Pete Sessions is the Republican who told Obama he can’t stand to look at him, according to … Harry Reid
Harry Reid is spreading gossip and I could not love him more. He’s been ratted out as the gossip starter behind the rumor that Rep. Pete Sessions told Barack Obama, to his face, in the White House, “I cannot even stand to look at you.”
But why do I believe Harry Reid? Besides because “I want to”?
Remember back in the campaign when Harry Reid was all like : “A little bird told me Mitt Romney never paid a tax in his life, why doesn’t Mitt release his tax returns and prove me wrong?” and everyone was all like YOU ARE A LIAR HARRY REID until the day the RNC accidentally confirmed he’d been right all along? Good times.
So Harry Reid says he was told about Sessions’ Southern Gentleman act by a White House aide who was at the meeting with the GOP leadership and the President. And then Harry Reid got on a threeway call with his whole Democratic caucus about it. And then they told two friends, and they told two friends, and Dick Durbin put it on his facebook and the rest is history. The history of Harry Reid being an awesome gossip with excellent sources, the end.
(I hope Barry Obama writes one scortcher of a book when he’s out of office, when he doesn’t have to take this crap anymore, and tells the truth about these CRAZY ASSHOLES that he has been dealing with him for the past 8 years. But instead, he’ll probably take the high road, which he has done all his life. Ugh! Maybe he can get Biden to ghost-write it, in which case it’ll just be the word “FUCK” repeated for 400 pages.)
Here are a set of videos and photos from the gubernatorial debate between Basil Marceaux, Crazy Lady June Griffin and Green Party candidate Howard Switzer
Current and future politicians, take notes… this is most brilliant political performance ever.
Here’s some background: Basil Marceaux was a mentally unstable long shot candidate. This guy definitely wasn’t the smartest man in the world, perhaps he had some out there ideas, maybe he repeatedly connected routine traffic stops to slavery, which had been grossly ignored by the media for some reason, but none of that matters. This guy didn’t have any political connections, an actual job, or any campaign organization to speak of. Yet, he managed get his rhetoric out there. He still ran for office. His faith in the democratic process and the marketplace of ideas gave everyone hope. (And hilarious YouTube videos.)
If that doesn’t scream America, a country that promises to give every single person their fair shot, I don’t know what else does.
(Thankfully democracy once again triumphed and he lost the election.)
One thing that I think is getting overlooked a lot in this debate is what the actual purpose of the CR is supposed to be about.
The CR has nothing to do with the Obamacare. the ACA is not stopped, delayed, or defunded by shutting down the government. It is a completely separate issue that has nothing to do with the CR. What the CR is supposed to be about is the budget, and at what levels of spending the government should be funded for the following year. That’s what the debate is supposed to be about, that’s what negotiations are supposed to involve, and it’s on that matter that compromises are supposed to be taking place.
On that matter, Democrats have already given in to republican demands in almost every conceivable way. They agreed to republican levels of spending in the CR across the board with absolutely no fight or argument. They gave republicans 98% of the Paul Ryan budget, and never asked for anything other than the CR to be passed with no additional unrelated add-ons.
I think that there is a false narrative, or a false equivalency, going around that the democrats are equally responsible for this shutdown, that they are just as unwilling to compromise as republicans. That is simply not true. The republicans are demanding every bit of their agenda, and offering up not a single item on the democrats agenda. And beyond that, they are asking for the delay of the Presidents signature piece of legislation, which has nothing to do with the budget resolution in question. Refusing to take a deal in which your opponent gets everything they want and you don’t get any of what you want is not a failure to compromise. It is standing up for yourself.
And while I gladly welcome disagreement and debate, I kindly ask that you read the link I provided before making any counterpoints. Thank you.