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"Never before have so few with so much promised to take away so much from so many and then laugh their asses off as the so many with so little vote for the so few with so much."
A Jim Pence Quote
"American Politics, a sport for the rich and enslavement for the rest of us."
A Jim Pence Quote
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A Simple Question About Wages

by: RDemocrat

Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 03:42:23 AM EDT

While issues such as immigration, going "nuclear" on nominees in the Senate, and the NSA program continue to dominate headlines and are important in their own right one issue continually gets overlooked by the media, the politicians and even American people. The fact that Americans are working harder and harder and their wages are not increasing and for many people have actually dropped. To me, the most pressing issue for our country and economy right now is that millions of Americans work and play by the rules and still aren't allowed enough of the fruits of their labors to contribute back to the American economy.  
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Flexibility the Latest Ploy Against Workers by Republicans

by: RDemocrat

Mon May 06, 2013 at 18:23:31 PM EDT

The modern Republican Party just never knows when to quit. They have already outsourced our middle-class. They have already depressed our wages. They have shamelessly redistributed our nation's wealth to the very top. Even more shamelessly they have forced working Americans to pay for the debt their policies of trickle-down has created. Through it all they have blocked anything that would help create jobs and put suffering Americans back to work.  
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Progressive Vision Over Austerity Is The Only Hope For America

by: RDemocrat

Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 01:32:07 AM EDT

It is no secret to millions of Americans that career politicians in Washington D.C. simply do not seem to care one bit about the real problems Americans face today. That is evident with their refusal to concentrate on the real crises in America right now namely a jobs crises and an income crises. Instead they are drumming up the "debt crises" as the main problem we face and are telling all of us that we are the ones who caused it. Worse yet, even when it comes to the debt these politicians have it all wrong.
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Washington Finally Gets Bi-Partisanship

by: RDemocrat

Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 10:53:50 AM EDT

A funny thing is happening. While not being able to reach a bi-partisan consensus on just about anything like a jobs bill, immigration reform, or fair deficit reduction that would help the American people as a whole and after being in gridlock for so long on so many things Congress and the President finally achieved bi-partisanship. What they agreed on unfortunately should not surprise anyone.
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President Obama: Are You Ready to Fight Yet?

by: RDemocrat

Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 15:28:19 PM EDT

For a long time we have been telling the President and all Democrats one thing. There is no need to try and compromise or "reach out" to the modern Republican Party led by such "people" as John Boehner and Mitch McConnell. Indeed reaching out to these folks only leads to one thing. Pulling back a bloody nub. And now for a President that seems all to willing to sell his base and his beliefs down the river for some "grand bargain" to create some sort of legacy to be "proud" of we can only ask this. Ready to fight yet?
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Ashley Judd Out Of Kentucky Senate Race, Who's In?

by: RDemocrat

Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 00:19:41 AM EDT

After much hope and fanfare among national Democrats and many in Kentucky Ashley Judd has decided not to run against Mitch McConnell in 2014. While she is definitely an intelligent, compassionate lady that would have made a great Senator it appears as if she probably did not want to go through the meat-grinder that would have been the hypocritical Republican propaganda machine and the millions of dollars of mud that Mitch McConnell would have slung her way.  
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Mitch McConnell and the Republicans Want You to Pay for Their Habit Once More

by: RDemocrat

Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 19:30:02 PM EDT

One thing we have gotten quite used to around these parts. If Mitch McConnell opposes something you can be sure that it would help Americans as a whole. Also, if Mitch McConnell supports something you know it will be more of the same failed policies that have destroyed millions of lives and livelihoods in our country. It is no big surprise. After being in Washington to spearhead the redistribution of wealth from the working-class to the very few for decades Mitch McConnell has stood in opposition to anything that helps America as a whole because that would mean sacrifice from himself and the very few of his ilk he truly represents. Now once again in the budget arguments Mitch McConnell is clearly using his familiar hypocrisy in fighting to continue destroying our economy.
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Whats So "Grand" About This "Bargain"?

by: RDemocrat

Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 02:24:29 AM EDT

President Obama is at it again. In "reaching out" to Republicans he is simply giving them too much power and too much say in deficit negotiations. These are after all the same Republicans who have lost the last two elections on their "ideals" and offer nothing of substance to millions of working Americans. Their only solution is to balance the budget on the backs of seniors, veterans, the working poor, and children. Their goal is to destroy our social safety net and take billions of dollars out of our pockets. Now, not only is President Obama helping them do it he is actually trying to convince Democrats who oppose such measures to back him up.
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Amid Drone Strikes and Sequestrations: Agreement

by: RDemocrat

Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 23:08:10 PM EDT

It is on in force again. Whether they are whipping you into a frenzy over being blasted by a government drone or warning you about your world coming to an end because of sequestration Washington politicians are deflecting your attention away from one simple fact. They fully and completely intend on stealing Social Security benefits from as many people as possible.  
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A Victory? That Remains to be Seen

by: RDemocrat

Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 15:54:02 PM EST

With the "fiscal cliff" deal that was reached and passed by the Senate many are claiming both victory and doom and gloom. While I definitely think that we could have had a better "deal", I will concede that I definitely believe we would get much worse. However, one thing that is certain at this point. Nobody can breath a sigh of relief or declare victory or defeat until the looming debt ceiling debate is over.  
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Hey America Lets Go Cliff-Diving

by: RDemocrat

Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 01:14:33 AM EST

It is probably the best thing that has happened in the whole "fiscal cliff" fiasco. The Prince of Orange John Boehner suffered a humiliating defeat to his own radical caucus and left Washington without doing his job in disgrace. And while the Republican "Plan B" was shot down in flames the President and his post re-election ideas are just about as bad. And of course since its best for America that both Boehner and Obama's latest "compromises" are rejected the Senator for Communist China Mitch McConnell is calling for something he hasn't wanted for four years. For the Senate to pass a bill.  
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My Message to Democratic "Leaders": Again?

