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Joan Walsh On John McCain: ‘Cowardly’ Is Putting Palin A ‘Heartbeat Away’ from Presidency

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Joan Walsh |Screenshot

I’m not an Al Sharpton fan but I am a Joan Walsh fan.  Joan had some critical words for Sen. John McCain when she appeared on Sharpton’s MSNBC show…

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On MSNBC’s Politics Nation with host Al Sharpton, Salon columnist Joan Walsh addressed Sen. John McCain’s (R) claims in which he said,, “It’s just been cowardly. It’s a cowardly administration that we failed to give the Ukrainians weapons with which to defend themselves.”

“You don’t say that about the commander-in-chief,” Walsh said.

Walsh went on to say, “This is a man, I respect him for his service, but if we’re going to talk cowardly, somebody tried to put Sarah Palin a heartbeat away from the presidency so that he hoped to hold onto his right-wing base.” Walsh added, “I mean, somebody that has a lot to atone for and a lot to think about and shouldn’t be tossing around words like cowardly.”

Walsh also slammed McCain for calling the President AWOL, saying, “You know what they do to people who are AWOL. This is, again, the extremism of this rhetoric.”

 

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Attorney General Eric Holder Obliterates Sarah Palin With Just Two Sentences

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On ABC’s This Week, Attorney General Eric Holder dealt with Sarah Palin’s calls for Obama impeachment by using two sentences to call her a bad VP candidate, and even worse judge of who should be impeached.

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Transcript:

STEPHANOPOULOS: One person who did stand up this week, Sarah Palin, calling for impeachment over this issue.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

SARAH PALIN, FRM. GOVERNOR OF ALASKA: Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president. His unsecured border crisis for me it’s a last straw. It makes kind of a battered wife say no mas. That’s enough. It’s time to impeach.

HOLDER: She wasn’t a particularly good vice presidential candidate. She’s an even worse judge of who ought to be impeached and why.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

As much as it felt good to hear somebody from the Obama administration push back against Palin’s endless campaign of hate and jealousy against this president, Attorney General Holder did violate rule number one when dealing with her. The rule is that anyone in an official government position should never ever feed the bridge troll of politics known as Sarah Palin. The former half-term governor lives for the kind of attention that Holder gave her.

Palin, with the help of Fox News, will now try to turn this into her taking on the Obama administration. Holder could barely hide his contempt for Palin because she represents much of what he has been calling out during his time as attorney general. For years, Holder has been speaking about the racism in American culture. Sarah Palin has been one of the most shameless practitioners of race-based attacks against this president that date as far back as the 2008 presidential campaign.

Attorney General Holder was correct about Palin. She is nothing but a failed vice presidential candidate. She doesn’t have the qualifications or the judgment necessary to be determining if anyone should be impeached. All officials in government would be wise to ignore Sarah Palin, but Eric Holder deemed it necessary to knock the bag lady of American politics on her can.
Holder hit Palin where it hurts most. He reminded her that she lost. Palin will try to mine Holder’s remarks for attention and profit, but his dismissal of the political flop from Alaska demonstrated why she wasn’t even worth an afterthought.

Kristol, Navarro: ‘Nobody of Relevance’ Is Talking Impeachment

Bill Kristol and GOP strategist Ana Navarro (Screen shots)

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In an on-air subtweeting Sarah PalinWeekly Standard editor Bill Kristol and GOP strategistAna Navarro dismissed the talk of impeaching President Barack Obama bubbling up on the right, arguing that it was limited to the irrelevant fringes, while GOP leadership is focused on House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) lawsuit against the president.

“No responsible elected official has called for impeachment,” Kristol said. “The Republican task is to elect a Republican Senate and elect a Republican president in 2016, not create a phony issue which allows Democrats to make Republicans look extreme.”

“Nobody of responsibility, nobody in leadership, nobody of relevance has talked about impeachment,” Navarro said. “The lawsuit is about constitutional powers and separation of powers. So can we stick to talking about what people who actually can make something happen say, as opposed to what what folks who want to make headlines say?”

