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THIS JUST IN: MINNESOTA REP MICHELE BACHMANN UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR MISUSE OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS

Posted in 2012 US ELECTION, THIS JUST IN with tags , on 25/03/2013 by Majordomo Pain

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The Washington Post is reporting GOP Representative Michele Bachmann is under investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics for allegedly misusing campaign funds during the 2012 election cycle. Bachmann’s campaign is accused of misappropriating House race political action committee funds [MichelePAC] to finance her failed run for President.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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CHARLES BLOW EXPLAINS HALF OF THE STORY

Posted in 2012 US ELECTION, 2014 ELECTIONS, 2016 ELECTIONS, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY with tags , , , , on 23/03/2013 by sarahbloch

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Charles Blow wrote in The New York Times yesterday about the problem posed by misinformation machines like Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota. Bachmann is a symptom of the disease the GOP is suffering from post a second thumping defeat in a presidential election. Blow, via the Pew Research Center’s Andrew Kohut, is spot on in his analysis that the GOP today is in the same place the Democrats were in back in 1973:

Andrew Kohut, the founding director of the Pew Research Center, pointed out in The Washington Post on Friday that the party’s ratings “now stand at a 20-year low,” and that is in part because “the outsize influence of hard-line elements in the party base is doing to the G.O.P. what supporters of Gene McCarthy and George McGovern did to the Democratic Party in the late 1960s and early 1970s — radicalizing its image and standing in the way of its revitalization.”

This was the quote that tied the Blow piece together for me, but it doesn’t come close to scratching the surface of a solution set to the GOP’s problem with those who have driven drunk on ideological purity past the exit for Conservatism, ignored the road washed out signs and are heading on the long journey toward political illegitimacy in a car called Reactionary. The quote from the Kohut article in the Washington Post that rings truest was that the Democrats in 1973 were branded as the party of “acid, abortion and amnesty.” Now the GOP has been, by its insistence on demagoguery over details and purity of ideology over the people and their needs, has become, to many Americans the party of “Religion, rifles and returning to the 1950s.”Someone call the alliteration police, please.

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The solution for the GOP is the same solution the Democrats used to win in 1976. They found an honest man who could hold the place in the White House for four years. But for the economy and foreign policy failure in Iran James Earl Carter Jr would have been a two term president. Carter may be forgotten as a president in one hundred years or so cast into the same bin of “oh those guys” where Millard Fillmore and James Garfield reside, but he really shouldn’t be. Carter, being a Southern governor forced the GOP into an alliance that was backward looking rather than forward thinking. To get the White House back and to appear more appealing to the conservatives still feeling stung by the crimes of Richard Nixon the GOP establishment made what is the closest thing politically to making a deal with the Devil– they got in bed with fundamentalism in the form of the Moral Majority.

Unbeknownst to conservatives at the time The Moral Majority was literally the very last gasp of power for the Christian Right in America despite Falwell’s famous quote as the organization disbanded in 1989:

“Our goal has been achieved . . . The religious right is solidly in place and . . . religious conservatives in America are now in for the duration.”

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What the GOP needs now is what Carter gave the Democrats in 1976, a foothold in the backyard of the opposition. The Right cannot continue to become more and more reactionary nor can they copycat history by running a black candidate for the sake of the “we’re inclusive!” award for 2016. The GOP needs an urban and urbane leader for the Northeast and that man is New Jersey Govern or Chris Christie. For the GOP to nominate anyone other than Christie might be that last effort to give the Grand Old Party a defibrillator jolt back to life–even if Christie is a one term president due to circumstances beyond his control. There will have to be a genuine outreach to blacks and Latinos and the GLBTQ community for there ever to be a GOP president elected. I even have doubts if Governor Christie could beat Clinton or even Biden in 2016. But I’ll end with the same question that the Carter campaign asked the American people in 1976, “America, why not the best?”

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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THE EXASPERATION OF BEING IN THE MARK EDWARD NOONAN DEMOGRAPHIC IN AN EVER MORE PROGRESSIVE LEANING AMERICA

Posted in 2012 ELECTION GOP AUTOPSY, 2012 US ELECTION, 2014 ELECTIONS, 2016 ELECTIONS, MARK EDWARD NOONAN, POLITICS, SARAH BLOCH OPINIONS with tags , , on 19/03/2013 by sarahbloch

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This quote from Blogs4Victory writer Mark Noonan in the comments section of a recent post:

That is where you’re doomed – you want “racial minorities”. I want all of those of my fellow Americans who think our public schools suck – a lot of these people happen to black, white, Latino, what have you. I want all those of my fellow Americans who think that marriage is between one man and one woman – a lot of these people happen to be black, white, Latino, what have you. I want all those of my fellow Americans who think that the people on the local level should decide how the government money gets spent, rather than bureaucrats at Town Hall, State Capital or DC – a lot of these people happen to be black, white Latino, what have you.

