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Who Would Do That?

Who Would Do That?
Captain Jack

As we all know, the Democratic candidates got more votes in all three branches of government, last election. More people voted for Democratic House members, more people voted for Democratic Senate candidates, and more people voted for a Democratic president.

Of course, even though there were about a million and a half more Democratic votes for the House, the Republican still control it because of electioneering, you know, circumventing the vote of the people.

But, why would a political party obstruct the country at every opportunity when they know the majority voted for the changes they obstruct? Why would a political party try to stop the will of the voters?

A party that intended to derail a democracy would be considered undemocratic, wouldn’t they? They would certainly never get elected into power into the country they’re trying to derail would they?

Would you vote for a party that actively tried to circumvent and obstruct the will of the majority? Would you vote Republican? Most people say, no! Who would do that?

 

The Full Court Press

The Full Court Press
Captain Jack

Look around you and you cannot help but notice that America is not only getting forced further and further to the right, but the further we go to the conservative side of the scale, the worse things get to the average American.

Still, a solid 30% of Americans continue to vote for those bringing down this right-wing austerity on our heads and wonder why things continue to get worse.

Why are we slipping further to the right no matter how hard we fight back?

Because…

A handful of extremely wealthy Americans and transnational entities are making more money off our misery. The  less we make, the more they make. And they are spending hundreds of millions of dollars buying our politicians and Supreme Court justices, and our new sites, the few we have left. Soon they will all sound like Rush and Fox and O-Liely and Sean Whatshisname.

The Full Court Press is on and it’s almost game over. We don’t have time to sit around and wonder what happened, we have to get mobilized today and get this game back on our court. We are almost out of clock.

How To Save 35,000 Lives

How To Save 35,000 Lives
Captain Jack

Do you want to save 35,000 human lives?

One thing would have made the difference between 35,000 suicides and life.

The number of suicides under Conservative political rule causes a measurable increase in suicides. Why? Oh, come on now, you know why. Just look at what the Conservatives in America are trying to do to grandma, the poor, the unemployed…

Here are the facts, go see for yourself. More people commit suicide when the Conservatives are in power.

Don’t hesitate. The life you save might be your own or someone you love.

Who Is To Blame For The Elementary School Shooting?

Who Is To Blame For The Elementary School Shooting?
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Captain Jack

Reading today’s news makes me feel I no longer recognize America. This is not the country we grew up in. This is not the country our parents left for us. This is a strange and hostile land.

The only way we can fix this problem is if we come to grips with what and who has caused it. No one really believes this is just a single lone disaster, but is becoming the way of the new America. Sure, the shooter pulled the trigger but who put those guns and ammunition in his hands?

How long have you known we had a problem with gun violence? Years? Decades? When is the last time you did anything about it?

The guilt, the blood of all those school children is on our hands, yours and mine. We could have done something about this before it happened and we didn’t care enough to do anything about it.

Think of the last time you were with others, work, perhaps, or maybe church. Think of the people around you, the person to your left and the person to your right. Of the three of you, it would only have take one, just one, to make a big enough fuss to fix this. If only one of every three of us did something about this, it would have been fixed. That one person should have been you, it should have been me.

That would have been 100,000,000 people calling the president or calling our representatives. They would have heard us and would have done something about it.

Imagine if it wasn’t just one of the three, but two of the three. Two hundred million people in America expecting our representatives to fix this, it would be fixed overnight.

Sure, we can try to blame the one million people who believe the Conservative media like Fox news, but that’s just a drop in the bucket. What is one million gun nuts compared to hundreds of millions of the sane among us?

It’s hard to recognize this country when we find people getting elected who are foolish enough to think that more guns would have made this problem better. They’re just stupid. Sorry, there’s no other way to say it. And these fools get front booking on our media outlets. We even had a religious fanatic in the front of our televisions telling how it’s God’s will to murder those children because we don’t pray right or because we don’t stone our women who don’t cover their heads with scarves. Is this really America? What are these idiots doing on our news?

The idiots are there spewing their foolishness because it only takes one in three of us to put an end to it and we are just too damned lazy to do anything about it.

Sure, the shooter is the cause, sure, the gun nuts are responsible, the NRA makes money on these deaths, but more than anything, we are to blame because we’re too lazy to get involved.

Call your senators today, call the president. Tell them we’ve had enough and we’re not going to put up with this anymore. And call them again every week of the year.

Did you know it is easier to buy assault weapons than it is to get mental health care? When is the last time you read the second amendment? Does it say every kook out there is guaranteed a weapon? Of course not, but you won’t know unless you get involved.

 

Surprising Election Results

Surprising Election Results
Captain Jack

Were you surprised by the election results? Were you expecting Romney to win? Were you expecting big wins for the Republicans?

Most Republicans were.

Why was the actual results so opposite what the Republicans expected?

The reason is simply enough that the Republicans are listening to and watching the conservative/Republican propaganda and the propaganda has gotten so bad the it’s downright false.

There’s no reason Fox news should have been celebrating the election of Romney weeks before the election. There were plenty of facts out there to, at the very least, give them pause. But, instead, they elected to lie to their viewers.

I’m sorry to break it to the Fox viewers, but you’ve been taken for a fool and the longer you watch Fox and conservative news and opinion, the more misinformed you will become.

Note the use of the term “misinformed.”

