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GOP Rep. "Mean Jean" Schmidt freaks out, thinking "Obamacare" has been overturned

First, some background.

On Thursday, 28 June 2012, the Supreme Court handed down their decision upholding the Affordable Health Care Act -- "Obamacare." CNN and Fox screwed up -- they initially reported the Act had been overturned.

One of the most reprehensible, hate-filled, stupid Republicans in Congress (and there are a lot of them who meet that description) is Rep. Jean Schmidt of Ohio. Schmidt is a hate-filled ignoramus.

When she heard the news that "Obamacare" had been overturned, she went batshit crazy, shrieking, screaming, dancing in the street. Watch it here:

“Thank God! They struck down the individual mandate! They took it away!”

That’s Representative Jean Schmidt (R-OH), she’s a Birther and an abortion opponent. She once called fellow representative John Murtha Jr. a coward for wanting to end the pointless war in Iraq. Murtha was a 38 year Marine Corps veteran with a Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. Schmidt worked in her daddy’s bank and never served a day in her life.

That the GOP wants Obamacare gone is obvious. What is less obvious is why they want it gone. No, it’s not because it will “destroy America.” Conservatives, like Schmidt, said the same thing -- "destroy America" -- about Social Security, Medicare, 40 hour work weeks, labor unions, blacks and women getting the right to vote, and pretty much every bit of progress in the 20th Century. All of these things have strengthened the country.

No, what Schmidt and her fellow Republicans hate is that Obamacare was passed by Obama. That’s it. They’ve gone on the record as supporting pretty much every measure in the law but spent years and millions of dollars demonizing the whole package.

Why? To deny a Democratic president a victory. The GOP has declared the individual mandate -- an idea they invented -- as satanic Socialism simply because Obama embraced it.

Watching an elected official scream in esctasy over what she thought was millions of people, millions of children, losing any hope for health care is disturbing.

Even though she lost her primary bid for 2012 and will be out of a job next year, this video should be played nonstop until November as an example of just how little the GOP cares about the people of this country.

Are Republicans stupid? Or pathetic? Or both?

Republicans just can't stop looking backward.

House Republicans said after the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding President Barack Obama’s health care law that they’ll vote to repeal it after Congress returns from its July Fourth recess.

The House will vote to repeal the health care law — again — on July 11, the office of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said.

They lost. It's over. Obamacare is constitutional.

The key issue in front of the country isn't whether we should go back to the old health care system, it's how are we going to accelerate economic growth and add more jobs.

But -- while the rest of the country wants to move forward and focus on those challenges, Mitt Romney and the Republicans insist on looking backwards, fighting over yesterday.

Is it pathetic -- or stupid -- or both. With Republicans, it's probably both.

Be afraid, be very afraid!!!!

Here it is, folks -- the rightwing, Republican message distilled into a few words: "FEAR!! FEAR!! FEAR!! AND SEND MONEY!"

Ann Romney committed fraud

Aspiring First Lady Ann Romney sold a dressage horse that could no longer perform dressage for $125,000 to an unsuspecting buyer after paying for the injection of a cocktail of painkillers that an expert witness said was unprecedented in his experience.

Ann Romney's High Horse

Super Hit had Butorphanol, Delomidine, Romifidine, and Xylatine in its system at the time of his sale, according to court documents.

Testified an expert: “In my 38 years of practice, I have never come across a drug screen such as this where the horse has been administered so many different medications at the same time.”

Ann Romney found herself briefly the subject of a lawsuit at whose core, according to court documents, was a heavily-medicated horse.
Romney and her trainers sold the horse, Super Hit, in 2008 for $125,000. And Super Hit had what a prominent veterinarian described as a staggering quantity of drugs in its system at the time of its examination before being sold, according to a toxicology report that's part of the lawsuit over the horse's condition.

