You would think that it would be a no-brainer. You know, for the Republican Party that always wants to portray itself as trying to cut taxes for everyone. As always with this modern Republican Party however, "everyone" usually does not include any of us. That is why it is no surprise that Republican "leaders" are not embracing President Obama's tax plan as put forth in his State of the Union address.
As Social Security celebrates its 78th year of helping Americans retire one fact remains as true as always. The Republican Party would do anything to weaken this program or do away with it entirely. This really should not come as a surprise to anyone. When you take a good hard look at what Social Security has accomplished for America in the past 78 years one fact is unavoidable. It runs completely contrary to the goals the Republican Party have had for our country during that same time span.
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.
It is no big secret that the Republican Party and their propogandists hate the American government. They are constantly railing against their government at every opportunity. The question is, why all this hatred of our government? Is it because of a bloated beauracracy that intrudes upon American rights? Is it because tax dollars are being given in Corporate Welfare to companies that ship jobs overseas? Of course not. The real reason is simple. The government sets rules and regulations that attempt to keep the powerful from preying upon the weak in this country. And of course, worse yet the government dares to feed children that would otherwise go hungry.
It was far past time somebody said it. It is sad that it takes a potential disastrous event for someone to stand up and do it. However, it nice that someone is finally telling the truth. The truth about the fact that a Republican led House of Representatives have been dodging their Constitutional duties to the American people. They are withholding much needed funding that even if it were not needed to create jobs, is desperately needed to upgrade America's ailing infrastructure. Their only motivation? To make a centrist President that has "reached out" to them look bad.
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.
It has been no secret that the Republican Party led by Mitch McConnell has been trying their best to slow the recovery from the Great Recession and keep America from being able to get back to work. At first they were hoping this effort would limit President Obama to one term. Of course when Americans saw through this ruse and reelected the President Republicans were in no mood to work to get our country back on track. They have sought instead to punish Americans for giving President Obama a second term. Now, not only have they refused to pass a Jobs Bill, but have insisted on Austerity an idea that not only seeks to balance the budget on the backs of the very Americans who have given all the sacrifice but is costing our country over two million jobs in a time when Americans desperately need jobs.
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.
With all the problems that have beset working Americans that the Republicans in Congress simply refuse to address there is one thing I am pretty certain Americans are getting tired of hearing about from the Republicans in the House. The attack on the American embassy in Benghazi that tragically claimed four American lives. Not that those lives weren't important, but now they are simply being used as pawns in a political game to deflect attention from the fact that Republicans simply do not care to allow an American recovery and to score cheap political points against President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Sometimes it is hard to sum up the modern Republican Party. I mean, we all know they care little about their country and nothing about almost all of the folks that live within it. Of course, they are always talking some kind of garbage about the Constitution, "Conservative values" and "American exceptionalism" but one thing that has been increasingly apparent over the last few decades. They care nothing about any of these things. All they care about is keeping power so that they can continue to keep the good times rolling for themselves and the increasingly slim piece of America they do represent.
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.
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.
In his attempt to sway Republicans to reach some "grand bargain" the President has made a few mistakes. First, you cannot compromise with the unwilling and Republicans have shown no matter what the President does to "reach out" to them they are going to hate him nonetheless. Also, no matter what "compromise" is offered one thing Republicans will never do willingly. Allow themselves or those they truly represent to sacrifice one red cent towards the problems they caused with their own idiocy and greed.
One thing we can all be certain of. The Mad Doctor with the twisty curls who became the Mad Senator now very much wants to be the Mad President. However, one thing that stands in his way is one simple fact. The American voter sees things a little different and is a little less forgiving than the voters of Kentucky for radical views. So to actually be President Rand Paul is going to have to embark on a "cleaning up" tour of radical statements he made that were forgiven in his Kentucky Senate campaign. Today, that "cleaning up" tour began in Washington D.C. at Howard University.
While Mitch McConnell whines to the FBI today about the tapes that show the inner workings of his campaign the campaign to defeat him is still in high gear. The Senate Majority pack is up with a website showing just why Mitch is so wrong for Kentucky.
