Here’s how we did it: See, back in the late 1990s, while Clinton was still in office, we knew that America was going to be begging to elect an executive from junk food restaurants to be president, probably once we triggered the Obama option that we’d been working on since 1961. Knowing that the most likely candidate would be Herman Cain, when he became the head of the National Restaurant Association, we went into action. We had oppo research that Cain liked to tell dirty jokes and talk and ask questions about the sexuality of the people around him. We got two of our female operatives to get into a position to be close to him at the workplace, and when he acted as expected, they brought accusations of inappropriate behavior against Cain.
The most insidious part of our liberal plot was that we couldn’t have it come out then or it would have ruined our chance to disgrace Cain over a decade later. So our operatives took the settlements they coerced Cain into offering in order to bury the story, only to create an online news journal named “Politico,” filling it with reporters who criticize Obama for cover, and then using it for the specific purpose of revealing the Cain story.
Our timing was impeccable: Wait until one of the most unelectable, insane figures to ever be in contention for a party nomination to be riding a crest of public interest even though there is not a chance in hell that he’d ever win in a general election and then hit him with allegations that don’t even involve actual sex. Yes, we were sure that the same people who believe in his idiotic economic plan, who think that killing people trying to cross the border is a good idea, who want a president who thinks that his ignorance of world leaders is an asset, who has shifted his opinion on abortion, who blames people who were fired from their jobs for being poor during the worst economy since the Great Depression, yes, yes, we were sure that what would turn people against Herman Cain is the idea that he flirted with a couple of anonymous women who worked for him. We really thought that his followers would say, “You know, I agree with Cain that Planned Parenthood exists in order to kill black babies, but his asking ‘personal questions of a sexually suggestive nature’ to his employees is just too crazy for me.”
The Conference of Catholic Bishops is not technically a lobbying organization — churches are tax-exempt, and they don’t have to disclose publicly how much money they put toward lobbying. According to the IRS, a 501(c)(3) organization like the Conference can speak out on moral issues as much as it wants, but “may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities.” […]
[However,] the bishops were not only influential in swaying votes during health care reform debate; [Richard] Doerflinger said they actually helped Reps. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) and Joe Pitts (R-Pa.) write the controversial anti-abortion amendment, which the House approved by a vote of 290 to 194.
“Those bishops were literally sitting in Bart Stupak’s office and, from what we could tell, instructing him all about the laws he should be supporting, and the text of the laws, and the strategy of getting them through,” said Terry O’Neill, the president of the National Organization for Women. “It was absolutely appalling.”
The National Organization for Women has called for the bishops conference to lose its tax-exempt status over its lobbying activities[…]
“The bishops are entirely out of sync with the people they purport to represent,” said Donna Crane, NARAL’s policy director. “All the polling and public opinion research is very clear: Catholics are majority pro-choice. They hold that belief, they use the services and they just aren’t in agreement with the hierarchy on these issues.” […]
O’Neill finds it troubling that a group of men that has historically denied women the opportunity to participate in leadership positions is exercising so much power over such a broad range of women’s reproductive health legislation.
“Clearly there’s a problem when men take such an interest in the sexual function of women,” she said. “There’s something deeply off about it.”
As always, it is important to recognize that women are not the only ones who can get pregnant, and that in many ways, those who do not identify as women, yet can get pregnant, are in even more danger from the Conference and their political allies.
If you’re a dad, one of the worst things you could be asked to deal with other than the death of a child would be having that child raped, only to have the attacker escape. For Frenchman Steve Bamberski, he had to deal with both. So after having the police do nothing, Steve spent nearly 30 years, from 1982 to the present, hunting the man who raped and murdered his daughter. And when he found him, he kidnapped him and turned him over to police.
Not even the most determined, most stubborn, pain in the ass 6 year old could achieve the 2 faced double standard, whiny, lying, weepy crying, pissy pants duplicity of today’s Republican Party. In specific this week, Lybia; but it’s an accurate painting for the whole insane mess that is the GOP.
The previous dictator of Lybia is dead, no matter how you spell his name.
Rick Perry – after lunch with Donald Trump – is now a birther again.
Some say that the Tea Baggers and the Occupy Protesters have a lot in common – well, they are also pretty dissimilar – we have a list!
We spend a couple of minutes talking about Utah’s Attorney Mark General Shurtleff.
Who is the best dressed GOP candidate?
Mark Cuban tells other billionaires to suck it up and quit whining!
A new Bat Shit Crazy with Jason Williams …
There is SO MUCH going on in this episode – it’s MADNESS!