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The Republican Party Is A Joke

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135 Responses to “The Republican Party Is A Joke”


  1. 1 MightyPamela
    May 14, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Okay.

  2. 7 utaustinliberal
    May 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    • May 14, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      Tapper just delivered a big plate of *#@*^!!% to ABC and Jonathan Karl. And he put hot sauce on it.

      • 9 Lovepolitics2008
        May 14, 2013 at 3:15 pm

        Oh karma is a bitch. Jonathan Karl is the one who was so proud of himself for asking the president if he still had “juice”. Sweet sweet justice…

        But it makes sense. Those who are so eager to make a name for themselves are the ones who are not careful enough before getting a story out . So it leads inevitably to an incident that makes them looking like fools.

        • May 14, 2013 at 3:18 pm

          And they all better get in line because a lot more of them are scheduled to get their feelings hurt.

        • 11 Gazelle62
          May 14, 2013 at 3:23 pm

          So who is going to ask Karl who leaked the doctored e-mail…surely Issa will look into who doctored it…am I right LOL

      • 12 COS
        May 14, 2013 at 4:58 pm

        Tapper gets his payback to ABC for not giving him the Stephanopholus(s) position. 🙂

    • 13 Lovepolitics2008
      May 14, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      I’m so happy about this. So the media was fooled by GOP manipulation in a high profile debate. Can we hope “journalists” will be more careful when their “source” is a republican ?????

    • 14 57andfemale
      May 14, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      am I the only one shocked that Jake Tapper reported this story?

      Methinks that his petty mindset had some issue with Karl. Sure as hell can’t be his journalistic ethics.

      But thanks anyway, Jake.

      • 15 Nena20409
        May 14, 2013 at 3:22 pm

        Karl replace Tapper….after Tapper left ABCnews to work for CNN.

      • 17 jackiegrumbacher
        May 14, 2013 at 4:21 pm

        Yeah, 57, my mind automatically turns off at the Jake Tapper name. When someone who tells mistruths for a living, finally hits on a truthful kernel, it’s actually flabbergasting.

      • 18 cookemom
        May 14, 2013 at 4:57 pm

        hmmm……….makes me think that maybe Tapper’s departure from ABC was not so amicable. So the better question, in keeping with the ‘leave no stone unturned’ media kerfuddery, is what did Jake know of the doctored email and when did he know it? Convene a commission.

        • 19 57andfemale
          May 14, 2013 at 5:27 pm

          What astounds me: it is obvious that Karl never picked up a phone to verify the emails with the person who allegedly wrote them. Our media has broken down completely.

  3. 20 lovingandlaughing
    May 14, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Oh my goodness, these are too funny! So funny ,but also so sad that there is so much truth in them!

  4. 21 cookemom
    May 14, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    So here’s the deal AP, and the rest of the pretend to be stoopid media, who know better, but just has a need to be annoying.

    There is no law against the AP, any other news agency, or even a crayon wielding little kid, to write and release stuff obtained though nefarious sources. It may even be detrimental to our national security, yet nothing prevents them from going with it. It may not be ethical, but it’s surely legal.

    What’s illegal is for someone with national security clearance to leak the information that would jeopardize said national security. So while the MSM is all a twitter trying to make this about them, they should note that PBO and Eric Holder just ain’t that into them as they’d like to think. DOJ is doing their job to pursue a crime that involves our nation’s security, and the rights of governmental employees to perform their duties without some dummy putting their lives in jeopardy for political or monetary gain.

  5. May 14, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    You beat me to a post, UT. I was frantically trying to remember how the crap to center tweets. I’ll have a chatty post ready when this one gets full, unless Chips has something brewing.

  6. 27 japa21
    May 14, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Thought I would give it a try:

  7. 28 utaustinliberal
    May 14, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    • 29 Lovepolitics2008
      May 14, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      Other good news.

      When a “story” gets out that make the administration look a bit bad, I always tell myself that there is more to know. And it always is the case.

      President Obama nominates people with integrity. The problems, when they appear, usually originate with republicans embedded in the administrative apparatus.

      • 30 Roberta in MN
        May 14, 2013 at 4:58 pm

        Yup, Bush & Cheney left a slew of people embedded and hired them as Gov. employees. So there, are some in Justice, State, DOD, CIA. CIA is really the culprit here.I would venture to say. My opinion, no facts. 🙂

        • 31 0388jojothecat
          May 14, 2013 at 9:10 pm

          Yep…..the head of the IRS was a Bush appointee who from what I understand quit last year.

