Friday, January 27, 2012

The Laughable Right

The arrogance coming from the right wing is in all its glory now that there are four candidates remaining to go up against Barack Obama in November. Really though, you can throw Ron Paul and Rick Santorum out at this point and think in terms of Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney--two incredibly wacky and strange dudes.

Newt has a temper and bitterness that is already getting in his way, especially with those in his own party. Especially with those who worked with him in Congress 15 or so years ago. Mitt is a noted flip-flopper who will do and say what those who will support him want to hear at any given time. Yikes. And these two are going at it in the debates right now. Oh, and the GOP hates Romney too. They are literally stuck between a rock and a hard place now.

The other problem for the right is that Obama is having so much success, and has these last few months. And now that Obama is going after the big banks and Wall Street, he's striking a chord with his base and with those who are undecided right now. The dude is just whipping his detractors in the GOP and he's doing it now with a bitch-slapping, take-no-prisoners approach.

And so the right, while they surely can't be counted out with Citizens United giving them the opportunity to collect gajillions of dollars for campaign ads, are really up against a tough opponent who will in all likelihood have a second term in the White House.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Money Money Money Money...Money....and More Money

Citizens United has fast-tracked the destruction of our country, but there is time to stop it from doing so. The fact the the Koch Brothers and other corporations and the top one percent can funnel money into right wing causes and use the GOP as a collective puppet show at the expense of everything else is just insane--and stupid. I can guarantee you that all of our founding fathers are turning over in their graves, because this is not how they intended it to be. Trickle down, schmickle down.

The good news is that finally the 99 percent is waking up and fighting against money grubbing politicians and their puppet-string-holding old greedy bastards. But those who say the problem is money in politics, including Michael Moore, Cenk Uygar, Bernie Sanders, and even Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer are all correct. And even President Obama and most of the democratic party is guilty of this too. I'm guessing this is the reason Sanders is an independent.

But if money were to be taken out of this, and we eventually got back to the one-person, one-vote situation (because no, it's NOT like that now), we could take back our country.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


First of all, happy new year, and the next presidential election season. I'm already tired of all of the GOP debates, primaries, etc. And I've never seen such a field of liars, cheaters and hypocrites as this bunch. There are bad eggs on both sides of the aisle, but I would say for the most part, democrats--especially liberal and progressive ones--support a strong middle class and rich folks paying their fair share. The GOP says they support a strong middle class, but really, they don't. They only support the top 1%, the ones who foot the bill for their being in public service and use them as puppets to write and pass legislation that rigs the game for them.

So anything the GOP says or does is toward that end--putting more money in the pockets of those who support them. And they lie about it when they say otherwise. They use and brainwash Christians and other religious people, by appealing to their "values"--values that include gay bashing, prejudice against minorities, being pro-life and anti-socialized medicine. They do it by trying to suppress votes--for example, if you are a minority without a driver's license, they are trying to make it near impossible for you to vote through suppression tactics like making the process confusing and difficult and expensive; and allowing those who carry guns to vote with no problem. Do you see the hypocrisy in that? It's one way they are trying to cheat their way to a victory in 2012.

And the only way to beat these bastards is to continue exposing them for the frauds that they are, something I try to do weekly in this space. Are you with me?