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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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Blood-Red Louisiana Just Voted To Expand Medicaid For A Quarter-Million People

Blood-Red Louisiana Just Voted To Expand Medicaid For A Quarter-Million PeopleThe residents of Louisiana just did something HUGE.

Wingnuts Drive People Insane


Obama Shreds Cowardly Wingnut Pretender Candidates For Fearing 4 Year Old Orphan Refugees

Obama press conference Malaysia
During a press conference in Malaysia, President Obama pulled no punches and shredded cowardly Republican pretender candidates who are fearing four-year-old orphan refugees being admitted to the United States.
The President said:
And so although, on its face, the House legislation simply says, well, we can just certify — and this is not along the lines of some of the more radical proposals that we were hearing earlier in the week from some presidential candidates — the fact of the matter is, is that if it gums up the work so much, then effectively you don’t end up seeing any refugees admitted. If you layer it with more and more bureaucracy, that doesn’t actually make us safer because it doesn’t do a better job of screening but simply makes it almost impossible to process individuals who are coming in, then you’re effectively ending the refugee program for people who desperately need it.
And when I referred to a betrayal of our values, I was being very specific about some of the commentary that was made that would suggest, for example, that we might let Christians in but not Muslims; that we — somehow we’re so fearful that a four-year-old orphan might be let in. And those of you who joined me to the refugee center yesterday and you saw those kids, that’s who we’re talking about. If you are a parent and you saw those kids, and you thought about what they had gone through, the notion that we couldn’t find a home for them anywhere in the United States of America, that is contrary to our values.

And the good news is, is that the overwhelming majority of the people who know that we are screening and all the precautions that are already taken — if they saw those kids, they’d say, yeah, we need to do right by those children.
The four-year-old refugee comment was made by Republican pretender candidate Christie, but virtually all of the Republican pretender candidates dove head first into the politics of fear. Trump refuses to believe that the refugees are mostly women and children because of images that he saw on television. Jeb only wants to let 'christian' refugees into the country. Cruz has been trying to boost his sagging pretender campaign by spreading fear of refugees.
Unlike the Republican candidates, President Obama is living in reality. Just as the Republican cabal tried to deny people health care by spreading inaccurate fears about the Affordable Care Act, the party’s presidential candidates are trying to win an election with a fact-less fear campaign against child refugees from Syria.
Obama is having none of it, and the President called out the cowardice of the men who want to next occupy the Oval Office. If Republicans continue to try to exploit the politics of fear, President Obama will reveal the true colors of his opposition.
While 4-year-old refugees make Republicans cower in fear, President Obama is bombing and killing terrorists on a daily basis.
The difference between the Republican pretenders and the true leadership of Obama has never been clearer.

Punch the Lying Bullies in the Nose ...

Pew Shows Muslims Hate ISIL – So Hannity Claims Pew Shows They Love ISIL

Pew says Muslims have "overwhelmingly expressed negative views of ISIL" so Hannity says the poll shows "significant levels of support"…
You have to wonder sometimes why we bother with facts. We know Republicans would be happier without them, as they just get in the way of their presenting the world as they wish it to be.
After all, according to them, we’re right back at 2008, which is unarguably the year they are campaigning against in 2016, and no Muslim ever speaks out against terrorism and most Muslims support the Islamic State.
Unfortunately for their narrative, we’re well past 2008, unemployment is down, not up, and countless Muslims have spoken out against terrorism and overwhelmingly oppose the Islamic State.
That doesn’t stop Hannity from completely inverting the results of a Pew Research Poll to claim that the opposite is true where the Islamic State is concerned.
This lie came despite the title of the poll: “In nations with significant Muslim populations, much disdain for ISIL.”
How do you miss that?
Well, you do. If you want to. On his show Friday night, he claimed the new poll showed “significant levels of support for ISIL within the Muslim world.”
In fact, as Media Matters for America revealed, the poll found that Muslim views of ISIL are “overwhelmingly negative.”
HANNITY: How about we look at the poll numbers they put out, and let’s talk about whether or not this could be true, because it reveals significant levels of support for ISIL within the Muslim world. They went to 11 representative nation-states — excuse me, let me finish my question — and up to 14 percent of the population has a favorable view of ISIS, and upwards of 62 percent can’t decide. They don’t know whether they have a favorable opinion. Don’t you find those numbers chilling?
HANNITY: I am looking at these numbers, between 63 million and 287 million ISIL supporters in just 11 countries.
A good reason to keep those refugees out, isn’t it? Except that it’s a lie.
What Pew actually said was this:
According to newly released data that the Pew Research Center collected in 11 countries with significant Muslim populations, people from Nigeria to Jordan to Indonesia overwhelmingly expressed negative views of ISIL.
One exception was Pakistan, where a majority offered no definite opinion of ISIL. The nationally representative surveys were conducted as part of the Pew Research Center’s annual global poll in April and May this year.
In no country surveyed did more than 15% of the population show favorable attitudes toward Islamic State. And in those countries with mixed religious and ethnic populations, negative views of ISIL cut across these lines.
Reality looks a little different, doesn’t it? Nothing like Hannity portrayed it. And not at all helpful to the anti-Refugee hysteria sweeping the wingnut media.
Any of us who have tried know that it is a pointless exercise to trot out facts when debating with a conservative but it is a particularly egregious sin when you not only ignore the facts, but turn them on their head and claim they say the opposite of what they show. But then when all the numbers show increasing temperatures, Republican climate deniers claim temperatures are actually lower then they used to be, and cigarette smoking is actually good for you!
I could call for Hannity to apologize, but that would be to assume he has a conscience. And I won’t make that assumption. Not of Hannity. Not of any Republican today.