Besides, Kristol added, “One problem with [impeachment] is you’d just get Joe Biden as president.”

Watch the clip below, via ABC News:

Wingnuts Gone Wild: Calls To Impeach Obama After Crazy Lady Scribbles A Word Salad On Breitbart

Half-term ex-Governor Sara Palin | CNN

I love this headline…

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Half-baked former Governor of Alaska has had ‘enough” and is fed up with “the years of abuse from this president.” She took to Breitbart.com to scribble out a word salad which states, “His unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, ‘no mas’.”

No mas! No mas! She has had it, dammit!

La mujer estúpida continued to say,”Because of Obama’s purposeful dereliction of duty an untold number of illegal immigrants will kick off their shoes and come on in, competing against Americans for our jobs and limited public services.”

The crazy lady added, “There is no end in sight as our president prioritizes parties over doing the job he was hired by voters to do. Securing our borders is obviously fundamental here; it goes without saying that it is his job.”

While she was drawing funny pictures on Breitbart, this happened. 

Today Obama has asked for help in what he has called a humanitarian crisis. President Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for $3.7 billion to confront a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. southern border, straining immigration resources and causing a political firestorm in Washington.

Meanwhile, it was  1George W. Bush who allowed more undocumented children into the United States. Sadly, it was Obama who wanted them deported.

But never mind all the fact-y stuff.

“President Obama’s rewarding of lawlessness, including his own, is the foundational problem here,” she declares.

Sarah’s ghost writer concludes “It’s time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment. The many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored. If after all this he’s not impeachable, then no one is.”

600 upvotes on Breitbart for this comment, so it must be true:

Or maybe Obama will be so afraid that he’ll quit halfway through his second term.

IMPEACH! Also, apparently Sarah doesn’t have a vajayjay. I’m not judging though.

 

Impeach our twice elected President for freedom and stuff:

 

Because he’s the boss of all the cops, that’s why:

 

Because Fascism:

 

 

Obama did this deliberately because a half-term Governor said so.

8 worst right-wing moments of the week — Bill O’Reilly is so smug it hurts

8 worst right-wing moments of the week — Bill O'Reilly is so smug it hurts

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The Fox News host mansplains inequality to Megyn Kelly, while Joe the Plumber makes disgusting UCSB comments

1. Joe the Plumber: Your dead kids don’t trump my right to have a gun.

Now seems like a good time to once again call Sen. John McCain on the carpet for unleashing, not only the plague that is Sarah Palin on the country, but this scourge that is Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as “Joe the Plumber.”

Someone really needs to permanently clog up the drainpipe through which the sewage of “Joe the Plumber’s” ideas flow.

Even the NRA decided to lay low after the Santa Barbara stabbing and shooting spree, and the heartrending calls by Richard Martinez, a victim’s father, for “craven, irresponsible politicians” to stand up to the gun lobby. Not Wurzelbacher. No. He went right ahead and wrote a letterpublished on Barbwire Monday, containing these sentences. “I am sorry you lost your child. I myself have a son and daughter and the one thing I never want to go through, is what you are going through now. But: As harsh as this sounds — your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights.”

Delusional and unbalanced would be too nice a characterization for this. Despicable is closer. Ah hell, the man is a colossal d*ckhead.

He said other things, like how gun-nuts really care about kids, their own and other people’s. To which we’re going to just have to say bullsh*t. He also said that gunman Elliott Rodger was most likely an Obama voter, based on, of course, nothing. Then he counseled Richard Martinez to back off. “Any feelings you have toward my rights being taken away from me, lose those,” he wrote.

You win Joe. You are the vilest right-winger-of-the-week. Hands down. Time to crawl back into your hole, or armed bunker. Whatever.

