This morning, prior to the vote on health care reform, the GOP orchestrated, in the now world-renowned teabagger style, an ugly disruption of the Democratic Women’s Caucus statements for the record (which had already been shortened by agreement between the two parties. The Dem leadership persists in making these agreements although they are never honored by the other side).
This is the most blatent display of our craptacular media as you are likely to find. The “journalists” on CNN’s Situation Room, after a summer of “birther” “deathers” and myriad other radical Right fringe lies about Obama and the Democratic health care reform efforts — each one uglier than the last — are absolutely apoplectic today over Alan Grayson’s dramatization… Read the rest
… on health care and everything else.
Edward Kennedy wanted all Americans to have access to the kind of health care he had and to make sure everyone had a safety net in place that allowed them to take the kind of risks necessary to become a millionaire if that’s what they wanted to do. His conservative enemies, on the … Read the rest
I’ve seen versions of this before. Now actual old ladies at these brownshirt infested town halls are screaming “No government run health care, and don’t touch my Medicare.” So I have a hard time laughing at it, since it’s all too daily an occurance — and they don’t even try to cloak their insanity anymore. since to the media, it’s… Read the rest
[Update: well, you can tell I'm not religious. It's the 23rd Psalm, not the Lord's Prayer, which is being rewritten here. I won't change the title because it will screw up the URL. If it matters to you, me being so stupid, you'll just have to forgive me, because that's what Jesus would do. ;-)]
From Fri Prevett via Facebook:… Read the rest
Calvin Rees of the Democrats of Oklahoma Forum has obtained and posted the contents of the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee (OCPAC) newsletter written and distributed by one Charlie Meadows.
A section deals with the recent flap at the Oklahoma state capitol over a prayer said by an openly gay pastor, which was preceded by an introduction of his family… Read the rest
Update [2008-11-07, 11: 35 AM]: Just as I published this, Tulsa area Daily Kos diarist Droogie posted “What’s the matter with Oklahoma” where an important question is sure to get a lively and equally important debate.… Read the rest
On several fronts, Oklahoma once again became the shame of the nation Tuesday night. Obama got a lower percentage of votes here
The following Republicans are up for re-election in 2010. The netroots will be watching them and posting about any shenanigans.
- Richard Shelby of Alabama
- Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
- John McCain of Arizona
- Mel Martinez of Florida
- Johnny Isakson of Georgia
- Mike Crapo of Idaho
- Chuck Grassley of Iowa
- Jim Bunning of Kentucky
- David Vitter of Louisiana
- Kit Bond of Missouri