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RELM_buttonThe Ted Kruzz: Can Bernie Sanders Win the General Election; Thom Hartmann Discusses Chez's Bernie Article; Bernie's Single Payer Plan Revealed; Sarah Palin Endorses Trump; Trump Bungles His Liberty University Speech; Sad Martin; Rand Paul's Insane New Ted Cruz Cartoon; Ted Cruz Did Another JFK Impression; and much more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, the Amazon Link and The Bowen Law Group.


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  • D_C_Wilson

    I remember when those text-to-speech animated memes were coming out a few years ago, it was a common thing for them put a “the” in front of every noun, including proper names. It was weird, but I guess that’s what Randy’s staff was trying to do with that. Of course, the fact that they’re trying to tap into a fad that was popular about five years ago shows how in tune they are with today’s millennial internet generation.

    The thing about Ted Cruz’s JFK impersonation in which he uses a quote that was actually said by RFK (who was quoting someone else) was hilarious. It always amazes me how republicans are constantly trying to appropriate liberal political heroes like JFK or MLK. My theory is that it’s because their own political heroes are people like Nixon and Reagan.

  • katanahamon

    Sorry, should have waited until I heard the whole show before commenting, but I couldn’t resist this…

    Ted Cruz’s JFK imitation sounds an awful lot like a Dalek from Dr. Who!!

  • katanahamon

    I would really like you guys to start taking on the mammoth task of calling out the right wingers for dragging out Benghazi and the email nonsense. I think Hillary should start every single day with a press conference where she talks about how others had private servers, the fact that it’s taken months to uncover emails that were retroactively determined to be classified, to me, that means they are probably safer than a lot of other people’s emails. And the fact that now they have to resort to making movies that are not even remotely connected to facts, and the number of publicly funded investigations that have uncovered NOTHING. Fight fire with more fire. This fake right wing propaganda must be fought.

    Yeah..can’t believe Palin is still allowed to spew her noxious fumes..unbelievable. Maybe she should stay home to help minimize the drunken bouts of domestic violence.

  • It’s official, I’m a patron. I’ve never engaged in patronage before…feels good. 😉

    Two Corinthians and a Pharisee named Oral walk into a bar….

    Audit the Ted–my 12 year old could make a better video than that and notice how they disabled the comments on Youtube….as if that can stop the mockery

    As for how much latitude Bernie would get for changing his stance on some issues that Obama didn’t? I hadn’t thought about it before, but now that you mention it…I bet Bernie WOULD get more latitude from many on the left. I think the President’s race played a role in expectations from him from both sides of the aisle. Many liberals expected so much more than anyone had a right to expect from any President.

    Rand Paul’s accent is a combo of Southern and Dude Bro…I like to call it “Red Neck Douche Bro”.

  • J Gaut

    I agree completely with your take on a Sanders Presidency. And you know what we’ll be left with in 2020? A 79 year old President who hasn’t been able to enact any part of his campaign platform. Along with that, of course, we’ll have scores of scorned liberals who will be writing vicious Twitter hot takes on how disappointing everyone/everything is. All the RCN will need to do is put up a slightly coherent young face against Bernie, and we’ll be destroyed. During a census year no less.

    Now, I’m not saying Hillary will fare much better in 2020, but at least she is more likely to be able to claim some victories given her more tempered (and realistic) Presidential ambitions. Plus, she will still have strong establishment support since she hasn’t been spending the last few days pissing off Planned Parenthood and the Human Rights Campaign.

  • Boko999

    It’s a shame Chez is right. Bernie’d be nothing special in Canada but the US has a very high percentage of loonies. As President Kennedy said in his inaugural address, ” I believe this country should be committed..”

  • HilaryB

    I happen to like the giggling. It’s probably the only thing that’s going to get me through the election season.

  • Kavonde

    I don’t want to appear as one of “those” Bernie supporters, but guys, I think you DRAMATICALLY underestimate the amount of unhinged right-wing hate there is for Hillary. Honestly, the last eight years could just be a prelude to the insanity we see under President Hillary. Not that I don’t think she can’t handle it; I’m more worried about the rest of the country. I mean, at least roughly half the country actually likes Obama. What happens when the left is less eager to even attempt to combat the right’s lunacy?

    • katanahamon

      The Right has an incredible amount of unhinged hate for anyone on the left…it’s unfortunate, but Bob and Chez have a great point about how Bernie could be really destroyed in the general. People need to realize that most of the alleged baggage that Hillary has was generated by the last twenty plus years of equally unhinged right wing attacks, falsifications and outright lies.

