Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Pense Lies for the Party of No

Two things remain constant in today’s GOP.  No lie is to bold for them, and they will oppose any position that Obama supports.

gop-no Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), chairman of the House Republican Conference, appeared on Fox & Friends this morning to play down Obama’s strong defense of his administration’s policies at Friday’s House GOP retreat in Baltimore. Trying to refute the claim that Republicans have become a “party of no,” Pence replied:

PENCE: Well, look, in the last year, you know, frankly Steve, there were a number of bills that we did support the administration on, most especially regarding our troops and regarding our veterans. We kept our word. We set politics aside and stood strongly with the president in his call for reinforcement and for funding.

Watch it:


Though Pence said that Republicans found common ground with the President on troop funding in 2009, in reality Republicans in both the House and Senate have blocked defense spending for political reasons. On Oct. 8, Pence joined House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and 129 other Republicans in the House in voting against the 2010 Department of Defense Authorization bill. Pence and Boehner opposed the bill because the measure included “hate crimes provisions designed to protect gays and lesbians.”

Republicans in the Senate followed Pence and Boehner’s obstructionist lead in December, filibustering the 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act as a way of delaying the Senate health care vote... [emphasis original]

Inserted from <Think Progress>

Why don’t these liars just come out and and admit that their hate for LGBT people is more important to them than providing for their troops?  Have I become a defense hawk?  Hardly!  But as much as I hate and oppose war, even I know that we must provide the very best for our troops in harm’s way.  The irony here is that the warmongers don’t see it that way.  To the GOP our troops are just cannon fodder.

Of course this is just one small example of the idiocy of the Party of No.  Both Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow had wonderful takes on this last night.

Here’s Keith:


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And here’s Rachel:


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I have to admit that I was taken aback when Obama started to adopt GOP talking points.  I wondered if he was crazy!  The way he has the GOP so twisted around that their heads are now up their own arses proves that he is crazy.  Crazy like a fox!


tnlib said...

A terrific post - so good that I'm advising my visitors to come over here.

Jack Jodell said...

I always say "beware of conservative partisans who wrap themselves in Jesus." 9 times out of 10 they're lying outright or using God for the purpose of advancing their own, self-serving agenda. Pence is as big a liar as Boehner, Vitter, Bachmann, Foxx, Cantor, Ensign, and all the rest of those far-right dinosaurs!

Sue said...

Liar liar pants on fire! Why is it we see the lies but the wingnuts turn a blind eye to it? Don't answer that, of course I know why...

Jolly Roger said...

Nah.... he let too many things go to prove political points. It's about what you'd expect a cerebral guy like the President to do, but we needed a little FDR fire lit under the Rushpubliscums. I suspect their prospects would look far different now had it been done.

Holte Ender said...

There is nothing worse than being beaten with your own words or, in the Republicans case, beaten with your own policies.

Home run today TomCat.

Darlene said...

The Republican hypocrisy is becoming more and more apparent. If I were a Repub. I would feel downright silly now.

They claim they are not the party of "NO". Big hoot!

Lisa G. said...
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Lisa G. said...

They won't even vote on their own bills, if Obama comes out for it, the vote no.

Secondly, last week they were in Hawaii for a week "straterizing" and this week, they are in Baltimore, I'm assuming doing most of the same. Aren't they supposedly doing their jobs like proposing legislation and reading a FUCKING BILL? They have all passed litmus tests on all reform. They should be all impeached and summarily tossed in the slammer. They can listen to the man with the horns down in hell for all of eternity for all I care. And the lying – I can’t stand liars; they have no integrity.

I'm really upset that Michael Steele is not running for Pres in 2012. Those debates would have been pee your pants funny.

Teeluck said...

Michael Steele for prez...with sista sarah for vice....now that's piss perfect

TomCat said...

Thanks, Tnlib!

Amen Jack. But the only Jesus they can wrap themselves in is Supply-side Jesus, their own invention.

I'll answer anyway Sue. They watch only Faux Noise.

JR, I agree that more is needed. Congrats in being visitor number 34,000.

Thanks, Holte. Right-on.

Welcome, Darlene. I would too, but look at today's lead story.

Sic'em Lisa. Me too!

Oh Teeluck! Now that's a wet dream!