Thursday, April 30, 2009

Congressman John A. Boehner and Congresswoman Virginia Foxx Fleecing the Rubes.

This is not what I planned on doing today, but when I read it I thought I might be able to have a little fun with it. The first is an interview with Minority Leader John A. Boehner of Ohio by the Washington Times.

The Washington Times, a conservative newspaper was founded by the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed second coming of Christ and a bigtime GOP backer.
You wouldn't know it by looking at him, but apparently Senator Boehner has a delicate tummy. He tells us about it in the interview.
The top House Republican said Tuesday that the liberal bills being pushed by President Obama and congressional Democrats make him "want to throw up" and that Mr. Obama's first 100 days in office have shown he has "no plan for keeping America safe."
Oh, for the good old days when president was ticking off the rest of the world, starting wars for no reason, disregarding terrorist warnings and seeing evil doers behind every bush.
Unfortunately, for Boehner and the Right, paranoia is not conducive to feelings of well being or safety. Catch-22.
Minority Leader John A. Boehner of Ohio said in an interview that decisions such as closing Guantanamo Bay prison and releasing classified memos on CIA interrogation techniques reflect a dangerous, "piecemeal approach" to national security.

"I'm just looking at some of these tactical moves that they've made, and I don't see how they fit into a larger picture," he said in an interview with editors and reporters at The Washington Times. "They have no plan for taking on the terrorists, and they have no plan for keeping America safe. What is the overarching strategy here?"

I have to applaud Congressman Boehner for publicly admitting woefully inadequate cognitive abilities. It takes a big man to admit his shortcomings.
The "overarching strategy" can be found here, Obama's NSC Will Get New Power, btw. Always glad to help out the cognitively challenged.
He attacked Democratic initiatives such as a "hate crimes" bill being considered this week in the House, which would boost the federal government's authority to go after "bias-motivated violence." Conservative critics say the bill amounts to a gag rule for preachers and other religious figures who do not support homosexuality.

The bill "makes me want to throw up," Mr. Boehner said, blasting the idea of going after someone for "what we think they were thinking as opposed to what they did."

OMG! Obama's not only coming after our guns, but he wants our preachers too! And then he wants us put in jail for what we think! OMG! OMG! OMG!
It's just hard for me to believe that a grown man like Boehner could say something like this with a straight face. It's even harder for me to believe the number of people who actually believe this crap.
They ought to be just damned glad that there aren't laws against total stupidity in this country.
As I said before this is crap. Are you listening right wingers? It's just absolute BS. In fact, the language of the bill includes,
"Nothing in this Act, or the amendments made by this Act, shall be construed to prohibit any expressive conduct protected from legal prohibition by, or any activities protected by the free speech or free exercise clauses of, the First Amendment to the Constitution."
So you see, Fox News and the Right Wing Propaganda Machine, or even your hate spouting preachers will not be affected in any way. So you'll have to find something else to talk about at your next tea party.
The 10-term lawmaker criticized Mr. Obama's bid to shut down Guantanamo before figuring out where the high-risk terrorist detainees would be placed.

"We have a fabulous facility in Cuba. It is state of the art," he said. "I have no confidence that any detainees we send back to Yemen are going to be in prison for a very long time, and then they're right back on the battlefield."

Yeah, we should just keep them forever in order to make the Right feel safer. Brilliant!
I have a better idea. Let's move out the detainees and since it's such a "fabulous facility in Cuba" with "great food", we could open it up as a resort for vacationing right wingers. I got this from the right wing blogosphere.
It’s a tropical paradise with great food, comfortable accommodations and culturally sensitive religious services. It’s cleaner and more pleasant than the countries of origin of any of the inmates, and is far too good for them.
Too good for them, but great for tired right wingers who need a little rest far away from Obama and all of those America hating liberals. Hasta la vista!
Mr. Boehner also criticized Mr. Obama's release of Bush administration Justice Department memos approving "enhanced interrogation techniques" such as waterboarding, saying it "handcuffs our intelligence professionals." He also challenged the premise that most of the information had been reported, arguing that an official government account is categorically different than a press report.

"They should have fought this court case all the way to the end instead of rolling over for their friends in the [American Civil Liberties Union]," Mr. Boehner said of the lawsuit that prompted the disclosure.

