Shorter Marco Rubio:
If you don’t tolerate my intolerance, you’re intolerant.
A city boy will never learn everything a country boy knows by instinct. A country boy will learn everything a city boy knows in six months.
Shorter Marco Rubio:
Jon Stewart tackles the D. C. Federal Court’s fantastickal reasoning for sabotaging the Affordable Care Act.
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I was taught by my parents to follow the golden rule: Whenever you see kids in trouble, yell at them in a language they can’t understand.
Dick Polman can’t restrain his scorn for John Boehner’s latest stunt. A nugget:
They’re (House Republicans–ed.) upset that Obama has postponed, by one year, the Obamacare rule that requires many employers to offer health coverage. The resolution rebukes Obama for “a failure to implement…the Affordable Care Act.” As Boehner ally Bob Goodlatte declared on Sunday TV, “The president is not enforcing the law.”
Translation: “We’re gonna sue the king for refusing to speedily enforce the same law that we’ve tried to repeal 50 times.”
This is the best they can do? To tie their shoelaces together and fall on their faces?
A letter-writer to the Roanoke Times nails it. A nugget:
That the strongest, wealthiest nation in the world can find billions at the drop of a hat to fund a war or so and millions to help the needy far from our own borders, but turn away the desperate and fear-driven and helpless closer to home — with such hatred and viciousness — may demonstrate why we are so increasingly disliked, scorned and threatened.
And what are we now — bitter, self-serving, fearful NIMBYs wielding pitchforks, torches, placards and fists?
Image via Bob Cesca’s Awesome Blog.
Shawn Day, in my local rag, marvels at how skillfully Republicans have hornswoggled Democrats in the Virginia legislature. A nugget:
But Puckett’s part in his party’s political failure obscures the role that Virginia Democrats, particularly party leaders in the legislature, have played in burnishing their reputation as a bumbling, disorganized lot.
Time and again in Richmond, Republicans have outmaneuvered Democrats, who appear alternately flat-footed or bewildered by their opponents’ organization and preparation. In the House of Delegates, some appear so disconnected that they prevent the party from developing a consistent message.
Left unmentioned in his litany of losing is this: Republicans have consistently caught Democrats flat-footed because Republicans have sunk to depths of skullduggery, up to and including bribery, that even Plunkett of Tammany Hall would have considered beyond the pale. It is a Party without honor, without conscience.
Daniel Ruth, in considering the recent run-off in Mississippi between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel, wraps up the subtext of teabaggery in one short paragraph.
It didn’t hurt Cochran’s rapprochement with his black constituents when McDaniel whined: “It’s time to defend our way of life.” That is shorthand for, “Hey Betty Lou, is my klan robe back from the dry cleaners yet?”
The Republican Party has become the party of racism. Chauncey Devega eloquently wonders why the media is unwilling to address that reality.
Addendum, after Lunch:
From Southern Beale–click to read the rest:
God, I don’t get this “don’t let them die in vain” crap. Wake up, people! How many more people have to die because we refuse to admit we made a colossal mistake the first time? Be pissed about it, get angry — Lord knows I’m angry, I’ve been angry for years — but for God’s sake, don’t send more of our soldiers to die in a war to protect the damn oil supply so your loss “won’t be in vain.” Face it, America: it was in vain. It’s horrible, it’s tragic, it’s an epic blunder for which there’s been zero accountability. Take to the streets about it, for God’s sake. Demand answers. But don’t make the same mistake twice.
One quibble: It wasn’t a mistake.
It was a con, a scam, a fraud, right from the git-go.