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Ben Carson Just Turned Politics Into A Limbo Dance and It Can’t Get Any...

C-Span didn’t used to be confused with Comedy Central, but if Ben Carson keeps appearing, that will all change overnight. Carson made an appearance Tuesday before the House Oversight Committee, where Democratic Rep. Katie Porter (CA-45) literally had to explain terms and concepts to him that are a basic part of his job as HUD Secretary — but you wouldn’t know that to listen to his replies. “I would also like to ask you to get back to me, if you don’t mind, to explain the disparity in REO rates. Do you know what an REO is?” asked the congresswoman. “An Oreo…” replied Carson. “R, no not an Oreo. An R-E-O.” shot back Porter. “Real estate?” asked Carson. “What’s the O stand for?” said Porter. “E-organization?” asked Carson. Third grade level guessing games from a Cabinet secretary. I would be falling on the floor, if I wasn’t so pi**ed off. Now, listen to this short clip. Congresswoman Porter is to be commended for her decency and composure. If it was me, I would have blasted this moran into the next time zone, with my foot in his a$$. I asked @SecretaryCarson about REOs – a basic term related to foreclosure – at a hearing today. He thought I was referring to a chocolate sandwich cookie. No, really. pic.twitter.com/cYekJAkRag — Rep. Katie Porter (@RepKatiePorter) May 21, 2019 Now, you wouldn’t think that it could get worse. But you would be wrong. Carson treated all this as a joke. Here’s what he sent to Porter. OH, REO! Thanks, @RepKatiePorter. Enjoying a few post-hearing snacks. Sending some your way! pic.twitter.com/q4MMTBWVUI — Ben Carson (@SecretaryCarson) May 21, 2019 Ben Carson’s Oreo gaffe. Betsy DeVos and her imaginary grizzly bear. Rick Perry not knowing the name of the department he oversees. It’s time to cancel Who’s the Dumbest Cabinet Member? After 2.5 seasons it’s gone on for far too long. — Adam Best (@adamcbest) May 21, 2019 Of course, this is funny on a whole different level. Ben Carson doesn’t know what an Oreo is? Look in the mirror, Ben. Or, ask one of the pictures of Jesus over the mantle piece, preferably the one with you and he in your bathrobes, in a selfie. That’s primo. Or, go ask one of those educational institutions who gave you your fifty-five honorary degrees. Maybe one of them knows. Maxine Waters said about Carson, “He’s what my grandmother called ‘an educated fool.'” To say the least, to say the very least. I never thought I would live to see the day when politics is a limbo dance, where we wait to see which Trump appointee can go even lower still. But that’s exactly what it is. Yep, this is what winning looks like, in the Age of Trump. Here is a longer clip, 3:26, which underscores how utterly clueless Carson is on the fundamentals of housing. He should be impeached and replaced. This level of incompetence is totally unacceptable. The good news is that Porter will replace your faith in government, even as Carson shatters it. Another star of the freshman class.        

The Squad, Prof Tribe, Merkley, Charles Pierce, Brian Fallon, Jayapal Hit Back, Maybe You...

(If they are wrong I don’t want to be right.) It’s probably not racist, but it is certainly unconscionable that The Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives should join, for the first time in this session, House Republicans and Blue Dogs to fund Trump’s border camps over the objection of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus: CHC Statement on the Passage of the Border Supplemental Appropriation Jun 27, 2019  Press Release WASHINGTON— Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus released the following statement on the House passage of H.R. 3401, the Emergency Humanitarian Supplemental, by a vote of 305-102: “The passage of the Senate supplemental bill is a betrayal of our American values. This bill – opposed by the Hispanic Caucus and nearly 100 Democratic members of the House — will not stop the Trump Administration’s chaos and cruelty. It will not stop the abuse and detention of children. It will not stop the rampant human rights abuses in government custody. It will not stop the Trump Administration from tearing families apart and turning away asylum-seekers. As a result, migrants will continue to die. “When the Congressional Hispanic Caucus members see suffering at the border, we see our children and our grandchildren. What happened today is unacceptable, and we will not forget this betrayal. Moving forward, we will continue fighting for immigrants to be treated with dignity and respect, work to end Trump’s deportation agenda, and fix our broken immigration system.” And then for that same Speaker, while noshing from Maureen Dowd’s plate, to demean those allies of the CHC… “All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” she said. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.” (Yeah, only four plus the other 91 progressives who joined them in voting no..) And go on to lament that the ‘Resident, the motherfucker who lied and demagogued the camps into existence, was not in the country to work with her to make the bill more palatable: “Trump called Pelosi from overseas to congratulate her on passing the border bill. “I actually think if he were here, we might have had a better shot” at getting more of what the Democrats wanted in the bill, she said. “One thing he understands is the public view of things.”  That shit would make a cat laugh. If drumpf understood the “public view of things” he’d resign and hie his fat ass back to Bedminster or Mar-a-Loogie and stop ripping the country apart. Well, some liberals and progressives aren’t buying the company line. Yesterday, at Net Roots, this from Senator Jeff Merkley, as reported by Business Insider: “Merkley blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for giving into Republicans and moderate Democrats for deciding not to allow Democrats to conference on the aid package last week. He said that Senate Democrats were under the impression that it would go to conference — a chance to hash out differences between House and Senate bills — rather than the House voting on the Senate version of the bill. ”The complete assumption on the Senate side was that Speaker Pelosi would take it to conference, and she didn’t,” Merkley said, calling the outcome “horrendous.” The House ultimately passed the bipartisan legislation without the support of almost 100 Democrats. Outspoken progressives, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, were infuriated by the […]
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