Saturday, October 19, 2013

cruzzin' for a bruisin'

lucy looking color
Lucy the guard cat is on the lookout for Ted Cruz.

If you thought the passage of a continuing resolution to fund the government and temporarily raise the debt ceiling at the very last minute meant that idiots like Texas' Ted Cruz (a.k.a. Senator Shutdown) meant would go away, then you're sadly mistaken. If anything, the Retardican party, driven by its Tea Party radical elements, and led by Senator Shutdown, continues to do everything in its powers to subvert real democracy by using the tools of democracy against it. Just this past week, Senator Shutdown put on his Senator Obstacle cap and blocked the nomination of Thomas Wheeler as FCC chairman. Senator Obstacle's excuse was he wanted to question "Mr. Wheeler’s views on whether the FCC has the authority or intent to implement the requirements of the failed Congressional DISCLOSE Act."

Yes, Senator Moron wants to know if the FCC will implement the requirements of a law that failed to pass in July 2012, a campaign finance reform law supported by the senate Democrats that would have forced unions, nonprofits and corporate interest groups that spend $10,000 or more during an election cycle to disclose donors who give $10,000 or more. What's bazaar about Cruz's objection is that the version that failed to pass had the provision requiring sponsors of electioneering ads to have a disclaimer at the end of the ad stripped out of it. And so we have Senator Moron, a.k.a. Senator Shutdown, asking an FCC chairmain nominee about a non-existent provision of a law that failed to pass over a year ago.

My cat Lucy has more sense than Texas Senator Moron.

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Is that that idiot?


References

DISCLOSE Act dies again - http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-congress/2012/07/disclose-act-dies-again-129235.html

DISCLOSE Act - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DISCLOSE_Act

Why Senator Shutdown, Ted Cruz, Blocked The FCC Chairman Nominee - http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/17/why-senator-shutdown-ted-cruz-blocked-the-fcc-chairman-nominee/

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