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JANUARY 4, 2010

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Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) is challenging former Vice President Dick Cheney to a debate about his most recent security criticisms of the Obama administration.

Appearing on MSNBC’s “Ed Show” Wednesday night, Massa said he’s had enough of former Vice President Cheney “kicking us in the shins.”

“I don’t want the president being diverted from his mission on this, having to deal with Dick Cheney. I want Dick Cheney debate me, anywhere, anytime, anyhow. And let’s see how he stands up to the truth,” Massa said.


The New York Democrat said his party needs to be more forceful in responding to Cheney’s occasional barbs at the president.

“This man suffers from a horrible case of political Tourette’s, and it’s about time that we stand up and kick right back,” he said.


On MSNBC yesterday, Massa responded to Cheney’s statement to Politico, which criticized President Obama’s response to the Flight 253 incident and accused the president of “trying to pretend we are not at war.”


He also referenced Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), who has generated some controversy for holding up Obama’s nomination to head the TSA [Transportation Security Administration]:

"People like Jim DeMint, and people like Dick Cheney, need to go away so we can solve the problems that they’ve created."

Massa also said of Cheney: “It makes no difference what we do. This man suffers from political diarrhea of the mouth.”

He continued: “For the Republicans to come out swinging and make this a political issue is the height of absolute arrogance and the depth of incompetence.”


A Limerick For Traitor Joe
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Joe Lieberman’s meanness runs deep.
He’s a back-stabbing, Dem-screwing creep,
Who’s determined to kill
The health reform bill.
But at least he will never be VEEP.


Dick Cheney no longer a chickenhawk, now just a chicken

By: David Phillips

Las Vegas Democrat Examiner

Yesterday hours before President Obama spoke to the nation from West Point about his plans to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, former Vice President Dick Cheney had a few words of his own to say about President Obama.

During the interview from his home in Mclean, VA the former VP continued to try and lay blame on the problems in Afghanistan onto the Obama administration.

For several months now Cheney has spoken out about President Obama and his policies that American will no longer torture, his closing of Guantanamo Bay and the time it took for President Obama to set his plan of action into play with regards to Afghanistan.

In the interview Cheney was asked if the Bush administration bears any responsibility for the disintegration of Afghanistan because of the attention and resources that were diverted to Iraq and Cheney said, “I basically don’t” .

The same Bush administration that started the war which is now in its ninth year. The same Bush administration that had Osama Bin Laden cornered and “within our grasp” and then did an about face into Iraq and allowed the man responsible for the attacks on September 11, 2001 to get away.

For eight years the Bush administration conducted the war policy in Afghanistan and allow the Taliban and al-Qaeda to regroup and increase their numbers to the point where they are stronger than before the Bush/Cheney invasion.

And now this coward says that the Bush administration no longer bears and responsibility for the mess they created.

Dick Cheney approved of torture, he approved of the indefinite internment of detainees, he approved of the suspension of Habeas Corpus, he approved of outing a covert CIA agent out of spite for her husbands findings in Niger and he also ran his own personal assassination unit through the CIA.

Cheney is concerned with covering his tracks with his deflection speech’s and interviews against President Obama in order to protect his anterior superior spine. He is counting on President Obama and Attorney’s General Eric Holder not going after him for his crimes against the United States and humanity.

Dick Cheney has no problems with using American troops as cannon fodder or throwing his own chief of staff Scooter Libby under the bus in order to save his own miserable backside.

Cheney who received five deferments to avoid serving in the armed forces of the United States during the Vietnam war is truly un-American and a chicken who should have been tried for treason long ago.


Bachmann has previously wondered why Democrats don’t like her. We’ve collected some of the reasons

Bachmann Crazy Overdrive

November 23, 2009: In an recent interview with the St. Cloud Times, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) expressed bewilderment that the Democrats don't like her. "I grew up a Democrat in a Democrat family," she said, and "in some ways I don't understand why the Democratic Party would be opposed to me, because I stand for the same values that my parents stood for when we were Democrats." Here at TPM, we take pride in our exhaustive coverage of Michele Bachmann and her long and antagonistic history with Democrats, so we can only conclude that she's simply forgotten. So consider this a friendly reminder...

November 5: Viva La Revolución! Bachmann makes a speech at her Capitol Hill Tea Party against health care reform: "It was Thomas Jefferson who said a revolution every now and then is a good thing. What do you think?" This is not the first time Bachmann has touted revolution. Back in March, she called for "orderly revolution" because "we can't let the Democrats achieve their ends any longer." She continued: "Where freedom is tried, the people rejoice. But where tyranny is enforced upon the people, as Barack Obama is doing, the people suffer and mourn." In response, the Minnesota DFL chairman said: "Michele Bachmann must have missed the memo: The revolution already happened. The old way of doing business -- her way of doing business -- lost."