One thing we have always been sure of around here. Mitch McConnell is a Washington politician that will do anything to keep hold of his power he uses to destroy America and the interests of American workers. One need only look at his record of bailing out the bankers, but refusing to allow any funds to be used to create jobs in our country. Indeed, after obstructing progress for America as a whole and enriching himself in the process McConnell has seen his favorability plummet. Now, it has come to light just how low this piece of garbage would seek to continue shipping jobs overseas and redistributing wealth upwards.
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?
One thing we have sworn to fight against around here.The uncaring idiocy and greed of the leaders of the modern Republican Party and their attempt to leave huge swaths of the American people out of the prosperity that should be shared by all of us. In their selfish vision of our country only they and those at the very top should be able to share in the promise of this great land. That is why they constantly outsource our jobs, depress our wages and allow our infrastructure to rot for a simple reason. So they can pocket all our nation's wealth and leave the rest of us to fight for the scraps from their table. Now the latest example is Rick Perry, disgraced former Presidential candidate and Governor of Texas.
Rand Paul has been making a lot of headlines lately. It appears as if the Mad Doctor with the Twisty Curls has his sights set on one thing. Being President, something his father never even got close to. In that regards it seems as if Rand Paul thinks his brand of anti-government at all costs libertarianism will help Republicans do something they have only done once in twenty years. Win the popular vote in a Presidential election. However, as with his filibuster on drone attacks on American soil one fact continues to ring true. Even when Rand Paul says or does something that seems on the surface to be the right thing, he must lace it with a poisonous dose of hypocrisy because of the underlying dark truth of his true vision for America.
Another day another Mitch McConnell hypocrisy or flat-out lie whichever you choose to call it. His obsession to in this case not balance the budget on the backs of working Americans while redistributing our nation's wealth from those who work for it to himself and his ilk knows no limits. Today, he and Charles Grassley offered an amendment to stop the "largest tax increase in American history" but actually it hypocritically promises two things. Not only slashing programs working Americans depend on, but an even larger tax increase because of a huge funding gap. Of course in the world of Mitch McConnell tax increases do not count if you increase them on working Americans. They only count if you increase them on rich Americans like himself.
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.
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.
It appears as if the Republican "numbers cruncher" Paul Ryan is at it again. Fresh off an election in which his last budget and the numbers therein were widely vetted and rejected you would think he would have learned his lesson. That Americans simply do not want the kind of Austerity at all costs he and his Republican ilk subscribe to. However, far from learning his lesson Paul Ryan and his fellow Republicans are doubling down with an even more extreme, heartless version of the "Ryan Roadmap"
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.
It appears that Americans may not be as ignorant as Conservative politicians think. Evidently it has not been lost on Americans that in the last few decades wages have stagnated for a huge majority of Americans while the folks at the very top, the so called "job creators" have seen their fortunes skyrocket. Indeed it appears that if Americans know there is plenty of money to go around but for some reason it is staying in place at the top. That is why although they have been bombarded with the usual false arguments Americans are widely supporting an increase in the minimum wage.
Mitch McConnell is so out of touch it is embarrassing. Not only does he refuse to put more revenue on the table to help balance the budget and ease the pain of the sequester his arrogance is pure hypocrisy. While asking working Kentuckians and Americans to sacrifice more to the problems McConnell and his ilk have caused over decades, the Senator for Communist China also added insult to injury.
It is no secret that the Mad Doctor with the twisty curls Rand Paul wants to be President. It is also no secret that the now disgraced tea-bagger movement would love nothing more than to elect a radical zealot from their ranks to the White House to continue the destruction of our country wrought by the Corporate Republicans of the last Administration. However, what they really want to keep secret is just what their vision for this country will really be. That is why they are sugar-coating what a "libertarian-Republican" administration would really mean.
Mitch McConnell knows he may be a man in trouble. After four years of using the filibuster rules to obstruct moving our country forward after the failed policies of the George W. Bush years, policies he was instrumental in enacting he is sensing that Kentuckians are catching up with Americans in being sick and tired of his antics. Indeed, he is beginning his reelection bid earlier than ever because he knows one thing. We are tired of his brand of politics that would sacrifice most of the folks in our country at the reward of the very few, himself and his ilk.