by: RDemocrat

Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 02:59:44 AM EST

The news today if true about the "fiscal cliff" negotiations is not only quite disturbing, but equally as much perplexing. I guess it should not be. The modern Democratic Party with a few exceptions has long been very good at this. Through cowardice or complicity or whatever reason you might believe the Democratic Party always seems to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. No wonder they can never keep power for too long and can never enact an agenda to stop decades of trickle-down economics. Americans believe they talk a good game but are too cowardly to do anything about it. And you know something? They are for the most part spot on.  
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On "Fiscal Cliff" Washington Ignores America Again

by: RDemocrat

Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 15:38:56 PM EST

No matter what party controls the White House or Congress one thing is ringing true time and time again. The politicians in Washington care little about the will of the American people and instead hope to impose their own elitist will upon the rest of us. These "fiscal cliff" negotiations are becoming the latest example of the "screw you" attitudes of politicians in both parties. Because although the American people have spoken, and continue to speak loud and clear on this issue Washington politicians simply refuse to listen.
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Democrats Draw a Line in the Sand on Medicare

by: RDemocrat

Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 21:21:40 PM EST

Despite the continuing stalemate some good seems to be coming out of the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. While we appear no closer to a bad deal it appears one thing is finally happening. Democrats are banding together against "compromise" with Republicans. Compromise that included the stealing of Medicare and Social Security from younger generations.  
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Make That Call For Us All

by: RDemocrat

Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 19:41:30 PM EST

Even with our big election victory Progressives have much to fear. Democrats have long been good at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory and managing to capitulate in the name of "bi-partisanship" even when a vast majority of Americans want them to fight for what is right. Sadly, in the fiscal cliff negotiations Progressives must again be very afraid. Will Democrats sacrifice Social Security and Medicare to "compromise" with Republicans??
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The Tax Argument in a Nutshell

by: RDemocrat

Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 00:21:43 AM EDT

As always for working Americans when something good happens, something bad is always waiting in the wings to shoot it down. Such is the case today. While Democrats in the Senate barely mustered the votes to end the Bush Tax Cuts for the very wealthy one thing is certain. Certain death awaits in in the Republican controlled House. Even worse, Republicans are determined to hold tax cuts for all Americans hostage to keep the very wealthy from paying more and no lie is too big to tell you about why the 2% of people they really represent should not pay their fair share.
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Howard Dean: 2016!!

by: RDemocrat

Mon Jun 11, 2012 at 12:18:59 PM EDT

Howard Dean, telling it like it is. Lets hope this guy runs again in 2016!! He would have my support.

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Paycheck Fairness Act Defeat Is Part Of A Greater War

by: RDemocrat

Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 00:26:32 AM EDT

It is not hard to see all that is wrong in this country today. Everyday, everywhere you look it is easy to understand why this country has gone to hell if you want to accept the truth. The truth is no matter what happens working Americans can depend on one thing. Anything that levels the playing field with Corporate interests for them will be defeated. Sadly, anything that allows the 1% to continue robbing and raping our country blind will always be enacted as well.
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Plea to Wisconsin Democrats: TURNOUT!!

by: RDemocrat

Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 19:14:44 PM EDT

While the war on the American worker has been waged nonstop for the better part of three decades, one of the newest fronts in that war was opened in Wisconsin. All of us remember Scott Walker and his war on workers and their rights in Wisconsin. It led to much drama and now tomorrow a recall of the sitting Governor. Now polling is showing this race up in the air and it appears as if turnout will be the key to who will win.
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Tax Cut Argument Shows the Sorry State of American Democracy

by: RDemocrat

Tue May 01, 2012 at 14:12:32 PM EDT

The Republicans want to portray themselves as "deficit hawks". They constantly maintain that slashing spending on the social safety net millions of Americans depend on and lowering taxes on themselves and those they represent will bring the deficit down and help the economy. After thirty years of this failed "trickle-down" idiocy on thing is clear. Due to the definition of insanity we should be fitting the whole Republican Party and many of the Democrats for a strait jacket.
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Restore the American Dream for the 99%

by: RDemocrat

Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 11:50:44 AM EST

It is no secret to anyone who wants to face the truth that Conservative policies in the last thirty years have wrecked the economy and the working class. Even when we have succeeded in electing two Democrats they seemed more determined to fight against Progressive values than for them. At this point in our history our country needs a Progressive vision to correct itself, not more of the failed policies that have caused all the problems to begin with. In truth, their is a Progressive vision that has quite simply been ignored.
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Newt Gingrich and the Food Stamp Lie

by: RDemocrat

Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 22:23:32 PM EST

While Barack Obama has definately been a disappointment for those of us around here who wanted a more Progressive direction in this country there is one thing we cannot allow. Republicans to pin the blame for their failed policies crashing the economy on him. Under the worst President in American history in the last decade rubber-stamped by a disgraceful, do-nothing good Congress all the policies that caused all the pain we all now feel were enacted. Then, just weeks after taking over Republicans were already blaming Obama for the economy they themselves with their policies of greed and idiocy had crashed.
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New Poll Finds Americans Rate Congress Lower Than Dirt

by: RDemocrat

Tue Jan 17, 2012 at 06:44:09 AM EST

What happens when America elects a bunch of right-wing zealots to Congress who care about nothing but padding their own pockets? And what happens when those zealots block any kind of progress in creating jobs, increasing wages or addressing income inequality in our country?? Well, you get the results we saw yesterday. A new poll is showing that America rates Congress just below dirt and barely above dog feces.
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Pelosi "Holding Back" on Gingrich

by: RDemocrat

Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 14:19:49 PM EST

In the circus of idiocy we know here as the Republican Presidential race we have a new frontrunner. After Herman Cain's past indescretions with women he has long since taken his 9-9-9 plan to the sidelines where it belongs. In his stead we have a new frontrunner that is an old Republican hand. Yes Republicans meet your failed future which also happens to be your failed past. Your new leader, Newt Gingrich.
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Flat Taxes: A Wet Dream for the Rich, A Nightmare for the Rest of Us

by: RDemocrat

Mon Nov 07, 2011 at 13:19:39 PM EST

You constantly hear various Republican candidates and think-tanks spewing one idea in one form or another. A flat-tax. Sometimes they actually manage to convince ordianary Americans this is the best route to go on taxes. You see, a flat-tax would end Progressive taxation and most all deductions. A closer look at this scheme easily reveals why these folks want it so badly. A flat tax is a wet dream for the rich and a nightmare for all of us.
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Its Time to "Look Beyond" What Harold Ford Represents

by: RDemocrat

Mon Oct 24, 2011 at 22:32:14 PM EDT

Anyone who reads this site much knows that we think the greed and uncaring idiocy shown by the modern Republican Party is nothing short of poison to the American way of life. However that being said some things even enrage me further than men like Mitch McConnell his ilk. You see, an even worse element are the Corporate Democrats who ensure not only that the Democratic Party never really fights for what it believes in but that America will be represented basically by a one-party system.  
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What a Comparison of Jobs Plans Really Shows

