The Watering Hole: Tuesday April 10 – Vote GOP!

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This is our Open Thread for today. 

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201 thoughts on “The Watering Hole: Tuesday April 10 – Vote GOP!

  1. And the third caption to Paul’s pithy cartoon, is “And remember, you may be rich someday, so all of what we have could be yours, so don’t you dare support any policies that don’t help the rich. It will come back to bite you when you’re rich, like us!”

    And a fourth panel with the constituent out of ear-shot, and the two elephants say “Sucker!”

    • So Paul, can you cartoon how anyone can vote for these medacious bastards?

      • Would involve drooling corners of mouths, vacant, hollow stares, disheveled, filthy clothing

          • Jane, You’ve got that nailed. This week I’m starting a new series of ‘toons called “We Need To Know.” The ‘toons will pose questions we can ask Righties about issues/positions that need some explaining. It’ll be on semi-regular basis and think it’ll be fun.

  2. Voting Republican means never having to say you’re sorry.

    Voting Republican means never having to agonize over whether to get an abortion.

    Voting Republican means never having to apply for unemployment, or welfare, or foodstamps.

    Voting Republican means never having to worry if Social Security will be there for you when you get old.

  3. So in Britain today, the same old ‘tax code is for millionaires and one for you’ game is being exposed.

    Now you could say that the Conservative government’s shock is not credible (Osborne and Cameron are from the 1%) and this would have come out anyway – but at least they are not spouting the ‘well these are the job creators they need their breaks so they can piss their munificence on you from a great height’ and ‘work hard and you can dodge taxes like them too’. And at the end there Amazon.com gets a black eye for dodging UK taxes too…. tax code written for corporations by corporations….

      • I’ve only met one old Etonian, who wasn’t either a prat or an arrogant bastard and he’s my brother-in-law. Cameron seems to be a prat – that’s what my dad thinks anyway.

      • “Round up the Usual Suspects!” – I yell that everytime I try to collect my Turtle clan and get them into the van to go somewhere.

    • For some unknown reason, Iain Banks connects in my brain with Colin Wilson, or at least Wilson’s sf stories. No idea why.

    • Christie’s mall bailout will be known as Christie’s White Elephant. All the Republic governors are crap. Christie is a loud mouth bully that enjoys being seen and heard in public. Corbett is a sleazy crook who avoids the public and the media at every chance he can get.

      • Christie says it will be “an extraordinary destination”

        Leaving New Jersey makes anywhere an extraordinary destination, not going there.

  4. I prefer to call the Ryan’s Medicare scam a coupon system. Voucher sounds more generous than what the GOPers really offer seniors. It will be a coupon for $20.00 or some other small amount off the seniors private health care premium.

    • I hope it is just because he is an asshole and doesn’t have to do with his poor little daughter.

      Now Romney needs to suspend his campaign, too.

      • EV, I hate to be a cynic, but if his daughter is in the hospital right now (and I think she is), I think he’ll take any possible opportunity to demonstrate that he’s the bestest and assholiest parent ever.

        And in doing so, he’ll be using his daughter in the worst way. But that’s nothing new for repiggies.

        • Zooey, they do just that. I have no patience whatsoever with his wife,too. Waving and grinning on a stage while her baby is in such a bad way. But abortion would have been cruel?

          • Considering the policies against abortion that these people advocate would have killed this woman had they been in place when she had her “problem” with the other child, I have nothing but contempt that they cannot see that what they advocate for is regressive and harmful to all women.

        • OMG, he just did it! The sick kid and family.

          Those kids behind him really annoy me. The girls looks so smarmy and adoring, and the boys look friggin’ bored — and the wife (to me) always looks on the edge of hysteria). I can’t listen anymore.

          Dismissed, pRicky.

    • He knows that he will lose Pennsylvania and he doesn’t want to lose his home state twice.

      Santorum’s daughter has Trisomy 18. I can appreciate his concern for her.

      • If what I read about Trisomy 18 is accurate then technically, Rick Santorum has the genes of a pinhead and he’s passing them on.

    • Listen, and understand…Santorum is still out there. He can’t be bargained with. He can’t be reasoned with. He doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And he absolutely will not stop, ever.

      Oh wait, Santorum is pulling out. Gross.

