Primarily Speaking

[Content Note: Guns; homophobia.]

image of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid looking down and making a stink-face, to which I've added text reading: 'Who cares? They're all losers.'

This is just amazing: When Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid was asked (CN: video may autoplay at link) what he thought of the emerging field of Republican presidential contenders, he replied: "I don't really care. I think they're all losers." LOLOLOL. He also called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell "a lump of coal." OMG.

This is a terrific piece by Jamelle Bouie about how President Obama's unusually scandal-free presidency is a huge gift to Hillary Clinton. "Indeed, for as much as liberals have complained about Obama's stoicism in the face of almost everything, that same quality is poised to give Democrats a key bonus in the game: Stability. And when Republicans warn of a 'third Obama term,' Clinton can flip that as a good thing." Excellent point!

In other Clinton news, apparently Clinton got some facts wrong about her grandparents' immigration status, because her grandmother was born soon after her family arrived here, not soon before they arrived here. Which okay. Correct the record. But, truly, this is not a big deal, and it wouldn't be (to me) no matter who it was. These sorts of family particulars are easy to mess up. Especially when some siblings were born in "the old country" and some were born in the US, it's not unusual (particularly among older generations) for all of them to talk about being immigrants.

Here's a cool headline about Rand Paul, who is a cool guy with lots of cool policy positions: "Rand Paul's Pro-Gun Past Is Remarkable, Even Among Republicans." He's just terrific!

Marco Rubio's campaign rollout is going really well! (Haha just kidding. It's going very badly!) CNN's Jake Tapper called out his bullshit position on same-sex marriage: "You are casting yourself as a candidate of a new generation, but there is an issue where you are very out of step with younger voters—even younger Republican voters. According to a Pew poll, 61 percent of Republican voters under the age of 30, I believe, support same-sex marriage. On that issue, same-sex marriage, senator, you're the candidate of yesterday."


He's also the candidate of yesterday on economics: "Right-wing hostility to Marco Rubio's tax plan shows the GOP is stuck in the past." Whooooooops your trickle-down garbage plan!

Meanwhile, Rubio's attempt to hate same-sex marriage but love the gays yielded this cool exchange in which he says he would attend a same-sex wedding, even though he disagreed with it, just like he'd attend the second wedding of a divorced person. I would love to meet the person who is happy with that answer!

Something something Chris Christie and his big bad bridge boondoggle.

Former President George W. Bush says his brother Jeb Bush's biggest problem is: "Me." Haha TRUE! Well, that and also the fact that he is terrible and all his policies are terrible.

And this conservative vlogger, who is "a charter member of my Tea Party Patriots chapter," thinks he might vote for the Democratic nominee because he is scared a Republican president would take away his Obamacare. "And I'm serious because I asked myself, 'Which party has helped me out the most in the last, I don't know, 15 years, 20?' And it was the Democrat [sic] Party. ...But, you know, the Republican Party, they haven't done nothing for me, man. Nothing. So, I'm leaning toward voting for Hillary unless something major comes up. I don't trust the Republicans anymore because they're wanting to repeal the Obamacare. And I don't want them to do that, man." Welp.

Talk about these things! Or don't. Whatever makes you happy. Life is short.

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