by: RDemocrat

Tue Oct 18, 2011 at 18:03:48 PM EDT

One thing Republicans led by the Senator for Communist China made clear a while back. They care much more about making Obama a one-term President than addressing the pain that their excesses of the last few decades have caused those of us not lucky enough to be bailed out. While fighting for huge tax cuts for themselves and those who helped them crash the economy they are keeping the good times rolling for the 1%. Yes, when you compare their "jobs plan" to that of Obama the truth definately comes throught.
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Democrats Warm to Occupy Wall St. as Republicans Remain Clueless

by: RDemocrat

Mon Oct 10, 2011 at 21:39:21 PM EDT

One of the main problems we have had around here as lifelong Democrats is this. Democrats seem to always be too cowardly to fight for what they should, and are always to eager to "compromise" with Republicans which always means giving Republicans everything they want to finish their goal of destroying America for 99% of us. At first, this appeared to be happening yet again with the Occupy Wall St. movement but now Democrats seem to be warming to the idea of fighting for American values again. But of course, Republicans are always blinded by their own greed and remain clueless.
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CBO Gives Thumbs Up To Jobs Bills Offered by Obama and Senate Democrats

by: RDemocrat

Fri Oct 07, 2011 at 21:27:42 PM EDT

Republicans and some Democrats have remained in opposition to President Obama's plan to create jobs and anything that asks the wealthy to sacrifice anything in helping America recover. Now in light of the "Occupy Everywhere" protests and new CBO data they should all maybe stop and take a second look. Something must be done to create jobs and as the CBO reports the Obama plan and the plan released by Senate Democrats could do just that and reduce the deficit.
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The Facts Show Why Occupy Wall Street Protests Could Save America

by: RDemocrat

Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 17:52:24 PM EDT

As the fight continues to "Occupy Wall Street" and protest the criminals that have crashed the economy causing so much misery for so many another fight has unfolded. The fight to make these folks pay their fair share into the system they have taken advantage of for their wealth. After enjoying thirty years or so of getting by without sacrifice it is now time for them to do something that working American has done for a long time now. Feel the pain for the actions of the very few.
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Shameful Indeed

by: RDemocrat

Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 18:46:51 PM EDT

As he is known to do, Paul Krugman is rattling a few Republican cages. These folks always seem to have trouble accepting one thing. Hard truth. Krugman never refrains from dosing it out on economic issues but now he is raising a firestorm over comments made about 9-11 which caused the ensuing, "War on Terror". In retrospect as usual Paul Krugman got it right.
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The Hard Truth of Another Betrayal

by: RDemocrat

Sat Sep 03, 2011 at 23:18:27 PM EDT

It is just a sign of the times. Once again Progressives and those of us who are serious about making our country a light of hope for all again are being stabbed in the back in the interests of those who have raped the middle-class, stagnated wages and crashed the economy to get bailed out as we all sacrifice. For those of us who really believed in the opposition to the Bush Administration in the last decade and really believed in the hope for real change in 2006 and 2008 it is another bitter pill to swallow and another insult that should bring about a stark realization. Right now we are the only people in this country who have had absolutely no representation in Washington in the last thirty years and worse yet the election of 2012 offers no hope whatsoever that we will be heard until at least 2016.  
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Trumka Continues Wake Up Call to Democrats

by: RDemocrat

Fri Aug 26, 2011 at 13:46:04 PM EDT

One thing Progressives have been trying to give Democrats, a wake up call. We are sick and tired of voting for the lesser of two evils simply because we have nowhere else to go. We work our hands to the bone at election time and contribute our hard-earned money. For what?? To be stabbed in the back and treated like the illegitimate stepchild when it is time to fight for policy. We are completely disgusted with the cowardice and complicity that insures that every single time we are the only folks who are not represented.
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Bernie Sanders Fights for Social Security

by: RDemocrat

Fri Aug 26, 2011 at 12:42:45 PM EDT

Nowadays many politicians on both sides of the aisle will not tell you the truth about Social Security. In their never-ending quest to balance the budget on the backs of those who can least afford it and keep the good times rolling for the greediest and least patriotic among us they want you to accept that you simply must give up your Social Security when the "Super Congress" convenes. However, this simply is not true. Social Security is funded by a seperate payroll tax and does not contribute to the deficit. Now Senator Bernie Sanders is introducing a bill to keep Social Security solvent for everyone for years to come.  
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Will Bush Tax Cuts Erase Debt-Ceiling Fiasco "Savings"?

by: RDemocrat

Wed Aug 24, 2011 at 23:52:54 PM EDT

Remember the disgraceful debt-limit debate?? The one in which supposed huge savings were forcefully extracted once more from working Americans as the elites once more refused to sacrifice?? Well now the CBO is chiming in with the new numbers and giving a stark warning to Congress and the White House. Extending the Bush Tax Cuts for the wealthy is not only selfish but idiotic.
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The True Source of Progressive Anger at Obama

by: RDemocrat

Mon Aug 22, 2011 at 17:23:29 PM EDT

It is no secret that Democrats are quite frustrated with President Obama. However, despite acknowledging this fact the mainstream media seem hellbent on mischaracterizing the focus of that anger. You see, real Progressives are mad at Obama. That is because all along the way in his administration he has constantly caved in and conceded and refused to fight for Progressive ideals essentially creating another Republican Presidency. Despite this even percieved "liberal" publications such as the NY Times seem determined to refuse to tell the real reason folks are disgusted with Obama.
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Republican Greed Downgrades America's Credit

by: RDemocrat

Sat Aug 06, 2011 at 11:36:43 AM EDT

It is clear that Republicans hate their country. They have done everything in their power to keep from investing in our country or paying their fair share to insure that our country can meet its obligations. It all culminated in their selfishly "holding our economy hostage" during the debt ceiling fiasco so that the greediest and least patriotic among us do not have to sacrifice to the economy they crashed.  
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My Nominee for "Super Congress": John Yarmuth

by: RDemocrat

Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 11:29:47 AM EDT

In the upcoming "Super Congress" being created out of the greed and lunacy of Washington one thing is for certain. While the wolves will be howling at the door to punish average Americans, those very Americans very much need someone to represent them. God knows the greediest and least patriotic among us will have plenty of representation.
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Treasonous

by: RDemocrat

Tue Aug 02, 2011 at 12:17:16 PM EDT

Now that the debt ceiling fiasco is coming to a close one thing is certain. This debate has shown all that is ugly in America and is calling the functionality of our Democracy into question. How can anyone ever say that American Democracy exists when a small band of selfish, idiotic ideologues can hold the whole country hostage to achieve their selfish aims when a huge majority of Americans do not support them?? On both sides of the aisle the greed and hatred of country shown by one side and the cowardice and complicity shown by the other not only is disgraceful but with all that hung in the balance for our country in my view it was treasonous.
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A Bad Solution to a Manufactured Crisis

by: RDemocrat

Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 14:27:19 PM EDT

It goes to show just how dysfunctional our government has become to ordinary Americans. Despite the fact that millions of us are still out of work because of the greed and excess of the last thirty years and resulting crashed economy politicians cannot focus on real problems. They must manufacture them and use them to call for more pain from those who can least afford it while rewarding those who could and in fact those who caused the problems to begin with. Now with an ineffective Democratic President that agrees more with Republicans than his own party constantly rolling over we have gotten a very bad deal to solve a manufactured crisis.
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A Deal??

