Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Right Wing Spin

One thing I have noticed since becoming hyper-aware of politics everywhere, and since having a better understanding of the right wing and their protection of the upper 1%, is that right wing pundits either lie or give twisted answers to questions rather than to answer them directly.

This is particularly hilarious when there are left wingers and right wingers debating each other. Chris Hayes' show on weekends on MSNBC is great, but I don't like having to hear the right wing perspective. You can get that on Fox. But he asked a pointed question to his conservative guest on Sunday (forgive me for not looking up his name or remembering it), and it was something along the lines of, "Why are the Republicans blocking every piece of legislation that President Obama puts on the table and are they purposely trying to make him look bad?" We all know that's exactly what they are doing, but when one of them is asked a question like that, then tend to re-phrase the question, and spin the answer with something like, "Well to answer that I have to......." and proceed to blame the economy or whatever on Obama. I've seen veteran right wing campaign dude Michael Steele do this on Rachel Maddow, where he halfway admits that the GOP is all about crashing the economy on purpse, but halfway dances around it.

Look, that turtle Mitch McConnell has come out and said that his goal is to make Obama a one-term president. And it's a shame they won't allow a relatively low-cost plan to rebuild infrastructure and create millions of jobs to pass--that instead they keep floating their own plan of giving tax breaks to the wealthy and to deregulate more (you know, because that isn't what caused the current housing and Wall Street messes, right?).

Luckily, the cast of characters they are trotting out there to potentially oppose Obama is kind of hideous. And once they realize they have no shot to keep Obama out of a second term, they will then resort to something they have already shown cards for--voter suppression. And they will spin it that there is rampant voter fraud in this country when the truth is that there is not. Truth wins. Remember that as you watch these jackasses try to spin giving more money to the rich at the expense of the other 99% is necessary for fixing a bad economy that they claim is all Obama's fault. Right.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My Anger Is Bubbling

Here are a few observations I have had in the little while since my last post here.

I am having difficulty processing anything any Republican says. I mean, when I saw highlights of the GOP debate last night, and even as they showed Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich frolicking onto the stage, I got aggravated. I mean, I despise them with every fiber of my being--not as people. No, I don't really hate anyone (well, DeSean Jackson of the Eagles is close, but I digress.....). But I hate what these GOPers stand for. That is, they want to dismantle government and funnel as much money from the bottom and middle to the top as possible, and they keep coming up with excuses why they want to or have to do that. Or why Americans have to accept this as their "jobs plan," because really they have no jobs plan. Okay, I'm digressing.

I had a hard time watching the recap on The Ed Show on MSNBC last night because Ed had Martin Bashir and some right wing lady from North Carolina. I can't watch because I'm not interested in hearing the right wing point of view anymore--I already know what they stand for.

Same goes for Up with Chris Hayes on weekend mornings. Okay, so I am more interested in football on the weekend, but Hayes and his producers always have some right winger on there to debate from their side.

And inevitably I hear and see guys like Mitch McConnell bad-mouthing President Obama, blaming him for the bad economy when in fact there have been a record number of filibusters in the Senate when Obama tries to do something good. It's all the grand plan they have--do whatever it takes to make Obama look bad, and screw the American people if they, well, get screwed.

The douchebags who debated last night apparently talked more about repealing Dodd-Frank. They seriously want less regulation so that there can be more "free market" nonsense. Which really means that they want more things to happen like what happened on Wall Street that has people protesting all over the country and all over the world. It's frankly mind-blowing to think how evil these people are and how they are trying to hoodwink America into believing they will make this country better. They never will if they get into office, and hopefully they won't ever get into office again anyway.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

How Much Fight?

That's the question today. How much fight do you have in you?

Right now, there are occupations of Wall Street and also many other city hubs around the country. The 99 percent are pissed that the 1 percent have all the cash and control, and it's high time we started taking it back.

I feel like occupying Wall Street is the beginning of a real American Revolution--not like the one where we took our country from the British. The one in which we take it back from the radical right wing that threatens to turn our country into a corporatocracy--or, as they and the idiots at Fox News would want, a country in which we have a king and we all bow down to him.

EHHHHH. Wrong answer, Bill O'Reilly. Wrong answer, Rush Limbaugh. Wrong Answer, Hannity. Wrong answer Cantor, Boehner, McConnell, Paul, Bachmann, Walsh, Gomer, Perry, Romney, Walker, Scott, DeMint....need I go on? Hey righties, that EHHHHHHHH you just heard is the buzzer. It's not real loud right now, but it's getting louder as we organize. We're coming for you.....not to hurt you physically, but to silence you and take back what is rightfully ours.

Me personally? I'm not on Wall Street yet. But I'm fighting by writing and spreading the word. We can't give up our democracy quietly, but that's what those righties are trying to do.

So how much fight do you have?