“I had this terrible nightmare last night that I was trying to get out and I couldn’t get out. And a hand came reaching, pulling me.” — Speaker John Boehner, quoted by The Hill.
His resignation was not a scam. It was timed to get some legislative things done, things that are very unpopular with Republican voters, like paying debts on time. Boehner was supposed to take the heat with him on his way out. Now he's stuck until the GOP can find a functional Homosapien in it's ranks to take the reins. Perhaps someone who can string words together into coherent sentences? Who knows? We'll have to tune-in to the Silly Party Circus and see!JMJ
I don't know what to make of this development.I've been reading this article in the WaPo:Kevin McCarthy’s implosion signals a full-blown Republican revolution ...There is a revolution happening within the Republican party right now. The establishment's hold on power is more tenuous than it has been at any time in recent memory....[...]That's a remarkable development since, for decades, the GOP was known as the party that, eventually, got in line. As in: Republicans tended to nominate the guy for president who was perceived as the runner-up the last time around. And, they might grumble but they eventually acceded to the wishes of congressional leaders like Tom DeLay and Denny Hastert. The Democrats were always the rebellious party; the GOP was the follow-the-rules party.No longer....[...]If you are Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio or John Kasich, what happened on Thursday in Washington should put a lump in your throat. The Republican establishment has been operating for months -- really since the rise of Trump -- under a belief that, eventually, things will return to "normal" and that the party will put forward an establishment candidate for president. That was the same wrong-headed thinking I heard constantly in the run-up to today's speaker vote: Yeah, sure, conservatives weren't sold on McCarthy, but the alternatives weren't any good or serious, and so he would win. Nope.This threat to the establishment from the conservative activist base is real. The sooner the establishment realizes it -- and the resignation of Boehner/demise of McCarthy should help them get it -- the better chance they will have to combat it. ...I've got news for the GOP establishment....You have blown in with the Party's base. It's too late to get back the power you've held within that Party for far too long. We the peasants beyond the moat are in full-swing rebellion against you, establishment GOP. You divorced us when you missed the opportunity to play political theater from January 2015 till the present date.
From today's NYT:Republican leaders are casting about for a candidate for speaker who can both bring along restive conservatives and maintain the backing of the far larger ranks of the rest of their conference.The establishment GOP still doesn't get it! There may well be more people in rebellion than those willing to go along with the GOP establishment.This is not 1999! And the GOP establishment -- Karl Rove, for example -- who are acting as if it is 1999. The grinding down of the last seven years has dramatically changed the tone of America. These perseverating establishment members of the GOP should count their lucky stars that the peasants beyond the moat haven't tarred and feathered their so-called elected public servants and the mouthpieces (aka pundits) of the establishment GOP.
The delusional people who are supporting Dr. Carson refuse to see his goofball comments for what they are. They believe being a brilliant brain surgeon translates to being a sharp politician. Clearly, Dr. Carson is not the latter. He's embarrassing himself on a daily basis. Why wouldn't he be satisfied being a mentor to future brain surgeons instead of making a fool of himself on political matters?
Progressives Word,I didn't mention a single word about Dr. Carson in my comment. Not a single word.As for refusing to see goofball comments for what they are, take a look at the candidate(s) whom you support.Learn something from these words: "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones."
That's all right, AOW. As usual, when leftists have nothing of substance to add to a discussion they try to derail honest dialogue by resorting to insults, irrelevant commentary and other clumsy diversionary tactics.Sadly, too many on the Right have been using similar practices all over the blogosphere. This produces nothing but escalating hostility which, as we have seen over and over again to our sorrow, is entirely counterproductive.
Liar, Liar, your whole frighten Blogs on fire!"skud: "You are corect that if another candidate said he visited 57 states the MSM would have been all over him. Because he is the black messiah he got a pass and anyone who felt he was and is unqualified is a racist."Hello! The MSM covered this over and over and over again. Only the wingnuts called Mr. Obama the "Messiah," no Liberal ever did. But Ted Cruz's father calls him "The Anointed One." And skud has nothing to say about that. Hypocrite!skud: "Now we have a black republican candidate that the left feels threatened by and he is not qualified in their minds, racists."Threatened? What a joke. Dr. Carson is sinking his chances of being preznit by his own goofy statements. Anyone with half a brain knows that. It has nothing to do with race because Kevin McCarthy did the same thing."He didn't say they put together a committee to make her look bad it is that the committee and it's finding exposed the truth."The truth that their own Republican committee found was that there was no scandal. You've had enough space here to repeat your false statements. You can have your own opinion but not your own facts.There was NO BENGHAZI! SCANDAL.You will no longer be able to peddle your BENGHAZI! lies here."Holy Crap Batman, what Batcrap that is!
