Believe It, or Not

Proof that the Republican Party has turned into a moveable freak show —

Mitt’s tax returns identify the United States as a foreign country. Well, from the perspective of his money, maybe it is.

Fresh from his anti-triumph at the AARP, Paul Ryan is now telling Florida seniors that “Obamacare” includes death panels.

Ryan is also telling people that Medicare has become a “piggybank” for Obamacare, and that President Obama is running a campaign of “division” and “distortion.”

However, there is no truth to the rumor that Congressman Ryan will be featured in an upcoming issue of The Journal of Psychological Projection. But that’s only because there is no such journal.

Sarah Pain is advising both GOP candidates to “go rogue.” If by that she means they should lose the election and then spend the next few years doing reality shows and Fox News commentaries, that works for me.

Ralph Reed has joined the Romney-Ryan campaign. Too many Rs.

And don’t miss “How Romney Packed the Univision Forum.”

Update: One more — the GOP is pushing Romney to promise he will keep troops in Afghanistan indefinitely. Hey, just tell him there’s a tax shelter in there somewhere.

17 thoughts on “Believe It, or Not

  1. Ralph Reed?
    You mean the greatest Jesus grifter without his own TV show or network?

    I wish the Evangelical stooges luck.
    They’d be better off taking the money they’re giving him, and spend it on fixing that car that’s on concrete blocks in their front yard.

    Oh, and that refrigerator from the late 40’s that’s sitting on the porch of your double-wide?
    Clothing comes in an out of style, so do hair-doo’s, but that rusted Frigidaire without any doors isn’t going to come back in vogue. And it’s not an antique – IT’S FECKIN’ JUNK!!!
    So, you can pray all you want, and donate your few spare “In God We Trust” buck’s to Reed, the racist JC grifter, but it ain’t gonna put freon back in that fridge, or axle’s on that old Ford pick-up, or bring back your 1st wife, Madge, or Old Yeller none neither!

  2. I’ve long suspected that Ralph Reed is a post-transgendered Hobbit (my apologies to any PTGed Hobbits reading this).

    Meanwhile, Nate Silver has the Dems at 79.9% chance of a majority in the Senate (52 seats, he says). Obama’s re-election chances are creeping back toward 80% from a recent drop. I love the smell of statistics in the morning.

  3. Gotta admit, Ryan is doing a great job of staying on the message, no matter how dishonest, until it becomes reality in the minds of his faithful. Will his faithful survive the cognitive dissonance that will result from their being proved wrong?

    Also, OT, but how ’bout Rachel Maddow’s takedown of the four R senators who voted against the veterans’ assistance bill they helped write? Our own Richaard Burr was among them, putting him in the public eye for the kind of thing you’d usually expect from our lovely Virginia Foxx. I have read several articles over the years on what the Dems have done for the military personnel, but nobody in the party seems to be willing to repeat that list repeatedly so that there might be some more truth out there for the militarily concerned. I would like to see the R wordsmith Luntz hired to work for the D’s for a while. Since believing what he says is obviously not a necessity for him to write, he could do it. It would be funny to read.

  4. LOL!!!
    Bay “Horseface” Buchanan, sister of Herr Pat, is having an absolute meltdown on Disco Dancin’ Dave’s Press the Meat.

    She pissed-off Cup O’ Schmoe and Our Mr. Brooks by saying they were virtually Democrats and Liberals by having the gall to criticize His Majesty, Mitt Romney.

  5. Yes, Bill B, our district, the 10th is “blessed” with the insufferable Patrick McHenry. Factor in Sue Myrick and it’s a wonder we’re here at all.

  6. It amazes me that Ralph Reed isn’t in jail. I’m surprised he’s getting into the campaign now, what with it about to enter that whole ‘rats leaving a sinking ship’ thing, but I guess maybe some rats get ON the ship just to take all the money and grift that is available while the other rats are distracted.