Boehner says he don't want the memos out because it would "handcuff our intelligence professionals". That's a little odd considering that our intelligence professionals say it doesn't work anyway. Like here and here and here.
So torture yields basically either no intelligence or bad intelligence. It don't work and Boehner's all for it. I have to give them credit, right wingers can go farther with no intelligence or bad intelligence than any other group that I've ever seen.
Congressman Boehner also mentioned another of the Right's greatest fears, the ACLU. Imagine an organization that stands up for a person's civil rights, no matter who or what they are. That's just un-American.
Senator Boehner, champion of red herrings and straw dogs.
Champion of the ignorant beyond belief is North Carolina Congresswoman Virginia Foxx. Take a look at what she said:
Rep. Foxx: "The bill was named after a very unfortunate incident that happened, where a young man was killed, but we know that that young man was killed in the commitment of robbery. It wasn't because he was gay. The bill was named for him, the hate crimes bill was named for him, but it's, it's really a hoax, that that continues to be used as an excuse for passing these bills."[House Floor Speech, 4/29/09]

I mean, even the killers said they did it because he was gay.
I'm glad that these people are finally starting to be seen as the reactionary fringe group that they always have been.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Right Wing Analysis 101: There Will Be a Test.

I really don't believe in pounding someone when they're down, however, considering all the trouble they've caused this country and since they are practically writing this post, why not?
Once again we'll delve into the twisted psyche of the Right and see just what kind of fun stuff we can come up with.
To be fair, we have to keep in mind that the Right is experiencing extremely high stress at the moment. They're still shellshocked from the 2008 election, only 21% of the population will admit to being Republican and Sen. Arlen Specter has left the Titanic. Thrown overboard is closer to the truth.
So, let's talk about Specter and the Right's reaction to his joining their nemesis.
“I would rather have 30 Republicans in the Senate who really believe in principles of limited government, free markets, free people, than to have 60 that don’t have a set of beliefs.”— Sen. Jim DeMint, R-SC
“Guess now that Larry Craig is gone & Specter realized there was no teabagging at the teaparty, he had to go Dem for Frank to fondle him.”— founder Erick Erickson, on Twitter.
“RINO Specter is the first to go! He knows that we conservatives are taking back the party and there’s simply no room for him. He’s just showing his true colors and being what he has been all along: a DEMOCRAT!!!!!! Now, if we could only dump Snowe and Collins….”a Free Republic poster
“I think the threat to the country presented by this defection really relates to the issue of whether or not in the United States of America our people want the majority to have whatever it wants, without restraint, without a check or a balance…. This is not a national story, this is a Pennsylvania story.”— Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
That's right Senator, the majority of the country want the majority party to have whatever it wants. You don't have to worry about checks and balances, that's our job and we'll do it.
Check out the comments at the bottom of the above article to see how the Right's rank and file handle adversity.
The Right's philosophical leader, the venerated Rush Limbaugh doesn't see it as a defection, but rather an ideological cleansing of his party.
"A lot of people say, 'Well, Specter, take [Sen. John] McCain with you. And his daughter [Meghan]. Take McCain and his daughter with you if you're gonna…" he told listeners, dissolving in laughter.
"…..It's ultimately good. You're weeding out people who aren't really Republicans," he said.
I remember when Rush ragged Chelsea Clinton, now Meghan McCain. You know, I really don't think that Rush cares much for girls.
While Rush was trying to keep his party pure, other right wing commentators were busy planting the notion of Swine Flu being introduced into this country by illegal aliens into their fertile yet empty minds. Of course, that's the only possible explanation.
Despite the fact that there is no evidence to support such claims, talk radio hosts Michael Savage and Neal Boortz, radio and Fox TV personality Glenn Beck, and columnist Michelle Malkin are spreading them faster than the contagion.

"Illegal aliens are bringing in a deadly new flue strain. Make no mistake about it," blares Michael Savage.

"I've blogged for years about the spread of contagious diseases from around the world into the US as a result of uncontrolled immigration," writes Michelle Malkin.

"What happens if there's a rash of deaths in Mexico... and if you're a family in Mexico and people are dying and Americans are not, why wouldn't you flood this border?" announces Glenn Beck.
Oh! But wait, there's an even more logical explanation.
"What better way to sneak a virus into this country than to give it to Mexicans....then spread a rumor there there are construction jobs here, and there they come," blathers Boortz.

