"And that's the way it is"....this week.
Karl Rove wrote an Op Ed suggesting GOPers pass an amendment to the sequester giving President Obama executive authority to change where the cuts occur and how much. That way, GOPTPers can scream Dictator, Emperor, King, and impeachment even LOUDER while claiming it's all Obama's fault.
The upcoming CPAC gathering has a movie scheduled about the White House being over-run by North Korean terrorists. Seriously, that's on the list of scheduled goodies. I guess the nonsense about the Muslim Brotherhood infiltration wasn't working so it's back to Commies in the White House Rose Garden.
CPAC invited Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, Rand Paul, Mitt Romney, Bobby Jindal, Marco Rubion, Paul Ryan, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Rick Perry, Allen West to speak followed by Clara Belle and the Ringling Brothers Clowns to round out the Circus.
Govenor Christie isn't invited to CPAC. Perhaps they think he's one of those North Korean terrorists; after all, he did say nice things about President Obama and was seen with him.
Indiana State GOP legislators pared down their vaginal probe legislation. Originally, it required not one but TWO, expensive, unnecessary, probes for women seeking an abortion. Now, it's just one probe but it's mandatory even for Rx medication that induces abortion--the Morning After Pill. So, what exactly would a probe find a couple days into a possible but not positive pregnancy? Ignorance is bliss as GOP wisdom continues down Bizarre Road in its war on women.
Newt Gingrich complained about billionaires funding campaigns--he exempted his own personal, campaign financing billionaire, Sheldon Adelson, via a Grandfather clause.
The silver lining in the GOPTPers latest Joe McCarthy clone, Ted Cruz, is that he was born in Canada of NON-US citizens....and can never run for President. The gods must be smiling.
Best Cartoon: Robust Chinese military leader, "I want you to hack in and cripple the US economy, compromise their National Security and shut down the Government." Geeky computer hacker: "Aren't the Republicans in Congress already doing that?"
Iowa GOPer Gov Branstad declined medicaid expansion under ObamaCare. He's up for re-election next year; once he gets an ear full from hospitals and doctors, he'll likely perform a Double Mitt-Flip.
In a letter to the editor, a Quad-Citian living abroad in China sees the gun debate this way. "It seems to me that whether or not you agree with a citizen's right to bear arms is almost beside the point. Unprecedented levels of gun ownership indicate that Americans are now deathly afraid, not of the next terrorist attack, but of one another." I failed to note the author's name to credit him but CHEERS!
Afghanistan President Karzai ordered US Special Forces to leave Wardak Province. Seems like a perfect excuse to pack up our military toys and come home....permanently.
Eric Cantor tweeted President Obama wants to increase taxes to spend $1 million for people to play World of Warcraft. The $1 million isn't spending on World of Warcraft. It is a research study of seniors to determine if playing inter-active computer games and related computer activities improves cognitive function and reduces dementia. Eric really should learn to read. See Dick. See Jane. See Spot run!
The GOPTPers latest fear is that President Obama will "jilt" them on immigration. Sighhhhhh.
Democrat Jesse Jackson, Jr., pleaded guilty to a bunch of illegal stuff; he'll be sentenced in June. Whether R or D, it is a shame when elected officials "milk" the system which provides them a livelihood, especially when that job is for the public good.
CIA Director Nominee, John Brennan, said last April that he wants to move the Drone Program from the CIA to the Department of Defense. Senator John McCain said recently on FOX that the Drone Program should be under Department of Defense control. This week McCain threatened to block Brennan's nomination. You figure out McCain because as far as I can tell, McCain's logic is the equivalent of stepping in 6 inches of water and wondering why your shoes squish when you walk.
GOPers say that raising the minimum wage will force businesses to pass the increased costs on to consumers--you know, the same way those businesses pass along the multi-million dollar CEO salaries and Golden Parachutes to consumers! Gotcha GOPers.
The cat's out. Bob Woodward was wrong when he claimed President Obama torpedoed the Grand Bargain. In an interview, Eric Cantor admitted that he and Paul Ryan talked Speaker Boehner out of the Grand Bargain during the 2011 debt ceiling debacle; that move resulted in the Super Committee and the Sequester. Remember....it was Bob Woodward who said he had inside information that Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden would switch jobs so that she could run for president in 2016!
Bob Woodward seems a bit "touchy" these days, miffed at the White house. Could it be because he no longer has the untethered access he enjoyed under many previous administratons? Whatever his problem is when GOPer Joe Scarborough tells Bob that he needs to rewrite his I was "threatened" Op Ed because it was wrong, Bob should listen.
Michigan State GOP Senator Tom Casperson says he isn't sure President Obama was born in the United States; "I don't know because it seems like that issue was dropped immediately as far as the major media went." Well, I don't know, it seems the major media "dropped" the issue because evidence proved the Birther numnuts to be numnuts!
Chuck Hagel was confirmed as the new Secretary of Defense. Egg-on-Face Mccain is now trying to claim that the GOP didn't filibuster Hagel's nomination and set a horrible precedent; they just postponed it via filibuster for a couple weeks....just in case their search for incriminating nuggets revealed something more than Fool's Gold--the imaginery "Friends of Hamas".
Good news, the Arkansas GOP Governor vetoed legislation which made abortion illegal at 20 weeks with no exceptions, not even the life of the mother. A reasonable republican--savor the moment.
Talks with Iran about their nuclear program began in a neutral country this week. Media blip...blip....blip.
On Capitol Hill, President Obama and Congress unveiled a statue of Rosa Parks Wednesday. Meanwhile over at SCOTUS, the fab four conservative justices seemed determined to undermine the civil rights achievements Rosa Parks symbolizes.
Michele Bachmann said she didn't get anything wrong during her presidential run. If only I had the time to comb through my weekly wraps. But Lexington or Concord in the wrong state; and our Founding Fathers worked "tirelessly" to end slavery when they wrote the Constitution. "...those were the days".
A local republican school board member made the front page when he redefined the word unanimous. After he and the other members voted "Aye", he raised his hand and wanted the minutes to show "but I really meant Nay." Shades of Michele Bachmann's "Yea" vote with an asterisk, as she explained she didn't mean "yea except if...."
In 2005, only four in all of Congress voted against reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Thursday, after 14 months of GOPTP foot-dragging, the House passed the Senate VAWA. The GOPTPers were so traumatized, Boehner adjourned the House and sent them home for the weekend. Guess 3 days of work after 10 days off was too much for them. Sequester? What sequester?
The Senate voted on two bills to replace the Sequester. The GOP bill failed only getting 38 votes; the Democratic bill passed with a majority vote EXCEPT the GOPTPers filibustered it! As the House chaplain prayed yesterday, "Rise up, oh God, and save us from ourselves."
Food for Thought. "If people behaved in the way nations do, they would all be put in straitjackets." Tennessee Williams, 1911-1983.
Tennessee Williams never met the Tea Party or he'd do a Rewrite.