  5. Prediction: Romney’s VP will be non-white, or a woman (possibly both).

    I can’t envision any scenario where they pick a white male and not hand the election to Obama (assuming no scandals on the Obama side).

  6. And now it’s time once again for another epsiode of “F*** off Chimpy!”

    And if you feel the need to talk to someone about stuff again, Holland is nice this time of year, there are some nice people in the Hague who would sit you down and listen to all kinds of things you have to say, mm-kay?

  7. Now that Sick Rantorum has bowed out I really look foreward to all the gibbering idiots advancing false claims that they have allways been 100% behind Mittens.

  8. It will take some time for lots of GOP members and supporters to wipe that santorum from their faces.

  9. First the big sponsors ran from Limbought, now they are bolting from ALEC. Isn’t negative publicity great?

  10. Replacing him with Smerconish? At least he has a gig at MSNBC he can’t afford to eff up.

  11. I know others have already made comments on this, and have similar reactions to my own, but I have to get it off my chest.

    When I heard about Zimmerman’s “I’m the real George Zimmerman” website, and how he’s playing the victim card, I literally felt sick. It’s perhaps one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever heard.

    • I thought the one with the bullet hole in his chest was usually called ‘the victim’ and the ‘alleged’ shooter was referred to as ‘the suspect’?

      • Thom Hartmann made the great point that the “rules of engagement” for soldiers in Arfghanistan are more restrictive than the requirements to meet the criteria for “justifiable shooting” in Florida.

        A police officer also called in and made the point I broguht up when the story first broke. Namely, that police officers who discharge a weapon, even if no one is killed, have said weapon taken away until the completion of an investigation.

    • It sounds like Zimmerman’s whole family is nuts and has some issues with black people. From C&L:

      That’s not even the worst part. The Daily Caller has a report on a furious letter sent to Eric Holder by an unnamed relative of George Zimmerman.

      “I am writing you to ask you why, when the law of the land is crystal clear, is your office not arresting the New Black Panthers for hate crimes?” the family member wrote to Holder.

      “The Zimmerman family is in hiding because of the threats that have been made against us, yet the DOJ has maintained an eerie silence on this matter. These threats are very public. If you haven’t been paying attention just do a Google search and you will find plenty. Since when can a group of people in the United States put a bounty on someone’s head, circulate Wanted posters publicly, and still be walking the streets?”

      [...]

      “I would surmise that, based on your own definition of a hate crime, you have chosen not to arrest these individuals based solely on your race,” the family member wrote to Holder, insisting too that the was “NO racial component” to the “tragedy” that occurred on the late February night when Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin.

      http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/george-zimmermans-lawyer-has-fool-client

    • I’m in complete agreement zxbe. Even if it were true that the gun freak was attacked, no normal human being would ever any feeling other than regret that they had had to kill another human being. Even police officers in totally justified shootings regret the actions they are forced to take. Ol’ George was just itchin’ to use that gun. He’s only a victim of his own stupidity, prejudice, and hero complex. His website reflects his mentality.

      • There’s a “have” in their somewhere. This whole thing causes my emotions to run faster than my fingers.

    • The attorneys for George Zimmerman, the Florida community watch volunteer who fatally shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, said Tuesday they have lost touch with their client and are withdrawing from the case.

      “We have a pretty good idea where he (Zimmerman) is,” Uhrig said…

      Ummm, methinks George Zimmerman has flown the coop. I wonder if his attorneys ever laid eyes on him?

  12. The Real George Zimmerman

    On Sunday February 26th, I was involved in a life altering event which led me to become the subject of intense media coverage. As a result of the incident and subsequent media coverage, I have been forced to leave my home, my school, my employer, my family and ultimately, my entire life. This website’s sole purpose is to ensure my supporters they are receiving my full attention without any intermediaries.
        It has come to my attention that some persons and/or entities have been collecting funds, thinly veiled as my “Defense Fund” or “Legal Fund”. I cannot attest to the validity of these other websites as I have not received any funds collected, intended to support my family and I through this trying, tragic time.
        I have created a Paypal account solely linked on this website as I would like to provide an avenue to thank my supporters personally and ensure that any funds provided are used only for living expenses and legal defense, in lieu of my forced inability to maintain employment. I will also personally, maintain accountability of all funds received. I reassure you, every donation is appreciated.