2. NRA’s Chris Cox: Why would we listen to doctors when it comes to the effects of firearms?

The NRA’s chief lobbyist penned some twaddle in the Daily Caller just a few days before the Santa Barbara killings. He was disputing the validity of the pro-gun control group Doctors for America, who have had the nerve to endorse a ban on certain types of semi-automatic firearms and buyback of others. What do they know about firearms, he asked?



Right, what the hell would doctors who treat people with gunshot wounds know about guns and their effects?

The piece: “We Love Our Moms and Trust Our Doctors, But We Don’t Want Gun Control,” was basically a paranoid screed directed at two of the more vocal groups trying to fight the epidemic of gun violence in this country: Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and, what Cox calls “the dubiously named Doctors for America.” Yeah, wow, that does sound dubious. People with medical training. These two groups, writes Cox, are just rebranding gimmicks for what he calls the “civilian disarmament advocates.”

Nobody gets to disarm civilians, Cox rants, while trying to sound like a reasonable man. Not moms, not doctors, nobody. Only more heavily armed civilians can do that.

We love you Mom, Cox assures. Hope you don’t get shot. If you do, the solution will be obvious. Not a doctor. More guns.

3. Phil Robertson: Bibles in classrooms will prevent school shootings.

The Duck Dynasty patriarch likes guns just fine—they’re useful for hunting ducks—but you know what he likes even more? The Bible. Speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference this week. (Sidenote: Great call, GOP leadership! Rebranding yourself with this bozo. That’ll draw those women and minority votes to your candidates like moths to a torch.) No lesser light than Sarah Palin herself (another brilliant GOP strategy to win women voters over) introduced Phil Robertson, saying he should be called “Duck Commander in Chief.”

Ummm, okay, Sarah. Nice pinwheel hat, too.

Anyhow, Robertson is a simple man and he had a simple message for the crowd. “Get godly.”

What does that mean, you ask? Well, Robertson suggests starting out by putting Bibles back in classrooms, because if you do so, children might think twice before shooting up their schools. “Education is useless without the Bible,” he told the assembled. Certainly, the Bible has been immensely useful in “science” classes where they study the origins of the universe, and have creationism shoved down their throats, as it is now in several states.

h/t: Rawstory

4. Iowa GOP senate candidate: UCSB Shooting was an “unfortunate accident.”

Joni Ernst, an Iowa state senator who is a frontrunner for the nomination for U.S. Senate, is a proud gun owner. So proud, she ran an ad of herself at a shooting range symbolically aiming at Obamacare. That’s how tough she is. When she was asked about the tastefulness of that ad in light of the Santa Barbara killings, she called them a “tragedy” that in no way affected her firm “commitment to the Second Amendment,” because nothing ever does affect a gun nut’s commitment to the Second Amendment, ever. Especially the way they misconstrue that amendment to mean everyone should have as many guns as they want, or more.

Pressed again, Ernst referred to the Santa Barbara murders in a way that absolutely no one else in the entire world has referred to them: as an “unfortunate accident.”

An accident? How so? Oh, maybe she means it was accidental that her tasteless, asinine ad ran just before the mass murder. We wonder. Maybe Mitt Romney, who hit the campaign trail with Ernst the next day will explain.

5. Sarah Palin revives the lie of “death panels” for the VA scandal.

The little wheels in Sarah Palin’s head are always a-turning, and lately she’s been cranking them up about this whole Veterans Administration healthcare scandal. She met up with Fox’s Sean Hannity at the Republican Leadership Conference this week, and together they came up with a way to describe the problem that miraculously revives a lie Palin was telling about Obamacare five years ago. “Is the VA a death panel for many?” Hannity asked her. Crazily enough, Sarah ran with that idea. Even farther than Sean thought possible.“That is what government-run health care will result in,” she said.

There was more fun to be had with this one. Like Hannity pointing out that prisoners at Gitmo get better care than veterans. It takes quite a few doctors to hold down a hunger-striking inmate and force-feed him, after all. Who doesn’t envy the prisoners in Gitmo?

