1. reuters:

“I’ll be probably calling around, looking for somebody to play cards with me or something, because I’m getting kind of lonely in this big house. So maybe — maybe a whole bunch of members of the House Republican caucus want to come over and socialize more.”
READ ON: “Lonely” Obama eyes second-term strategy with Congress

    reuters:

    “I’ll be probably calling around, looking for somebody to play cards with me or something, because I’m getting kind of lonely in this big house. So maybe — maybe a whole bunch of members of the House Republican caucus want to come over and socialize more.”

    READ ON: “Lonely” Obama eyes second-term strategy with Congress

     
  2. abloodymess:

USA USA USA!!!

    abloodymess:

    USA USA USA!!!

     
  3. inothernews:

This week’s New Yorker magazine cover.
Wakka wakka.
(via PoliticalWire)

    inothernews:

    This week’s New Yorker magazine cover.

    Wakka wakka.

    (via PoliticalWire)

     
  4. 20:30 22nd Jan 2012

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    tags: Newt GingrichGOP2012


    pantslessprogressive:

shitrepublicancandidatessay:

“I am appalled that you would begin a presidential debate on a topic like that [Newt Gingrich’s sex scandal involving his second wife]…to make it two days before the primary a significant question in a presidential campaign is as close to despicable as anything I can imagine.” -Newt Gingrich at the CNN Republican primary debate in South Carolina, January 19, 2012. (Video.)
“The GOP’S multimillion dollar ad campaign invoking President Clinton’s relationship with Monica S. Lewinsky was devised by House Speaker Newt Gingrich…reviving the presidential sex scandal just one week before Election Day.” -The Washington Post, October 30, 1998.

Inconvenient reality: the GOP edition.

    pantslessprogressive:

    shitrepublicancandidatessay:

    “I am appalled that you would begin a presidential debate on a topic like that [Newt Gingrich’s sex scandal involving his second wife]…to make it two days before the primary a significant question in a presidential campaign is as close to despicable as anything I can imagine.” -Newt Gingrich at the CNN Republican primary debate in South Carolina, January 19, 2012. (Video.)

    “The GOP’S multimillion dollar ad campaign invoking President Clinton’s relationship with Monica S. Lewinsky was devised by House Speaker Newt Gingrich…reviving the presidential sex scandal just one week before Election Day.” -The Washington Post, October 30, 1998.

    Inconvenient reality: the GOP edition.

    (Source: shnaashnaa)

     
  5. CNN Debate in less than 10 minutes

    cognitivedissonance:

    Live-stream hereFollow me on Twitter for live-blogging: @meglanker

    Also, don’t forget about GOP Bingo! Cards are here.

    Since I didn’t have time to update/replace Rick Perry spaces, take any space that mentions Perry as a free space. It’s redistribution of the free spaces so everyone has more. Because I am more of a socialist than Obama. </sarcasm>

    I’ll miss Perry’s performances. Someone make an emotional montage saying goodbye, please.

    Submit your bingo cards here, or email them to meglanker@gmail.com.

    Am I correct in calling this the “548th Republican Debate”? It sure seems like it.

     
  6. motherjones:

    Chris Christie, that is.

    "Up next on CNN, did Chris Christie’s press conference leave the door open for a possible run at the Presidency in 2012? We’ll talk to our contributors about why Chris Christie still hasn’t denied the possibility of running."

     
  7. inothernews:

helveticafutura:

sarah-fincher:

-rosasparks-:

spramped:

wow

OOH SHIIIIT.

Manhattan mini-storage always has awesome ads like this.  A few years ago it had one that said “Your closet is so narrow it makes [Dick] Cheney look liberal.”

Oh, Manhattan Mini Storage. “New York: Seven Professional Sports Teams and the Mets” (or some variant thereof) was one of my favorites. Along with the one that says if you store your stuff with your parents it means you have to visit them.

Best.

    inothernews:

    helveticafutura:

    sarah-fincher:

    -rosasparks-:

    spramped:

    wow

    OOH SHIIIIT.