  8. 32 57andfemale
    May 14, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Okay, I’ve Followed way too many people on twitter. I am seeing some really strange shit in my timeline.

    • May 14, 2013 at 3:13 pm

      Before I follow someone I take a look at their TL. If I don’t like what I see, I don’t follow them.

      • 34 57andfemale
        May 14, 2013 at 4:56 pm

        I do, too, but stuff crept in. Going to be more careful from now on. I don’t need that b.s.

    • May 14, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      I’ve unfollowed alot of people yesterday, I was just too sick of the BS. In most cases, I didn’t completely block them, but I did block ’em in some cases. So now if people I follow who I trust re-tweets something from one of the mofos I blocked, then I don’t have to see it

  9. 36 amk for obama
    May 14, 2013 at 3:07 pm

  10. 37 utaustinliberal
    May 14, 2013 at 3:07 pm

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  13. 46 utaustinliberal
    May 14, 2013 at 3:13 pm

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  15. May 14, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    As always, #TrustBarack. He has the best and the brightest working for him. Today’s implosion has been a beauty to behold.

  16. 62 cookemom
    May 14, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Media maintains that it is necessary for people to be able to break the law in order for them to do their jobs. AP bulks at the notion that DOJ would want to prosecute lawbreakers who put this country in jeopardy.

    • May 14, 2013 at 5:47 pm

      They can break the law as much as they like, and then they should be treated just like any other criminal – and prosecuted.

  17. 64 utaustinliberal
    May 14, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    • 65 Linda
      May 14, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      Dana Bash is tripping over herself giving the GOP talking points anyway

    • 66 jackiegrumbacher
      May 14, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      UT, there must have been an unreported sun spot explosion on the sun to cause this inversion of behavior on the part of CNN.

  18. May 14, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    So, I’m followed by and am following a moderate GOPer. We’ve had some wonderful exchanges in the past. But he’s now on full scandal frenzy. Really does make me believe that a “moderate” Republican is all relative; any true moderates left the party long ago.

    • 68 Gazelle62
      May 14, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      Ditch him! Sometimes they interact with only to obtain info!

    • 69 japa21
      May 14, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      Moderate is as moderate does. Actually some of them hate what the GOP has become, but just can’t find it in their hearts to support Dems. So when they see what they think are the Dems screwing up, they tend to celebrate. Unlike the non-moderate GOPers, though, they will not try to justify what GOP is doing.

    • 73 Lovepolitics2008
      May 14, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      LL, don’t give up yet. Have you told him that just today, we’ve learned that the e-mail leaked to ABC re: Benghazi had been doctored ?Jake Tapper has the story.

      • May 14, 2013 at 3:47 pm

        Well, he’s a news follower. Hopefully not exclusively Fox News. That these scandals are imploding before our eyes should be patently obvious to him. But, no, not going to engage him now. Too pissed off, and that’s never good.

    • 76 57andfemale
      May 14, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      When I saw the likes of Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, Mark Kirk carry the ‘moderate’ label, all the while supporting the insane obstruction, I knew that ‘moderate Republican’ no longer had any meaning. If you are truly moderate, there is no place in the Republican party for you.

  19. 78 Bill R.
    May 14, 2013 at 3:41 pm

  20. 80 Jovie
    May 14, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    • 81 jacquelineoboomer
      May 14, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    • 82 MightyPamela
      May 14, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      This is what it is all about: and this is what PBO promised to do – clean it up, eliminate fraud, give people options. He just keeps on proving his honesty and integrity, God Bless Him!

      • 83 0388jojothecat
        May 14, 2013 at 8:48 pm

        Yep this is why they REALLY want DOJ Eric Holder gone gone gone….too many of their wealthy donors are getting caught and brought to justice.

  21. 84 Jovie
    May 14, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Oh no! Sestak is challenging Toomey for Pennsylvania Senator.
    😦

    • 85 Lovepolitics2008
      May 14, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      He’s a diva but he would certainly be a BIG improvement from Toomey.