Savage — "make no mistake about it" — believes that radical Islamic countries planted the virus in Mexico knowing that humans make the "perfect mules for bringing the strain into America."
Don't you just love well thought out and rational discourse?
Bonnie Fuller answers them point by point in her article that I stole these quotes from.
Specter's not the only Republican that the Right may decide that needs to be cleansed.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., said Tuesday he will support the nomination of an Indiana University law professor to head the Obama administration’s internal law office.
Some Republicans have promised to try to block Johnsen’s confirmation either because of her support for abortion rights or because she criticized the legal justification used by the Bush administration for the torture of detainees.
OMG! The head of the Excutive Branch law office actually following the law? Well, we know that concept is just way too radical for the staid Right. No wonder they think the Left is crazy.
Despite all of the above, we know that the Right stands firm on whatever they consider principles, which, BTW, I believe still have about a day left on the bidding over at e-bay. When a Republican says something it's etched in stone.
While the stimulus was being debated in January, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor called a group of reporters into his office to outline the GOP's objections. As we filed in, we walked past a giant poster ridiculing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for allegedly pushing for high-speed rail connecting Disneyland and Las Vegas.

On NBC's "Meet the Press," Cantor called that project an example of "waste and pork-barrel spending."
Asked about high-speed rail at a recent local event in Virginia, Cantor was all thumbs up. "If there is one thing that I think all of us here on both sides of the political aisle from all parts of the region agree with, it's that we need to do all we can to promote jobs here in the Richmond area," Cantor said of the high-speed rail.
No wonder the Right's base is confused, I know I am.
Now we will go from the questionably sane members of the Right to a couple that there's no question about.
The image at the top is the Twitter posts from this guy.
An Oklahoma City man who announced on Twitter that he would turn an April 15 tax protest into a bloodbath was hit with a federal charge of making interstate threats last week, in what appears to be first criminal prosecution to stem from posts on the microblogging site.

Daniel Knight Hayden, 52, was arrested by FBI agents who identified him as the Twitter user CitizenQuasar. In a series of tweets beginning April 11, CitizenQuasar vowed to start a “war” against the government on the steps of the Oklahoma City Capitol building, the site of that city’s version of the national “Tea Party” protests promoted by the conservative-leaning Fox News.
Hayden’s MySpace page is a breathtaking gallery of right wing memes about the “New World Order,” gun control as Nazi fascism, and Barack Obama’s covert use of television hypnosis, among many others.
I really don't understand this guy, we have television and the internet in Oklahoma, hell, some houses even have indoor plumbing, so there's really no excuse for this.
But I think this will make him a frontrunner for Sarah Palin's running mate in the 2012 election. Palin/Quasar, it'll sure look good on your bumper.
I tried to see if I recognized anyone on his friends list, but it's kinda hard since we all kinda tend to look alike in Oklahoma.
Unlike Citizen Quasar, this next guy was just kinda bummed out about Obama getting elected. So, he whacked a couple of deputies. He'll have to do better than that to get the Glenn Beck decoder ring.
An offense report filed against Cartwright the day he died outlines an angry husband who threatened his wife, kept guns and knives on hand, was "severely disturbed" that Barack Obama had been elected president, and believed the U.S. government was conspiring against him.
I was going to save this groundbreaking conclusion for the last, but for some reason I'm putting here, probably hoping it will segue into the next item.
The Right has a tenuous grasp of reality. Shocking, huh?
Ohio State University has done a study and found that the folks on the Right actually think Stephen Colbert is serious and is making fun of the Left. Very, very tenuous.
"Our results aren't that conservatives don't get the joke. It's that how you see the joke depends on who you are," says Kristen Landreville, a PhD student in communications at Ohio State University and one of three co-authors. "If you're conservative, you think the joke's on liberals because he's openly making fun of liberals."
And they think the country would be better off with them in charge.
The right may be down, but they're by no means out. They have a cunning plan.
Washington, D.C. (April 28, 2009) – As the White House and Congressional leaders seek to move the country dramatically left, some of America’s most prominent conservative leaders, strategists, academic voting behavior experts and professional pollsters have come together to form Resurgent Republic, an independent, not-for-profit organization that aims to shape the debate over the proper role of government. More giveaways to Big Business and the rich.