October 8: On The O'Reilly Factor, Bachmann weighs in about why the left hates her so much: "It may bother them that conservative women are happy and don't need government in order to be successful in life." "I have a great husband, great kids. I had a great career as a federal tax attorney. And I don't need government to be successful. And it seems like they have a stereotype for women and I don't fit in their stereotype."

September 16: In a House floor speech, Bachmann suggests that since President Obama has pushed to curb energy use, the next logical step is...limiting food consumption: "President Obama said we can't eat as much food as we want and think the rest of the world will be okay about that -- as if that matters to freedom-loving Americans. Well, we just heard last week that the Federal Government now under the Obama administration is calling for a re-ordering of America's food supply. What's that going to mean? Now will the White House decide how many calories we consume, or what types of food we consume?"

September 14: In the wake of Rep. Joe "You Lie" Wilson's outburst in a joint session of Congress, Bachmann comes to his defense, saying that he "spoke truth" on the House floor. She also defends the "death panel" meme that had created some controversy in the health care debate: "But there's been a confusion about death panels. 'Death panels' isn't just about end-of-life counseling. Death panels are the bureaucracies that President Obama is establishing, that will -- where bureaucrats will make the decision on who gets health care, and how much. Who will have access to doctors? How quickly? What will the delays be? Because we know, this bill will include rationing."

September 4: Saboteur! Bachmann accuses the Dems of undermining her because they're scared she might become the first female president: "They want to make sure no women, no woman becomes president before a Democrat woman, and so they're doing everything they can to, I think, sabotage women like Sarah Palin, perhaps women like myself, or similarly situated women, to make sure that we don't have a prominent national voice."

September 1: Bachmann gets kind of graphic on health care reform: "What we have to do today is make a covenant, to slit our wrists, be blood brothers on this thing. This will not pass. We will do whatever it takes to make sure this doesn't pass." She continues: "Right now, we are looking at reaching down the throat and ripping the guts out of freedom. And we may never be able to restore it if we don't man up and take this one on." Interestingly, on August 20, she appeared on Sean Hannity's radio show and declared that she was going to tell Democrats that "under no certain circumstances will I give the government control over my body." If Michele Bachmann wants to slit her wrists, the government had better stay out of it!

April 6: Here's a doozy: In response to a recently-passed national service bill that expands Americorps, Bachmann expresses concern that this could lead to mandatory service for young people, and what she describes as "re-education camps," where "young people have to go and get trained in a philosophy that the government puts forward and then they have to go and work in some of these politically correct forums. It's very concerning. It appears that there's a philosophical agenda behind all of this, and especially if young people are mandated to go into this. As a parent, I would have a very, very difficult time seeing my children do this. Again, a huge power-grab, at a cost of billions of dollars."

March 23: Bachmann again whips out the violent rhetoric, this time about an energy tax. She calls herself "a foreign correspondent on enemy lines" just telling everyone about "nefarious activities that are taking place in Washington." Bachmann says she wants "people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue," because "we need to fight back." This continues Bachmann's, er, crusade against environmentalism. On August 12, 2008 she spoke out against Nancy Pelosi's "global warming fanaticism" that has come "to the point where she has said that she's just trying to save the planet." According to Bachmann, "we all know that someone did that over 2,000 years ago, they saved the planet -- we didn't need Nancy Pelosi to do that."

October 17, 2008: And of course, this classic: During the 2008 campaign, Bachmann appears on Hardball, rails against "leftist liberal views," and declares that she is "absolutely" concerned that Obama is Anti-American. She goes on to say that "the news media should do a penetrating expose and take a look, I wish they would, I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress find out are they pro-America or anti-America."


AMA Celebrates Mother-Daughter Liver Transplant Day

CHICAGO (CAP) - It's out with the old, in with the new organs as the American Medical Association and the International Liver Transplantation Society prepare to celebrate the second annual Mother-Daughter Liver Transplant Day. Tomorrow's event is expected to draw hundreds to dozens of hospitals around the country.

"Last year we oversaw 42 liver transplant surgeries on MDLT Day," said AMA spokesperson Candace Meriden. "Now that we've gotten the word out, this year we're hoping to increase that number to over 300. To us, that would spell success."

