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Post by Skip Intro » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:44 am

Because the subject "Republicans Behaving Badly" implies the behavior is in some way abnormal for the GOP, I think it's misleading. This topic is for posts about how Republicans behave on a daily basis.Dana Rohrabacher 'Would Defund White Trash'Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) said on Twitter this week that he would like to "defund white trash" who take advantage of federal social programs.Rohrabacher made the remark in a reply to a Twitter user who was complaining about immigration policy.House Republicans are seeking cuts to food stamps that would trim the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program's cost by roughly 5 percent over 10 years.In June, Rohrabacher said that John Boehner (R-Ohio) should be removed from his position as House speaker if he brought immigration reform to a full vote without majority support from Republicans.[/break1]huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/09/rohrabacher-white-trash_n_3733333.html?utm_hp_ref=politics]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/0 ... f=politics


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Then there is Markwayne "not a typo" Mullin, R OK. Not only is he flirting with the "birther Princess"But he is also rooting out waste and fraud in the SNAP program. In a video of the event posted by ThinkProgress, the freshman Republican said he was in Crystal City, Va., buying groceries in a nice but crowded store when he noticed something strange."Every lane was open and it was backed up and I noticed everybody was giving that card," Mullin said, apparently referring to the electronic benefit transfer cards most states use to distribute food stamps. "They had these huge baskets, and I realized it was the first of the month."In Virginia, food stamp benefits are automatically deposited on the first of the month for anyone whose case number ends in zero, one, two or three."But then I’m looking over, and there’s a couple beside me," Mullin continued. "This guy was built like a brick house. I mean he had muscles all over him. He was in a little tank top and pair of shorts and really nice Nike shoes. And she was standing there, and she was all in shape and she looked like she had just come from a fitness program. She was in the spandex, and you know, they were both physically fit. And they go up in front of me and they pay with that card."Mullin knew what he'd witnessed. "Fraud," he said. "Absolute 100 percent, all of it is fraud. There's fraud all through that."[/break1]huffpost.com/us/entry/3731770]http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3731770



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:19 pm

Orange man speak with forked tongue.Ever since the Senate passed its nearly 1,200-page immigration bill in June, a common refrain from Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his deputies has been to criticize the measure's heft and compare it to another notoriously lengthy bill, the 2,000-page ObamaCare law.“I do believe that these big comprehensive bills tend to cause all kinds of problems,” Boehner told reporters last month. “Members haven’t read the bills, and that’s why you’ve heard me talk about a step-by-step approach on a number of issues that we deal with around here.”Yet during their two-and-a-half year majority, House Republicans have passed several bills that came in above 500 pages, including two last month alone: a 590-page re-write of education law and a farm bill that ran over 600 pages even after a key nutrition section was removed. The original farm bill that Republican leaders brought to the floor — and which failed in June due to opposition from Democrats and conservatives — totaled nearly 1,200 pages.[/break1]com/homenews/house/316415-massive-bills-house-gop-has-passed-them-too]http://thehill.com/homenews/house/31641 ... d-them-too



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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:27 pm

Re refusing to bring bills to the floor: Can a motion to discharge circumvent the Speaker and the Rules Committee if supported by a majority of the House?



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Re refusing to bring bills to the floor: Can a motion to discharge circumvent the Speaker and the Rules Committee if supported by a majority of the House?[/break1]house.gov/Educational/Read.aspx?ID=30]Yes. The discharge petition originated because of a [/break1]wikipedia.org/wiki/Discharge_petition]previous Speaker's refusal to bring certain items to the floor. The petition removes some of the Speaker's power (unless the House Majority Leader is "The Hammer" and threatens to castrate any member of the majority who signs it).



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Post by Mikedunford » Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:46 pm

Because the subject "Republicans Behaving Badly" implies the behavior is in some way abnormal for the GOP, I think it's misleading.I think starting a new thread to do the same thing as [link]this long-standing one,viewtopic.php?f=79&t=5855&hilit=republicans+behaving[/link] that has more than 800 posts is confusing.Why not first approach the starter of that thread to ask her to consider modifying the title instead.Because Skip is right. There's a difference. DWIs, staffers arrested for theft, prostitute and diaper scandals - that stuff is behaving badly. Hate-filled racist rhetoric has become the party normal.


