“ That the ELECTED might never form to themselves an interest
#19 Bomb, bomb, bomb… bomb, bomb Iran
Republicans are once again threatening to shut down the government over the debt ceiling. A move which could lead to another credit downgrade for the US. →
FACT: McConnell (R-KY) and Boehner (R-OH) both voted to raise the debt ceiling 6 times between 1997 and 2008.
Also, too, McChinless voted to raise the debt ceiling two additional times:
Interesting how The Republican Spending Spree ended when The Bush Crime Family scurried out of office after the Great Banksta Heist of 2008.
Republicans. It’s what they are.
PS: Just for laughs, here’s Saint Ronnie Reagan’s record when it comes to the Debt Ceiling:
If you don't know what the modern GOP stands for, or who they represent by now, you live in a cave →
The House on Thursday passed its plan to spare the military’s growing budget from mandatory cuts, instead slashing Medicaid, benefits for federal workers and programs to help feed hungry Americans. The House drew up the “reconciliation budget” in hopes of heading off automatic cuts mandated in last summer’s deal to raise the nation’s debt limit. Under that deal, $1.2 trillion must be “sequestered” — that is, cut — from the budget over the next 10 years, with about half coming from the military. Such reductions would still allow the defense budget to grow by 20 percent. The House GOP plan passed 218 to 199, with 16 Republicans and all Democrats voting no. It replaces about $100 billion in the mandatory cuts next year and more than $300 billion over the next decade.
Rather than decrease military spending, the plan reduces projected outlays elsewhere. The proposal, which emerged from the House Budget Committee chaired by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Monday, would cut $83 billion in federal retirement benefits (equivalent to about a 5 percent pay cut), save $49 billion by capping medical malpractice lawsuits, slash about $48 billion from Medicaid programs and cut food aid by more than $36 billion.
“I am so sick and tired of the demonization of programs that benefit poor people in this country, especially the [food stamp] program,” said Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) during the floor debate, noting that food stamps provide $1.50 per meal. “This is not some extravagant, overly generous benefit,” he added. “Rather than cutting waste in the Pentagon budget, which we all know exists, you protect the Pentagon budget. You know, rather than going after subsidies for oil companies and going after billionaire tax breaks, you protect all that.” The Congressional Budget Office estimates that demand for food assistance will continue to grow through 2014.
“How do we reconcile more money for bombs while cutting money for bread?” asked Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio). “The real deficit that we are dealing with here is a moral deficit, and it’s time that we face the truth.”
In short: GOP stands for Greed Oppression Poverty ↓
Rand Paul: Republican Terrorist
via Steven D | DKos
Senator Rand Paul and The National Association for Gun Rights, based out of Virginia, is alleging (with no factual support other than their fevered imagination) that President Obama plans to ban millions of guns.
[Republicans] are deadly serious about ratcheting up the fear among uniformed and bigoted individuals against the first African American President in our nations history. Two motives are possible: greed for more money for their pissant organization and the hope that some “lone wolf” might succeed in assassinating our President or killing and/or intimidating other Democrats, and associated liberal organization. I believe that both are in play.
And we all know what happened in 2008 through the present day when this sort of incitement was ramped up by the right. James David Adkisson, anyone? A plot to murder and kill people in the San Francisco ACLU. A white supremacist bomb plot narrowly avoided in Portland before the MLK march. The murder of three Pittsburgh police officers by a disturbed man convinced the government intended to confiscate his guns. Firebombings and vandalism of local Democratic campaign offices. A plot to assassinate Obama at the 2008 Democratic convention in Denver. A Republican editor of a county Republican newsletter advocating a coup d’etat. The murder of Dr. George Tiller gunned down at his church by an individual who was encouraged to act in part by Bill O’Reilly’s frequent references to the doctor as “Tiller the Baby Killer.” Sharon Angle, Republican candidate for Senate in Nevada. The list of cases inciting violence, violent actions or plans to commit violence by right wing nutcases is long, could go on and on. These are just off the top of my head.
And to conservatives: You are the purveyors of hatred and division in this country. You are the people calling for armed violence against our duly elected government and its officials. You are the ones egging on disturbed individuals to kill or other wise commit terrorist acts against people who are liberals, minorities, and Democrats.
