Friday, January 18, 2013

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE HYPOCRISY


Obama was named Man of the Year by Time magazine.  His personnel approval rating is 59%, and 59% of Americans view Obama as a strong leader (Pew Research).



On the other side of the political divide is the Republicant … party?  Americans give Republicants the thumbs down.  49% surveyed have a NEGATIVE VIEW of the Republicants, just 26% have happy thoughts about them (NBC/Wall Street Journal).



That's not much of a party.
That's politics.  Obama up … Republicants down.  Some days you get the bear and some days the bear gets you.  A year from now the polls might be reversed.  The pres in decline and the House of Repubs soaring like eagles.  But it's unlikely.
Why?
Because the Republicants don't seem to yet understand that their policy ideas ARE HATED BY THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS AND THE REPUBLICANTS STILL CAN'T GET IT THROUGH THEIR HEADS THAT THE MAJORITY RULES.
Like what policies for example?
The Fiscal Cliff.  AAAAAUUUGGHHHHH … THE FISCAL CLIFF.  The majority of Americans blame the Republicants for almost pushing us over the Fiscal Cliff.  AAAAAUUUGGHHHHH … THE FISCAL CLIFF.
What else?
Raising the debt ceiling.  Wall Streeters – major backers of Republicants – have warned the Neanderthals in the House not to play games with the debt ceiling.  One of the Koch brothers has told them the same thing.  But they don't even listen to their own breed.  The breed that supplies them with $$$$$$$$ and private jets.
Sounds kinda stupid of them.
Yeah.  Stupid.  It goes on and on.  56% of Americans say they want tighter gun control laws since 20 six and seven year old children were massacred by a maniac last December.  But the Republicants on retreat (perfect word for them) in a Virginia resort say no one has even mentioned guns or gun control.



Why not?
They're too busy deciding which moron should next bring up the subject of legitimate rape.
Sounds kinda stupid too.
And the Republicants are obsessed with cutting spending – it's their second favorite subject of discussion, preceded by which medical procedures they should next inflict on pregnant women – yet they never specify what they want to cut or by how much.  They keep sayin' it's Obama's job to tell THEM what they should want to cut.
That makes no sense.
Of course it does.  See, Republicants don't really want to cut spending …
They don't?
No.
Well then what do they want to do?
They want to TALK about cutting spending.  It's much easier to TALK about cutting spending than actually cutting anything.
Where's your proof of that?
When the fiscal cliff deal was put together by Sen. Mitch McConnell (Rep. Kentucky) it contained billions in pork:
    $1.6 billion in tax free bonds for Goldman Sachs and Bank of America
    $9 billion in off-shore tax loopholes for banks and manufacturers
    $1.5 billion in tax credits for FOREIGN SUBSIDIARIES OWNED BY 
    US MULTI-NATIONALS.          
 So what you're saying is that if the Republicants really wanted to cut spending those give-aways to big corporation would never have been included by McConnell.
Now you're beginning to smell the coffee.



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