Fresh off their humiliating defeat in the debate about what has really caused the problems that have beset our country Republicans just cannot give up on one thing. Using the debt they ran up with their failed wars, tax cuts for the very rich, deregulation that crashed the economy and three decades of trickle-down economics to convince Americans to allow them to steal the social safety net we try to enjoy. Indeed in their selfish little world they will blame everything but the real problem for our debt and deficits. Their own greed.
It is a meme will will hear over and over again before the debt ceiling fight kicks into high gear. The Republican lie that the main problem we face is our mounting debt. To here them tell it we owe our whole existence to the Chinese. And while our debt is a problem, it is not as the Republicans will portray it. America's biggest need is to grow the economy and nothing else.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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??
Today Republicans have made their "counter offer" in the fiscal cliff negotiations. No surprises here. Instead of coming up with their own original ideas the Republicans are rehashing the plans introduced by Erksine Bowles last year to the failed "deficit super committee". As you can guess with anything the modern Republican Party puts it's stamp on this "counter-offer" is simply a giveaway to the greediest and least patriotic among us and seeks to balance the budget on the backs of seniors and by stealing away the social safety net from generations of younger Americans.
We are seeing it now. The culmination of decades of Republicans "starving the beast" in order to do one thing. Be able to cry wolf about time-honored government programs causing huge deficits driving up our debt so that they can begin the process of phasing out and eventually eliminating Social Security and Medicare. The worst thing possible Democrats and grassroots Americans can do is let them.
Republicans are up to their old tricks. In their never-ending quest to balance the budget on the backs of working Americans while giving themselves a free pass no lie is too big. However as always it boils down to only one big lie. The lie Republicans push that letting the Bush Tax Cuts for the very rich expire will hurt "small businesses".
Republicans sure have short memories and they are getting even shorter with time. In President Obama's first term they convienently forgot the fact that their policies, proposed by President George W. Bush and enacted by a Republican Congress decimated our country and crashed our economy. They forgot that their tax policies which favored the rich and Corporations did nothing to create jobs and in fact caused the loss of millions of jobs. Now, it seems as if after the American people spoke loud and clear earlier this month Republicans want to forget all about that too.
Across America a funny thing appears to be happening. Far-Right wing zealots who for decades have been telling us all how much they love their country and have constantly lectured us about their own patriotism are having their true feelings and hypocrisy shown to all. Was it some Pulitzer winning expose' that did this? Did Geraldo Rivera open a vault of knowledge that had something in it this time? No, it was the words and actions of these un-American zealots that exposed them.
Immediately after their drubbing on Election Day a Republican talking point quickly emerged to excuse them from doing the will of the American people. The dust had not even settled when we heard Republican "leaders" stating that indeed Obama had won re-election and Democrats had retained the Senate, but since Americans voted also to keep a majority of Republicans in the House that meant that we did not really want the wealthy and Corporations to pay their fair share, we really wanted healthcare repealed and we actually wanted trickle-down economics to continue. Well, as with everything Republicans try to shove down America's throat a Republican majority in the House is just another myth dreamed up by Republicans.
Mitch McConnell is doing what he does best. Around here, we call him the Senator for Communist China for a reason. That is because he thinks America should be much more like the oppressive Communist regime in China. That way, no matter what people think or what Americans want McConnell can feel justified in destroying Democracy. Now, after this election Mitch McConnell is planning to do just that again.
Hurricane Sandy has come along and put a hold on campaigning in the Presidential election. While the East Coast is distracted with more important things over here in Western Kentucky we can still think politics. And since a massive storm has come along to slow things down a bit it got me to thinking. What would be the Romney/Ryan vision for Americans that are beset by similiar tragedies if they do indeed win the White House.
It seems as if as much as any President ever, Barack Obama has had plenty of myths swirling around him and his rise to prominence. While right-wing loonies are always going to hate anyone that does not agree with their stone-age vision of the world Barack Obama seems to have his fair share of folks that just simply hate him no matter what. Since this is America, these folks are entitled to their own opinion. However, as I have stated before they are not entitled to their own truth, or myths about the President and what he has and hasn't done in the White House.
