The Democrats have been taking a lot of shit lately. Some say, despite having the White House and large majorities in both houses of Congress, the party has done little more this year than drop the ball on health care reform. But that's not fair. They're dropping the ball on so many other things too. Take the environment. Please!
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Tags: Barbara Boxer, Democrats, Energy & Oil, House of Representatives, John Kerry, Jon Stewart, The Daily Show, Video
Exiled Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina proved her political mettle last year when she served as a "top economic advisor" to John McCain, a job that's kind of like being a pastry chef for a diabetic, admittedly. But Fiorina made some news herself on the campaign trail: there was the time she said Sarah Palin wasn't qualified to run a company, and then the time she accidentally made John McCain take a question about flaccid penises.
These incidents were widely seen as gaffes, or "Bidens," but I'm starting to wonder if Carly Fiorina doesn't have some sort of secret blueprint for politics that only she can understand. For example, see the screenshot above? That is Carly Fiorina's new website, because — having done so well helping John McCain win the White House — our gal C.Fi is possibly maybe challenging Democrat Barbara Boxer for her California Senate seat.
Oh, it gets better…
"It's Day and Night," the bright red Web site reads. "It's Dogs and Cats. It's Good and Bad. It's Carly vs. Boxer."
"It's the most singularly awful political website I have ever seen, and I am including all the old, basic HTML websites that were the rage 10 years ago," conservative blogger John Hawkins of the site RightWingNews.com said in an e-mail to CNN.
Well yes, of course it's awful. Don't you see? As a businessperson, Carly Fiorina understands the importance of branding.
And this is the perfect representation of her brand: being incredibly bad at everythingTM.
Tags: Barbara Boxer, California, Carly Fiorina, Internet, John McCain, Senate
Yesterday, the Senate voted 68 to 31 in favor of confirming Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. This of course makes her the first Latina on the bench, if you don't count Oliver Wendell Holmes. While many conservatives are none too pleased with the appointment, I understand Antonin Scalia is quite optimistic, hoping Sotomayor ushers in an era of churros at the Thursday SCOTUS potlucks.
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Tags: Barbara Boxer, Chuck Grassley, James Inhofe, Jon Stewart, Senate, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court, The Daily Show, Video
Stephen Colbert isn't the only political heavyweight who's been monitoring the waves of grassroots-ish opposition to health care reform that are sweeping-ish the country.
California Senator Barbara Boxer, seen here in a stunning periwinkle suit accessorized with a contrasting chunky multi-strand necklace and black peep-toe raffia wedges, has also been paying attention, and she's noticed a verrrrry suspicious detail about some of the people at these confrontational town hall meetings. (Aside from the shrieking about Nazis thing.)
As she explained on MSNBC's Hardball last night, something's sartorially amiss…
BOXER: [...] And by the way, I saw some of the clips of people storming these town hall meetings. The last time I saw well-dressed people doing this, was when Al Gore asked me to go down to Florida when they were recounting the ballots, and I was confronted with the same type of people.
They were there screaming and yelling, "Go back to California! Get out of here!" and all the rest of it, until I finally looked at them and I said, "You know what? Your hero Ronald Reagan is from California, you should show a little respect." And then they quieted down.
Barbara Boxer raises an important and on-trend point! Face it, America, real patriots don't have time for frivolous extras like "pants" and "shirts," let alone "ties" or "underwear."
If you're really committed to stopping the terrible threat of ObamaKillGrannyCare, you will get out there and do it the way God (Ronald Reagan) intended you to do it, that is, stark naked except for a loincloth emblazoned with Sean Hannity's face.
Tags: Barbara Boxer, Fashion, Health Care
It's bad enough that Barack Obama thinks Sarah Palin is a pig and seeks to "destroy her" and American women in general. But it gets worse: Research shows he was beaten to the punch by 13 of his Congressional colleagues!
Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill, did a little digging into the Congressional Record and found 16 variations of the "lipstick on a pig" phrase have been uttered by 13 separate members of the 110th Congress. Behold the list of chauvinist, unpatriotic community organizers currently disgracing our government…
* Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) on the Peru free-trade agreement: "Same old model with a little lipstick."
* Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) on trade policy: "You know the old saying about lipstick on a pig? Well, I smell bacon."
* Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) on withdrawal in Iraq: "Calling this surrender a 'withdrawal' or a 'redeployment' is like putting lipstick on a pig. No matter what you call it, it is still a pig."
* Rep. Lynn "Uppity" Westmoreland (R-Ga.) on energy policy: "The energy bills that were brought out this week was kind of like putting lipstick on a pig."
* Westmoreland, again on energy policy: "It's almost like putting lipstick on a pig. You can make it look good, but it's only going to be a pig."
* Westmoreland, yet again on energy policy: "So while we are passing these bills … it's been putting lipstick on a pig."
* Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) on an omnibus spending bill: "There has been lipstick placed on this pig, but it's still a pig."
* Rep. David Dreier (R-Calif.) on an ethics proposal: "They may have put lipstick on that pig, but it is still a pig."
* Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D-Texas) on the president's veto of a children's health bill: "There's just no lipstick to pretty up this pig."
* Ortiz on language in a border-wall bill: "That puts a little lipstick on the pig."
* Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Republican moves on carbon emissions: "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig."
* Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas) on a children's health bill alternative: "We have a saying in Texas, if you put lipstick on a pig, it will still be a pig."
* Rep. Howard McKeon (R-Calif.) on equal-pay legislation: "This amendment is the equivalent of putting lipstick on a pig."
* Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on wiretapping legislation: "It's very difficult to put lipstick on a pig."
* Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) on Medicare legislation: "… trying to put lipstick on this legislative pig."
* Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) on a college- cost bill: "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig."
Doesn't Obama have any ideas of his own? Is he so desperate for fresh sexist comments that he resorts to stealing them from Republican women like Virginia Foxx?
At the very least, he could have broadened the statement to include other members of the animal kingdom, like former UN Ambassador John Bolton, who stated…
"We want a butterfly. We're not going to put lipstick on a caterpillar and declare it a success."
Now that is an example of a non-sexist statement, and for two obvious reasons. One, here we're applying lipstick to a caterpillar instead of a pig. Two, Bolton is a Republican.
Tags: Barack Obama, Barbara Boxer, David Dreier, House of Representatives, Howard McKeon, John Bolton, John Ensign, Linda Sanchez, Lynn Westmoreland, Mike Michaud, Mike Pence, Sarah Palin, Senate, Sheila Jackson, Virginia Foxx