A $10 million ad campaign tops this year's media blitz, as well as public service posters in subway stations around the country. Insurance companies denied payment in only 45% of last year's surgeries, deeming them "unnecessary." If that trend holds true this year, the ILTS said they would gladly pick up the tab for the remainder.

ILTS spokesperson Chad Bergman said the day is meant to focus on both the growing number of patients in need of liver transplants as well as the often tenuous relationship between a mother and a daughter.

"Can you think of a better way to help keep your teenage daughter away from alcohol than to remove her liver entirely?" asked Bergman. "There's no stronger message than one drink will kill you, sweetie."

Bergman also said that girls shouldn't fear the loss of the organ because if all goes well, they will eventually get it back. "Perhaps a little worse for the wear," he said, "but typically functional."

Meriden said the number of heartwarming stories to come out of last year's MDLT Day "was just astounding," and she hopes this year is the same. Highlights from last year include:

- the alcoholic mother who hadn't seen her daughter in over ten years but somehow found the courage to approach her and ask for her liver

- the dying mother who desperately needed a new liver weeks before last year's MDLT Day but held on to take part in the holiday festivities

- the daughter who donated her liver to her birth mother and then received one in return from her adoptive mother

Meriden said if they can fit it into the AMA budget, they are also working on plans for a Deadbeat Father-Son Swap-A-Lung Day sometime next year.


The top ten quotes from the right wing lunatic fringe 2009

By: David Phillips

Las Vegas Democrat Examiner

There were plenty to choose from, here are some of the more memorable ones, enjoy.

1. "This president I think has exposed himself over and over again as a guy who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture....I'm not saying he doesn't like white people, I'm saying he has a problem. This guy is, I believe, a racist." -Glenn Beck on President Obama, sparking an advertiser exodus from his FOX News show

2. "The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil." –-Sarah Palin, in a message posted on Facebook about Obama's health care plan, Aug. 7, 2009

3. “You Lie.” Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) to President Obama during a speech before Congress and the Nation.

4. "Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer. His whole thing is entertainment. Yes, it's incendiary. Yes, it's ugly." --Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele

"I have enormous respect for Rush Limbaugh. I was maybe a little bit inarticulate. There was no attempt on my part to diminish his voice or his leadership." --Steele, two days later

5. "Everywhere I go in my district, people tell me they are frightened. … I share that fear, and I believe they should be fearful. And I believe the greatest fear that we all should have to our freedom comes from this room — this very room — and what may happen later this week in terms of a tax increase bill masquerading as a health care bill. I believe we have more to fear from the potential of that bill passing than we do from any terrorist right now in any country.” Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) from the floor of the House of Representatives

6. “This cannot pass,” (referring to health care reform) …“What we have to do today is make a covenant, to slit our wrists, be blood brothers on this thing. This will not pass. We will do whatever it takes to make sure this doesn’t pass.” Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) wing Independence Institute in Denver, CO

7. "If we’re able to stop Obama on this (Health Care Reform) it will be his Waterloo. It will break him," Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC)

8. "There is some fear because in the House bill, there is counseling for end-of-life,"... "And from that standpoint, you have every right to fear. You shouldn't have counseling at the end of life. You ought to have counseling 20 years before you're going to die. You ought to plan these things out. And I don't have any problem with things like living wills. But they ought to be done within the family. We should not have a government program that determines if you're going to pull the plug on grandma." Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) speaking at a Town hall earlier this year.

9. "I would be honored if the Drive-By Media headlined me all day long 'Limbaugh: I Hope Obama Fails.' Somebody’s gotta say it." --talk radio host Rush Limbaugh

10. “I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under Democrat President Jimmy Carter. And I’m not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it is an interesting coincidence.” Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) in an interview with PajamasTV


Top Ten Events of the Decade that Changed America Forever

By: David Phillips

Las Vegas Democrat Examiner

It’s that time of year again for Top 10 lists.

Over the last ten years there have been several events that helped to change the way we live both here in the United States as well as the world, here are my top ten event for the first decade of the new millennium.

Top Ten Events of the Decade that Changed America Forever

  1. Supreme Court Ruling Bush v. Gore
  2. The attacks on September 11, 2001
  3. The Invasion of Afghanistan
  4. The Enron Loophole
  5. Invasion of Iraq
  6. Katrina
  7. Electronic Voting Machines
  8. Gasoline Prices skyrockets
  9. Foreclosure Crisis
  10. Economic Meltdown



Bachmann tied for voice GOP insiders most want to ‘mute’
By Paul Schmelzer

Hotline On Call gives a sneak preview of National Journal’s new survey of beltway insiders on “the member they’d like most to shut up, the brightest thinkers and strategists in their parties and much more.” Topping the list of GOP voices these insiders would like to “mute” is Minnesota’s Rep. Michele Bachmann — but there’s a five-way tie. Eleven percent of Republicans polled would also like Fox’s Glenn Beck, Iowa Rep. Steve King, Sarah Palin and Georgia Rep. Tom Price to pipe down.