To our great distress, we signed off large segments of the population – but now we’re going to go everywhere and tell everyone what we believe. Will this get us 50% of the black vote in 2016? No. But even 20% destroys you – that’s right, casper, you can get 8 in 10 African American voters and we’ll crush your party at the polls in a landslide of epic proportions. Latinos – will we get more than 50% in 2016? No. But even 40% destroys you – that’s right, casper, you can get 6 in 10 Latino voters and we’ll crush your party at the polls in a landslide of epic proportions.

We’re going there, casper…we’re going to go in to those blue hell holes your side has created and offer them something different.

As if the scathing autopsy of the failure of the GOP in the last election wasn’t enough you have here Mark Noonan an ardent champion of conservative distributism admitting what the problem is with his party, leaping over the solution to his party’s problems and then realizing that he has the power to destroy the very thing he values the most–conservatism. If I may be allowed to address Mr Noonan and all of the like thinking conservatives in America for one brief moment.

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The train has left the station and you’re not on it. What Noonan has written is wishful thinking. He wished in ’08 and he didn’t get his wish. He wished in ’12 and he didn’t get his wish. Why didn’t the GOP move more toward Latinos and blacks, gays and Asians in 2009 after being soundly defeated by Barack Obama? That’s because those demographic groups aren’t welcome in the GOP and those demographic groups don’t generally feel welcome in the GOP no matter their economic class. There’s your problem with just racial minorities Mark Noonan we haven’t even begun to talk about how you need to address single women under the age of 35. That’s another topic for another time.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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BETTING ON BENGHAZI

Posted in 2012 US ELECTION, 2014 ELECTIONS, 2016 ELECTIONS, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT, BENGHAZI, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS, HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON 2016, IN HINDSIGHT, J CHRISTOPHER STEVENS on 19/03/2013 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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The title of this post could have been “We need another B word.” Conservatives tried, and failed miserably I might add, to negate the credibility of the sitting President of the United States of America by stating that his birth certificate was either fake or that Hawaii wasn’t a state when he was born there or that he was born in Kenya. A number of fake Obama birth certificates were floated about in the run up to the 2008 election and after. Once again this lie was a miserable failure at keeping President Obama from becoming elected –twice.

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Today there is a new B word floating around out there in the wonderfully delusional world of conservative conspiracy theories–Bengahzi. Despite all the commentary from the right on the Internet to the contrary I am one Progressive blogger who wants to talk about Benghazi. At one point after the attack that cost America the lives of four of its citizens in Libya most notably of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens there was a rumor circulating among conservative bloggers on the Internet that Ambassador Stevens had been raped before or after his death depending on which source you stumbled across. This rumor was circulated to get the maximum political effect out of a tragedy, or as conservatives accuse Progressives, they did not want any crisis to go unexploited for political gain. Keep in mind this happened on the conservative high holy day of 11 September which was a scant seven weeks before the presidential election.

To conservatives this was their Holy Grail; this attack and the death of an American ambassador would surely tip the scales . . . Well, actually, no. Benghazi wasn’t the driving issue of the 2012 home stretch to the plebiscite. The economy and how Mitt Romney viewed 47% of the electorate was the big story coupled with how poorly GOP candidates could articulate their positions on women’s reproductive rights. Six days after the Benghazi attack, the 47% video came to light and swept the story out of the headlines. The debate now wasn’t about an Obama weak on foreign policy but a GOP candidate that panders to rich donors at the expense of half the American population. And still, Ann Romney cried when they lost Florida? You mean she couldn’t see this coming?

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Now the conservative far right that has hijacked the GOP is doubling down because there is a dot on the far political horizon. If you squint you can just make out the female form of the dot and see the color of the skirt and the blond hair. That dot on the horizon is Hillary Rodham Clinton, the 45th President of the United States. I’m here to offer some medicine to the conservatives that are going all in on Benghazi to try to tear down Ms Clinton. Nobody cares. It’s really that simple people, this was a tragedy and it should have never happened but this single failure doesn’t disqualify Hillary Clinton as the leader in the 2016 race. This time racial bigotry, all the far right has to get its aging base off their couches and to the polls in many rural areas, will not work. The conservatives feel that “Clinton fatigue” will send their voters out in the same predicted droves that the fear of a second Obama term was supposed to energize their base. Didn’t happen in 2012 and it won’t happen in 2016.

