October 10, 2013
There is little doubt that John Boehner can outlast just about anybody in a tanning booth. However when it comes to playing this ridiculous game of chicken with President Obama over the shutdown, he is the clear loser. Boehner may think he can look like a tough guy with his Tea Party masters in the House but in the end he will look like what he really is to them..a bitch.
Obama once again stated that he will not negotiate as long as the Republicans, led by Boehner, continue to use threats in order to try and get their way. Republicans continue to get hammered in the polls as they try to make the shutdown Obama's fault. It isn't working and the President knows it.
This is all very much like the kid that gets into a fight, gets knocked down, gets up, gets knocked down, only to try and get up again. The kid isn't tough..he's just stupid. The tough guy is the one standing over him.
This one sided fight will continue into next week's debt ceiling deadline. Little punks often think they don't have to pay money they owe. Only to find out that when they don't, they also end up on their ass. This group of Tea Party led Republicans are exactly that..a group of little punks. No matter how many times they are told by the older, slightly more mature kids that the debts are ALWAYS paid, and there isn't any negotiating on that point, it doesn't seem to hit home. They can be told how their hero, Ronnie Reagan, paid his debts 19 times with no messing around, but still they don't care. They will continue to try to be the tough kids with big mouths, who always end up on the ground.
So the feckless Boehner will be bullied into leading the charge. Pity the fool. After Obama puts him away, his supposed "friends" will just forget about him and move on to something else. To some other fight they can't and won't win.
Right now we are all suffering at the hands of these bullies. Not for much longer though. Obama has his people rallying him onto victory.
It's obvious who the chickens are in this game.
October 8, 2013
I blame the "Libertarians" for the moron Rand Paul. The group that has always claimed that all they want is for the government to stay out of our lives. Sounds wonderful doesn't it? Until you tell these imbeciles that things such our police force, fire department, libraries, parks, social security, Medicare, roads, laws that keep us civilized, etc etc, are all part of that government they want to wash away.
The moron Rand Paul has a father, Ron Paul. He was able to fool some young people into believing he was "on their side" by talking out against the Iraq War, and of course, all wars. They began to campaign for him. I remember all of them on the streets of the major cities, telling everyone how wonderful the old guy was. When you mentioned all of the good, necessary stuff that he was against, all you got was that blank stare that the kids in "South Park" have when the teacher says something they don't understand.
They are all to blame for the spawning of Rand Paul and all of the air time he gets, as though he has something brilliant to say. His voice doesn't lie. That dumb accent, where it sounds like it's taking him ten minutes to say what most people could say in 10 seconds, makes perfect sense coming from a true idiot.
There he was once again on Sunday television, talking about how it's Obama and the Democrats who won't negotiate and therefore it is their fault that the government has shut down. But doesn't Paul want it that way? Remember he is a "Libertarian" and therefore doesn't like the government. This would be the same one that pays him nearly $200,000 a year and gives him government run health care. Makes you wonder why any "Libertarian" would go into a career in something they are supposed to despise.
Now we all know or at least should, that this isn't the only way Paul is full of shit. Obama has bent over backwards for the Republicans. He has since the beginning of his first term. In fact the current budget that he is proposing is so much of a compromise that it's almost exactly the budget numbers wise that the male model wanna be, Paul Ryan, has proposed. Still this is not good enough for Republicans like Rand Paul. Why? Because it's Obama, and nothing he wants will ever be OK to them.
Obamacare as it stands is also a huge compromise. The people behind it wanted a true single payer system but they watered it down to where it is now, with insurance companies still having control. Once again, still not enough for the likes of Rand Paul.
He and his idiot father have a lot in common. They both try (Ron is better at it) to make what they say sound like simple common sense when in fact it's often law of the jungle bullshit that has no grounding in reality. Just like the current Tea Party controlled Republicans, there is no knowledge or understanding of how a civilized society is supposed to be run. When you tell these buffoons about how the debt ceiling has ALWAYS been raised and our debts have ALWAYS been paid, as they should be, all they do is talk about government spending too much. It's their talking points default. I would like to show them what happens in Brooklyn when you don't pay your debts!
It's really a lost cause though. These elected officials just mirror the jerks who elect them. The people who think Budweiser is the best beer ever. That white bread is healthier than whole wheat. That the more butter you put in that recipe the better it is for you. There is simply no getting through to them or the people they give so much power to.