  7. We’ll see how Ralph Reed does with his attempt to draw Evangelicals into Romney’s camp..Evangelicals are going to have to deny what they’ve been taught regarding the truth of their holy scriptures in order to accept a Mormon.

    I attended a sunrise Easter service down on the beach this past Easter(only as a photographer)and one of the messages was…Mohamed isn’t going to save you, Buddha isn’t going to save you, L. Ron Hubbard isn’t going to save you, Joseph Smith isn’t going to save you..

  8. I wonder how much money Ralph Reed is getting paid – at this late date – to bring the evangelicals on board.

    Ryan’s tryin’ the patented Steve Jobs’ Reality Distortion Field, but it doesn’t sound like he’s got it amped up enough.

    @joanr – winning the Senate at all, or even by more than a vote, would really be sweet.

  9. Ryan’s speech before the Atlas society where he cited the 64 page speech of John Galt as being the most profound and memorable reading experience he ever had reminded me of this passage from the Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglas. Maybe not the most profound thing I’ve ever read, but certainly among the most memorable.

    “Another advantage I gained in my new master was, he made no pretensions to, or profession of, religion; and this, in my opinion, was truly a great advantage. I assert most unhesitatingly, that the religion of the south is a mere covering for the most horrid crimes,—a justifier of the most appalling barbarity,—a sanctifier of the most hateful frauds,—and a dark shelter under, which the darkest, foulest, grossest, and most infernal deeds of slaveholders find the strongest protection. Were I to be again reduced to the chains of slavery, next to that enslavement, I should regard being the slave of a religious master the greatest calamity that could befall me”.

  10. @swami – I bookmarked Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass, I want to read it for precisely the passage you quoted. Thank you!

    There’s something similar in Jack London’s dystopian novel The Iron Heel, written in 1908 about a future clash between capitalism and socialism (London was an avowed socialist). London talks quite a bit about how religion is twisted and used in the hands of people from the capitalist mindset. This is one of those books that changed my life.

  11. What’s wrong with this picture?

    “WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Daniel McCune graduated from college three years ago, he was optimistic his good grades would earn him a job as an intelligence analyst with the government.

    With a Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University in Virginia, majoring in government service and history, McCune applied for jobs at the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies.

    But after a long hunt that yielded only two interviews, the 26-year-old threw in the towel last fall, joining millions of frustrated Americans who have given up looking for work”.

    Does the Heritage Foundation have a hiring freeze? Did Charles Darwin repent of his heresies, and cry out from his death bed to Jesus to be saved from eternal damnation?

  12. moonbat,
    Yeah, I reread it this past spring.
    GREAT book!
    I just hope he was off on the length of the conflict with Conservatism/Capitalism – WAAAAAAAAY too long!

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  14. Looks like Paulie Ryan pulled an old Jimmy Jeff at the AARP.”.When will we see the rape rooms?”..Or the latest adaptation…” Love you, Paul. Tell us abbout the death panels!”

  15. Doubling down on crazy will get them more exaggerated drifts in polls than they’re getting now. They never learn. LATimes shows the Governator giving conservatives a lecture on post-partisanship. Maybe he threw in some tips on family values too.

    The only way these hard cases will learn is if they’re forced to learn. They’ll not be able to hold the coalition of Randians, Traditionalists, religious fundamentalists and corporatists together under a single tent. But let’s hope they keep trying! But which group will they forsake if/when they come to grips with this?

    The inbreeding characterization says it all. We’re seeing an implosion resulting from a well-funded group of people who came to believe their own lies. Eventually people recognize that they are a far cry from what they say they are. They used to give their constituents the respect of basing their fantasies on reality but now we’re getting 2nd and third-generation fantasy that’s just too much for most to bear.

    Even conservative analysts have come out saying that this is the GOPs last chance given changing demographics and trends regarding new gnerations of voters. They see the writing on the wall themselves. We’ve seen who they are but who will they become?

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