Thursday, September 23, 2010

Republican “Pledge to America”

• Plan to create jobs: Other than cutting taxes for the rich, there is nothing else, definitely nothing specific on how the jobs will be created. Question: Isn’t these the same people who said they don’t want government nowhere in their lives? Then why in the hell they keep asking President Obama, where are the jobs and keep cashing their unemployment checks that came from the government?

• Plan to stop out-of-control spending and reduce the size of government: Plan will save at least $100 billion in the first year putting us on a path to balance the budget and pay down the debt. Again, nothing specific on what programs would be cut to save $100 billion the first year, or the next ten years. We would have to be fools to allow the same people who got us into this mess to take over and go back to the same policies that placed our country in the dire straits we’re in now.

• Plan to repeal government takeover of health care: We will lower cost and protect American jobs. We will empower small businesses with greater purchasing power. We will protect the doctor patient relationship, and ensure that those with pre-existing conditions gain access to the coverage they need. Once again, lower cost and protect American jobs by doing what? When Republicans are asked, what will they do to ensure those with pre-existing conditions to gain access to coverage, the answer will always be let the market sort it out.

• Plan to reform Congress and restore trust: We will govern differently than past Congresses of both parties. We will require that every bill contain a citation of Constitutional authority. We will give all Representatives and citizens at least three days to read the bill before a vote. We will make sure that the floor schedule and operations reflect the priority of revitalizing the economy, and ensure there is an open process that makes it easier – not harder – to eliminate unnecessary spending on any legislation that spends the people’s money. This one I can agree with everything they propose. The only problem with it is this; the Republicans had eight years to do everything they’re proposing now, and they did nothing. Now all of a sudden they want us to give the present administration less than two years to do everything they failed to do in eight years. What they’re really telling us is just give us a chance to go back to where we were eight years ago, and this time we’re get it right. One will have to be a fool to go for that.

• Plan to keep our nation secure at home and abroad: We will provide the resources, authority, and support our deployed military requirements, fully fund missile defense, and enforce sanctions against Iran. If we let the Republicans and their new found friends, the teabaggers and the ‘Blue Dog Democrats’ tell you this garbage, President Obama have done none of this; nothing can be farther from the truth. Fully fund missile defense against whom? We have an agreement with Russia to lower weapons aimed at each other, so who are we placing defense missiles against, Iran? I challenge complete fools like John Bolton to tell us when did Iran ever attack any nation. And please, don’t give me the foolishness about when Iran rebelled against America for placing a dictator like the Shah of Iran to run their country. That was equivalent to Germany placing a person like Hitler to rule America; we all know we would have taken hostages and anything else to fight back.

We will keep terrorist combatants in Guantanamo Bay not in our local jails and courtrooms. This is the one that remind me of when Attorney General Eric Holder said, “We have become a nation of cowards.” When the Republicans and the teabaggers are asked, “Why can’t we prosecute terrorists and lock them up in our maximum security prisons, they reply, because we’re scared of the big bad terrorists.” This should let you know, the Republicans and the teabaggers are a bunch of cowards. Ok, I already knew that though, George Bush and Dick Cheney proved that with their numerous deferments during the Vietnam War.

Last but not least, our borders are a vital part of our security, so we will act decisively to ensure that the federal government fulfills its constitutional duty to protect our citizens and our Nation. By doing what, encircling the entire country with military troops? We all can talk bold talk about what we intend to do to secure our country; but we need to know specifically what you will do to secure the country. Yet again the Republicans offer empty promises, with no specifics.

A parting word to the party of cowards (Democrats). Now that the scab has been torn off the sore exposing how the phrase ‘Small Business’ has been used by both, the Republicans and the Democrats, perhaps now the ones from either party with guts can stand-up for their constituents instead of their billionaire friends.

How in the hell the largest construction company in the world can be placed on the list of small businesses. I’m talking about Bechtel, this company has an annual profit of billions; but yet the Republicans and Democrats want to give them a tax break.

