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Soldiers are fighting and dying while Tea Party plays games with debt ceiling

OK Tea Party, you love America so much, and you love and revere those who have fought and died for your freedoms, and yet you play games with our national security by threatening to undo our economy at a time when American soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen continue to fight and die in Iraq and Afghanistan?

You disgust me. You’re not patriots, you’re traitors. You’re allying yourselves with Al Qaeda and every other terrorist group and enemy of our Republic.

Michelle Bachmann is a traitor. She’s openly stated she won’t vote to raise the debt ceiling. Are we no longer at war? No, we’re still fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan; 278 Americans have died there in 2011, while she and her Tea Party friends have played games with the country’s economy. Men and women are dying while she’s making glib remarks.

Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are all traitors. They’ve openly colluded with the enemy during a time of war by attempting to bring down the nation’s economy. Men and women are dying while these three screw around with the debt ceiling; 46 have died during the past few weeks while they’ve been opposing raising the debt ceiling. They’ve gleefully endangered our nation’s security while 46 Americans have bled out far from home.

Enough already! Don’t ever speak of your so-called love for this country again, you’ve proven otherwise. Raise the debt ceiling and then play games. Americans are dying while you pontificate! Shame on you! A curse upon you and your posterity, and upon all who support you! You and they do not deserve the rights and liberties you claim to cherish; you are not worthy to lace the boots of those who will willingly go into harms way so you can sit safe and secure with your PAC monies and your fat cat supporters.

Choose you this day for you cannot serve two masters; either support the oath you swore in your respective chambers to protect and defend or support the pledges you swore to the Tea Party, but choose. You cannot serve both, for you will love the one and hate the other; right now it appears you love the pledge and hate the oath.

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2011 in Debt Ceiling

 

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Huntsman’s lagging because of dog days?

The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is blaming his slow start on “the dog days of summer,” claiming he’ll do better when the election season hits high gear.

Except for the fact he’s dead last in almost every poll, finishing several points behind a former pizza company executive, everything’s fine. You can almost hear the GOTP hopeful saying, “We’ve got them right where we want them.”

When asked about his dismal polling numbers, Huntsman replied, “If the election were next month, I guess that would be a cause for concern.”

Someone on his campaign needs to step up and say, “No governor, its cause for concern right now.” Huntsman isn’t just last he’s dead last in every poll garnering around 2% of those asked if they’d vote for him.

Huntsman reportedly told CBS’s “The Early Show” that “it’s going to take a little while” to hone his message of “moving this country to a position of competitiveness and job creation.” He said “we’ve got a terrific presence in the early states” and said that he expects an even stronger organization on the ground by this fall.

By early states he’s referring to Iowa, or maybe New Hampshire? I’m sorry to burst his bubble but in New Hampshire polling only Newt is doing worse than Huntsman is; and in Iowa he’s not even registering, as in he has a 0%; so much for “early states”.

Point is the governor stinks. No one is going to vote for him. Partly because he’s a Mormon, and the right-wing uber-conservative Christian nut jobs in the Tea Party aren’t going to nominate a Mormon; and partly because paint drying is more enthusiastic than John Huntsman. Road kill has more people looking at than John Huntsman. More people watch reruns of Hee Haw than attend Huntsman events. Maybe his angle is to garner enough followers to place him in the running for the VP nod? It could happen; maybe whoever wins the nomination will need a boring VP choice? Maybe Romney will chose him as his junior companion (VP) and they can run with the motto they’re “On a ‘Mission’ to take back America”?

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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No one is asking for blank check, grow up already

According to the Associated Press (AP) Republican Tea Party (GOTP) House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama wants a blank check from Congress to raise the debt ceiling, but that he’s not going to get one.

OK, Bonehead, you’re a liar and it’s time to grow up. The President hasn’t asked for a blank check. He’s asking for Congress to extend the debt ceiling, that’s it. So, I say again grow up. And oh, quit lying.

Boehner says the solution to the debt crisis isn’t complicated. He says if you spend more than you take in, you have to spend less.

Or Boney you have to spend less and get more revenue; or hasn’t it occurred to you that some people will cut spending and get a second job, or a better job, thus bringing in more income – also called revenue? Grow up and understand that defending the wealthiest 2% while asking the poor, the elderly and the handicapped to take cuts isn’t just wrong it’s very wrong.

The House speaker did say the U.S. cannot default. He said the crisis would be over if the Senate approves a new House Republican plan to be voted on in the House this week, and if the president signs it.

Or Bones it could be over if you’d start thinking with your head; and in case you don’t know, it’s that lump about three feet above your buttocks. This could all be over if you passed a clean bill simply raising the debt ceiling though 2013. That’s all; that’s it, nothing complicated. It’s time for you to shut your orange pie hole, stop lying, grow up and raise the debt ceiling; then – and only then – you can start looking into serious – real – cuts in spending, while looking how to raise revenue. Any real economist will tell you that you need both, any real economist being anyone not working for FOX PAC or the Heritage Foundation, or who doesn’t claim Reaganomics works.

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2011 in Debt Ceiling

 

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Beck claims the Norway camp smacks of ‘Hitler Youth’?