To follow that, Palin asserted, based on nothing: “In many respects, illegal aliens in our country today are receiving better health care, more benefits than some of our troops.”

That’s right, illegal aliens and Gitmo detainees are getting the gold-plated bedpans, as Wonkette says. The rest of us real Amurricans: annual physicals with death panels.

Speaking of which, we need to schedule ours.

h/t: Wonkette 

6. Bill O’Reilly doesn’t get why Megyn Kelly doesn’t realize that inequality is a “fabricated, political thing.”

It’s a world gone mad when your one fellow Fox Newsian turns all Marxist on you by admitting that inequality is an actual thing, with numbers and everything to support it.  Megyn Kelly actually said this week on Fox News that the issue of income inequality “is a good one for Democrats because there is no question that it exists.”

Heresy!

“It’s always existed,” Bill O’Reilly shot back.

“It’s worse now that it’s been since 1920, according to the stats,” Kelly pointed out. “Both parties agree with that.”

Well, tough. Because Bill O’Reilly does not agree with that. And whose side is Kelly on, anyway. “You’re buying into this fraud, Kelly, and I am very disappointed, so listen to the master.”

Yeah, what evil left-wing mastermind is controlling Megyn Kelly’s brain? When O’Reilly clearly demonstrated that “inequality is a myth” because Megyn Kelly herself worked her way up from the bottom. Kelly pointed out that not everyone had the advantages of education and the two-parent home she had. “You can’t get out of this inequality situation by saying it doesn’t exist,” she said.

A non-insane statement on Fox? The end times are near.

h/t: Salon

7. Pat Robertson: Have sex with your husband to reward him for doing the dishes.

Men only do dishes for one reason. If you said it’s because the dishes are dirty, you’re wrong. They do it for sex. Same for vacuuming, laundry, cooking, scrubbing, picking up socks. You get the idea.

That is why, Pat Robertson counseled a “700 Club” viewer who wrote in this week, she must reward her husband with sex if he does the dishes.

“You’ve got to understand the male psyche,” the preacherman preached. “The male wants to do something for his wife. He wants to provide for his family, he wants to provide a home, he wants to provide shelter, and food. That’s what he feels his male obligation is. And when he cleans up, it’s saying, I love you.

“If you understood that,” he continued, “you say, ‘Darling, I’ve got a treat for you… wait until we get behind closed doors, and you’ll see the treat I have for you.’”

His co-host, another one of those women who apparently is under the mistaken belief that keeping the house neat is everyone’s job, had a hard time suppressing a laugh. But Uncle Pat did not understand her laughter. Silly woman. Don’t you know anything about the male psyche?

8. Birther Jerome Corsi wants Obama impeached for immigration reform—Because, why not?

Right-wing conspiracy nutcase Jerome Corsi has a wonderful resume. You could say he “birthed” the birther movement. And hasn’t that greatly enhanced the national dialogue? Since the birther thing didn’t really work out in terms of getting Obama impeached, Corsi’s taking a new approach to dislodging the president he loathes: immigration reform. Sure, that will work.

A quick review of his other attempts. In September, Corsi and TeaParty.org  put out a video demanding Obama’s removal from office, mainly because the president was considering U.S. involvement in Syria, but also abortion, LGBT rights, and immigration “amnesty.” So, basically everything. This was a resounding success.

In December, Corsi was at it again with  two more calls for Obama’s impeachment for the treasonous act of Obamacare. Then  three weeks ago, TeaParty.org called for Obama’s impeachment over the “Benghazi scandal,” which is just ongoing. Just keep throwing stuff at that wall. Something will stick.

Now, Corsi and TeaParty.org have a new, or a newly recycled, rationale for demanding the president’s ouster: his push for comprehensive immigration reform.

Such reform is just a thinly disguised, diabolical scheme to give undocumented immigrants all of our money, Corsi believes. Not even the fact that Obama has overseen record levels of deportations has won over Corsi and his merry band of nitwits.