The only hope is that a big wind blows in next November and wipes many of them out. That could possibly ensure that Rand Paul will be the last idiot of the Paul family to ever hold public office.
PLEASE CRASH THIS WEBSITE!
By Mike Caccioppoli
If this website all of a sudden got 19 million unique hits and crashed, Republicans would be saying, "You see, that Mike Caccioppoli has no idea how to run a website!" Of course the actual REALITY of the situation would be that people want to see what I have to say, that I'm so popular because I hate Republicans and therefore so do the people, that my awesome website just couldn't handle the popularity anymore and passed out. Now I would definitely want to correct the situation so everyone could continue to see how much I hate Republicans. But I would still be very happy that I was so popular and it would prove how much everyone else hates Republicans too.
So goes the Healthcare.gov website. It has been so popular because Obamacare, like my website, is becoming more and more popular by the day. And of course the Republicans are using the glitches with the popularity overload to once again bash the entire program. Those same Republicans have never been heard bashing all of the glitches involved with getting affordable healthcare before Obamacare was invented. You know, those tiny little glitches like being told you had to die because you already had been diagnosed with cancer and couldn't get coverage. Or when you need a procedure that could mean life or death and you were told that your insurance company wont cover it. Little glitches like those.
No you never heard them talking about that stuff. But when a website crashes because the program they hate is so popular, then watch out! Now how dumb are the followers, the worshipers of these people, that they can get away with this kind of inane criticism? The answer is very dumb. Instead of having a bit of patience and going on the website and finding even better coverage than they already have for even less than they are already paying, or as in many of the cases finding health care for the first time in their lives, they buy into the bullshit. They buy into the belief that they aren't worth having affordable health coverage. Ted Cruz is worthy, they are not. This is how dumb they are.
Luckily, it seems as though there are many people who at least privately, understand that this is their opportunity to finally be able to see a doctor when they get sick instead of just "toughing it out" as so many of us that have gone long stretches without health coverage have had to do. This is why the website crashed. This is the REALITY that Republicans don't want to admit. They have always lived much more happily in their fantasy land, where facts are fiction and vice versa.
So they use website glitches to try and make a point that cannot be made to any sane, normal person with half a brain in their head. It's really pathetic. It's like saying a flight should be canceled just because the airline over booked it. Sure some people might be temporarily inconvenienced but the airplane will indeed take off and those people will get on the next flight.
The Healthcare.gov website continues to be up and running and more popular than any website ever, even this one.
Americans can finally get affordable health care and all Republicans like Ted Cruz can do is talk about a website.
Amoebas have more heart.
October 17, 2013
By Mike Caccioppoli
The victorious President said it best when he told Republicans earlier today that if you want to change things go and win an election. This is something Republicans cannot do. Oh sure they can win in those "Deliverance" heavy districts where the men who vote for them take it up the ass in one minute and call someone a "faggot" in the next, but that's really the only places they can win.
So when it comes to the Republican party we really need to talk about losing. Not only did they lose huge yesterday, in doing so they also totally embarrassed themselves. Just think of the Neanderthal group I spoke about that votes for them. I mean they lost big..and to the black guy. Arguably the biggest loss in modern political history was at the hands of a black President. How will they ever live that down with their voters?
A big reason why they lost was because they are being run by a bunch of morons with zero knowledge of how the government is supposed to work. Many people talk about how they don't like the "professional politician" but you know what? They are pros for a reason..they know stuff. Do we talk about how we really don't want a "professional doctor" or "professional teacher"? Of course not. The new brand of Tea Party politician is typically a know nothing who thinks he or she knows everything. It's like the jerk who thinks playing sports or acting is so damn easy they could easily do it. Ignorance is bliss.
For those of you who continue to believe that both parties are at fault, I want you to look at the vote totals yesterday. All 198 Democrats voted to get the government going again and to pay our bills while the majority of Republicans (144-87) voted to keep government shut down and to not pay our bills. Only one party was at fault..period.
But the losing didn't stop with Republicans in Congress. In the New Jersey Senate race Cory Booker won a landslide victory over the vicious Steve Lonegan. Booker's 11 point victory pretty much guarantees the Republicans won't put up much of a fight next year when he runs for re-election.