by: RDemocrat

Sat Jul 30, 2011 at 23:13:51 PM EDT

There are whispers of a debt limit deal in Washington at this hour. However, as expected this is no "deal" and amounts to Democratic capituation to the Republicans.
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"Shared Sacrifice" Shows What our "Leaders" Think of Their Country

by: RDemocrat

Sat Jul 30, 2011 at 22:30:18 PM EDT

In the current debt-limit crises there seems to be one thing that everyone can actually agree on. With much fanfare the two parties are at each other's throats over what plan to use in raising the debt ceiling with only one foregone conclusion. The greediest and least patriotic among us with the House, Senate and White House in tow will be paying nothing. Indeed, neither plan being discussed would raise any new revenue or taxes upon the wealthy.
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The Real Cost of Social Security Surplus Raiding

by: RDemocrat

Wed Jul 27, 2011 at 21:38:57 PM EDT

It seems in these debt limit talks some of the "reckless spending" both Republicans and Corporate Democrats are talking about without adding new revenues is entitlement spending. Entitlements that include Social Security. Despite the fact that the Social Security trust fund regularly runs surpluses that are raided for real "reckless spending" such as tax cuts for the very greedy and wars of failed ideology.
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Three Republican Stooges Drove Debt

by: RDemocrat

Wed Jul 27, 2011 at 11:33:17 AM EDT

You know a funny thing has happened in the last several years. Republican Stooges, led by the "big three" Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell have railed against debts and deficits ran up by Democrats and President Obama. But wait just a minute, who really ran this debt up?? Yes, three Republican Stooges were there the whole time to cause the problem they now expect you to pay for.
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Our Choices: Simply Horrifying and Quite Terrible

by: RDemocrat

Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 12:35:48 PM EDT

With the spectacle last night of our President and Speaker of the House "appealing" to the American people one thing became quickly apparent. Our choices for raising the debt limit ceiling for working Americans boil down to this. Simply Horrifying on one side and Quite Terrible on the other.
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Sean Hannity and The Big Lie About Obama

by: RDemocrat

Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 00:07:16 AM EDT

President Obama has been guilty of many things and has done many things differently than needed. However, despite his mistakes he has taken a lot of blame from a lot of liars for things he did not do. Mostly, running up the debt, deficits and crashing the economy. Now, yet another right-wing liar is lying about the bad Obama had nothing to do with.
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The Great Recession, Poverty and Freedom

by: RDemocrat

Sun Jul 17, 2011 at 23:55:08 PM EDT

After the bankers and Corporate politicians crashed the economy and were conveniently bailed out during the ensuing Great Recession we hear about a lot of things. We hear about debts and deficits run up by Republicans and Corporate Democrats over the last thirty years and how they must be dealt with. Then, we hear about how trillions of dollars in tax breaks must be given to the very wealthy and corporations who are the only ones making profit and still refuse to hire. And of course we hear how we the lazy, unwashed masses must sacrifice for it all while the real culprits party on as usual.  
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Obama Calls for Compromise in Weekly Address

by: RDemocrat

Sat Jul 02, 2011 at 11:28:35 AM EDT

President Obama used his weekly address to once again assail the Republican position on the budget. You know the position that states that even though they are the only ones to benefit from the economy in the last thirty years before crashing it that they should be the only ones not to sacrifice? Finally it seems as if the President is ready to draw a line in the sand and fight these folks over something. Lets just hope he does not lose his nerve once again.
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The Cost of War?

by: RDemocrat

Wed Jun 29, 2011 at 11:34:59 AM EDT

While government "leaders" such as Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and even the White House are calling for cuts to services and programs millions of Americans depend on the cost of the "War on Terror" is now becoming clear. Yes, the same folks who say we are broke and cannot invest in our country had no problem throwing away trillions blowing up and rebuilding other countries as well as stealing American rights with the Patriot Act and for what?? To try and cover for the incompetence and complete idiocy of the Bush Administration.
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Repatriation Holiday: Another Bad Idea Born of Greed and America Hatred

by: RDemocrat

Mon Jun 20, 2011 at 13:54:07 PM EDT

No matter how much you give away to the greediest and least patriotic among us it is never enough. After fleecing the American worker, hording all the money and crashing our economy in the last several years what do these folks want?? Yet another tax break for themselves, this time on money that they are holding away from the American economy overseas. Their argument is that they could use this money to create jobs. However, as always with these people history has shown that even if you give them something, they will never share it with anyone is America because quite frankly they hate their country and their fellow Americans.
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Whats Wrong With America?? A "Golf Summit"

by: RDemocrat

Sat Jun 18, 2011 at 23:36:11 PM EDT

There is plenty of whining and gnashing of teeth among politicians about the problems that have beset our country in the last few decades. Problems of their own making that they now expect the working class to pay for even after being decimated. Decimated by the very people who have taken more huge tax cuts, rubber-stamped and continued costly wars while passing out Corporate Welfare like Rush Limbaugh popping Oxycontins.  Now, in the midst of all this lunacy however America gets a real look today at what is really wrong with America.  
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Get Serious??

by: RDemocrat

Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 13:31:30 PM EDT

As the debt limit showdown threatens to destroy our country's credit rating one theme is remaining constant. The hypocrisy of Republicans in dealing with the debt they created and blamed on someone else. Now as the logjam continues we are confronted with more of that hypocrisy. Yes, Republicans in Congress, including the Speaker of the House of Hypocrites the Prince of Orange John Boehner, are calling for President Obama to "get serious" about reigning in debt and spending. However, a closer look shows just how serious these Republicans really are.
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Will Democratic Leaders Join the Fight Against Mitch McConnell style Chinese Communism?

