“Well I guess we'll have to wait until they are mowing us down in malls, theaters and schools on a regular and frequent basis before you're convinced the NRA is an anti-american organization with an agenda of it's own, hiding behind the 2nd amendment. I used to think McCain had some integrity but it's clear he's in the pocket of the NRA just like the others. Our corrupt system of government is one of legalized bribery and you and I do not have a voice anymore.”
“Oh, this makes me ANGRY! Why is it not on the first page? Why are these self-serving representatives able to hide their real intentions? The media accommodates their secrecy!”
Deni on Jul 17, 2012 at 15:46:09
“Of course they do. The media owns Congress...along with Wall Street and the banks. They're all for-profit corporations. They line Congress' pockets, and Congress lines theirs. Until we the people get money OUT of politics, that's what we the people are going to have to put up with.”
“Hey Grover, people don't like it when they discover they have in their midst a radical Muslim activist. Yep! Right in the middle of the Republican party.
You are the co-founder of the Islamic Institute, a Muslim outreach group which was alleged to be part of the SAAR Network which had ties to sources of terrorism financing & were among the subjects of a 2002 raid by U.S.Customs (operation Green Quest). Frank Gaffney has written an article in FrontPage magazine about the extensive ties that conservative activist Grover Norquist has with radical Islamic elements. The press ignores this while the Repub sheep rant about Obama's birthplace!”
“Great idea!! ":
"Pollin proposes a carrot and stick approach. The carrot: More federal guarantees for small business loans, so the banks won't face as much risk when they're lending money. The stick: a tax on excess reserves."”
ego43 on Sep 9, 2012 at 13:26:32
“Maybe two carrots would work better where the companies would receive a tax incentive for reducing their cash reserves.”
“Grover Norquist has radical Islamic ties. He is co-founder of the Islamic Institute, a Muslim outreach group which was alleged to be part of the SAAR Network which had ties to sources of terrorism financing & were among the subjects of a 2002 raid by U.S.Customs (Operation Green Quest). Frank Gaffney has written an article in FrontPage magazine about the extensive ties that conservative activist Grover Norquist has with radical Islamic elements.
Also, his wife was born into a Muslim family & was the most outspoken Republican foe of politicizing the "mosque-in-Manhattan" issue.
Here is a radical Muslim activist in the midst of the Republican party. The press consistently ignores this while the Repub sheep rant about Obama's birthplace!”
solarguy51 on Jul 13, 2012 at 15:29:24
“MOC----hmmm, Interesting!!, I must research this for myself. It is utterly amazing to most of us that this unelected creep, aka lobbyist, has so much sway & influence over our elected members of Congress. There ought to be a law!!! Like Bush 41 has said; WTH is Grover Norquits.....misspelled on purpose.”
oberon123 on Jul 13, 2012 at 14:45:01
“Where the heck did that come from? Hey, as an American Muslim, let me just say, we dont want him. Let the Republicans keep him. As for the rest of your psyc ho babble, why dont you join the Republicans? They welcome bigots there.”
“OK, here's the story on Issa: http://mediamatters.org/research/201101110034
"Rep. Darrell Issa's past includes arrests for weapons charges and auto theft, suspicions of arson, and accusations of intimidation with a gun, but you'd hardly know it from the media's recent coverage . . . . "
"Network and Cable Interviewers Won't Ask Issa About Criminal Allegations"
"Print Media Largely Overlooks Issa's Alleged Criminal Past"
THIS GUY IS A CROOK & THE MEDIA HAS COVERED IT UP!”
sunnubian on Jun 30, 2012 at 17:07:22
“He shouldn't be investigating a dog catcher. But, is a prime example of what the republican party has turned into.”
demsrsilly on Jun 30, 2012 at 17:06:29
“Oh wow, that is not a very biased source is it.
When was Issa CONVICTED of auto theft? I believe he plead guilty to an unregistered firearm, but everything else is just....
Spare me your outrage, you and media matters had no problem withe teddy kennedy serving in the Senate all those years after he got hammered, drove off a bridge and left Mary Jo to suffocate in the care while he went to sober up for several hours before reporting it to the police.
Key words "ALLEGED" criminal past. You need to talk to the people that elected him.
Interesting when it comes to a Republican, all that is needed is SUSPICIONS, ACCUSATIONS.
how do you feel about charlie rangel? HE COMMITTED HIS CRIMES WHILE HE WAS IN OFFICE. Surely you are screaming that he he should not be allowed in the House, right? No, of course you will not, accusations and suspicions about issa in the PAST are MUCH worse of an offense than what rangel did WHILE IN OFFICE, right?”
CaptainRenault on Jun 30, 2012 at 16:41:07
rich misty on Jun 30, 2012 at 16:35:44
“There was a time when a guy like this could get nowhere near the Republican party. But Buckley's Conservative Ideology completely fails to account for human nature... Greed and lust for power have them recruiting from lowest levels of society today.”
“The 21 Democrats who voted against Holder are in the pocket of the NRA:
WRITE TO THEM AND CALL THEM OUT !!