In New York City the polls show Bill DeBlasio destroying the evil Joe Lhota in the mayoral race. Lhota, who was a butt boy for Rudy Giuliani, has been running disgusting television ads showing violent images of a New York City that no longer exists, while telling the audience that crime will skyrocket once again if DeBlasio is elected. Maybe he should show the NYPD beating up and killing blacks which is what happened almost monthly when his buddy Giuliani was in office. No matter though because the fear mongering isn't working. New Yorkers would rather lose every deli in town than vote for a Republican again.
So the losing continues. Sure some Republicans will scream they are winning, but just like Charlie Sheen was bat crap crazy so are they.
Nope they are the party of losers. Obama pointed that out today. He really didn't even have to.
October 15, 2013
By Mike Caccioppoli
You could see the look in his eyes as he watched her speak. "Here is a woman that matches everything I look for when I cruise the sex ads online", he thought. Yes Ted Cruz finally found his perfect soul mate. Most of us just see Sarah Palin for what she really is, a middle aged whore. She continues to look more and more like the overly made up librarian in a porn movie. But not to Ted Cruz, to him she is a tea bagging goddess. Luckily for Cruz the podium hid his raging boner as he thought about all the wild things they could do in bed together.
Now the rest of us weren't so stimulated. We saw reality. The great Lawrence O'Donnell said it best. "When you see her standing next to someone, you know they have lost the debate." Palin, also known as "the quitter" is truly symbolic of all that is wrong with this country. It's all there in one cheap, sleazy package. Herself, along with Cruz and their Tea Party freaks shut down the government and then they have the balls to go around talking about how Obama is hurting veterans with the shutdown. They attend a rally where nutballs talk about Obama reading the Koran and how he needs to "come out with his hands up."
They are cheered on by worthless white trash waving the confederate flag, which they don't even realize is the flag of the losers of a war. This is the rally they attend. At least there was one guy who was smart enough to yell out "you're an idiot" as Palin spoke. Unfortunately there are many idiots like her and Cruz in this country and they were on full display at that rally.
Make no mistake, rallies such as this one are not about politics or ideas. They are about the hatred of a black President. Just like the one shit kicker redneck who waved the confederate flag in front of the house of a black family. He might as well have been waving it in front of the White House.
Of course Cruz and Palin would never denounce these people, these disgusting excuses for American citizens. This is because they are also grotesque individuals. They care not about this country or even their own party, only about themselves. Americans love their porn and that is why they continue to watch Palin. She might as well be fingering herself as she speaks, reaching orgasm every time she blames Obama for something her party is actually responsible for. Since most of the redneck men who love her have wives that are 400 pounds they love to fantasize about her just as Cruz does. That she will put those lips that have been covered with a full tube of lipstick all over their raging hardons. God how she excites them!
So because of this sick fuck fantasy the rest of us must suffer. The country must suffer. We talk about how far we have come since the days of slavery but fact remains we really haven't come far at all. The low brow inbred mentality of those days remains very strong. If it weren't, people like Palin and Cruz wouldn't exist here. Do they exist in other countries? If they do are their voices seen and heard on a daily basis by millions?
Palin speaks and Cruz salivates behind her. Others gather around them in a huge hate filled circle jerk.
October 12, 2013
October 24, 2013
By Mike Caccioppoli
Every morning Republicans in Congress try to sign onto the Healthcare.gov website and hope they can't access the site. If there are any glitches they immediately pull down their pants and begin to pleasure themselves. They pleasure themselves because they know they'll be able to go on television or radio and gleefully talk about how Obamacare is in disarray. They pleasure themselves because they know that maybe another person will give up and not get health care. So when that person gets sick and can't see a doctor their stage one cancer advances to stage four before they get diagnosed and therefore end up dying. This is what they pleasure themselves to orgasm thinking about.
I have already spoken about the idiocy around the website glitch frenzy but I'm more concerned about how happy these sick, revolting Republicans are when I see them on Fox News or CNN talking about the problems with people getting through online in order to get affordable healthcare. Some at least try to put forth an image of real concern even though we know it's total bullshit. They are more than happy to report about any issues surrounding the roll out. Their underpants are getting wet behind those podiums.
Yes there are a few that are simply bad actors but so many others don't hide their glee at all. 48 million Americans were without health coverage in 2012 and these politicians couldn't care less. They are just so full of hatred for this black President that they want anything he is associated with to fail. Those Americans could all die painful deaths from various untreated illnesses, from the children to the elderly, but as long as Obama doesn't have a legacy then they are joyful. We all need to collectively spit in their faces.
