While Paul Ryan certainly has a history of scumbaggery himself, he certainly gets our tip of the hat in this instance for completely pwning IRS Commissioner John Koskinen regarding the recent lost e-mail scandal. Paul goes off on the commissioner eloquently putting things into a crystal-clear perspective. He reminds the commissioner that the IRS would not tolerate any taxpayer losing records over the past seven 7 years, yet, the taxpayer are supposed to tolerate a scenario where the IRS loses data over just the past 6 months?
This only leads us to one question. Who is going to start the online Whitehouse petition to change the motto of the IRS to: “Do as we say, not as (smugly) do it.”?
And with a flourish Michelle Bachmann, amid scandal and controversy, has retired from politics. In honor of a politician who’s graces this web site so many times it feels as if we should make a special “5 timers” club post not unlike Justin Timberlake’s latest SNL foray. Rachel Maddow unfortunately beat us to it with a break down of Bachmann’s political strategy and demagoguery. She’s not only appealing to ignorance, she embodies it, comprehends the mind set and responds accordingly on the pulse of the FOX News. David Plouff recently had a quote as to how he see’s her role and exit in politics.
Stephanopoulos asked former Obama advisor David Plouffe if Democrats would miss Bachmann.
“Terribly,” Plouffe said. “It’s fun having her and the Sarah Palins of the world on the scene, because they sort of define this modern Republican party. Now you’ve got others to replace her. Now you’ve got Ted Cruz and others to fill the bill.”
Do you remember The Superfly, Jimmy Snuka? I sure do and no one who was 10 years old from the WWF’s golden era will ever forget him. His matches with The Macho Man are the things of legend. So does Cenk Uygur from The Young Turks as he invokes images of the Superfly while breaking down the best lines of the third foreign policy debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The three debates were epically some of the least respectful ever held. While Obama did not seem prepared for the ‘tactics’ that Romney employed in the first debate (ie: bald faced lying about major issues) by the third you could faintly hear over the absent applause “I am a real American…”
It’s getting to the point where the Republicans don’t even know what they’re angry about regarding Benghazi anymore. However they’ve become so pot committed that to not see it out to the river means they’ll lose their chips anyway. Soledad O’Brien repeatedly attacks Joe Heck claiming he’s applying a double standard to the similar circumstances of Susan Rice explaining Benghazi to the UN and Condoleezza Rice explaining Weapons Of Mass Destruction. He tries to talk his way out of it multiple times but Soledad keeps hitting the rewind button to pwn him again. Ultimately Heck breaks down and admits that Susan Rice, the Rhodes Scholar he (FOX/McCain/All Republicans as well) have been painting as a dumb person for a month, is actually not to blame at all. Funnybot says… AWKWARD!
It’s not the policy! It’s not the policy! It’s not the policy! I think the reporters know that it’s not the policy. But that’s exactly why reporters are questioning you John McCain. See, in his old age John McCain appears to have forgotten that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is about homosexuals in the military instead of the relationship between politicians and reporters. Mike Almy later stated he was shocked McCain would say such a thing as he testified no more then 20 feet from McCain about the incident. Perhaps McCain’s hearing aid was malfunctioning? Unfortunately for John McCain repeating something you want to be true over and over works about as well when you’re 8 years old as it does when you’re 80. It is quite entertaining however.