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The out of touch GOP: Clueless, gutless, heartless
The Bucks County Courier Times ^ | January 5, 2014 | Ken Vegotsky

Posted on 01/05/2014 4:29:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Whose side are you on? Theirs or yours?

While the Republican Party opposes virtually every social advance in the past 100 years, the Democratic Party gives us: Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, Affordable Care Act, civil rights, voting rights, women’s rights, workers’ rights, job safety laws, child labor laws, consumer protection, clean air and clean water laws, aid for the poor (food stamps) and middle class, student aid (Pell Grants, lower loan rates), financial safeguards (Consumer Financial Protection Agency), pending immigration reform and DREAM Act, veterans’ aid, saving the auto industry (and jobs), support for public education, building America (stimulus, jobs bills).

Regarding helping the poor, sick and disadvantaged, Democrats and Republicans see things differently. The right-wing battle cry is “stop freeloaders.” Democrats, on the other hand, echo Christian/Judeo teachings with their commitment to “Do the right thing.”

Under the guise of slicing the budget deficit, the Republican Party (I call it the “Trim Reaper”) wants to kill and/or privatize social programs and make the rich richer.

Recently, Pope Francis said there is “no evidence” that trickle-down economics has created jobs. Republicans in Congress have engineered laws that give tax breaks to businesses that send jobs overseas.

I visualize a horror movie entitled, “Creature from the Conservative Cesspool.” It features a four-headed monster of any Republican foursome, for example: Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and John Boehner.

I can also see a Mount Rushmore of bigotry and hatred featuring Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan and the Koch brothers. By the way, the billionaire Koch brothers, who inherited their money from their oil-rich father, unsuccessfully spent millions of dollars to defeat the recent minimum wage increase in SeaTac, Washington.

When I think of today’s out-of-touch Republican Party, a flood of words comes to mind: clueless, gutless, heartless. Examine the organs of Republican leaders, and you will find they have no hearts at all.

Today, women’s rights, workers’ rights and civil rights are under attack by Republicans. They are passing voter suppression laws (supported by the conservative Supreme Court’s ruling to gut the Voting Rights Act); waging a war on women’s health (harsh anti-abortion laws that are closing women’s primary health clinics such as Planned Parenthood); eliminating and curtailing collective bargaining (unions); blocking meaningful immigration reform and the DREAM Act that allows children of undocumented workers to serve in the Armed Forces and attend college without fear of deportation; cutting public education funding; ending student Pell Grants; raising student loan rates; and blocking sensible gun laws.

I think of other words that define Republicans: angry, resentful, jealous, bigoted. Right-wing death threats against President Obama are more than the number of death threats against all the most recent presidents combined.

More words come to mind: obstruction, deception, destruction, demonize (liberals), dominate, demand, discriminate, disrupt (government shutdown costs $24 billion in economic losses), defy, denounce (personal, ugly attacks against President Obama), distort, deride, defile, delay, deprive (blocking virtually every commonplace presidential appointment), detest, dishonor (least productive Congress in U.S. history) — and, my favorite — “Do nothing.” There is also the mother of all words to describe today’s Republican Party — “anti-American.” Indeed, they are the “Republi-cants.”

Several words describe their fierce opposition to the Affordable Care Act: immoral, misinformed, uninformed, and false.

Conservative groups are spending billions to defeat Obamacare. Talking heads like Rush Limbaugh and the Fox News array are feeding gullible listeners with lies.

Are the Koch brothers and billionaire media tycoon Rupert Murdoch of the New York Post and Fox News on your side? Are insurance companies on your side? What is their alternative to national health care?

With a messy start in 2006, Romneycare is insuring 98 percent of Massachusetts’ population. The Bell policy center reports that 56 percent of Americans will pay less than $100 a month in premiums for Obamacare.

Whose side are you on: Theirs (Republican) or yours?


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: medicare; obamacare; palin; socialsecurity
Hahahahaha!
1 posted on 01/05/2014 4:29:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As this stupid commentary reveals, we’re dealing with a religious cult that in the near future will have no qualms about rounding up those whom they deem to be ‘evil’ and “legally” sentence them for extermination.


