Category Archives: GOP

What Balls They Have! GOP claims credit for last years economic growth.

These jerkwads just took possession of the House this month and yet to listen to them tell it, the Party of No can claim THEY are the ones that ‘did it all’ when it comes to last years small but significant economic/job growth. The GOP, who refused to support anything that was put forth in the 111th Congress, except for the Tax Cuts from Hell in the lame duck session in December, have the nads to grab credit for Obama’s hard earned work. From MediaMatters’ site, PoliticalCorrection.Org(emphasis and links all theirs):

Appearing on Fox News’ Happening Now, House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-CA) credited “positive numbers” on the economy to House Republicans’ newly held majority status and their pursuit of “pro-growth policies.” 

 REP. DREIER: The notion that many pundits and people on some of those other cable channels throw out regularly that we want to bring an end to health care for people is just preposterous. We are determined to ensure that with a market-oriented approach we can have the kind of chance for people to have access to insurance and we can get our economy growing. And we’ve gotten some positive numbers. I think it’s in large part because we won our majority and we’re pursuing pro-growth policies. I think we can make it happen.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640

Dreier didn’t specify which “positive numbers” he’s been looking at, but perhaps it was the January 7th release of BLS’s December 2010 unemployment rate, which at 9.4% was the lowest it’s been since May 2009. Or maybe he’s referring to the addition of over 100,000 private sector jobs in December alone.

It’s hard to understand how Dreier can justify giving the not-yet-implemented policies of the House Republican majority credit for economic growth that occurred when both houses of Congress were dominated by Democrats, but apparently this is a strategy Republicans have decided to embrace. ThinkProgress caught Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) pulling a similar maneuver. Calling the Obama administration “highly anti-business,” Kyl credited the December extension of the Bush tax cuts for private-sector business growth that had occurred in the 11 months prior to the passage of the extension.

One ‘positive number’ you probably won’t find Kyl or Dreier slinging around is the addition of over 1.1 million private sector jobs since health care reform became law.

It’s fucking amazing ain’t it??? These bastards have no friggin shame…they will lie, cheat and evidently..steal. They are Grifters all, and at this point..hell is too good a place for them.

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GOP Pledge To America: It’s a joke right?

Also notable is the fact that this 21-page, full of horseshit and not much else, document was put together by a House staffer who, up till April 2010, served as a lobbyist for some of the nation’s most powerful oil, pharmaceutical, and insurance companies, per this CommonDreams.org writeup. From the CommonDreams article:

In a draft version of The Pledge that was being passed around to reporters before the official release, the document properties list “Wild, Brian” as the “Author.” A GOP source said that Wild — who is on House Minority Leader John Boehner’s payroll — did help author the governing platform that the party is unveiling on Thursday. Another aide said that as the executive director of the Republican leadership group American Speaking Out, Wild’s tasks were more on the administrative side of the operations.

Until early this year, Wild was a fairly active lobbyist on behalf of the firm the Nickles Group, the lobbying shop set up by the former Republican Senator from Oklahoma, Don Nickles. During his five years at the firm, Wild, among others, was paid $740,000 in lobbying contracts from AIG, the former insurance company at the heart of the financial collapse; $800,000 from energy giant Andarko Petroleum; more than $1.1 million from Comcast, more than $1.3 million from Exxon Mobil; and $625,000 from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc.

Gee, ain’t that a friggin interesting factoid m’dear reader? And isn’t it ironic that he works for John Boehner, the fake-tan man who probably farts orange and is one of the Deans of Wingnut University aka Nutter U.

Another good read is here from CAP (Center for American Progress) on the Rethugs ‘pledge’. An excerpt for your entertainment, or if you possibly need a reason to toss back a few drinks:

“Pledge to America” Not as Fiscally Responsible as It Claims-Core Policies Would Increase the Federal Deficit and Debt

Republicans in Congress released “Pledge to America” today, a plan they characterize as laying out a “new governing agenda.” Integral to that plan is a new commitment to “fiscal responsibility.” Our analysis, however, shows that implementing the plan’s proposals would increase the federal budget deficit and accelerate growth in federal debt.

The “Pledge to America” budget would mean $11.1 trillion in deficits over the next 10 years. By 2020, the federal budget deficit would be 6.3 percent of gross domestic product, the federal debt would exceed 93 percent of GDP, and interest payments on the debt would be more than $1 trillion a year. The budget deficit would be about $200 billion larger in 2020 under the “Pledge to America” plan than it would be under President Barack Obama’s budget, and over the next 10 years deficits would be $1.5 trillion higher than under the president’s budget.

The substantial increase in deficits under the “Pledge to America” budget are due to the significant tax cuts that come from extending all expiring tax provisions and the implementation of several new tax cuts. Altogether, tax revenues under the “Pledge to America” plan would average 16.7 percent of GDP. During the last period the federal government ran balanced budgets revenues averaged 20 percent of GDP.

The CAP article lays out all the bogus bullshit the Rethugs are trying hard to pass off on the American voters. The GOP must really believe we are all as dumb as Sarah Palin.

And of course it contains a repeal of the health care reform act, known as the Affordable Care Act, Obama’s congress passed this year…without an ounce of Rethug support I might add.

So, check out the Cap piece for ammo when your rightwing nutter friends or relatives try to tell you just how fucking great this piece of shit really is.

The wingnuttery continues: Condoms are a no-no for O’Donnell

This batshit crazy broad now rivals Batshit Bachmann I believe. I bet the GOP just love this fucknut. From MediaMattersActionNetwork blog:

O’Donnell: Condoms Are An “Anti-Human” “Insult” That Reduce People “To The Level Of A Dog”

50 minutes ago — Media Matters Action Network

Since her surprising victory in the Delaware GOP primary, Christine O’Donnell has been getting a lot of attention for her extreme views. But unlike other Tea Party candidates, such as Sharron Angle (R-NV) and Joe Miller (R-AK), O’Donnell’s most jaw-dropping past statements have to do with sex. Over the course of her career as an abstinence-only activist, O’Donnell has denounced efforts to promote condoms and safe sex as “anti-human” and an “insult” that reduces teenagers “to the level of a dog that can’t control its hormones.” Here are a few of the lowlights (quotes via Nexis): 

“And to me, it’s a very anti-human way to go about this. And what I mean about anti-human is even if the population is increasing, so what? So what? People aren’t bad. When did humans become a bad thing? Why is it that we have to, you know, stop people from getting pregnant?” [The O’Reilly Factor, 1/6/06]

“[C]ondoms will not protect you from AIDS. So to just throw a bunch of condoms over to Africa and say, here, we’re helping you with AIDS, is just going to further the spread of AIDS over there.” [Donahue, 4/27/02]

“We’re doing a great disservice to our young people because the only protection is abstinence, as condoms have been proven fallible….The federal government should not be telling young people to use condoms….It’s also an insult to teenagers, reducing them to the level of a dog that can’t control its hormones.” [Washington Times, 12/1/95]

 This broad will provide hours of entertainment and/or crying at her ignorance for me for the next month or two..I can tell already.

Bonus update..C&L has the video of Mentally Unstable Malkin and Krazy Karl Rove going off on each other over O’Donnell..aka the GOP eating their own.
http://embed.crooksandliars.com/v/MTgxNTQtMzk5MDc?color=6948b9

Oh, added bonusthis poll says republican voters want John Boehner and Mitchy McConnell to take a long walk off a very short pier if the GOP gains control in November.