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If you’re unemployed blame yourself?

Businessman-turned-Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential “flavor of the week” Herb* Cain has reportedly told the Wall Street Journal the ongoing Occupy Wall Street movement, was staged and driven by “anti-capitalism.”

“I don’t have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration. Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself! … It is not a person’s fault if they succeeded, it is a person’s fault if they failed.”

OK, first, if you don’t have facts, maybe you should shut your pie hole.

Second, “if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself?” That’s your advice Mr Businessman?

Blame yourself? Thanks Herb; that makes everything OK. That little nugget of encouragement, your 999 plan and two or three bucks will buy an unemployed person a bad cup of coffee somewhere. How can the country miss with someone like you running for president? It’s amazing more people haven’t embraced your home spun wit and wisdom.

*Herb is the name Sarah Palin is calling Cain

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Posted by on October 5, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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GOTP candidates buy campaign merchandise from foreign markets?

While record numbers of Americans are out of work Republican Tea Partista (GOTP) presidential candidates are selling campaign merchandise made outside of the United States, according to ABC News.

ABC News reportedly investigated all eight Republican candidates as well as the president’s re-election campaign and discovered that campaign T-shirts for Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul and Herman Cain were all made outside the United States.

According to ABC News, at a Gingrich campaign stop one of its producers was given a T-shirt made in El Salvador. When Gingrich was shown the shirt and asked for an explanation, he deflected responsibility.

“I didn’t order it. I didn’t do it,” he said. “I have to ask the folks that ordered this.”

Later, a spokesman for Gingrich’s campaign told ABC News that the shirts were a rush order mistake and that it’s the campaign’s preference to buy American.

Yeah it’s the campaign’s preference, meaning it buys from the lowest bidder; like buying t-shirts probably made by child labor in some squalid sweat shop in El Salvador. No doubt it was Newter’s “love for America” which drove him to buy foreign made over American made; just like it was his “love for America” which drove him into having multiple extra-marital affairs.

Hermann (Pizza Man) Cain was also questioned by ABC News when it was discovered his campaign t-shirts were also made overseas, but the Pizza Man, like the Newt, claimed ignorance.

“No, I wasn’t aware it was made in Honduras,” Cain said. “I was just aware it was Fruit of the Loom … which is an American company.”

That’s right Pizza Man, an American company taking advantage of low wages, horrible working conditions and tax loop holes to move jobs that used to be here overseas. These are the so-called “job creators” you and your fellow Tea Partistas are supporting.

When confronted by ABC News on their campaign’s using foreign producers both Santorum and Paul used the opportunity to make political statements.

“It’s tragic that so many products in this country are made outside of this country,” said Santorum. “You probably can find a T-shirt occasionally made here in the United States … but it’s harder and harder to do.”

And no doubt Ricky is going to get right on finding companies right here the good old US of A to make his shirts in the future. Yeah, OK, and he also has a bridge he wants to sell …

“If this senator doesn’t know how to find shirts, pick up the phone and call me. I’ll sell you the shirts,” said Abdul Rashid, COO of Bayside, referring to Santorum’s comment.

“We are creating jobs, and that’s what America is about—creating jobs,” said Rashid. “There are less companies in the United States making goods made in America, but all you have to do is go online and search. … If you do your searching, you will find us.”

The company reportedly says if all the candidates bought Bayside, it could hire another 500 workers.

In the 1970s there were more than 2.4 million textile workers in the U.S. Today, there are fewer than 400,000; two million jobs have been shipped overseas due to the relaxing of regulations largely done during the Bush/Cheney years, and supported then and now by conservatives who rabidly defend the free market before a free America.

Typical of the current crop of GOTP candidates and politicians, these four talk out of both sides of their pie holes. They claim to love America, and to support the American worker while buying from foreign producers, and supporting companies which have moved out of the U.S. to take advantage of juicy tax breaks and loop holes – the very same ones the Tea Partistas are fighting to keep in place.

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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lapel pins 2012

Two years I quoted several conservative talking heads who were making noise about how President Obama hadn’t been wearing a flag lapel pin during the 2008 campaign, Sean Hannity said, “Why do we wear pins? Because our country was under attack…And to politicize once again the war to this extent. Well, who cares about the war? Are you proud of your country? Do you believe in America? Do you believe that America has been, continues to be the greatest force for good in this world?”

“I think it’s, you know, the greatest gift God gave us and continues to be a force for good.”

Bill O’Reilly also chimed in on this “controversy”, saying about Candidate Obama, “I didn’t take Obama’s lack of the lapel pin as anything other than he’s either too lazy … to put it on, or he doesn’t want to put it on.”

Not to be left wanting, Neal Boortz said, “I think that maybe the reason he doesn’t wear a U.S. flag on his lapel is because the U.S. flag — regardless of what he thinks — the flag of this country irritates a lot of Democrat [sic] voters.”

So, based on these conservative pundits’ views of the sacred lapel pin, what does it say about four of the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential hopefuls during the last presidential debate who chose not to wear a flag?


Do they not believe in America?

Are they too lazy?


Don’t they want to wear a flag?

Did they choose not to wear a pin because they didn’t want to – in Neal Boortz’s limited opinion – “irritate a lot of Democratic [sic] voters”?

Or does the lack of a flag lapel pin only apply to someone if they’re a Democrat?

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Cain enters 2012 GOTP presidential race?

So, the Godfather of pizza has decided he’s the right man to run as the GOTP presidential candidate? Spit-take (again), cleans off computer keyboard and monitor screen … Really? Seriously, Herman Cain, the man who saved a pizza chain by downsizing and putting thousands of its employees out of work; the far-right host of a talk radio show; the man who has never held a single elected office; the man who is a tea party favorite; wants to be president?

“In case you accidentally listen to a skeptic or doubting Thomas out there, just to be clear … I’m running for president of the United States, and I’m not running for second,” he told a crowd at Centennial Olympic Park on Saturday.

So, now we have another “businessman” running for the GOTP nomination. It just gets better and better. I wonder if any of his Tea Party followers will be requiring that he show his birth certificate? After all Hermann, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but you’re like one of a hand full of African-Americans attending Tea Party rallies.

According to news reports, “Cain supports a strong national defense, opposes abortion, backs replacing the federal income tax with a national sales tax and favors a return to the gold standard. He said President Barack Obama ‘threw Israel under the bus’ because he sought to base Mideast border talks partly on the pre-1967 war lines, and criticized the Justice Department for challenging Arizona’s tough crackdown on illegal immigration.”

“We shouldn’t be suing Arizona,” he said to cheers. “We ought to send them a prize.”

Yeah, because legislation aimed at another race is definitely something that should be celebrated in America today. You’re joking right?

So far Cain has raised a whopping $16,000 for his bid. His “supporters” are hoping he’ll “tap into the Tea Party-fueled desire for plain-speaking citizen candidates”. What they – his “supporters” – don’t realize is what a vast majority of Tea Party members want is “plain-speaking white male Christian citizen candidates”.

Cain has a master’s degree from Purdue University and has worked as a mathematician for the Navy, worked at Coca-Cola, Pillsbury and Burger King, as well as running Godfather’s Pizza franchise. Well one thing his resume says is he’s ready for any number of jobs in the food service industry, but it doesn’t mean he’s ready for the White House.

The GOTP will never nominate him. Why? Because he’s Black; it’s as simple as that. Romney and Huntsman stand a better chance of winning the GOTP nomination as Mormons than Cain has of winning it as a Black man.

 

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