Dec 282017
 

Here is the one hundred eighth article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is Republican UN Ambassador Nikki Haley. She is so honored for demonstrating a uniquely Republican level of incompetence.

Charleston Shooting Confederate FlagThe US ambassador to the United Nations has fallen victim to a phone prank perpetrated by a famous Russian duo, with whom she discussed the affairs of a fictional South China Sea island nation and the alleged harassment of the Ukrainian president by Kevin Spacey.

Notorious Russian pranksters Vladimir Kuznetsov (Vovan) and Alexey Stolyarov (Lexus) have managed to one-up the US government by calling Nikki Haley and tricking her into thinking that she was speaking with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki…

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Here’s the video:

Dang!! Is Haley going to tell Fuhrer Drumpfenfarten, Putin’s Piddle Puppet, to nuke Binomo?  Will the Fuhrer even care that Binomo does not exist?

Haley earned her parade, because only a Republican could be that stupid.

For example, here’s Republican Scott Walker, Fartfuhrer of Fitzwalkerstan (formerly Wisconsin) being trolled by a radio host pretending to be David Koch in 2011.

I rest my case!

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Dec 272017
 

Here is the one hundred sixth article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is Trump judicial nominee Thomas Alvin Farr. He is so honored for his extensive history of racism and KKK support.

Trump JudgesAmong President Trump’s worrisome nominees to the judiciary, perhaps none is as alarming as Thomas Alvin Farr, a protégé of Jesse Helms, the former North Carolina senator, and a product of the modern white supremacist machine that Mr. Helms pioneered.

Mr. Farr, nominated to serve on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, began his career as counsel for Mr. Helms’s Senate campaigns, where he participated in racist tactics to intimidate African-American voters. This alone is reason to reject his nomination, as is his apparent lying on the topic to the Senate Judiciary Committee. But Mr. Farr’s connections to Mr. Helms’s white supremacist causes and political network go much deeper.

Having lived in North Carolina since childhood, I know Mr. Helms’s racist legacy and I hold no doubts that Mr. Farr perpetuates it. An unabashed segregationist, Mr. Helms was affiliated with the Council of Conservative Citizens, an outgrowth of the White Citizens’ Councils that promoted white supremacy. Mr. Helms, who served in the Senate for 30 years, used his honorable seat to support the apartheid regime in South Africa while opposing desegregation, civil rights legislation and the creation of the Martin Luther King’s Birthday holiday in this country. Mr. Helms also belittled Carol Moseley Braun, the only black senator at the time, by singing “Dixie” to her in the Senate elevator…  [emphasis added]

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SPLC reports Farr’s racist activities in detail.

Compared to this guy, David Duke is a boy scout!

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Dec 232017
 

Here is the one hundred fifth article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is Republican CFPB appointee Mick Mulvaney. He is so honored for gutting the CFPB for Banksters.

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Muting the core of the agency’s mission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under the controversial direction of Trump-appointed Mick Mulvaney has sidelined consumer protection and indicated "deregulation" is the forefront of its purpose.

The difference is displayed at the bottom of the most recent press releases from the agency.

The first image below shows the mission statement as it appears at the bottom of two pressreleases dated Dec. 21:

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The second image is from the previous press release dated Nov. 24:

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The new version puts "by regularly identifying and addressing outdated, unnecessary, or unduly burdensome regulations" first and also leaves out the word "fairly."…

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The worst I can do is give this greedy Republican a parade, but I’m looking forward to following up when Elizabeth Warren responds to how he has turned her signature achievement into a device to make Banksters richer by screwing consumers.

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Dec 082017
 

Here is the one hundred fourth article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is Republican US Representative from Arizona, Trent Franks. He is so honored for his highly unusual form of sexual harassment.

Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona announced Thursday night that he is resigning from Congress after being informed that the House Ethics Committee had opened an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment from two female former staffers.

What did Franks do, you ask? Let’s let Franks tell you himself. Here’s an excerpt from his statement announcing his resignation:

"Due to my familiarity and experience with the process of surrogacy, I clearly became insensitive as to how the discussion of such an intensely personal topic might affect others.

