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David Dreier
  • Republicans Responsible for Everything Good Ever

    House Rules Committee Chair David Dreier (R-CA), in a recent interview with Fox News, put a notch on the creaky bedpost of the GOP, claiming that, after 19 days of having a majority in one-half of Congress, they'd already begun turning around the economy

    "We've gotten some positive numbers. I think it's in large part because we've won our majority and we're pursuing pro-growth policies."

    Man, that GOP works quick! Like salt on a wound that's already been treated.

    Dreier's logic shouldn't come as a surprise. Such trampoline leaps are the reason why the GOP can safely attribute the economic collapse to Obama. When he walked through the front door of the White House for the first time, he immediately became the cause of a rising deficit and sputtering job growth. This secret If a = true and b = true, then a is the cause of b formula is a staple in political logic. It's been around for a while. (i.e., if George W. Bush is standing on an aircraft carrier, and a nearby banner reads "Mission Accomplished," then Bush is the cause of a mission being accomplished.)

    It works every time! Try it at home. I did…

    I am standing outside. The sun is out. Therefore, I am the cause of the sun being out. Hooray! All hail to the Sun Queen! I deliver life to the world!

    And therefore I have also turned around the economy.


    Tags: Barack Obama, David Dreier, Economy, George W. Bush, House of Representatives, Republicans
  • The Following 5 Democrats and 8 Republicans Called Sarah Palin a Pig and Hate Women in General

    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