It is nice to see some realism and truth on this blog with most people seeing the lies of the Republican party and the endless, tax wasting 'committee's' they love to assemble. As always, this one proved that the 'scandal' they had so hoped for just wasn't there. Not that the Republican base will stop with the endless scandalmongering they love to do, however. Sadly, all these posts will be wiped out when FT reads them. Seems Republicans just can't take opposing ideas.
I can only REPEAT: As usual, when leftists have nothing of substance to add to a discussion they try to derail honest dialogue by resorting to insults, irrelevant commentary and other clumsy diversionary tactics.The very idea that rude, defamatory comments, insults, and unsupported accusations constitute legitimate counter-argument in a debate is as absurd as it is untenable.Normally, I do delete nonsense of this sort, because it has no intellectual substance and no socially redeeming value whatsoever, but this time I'll let it stand as a good example of just how insolent, unkind, and wrong-headed the Left usually is.Most leftists speak so poorly for their "side" it could only work against them when permitted to stand.When Conservative-Libertarians use the same crude negative approach, they too only damage their own cause.FYI: I delete as much BOILERPLATE and idiotic name-calling from the Right as I do from the Left –– and will continue to do so whenever I feel it is warranted.We have rules here and standards we try to maintain. The rules are plainly visible and perfectly comprehensible to those who are literate. That so many choose either to flout or ignore them casts no shadow on this blog.
Ed, you do not present opposing ideas; most of the time all you do is act the part of a troll.Keep it up, and you will soon join the multitude of impossible snipers, bullies and mental defectives now permanently banned from this blog.
Where are all the Ben Carson supporters these days?It’s not everyday that white Conservatives, Republicans, racist get to say, "I'm not racist some of my best friends are black"He wouldn't work out as president. He speaks and reads like a grade school kid wrote it.Dr. Carson is simply wrong in the eyes of many rational thinking people. That you fail to understand why has nothing to do with his race. But FT still supports that dim-witted “Brainless Surgeon. The people who frequent this blog who are mostly FT’s imaginary characters give their approval of all the filthy racist links that depict the Obama family as apes. As he often does to Hillary Clinton. In addition his faithful followers -- the ones who don't condemn the racism, sexism, character assassination, and rank slime she continues to feature there -- are approving and encouraging that sort of sewerage. They own it; and FT enables it. It's all about his Holier than Thou Conservative/Repub values -- no decent Conservative would go near that poetry ridden snake pit of his.What's the old saying? "The inmates have taken over the asylum." The Tea Party doesn't know how to govern themselves, how would we expect them to know how to govern a country. These people have made themselves look like the Keystone Cops, not the majority party of the House.This kind of reminds me of when I was in a high school history class, and I’ll never forget the one thing our teacher taught us: and she said, and I quote ”what you read in history books isn’t always accurate.” And the example she used was history books in the Soviet Union, now known as Russia. She informed us, to my shock and horror, that the Soviets pretty much included what they liked in the history books and left out everything else. As a result, she said, “there were generations of Russian students who were misinformed.”Oh we were so ever dismayed! Those poor little Russian kids who were being taught false history. But wait….you guys on the right, and you know exactly who you are, are trying to do the same thing right here in the Good Old U.S.A. Well lots of luck with that!
More of the same leftist garbage, PILED HIP DEEP. Again, I'll let it remain here as a testament to your particular brand of bigotry, intolerance, and infinite capacity to claim falsehood as truth and vice versa. It is also a testament to your apparent illiteracy in that you failed to address the topic of the post and to speak without vilification.You will not be shown this courtesy here again.
Literal weeping on Capitol Hill over the inability to choose a Speaker of the House?