"I have recently learned that the Ethics Committee is reviewing an inquiry regarding my discussion of surrogacy with two previous female subordinates, making each feel uncomfortable. I deeply regret that my discussion of this option and process in the workplace caused distress."

Um, what?…

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Franks just updated his resignation and resigned effective immediately.

On the surface, this makes no sense at all.  Asking a staffer to consider becoming a surrogate is certainly uncomfortable, but hardly criminal.  However, when Lyin’ Ryan asked Franks to step down, Lyin’ Ryan said only that he found the accusations of wrongdoing to be credible.  Lyin’ Ryan has no problem with the many complaints of serial pussy grabbing by his Fuhrer.  Lyin’ Ryan still supports serial-pedophile, Roy Moore.  So, for Lyin’ Ryan to force Franks out, he must consider what Franks did even worse than what Trump or Moore did.  What could that be?

There is only one credible possibility.  Franks must have threatened his staffers that, if they didn’t bear his child, he would wreck their future in government.  Now, a normal GOP pervert demands the use of a woman’s body for long enough to use it for their own pleasure.  But this GOP pervert demanded far more extensive control of women’s bodies for a full nine months, and that is why he deserves the parade.

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Nov 222017
 

Here is the one hundred third article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is Republican future head of the Census Bureau, Thomas Brunell. He is so honored for his intent to establish a permanent, totalitarian Republican Reich by using the census to help abolish competitive elections.

1122BrunellThe Trump administration is leaning toward naming Thomas Brunell, a Texas professor with no government experience, to the top operational job at the U.S. Census Bureau, according to two people who have been briefed on the bureau’s plans.

Brunell, a political science professor, has testified more than half a dozen times on behalf of Republican efforts to redraw congressional districts, and is the author of a 2008 book titled “Redistricting and Representation: Why Competitive Elections Are Bad for America.”

The choice would mark the administration’s first major effort to shape the 2020 census, the nationwide count that determines which states lose and gain electoral votes and seats in the House of Representatives.

The fate of the census under President Donald Trump has been closely watched by voting-rights advocates worried that the administration — which has already made unsupported claims about voter fraud — might nudge it in directions that over- or undercount some Americans. Subtle bureaucratic choices in the wording and administration of the census can have huge consequences for who is counted, and how it shifts American voting districts… [emphasis added]

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If anything, Politico downplays the significance of Trump’s intent to appoint Brunell, and does not even mention the sleazy way he is doing it.  Fortunately, Rachel Maddow has done the homework for all of us, as she puts this in context with Republican Gerrymandering.

There’s no way we can keep Trump from appointing this vile parade recipient but we can use exposing a,d protesting everything he does to help generate a wave election in state governments nationwide in 2018.

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Nov 052017
 

Here is the one hundred second article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is Republican Senate Majority Leader Bought Bitch Mitch McConnell. He is so honored for willingness to protect his Fuhrer and his Reich from the criminal justice they deserve by refusing to move ahead with legislation to protect the Mueller Investigation.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) shrugged off concerns that Congress should safeguard against a constitutional crisis by passing legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by the White House he is tasked with investigating.

Sen. McConnell was asked about multiple bills that would protect the special counsel from interference from President Donald Trump during an interview with MSNBC anchor Hugh Hewitt that was broadcast Saturday.

“This is also a week of indictments,” Hewitt noted. “There are two views about Mr. Mueller. Some want legislation to restrain his power and limit his reach. Others want legislation to keep him safe from being fired.”

“Do you think Congress has any role in legislating about the special counsel right now?” Hewitt asked.

“I don’t think so,” McConnell answered.

Multiple Republican leaders have urged President Trump to fire the special counsel. Ousted Trump strategist Steve Bannon has urged a scorched earth approach to the investigation and Pat Robertson demanded Trump fire Mueller and pardon everyone to “shut down” the investigation.

As the chorus of far-right voices against the special counsel grows, the appetite for congressional action to protect Mueller has waned.

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Here’s the video.  I recommend turning the liar off after the significant section.

Bought Bitch Barf Bag Alert!!

 

This is McConnell’s second parade.  His first was in September 2013.  I trust you’ll agree that Bought Bitch Mitch deserves a new Parade virtually every day.

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