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5/27/2011

Peeps on "The Fox News Show" Prove Why White House Needs to Monitor Lies

 

So Fox News is upset that the Obama administration might think it needs someone to monitor all the lies and misinformation being spread by the right wing media, led by  Republicans"The Fox News Show" channel,  about the President.  Wasn't it just a couple of weeks ago, (around the same time our Prez was kinda busy hunting down and killing America's most dangerous terrorist), that President Obama was being harangued daily by Republicans "The Fox News Show" channel to "just show us your birth certificate"?  So if Grandma gets her "news" every day just from watching this particular channel and Uncle Bob only gets his "news" from some right wing rag on the Internet, they would have no idea the President is anything but some Muslim Manchurian President, raised in a Madrassa, who secretly "pals around with terrorists" and who may or may not be the Anti-Christ.  Later, of course, Glenn Beck's teevee show that day will confirm Grandmas worst fears about the President while Uncle Bob forwards all those nasty "Obama is a secret Muslim terrorist lover" emails he gets from pals he met at the non-union, low wage jobs they all hate.  Fox, just by turning this position into something it's not, only proves the White House's need to have someone monitoring disinformation and hopefully making sure to address it with something they hate: The Truth.  That's exactly what peeps at the "Fox News Show" are so worried about:  Someone who finds a way to tell Grandma and Uncle Bob The Truth, The Facts.  Right Wing propaganda machines know they would have nothing good to say about the GOP they support, if they have to rely on facts.  Republicans "The Fox News Show" and the Right Wing media has decided to ignore anything- especially those pesky facts- that get in the way of  their Right Wing Agenda because even they really know (to paraphrase The Daily Show's Stephen Colbert):  Facts have a Left Wing Agenda

Follow Up: GOP Apologizes to BP: Rude to Elizabeth Warren

When I saw Congressman John Yarmuth apologizing for the rude behavior Republicans gave Elizabeth Warren, I was reminded of another apology given during a Congressional Hearing.   

Remember this apology:



How Ironic.  This apology came from a Republican to the very same type of people who I previously referred to as "the GOP's most powerful supporters. He was being questioned about multiple deaths and billions of dollars in damage to the U.S. Coast.

Yet, somehow I bet Congressman Barton(R-TX) would have found no reason to apology to Elizabeth Warren. 

5/26/2011

Please Check Out Thomas Hart's Blog

Check out this blog. Hart has the most interesting and thoughtful posts

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Democrat Apologizes for Republicans Extremely Rude Behavior to Elizabeth Warren (Video)

The behavior of the Republicans in yesterdays Congressional hearings was so reprehensible Democrat John Yarmuth(KY) actually found it necessary to apologize.  And he was absolutely correct when he attributed their misogynistic response to Ms. Warren to fear of powerful, smart women who aren't afraid to do the right thing.  Meaning, Elizabeth Warren will have the "balls" to take on the GOP's most powerful supporters on Wall Street and that's got them peeing in their little pants.   Republicans can't even stand the thought of any kind of consumer protection agency (they still hate the EPA).  The thought of someone as tough and smart as Elizabeth Warren has already showed she can be just by the way she handles obnoxious Republicans who think they're all that because they sit on some lame congressional committee but only prove they know jack about anything, must scare the crap out of these arrogant little p*ssants.  I hope Elizabeth Warren knows most Americans who saw this behavior found it as deplorable as Cong. Yarmuth and would want his apology to speak for all of us.
YARMUTH: I apologize to the witness, Dr. Warren, for the rude and disrespectful behavior of the chair. The snarky comments about a Senate race, and the questioning of your veracity when there is documented evidence that you are being totally truthful indicates to me that this hearing is all about impugning you because people are afraid of you and your ability to communicate in very clear terms the threats to our consumers and the threats to our constituents and possibly very, very effective ways to combat them. So I think, in one respect, I congratulate you for instilling such fear in the committee, on the majority side, and in some aspects, or segments, of the business community because they understand how effective you are in getting the message out to the American people.
 

5/24/2011

Wisconsin Republican's Prove Republicans Hate Democracy

What's happening in Wisconsin should surprise no one who's paid any attention to Republican politics. Just like GOP leaders in Washington who seem to care less about what's best for the American people,   Republicans in Wisconsin have done everything they possibly can in their attempt dismantle democracy in their state.  Time and time again they have shown absolutely no regard to the people, to basic fairness or even to the law if it gets in their way.  Their behavior has become so outrageous many of the citizens of Wisconsin began a successful campaign to have these legislators recalled.  These authoritarian leaders have shown nothing but disrespect and disdain for American democracy, and true to form have now resorted to making voting difficult for those constituencies who based on past voting trends are most likely to vote Democrat.  They even managed to rush that legislation through using what may be seen as questionable tactics.  Rachel Maddow did a great job Friday on this story concerning what is quickly becoming a trend in Republican run states.

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As if to prove my point concerning this trend in Republican state politics, Rachel did another fantastic job, this time covering Ohio's very similar use of this very undemocratic tactic.