From the article: "Conservatives seized the moment as McCarthy made his exodus, celebrating the departure of one of the GOP’s moderates and fastest-rising stars — and pledging to push for one of their own, a hard-liner on fiscal and social issues, to step forward in the coming weeks before the leadership elections are rescheduled. ..."Well, that certainly sounds like music to my ears. ;-)What the WaPo and the rest of the leftist media love to misrepresent as "chaos" and "disarray" is one of the healthiest, most hopeful signs we've seen since the days when Ronald Reagan and House Speaker Newt Gingrich were in charge.If Boehner and the rest of the RINOS want Paul Ryan, you KNOW positively that WE true Conservative-Libertarians most emphatically do not. I have an article coming very soon exposing Paul Ryan for the false-conservative fraud he really is.It is long past time to PURGE the GOP of RINOS. RINOS have made it possible for the filthy, treacherous, traitorous, faux-humanitarian mess we are forced to live with today to develop and become "The New normal." Blame for the steady degradation and disintegration we've had to endure since Ronald Reagan left office lies squarely at the feet of BOTH the Bushes, and of course The Rapist in Chief who occupied the White House with impunity between the two frankly disastrous Bush administrations.Haven't you realized YET that the BUSHES, BOEHNER, McCONNELL, McCAIN, ROMNEY, ORRIN HATCH, those so-called Republicans from the Northeast, et al. have been effectively siding with The Enemy for DECADES?What we have had for the past seven-plus years is a RADICAL LEFTIST in the White House. What we most desperately NEED to neutralize the deadly effects of the past twenty-seven years is an even-more RADICALLY CONSERVATIVE government if we are ever to restore balance, fiscal sanity, and a foreign policy advantageous to OUR best interests both at home and abroad.
The Establishment has something up its' sleeve, or McCarthy (their perceived "best shot" at holding onto power) wouldn't have withdrawn. There's a White Knight in the wings.
I suppose that I could be wrong...An Internet address originating from the Department of Homeland Security was tied to entries made on the Wikipedia pages of North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers and California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, alleging that the two Republicans were having an affair.
"The Establishment has something up its sleeve ..."INDUBITABLY!
It looks like now Paul Ryan is considering running..
The Establishment "white knight".
If I wanted an "Autopilot" setting for the current course of the economy, Paul Ryan would be my first choice. Unfortunately, there's a huge mountain directly ion our path called "International Corporatism" that's completely out of Ryan visible light spectrum.
...and it IS ever increasingly destroying the Western economy, and the "middle classes".
Don't you feel, Thersites, that Ryan, –– if he ever was the legitimate fiscal conservative he was purported to be when chosen as Romney's running mate ––, has been "won over" by the Crony-Capialist-Corporatist-Internationalist Oligarchs and their One World Agenda?
No doubt the "cause" of his "blindness".
I thought that Nancy Pelosi held that distinguished title.
Your thinking is loooooooooong out of date, VOR. I hope you were only joking?
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Here's more on the insulting and ignorant reactions by some of the people who hope Donald Trump will be our next President..Why do the Tea Party nuts support this guy? We don't need a brain surgeon for president, we need someone with a brain..So why don’t you go back to Lisa's Slime Pit and see for yourself the sort of racist crap she allows her boyfriends to post there day after day after day. That's where you'll find your fellow conservatives comparing Michelle Obama to a gorilla and where you'll read racist insults about the president and any other African American she and her butt-kissers don't like. I have never read any criticism whatsoever from you about that racist sewerage on that blog, so you need to shut up about it when you come here, since it is clear you approve of it. Your silence means you approve of that swill. Don’t come to MY blog under those stupid names that you use, I can see right through you. Progressive blogs, like mine criticizes Dr. Carson on his policies and goofy statements. They don’t call him or his wife monkeys, gorillas, or savages. That's what you'll find on wingnut blogs, like yours and like Lisa’s. That's where racism flourishes.Anymore snark about liberals and racism from you or from your phoney sock puppet’s. will be deleted. Don’t think that I don’t know that it’s YOU writing al tose stupid and childish comments on my blog. What's the old saying? "The inmates have taken over the asylum." The Tea Party doesn't know how to govern themselves, how would we expect them to know how to govern a country. They've made themselves look like the Keystone Cops, not the majority party of the House..You must think you're visiting the Stench Trench where Lisa's boyfriends never miss a chance to call First Lady, Michelle Obama, some sort of ape who walks on her hind legs and should pick fleas out of her tail, and where they call President Obama "Obongo and have used the "N" word." That place, where you choose to hang out. That says a volumes about YOUR values and racism.Let me point this out, because