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    Rep. Christopher Lee is a married Republican congressman serving the  26th District of New York. But when he trolls Craigslist’s “Women  Seeking Men” forum, he’s Christopher Lee, “divorced” “lobbyist” and “fit  fun classy guy.”
[…] Yesterday, we reached out to Rep. Lee, whose support for “Don’t Ask,  Don’t Tell” and vote to reject federal abortion funding suggests a  certain comfort with publicly scrutinizing others’ sex lives.
A spokesman for the Congressman confirmed that the email address  belonged to Lee, and that he had deleted his Facebook account because  our initial inquiry had him fretting about “privacy.” (A screenshot of  his account before it vanished is at right.)
So did the married Republican prowl Craiglist looking for hook ups?  After first telling us that he couldn’t comment until we forwarded every  single email in question, a request we refused—shouldn’t Lee know if  he’s corresponded with women on Craigslist?—Lee’s spokesman eventually  announced that the Congressman believed he’d been hacked, and provided  an email he claims Lee sent to his staff about the security breach on  January 21.
That could, theoretically, be true. But the evidence suggests otherwise.  The emails were sent more than a week before the alleged hack. The  shirtless photo—which, according to metadata contained in the picture,  was taken in Washington, D.C.—was taken with a Blackberry, the same  mobile device that Lee uses, which means the hacker would have also  accessed the photos on Lee’s phone. (And he’d still be the kind of guy  who takes cellphone pictures of himself topless.) Finally, if someone had hacked into his account and was seeking to discredit the politician,  why shoot in the dark with such relatively benign emails to a totally  random middle-aged woman on Craigslist, who didn’t seem motivated one  way or the other to us, beyond wanting to share a funny story? And funny  it is…
Married GOP Congressman Sent Sexy Pictures to Craigslist Babe

    Rep. Christopher Lee is a married Republican congressman serving the 26th District of New York. But when he trolls Craigslist’s “Women Seeking Men” forum, he’s Christopher Lee, “divorced” “lobbyist” and “fit fun classy guy.”

    […] Yesterday, we reached out to Rep. Lee, whose support for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and vote to reject federal abortion funding suggests a certain comfort with publicly scrutinizing others’ sex lives.

    A spokesman for the Congressman confirmed that the email address belonged to Lee, and that he had deleted his Facebook account because our initial inquiry had him fretting about “privacy.” (A screenshot of his account before it vanished is at right.)

    So did the married Republican prowl Craiglist looking for hook ups? After first telling us that he couldn’t comment until we forwarded every single email in question, a request we refused—shouldn’t Lee know if he’s corresponded with women on Craigslist?—Lee’s spokesman eventually announced that the Congressman believed he’d been hacked, and provided an email he claims Lee sent to his staff about the security breach on January 21.

    That could, theoretically, be true. But the evidence suggests otherwise. The emails were sent more than a week before the alleged hack. The shirtless photo—which, according to metadata contained in the picture, was taken in Washington, D.C.—was taken with a Blackberry, the same mobile device that Lee uses, which means the hacker would have also accessed the photos on Lee’s phone. (And he’d still be the kind of guy who takes cellphone pictures of himself topless.) Finally, if someone had hacked into his account and was seeking to discredit the politician, why shoot in the dark with such relatively benign emails to a totally random middle-aged woman on Craigslist, who didn’t seem motivated one way or the other to us, beyond wanting to share a funny story? And funny it is…

