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Pat McCrory Gets His “Know Your Role” Moment

Well, Pat got what he THOUGHT he wanted.

Loss of business didn’t phase him.

Boycotts didn’t phase him.

His own attorney general telling him that the law was unconstitutional AND that he would not enforce it didn’t phase him.

No, he doubled down and SUED the feds for the “right” to discriminate.

Can you smell what’s cooking now, Pat?

You’re about to learn a hard lesson, Pat.

We know your real goal was to try to gut workplace protections for workers within North Carolina, including the right to sue at any level other than federal for wrongful or discriminatory actions, and also to prevent municipalities to set their own minimum wage laws. We know Art Pope’s got you pimped out fifteen ways from Sunday. We know you chose your target thinking you’d get away with it.

YOU. WERE. WRONG.

And now the whole world’s going to watch you get handed your ass for it.

You should have known your role.

SOTU 2015

President Obama delivered the 2015 State Of The Union address last night, here it is in its entirety:

I absolutely LOVED:

  • He used actual facts and figures again.  It’s nice to see actual data laid out, doesn’t matter that the Press Corpse and the seditionists will either ignore or lie about it – they do that anyway.
  • The Neo-Confederates sat on their hands over EVERY SINGLE POSITIVE that got brought up. They just can’t help themselves.  “Loyal” opposition my ass. Speaking of which…
  • The single biggest source of their (and the media’s) hatred of him, I’m glad he called them on it.
  • They couldn’t make him 3/5 of a person, but they did roll out FIVE separate “responses” to him. The best thing you could say about them was that Joni Breadbags inexplicably managed NOT to castrate a pig.
  • The angry old guy channel finally got called out for what they are, real subtle-like:

(Hint: There’s a word missing from that placard – the same thing missing from the content that the network in question produces.  NEWS.)

I hope President Obama keeps this up – the GOP 2016 clown car bus double-decker bus isn’t anywhere near full yet!

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.

***

…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.

***

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.

How To Negotiate With Domestic Terrorists

You put their garbage in the street for all to see, and then tell them to pound sand:

They got the first part right.  Let’s see if they get the rest…

(h/t Alex from Balloon Juice)