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Bill Nye Ruins Every Republican’s Day: Homosexuality Is Part Of Evolution

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Bill Nye Ruins Every Republican’s Day: Homosexuality Is Part Of Evolution (VIDEO)
Everyone knows that Republicans absolutely hate science, and popular science commentator Bill Nye has just dropped a bomb that’s going to make their...

Bernie Sanders Destroys Boehner After The Moron Calls Him Out Of The Mainstream

bernie sanders face the nationDemocratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders destroyed Boehner with facts after the moron called him out of the political mainstream on CBS’s Face The Nation.
Earlier on Face The Nation, Boehner said that Bernie Sanders came to Congress as a socialist and that both Sanders and Hillary Clinton are out of step with mainstream America.
In a later segment when Bernie Sanders appeared on the same program, he destroyed Boehner with the facts.
Transcript via Face The Nation:
DICKERSON: Senator, we had Boehner on. He said he came to Congress with you and that he characterized you by saying that there’s not a tax increase that you haven’t liked. What is your response to that? He says you’re out of the mainstream of America.
SANDERS: All right. Well, let me respond to that issue by issue. And you determine who is out of the mainstream.
I want to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. A recent “Wall Street Journal” poll said a majority of the American people want to do that. Boehner is not going to bring up any legislation in the House to raise the minimum wage at all. And many of his members want to do away with the concept of the minimum wage.
I want to see this country expand Social Security benefits, not cut them. Boehner, his cabal want to either privatize Social Security or cut Social Security benefits to the elderly and disabled vets. The American people say overwhelmingly we have got to expand Social Security benefits by lifting the cap on taxable incomes.
I want to create millions of jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. And I have introduced legislation to do that. Republican cabal is very reluctant to spend a nickel to rebuild our infrastructure.
Bernie Sanders listed a series of positions that show that Boehner and the Republican cabal are completely out of step with mainstream America. In fact, the list of Republican positions that are out of step is much longer than what Sanders offered. Republicans oppose a path to citizenship and comprehensive immigration reform, Republicans are against equal pay for women and allowing women to control their own medical decisions. Boehner spent millions of taxpayer dollars defending the Defense of Marriage Act. Boehner supports cutting taxes for the wealthiest Americans and corporations while opposing any legislation that would create jobs.
It is clear who is out of step with the mainstream of this country, and it isn’t Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and the Democratic Party. Boehner has a 22% approval rating and a 62% disapproval rating. Despite the fact that the country is moving back more to the left, Boehner continues to harbor the delusion that the United States is a wingnut nation.
The facts were on the side of the Senator from Vermont, and Bernie Sanders used those facts to reveal that it is Boehner and his Republican cabal who are out of step with the rest of the country.

As Trump Calls Him Stupid, Jeb Complains President Obama Uses Big Words

"Big syllable words and lots of fancy conferences and meetings and - We're not leading. That creates chaos. It creates a more dangerous world"…
Jeb Bush says he wants a return to his brother’s dumbed-down, go-with-hunches junta. Because, you know, Obama uses big words. This is a strange complaint to utter and the timing could not be worse, as last night his biggest contender, Donald Trump, called him stupid.
Let’s face it: his brother was not known for being an intellectual. the shrub could barely speak intelligible English. Almost as if it was a second language. It was bad. Very bad. Great hilarity ensued.
Jeb is somewhat better spoken, but the difference is a matter of degrees, and it is more than language. Jeb, after all, has already said the guy who brought America to ruin is his biggest adviser. Jeb might want to be more conscious of his family legacy when he complains about Obama’s big words.
His brother’s malapropisms and other inexplicable lapses have entered the English language as the “shrubism.” There were some doozies:
They misunderestimated me.” [Bentonville, Arkansas; November 6, 2000]
“There’s an old saying in Tennessee—I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee—that says, ‘Fool me once, shame on…shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.'” [Nashville, Tennessee; September 17, 2002]
“Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?” [Florence, South Carolina; January 11, 2000]
The answer to the last ought to be self-evident. After all, as the shrub said on Feb. 21, 2001, in Townsend, TN, “You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.”
Unless his name is Bush.
Which brings us to Jeb.
In an interview published by the Union Leader, Jeb complained that Obama’s big words harsh his buzz:
You don’t have to be the world’s policemen, but you have to be the world’s leader and there’s a huge difference. This guy — this president and Secretary Clinton and Secretary Kerry – when someone disagrees with their nuanced approach where it’s all kind of so sophisticated it makes no sense. You know what I’m saying?
Big syllable words and lots of fancy conferences and meetings and – We’re not leading. That creates chaos. It creates a more dangerous world. So restoring the alliances that have kept the world safer and our country safer – getting back to a position in the Middle East where there’s no light between Israel and the United States.
Yes. The world is certainly not a more dangerous place as a result of his brother’s inattention to detail when he destroyed a stable Iraq and replaced it with civil war and the new Assyrian Empire of the Islamic State. The shrub established a surveillance state, condoned torture, America’s reputation fell with its credit rating.
Mission Accomplished.
I think most of us understand the pretender, Jeb. We shouldn’t have to dumb down the discourse so you can follow along. Maybe we can produce some coloring books for you?
After all, it was your brother who said, “One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.” [Jan. 3, 2000]
It is obvious that events have proven the world is too complex for the Bush kids. They cannot understand it, they cannot articulate it – heck, they can’t even articulate the degree to which they can’t articulate it.
I would suggest Jeb Bush learn some big syllable words – what the rest of us call polysyllabic words – or he could just tell America what his brother told Brian Williams during a 2006 interview: “Look, the key for me is to keep expectations low.”
With Donald Trump no longer barking at his heels but loping alongside him, and calling his intelligence into question, Jeb couldn’t have chosen a worse time to complain about his inability to understand big words.
(You can watch the full no-complete sentence or finished thought interview at C-SPAN here. Warning: it’s painful.)