by: RDemocrat

Thu Jun 02, 2011 at 22:20:53 PM EDT

While Democrats are definately disappointing the hypocrisy of the Republican Party is astouding. What is really more amazing is that they want a debate on whether they and their cronies should pay off the debt they ran up, or whether the average American who benefitted nothing from the debt Republicans and their cronies should pay for it. Of course they have already given themselves a free pass for their own irresponsibility and now they are willing to sacrifice what little of the American economy they have not yet destroyed to try and prove a point. Apparently that they are still a bunch of visionless, greedy ideologues.  
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The Continuing Cowardice of Democratic "Leaders"

by: RDemocrat

Mon May 30, 2011 at 12:17:08 PM EDT

It was a recurrent growing up in Western Kentucky in the late 70s and early 80s. Around election time when you would talk to you neighbors about voting they always explained why they were voting Republican this way. They agreed with Democrats and thought their ideas were better for them, but they always stated how they believed Democrats were too cowardly to really fight for what they believe. In Republicans at least they knew what they were getting.  
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The Bitter Irony of Republican Arguments

by: RDemocrat

Tue May 24, 2011 at 16:48:00 PM EDT

Despite a continuing problem with unemployment and stagnate wages for those still with a job Republicans in Congress have succeeded in a few things. First, completely ignoring our real jobs crises and the fact that Americans are working harder for less. Secondly, they have succeeded in deflecting the debate from the simple fact that more Americans have less to contribute to the economy which has limited our recovery. Finally, they have succeeded in convincing far too many Americans that our national debt is more important than putting people to work in a desperate attempt to steal away their social safety net and give it away to the wealthy, corporate America and Wall St. However, for these Republicans there is a bitter irony in their arguments.
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Poll: Americans Pessimistic, Shun Republican Ideas

by: RDemocrat

Tue Apr 19, 2011 at 15:28:36 PM EDT

The verdict is coming in on the American people's thoughts on the Republican plan to balance the budget on the backs of workers, seniors and children all while giving the very wealthy another huge break. And while polls show the American people are in a foul mood, and do not approve of President Obama's job performance they show something else also. America thinks a lot less of Republican ideas and Republicans in Congress.  
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Will America Allow This Again??

by: RDemocrat

Tue Apr 12, 2011 at 17:44:06 PM EDT

The Prince of Orange and his crony crooks in Washington are all too predictable. After rubber-stamping all the failed policies that created our debt in the last decade they rode a wave of short voter memories and downright ignorance to once again be able to poison the political process in Washington. Now with a capitulate or complacent Democratic President they have done what they set out to do. Protected themselves and the greediest and least patriotic among us from paying one cent towards the problems they caused after reaping the only rewards from the "trickle-down" policies of the last thirty years that somehow have never made it down.  
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The Republican "Good Ole Payback"

by: RDemocrat

Mon Apr 04, 2011 at 14:12:43 PM EDT

The Republican vision for America is coming to fruition. After Congressional Republicans lovingly rubber-stamped George W. Bush and Dick Cheney in starting two failed wars, doling out Corporate Welfare and no-bid contracts, starving out the middle-class and crashing the economy they have begun to try to make working-class America pay once more for their irresponsible and unethical behavior. Yes, after taxpayers have already bailed out the bankers now we must pay for the debt Republicans ran up on our backs at the behest of Corporate America the last thirty years also.  
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Solis and Labor Leaders Defend Workers at DNC Winter Meetings

by: RDemocrat

Sun Feb 27, 2011 at 00:51:51 AM EST

On the final day of the DNC Winter Meetings the public workers in Wisconsin who are having their rights stolen from them stole the show. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and leaders from organized labor rallied to support Wisconsin workers and noted how this is part of the greater fight to steal workers rights not only there, but all across the country. However, with the bad news out of Wisconsin they also saw hope as Democrats rallied and showed unity for the first time in a while. One can only hope that will spell bad news in the coming elections for Republicans as Americans realize that their ideas for "fiscal responsibility" mean that only working Americans are responsible for that sacrifice.
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McConnell's Confidence Shows American Disgrace: One Party Rule

by: RDemocrat

Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 11:17:18 AM EST

You know, compromising to evil men like Mitch McConnell definately has its consequences. I mean, if you look at the last two years it appears as if Mitch McConnell has run the Senate and the government as a whole. He has constantly from a minority status said no to anything that would have helped this country and the majority of Americans recover. However despite all of this he was granted his little "compromise" on tax cuts for the very rich. Now all of this has let McConnell know that he controls the President, the House of Hypocrites and the Senate. With all this power the Senator for Communist China has decided there will indeed be a vote on repeal in the Senate.
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Trumka Fires Back at Those in "Wonderland"

by: RDemocrat

Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 11:06:42 AM EST

As Progressives and working people in America continue to lose ground we are finding fewer and fewer politicians that will stand and fight for us. From the centrists in the Senate to the newly elected House of Hypocrites to DINO President Obama it seems as if the trendy thing is to defend Republican values of allowing big business to rape the American worker. Well, here we follow truth not trends and luckily there is one leader who does so too. Today, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will blast politicians who defend Corporate America and the very rich while they live in their own little elitist "Wonderland".
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Public-Sector Workers Make LESS Than Private-Sector Workers

by: RDemocrat

Sat Jan 08, 2011 at 20:22:46 PM EST

In their never-ending war on workers that have attained the middle-class many politicians, including most disappointingly President Obama have been pressing the fact that public workers are overpaid and make much more than private-sector worker in a successful attempt to turn one worker against another. However, as with every piece of garbage the right-wing peddles nowadays this is merely a myth. Ignoring the fact that most workers in America have seen their wages stagnate, they simply must attack workers that have attained middle-class wages and benefits. However, the truth is that public workers actually make LESS than their private-sector counterparts.
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Season Of Progress??

