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All the women in the United States should do this!!!

Posted by Playinghardball | Wed May 6, 2015, 04:42 PM (7 replies)

Ex-CIA Official Exposes Republicans’ Benghazi Lies As Nothing But Shameless Muckraking

The former Deputy Director of the CIA asserts in an upcoming book that prominent Republicans repeatedly distorted the CIA’s analysis and reports of the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens in 2012. Michael J. Morell, who retired from the Agency’s number-two post in 2013, has used his forthcoming book The Great War of Our Time to slam Republicans for lying about the course of events in Libya and disseminating an intentionally distorted version of reality for political purposes. Many Republicans’ continued delusional obsession with the Benghazi attack nearly three years after it occurred has underscored their increasingly desperate efforts to criticize President Obama and other Democrats by any means necessary. And, since reality indicates the resounding successes of Obama’s policies, their grasping at straws has led them to invent criticisms out of thin air with no regard for the facts.

Numerous Republican commentators have repeatedly asserted that as the attack was underway American troops in the city received an order to “stand-down” rather than assist their colleagues and fight off the attackers. The fact that an implicit suggestion of President Obama’s secretly working to support terrorists has been even entertained by mainstream Republicans illustrates the lunacy of the entire movement. While a refutation of such an outlandish charge is hardly needed, Morell writes simply that “the story that US soldiers were ordered to stand down and not come to the aid of their comrades” is blatantly “false.”

Another Republican theory about the Benghazi attack is that it had been meticulously planned for months prior to September 11th. These Republicans point to this story they’ve made up as proof of the failure of Obama to protect American citizens and fight terrorism. And yet, Morell, who unlike all the talking-heads on FOX is actually in a position to understand the situation, expounds in his book the mainstream and reality-based view that the attack “took place with little or no advance planning” and “was not well organized.” Moreover, he asserts that the attackers “did not appear to be looking for Americans to harm” but rather were “intent on looting and conducting some vandalism” as a wave of spontaneous anti-American protests broke out across the Muslim world following the release of a video many Muslims considered offensive.

More: http://www.occupydemocrats.com/ex-cia-official-exposes-republicans-benghazi-lies-as-nothing-but-shameless-muckraking/
Posted by Playinghardball | Wed May 6, 2015, 04:36 PM (0 replies)

John Fugelsang: 'actually doing shit for people who vote for you.'

Posted by Playinghardball | Wed May 6, 2015, 04:28 PM (2 replies)

Bernie Sanders: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1936

Posted by Playinghardball | Wed May 6, 2015, 01:24 PM (3 replies)

Bernie Sanders: Pontifex

Posted by Playinghardball | Wed May 6, 2015, 01:22 PM (6 replies)

About Bernie's hair...

When it comes to Bernie, the wilder his hair gets, the more serious an issue is about to become. ....

Is it not true???

We love you, Bernie!
Posted by Playinghardball | Tue May 5, 2015, 10:32 PM (3 replies)

This Cartoon Will Become A Classic

Posted by Playinghardball | Tue May 5, 2015, 10:10 PM (11 replies)

Elizabeth Warren Is Right About Everything

This afternoon, Massachusetts Senator and presidential non-candidate Elizabeth Warren spoke to a crowd of 200 sweaty fans at the Strand book store in Manhattan. Everything she said was true, which is fairly remarkable, for a politician.

Wearing a teal green jacket ( Jacksonville Jaguars fan? Check this.- ed.) over a black pantsuit, Warren—who is both photogenic and teacherly at once, a favorite schoolmarm with an unlined face—read a bit from the new paperback version of her book, took audience questions, and dropped what is no doubt a condensed version of her stump speech on the appreciative crowd, many of whom took what may be the last plausible opportunity to wear their RUN WARREN RUN t-shirts. She said quite a few things that are absolutely correct.

She began with a light passage from her book about being an inept and harried young mother prone to starting kitchen fires with the unreliable toasters of the 1970s. She went on to say that decades later, there's no way that you could buy a toaster that had a one in five chance of burning your house down—but you could get a mortgage that had a one in five chance of pulling you underwater and taking your house with it. That's true.

She pointed out that after the Great Depression, America regulated Wall Street, built strong government consumer protections, and made vast investments in public infrastructure and research. This led to five decades of prosperity for the middle class. She said that we need to raise our public investments in infrastructure once again. That's true.

After 1980, we decided to deregulate and curtail public investments. This has led to four decades of prosperity for the very upper classes. That's true.

"Washington works for everyone who can hire armies of lobbyists and lawyers," she said. "For everyone else, not so much." That's true.

More here: http://gawker.com/elizabeth-warren-is-right-about-everything-1696835237
Posted by Playinghardball | Tue May 5, 2015, 10:02 PM (2 replies)

Bernie Sanders has zero respect for our political system?

Posted by Playinghardball | Tue May 5, 2015, 05:34 PM (22 replies)

Toon: It's workng. We have their brains!

Posted by Playinghardball | Tue May 5, 2015, 05:17 PM (2 replies)
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