It is something that is happening all over our country. As the economy slowly recovers, it only seems to be doing so for a very few people. Sadly, it seems to be the very people who crashed the economy with their greed in the first place. Now, as most Americans still suffer, Corporate profits and CEO pay are back through the roof. For most of America our wages have continued to stagnate and for lower income workers have actually declined.
It is no big secret that Rand Paul wants to be President. In beginning his campaign one thing he wants to convince Americans of. He wants us to believe he is a different kind of Republican. He wants us to believe he is looking out for us and wants to protect us from the big old bad government. However, when one really looks at Rand Paul and what he believes one thing is clear. He is just as bad as any Republican and possibly worse. In the end there is really only only one group of people he is seeking to protect.
In the primary of 2004 and 2008 there was a reason I supported the Democrat I supported for President. Despite the eventual personal failings of the candidate the message of Two Americas put forward by John Edwards really resonated with me. Of course there is a good reason for that. That message has a lot of truth behind it. I do not really believe there is any doubt whatsoever that the economic policies of our government for the last thirty years have really only succeeded in doing one thing well. Creating Two Americas. One of the very few and very rich who really do get to live by a different set of rules and get preferential treatment. Another of all the rest of us who work harder and constantly find it harder to get by. Nobody is on our side.
The Republican Party knows no shame or humility. In their witch hunt to capitalize politically on an American tragedy they seem to have forgotten one thing. While four Americans tragically lost their lives in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012 while Barack Obama was President, nearly three thousand lost their lives on American soil under a Republican President who had warning on Sept. 11, 2001.
Republicans are determined to "fix" everything except what is really wrong with America. While trying yet again to repeal Obamacare and obsessing over every imagined scandal in the book they are refusing to pass a jobs bill to provide relief to working Americans. Worse yet is their obsession with the deficit and making anyone but themselves pay for it. Now, yet again they are chasing imagined problems and punishing the working class.
Roll Call A video posted on the Politico website featuring Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s chief of staff has been taken down after the Kentucky Republican’s office objected to its placement on a page designed to solicit advertisers.
The good news is, we can still see the video of Mitch McConnell's chief of staff, Josh Holmes, promoting Politico here and here. The bad news is, senate ethics rules prohibit senators and their staff from making endorsements. Reckon Mitch McConnell will call the FBI to investigate this?