by: RDemocrat

Wed Dec 22, 2010 at 22:35:02 PM EST

After a couple of long tough years President Obama finally got a little bit of a chance to bask in some kind of glow for once. While we here at Hillbilly Report have been pretty tough on him of late, we do not do so because we want him to fail. Actually, we want him to fight for what is right and win. And while we admit readily that the President does have some victories to point to and should have some pride after the withering critisizm and unfair hatred he has suffered the simple fact of the matter is that at this point like many of our fellow Progressives who only want what is best for our country and EVERYONE within we feel nothing but disappointment with the state of our country. That is why I feel that it is ironic for the President to declare the recent "victories" a "Season of Progress".  
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Russians Not Amused With Republican Political Idiocy

by: RDemocrat

Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 14:41:14 PM EST

While President Obama may be willing to let Republican idiotic ideologues run roughshod over him at least somebody is not amused with their idiocy. Yes, while President Obama and the Democrats seem willing to let Republicans hold the whole government and important things like nuclear arms treaties hostage even after they got their beloved tax cuts for the very rich the Russians are not buying. This should show everyone just how dangerous it is in today's world to have folks in power that just want to do anything to make a President, even one that has "reached out" to them at every turn look bad. Yes, it appears as if Republicans will even risk a new Cold War to make Obama a one-term President. Well, thank God that while Democrats and our President seem too cowardly to call them on their idiocy the Russians are not.
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The Democratic Party Has Left Me Behind

by: RDemocrat

Sat Dec 18, 2010 at 11:41:52 AM EST

As the elitist millionaires in Congress and the White House make it home just in time to figure how to not invest their huge tax cut in America one thing is becoming clear. If you are Progressive, work for a living, or believe in the ideals that once defined the Democratic Party you have no representation in our government. This is because we do not have two parties anymore. We have a far-right lunatic party which caters to the weak-minded and religious in a shameless ploy to give all our country's wealth to a very few. We have another, center-right party which by cowardice or secret agreement with the lunatics cannot wait to pursue the same agenda.
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Senate "Christmas" Exchange Shows Sorry State of the Nation

by: RDemocrat

Wed Dec 15, 2010 at 20:58:04 PM EST

Just in time for the holidays. Holidays in which most Americans are feeling the pinch. Many are out of work and those that are working are making less. Main St. has never recovered from the crashed economy elitist Republican politicians left behind two years ago while Wall St. and K St. are faring quite well once again. Now, we have the irony of one group of elitist Republican slackers whining because they may not get two weeks off for Christmas and the Democratic Senate Leader that allowed them to stall the Senate for a year chastizing them for not getting anything done.  
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California Democrat Blasts Obama

by: RDemocrat

Wed Dec 15, 2010 at 11:33:26 AM EST

Around here we have gotten awfully tired of President Obama and his refusal to fight for Democratic ideals. From not fighting for a public option, to extending the costly Afghan War, to rolling over to Republicans on tax cuts for the rich Obama is making Democrats everywhere cringe. Now, a Democrat in Congress is standing up and saying what we all feel.
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9-11 Shows Another American Disgrace

by: RDemocrat

Thu Dec 09, 2010 at 23:49:43 PM EST

It is no secret that I am quite disgusted with President Obama and the Administration right now. However, as always no matter how bad I feel about some Democrats the Republicans can always boil my blood. Yes, after politicizing the attacks of 9-11 for years in attacking others that did not believe in their idiocy and fighting for huge tax cuts for the rich while whining like spoiled children over the deficit, the Republicans successfully show at every opportunity just how hypocritical, unpatriotic, greedy and downright mean spirited their party actually is.
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Hey Democrats Just Say NO to Failure

by: RDemocrat

Thu Dec 09, 2010 at 11:20:14 AM EST

One of the worst things that ever happened to this country was when the Republican Party elected a stooge to office and then rubber-stamped his every failed, idiotic idea. Yes, Republican rubber-stamping of the worst President in history, George W. Bush can be credited for much disaster. From failed wars to debt and deficits, to the dismantling of the Constitution the list goes on. Republicans rubber-stamped their failed President as he destroyed our economy, divided our country and made us the laughing-stock of the world.  
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Would Tax Cut Compromise Help "Starve the Beast"

by: RDemocrat

Tue Dec 07, 2010 at 20:26:36 PM EST

Compromising on the Bush Tax Cuts for high-end earners is wrong on many levels. The main reason is having been enacted for ten years they have simply done much more harm than good. Our country ran up huge deficits. Our economy crashed and millions of jobs were lost. Simply put, these tax cuts in retrospect have been a disaster for this country as many of us knew they would.  
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In Continued Compromise, Failure

by: RDemocrat

Tue Dec 07, 2010 at 12:17:22 PM EST

compromise-  A concession to something detrimental or pejorative: a compromise of morality.

http://www.thefreedictionary.c...

With the announcement that the Administration will indeed roll over to Republicans once again one thing is ringing true. In the political arena when these "compromises" are reached the only folks that are expected to give anything up are Progressives, and working America. When we had huge majorities in Congress and the White House still Progressives were expected to concede everything. Now it has become apparent that once again we are the only ones to sacrifice. One begins to wonder if this is not the way it was meant all along.

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Obama and Democrats Cower Once More

by: RDemocrat

Mon Dec 06, 2010 at 14:48:23 PM EST

This is getting ridiculous. After all the soaring rhetoric of the 2008 elections one thing is ringing true. Absent "Hope" and "Change" the one thing we are getting from this White House and the Democratic Party as a whole is simple. Cowardice. In fight after fight, our leadership and President seem always willing to push the chicken switch no matter what and cower to the greed of the Republican Party at every turn. Now it is happening once again as President Obama and the disgraceful cowards he "leads" once again tuck their tail between their legs and run like whipped puppies from a fight.
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Deficit Reduction That Benefits ALL Americans

by: RDemocrat

Mon Nov 29, 2010 at 12:50:56 PM EST

It seems that nowadays everyone has some kind of plan for reducing the deficit. Republicans are constantly harping on reduction of the deficit, but one thing remains true. Every plan they have for doing so has failed miserably and only calls for sacrifice from working America, the very group which has paid dearly for the problems our country face and the very group which has been drained dry and has no more blood to give. It is time for America to not only get serious about deficit reduction but also for them to be realistic about it. There is simply no way we are ever going to reduce the deficit by asking only working folks to sacrifice yet again.
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Extension of Unemployment Benefits Essential for Millions

by: RDemocrat

Sun Nov 28, 2010 at 11:20:43 AM EST

During this holiday season when many families are hurting bad the simple fact of the matter is this. Many are not. For many it has been business as usual as they crashed the economy, got bailed out and pocketed the money. The most outrageous part of all this is that after crashing the economy and getting the money back on their apparent no-risk investments now the very folks who bailed them out after paying the price are being left out in the Christmas cold yet again.
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Democrats Begin to Fight Fire With Fire

by: RDemocrat

Tue Nov 23, 2010 at 12:05:04 PM EST

We all know about all the Republican shadow groups which opposed Democratic candidates with anonymous donors this election cycle. While most Democrats despise this kind of activity and untold anonymous spending many realize we were outflanked by these groups and their nameless donors. Now, efforts are already under way to counter these groups. As the old saying goes if you can't beat them, join them.
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New Poll Shatters Myth of Republican Mandate

by: RDemocrat

Tue Nov 23, 2010 at 11:41:19 AM EST

After seizing the House with hundreds of millions of secret donations earlier this month the Republicans were eager to claim a huge mandate to govern with. However, as with everything the party of the greediest and least patriotic among us says that "mandate" was a myth. You see, despite voting Republican in House races the fact of the matter is that Americans simply do not want anything the Republicans are itching to do. A new poll out shows that on two hot issues Americans do not like Republican ideas.
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The Definition of Insanity...