2 posted on 01/05/2014 4:37:56 PM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where’s the Barf alert when you need one?


3 posted on 01/05/2014 4:40:43 PM PST by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As soon as I saw Civil Rights, I knew Ken Veggiebrains didn’t know history, so I stopped reading.


4 posted on 01/05/2014 4:42:35 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014 the year of dead RINOs)
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To: BradtotheBone

Who are these ‘Koch Brothers’ we keep hearing about?


5 posted on 01/05/2014 4:46:54 PM PST by txhurl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why don t the BCCT go after Wall Street for their creative destruction and reckless behavior that imploded the US economy and created high unemployment. Why don t the BCCT go after the US gov for failing to enforce SEC laws that could have prevented the Wall Street implosion or the gov failure to enforce immigration laws that created excess of labor in US. Why don t the BCCT go after US corporations for off shoring US jobs even after they made record profits using US factories? Problem with the US is big gov and big business. Now we are left with an unemployed mob going after the rest of us who still have jobs for handouts, while the jerks who caused all this problem are still in power enjoying obscene profits and perks.


6 posted on 01/05/2014 4:51:49 PM PST by Fee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does Obama pay these rags to run this junk?


7 posted on 01/05/2014 4:54:31 PM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: txhurl

And are they related to ed koch, former mayor of new york city.


8 posted on 01/05/2014 4:59:54 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This guy is whacko.


9 posted on 01/05/2014 5:00:17 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is there some sort of organic brain dysfunction that allows these pocket-marxists to keep proposing and fostering processes and systems that have NEVER worked and show absolutely no chance of EVER working?


10 posted on 01/05/2014 5:02:03 PM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: lowbridge
I tried to find a photo of him, but the one I found I'm not sure it's the same guy, though it probably is:


11 posted on 01/05/2014 5:03:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The stupid, it BURNS:

While the Republican Party opposes virtually every “social advance” in the past 100 years, the Democratic Party gives us:

Social Security — which will soon be broke while bankrupting the nation

Medicare/Medicaid — which is broken and will soon be broke while bankrupting the nation

Affordable Care Act — which mandates unaffordable “insurance” at insane premiums with ridiculously high deductibles and will drive far too many doctors and hospitals out of business

civil rights — a blatant LIE

voting rights — well, if you are dead or illegal

women’s rights — another blatant LIE

workers’ rights — well, if you are a corrupt union thug or have never bothered to develop any marketable skills

job safety laws — also know as rent seeking regulations to prevent small businesses from competing (although some good job safety laws have been passed with bipartisan support)

child labor laws — because Republicans want children to slave away

consumer protection — which generates millions for trial lawyers, who then kick back the money to democraps

clean air and clean water laws — the EPA was created under NIXON, you MORON

aid for the poor (food stamps) and middle class — which creates entrenched dependency and has resulted in INCREASED generational poverty

student aid (Pell Grants, lower loan rates) — and a lifetime of being stuck under student loans that cannot be discharged even by bankruptcy

financial safeguards (Consumer Financial Protection Agency) — another corrupt steaming pile of rent seeking government

OK, I am tired. The author is either a complete moron, a totally dishonest lying POS, or both. IOW, he’s a Democrat...


12 posted on 01/05/2014 5:06:26 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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Comment #13 Removed by Moderator

To: hosepipe; darkwing104; Jim Robinson; Admin Moderator

Why are you spamming this 9-11 truther garbage on multiple threads?


14 posted on 01/05/2014 5:22:19 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: piytar

Why are you spamming this 9-11 truther garbage on multiple threads?


Cause it’s important.. republicans need to rise up...
Even the Rino’s.. and the few sentient democrats..


15 posted on 01/05/2014 5:26:31 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe

Keep the 911 truther stuff OFF FR!


16 posted on 01/05/2014 5:28:26 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hes like the plantation owners during the days of slavery who warns his slaves:

“I give you a free roof over your head, free food, and a job. And if those damn yankees set you free, all that comes to an end”.


17 posted on 01/05/2014 5:30:18 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: Jim Robinson

OK....


18 posted on 01/05/2014 5:30:28 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This one gets the prize.