      • 86 jacquelineoboomer
        May 14, 2013 at 4:10 pm

        Yes, and Sestak is the king of musical chairs. If one’s open, he runs with hopes of sitting in it! But, as you said, he’s a Democrat and would be better than Toomey.

    • 87 Linda
      May 14, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      Ugh… What is Patrick Murphy doing now ?

      • 88 jacquelineoboomer
        May 14, 2013 at 4:08 pm

        Don’t know, totally, but think he’s working for MSNBC part of the time. I really, really like him.

    • 89 jackiegrumbacher
      May 14, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      That’s because his ego would not allow him to take on the lowly job of governor, Jovie. He had a good chance of beating Corbett, but he’s decided to wait. As I’ve said many time, a cheese sandwich would be better than Toomey, but this is a lot of years with Sestak out of the limelight for him to be planning a 2016 run. My money is still on PA AG, Kathleen Kane.

      • 90 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        May 14, 2013 at 6:17 pm

        Actually, I think he should be running for PA-07 again. Know he wants to move up, however, think his chance at Senate is past (damn all that sat home in ’10) and the more I look at it, while he’d be better than Corbett, I believe he’d govern PA the way that Clinton governed the USA — it would be up the the Dem gov that came after him to correct the fuck-ups.

  22. 94 Nena20409
    May 14, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Jay “Clark Kent” Carney WH Press Briefings on 5-14-13

    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/WhiteHouseDailyBriefing1851

  23. 95 utaustinliberal
    May 14, 2013 at 3:49 pm

  24. 97 Jovie
    May 14, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I think I might go over to see it!

  25. May 14, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    What can one say about the rants we read in every conceivable medium out there? Are more people crazier than ever or does it just seem like it because we have access to their unfiltered thoughts?

  26. 100 utaustinliberal
    May 14, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    • 101 jacquelineoboomer
      May 14, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    • 102 Ladyhawke
      May 14, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      PRINCIPLES OF JOURNALISM

      —————————————————

      1. JOURNALISM’S FIRST OBLIGATION IS TO THE TRUTH

      Democracy depends on citizens having reliable, accurate facts put in a meaningful context. Journalism does not pursue truth in an absolute or philosophical sense, but it can–and must–pursue it in a practical sense. This “journalistic truth” is a process that begins with the professional discipline of assembling and verifying facts. Then journalists try to convey a fair and reliable account of their meaning, valid for now, subject to further investigation. Journalists should be as transparent as possible about sources and methods so audiences can make their own assessment of the information. Even in a world of expanding voices, accuracy is the foundation upon which everything else is built–context, interpretation, comment, criticism, analysis and debate. The truth, over time, emerges from this forum. As citizens encounter an ever greater flow of data, they have more need–not less–for identifiable sources dedicated to verifying that information and putting it in context.

      ———————————————————-

      http://www.journalism.org/resources/principles

  27. 103 Ladyhawke
    May 14, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    MEDIA MATTERS

    CNN: Media Outlets Misrepresented White House Benghazi Email

    http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/05/14/cnn-media-outlets-misrepresented-white-house-be/194072

  28. 106 FiredUpInCA
    May 14, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Dear God. Between liberal outrage, conservative outrage and msm stenography in response to these non-scandals, this is shaping up to be a long summer.

    The only new development that I am surprised about is that I have even less respect for AP than I already had. I had no idea that was possible.

    • 107 sabreen60
      May 14, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      AP has been on my shit list for a looonnng time. Now they will never get off it. All they are interested in is covering their own ass. But what I don’t understand are people like Rep. Keith Ellison,, Charlie Pierce, Michael Tomasky who immediately set their hair on fire.

    • 108 zekke Lydonna
      May 14, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      AP has sucked for a long time.

    • 109 Jovie
      May 14, 2013 at 5:38 pm

      The liberal outrage is Narleykos, current tv, msnbc, firedog lake and the Nation magazine.
      That’s not the grass roots democrats that is going after the President.

  29. 111 Linda
    May 14, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    oh well…. I turned on Tapper’s show and CNN is still going with blaming the Administration.

