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So, does that mean Jesus is no longer taking their calls?

Via: Politico

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And outside the Capitol, the top Republican leaders, including Chief Deputy  Whip Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) engaged in a PR campaign to win over conservative  interest groups and opinion-makers.

The Republican leadership trio has privately reached out to conservative TV  personalities like Sean Hannity and Brit Hume, and Wall Street Journal editorial  page editor Paul Gigot, National Review’s Kate O’Beirne, Stephen Hayes of The  Weekly Standard, David Brooks of The New York Times, George Will, Laura  Ingraham, Mark Levin, and groups such as The Heritage Foundation, among others,  have all heard from Republican leadership. And even former House Majority Leader  Dick Armey (R-Texas), the chairman of FreedomWorks and a tea party favorite, got  a call from GOP leaders.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/59995_Page2.html#ixzz1TGOyyNDt

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July 27, 2011 Posted by | 2012, Bachmann, Barbour, Boehner, Brewer, Cain, deficit reduction, Fox news, Gingrich, GOP morons, Huckabee, Inhofe, Kyl, McCain, Pawlenty, Romney, Ron Paul, Santorum, Scott Walker, teabaggers, Trump | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Krugman – ‘Getting to Crazy’

Via: NYT

There aren’t many positive aspects to the looming possibility of a U.S. debt default. But there has been, I have to admit, an element of comic relief – of the black-humor variety – in the spectacle of so many people who have been in denial suddenly waking up and smelling the crazy.

A number of commentators seem shocked at how unreasonable Republicans are being. “Has the G.O.P. gone insane?” they ask.

Why, yes, it has.

But this isn’t something that just happened, it’s the culmination of a process that has been going on for decades. Anyone surprised by the extremism and irresponsibility now on display either hasn’t been paying attention, or has been deliberately turning a blind eye.

And may I say to those suddenly agonizing over the mental health of one of our two major parties: People like YOU bear some responsibility for that party’s current state.

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Here’s the point: those within the G.O.P. who had misgivings about the embrace of tax-cut fanaticism might have made a stronger stand if there had been any indication that such fanaticism came with a price, if outsiders had been willing to condemn those who took irresponsible positions.

But there has been no such price. Mr. Bush squandered the surplus of the late Clinton years, yet prominent pundits pretend that the two parties share equal blame for our debt problems.

Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, proposed a supposed deficit-reduction plan that included huge tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy, then received an award for fiscal responsibility.

So there has been no pressure on the G.O.P. to show any kind of responsibility, or even rationality – and sure enough, it has gone off the deep end.

If you’re surprised, that means that YOU were part of the problem.

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You can read the whole column, HERE:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/15/opinion/15krugman.html?src=me&ref=general

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July 16, 2011 Posted by | 2012, Bachmann, Barbour, Boehner, Brewer, Cain, Cantor, Gingrich, GOP morons, Graham, Huckabee, Inhofe, Jones, Kyl, McCain, Palin, Pawlenty, Perry, Rick Scott, Romney, Ron Paul, Santorum, Scott Walker, Tancredo, teabaggers, Trump | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Governor Jan Brewer vetos ‘birther’ bill

Via: Arizona Republic

Gov. Jan Brewer  on Wednesday shot down an effort by the Arizona Legislature to require  presidential candidates to provide proof of citizenship in order to get on the  state’s ballot.

In her veto letter, Brewer said House  Bill 2177 “creates significant new problems while failing to do anything  constructive for Arizona.”

The House and Senate could override the governor’s veto with a two-thirds  majority vote in each chamber, but on Monday, such a move appeared unlikely.

House Speaker Kirk Adams (see photo) shook his head wearily when asked Monday evening if  lawmakers would attempt to override the veto. “No,” he said. He added that  legislative researchers found that the last time a governor’s veto was  overridden was 50 years ago.

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HB 2177 would have required the candidates’ national political party to  provide documents validating that information, preferably with a long-form birth  certificate. That generally means a detailed birth certificate with extensive  birth-related information, such as date and time of birth, the doctor’s  signature, the hospital and parents’ names and birthplaces of the parents.

If that document was not available, the candidate would have had to provide  at least two of the following: an early baptismal or circumcision certificate (photo?),  hospital birth record, postpartum medical record signed by the person who  delivered the child or an early census record.

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2011/04/19/20110419xgr-birthveto0419.html#ixzz1JwtMi3D1

April 19, 2011 Posted by | Brewer, Trump | , , , , , , | Leave a comment