Four Star General Colon Powell belongs behind bars along with anyone associated with the Bush Administration 2001-2009, possibly including the White House custodial staff. The fact that none of these people have ever been indicted as war criminals remains a national, global and galactic embarassment.
Huckster really is about the worst the GOP has to offer. I believe he might actually be more loathsome than Cheney.
NYT: Donald J. Trump has criticized Carly Fiorina’s looks, saying of his only female Republican rival: “Look at that face! Would anybody vote for that?” He has said that listening to Mrs. Fiorina’s voice gives him a “massive headache.” He has mocked her business career, and has gleefully declared how “viciously” she was fired by Hewlett-Packard.
On Wednesday, Mr. Trump will share a stage with Mrs. Fiorina for the first time, in the second Republican presidential debate.
Political strategists warn male candidates to use caution when debating against a female rival. But never before in American presidential politics has a candidate who has drawn accusations of sexism and bullying been forced to personally confront the female recipient of his insults on live television. And with Mrs. Fiorina bragging that she is getting under Mr. Trump’s skin, their showdown is emerging as one of the most intriguing subplots of the second debate.
In the first Republican debate last month, Mr. Trump defended having called women “fat pigs” and “disgusting animals,” and he later implied that the moderator, Megyn Kelly of Fox News, had asked him tough questions because she was menstruating, a comment that got him disinvited from an influential conservative gathering where Mrs. Fiorina gave a rousing speech.
Um, Trump's poll numbers increased after he ripped into Kelly. Probably because the modern GOP breeds misogyny as it does economy-killing tax cuts, racism and school shootings. He wouldn't think twice about backing down from the likes of her; in fact, he'll cut her to shreds at the first opportunity and his supporters will love him for it.
Carly Fiorina, Trump and Dr Ben "conjoined twins seperator" Carson are the least-qualified people for POTUS ever.
Amazing Predictions: Trump wins tonight's debate.
Your observations are noted, and like Pilo @ 7 hours ago I am amazed that Walker's primary campaign has turned out so badly. Its true that Walker is just an overeager bagboy for the Brothers Koch but more than that, he's hideously corrupt.
Pilo is also correct in pointing out how Brownback's failed governing of Kansas has reduced the state (home of Koch Industries!) to a talking point re: the sanctity of tax cuts:
Kansas City Star, 8/21/2015 - "The new information shows that the tax cuts that have drained the Kansas treasury of hundreds of millions of dollars the past two years are not working to attract employers and jobs."
Walker's Wisconsin and Piyush Jindal's Louisiana aren't far behind Kansas in terms of Reaganomics fail.
Hahaha I'm so old I remember laughing myself into seizure back when the GOP performed that famous 'self-autopsy' after losing 2012. You may recall it as "Re-Boot, Re-Brand, Re-Think" but here's the skinny:
3/18/2013: REPUBLICANS RELEASE 2012 AUTOPSY: This morning the [RNC] unveiled its 2012 election "autopsy," which also charts a path forward for a party set back on its heels by Mitt Romney's defeat and other GOP losses last year. ABC's Shushannah Walshe notes that the 100-page "Growth and Opportunity Project" report focuses on an abbreviated presidential primary process with fewer debates; extensive outreach to minorities, including hiring paid outreach staffers in the states in a $10 million push that begins right away; and a better digital effort to try and catch up with Democrats. "When Republicans lost in November, it was a wakeup call. And in response I initiated the most public and most comprehensive post-election review in the history of any national party," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus will say at a morning press conference in Washington, DC. "Last week, I received the Growth and Opportunity Project's report. As it makes clear, there's no one reason we lost. Our message was weak; our ground game was insufficient; we weren't inclusive; we were behind in both data and digital; our primary and debate process needed improvement … So, there's no one solution: There's a long list of them."
Since then the GOP has written off the black vote and the latino vote (gracias al senor Trump) while doubling down on white male nativism (with a truly creepy aside to wingnut Israel; apparently the goofballs in the Republican clown car are so ashamed of being prezidented by a black Muslim socialist that lining up to kiss Bibi's ring somehow demonstrates fealty to the US of A...or perhaps an unsubtle plea to Shekelson Adelson's wallet but I'd have to be a real cynic to think that).
Hilarious yet tragic. So much for 1,500 yrs of moral ethics grounded from Vatican City: the current Pope, by adhering to Christian gospels, is now considered a Marxist.
John Paul 2 was an @hole but Ratzinger/Benedict was a thousand times worse. At least the current big hat wearer isn't utterly allergic to science and logic.