31 Republican men voted against the Violence Against Women Act in the Senate today. All 5 Republican women voted for it.
In the latest episode of the Republican War on Women®, here are the names of the 31 Male Republican Senators who voted against S.1925, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act”
* indicates Senate Seat up for grabs this year
Barrasso (R-WY) *
Kyl (R-AZ) *
Lugar (R-IN) *
Wicker (R-MS) *
“The debt-plagued Republican Party of Minnesota is getting kicked out of its party headquarters near the state Capitol.
Massachusetts-based Hub Properties Trust filed paperwork in Ramsey County on Wednesday to evict the state GOP for failing to pay more than $96,000 in rent over the last year.
The eviction action follows a series of revelations last winter regarding debts accrued by the party during the reign of former RPM Chairman Tony Sutton. In December, an internal review of finances revealed that the Party owes $1.23 million to creditors, plus more than $700,000 in legal fees accrued during the 2010 gubernatorial recount, and is facing possible fines from the Federal Elections Commission for undisclosed debts. The party is also currently being investigated by the state campaign finance board.”
Fiscal conservatism, my ass.
Just wash the fucking spoon.
48 Senators Who Voted Against Eliminating Tax Subsidies for Big Oil
S.2204 - March 29, 2012
* indicates Senate Seat up for re-election this year.
Lamar Alexander R - TN
Kelly Ayotte R - NH
John Barrasso R - WY *
Mark Begich D - AK
Roy Blunt R - MO
John Boozman R - AR
Scott Brown R - MA *
Richard M. Burr R - NC
Saxby Chambliss R - GA
Daniel Coats R - IN
Tom Coburn R - OK
Thad Cochran R - MS
Bob Corker R - TN *
John Cornyn R - TX
Michael D. Crapo R - ID
Jim DeMint R - SC
Michael B. Enzi R - WY
Lindsey Graham R - SC
Charles E. Grassley R - IA
Orrin G. Hatch R - UT *
Dean Heller R - NV *
John Hoeven R - ND
Kay Bailey Hutchison R - TX *
James M. Inhofe R - OK
Johnny Isakson R - GA
Mike Johanns R - NE
Ron Johnson R - WI
Mark Steven Kirk R - IL
Jon Kyl R - AZ *
Mary L. Landrieu D - LA
Mike Lee R - UT
Richard G. Lugar R - IN *
Grampy McInsane R - AZ
Mitch McConnell R - KY
Jerry Moran R - KS
Lisa Murkowski R - AK
Ben Nelson D - NE *
Rand Paul R - KY
Rob Portman R - OH
Jim Risch R - ID
Pat Roberts R - KS
Marco Rubio R - FL
Jeff Sessions R - AL
Richard C. Shelby R - AL
John Thune R - SD
Patrick J. Toomey R - PA
David Vitter R - LA
Roger Wicker R - MS *
Bush: Don’t call them ‘rich’ – Bush spoke Tuesday at a tax-policy conference in New York hosted by his presidential institute. “If you raise taxes on the so-called rich you’re really raising taxes on the job creators,” he explained. So if you want “private-sector growth” then the best thing to do “is to leave capital in the treasuries of the job creators,” Bush said. We thought those folks were called “rich” because, well, they are. But that, apparently, is not the proper term. They are the “job creators.”So President Obama’s deplorable class warfare rhetoric pits the so-called poor and middle classes against the job creator class. And don’t try to sneak around that by calling them wealthy, big-wigs, plutocrats, oligarchs, fat-cats, tycoons or robber barons. They are the true working class, working 24-7 to create jobs for you and other ingrates.
Don’t call them rich. Call them Bush Republicans.
(PS I will reblog this GIF every time. Too bad that shoe didn’t break THAT FUCKING WAR CRIMINAL’S nose, leaving him as bloody as he left America.)
Hypocrisy, thy name is Republican.
Personally, I don’t give a rat’s ass about Romney’s religion. My problem with him is that he is the unwitting conduit, hand-picked by the Republican Power-Brokers,
silly GOP Primary voters… you didn’t really think you had a say in the nomination process?
to complete the implementation of the ALEC Plan to replace Representative Democracy and Justice for All with Authoritarian Plutocracy and Government-Dictated Morality for All.