With all of the talk about the website and please... we are just talking about a fucking website. It's not like the dudes running the website are the same as the people who have set up the health care exchanges! But I digress..as I was saying, we are hearing so much about website glitches but nothing about the vicious Republicans who are not only rooting for the failure of Obamacare but also did absolutely nothing to help move along the roll out which included additional funding. All they did was try to repeal it 42 times while the President and Democrats were going it alone trying to make certain all Americans can have their basic human right..access to a doctor.
I also have no patience for ANY Democrats giving ammunition to Republicans regarding the website problems. All they are doing is allowing them to cheer even louder for the demise of Obamacare and the deaths of Americans.
Democrats need to stop defending a website and start an offensive against these greedy, heartless Republicans who are telling Americans every day that they should not have access to the same healthcare that they and their loved ones have.
The point must be made over and over again that we are dealing with a Neanderthal party, made up of dumb, evil people who truly do not care about the well being of their neighbors.
They are not only cheering on the death of Obamacare. They are cheering on the death of you and your family as well.
October 28, 2013
By Mike Caccioppoli
Has it really been seven years? Wow how time flies. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was living in Flagstaff and embarking on the most insane thing I've ever done..run for U.S. Congress. Congressional District 1 in Arizona is a huge district that encompasses nearly two thirds of the state. It's a very difficult place to do what I believe someone running for Congress needs to do which is meet as many people as possible. It's the kind of district where you really can take advantage of being a millionaire running for office because you can just buy lots of airtime instead of driving hundreds of miles a week to meet voters face to face. This is why Rick Renzi was able to win three times, and if he didn't face multiple corruption charges he would still be representing C.D. 1.
I didn't have much money. Certainly no personal money the way Renzi and my most formidable Democratic challenger did. This is the way the system is rigged..OUR system. Millionaires usually run for political office and they usually win. Then the public complains that politicians don't understand their needs. No shit. Yet the people still continue to vote for the millionaires. Yes, we get the representation we deserve.
There were three other Democratic challengers in my primary. None of them had a lot of money, they were regular people, a small businessman, a teacher, a dentist. We were all trounced by the millionaire in the race who was then, along with another regular guy, the Libertarian candidate, soundly beaten by Renzi, the millionaire incumbent.
Renzi the felon, who was just sentenced to three years in prison. Renzi, the millionaire didn't have enough money you see. He needed to use the power he attained by being elected by the people of Arizona's Congressional District 1 to get even more money. This was pretty obvious since a good chunk of my campaign was trying to convince people that Renzi was indeed corrupt. Not just wrong on the issues, although he was, but literally corrupt. Did the people listen? No. But how could many of them even hear me when I didn't have the money to tell them with television ads? Renzi had plenty of money, earned and otherwise, to lie about who he was. And he won. Easily.
If a good portion of this sounds like sour grapes you are fucking right. But it's not sour grapes about a lost election, it's sour grapes about a lost country. Because Renzi isn't some rare case. There are other corrupt politicians, some have been caught, others haven't. And then there are just the run of the mill rich pols who know nothing about what you and I need to live a decent life and even if they do, they don't give a shit.
But Americans keep voting for them. Part of it is some very sick inferiority complex where they believe people like them shouldn't be the ones in power. The other part is the media. If we see someone on television or hear them on the radio, we feel they must be somebody smart and important. We the people are part of the reason why there aren't fair elections. My goodness, that might be Socialism!
So yes we get the representation we deserve.
Think of Mr. Renzi, sitting in his little cell, playing cards with his convict buddies, many of whom fleeced regular folk to get richer.
That is who is running our country.
October 30, 2013
FREEDOM TO BE A MORON
By Mike Caccioppoli
"Some people would rather drive a Ford than a Ferrari." These were the words of one of the Republican idiots in Congress. She was talking about the new drama her party has written up in regards to the ACA. Some people who already buy their own health care are being told by their insurance companies that since their plans don't comply with the ACA they will need to get a plan that does. These plans they already have are mostly lemons..sold by the used car salesmen in the health insurance biz. She is right when she says they are the Ford's of health insurance..the Edsel!