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Re refusing to bring bills to the floor: Can a motion to discharge circumvent the Speaker and the Rules Committee if supported by a majority of the House?[/break1]house.gov/Educational/Read.aspx?ID=30]Yes. The discharge petition originated because of a [/break1]wikipedia.org/wiki/Discharge_petition]previous Speaker's refusal to bring certain items to the floor. The petition removes some of the Speaker's power (unless the House Majority Leader is "The Hammer" and threatens to castrate any member of the majority who signs it).Rachel Maddow did a segment on that the other day. I didn't catch the whole thing, but she started it with a clip from 'legally blonde (2?) where that was apparently part of the storyline.



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Post by Skip Intro » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:17 pm

Just to keep things rolling along,Republican National Committee Chair Revives Death Panel Smear Against ObamacareOn Sunday, CNN’s State of the Union invited Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus to offer what turned out to be little more than a dump of Republican talking points opposing the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare is “European, socialist style-type health care,” Priebus told CNN. He even claimed that Republicans — who have now voted to repeal Obamacare’s protections for people with preexisting conditions 40 different times — are the true defenders of people who are unable to obtain health insurance without health reform. And then he dropped the death panels line — “what people don’t want are government panels deciding whether something’s medically necessary.”Priebus’ decision to drop this line without any context whatsoever represents an innovation in Republican messaging against providing health care to millions of Americans. The “death panel” smear originally emerged on former half-term Gov. Sarah Palin’s (R-AK) Facebook page, and was widely viewed at the time as an attack on a bipartisan proposal to enable Medicare to cover voluntary end-of-life counseling. After that proposal was dropped from the bill that ultimately became the Affordable Care Act, several Republicans — including Palin once again — retconned the term “death panels” to refer to a cost-cutting measure known as the Independent Payment Advisory Board or IPAB.[/break1]org/health/2013/08/11/2448531/republican-national-committee-chair-revives-death-panel-smear-against-obamacare/]http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/08 ... obamacare/


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Post by Skip Intro » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:19 pm

Donald Trump Beats The Birther Drum Again: 'Was There A Birth Certificate?'On ABC's "This Week" Sunday morning, Trump insisted yet again that the issue of Barack Obama's birth certificate is up for debate, telling Jonathan Karl: Was there a birth certificate? You tell me. Some people say that was not his birth certificate. I’m saying I don’t know. Nobody knows.[/break1]huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/11/donald-trump-birther-this-week_n_3739675.html?utm_hp_ref=politics]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/1 ... f=politics


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Post by mimi » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:39 pm

A friend of mine, Perry Beam, posted the following on Facebook.





Last night[8/10/13]/, Lily and I took a student from Taiwan to the rodeo at the Missouri State Fair. Just prior to the start of the bull riding event, one of the clowns came out dressed in this. The announcer wanted to know if anyone would like to see Obama run down by a bull. The crowd went wild. He asked it again and again, louder each time, whipping the audience into a lather. One of the clowns ran up and started bobbling the lips on the mask and the people went crazy. Finally, a bull came close enough to him that he had to move, so he jumped up and ran away to the delight of the onlookers hooting and hollering from the stands. We then left quickly and quietly. Lily's student is an inquisitive boy and asks a lot of questions about what he sees, and though he had never been to a rodeo he asked nothing about it, nor anything about America this time. We rode the sixty miles home in silence. In a way I'm glad. I had no answers for him.




[/break1]dailykos.com/story/2013/08/11/1230444/-Obama-at-the-Missouri-State-Fair]http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/1 ... State-Fair





Obama rodeo clown at Missouri state fair draws protest


By George Chidi


Sunday, August 11, 2013 17:54 EDT





“I felt like I was at a Klan rally,” Missouri State Fair goer Perry Beam told Raw Story, his outrage stoked by watching a rodeo crowd whoop and holler at a clown wearing an Obama mask while an announcer asked “Who wants to see Obama get trampled?” this weekend.





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The fair – which is established by the Missouri Legislature – is formally a nonpartisan event. “This isn’t a Republican state fair,” Beam said. “I want to write the governor and the fair board, because I want my money back. This was shameful.”




