Three tea party stooges
by Kevin_Foley
 Politics Progressive
November 08, 2012 01:19 PM | 2105 views | 17 17 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Moe is Richard "Rape is God's Plan" Mourdock.
 
Curly is Allen "Communist Hunter" West.
 
Larry is Joe "Deadbeat Dad" Walsh.
 
The latter two were swept into the House of Representatives by tea party fever in 2010 and both were swept out two short years later by tea party fatigue.
 
Tea partier Mourdock hoped to be the junior U.S, senator from Indiana before he committed political suicide by suggesting conception through rape was ordained by the Almighty. It's quite possible Indiana women, regardless of party, were offended by his declaration
 
For his part, Mitt Romney may have committed political suicide in refusing to withdraw his endorsement of Mourdock.
 
West, who accomplished exactly nothing during his brief term, alienated and angered his Florida constituents when he called fellow Florida representative, the respected Democrat Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, "vile" and "despicable" while channeling Joe McCarthy and telling voters he knew of 80 Communists in the House Progressive Caucus.
 
When asked to name them, West couldn't.
 
Walsh, who failed to make child support payments after being elected as a candidate who advocated "personal responsibility," did little more as a congressman then tell his supporters he was "pissed off" at Obama before he was finally ousted Tuesday night by Iraq War hero Lt. Col. Tammy Duckworth.
 
So what's the common denominator for the three stooges?
 
Irrational anger, mindless extremism, and raging intolerance. That may be cathartic for a few, but it's not governing the many.
 
Why I oughta....
 
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frogbreath
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November 17, 2012
@lib in cobb whoever you are, you are Foley...
Lib in Cobb
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November 13, 2012
@Marie: Don't get hurt when you are patting yourself on the back for making public, something which was already so public.

Kevin Foley
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November 12, 2012
Marie thinks she's discovered some dirt! Oh mercy me, my sakes almighty, she Googled me!!! Now she should run next door and tell her neighbor!

As a matter of fact, Marie (whoever you are), I fought very hard for the First Amendment rights of my clients...I am a PR executive, afterall. The issue you "discovered" was very public and took place 7 years ago, when the FCC overstepped its authority in trying to prevent TV newscasters from airing video news releases my company produces along with a number of other companies. Conservatives and liberals thought the FCC was way out of bounds, as it happens, and it all blew over.

By the way, we have produced video news releases for the U.S. Army, the Red Cross, the Boy Scouts, the USO, and a number of charities and not-for-profits. I am very proud of the work we do with my 28 Cobb County based employees.

Nice try. Now get a life, Marie.
Lib in Cobb
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November 12, 2012
@Marie: What?
Marie in Marietta
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November 11, 2012
FAKE NEWS KEVIN FOLEY

Oh, Kevin. Fake news? VNRs?

This is going to be so much fun. More than the real tree stooges. I see you hope that you can make it look like a poster here is DA King it is not working. I now have met DA. Oh, Kevin, you aren't fooling us.

After the Federal Communications Commission warned broadcasters about the need to disclose the source of video news releases (VNRs) to viewers, Foley objected. In June 2006, Foley objected to the prospect of the FCC investigating television stations use of VNRs as a breach of their licensing conditions. "If the FCC is indeed investigating this matter, it is overstepping its authority by threatening fines and other punitive actions against TV stations that don’t attribute video content we supply," he told Red Herring. [4]

"When a print publication lifts a Steve Jobs quote from a press release, where is the disclosure? The publication never spoke to Jobs, but we don’t see the FCC threatening print publications. Where does the FCC’s authority to regulate TV news come from?," he asked. [5] However, his analogy ignores the fact that the FCC only regulates "interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable." It does not regulate newspapers.

In a mid-June 2006 commentary column in O'Dwyers PR Daily, Foley notably abandoned even referring to VNRs, preferring to call them "TV press releases." The FCC investigation into undisclosed use of VNRs, he complained, represents a threat to "the free speech rights of my corporate clients." Kevin E. Foley, Sourcewatch

Samuel Adams
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November 10, 2012
A deaad pig in a Romney shirt was dumped outside a Manhattan Beach GOP office. A Democrat in Chicago is captured in a YouTube video screaming, "Now we can destroy Israel." (Obama got about 60 percent of the jewish vote, go figure). Black students riot at southern universities, screaming obscenties at whites. In you face!

And this is what occurs when Obama wins!

