Random politics

31 May

Random-political-stuff-sizedNow:

“Sequestration was the president’s idea. Hopefully we can budget and do away with the sequester before her husband is laid off.”

– Republican Representative Billy Long.

Earlier:

“The people that I’ve talked to seem to be doing well. In fact, when I got out in restaurants here in town, people come up to me. They want to see more sequestration, not less.”

– Long earlier this month.

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The exodus of staff members from the office of scandal-embroiled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford continues.

With two staffers escorted out by security yesterday, it brings to five the number of staff who have walked out or been fired from Ford’s office in the last week.

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After a Pew Research report found that mothers were the sole breadwinners in 40% of American households with children, Erick Erickson said on Fox Business that it is “anti-science” to suggest that’s acceptable.

Said Erickson: “I’m so used to liberals telling conservatives that they’re anti-science. But liberals who defend this and say it is not a bad thing are very anti-science. When you look at biology — when you look at the natural world — the roles of a male and a female in society and in other animals, the male typically is the dominant role. The female, it’s not antithesis, or it’s not competing, it’s a complementary role.”

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New Mexico Republican Governor Susana Martinez’s former campaign manager was “indicted on computer intrusion and false statement charges.”

Police say the charges come from the interception of emails between Martinez and members of her staff between July 2011 and June 2012.

Says the Governor: “The federal felony indictment today vindicates what I have been saying for almost a full year – that the personal and political emails of dozens of people, including my own, were hijacked, stolen, and never received by the intended recipients.”

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A campaign to force a recall election against the polarizing sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix failed on after recall organizers said they couldn’t collect enough voter signatures to bring Joe Arpaio to the ballot again.

The recall effort began in January.

Critics say the sheriff is more focused on getting publicity for himself than protecting the people.

Whatever he does – it seems to work.
Polls consistently show Arpaio to be extremely popular in that state.

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