Republicans insist Benghazi is the worst cover-up since whatever the last thing was that was worse than Watergate. http://on.cc.com/12iLB1m
Unfortunately for them, that would be either Iran-Contra, the sale of deadly chemicals to Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war, or the Iraq WMD lie. Chef’s choice.
I know that this isn’t about sexism, so it’s a little off topic, but this Benghazi witch hunt is such a transparent attempt to smear Hillary Clinton. The Republicans are terrified because they know that they have nothing if she runs in 2016 - there’s no one in that party that could win against her. If the Republicans gave one shit about American lives, none of the things I listed would have happened under their command. I can guarantee that a whole hell of a lot more than 4 people died as a result of all of those scandals.
^ Woah! I didn’t think about it like that.
I thought it was the usual Republican nonsense… but you found the motive.
That totally makes sense.
— texas congressman loui…sdfasdfkljasdlfjal;dflkaxckvz;j02394u (via paxamericana)
“When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary to abolish the Negro race, proper methods should be used. Among these are guns, bows and arrows, sling shots and knives. We hold these truths to be self-evident that all whites are created equal with certain rights; among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of dead niggers”
The fact that people actually had thoughts such as this terrifies and saddens me.
-Senator James Eastland
A Tennessee lawmaker has relented and agreed to drop his bill linking academic performance to the family’s welfare benefits after an 8-year-old girl shamed him by following him around the state Capitol.
On his way to vote on Thursday, state Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) was confronted by 8-year-old homeschooler Aamira Fetuga, who presented him with a petition signed by people opposing his welfare bill, according to the Tennessean. Nearby, a choir of about 60 activists sang “Jesus Loves the Little Children.”
“You are so weak, to not listen to a child,” a parent said as Campfield walked away with the girl following.
“Why do you want to cut benefits for people?” 8-year-old Fetuga asked after she caught up with him on a Capitol escalator.
“Well, I wouldn’t as long as the parent shows up to school and goes to two parent-teacher conferences and they’re exempt,” the state Senator explained.
The confrontation continued during what appeared to be long, uncomfortable walk to the Senate floor for Campfield.
“Using children as props is shameful,” he grumbled at one point.
But the protest tactics may have worked because Campfield decided to withdraw the bill before Thursday’s vote after several other former supporters began to express doubts.
“You can say that withholding the money from the parents doesn’t harm the child, but you’re fooling yourself,” Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R) pointed out.
Under Campfield’s bill, families could have lost up to 30 percent of welfare benefits from the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program if a child did not attend school regularly and make “satisfactory academic progress.”
Campfield, however, said he was not giving up on the idea. He asked the state Senate to further study the bill, giving him the opportunity to bring it back up next year.
“To me, it’s not a dead issue at all,” he told reporters. “This may be a slight detour, but honestly I think this could hopefully make it even better.”
As for the protests, Campfield remarked, “It is what it is.”
“There’s always going to be detractors.”
Watch this video from The Tennessean, broadcast April 12, 2013.
You heard that people… they’re just going to repackage it and bring it out next year. So, be ready.
And I love this little girl!