Thursday, June 28, 2012

Jeff Atwater's Epic Fail

This is what happens when elected Republican officials get their information from Fox News. Florida CFO Jeff Atwater sent out a press release praising the Supreme Court for striking down the Affordable Health care Act. Opps.

"Today’s landmark ruling by the Supreme Court upholds two distinctly American principles outlined in our Constitution—individual freedom and limited government.

“The Supreme Court carefully considered the constitutionality and appropriate legal arguments associated with this overreaching piece of legislation. Ultimately, the rejection of the individual mandate is more than a legal determination; it is an upholding of the American way of governing and the ideals of individual freedom and liberty—the fundamental principles that shaped our nation and will continue to guide us into the future.

“The magnitude of such government intrusion would have been a significant departure from the limited government envisioned in our founding documents. Government interference in the marketplace would have had a devastating impact on free market competitive forces, consumer choice, and individual investment—undermining the American economy and further increasing dependence on entitlements.

“I am proud of the role Florida has played in defending our Constitution, protecting the individual freedoms of the American people and affirming the limited role of government our founders designed.”

Atwater and his staff obvious don't take tbe SCOTUS ruling seriously. Atwater merely wanted to feed the base standard anti-health care talking points. A serious person on policy matters would have waited until the text of the decision was published.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Game of Thrones Attack Ads

Mother Jones had the brilliant idea to make Game of Thrones parody political attack ads. The results are hysterical.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Rolling Stones - Little T&A

This song is incredibly misogynistic. But then it wouldn't be a Rolling Stones song, if it didn't offend someone's sensibilities. Great song. Bad message.

Quote of the Day

"I don’t believe in calling him the first black president, I call him the first monkey president. I voted for the white guy myself. I call him a monkey."

Conservative talk radio host Barbara Espinosa.

Conservatives always complain that the Left cries racism. That might be because the Left constantly hears conservative pundits make racist remarks. The right makes excuses for these remarks. Another conservative talk show host makes a racist attack against the president. Repeat cycle.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mitt's Excellent Adventure to WaWa

During the 1992 presidential campaign, President George a H.W. Bush was amazed by a supermarket scanner. Technology that only surprises people whom do not do their own shopping. Mitt Romney praised the sandwich-maker machine at " WaWas." Anyone who grew up in the Northeast does not call WaWa "WaWas." Furthermore, most people in the Northeast are smart enough not to eat food from WaWa. My memory of WaWa is of those convenience stores being real nasty. Which makes it hysterical that Romney would try to convince a crowd of the awesomeness of WaWa.

"Where do you get your hoagies here? Do you get them at Wawas? Is that where you get them?" Romney asked.

"NOOO!" several members of the audience shouted in response.

Romney grinned. "No? You get them at Sheetz?" he said.

When the audience replied in t.he negative again, Romney seemed surprised. "No?" he said. "Where do you get them?"

Even more hysterical is Romney cites the WaWa sandwich maker as the type of technological innovation America should persue. To hell with clean energy, Romney wants America to lead to world in making shitty sandwiches.

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Irony

The Blogger Who Shall Not Be Named must be so proud of giving Peter Schorsch so many Florida Netroots awards. This announcement by Schorsch is so progressive.

But, in advance of the August primary, I am switching my party registration from NPA to Republican.


Now, don’t worry, Mark Ferrulo of Progress Florida, I’m still voting for Barack Obama in November. Probably. Maybe.

Bwah! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

This does not come as a surprise to me. I wrote that Schorsch has conservative leanings. Schorsch has been public about his political consulting work with Republicans. There is no surprise about Schorsch becoming a registered Republican.

The joy in this is a certain Democratic establishment blogger declaring me dangerous to the progressive movement. This same blogger lavished Schorsch with progressive blogging awards. I find that hysterical.