I remember the day, as if it was yesterday, wait it was yesterday or a couple of days ago, or…….anyway, another sex scandal, another Repub and another Class of ’94 alumnus…..
The Class of ’94…..the GOP was swept into office in the Congress by a tidal wave of ultra-conservatism on the backs of “family values” strong words during the presidency of Clinton and his many sexual accusations……Newt and the boyz went about changing the game in Washington…to the point of shutting the government down for awhile…..this was the beginning of the hyper-partisanship on the Hill and it eventually lead to the lies, misinformation and BS from both sides……and it trickled down to the masses, where they insult anyone who does not think like the ultras…..and it continues today….
Now that the history lesson is over….let us speak on the “Class of ’94″…….What have these whacky guys been doing for the last 16 years? Well, let me see……(pause for effect)……..about 15 of those members of Congress seem to be doing as many people as they can…..what do you mean Professor?
It seems that the class of ’94 and its family values repartee was just that…….a lie to gain political advantage….huh? At least 15 GOP members of the House of Representatives have been caught with their pants down…not literally but actually….names like Foley, who want to play hide the pickle with male staffers and Sanford, who hikes the Appalachian Trail and Ensign, who plays around with a staffers wife and then tries to bri9be his way out of the situation and now the latest Mark Souder.
Newser, I thank you for the excerpt……
Souder, a strong “family values” guy who made videos preaching about abstinence education with his married mistress (see video here). In one, he equates sex with smoking, and laments how tough it is to get them to abstain. “Nothing works very well,” he says. She nods sympathetically. She can relate.
In his resignation news conference he went about blaming the toxic atmosphere in Washington as the cause of his adulterous actions…..once again it is NOT his fault…it is the atmosphere in the Capital……yet again another Repub that will NOT take responsibility for his actions, but yet wants everybody else to do so.
The people that believe this a/hole need to demand their money returned from his paycheck….and next time try not to be so damn gullible!
But in case you have been asleep after eating a drugged apple, let me refresh your memory…..just two days ago the son of Rep. Ron Paul won the Repub nomination for the senate seat in Kentucky after beating the fav of the GOP…this in a state that the Senate Minority leader is from and endorsed the other candidate……it was big news that he went against the established leadership of the Party and won the nomination……
But that is NOT the surprise!
Just hours after his win he had a couple of interviews and was asked if he believed segregation was okay in the private sector…..basically, he said it was fine if a privately owned company wanted to discriminate and that it was none of the governments business (I am paraphrasing)….
Immediately the media was all a gaga at his answer…they were caught by surprise….instantaneously they began to condemn him for his beliefs and saying that he needs to get out in front of the story…..
They were surprised!
(Thinking…..thinking……thinking…..) What part of Libertarian do they NOT understand? Do any of these “well informed” journalist ever pay attention to what is going on around them? Where is the surprise?
Rand Paul is a Libertarian! While there are some of their positions that I can agree with, most notably….anti-war, anti_IRS and anti Federal Reserve…..but that is where I cease to agree with them……other beliefs, of which there are many, that I cannot understand is their belief that capitalism will end racism or that capitalism will end poverty or CEOs deserve their massive bonuses or cheap imports do NOT destroy American jobs……just a few of the beliefs that I have a problem with….
Rand Paul is a Libertarian and he believes in some if not ALL of the things that I mentioned……So where is the surprise? I am NOT surprised in the least…and the morons making the big bucks should be less surprised than me…..But then I do not search for a sound bite on which to make a story…..
Just like health reform, Financial reform is taking heat from both sides….some want less other want more and in the end we will get something that is neither reform or change…the bankers will continue their gambling ways and the government will continue to look the other way while appearing to care what happens to the Main Street gang…all that said….the vote on FinReg is quickly approaching….the debate is raging and of course, it is slowly being watered down but as it stands now, how will the FinReg as it is today effect you?
From an article from the AP:
1. Free credit scores
2. Make FDIC insurance increase permanent
3. Extend fiduciary duty to investment advisers
4. Ban the use of credit checks for employment
5. Exclude non-financial merchants
6. Set rules for payday loans
7. Credit card interest rate caps
These are the proposals in the FinReg bill that will effect the normal person….most are good ideas and should protect the people from the predators on Wall Street….because they are pretty good, they will most likely be either watered down or eliminated in the final version of the bill when it is voted on by the Senate…..
In the meantime, the GOP is working hard to prevent anything from passing that would stop the BS the banks did that caused the massive economic meltdown……and it will effect YOU if this happens again…why? It is YOUR money they are giving away to the banksters (banks + gangsters)……..
Senate Republicans yesterday blocked three amendments Wall Street hates. The first and most controversial, known as Levin-Merkley, would have banned commercial banks from trading for their own benefit with taxpayer money. The second would regulate payday loans, while the third would ban the type of credit default swap linked to the financial crisis, notes the Huffington Post.
You may be a conserv or a liberal…does not matter….we are talking about allowing a group of people to gamble with YOUR money….they keep the profits and stick YOU with the losses…..is that what you want from these reps in Washington? If so, at least make them kiss you will they hump you!