    Sincerely,
        George Zimmerman

    Trayvon Martin suffered a life-ending event.

    • I’ve got a very small violin I would like to play for George. Preferably from outside his jail cell.

  13. I guess that “let’s do everything we can to piss off women” strategy isn’t working so well for the GOP.

    Women boost Obama over Romney in new ABC poll | The Ticket – Yahoo! News

    An ABC News/Washington Post poll released Tuesday shows female voters play a significant role in President Barack Obama’s current lead over Mitt Romney among 2012 voters. Tuesday’s poll is the second major national poll in recent weeks pointing to a gender gap.
    Obama led Romney 57 to 38 percent among registered female voters surveyed, the president’s largest margin among women to date, according to Langer Research Associates (pdf), which produced the April 5-8 poll for ABC.

    • Voter fraud! Stop them voting! How is we know they are women! After all that Canadian dude is in a beauty contest and….. (head explodes)

      /inSannity off

  14. Everyone who claimed that God told them to run for President has failed and dropped out. Oh wait, I mean “suspended their campaign.” That’s as half-assed as putting a bumper sticker on the inside of the car.

    Public dreams are the hardest. Few climb Mt. Everest, but no one climbs in secret. Declared ambition only invites failure. So let’s not quit, let’s avoid embarrassment and “suspend.”

    And if I was editor of the NY Post, here’s my headline:

    “Romney squeezes out Santorum”

  15. Steve Benen summing up Santorum’s run:

    “For months, Santorum failed to raise money, failed to hire a campaign staff, failed to create a campaign structure, failed to create a base of supporters, and failed to impress in the endless stream of candidate debates. A couple of weeks before the Iowa caucuses, Santorum was in the low single-digits in national GOP polls — he was neck and neck with Huntsman — and was generally considered an afterthought, when he was considered at all. And yet, despite having very little money, no staff, no organization, few endorsements, an unimpressive legislative record, and a weak message, Rick Santorum managed to beat Mitt Romney 10 times during the Republican nominating race (Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kansas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana).”

    • I really don’t think he was serious about 2012. I think this was all for the benefit of his 2016 bid, so he can ride in on his white horse and rescue the country from what the bad black man did to it.

      • Jonathan Chait doubts Santorum will be viable in 2016:

        ” Santorum’s success was entirely the function of his being a Republican not named Romney who happened to be there when every other alternative had either been destroyed by Romney’s money or collapsed on its own. It is truly rare for a campaign to feature both a wildly vulnerable front-runner and a long list of candidates who could probably have the nomination but chose not to run. In 2016 (or 2020, if Romney wins) one of them — Mitch Daniels, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, or someone else with political talent — will be on the ballot. The notion that Santorum might position himself as next in line is comical.”

  16. I’m having some real issues with the text box. It’s very small and scrolling thru it is near impossible. I can’t even see my entire post or scroll to the end of it. Any help?

    • I’m having the same issues, badmoodman. As far as I can tell, WP must be “helping” again. *sigh*

      I will check the settings again.

    • Nothing new in the settings, sorry.

      I’ve found that scrolling doesn’t really work, but using the arrow keys does work. I just wish the comments box wasn’t so damn small in the first place!

  17. Michael Tomasky’s dead-on theory of Romney:

    “He’s not conservative, but he’s not moderate either. Why people assume he must be one or the other is another puzzle, because there is a third choice, which is the correct one: none of the above. He’s everything, he’s nothing; he’s whatever he needs to be. And he has shown no political courage to buck his party’s establishment at any point in his career (pursuing health care in Massachusetts was hard, maybe, but not exactly an act of ideological daring). So, if he ever is president, he’ll be whatever the situation requires, which, given that he’ll be the head of a severely right-wing party, means that he’ll be pretty severely right wing.”

  18. The best Texts from Hillary are the ones where she’s wearing her sunglasses inside the military transport plane. It’s right out of Dr.Strangelove.

  19. From TPM re Zimmerman:

    Uhrig said “the final straw” in their decision came Tuesday when they found out that Zimmerman had contacted the special prosecutor who is investigating the case. Zimmerman apparently wanted to talk to the prosecutor without his attorneys. The prosecutor, according to the attorneys, declined to speak to him unless he was represented by counsel.

