Mountain Pond Spring wallpaper – Conservatism Means Putting Venality Before Honor Or Love Of Country

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Mountain Pond Spring wallpaper

 

Its been about five days since Hilary Rosen remarked that Ann Romney has in fact never worked outside the home. Unlike the vast majority of American working mothers. There was plenty of entertaining false outrage by the Romneys and their supporters. Still, as gaffes go that particular news cycle should have run its course. The Right not only milked it for far more than it merited – with President Obama and many Democrats actually helping the false outrage echo – conservatives tried to tie Rosen to Obama as an active adviser in his campaign. One assumes that sense conservatives cooked up a messy stew of outrage, they figured they might as well throw in some lies wrapped around yet another conspiracy theory. The press did its part and called it a day so they failed to do much coverage of the fact that Mittens and pour little Ann were actually thrilled at Rosen’s comment – At a fundraiser he thought was private, Romney outlines specific cuts and brags about the “gift” of Hilary Rosen. Some people enjoy hearing their tumor was benign or getting a new iPad, conservatives just love getting another opportunity to play victim of the liberal meanies. The Romneys got to play the see Democrats are the real women haters. basking in the glow of the “gift” of Hilary Rosen the Romneys invite Anti-Women Surrogate Little Donnie Trump To Host Birthday Fundraiser For Ann Romney

This afternoon, just five days after the “controversy,” the Romneys will be participating in a special birthday fundraiser at the home of top campaign surrogate Donald Trump, further eroding their credibility in the “war on women.” Trump, after all, has a long history of misogynistic rhetoric and behavior that is far more offensive than even the least generous interpretations of Rosen’s comments. Below are Trump’s most sexist comments:

1. “I think [Attorney] Gloria [Allred] would be very very impressed with [my penis].” [2012]

2. “[Rosie O’Donnell is] not a smart person,” “a stone cold loser,” “a bully” “a slob,” “disgusting,” “an animal” and a “very unattractive woman both inside and out.” [ 2007]

3. “[Angelina Jolie’s] been with so many guys she makes me look like a baby, OK, with the other side. And, I just don’t even find her attractive.” [2006]

4. “You know, it doesn’t really matter what [the media] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of [expletive].” [1991]

5. “Well, you know ‘The National Enquirer’ did a story they said, ‘Who’s had more supermodels than any man ever in history?’ ‘Let’s name ‘em, let’s each of us name ‘em’ ‘I’ve had a lot of them, I’ll tell you that.” [2011]

6. “All of the women on ‘The Apprentice’ flirted with me- consciously or unconsciously. That’s to be expected.” [ 2011 ]

7. “I think the only difference between me and the other candidates is that I’m more honest and my women are more beautiful.” [ 2000]

In summary, Hilary Rosen, who apologized, is THE evil symbol of the Democratic policies, yet man-whore and misogynist Donald Trump is the pinnacle of conservative values. Those who want to feel outraged are free to do that, but simple outrage is not the point. The point is the shallow and exploitative attitudes of Romney and his wife. Rosen, the conservative war on women? Just so much road kill they had the chauffeur remove from the limo grill. Just think America, all these years how many of us thought that values were connected to decency, honor and truthfulness. Conservatives are clutching their pearls and keyboards just hoping for more gaffes to exploit. Now along comes a washed up old druggie, alcoholic, draft dodger who has left a trail of fatherless children from his piss off hotel baloney days who  makes the family cat look like Einstein to claim that if President Obama is reelected he is going to murder him or die trying -

Despite a Secret Service investigation, Mitt Romney supporter Ted Nugent said he is not backing down from his perceived threat against President Obama at the National Rifle Association last weekend. “I spoke at the NRA and I will stand by my speech. It was 100 percent positive,” Nugent said on Dana Loesch’s radio show yesterday of what many considered a reference to an assassination attempt.

