I knew this was one of the top most-contested races in the country but I didn’t realize just how competitive it was until I learned THIS about the National Republican Congressional Committee’s (NRCC) financial investment in it:
Via Think Progress.
Yesterday on Fox News Sunday, John Boehner showed his contempt for the American electorate by suggesting that they are not ready for solutions to the large issues affecting this country. Host Chris Wallace asked him directly why there are no references at all to solving the big issues of entitlements in the USA which account for upwards of 40% of our budget.
Boehner said Americans aren’t ready for that “adult conversation”.
Honestly, with all I know about Tim Walberg, Republican Tea Party candidate for MI-07, this shouldn’t surprise me. But … well … it does. Because as wrong-headed and bad for this state as Tim Walberg is, I never thought he was a complete and utter fool. Now he has gone and opened his mouth to, as they say, remove all doubt. Here he is on a live call-in radio show on WBCK yesterday:
What the hell is it with conservative Republicans and their violent rhetoric? I was searching Twitterland for info on Congressman John Dingell (“The Dean of the House”) when I came across this tweet from his opponent, Rob Steele:
I’ve written about Rob Steele BEFORE. During his latest appearance on Sean Hannity, he brought out his new campaign approach “Vote for me, I’m totally inexperienced”
You may recall my blog a few weeks ago titled Tim Walberg is for privatizing social security WHILE he’s against it.
First, we have this press release from the Walberg campaign which came out the day before the 75th anniversary of Social Security (last week):
“I have always opposed privatization of the Social Security system.“
Then we have this quote from a recent interview Walberg did with the tea party-type group, The Independence Caucus:
“Yeah, when you say the word privatization, a seasoned campaigner like me understands that that is a buzzword that is just about as negative as a noose hanging around your neck.
I’m just sayin’…
Giving my wife props for the idea for this blog entry.
It’s time we changed the meme and change how we talk about the teabaggers. There is no “Tea Party” in the USA, not as a political party. There may be a bunch of clubs scattered around the country, groups of like-minded mostly-white, mostly-bigoted, super conservative no-brainers that don’t see the stupidity and hypocrisy in most of what they do & say.
But there is no “Tea Party” on any ticket in this country this year.
There is only the Republican Party for these people. And it’s high time we quit calling them Tea Partiers or teabaggers and call them what they are:
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