There is something immoral…
Different medical specialties varied widely not only in how much they received from the Medicare program, but in how much of those funds went to overhead.
Public Policy Polling shows Mike “Uncle Sugar” Huckabee with an upward tick, taking the lead in the 2016 presidential sweepstakes with 16%. But best liked person is Sarah Palin.
The best liked person we tested on this poll with Republican primary voters is actually Sarah Palin who has a 70/20 favorability rating. She’s followed by Huckabee at 64/18, Ryan at 58/18, Paul at 58/21, Bush at 56/18, Cruz at 45/20, and Christie at 40/38. Most of those numbers are similar to what they were a month ago but Christie’s seen a substantial drop from +18 at 47/29 a month ago to his new +2 net favorability.
Here’s a compilation of all the issues the Republicans refused to applaud last night that were mentioned in President Obama’s State of the Union address. Leaving Afghanistan, that women deserve equal pay for equal work, and much, much more. A full text list of what issues were scorned is compiled at Daily Kos.
New today: one of the best denial-debunking analyses yet, from Tamino’s Open Mind. Think of the time you’ll save arguing about the “15-year hiatus”!
Republicans are looking for ways to defuse the fight they’ve threatened to pick over the debt ceiling, having concluded that they’re likely destined for defeat. The fatalism reflects the fact that House GOP leaders are boxed in both by Democrats who’ll refuse to vote for a debt limit hike with policy add-ons, and by a significant faction of conservatives who aren’t interested in voting for any increase in the federal borrowing limit. “We don’t …
Five Reasons to Vote Out Alabama Rep Martha Roby
Special: Vote Edition
1. A vote that wasted tax payer money
- Voted YES on HR 7- No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (This was nothing more than political peacocking. There is no Federal Funding going toward Abortion, therefore, this bill as well as the voting on this bill, were completely unnecessary)
2. Business as usual
- Voted YES on HR 3362- Exchange Information Disclosure Act (Yet another bill about the Adorable Care Act “ObamaCare.” This bill was used as a scare tactic, telling people that if/when they signed up, their personal information MIGHT be compromised but hey, if it is, we’ll tell you)
3. Second verse, same as the first
- Remember that time you read #2 and found out that she voted YES on a bill simply to scare people away from signing up for the Affordable Care act? Well, that wasn’t the first time. She voted YES on HR 3811-Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act of 2014 (Does it sound similar to the one directly above? That’s because it’s almost identical. More wasted time, tax payer money and political peacocking)
4. Anti-Constitution? Yep.
- Voted NO on H Amdt 498 - Specifies That Certain Fees Do Not Limit the Right to Petition (The sole purpose of this amendment was to cap petition fees so that anyone could legally petition. A right that is protected by the Constitution of the United States of America but is now being challenged and made more difficult with fees)
5. Okay then…
Asshole of the Day, October 17, 2013: Chris Christie
Now that the government shutdown is over, all the assholes who aren’t in Congress are finally getting their chance to be heard again. And today’s asshole is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie:
Republican Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that if one of his four children came out as gay, he would “grab them and hug them and tell them I love them.”
He would also tell them “that Dad believes that marriage is between one man and one woman,” he said. […]
“My children understand that there are going to be differences of opinion in our house and in houses all across this state and across this country,” Christie said.
Got that? “I love you, but because you’re gay, I don’t think you should get to have the same rights and chances at happiness that I do. And sure, there may be other parents in New Jersey who want their gay children to have the same rights as everyone else, but you’re stuck with me.”
It’s time to stop calling this asshole moderate.
It is Chris Christie’s 2nd time as Asshole of the Day. His previous win was for wasting $24 million on a special election just to run up the score in his own reelection.
And for all those people who think Chris Christie is not as bad as the rest in his party because he took aid from Obama for Sandy, I leave you with this:
Supporting Chris Christie because he helped Hurricane Sandy victims is like giving someone a medal for paying court-ordered child support.— Ann Coultergeist (@OhNoSheTwitnt)
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