Archive for August, 2013

Repub Rep says he has votes in the house to impeach the president











Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, told a town hall during the weekend in Luling, Texas, that the House of Representatives has enough votes to impeach President Barack Obama, but he did not say what the impeachment charges would be.

Farenthold tried to explain to his supporters why impeaching the president ultimately will not work.

Farenthold said “Here’s the issue… you tie into a question I get a lot. ‘If everybody’s so unhappy with what the president’s done, why don’t you impeach him?’ I’ll give you a real frank answer about that. If we were to impeach the president tomorrow, you could probably get the votes in the House of Representatives to do it. But it would go to the Senate and he wouldn’t be convicted … What message do we send to America if we impeach Obama and he gets away with what he’s impeached for, is found innocent? What do we say then is okay?”

Doug: I’m sorry… as much as I subscribe to the old adage “You can’t judge a book by looking at its cover,” when it comes to this guy? I think you can pretty much judge him just by looking at him.

Stupid republican comment of the week

Ted Cruz, the republican senator from Texas, attended a luncheon with conservative Here’s what he said, “There are some Democrats, some in the media and some Republicans who portray a shutdown as a horrible calamity. I think the term ‘shutdown’ is a misnomer. It’s actually a partial, temporary shutdown. We have seen them before. These “partial, temporary” shutdowns happen every single week on the weekend. Saturdays and Sundays we see temporary partial government shutdowns, and the world doesn’t end.”

Doug: And here’s what bugs me about Ted Cruz’s stupid statement, and why it should bother you. Ted Cruz is not a stupid man. He’s a Harvard law alum with a pretty good W-L record arguing cases in front of the US Supreme Court.

Cruz knows full well what he said is stupid. But he also knows that his gullible, red meat eating, mouth breathing, knuckle dragging base likes stupid. He knows his base likes everything reduced to mindless slogans and tag lines – exactly what his fellow republican, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, said the republican party has to stop doing .

So here’s the reality folks… a man you know is not stupid tells you something he knows is completely stupid. In the real world – not buried in the bowels of your right wing nut media bubble and echo chamber – but in the real world, this is what is called “insulting your intelligence.”

And this is the guy you want to run for president in 2016? A man who thinks and/or knows you’re stupid, but instead of trying to educate you and alleviate your stupidity, he caters to it and keeps you stupid?

His ability to insult the intelligence of his base so blatantly and get away with it is a thing to behold. It is however, a damning indictment of his base.

Do it, tea baggers. Seriously, shut down the government down in your bid to ensure that the working poor can’t get access to reasonable healthcare. I want the Democrats to win some seats in 2014, and Mr. Cruz’s idea seems to be the best way of making sure that happens. It’s gonna’ be fun watching the GOP have their asses handed to them again in 2016. Do it guys -you have my unconditional approval and consent.

Nation’s Second Largest Radio Broadcaster Planning To Drop Limbaugh?

In a major shakeup for the radio industry, Cumulus Media, the second-biggest broadcaster in the country, is planning to drop both Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity from its stations at the end of the year, an industry source told POLITICO on Sunday.

Cumulus has decided that it will not renew its contracts with either host, the source said, a move that would remove the two most highly rated conservative talk personalities from more than 40 Cumulus channels in major markets.

Last year, over 140 advertisers severed their relationship with the Limbaugh program after the host launched a series of sexist attacks on women’s health advocate Sandra Fluke. Cumulus carries Limbaugh on over 40 stations, including WABC in New York, the nation’s largest market. Losing the New York market could damage Limbaugh’s ability to sell national advertising at all, according to some experts.

Limbaugh recently acknowledged difficulty selling ads, complaining ad buyers are “are young women fresh out of college, liberal feminists who hate conservatism.”

Doug: Yes Rush, the problem is young college educated women, not your (and the Republican party’s) hate filled anti-woman, anti-minority, anti-social-progress, anti-poor, anti-intellectual, anti-science rhetoric.

Seriously… how can you place your trust in a draft dodging, junkie who’s been married four times who lectures you about the sanctity of marriage, supporting the troops, and tells you all drug addicts should be locked up in jail with the keys thrown away?!

Republicans: Always on the wrong side of history – until…

Cancer patient Kathy Watson voted Republican in 2008 and believes the government has no right telling Americans to get health insurance. Nonetheless, she says she’d be dead if it weren’t for President Barack Obama’s health care law .

Under the law, Watson and nearly 62,000 other “uninsurable” patients are getting coverage through a little-known program for people who have been turned away by insurance companies because of pre-existing medical conditions.

“Without it, I would have been dead on March 2,” Watson said of the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, known as PCIP. That’s when she was hospitalized for a life threatening respiratory infection.