  30. 113 Ladyhawke
    May 14, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Story on Benghazi leaks starts to unravel

    BY Steve Benen

    ———————–

    So, let me get this straight. Someone — we don’t know who — leaked misleading information to ABC and the Weekly Standard, they ran it, other news organizations embraced it, we’ve had several days of “scandal” based on it, and the information wasn’t true?
    .
    .
    In other words, we’re not dealing with a mistake, so much as we’re dealing with a political actor deliberately misrepresenting key details to journalists, who in turn misled other journalists, who in turn created a controversy where none existed.
    .
    .
    Republicans have spent quite a bit of time recently insisting there are important, unanswered questions surrounding the Benghazi story. I’ve got one: who misled ABC and the Weekly Standard as part of this effort to smear the White House?

    ———————————-

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/05/14/18255226-story-on-benghazi-leaks-starts-to-unravel

    • 114 FiredUpInCA
      May 14, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      GOP and MSM create circus and swirl of allegations then demand comment, accountability and resignations from the White House about the circus and swirl of allegations surrounding the White House.

      This is a page from an ancient political playbook to undermine the second term of a Democratic president. What I still don’t get is why some supposed allies of Democrats fall for this every single time and end up aligning with the right and demanding witchhunts and resignations.

      • 115 nathkatun7
        May 14, 2013 at 6:14 pm

        FiredUpinCA, many of these so called “allies of Democrats” hate President Obama as much as the media and the right wingers.

    • 116 57andfemale
      May 14, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      In other words…… not one of the seven-figure ‘journalists’ bothered to confirm the emails with the person who, like, actually wrote them.

      Effing insane.

    • 117 Nena20409
      May 14, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      The WH had the E-mails (right?) and knew what were in them……why didn’t they release the E-mails last week and bust the bubbles off those Journos and Fox? I don’t get why it took Jake Tapper to come out today with the right e-mails. I am truly confused.

      • May 14, 2013 at 8:43 pm

        I like when the RWNJ’s scream so loud and gets everyone’s attention then while everyone is listening they find egg all over their faces. hahahahahahahaha I love the Obama/Biden Administration they stay cool and calm while the GOP/GOP media/Empogs/Left wing nut jobs fall apart.

  31. 119 Ladyhawke
    May 14, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Attorney General Holder Recused Himself From AP Investigation

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/05/14/2010211/holder-recused-ap/

  32. 120 Linda
    May 14, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    WASHINGTON — Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee abandoned Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Tuesday in his effort to limit the number of immigrants who could come to the United States, and helped Democrats to kill the amendment in a 1-17 vote.

    Even Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a strong opponent of the comprehensive immigration reform bill, opposed the amendment and implied it went against American values as a nation of immigrants.

  33. May 14, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Carney and Pfieffer on the record…calling like it is

  34. 122 jacquelineoboomer
    May 14, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Has this made it here?

  35. May 14, 2013 at 4:49 pm

  36. May 14, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    finally a level-headed, sensible & non-flaming discussion of the AP Story. Even Booman’s usual contrarian commenters are having a reasonable discussion, and not the PL flame-throwing that’s been going on with the extreme left.

    My Initial Take on the Associated Press Thing
    by BooMan

  37. 128 Dudette
    May 14, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Arrgh! Damn it! It was bad enough when the network schlerps at work blocked Pandora (seriously?), then they blocked Rockin Roosters (so I can’t listen to the MSNBC stream anymore), now they’ve blocked iHeartRadio (so I can’t listen to Randi Rhodes in the afternoon).

    • 129 Lb4Obama
      May 14, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      Bummer Dudette. I feel your pain. My workplace has blocked TOD! I now have to use my 4 G android phone to read all the goodness on this sight at the office. Just not the same!

      • 130 Dudette
        May 14, 2013 at 6:10 pm

        Wow, LB4O. You’re right, as much as I love TOD, being limited to reading it from a phone would cut me deep. I’m grateful it hasn’t gone that far (yet) for me.

    • 131 57andfemale
      May 14, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      That totally sucks.

    • 132 Dudette
      May 14, 2013 at 6:07 pm

      Yeh, I’m guessing the only reason they haven’t blocked Twitter and YouTube is so we can still access company marketing fluff. Harrumph!

  38. 133 Linda
    May 14, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Tweet …right out the gate trashing PBO now introduces Chuck Todd and Ron Fournier.

    click

    • 134 Lb4Obama
      May 14, 2013 at 5:20 pm

      Oh, Tweety is in his “investigative” journo roll. Complete indignation toward PBO. Spittle and all. Yuck!

  39. 135 Jovie
    May 14, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Here it is-

    Thoughts?


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