It was a slip within a gaffe inside an enigma wrapped in a mystery….
No one’s talking about the economy anymore and blaming Obama for screwing it up since it has become obvious it’s improving?
The White House has announced that President Barack Obama will take the oath of office with his hand on not one but two bibles. One of the bibles belonged to President Abraham Lincoln, and the other belonged to Rev. Martin Luther King. Obama identifies strongly with these two men because Lincoln brought the country through a time of great internal conflict, because King brought about great social change, and because both were killed by white men with guns.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been a friend of the gun lobby for years – but it appears that even he is getting the message about our need to do something about easy access to weapons.
The Senate and the House of Representatives have passed a landmark plan to avoid the dreaded “fiscal cliff” that loomed up with the new year. Brokered in the 11th hour by Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the deal allows Bush-era tax cuts on those earning over $450k to expire, while putting-off spending cuts until later in 2013. The deal is widely seen as a huge win for President Barack Obama.
When it became apparent that any deal would involve raising taxes House Speaker John Boehner stepped back as if he were facing a snake and insisted that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would have to take-up the negotiations. When it became apparent that any deal would include spending cuts Reid ran and hid like a frightened child.
That left McConnell, who is being sacrificed to the wrath of conservatives, and Biden, who really has nothing to lose at this point.
“My career is essentially over anyway” McConnell said. “After something like twenty terms in the Senate I was going to retire after this one, anyway – so I might as well take it in the neck so that chicken-shit Boehner can say he had nothing to do with this.”
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice has withdrawn her name from consideration for the post of Secretary of State in the aftermath of severe criticism from congressional Republicans over her testimony on the terrorist attacks on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya.
“We just don’t want another woman or another negro in the cabinet” said Senator John McCain, Rice’s most outspoken critic. “So we’ve killed two birds with one smear campaign. This is as close as we’ll get to beating the crap out of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.”
Some analysts think the Republicans have made a mistake in making Rice the scapegoat for the delayed reaction to the attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, where Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed. This seems to let Hillary Clinton off the hook in the debacle, and clears the way for her probable presidential run in 2016.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell thought he would lure Democrats into a trap that would make them lose a key vote on Thursday, but as it turned out Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had set a little trap of his own.
Barack Obama has been elected to a second term as President of the United States of America, narrowly defeating Republican opponent Mitt Romney.
Six billion dollars so things can stay exactly the same. I’m glad I voted for the Green candidate even if she did get about 0.05% of the popular vote. That was a real vote for CHANGE!
Still, it’s better to stick with the idiot we had than to have elected that plastic window dummy the Republicans ran – the one with every possible opinion on every issue. The last thing America needs is a “businessman” running things – they’re the jerks who got us into this mess to begin with.
Most amusing is the thought that right now, somewhere, Newt Gingrich is blind drunk and butt naked and crying “See! I would have won! Me! I’m the President! I’m the President!” as Callista prepares a syringe full of propofol to calm him down.
Of course, had Romney won we at GraceLessLand were prepared:
Speaking at one of his final campaign events in West Allis, Wisconsin, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney warned that unless he is elected the Republicans in congress will work to wreck the economy. Like they haven’t already.