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Friday, August 28, 2009

Kansas Congresswoman Says GOP Needs "Great White Hope!"

Yet another Republican has made a stupid, offensive remark concerning President Barack Obama. Speaking at a town hall meeting August 19, Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) said that the GOP needs "a great white hope" to challenge the Democratic agenda.
"Republicans are struggling right now to find the great white hope," she told the crowd. "I suggest to any of you who are concerned about that, there are some great young Republican minds in Washington."
This is just more evidence that a strong current of out right racism is driving much of the ugly rhetoric and anger being displayed by many of the Republican protestors.

Idaho Republican Suggests Hunters Get Obama Tags!

Rex Rammell, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor in Idaho in the 2010 primary, is the latest Republican to make stupid and alarming remarks concerning President Obama.
Speaking at a Republican rally on August 27, in Twin Falls, Rammell brought up the $11.50 wolf tags for hunters which enables them to shoot a wolf in the upcoming hunting season.
Someone in the audience shouted out “What about Obama tags?” Rammell replied "The Obama tags? We'd buy some of those."
Of course there was protest from Idaho Democrats who questioned the propriety of such a remark. The head of the Idaho Democratic party said Rammell should apologize.
Rammell said he had no reason to apologize. Rammel says it was just a joke.
"What I would say to all my Democrat Idahoans: Take a deep
breath and relax," he said. "We're not going to go out and hunt Obama."
"I would never support him being assassinated."
Now isn’t that comforting?
The FBI has been asked to look into this as a possible threat to the life of the President.
Imagine if someone had carried anti G.W. Bush signs along with a loaded AR15 to one of his speaking events. Would he have been ignored by the secret service and other law enforcement? This has occurred at least once at Obama healthcare rallies. Now this crass, inappropriate remark and the right wing thinks this is OK?
This is just another sign, as if it was needed, that the Republican Party has been taken over by far right fringe groups.

Monday, August 24, 2009

This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land...

Apparently the angry tea baggers and talk show listeners are not Woody Guthrie fans!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Tom Delay To Be On Dancing With The Stars?

Today I read something rather disturbing, that disgraced former Congressman Tom Delay, (R,Tx.)would be making an appearance on ABC TV's Dancing With the Stars!
Why? Delay is best known for his arrogant disregard for the laws concerning campaign contributions, golf trips to Scotland paid for by lobbyists, his scamming of Indian tribes and right wing evangelists and his role in Texas Congressional redistricting which should have won awards for Gerrymandering.
Could Delay be looking down the road to 2012 for a "glorious" comeback? Let's hope not.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Health Care Mobs Are Saying "I've Got Mine, Screw You!"

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