Does GOP Have A Plan For 2016?

2016 is quickly approaching…….it is never too early to speculate on what the GOP will be doing for that election….Hell the MSM does it daily…..so why not IST?

There has been lots of talk of what will be most important to the GOP…..will it try to reach out to women….or Hispanics or even African-Americans?  My guess is no to all those……what they will focus on will be something trivial that they can use for mileage and slogans……….

Juan Cole has stated what he thinks will be their emphasis……..

1.  With a few noble exceptions like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Republican Party spokesmen, Republican politicians, and Republican media like Fox Cable News, defended torture.  This defense was mounted from so many directions by so many Republicans that it now seems indisputable that the party stands for the principle of rectal hydration.  Since torture is illegal in American law, presumably they want to repeal the 5th and 8th amendments to the constitution.

2.  The Republican Party stands for the principle that elections should be stolen by the rich who pay the most for them.  The new bill multiplies permitted donations by a factor of ten.

3.  The GOP wants the US taxpayer to be made to bail out risky, casino-like “derivatives.”  After the 2008 crash, caused by some corrupt Wall Street financiers stealing our money, Congress had removed FDIC protection from the riskier derivatives.  The GOP, plotting in smoke filled rooms far from the light,  just put the taxpayer right back in the sights the next time the bankers need a bailout.  The provision was actually written by CitiBank, which won’t get my business.  They think, much better to gamble with the taxpayers’ money; they would, but why would GOP lawmakers agree to be their ventriloquist’s dummy?

4.  The bill blocks aid to the Palestine authority if it becomes a member of UN agencies without Israeli permission.  Palestine has been recognized as a non-member observer state at the UN, and is gradually joining key committees.  It likely will sign the Rome Statute, join the International Criminal Court, and sue Israel for war crimes.  But in the fantasyland of Congress, none of this may be allowed to happen.  The PA has other sources of money than the US, and all this provision does is further weaken the ability of the US to do effective diplomacy.

5.  This fall, most Republicans ran on putting troops back into Iraq and getting even more deeply involved in the Syrian civil war than the US already is.  This is a plank in their platform that leads to sanguinary wars.

Cole is a pretty sharp individual…..so what do you think the GOP will be thumping their chest over for 2016?

When You Have NO Solutions—Sue The Bastards

Americans are ate up with the “Lawsuit Lotto”.

Then there is the Congress, the most wasteful institution in DC…..not only is it a part-time leadership but it is equally as worthless as a governing body……Obama recently got fed up with the dance that Congress was playing on immigration and took matters into his own hands…..

And of course whatever he does is wrong in the eyes of the GOP….they bitch and moan…..whine and shout……and still cannot come up with a plan…

But now they have their little lap dogs to do their work for them……GOP governors…….

More than a third of the states have joined a lawsuit fighting President Obama’s sweeping executive action on immigration. The suit brought by 17 states against the federal government was filed in Texas and announced by Greg Abbott, the state attorney general and governor-elect, reports the Los Angeles Times. He accuses Obama of “abdicating his responsibility to faithfully enforce laws that were duly enacted by Congress and attempting to rewrite immigration laws, which he has no authority to do.” The filing in federal court says the suit “is not about immigration. It is about the rule of law, presidential power, and the structural limits of the US Constitution.”

The other states suing are Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Supporters of Obama’s immigration order called the suit grandstanding, and the administration says the order was legal and has precedent, reports the Wall Street Journal. “The Supreme Court and Congress have made clear that federal officials can set priorities in enforcing our immigration laws, and we are confident that the president’s executive actions are well within his legal authorities,” a White House spokesman says.

Just what the resident of those states need…..a moronic lawsuit instead of jobs and policies that benefit the people…but NOOOOOOOOOOO!  These turkeys want to grand stand and play the Constitutionality card….a term they do not understand.  It all sounds impressive but in reality it is a game and a political theater.

Just How Pathetic Is The GOP?

The prez has made his case and now it is time for the Rights version of Looney Tunes………A question that us Lefties are always asking and then we find a reason why we believe they are mind numbing idiots….and this post is no different.

The GOP likes to hold up different people as just how diverse the party has become……..the one that gets the most exposure is Ayotte, a woman who thinks the GOP is just swell and I would bet that the new senator Ernst, you remember her….the ball cutter…..will be the new Ayotte…….then there is the black doctor that is a good GOPer, Ben Carson….and there is where this post is leading……

Ben Carson, the pediatric neurosurgeon and conservative darling who looks to be gearing up for a long-shot 2016 presidential run, has some thoughts about voter fraud. “Anyone caught involved in voter fraud should be immediately deported and have his citizenship revoked,” Carson wrote in a column on immigration reform for the far-right site WND.com.

He made it without a smile…….apparently this person does not understand how any of this works…….could learned person like a doctor be that STUPID?

But wait!  That is not the only moronic statement he has made over time…….

