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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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Justin Trudeau in Washington DC, 24 October 2013 ( Jim Watson AFP/Archives_
The victory for Justin Trudeau and the Liberals on Monday will help the US and Canada forge renewed ties.

The Really Really Rich Fund Presidential Campaigns ... Except for Bernie's

Bernie Sanders announces speech to explain principles of ‘democratic socialism’ to US public

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders talks to supporters at a fundraising house party at the home of Gerhild Krapf and Michael Brau in Iowa City, Iowa, October 18, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Morgan
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said on Sunday he plans to give a major speech soon to explain his belief in democratic socialism, acknowledging the political label could be a stumbling block to winning over American voters.

Paul Krugman Stands Up for Sanders, Dismantles Wingnut Lies About Denmark's Economic Success Story

Bernie Sander’s Response To Trump’s Vicious Attacks Will Make Trump’s Hair Fall Out

Bernie Sander’s Response To Trump’s Vicious Attacks Will Make Trump’s Hair Fall Out (VIDEO) Bernie Sanders sat down with CNN’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, and defended himself against Trump’s attacks, where Trump labeled...

How The Wingnut Echo Chamber Spins Bullshit Into 'Fact'

How The Right-Wing Echo Chamber Spins Bullsh*t Into Fact

Why Today's Republican Cabal Crackup Is the Final Unraveling of Nixon's "Southern Strategy"

Why Today's GOP Crackup Is the Final Unraveling of Nixon's "Southern Strategy"

Maine’s lunatic fringe wingnut teabagger idiot appoints creationist dingbat buddy as education commissioner

Wingnut teabagger LePage tapped Beardsley to replace the retiring Jim Rier as acting education commissioner, reported the Bangor Daily News.

George Stephanopoulos Makes A Fool Out Of Ben Carson Without Even Trying

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Todd To Cruz: 'Nobody In Washington Follows You'

Chuck Todd To Ted Cruz: 'Nobody In Washington Follows You'

A New Low For Wingnuts: Saying The Shrub Was Pretender During 9/11 Is A ‘Liberal Conspiracy’

A New Low For Conservatives: Saying Bush Was President During 9/11 Is A ‘Liberal Conspiracy’Was the shrub pretender during 9/11? Wingnuts sure would like you to believe the answer is “No.”

Trump’s Criticism of The Shrub Exposes Republican Cabal Foreign Policy Incompetence

