Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon who emerged as South Africa’s first black President after spending 27 years as a political prisoner, passed away at the age of 95.
While human beings around the planet Earth mourned the loss of a hero, the vile repugnant slime monsters, whom also go by aliases such as "Conservatives," "Republicans," and the "Right Wing" had a different outlook on the passing of a man who changed a nation and inspired a world…
Don’t forget: President Ronald Reagan too thought Nelson Mandela was a terrorist commie. However, as usual, upon realizing history found them on the wrong side at the time, the right wing is now trying to co-opt Nelson Mandela and act as if they were always behind him.
Over on Ted Cruz’s official Facebook page, a post went up in remembrance of Nelson Mandela. However, while the professional right tries to fix their image, the Republican base is more than happy to pull back the curtain and show how true Conservative ‘patriots’ feel about Nelson Mandela…
From the GOP’s official Facebook page, comments left on their Nelson Mandela in memory of post:
On Reason.com’s Facebook post, because don’t let Libertarianism fool you into pretending Libertarians are anything anything but right wingers with a “hipster” look to appeal to younger people:
And of course, how can any good Conservative speak of Nelson Mandela without PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA coming to mind! Because, as we all know, Nelson Mandela’s death is all about Obama…
Gotta’ hand it to Shelly for the above comment, she managed to invoke Trayvon Martin in her tweet too!
Did you know that Nelson Mandela died to distract us all from the problems with Obamacare?! Why, let these patriots clue you in!…
However, after all you just saw, I think Fox News contributor Todd Starnes' tweet takes the cake. You see, Todd here was livetweeting President Obama's statement on Nelson Mandela's passing. It seems Obama was a little late to addressing the nation. Todd Starnes was PISSED. How dare Obama disrespect the great Nelson Mandela!…
Todd Starnes must really respect Nelson Mandela, right?
lmao. Check out this tweet from just a year ago where Todd Starnes complains about President Obama…SHOWING NELSON MANDELA SOME RESPECT.
You knew it was coming.
“I think we need to have that moment where we realize [we’re] going broke,” Yoho said. If the debt ceiling isn’t raised, that will sure as heck be a moment. “I think, personally, it would bring stability to the world markets,” since they would be assured that the United States had moved decisively to curb its debt.
The talk with Jon Oliver in this clip is exactly right - there are a number of House Republicans who are in districts where they cannot possibly lose as long as they indulge the worst rhetoric of the right. Those districts were the result of gerrymandering, which is normally not this destructive, but in this case wreaks havoc. You’ve got a sizeable portion of the base that doesn’t think the President is a citizen. How is compromise an option for them?
But as the government shutdown heads into day three, a number of Republican senators privately blame the Texas freshman for contributing to the mess their party finds itself in. And now that they’re in it, they say it’s up to Cruz to help find a solution.
“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.”
House Republicans are demanding to sabotage Obamacare in exchange for keeping the government from shutting down. It’s time to stop playing political games and pass a clean budget.
http://sipblog.tumblr.com - I pretty much am trying to shame Republicans for the awful partisanship. An election was lost and you can’t overturn it by holding the government hostage. And contra my libertarian friends, people are hurting and the economy does take a hit from 800,000 furloughed employees.
But more importantly, no one is really talking about what it would be like if the President and Senate conceded because the House doesn’t want to pass basic spending bills. Does that mean that when we have a Democratic House, they can tell a Republican President and Senate that they won’t pass a budget because they want a $1 trillion abortion center the size of Maine?
There’s no fundamental understanding from the Right on how government works. There’s only some vague ideology from the base that wavers between totalitarianism and anarchism. This isn’t to say the Left is awesome. Just that right now, things are really, really bad.
I’d have told the congressman to fuck off. I kinda hope all of America does.
Would a government shutdown stop Obamacare from happening?
No. As Sarah Kliff has explained, the key parts of Obamacare rely on mandatory spending that isn’t affected by a shutdown. “That includes the new online marketplaces, known as exchanges, where uninsured people will be able to shop for coverage. The Medicaid expansion is funded with mandatory funding, as are the billions in federal tax credits to help with purchasing coverage.”