Thursday, October 8, 2015

And some say God doesn't answer your prayers

BREAKING: Kevin McCarthy Drops Out of Speaker Race

We are quickly learning details that have emerged out of Washington that favorite Kevin McCarthy has informed his Republican colleagues that he is dropping out of the election for Speaker of the House of Representatives.

In the hallway outside of the voting room, CNN’s Dana Bash caught a quick interview with New York Representative Peter King, who said, “People were absolutely stunned” at McCarthy’s revelation. Bash’s initial report from moments ago is here:

After John Boehner announced that he would be stepping down from the role, McCarthy was the heavy favorite to replace him. However, McCarthy has made headlines in regards to several gaffs.

If this was prelude to his leadership skills as Speaker...


Imagine what could have happened afterwards!

Upstart challenger Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz is another candidate in the running, as is Florida Rep. Daniel Webster, though both men were seen as long-shots compared to McCarthy. Chaffetz recently argued that McCarthy shouldn’t get an “automatic promotion” to the position of Speaker.

Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp told Bash that McCarthy said to his Republican constituents “I am not the one”; Virginia Rep. David Brat said of the situation, “It was a shock to everybody in the room”. Brat attempted to draw the conversation onto policy before Bash brought it back to the issue of the vacated Speaker position.

CNN’s Bash noted that McCarthy reportedly was afraid his candidacy might further divide the Republicans in what has surely been a contentious lead-up to today’s election. The vote is currently being delayed with no announcement regarding its rescheduling. 


This is how they think

Clinton unveils plan for tighter gun control including executive action, expanded background checks

Hillary Clinton pushes new gun control measures

Check out the highlighted paragraph below. To put it in context we have all heard stories where some wacko has deliberately driven their car into a crowd of people with the intent to kill. So if he or she were driving, say a Ford Focus, the victims families could take legal action against Ford in a lawsuit?


Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Monday proposed tighter gun-control measures, including expanded background checks, and suggested that if elected she would use executive powers to achieve her goals.

“I want to push hard to get more sensible restraints,” Clinton said on NBC’s “Today” show. “I want to work with Congress, but I will look at ways as president.”

She called for expanded background checks for firearms sales online and at gun shows. Clinton also called for closing loopholes in federal laws that allow for gun-sale transactions to be completed if the buyer’s background check is not finished within three days.

(Which wouldn't have done not nothing in the Oregon case)

Clinton will unveil more details about her plans Monday during a campaign swing through New Hampshire.

Her campaign says her proposals also include a repeal of legislation shielding gun manufacturers, distributors and dealers from most liability suits, even in the case of mass shootings like the one that killed nine students and teachers at an Oregon community college on Thursday.

The fatal shootings have sparked renewed interest in Washington, the 2016 presidential campaign trails and elsewhere across the country about curbing gun violence.

Clinton’s proposals also mark an attempt to make up ground among the liberal wing of the Democratic Party against her closest rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. While Sanders has wooed the Democratic base with his liberal positions on issues like income inequality and college debt, he's struggled to defend a more mixed record on gun legislation -- a reflection, he says, of his rural, gun-friendly home-state.

Sanders backed all the Democratic gun bills brought up in Congress after the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012. But in 1993, he voted against the landmark Brady handgun bill, which imposed a five-day waiting period for gun purchasers, and he backed the 2005 legislation granting legal immunity to many in the gun industry.

Sanders now says he supports banning assault weapons and closing the so-called "gun show loophole" that exempts private, unlicensed gun sales from background checks.

“I’m going to try in every way,” Clinton said Monday. “I am going to get those guns out of people’s hands.”

Clinton last week also used the recent campus shootings to slam Republican lawmakers, whom she says "refuse to do anything" about mass shootings.

"We need to make every politician who sides with [the NRA] to look in the eyes of parents whose kids have been murdered," Clinton said. "The GOP counts on a dedicated group that scares politicians and says 'We will vote against you' ... So we will take them on. We took them on in the '90s; we're gonna take them on again."


Paris Hilton vs. The Hildebeast

On a tip from Ed Kilbane

Hillary Is About as Qualified To Be President as Paris Hilton

By John Hawkins

The downside of being governed by idiots is that people start to think that any idiot can be president. 

Speaking of idiots, what exactly qualifies Hillary Clinton to be president? 

Is it that she's a woman? Guess what, Paris Hilton is a woman, too! Is it that Hillary was a senator for five minutes and then became Secretary of State? Guess what, Paris Hilton has exactly as many significant accomplishments as a senator and Secretary of State as Hillary, which is zero. Is it that Hillary slept with Bill? Well, she has Paris beat there….probably. Who really knows at this point? 

That being said, is a woman who's widely acknowledged to be in the most dysfunctional marriage in the country now that Bruce and Kris Jenner are divorced really someone we should be considering for President of the United States? Hillary is married to a guy who has engaged in sexual harassment, has had numerous confirmed affairs and he was actually impeached by the House for lying under oath about having sex with an intern. What kind of woman not only sticks with a man like that, but helps him cover up his affairs while she smears the women he's banging? Given Hillary's complete lack of ethics, she's certainly not hanging in there because of any moral convictions. That means she either secretly has terrible self-esteem and doesn't think she can do any better or she's such a power-hungry monster that she doesn't care if her husband likes to take trips to Orgy Island (yes, really) as long he helps her become more powerful. 

