“We have always been a nation of immigrants… who hate the newer immigrants.”
– On the Republicans’ hatred of immigrant children coming to the U.S. hoping for a better life, JON STEWART, The Daily Show
Or “It was the worst of times.”
In light of Republican stalwart Eric Cantor’s primary loss to a Tea Party candidate, here’s a look back at Jon Stewart’s segment from a few weeks back in which he reminds us that the GOP and the Tea Party are essentially one and the same.
You reap what you sow, be careful what you wish for, et cetera.
Today in jackassery.
Maybe America ain’t as dumb as we think.
Stephen is dismayed by the GOP’s prospective presidential candidates in 2016.
So is the GOP, we’d imagine.
With the Republican-led filibuster of a Senate proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 on Wednesday, Democrats moved swiftly to frame the vote as an example of the gulf that exists between the two parties on matters of economic fairness and upward mobility.
The question is not just one of money, they said, but of morality. And in doing so the Democrats returned to the themes that were successful for their party and President Obama in 2012 when they convinced swing voters that Democrats were mindful of the best interests of all Americans — not just those who are powerful and wealthy.
Speaking from the White House shortly after the measure was defeated 54 to 42, with 60 votes needed to advance, Mr. Obama admonished Republicans and called on voters to punish them at the polls in November. “If there’s any good news here, it’s that Republicans in Congress don’t get the last word on this issue, or any issue,” Mr. Obama said. “You do, the American people, the voters.”
“If your member of Congress doesn’t support raising the minimum wage,” he added, “you have to let them know they’re out of step, and that if they keep putting politics ahead of working Americans, you’ll put them out of office.””
– The New York Times, "Democrats Assail GOP After Filibuster of Proposal to Raise Minimum Wage"
Staten Island, NY Congressman Michael Grimm, the Republican who once threatened to throw a TV journalist off a balcony because that reporter dared to ask him about federal campaign finance fraud charges levied against him, was formally indicted today on those charges. Hulk, crash. (Editorial cartoon by Michael Bramhall / NY Daily News)
“The real ‘voter fraud’ is perpetrated by people who make bogus arguments about voter fraud.”
– PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, during an address to the National Action Network, on the Republican-led war on alleged voter fraud