I say, let's see who this president and his supporters REALLY are, now that he's got his balonified "mandate to tax." The country will not tolerate this. Those who voted for him are going to be SHOCKED when they get layed off, the rich will stay rich and their Obamaphones won't keep up with the cost of inflation and the economic plunge.
Lib in Cobb
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November 10, 2012
@CobbGuy: Our president does have a mandate no matter how you manipulate the numbers.

mandate: a command or authorization to act in a particular way on a public issue given by the electorate to its representative.

Source: dictionary.com

George Bush left office with a popularity rating nearly as low as Richard Nixon.

I have seen the clips and reports of layoffs. More GOP sour grapes stories.
Lib in Cobb
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November 09, 2012
DA: If you were/are so opposed to what was stated by Mourdock, then where is your condemnation.. You did not condemn Mourdock's remarks about rape, you billed it as "running off at the mouth". Murdock's statement that a rape was intended by God, is nothing short abhorrent, and you have minimized those remarks. Not only does Mourdock owe a sincere apology and explanation to every woman on earth, you do also.

You have gone well beyond the bounds of propriety regarding Mourdock and his remarks about rape. It is my hope that the editorial staff at MDJ reads this post.

I am not Kevin Foley.
CobbCoGuy
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November 09, 2012
Hi Lib,

Obama won and Republicans must deal with it, but Obama does not have a mandate.

Per the U.S. Election Atlas, the popular vote for Obama went from 69.5M in 2008 to 59.6M in 2012 – a LOSS of almost 10M votes. Electoral votes dropped from 365 to 332.

By comparison, the popular vote for Bush INCREASED from 50.5M in 2000 to 62.0M in 2004, and electoral votes increased slightly from 271 to 286. The popular vote INCREASED by almost 12M. Further, this increase is amplified since the population base was smaller during Bush’s time.

Summary: Bush's popular and electoral results increased for his reelection. Obama's popular and electoral results decreased for his reelection.

Incumbents are reelected because folks think they did a good job. Yes, Obama won the election and Republicans must deal with it, regroup and reassess. However, he lost the support of 10M voters.

Obama does not have a mandate.

In other news, google "layoffs election" when you have a minute.
Devlin Adams
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November 09, 2012
@ anonymous. I don't know who you are, or even if you really are, or not, but you might want to educate yourself about the people involved, before you make comments.

If there was ever a case of raging intolersnce, it is Foley.

Irrational anger, and mindless extremism, as well as a total lack of class is his stock in trade when he is using his other name "Lib in Cobb".
Devlin Adams
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November 09, 2012
One thing for sure, Lib, aka Foley, I can count on you to be as nasty as you think they will publish. I never said I agreed with or approved of what they said. But I can tell when people are speaking out of ignorance, like they were, as opposed to speaking out of stupidity, as you do continually.
Lib in Cobb
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November 09, 2012
@DA: Mourdock as well as Todd Akin have insulted every woman on the face of the earth and you now call those insults,"running off at the mouth".

The GOP is in its current state because of people like Akin, Mourdock and you.

Ignorant comments about rape are unforgivable and now you have signed up in support of those comments.

You don't need an editor, you need a keeper.
Lib in Cobb
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November 09, 2012
DA: A weak response. I have never heard that VP Biden is unhappy being VP. I guess you are still making it up as you go along. You have nothing else right now. OR You can join the chorus of repubs who think that President Obama's win was not a mandate of support. Yup Weeeeeeee

Have a nice day.

anonymous
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November 09, 2012
@ Adams - "Irrational anger, mindless extremism, and raging intolerance." Sounds just like you.
Devlin Adams
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November 09, 2012
Foley, I am really glad to see that you are following your established pattern. First you write a crock of twisted logic and half truths, then you endorse it, under the name "Lib in Cobb".

That's the name you use when you want to get rid of all respectablility and just be a total jerk.

The funny thing is that you delude yourself into thinking that nobody sees through it, when in fact, everybody does.ROFLMAOPMP.
Devlin Adams
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November 08, 2012
And Foley is the liberal answer to the Three Stooges, all in one man.

We may have Mourdock who runs off at the mouth about things he does not understand, but then you have Joe Biden who has never been happy to be vice president, "not one single day" and thinks Clinton is still the President.LOL.
Lib in Cobb
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November 08, 2012
It's gratifying to see that these "stooges" were removed from office. It is more gratifying to see that they were removed by Democrats.

We had a good night on November Sixth.I can't tell you how much I am enjoying this. I love hearing the waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, followed by the excuse of the hour.

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