And A Child Shall Lead Them

Remember the name Madison Kimrey – I have a feeling we’ll be hearing it again.

Pitch perfect – and she appears to be smarter than the majority of North Carolina’s congressional delegation.

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The Only Sane Response

Rep. Bill Parscrell put on a clinic on how to respond to the NeoConfederate squidcloud of BS over Obamacare and the website rollout (otherwise known as the Worst Thing Ever In The History Of Anything Since The Last Thing Obama Did):

Put it in heavy rotation in 2014, run it in the reelection campaigns of every Democratic rep and every Democratic challenger to every GOP rep, and let the Village moan and rend their garments over “comity.” Time for the point to get hammered home.

You’re Not Supposed To Show Your Hand

The Daily Show has performed yet another public service, this time by simply putting a mic in front of a fool and letting him step on his own junk:

An appearance on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” has cost Don Yelton, a member of the N.C. Republican Party, his position as Buncombe County precinct chair for the GOP.

A five-minute segment of the Comedy Central show Wednesday night about the state’s new election law, focused a good bit on Yelton’s racial views.

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Yelton said the law’s intent is not racial but designed to “kick the Democrats in the butt.”

He also criticized lazy college students and “lazy blacks that want the government to give them everything” because the state was issuing free IDs to ease compliance.

“I can’t believe we have that many stupid people in North Carolina. People who don’t know how to follow directions and go down there and get a photo ID for free at the DMV. Do we want those people picking your president?” Yelton asked.

Wow – refreshingly honest and open, wasn’t it? Well, the NCGOP wasn’t about to let THAT stand:

On Thursday, as the video went viral, Claude Pope, chairman of the N.C. Republican Party, called for Yelton’s resignation.

“The North Carolina Republican Party finds the comments made by Mr. Yelton to be completely inappropriate and highly offensive,” Pope said in a statement the state GOP released.

And in short order, the ax was handed to Yelton for some good old fashioned self-deposing:

Buncombe GOP Chairman Henry Mitchell told Dome this evening Yelton resigned at his request.

Before exiting (I presume stage right), Yelton played one last hit from the catalog:

Yelton announced his resignation on Asheville talk radio host Pete Kaliner’s program on WWNC. Kaliner told Dome that Yelton’s “black friend” –Yelton said in the interview he wasn’t a bigot, that “one of my best friends is black” – called the program to defend him.

Kaliner identified the Yelton’s supporter as Tim Johnson, the former state GOP vice chairman.

Just when you think they can’t get any worse, they manage somehow to raise their game.

Mauve Has The Most RAM

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Chuck Todd, web guru:

Also, this desperately needs to become a thing: #ChuckToddWebsiteAdvice

Exposing The NeoConfederate Lie

President Obama took an hour to call out the GOP for hostage taking attempting to nullify the 2012 election:

Nice touch bypassing the Village enablers in favor of actual journalists asking actual questions instead of those running interference for the NeoConfederates. Here are a few excerpts:

“Think about it this way, the American people do not get to demand a ransom for doing their jobs. You don’t get a chance to call your bank and say I’m not going to pay my mortgage this month unless you throw in a new car and an Xbox. If you’re in negotiations around buying somebody’s house, you don’t get to say, well, let’s talk about the price I’m going to pay, and if you don’t give the price then I’m going to burn down your house. That’s not how negotiations work. That’s not how it happens in business. That’s not how it happens in private life.

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…members of Congress, and the House Republicans in particular, don’t get to demand ransom in exchange for doing their jobs. And two of their very basic jobs are passing a budget and making sure that America’s paying its bills. They don’t also get to say, you know, unless you give me what the voters rejected in the last election, I’m going to cause a recession.

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…imagine if a Democratic Congress threatened to crash the global economy unless a Republican president agreed to gun background checks or immigration reform. I think it’s fair to say that Republicans would not think that was appropriate.

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House Republicans decided they wouldn’t appoint people to the committee to try to negotiate, and 19 times they’ve rejected that. So even after all that, the Democrats in the Senate still passed a budget that effectively reflects Republican priorities at Republican budget levels just to keep the government open, and the House Republicans couldn’t do that either.

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You know, the American people have already fought too hard and too long to come back from one crisis, only to see a handful of more extreme Republicans in the House of Representatives precipitate another one.

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…I’m not going to do it until the more extreme parts of the Republican Party stop forcing John Boehner to issue threats about our economy. We can’t make extortion routine as part of our democracy. Democracy doesn’t function this way. And this is not just for me; it’s also for my successors in office. Whatever party they’re from, they shouldn’t have to pay a ransom either for Congress doing its basic job. We’ve got to put a stop to it.”

Way to take them to school, Mr. President.