Guess who "reared her ugly head" again

The GOP did it to themselves. They knew damn well that Palin was a farce! As it was, they handled the entire 2008 GOP nominee selection ineptly, allowing a decrepit, out of touch, political warhorse to lead the charge in a progressive, modern global environment. This, while the country was still reeling from eight years of a devastating Republican administration headed by Dick Cheney as "W" sat symbolically at the helm. When the GOP first saw Palin, they fell in love with her classic "American Woman" look, however, she lacked the classic American woman intelligence. McCain's reason for choosing Palin was obvious, he's as dumb as a rock and he needed to find someone even dumber that he could keep in check and that wouldn't outshine him, yet give him that youth factor while appealing to women. Remember the whole "Mama Grizzlies" thing

Well there you have it, the GOP didn't pay attention when they were kids and their mama told them NOT to feed the stray cat or it would keep coming back time and time again. Palin is that stray cat they took in, and those unintelligible meows she emits every time she opens her pie hole from a stage are simply screams for acceptance from a party that does not yet know how to put down that unwanted political animal.  

Some of Palin's latest rant below:

Things must change for our government. Look at it. It isn’t too big to fail. It’s too big to succeed! It’s too big to succeed, so we can afford no retreads or nothing will change with the same people and same policies that got us into the status quo. Another Latin word, status quo, and it stands for, ‘Man, the middle-class everyday Americans are really gettin’ taken for a ride.’ That’s status quo, and GOP leaders, by the way, y’know the man can only ride ya when your back is bent. So strengthen it. Then the man can’t ride ya, America won’t be taken for a ride, because so much is at stake and we can’t afford politicians playing games like nothing more is at stake than, oh, maybe just the next standing of theirs in the next election.
— Former Alaska Governor and one-time Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin Speaking at the 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines

House votes to gut Obama's Immigration action as far back as 2012

With the Repugnants taking control of the U.S. Senate, and with ravenous House members empowered by their growing majority, it came as no surprise that priority on the House agenda would be advancing harmful bills that have been stagnating in either body, creating new equally deviant bills, and/or amendments that serve to advance the GOP's global agenda. Every time I see another headline describing the latest and greatest GOP stunt, I say, "doesn't the GOP get it?" "They're going to pay dearly." "How do they expect to drum up any votes come election time." The obvious follow up is, just how is it, that they plan to win elections? But for the Tea Party puppets currently occupying congressional posts, that's the least of their worries. They know come election time their spin will be so refined and so well funded, that they only need to serve "he who funds," in order to maintain themselves in perpetual reelection.  

The party of NO has been lying to the American people since way before Citizens United, but Citizen's United has afforded the luxury to make huge ad buys on radio, television, Internet and print that serve to brainwash Americans. It doesn't matter what devastation might be dealt by the GOP prior to election time, because, come show time, they are heavy hitters. The ads are so constant and so intrusive in our every day lives that we become so saturated that we either get totally turned off with the entire concept of voting, or purposely tune out the political noise eventually remaining in absentia. The real crisis occurs when the ads cause our minds to become corrupted with Republican manure. Essentially the saturation of the airwaves and print is a very expensive brain washing of the viewer/voter. 

