Thursday, December 04, 2014

Trey Gowdy - '"Let McCain Do It."

Trey Gowdy - '"Let McCain Do It."

Now this is just pathetic

Some of you turned Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) into the hero of the day because of his Benghazi investigation. He could do no wrong. What happens when you build a cult of personalty around any politician is then they can go BOHICA on you.

On Fox News yesterday, Gowdy was asked about President Obama’s plan. He said the President had no authority.

Asked again by Fox News’s Bill Hemmer, Gowdy was insistent the President could not do what he did and had to treat congress as a co-equal branch of government.

So, Hemmer asked Gowdy who he’d stop the President. Gowdy’s answer? He wants to let Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) handle it by tying up unrelated Presidential nominations in the Senate.

Yeah. Mind you, the Senate Republicans are not going to restore the filibuster on nominations, so that’s now impossible if one of the squishes won’t go along.

There you have it. The great white hope of Benghazi, now that he thinks conservatives are in his pocket, will stand with the Speaker, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Barack Obama against the American public on amnesty.

He wants Sen. John McCain to stop Obama.

I have no doubt, now being exposed, Gowdy will claim he is personally going to oppose the continuing resolution. But he’s going to support the rule, which will enable Boehner and Pelosi to get it passed without Gowdy. [RED STATE]

I hadn't heard that Senate Republicans won't restore the filibuster on nominations that Harry Reid did away with.  What's your argument either way? First, consider this.

'Member This?

"If you're trying to change minds and influence people it's probably not a good idea to say that virtually all elected Democrats are liars, but what the hell." TRKOF

From Metzger, which reminds me; Congrats Ron!

Fightin' Tom Harkin's Buh-Bye


Outgoing Progressive Sen. and fake war hero Tom Harkin is another Democrat with buyer's remorse for Obamacare.  No, not because it was an idea that America hates, didn't want, and a major reason why Democrats got their asses kicked last month, and whose seat will be filled by conservative Joni Ernst.  Harkin regrets not doing more to demolish the health-insurance industry, says Ed Morrissey.
Harkin says in retrospect the Democratic-controlled Senate and House should have enacted a single-payer healthcare system or a public option to give the uninsured access to government-run health plans that compete with private insurance companies.

“We had the votes in ’09. We had a huge majority in the House, we had 60 votes in the Senate,” he said.

He believes Congress should have enacted “single-payer right from the get go or at least put a public option would have simplified a lot.”
Progressive Theater of the Absurd Present Production


The Man Who Stole The Mona Lisa

art is everywhere                                                   

I watched The Man Who Stole The Mona Lisa  on Netflix Sunday night and was going to recommend it, when lo!  Here it is on You Tube. 

When Italian handyman Vincenzo Peruggia stole the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911, he never could have guessed her absence would be the very thing that made her the most recognizable painting on the planet. (CNN)

Suddenly images of the artwork were splashed across international newspapers, as the two-year police hunt hit dead-end after dead-end. While the Mona was well known, it was far from being as recognizable as it is today; the Washington Post for instance printed this picture.

It wasn't until December 1913 -- exactly 100 years ago next month -- that Peruggia was finally caught and the Mona Lisa recovered, becoming the best known painting in a time before we shared images on TV, internet, and phones.

Odds that you'll like this movie are 81:3.  You're welcome.