Posts tagged gop
Posts tagged gop
West Virginia Delegate Ray Canterbury, R-Greenbrier, speaking against a bill to require schools maximize school meal participation and set up foundations in every county that collect private donations to fund expanded meal programs.
Canterbury further repeated that there is no such thing as a free lunch and predicted the program could set up children for failure by “destroying their work ethic” and “showing them there’s an easy way.”
This man disgusts me. West Virginia has one of the highest rates of poverty in the nation. So Canterbury thinks learning the “work ethic” is more important than food and education… this reminds me of something.
Oh, right. From A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens:
“At this festive season of the year, Mr Scrooge,” said the gentleman, taking up a pen, “it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the Poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir.”
“Are there no prisons?” asked Scrooge.
“Plenty of prisons,” said the gentleman, laying down the pen again.
“And the Union workhouses?” demanded Scrooge. “Are they still in operation?”
“They are. Still,” returned the gentleman, “I wish I could say they were not.”
“The Treadmill and the Poor Law are in full vigour, then?” said Scrooge.
“Both very busy, sir.”
“Oh! I was afraid, from what you said at first, that something had occurred to stop them in their useful course,” said Scrooge. “I’m very glad to hear it.”
“Under the impression that they scarcely furnish Christian cheer of mind or body to the multitude,” returned the gentleman, “a few of us are endeavouring to raise a fund to buy the Poor some meat and drink, and means of warmth. We choose this time, because it is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices. What shall I put you down for?”
“Nothing!” Scrooge replied.
From Sen. Mitch
McTurtle McConnell’s official Facebook page.
Please tell me how background checks infringe on your right to own a gun unless you are going to fail said background check.
Head over to Facebook if you want some, er, interesting commentary. There’s many people calling him out as well.
Personally, I find this disgusting to gloat about, particularly when there were a majority of votes — just not two-thirds, because the Congressional GOP believes in BREAK EVERYTHING, ACCEPT NOTHING as strategy — and the American public overwhelmingly supports background checks.
You know who else does? NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre — or at least Wayne LaPierre did in 1999 when he testified before Congress:
And there’s more. Here’s other things Wayne LaPierre thought were reasonable in 1999:
Gosh, Wayne, you’d sound just like a gun-grabbing liberal if you hadn’t have changed your tune! </sarcasm>
Perhaps Sen. McConnell’s has 19,000 reasons to be obstinate. In 2012, McConnell received $19,000 from the NRA — the highest amount donated to any member of Congress. Period.
Of course, that’s assuming McConnell has feelings…
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. explaining the chilly reception he received at Howard University to The Courier-Journal.
Yes, he did basically blame reverse racism for why an audience at a historically Black college did not welcome his whitesplaining of history.
Ahem… May we have a word, GOP? Maybe you shouldn’t trot out the dude who criticized the Civil Rights Act as intruding on private business to do outreach to Black voters. Just a thought.
The scene at tonight’s reception for author Rodger McDaniel. He recently penned the book “Dying For Joe McCarthy’s Sins: The Suicide of Wyoming Senator Lester Hunt”.
Hunt was blackmailed by Sen. Joe McCarthy and others at the height of the red scare over his son being gay and having been arrested for soliciting another man.
As Sen. Al Simpson said tonight, “Lester Hunt loved his son, loved him truly to death.” (at Wyoming Governors Mansion)
Sue Everhart, chairwoman of the Georgia Republican Party, according to Saturday’s Marietta Daily Journal. First off, what’s to stop straight people from doing this? And there’s more straight couples versus gay couples, so by Sue’s incredibly faulty logic, straight couples are the likely fraudsters. And I’ve been straight-married twice — where’s my free stuff?
Second, I have numerous LGBTQ friends who’ve said that their “equipment” works just fine for a sexual relationship thankyouverymuch. I swear, people like Sue spend more time thinking about the mechanics of gay sex than actual gay people do.
Rebranding: You’re doing it wrong.
This is not a parody account.
I’m just going to deal with a logical fallacy here — a weapon is no longer secret once you tweet it could be a secret weapon.
And one might think the GOP might view Black people as more than just votes to be used as a weapon. One might think that. But one would also be very, very wrong. Not unless this is the red and the black Fox Nation is talking about:
I checked. Nope. From the story:
Republicans need not win the black vote, or even a third of it. Securing 15 percent of the black electorate severely erodes the stalwart-Democrat base.
Here’s a hint: Stop supporting laws that force 102-year-old Desiline Victor to wait in line for several hours to vote and you just might have a fighting chance. Oh, and probably stop saying and doing racist shit every chance y’all get.
You know the GOP’s in trouble when 15% is the target. Of course, that’s nearly double what Mitt Romney received in 2012, so perhaps 15% is optimistic.
So how’s that bigoty, WASPy Southern Strategy thingy workin’ out for ya? Probably about as well as it did the year some of my readers were born. Just for funsies, let’s do the time warp again!
“In a number of ways, the Republican Party has sought to make this the year it would break the Democratic hammerlock on the votes of black Americans.
Starting with the windfall of Gen. Colin L. Powell’s announcement of Republican affiliation, and continuing with Bob Dole’s choice of Jack Kemp as his running mate, party officials allowed themselves to hope that their Presidential ticket might pull 15 percent or 16 percent of the black vote this year, up from 11 percent for George Bush in 1992. In the euphoria of the San Diego convention, one top campaign official set the target at 20 percent.
But there is no sign the Republicans are actually gaining; in the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, in fact, they are doing worse than in 1992. Only 3 percent of the black respondents in the survey, completed early this month, said they intended to vote for the Dole-Kemp ticket, and only 7 percent said they would vote for the Republican House candidate in their district.” — “G.O.P. Tries Hard to Win Black Votes, but Recent History Works Against It,” The New York Times, Sept. 19, 1996
Aim low, fellas.