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In Hindsight
There’s just not enough critical mass to the Benghazi attack to make it resonate for moderates and minorities to move from the Left to the Right. Hillary Clinton ranks very high among former Secretaries of State and will make a formidable opponent for whomever takes her on in 2016 both within the Democratic Party and in the general election. By this point in 2016 none of us here at The Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork will be talking about birth certificates, Kenya, a candidates religion or any of the wasteful fluff that has to be refuted when the Right pries open its AM radio and Internet maws to tell a lie. This time will be different yet the same. So go right on ahead conservatives bet on that pair of 8s you have and give me that high faith steely pokerface. I’m holding two aces, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama on the campaign trail for Hillary in 2016. This is what your 2016 results are going to look like if the GOP isn’t allowed to rid itself of the far right extremists that demand conservative purity and demand that those they deem unworthy of the title “true conservative” have to be drummed from the GOP. Even though it may be too late to save the GOP from the TEA Party it’s worth a shot because all of their ideas aren’t bad. The so called conservative base, the AM radio right wing talking heads and the KNow Nothing social moralists who want their country back are the cancer that will kill the GOP, not the far Left or socialism or even President Obama. Good night and good luck.

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THE GOP OUROBOROS: KARL ROVE MAY BE THE ONLY MAN IN AMERICA THAT CAN SAVE THE GOP FROM BEING DESTROYED BY THE TEA PARTY

Posted in 2012 GOP PRIMARIES, 2012 US ELECTION, 2014 ELECTIONS, 2016 ELECTIONS, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, DIANE VALENCEN OPINIONS, KARL ROVE, POLITICS, SARAH PALIN, TEA PARTY, TECTONIC SHIFTS with tags , , , , , , , , , on 17/03/2013 by Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F.

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That post tile is something I never thought I would ever write, but there it is. Karl Rove is more than desperate to save the GOP from the TEA Party conservatives that are threatening to turn the Congress into a Progressive holding for the next forty years. Rove has gone beyond the exasperation of running against President Obama in 2012 and his coalition of blacks, young white Progressives, the GLBTQ bloc, Latinos, women and the 47% not included in any of those demographics, to a beneficial honesty about what the establishment GOP needs to do to attract voters from those groups.

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Rove realizes that the Aikens, the Mourdochs and the O’Donnells of the conservative political spectrum are strychine. The political grandmaster on the Right also knows that the Allen Wests and Nia Longs of the world are an insult to millions of middle class minorities who in their own daily lives and beliefs are more conservative than the President her served is or ever will be. Now I don’t get to say this very often but having a Progressive majority in both houses of the US Congress for the short term, say from 2014 until 2024 would be monumentally more pleasant for those who want real progress from their government. Having that reign run until 2054 is downright dangerous. If there’s one thing I know about American politics it’s that the pendulum is sharp and never cuts in only one direction.

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Six years, ago on this date, Karl Rove was the darling of the Republican Party and Progressives cheered when he resigned from his duties at the White House later in 2007. At that point in history he might have run a close second to being the most despised right wing political voice in America behind Rush Limbaugh. Today, he is hated in a new quarter and that quarter is in his own political house. The TEA Party Patriots have even gone to that lowest point in political discourse calling Rove a Nazi.

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So the battle lines now have been drawn in the brewing civil war between the Establishment and the TEA Party for the right to the ownership of a ship that is on fire and has several holes in its hull at the waterline with broken masts in a raging perfect storm thousands of miles from land. Literally, the Hand of Fate would have to descend on that scene to save the ship from utter destruction. Karl Rove, I believe is that hand.

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Sarah Palin at the height of her post election campaign fame was the Walmart® of politcians. Palin never wanted to be President; she wanted to turn a profit. Fortunately for her, she lives in the greatest corporatocracy and marketing driven nation in the history of Terra. In the nine months after resigning from the governorship in Alaska Palin pocketed a staggering 12 million dollars. Nine million of that came from her nine episode stint on The Learning Channel starring in Sarah Palin’s Alaska. This juggernaut of profit fueled by the misguided ideas of people who cannot think for themselves is what Karl Rove is up against.

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Now, of course, Rove has a mighty arsenal, both politically and intellectually, at his disposal as well, but barbs about the massive failures that American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, Rove’s PACs suffered in the 2012 elections coming from Palin is a broadside that deepens the rift between the Establishment which is trying to rebrand the GOP and the TEA Party which is trying to destroy it as a parasite from the inside out. Parasites often don’t realize that by killing the host they kill themselves as well.

