Monday, October 27, 2014

Addicting Info – Shocker: Republicans Account For Most Cases Of U.S. Voter Fraud

Addicting Info – Shocker: Republicans Account For Most Cases Of U.S. Voter Fraud

The Republican party is certain that U.S. elections are rife with voter fraud. How are they so sure of that? Apparently because Republican operatives are the source of most of it.

This past Tuesday, Adam Ward of Bassett County Virginia pleaded guilty to 36 counts of voter fraud and perjury in connection with an attempt to help Newt Gingrich reach the number of signatures required to appear on last year’s Virginia presidential primary ballot. Ward collected over 11,000 signatures on behalf of Gingrich, over 4,000 of which, according to investigators, could not be verified. According to RawStory, the Virginia campaign of Texas governor Rick Perry faced a similar dilemma, with almost half the 11,900 signatures collected on his behalf failing verification. No Perry supporters are currently facing criminal charges.
  

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Ted Cruz Has Disqualified Himself from Public Office

Ted Cruz Has Disqualified Himself from Public Office

Ted Cruz says Republicans should be bold, should be fully transparent, shouldn’t play any games, and should pass a serious agenda that resonates with the American people.
I am all for that. But the agenda he lays out is not serious, not transparent, won’t necessarily resonate with the everyday concerns of voters, and on many levels, is completely disingenuous.
>  Why Ah Nevah!  A disingenuous Republican?  I pray I nevah live to see the day!

Plutocrats Against Democracy - NYTimes.com

Plutocrats Against Democracy - NYTimes.com

It’s always good when leaders tell the truth, especially if that wasn’t their intention. So we should be grateful to Leung Chun-ying, the Beijing-backed leader of Hong Kong, for blurting out the real reason pro-democracy demonstrators can’t get what they want: With open voting, “You would be talking to half of the people in Hong Kong who earn less than $1,800 a month. Then you would end up with that kind of politics and policies” — policies, presumably, that would make the rich less rich and provide more aid to those with lower incomes.

So Mr. Leung is worried about the 50 percent of Hong Kong’s population that, he believes, would vote for bad policies because they don’t make enough money. This may sound like the 47 percent of Americans who Mitt Romney said would vote against him because they don’t pay income taxes and, therefore, don’t take responsibility for themselves, or the 60 percent that Representative Paul Ryan argued pose a danger because they are “takers,” getting more from the government than they pay in. Indeed, these are all basically the same thing.
  So there is a place where commies and capitalists see eye to eye. The poor are not the enemy nor corporations your friend. There is class warfare. Check your wallet before you enlist.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Republican Heads Explode As Obama Uses Science To Beat Down Ebola Hysteria

Republican Heads Explode As Obama Uses Science To Beat Down Ebola Hysteria

Republicans refuse to believe the science on climate change, so it is a small leap of illogic for these same people to think that Ebola is a threat to their lives.

The president is pushing back against a wave of cynical partisan exploitation and media hysteria. President Obama is smacking down the Republican generated Ebola hysteria with the powerful weapons of truth and science. Those who are spreading Ebola fears for profit or political gain should be ashamed of the panic that they are causing.
  

Friday, October 24, 2014

Could This Be the Senate Race Where the Koch Brothers Meet Their Match? | Mother Jones

Could This Be the Senate Race Where the Koch Brothers Meet Their Match? | Mother Jones

Republicans' most likely path to retaking the Senate in November requires GOPers to pick up seats in six key states: Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, Montana, South Dakota, and West Virginia. Of the six, Alaska—where Democratic Sen. Mark Begich is facing off against former Republican Attorney General Dan Sullivan—may be the closest race. That's why right-wing groups backed by the likes of the Koch brothers and Karl Rove are dumping millions into the state—and why Alaska unions are pulling out all the stops this year to make sure Begich, a fierce supporter of labor, carries the day.

"This is literally the most active we've ever been in an election cycle," says Vince Beltrami, the president of the Alaska AFL-CIO, which represents nearly all unions in the state.
  

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sparse posting


will be the order of the day until after the November 4 election. I work as an election clerk and an election judge in my locale which is leaving me very little time to keep up with the blog.

Louie Gohmert: Gays Shouldn't Serve In The Military Because Massages Will Make Them Vulnerable To Terrorism | Right Wing Watch

Louie Gohmert: Gays Shouldn't Serve In The Military Because Massages Will Make Them Vulnerable To Terrorism | Right Wing Watch

The Texas Republican had been railing against the Obama administration's decision to send several thousand members of the U.S. military to Western Africa to assist in the effort to control the Ebola outbreak, saying that it was just the latest example of the administration demonstrating its fundamental disdain for the military.

Somehow that discussion eventually prompted him to launch into criticism of the repeal of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy in the most perfectly Gohmert-esque fashion imaginable.
  

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Conservative Filmmaker's Attempt To Prove Voter Fraud In Colorado Blows Up In His Face

Conservative Filmmaker's Attempt To Prove Voter Fraud In Colorado Blows Up In His Face

Conservative activist and professional troublemaker James O’Keefe released another one of his ‘blockbuster’ stings Wednesday that supposedly showed voter fraud in action in Colorado. The convicted criminal took his cameras to Colorado earlier this month in an attempt to expose Democrats taking part in voter fraud to assist Democratic candidates in the close races for Senate and Governor. While in O’Keefe’s mind, and surely hard-core right-wingers’, he completely exposed voter fraud in action, the reality of the situation is he didn’t document one actual instance of voter fraud being committed.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014