Previous presidents, whether you agreed with them or not, all operated within the normal range of American political discourse. Maybe some tested that range, but they still had the ability to be civil and comforting when the country needed it. You know what needs to be “great again”? The American President. ...
On Wednesday, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said we must “act boldly” on climate change because an “overwhelming majority of scientists” agree global warming is real. This is not news of course. For those of us who value logic, reason, and well, reality, we give deference to the scientists who study climate change and its potential effects on the planet and the human species.
The Hill reports that 28 members of the Democratic caucus, including majority leader Harry Reid, have signed a letter in opposition to Social Security cuts as part of a deficit reduction plan. The letter was a product of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Senator Al Franken (D-MN), Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).
Speaking at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, the junior Senator from New Hampshire, Kelly Ayotte just said, “President Obama has never even run a lemonade stand.” There’s that great Republican wit we all love.
I wrote last week about Senator Harry Reid’s claim that Mitt Romney didn’t pay taxes for 10 years. In that post I agreed with Jon Stewart’s segment where he called Harry Reid “terrible,” and I still stand by that assessment mainly because Reid felt the need to say, “His poor father must be so embarrassed about his son.” That’s not only terrible, it’s awful.
This story has been widely reported, but I thought I’d write about it because I like to call out nonsense, left or right. In case you missed it, Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) revealed to the Huffington Post that a Bain Capital investor told him that Mitt Romney “didn’t pay taxes for 10 years.” Reid added, “Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain.” Not certain? Seems to me if you are the majority leader in the Senate you might want to be sure before throwing around charges like that. Reid also said, “His poor father must be so embarrassed about his son.” Really Reid? Bringing Romney’s father into your bullshit story? Even if your story is true, saying that his dad would be embarrassed is really a low blow. Jon Stewart called out Reid’s bullshit on last night’s Daily Show segment titled, You, Harry Reid, Are Terrible:
Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) apparently believes the poverty problem in this country is overblown. At least that is what I interpret from his statement that Americans “who really need help” are only a “small segment of our society.” Toomey made these statements while unveiling the Senate Republican budget plan for 2013. Toomey and his budget cohorts have concluded that the current assistance programs “encourage dependency.” This is nothing new, many Republicans have made similar statements for years and decades. Every time I hear a Republican make a claim like this I ask, “where’s your proof?” Well OK, I haven’t asked them personally, but you know what I mean.