    Married GOP Congressman Sent Sexy Pictures to Craigslist Babe

    — 3 years ago with 1 note
    #Rep. Christopher Lee  #Republican  #craigslist congressman  #craigslist  #NY 
    "A Republican plan to sharply cut federal spending this year would destroy 700,000 jobs through 2012, according to an independent economic analysis set for release Monday."
    — 3 years ago with 1 note
    #politics  #economy  #gop  #republican  #budget plan  #slash spending  #cost 700K jobs  #fail 
    …
Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) regrets he chose ‘tar baby’ instead of the word ‘quagmire’
“Lamborn was attempting to tell a radio audience last week that the President’s policies have created an economic quagmire for the nation and are responsible for the dismal economic conditions our country faces. He regrets that he chose the phrase ‘tar baby,’ rather than the word ‘quagmire.’ The Congressman is confident that the President will accept his heartfelt apology.” — statement from Rep. Doug Lamborn’s office (R-CO).
How many of us have told someone we’re sorry by saying, “Look, you suck in these ways but hey, sorry I said / did that. I’m confident you’ll accept my apology.”  Done and done!
Earlier:
A Republican House Rep. compares being associated with Obama to “touching a tar baby”

“I don’t even want to be associated with [Obama], it’s like touching a, a tar baby and you get it…you know you’re stuck and you’re part of the problem and you can’t get away.” — Colorado GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn

    Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) regrets he chose ‘tar baby’ instead of the word ‘quagmire’

    “Lamborn was attempting to tell a radio audience last week that the President’s policies have created an economic quagmire for the nation and are responsible for the dismal economic conditions our country faces. He regrets that he chose the phrase ‘tar baby,’ rather than the word ‘quagmire.’ The Congressman is confident that the President will accept his heartfelt apology.” — statement from Rep. Doug Lamborn’s office (R-CO).

    How many of us have told someone we’re sorry by saying, “Look, you suck in these ways but hey, sorry I said / did that. I’m confident you’ll accept my apology.”  Done and done!

    Earlier:

    A Republican House Rep. compares being associated with Obama to “touching a tar baby”

    “I don’t even want to be associated with [Obama], it’s like touching a, a tar baby and you get it…you know you’re stuck and you’re part of the problem and you can’t get away.”Colorado GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn

    — 3 years ago with 3 notes
    #news  #politics  #fail  #apology  #Colorado  #colorado springs  #doug lamborn  #GOP  #President Obama  #racist  #Republican  #tar baby  #tea party 
    Manic Chill: Did Todd Palin Just Admit That Sarah Quit For Money? →

    shortformblog:

    manicchill:

    The Colorado Independent thinks so:

    [Sarah] said she was not “wired for politics as usual,” that she wanted to “take a stand” and “not just hit our heads against a wall” and “watch valuable state time and money, millions of your dollars, go down the drain in this new political environment.” She…

    It appears our boy Todd Palin just suggested that Sarah Palin left the Alaska governor’s office because she was broke. Intttttttteresting.

    (via shortformblog)

    — 3 years ago with 131 notes
    #Politics  #News  #Sarah Palin  #Alaska  #Governor  #Todd Palin  #GOP  #Republican 
    The hypocrisy of the Republican party: ATF and gun-trafficking stings — Bush vs. Obama →

    Apparently there was a second Bush-era gun-trafficking sting operation in which ATF allowed weapons to cross the border into Mexico in hopes of tracking them to high-level smugglers. Doesn’t sound like any more of a good idea then than when ATF under Obama launched another such sting. The difference is Republicans are pillorying the Obama administration for it.  (via David Kurtz)

    THE LESSON HERE, AND ONE WE’RE ALL FAMILIAR WITH, is that Republicans and the right wing Teaparty will have a problem with something ONLY when a Democrat is president. Otherwise, it’s all good. Invading Iraq without reason, and without any legal consequences for anyone in the Bush Administration (and without any outrage from American conservatives, then or now), will always be the definitive confirmation of such right wing hypocrisy. Everything else is bullet points.

    — 2 years ago with 3 notes
    #politics  #news  #ATF  #Bush Administration  #George W Bush  #GOP  #gun-trafficking stings  #hypocrisy  #Mexico  #Obama Administration  #Republican  #Republicans  #tea party 
    …
Romney worries about the banks and how, like you, they’re “scared to death”
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First corporations are people and now banks are people — and not bad people at that. They’re just overwhelmed and scared to death — like all of us! If you cut them, will they not bleed?
Actually, no they won’t bleed. Because corporations and banks are NOT people. They’re companies, they’re ideas, drawn up on paper with lots of legal language. And as Jed Lewison says (emphasis added),

…They don’t stay awake at night worried about how to pay the mortgage. They aren’t worried about being forced to spend the night in their car because they’ve just lost their home. In fact,they aren’t feeling a damn thing. Because they aren’t human. They aren’t even robots. They are companies. And the last thing we need is a president who can’t tell the difference!