Resurgent Republic will promote market-oriented policies, deregulation lower taxes and economic growth, for Big Biz and the rich and strong national security policies. open the doors of the treasury to defense contractors It will help policy makers, think tanks, interest groups and others advocate for policies that are consistent with conservative principles, and oppose policies that stifle job creation, weaken national security and undermine values that have made America a great country. eight more years of Bush or putting lipstick on a pig---no, not Limbaugh in drag
So, let's review:
What have we learned about the Right, it's inhabitants and it's policies?
If you used any form of the words Bat Guano, you get an A.
Have your educational institution contact me to get that put on your transcript, Right Wing Analysis 101.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

What the Right is Thinking, Fantasizing, Muddling, Mulling Over and/or Wanting to Foment.

First of all, it's pretty obvious that they still believe that they're in the majority, even though they're not.

They also seem to believe that there is a ground swell in this country for a revolution to overthrow our new liberal/socialist/fascist/whatever government that the actual majority voted in.

They actually think that the rest of us are so clueless that we can't understand that the Obama Administration and the Democrat Congress are dismantling the Constitution and bringing in communism as our new form of government. They know this because, by God they love this country and care enough to take interest in what's going on. They stay informed, they listen to talk radio, they watch Fox News, they click on WorldNetDaily and Newsmax and they're all saying the same things, so it must be true.

Oh yeah, and they're going to take our guns away from us. Just like Hitler did.

But hang on a minute, where were all these Constitution lovers during the last eight years. How many of them really realize that there's a lot more to the Constitution than the 2nd Amendment?

Imagine the furor if Barack Obama had said these words:

"I don't give a goddamn," Bush retorted. "I'm the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way."

"Mr. President," one aide in the meeting said. "There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution."

"Stop throwing the Constitution in my face," Bush screamed back. "It's just a goddamned piece of paper!"

I really don't remember their outrage when this happened. They didn't complain when George W. Bush called our Constitution a "Goddamned piece of paper" and they didn't complain when Bush ignored the Constitution and broke the law in doing so.

We may not have realized it at the time, but in the period from late 2001-January 19, 2009, this country was a dictatorship. The constitutional rights we learned about in high school civics were suspended. That was thanks to secret memos crafted deep inside the Justice Department that effectively trashed the Constitution. What we know now is likely the least of it.

Of course, to a card carrying member of the Silent "Majority", none of this stuff actually happened. It was just hype perpetrated by the liberal media. Really.

Let's take a look at what motivates these people.

Here's what a joke looks like in the extreme Right. I think it epitomizes the Right's "Audacity of Hope".

What does President Lincoln, President Kennedy, and Presedent Obama have in common?

Nothing Yet .

I get this neat stuff in my e-mail. It's kinda scary. There's lots of folks out there who really believe this stuff. They are afraid of their government, they are paranoid and they are armed.

Here's a really neat one, it has a biblical theme and it pretty much covers the whole Right Wing Fantasy Land misinformation campaign. You can see it all here.

It's titled "The Promised One". Obama, of course is the Promised One. Here's the happy ending.

> >> And the people said, "Wait a minute. That is unfair!!"

> >> And the world said, "Neither are these other idiotic

> >> programs you have embraced. Lo, you have become a Socialist state and a

> >> second-rate power. Now you shall play by our rules!"

> >> And the people cried out,"Alas, alas!! What have we done?"

> >> But yea verily, it was too late... The people set upon The

> >> One and spat upon him and stoned him, and his name was dung. And the

> >> once mighty nation was no more; and the once proud people were without

> >> sustenance or shelter or hope. And the Change The One had given them was

> >> as like unto a poison that had destroyed them and like a whirlwind that

> >> consumed all that they had built. And the people beat their chests in

> >> despair and cried out in anguish, "Give us back our nation and our pride

> >> and our hope!!" But it was too late, and their homeland was no more.

> >> .......................

> >> You may think this is a fairy tale, but it's not. It's

> >> happening RIGHT NOW!> >>> >>

After reading this, if your not wetting your knickers, you must not be a "real American". Mine's dry too.

You must be thinking, "Why would anyone rather believe untruths and be miserable when it's just as easy to believe the truth?" We all know that knowing the truth doesn't make you happy but at least the things that we're concerned about merit that concern. I mean, we're not going to get off our butts, go buy tea and go protest a 3% tax increase on the richest 5% of the country.

When I first read the next vitriolic screed I thought it was written by one of the "Silent Majority" members who had let the right wing propaganda take her off the deep end and needed to vent their rage before they spontaneously combusted.

It was surprising to find out that the woman who wrote this is quite accomplished. I figure that she is just another of the Right's hired guns that they use to manipulate the rubes.