We as everyday working class citizens have been duped by both parties. I refuse to lower myself to the level of the Republicans and the teabaggers; but I also refuse to be duped by so called conservative Democrats (Ben Nelson and his Blue Dog cohorts) either.

Lastly, a word to Ms. Velma Hart who made national and probably international news by proclaiming! She’s tired of making excuses for President Obama, and this is not the change she voted for.

News flash Ms. Hart, evidently you didn’t pay attention to your civics class when you were in school, or you’re drinking the same kool-aid the teabaggers are drinking.

These days to get anything passed through the Senate, you need to reach the threshold of sixty votes. When all Republicans vote against a bill and one or two ‘Blue Dog Democrats’ vote with Republicans; the bill will fail.

Our downfall as President Obama supporters is this; we’re complaining more than we’re helping. What I mean by that is this, we’re allowing the people who have said, “We will do any and everything to make sure this President fail; his failure is our gain,” to succeed.

The cowardly Democrats have allowed the Republicans to filibuster everything. Republicans told the Democrats in a bold and boisterous voice, “We will not allow any form of reconciliation, and the cowardly Democrats bowed and caved-in to their threats.

But today (September 23, 2010), the leaders in the Republican Party said, “We will definitely incorporate and use reconciliation to our advantage when we become the majority party.” Once again the Republicans have reduced the Democrats to playing a punk role in our society. One can vividly see how it’s becoming harder and harder to garner support for the party of cowards.

For those of you who don’t know, this is how slavery was so prevalent in this country for so long. If you don’t believe me, read the memoirs of Harriet Tubman, “The Queen of the Underground Railroad.”

It definitely wouldn’t be far fetched or even erroneous if most Democrats were on the band-wagon hoping the first Black President failed. If you notice all the ‘Blue Dog Democrats’ are White; think about it.

OH! I forgot, the 99ers, these are the people who have exhausted their unemployment benefits beyond 99 weeks. This means that 1.4 million workers who have been unemployed for 100 weeks or longer receive no unemployment benefits.

The real reason I don’t blame these people for being pissed is because our government have bailed everybody out but the working class people. However, in my opinion I think it’s a grave mistake for these disenfranchised people to put out a statement to say, they will stay at home and won’t vote in the mid-term elections.

Put this next to your brain, if you think you’re being ignored now, just sit at home and pout, and allow the Republicans and the teabaggers to have their way; I guarantee you will be ten-fold worst off than you are now.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Here We Go Again, The Mosque Near Ground Zero

It’s getting to the point that it’s insulting to hear people say the Mosque shouldn’t be near Ground Zero because the majority of Americans don’t want it there.

I expect people like Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Pat Buchanan to make such assertions, but a reputable person like David Gergen who has served under numerous Presidents on both sides of the aisle to take a position like that; is definitely beneath him.

For some reason all the people who site the reason the Mosque shouldn’t be near Ground Zero because the majority of Americans don’t want it there, seems to suffer with historical brain damage.

There was a time in this country when the majority of Americans didn’t think slavery should be abolished.

There was a time in this country when the majority of Americans didn’t think women should have the right to vote.

There was a time in this country when the majority of Americans didn’t think Blacks deserve the same rights as Whites.

All the people who argue against the Mosque being near Ground Zero, when asked the question how far away is far enough; they never answer the question.

We have people demanding to know where the funding for the Mosque is coming from; ok that’s fair. However, no one is asking where the funding is coming from for the Minister in Florida who wants to burn Korans.

As for the disregard and lack of sensitivity for the victims of 9/11 by having the Mosque near Ground Zero, what about the insensitivity of the American Muslim citizens who worked in the Trade Center that died when the planes crashed into the buildings?

The people who are against the Mosque being near Ground Zero, are doing nothing more than trying to turn this into Americans against Muslims with no regard for the Muslims who are fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq as American men and women of the U.S. Military.