    Romney worries about the banks and how, like you, they’re “scared to death”

    Source

    First corporations are people and now banks are people — and not bad people at that. They’re just overwhelmed and scared to death — like all of us! If you cut them, will they not bleed?

    Actually, no they won’t bleed. Because corporations and banks are NOT people. They’re companies, they’re ideas, drawn up on paper with lots of legal language. And as Jed Lewison says (emphasis added),

    They don’t stay awake at night worried about how to pay the mortgage. They aren’t worried about being forced to spend the night in their car because they’ve just lost their home. In fact,they aren’t feeling a damn thing. Because they aren’t human. They aren’t even robots. They are companies. And the last thing we need is a president who can’t tell the difference!

    — 2 years ago with 5 notes
    #news  #politics  #unemployment  #war on the middle class  #class war  #humor  #income redistribution  #banks  #banks aren’t bad people  #banks feel what we feel!  #corporations are people too  #Florida  #GOP  #Mitt Romney  #plutocrat  #primary  #Republican  #tax cuts for the wealthy  #they’re overwhelmed 

    some-disgraced-cosmonaut:

    “We can be poor in spirit”

    If you can stomach it, watch the video here.

    Rich people who don’t care about money. What a cliché. “Well, kids, we can’t eat again tonight because we’re broke. But we’re RICH IN SPIRIT!  Grab your dying little sister who we can’t afford to take to the doctor and, hey, let’s see if we can find a place to live with our spirit! Waddaya say… it’ll be great!

    Yea. No one believes you Ann.

    — 2 years ago with 876 notes
    #ann romney  #mitt romney  #romney  #GOP  #republicans  #republican  #delusion  #ThinkProgress  #1%  #income inequality  #wealthy people who don't know fuck all 
    cartoonpolitics:

the race goes on to find the craziest possible president .. anywhere else being utterly nutterly might bar you from office but not here ..

    cartoonpolitics:

    the race goes on to find the craziest possible president .. anywhere else being utterly nutterly might bar you from office but not here ..

    (via quickhits)

    — 2 years ago with 61 notes
    #news  #politics  #super tuesday  #republican  #comics  #blogwire 
    "Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced that he is supporting Mitt Romney for president.

    leftish:

    Jindal said he couldn’t think of a better way to show his support than waiting until Romney was the only guy left.”

    ~ Jimmy Fallon

    — 2 years ago with 14 notes
    #POLITICS  #NEWS  #BOBBY JINDAL  #JINDAL  #LOUISIANA  #MITT ROMNEY  #ENDORSEMENT  #SUPPORT  #GOP CANDIDATE  #GOP PRIMARY  #REPUBLICAN 
    "In a network that is fair and balanced, our message gets a good, fair play. But there are some networks that do not give us that fair play, and we’ve got to put some of our people there. We’ve got to get some surrogates there. We’ve got to get more commentators that are there. I was watching a show on CNN the other night where there were three commentators, and, as you can imagine, two were Democrats. Well, you know, let’s even things out."

    Mitt Romney, on Fox News’ commitment to being fair and balanced. He further suggests that other, biased networks should follow Fox’s lead. Actually. (via reallyfoxnews)

    and when he thought only his rich donors were listening, Romney said: 

    “Fox is watched by the true believers. We need to get the independents and the women.”Romney, during a closed-door fundraiser on Sunday evening, in a speech to donors in the backyard of a private home in Palm Beach, Flordia.

    (Source: The Huffington Post, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

    — 2 years ago with 46 notes
    #Republican  #Mitt Romney  #Fox News  #GOP