to describe President Obama: liberal, left wing, all out assault on the 2nd Amendment and the rights of law abiding Americans, trampling on your rights, What’s his next target? The First Amendment, The Anointed One, failed on the economy, failed to create jobs, failed to reign in radical extremism abroad. And then he finished up with this gem:

Sorry, Mr. President. We’re going to continue, on this program, to do our part to save America from your radical agenda.

Well, at least he admits Obama actually is the president. Sometimes I wonder if the right wing bubble is so thick that some conservatives still think Mitt Romney won the election.

Let’s take a second to bring Hannity back to the real world:
■Obama IS a liberal but only a center left one (more center than left). It’s only in comparison to the current extremes of the GOP that he seems to be a wild-eyed lefty. He’s actually to the right of Ronald Reagan in some respects.
■An all out assault on the Second Amendment would be a banning of all guns or a flat out repeal. Asking for enforcement of current laws and the banning of future sales of weapons and accessories specifically designed to kill as many people as possible in the shortest amount of time possible is not radical in the slightest. Insisting that kindergarten teachers be armed, on the other hand, is the ravings of a madman. Or a shill for the gun industry.
■As soon as Sean Hannity can tell me what rights he had on January 19, 2009 (the day before Obama’s first inauguration) that he no longer has, I’ll take him seriously that Obama has trampled his rights.
■“The Anointed One?” Yeah, Sean, I can see you’re not letting your bias seep through at all…
■Economy? Wall Street profits are at an all time high. The rich are richer than ever.
■Jobs? I thought Wall Street and the rich having more money would solve this problem? Unless Sean wants to admit that the trickle-down “job creator” nonsense he’s been peddling for years is a big fat lie, perhaps he should stop talking about jobs.
■Radical extremism abroad? Obama has killed more known leaders of al Qaeda in 4 years than Bush did in 7. Also? Obama Got Osama.

Fair and balanced? No one in their right mind could say that with a straight face and believe it. Unless, of course, they’re being paid a whole lot of money to lie to the highly gullible and easily frightened.

Mountain climber
Jan 29, 2013 - 06:38pm PT
is it more sick that the President likes mass murders or that so many climbers here smile with happiness with him?

Jan 29, 2013 - 06:59pm PT
Obama's Recession Economy Stomping Bush's Housing Bubble Economy Into The Dirt


Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jan 29, 2013 - 09:29pm PT


Caught Attacking Rape Victims, Rep. Cathrynn Brown Claims She Only Meant to Punish Those Who Help Rape Victims

By Amanda Marcotte
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 14:30 EST

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Topics: rape victims

I reported two days ago on a New Mexico state legislator named Cathrynn Brown who introduced a bill banning abortion for rape victims that required jail time for rape victims who dare refuse to continue a pregnancy forced upon them. She got a lot of attention for this, and so she’s now doing what Republicans do when caught being too openly hostile towards victims of gender-based violence, and backtracking. Now she claims she didn’t mean for women seeking to end rape-induced pregnancies to see jail time for “destroying evidence” (yeah right), and she’s rewriting the bill to clarify that you’ll only do time if you help a rape victim end a pregnancy. Which means that providers will be threatened with jail.

But just to be clear: She’s specifically trying to ban abortion for rape victims. She wants New Mexico to be a state where any man can decide at any point in time to forcibly impregnate a woman, and that woman is barred legally from doing anything about it.

What’s becoming clear is that as the Republican Party moves to the right, the official bipartisan stance against violence against women is being abandoned. There’s always been an interesting tension between the right wing base and the Republican Party on this. The base is, not to put too fine a point on it, more sympathetic to perpetuators of much violence against women than victims of it. For instance, right wing media has basically always opposed the Violence Against Women Act. The objections have centered around the bullshit claim that victims are liars, though in many cases, the argument has been that the government’s approach to domestic violence is to try encourage victims of batterers to stay with their abusers. This is a fine line for conservatives to walk, because almost never do they want to say that all victims of rape or domestic violence are to blame.

But still, recent events make clear that the hardline sexist view of rape and domestic violence is gaining credence on the right. You see it with “legitimate rape” and all the various attempts by House Republicans to define rape only as “forcible” rape. That would have the effect of defining statutory rape, rape of an incapacitated person, and possibly even rape that was achieved through threats as non-rape.

The ugly reality is, as anyone who discusses gender online can tell you, that the hardline conservative base is blatantly misogynist and happy to do things like blame women for men hitting them, or claim that men are entitled to rape women who agree to unchaperoned dates with them. Nowadays the conservative base is tired of pretending to be more moderate than they are in order to help Republicans get elected. They’re expanding the battle of reproductive rights to attack contraception. They’re heckling people who’ve lost loved ones to gun violence. Feigned “compassionate conservatism” has instead turned into ugly attacks on the “47%” and claiming that anyone who votes for a Democrat is lazy and refuses to work. It’s not surprising, therefore, that deeply ugly attitudes about rape and domestic violence are no longer contained in spittle-flecked blog comments or uttered only behind closed doors, but are now coming out of the mouths of politicians and being turned into policy. Make no mistake; looking to pass laws banning rape victims specifically from aborting is part of this bigger picture.

Gold Canyon, AZ
Jan 29, 2013 - 09:42pm PT
is it more sick that the President likes mass murders or that so many climbers here smile with happiness with him?