Tonight in the debate President Obama used the opportunity afforded him to not only critisize the "nation building" policies of the previous administration but to point out that we had a nation right here, America that needs some rebuilding of its own. Not only that, we have millions of Americans who need to be put to work doing that "nation building". While Republicans will tell you that President Obama has no plans to do that in his second term as always with the Republicans the truth is far from their reality. You see, President Obama had a plan to do that in his FIRST term.
With the election nearing and the economy slowly recovering Americans need to be aware of one thing. The Republican Party not only were instrumental in causing the economic crash in 2008 with their trickle-down idiocy, their costly wars, and their constant deregulation of the financial industry but they have been even more instrumental in doing their best to delay and minimize a full recovery for all Americans? Why? Well it seems as if in the last four years Republicans have not been concentrating on what is best for their country, but what they can do to make Obama a one-term President no matter who suffers for it.
At the last debate a great actor gave a great performance. What he did not give was specifics on the vision that he and his party would "lead" America with. What we heard were lies and distortions. The only specific? Well, it seems as if Mitt Romney and the Republicans he "leads" have a problem with Big Bird.
It is a most magnificent thing to watch. The implosion of the modern Republican Party. This election cycle seems now to be proving to America that while you can fool some of the people all the time, you cannot fool everyone. Now America seems to be wising up to the Republican Party and their nominee. And while some may say Romney is a victim of his own party I say he is a symptom of it. Now, his candidacy seems doomed by the very things that have long elected Republicans. Greed, hypocrisy and ignorance.
Republicans are once again doing what they do best. Blaming everyone else for the problems they have caused in a desperate attempt to get America to allow them to crash our country into a ditch once more. We all know how the trickle-down policies of the last thirty years came crashing down just before the last Presidential election, putting millions out of work. After the last three years or so of obstructing any kind of progress for American workers Republicans are going after Barack Obama over today's GDP report.
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.
Since helping water down Healthcare Reform before it passed Republicans have had one goal. Repealing the Affordable Care Act. But wait, I thought Republicans were the party of "fiscal responsibility"!! How can that be so when everything they do runs up debt??
Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are quite predictable. To them, only one America exists and that is the America in which no lie is too big to protect the interests of the rich and powerful elites like them. They know no decency or shame as long as that is just what they are doing. They care nothing about their country or anyone within as long as they can use their power to keep the good times rolling for themselves and their ilk. Now, once again they are telling the big lie in hopes that we will not make them sacrifice anything towards the problems they were so instrumental in causing.
After his career of making crappy music except for a few songs Ted Nugent has been known for something else. Traveling the country and making a fool of himself. As a right-wing zealot he somehow constantly tries to wrap his extreme views in the American flag. Well, now he is showing everyone the true flag he follows. Yes, now the Motor City Idiot is shining his true colors, the Stars and Bars. Ironically for once I may just agree with him. Well, at least sort of.
With much fanfare and eventually gnashing of teeth most of the Affordable Care Act was upheld this last week by the Supreme Court of the United States. For me it it was a little of a pleasant surprise. The same Supreme Court that voted to let the wealthy elites and Corporate America buy our elections actually upheld some form of Universal Healthcare. Indeed, the same Chief Justice that was appointed by the worst President ever actually took his power seriously and used it for the better of the country.
Mitt Romney and the Republican Party he now "leads" are determined to do one thing. Force average Americans to pay for the economy they crashed and the debt they caused with their own greed. They slopped at the government trough and pocketed cash advances off the American credit card for years and now that the bill has come due they simply refuse to pay their share of that bill. Instead they expect working Americans to pay for their greed once again. The American worker who has seen none of the gains from that greed and have already bailed it out once. Unfortunately for America the greed of folks like Romney is a never-ending evil.
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.
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.