Now a reason why people might buy a Ford instead of a Ferrari is understandable when the Ferrari is 100 times more expensive. Maybe they can't afford it. However, when the Ferrari is around the same price or maybe even less than the Ford, one would think they would rather have the Ferrari. I say "one would think" because of the country we live in. Republicans are trying to sell the idea that our freedom is being taken away because some of us are being forced to actually have a health care plan than works. A plan that covers us when we are sick..imagine that! A plan that doesn't throw us off for no reason, or that denies coverage at the whim of the insurance companies. A plan that doesn't tell us that it's just too bad that we have cancer but the plan doesn't cover necessary treatments or even if it does, we have to pay half of it.
In this inane driving culture of ours where public transportation and god forbid..efficient train travel! is looked down on, it should be simple for those who are being told to upgrade their insurance to understand why. You aren't allowed to have car insurance that only covers the front half of the car, or a minor fender bender. There are STANDARDS. These must be met by the plan.
Now try to understand this..your body is more important than your car...believe it or not! So your health insurance plan must meet certain standards now that actually PROTECT you. This is one of the roles of government..to protect the consumer. It's just too bad that so many Americans are buying into the nonsense that their freedom is in jeopardy because they will end up with a better plan..a real plan..for the same price or less. If their premiums are going up 10 percent for a plan that takes a deductible down 90 percent and has that plan pay for 80 percent of care instead of 50 percent then they are getting a plan that costs much less in the short and long term.
But so many Americans failed math in school that they can't comprehend any of this. They also haven't even gone on the website to shop for plans. I can get really good coverage for about $100 a month! Some in my family will now pay 50 percent less a month for even better coverage. These are the facts.
This is really more of the same from Republicans. Don't vote for what is in your best interest, vote for what will in the end hurt you and your family. Drink the poison, it tastes great.
They are the real used care salesmen, telling you that Edsel you have is good enough for you. Forget the Ferrari, even though they own one.
Your freedom is important. The freedom to be a moron.
November 3, 2013
CHRIS CHRISTIE IS FAT
By Mike Caccioppoli
As I can recall most bullies in school were fat. It was their way of compensating for the fact that they were fat. An old friend of mine once said that most people want to be seen with pretty people. That's a very honest statement that most of us will never admit. I mean would you rather be seen hanging out at a club with Brad Pitt or Chris Christie? Who would be the "chick magnet?" But I digress. Nah I think I will keep going. I'm tired of people saying that you can talk about Christie's policies but not about his weight. Fuck that. Christie is fat. In more ways than one.
This is not to say that I don't know some wonderful chubby people. I do! But they have been able to get past their extra pounds, even embrace who they are and are incredibly cool people with big hearts and winning personalities. Ok, now that I've kissed some ass and made sure to not lose any friends let's get back to Christie and his fatness. Christie was seen just yesterday yelling at a woman, a teacher who dared to ask him why he refers to New Jersey schools as "failure factories." Christie pointed and did his usual 'I'm a scumbag gavone from New Jersey' routine and told her to just "Do her job" and others niceties. His wife can be seen next to him just smiling as though this is really the only way he can bring her to orgasm.
This is all too common for Christie who loves to yell at people especially women. Many idiots in New Jersey see this as a strength. As though battering a woman makes a man strong, but since so many of them do, this is the way they see it. What happens you see, is all of that insecurity from his school days comes pouring out of his grease ridden body, and he lashes out at whomever he can. He remembers how the cheerleaders and jocks would mock him, much like Mitt Romney did. They would call him "fat boy" and "the pudgy kid" and would deride him when he would fall on his fat ass chasing after a football. All of the anger and grief comes flowing back and he knows how to make himself feel better. By being a bully just as he was in school when he knew he could jump down the throat of a female or a weak nerd.
Christie is not only a bully with his attitude towards those who disagree but he is also a bully through his policies. He is just another Republican who doesn't believe in equal rights for gays and lesbians, doesn't think you and I should have the same health care he has (and believe me he must have a great policy to keep that fat body alive) and would most certainly be a President for the top two percent just as Romney would have been. So please don't tell me he's "not that bad." I'm tired of hearing that shit.
New Jersey will re-elect him on Tuesday by a huge margin. A margin as big as his waistline. This is because there are too many "moderates" who think he is a "man of his word." Even though those words are often nasty and aimed at the least fortunate and the working class. Yes in a state like New Jersey you can get away with being a total fat dick as long as you are loud and "entertaining." The Democratic party made a mistake when they ran Barbara Buono against Christie. Buono is a classy, smart woman and the voters of New Jersey see that as a weakness compared to the bloated one. The Dems should have run a man who is as loud and obnoxious as Christie, then the voters would have given voting for a Republican a second thought.