Actually, we only smile and giggle at moronic posts.


Jan 30, 2013 - 05:57am PT
Conservatives have always been on the wrong side of history: conservative Democrats from Jackson until the 1960s, conservative Republicans now. Wrong, wrong, WRONG about everything.
Dave Kos

Social climber
Jan 30, 2013 - 07:35am PT
Brilliant and succinct:

At its core, Paul Ryan’s appeal is simple: He's what stupid people think smart people sound like.


(I don't think the article is very good, but it's worth it for that one sentence.)

Dr. F.

Ice climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2013 - 09:02am PT
Obama Popularity Rating Rises In Second Term, Poll Shows
The Huffington Post
| By Alana Horowitz Posted: 01/30/2013 8:32 am EST | Updated: 01/30/2013 8:41 am EST

President Obama's popularity among constituents is rising in the early days of his second term.

According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll, 60 percent of respondents said they had a favorable view of the president, while only 37 percent said they had an unfavorable view.

This is the highest his favorability has been since 2009, the first year of his first term, when he received 79 percent positive responses in a similar poll. It's also up from last year's ratings, which found his popularity in the 50 percent range.

The poll was conducted between January 23rd and January 27th, in the days following his inauguration speech.

The speech itself has received high marks. A recent Huffpost/YouGov poll found that the majority of Americans agreed with the president on key issues he highlighted in his speech, like equal pay for women and protecting Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security.

Obama's speech has been widely-regarded as his most progressive.

I guess the rest of the country likes mass murder as well.??
Are you talking about Abortion??
You may have not thought of this, but The President does not perform abortions.

so you would be wrong, the President does not like mass murders
Dr. F.

Ice climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2013 - 09:22am PT
Why is Gitmo still open???
Because stupid idiots like rong vote for Republicans, then say the President didn't keep his promises (that the Republicans block so they can't be kept), and then vote for more Republicans...
and then complain about Republican Defense Budget bills that take away our freedoms...

Harry Reid On Guantanamo: 'Republican's Fault' Prison Camp Hasn't Closed
Posted: 01/29/2013 4:51 pm EST | Updated: 01/29/2013 5:00 pm EST

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said at a Tuesday press conference that it was "nobody's fault" the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is still open four years after President Barack Obama promised to close it. Reid blamed Congress for making it "legislatively impossible" to shutter Guantanamo -- but offered no sign he will push to loosen restrictions on closing the facility this congressional session.

Reid's comments come just one day after the White House reassigned the full-time special envoy working on fulfilling a 2009 Obama executive order to close the Guantanamo camp.

Asked by a reporter whether the reassignment of the envoy was the "nail in the coffin" for Obama's Guantanamo pledge, Reid responded, "Well, it's something we're still looking at." Then he turned the question over to one of his top deputies, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).

Durbin, however, was no more reassuring. "Listen, I supported the president's position on Guantanamo, but Congress didn't. He didn't have the votes," Durbin said. "The president saw that. I think he measured it properly and said we need to move on."

"It's Republican's fault," Reid explained. "The president can't do things unilaterally. He has to deal with Congress, and dealing with Congress made it legislatively impossible to do. What he wanted to do was to close Gitmo."

Eleven years after the Guantanamo camp opened, and four years after Obama issued his executive order to close the prison, the gap between what the president wanted to do and what he actually has done keeps growing wider. Meanwhile, the ongoing military trial for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed highlights the failure of the administration to prosecute him and other 9/11 plotters in a civilian court.

During his first presidential run, Obama made closing Guantanamo a central element of his pledge to break with the Bush years. But in 2009, Senate Democrats, led by Reid, cut off money to close Guantanamo, frustrating Obama's early plans to transfer prisoners there to the United States. Earlier this month, Obama signed the 2013 Pentagon budget bill into law -- despite his own threats to veto the legislation over provisions that effectively forbade him from closing the detention camp.

Obama's signature on the defense bill, and Reid's comments on Tuesday, throw further cold water on prospects that Guantanamo will close any time soon.

Dr. F.

Ice climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2013 - 09:24am PT
Our Congressional Leaders, fumbling around while the Country burns
Our Congressional Leaders, fumbling around while the Country burns
Credit: Dr. F.
Dave Kos

Social climber
Jan 30, 2013 - 06:49pm PT
Reagan’s Childhood Home To Be Bulldozed For Obama Presidential Library


Not true (it is Fox News, after all) but it would be kinda funny if it were.


Trad climber
Living Outside the Statist Quo
Jan 30, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
F post (top of last page) says the gop were the champs of tax breaks for the rich or something like that but remember he is also quoted as saying...

I was wrong

and indeed once again here's an easy example that a) its both parties that favor breaks to their buddies and also b) in this case the dems were the instigators of breaks to millionaires that were part of the emergency legislation that was passed.
Lets see... I count 13 dems with 6 repubs and its only 5 repubs that make the correct choice and vote no.

I guess either if you favor the breaks the 6 repubs were right and if you do not favor millionaire loopholes then you gotta give it up for those 5 repubs who clearly were knot

What is this bill? Its currently giving tax breaks to a millionaire nascar track owner, some Samoan fish plant owner and several other party associates. And the Pres applauded this as part of the legislation that avoided the so called fiscal cliff.

And you guys still believe? Here's the facts

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