by: RDemocrat

Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 20:27:01 PM EDT

Well, with the election results yesterday one can only conclude one thing. Since the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, it is pretty safe to conclude that most of America has definately gone insane. While I believe the Corporate elements of our own party blocking progress had a lot to do with our resounding defeat, I can only say this. America electing the very folks who crashed our economy to somehow fix it without giving Democrats much of a chance to clean up a mess inherited definately makes our country ready to be fitted for a strait-jacket.
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The Reason for Democratic Failure and the Way Foward

by: RDemocrat

Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 12:32:44 PM EDT

Election day has finally rolled around for America once more with both chambers of Congress to be decided tonight. The general consensus as of this morning is that Democrats will retain the Senate but lose the House. While it is stupifying to consider that Americans so soon are ready to give the Corporate Republican Party which raped and nearly destroyed our economy another chance at some sort of power one can only show disgust not at them alone, but at a Democratic leadership that simply refuses to fight for the folks that elect them and for their ideals. Indeed, Democrats deserve as much blame for their cowardice in the last two years in creating this environment and indeed we seem poised to pay the penaly for becoming a Republican-light party on the national level.
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There is Plenty of Blame For Us Never Having a Chance

by: RDemocrat

Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 13:45:16 PM EDT

If Democrats do indeed experience huge losses in Congressional elections one thing will be constant, and aggrevating. The pundits and right-wing blowhards will be all over every airwave, proclaiming how Progressive vision was tried and failed miserably. The only thing that is wrong with this is that actually Progressive vision was never tried at a time when it was desperately needed. The most depressing part of it all is that America seems poised to endorse the same old policies that caused all the mess to begin with and it is frightening to consider where it will lead.
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Administration Lifts Deep Water Drilling Moratorium

by: RDemocrat

Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 18:29:04 PM EDT

We all remember the disaster that was the Gulf Oil Spill and counting the thousands of gallons of crude oil spewing into the Gulf. Despite the rhetoric of right-wing blowhards this spill was an economic, ecological, and governmental disaster for our country. The previous Administration allowing the Oil companies to write their own regulations proved to be a disaster as with every idea Republicans had for governance. Now, as the Obama Administration lifts their moratorium one can only hope that they are not making the same mistake.
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Hume Misleads on the Stimulus

by: RDemocrat

Sun Sep 26, 2010 at 20:17:00 PM EDT

Every since it's inception we have heard Republicans and pundits on Fox News rail against the stimulus. This despite the fact that none of them minded bailing out the bankers. Yes, this is your modern Republican Party, rail against things that attempt to help the average American while endorsing the idiotic policies that enrich the very few. Once again today Britt Hume ignored the facts to once again rail against the stimulus.
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Hey Boehner: We Know

by: RDemocrat

Thu Sep 23, 2010 at 19:35:22 PM EDT

With the Republicans releasing their plan to finish their eight year project of destroying America one keen insight was provided by one of their "leaders" today. You see, far from anything different this crop of Republican policies is the same old crap in the same old brown bag. One need not listen very long to realize that. Yes, John Boehner as much as admitted it.
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Republican Plan: Destroy America Again

by: RDemocrat

Wed Sep 22, 2010 at 20:59:04 PM EDT

Well, the Republicans are releasing their "plan" for America tommorrow. It is not really too hard to imagine what these "plans" are. Tax Cuts, Corporate Welfare, idiotic foreign policy and a raping once more of the American middle-class. Yes, all the things they offered before crashing the economy will be done all over again with the same result. A desperate attemt to "starve the beast" and leave the rest of us at the mercy of the greediest and least patriotic among us.
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Kentucky Congressional Candidates Unwillingly Highlight Another Problem

by: RDemocrat

Mon Sep 20, 2010 at 00:51:48 AM EDT

As a lifelong Democrat that is Progressive and unashamed I can say one thing that many like me sincerely believe. Our party had a huge opportunity and dropped the ball. After being handed a huge election victory and mandate by the American people to clean up the messes and excesses of Republican rule what did we do?? We compromised and refused to fight for our true ideals. We sold out just enough to the other side and did not fight back hard enough and watered down all the promises we were to deliver on. Now, to most American voters we are little better than the other party that caused so many problems.  
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Ben Chandler Helps to Show the Problem With Democrats

by: RDemocrat

Thu Sep 16, 2010 at 21:48:56 PM EDT

While recent polls have shown a little better news, the current consensus is that the Democrats are going to take a pounding in the November elections and possibly may lose control of Congress. The reason for this is not because of "Socialism" but for much more disturbing and annoying reasons. You see, when Democrats gain power after a Republican disaster like this last one, they have just enough Corporate apologists and downright cowards within their ranks to spoil the party and become a watered-down version of the other party. If one wants to see the problems with the Democratic Party one needs only look at Ben Chandler and the band of Democrats he joins to see why our party is considered no better than the other by many.  
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Before Waving White Flags and Doing Victory Laps....

by: RDemocrat

Wed Sep 15, 2010 at 21:45:43 PM EDT

You know, all across the country Republicans and pundits are gleefully conceding the makeup of the next Congress to Republican control. Republicans are salivating at Mitch McConnell becoming majority leader and John Boehner being Speaker of the House. While the Democratic Party has nobody to blame but themselves for the cowardice they have shown in fighting for any real progress for America in the last two years before waving the white flag and watching the Republicans do a victory lap everyone should consider this. The Republican Party is still less popular than dog feces on the carpet and America still realizes that the Republicans are a party totally devoid of any clue.
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Stem-Cell Research Back in Play- For Now

by: RDemocrat

Thu Sep 09, 2010 at 22:28:11 PM EDT

Folks with many different conditions got some at least periodical good news today. A federal appeals court ruled today that at least for the time being financing for stem cell research can continue. This gives hope to many folks including ones like me who have Type 1 Diabetes. Let us hope the ignorance of not funding research in this very promising field is not brought back again and continued.  
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America to Washington: Raise Taxes on the Rich

