Sometimes words are simply not enough.
Donna Summer – Dec. 31, 1948-May 17, 2012
Her music defined an era.
Toot toot. Beep beep.
Speaker of the House John Boehner has gained the reputation for allowing the most extreme elements of the Republican Party to control the agenda in the House. And while he tries his damnedest to put up a good public front, it’s less and less believable.
His latest public statement was made in relation to what appears to be another politically motivated debt ceiling battle:
“I’m not threatening default.”
But in the same speech, he ominously and erroneously claims that “the largest tax hike in American history is scheduled for the end of this year.” No, John. At the end of the year, the tax cuts that were put in place by a Republican administration ten years ago are set to expire. Those are the very same tax cuts that significantly contributed to the very debts and deficits that Boehner and the GOP/Tea Party claim to be so vehemently opposed to.
But facts are troubling things to the GOP. It’s much easier to claim – through Speaker Boehner and others – that they’re don’t want to threaten default, all the while threatening default by bringing up all the same things they used to threaten default with before.
And while approval numbers for Congress are at an all-time low, most people blame the Republicans for the legislative brinksmanship that led us to the edge of the precipice and that was responsible for the lowering of federal bond ratings with Standard and Poors. The consequences of that maneuvering are well known; our economy took a significant unnecessary hit
If one were of a cynical frame of mind, and I have often been rightfully accused of that, one might think that this is political maneuvering in an effort to precipitate another hit to the economy, just in time to conjure up more “proof” that Obama is bad for the economy.
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck and cries like a duck …
“I’m not familiar with precisely what I said, but I stand by what I said, whatever it was.”
– Mitt Romney, May 17, 2012
What Romney said about Obama and Rev. Jeremiah Wright, in a February interview with Sean Hannity, was that he didn’t think Obama understood “that Judeo Christian philosophy is an integral part of our foundation … I’m not sure which is worse: him listening to Rev. Wright or him saying we must be a less-Christian nation.”
Please, James Lipton. All Mitt Romney has going for him is his insincerity. Don’t take that away from him!
Read the full New York Magazine piece here:
The number of cents per gallon that gasoline has dropped since this time last month.
The number of cents per gallon that gasoline has dropped since this date last year.
The number of Republicans who previously blamed Barack Obama for rising gas prices who sent Barack Obama a note of congratulations or thanks for now lowering them.
* This number is not official, but it’s a pretty safe bet.
With the word “family” having been appropriated by hate groups like the “Family Research Council,” “Focus on the Family,” and “American Family Association,” sometimes you need to cleanse your palate with some actual family values.
As Papi says, “Perfecta!”