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Was Obama’s “I know ’cause I won both of ‘em” slam against the GOP during the State of the Union Address an ad lib? Oh, please.

Last night during his State of the Union Address, President Obama had some fun. You could tell he was feeling freed to be himself since he no longer has to run for office and because, frankly, despite his rhetoric otherwise, there isn’t going to be a lot of “working together” with Republicans.

In other words, he doesn’t have to fake it anymore.

The best line of the night, of course, was this one:

I have no more campaigns to run. My only agenda…

[INSULTING APPLAUSE FROM REPUBLICANS]

I know ’cause I won both of ‘em.

Republicans are pissing and moaning about being tweaked like that but, member of Congress, please.…

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If you are an ignorant elected official, be careful or you might just get your Kirby delautered

In Frederick County, Maryland, there lives a man named Kirby Delauter. Delauter is an anti-tax, anti-liberal City Council member and he hates the “liberal media”. He hates the “liberal media” so much that, when they published an article that mentioned him, he immediately took to the Book of Faces to issue a threat to the journalist who had the unmitigated gall to mention his name in her piece.

Here’s what he wrote:

What happened next is a thing of pure beauty.

First, the newspaper in question, The Frederick News-Post, wrote about his threats.

“Kirby Delauter can certainly decline to comment on any story,” [managing editor Terry] Headlee said.…
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UPDATED x2: According to incoming House Rep Todd Courser, House Speaker Jase Bolger is just too goddam liberal

Right before the election, a voter from Lapeer County reached out to me to tell me he had received a call from the campaign of far-right candidate Todd Courser. When he informed the caller he would be voting for Courser’s opponent, she asked him, “Would you change your vote if you knew that Margaret Guerrero DeLuca had faggots and blacks working for her?”

Some folks refused to believe this had actually transpired but, when you scratch beneath the surface of the sort of hateful person Todd Courser is, it’s no surprise and many folks in Lapeer had no problem believing something like this came from Courser’s campaign.…

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And now we know why the GOP hates Obamacare: they’re simply too stupid to understand it

I’ve never fully understood the loathing that the GOP feels for Obamacare. After all, it was essentially their idea to begin with and it was proven to work by their very own presidential candidate in 2012, Mitt Romney, when he implemented it in Massachusetts.

But now I have figured it out. I realized the true answer after I saw this image on Facebook:

Yes, that’s right. The Michigan GOP thinks that other people enroll you in Obamacare. They are too incredibly stupid, even after several years of talking about it, to realize this is something that Americans choose to do for themselves.…

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Terri Lynn Land tweets about how “She made the DMV work”. Michigan doesn’t have a “DMV”.

My wife turned to me the other night and said, “Terri Lynn Land’s campaign is so bad it’s almost like she’s running it herself.” LOL.

Today, we get more evidence of her failure as a candidate with this tweet (screenshot here for posterity):

You can trust Terri to make DC work b/c she has the experience to back it up. Terri made the DMV work! #MISen pic.twitter.com/LkMWXUkxJR

— Terri Lynn Land (@TerriLLand) October 21, 2014

Some states have Department of Motor Vehicles, often called “the DMV”. Here in Michigan, we have the Secretary of State or “SOS”. In fact, if you Google “Michigan Department of Motor Vehicles”, the top hit is the Michigan Secretary of State’s website.…

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And the award for the most moronic political ad this season goes to…

There is a school of thought (apparently) that outlandish, even stupidly dumb ads are good because they get you to watch, sort of like a high-speed train derailing in front of you. I get that. I don’t necessarily agree with it, but I get it.

So, there’s stupidly dumb and then there’s this hot mess of moronic childishness from the Michigan Republican Party:

I’m not going to get too much into the details regarding their accusations. Quickly, it turns out some bad guys donated to Peters campaign and as soon as he found out they were bad guys, he returned the money to one of them and donated the other bad guy’s money to a charity.…

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The laughable GOPfail of the Michigan Republican Party

Last week, I pointed out how the Michigan Republican Party had posted this insulting graphic on their Facebook page which quickly led to a particulary racist comment that has since been removed:


Gary Peters and Mark Schauer with the very dark and scary President Obama

At the time, despite the Michigan GOP’s claim otherwise, there were rumors that President Obama actually IS going to come to Michigan to stump for Gary Peters and Mark Schauer.

Turns out, the rumors were accurate. This is from a Detroit Free Press article titled “Obama to visit Michigan to stump for Peters, Schauer”:

President Barack Obama will visit metro Detroit in the final week of the campaign season to stump for Democratic candidates who clearly aren’t worried about being linked to a president some of his critics have suggested might be a liability on the campaign trail.…
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A nearly incoherent Terri Lynn Land resorts to billboards – 85 of them in Detroit, Flint, and Grand Rapids

After her disasterous and failed attempt to sound coherent answering questions during a one-hour call-in show last Friday, Terri Lynn Land has decided to blanket the Detroit, Flint, and Grand Rapids areas with 85 billboards, all but one of which are attacking Gary Peters. One of them, oddly enough, references Peters profiting from Detroit’s water shutoffs without explaining how, exactly anyone could actually do that. It’s a “throw poop at the wall to see if any of it sticks” approach, the political equivalent of a Hail Mary pass. As Peters’ communications director Haley Morris put it, “Nothing screams desperation louder than 85 billboards from the Invisible Senate Candidate Terri Lynn Land, who won’t even make her increasingly absurd accusations face to face in a debate.”

I have some ideas for Land to use on her billboards that feature actual quotes from her call-in show last week.…

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Michigan’s “best” conservative blog eats its own, doesn’t want Rick Snyder reelected

I’ve been enjoying reading RightMI.com lately because, if you think that Eclectablog is hard on Governor Snyder, you should see what RightMI.com (formerly RightMichigan.com), reputedly Michigan’s “best” conservative blog, says about him.

Today, they have a piece titled “Here Comes the Snyder Gas/Diesel Tax and Fee Hikes” that might set the state record for the most links on a blog post back to the blog’s own content – there are no less than 12 links to other RightMI.com pieces in this post. That’s very nearly blogsturbation. In the post, the author – who bravely goes by the name “Corinthian Scales” – excoriates Governor Snyder for proposing a hike in taxes to pay for the $1 billion or more in road repairs that are needed lest our state evolve back to the days of Gunsmoke, Little House on the Prairie, and the Michigan plank roads.…

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BREAKING: Kerry Bentivolio “seriously considering” running as a write-in candidate in MI-11

During an interview with MIRS news service yesterday, Kerry Bentivolio said he is “seriously considering” a run as a write-in candidate in the November General Election to be reelected as the Congressman for Michigan’s 11th District:

Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R), one of four sitting members of Congress to lose in a primary this year, says he is “seriously considering” waging a write-in campaign in November.

In an interview with the Michigan news outlet MIRS, Bentivolio said he has decided to write his name on the ballot and is weighing whether he will actively encourage others to do the same.

“I know what I’m doing.

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