    Uhrig and Sonner also revealed that they never met personally with Zimmerman, instead speaking only through phone calls, text messages, emails and messages passed through friends and family. Uhrig also said he did not believe their former client was still in the state, saying “stop looking in Florida, look much further away.”

    I wonder if the crazy asshole is still in the country?

    • I’ve been reading about this and the strangest part to me is that after all this time has passed, Zimmerman’s “attorneys” never actually met him in person.

      Maybe they just friended each other on Facebook.

      • That’s the thing! I can’t believe they agreed to represent him without meeting him — unless they’re just in it for the publicity.

        Now, more than ever, I think it’s true that Zimmerman had no injuries whatsoever. Otherwise, he’d have been in front of those cameras OR he’d have met with the lawyers, who would then be able to back up his story about being injured.

        This stinks worse than ever.

        • “I can’t believe they agreed to represent him without meeting him — unless they’re just in it for the publicity. “

          Oh Zooey, you’re just SO cynical.

          eyefreakinroll

          • From Lawrence O’Donnell’s site:

            Natalie Jackson, an attorney for Martin’s family, said these lawyers “continue to make irresponsible statements to the media.” In a statement obtained by NBC News she said, “Not only have they spoken recklessly about racial issues, enflaming passions and reinforcing stereotypes,” now they’ve thrown “their own client, George Zimmerman, under the bus by eluding to his possible flight from justice.”

            Yeah, I’d say they’re pretty shitty lawyers.

      • I wouldn’t doubt that father Zimmerman told George not to meet face to face with the “attorneys”. The whole mess smells of rotting fish.

    • Can these lawyers be sanctioned by the ABA for revealing, what I would believe to be, privileged information, namely, the “hint” that Zimmerman wasn’t in the state of Florida.

      And if Zimmerman is outside the country, is he being represented by someone allowed to practice law inside the US?

      • Who knows? It depends on how the Florida State Bar feels about this sort of thing. It really seems to vary from state to state.

    • A Uhaul pulled up to the house 3 over from me two nights ago – late…… ?

    • “I wonder if the crazy asshole is still in the country?”

      Not a lot of other places in the world patient of sociopathic trailer trash. Even if he got into another country, how long do you suppose they’d allow him to say, given his lack of spectacular wealth?

  20. Now that I really think about it, it’s not surprising that Zimmerman would call the special prosecutor’s office and try to talk to her — he’s a friggin’ law enforcement nut! Always sucking up to the cops and trying to be one of them, and now sucking up to the special prosecutor. I’d love to hear what he said (or tried to say) to her.

    He’s a Cop Humper ™.

    • Nailed it. A wannabee. You’ve got to really have issues if you can’t get a law enforcement job in the small town south.

      • He’d be the guy bragging about all the “Charlies I killed in Nam.”

        Always a red flag. In fact, that’s what exposed the police chief in the first town where I lived in Idahostan.

    • Cop Humper…Love it!… Slightly off topic, I was watching my Teevee screen, and there was this announcement that if I took this Bad Drug, and it caused cerebral hemorrhaging, or death, I should call these super special lawyers because they can get me some money. Wow, etheral money! But because I’m a truthseeker, my first question is, how would I collect, and secondly, are there Super Malls
      in Heaven? Now, of course, that’s assuming my astral arse landed in such a place, and I had a frickin brain left to make proper consumer choices. Anyway I thought maybe killer George could maybe make use of these super lawyers. D’accord?.

      • Oui, je suis d’accord avec vous.

        Shooter would be playing on his own level with lawyers like that. Or maybe we could slip him some of that brain juicing drug.

        BTW, if there are Super Malls in heaven, I ain’t going!

      • Is this the one that would have you call 1-800-BAD-DRUG? I think Ol’ George needs 1-800-BAD-IDEA.
        Why do those that supply programming to daytime TV assume that all of us who are home during the day need a lawyer for a personal injury claim or an overpriced unaccredited career training program?

    • “He’s a Cop Humper ™.”

      No, I think he’s more of the passive/receptive side, when it comes to “men in uniform.” Murdering a ______ just proves he’s worthy.

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