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The Crazy World of Tom Cotton

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  • Wherein the bobble-throated slapdick junior senator from Arkansas is making the rounds of the echo chamber again, where he is allowed to say almost anything without any pushback whatsoever.
  • Part 1: Tom Cotton Says Discrimination Is All Relative As Long As Hanging Is Not Involved
  • Part 2: Tom Cotton Says Something Dumb 
  • The 2015 GOP Clown Car: Bigger, Meaner, and More Dangerous Than Ever

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: Tom Cotton Says Discrimination Is All Relative As Long As Hanging Is Not Involved

The Crazy World of Tom Cotton (In which we learn that there is no discrimination without strangulation.)

Charles Pierce, Esquire

Randall Enos

Apr 2, 2015 | Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, pen-pal to the mullahs and unrequited love object of Jen Rubin, has an interesting Hot Politix Take on the outbreak of Fabulous Crow laws aimed at codifying discrimination against our fellow citizens who happen to be L, G, B, or T. He shared it with the nation via CNN.

"I think it's important we have a sense of perspective," Cotton said. "In Iran, they hang you for the crime of being gay."

Charles Pierce is a staff writer for Grantland and the author of Idiot America. He writes regularly for Esquire, is the lead writer for Esquire.com’s Politics blog, and is a frequent guest on NPR.

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Part 2: Tom Cotton Says Something Dumb 

A Continuing Series

Charles Pierce, Esquire

Bobble-throated slapdick Tom Cotton, the junior senator from Arkansas, is making the rounds of the echo chamber again, where he is allowed to say almost anything without any pushback whatsoever, even from Hugh Hewitt who, thanks to my man Chuck Todd, is now a member of the club to which you and I are not invited.

Hewitt: The President got very mad at John McCain for saying John Kerry was delusional on my show on Thursday. And he said this down in Panama on Saturday. What do you think of Senator McCain's characterization of Senator Kerry and the President's reaction to it?

Charles Pierce is a staff writer for Grantland and the author of Idiot AmericaHe writes regularly for Esquire, is the lead writer for Esquire.com’s Politics blog, and is a frequent guest on NPR.

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The 2015 GOP Clown Car: Bigger, Meaner, and More Dangerous Than Ever, Richard Zombeck, Huffington Post

  • A (clown) car full of gun loving, poor hating, veteran screwing, climate change denying, Wall Street deregulating, health care repealing, and wealthy old white man loving clowns.  
  • They have the numbers to do what they want and by this time next year we could be having a completely different conversation in a completely different country.
  • Who Let the Dog Turds In?

The 2015 GOP Clown Car: Bigger, Meaner, and More Dangerous Than Ever

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  • A (clown) car full of gun loving, poor hating, veteran screwing, climate change denying, Wall Street deregulating, health care repealing, and wealthy old white man loving clowns.  
  • They have the numbers to do what they want and by this time next year we could be having a completely different conversation in a completely different country.
  • Who Let the Dog Turds In?
  • The Crazy World of Tom Cotton

Richard Zombeck, Huffington Post

John Cole 

01/01/2015 | Another year gone and another string of long-winded, factually inaccurate, and manufactured comments from the clowns in the Republican Party are behind us. With every passing year that the little clown car pulls up it seems to get a little bigger and every year more and more clowns pour out and step up to the podium to obfuscate and pontificate. Nearly everything they say would lead one to believe that they are impervious to reality and yet their statements are made in such a way and with such confidence that it's as if they had received the message from God Himself.

When you pay attention to the news and politics as much as I do, you get to a point where a facepalm is a frequent occurrence. Eventually eye rolls are more common. And hopefully, if you've managed to maintain a shred of your sanity, you get the occasional chuckle out of hearing someone in politics bloviate about something they apparently know nothing about. Having any faith in humanity makes it hard to believe or accept that some of these folks actually believe what they're saying. Common sense would dictate otherwise, but not everyone is blessed with common sense. After all, people vote for morons, usually against their own best interest, and people watch FOX News despite evidence that the channel gets its facts wrong more than 50 percent of the time.

Richard Zombeck is a freelance writer for hire and a contributor to Now It Counts.

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Who Let the Dog Turds In? David Culver, Telling It Like It Is!

The Peter Principle states that in any hierarchal organization, leaders tend to reach their level of incompetence. In other words, cream sours when it gets to the top. That’s our country: a creamery that stinks!

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The Crazy World of Tom Cotton, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest <>

  • Wherein the bobble-throated slapdick junior senator from Arkansas is making the rounds of the echo chamber again, where he is allowed to say almost anything without any pushback whatsoever.
  • Part 1: Tom Cotton Says Discrimination Is All Relative As Long As Hanging Is Not Involved
  • Part 2: Tom Cotton Says Something Dumb 
  • The 2015 GOP Clown Car: Bigger, Meaner, and More Dangerous Than Ever

Blame the Black Political Class For Re-Electing Obama's Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago

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Rahm Emanuel's victory wasn't a battle for the soul of the Democratic party, and it wasn't just about big money and big media.  It was the victory of the black mis-leadership class, just about all Democrats in Chicago, who followed President Obama, Bobby Rush, the banksters, the privatizers, and the rest to endorse Rahm over Chuy Garcia.  Garcia could not explain why practically no black Democrat from the president down endorsed him, and Emanuel narrowly carried every majority black ward in Chicago.

Bruce A. Dixon, Black Agenda Report

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Wed, 04/08/2015 | The results are in, and the truth hurts. Rahm Emanuel will sit in the mayor's office on the fifth floor of Chicago's City Hall four more years. Despite fudging police stats to make murders disappear, despite stonewalling on police torture and atrocities, despite deliberately shortening red light camera intervals to raise revenue for his buddies, despite closing and privatizing more than 50 public schools, almost exclusively in black and brown neighborhoods, than anywhere in the country, and despite his facing a solid progressive Democrat challenger, Rahm Emanuel carried every single ward in black Chicago, not by big margins, but by enough.

It's true that Chuy Garcia was outspent at least six to one in the April runoff and twelve to one in the February election. It's true that Emanuel used that cash to buy an unanswerable deluge of radio and TV commercials. Big money and media are important, but these are advantages the candidates of capital will always possess. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel had something else in his pocket.

Bruce A. Dixon is the managing editor of Black Agenda Report.

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The rush to humiliate the poor

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  • Never mind that few can afford filet mignon on a less-than-$7/day food-stamp allotment; they’re more likely to be buying chuck steak or canned tuna. This is less about public policy than about demeaning public-benefit recipients.
  • 10 Government Handouts That Prove Who The Biggest ‘Takers’ Actually Are

Dana Milbank, Washington (DC) Post

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April 7, 2015 |  Rick Brattin, a young Republican state representative in Missouri, has come up with an innovative new way to humiliate the poor in his state. Call it the surf-and-turf law.

Brattin has introduced House Bill 813, making it illegal for food-stamp recipients to use their benefits “to purchase cookies, chips, energy drinks, soft drinks, seafood, or steak.”

“I have seen people purchasing filet mignons and crab legs” with electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards, the legislator explained, according to The Post’s Roberto A. Ferdman. “When I can’t afford it on my pay, I don’t want people on the taxpayer’s dime to afford those kinds of foods either.”

Dana Milbank writes about political theater in the nation’s capital. He joined the Post as a political reporter in 2000. 

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10 Government Handouts That Prove Who The Biggest ‘Takers’ Actually Are, Sarah, Addicting Info

  • So, don’t tell me policy isn’t written to make the rich richer and the poor poorer… because that’s exactly how it’s written. And please stop blaming poor people for trying to survive.
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