Because When Republican Presidential Candidates Are Talking, They’re Lying

Why Did Chris Christie Say He Was Appointed U.S. Attorney The Day Before 9/11 When He Wasn’t?

Just answerin’….

The Vaseline Incident

…probably would have been a better name for a certain Guns N’ Roses album.

He has attacked, in over-the-top style, Maine’s most vulnerable and stigmatized populations time and time again. He has ignited divisiveness and spread ignorance fueled hatred across our state in the name of blind, backwards policy that helps the wealthy and hurts the poor.

In countless instances since he took office in 2010, LePage has offended us, disgusted us, infuriated us, and mocked us. He has displayed complete incivility and intolerance, and embraced the role of the unabashed, bull-headed, right-wing mouthpiece to the point where he made those traits cornerstones of his re-election bid.

Yet when confronted by an activist from the other side of the aisle who’s found the courage to look him square in the eye and give him a dose of his own medicine, he suddenly found himself speechless, as is the case with most typical bullies.

And its the perfect name for something that was recently served up to Paul LePage, who, among Republican governors, is Chris Christie minus the compassion and morality.

None Dare Call it Treason

From Crooks and Liars:

Fox Cheerleads U.S. Companies Moving Overseas

They’d have to evolve to become a pile of maggot-infested skunk excrement.

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.


Joni Ernst: Right-Wing Psychopath

From Crooks and Liars:

During the [Iowa Republican Senatorial Primary] debate, a viewer questioned whether she would change her ad which shows Ernst on a firing range promising to unload on Obamacare. TPM:

The moderator then asked Ernst if she would change the ad or its timing in light of the UCSB shooting.

“I would not — no. This unfortunate accident happened after the ad, but it does highlight that I want to get rid of, repeal, and replace Bruce Braley’s Obamacare,” Ernst replied, referring to a Democratic Senate candidate. “And it also shows that I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. That is a fundamental right.”


I wonder if Ernst would support an “accident” defense (manslaughter, be it voluntary or involuntary) for the shooter had he survived and gone on trial.

And I wonder why more members of the alleged lib-rul media aren’t demanding an answer to that question from her.

The O’Reilly Factor, Y’all

O'Reilly Y'all

H/T Snarky Democrat

Fact: If You’re a Worker, Republicans Hate You

Legend has it that, at some point in 1965, a person who had voted for losing Republican candidate Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential election said, “I was told that if I voted for Goldwater, we’d be at war in six months.  Well, I did – and by god we were!”

Now, meet Republican Tennessee Senator Bob Corker:

Last Friday, Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga voted against having UAW represent them.  This was a shock to many because initially the workers supported it.  By Friday, Sen. Bob Corker, State Sen. Bo Watson and Rep. Gerald McCormick’s threats and intimidation caused the workers to worry they might be responsible for shutting the plant down or not having it expand by manufacturing the new SUV.

Corker was smug and gleeful.  After the vote, he told the Media:

“Needless to say, I am thrilled for the employees at Volkswagen and for our community and its future.”

Corker may be thrilled, but VW and many others are disappointed by his interference and fear-mongering.  From Reuters: VW workers may block southern US deals, if no unions

“I can imagine fairly well that another VW factory in the United States, provided that one more should still be set up there, does not necessarily have to be assigned to the south again,” said Bernd Osterloh, head of VW’s works council.

So, five decades after the Johnson-Goldwater joke, we will have another joke: Bob Corker, a psychotic, rabid Republican who hates unions so much he’s willing to fight them even when the company in question wants the union to represent its workers and even if it costs more jobs in the long run than his fearmongering claimed that unionization would cost.

Now, VW workers who did vote to unionize will be able to say, “I was told that if I voted to unionize, the south would lose VW jobs.  Well, I did and by god the south is going to!”

I know…

If you’re one of the people in the south who would have gotten one of those jobs that Bob Corker has helped to ensure won’t come to the south, that’s really not all that funny.

Neither was  the Vietnam War.

Or would you rather be a duck?