No, foreign-born Obama obviously wants to turn the good ole U.S. of A. into a Spanish-speaking, welfare-seeking paradise, for criminals, of course, probably with “ cantaloupe calves.”

Sarah Palin: I Was Mistreated So Hillary Should Be, Too

I knew this woman was one sandwich short of a picnic, but this is beyond the pale…

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That is what Sarah Palin’s comments boil down to. Because she was victimized by the left (and, let’s face it, she is a professional victim) Hillary Clinton should get what she got. That’s the message she put out on her Facebook page.

“Hey! Hillary’s brain is off-limits! Leave her health records alone! Democrats are right – scouring records of a female candidate is just politics of personal destruction, and for the media to engage in it would be unfair, unethical, and absolutely UNPRECEDENTED. You can’t probe a woman like that because, well, it’s a war on women!

Bunch of sexist, big meanies engaging in something heretofore unheard of,  for shame.”

As proof that this isn’t the first time a (potential) female candidate’s health records have been mined for scandal, Palin posted links from POLITCO, Salon and elsewhere about the conspiracy theories surrounding her son Trig. During the 2008 election, rumors swirled that Palin’s youngest, who has Down syndrome, was actually Bristol Palin’s son…

So, just to be clear, Palin is still mad that liberals tried to “scour” her medical records in 2008. But instead of being angry with Rove and other conservatives for doing the same thing to Hillary Clinton, she’s fed up with Democrats for not recognizing the irony?

Quitter Queen says ‘no’ to Twitter diplomacy from her Facebook Fortress of Derpitude

Sarah Palin speaks to Fox News (Screen-shot)

 

The headline says it all about Sarah (“Half-term governor”) Palin.  Love it…

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When we last saw Sarah Palin,  — Half-Term Governor of The Northern Territories, Mother of GED Students, Destroyer of Words — she was fresh off of a featured speaker gig at the NRA’s annual Blood Frenzy Circle Jerk. Depending upon your point of view, her speech went over boffo or she put her Naughty Monkey-shod slingback in it when she proudly said that she would like to to throw a Baby Jesus shower for each and every swarthy type she could get her  hands on when they are not full of grifted rube bucks.

This did not sit well with the churchgoing folks who set about calling her a blasphemer and woman of ill will.  It’s almost as if they didn’t know her already.

So Sarah laid low for a few days after telling those namby-pamby turn-the-other-cheek fake Christians to ‘buck up or stay in the truck‘:

If some overly sensitive wusses took offense, remember the First Amendment doesn’t give you a right not to be offended. Perhaps hypocritical folks who only want Freedom of Speech to apply to those who agree with their liberal agenda might want to consider that the evil terrorists who were the brunt of my one-liner would be the first to strip away ALL our rights if given the chance.

Why do Christians hate America?

Many is the time I have asked myself that.

But now Sarah is back and talking trash about that #BringBackOurGirls thing that was a ‘thing’ about a week ago. Sure, she’s late to the party, but if you’re a Palin gal, ‘better late than never’ is more than something you say  once every month.

Dictating to someone with college level fancy type readin’ and cipherin’ skills, Sarah is hootin’ and hollerin’on her ShoutyFace internet hangout, once again  explaining what she would do if everyone in America suffered blunt head trauma and then  mass-elected her President and she had to deal with terrorists who weren’t close enough to dunk like an Oreo.

Short version: track them down and kill them like they were a baby wolf fleeing a low-flying Piper Cub full of drunken ‘sportsmen.’

More importantly she wants President Nobummer to quit Twittertwatting executive orders because that is no way to be an executive, which she briefly was before she up and quit-ed-ed.

Diplomacy via Twitter is the lazy, ineffectual, naïve, and insulting way for America’s leaders to deal with major national and international issues. It’s embarrassing.