It's about the Obama's trip to the G20 Summit and her indignation over the Obama's performance during that trip

You can read it all here, but here's some bits and pieces.

Yo, first couple!

Yeah, that's really the title.

OK, Barack and Michelle - it's my turn now.

As long as you seem to be on the road of informality, throwing tradition, etiquette, proper diplomacy, protocol and common sense out the window and replacing it with 21st century casual, I'm taking the liberty, as an American citizen, to give you a message from my heart: stop it!

For two people of your political and diplomatic level, your breezy disregard for proper behavior is embarrassing.

Don't you just love how the Right feels that they are experts on all matters and therefore they should be the arbitrator on all matters, because the rest of us are just too stupid to understand grown up things. Like this.

We've been treated to you repeatedly criticizing and apologizing for our country on foreign soil in front of world leaders. Then, to make it worse, you bowed to the Saudi king, a full, from-the-waist, bow!

What was that about? Bowing signifies subservience! You can make book that the Saudis and all the Middle East understands that. Barack, the president of the United States of America is not subservient to anyone.

That bow was inappropriate and demeaning to your office and to all Americans. You should be ashamed, at the very least, embarrassed.

You can kinda see my problem with taking these people's selective indignation too seriously.

This was going to be it, but I received a new "joke" today. I just thought I'd share it with you.

Obama walks into a bar with a parrot on his shoulder. The bartender says, Hey, where did you get that? The parrot says, Kenya ...they're all over the place!

When you stop rolling around on the floor check out this video and think about if the Right is who you want leading this country into the future.

Did you know?

I don't think the Right could even come close to grasping the implications.


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Standing With Mississippi.

Heather Young sent me the following information about the Mississippi Center for Justice and their Standing With Mississippi campaign to force Mississippi's corrupt (my word) Republican Governor Haley Barbour to take federal money to help Mississippi's working class and stop acting like a posturing dumbass (again, my words).

OK, Heather I've signed the petition and here's my endorsement.

For those of you who don't know who Haley Barbour is, lucky you. Haley's a big time, Southern, good old boy, anything that helps the rich and screws the poor must be a good thing, Republican party philosopher/propaganda expert. He was even chairman of the Republican National Committee from '94-'97.

Here's a little more background on Barbour courtesy of Think Progress.

Family members and lobbyists profited from Katrina tragedy: "Among the beneficiaries are Barbour's own family and friends, who have earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from hurricane-related business. A nephew, one of two who are lobbyists, saw his fees more than double in the year after his uncle appointed him to a special reconstruction panel."

Owned controlling interest in 2002 New Hampshire phone jamming company: For nearly two hours on election day 2002, subcontractors for the telemarketing firm GOP Marketplace tied-up Democratic and union phone banks with repeated hang up calls. Multiple GOP officials eventually either pled guilty to or were convicted of criminally violating federal communications law. Barbour's investment group, Helm Partners, was not only a major investor in GOP Marketplace, but it also held a controlling interest in the firm.

As a lobbyist, he represented firm indicted in Tom DeLay's money laundering scandal: As a lobbyist for Barbour Griffith & Rogers, Barbour represented The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care Inc., "a corporate coalition of 14 of the country's largest for-profit nursing home companies." The Alliance wrote a check for $100,000 "ended up illegally funding Republican candidates for the Texas statehouse" in 2002. The check was eventually used as evidence in the case that led to indictments for money laundering against former Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX).

A former tobacco lobbyist, he killed Mississippi's successful anti-smoking program: From 1998 to 2002, Barbour's lobbying firm "was
paid a total of $3.8 million by the tobacco companies." As governor of Mississippi, he led an effort to defund and ultimately kill the state's anti-smoking program, considered to be "the nation's most successful anti-smoking programs."

Directed large amounts of reconstruction funds to wealthy homeowners: Barbour and Mississippi's two Republican Senators steered an "unprecedented" $23.5 billion in federal reconstruction aid, but by waiving a HUD requirement that "70 percent of the funds are supposed to be allocated to low- and moderate-income people." Barbour "badly skewed" the funds towards "wealthy homeowners," with only 25 percent reaching "the poorer segments of the population."

What a guy.

Here's the plug from Standing with Mississippi.