The Latinos by and through their failed leaders and poor activism are led into the same trap. The GOP actively targets the Immigrant community for annihilation, and you find yourself with Dreamers lending credibility to the likes of Marco Rubio in hopes of getting some sort of political bone, preferably the "Dream Act". Time and time again I've watched Latinos support Republican candidates or Republican operatives. In Arizona during some of the most crucial moments in civil rights history as we fought SB1070 and other anti-Immigrant legislation, you had Lydia Guzman (currently serving as LULAC's Immigration point person in Arizona) heading a telephone line called Respect/Respeto for a Republican who donated heavily to the GOP and McCain who just happened to be the grandson of the founder of Carl's Jr. and current owner of over 50 Carl's Jr.s. Lydia Guzman served as  the front man for a Republican for God's sake, and the entire time she was billed by Spanish language television (Univision and Telemundo) as an advocate for the Immigrant Community. Jason Levecke the Republican employer and Latino puppet master sought to protect his ASSets by fighting Arizona's employer sanction law, however in all the raids that Levecke sent Lydia Guzman on (there were dozens) she did nothing to stop the workplace raids that led only to the arrests of the employees allegedly utilizing fake IDs and fake Social Security numbers and never the employer, the culprit, the very same ones Guzman and Levecke were protecting. Guzman did however successfully serve as a legal case bird dog for the criminal and immigration attorneys that waited like vultures for the family members at the respective consulates with the intent of "informing them of their relatives' rights under Arizona and Federal law," securing cases worth hundreds thousands of dollars collectively over the time frame of the workplace raids. This is just one example of the confusion, lack of information and outright lies and deception that the voter, whether Latino, white or any other ethnicity encounters in their electoral journey.

So it comes as no surprise that the GOP didn't blink twice when they passed legislation with the intent to gut Obama's executive orders that grants relief to millions of Immigrants currently hiding in the shadows. The Republicans in the House are seeking retroactive application of this legislation, all the way back to 2012. The year they took an ass whooping at the polls. No, the Republicans aren't worried, not one bit, just look at the way they walk around with that stiff upper lip looking down their nose at you as if, thinking different than them, makes you less of an American. The Republicans are clearly winning the game. They have sufficient operatives, puppets and traitors that will couple well with the millions of dollars available from "civic minded" private interest.

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Which way is the political wind blowing today?

The AP story title reads: Former Giffords aide to be district director for McSally. As most know the storyline refers to former congresswoman Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) who was tragically shot in the head during the Tucson Massacre that occurred in 2011.

Law enforcement and medical officials in Arizona said that at least 18 people were shot in the melee and that six of them had died, including John M. Roll, the chief U.S. District judge in Arizona, and Gabe Zimmerman, Giffords’s local director of community outreach. Also killed was Christina Taylor Green, 9, who was born on Sept. 11, 2001, and had gone to the event with a neighbor. Two other Giffords staffers, district director Ron Barber and community outreach aide Pam Simon, were wounded.
— http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/08/AR2011010802422.html

The immediate result and one that most of us expected, was that Barber would by hook or by  crook coast into Gifford's former position, especially given that he had endured such a traumatic event, and voter compassion was high and many voters thought he deserved it, if for no other reason than the fact that he survived a deadly attack and was one of Gifford's close confidants. Some might want to credit Barber for having won two elections, a special election, and a general election, however the special election was a walk in the park, especially once Barber's team exposed extremist Jesse Kelly, Barber's GOP opposition for what he was, and probably still is, an extremist Tea Bagger with alleged ties to white supremacists. The normal election in 2012 was also a cake walk based on the fact that Barber still had the momentum going from the previous year's horrible and senseless attack on Congresswoman Giiffords in which six innocent people died including an innocent child that was born on 911.

I realize McSally is a bit overboard, to say the least, but Barber wasn't necessarily voting in the best interest of Liberals, Dems or pro-Immigrant groups. The guy lined up with the Republicans on some key votes he had to, he had to appease the conservative streak that runs through the district he formerly represented. 

So now we've got McSally, at least we know who she is. She doesn't claim to be something she isn't it. You can't expect anything favorable for the moderate or liberal constituents in McSally's district, but they can expect a whole hell of a lot of hooting and hollering about the border and fiscal responsibility. May I predict that McSally will hold that seat over in 2016 and perhaps from that point forward for decades to come. She's got an advantage, she has the support and funding of the GOP and it's heavy hitters, and she's got the Democratic playbook for that district, courtesy of C.J. Karamargin, Giffford's  former Communications Director and now McSally's District Director.      

Question, did C.J. Karamargin's conversion have anything to do with Barber's loss? After all, Barber lost by a mere 167 votes. Did Karamargin somehow push McSally over the edge?