by: RDemocrat

Sat Aug 21, 2010 at 10:49:19 AM EDT

One of the most fierce debates going right now in the political arena is whether to extend the Bush Tax Cuts. While most folks favor extending the cuts for those making under 250k, a fight has been brewing over whether to extend them for the very wealthy, adding $830 billion to our deficit over the next ten years. Now, despite the fact that Republicans are trying to paint themselves as "fiscally conservative" by opposing anything that helps working America because it "adds to the deficit" of course the one thing they are always ready to add to the deficit for is money for the rich. Unfortunately, many Democrats are buying into it as well. However, if they cared about the will of the American people they would scrap them.
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Republicans Spew "Lying Points" as America Suffers Their Incompetence

by: RDemocrat

Mon Aug 09, 2010 at 12:11:09 PM EDT

All over the country a not-so-funny thing is happening. You see, the right-wing cannot run on their vision for this country because quite frankly that vision crashed this country into a ditch. So, instead of running on their vision or lack thereof they are stuck having to lie through their teeth to America about what Democrats have done, and what they seek to do. Two of their favorite "lying points" are the expiring Bush tax cuts and the stimulus act which although not enough, did save millions of jobs. Of course, the stooges on the right cannot let you know that.
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Weiner Blasts Republicans Again for Putting Party Over Country

by: RDemocrat

Mon Aug 02, 2010 at 11:47:46 AM EDT

We all saw the video of Anthony Weiner blasting the Republicans on the House floor for playing politics with 9-11 first responder healthcare. While that issue was personal to him, the fact of the matter is that every since they lost power for crashing the economy and dividing and nearly destroying this country Republicans have been using political games to try and keep anyone from cleaning up the huge mess Republican control of our government wrought upon this country. Now Weiner, far from backing down is pointing out how nothing not even the well-being of our country is above politics to Republicans.  
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Republican Party Chooses Cowardice Over Small Business Recovery

by: RDemocrat

Thu Jul 29, 2010 at 16:01:53 PM EDT

Everyone hears how Republicans are always bemoaning the fates of "small businesses". Those of us who have long ago seen through their facade know that is just a talking point, and their true goal is to protect the profits of Corporations who outsource middle-class jobs, not small businesses who create them. The fact of the matter is if your bank account is less than seven figures Republicans could care less about you no matter what you do. Now, the proof positive is out to small businesses. When it comes to regaining power to protect Corporate America Republicans do not give a damn about you.
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How Can Republicans Run on the Deficit??

by: RDemocrat

Mon Jul 26, 2010 at 11:58:22 AM EDT

With the looming fight for control of Congress, Republicans despite an ailing economy and an ailing country have just decided to say no to everything Democrats have proposed to do to try and help America recover from the mess Republican control of our whole country during the George W. Bush years and before caused. From denying unemployment benefits to those who lost their jobs due to the Republican crashing of the economy, to allowing Corporate money to continue dominating elections, to opposing any attempt to reign in Wall St., who used Republican deregulation to crash the economy the Republicans consistently say no to anything that could help the country by claiming it would add to the national debt.
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Democrats Should Show Guts in Tax Fight

by: RDemocrat

Sun Jul 25, 2010 at 00:36:08 AM EDT

With all the fights so far in the last many months in Congress a new, very important fight in the direction of our country is soon to be joined. With the Bush Tax Cuts set to expire a fight will ensue on renewing them, renewing a few of them, or renewing them all. This is one fight we should use common sense on. Yes, the economy is hurting and the deficit is booming. However, after decades of a free ride, and being the only "patriots" to ever receive a tax cut in a time of "war" it is essential that the wealthy once again pay their fair share and that the middle and lower classes reap the benefits for once.
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Mike Pence and Republican Lies on Tax Cuts

by: RDemocrat

Thu Jul 22, 2010 at 20:18:47 PM EDT

What do you do when you are the third ranking member in the House and your party's policies when enacted almost completely crashed our country into a ditch?? What do you do when the opposition party is desperately trying to clean up the mess you created?? What do you do when you cannot let the working American know what you really feel about them, except when Rand Paul accidentally lets it slip out?? What do you do when you care nothing about average Americans but only seek to enrich the greediest and least patriotic among us?? Of course, you lie through your teeth about what you really believe and what the other party really wants.  
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Republicans Turn Their Backs on Small Businesses

by: RDemocrat

Thu Jul 22, 2010 at 11:40:05 AM EDT

We all hear the bluster from the modern Republican Party of No who say no to anything good for this country. Always used is the argument that it will "hurt small businesses". However the modern Republican Party cares nothing about what happens to small businesses, all they care about are the big Corporations and the very rich. More proof of this is demonstrated yet again in their opposition to a Democratic plan to aid real small businesses.
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John Waltz Continues to Show Strength

by: RDemocrat

Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 20:32:07 PM EDT

Over in Kentucky's Fourth Congressional District a Democrat is emerging that could very well take that seat back. While not on many radar screens, the good folks at the Waltz campaign have really worked hard and it is really showing. Now, they have posted a really great fund raising quarter and stand poised to challenge Geoff Davis for that seat. The race in Kentucky's Fourth Congressional District just got really interesting....  
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Republican Senate Candidates Speak Volumes

by: RDemocrat

Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 22:39:34 PM EDT

It is really an amazing thing. The more oil that gushes into the Gulf of Mexico, the more Republicans step forward to defend BP. It really should come as no surprise. Republican politicians have long ago sold what little soul they had to the devil that is Corporate America. They constantly defend the greed, lunacy and unpatriotic actions of the greediest and least patriotic among us at every turn. To them, all the folks out of work because of the actions of bailed out corporate America need only get off their lazy asses and get a job. Yes, while they want to hold YOU accountable, Corporate America should not be responsible for anything but sucking up Corporate welfare and taking huge tax breaks and taxpayer subsidies to outsource our jobs.
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House Democrats Add Teacher Funding to War Bill

by: RDemocrat

Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 10:34:15 AM EDT

Despite a new Administration our country still remains deeply divided on the war in the middle-east. While most Republicans have not problem with war without end many Democrats are tiring of the money wasted and lives lost. Instead of cutting off funding altogether they are coming up with a way of making the cost of the war less painful. Now, they are adding money to avoid teacher layoffs when school starts.
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Republican Representation Sticks it to Kentucky

by: RDemocrat

Sat Jun 26, 2010 at 23:09:38 PM EDT

It is an enigma I have long struggled to understand. Anyone in the state of Kentucky voting Republican. For a while now we have had mostly Republican representation in the Congress except for the mixed bag voting record of Blue Dog Ben Chandler. Only with the inclusion of Congressman Awesome John Yarmuth from the Third District have working Kentucky families had a solid voice in the Congress on all issues. Now the price of voting against our own interests is catching up with us.
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