The lawsuit, which was mentioned in a New York Times story last month, was filed in 2010 by a woman in San Diego who had bought Super Hit from Romney and her trainers, Jan and Amy Ebeling. The woman, Catherine Norris, sued Romney for fraud after the horse allegedly proved physically incapable of performing as a dressage horse.
The case with Romney was settled last September and she is no longer involved in the lawsuit.

According to a toxicology report provided to the horse's vet and testimony from a veterinarian, Dr. Steven Soule, included in the lawsuit, Super Hit had three sedative pain killers and one narcotic pain killer in her system when the horse was examined to check her condition pre-sale. The drugs were Butorphanol, Delomidine, Romifidine, and Xylatine.

Soule, who has been the United States Equestrian Team veterinarian since 1978, writes, “In my 38 years of practice, I have never come across a drug screen such as this where the horse has been administered so many different medications at the same time.” The horse had a defect in its foot, and Norris's lawyers alleged that the Ebelings had drugged the horse in order to hide its condition.

The New York Times has over the last few weeks turned a spotlight on the related topic of performance-enhancing drugs in horses. A Romney spokeswoman didn't respond to inquiries about the case or the broader policy.

Hmmm. What would have happened if Michelle Obama had - - let's say - - - had a luxury car with lots of miles on it. Then suppose she rolled back the odometer and sold it as almost new. Exactly what would have happened?

Romney tax deduction for his horse is more than median family income

GLADSTONE, N.J. — Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, who plan to attend the opening of the Olympic Games in London this summer, now have a personal rooting interest in the event.

Jan Ebeling, Mrs. Romney’s longtime riding tutor, and his horse Rafalca, co-owned by Mrs. Romney, earned a berth on the United States Olympic dressage team on Saturday.

. . .

Does this mean that Mitt is now going to claim that his wife is an Olympian, the same way he claimed that he knew what it was like to be unemployed?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Meanwhile, consider this: The Romney family’s dressage horse-related tax deductions last year exceeded median U.S. household income.

It's true: The private sector is doing just fine!!!

The private sector is making record profits.

Productivity in the private sector has reached record highs.

Private companies are sitting on over $3 TRILLION in profits.

The stock market -- in spite of occasional short-term drops -- is at or near historic highs.


Willard Romney and Gov. Krispy Kreme (of NJ) say: "Need a cop or a firefighter? Call Bain Capital!!"

The last three years are the worst on record for public sector job loss, and the 700,000 government jobs that no longer exist remain a large drag on the American economy.

New Jersey Gov. and Mitt Romney campaign surrogate Chris Christie (R) said those losses mean the country is moving in “the right direction,” and Romney himself backed up that statement later, criticizing President Obama for calling for the hiring of more teachers, firefighters, and police officers, the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent reports. From CNN’s report of the Romney event:

Romney said of Obama, “he wants another stimulus, he wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more fireman, more policeman, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”

Meanwhile, if you need a cop you can always call George Zimmerman -- oooopppsss!!! He's in jail. Well, you can always call Bain Capital.

Scientists say Oklahoma 2011 hottest summer ever; Sen Inhofe, a braying jackass, denies the fact

First the scientists speak.

After recalculating data, climatologists have declared that Oklahoma last year suffered through the hottest summer ever recorded in the United States.

"I'm from Oklahoma, and when you talk about the summer of 1934, there are a lot of connotations that go with that," said Deke Arndt, chief of the NCDC's climate monitoring branch in Asheville, N.C. "That whole climate episode - the Dust Bowl - that is a point in our state's history that we still look back to as transformative." Yet the summer of 2011, "was warmer than all those summers that they experienced during the Dust Bowl," Arndt said.

And now the jackass brays.

In a radio interview with Voice of Christian Youth America, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) argued that his belief that global warming is a hoax is biblically inspired. Promoting his book The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, Inhofe told interviewer Vic Eliason on Wednesday that only God can change the climate, and the idea that manmade pollution could affect the seasons is "arrogance".

And now the Old Redneck comments:

I have nothing to add.