McConnell’s Fox News 'Interview' Shows Why Fox Viewers Are Ignorant and Uninformed

Mitch McConnell’s Fox News Sunday 'interview' was a perfect example of why Fox News viewers are ignorant, uninformed, and filled with misinformation.
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McConnell claimed that the Iran deal is going to be a hard sell for the White House, “So this is going to be a very hard sell for the White House. They’re going to have to get 34 votes. Assuming a resolution of disapproval passes, the President vetoes it, he’ll have to get at least 34 senators to go forward.”
Majority Leader McConnell said that Democrats are going to have the same concerns that Republicans do, “I think they are going to have the same concerns that I just outlined. I know they’ll be a strong pull not to go against the President on something as important as this is to him, but I hope there will be enough Democrats willing to look at this objectively. Look at the facts. Is this a good deal? Is this likely to achieve the outcome we hope for? If they can bring themselves to do that, and make an objective evaluation of it, I think it is going to be a very hard sell for the administration.”
Later when, guest host Bret Baier said that it was likely that Obama was going to win on Iran and Cuba, McConnell said, “I wouldn’t count on that. He can win on Iran with 34 Democrats because that’s the way the approval process is structured.” McConnell then spun the question on to trade.
Here’s the problem. Obama already has all the Democratic support that he needs to win on Iran. Politico reported days ago that there is nothing that Republicans can do to stop Obama on the Iran deal, “The law that Congress passed in May allowing lawmakers to weigh in on a nuclear agreement will do just that — give them a say. But it also makes it impossible to block an agreement absent a full-on Democratic rebellion against the president. If opponents could somehow manage to get a resolution expressing their disapproval and blocking the lifting of congressional sanctions through both houses of Congress — a big if, given the Senate’s 60-vote filibuster threshold — they’d run straight into Obama’s veto pen. And even some of the fiercest opponents of an Iran pact concede the president could probably cobble together 34 votes in the Senate to sustain his veto.”
National Journal reported that most Republicans know that they won’t be able to stop the deal, “If the president presents a plan to Congress after Thursday, members will have 60 days to review it before voting. Even then, the Senate needs 67 votes and the House 290 to override a presidential veto. With the bar so high, most recognize it’s unlikely that Republicans could halt the deal through that process, barring significant Democratic defections.”
McConnell’s interview during which the Senate Majority Leader and the network refused to acknowledge reality is a textbook example of how Fox News misinforms their viewers. Even wingnut outlets like National Journal and the very non-liberal Politico acknowledge the reality of the situation, that Fox News and McConnell would not.
President Obama has the votes to overcome the Congressional resolution. Obama had the votes since the resolution process was set up. President Obama is going to win, but Fox News is intentionally misleading their viewers into believing that there is a chance that Obama will fail. Facts were not acknowledged.
The interview was so deep in delusion and misinformation that Mitch McConnell told Fox News viewers that fast track is a six-year deal which means that “the next Republican pretender” is going to get to use it. McConnell and Fox were already building up expectations that Republicans are going to win in 2016. The structure of the electoral map shows that Democrats will begin 2016 with a huge advantage and are heavily favored to keep the White House.
Fox News deceives and misleads their viewers on a daily basis, and the McConnell interview demonstrated why watching Fox causes viewers to be less informed

David Letterman returns from retirement to deliver scathing Top 10 list on Donald Trump

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Saying he was “glad to be out of the house” a retired and now bearded David Letterman was a surprise guest at a Steve Martin and Martin Short show at San Antonio’s Majestic Theater Friday night.