According to CNN, Glenn Beck is comparing the summer camp on Utoya island, where most of the 76 victims died during last week’s massacre in Norway, to the Hitler Youth organization of Nazi Germany.

Here we go, Beck’s Nazi tourettes is manifesting itself again.

To his credit, Beck declared the killings “the work of a madman” and called the suspect “as bad as Osama bin Laden.” But before launching into that condemnation, he questioned what the victims were doing at a summer camp run by Norway’s ruling Labour Party.

“… Sounds a little like, you know, the Hitler Youth or whatever. Who does a camp for kids that’s all about politics? Disturbing,” Beckster said.

Beck’s comments were condemned by Torbjørn Eriksen, a former press secretary to Jens Stoltenberg, Norway‘s prime minister.

Eriksen described the comment as “a new low” for Beck, telling the UK’s Daily Telegraph: “Young political activists have gathered at Utøya for over 60 years to learn about and be part of democracy, the very opposite of what the Hitler Youth was about. Glenn Beck’s comments are ignorant, incorrect and extremely hurtful.”

The Beckster poses an interesting question however, who does a camp for kids that’s all about politics?

Well, as it turns out politically-oriented camps are being organized right here in the United States by none other than chapters of the “9/12 Project” — an organization founded by Herr Beck himself in 2009.

One such uber-conservative camp was hosted by the Colorado 9/12 Project. The group hosted its “Patriot Camp” for kids in grades 1-5 earlier this month, featuring programs on “our Constitution, the Founding Fathers, and the values and principles that are the cornerstones of our nation.” But if these were the same uber-patriotic right wing values Beckster has constantly claimed were the same as the “founders” then one should be concerned over which camp more closely resembles the Hitlerjugend. Gee, I don’t know? The liberal Labour party camp in Norway, or the uber-conservative Glenn Beck inspired camp in Colorado?

Let’s be clear, Beck is not Hitler, but if he’s going to compare other’s camps to the Hitler Youth then he’s fair game too. Beck has advocated violence against others – on numerous occasions, and some attacks here in America have been tied back to the attackers having been avid listeners/viewers of Beck.

But wait Colorado isn’t the only place your children can receive historical education in the Beckian style, the Danville, Kentucky Beck chapter is holding its “Vacation Liberty School” that organizers pledge “will help your children understand where we came from. Understand where we went wrong. Understand where the fork in the road was, and which path we should have taken,” and that no doubt will bash progressives, immigrants, Jews, President Obama, Islam etc; the usual target of Beck rants.

It should be noted that the suspect in Friday’s Norwegian massacre is a right-wing Norwegian Christian who police say wanted to halt what he believed as the Islamic “colonization” of the country.

Again, while condemning the attacks, Beck (going into his prophet mode) said he predicted last fall that Europe “is going to go into problems with radical Islam” and cited Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders as saying “Political correctness and multiculturalism is killing Europe, and he’s right.”

Glenn Beck has problems, as do – in my opinion – those who proclaim themselves to be amongst his congregation of followers. He is not a prophet, and he doesn’t know half as much about history or about what the Founding Fathers thought as he thinks he does. If he did he would have known it was Norway’s Liberal Labour party which fought against the Nazis in World War II.

Beck is a dangerous little man inciting violence and bigotry amongst his faithful. His ignorance has been demonstrated on countless occasions, as is the case here. Seventy-six innocent people are murdered by an uber-right wing conservative Christian and Beck compares the victims to Hitler Youth, and his listeners gleefully nod their heads in agreement. How long before one of his wing nut listeners does the same here? Of course Beck will rush to condemn the attack and hide behind the 1st Amendment claiming his words didn’t incite the attacker. Well, Herr Beck, words have meaning.

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2011 in Right Wing Crazies

 

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Boehner and McConnell push to give legislative branch unconstitutional powers?

OK Republican Tea Party (GOTP) types, where is your outrage that Speaker Boehner and Senate Minority Leader McConnell want to seriously unbalance the constitutionally mandated balance of powers by creating special powers in a super committee of Congress to determine budgetary matters?

How about the GOTP House do its constitutionally mandated job and pass a “real” budget (instead of these far right uber-conservative budgets from Wonderland), raise the debt ceiling (as they have more than 80 times since the first debt ceiling was raised) and then move on to “fixing” things?

And if you’re going to play this game of pretending to care about the debt and deficit then let’s cut some real drains on the government – Social Security benefits don’t add one penny to either the debt or deficit, and anyone with half a brain, obviously excluding then the Tea Party members of the House majority, knows that – like saving $2 billion dollars each and every week by bringing all our people home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Once you’re (GOTP) willing to do this then people might start listening to talks of cuts in the so-called “entitlements”.

Raise taxes on the wealthiest 2% – the so-called “job creators” – and eliminate loopholes in the tax system which favors the same uber-wealthiest 2%. Once you’re (GOTP) willing to do this then people might start listening to talk of cuts in the so-called “entitlements”.