Nugent cannot be a patriot. That would requite that he have some idea of what country he lives in and know something about U.S. history and the liberal foundation of its founding philosophy. Even if science could reanimate the brain cells Nugent has killed over the course of his life. There is no scientific remedy for signing up to be a venal slug. You cannot even argue with Nugent. He never says what bill that Obama or Democrats have signed into law that he disagrees with and spells out why. he just calls the President or Hillary Clinton names. He supports Romney – who signed Romneycare into law, the health care plan that Obamacare is based on. He has said that Obama has betrayed the constitution. I think Obama has betrayed the Constitution, but in mostly the same way Bush 43 did. While I disagree, the majority of the public supports those draconian interpretations of executive power when it comes to national security. If elected Romney will as well. Unless someone in their teens is reading this it is unlikely those policies will be changed in your lifetime. So when it comes to substance Nugent doesn’t know what he is talking about, otherwise he would be advocating on behalf of the Congressional Progressive caucus, not a conservative.Steve Bennen notes why the Nugent temper tantrums matter,

So, why should anyone care about Nugent’s latest ridiculous tirade? Well, for one thing, a spokesman for the Secret Service confirmed to Dan Amira, “We are aware of it, and we’ll conduct an appropriate follow up.”

For another, if the Romney campaign wants to pretend that Bill Maher and Hilary Rosen count as an extension of the Obama campaign, then Nugent certainly appears to be fair game as a key Romney ally. After all, Romney actively sought, and eventually earned, Nugent’s personal endorsement after a private discussion between the two just last month.

If the president, vice president, and everyone they know are asked to comment on Rosen’s comment last week, it’s hardly unreasonable to think Romney may want to respond to Nugent’s threatening language this week. The ties between the president and Rosen are tenuous at best, but Romney reached out directly to Nugent, hoping to pick up his support.

Romney passed on criticizing Rush Limbaugh after his misogynistic tirade a month ago. It’ll be interesting to see how, and whether, he addresses Nugent’s rhetoric now.

It also matters because one of Romney’s sons, Tagg said, “Ted Nugent endorsed my Dad today,” the younger Romney tweeted. “Ted Nugent? How cool is that?! He joins Kid Rock as great Detroit musicians on team Mitt!”. None of what Nugent said, matters. None of what Tagg said matters. It does not matter that Mittens actively sought Nugent’s endorsement. You know why? Politico decided that Rosen mattered, but everything uttered by proto-fascist conservatives is just insignificant noise,

For all the hand-wringing by the campaigns about the debased nature of the debate, both Democrats and Republicans are as culpable as the press for turning the shouting into the storyline of the spring campaign — by pushing their rivals for new disavowals each day and blasting out the greatest hits from controversial supporters….

“The media think the media is very important,” observed Weekly Standard editor William Kristol….

So have we all got that. Everything said – including deaths threats, made after Rosen are insignificant gaffes, move on nothing to see here. Ignore that Allen West (R-FL) has also decided to double down on his attempt to be the wackiest member of Congress. Again swearing that everyone in the Progressive Caucus is a communist. Still no actual evidence, but conservative don’t need no stink’n evidence, everything that comes out of their pie hole is the holy truth.

Here is that old conservative rag The American Spectator – ye of the old Hillary Clinton had Vince Foster murdered fame, claiming that President Obama must condemn a joke made by Sarah Silverman ( I think she’s great, but she does push things at times. Last I heard professional comedians do that sometimes) Obama Must Denounce, Perhaps Shoot, Sarah Silverman, Who Is a Hoaxtress Painted Whore Baby Burrito BAD LITTLE SLUT EEK ANGER GOES TO ELEVEN. Just as sane reasonable adults who genuinely care about America and its future should never take to heart any self-righteous conservative BS, never let  pay moldy old conservative outrage dictate the moral parameters of any issue. They do not and have never held the moral high ground. If they ever do, that would indeed be a miracle.

Koch brothers Puppet Scott Brown(R-MS) Helps Defeat Buffet Rule Than Calls Elizabeth Warren ‘elitist’. Tis the season of conservatives yelling I’m rubber and you’re glue.

 

Conservatives have been calling anyone who has not fallen for the dystopian right-wing agenda Anti-American for decades. It is part and parcel of the conservative playbook. Like so much of the hate, lies and maliciousness that flows out of the conservative movement. Such accusation are pure projection. Conservatives work 24/7 against the best interests of the USA and that is in fact Anti-American, Right-Wing Media Cover Up Senate Republicans’ Obstructionism

Following the release of a report on the legislative business conducted by the Senate, conservative media have tried to cover up Republican obstructionism in order to label the Democratic-controlled Senate as “lazy” and “do-nothing.” In fact, Senate Republicans have repeatedly used procedural tricks to block measures that would otherwise have passed the Senate.