  • Aynwrong

    I’ve posted my thoughts on this matter more times than I care to remember.

    I love Bernie. I will vote for Hillary.

    • Scopedog

      Agreed. And honestly, it’s the uber-fans of Bernie that are driving me nuts. To me at least they seem more interested in sending volley fire against Hillary (and to a lesser extent, Obama) than turning said fire against the GOP. Plus there are a growing number of them who seem quite content to let the GOP win in 2016 in the (insane) belief that the country will grow so tired of the GOP’s insanity that they will finally rise up in 2020 and voila!–a new liberal paradise here in the US.

      I swear…do any of these f#@!ers remember what the hell happened in 2000 and the eight years that followed?

      • ranger11

        I’m coming to the conclusion that a good number of his supporters are too young to remember 2000. Makes me feel old and looking forward to a life of history repeating itself.

      • Victor the Crab

        That shit NEVER works. If it did, there would have been Democratic governments already at the state level in places like Kansas, Florida, Wisconsin, Maine, just to name a few. Or so it would happen if those fucking nihilists got off their whinny, lazy asses and voted in those places.

  • muselet

    Chez, I read your piece at The Daily Banter and while I don’t necessarily agree with every word, you make a very good case. I also read the first page of comments and … well, let’s just say I wasn’t impressed by the quality of their arguments.

    I like Bernie Sanders as well, largely as a force to impel the Democratic Party Leftward. He’s not always the most reasonable man, but that doesn’t matter as long as he’s not the nominee for national office.

    Wealth inequality in the US is certainly an important issue. However, it’s not the only issue facing us. A President needs to be able to deal with multiple issues, even those s/he’s not passionate about.

    Kevin Drum doesn’t think Sanders’s plan is too bad, as long as it’s seen as what it is, a campaign document. After outlining Ezra Klein’s objections to the plan, mostly regarding a lack of information about how healthcare would be provided, Drum concludes, not unreasonably:

    [M]y take is that Sanders was trying to accomplish something specific: he wanted to show that universal health care was affordable, and he wanted to stake out a position that Democrats should at least be dedicated to the idea of universal health care. I’d say he accomplished that in credible style. It’s fine to hold Sanders to a high standard, but it’s unfair to hold him to an Olympian standard that no presidential candidate in history has ever met.

    Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Donald Trump is the least surprising news of the day. Palin’s trying to stretch to that elusive seventeenth minute and the easiest way for her to do that—she’s all about the easiest way—is to act suitably enthusiastic about the one Charlie Pierce calls “a vulgar talking yam. Trump is, well, Trump, and if anyone wants to say nice things about him he’s not going to stop them. They deserve each other.

    Bob, of course candidates didn’t used to talk about the polls. They fancied themselves principled men, even the inheritors of the mantle of Washington and Jefferson; the horserace was beneath them. Nowadays, carnival barkers like Donald Trump yammer endlessly about the horserace because it’s all they understand well enough to yammer endlessly about.

    The short-fingered vulgarian calling John Roberts “liberal” is hardly surprising after Paul Ryan—over whose economic nous Righties swoon—had this to say last Tuesday:

    According to the transcript [of a press availability], via Nexis, a reporter asked Ryan if he believes the president “deserves any credit at all” for economic improvements. The Republican Speaker responded, “I think the Federal Reserve has done more. And by the way, I think the Federal Reserve has given us, in combination with Obama policies, more regulations, higher taxes, more uncertainty; has given us trickle-down economics.”

    Words have no fixed meaning for Righties. All words are conjuring words, to be used in whatever ways and in whatever combinations are deemed advantageous at that moment. How they manage to order lunch without giving every item a random new name is a source of ongoing wonder.

    I can’t be absolutely certain, but I think those two synthesized voices are standard Apple text-to-speech voices. Whoever made that advert literally did two passes through the script on his Mac, using a different text-to-speech voice each time. If the Rand Paul for President campaign spent more than $1.98 for that terrible ad, they paid far too much.

    Chez, that weirdness in built into Apple’s voices. Some of them have an easier time on certain words than others. I’m sure it’s something to do with the phonemes produced by the original humans, but it’s real (to my poor old ears, the Australian English voice “Lee” generally does a better job pronouncing American English than do any of the standard American English voices).

    Ted Cruz knows nothing. And his JFK impression sounds more than anything like The Ted Kruzz with enlarged adenoids.


  • leemoder

    So V’Ger’s cutting campaign videos for Rand Paul??

    • Aynwrong

      Or Joshua.

      “How about a nice game of Chess.”

  • josephebacon

    Ted CRUST??????????