"Andrew Arulanandam, an NRA spokesman, said all 17 Democrats who voted for criminal contempt had previously received an "A'' grade from the organization.
Democrats voting for the resolution were Reps. Jason Altmire (Pa.), John Barrow (Ga.), Dan Boren (Okla.), Leonard Boswell (Iowa), Ben Chandler (Ky.), Mark Critz (Pa.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Kathy Hochul (N.Y.), Ron Kind (Wis.), Larry Kissell (N.C.), Jim Matheson (Utah), Mike McIntyre (N.C.), Bill Owens (N.Y.), Collin Peterson (Minn.), Nick Rahall (W.Va.), Mike Ross (Ark.) and Tim Walz (Minn.). "”
OGigi on Jun 28, 2012 at 19:52:13
“Good my state rep is not on the list
But I did rip a new one to my dem senator recently”
mlipst on Jun 28, 2012 at 19:48:59
“Did you ever think that maybe they are representing their constituents? Isn't that what they are supposed to do? These people were not elected to represent the Obama Administration.”
Princess Fiona on Jun 28, 2012 at 19:47:16
“Quoting the NRA hahahahahaha!”
JFetch on Jun 28, 2012 at 19:44:26
“They said two days ago they were voting for it, and why. If you weren't paying attention, then that's on you.”
“I suspect you are right. It's hard for me to believe that Lindsey Graham would reverse himself. I suspect it's a ploy to keep the more conservative Repubs on his side by making noises of sanity - until the last moment. He is the most devious of all right wing extremists.”
It is weird that he is not confronted by main stream media. It's like the elephant in the room. . If anyone dares he screams racism. He threatens to ruin anyone with his millions if challenged. Karl Rove is an important part of this. Read it.”
“The following post deserves repeating and I've added a link to the article that supports it. To see Grover Norquist's part scroll down to the bottom: http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=saar_foundation
“I appreciate Alan Simpson for calling out Grover Norquist. The Repubs are in bed with a very dangerous man. While they question Obama's birthplace and try to say he's a Muslim, they are harboring Norquist who has radical Islamic ties. Norquist is a co-founder of the Islamic Institute which is part of the SAAR Network which has ties to sources of terrorism financing and were among the subjects of a March 2002 raid conducted by the U.S. custom service. The media steps delicately around this & if it is mentioned Norquist screams "racism !". He is feared by his threats to bring any one who opposes him down with his millions.””
JMKeynes on May 28, 2012 at 20:58:29
“I'm glad you posted on this. I've tried to get the word out on Norquist too. I don't understand the double standard Republicans use. How could they have suspicions about Obama but not Norquist? I can't explain it. Last October, Rep. Frank Wolf (R - VA) spoke on the House floor about this topic and his statement was placed in the Congressional Record. It was hardly noticed.”
“I appreciate Alan Simpson for calling out Grover Norquist. The Repubs are in bed with a very dangerous man. While they question Obama's birthplace and try to say he's a Muslim, they are harboring Norquist who has radical Islamic ties. Norquist is a co-founder of the Islamic Institute which is part of the SAAR Network which has ties to sources of terrorism financing and were among the subjects of a March 2002 raid conducted by the U.S. custom service. The media steps delicately around this & if it is mentioned Norquist screams "racism !". He is feared by his threats to bring any one who opposes him down with his millions.”
JoeMerchant on May 28, 2012 at 16:14:13
“Norquist's influence is incredibly overblown. He has little power outside of the perception of power being fed by the media's frequent attention to his extremist views on taxation. Ideological hero to the Tea Party, boogeyman to the Left, and that's the extent of it. Those two factions would love to perpetuate the myth that he is all powerful, but he's not.”
shaggyct on May 28, 2012 at 16:08:59
“I still can't quite figure out exactly what Norquist has actually achieved in his entire life to become so rich and powerful. His biography is, to say the least, thin. He has spent his entire career within the Republican movement, but doesn't appear to have actually achieved anything of note.”
“You should read about Grover Norquist and radical Islam. Frank Gaffney has written an article for Front Page magazine: "A Troubling Influence," about the extensive ties that conservative activist Grover Norquist has with radical Islamic elements. I saw this originally in Wikipedia. The mainstream media have only grazed the surface of this guy. The Repubs are in bed with a dangerous man. His Muslim ties are extensive. He is the co-founder of two Islamic institutions which received donations from SAAR, an organization investigated for contributing to radical Islamic groups. I commented on this in HP and when I went back to look at Wikipedia this information had been edited out!”
keramos on May 26, 2012 at 17:12:57
“So. Maybe Gropher was the bagman for whomever paid the Saudis for 9/11”
friendjudy on May 26, 2012 at 16:44:59
“You can find this if you google "Frank Gaffney and Grover Norquist".”
“With George Bush we had a dry drunk in the white house, and his prior crack use was legendary, (although the media let him off easy.) His drug use could have been why he was led by the nose by Cheney and the Wolfawitz gang. The Repubs are such hypocrites.”
JediChef13 on May 26, 2012 at 16:12:35
“It wasn't crack, it was freebase. There is a difference.”