The Question All Legitimate Media Should Ask David Brat…

Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon college, has an especially radical theology to support his right-wing politics. Brat’s CV lists him as a graduate of Hope College, a Christian school in Michigan, and Princeton Theological Seminary, a Presbyterian Church U.S.A. seminary in New Jersey. He claims to be a “fairly orthodox Calvinist,” but several of his published writings expose a unsettling core theology that is centered around lifting up unregulated, free-market capitalism as a morally righteous system that churches should embrace—or else.

and continue to ask until he actually answers: Which do you believe in – christianity or the free market?

But, of course, spineless corporate ‘Democrats’ (the difference between them and Republicans is…..what?) are signaling that they’re A-OK with Brat being de facto unopposed in the general election.

 The Democratic Party is already signaling that they won’t be solidly backing Jack Trammell, the Democratic candidate for Eric Cantor’s old seat after Cantor announced that he won’t run as a write-in candidate.

[T]he DNC immediately began raising money off of Cantor’s defeat, but not for the Virginia race.

Worthless Wall Street shills.

With them as the alternative, christofascism seems….

indistinguishable.

 

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Who Benefits from the Dana Beyer ‘Campaign’? (Part 2)

It still isn’t trans people.

Surprisingly not from The Onion:

Beyer insists her decision to challenge Madaleno is not just about the trans rights bill that O’Malley signed.

She told the Blade she will focus on economic issues, the environment and other progressive issues if voters elect her.

“I’m not running to be the trans senator,” said Beyer. “I’m running to be the senator from District 18 who happens to be a woman, a civil rights leader, trans, intersex, a physician, a surgeon, a writer. I am many, many things and in many respects certainly with respect to being an elected representative, being trans is the least of it.”

Retired‘ Doc Beyer is running to discredit the political viability of all trans people.  The question is: On whose behalf?

In the past I’ve done plenty of questioning of the intentions of the legislative arm of Maryland’s Gay, Inc. – including Madaleno rather recently.  But, the fact is that he came through in 2014 – and there is no rational reason to immediately dump the guy in favor of anyone, much less wacky ol’ ‘retired‘ Doc Beyer.

No, I’m not suggesting lifetime political immunity for Madaleno.  When next he comes up for re-election – in 2018 or whenever – judge him in that context.  The guy could eventually do something worthy of being tossed.  But, if wacky ol’ ‘retired‘ Doc Beyer is on the ballot then, wacky ol’ ‘retired‘ Doc Beyer will still have to come up with a reason that anyone other than wacky ol’ ‘retired‘ Doc Beyer should vote for wacky ol’ ‘retired‘ Doc Beyer.

I haven’t heard one yet – and I doubt seriously if I or anyone ever will.

Madaleno compared Beyer to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) during a May 29 debate that aired on Montgomery Municipal Cable’s “Political Pulse.” The two also clashed during a District 18 Democratic Breakfast Club forum on Monday.

“She wants to be the person that just makes the big statement that gets attention, but actually spends little time in making the hard decisions about governing,” Madaleno told the Washington Blade in an interview on Tuesday.

I can think of a number of trans people in Maryland whose intelligence and expertise the state’s legislature could benefit from (and one who the state’s judiciary should already be benefiting from.)

But wacky ol’ ‘retired‘ Doc Beyer is none of them.

Ann “We Just Want Jews to be Perfected” Coulter Called in by Fox ‘News’ as ‘Expert’ on Eric Cantor’s Defeat

Jewish Eric Cantor’s defeat.

During Bill O’Reilly’s show, which is the highest rated on their network, Fox News made the correct call of cutting away from The Factor to cover the breaking news that Eric Cantor lost his primary election to a Tea Party nobody. Megyn Kelly came on and hosted Bret Baier, Brit Hume, Carl Cameron and Chris Stirewalt, all considered to be their big guns when it comes to election results. While they were in the middle of the discussion and right after Bret Baier discussed the trouble that’s ahead for the Chamber of Commerce after Cantor’s historic loss, Megyn Kelly cut in and made a history breaking announcement all of her own.

Kelly: You have to stand by because I get to say something now that I’ve never…I, I…nare I say no anchor has ever said in the history of anchoring television which is Bret Baier, Chris Stirewalt, Brit Hume, Carl Cameron because I want to go to a phoner with Ann Coulter.

Three of them laughed it off, but Brit Hume was really not amused.

Rick Scott’s Seamus

Looks like Gov. Fire Marshal Bill had no other use for his dog Reagan than as a prop.

Shortly after winning the GOP nomination in 2010, Rick Scott announced to the world through Facebook that his family had rescued a Labrador retriever.

And, with help from his Facebook friends, Scott gave it a name: Reagan.

Asked last week what had happened to the dog, Scott’s current and former communications directors refused to answer.

On Monday, the Times asked the governor to clear up the mystery.

“He was a rescue dog,” Scott said, “and he couldn’t be around anybody that was carrying anything, and so he wouldn’t get better.”

I guess prop is better than poop – but a lying scumbag is a lying scumbag, meaning that, even though that proffered excuse one that some people have had to give after a shelter pet proved to be more than they could handle (it does happen), if you believe Rick Scott then you probably also believed Mitt the Flip when he said that Seamus enjoyed being in his car-rooftop dog cage.

Translation

This:

SCOTT ESK

HOUSE DISTRICT 91

CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP THAT WILL STAND UP TO SPECIAL INTERESTS.

I am running for HD91 because I believe in the principles that made our state and nation great and unique in history – and I want to protect those principles. I believe that rights come from God – not from government….

  • 100% Pro-Life
  • 100% Pro 2nd Amendment
  • 100% Traditional Family Values
  • Lower Taxes & Spending
  • Strong Supporter of States’ Rights

Means this:

Esk

But You Still Can’t Call Him a Natural-Born American Citizen

Under the teabagger, anti-Obama standard (foreign-born son of a non-U.S. citizen father – you know, what the teabaggers inaccurately claim Obama to be), Ted Cruz is not eligible to be president, despite this irrelevancy of a story:

Call him Ted Cruz, All-American

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, famously born in Canada, received official word Tuesday that he is no longer a dual national of the country of his birth.

Time for Eric Cantor to try to Find a Job in the Economy that He Helped to Destroy

Even my 8-year-old pug who sleeps through pretty much everything these days took notice of this…

In what was described as a political “earthquake,” the No. 2 Republican in the House, Eric Cantor, lost his primary on Tuesday to a college professor and political neophyte.

With 97% of precincts reporting from the Richmond-area district, Cantor trailed Dave Brat 56% to 44%, according to the Virginia Secretary of State’s website. Turnout was low.

“This came out of nowhere,” said Mark Preston, CNN’s executive political editor, who said a defeat for Cantor would have national implications since he has been viewed as a potential speaker.

“This will be an earthquake” for Republicans, said CNN Political Analyst David Gergen. “I think this will send shockwaves through the Republican ranks.”

…and immediately began laughing uncontrollably.

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