Now that the Presidential election is set to kick into high gear Mitt Romney may be the least of President Obama's worries. The sad irony of this campaign may simply be this. Because of cowardice and complacency in fighting for what our country really needed, Progressive vision President Obama is going to be stuck running for a second term on a Republican economy. Yes, a Republican economy. The simple fact is this economy was crashed by Republicans, created by Republicans and fostered by Republicans that want anything but an economic recovery which would insure an Obama victory and second term.
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.
Republicans in the House have a problem. While trying to seek out ways to implement the draconian Ryan Budget and give more huge giveaways to themselves and those they truly represent they have a funding shortage. Yes, it appears as if the greediest and least patriotic among us are having trouble finding more money to steal from us. Their solution?? At a time when healthcare costs are skyrocketing and jobs are scarce for millions of Americans they will slash funding for both.
One thing is for certain. In the last several decades corporate America has had plenty of representation in Washington. They have succeeded in buying out politicians who in turn have used their power to tilt the tables in favor of Corporate America over the average working American. As a result as union membership has dwindled so have wages and benefits for Americans that do the actual work. Now Corporate America and their stooges in Washington D.C. are crying foul and trying to overturn rules that barely tilted the table back the other way, towards workers.
One thing Republicans are always doing is trying to use religion to divide America as a whole. They definately have no problem trying to use religion as a ramrod to divide our country as long as religious leaders agree with them on the issues. Sadly though, when religion refuses to go along with the Republican vision of greed Republican leaders feel the need to correct them on their biblical knowledge. Such was the case today with John Boehner and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
After waging constant warfare on us for the better part of thirty years Republicans this week will once again be crying "class warfare". You see, it is not "warfare" against us when they stagnate wages, outsource jobs, threaten entitlements and take huge tax cuts to crash the economy and be bailed out. It is only "class warfare" to these folks when they are asked to sacrifice for the problems they caused with "trickle-down" idiocy. This week the Senate will take up a bill to do just that.
Now that Mitt Romney is all but insured the Republican nomination for President he is officially dangerous. One must begin to look at all his ideas and imagine the America he would bring about. It is easy to see it is another "trickle-down" America that somehow still manages to trickle up. In Mitt Romney's America he will continue to pay less as he robs American workers blind. Starting with generations of younger Americans.
Social Conservatives are always railing against the theory of evolution. While there are some parts of evolution that I too can question one thing is clear. Conservatives in this country do indeed believe in one of the main tenets of evolution. "The Law of the Jungle" in which the strongest prey on and feed upon the weak is definately a staple in Conservative thought. They have been preying on and feeding off all of us now for the better part of three decades.
With the freakshow that can only be known as the Republican Presidential Primary winding down one can basically make the conclusion that Mitt Romney will be the zealous freak nominated by a Party dominated by zealous freaks. Now, many may breath a sigh of relief. I mean, the freaks in the Republican freakshow seem to hate Mitt Romney because he is not quite freaky enough right?? Well, as with every issue in this country when one really looks at the facts the zealous right-wing freaks in the Republican Party are wrong about Mitt Romney too.
There are so many problems with the Republican vision of greed introduced by Paul Ryan that it is hard to name them all. It appears as if Republicans will never be satisfied until they steal every penny available from working Americans and our economy. The worst part of the Ryan budget is not only the complete uncaring greed it exhibits but the simple fact that it fails to address the biggest problem in America right now. Indeed, it actually costs jobs instead of creating them.
Paul Ryan and his fellow selfish, hypocritical Republicans are at it again. Far from being satisfied after sucking America dry like a bunch of vampires, crashing the economy and then being the only people bailed out these folks want to be rewarded yet again for their greed and idiocy. Now, what is their plan to remedy the debt they were so instrumental in running up?? The same as always, more giveaways to themselves while the 99% sacrifice.
Once again amongst record profits for the oil companies Americans are feeling the pinch at the pump. It seems as if certain elements of American society just cannot seem to be able to stomach the fact that the American economy might recover for all the rest of us. Worse yet it seems equally as if Americans are always distracted by the shiny object and never seem to place the blame on the true culprits that are bleeding the American dream dry. Then, as the vicious cycle continues the problems are either never solved or return with a vengeance.