Christie luckily is too fat to be elected President in this day and age of the visual media. He knows this and it's why he is desperately trying to shed pounds.
What he can't shed is the grotesque personality that is the direct result of that fatness.
Yes Chris Christie is fat. It's what he is and will always be.
November 6, 2013
THE DEATH OF GIULIANI TIME
By Mike Caccioppoli
While Chris Christie was doing his "badda boom badda bing..I won" act in New Jersey, there was a much bigger victory going on across the water in Brooklyn. Democrat Bill DeBlasio won the NYC Mayoral race by a whopping 49 point margin over Republican Joe Lhota. Lhota was Rudy Giuliani's errand boy and no doubt Rudy was sitting at home (since he wouldn't be seen standing next to a big loser) wondering whatever happened to his "legacy." A legacy that much like Chris Christie was the product of a tragedy and many deaths.
After twenty years of basically Republican reign, NYC decided they had enough. Enough of the catering to the top two percent, enough of the shy high rent, enough of the "stop and frisk" of innocent minorities, enough of the police state. Giuliani hoodwinked New Yorkers into believing that the high crime rate was the fault of David Dinkins, even though it had started to rise under Ed Koch and crime was generally higher all across the country in the 80's and early 90's. It worked. So Joe Lhota tried the same playbook, this time saying that if another Democrat was elected, the streets of the city would be overtaken by criminals again. Didn't work this time.
The disgusting Lhota tried to follow the "fear and hate" playbook of Giuliani, running ads that showed footage from the '70's with graffiti ridden trains and looting. The only number in the 70's that showed up last night was 73%, the percentage of the vote that DeBlasio received. It was the biggest margin of victory in a mayoral race in NYC since Koch won re-election in 1985.
Make no mistake about it. This was a referendum on Giuliani. When he ran in '93 after being beaten in '89 he was able to fool the Liberal Party into allowing him to run as a Republican-Liberal. This was very important back then in NYC as you really couldn't win there without being on the Liberal Party line. But Rudy is a good conniver and as we know now he is no Liberal. In fact he has moved further and further to the right to the point where he is much closer to the Tea Party than the Republican Party.
New York said last night, in loud and clear fashion, that Giuliani time is over. DeBlasio is no doubt the most progressive mayor in a long time. He will end "stop and frisk" and hold the police accountable for corruption and abuses of power. Under Giuliani the NYPD was out of control, and he was always there to back them up even before the evidence could be examined. New Yorkers said no more.
I was working at WABC Radio in NYC when Giuliani was in office. It really seemed as though there was a police incident monthly where a white officer assaulted or killed a black person. In some cases it was several police officers. Over and over again we would cover these stories. Last night New Yorkers said no more.
Under Giuliani and his bullshit "Disneyfication" of Times Square, rents have gone through the roof and the middle class is being squeezed out. Forget about going to Brooklyn or Queens anymore, you are out of luck there as well. Real Estate investors thrived under Giuliani while the rest of the people suffered. But hey..ain't it pretty for the tourists now?! Last night New Yorkers said no more.
We have entered a new time in NYC now. A time for the end of "stop and frisk", for the middle class to start thriving again and for New Yorkers to have a police department that works for them not against them.
It won't be easy buy one thing is for certain. DeBlasio time has begun and Giuliani time is dead.
November 8, 2013
HEY CHUCK TODD: TAKE THIS INTERVIEW AND SHOVE IT!
By Mike Caccioppoli
That's it. I can't take it anymore. Watching NBC's Chuck Todd interrogate President Obama made me want to puke. I kept screaming at the television, "WHERE WAS THE INTERVIEW WITH BUSH ASKING HIM TO APOLOGIZE ABOUT IRAQ?!" Of course we never got THAT interview..never will. Only in America does one President have to apologize for trying to make lives better while another never has to apologize for lying us into war and killing thousands.
Only in this country. Uniquely fucking American. Todd, who has absolutely no credibility whatsoever is a child playing an adults game. A little league player trying to make it in the big leagues. Because his bosses at NBC are equally worthless, they think he's the right guy for the job. So there he was asking Obama the "tough" questions about Obamacare. By tough I mean obvious.
