Never in multiple universes and centuries would I ever think that I would be praising Rush Limbaugh, but holy shit… I am. Through all of the horrible reporting that had been going on after the horrible Boston Bombing, no one had apologized. CNN stood there and just moved on, not saying anything, not even a whoops or a dammit to show a screw up. The AP, who is essentially the media filter outlet that most news flows through, didn’t apologize nor recognize that they screwed up royal. FOX relied on CNN and their sources thus looking like asshats as well, but Rush Limbaugh… actually apologized for not checking and double checking sources… Oh. My. God.
Mike Huckabee, a fundamentalist Christian who has his regular talk show on FOX News, has taken time out of explaining how school killings are due to the lack of God, to enlighten us on the real problem within the GOP. They might be ok with being gay. Huckabee was joined by crazy man Tony Perkins who heads the bitchy Family Research Council (FRC) and soon to be forgotten Gary Bauer who main goal in life is to make gays second class citizens with his National Organization for Marriage (NOM).
The threat made by all 3 men is that if the Republican party for some reason accepts homosexuals for the dastardly sin of making their own individual choices, that they will leave the GOP and form a new party, a 3rd party for evangelical Christians to feel confident about. I say go ahead, see how that works.
Howard Schultz has been openly pro gay civil rights for awhile now, but it came to a head when stockholder Tom Strobhar complained that Starbucks backing a same-sex marriage bill in Washington was hurting their bottom line.
“In the first full quarter after this boycott was announced, our sales and our earnings — shall we say politely — were a bit disappointing,” said Strobher, who is the founder of the anti-abortion, anti-gay Corporate Morality Action Center (CMAC). Howard Schultz fired back and showed rare humility from a Corporation.
Now I have written about the Tea Party several times and some of the ass backwards thought processes they have, but I also do agree with some of their views and thoughts in principle. What I agree with is that government should be transparent, that civil liberties should be restored and that government needs to get its hands off certain things. I also agree that Obamacare is a very stuffed piece of legislation, necessary though it is. Where they lose me is by refusing, at all, to be moderate or to work with liberals or democrats at all. It is what coined the Tea Party as the party of no. With darlings like Sarah Palin, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio they feel like they have taken it to the establishment of the GOP and showed them that they, the Tea Party, mean business. What they have really done in retrospect, is decimate their own political goals using a mixture of cut and paste and smash and grab.
The Tea Party, a weird assortment of angry republicans that refuse to get behind any representative that is willing to work with a democrat, namely Barack Obama, has founded itself on the connection to the Tea Party of the 1700’s. They were fighting tyranny! Right? That’s what they state at least. But in reality (something they tend to avoid) there is not just no connection between the two, but they are in fact absolutely opposite to the T.
I don’t have any grey area when it comes to my disdain for both parties here in the United States, but to me the GOP is the worst. No not because of their conservative ideology, I agree with some of it, but because they play the fear, religion and race card more than anyone else. After Romney took an ass kicking in the presidential election and walking human-ham hybrid Karl Rove had a literal meltdown on FOX during the results I quickly realized that the GOP had fallen in the trap set by Obama and the Democrats. It was the same thing that Rove and the Bush Republicans did in the early 2000’s to the Democrats. It’s the old, how does your own medicine taste deal. How do the Republicans like it? Not at all and they still don’t even get it.
Well since all of our politicians have their heads up their asses, we are headed over this so called fiscal cliff. Now if they wanted they could repeal the little mandatory cuts and tax increases that are in effect in the beginning of 2013 by just… you know… saying they are no longer happening. That simple. Instead we have a bathroom sword fight going on between the President and the House of Representatives. John Boehner (Boner… still funny) attempted to initiate a vote on his “Plan B” to avoid the cliff, but it failed. It failed so much in part because he couldn’t even get his own party to back it. So why? Why is Boehner looking so bad, why are Republicans again doing absolutely nothing and where is Obama in all of this?