Everyone Hates Ted Cruz, Part 2

Even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) hates Ted Cruz (Tea Party-Ontario). This, combined with the incredible unpopularity of Cruz’s kamikaze strategy, indicates to me that’s he’s EXACTLY the sort of bold leadership Republicans need to nominate in 2016.

 

UPDATE: Ted Cruz has now officially snatched the Krazy Krown from Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK). And let me tell you something, you’ve got to be working pretty damned hard to be crazier than Tom Coburn…

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Not Holding My Breath

Yes, Harry Reid (the most useless majority leader of either party in modern history) needs to grow a pair but it hasn’t happened in five years so why would anyone think its going to happen now?

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Your Liberal Media At Work

Once again, the Lamestream Media advances Socialist Dogma

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Presented Without Comment…

Senate Republicans kill tax break for small businesses who make new hires.

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I Told You So…

As surely as day follows night, the news that some mega-campaign donors had their feelings all hurt because the mean hippies said mean things about them led to their paid flying monkeys in the Republic Party (in the form of Mitch McConnell) rushing to argue that mega-campaign contributions should now be anonymous, reversing a Watergate Era reform supported by McConnell and most Republics up until the very moment the people who hold their dog leashes started complaining.  Wait for the Supreme Court to now decide that not only are the mega-wealthy entitled to purchase your leaders, you the peasantry aren’t even allowed to know who they are.

But–but–they’re MAGIC Beans!!!

With news leaking out that the GOP/Tea Party has promised Obama a bag of magic beans in exchange for $3 trillion in spending cuts with no new revenue whatsoever, it becomes even harder to imagine a more inept politician in my lifetime than the President.  Is there literally no principle he will not surrender without a fight?  Is he really that incapable of understanding that Republicans are not the least bit interested in negotiating with him?  We know he’s a smart guy, but is even Obama that cosmically naive?

If reports are accurate, he is signing onto a deal that will wreck the shaky economic recovery, maybe even plunge us into a double-dip recession, and even further alienate his own party….and for what?  Is Obama really that desperate for the approval of the Inside the Beltway Punditocracy?  I have defended Obama for months now, mostly against liberals, and I freely admit that I am well and truly baffled.

UPDATE:  Those beans are looking mighty tasty, yes sir.  Amazingly, the only hope for the nation may be Tea Party lunatics in the House combining with the House Democratic Caucus to defeat this monstrosity of a bill.

UPDATE 2:  What a craven, pathetic, cowardly defeat abject surrender by Obama.  Utterly and completely beneath contempt.  I am thoroughly disgusted.

UPDATE 3:  A good one from Robert Reich on the Great Surrender.  And some more from the Great and Powerful Kos on why we are boned.

Published in: on July 31, 2011 at 1:32 pm  Leave a Comment  
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And Once More…

this time with feeling.  Mitch McConnell reiterates that Republicans are only interested in seeing Obama fail.  I’d like to think the White House is setting them up by laying all sorts of things they love (cutting Social Security, destroying Medicare) on the table, anticipating that they will refuse ANYTHING that forces the top 1% to pay even a single dime in additional taxes.  I’d like to think that, but I’m still not sure.

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How Things Work

Mitch McConnell is an honest man.  That being said, it continues to astonish me that the Obama Administration thinks it can negotiate with people utterly, implacably and openly pledged to their total destruction.  At what point does naivete become arrogance?

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The Republic Party & FOX “News”…

…but I repeat myself.  The FOX Old Party is shipping around a story to explain why McConnell and Boehner are too chicken to meet with President Obama right away.  Of course, they are lying.  Besides, our new corporate overlords have more important things to do, like making sure the economy stays in the ditch through November of 2012.

In other news, Arizona continues to be a national embarrassment.

News Round-Up

  1. Andy Harris is a hypocrite.  Imagine the shock and horror of this Right Wing Congressman-elect having to spend 28 days living like the rest of us filthy peasants!  Too much even for Sean Hannity, who knows a thing or two about hypocrisy;
  2. It’s only a blatant conflict of interest if you aren’t a Supreme Court Justice;
  3. Mitch McConnell makes it official: Republicans would rather raise taxes on EVERYONE than allow taxes to go up slightly on the wealthy;
  4. Glenn Beck is a repulsive anti-Semite, on top of everything else;
  5. The voters say it was not a mandate, but what do they know?
  6. Scott Walker is bound and determined to further wreck Wisconsin’s economy.
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