Limbaugh: Liberals can’t ‘blame the shrub …

Rush Limbaugh speaks to Fox News (screen grab)As usual, Mr. Dimbulb is wrong ...
Limbaugh: Liberals can’t ‘blame the shrub … ISIL didn’t exist when the shrub left office’

Christie Punts On Whether Refugees Living In NJ Should Have To Leave His State

What Is It Going To Take To Get The Media To Quit Propping Up Hate Group Leader Perkins?

What Is It Going To Take To Get The Media To Quit Propping Up Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins?

Top U.S. Psychiatrists Confirm Trump’s Narcissistic Personality Disorder

A striking number of leading mental health experts are concerned enough about the possibility of a Trump presidency that they’re willing to speak...

Wingnut Rationalization


Trump Implodes While Talking About Terrorism And Sets Up Democrats To Win In 2016

During a disastrous interview on ABC’s This Week, Trump imploded and revealed that he knew nothing about terrorism while handing Democrats a golden opportunity to win in 2016.
Transcript via ABC’s This Week:
STEPHANOPOULOS: You’ve also talked about you want to keep the terror watchlist, but under current law individuals on the terror watchlist and the no-fly list have been allowed to buy guns and explosives. Are you OK with that?
TRUMP: We have to have a watchlist, and if that watchlist has somebody that’s — you know, we have — you know, we have the laws right now. We have the laws already on the books as far as Second Amendment for guns, and as you know I’m a big, big, really big proponent of the Second Amendment.

If in — I’ll give you an example. If in Paris some of those people, those — and if you had some of those people had guns, you wouldn’t have had the horror show that you had with nobody…
STEPHANOPOULOS: But why should someone on the watch list…
TRUMP: — out of hundreds of people (INAUDIBLE)…
STEPHANOPOULOS: — be able to have a gun?
TRUMP: No, no. You — if people are on a watch list or people are sick, you have already — this is already covered in the legislation that we already have, George. It’s already fully covered.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Well, but under current law…
TRUMP: But we have…
STEPHANOPOULOS: — people on the watch list…
TRUMP: — if we have an enemy at stake…
STEPHANOPOULOS: — are allowed to buy guns.
TRUMP: Listen, George, if we have an enemy of state, I don’t want to give him anything. I want to have him in jail, that’s what I want. I want to have him in jail.
But if those people in Paris had guns in that room, it would have been a shootout and very few people would have been hurt by comparison to the number that were hurt.
STEPHANOPOULOS: But yesterday…
TRUMP: I’ll tell you who would have been hurt, the bad guys would…
STEPHANOPOULOS: But yes or no?
TRUMP: — because they were the only ones that had the guns.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Mr. Trump, yes or no, should someone on the terror watch list be allowed to buy a gun?
TRUMP: If somebody is on a watch list and an enemy of state and we know it’s an enemy of state, I would keep them away, absolutely.
George Stephanopoulos exposed Trump as having no actual policies. The Trump campaign is the combination of a series of talking points that can be heard daily on Fox News, and the feelings of the candidates. Notice that Trump expressed a strong feeling that “enemies of the state” should not have access to guns, but he proposed no policies that would keep guns away from potential foreign and domestic terrorists.
Trump can’t give a straight answer to questions because he doesn’t know anything, and when he is pressed to go beyond his feelings, the result is empty combative tough talk.
What Trump advocated during the interview was a database for Muslims, torture, spying on religious buildings, and not doing anything to stop criminals from getting guns.
Trump is talking about returning to the failed policies of the shrub years. He talks like an outsider, but Trump is advocating the same and more extreme policies than the shrub junta used.
The Republican front-runner is handing the 2016 election to Democrats on a silver platter. There is not a single state that President Obama won in 2012 that Trump could flip in 2016. Trump would get fewer Republican votes in a general election than Romney or McCain because as the country is moving left, he is catering to the wingnut lunatic fringe.
The best thing to happen to Democratic hopes of keeping the White House and retaking the House and Senate is that Trump continues to lead in the Republican polls.
As Trump’s interview on ABC’s This Week demonstrated, the billionaire is know-nothing who is unfit for the White House.
Trump is telegenic empty shell of a candidate who is an expert at using the media and generate publicity.

I’ll bring back waterboarding to stop the Syrian refugee ‘Trojan Horse’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in an excerpt from an interview with '60 Minutes.' [CBS News]Trump: I’ll bring back waterboarding to stop the Syrian refugee ‘Trojan Horse’

Black Man Attacked At Rally Deserved It, ‘Maybe He Should Have Been Roughed Up’

Trump: Black Man Attacked At Rally Deserved It, ‘Maybe He Should Have Been Roughed Up’ (VIDEO)
Trump says that the black man his supporters beat up at a rally had it coming because he was “obnoxious.” I think the word he was looking for was “uppity.”

Carson Equates Being Against Waterboarding With 'Political Correctness'

Early State Wingnut Primary Voters Want A Ground War Against ISIL

I will commit as much American military force as I need to inflict 'humiliating defeats' on ISIL

Rubio: I will commit as much American military force as I need to inflict 'humiliating defeats' on ISIL

Fox News' Annual Hysteria Over Dark, Invading Forces

Not interested in having a serious debate about how or when to accept mostly Muslim refugees in the wake of the Paris terrorist massacre, Fox is sponsoring a lunatic fringe wingnut hate brigade that not only targets refugees, but President Obama, too.

Fox's Bolling Wants Americans Wetting Their Beds Over Syrian 'Refu-Jihadis'

Fox & Friends Lies About Hillary Clinton and Boko Haram