US veteran Vicki Wagner waits for the President outside a Los Angeles fundraiser event holding a sign thanking him for the lifting of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, September 26
What?!?!?!?!?! Did Dan Choi suddenly appear to tear up the sign?
Naw, is too busy trying to reenlist and get his commission back. If he does, he ain’t gonna have much of a career. His big mouth saw to that.
GOP = SHUT’er DOWN (THE GOVERNMENT THAT IS)
I would love to see the Democrats put out an ad that shows how the Republican Party has attempted to shutdown the government THREE TIMES since taking the majority in the House of Representatives. This of course, is unprecedented and reckless. The budget, the debt limit and the CR were all opportunities for the GOP to implement their governing strategy know as “HOSTAGE TAKING” or shut’er down. They will have yet another opportunity to shutdown the government in mid November. The ad practically writes itself. I hope DemRapidResponse is on it.
Rachel Maddow had a great segment on this phenomenon last night.
THE JOHN BOEHNER IS BAD AT HIS JOB HYPOTHESIS
You don’t suppose that the Peter Principle is at work here, do you?
Absolutely, the Republican members of congress have clearly reached their level of occupational incompetence.
Press Conference with Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senators Landrieu, Stabenow, and Schumer
SENATE REACHES DEAL ON TEMPORARY SPENDING (House meets next on Thursday)
Yay!!! You rock that poster Ms. Wagner.
Twitter Brigade – Please blast this Media Matters post to as many “so called news organizations & reporters” that you can. This is just shameful.
MEDIA MATTERS – FEMA FUNDING: HOW THE PRESS MISSED THE STORY
Before the story recedes, it’s worth examining how the press covered the controversy and specifically how the press often looked away from the latest radical turn taken by Republicans. Indeed, the GOP tried to fundamentally change the way disaster relief legislation was funded — and passed — in Congress. That fact was central to the standoff and that’s what sparked the stalemate. Yet in so much of the news coverage, that fact was omitted, which changed the entire dynamics of the story.
Instead of the story being about how Republicans were embracing a radical new legislative initiative, and doing it the expense of disaster victims in need of government aid, the story was presented as more partisan sniping.
In reality, the press did Republicans, and their Tea Party activists, a favor by dumbing down the FEMA story and refusing to acknowledge the party’s increasingly extremist nature.
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