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Thursday, November 26, 2015

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Petty Republicans Hate President Obama So Much They Even Oppose The Way He Pardons Turkeys On Thanksgiving

So, he pardoned TWO ... 
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As Thanksgiving Day approached, a new poll was released showing just how petty Republicans have become, and it’s embarrassing.

Non Sequitur


Merger of Drug Giants Pfizer and Allergan a Disaster for America

‘Confront bullshit at every turn’

Killer Mike introduces Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during a campaign rally in Atlanta on Nov. 23, 2015. [YouTube]
‘Confront bullshit at every turn’: Rapper Killer Mike compares Bernie Sanders to MLK in fiery speech

Americans Trust Hillary Clinton Over Any Republican To Handle Terrorism

According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll, Americans trust Hillary Clinton more than any Republican "to handle the threat of terrorism."…
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When it comes to keeping Americans safe from the threat of a terrorist attack, a Washington Post-ABC News Poll released on November 23rd, found that voters trust Hillary Clinton more than any Republican pretender candidate. The survey asked voters who they trusted most “to handle the threat of terrorism,” and regardless of who she was paired up against, American voters answered “Hillary Clinton” every time.
When asked who they trusted more to handle the terrorist threat, Americans chose Hillary Clinton over Trump by a 50-42 percent margin. Clinton was also preferred over Carson (49-40), Cruz (48-40), Rubio (47-43) and Jeb (46-43).
The Republican candidates have engaged in a lot of tough talking rhetoric about bombing ISIL or shutting America off for Syrian refugees, but their bellicose posturing has not earned them the trust of the American people. Hillary Clinton remains more trusted than the Republican cabal when it comes to confronting the terrorist threat.
For Republicans who have spent the past several years trying to discredit Clinton through the Benghazi hearings and a relentless litany of attacks designed to paint her as weak on security, the poll must be very disconcerting. Fox News, AM Hate Speech radio, and Trey Gowdy’s investigative committee, have all failed in their efforts to get Americans to think the Republicans would do a better job than Hillary Clinton at keeping America safe .
The Republicans will almost certainly continue to try to hammer home the theme that they are the tough guys on the block who can take on the terrorists, and they will no doubt continue to try to portray the Democrats as weak on foreign policy and on protecting the homeland. However, Hillary Clinton is used to those lines of attack, and she is also aware that her steady resolve in the face of those attacks projects the very strength the wingnuts are desperately trying to say she lacks.
Americans recognize that in dangerous times, Hillary Clinton is a better choice to be commander in chief than any Republican. An endless barrage of wingnut attacks against Clinton have been unable to alter that perception. Americans still think Hillary is their best bet for dealing with the threat of terrorism.

North Carolina’s changes to early voting sites have dramatic racial disparity

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Study: North Carolina’s changes to early voting sites have dramatic racial disparity
70 percent of black voters in North Carolina cast their ballots early in 2008 and 2012.

Congressman Keith Ellison rips Trump for inspiring attacks against minorities

Image: Rep Keith Ellison on MSNBC (Screen capture)
Congressman Keith Ellison rips Trump for inspiring attacks against minorities

Charles Koch Is Campaigning For 2016 Right Alongside The Candidates

Charles Koch made an appearance on Fox News to sell his ideas for gutting Social Security and Medicare.

Dallas Mayor Just Put Republicans To Shame ...

'I’m More Fearful Of Armed White Men Than Refugees'
Dallas Mayor Just Put Republicans To Shame: I’m More Fearful Of Armed White Men Than Refugees
Who do you think kills more Americans?
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Why Are Republicans More Afraid Of The NRA Than Terrorist Attacks?

The Truth Hurts


Rubio Calls Paris Terrorist Attacks “A Positive Development” For Americans

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On Fox News Sunday,  Rubio referred to the deadly Paris terrorist attacks as “a positive development,” because it would make Americans focus more on national security issues and the realities of terrorism. In one of the most brutally honest statements of the 2016 Republican pretender campaign, Rubio revealed his priorities by noting that the terrorist attacks might help give his campaign a boost.
Rubio stated:
I obviously am not happy about the events that happened last week in Paris. But I think it’s a positive development that it suddenly has forced Americans to confront more carefully the issue of national security because it is the most important thing a Pretender will do and it is the most important function of the federal government.
Perhaps recognizing that he had been a bit too candid in noting that he was exploiting the attacks for political gain, he went on to add:
I hope that we focus on that note more, not just for political advantage but because the world has become a very dangerous place.
Sure, Rubio qualified his comments by saying he was not happy with what happened in Paris, but the words “not happy” seemed rather mild words of disapproval for a brutal massacre that killed 129 people. Using the word “positive” to describe the attacks revealed Rubio’s political ambitions clearly exceed his capacity for empathy. Over the course of a long campaign, every politician is apt to make some verbal gaffes, but Rubio’s gaffe exposes a character flaw.
The idiot is a Machiavellian opportunist who is willing to exploit a tragedy, as long as he can use it in a way that advances his political career. The moron who no longer shows up for work regularly, because he is bored of casting important votes and tired of sitting through security briefings, wants to be pretender. He wants it so bad that he sometimes reveals how excited he is that horrifying global events might help give his campaign a boost. He wants to be pretender, but Americans should want somebody other than Rubio to lead the nation in these turbulent times.

Trump doubles down on waterboarding ...

Republican candidate endorses interrogation method that was scrapped by shrub junta because of torture concerns – and ineffectiveness.

Carson Is Finished

Carson Goes Full-Fascist, Calls For Monitoring Of ‘Anti-American’ Media And Organizations

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Carson just went full-fascist – and you never go full-fascist.
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Carson Confuses New Jersey With The Middle East

Ben Carson Confuses New Jersey With The Middle EastNow it looks like Carson doesn’t know the difference between New Jersey and the Middle East.

Bad News For Republican Cabal ...

... White 'Christians' OFFICIALLY No Longer A Majority In United States
Bad News For GOP: White Christians OFFICIALLY No Longer A Majority In United States
Let’s just say Republicans should probably start branching out…
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Fox News Is About To Get A Little Bit Smarter: Hasselbeck Is Quitting

Fox News Is About To Get A Little Bit Smarter: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Is QuittingLooks like Fox News will need to find another blonde woman who has no idea what she’s talking about to offend…everyone.

Girl Scout trip to see Jimmy Carter is ‘child abuse’

Tony Sayegh and Dagen McDowell appear on 'Outnumbered' (screen grab/Fox News)Fox News hack: Girl Scout trip to see Jimmy Carter is ‘child abuse’