Beam said they brought out the clown like a statue, “and the announcer said, ‘Look at our Obama dummy.’” As the announcer called for the “dummy” to get gored, the crowd began to cheer. Eventually, a bull approached the supposed statue, which jumped up and ran away to cheers, Beam said.





The problem with the performance comes from the partisan assumptions made about the audience, and the racial subtext about calling for violence against the president, Beam said.




[/break1]rawstory.com/rs/2013/08/11/obama-rodeo-clown-at-missouri-state-fair-draws-protest/]http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/08/11/o ... s-protest/


Shameful Missouri State Fair stunt smears Obama


August 11





Things got worse from there, which doesn’t surprise me, given the anti-Obama feeling among many fairgoers from rural Missouri, where Obama lost to Mitt Romney (at least 60-40 percent in much of outlying parts of state) in 2012 election.





Egged on by the crowd and the announcer, “One of the clowns ran up and started bobbling the lips on the mask and the people went crazy. Finally, a bull came close enough to him that he had to move, so he jumped up and ran away to the delight of the onlookers hooting and hollering from the stands.”





Obviously this is a horrible show of respect for the President of the United States at a public event at the state fair— which got more than $400,000 from Missouri state taxpayers this year.







[/break1]kansascity.com/2013/08/11/4403626/shameful-missouri-state-fair-stunt.html]http://www.kansascity.com/2013/08/11/44 ... stunt.html




















[/break1]kansascity.com/2013/08/11/4403626/shameful-missouri-state-fair-stunt.html]http://www.kansascity.com/2013/08/11/44 ... stunt.html





Statement from Senator Claire McCaskill (D) (0.00 / 0)


Via Twitter photo:





"If what's being reported is true, then it's shameful and it's unacceptable. The State fair is funded by taxpayer dollars, and is supposed to be a place where we can all bring our families and celebrate the state we love. But the young Missourians who witnessed this stunt learned exactly the wrong lesson about political discourse - that somehow it's ever acceptable to, in a public event, disrespect, taunt, and joke about harming the President of our great nation. Missouri is better than this, and I expect someone to be held accountable."




Via Twitter... (0.00 / 0)


...from a Missouri State Representative (republican):





Caleb Rowden ‏@calebrowden44


What the heck happened at the MO State Fair? Hearing some hubbub, but don't know what the story is? Fill me in! 4:04 PM - 11 Aug 13





Caleb Rowden ‏@calebrowden44


I don't agree w/ this Prez on many things. But he is deserving of respect and shouldn't be the object of political stunts. Out of line! 4:13 PM - 11 Aug 13




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...from Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (a republican):





Peter Kinder ‏@PeterKinder


The @MoStateFair celebrates Missouri and our people. I condemn the actions disrespectful to POTUS the other night. We are better than this. 4:57 PM - 11 Aug 13





Peter Kinder ‏@PeterKinder


I love the @MoStateFair and will attend this week. I implore @GovJayNixon to hold the people responsible for the other night accountable. 5:07 PM - 11 Aug 13




[/break1]showmeprogress.com/diary/8609/at-the-missouri-state-fair-last-night]http://www.showmeprogress.com/diary/860 ... last-night








The apology.





Missouri State Fair · 26,446 like this


2 hours ago ·





The performance by one of the rodeo clowns at Saturday’s event was inappropriate and disrespectful, and does not reflect the opinions or standards of the Missouri State Fair. We strive to be a family friendly event and regret that Saturday’s rodeo badly missed that mark.

[/break1]facebook.com/MissouriStateFair/posts/10151676402814355]https://www.facebook.com/MissouriStateF ... 6402814355



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Post by TexasFilly » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:46 pm

WTF? The US Senator from Missouri and all of the other pols there don't know who's in charge of the State Fair? BS. They are protecting the people who run this operation. People should be named and heads should roll.


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Post by June bug » Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:09 am

Dear Lord - did you read the comments on the kansas city.com blog? 90% thought it was a great thing to do and were offended that others found it offensive because free speech, only black people are racist, he's destroying the country, etc., etc., etc.