[  ]…In 2011, Senate Republicans Repeatedly Blocked The Senate From Acting. In 2011, Senate Republicans used procedural tricks, such as filibusters, to require that measures received the support of a supermajority of senators before they moved forward. The following legislation would have passed the Senate and the following nominations would have been confirmed had Senate Republicans not thrown up procedural roadblocks:

Nomination Of Mari Carmen Aponte To Be Ambassador To The Republic Of El Salvador. [Senate vote 227, 12/12/11]
Middle Class Tax Cut Act Of 2011. [Senate vote 224, 12/8/11; Senate vote 219, 12/1/11]
Nomination Of Richard Cordray To Be Director Of The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. [Senate vote 223, 12/8/11]
Nomination Of Caitlin Joan Halligan To Be A United States Circuit Judge. [Senate vote 222, 12/6/11]
Teachers And First Responders Back To Work Act Of 2011. [Senate vote 177, 10/20/11]
American Jobs Act Of 2011. [Senate vote 160, 10/11/11]
Nomination Of James Michael Cole To Be Deputy Attorney General. [Senate vote 67, 5/9/11]
Bill Reauthorizing Government Programs That Aid Small Businesses. [Senate vote 64, 5/4/11]

Senate Republicans’ Obstruction Has Continued In 2012. Senate Republicans have continued their obstructionist tactics in 2012. The following bills would have passed and the following nominations would have been confirmed had Senate Republicans not used procedural devices to require support from a supermajority:

Paying A Fair Share Act Of 2012. [Senate vote 65, 4/16/12]
Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act. [Senate vote 63, 3/29/12]
Reauthorization Of The Export-Import Bank Of The United States. [Senate vote 52, 3/20/12]
Reopening American Capital Markets To Emerging Growth Companies Act Of 2011. [Senate vote 51, 3/20/12]

Many of the bills that conservatives have stopped were pro-business and would have created more jobs. Why would a group claiming to have the last word on what patriotism is use parliamentary tricks to hurt businesses and families. Just maybe it is because their allegiance is not to the USA, but to the radical Anti-American cause of conservatism.

Today April 18, 1775: Paul Revere begins ride to Lexington warning that the British are coming.

In 1774 and the Spring of 1775 Paul Revere was employed by the Boston Committee of Correspondence and the Massachusetts Committee of Safety as an express rider to carry news, messages, and copies of resolutions as far away as New York and Philadelphia.

On the evening of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere was sent for by Dr. Joseph Warren and instructed to ride to Lexington, Massachusetts, to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops were marching to arrest them. After being rowed across the Charles River to Charlestown by two associates, Paul Revere borrowed a horse from his friend Deacon John Larkin. While in Charlestown, he verified that the local “Sons of Liberty” committee had seen his pre-arranged signals. (Two lanterns had been hung briefly in the bell-tower of Christ Church in Boston, indicating that troops would row “by sea” across the Charles River to Cambridge, rather than marching “by land” out Boston Neck. Revere had arranged for these signals the previous weekend, as he was afraid that he might be prevented from leaving Boston).

On the way to Lexington, Revere “alarmed” the country-side, stopping at each house, and arrived in Lexington about midnight. As he approached the house where Adams and Hancock were staying, a sentry asked that he not make so much noise. “Noise!” cried Revere, “You’ll have noise enough before long. The regulars are coming out!” After delivering his message, Revere was joined by a second rider, William Dawes, who had been sent on the same errand by a different route. Deciding on their own to continue on to Concord, Massachusetts, where weapons and supplies were hidden, Revere and Dawes were joined by a third rider, Dr. Samuel Prescott. Soon after, all three were arrested by a British patrol. Prescott escaped almost immediately, and Dawes soon after. Revere was held for some time and then released. Left without a horse, Revere returned to Lexington in time to witness part of the battle on the Lexington Green.

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