Saturday, September 04, 2010

Maybe not all Republicans are stupid, but . . . UPDATED


First off, Brewer has finally backed off her claims. "That was an error, if I said that."

If? There's no if about it, that is exactly what she claimed.

Second, and possibly more shocking than anything we've seen so far: Nate Silver has Jan Brewer as the favorite for reelection, with a 97% chance of her winning.

What did I say about stupidity?

Come on, guys. Does the fact that we can populate a diary like this just with right-wing Republican female candidates from out west tell us anything?

For starters, let's take a quick shot at Sharron "Obtuse" Angle, who's running for Senate against Harry Reid. The Republicans have been complaining nonstop about the state of the economy and whether Obama is doing enough, or the right stuff, to fix it. Now we learn from "Obtuse" why unemployment compensation is so unpopular with these guys.
all [Rep.] Shelley Berkeley and Harry Reid want to do is put a band-aid on this by extending unemployment, which really doesn't benefit anyone.

Nothing, that is, except keep people in their homes, enable them to put food on the table, and provide counter-cyclical funds for local businesses. I guess that adds up to "nothing" if you're Obtuse.

Really, though, the star of the week was Jan Brewer, the unelected governor of Arizona. She pretty much flooded the zone with stupid this week. Let's review Jan's week:

She started her week with a gubernatorial debate. Only thing is, when it was her turn to speak, she totally froze. If you haven't watched this, you need to.

She had a good explanation, though. She only agreed to do the debate because if she did she'd qualify for state campaign financing. Incumbent Republican Jan Brewer said Thursday she has no intention of participating in any more events with Democrat Terry Goddard. She said the only reason she debated him on Wednesday is she had to to qualify for more than $1.7 million in public funds for her campaign. Follow the link to the Arizona Star to vote on their poll asking whether there should be more debates. The "Yes" side is winning 97%-3% so far.

Then, Jan wrapped up her week by taking questions from the press. Unfortunately for her, what they wanted to ask her about was her lying claims that things had gotten so bad in the border region, what with Obama's failure to control the border, that multitudes of decapitated bodies were being found in the desert. It didn't take long for those claims to be debunked, but she hasn't backed off those claims. When confronted, Brewer had a creative approach for dealing with press questions.

Maybe you don't have to be stupid to be a Republican, but it certainly seems to help.

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Anonymous Benito said...

In the last four months Jan Brewer has been caught lying, three times and counting.

The comments made on June 16, 2010, and June 27, 2010, clearly indicates that the Brewer says that immigrants are beheading people in the United States desert. She first ran away from the question and the press when confronted with the question. She finally when to FOX/ FAKE News to recant her lie.

When Brewer was confronted with the fact the two of her top Advisors (Paul Senseman, Chuck Coughlin) are lobbyist for “Private Prisons” giant CCA she first ran away from the question and the press.

In an attempt to gain sympathy, she first said her father had died in Germany fighting the Nazi in World War II (which ended 1945) but of course we find out the truth that her father was never in Germany and died in California in 1955. Do you see a trend here?

Brewer signed into law SB 1070 Bill (Did she even read it?), lied about the crime rates in AZ (even Janet Napolitano knows that all crimes rates went down), and now we find out that she is in the pockets of PRIVATE PRISONS who stand to benefit with the increase Federal jailing, and thus they will pay her back, I wonder if it has to do anything about the fact that her son was transferred to a brand new prison, he was convicted for rape and sexual assault, I guess the fruit does not fall far the tree.

“Private Prisons Lie”

“AZ Crime Rates”

“Father Lie”

September 04, 2010 1:19 PM  

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