obviously you haven't the ability to figure it out yourself: Nowhere on MY blog do I say ANYTHING about Dr. Carson's RACE. It is YOU, an admirer of Lisa's slimeballs, who brought race into this discussion.MY posts are always about the inane STATEMENTS Dr. Carson made -- Get it? INANE, just like the comment you makeI've never seen you write anything about Lisa's slimeball boyfriends making racist remarks about the Obamas. NEVER. Your silence means you agree with them.If anyone ever used that sort of gutter language here as a description of Dr. Carson they would be deleted. But here's some news for you: Not one of my Liberal commenters have EVER, EVER denigrated Dr. Carson because of his race. NOT ONE. That sort of sewerage comes from the right: The racists.My commentors and I disagree with his STATEMENTS and policies. Not the color of his skin. We here at P.E. and other Liberal blogs do not tolerate scum who call African Americans apes and animals.And if you think that's because we think we better and above that sort of scurrilous behavior, you are correct. We ARE
Your remarks are entirely OUT of BOUNDS since they 1) Do not in any way address the topic of the post2) Fail in every way to observe our rules of good conduct (please see below)3) Make an arrogant, self-righteous attempt to drag the way OTHER blog owners conduct THEIR blogs into OUR business here, when that is none of YOUR business –– or MINE.4) Use bilious rhetoric aimed at ME, because I hold beliefs contrary to yours, and do not choose to conduct my affairs in ways YOU particularly approve or admire.I know who you want me to THINK you are, but since you are so cowardly as not to identify yourself properly, I must assume you are an IMITATION of someone I once regarded as a friend, but who peremptorily ceased to communicate with me a year ago August without a word of explanation.IF you are that person –– and this includes anyone ELSE who may be interested in promoting feuds and grudge matches in the blogosphere –– I hope you have noticed that out of respect for the friendship we once shared and the person thought I knew I sedulously delete any and all remarks derogatory and otherwise that refer to you or your blog by name. I happen to agree with your assessment of many of the comments left at a blog where the owner honestly believe in unlimited Freedom of Speech. That you would assume that that blog owner automatically endorses every remark she allows to show demonstrates: 1) Your own inflated ego and decidedly warped view of life2) A nakedly apparent desire to dominate and tyrannize3) A near-tragic lack of any discernible sense of humor4) Worst of all an inordinate penchant for negativity that you have allowed to eclipse all other aspects of your character in the blogging community.In addition to the above, which ought to be more than enough, you display a rank, morbid desire based on a highly conceited overestimation of your powers of perception continually to ASCRIBE dishonorable, downright vicious motives to everyone who doesn't happen to admire your opinions slavishly, or meekly toe your particular party line.You also feel free LIE obssessively about people you don't like, because you mistake your negative assessment of their motives and character for absolute, unerring truth.n short you exhibit the character and temperament of a classic DESPOT, and as such you should be regarded as Dire Threat and Grave Danger to all who strive for a Free Society.
With each side's pot calling the other side's kettle black there resides no likelihood of finding or cultivating common ground.Unfortunate as it may be it has become rhe American Way.
Has Hillary had it? She maybe old news with too much baggage, even though she is spawn of the Soro's/Alinsky machine as much as Obama is, and thus fits the Soros job description requirements as perfectly as does Obama. It is truly astonishing to see the Democratic Party rushing so far off into Socialism that they think Hillary Rodham Clinton is too conservative for them.And yes, Virginia, Hillary IS a Socialist, and she always has been.Polls show that the Super-Loon, Bernie Sanders. whose only merit is being honest enough to admit he is a raving Socialist, is giving her a good run!Democrats don't really don't care if she is a crook. The world, excepting only Democrats, now understand that she used her position as Secretary of State to shake down whole countries!Just how desperate do you liberals have to be, to want a sleazebag like Hillary to be your President?But sit back and remember how cleverly and quickly the Soros machine manufactured the Manchurian candidate Barack Obama from an Community Organizer do-nothing. say nothing Congressman who only knew how to vote "present" Well, could they do it again in the twelve hour only one year before the election? I suspect that they are busy little Bees right this moment . Or another trick up their crooked sleeve maybe to have Hillary to replace Joe Biden on the ticket. until the day that they make up some excuse like Obama is sick or so tired he has to step asideThere are many, many people who seem to think Hillary Clinton hasn’t accomplished anything. Apparently, being a First Lady, a Senator, as well as Secretary of State doesn’t count as accomplishments to her critics. But here is a very simple summary that encompasses Hillary Clinton and what she has accomplished throughout her life .To start with, she accomplished getting four people killed in Benghazi.