The only path forward for our nation is the UTTER DESTRUCTION
of this Republican Party.
November 6, 2012 → OCCUPY A VOTING BOOTH
Posting this just so it remains on top of my Santorum Archive.
Rick Santorum the Theocratic Right-Wing Extremist will make an excellent FOX News Propaganda Reader, and no decent Americans (i.e. non-Republicans) will ever have to see or hear from him again.
Regarding the “2016 speculation” for Ol’ Frothy Mix?
One word: Palin.
“This is not a normal amount of politician lying. Mr. Romney lies about himself. He lies about the President. He lies about policy. He lies about everything.
Romney-style dishonesty is a sight to behold. It’s different. He’s bending the curve. No matter what your political stripes, Americans deserve better in a campaign this important.”
The degree to which Mr. Romney lies, all the time, about all sorts of stuff, and doesn’t care when he gets caught, is maybe the single most notable thing about his campaign.
Mr. Romney lied about the economic record of the country and then, when pressed, he lied about his lie.
[Mr. Romney] didn’t leave the world of politics and go back into business. That’s a lie. And moreover, that’s an unnecessary, unforced, but apparently very easily told lie for Mr. Romney.
Mr. Romney has… argued repeatedly that he supported a national healthcare plan based on what he did in Massachusetts including, specifically, the individual mandate that he now decries. He may find this politically inconvenient now, but that is the truth and it’s easily accessible by anybody with the Google. And he still lies about it. All the time. Over and over and over again.
Mr. Romney says all the time that Health Reform adds to the deficit when, in point of fact, it cuts the deficit. Mitt Romney lies about it. All the time.
He said President Obama cut Medicare benefits. That’s a lie.
He said the [Obama] Administration raised corporate taxes. That’s a lie.
He lies all the time, about everything. He says things that are not true with unnerving frequency, arguably more than any modern candidate for major office.
This is not a normal amount of politician lying. Romney lies about himself. He lies about the President. He lies about policy. He lies about everything.
Romney-style dishonesty is a sight to behold. It’s different. He’s bending the curve. No matter what your political stripes, Americans deserve better in a campaign this important.
There’s no reason that the whole country can’t, in this next election, have a great debate about our collective future, but that only happens when there are candidates who respect Americans enough to be honest with us, and… the man who is most likely to win the Republican Presidential Nomination really seems unwilling to do so, and untroubled by it. He seems to think he can get away with routine, almost casual, dishonesty.
But what is more radically inappropriate on a systemic, institutional level for us as Americans is that a man who may well take the Oath of Office in ten months, is choosing to get to that podium on a foundation of utterly unashamed, unprecedented deceit.
“I’m running for office, for Pete’s sake.” - Mitt Romney, October 18, 2011
The only path forward for our nation is the UTTER DESTRUCTION of this Republican Party.
November 6, 2012 → OCCUPY A VOTING BOOTH
“Secular schools can never be tolerated because such schools have no religious instruction, and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith… we need believing people.”
— Adolph Hitler
It does sound a bit eerily similar….
“But [what] about religious youngsters who find themselves in a public school hermetically sealed off from all religious influences? Would not the school, and therefore the government, tacitly be communicating to religious youngsters that prayer, religion, and faith are not really welcome in America’s public square? That is where we have ended up: Court-sanctioned hostility to religious influence in American society, all in the name of neutrality.”
— Rick Santorum
People like Rick Santorum, and most of the Republican party nowadays, are the greatest threat to American security and freedom today. Not Iran, not anyone from the Middle East.
And as much as I hesitate normally to compare ANYTHING to the Nazi party, the current Republicans sure are following the script of their rise to power pretty closely.
Agreed. Not a big fan of going Godwin, but Santorum has the same maniacal, totalitarian mindset of the ‘right-wing true believer’. He is a raving lunatic, and so are his
Santorum is the reason why this Republican Party must be UTTERLY DESTROYED.
November 6, 2012 → OCCUPY A VOTING BOOTH