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Post by Dolly » Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:22 am

Nancy Pelosi’s office released this hilarious video called “Meet The REPEALicans” shaming the GOP/Tea Party’s efforts after taking their 40th vote to repeal Obamacare rather than focus on fixing the economy creating jobs. These so-called “fiscal conservatives” have already wasted 60 million dollars trying to take away affordable healthcare from the American people and according to a Harvard study, 45,000 people die every year because they lack affordable healthcare coverage.This Congress is not just dangerous, it is the least productive in modern history dragging around an 8% approval rating. Amazingly the drunk tan man, John Boehner, thinks that his Congress ought to be judged on what it repeals, not what it passes.Watch the ‘let ‘em die’ crowd get skewered in this video and share this article on social media to get the word out about these lying, dangerous, un-American death-dealers:[/break1]org/watch-nancy-pelosi-destroy-anti-obamacare-gop/]https://aattp.org/watch-nancy-pelosi-de ... acare-gop/


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Post by Foggy » Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:59 am

Peter Kinder ‏@PeterKinderThe @MoStateFair celebrates Missouri and our people. I condemn the actions disrespectful to POTUS the other night. We are better than this. 4:57 PM - 11 Aug 13No, Mr. Kinder, obviously the people of Missouri are not 'better than this'. The people who cheered are what I politely call racist garbage.


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Post by mimi » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:55 am

Dolly, that ad is hilarious. :lol: I hope it's spread far and wide.



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Post by Skip Intro » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:44 am

Peter Kinder ‏@PeterKinderThe @MoStateFair celebrates Missouri and our people. I condemn the actions disrespectful to POTUS the other night. We are better than this. 4:57 PM - 11 Aug 13No, Mr. Kinder, obviously the people of Missouri are not 'better than this'. The people who cheered are what I politely call racist garbage.Considering Missouri is the home state of Rush Limbaugh, and proud of it, I think it would have been appropriate to have an obese, cigar smoking clown get chased around by three (or should it be four now?) bulls wearing "Alimony" signs. It's all in good fun, after all.


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Post by Skip Intro » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:49 am

Dana Rohrabacher, GOP House Science Committee Member: 'Global Warming Is A Total Fraud' Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), a longtime member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, recently brushed aside concern that the wildfires currently scorching across his state and causing millions of dollars of damage have anything to do with climate change. In fact, he told constituents at a town hall that "global warming is a total fraud," employed by liberals to "create global government."In a video captured by Lee Fang of The Nation, Rohrabacher laughed off a claim made last week by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) that the unusual intensity of this year's wildfire season should give rise to a more serious debate about how climate change is affecting the temperature and length of the dry season."Just so you'll know, global warming is a total fraud and it's being designed because what you’ve got is you’ve got liberals who get elected at the local level want state government to do the work and let them make the decisions," Rohrabacher said. "Then, at the state level, they want the federal government to do it. And at the federal government, they want to create global government to control all of our lives."The friendly town hall audience seemed to agree with Rohrabacher's contention that humans were incapable of changing earth's climate, giving a collective chuckle. The congressman then appeared to make an offhand reference to Agenda 21, a set of UN-created sustainable development recommendations that the tea party and other Republicans have put forth as an example of how the government will use the threat of climate change to seize property and control the lives of its citizens."It's step by step by step, more and bigger control over our lives by higher levels of government. And global warming is that strategy in spades," Rohrabacher said. "Our freedom to make our choices on transportation and everything else? No, that’s gotta be done by a government official who, by the way, probably comes from Nigeria because he’s a UN government official, not a US government official."[/break1]huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/12/dana-rohrabacher-global-warming_n_3743390.html]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/1 ... 43390.html


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Post by Dolly » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:56 am

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"global government" :roll: New World Order? I've been wondering if people in other countries are concerned about NWO.