Sixteen percent of Republican congressional insiders — a list of 65 senators and representatives, including Bachmann and Rep. John Kline — said they didn’t want to mute anyone.

But among GOP “political insiders” — an even bigger group that includes the likes of Gary Bauer, Ed Gillespie and Charlie Crist — the most-mutable figure was Sarah Palin. Twenty-eight percent of people in this group wanted her to shut up; 12 percent selected RNC chair Michael Steele.

Democrats in both groups, congressional insiders and political insiders, would prefer Joe Lieberman be muted, getting 22 and 23 percent of the vote, respectively.

Other results worth noting:

Among GOP political insiders think Sen. John Thune of South Dakota has the “brightest future,” with 32 percent of the vote.

The figure getting the highest vote in all the results revealed by Hotline On Call call was Newt Gingrich. Forty-one percent of GOP congressional insiders and 53 percent of GOP political insiders think he’s the “most creative thinker” in the party.


Glenn Beck, Keep Your Grubby Paws Off Yom Kippur
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Mr. Beck, you are bad to the bone,
So it’s time that you start to atone.
And stop trying to steal
Jewish holy days. Heel!
Kindly leave all my people alone.






"Remember the phrase, 'hope and change'? They amended it today. Now it's 'don't give up hope, nothing is going to change.'" –Jay Leno

"Oh, and listen to this. It happened yet again last month. A Georgia couple showed up a day early for a tour at the White House — you know, just regular folks. Showed up to tour the White House, somehow wound up in an invitation-only breakfast with President Obama and the First Lady. Isn't that amazing? The only two people that couldn't get in the White House this year were John McCain and Sarah Palin." –Jay Leno

"The Obama Administration announced today that the Shinnecock Indians on Long Island will be federally recognized, which means they can now build a casino in New York City. The White House recognized them as an official tribe after meeting with the four tribal leaders, Fat Tony, Louie the Barber, Crazy Sal, and Momo Ricardo. The Gambino tribe, indigenous people to the area." –Jay Leno

"And listen to this. After one single senator, just one senator — Joe Lieberman of Connecticut — was able to block passage of the Medicare buy-in provision of that health care bill, some people are calling for the Senate to begin experimenting with a whole new way of doing business. Yeah, it's called majority rules. They're thinking of trying it to see how it works." –Jay Leno

"Well, on the news today, people are complaining that we can't find Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. Bin Laden in Afghanistan? We can't even find Tiger Woods in Florida." –Jay Leno

"Well, here's good news, I think. The Democrats down in Washington believe they have 60 votes to pass a health care bill. That's 58 Democrats and the Salahis. They're going to go in there and vote." –David Letterman

"But they don't think that the health care bill will get passed before Christmas, unless they switch to the Mayan calendar." –David Letterman

"Anybody going over to Denmark for the world global climate conference thing in Copenhagen? Yeah, I know. I'm going too. Here's the idea. It's got to be every country on the planet working together. And the United States is doing its part. And today, as a matter of fact, Barack Obama was talking to the Netherlands. He said, 'Here's the deal. You send us a windmill and we'll send you Joe Lieberman.'" –David Letterman

"Senior New York Senator Chuck Schumer was on an airplane, and they were flying someplace. And they landed. He called one of the flight attendants a 'bitch.' Apparently, there was some ugliness. There were words exchanged. And it got heated and at one point the argument was so loud, it actually woke up the pilot." –David Letterman

"It's hard to believe there's only two weeks left in 2009. President Obama is already said to be hard at work on his New Year's resolutions. His plan for 2010 is to do all the things he said he was going to do this year." –Jimmy Kimmel

"Hey, this is interesting. After somebody threw a tomato at Sarah Palin during a book signing at the Mall of America, she went to another signing at a Costco in Utah, where they took all the tomatoes off the shelves. So instead she got hit by a three pound bag of frozen spinach ravioli." –Jimmy Kimmel

"During his speech at a Home Depot in Washington, D.C. today, President Obama said he thinks energy efficiency and retrofitting are 'sexy.' He had to cut the speech short, however, after Al Gore showed up and tried to give him a lap dance." –Jimmy Fallon


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