d-bag of the week … pants on fire edition

d-bag of the week by hip is everything

 

well, it’s that time again, we’ve had another week chock bloody full of scheming, lying politicians, incoherent, ass kissing, dog whistle blowing, windbag broadcasters and pointless, prevaricating pontificators, and it’s time to answer the question that needs to be answered kids …
just who took their act to the lowest of the low, the worst of the worst, the slimiest of the slimy? …
who was the king or queen of douchebaggery in the last seven days? …
a week that was full of some of the slimiest, sleaziest, slithering, scuzzball serpents the world of partisan politics, religion and big business has to offer …
and this week was as bad as every other lately, the norm these days it seems, with more than it’s fair share of douche bag dancing, mendacious manoeuvres, sleaze-ball slithering and out and out treasonous and treacherous tantrums, especially by the so-called “family values” gang over on the right and their bat shit crazy, ideology and greed driven proponents …
we had arkansas taking right wing extremism and their war on women to a new low in lows
with their new 12-week abortion ban becoming law
a washington gop lawmaker spewing more of the same old same old with his climate change denying, oil company sponsored bullshit by saying that “
bicycling produces more CO2 than driving
even the brits were in on the douchebaggery this week with
collin brewer, british councillor,
saying that disabled children should be ‘put down’
so as to save health care money …
you had eric holder finally admitting what we’ve all know all along …
that the obama administration is in bed with and beholding to the banksters and oligarchs that really run the government when he told congress that
some banks are just too big to prosecute
great … they’ve now gone from to big to fail to too big to jail …
everyone is fucked now …
that hopey changey thing ain’t working out so good after all …
and i’m not even going to bother going off on obama and his drone fetish today …
(carpal is acting up again and i really don’t feel like writing another 5 or 6 thousand words today)
in an interview with the uber conservative fake news magazine/site newsmax,  doucherocket deluxe louie gohmert (R-TX)
compared the country’s debt to the united states’ history of slavery and then went on to equate excessive government spending and abortion, both of which he considers among the “most horrendous things this country has done” with this little nugget: “slavery and abortion are the two most horrendous things this country has done but when you think about the immorality of wild, lavish spending on our generation and forcing future generations to do without essentials just so we can live lavishly now, it’s pretty immoral.” …
let’s not forget john of orange bohener and cantor the ranter and their band o’ boobs trying to slide another one past the american people in their never ending quest to “fuck the middle class, blow the rich” with their
“reach around of the week” when they approved their fake funding bill to “save” the country from the latest gop self inflicted “crisis” …
this time by cutting everything BUT the military and the police/prison state oligarchs they are so busy fellating on the middle classes’ dime …
you’ve got wisconsin politics rearing it’s less than sentient, ugly head again with this week’s proposal to
end weekend voting
what? … you asshats didn’t see the election results in november?? …
i could go on and on today and grace y’all with the latest insane and inane rantings and blatherings by john “i’m a fuckin’ war hero ya’ know” mccain and his lapdog lil’ ms. lindsey graham, or maybe repeat the week’s spewage from rand paul, or michele malkin, or ted “joe mccarthy is my hero” cruz, hannity the manatee or even drop a few lines about billo the clown o’reilly and his latest on air temper tantrum over at faux noise, but what’s the point, they’ll all just go off like the self absorbed and pointless village idiots they are again next week, so …
on with the show …
without further ado …
ladies and gentlemen …
the envelope please …
our latest winner …
of the sometimes coveted, always deserved …
golden d-bag award
drum roll please …
and the winner is …

STEVE KING AND THE GOP CONGRESS

steve king by hip is everythingThe Pants on Fire Gang …
When Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill late last month,
more than 130 House Republicans voted against it. But some of those same lawmakers are putting out misleading statements that make it look like they voted for the bill instead.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), for one, issued
a statement with the headline, “King Votes in Support of Violence Against Women Act.” But King didn’t vote for the VAWA bill. Instead, he voted for a GOP alternative bill that failed to advance. “I supported VAWA in 2005, 2012, and today I voted in support of the House version to see that victims of domestic violence and sexual assault have access to the resources and protection when they need it most,” King’s statement reads.

Then there’s Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio), who disputed his VAWA vote with a constituent during a Facebook Town Hall. “Please make sure you have the facts right. I DID vote in favor of VAWA today,” Johnson wrote. But he didn’t.
The list goes on. As Steve Benen of The Maddow Blog
first reported, a smattering of local newspapers have called out lawmakers including Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.), Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-Pa.) and Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) for being deceptive about how they voted. Some Republicans found creative ways to make it look like they voted for VAWA. In a statement titled “Proud to Support House VAWA,” Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) says he voted for “House passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization (H.Res. 83).” But that measure isn’t the VAWA bill or even the GOP alternative; instead, it’s a resolution that authorizes a procedural step forward to begin debate on VAWA.
Aides to some of those lawmakers have pushed back on the idea they were being deceptive. Walberg spokeswoman Sarah Kuziomko
told MLive.com that Walberg’s statement was “in support of the version of the Violence Against Women Act that included the conscience protection clause,” referring to the GOP proposal that failed. A Johnson spokesman told HuffPost that the congressman voted against the VAWA bill that passed because it was a “politically–motivated, constitutionally-dubious Senate version bent on dividing women into categories by race, transgender politics and sexual preference.”
Hartzler spokesman Steve Walsh
told McClatchy that the congresswoman wasn’t trying to be misleading about having only voted for the GOP alternative to VAWA. Despite voting against VAWA, Hartzler “is happy that there will be benefits going to victims of abuse under the version that passed,” Walsh said.
Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.) put out
a press release titled, “Pittenger supports stronger version of VAWA,” though he voted for the pared-down GOP alternative bill that didn’t pass. Pittenger spokeswoman Jamie Bowers said that congressman voted against the VAWA bill that passed because he thought the GOP alternative would do more to protect women. “The press release accurately conveys the facts about the competing versions of VAWA and Congressman Pittenger’s strong support for efforts to end domestic violence, combat sex trafficking, and provide meaningful support for victims,” Bowers told HuffPost. Spokespeople for King, Rothfus, Murphy and Griffin did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spokeswoman Emily Bittner called it “shameful” that Republicans would try to take credit for something that passed without their support.
“The fact is, Tea Party Republicans want to take credit for something they fought tooth and nail for more than 500 days: a law to help protect all women and their children from domestic violence … Tea Party House Republicans must stop saying one thing at home and doing the opposite in Washington,” Bittner said in a statement.    from
huffington post

STEVE KING AND THE GOP CONGRESS …
d-bags of the week …

hip is everything salute

steve-o, we salute you and yours …

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