Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Meghan McCain is Like, a Progressive like, Valley Girl, like, Wow

I'm trying to make up for not posting so....yeah.

Meghan McCain had some choice words for Sarah Palin, former Rep. Tom Tancredo and the conservative Tea Party movement as a whole during her appearance Monday on ABC's "The View."

 Meghan McCain had some choice words for Sarah Palin, former Rep. Tom Tancredo and the conservative Tea Party movement as a whole during her appearance Monday on ABC's "The View."

McCain, the daughter of Sen. John McCain known for occasionally parting ways with the views of her Republican dad, was particularly scathing in her assessment of Tancredo's speech on the opening day of the National Tea Party Convention on Thursday in Nashville. In the speech, Tancredo said people "who could not spell the word vote or say it in English" elected a "committed socialist ideologue" because the country does not require a "civics literacy test."

"It's innate racism, and I think it's why young people are turned off by this movement," McCain said. "And I'm sorry -- revolutions start with young people, not with 65-year-old people talking about literacy tests and people who can't say the word vote in English."

Though speakers at the convention repeatedly rejected the "racist" label during the three-day event and held sessions on ways to attract young activists to their cause, McCain pointed to Tancredo's speech as a sign of what's wrong with the Tea Party movement.

"This rhetoric will continue to turn off young voters, and anybody that says different is smoking something -- period," she said.

McCain also criticized her father's former running mate for comments she made during an interview with "Fox News Sunday."

In the interview, Palin suggested that President Obama could improve his re-election chances by declaring war on Iran.

"You should never go to war unless it's the absolute last circumstance," McCain said on "The View."

On "Fox News Sunday," Palin also called for White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel to "step down," in part for using the word "retarded" in a strategy session last year which only recently became public -- but at the same time, Palin defended conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's use of the word as "satirical."

McCain said that assessment is "exactly what is wrong with politics today."
"We can't placate and say Democrats can say one thing and Republicans can say another thing," she said.

Ah, Meghan McCain, please shut up.

She seriously has no idea what she's talking about. I seriously think it's another desperate attempt for attention. Like most people in the spotlight, they say whatever they want just to see if it will catch someone's eye. And, um, it usually does. Unfortunately.

The way to fix illiteracy idea--which I think is absolutely brillant--is not even half racist. This has nothing to do with racism. I think they're just afraid Obama and idiots--oh, am I racist now?--like him won't be able to cheat their way into office.

An example of why we need this?
I heard this from an friend: She knew someone who was working at the polls, and a woman came in who could not read. And she asked the woman to tell her which one was for Obama.


I feel like Glenn Beck right now; the blood is going to start shooting out of my eyes. (dramatic, much?)
If this great thing had gone through before the 2008 elections, maybe our country wouldn't have gone done the toilet as much as it has. I mean, we our country has so much potential, why trash it?

She needs to stop trashing Palin. Palin is 5x the woman Meghan will ever be. At least she can talk normally (see the video at the bottom of the post) And as well, Palin should stop going out for McCain. If this is all the better his bratty daughter can treat her, why bother? As well, McCain's too progressive for Sarah's beliefs.

And, um, call me crazy, but do you see Republicans getting off easy? Hardly. If anything, it's like the Dems have immunity against anything. The case of Blago, for instance, if that had happened to a Republican it would have been 6 times the scandal. Republicans get punched in the nose too often, while the Dems get hugs and kisses just as often. It's ridiculous.

Sarah was right about Emmanuel, he needs to step down. Yep.

So, you skipped down to the video, huh? haha here it is. Glenn was absolutely hilarious this morning. Yeah, I heard it in the car. Pretty awesome, huh?
So comment and let me know whatcha think...

Love and Revolution,

I'm Excited! Why? Cuz...We're Not Gonna Take it!

It's me, yeah, sorry about my absense. Ya know, school's purty demanding... sorry.


The Senate blocked President Obama's nominee for the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday, as Democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed to break a Republican-led filibuster.

Two Democrats, Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas and Ben Nelson of Nebraska, broke with their party to vote against Craig Becker in the key procedural vote, which failed 52-33.

The vote also was significant for displaying the GOP's newfound muscle, as it came days after Republican Scott Brown of Massachusetts was sworn in as the newest senator, breaking the Democrats' 60-vote supermajority -- though the measure would have failed even without Brown's help, given Lincoln's and Nelson's no votes.

Republicans have held up Becker's confirmation for months. They say Becker would push an aggressive union agenda at the agency that referees labor disputes between unions and management.
Brown said Tuesday he couldn't vote in favor of Becker.

"My first priority in coming to Washington is to create jobs and put people back to work," he said in a written statement. "Craig Becker's theories about how the workplace should function, if ever put into practice, would impose new burdens on employers, hurt job creation and slow down the recovery."

On Monday night, Nelson had announced he would join the filibuster, a rare move for the conservative Nebraska Democrat, who is fond of saying that having been a governor responsible for choosing his own nominees, he gives great leeway toward a president's choices.

Only in "extraordinary circumstances" does Nelson join a filibuster, he said, a defining phrase that arose from a 2005 judicial nominations impasse.

Many Republicans say they believe Becker has his own agenda when it comes to so-called "card check" legislation, a proposal that would make it easier for workers to unionize. Nelson said he agrees.

This legislation has been stalled since it was first proposed. Sen Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, is the point man for finding a compromise, working with Democratic Sens. Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvnia and others.

Nelson has said he is opposed to the Employee Free Choice Act, the formal name for the bill.

"Mr. Becker's previous statements strongly indicate that he would take an aggressive personal agenda to the NLRB, and that he would pursue a personal agenda there, rather than that of the administration," Nelson said.

"In addition, the nominee's statements fly in the face of Nebraska's Right to Work laws, which have been credited in part with our excellent business climate that has attracted employers and many good jobs to Nebraska," he continued. "Considering these matters, I will oppose the upcoming cloture motion and the nomination."

The five-member National Labor Relations Board is responsible for deciding cases under the National Labor Relations Act.

Yea, Republicans! Way to finally get a backbone against these Dems! Maybe getting Scott Browne in--as aprehensive as I was--isn't gonna be so bad after all. Maybe it's finally giving you a much needed confidence boost. It's nice to see something that needs to be blocked, um, blocked.
Kinda sorta shows Bam and Crew something along the lines of that Twisted Sister song, "We're not gonna take it. No, we're not gonna take. We're not gonna take it anymore."

I know I'm probably getting excited 'bout nothing, but it's fun to get excited about nothing. :)

Yeah, ya know, these are the times when I'm proud to be a Republican (though I am really a Conservative, but hey, who cares? :D)

Lots of love,