Hillary has all but admitted thatBill Clinton will NOT be her First Man, and that her Daughter Chelsea seems an obvious choice to fill the First Lady's shoes, along with Huma Abedin who who most likely be her First partner.
Can you even imagine someone like Huma Abedin, with close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, have unfettered access to state secrets and being able to effect government policy. Oh wait – she already had that access in the State Department and was one of the people using the private Clinton email server. With Hillary is just gets more and more corrupt.
Your nom de plume is offensive. Either change it, please, or don't bother to return.Thank you.
So the righties are now slobbering over an African American guy with absolutely no qualifications for the presidency, it's fine. They have no consistency in this instance. They're slobbering over Dr. Carson because he's a conservative African American, and they're as rare as hens teeth. Just as they slobbered all over the Trumpster because he had the stupidly to insult Latinos. Well he's just about all petered us out as well. I gues the righties Fired him. And they'll fire Dr. Carlson as well. Who can blame them. 98% of African Americans associate with the Democratic Party. Can we blame the righties for promoting Dr. Carson who's an anomaly? He'll never be president. He'll fall asleep before the convention, and won't even know that he lost So get ready for President Hillary in 2016.
Racist! This post proves that all Dermocrats are just afraid of the dark.
A right wing poster from the "Smut Hut'" disputes what President Obama said about other countries not having the frequency of mass shootings as does the U.S., arguing that on a per capita basis, the U.S. has fewer mass shootings than do countries in Scandinavia and the Netherlands. This allows these self-satisfied "there's nothing we can do" enablers to accept the fact that mass shootings will continue in this "exceptional" country because mental health is the problem, not guns and we're not as blood thirsty as the countries they compare us with. That solves everything, doesn't it? Why should we do anything about rampages that kill our people when we're not as bad as other countries? That's their logic in a nutshell. And I emphasize NUTshell.
"Treat all American's like the criminally insane. CONFISCATE GUNS!"The real "NUT" inside the Leftist NUTshell.
Some facts for the fact impaired...
The problem with political jokes, like Donald Trump, Ben Carlson,et tout is theyget elected.
A worse problem is that a politcal joke like Barack Obama GOT elected, and the best that the Left can offer us today is a former first lady with no accomplishment or skills except for covering up her husband's infidelities.
Thank you for this valuable information Free Thinke, May I add a few thoughts as well?I’m sure that I have read it somewhere , if not, I’m sure that it’s true anyway. That according to a study by the United States Centers for Disease Control , octopuses, and some squid are VENOMOUS, and that some species should be avoided at all costs for the prevention of illness, disability, and even death due to the diseases that they carry.Octopus venom is very similar to those in other poisonous creatures such as snakes.While Squids which is more commonly know as Calamari live in the open waters in the ocean, Octopuses who are predators by the way, live in dens on the sea floor, thus they are known as “Bottom Feeders” .such as Wild Duck...
I find this to be just amazing that people will excuse all these lies and cowardness, ineptness, by bringing Bush, Reagan, the Tea Party, etc as excuses for Obama’s lack of leadership. and on AMERICAN CITIZEN’S being Domestic Terrorist’s, when it should be on his stupidity and total ineptness.To these FOOLS, it is not the colossal screw ups, which are undeniable to these moron Progressives , it is that Obama and Clinton cannot be blamed, so I guess that Bengazhi must be Bush's fault...
One of the Stupid Party's blogs features a poster that claims Valerie Jarrett is an Iranian. Valerie Jarrett was born in Shiraz, Iran, to two American parents. The Jarretts moved to London, England, when Valerie was 5 years old, and eventually back to the U.S. Claiming that Jarrett is "Iranian" is like claiming John McCain is Panamanian, since he was born in Panama to two American parents.Facts don't matter to people in the Stupid Party."And some whacko thinks that because Jarrett was born in Iran it makes her an Iranian because babies born in the U.S. to illegals or legals are automatically U.S. citizens. The weirdo and undereducated pusher of false facts doesn't undeerstand that Iran doesn't have the same laws as the U.S., so comparing the two countries is stupid. But they are members of The Stupid Party, so who's surprised?
Do you re-post your diatribes, like the above, every couple of days?Get some new material.
At this point it looks as if we already have our third party . It's known as the Party of Idiots,and the results from it are disastrous...
Your pen name is offensive. Please change it, or don't bother trying to post here again.Thank you.
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