Because nothing can happen in Washington, D.C. without it turning into a mess of dysfunctional macho posturing -- on the same day you can start signing up for the Health Insurance Marketplace as part of the Affordable Healthcare Act -- there will likely be a government shutdown. It's all part of the Republicans quixotic attempt to stop "Obamacare" before it starts and people end up accidentally liking it.
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Because my home state only likes to be in the news when it's bad news (like another flood, tornado, John Aschroft singing, segregation and inner city violence), someone had the bright idea to have a rodeo clown wear a President Barack Obama mask for a state fair Sunday, then ask the crowd if they'd like to see the 44th president run down by a bull.
Since this is Missouri, and rural Republican country Missouri at that, the crowd was all "Hells jeah."
Big week in conservative outreach to the black community!
Rand Paul went to the Harvard of historical black colleges -- Howard University -- to school a roomful of already educated black students on how President Abraham Lincoln was a Republican and that all of the NAACP's founders were Republicans. (Some were also white! And really light-skinned Negroes!!! And Ida B. Wells!!!!) Of course, all the students (and me and most black people who can read) already knew this.