    Manhattan mini-storage always has awesome ads like this.  A few years ago it had one that said “Your closet is so narrow it makes [Dick] Cheney look liberal.”

    Oh, Manhattan Mini Storage. “New York: Seven Professional Sports Teams and the Mets” (or some variant thereof) was one of my favorites. Along with the one that says if you store your stuff with your parents it means you have to visit them.

    Best.

     
  8. On “Face The Nation,” Michele Bachmann answers the “How do you create jobs?” question by saying she was once a “federal tax attorney, and… I spent years in U.S. federal tax court” and that she and her husband started a “company” that tells people they can pray the gay away.

    inothernews:

    “Jobs.”

     
  9. Jim Morin / Miami Hearld
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    Jim Morin / Miami Hearld

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  10. The challenge, really, has to do with the seeming inability, particularly in the House of Representatives, to arrive at any position that compromises any of their ideological preferences, None. I have gone out of my way to make compromises.

    …Can they say yes to anything? It’s the Republican Party that has said that the single most important thing facing our country is deficits and debts. If their only answer is what they have presented, which is a package that would effectively require massive cuts — if that’s their only answer, then it’s going to be pretty difficult for us to figure out where to go.

    — 

    President BARACK OBAMA, on the unwillingness of House Republicans to compromise — even if it means preventing the country from going into default — during a White House presser earlier today.  OBama said Speaker John Boehner “walked out” of negotiations, because God forbid they raise taxes on the motherfucking rich.

    (via the New York Times)

     
  11. 18:49

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    reblogged from: shortformblog

    tags: obamadebt ceilingjohn boehnerGOP


    brooklynmutt:

“One of the questions the Republican Party is gonna have to ask itself is: can they say yes to anything? Can they say yes to anything?” - President Obama

    brooklynmutt:

    “One of the questions the Republican Party is gonna have to ask itself is: can they say yes to anything? Can they say yes to anything?” - President Obama

     
  12. Conservatives flatter themselves by saying that their talk-radio gripes about healthcare or whatever are tantamount to things like D-Day or Washington crossing the Delaware or whatever because without that, they’d just be a bunch of angry white men who don’t want to pay taxes and don’t care about other people.
    — 

    JOSHUA GREEN, senior editor of The Atlantic, on Real Time With Bill Maher.

    Heh.

    And now, I’m okay with using the word “whatever.”  Or whatever.

    (via inothernews)

     
  13. More than 75 professors at Catholic University and other prominent Catholic colleges have written a pointed letter to Mr. Boehner saying that the Republican-supported budget he shepherded through the House of Representatives will hurt the poor, elderly and vulnerable, and therefore he has failed to uphold basic Catholic moral teaching.

    “Mr. Speaker, your voting record is at variance from one of the Church’s most ancient moral teachings,” the letter says. “From the apostles to the present, the Magisterium of the Church has insisted that those in power are morally obliged to preference the needs of the poor. Your record in support of legislation to address the desperate needs of the poor is among the worst in Congress. This fundamental concern should have great urgency for Catholic policy makers. Yet, even now, you work in opposition to it.”

    The letter writers go on to criticize Mr. Boehner’s support for a budget that cut support for Medicare, Medicaid and the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program, while granting tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations. They call such policies “anti-life,” a particularly biting reference because the phrase is usually applied to politicians and others who support the right to abortion.

     
  14. Dear Congress…

    Dear Congress, I hold you responsible, your grandstanding to appease your base at the expense of all Americans is a disgrace. The budget decisions should be based on what is in the best interest of the country, not your personal world view. The GOP insists on balancing the budget on the backs of working and middle class Americans, while corporate America and many wealthy Americans gain more and more advantages. Over the last decade 100% of the growth in real income has gone to the top 10% of Americans. Corporate America cuts jobs in the USA, pays NO taxes and rewards themselves with bonuses they use to finance the election campaigns of their pet senators and congressmen. We should recall everyone in the house and senate if they can not pass a reasonable budget that spreads the pain of their fiscal irresponsibility equally to everyone.

    Commenter on NYTimes.com 

     
  15. This is so true.
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    This is so true.

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