Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Last Call

If you're still thinking that Republicans aren't somehow in pure revenge mode for November, think the hell again. NRO's Jim Geraghty:

Hmm. Joel Kotkin of Forbes lays out how the tax hikes envisioned by Obama and Congressional Democrats will hit blue states hardest.

From this, the GOP could conceivably propose a “tax Blue America” plan:
  • Keep the tax rate on capital gains the same.
  • Raise income taxes on the top income bracket for 2013, those making $398,350 and up (single filers, married joint filers, or head of household).
  • Means-test, or eliminate entirely, the mortgage interest deduction (which benefits taxpayers in areas with the highest real estate values and mortgages – i.e., Hawaii, D.C., New York, California and Connecticut).
  • Means-test or eliminate entirely the federal deduction of state and local taxes, which is disproportionately utilized by those in high-tax blue states: “In 2005, taxpayers in California and New York together made up 20 percent of those claiming the deduction and accounted for 30 percent of its value. Itemizers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and California claimed on average over $12,000 per household.”

Jimmy thinks that would be a grand idea.  Let's punish all those blue states, guys!

Since the election, many conservatives have grumbled that they wish there was some way to raise taxes on only the 50.9 percent of Americans who voted for the president in November. This may be the option that comes closest to that.

Doesn't that make Romney voters the looters and moochers?   Oh wait...that's the way it is right now.

Mitt Romney was the overwhelming choice of voters in counties that receive the biggest federal farm subsidy payments, even as the Republican presidential candidate campaigned against dependence on government.

The BGOV Barometer shows nine of the 10 counties collecting the most in farm subsidies last year backed Romney, with Stoddard County, a rice, corn and cotton producer in southeast Missouri, voting for the Republican over President Barack Obama by the biggest margin, almost three-to-one. Farmers there got $13.5 million in farm subsidies in 2011, ranking seventh on the list. 

Oops.  Damn welfare queens.  It's all about revenge now, for the next four years.

Another Milepost On The Road To Oblivion

The Mayans were on to something.

We're all doomed.

Children Of The ACORN

If you think Republicans will come around to supporting the President on anything in his second term, you're as insane as the GOP is.  Half of them believe President Obama must have stolen the election in a massive national criminal conspiracy with the help of the long-defunct ACORN.

Nearly endless gobs of misinformation spewed from partisan media outlets in recent years had resulted in an astonishing achievement: 49 percent of Republicans now say that the disbanded community organizing group ACORN stole the 2012 presidential election for President Barack Obama, according to a survey by Public Policy Polling (PPP) released Tuesday.

The finding is especially stunning considering that ACORN, which stands for The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, filed for bankruptcy and disbanded in 2010. The group was targeted by conservative media prankster James O’Keefe in a series of intentionally misleading videos that purported to show employees explaining how to force children into prostitution. Then-Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) sponsored a bill in 2009 to pull all government funding of the group, which passed and led to their collapse.

Following Obama’s successful campaign against Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in 2008, PPP found that a whopping 52 percent of Republicans said that the loss was ACORN’s doing — meaning 2012′s figures are only a marginal improvement.

The apoplectic response to Obama’s win over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney doesn’t stop with feeling robbed. PPP also found that 25 percent of Republicans said they no longer want to be American and would rather their state to secede from the U.S. than take orders from President Obama. 

To recap, half of Republicans think the President is illegitimate, and a quarter want to renounce their citizenship rather than recognize him as America's leader.

So let's see it, Republicans.  That means there's tens of millions of you out there who want out.  Let's see you line up to burn your passports and IDs and leave.  Let's see which country will take you in when you go.  Let's see you take to the streets in that Second Civil War to fight for your country back.  Let's see you go all the way like Jefferson Davis and the Confederacy.  Let's do this thing.


Then shut it and accept he won.  You have a choice, you know.


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