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Posts tagged Republicans

Apr 30
“The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.” 
The Republicans are the problem. You are the answer.

“The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.” 

The Republicans are the problem. You are the answer.


Feb 7

Wisconsin GOP lawmakers signed a pledge to secrecy over redistricting: “The conduct is repugnant to every principle of good government.”

“This is one more example of a disturbing pattern of conspiratorial actions on the part of the Walker administration.”

Peter Earle, Voces de la Frontera’s lead attorney stated, “It’s now clear why Scott and Jeff Fitzgerald tried so hard to keep these documents hidden under their bogus claim of ‘attorney-client privilege.’ We now have documents that prove that the Republican leadership of the legislature was paying hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to private attorneys with the express purpose of hiding the legislative redistricting process from the public and from those legislators who had not signed secrecy agreements. This amounts to a conspiracy to violate the prohibition of legislative secrecy contained in Article IV, § 10 of the Wisconsin constitution. The conduct is repugnant to every principle of good government.” - Voces de la Frontera

All the agreements were also signed by Eric McLeod of Michael Best & Friedrich, one of several attorneys who advised lawmakers on the maps. Legislative leaders have committed $400,000 in taxpayer money to pay Michael Best and the Troupis Law Office for their work on the maps….

Eric McLeod pictured below:

Eric McLeod legal representation for Scott Walker, Michael Gableman, and GOP Republicans of Wisconsin

The case goes before the three-judge panel Feb. 21 to hear the group’s arguments that the maps violate the U.S. Constitution and federal Voting Rights Act because of the way they treat minority communities and move voters from one district to another.-MJS



Sep 12

"Think of Michele Bachmann’s wide-eyed, Stepford stare as she waits for a questioner to finish before providing another pre-cooked doctrinal nugget.

My fear - and it has building for a decade and a half, because I’ve seen this movement up-close from within and also on the front lines of the marriage wars - is that once one party becomes a church with unchangeable doctrines, and once it has supplanted respect for institutions and civility with the radical pursuit of timeless doctrines and hatred of governing institutions, then our democracy is in grave danger.”

From Republicanism as Religion, The Daily Beast

 


Sep 2

That’s Fred Upton getting an earful from his angry constituents. By the way, he got appointed to the new federal Super-Committee and he’s a U.S. Congressman from Michigan. 

kileyrae:

I almost feel sorry for the Republicans because of all the backlash they’re getting at these town halls, but then I remember that they only have themselves to blame. If they want to screw over the middle class and the poor, the elderly and the sick, the people who government is supposed to protect and help day after day in Congress then they better get used to some unhappy constituents back home. No sympathy here.

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)


Jun 26

May 11

Rep Danou of Trempealeau, #WI - “on 1 day we can trust the locals

 to disinfect their water, the next we’re imposing a #voterID bill on small towns that will have a substantial financial impact” 


HR3 inspired: “Codpiece” and “codify” - no relation. I was just checking…

 


[the video: YouTube video: "GOP Attacks Women: Weiner Responds"]

…because I was watching Anthony Weiner discussing “codifying the Hyde amendment” and making it clear that the U.S. House of Reps was not doing that. It boils down to electeds, mostly male, sitting around arguing about definitions of rape and access and payment of abortion…  So..I admit it. I was looking for a low-brow, low blow joke here that was grounded in etymology. “Codpiece”. “Codify”.
[if you care to know more about HR3 including who voted AYE and NAY, jump to the end of this] 

mid-15c., “a bagged appendage

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Apr 27
On out-of-state GOP signature gathering for money. Unverified information. Gleaned from the tumblr of  l3fan-o-rama:

tehblackbirdisflying:

REBLOG, PLEASE.
This is what is happening during the counting of recall signatures for DEMOCRATIC senators in Wisconsin.
Spread the word.  This is unfuckingbelievable.  

well, i for one am glad that our corporate overlords have seen fit to share their wealth with some of the commoners.  you know, $2 a signature during a recession beats the shit out of working at mcdonald’s.
see, workers’ unions - the gop cares about your well being because they are creating jobs in an effort to destroy yours.  they love america more than you.  also, this is an issue of states’ rights and they have the right to meddle in your state at any time they please.

On out-of-state GOP signature gathering for money. Unverified information. Gleaned from the tumblr of  l3fan-o-rama:

tehblackbirdisflying:

REBLOG, PLEASE.

This is what is happening during the counting of recall signatures for DEMOCRATIC senators in Wisconsin.

Spread the word.  This is unfuckingbelievable.  

well, i for one am glad that our corporate overlords have seen fit to share their wealth with some of the commoners.  you know, $2 a signature during a recession beats the shit out of working at mcdonald’s.

see, workers’ unions - the gop cares about your well being because they are creating jobs in an effort to destroy yours.  they love america more than you.  also, this is an issue of states’ rights and they have the right to meddle in your state at any time they please.

(via l3fan-0-rama)


Apr 10
Doubles as an ad for contraception.  

Doubles as an ad for contraception.  

(via onehundreddollars)


Mar 30
LOL wut? i cant heer u juj! 

LOL wut? i cant heer u juj! 



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