Sarah is speaking of Michelle Obama’s tweet holding a #BringBackOurGirls sign and we have to assume that she thought Michelle Obama was Barack Obama because, everyone knows, all of those black people look alike or something.  Of course, Sarah disregards the fact that the US governmenthas already been providing help to Nigeria which icoincidentally is in Africa which Sarah thinks is a country. But Sarah is on a roll, so …. blabber on, dumb lady:

And what is the Obama administration’s weapon of choice in this battle for these young girls’ lives? Hashtagging tweets on social media! I kinda-sorta doubt a tweet will intimidate the kidnappers much. So, if you’re going to jump in and do something about these Islamic terrorists at all, then do it right, do it firmly, and kick their ass.

Lock and load, America! U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A! These colors don’t run!

Unless they are faced with an ethics investigation.

Or they hate working.

Or Katie Couric is stopping by to give a pop quiz.

So, hey Barry Bammer Coward Girly President Man, stop hiding behind those social media Twitter skirts  that you are totally not tweeting or Sarah Palin will have her scrivener scriven some more words together for her Facebook Wall of Sick Burns.

I, on the other hand, have no such limitations, so: #ShutUpDumbLady

Sarah Palin Takes Shots at Hillary, Sharpton… But Praises Jon Stewart

 

Hey, it’s Saturday, a slow news day…

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Sarah Palin joined Fox News’ Eric Bolling onCashin’ In Saturday morning and shared her thoughts on some of the big news stories of the week. After throwing some harsh words towardsHillary Clinton and Al Sharpton, the only person she seemed to have anything nice to say about was Jon Stewart.

Despite the fact that Palin recently suggested Clinton should run for president in 2016, she clarified to Bolling, “I said it’s fine if she ran, I didn’t say it’s fine if she won.” She added, “We don’t need, you know, more of the blue blood. We need new energy!”

On the recent revelations about Sharpton possible role as an informant for the FBI during the 1980s, Palin said, “There are so many reasons to look at Al Sharpton and not be impressed, this is just one of those.” Without much elaboration on what about helping the FBI makes the current MSNBC host a bad person, she instead focused on his role as a “critic of the average American” like her. “He’s not one to help to get the country back on the right track,” she said.

Towards the end of the interview, Bolling brought up a recent PSA in which both Palin and Stewart’s voices appear side-by-side. To be fair, Palin avoided saying anything explicitly positive about The Daily Show host, but did highlight his role in the effort to help wounded soldiers who are looking for training and work.

Watch video below, via Fox News:

Bill Maher Rips Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, and the Crazed Republican Moon Howlers

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Bill Maher ripped Republicans like Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz who are more interested in howling at the moon, and making money than they are in governing.

Video:

Maher said:

Truth is there has never been a better time to quit government, and go into the lucrative business of b*tching about government. It worked for Joe Scarborough, Mike Huckabee, and most famously, of course, Sarah Palin. The one night stand of Alaska governors. When Sarah announced she was resigning as governor, she said, “It may be tempting to keep your head down and just plod along, but that’s a quitter’s way out.” Yes, only by quitting was she not quitting. You see, Sarah realized she could have a greater affect on influencing stupidity from outside of government, and pledged to work to elect people just like her, just not her.

The fact is today’s Republicans aren’t built to govern. They don’t want to go to the moon. They want to howl at it. That’s why just the fact of getting elected means you’re already damaged goods. Unless you go to Washington and act like the single biggest prick in the room every time, you’re suspect, which is why there’s really only one man current in government who the base completely trusts. I’m talking, of course, about Ted Cruz.

He’s the guy who best understands that high office is just a higher form of talk radio. Rick Perry told them that they should have a heart. Mitch McConnell holds a gun like a girl, and Marco Rubio is pretty soft on Mexicans for an Italian. John McCain is against torture, and he was tortured. Flip-flopper. Chris Christie actually touched Obama during Hurricane Sandy when he should have lured him to the Pine Barrens and hit him with a shovel, and Michele Bachmann compromised on gays by marrying her husband.