The GOTP “my way or the highway” approach may have worked with their prom dates, but the rest of us aren’t that easy and have money in our pockets to call for a ride; time for the GOTP to put up, or shut up. November 2012 will be here soon, and if they’re not willing to negotiate then this group of newbies, this group of probationary congressmen – probies – will be sent packing. They’re destined to be the largest group of one term members of congress in our nation’s history, and they don’t even know it.

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2011 in Debt Ceiling

 

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GOTP candidates blow off Hispanics

According to the Huffington Post, Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman were all invited to attend and address the annual conference of National Council of La Raza, the largest Latino organization in the nation.

All five GOTP candidates chose not attend. Wow, really? Conservatives chose to blow off the largest Hispanic organization in the country?

“To me, that sets a signal that we’re not a priority,” said National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguia. “And quite frankly, when you look at the actions that have been occurring by the leaders of the Republican Party, it is, I think, alarming for us in the Latino community.”

Point is, it’s about race and Hispanics are the wrong race. Prove me wrong. Oh wait, you can’t. Conservative presidential candidates won’t attend La Raza because they’re afraid voters on the right will be put off. They’re afraid uber-conservative voters will see attending the conference as being weak on illegal immigration. That’s why. They – the uber-conservatives – don’t like Hispanics, to some they should all go home, even though many more of them have lived here a lot longer than the Palins, Romneys, Bachmanns, Pawlentys, Gingrichs, Perrys and Huntsmans.

The smart thing would have been for Jon Huntsman, who doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance of winning the GOTP nomination, to accept the invitation and to attend and speak and come across as the smart new Republican. Someone on his staff should have said, “Governor, this will make you look good; you’ll be the only conservative there, and you’ll be the only Mormon candidate there. It’s a political coup.” But, unfortunately there appear to be no smart staffers working for the candidates just frightened little children cowering from the shadow of the big bad Tea Party.

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Boehner says the GOTP is ready to act alone on debt deal?

Republican Tea Party (GOTP) House Speaker John Boehner has apparently been paying one too many visits to his friendly neighborhood tavern. He is claiming that the GOTP has readied a plan to prevent the first government default in U.S. history and said the GOTP would act alone if Democrats didn’t go along.

Pure political grand standing; that’s like saying grandma was going to eat the corn on the cob with our without her dentures; sorry to puncture the Speaker’s thought bubble, but the GOTP House can pass whatever it wants, but it can’t go any further without the Democrats – who thankfully control both the Senate and the White House, and President Obama has said he’ll veto any GOTP plan which fails to extend the nation’s borrowing power into 2013.

Boehner’s plan would reportedly cut spending by at least $1 trillion (if you recall the President asked for $4 trillion in cuts – too much for the “we’ve got to cut spending” GOTP – and extend the federal borrowing limit by a slightly smaller dollar amount, into 2012. Why can’t he go for $4 trillion in cuts and pas the extension into 2013? It’s simple; Boehner doesn’t have control of his party, the Tea Party – led by Eric Cantor do.

“I would prefer to have a bipartisan approach to solve this problem. If that is not possible, I and my Republican colleagues in the House are prepared to move on our own,” Boehner said.

Where do think they’re moving to all alone? Defeat in 2012 quite probably. Facts are there are more Democratic voters (72 million registered in 2004) in the U.S than Republicans (55 million) with Independents a close third (42 million) and the latter are moderates not rabid far right uber-conservative ideologues. Boehner may be one of the few Speakers to only hold the gavel for one rotation of the electoral wheel. He’s on course to become the largest failure in that position since Newt Gingrich.

White House chief of staff William Daley has reportedly said President Obama is insisting any package must expand the debt ceiling beyond the next presidential and congressional elections and into 2013 to provide economic certainty. Daley said anything short would be a gimmick and prompt the world to say: “These people just can’t get their act together.”

Well, the world would be right – at least where the GOTP is concerned. The current conservative House ran on jobs, and has yet to produce one bill to help fix unemployment. It has however submitted more than 100 bills aimed at limiting Roe v. Wade.

“There will be a two-stage process. It’s just not physically possible to do all of this in one step,” Boehner said amid White House insistence that the debt limit be extended beyond 2012. “I know the president is worried about his next election. But, my God, shouldn’t he be worried about the country?”

Well Boehner that’s the pot calling the kettle black now isn’t it. Shouldn’t the Republican Tea Party Congress be more worried about the country than in defeating the President? Maybe the Speaker should talk to Senator McConnell about those ideas; after all it was the Minority Leader who insisted his most important job was to defeat the President, to keep Barrack Obama from being re-elected.

Problem is simple; GOTP doesn’t want to do anything that might help the President. Its members don’t care about the country. The GOTP talks the talk about honor and duty and country and then proposes slashing the benefits of the Greatest Generation to the poverty level while protecting the tax loop holes and lower taxes of the rich.

Boehner is one of the worse Speakers in the nation’s history and he knows his position is extremely tenuous, and he’s ready and willing to do anything to retain the Speakership. He is not concerned with cutting the debt or the deficit; if he were truly concerned he would have taken the President’s $4 trillion proposal and run with it. But to do so would have helped the President, it’s as simple as that. He’s as phony as his tear streaked tan.

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2011 in Debt Ceiling

 

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