Former NYC mayor RUDY GIULIANI, trying to explain why Paul Ryan’s remarks during the RNC weren’t, um, absolutely accurate.
(via The Daily Show)
- 32,000+ pregnancies from rape every year: "Really rare"
- 10 cases of voter fraud over 12 years: An epidemic that must be stopped by any means necessary, constitution be damned!
Hank Williams Jr has become the second musician in as many weeks to accuse Barack Obama of plotting to destroy the United States. Just days after Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine claimed Obama had “staged” this month’s shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, Williams offered his own polemic against the US president, falsely accusing him of being a Muslim.
The son of Hank Williams made his remarks during a recent performance at the Iowa State Fair. As the crowd chanted “USA! USA!”, Williams Jr grabbed the microphone, Metromix Des Moines reported, declaring: “We’ve got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the US and we hate him!” The comments were reportedly met with “loud and enthusiastic” cheers.
Williams, 63, lost his job at ESPN after comparing Obama to Adolf Hitler last October. He later apologised, calling it an “extreme … analogy”. “I have always respected the office of the president,” he said. When contacted this weekend, a spokesperson from Obama’s Iowa campaign office told Metromix: “That type of absurd nonsense doesn’t really deserve a response.”"
The challenge, really, has to do with the seeming inability, particularly in the House of Representatives, to arrive at any position that compromises any of their ideological preferences, None. I have gone out of my way to make compromises.
…Can they say yes to anything? It’s the Republican Party that has said that the single most important thing facing our country is deficits and debts. If their only answer is what they have presented, which is a package that would effectively require massive cuts — if that’s their only answer, then it’s going to be pretty difficult for us to figure out where to go."
President BARACK OBAMA, on the unwillingness of House Republicans to compromise — even if it means preventing the country from going into default — during a White House presser earlier today. Obama said Speaker John Boehner “walked out” of negotiations, because God forbid they raise taxes on the motherfucking rich.
Even after Mitch McConnell admitted publicly (and then stood by his statement) that his main goal is to make Barack Obama a 1 term president? Because it has been pretty clear that for the last 3 years, Republicans are not interested in helping Americans. It is only to regain control of the government. That’s it. McConnell is just the first to say it out loud.