It used to be that the golden parachute for Republicans who left government was going directly into lobbying for some big bank or defense contractor, but now elected Republicans are leaving office in midterm to try to cash their golden ticket on Fox News and/or talk radio.

Congress has become the new Saturday Night Live for stardom seeking Republicans. Some of them are trying to use it as a platform to the White House (Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio). Others are using it to build national fame and fortune (Ted Cruz, Michele Bachmann), but they all have one thing in common. They aren’t in Congress to pass legislation, and do the country’s business.

Sarah Palin was a trailblazer for Republicans in this respect. Palin shows them that they can abandon the responsibility to the people who elect them, be famous for nothing, and make a ton of money in the process. If the government doesn’t work, it’s because Republicans have zero interest in governing.

They have their eyes on bigger prizes. There are only so many of those Fox News and talk radio jobs out there. The media environment doesn’t reward hard work and legislation. The real money is in being extreme, outrageous, and crazy.

Republicans don’t take governing seriously, which is why they shouldn’t be taken seriously by the American people.

 

The GOP: Walking dead

(Republican National Committee)

I watch Jonathan a lot on MSNBC and I like his column.  Once again, “he hits it outta the park”…

The Washington Post – Jonathan Capehart

One year after issuing a truth-telling autopsy of its drubbing in the 2012 presidential race (primarily because of its dismal and exclusionary relationship with people of color and others), the Republican Party celebrated by looking the other way. Literally.

In a series of ads, the GOP features members of the gorgeous mosaic of the United States — African American, Asian American and hipster — proclaiming, “I’m a Republican” and then finishing the sentence with calls for an all-of-the-above energy policy, smaller government and opportunity while looking somewhere that wasn’t the camera and talking to no one in particular. A perfect metaphor for the GOP’s ongoing problem with people of color.

Dick Armey said it best on page 10 of the autopsy. “You can’t call someone ugly,” the former House Majority Leader and Tea Party menace admonished, “and expect them to go to the prom with you.” And that’s exactly what the GOP did for the last year in word and deed.

Rep. Steve King (Cliff Owen/AP)

Rep. Steve King (Cliff Owen/Associated Press)

Rep.  Steve King (Iowa) denigrated Latinos last July as he articulated his opposition to allowing undocumented high schoolers to get U.S. citizenship through college or service in the armed forces under the Dream Act. “For everyone who’s a valedictorian,” King said, “there’s another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Sarah Palin and Larry Klayman (r) (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Sarah Palin and Larry Klayman (right) (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and half-term governor of Alaska Sarah Palin had no problem being seen with anti-Obama conspiracy theorist Larry Klayman at the Million Vets March in October. “I call upon all of you to wage a second American nonviolent revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this president leave town, to get up, to put the Quran down, to get up off his knees, and to figuratively come out with his hands up,” the lawyersaid of President Obama. Nary a word of denunciation from leaders within the Republican Party.

Michael Ashmore of Hooks, Tex. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

Michael Ashmore of Hooks, Tex. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

Nor did anyone denounce the unfurling of the treasonousConfederate flag in front of the White House when that march made its way to the home of the nation’s first black president and his family. That was one of the many explicit expressions of disrespect for this president that many African Americans won’t soon forget. And yet, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told Sean Hannity in November, “I think [President Obama] should take ownership over this divisive culture that he has created.”

The GOP deserves some credit for doing behind-the-scenes work to reach out to minorities. Last month, the RNC’s “Black Trailblazers” event at the Howard Theatre in Washington was packed with black conservatives. But that will only get Republicans so far. They say they want black votes, but they are still trying to make it difficult for blacks to vote (see Ohio and Priebus’s home state of Wisconsin). They know their electoral salvation rests in the hands of Latino voters. They know that comprehensive immigration reform will secure it. But they continue to block any action on comprehensive immigration reform while blaming said inaction on “widespread doubt”about the president.

As we know, autopsies are done on dead things. Which means the GOP is among the walking dead.