Point three: Arguably, despite his record as a presidential loser, Romney’s still the most likable RINO on the Republican 2016. Ask yourself — if you had to choose between Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, and Mitt Romney, which one would you prefer?
He then accused me of being un-American, raising his voice at me while asking me to calm down, and telling me that I am just on some mission to destroy our country. When I calmly asked for his name, he said “I don’t have to give it to you because I don’t want to show up on some right wing blog and be on your Twitter account.” Keep in mind, I never said who I was – he just made assumptions and attacked me. When I reminded him that he gets paid by our tax dollars, he said “I doubt you even pay taxes and the IRS will find you soon enough,” and hung up on me.
Was that a threat from Rep. Lee’s staff to use the IRS as a weapon against citizens for just asking questions?
Astounded at what happened, I called back and asked to speak to the Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Lee because I had been treated rudely and threatened. After being transferred, another nice gentleman said “This is the Chief Counsel, you have 15 seconds.”
I said “Really?”
“Fourteen seconds now.”
When I asked him for his name, he said “Chief Counsel.” Of course that’s not his name, and I said “No, I mean your name, not your title.”
Every time I asked, he counted down another second.
I told him that this was not confidential information and that I could do a Freedom of Information request. Click, and the call was over. He hung up on me.
That’s what happens when you call the office of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX).
That IRS thing should be good enough to get somebody indicted. I hope it gets followed up on.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — President Obama on Wednesday delivered an optimistic report about the effects of the administration’s policies in spite of congressional inaction, buoyed by the announcement that the economy grew more than anticipated in the spring.
And on Thursday, the Dow Jones crashed 300 points. Gonna have to change Obama’s name to Jonah.
Directly after the libertarian-leaning senator made the case that prison reform is a civil rights issue, Melber transitioned: “As we’re talking about restoring civil rights here, you stirred up a lot of controversy with the 2010 comments, [in which]
you said at the time that you had concerns about the rules for private business while you support most of the Civil Rights Act. Why did you evolve on rules for private business?”
Paul expressed he felt unfairly treated by MSNBC over this topic:
What I would say to be fair to myself, because I like to be fair to myself, is that I’ve always been in favor of the Civil Rights Act. People need to get over themselves writing all this stuff that I’ve changed my mind on the Civil Rights Act. Have I ever had a philosophical discussion about all aspects of it? Yeah, and I learned my lesson: To come on MSNBC and have a philosophical discussion, the liberals will come out of the woodwork and go crazy and say you’re against the Civil Rights Act, and you’re some terrible racist. And I take great objection to that, because, in Congress, I think there is nobody else trying harder to get people back their voting rights, to get people back and make the criminal justice system fair. So I take great offense to people who want to portray me as something that I’m not.
Melber pressed on: “But when you said, well, here’s where the rules for private businesses are concerning, why not explain that you’ve evolved on that?”
The senator replied that he has been attacked by “half-a-dozen people on your network trying to say I’m opposed to the Civil Rights Act,” while he’s never actually opposed the law. “I’m not willing to engage with people who are misrepresenting my viewpoint on this,” he said. “For people to say that, really, they don’t want to have an honest discussion about it.”
And Melber continued again: “I think the honest discussion is that you said some title of it, Title II and Title VII, that relate to it…”
With Sen. Paul interrupting: “The honest discussion of it would be that I never was opposed to the Civil Rights Act and when your network does 24-hour news telling the truth, then maybe we can get somewhere with the discussion.”
Imagine the twats, both male and female, on MSNBC questioning a Democrat politician that way.
Mark points out several instances of scamnesty smuggled into the Boehner bill that crashed and burned today: Here’s an example from near the bottom of page 18:
‘‘(6) CONSEQUENCES OF FAILURE TO AP14
PEAR.—Any alien who fails to appear at a pro15
ceeding required under this section, shall be ordered
16 removed in absentia if the Government establishes
17 by a preponderance of the evidence that the alien
18 was at fault for their absence from the proceedings.
Get it? What this says, once you translate the conglaw speak is that any alien who fails to appear at (a deportation hearing) shall be removed (deported) in absentia IF (this is the scamnesty part) the government is able to establish by a preponderance of the evidence that it was the alien’s fault for not appearing at the hearing.
How in the hell can the government establish that? Short answer, it can’t. So any alien who fails to show up at a deportation hearing automatically won’t be deported.
And people wonder why conservatives don’t trust the lying, ball-licking, boodle-bagging, cock-puppets of the Gentry GOP RINOsaurs on the scamnesty issue.
It took just a few hours for this response to that ridiculous Bloomberg anti-gun ad – whose message seems to be that the cops can’t protect you, and you shouldn’t own a gun to protect yourself and your family – to appear. And, of course, when you’re shooting fish in a barrel, the new video is right in the ten-ring.
Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee argued Wednesday the Republican effort to sue President Obama is nothing but a veiled attempt to impeach him — something Democrats never did to President George W. Bush:
I ask my colleagues to oppose this resolution for it is in fact a veiled attempt at impeachment and it undermines the law that allows a president to do his job. A historical fact: President Bush pushed this nation into a war that had little to do with apprehending terrorists. We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush, because as an executive, he had his authority. President Obama has the authority.
Sheila Jackson Lee is sort of synonymous with bone deep stupidity, but this is pretty rich even for an abysmally stupid bint like her:
Except former Rep. Dennis Kucinich did actually introduce a bill to impeach Bush in 2008 — and Jackson Lee actually was a co-sponsor to the legislation.
Now she’ll tell us it wasn’t a “real” bill. Like the impeachment bill against Obama the Republicans have submitted.
(CNSNews.com) – For the first time ever, the average price for a kilowatthour (KWH) of electricity in the United States has broken through the 14-cent mark, climbing to a record 14.3 cents in June, according to data released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Good thing nobody uses electricity, isn’t it? Somebody might object when Obama tells them how low he’s kept inflation.
How does it help Republicans to assert, and how do they justify asserting, that none of this misconduct rises to the level of profound breaches of the public trust — high crimes and misdemeanors? Do they really believe the failure to recognize the seriousness of Obama-administration malfeasance makes them more attractive to voters?
I’d be the last person to fly cover for the Gentry GOP, but the approach of trumpeting that Obama has committed impeachable offenses, should be impeached, and would be impeached if the Democrats didn’t control the Senate more or less hands the Democrats a big drum to beat in their efforts to maintain their hold on the upper house.
“If you don’t re-elect Democrat senators, we won’t be able to stop the evil Rethuglicans from doing what they’ve said they would: Impeach our wonderful Divine Won.”
The lawsuit will have no real effect on Obama, who will be long gone from office by the time it is even decided. If the GOP wants to push it as political theater, well, okay, but I, personally, would much rather spend my efforts and money in getting real conservatives elected to congress, and getting rid of Gentry GOP RINOs like Boehner and the rest of the current House and Senate leadership.
“The House leadership doesn’t want to put a bunch of members on the record as being hostile to a form of amnesty, when that might have to be part of a future compromise immigration bill,” one member told me.
The failure of the border-security bill — so far — is yet more evidence that the administration and congressional leadership are so little trusted by House rank-and-file to act in good faith when it comes to immigration that the default position now is that nothing will be done.
Why on earth would conservaties distrust GOP leadership on this matter? Just because that leadership has done everything it its power to pass scamnesty, and makes no bones about continuing to do so in the future.
We don’t need new bills. We need new leadership willing to enforce the immigration laws we already have.