19 posted on 01/05/2014 5:38:32 PM PST by firebrand
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To: INVAR

Apparently this particular cultster didn’t get the memo: the meme for the month is supposed to be “Republican overreach”. He didn’t work that in once.


20 posted on 01/05/2014 5:46:58 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: piytar

This is a preview of the DemaGog strategy for 2014. With the economy still in the dumpster, Obamacare crashing... we will get FULL BLOWN CLASS & ETHNIC WAR from the libs! The whole “inequality” BEE ESS with be shouted full throttle, socialism the only answer. Limp wristed GOPers, best be prepared!


21 posted on 01/05/2014 5:51:12 PM PST by FiddlePig
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Democratic Party gives us

Think I've found the problem. The rat party gives you nothing - it just tries to keep you stupid enough to keep voting for them while they get rich off the swag. It apparently works for some folks.

22 posted on 01/05/2014 5:52:56 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: ExCTCitizen
As soon as I saw Civil Rights, I knew Ken Veggiebrains didn’t know history, so I stopped reading.

Is that ever true! In case you're reading this, Ken, a simple search on Wikipedia would have told you that the Republicans, led by Republican President Dwight Eisenhower, put forward the first Civil Rights legislation since Reconstruction, and it was quite a fight to get it passed, since it was bitterly opposed by -- who? -- the Democrats! President Eisenhower also was the first to integrate the U.S. military. He sent troops to integrate the schools. This was hardly 100 years ago, Ken. It was in the 50s and 60s, just before the Kennedys came along and imitated President Eisenhower and took credit for what he started.

I could go on and on about the many other innovations and benefits to society brought about by Republicans and bitterly opposed by the Regressive Party (Democrats), but it's time for the Downton Abbey season opener. You'll have to actually do the research yourself. (She said, smirking.)

23 posted on 01/05/2014 6:02:29 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Albion Wilde
President Eisenhower also was the first to integrate the U.S. military.

And who commanded the first integrated unit in the U.S. military?

Col. Barry Goldwater founded and commanded the Arizona Air National Guard...which was integrated in 1947, three years before President Eisenhower integrated the entire military. p> Yes, indeed. It was Republicans, conservative Republicans, who led the civil rights movement.

24 posted on 01/05/2014 6:18:58 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: INVAR

72 Types Of Americans That Are Considered ‘Potential Terrorists’ In Official Government Documents

By Michael Snyder, on August 26th, 2013

http://thetruthwins.com/archives/72-types-of-americans-that-are-considered-potential-terrorists-in-official-government-documents


25 posted on 01/05/2014 6:26:34 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You mean demorats?


26 posted on 01/05/2014 7:08:17 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What are some of the comments on the original article? Are people actually buying this horses**t?


27 posted on 01/06/2014 10:49:26 AM PST by Jacob Kell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

After that much crack, how does he find his keyboard??


28 posted on 01/06/2014 12:26:01 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: okie01
Yes, indeed. It was Republicans, conservative Republicans, who led the civil rights movement.

Quite right! And which President spent more U.S. foreign aid to combat the scourge of AIDS in Africa than any other U.S. President? Why that would be George W. Bush. Yes, Ken, George W. Bush.

And many, many other Republican kindnesses in between, Ken -- you betcha! Your research is lacking because your emotions are getting in the way. Stop hatin' and you may learn something.

29 posted on 01/07/2014 11:43:25 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
More words come to mind: obstruction, deception, destruction, demonize (liberals), dominate, demand, discriminate, disrupt (government shutdown costs $24 billion in economic losses), defy, denounce (personal, ugly attacks against President Obama), distort, deride, defile, delay, deprive (blocking virtually every commonplace presidential appointment), detest, dishonor (least productive Congress in U.S. history) — and, my favorite — “Do nothing.” There is also the mother of all words to describe today’s Republican Party — “anti-American.” Indeed, they are the “Republi-cants.”

Jackass left out my favorite word: defund.

30 posted on 01/07/2014 11:55:32 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Conservative groups are spending billions to defeat Obamacare.

Billions?

31 posted on 01/07/2014 12:00:51 PM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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