The Republican Party just can’t let go.
Chauncey Devega is blunt (follow the link for the entire piece):
In the Age of Obama, conservatism, racism, and white supremacy are all coupled together like man-beasts at a bestiality and zoophilia themed orgy.
First daughter said last night that, if President Obama and the Democrats are indeed waging a war on white folks, “it must be very covert.”
After the fifth investigation has deemed that the Republican fuss over Benghazi was all smoke and mirrors, Republicans are launching yet another investigation so as to stir up their base. This one will be led by one Tray Gowdy (R–Cloud Cuckoo Land).
Dick Polman’s comments are worth a read; here’s a nugget:
This, however, was the best line in Gowdy’s opening salvo: “These outstanding questions, and others, are legitimate, and seeking the answer to these questions should be an apolitical process.” Is he serious? An apolitical process? He’s just a carnival barker tasked by House Republicans to coax the tinfoilers into the party tent, to gin them up en masse for the midterm elections.
For those folks, the empirical findings in the House Intelligence Committee report (which has to be declassified by the intelligence community) won’t matter a whit. There is a “paranoid style in American politics,” as the esteemed historian Richard Hofstadter famously wrote, characterized by “heated exaggeration, suspiciousness, and conspiratorial fantasy,” and any congressional panel that fails to feed the mindset must surely be part of the conspiracy
Jim Wright also reviews the events at Stonekettle Station. Here’s a bit:
For two years conservatives have been demanding “the truth.”
And they’ve got it.
By their own hand, from their own people.
And suddenly, the party of personal accountability is strangely quiet on Benghazi.
But then it really wasn’t the truth they were after, was it?
Jon Stewart revels in Republican lies about Reagan.
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Dan Casey tells the story one 91-year-old person’s attempt to obtain a “valid photo ID” so she can exercise her right to vote. Follow the link and read of the punishment she was willing to endure so as to be allowed to have a say in the next election.
Years ago, back when she lived in New York, Trapani used to be an elections official. She worked at the polls when she lived in Florida too. “And I’ve always voted. Whenever there was an election, I voted.” She considers it a civic duty.
But her Virginia driver’s license is expired, and her passport is too. So recently she went through a significant hassle to get a valid photo ID, which is required of all voters under a new state election law that took effect July 1.
Republicans are betting that most persons won’t go through the trouble, allowing themselves to be de facto disenfranchised.
The Republican Party has become a vile and loathsome thing.
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Moved below the fold because it autoplays on some systems.
Down in Florida, the League of Women Voters has instituted a nifty little suit regarding the machinations behind Florida’s recent redistricting. Much of the decisions were made in secret, and the League wants the records made public because, well, they concerned the people’s business.
Scott Maxwell reports that the trial is not going so well for the pols. A nugget:
Legislators have been accused of violating the Fair Districts amendment by using politics and partisanship to draw the state’s congressional and legislative districts.
Anyone with one good eye could already see they had pulled off a scam. Instead of sensible districts that follow geographic boundaries and keep communities intact, legislators drew snake-like districts that slither through as many as eight counties.
But now we have gobs of witnesses, evidence and testimony to prove it.
Follow the link for his summary of the evidence so far.
Jon Stewart on Bowe Bergdahl–below the fold in case it autoplays.