"Do you want to apologize for saying people who are happy with their health insurance could keep it when that wasn't true?...Do you think people will ever believe you again when you make a promise?" I really couldn't believe what I was hearing. Well coming from Todd I could believe it but how in the world can you ask a President, ANY President to apologize for ANYTHING after not asking George W. Bush these questions...
"Do you want to apologize to the American people, the Iraqi people, the mothers and fathers of the children killed, the wives and husbands of the soldiers killed and mutilated in a war that you lied the us into?...Do you want to apologize to the thousands of family members of those who drowned in the sewage and filth in New Orleans when it took you days to even understand what was happening there?...Do you think anyone anywhere could ever take you seriously on any subject ever again or believe a word you say?"
But those questions were never asked. Not by anyone in the news media..ever. Oh but when it comes to asking the black guy to cower and apologize, well, that's easy..ain't it Chuck Todd? I guess I shouldn't just pick on Todd because he really is a big nobody. In fact the entire media should be crucified. They are all worthless.
Why Obama agreed to be interviewed by Todd I will never understand. What good could come of it? Why should he apologize about trying to bring some kind of universal health care to this fucked up nation? Why should he apologize for trying to make Americans lives better and longer? And did he think that apology would satisfy those on the right anyway? As we can already see it has not. These are the same right wingers who never thought Bush should apologize about anything!
The Republicans have NEVER offered any ideas at all when it comes to improving our health care system. They have no ideas on how to make Obamacare run smoother. When they had the power to allow additional funding to the system they voted against it. Now they want to criticize every glitch, every issue when they never talk about the thousands of glitches in the CURRENT healthcare system, the worst of any civilized nation.
Republicans have not apologized for shutting down the government even though most Americans were against it and it cost us $24 billion. Has Chuck Todd or anyone else in the media asked John Boehner to apologize? Of course not.
There was the black President though, being asked if he wanted to tell the American people he was sorry for the fact that their insurance companies hate Obamacare so much, hate it because they might make a 1000% profit instead of a 2000% profit, that they on spite dropped some people from their plans because they didn't want to make it ACA compliant.
Todd wanted Obama to say he was very sorry for doing something no President has ever been able to do. To make a change in a system that is so ingrained in our sick Capitalist mentality that making those changes will continue to be a huge challenge.
NBC and Chuck Todd can take their interview and their insane lust for an apology and shove it.
November 11, 2013
CBS: CRAPPY BENGAZI SPECULATION
By Mike Caccioppoli
In the second season of HBO's brilliant "The Newsroom" there is a story thread which runs throughout the season. It has to do with a big political scandal involving the use of sarin gas by the U.S. military. The fictional network in the show runs the story only to have it turn out to be a bogus story. The shit hits the fan and everyone's head is on the chopping block. I won't spoil things but this fuck up is so big that lawyers are brought in and investigations are performed.
They say that truth is stranger than fiction. If only it were as accountable. It has been discovered that a story "60 Minutes" ran about the "Bengazi cover-up" was mostly bullshit. Much of their story was based on an interview with a guy who as it turns out was just shooting off his mouth. People like to seem important and this dude ran with it. Now, when the segment aired the right wingers started to cream in their pants. They were all over national television citing the report and once again trying to pin all if it on the administration and most importantly for them..Hillary Clinton.
If there wasn't a network like MSNBC you wouldn't even know there was a fuck up by CBS. Of course if the shoe were on the other foot we would be hearing about how the "liberal media" came up with a fake story! For the most part all we are hearing are crickets from the mainstream media. This all coming on the heels of Chuck Todd's inane interview with President Obama asking him to apologize for helping people get health coverage and not die.
The era of great credible reporting is over. I'm proclaiming it dead. Yes there are a few good news people but the irresponsible now out number them. The same goes for holding bad reporters and reporting accountable. At least on an even level. When CBS and Dan Rather reported about George. W. Bush's military service or lack thereof and some documents that were used for the story were called into question, CBS apologized and fired a Producer. Rather retired (cough).
With the Bengazi fuck up, nada. CBS did a 90 second "apology" at the end of the last broadcast of "60 Minutes" and they say that's all we are going to get. So most people who saw the original broadcast and then watched the right wing go nuts after, will have no idea the story was bogus. They will go on believing that the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton tried to downplay what happened instead of the truth which is that the Republicans and the grotesque Darrell Issa played it all up. Using a tragedy to try to gain political traction.
The myth of the "liberal media" lives on.
The truth can only be found on HBO.