AWOP’s Monday thru Friday look at the absurd.
Fuck you and horse you rode in on
We’ll learn to live within our means right now, in the here and now. And this might force that issue even if the economy does or the stock market does go down, the economy might get worse. The economy is terrible it’s been terrible for years now, and the reason it’s bad is not because of a debt-ceiling vote. The reason it’s bad is because we have people who believe that by making government bigger by keeping people on unemployment checks and on welfare we’re going to dig us out of this mess.
Of course, Todd’s got a whole bunch of the American people behind him on this, especially his fellow Teapublicans. Fifty-three percent of Republicans and a whopping 65 percent of Tea Partiers (along with 28 percent of Democrats) say not raising the debt ceiling is no big deal. Even if “the economy might get worse.” There’s a reason I’m pretty much anti-social. Stupid people. (ThinkProgress, Hullabaloo)
Trent Franks tells a whopper
Another Republican representative, Trent Franks of Arizona, joined Mitch McConnell’s delusion that George W. Bush’s tax cuts for the rich brought money into government coffers, $100 billion worth, Franks says. Right. That’s why the economy went so swimmingly during the Bush administration. The Congressional Budget Office was predicting a big surplus during the Bush administration, when he took office from Bill Clinton (who left Bush a big surplus). Unfortunately, Bush’s tinkering with the economy left us with more than a trillion dollars in deficit. Guess that $100B just wasn’t enough. (ThinkProgress)
The Tea Party is so enamored with Michele Bachmann that it’s now endorsing her gay husband’s discredited gay reparation therapy. Yes, the group that’s all about low taxes and shrinking the government now has a social agenda too. Surprise, surprise. Judson Phillips of Tea Party Nation even says it was OK for Marcus Bachmann to call gays barbarians (and yes, he did. No tape was altered) because conservatives “have been called much worse and usually in much more obscene terms.” Yeah, you’re fucking assholes.
And if that’s not enough, GOProud, the inexplicable gay Republicans — I guess they’re not all that inexplicable, considering they’re all rich white bastards — have announced that if the Minnesota congresswoman is nominated by her party for president, they’ll back her. Just a little more voting against your best interests, there. But then, they’re all rich bastards …
Cain and able
Speaking of Republican candidates for the presidential nomination, Herman Cain … there we go again. I just want to leave it at that … Herman Cain thinks Mitt Romney can’t be president because he hasn’t explained his religion well enough. What, Cain didn’t watch Big Love?
Personally, I don’t think Herman Cain has done a very good job explaining his brain, much less his religion. (Alan Colmes Liberal Land)
And speaking of Romney
Mitt has decided, against what he said last month, that carbon isn’t a bad thing at all, poses no health risks and shouldn’t be regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Of course Mitt, like the rest of his fellow Republicans, would really prefer to abolish the EPA and let us all die of respiratory illness. (Alan Colmes Liberal Land)
Pagans are ruining this country
Pastor John Hagee — you remember him, the anti-gay nut buddy of John McCain that McCain had to distance from during the 2008 election (no more! Hagee is all the rage. He’s part of Governor Goodhair’s prayer meeting and everything! Gov Goodhair, by the way, says he’s been called to be president, or something, which I think will put him in direct conflict with Michele Bachmann) — but Hagee knows why we’re not winning any wars, and it has nothing to do with being involved where we shouldn’t be at all (or gays, which may put him in direct conflict with Pat Robertson). No, it’s the pagans.
The craziest of the crazies
The craziest of the crazies has got to be Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas. There’s no space left to go into his previous journeys into the great beyond, but his latest is a good one. The president, y’see, set this arbitrary deadline of August 2 (never mind that we actually passed the deadline in May) to pass an increase in the debt ceiling because — get this — his birthday is on August 3.
And I can’t help but be a little bit cynical here. Because we find out the president has a big birthday bash scheduled for August the 3rd, celebrities flying in from all over. And lo and behold, August 2nd is the deadline for getting something done so he can have this massive, the biggest fundraising dinner in history for a birthday celebration. … Isn’t that amazing? The timing of this?
What else can ya say but — Srsly? (Alan Colmes Liberal Land)
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