  • “Obamacare is really, I think, the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery,” Carson said at the Values Voter Summit last year. “It is slavery, in a way.”
  • “Read Mein Kampf, and read the works of Vladimir Lenin,” if you want to understand Obama’s plan for America, Carson said in a recent interview with Newsmax. Mein Kampf, of course, was the Nazi manifesto written by Adolf Hitler a decade before he took power.
  • America today is “very much like Nazi Germany,” Carson said in March. “You know, you had a government using its tools to intimidate the population. We now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe.”
  • If Democrats remain in control of the Senate, “there may be so much anarchy going on” in 2016 that elections can’t be held, Carson told Alan Colmes in September.
  • “I think most people when they finish that course, they’d be ready to go sign up for ISIS,” Carson said of an AP history curriculum that conservatives say is anti-American.
  • “What’s happening with the veterans is a gift from God,” Carson said earlier this year on Fox about the VA health care scandal, in which some vets waited over a year for hospital beds. Carson argued the scandal was welcome because it demonstrated the evils of big government running health care.
  • Carson lamented to WNC.com this summer that people he meets on the street don’t know about the Benghazi embassy attack controversy. ”And these people vote. That’s the sad thing,” he added.

The man is a wealth of stupidity!

Sad that many of the rank and file believe this guy is some sort of prophet……he is a doctor….would let this man operate on you?

This party just keeps getting more pathetic with each passing election.

What To Expect In 2015

Coming to a television near you…..the new Congress will be in session January of 2015…..and I expect great things…..HA….I just cannot say that with a straight face and lots of laughter…..

I have posted some pf the more outrageous issues clung to by the moronic right……now I think it is time to look at what will be the agenda of the GOP in 2015 now that it controls both Houses of Congress……

The magazine Mother Jones made some good points recently…….

  • Ban abortions after 20 weeks.
  • Wipe out all of Obama’s new and pending EPA regulations.
  • Repeal Obamacare bit by bit.
  • Figure out a way to obstruct Loretta Lynch’s nomination as Attorney General.

Oh, there’s still some desultory happy talk about tax reform and fast-track trade authority and other “areas of agreement,” but that seems to be fading out. Poking a stick in President Obama’s eye is very quickly becoming the order of the day.

Let’s not forget their lawsuit that they cannot find a lawyer to take…..and of course the old stand by for Repubs when there is a Dem president…..IMPEACHMENT!

Then there is the war…we know the neocons love a good war….but what about the coming 2015 session……..from a piece in The New American…….

“Republican control of the Senate = expanded neocon wars in Syria and Iraq. Boots on the ground are coming!”

So tweeted Ron Paul, the former Republican congressman from Texas, who was clearly not joining in the euphoria sweeping over Republican partisans celebrating Tuesday’s election results, giving the party more governors and a significant increase of the Republican majority in the House as well as GOP control of the Senate.

They will start their engine in the lame duck session but since they have only about 2 weeks of work for this session there will be very little done but talk……

What do you think 2015 will look like?

GOP Policy–2014

The GOP spends so much time belittling Obama and the Democrats that it has little time to develop a good set of issues that would give Americans confidence in their attempts to rule……

This is about the best policy they have for this quickly approaching election……

 

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Are You Sick Of All The Patriotic Bullsh*t!

Opinion from the desk of the Editor

 

WARNING:  This post contains a vulgar language that may offend some of my readers sensibilities…..but there is only ONE way to get this point across….so if my reader is offended I apologize and they need to get over it!

 

This post is for all of you that think using the terms “patriotic” or “Patriotism” is somehow cleansing your soul of responsibility for the condition of our veterans care……actions speak louder than words and so far MOST Americans are cowards!  That is right….I said……COWARDS!

You thump your scrawny chests and yell about this person is a socialist or that person is a Muslim but when it comes to the vets returning home you are a bullshit artist.  Why?  You know what shape the veterans care is and yet you keep voting for slogans and bullshit solution………..you vote for the biggest cowardly cocksuckers on the planet……..you, in your mindless state think that all will be alright because there are charities the vets can turn to for help……Really?  Charities?

YOU by your thoughtless voting have done this to our veterans….,you mindless TWATS!  These charities, most of them, are doing all they can and should be congratulated…..but the point is the country did this to our vets and the country should be held responsible……by that I mean YOU and the worthless ASSHOLES you elect!

I thought that after Vietnam the nation and itrs people had maybe learned a lesson…..WRONG!  They are still the same coward pricks that crapped on the vets then as they are doing NOW!

 

 

 

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It does not end there.  What about the vets that return without injuries of any kind….how is their reintegration going?

A new study released Tuesday says half of U.S. troops return to civilian life with untreated mental and physical illnesses, and one in every 10 has thought of suicide or planned to take their lives.

The survey of Los Angeles County veterans showed that 80 percent of veterans didn’t have a job when they left the military, and close to a quarter earned salaries at or below the poverty level.

It also discovered that 40 percent of the veterans surveyed hadn’t made arrangements for a permanent place to live before leaving the armed services, contributing to veterans’ homelessness.

Conrats America!  Not only are your a screaming asshole to our wounded vets but you are doing NOTHING for the ones that return without major medical problems….Could you people be more PATHETIC?  The country is getting more so with each new war….it had rather ignore the problems of the vets than work for a goddam solution.

So I ask you……ARE YOU FED UP WITH ALL THE PATRIOTIC BULLSHIT?