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Ex Gov Rendell Blasts Teahaddists over Amtrak Cuts

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell was visibly angry at House Republicans during an MSNBC interview on Wednesday, nearly cursing on-air about the GOP’s plan to cut $252 million in Amtrak funding hours after a train derailment that killed seven people and injured more than 50 others.

“Those SOBs, and that’s all I can call them, these SOBs didn’t even have the decency to table the vote,” Rendell told host Chris Hayes, who quickly responded by playing devil’s advocate.

The Reich Wing views Amtrak riders as takers so they wouldn't care if there was a crash everyday.

Idiot Issa says U.S. Poor are the envy of the world



America’s the richest country on Earth because we’ve been able to put capital together and we’ve been able to make our poor somewhat the envy of the world,” Issa told Alesci. “If you go to India or you go to any number of third-world countries, you have two problems: you have greater inequality of income and wealth. You also have less opportunity for people to rise from the have-not to the have.”

Let them eat juice and Soy milk. No wait, now allowed by WIC. Issa a typical one percent blow hard idiot.

Reich Wing Wreck the Economy, Democrats Repair It, Rinse, Repeat


Over the past three decades, the Republican party has followed a familiar strategy — get elected to executive office by preaching fiscal responsibility, make a complete mess of things fiscally, and then, when a Democrat comes in to clean up the mess, blame them endlessly for not fixing it fast enough. We see this currently, with the insipid Republican candidates blaming President Obama for our current debt level, despite the fact that Republican policies, like cutting taxes for the wealthy and putting two wars on the credit card made it all possible.

Raygun and his ilk foul the bedding. Toss the sheets to the Democrats and complain when the laundry is cleaned fast enough.

One of the greatest feelings in the world

is an unexpected hug from your grandchild.

Opinion of Plutocrat SCOTUS Chief Roberts

In explaining why judges are different from politicians -- and, therefore, why courts should distinguish judicial elections from legislative and executive elections when it comes to campaign finance rules -- Roberts wrote that it is vital that judges not be responsive to those who put them in office, but serve as neutral decision-makers.

On the other hand, he wrote, "Politicians are expected to be appropriately responsive to the preferences of their supporters. Indeed, such 'responsiveness is key to the very concept of self-governance through elected officials.'”

That quote-inside-a-quote comes from another Roberts-written decision, the 2014 McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission ruling that struck down aggregate campaign contribution limits. What is interesting about the whole passage is how Roberts redefined, from last year to this, the people to whom politicians are supposed to respond.

In McCutcheon, he wrote, “Representatives are not to follow constituent orders, but can be expected to be cognizant of and responsive to those concerns. Such responsiveness is key to the very concept of self-governance through elected officials.”

From McCutcheon to Williams-Yulee, the chief moved from saying that politicians are naturally responsive to “constituent orders” -- that is, the views of the voters who elected them -- to suggesting they should be responsive to “the preferences of their supporters” -- a broader term that sweeps in the donors who back them.

Constituents can pound sand. Supporters (i.e. checkbooks) are the group pols needs to be responsive to. SCOTUS further endorses our kleptocracy.

Affluenza Pay to Play Jail Cells


Contrary to the concept of “equal justice for all,” multiple Southern California cities offer upgraded jail cells with phones, DVD players, and full-sized refrigerators to offenders who can afford the daily rate, reports KNBC.

The family of one Seal Beach man paid over $72,000 for an upgraded cell, away from the general population, while he served 2-years for killing a classmate after crashing his car while driving drunk.

One percenters buy premium comfort even while in jail.

Reich Wing want to block predatory loan protection for troops

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are pushing legislation to block predatory lending protections for American soldiers, under pressure from the banking lobby.

GOP lawmakers tucked the deregulation item into the National Defense Authorization Act -- a major bill setting the military's funding, along with a number of other controversial terms on Guantanamo Bay and other issues. If the banking item is enacted, it would impose a one-year delay on new Department of Defense rules meant to shield military families from abusive terms on payday loans and other forms of high-interest credit. The bill is being considered Wednesday before the House Armed Services Committee.

Chicken hawk rethugs to the troops: "Be all you can be, and you bankers feel free to put the troops and their families in the poor house." Oh, and pick up your yellow ribbons in our lobby on the way out.

Rubio Tells Iowa Christians Wrong People Are in Charge of America Now



In remarks at the Faith and Freedom summit on Saturday, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) told the assembled masses that America is a great country — but that the “wrong people” are now in charge of it.

With respect to SCOTUS, the Senate, and the House of Representatives Rubio is dead on.

Words said by President Obama on Matthews today which are never ever spoken by Rethugs.

On Hardball the President said with respect to Iran, we will attempt to resolve the problem without more war.

Words never heard under Shrub, or the Klown Car currently running from the Reich wing.

Teabagger Governor Brings Death Panel to AZ


Arizona has passed a bizarre new law in which the state effectively promises that if the Supreme Court destroys its health exchange, it won't build a new one, no matter how badly Arizonans are hurting. […]
So if the Supreme Court rules against Obamacare this year, Arizona will arguably have no legal recourse or backup option to build a new marketplace.

My State of AZ accelerates its war on the poor. People die without health insurance. Sorry, to all you other Red States, with this law, and the recent passage of a law that limits TANF to one year (the most miserly in the Nation) AZ is the most bat shit crazy, teabag loving cesspool in the Country.
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