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Lindsey Graham Admits That Trump Is Telling Hispanics Exactly What Republicans Think Of Them

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Lindsey Graham (R-SC, idiot), who is running for his cabal’s pretender nomination, was trying to lead Republicans out of the hate-filled rhetorical quicksand that has propelled “wrecking ball” Republican pretender candidate Donald Trump to the top of the polls, when he inadvertently admitted on CNN’s State of the Union that what Trump was doing wrong was telling Hispanics “exactly what we think of you”.
This, Graham told CNN’s Dana Bash he would have no part of.
Graham also called Donald Trump a “wrecking ball” for the Republican cabal with Hispanics and said that they can’t win a national election without Hispanics, so shut up Donald. “I think he’s a wrecking ball for the future of the Republican cabal with the Hispanic community. And we need to push back.”
Watch here:
Graham is concerned because even he can see that calling illegal immigrants rapists is not the way to get the Latino vote.
Transcript from CNN:
Well, I’m very worried about where we’re headed as a party. I don’t think this is the way to get the Latino vote. At the end of the day, this is a defining moment for the Republican cabal.
Graham sounded almost like a Democrat having to deal with House Republicans here, having to respond to the accusations of a backseat driver who has never actually done anything as an elected official to solve problems and has no idea what he’s talking about:
There’s a lot of frustration with broken borders. I get that. I have been trying to fix the border for 10 years. I would double the Border Patrol, triple the number of drones. All the hijackers who attacked — attacked us on 9/11 were visa overstays. So it’s more than just the border. You have got to control your visa program.
A recap of the Donald’s electoral errors in publicizing the Republican cabal’s platform:
But, as to Donald Trump, he has said, openly, repeatedly, that he believes that most illegal immigrants are drug dealers and rapists, and there may be a few among them that are decent people. After 10 years of working on illegal immigration, I have come to conclude that most illegal immigrants are decent, hardworking people, and some are criminals.
This is a defining moment for the Republican cabal. We need to reject this. To all the candidates who think that Donald Trump is telling the truth, I think you have lost your way.
Somehow, Graham thinks the Republican cabal still has moral authority, even after lying about WMD and then spending the next seven years trolling the guy who is trying to fix their epic clusterfuck:
As to the Republican cabal, if we do not reject this way of thinking clearly, without any ambiguity, we will have lost our way. We will have lost the moral authority, in my view, to govern this great nation. And I hope we will reject this kind of thinking.
Bash was having none of it, because she knows the Republican cabal built the base that loves Trump’s racism, “But how do you do that? Look, he talked about the fact that he is awakening a new silent majority. And the fact is that, when he talks about building a wall and sending undocumented immigrants back to Mexico, that has a lot of appeal with a lot of the people in your cabal. And you know that.”
Graham clarified that the problem is that not all illegal immigrants are criminals and by saying this, Trump is “telling the Hispanic community…. exactly what we think of you.” I would presume he didn’t mean that if it weren’t a) true, and b) if Bash hadn’t just called him out on it, and c) if he hadn’t admitted that he was objecting because this is not how to get Latinos to vote Republican — none of which is actually an objection based on the reality that Republicans built this mess on purpose, as an extension of their Southern Strategy.
Well, I can tell you the majority of my cabal wants to secure the border, control who gets a job. They come here to work.
What happened in San Francisco is appalling. It’s a good example of why you need to fix the system. But to say that all the 11 million illegal immigrants for the most part are rapists and drug dealers is not only offensive at every level. You’re telling the Hispanic community, who are friends, neighbors, and relatives of the illegal immigrant population, exactly what we think of you.
And I’m not going to be part of that.
And with visions of Miley Cyrus dancing in his head, Graham invoked “wrecking ball” to denounce Donald Trump:
What I think he’s doing is being a demagogue. I think he’s uninformed about the situation regarding the illegal immigrant population. What happened in San Francisco is appalling. But it does not represent the 11 million. And I think he’s hijacked the debate. I think he’s a wrecking ball for the future of the Republican cabal with the Hispanic community. And we need to push back.
Graham is right, Donald Trump is a wrecking ball for the Republican cabal, because he is telling everyone exactly what the Republican cabal is all about. For years the Republican cabal has been fomenting hatred against the “other” as a get out the vote tactic. Their base knows it and responds to it.
Now, thanks to Donald Trump, the public knows it. If that is a problem, the Republican cabal needs to do more than silence Donald Trump.
If only House Republicans had been able to do something on immigration. But they couldn’t — precisely because they were busy pandering to the people who love Donald Trump for calling illegal immigrants drug dealers and rapists.

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