Many would call Karl Rove 3.0 a refreshing hope for the GOP. That take generally comes from well heeled Establishment Republicans. Those in the TEA Party allied with Palin just want Rove to go off into the sunset of retirement to be remembered as someone who manufactured the transition for Bush II’s soft conservatism of decidership to the new age of right wing social issue pushes to “take back their country!”

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Rove in his speech to the California Republican Party just over two weeks ago preached diversity and a massive ground game to get to the people whose votes Republican candidates will need in the future, i.e., Latinos, blacks and white women between 18 and 35. Now the Conservative Victory Project, Rove’s latest foray aims to do this and more. The goal of the CVP is, in Rove’s own words, “to weed out the Akins and O’Donnells” in future primaries. Most would think this is a good idea for a party out of touch with so many voter groups. Not the TEA Party, oh no. They want to double down on things like legitimate rape and seem even more to the right on social issues than anyone the Establishment would dare to counter with.

In the end the GOP likely will become a regional party made up of moderates that resonate with some Latinos and white women in the northeast and the midwest. The TEA Party will hold power in some state legislatures in the South and will win a few seats in Congress as they did in 2012. Overall, however, neither will be able to field a viable candidate for the presidency in the near term. With all the buzz about Jeb Bush he doesn’t poll very well, two years out from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s announcement she’s running, against the former first lady. And then there’s the curious case of Texas which will be the final tipping point for the GOP. If they lose a major race in this state, say for governor, to the Democrats that will signal and end to the GOP as we know it today. Nineteen months from now this race will take place and if the Latino vote and the women’s vote go the way I think it will this race could finish the establishment on the right for the foreseeable future. No, Texas, no White House for the GOP in a generation.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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WILL MCAVOY EXPLAINS IT ALL

Posted in 2012 US ELECTION, AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM, AMERICANS AGAINST THE TEA PARTY, ANDREW BRIETBART, BIGOTRY, BIRTHERISM, BLOGS 4 VICTORY, CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION IN AMERICA?, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, DINESH D'SOUZA, DIRECTAT JAVETH NATHUX, FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL, FASCISM, FEARSPEAK, GLENN BECK, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA, HOMOPHOBIA, HOW HELL WORKS, HOW THE RIGHT SEES THE 47%, HUMAN BEINGS, JOURNALISM, JUSTICE, LIHEAP, NEOCON1, NIKKI HALEY AFFAIRS, POLITICS, POOR WHITE TRASH, PRESIDENT OBAMA, PROGRESSIVES ON THE MARCH, RACE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA, RELIGIOUS RIGHT, RUSH LIMBAUGH, TEA PARTY, TEA PARTY VIOLENCE, TECTONIC SHIFTS, THE AMERICAN TALIBAN, THE ARTS, THE BIG LIE ON PARADE, THE CANCER OF HATE, THE GOP GENDER GAP, THE IGNORANT TENTH, THE MEDITATORS, THEY EXPLAIN IT ALL, WE SEE YOU, WELFARE REFORM LIES FROM THE RIGHT, WHITE PRIVILEGE, YOUR DAILY SIMPLIFICATION on 12/01/2013 by Majordomo Pain

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A clear analysis of what is wrong with American Conservatism as manifested by TEA Party ideology.

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MY FINAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION GLOAT: ADAM AND EVE IN THE GARDEN OF POST CONSERVATISM

Posted in 2012 US ELECTION, BIGOTRY, BIRTHERISM, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, FEARSPEAK, FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS, HOW HELL WORKS, HUMAN BEAUTY, HUMAN BEINGS, IN HINDSIGHT, MARK EDWARD NOONAN, MITT ROMNEY, POINT COUNTERPOINT, POLITICS, RACE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA, RELIGIOUS RIGHT, RUSH LIMBAUGH, SEX, TEA PARTY, THE GREATER FOOL, THE WAR ON WOMEN, THEOCRACY, TODD AKIN, U.S. ECONOMY, UNREST IN AMERICA, VALUES VOTER SUMMIT, WHITE HOUSE DOSSIER, WHITE PRIVILEGE, WORLD NET DAILY, ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE on 20/12/2012 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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I just had to wait for the right time to post this and since tomorrow is the end of the Mayan Long Count I thought it would be an apropos time to mark the end of Conservative political power in the American government with a graphic that says it all.

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The world is very different now.”–President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Inaugural address, 20 January 1961.

Pax Terra!

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