Vlad the Putin has Obama over a barrel wrt Ukraine and Syria...two places the US shouldn't be messing with in the first place. Forget the Repuke wet dream of "projecting global dominance;" that train left the station a decade ago. Ukraine is next door to Putinland and as for Syria, Obama needs to take his toys and go home unless he wants to continue arming the jihadis against Assad and his new BFF Russia.
OMG al.gore26, is this true? Did you actually say such a horrible thing??
I must disagree in the strongest possible terms. Kennedy isn't that bad.
RIP Scott Walker and Rick Perry. Who's next?
In alphabetical order:
IMO, either Gilmore or Graham.
The killer was...once again, a white male wingnut.
How many times do we have to go thru this before calling out NRA complicity?
"There ought to be limits to freedom." -George W. Bush
Remedies?? How about a surgical strike?
UNLEASH THE DRONES
hint - 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
I'm pulling for Trump to get the nomination: can you even feature that blowhard in an actual debate?? (Ben Carson is going to leave his campaign for a book tour; everyone despises JEB!; Rubio is an idiot approaching Rick Perry levels; Ted Cruz is Ted Cruz)
The GOP will never win the White House; not this cycle nor any future cycle. They are no longer a national party but merely a loose collection of plutocrat-minded corrupt wackos funded by billionaires. I think they'll lose the Senate next year and then proceed to lose the House by inches over the next decade. They can't even mount sufficient collective support for a Speaker, hahaha!
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Washington was in turmoil on Tuesday morning as a House select committee abruptly cancelled its Benghazi hearings shortly after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that she was withdrawing from the Presidential race.
Secretary Clinton’s stunning announcement came at 9:00 A.M., followed by the committee chairman Trey Gowdy’s decision to cancel the hearings at 9:04.
“As you know, we have been preparing for this week’s hearings for months,” Gowdy said. “However, after meeting with fellow committee members over the past four minutes, we’ve come to the conclusion that we know all we need to know about Benghazi.”
Gowdy flatly denied that the decision to cancel the long-awaited Benghazi hearings had anything to do with Clinton’s sudden departure from the race. “We wish her well in whatever her future endeavors may be,” he said.
But shortly after Gowdy’s announcement, Clinton called an impromptu press conference at 9:13 to announce that she was jumping back into the race. “I was just trying to prove a point,” she told reporters, before heading off to campaign stops in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Minutes after Clinton’s second announcement, an irate Gowdy called her decision to reenter the race “beyond unethical” and revealed that the committee’s investigators had just uncovered fresh evidence about Benghazi.
A Fox News guest terrorism analyst was ordered jailed by a federal judge in Virginia on Tuesday as he faces U.S. charges that he falsely claimed to have been a CIA agent for decades.
Q: Can the FCC indict the entire Fox News staff of "journalists?"
A: Short answer is "maybe" - the First Amendment makes delineating a hard line between "fact" and "opinion" extremely problematic, especially given the mostly absent legal recourse provided by libel/slander laws in the US.
From PEW (1/14/2014)
"Fox News was very tough on the last Democratic candidate for president. (But MSNBC was even tougher on the Republican). During the late stages of the 2012 presidential campaign, a Pew Research analysis found that Barack Obama received far more negative coverage than positive on the Fox News Channel. Yet Fox found its ideological mirror image in MSNBC. In the final stretch of the campaign, nearly half (46%) of Obama’s coverage on Fox was negative, while just 6% was positive in tone. But MSNBC produced an even harsher narrative about the Republican in the race: 71% of Romney’s coverage was negative, versus 3% positive."
This finding supports the "both sides are guilty of bias" narrative adopted by the major US news media. However, that narrative is grossly flawed: by comparing Fox News' treatment of Obama to MSNBC's treament of Romney it ignores that Romney set a land speed record for lying during his campaign: at least 533 lies in 30 weeks (documented and verified).
Summarily, MSNBC's coverage was largely focused on Romney's penchant for dishonesty while Fox News' assessment of Obama ranged from ideological disagreements to overt racism.
Trey Gowdy's "pals" in the House haven't exactly been rushing to his defense.
Uh, the FBI & CIA have weighed in and stated ON THE RECORD that Clinton didn't do anything criminally wrong from a security standpoint. Was she was stupid? yes.
it's all part of "a vast right wing conspiracy"
The GOP ceased to be a viable political organization some 30 yrs ago; now it is simply a legalized and unfocused mujahidin operating under the intellectual underpinnings of weaponized Ayn Rand in concert with racism while conveniently ignoring those parts of the New Testament that differentiate it from the Old.
Anyone aligned with the current right wing movement who honestly believes it is "conservative" is irretrievably wrong.
In what alternate universe is Clinton more dishonest than any of the top tier GOP losers? Maybe Faux News will tell me.