Here's a woman who would probably be a career bureaucrat in Arkansas if she hadn't married the right man. However, she endured a humiliating, loveless marriage to him long enough to ride his coattails to a political career. She was elected as senator of New York – because she was his wife. She was considered a strong candidate for the presidency – because she was his wife. After she lost, she was given the Secretary of State position, probably as much as anything to keep her husband and his allies from doing anything to undercut Obama. Then she was a miserable failure as Secretary of State and it shows in the disasters that the Obama Administration has created all over the planet. In fact, Hillary's most memorable moments as Secretary of State were when she got Americans killed in Benghazi by ignoring their requests for more security, giving the Russians a button that was supposed to say "reset" when it actually read "overcharge," and an email scandal that is so bad that she'd probably be on her way to prison if…you guessed it, she wasn't married to Bill Clinton. 

Hillary is a woman of meager talents and titanic ambition who hitched her wagon to a political star. That's supposed to make Hillary a role model for young women? She's more like a cautionary tale of what can happen if you sell your soul for power. Sure, she became First Lady, but her husband was having sex with other women down the hall. Sure, Hillary became a senator, but she did nothing of significance in the Senate because Bill could get her into office, but he couldn't do the work for her. Sure, Hillary became Secretary of State, but she was completely unqualified for the position and people died in Benghazi as a result of her incompetence. 

The American people already elected one unqualified candidate because he was black in hopes of putting the race issue in the rear view mirror. Not only did that not happen, but we got the single, worst president in American history in the bargain. So after that debacle which America may literally never completely recover from, are we supposed to choose a corrupt, incompetent 67 year old who doesn't understand how email works and probably doesn't even know how to drive a car anymore just because she's a woman? Then what? Everyone spends the next four years fending off charges of "sexism" when they point out that Hillary is lying, breaking the law again or screwing things up as Democrats claim that all criticism is based on her being a woman? At least Paris Hilton created a successful perfume, handbag and clothing line without her grandfather doing it all for her. That's more than Hillary can say because without Bill carrying her along on his shoulders, Hillary Clinton couldn't cut it as a shift manager at McDonald's. 


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

McCarthy tells GOP conservatives ‘I’m not John Boehner’

He got that right. He's worse than Boehner!

 Check out this video. 

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What an absolutely dumbass thing to say. Maybe they should change the name to the Refumblecan Party.  

Hillary took this a-hole's comment and used it as cannon fodder in a new campaign ad. 

If this is the prelude to McCarthy... forget-about-it. Personally, I rather see Trey Gowdy, Jason Chaffetz, or Tom Cotton as Speaker.


WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy promised conservative GOP lawmakers Tuesday "I’m not John Boehner" as he sought their support to replace Boehner as speaker.

McCarthy and his two Republican rivals for the speaker’s job took turns meeting behind closed doors with a coalition of four groups comprising the most conservative members in the House. The lawmakers forced Boehner to resign and are now maneuvering to deny his No. 2, McCarthy, the chance to ascend unless he agrees to various demands.

Lawmakers present said McCarthy pledged changes to the House.

"I think McCarthy’s pitch was ‘I’m not John Boehner, I’m going to run things differently, I’m my own man,"’ said Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas. "And I think that’s a case that he does have to make. One of the things I hear all the time from my constituents back in Texas is we don’t want John Boehner 2.0."

The other two lawmakers running for the job — Reps. Jason Chaffetz of Utah and Daniel Webster of Florida — also addressed the group.

McCarthy appears to have the support of most House Republicans, and is likely to emerge as their nominee for speaker in secret-ballot elections set for Thursday.

But that does not guarantee he will prevail when the full House votes for a new speaker in open session on Oct. 29. That’s when conservatives will have their leverage, because McCarthy can lose only 29 votes to come out the winner.

McCarthy remains the favorite and has Boehner’s support, but conservatives say they will not back him unless they’re convinced he’ll take the House in a new direction. They want more involvement in decision-making and a tough line on issues like raising the federal debt ceiling and deleting funding for Planned Parenthood in must-pass spending legislation — even though that risks a government shutdown.

"What Kevin has against him is he’s John Boehner’s right-hand man," said Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kansas, chairman of the Tea Party Caucus.

"He’s going to have to reach out and work with conservatives like they’ve never done since I’ve been here," said Huelskamp, elected in 2010.

The uncertain outcome has caused turmoil, even chaos, in the House, even as lawmakers face daunting tasks including raising the debt ceiling by early November to avoid a market-rupturing default.

McCarthy’s candidacy was hurt by a gaffe last week where he boasted that the House’s Benghazi investigations committee could take credit for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s falling poll numbers. He retracted it, but Clinton is now using the moment in a campaign ad, and the fracas gave Chaffetz an opening to jump into the race.

Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., said McCarthy apologized in the meeting for his Benghazi comments. "He said it wasn’t a good choice of words."

Chaffetz chairs the high-profile House Oversight and Government Reform Committee while Webster, who has unsuccessfully challenged Boehner in the past, already has a handful of endorsements from conservatives.

Chaffetz was upbeat as he and his wife left the meeting at the Capitol Hill Club, claiming he’d picked up some support. "I would just fundamentally change the way we do business around here, so it was fun," he said.

McCarthy left through a side exit without commenting.


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Planned Parenthood on mammograms

No mammograms!

Besides killing babies and selling their body parts ... just what else do they do there?

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