This is almost painful to watch, not only because it is the standard cable news format of two people talking over each other, but because, well, Reince Priebus. Reince took some time off from his WW2 Memorial sideshow to go on MSNBC. The paid troll can't even answer the simple question of what do republicans want? Watch it here, I'll wait:
"We're not going to be disrespected, We have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is."
Next is one from the omnipresent unnamed senator:
“It was very evident to everyone in the room that Cruz doesn’t have a strategy – he never had a strategy, and could never answer a question about what the end-game was,” said one senator who attended the meeting. “I just wish the 35 House members that have bought the snake oil that was sold could witness what was witnessed today at lunch.”
"You start out in 1954 by saying, “N–ger, n–ger, n–ger.” By 1968 you can’t say “n–ger” — that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states’ rights, and all that stuff, and you’re getting so abstract. Now, you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is, blacks get hurt worse than whites … “We want to cut this,” is much more abstract than even the busing thing, uh, and a hell of a lot more abstract than "N–ger, n–ger."
And that about sums it up.
The fact that people are having problems signing up for ACA insurance online is more a testament to how fucked up the health insurance industry is in this country, and how the income gap has become so vast, rather than a reflection on how healthcare.gov and the ACA will function. So many people need to get health insurance or get better health insurance, they crashed the application site.
Our Lady of Good Shoe Wear and Endless Pasta Cindy Jacobs heals cheekbones and cured her own Devil-induced, grapefruit-sized tumors in her naughty bits.
School Daze - Former GOP Preznint candidate, Crazy Unkka Pat Robertson is once again the President of Regent University after the current president suddenly quit, following the revelation that Crazy Unkka Pat might have been embezzling charitable funds. Oh, my. (Christian Post)
A Call Goes Out! - The Xristian Xrazies at the American Family Association are asking their 2.5 million constituents to call their U.S. representatives to urge them to co-sponsor H.J.RES. 62, an appropriations bill that doesn't contain any discretionary or mandatory funding for ObamaCare. Because it is what Jeebus would do. For the Children? (Christian Wire)
Let's Get Lost! - Hey guys, remember the Gastonguay family of Xristian Xrazies from Arizonastan that fled the United States in a boat, which was promptly lost at sea for weeks in a dumb-ass attempt to leave the U.S. over what they considered to be government interference in religion (because of gays and abortion? Yes.) and were eventually picked up by a Venezuelan fishing vessel, transferred to a Japanese cargo ship and then dropped off in Chile and then finally flown home courtesy of U.S. taxpayers via the U.S. Embassy there? Guess what? They are planning on fleeing the country again:
Mark Twain: Demon-possessed -- Kevin Swanson, the Colorado pastor and host of Generations Radio. I guess all the great ones are demon-possessed.
It's not even Banned Books Week, and yet Xristian Xrazie Republicans in Alabama (Motto: home of the nearly wed and newly dead) want to ban Nobel Prize-winning black author Toni Morrison's 1970s-era novel The Bluest Eye from schools. Also, too: racism. (The Atlantic)
He Had A Dream, Too - White-supremacist felon Richard Schmidt was found with arsenal of 18 guns, more than 40,000 rounds of ammunition, and bulletproof body armor. Besides the arsenal, he had lists of Jewish and black leaders in Detroit, MI. (Think Progress)
Sibling Rivalry - The most important Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs in our nation's history, maybe ever Liz Cheney
has stated, for the record, that she is opposed to same-sex marriage: "I am strongly pro-life and I am not pro-gay marriage," and thus opposed to her sister Mary's marriage. Thanksgiving will be interesting this year chez Blam-Blam. (Maddow Blog)