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Remember When All Right Wingers Cared About Was Shrinking The Deficit?
After June’s $70 billion budget surplus, you’d think that the right would be ecstatic that the deficit has been reduced so much.

YOU WOULD THINK. From the article: “the CBO says the entire deficit for 2014 will “only” be $492 billion. That’s down from the over the $1.4 trillion deficit Bush left when Obama took office in 2009.”
I think it’s time for us to collectively admit that Obama could reduce the deficit by two thirds, set new record highs for the Dow and the S&P, and facilitate 52 straight months of job growth (to the tune of nearly 10 million private-sector jobs) and Republicans STILL wouldn’t be happy.
And we know that, because he did all of those things, and they still aren’t happy.

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Remember When All Right Wingers Cared About Was Shrinking The Deficit?

After June’s $70 billion budget surplus, you’d think that the right would be ecstatic that the deficit has been reduced so much.

YOU WOULD THINK. From the article: “the CBO says the entire deficit for 2014 will “only” be $492 billion. That’s down from the over the $1.4 trillion deficit Bush left when Obama took office in 2009.”

I think it’s time for us to collectively admit that Obama could reduce the deficit by two thirds, set new record highs for the Dow and the S&P, and facilitate 52 straight months of job growth (to the tune of nearly 10 million private-sector jobs) and Republicans STILL wouldn’t be happy.

And we know that, because he did all of those things, and they still aren’t happy.

“I’m Gil Fulbright and, for the right price, I’ll support any message.”

An organization in Kentucky called ‘Represent Us’ is releasing satirical fake-campaign ads starring a fictional politician. Gil Fulbright, the fictional politician, is hilariously honest and open about his true intentions. “People of Kentucky,” he begins in one of his advertisements, “you deserve complete honesty, so here it is. I don’t care about you.” Gil Fulbright’s ads are funny, surprising, and educational. We all secretly know that politicians are scumbags, but Gil Fulbright has the courage to say it out loud on TV. 

“My daughter is a girl in her heart. She knows it. God knows it. And that’s good enough for me,” says Debi Jackson in a touching speech about her transgender daughter. Jackson, a self-identified Christian Conservative, never expected to have a transgender child, yet she sets an amazing example for parents whose children might be trans.
 Transgender actress Laverne Cox launched a national discussion on transgender rights. Transgender people are not confused, not perverts, and their status as trans is not shameful. As we fight for LGBT rights, we must not forget the T at the end. 

Wyoming Republican Is Crazy Enough to be a Movie Villain

Above: Actual image of Wyoming Republican Taylor Hayes

That’s it – Republicans are officially the villains from James Cameron’s Avatar.

In Avatar, the corporate bad guys were willing to destroy the environment and thousands of lives just to get the rare metal in Pandora’s core. In real life, Wyoming Republican Taylor Hayes, who is currently running for governor, wants to open Yellowstone park to drilling at the risk of activating the supervolcano inside the park.

It’s clear that Republicans no longer respect the symbols of America – the Statue of Liberty and now Old Faithful. But this is more than disrespecting an American landmark. Yellowstone Park is home to a massive caldera which, if it exploded, would cover the entire United States in ash. Fracking in Yellowstone could cause the magma to expand and explode, potentially killing millions.

Is this what Republicans are willing to do just to get a little extra energy? These people have gone from crazy to outright super villain levels of homicidal.

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Wyoming Republican Wants To Open Yellowstone Park, Home Of America’s Super Volcano, To Drilling

Gasbohrung, Gasfackel, Söhlingen-Ost Z4, ExxonMobil, photo by Battenbrook

Gasbohrung, Gasfackel, Söhlingen-Ost Z4, ExxonMobil, photo by Battenbrook

In a country full of crazy anti-science oil obsessed conservatives, this Wyoming Republican might be the craziest…

Tea Party Rep. Louie Gohmert accused President Obama of allowing undocumented immigrants to rape American women. In other words,  “I don’t want those brown people touching our white women!” This racist rhetoric is not only disgusting, but entirely inaccurate.

Rep. Gohmert is right on some level. There is a rape epidemic based on race. But he’s wrong about which races. The majority of rapists – 52% - are white. The majority of victims are women of color – especially Native American women and mixed race women. The actual statistics paint a startlingly different picture than what Rep. Gohmert is imagining. We don’t have to worry about immigrants raping innocent white women. Instead, we have to worry about white men raping innocent immigrant women. White men have power over women of color in American society – especially immigrant women who face deportation if they are discovered.

Rape is not about sex. Rape is about exercising power and dominance over a person who cannot fight back. Undocumented immigrants live lives of fear and secrecy. This fear makes them prime targets for rapists. 73% of all rapes are perpetrated by acquaintances of the victim. An immigrant woman is likely to be assaulted or coerced into sex by a white friend, a white co-worker, a white boss. If they are assaulted, they are even less likely to report their assault due to the threat of being deported.

So yes, Louie Gohmert, we do have to worry about an immigrant rape epidemic. But not the kind that you’re imagining. 

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Louie Gohmert Claims President Obama Is Allowing Refugee Immigrants To Rape Thousands Of American Women (VIDEO)

Louie_Gohmert_official_portrait_111th_CongressTea Party Rep. Louie Gohmert accused President Obama on the House floor of allowing refugee immigrants to rape thousands of American women.

In what…

In other words… “Those brown people are raping our white women!”

How racist can you get?

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So, if you consider yourself pro-life, you had better be on the side of life on this one. And that means asylum for these child refugees.
If you take the Bible to be God’s literal, inerrant truth, then you had better be on the side of these refugee children. God is unequivocally clear in Scripture that we are to welcome the alien and the refugee, not question them, detain them, and deport them.
If you want to be a Christian, you have no choice but to let the little children come. You have no choice but to welcome the stranger, who just happens to be your neighbor.
Otherwise, you’re just a damned liar. Or at the very least, you are lying to yourself.