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no, after redistricting my rep is Dana Rohrbacher.(based on my home address, not office address)


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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:34 pm

WTF? The US Senator from Missouri and all of the other pols there don't know who's in charge of the State Fair? BS. They are protecting the people who run this operation. People should be named and heads should roll.“As soon as this bull comes out, Obama, don’t you move,” an amplified voice said on one amateur video of the incident. “He’s going to getcha, getcha, getcha.”The Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association, which staged Saturday’s event, has apologized for the incident. Its president, Mark Ficken, was the announcer at the rodeo.Through his lawyer, Ficken denied any prior knowledge of plans to incite spectators by asking if they wanted to see Obama “run down by a bull.” Any incendiary comments, lawyer Albert Watkins said, came from the clown, not his client.“It is respectfully suggested that the media needs to cut out the bull and get the facts straight,” Watkins’ statement said. “My client is a respected member of the community, a responsible educator and a man deeply committed to protecting his good name.” Ficken is the superintendent of schools in the Pettis County R-12 district.[/break1]kansascity.com/2013/08/12/4406292/condemnation-of-obama-masked-rodeo.html]http://www.kansascity.com/2013/08/12/44 ... rodeo.htmlIn typical CYA fashion, the performer has been banned from the State Fair while the event's sponsors are required to take sensitivity training prior to being allowed to perform at the fair again.It's worth noting that outside of St Louis and Kansas City a large percentage of the state's residents are similar to our neighbors in Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas and Oklahoma.



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Post by mimi » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:52 pm

Re refusing to bring bills to the floor: Can a motion to discharge circumvent the Speaker and the Rules Committee if supported by a majority of the House?[/break1]house.gov/Educational/Read.aspx?ID=30]Yes. The discharge petition originated because of a [/break1]wikipedia.org/wiki/Discharge_petition]previous Speaker's refusal to bring certain items to the floor. The petition removes some of the Speaker's power (unless the House Majority Leader is "The Hammer" and threatens to castrate any member of the majority who signs it).Rachel Maddow did a segment on that the other day. I didn't catch the whole thing, but she started it with a clip from 'legally blonde (2?) where that was apparently part of the storyline.Here's the clip I referred to:[/break1]nbcnews.com/id/26315908/vp/52710076#52710076]http://www.nbcnews.com/id/26315908/vp/52710076#52710076



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Post by mimi » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:53 pm

WTF? The US Senator from Missouri and all of the other pols there don't know who's in charge of the State Fair? BS. They are protecting the people who run this operation. People should be named and heads should roll.“As soon as this bull comes out, Obama, don’t you move,” an amplified voice said on one amateur video of the incident. “He’s going to getcha, getcha, getcha.”The Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association, which staged Saturday’s event, has apologized for the incident. Its president, Mark Ficken, was the announcer at the rodeo.Through his lawyer, Ficken denied any prior knowledge of plans to incite spectators by asking if they wanted to see Obama “run down by a bull.” Any incendiary comments, lawyer Albert Watkins said, came from the clown, not his client.“It is respectfully suggested that the media needs to cut out the bull and get the facts straight,” Watkins’ statement said. “My client is a respected member of the community, a responsible educator and a man deeply committed to protecting his good name.” Ficken is the superintendent of schools in the Pettis County R-12 district.[/break1]kansascity.com/2013/08/12/4406292/condemnation-of-obama-masked-rodeo.html]http://www.kansascity.com/2013/08/12/44 ... rodeo.htmlIn typical CYA fashion, the performer has been banned from the State Fair while the event's sponsors are required to take sensitivity training prior to being allowed to perform at the fair again.It's worth noting that outside of St Louis and Kansas City a large percentage of the state's residents are similar to our neighbors in Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas and Oklahoma.Which performer? The clown? Or the other who 'bobbled' his lips? Or the announcer who got the crowd into a frenzy?



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:58 pm

Which performer? The clown? Or the other who 'bobbled' his lips? Or the announcer who got the crowd into a frenzy?I interpreted the article as stating the clown in the mask was banned. The announcer (Supt of Schools Mark Ficken) is only required to take sensitivity training.Privates get shot or fired while Generals escape punishment (and later quietly get promoted).



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Post by Tarrant » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:16 pm

Whenever a VP-level person breaks some ethics rule or the like, usually leading to them making money they shouldn't have, they never get fired. Instead, they create a new training class covering that specific type of occasion and make the entire company take it.It becomes almost a joke - we wonder which executive got caught doing (X) each time a new class is announced.It's like the old adage about the sweater being something you put on when your mother is cold. Training classes are for when someone important messed up and is getting away with it. If I messed up, they wouldn't create a class, they'd fire me. No different here.



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