Petition to Governor Barbour: Accept Stimulus MoneyMississippi

Center for Justice launches national online petition in favor of stimulus

Mississippi Center for Justice launched an online campaign, “Standing With Mississippi,” designed to inform Mississippians—and other friends around the country—about Governor Haley Barbour’s intended rejection of nearly $60 million in Unemployment Insurance benefits provided to Mississippi as part of the Federal stimulus package.

“Standing With Mississippi” encourages people to voice their support for providing every available dollar to Mississippians who have lost their employment through no fault of their own.

As the poorest state in the nation, Mississippi can least afford to put partisan politics ahead of people’s basic needs. Mississippi desperately needs its rightful share of the stimulus package. The money that Governor Barbour is rejecting will help 39,600 hardworking families weather this recession.

Supporters are encouraged to sign the petition and learn more at:

The petition comes at a time when Governor Barbour has called a public meeting for April 16 to discuss the stimulus money. Mississippi Center for Justice believes hardworking Mississippians deserve every available resource to support their basic needs of food and shelter during such a difficult economic time.

There's a lot of good folks in Mississippi, sign the petition and help them out. Thanks.


I'm working on some right wing propaganda to show just how unbalanced the Right actually is, so stay tuned.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Just how stupid do you have to be to be a Republican? Global Currency, Michele Bachmann, Glenn Beck, Mary Fallin and GOP SOS Budget.

I don't know? Is it just a tenuous grasp of reality or is is just plain stupidity? Paranoia? Persecution complex? Superiority complex? Having Jesus talking in their heads 24 hours a day? The Right Wing Propaganda Machine? Analytically challenged? Greedy? No, that one's a gimme.
I mean just what is it that makes Republicans/Conservatives the way they are?
I sure as hell don't know. But I do know that there's plenty of evidence that something's wrong with them.
Just one example is Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). She appeared on Glenn Beck's Paranoid r' Us show to brag about the great job that she's doing in stopping America's rush into the One World Currency crisis that is currently sweeping Right Wing Fantasy Land.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) appeared on Glenn Beck's TV show yesterday, to talk up her proposed constitutional amendment to stop the Obama administration from replacing the dollar with a global currency:
Bachmann boasted that she's picked up 30 cosponsors so far, to which Beck replied: "I can't believe that you've only got 30 cosponsors. I mean -- how is it you could walk around going, "I just -- this is just, hey, save the dollar.' And only 30 people are willing to say, 'Eh that sounds like a good thing, let's give that a shot.'"
OK, we have two supposedly educated adults here talking about something that's not even real. And to top it off, Bachmann has convinced 30 other supposedly educated adults to put their names on a public document to stop something that there's no such thing as.
What's even more amazing is that these indredibly, gullible freaks of nature have their own following of even more incredibly, gullible freaks who think that the rest of us who don't believe the crazy crap are stupid. And this is how the GOP and their base make fantasy policy.
The 30 genii that cosponsered Bachmann's "I'm so damned dumb that I don't know what's real" constitutional amendment proposal are: Whacked out nut jobs, I mean, are:
Todd Akin (R-MO), Spencer Bachus (R-AL), Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), Judy Biggert (R-IL), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Paul Broun (R-GA), Henry Brown (R-SC), Dan Burton (R-IN), Michael Conaway (R-TX), John Culberson (R-TX), Mary Fallin (R-OK), John Fleming (R-LA), Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Phil Gingrey (R-GA), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Darrell Issa (R-CA), Walter Jones (R-NC), Steve King (R-IA), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Tom McClintock (R-CA), Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI), Ron Paul (R-TX), Joseph Pitts (R-PA), Bill Posey (R-FL), Tom Price (R-GA), David Roe (R-TN), John Shadegg (R-AZ), Glenn Thompson (R-PA), Zach Wamp (R-TN)
Now think about it. Wanting to amend the Constitution to prevent something that's not real from happening.
Oh yeah, Oklahoma's own Mary Fallin is a typical family values Republican. In 1998, in typical Oklahoma politics fashion Mary's state trooper bodyguard resigned after admitting to "unprofessional conduct”, but it had nothing to do with making the animal with two backs. Wink, wink, nod, nod. There was nothing more than a little hand holding and kissing, you know, like friends do. I never realized that the Republicans were such a friendly bunch.
Meanwhile Oklahoma's holier than thou Republican Governor Frank A. Keating who at the time was railing against Bill Clinton's "unprofessional conduct", said nothing. There's nothing quite like living in a Red State.
Back in the real world, the GOP trotted out their tired old sow and put some new lipstick on it and called it their budget plan today.