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The Race Card Cometh Yet Again

Zen. Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 10:52 AM
.....economic mess the Bush Administration left him. Yet these are the same people who want to return to the failed supply-side economics that got us into the Great Recession to begin with. If the Right-Wingers are concerned that Obama is turning the Presidency into an imperial presidency, blame Bush. He set all the precedence as a power grabber. 9/11 gave him all the justification he needed. It is not opinion alone that makes one a racist. It is whether one supports policies and institutions that reduce or widen the racial gap. Whether health care, incarceration rates, mortality, wealth accumulation, most whites in the Right-Wing GOP favor public policies that hurt Blacks and most underclass whites as well. It is truly an equal .....
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The Race Card Cometh Yet Again

Zen. Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 10:51 AM
Not Just Race: The race card is all she has, Derek Hunter says, to defend a president with no record of success. On the contrary, Obama’s greatest legislation have been Wall Street reform, Obamacare, and the economic stimulus. No successful record to promote is the result of Right-Wing obstructionism as red-state governors refuse to implement the economic stimulus, extend unemployment insurance, and lately refuse to expand Obamacare to millions more uninsured and poor. As Mitch McConnell said, the Congressional Right-Wingers are only concerned with making President Obama a one-term President. What are the reasons for disliking Obama? If it is not his color, Hunter suggests it is because of his poor record to straighten out the ....
....his re-election. On the other hand, he has a slash and burn attitude on programs for the poor like Medicaid. Limbaugh attacks Obama’s so-called ‘sins.’ Obama is ‘sinful’ for attacking the unfettered and unregulated capitalism the Right-Wingers envisions. As for the redistribution of wealth, it is the corporate Right-Wingers who support a redistribution upward as the wealthy few withhold, withdraw, hoard, and concentrate more of the nation’s wealth upward. How else explain why red-state governors refuse to extend unemployment benefits, implement economic stimulus, and lately not expand Obamacare to cover additional millions of uninsured? --Zen
....laughing out loud while Limbaugh and his Right-Wing irk try to portray themselves as small business advocates. It is like saying they support the small farmers while they give all aid to agribusiness to drive the small farmers out of business. The bought and paid for political Right are anti-government big business advocates. Everything they do is to protect the wealth of the already obscenely wealthy few. To the doubtful, study how a corporate giant like Wal-Mart destroys the local mom and pop stores when it comes to town. Better still, study the career of a Right-Wing politician. For example, Paul D. Ryan has blocked and prevented any effective oversight and regulation of the banking sector. In return, the banking industry funds....
Destroying the Triad: What Limbaugh calls the ‘American entrepreneurial spirit’ is a combination of small and big businesses plus government regulation and investments alongside of private investments. It is called the ‘Mixed Economy.’ Polls show the majority of Americans favor the values of the mixed economy: support for public education, Social Security, Medicare, strong regulation of banks and the financial institutions, aid to the poor, and higher taxes on the wealthy. The ‘mixed economy’ is as Americana as apple pie. But Right-Wingers want to destroy that triad in favor of a big business plutocracy or corporatocracy that will monopolize and destroy not only our mixed economy but also American Democracy itself. One cannot help ....
....taxpayer-funded bailouts before he was against them. Once banks like Citigroup and Bank of American were saved, he switched back to being a free marketer and against regulation. He also voted against Wall Street reform and taxing the obscene bonuses of corporate CEOs. On the other hand, he has a slash and burn attitude on programs for the poor like Medicaid. Ryan is a bought and paid for politician and a hypocrite. He, like so many in Congress, favors government of, by, and for the corporations. A democracy of, by, and for the people is the last thing the top 1% wants. Forward. --Zen
....Wingers want to stymie majority rule and democracy in favor of a plutocracy or corporatocracy. Citizens United has given the corporate elites the opportunity to buy politicians who trade their votes for campaign contributions. Yes, it is legal, but if it enables the wealthy to protect their wealth and even increase it how does that strengthen the middle classes? The career of Paul D. Ryan demonstrates how this corrupt system works. Rep. Ryan has blocked and prevented any effective oversight and regulation of the banking sector. In return, the banking industry and its major lobbying groups have funded his re-election. Ryan, in return, came to the rescue of the banking interests in the 2008 collapse of the financial sectors. He was for...
A Choice Between the 1% and the 99%: The choice is between policies that support the 1% and economic policies that support the middle classes and the 99%. By attacking Obamanomics, Guy Benson is attacking the mixed economy that very well serves the interest of the majority of Americans. He favors Right-Wing laissez-faire economics that favors the 1%. The economics of 1% rejects government regulation of business and public investments alongside private to strengthen our public sectors like education. Polls show the majority of Americans favor the values of the mixed economy: support for public education, Social Security, Medicare, strong regulation of banks and the financial institutions, and higher taxes on the wealthy. The Right-....
.....out words have consequences. But that meant nothing to Sarah Palin who put rifle cross hairs on Rep. Giffords congressional district. It meant nothing to Sharron Angle who talked about ‘taken out’ Harry Reid. Now that a Black man is running the country, vitriol has become more intense, hateful, and bigoted. So instead of looking for patterns of psychological project on the Left, Limbaugh should examine how the Right-Wing movement itself mirrors certain psychopathologies of the deranged. --Zen
....possible and more likely. President Clinton said it best after the Oklahoma City Bombing. Right-Wingers like Rush Limbaugh have a right to advocate ideas. But not to express those ideas with the kind of vitriol that is both intimidating and violent. It will only activate some supporters to actions beyond the law. But there are similarities between the mentally deranged and the Right-Wing political movement. They both are paranoid. They both believe someone, ‘they,’ is out to get them. ‘They,’ the socialists, are coming for their freedoms, money, and property. Therefore, resistance in any form is justified. Like the McCarthyites, the Right-Wingers are constantly looking for ‘domestic enemies’ to demonize. As President Clinton pointed...
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