Trump is shining a light on exactly what Americans have to look forward to if they elect a Republican pretender; foreign policy incompetence…
trump-and-bush Nothing irks a liar more than exposing their mendacity with the truth or brutal honesty, and the past couple of weeks have seen Republicans getting very irritated. What has been extraordinarily stunning is that although most conscious Americans understand that nearly every utterance from a Republican is a lie, a few of them have inadvertently told the truth. Subsequently, the moron Republicans that cannot maintain the Republican cabal’s practice of lying as a matter of course have incurred the wrath of their wingnut cohorts. One is reluctant to label Trump and Jeb cohorts, but they are both lying Republicans and both are vying for the Republican nomination for pretender. The biggest difference between the two candidates is that on one topic Trump (R-WWE) has been brutally honest and it is getting to Jeb.
No matter what one thinks of Trump, he has been consistently truthful in attacking Jeb for his brother, the shrub’s abject failure as pretender; but particularly his poor performance in keeping Americans safe and out of needless wars.
The exchange between Trump and Jeb during the Republican pretender 'debate' regarding the shrub’s debacle in Iraq and Afghanistan, and whether the shrub kept Americans safe continues unabated and Democrats should take advantage. During the 'debate', Jeb told Trump, “As it relates to my brother, there’s one thing I know for sure: He kept us safe. I don’t know if you remember, you remember the rubble? You remember the firefighter with his arms around him? He sent a clear signal that the United States would be strong and fight Islamic terrorism, and he did keep us safe.” Trump was unimpressed and persisted in assailing the shrub and giving Democrats ammunition against Republicans.
During a recent interview a Bloomberg journalist, Stephanie Ruhle, told Republican professional wrestling and reality television star Trump that as a pretender candidate “We need to know who Trump is as a man, and we need to know that you will make us feel safe and make us feel proud.” Trump replied with his usual bombastic self-aggrandizing and also spoke the truth; “I think I’m much more competent than all of them. When you talk about the shrub – I mean, say what you want, the World Trade Center came down during his time.” Ms. Ruhle was aghast and exclaimed, “Hold on! You can’t blame the shrub for that!” Ruhle to rushed defend the shrub’s incompetence because he was only pretender of the United States for eight months at the time of 9/11. However, Trump was unfazed and shot back with some uncharacteristic truth; “He was pretender, OK? Blame him or don’t blame him, but he was pretender. The World Trade Center came down during his reign.” And Americans were sent to fight two unnecessary wars.
Now there is no sane American who believes the shrub kept Americans safe, and yet wingnuts of all stripes continue parroting that notorious lie and Jeb is leading the pack. Jeb angrily responded to Trump and said,
Look, my brother responded to a crisis, and he did it as you would hope a president would do — united the country, he organized the country and he kept us safe. There’s no denying that and the great majority of Americans believe that, and I don’t know why he keeps bringing this up.”
The actual reason Trump “keeps bringing this up” is of no consequence; what is important is that he continues bringing it up and driving the point home until “the great majority of Americans” stop believing that the shrub, or any Republican, ever kept the country safe. Trump needs to remind Jeb that his brother had mountains of warnings that Osama bin laden, and al Qaeda, were mere days away from hijacking American airliners and flying them into American skyscrapers. He would also remind Jeb that it was Saudis that committed the terror attacks; not Afghanis or Iraqis, and that the shrub’s wars in both countries certainly failed to keep Americans safe. In fact, there are tens-of-thousands of American families with permanently injured loved ones because the shrub did not keep them safe; he sent them off to fight, die, and be injured in two catastrophic wars. It is something that every Republican vying for the nomination pledges to repeat if they win the White House.
Of course Trump is not going to be honest enough to admit that he, as much as the rest of the Republican candidates, would repeat George W. Bush’s foreign policy disasters, but that is not the point. The point is that Trump is shining a light on exactly what Americans have to look forward to if they elect any Republican as president; foreign policy incompetence and more wars. For dog’s sake, America is still paying dearly to clean up Bush’s debacle in Afghanistan and Iraq and unbelievably most of the GOP candidates want to restart and expand the wars. One can only hope that Trump ramps up his attacks on Jeb as a surrogate for his brothers’ incompetence and failure to keep Americans’ safe.
The reality is that any of the wayward Republicans forgetting their existence is dependent on mendacity are giving Democrats precious gifts; if they are savvy enough to use them. Whereas House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy put a stake through the Benghazi committee’s heart, and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) damaged the evangelical Republican crusade to destroy Planned Parenthood, it may be Donald Trump who handed Democrats a nicely-wrapped gift they can ill-afford to squander.
Every time Trump truthfully states that George W. Bush did not keep Americans safe and embroiled the nation in two extremely costly and disastrous wars, he is criticizing and exposing the foreign policy aspirations of every Republican candidate for president. All of the Republican candidates have telegraphed their intent to repeat all of the catastrophic Bush policies, especially those in the Middle East; some have enlisted former Bush administration warmongers as foreign policy advisors.
Since most Americans have retarded memories, and extremely short attention spans, it is very helpful to Democrats that the leading Republican candidate is unwittingly reminding voters exactly what a GOP president will do to the country. Now it is up to Democrats to take advantage of Trump’s honesty.

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Jeb Falls Apart When Asked Why He Blames Obama For Benghazi But Not The Shrub For 9/11

bush-sotuJeb pulled off an epic faceplant on CNN when he was was asked why he blames President Obama and Hillary Clinton for Benghazi, but doesn’t his brother for 9/11.
Transcript via CNN:
TAPPER: But how do you respond to critics who ask, if your brother and his administration bear no responsibility at all, at all, how do you then make the jump that President Obama and Secretary Clinton are responsible for what happened at Benghazi?

JEB: Well, I — it’s — the question on then Benghazi, which is — hopefully we’ll now finally get the truth to, is, was that — was the — was the place secure? They had a responsibility, the Department of State, to have proper security.
There were calls for security. It looks like they didn’t get it. And how was the response in the aftermath of the attack? Was there a chance that these four American lives could have been saved? That’s what the investigation is about. It’s not a political issue. It’s not about the broad policy issue, is, were we doing the job of protecting our embassies and our consulates, and during the period, those hours after the attacks started, could they have been saved?
TAPPER: Well, that’s — that’s kind of proving the point of the critics I was just asking about, because — you don’t want to have your brother bear responsibility for 9/11.
And I understand that argument and al Qaeda is responsible. But why are the terrorists not the ones who are responsible for these attacks in Libya?
JEB: They are. Of course they are. But — of course they are. But if the ambassador was asking for additional security and didn’t
get it, that’s a proper point. And if it’s proven that the security was adequate compared to other embassies, fine. We’ll move on.
There is a reason Jeb is polling in single digits everywhere, and that reason’s name is the shrub. Jeb’s hypocritical non-answer perfectly summarized why he never going to be elected pretender.
Jeb can’t both attack Obama, and defend his brother’s horrible record. His attempts to do both have resulted in the rewriting of history. Jeb’s answer left out the pre-9/11 intelligence that his brother’s junta ignored.
Jeb  has been a disaster as a candidate, and answers such as the one he provided to CNN are a big part of why he is failing.

The Truth Hurts


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Poor Trey. He's had some tough days. Boo. Hoo.

Fox News Finally Admits It ...

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