What happens when you push a selfish agenda that benefits only a small percentage of Americans including yourself?? Americans en masse shun it. Such is the delimma of the modern Republican Party. Their agenda of greed and idiocy would only benefit a very few Americans. Of course, since it would feed their own greed they still pursue it at all costs. Fortunately our country as a whole is beginning to see through the propoganda and shun Republican ideas. That is leaving the party of greed with very few options. Either start working for all America, or shove an agenda Americans do not believe in down their throats.
Republicans are always looking for someone besides themselves to blame for the economy they crashed with their greed. They hope to convince America that the unemployed are lazy slackers who simply will not work if provided a government check. This is because Republicans hope to demonize unemployed workers to the rest of America to distract from the fact that it is far past time for Republicans to sacrifice.
With the unveiling of the Obama budget for 2013 one thing we are guaranteed. Republicans are going to fight against anything that asks them to sacrifice for the problems they have caused. Instead they are going to call for even more sacrifice for the working class alone and a return to a more radical version of policies that have already crashed the economy. Anything less than that they call "class warfare".
You can always tell when the Senator for Communist China, Mitch McConnell's mouth is moving. Something hypocritical, selfish or just plain idiotic will spew forth. Among his fellow elitists, racists, hypocrites and idiots at CPAC Mitch McConnell today was spewing forth garbage once again. However, what one wonders is how McConnell can blame anyone else for anything. You see, now he is whining about being treated like he himself has treated others. One question for McConnell, how can you blame anyone for anything when you have been in power in the Senate for so long, a time when all these evils have occured.
While Rick Santorum's campaign has turned into an afterthought and a joke one thing is certain. No matter which of these Republican zealots you were gonna get in this primary you really were getting the same thing. They all believe in the same heartless ideology of profits over people and all seek to fatten the bank accounts of the very few over anyone.
No matter how much Republicans lie and try to disguise who they really serve and what they really think of the rest of us sometimes the truth comes out. The truth is that Republicans simply care nothing about their country or anyone within as long as they can let the good times continue rolling for them. When they speak of "sacrifice" of course they are always speaking of anyone but themselves actually doing it. Now it appears as if their standard bearer, Mitt Romney personifies that greed quite nicely.
The Republican Party really has some nerve. They are constantly whining about having to sacrifice for the problems that they themselves created. They are a party of hypocrites suffering from mass selective amnesia. Their choice of a "responder" to President Obama's State of the Union speech should tell America all they need to know about the sorry state of the modern Republican Party.
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.
The Prince of Orange has spent so much time in the tanning bed it has cooked his brain. After being so instrumental in the last decade enacting the policies of greed that crashed our economy teamed with the worst President in American history it has definately fried out his brain cells that generate memory. You see, just like every other Republican these days the Prince of Orange either suffers from memory loss due to excessive crack use, to many UV rays or hypocritical selective memory.
One thing that is certain in the Republican freakshow primary for President. No matter what candidate is nominated we will not only get a laughable circus freak, but we will get a Corporate whore. Now it seems as if the 1% and their brainwashed righteous legion is having trouble deciding which Corporate whore they would rather have finish destroying the America we all grew up with.
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.
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.
It is never hard to find evidence of the complete and total hypocrisy of the modern Republican Party. Lately the drive has been on by many Republicans to require drug testing for anyone that draws government assistance. Aside from missing the point that Republicans crashing the economy and stagnating wages has caused more poverty and unemployment than anything these laws simply seek to violate the Constitutional rights of millions of Americans. Of course, snooping into other people's business and trying to force your hypocritical sense of morality onto other Americans are long Republican traditions.
The folks in Mississippi are reaping what they've sowed. They elected a "Boss Hogg" type politician to lead them and now they have murders, freed by their glorious leader running free and five have already disappeared.
Alaska Dispatch Five prisoners pardoned and released Sunday by outgoing Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) have gone missing amid a burgeoning debate about whether the 200-plus individuals given clemency by the governor merited mercy under the state constitution.Read More.
The state of Mississippi ranks last in education and the "Boss Hogg" type politicians, like Haley Barbour, Senator Thad Cochran, Senator Roger F. Wicker, Congressman Gregg Harper, Congressman Alan Nunnelee and Congressman Steven Palazzo know how to manipulate their uneducated electorate in order to line their own pockets and screw the folks they're supposed to be representing.
Mississippi ranks last in science education: According to the ranking of schools teaching kindergarten through 12th grade, Massachusetts leads the pack with a score of 4.82 on a scale of 1 to 5, while Mississippi trails behind as "worst in the United States" with a 1.11 score.
While it is hard to imagine someone out of the current crop of rejects that make up the Republican freakshow for President calling anyone a stooge it appears that is what has happened. Yes, Republican "leader" Mitt Romney apparently is aghast that folks on the National Labor Relations Board will actually try and give workers some kind of voice in labor law. He has called the folks on the NLRB "stooges". However when the truth is known it is easy to see who the real stooge is.
One reason I will always fight against the Republican Party. They simply have a different vision of the world and understanding of the problems that have beset America than I do. You see, in Republican fantasy land all the problems that have beset our country are due to the simple fact that because Americans refuse to be slaves we have destroyed our economy. In their greed and selfish world view they believe that working Americans are their enemy and should have no rights or redress of grievances at all.
It is no secret to any American that is informed and wants to accept the truth. The modern Republican Party for decades has been waging an all-out class war upon the middle-class and working people. The newest Presidential frontrunner, Newt Gingrich is not only promising to continue this war but now is apparently one-upping Rick Perry in giving huge breaks to the 1% while sticking to the rest of us. In this day and age it is no suprise he is leading the primary to represent the party of the greediest and least patriotic among us.
We are always hearing from Republicans how raising taxes slightly on millionaires and billionaires and asking them to pay their fair share would stifle "job growth". To hear them tell it to raise taxes on these folks would amount to a penalty on America's "job creators". However their appears to be a hole in their logic. NPR has found that most millionaires and "job creators" do not exactly want the help of the GOP.
House Republicans have been under fire for letting the payroll tax cut for millions of working Americans expire. While they are all willing to go to battle to keep tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires it appears as if the Republican Party has one ultimate goal in mind as always. Balance the budget on the backs of working Americans by raising there taxes and cutting programs that benefit them all while shilling for Corporate America. Now they have a proposal on the table that does all of that.
The modern Republican Party and it's rigid greed and uncaring conservatism did not always dominate Republican politics. As hard as it may be to believe after listening to the zealots that "occupy" the Republican establishment and base there actually once was a Progressive Republican President. His name was Teddy Roosevelt. In 1910 he gave a speech calling for a "new nationalism" to deal with the problems our nation faced at the time. Over a hundred years later Barack Obama tried to steal some of that fire to adress the problems our nation now face and to refute the Conservative gospel of "trickle-down" economics.
Like many folks across the nation we were outraged by statements made by Newt Gingrich earlier in the week that personify the modern Republican Party. In their twisted world nothing is sacred but the greed that they have unleashed upon their fellow Americans crashing our economy, stagnating our wages and decimating the middle-class. In their constant war on working America now they would actually stoop low enough to not only fire middle-class workers but force child labor down upon some of the least fortunate children in America.
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.
The hypocrisy of the Republican Party is astounding. Through this economic and jobs crisis which was brought about by their own greed what do they offer America? More of their greed. No jobs, no relief for the middle-class, hell not even tax cuts for the middle-class. Yes, all Republicans care about is preserving the tax breaks for the greediest and least patriotic among us.
Republicans are doing what they do best once again. For decades now the Republican idea of "bi-partisanship" consists of them getting everything they want and sacrificing nothing in return. They are far too used to Democrats just rolling over and giving up everything they believe for the spirit of "compromise". Now that the "super-committee" has fallen apart it is abundantly clear that their sole reason for participation was to make history repeat itself once more.
While President Obama and many Democrats have disgusted me in the last several years I will say this. Even with all of their failings if you look at what Republicans propose and what real Democrats propose you can see why I still remain a Democrat. With no viable Progressive third party despite the poison of Corporate Democrats someone simply has to be standing to serve as damage control to the insanity that is Republican governance.