Fox viewers aren’t just ignorant of the facts, but are actually believing facts that just aren’t true. They’re being lied to.

And, the election is the most obvious example. Fox has been lying to you. They’ve been making fools of their viewers.

Did you make the mistake of believing them? Turn off Fox.

GOP Color Chart

Check out the Republican color chart for rape. For all the idiotic comments and classification and excuses for rape, here is a color chart to help the Republicans keep track of all the different excuses for rape. It’s priceless. What kind of woman would vote for this party? Only a sick one.

If you haven’t voted yet, get out there and stop this Republican insanity.

Still Not Enough Jobs and Legitimate Rape

Still Not Enough Jobs and Legitimate Rape

Captain Jack

Paul Ryan supports legislation and has even submitted bills that would prevent women victims of rape from seeking abortions. But it’s not just rape, but Ryan wants to know it’s “legitimate rape”. In other words, he wants to know all the sordid details so he can decide if it was, say, deserved or maybe encouraged.

And if he can’t hear all the details, maybe it’ll be okay if the church elders decide if it’s legitimate rape or if the girl should be stoned to death for being an agent of Satin. Yes, Ryan wants to bring Shira law to America, dressed up with a cross.

Sure, he’s not running for president, but holy cow, he’s running for vice president and fools are considering voting for him.

But some people will say, meeh, let the women take care of themselves, I only care about the economy and it’s not good enough fast enough.

During the last depression, the country didn’t get back on track until the voters kicked out all the Republicans. We have’t done that yet and the Republican party is doing everything in their power to prevent the country from recovering from the last Republican administration.

The republicans have filibustered and obstructed more than any other Senate in the history of America.  At a time when we need them to work on solutions, they have been breaking all records of getting in the way. A record number of filibusters at a time like this.

Why would they do this?

Because they want to gain power and they can only do that by preventing the Democrats from succeeding in fixing this mess. And they have done a wonderful job of preventing any progress.

But, wouldn’t they worry that the voters would find out what they have been up to? No, my friends, they don’t worry about that at all because they know the stupid will believe what the conservative media has been telling them and Fox says it’s all Obama’s fault.

 

 

The Trouble With Conservative Policies

The Trouble With Conservative Policies
Captain Jack

Look back over America’s history and you will see that without fail, the country does much worse under Conservative rule.

Most of the good things that have come to America have come from the Democrats and most of the disasters have come from the Conservatives. All the the past three economic disasters have come during 1. The three conservative presidents in a row bringing the Great Depression, 2. Ronald Reagan and the S&L collapse, and 3. The disaster known as the Bush presidency, two illegal wars, no exit plans, trade center attacks, second Republican Great Depression, and the list just goes on and on.

What good things came from the Democrats? The end of WWII, Child Labor laws, the 40 hour work week, the rights of workers, Environmental Protections, Health care system. Oh, and by the way, the Conservatives fought tooth and nail against everything the Democrats have brought us.

But, alas, this is not an us vs them screed. This is a factual investigation into why Conservative rule is ALWAYS bad for America.

What are the characteristics of a Liberal politician? If you’re a Conservative, the first thing that probably comes to your mind is the phrase, “wishy washy.” Well, you’re on the right track. Liberals are known for changing their minds when the facts change.

What is the characteristic of a Conservative politician? Most people would say, dogmatic, rigid, slow or unwilling to change, authoritarians, whether they’re right or wrong.

This mental shortcoming is exactly what makes Conservatives such lousy politicians. They are unable to accept new information and change their views when they’re proven to be wrong.

Some of the many examples of today’s broken and defective Conservative mindset include the following “truths” which, by the way, have all been disproven with real facts. But the facts don’t matter because the Conservative is unable to change his mind when he’s wrong. Do these sound like Conservative truths?

  • Obama’s a Muslim
  • Obama’s not the real president
  • Obama hasn’t shown us his real birth certificate
  • Obamacare puts the government between you and your doctor
  • The wealthy are the job creators
  • Death Sqauds
  • There ain’t no global warming
  • The earth is 6,000 years old

The list is as long as your arm but these are a few of the more blatant ignorant facts the Conservative mind can’t let go of.

When you have Conservative politicians unable to learn from their mistakes or unwilling to learn from text books about evolution, global warming, economics, or whatever, you can never expect them to make the right choices. And the bad choices they make over and over always eventually lead to disaster for America.

Do yourself and America a favor. Don’t ever ever vote for a Conservative candidate, ever. If America is to learn from our mistakes, we have to get rid of the Conservative mental disorder from our politics. We have to learn from our mistakes, which Conservative politicians are unable to do.

The News Industry Can’t Talk About It

The News Industry Can’t Talk About It

Captain Jack

Just how broken our Corporate Media is might come as a surprise to most people.

But, just stop and think about it for a minute. Since our news outlets are now governed entirely by profit, there are certain things they must to do maximize those profits.

I’ll give you a hint, providing the real news isn’t the most important thing to the news corporations. It’s profit and nothing but profit that is important to them.

This may sound cynical to many, but think about it. They must maximize their profits or risk being sued.

So, that means they won’t broadcast articles about anything that might reduce their income.

How about the poison destroying our country right now? How about the corrupting influence of money in our elections? Can they tell us about that? Of course not. If we did something about the millions and millions of dollars the wealthy are putting in to destroy our government, those millions of dollars wouldn’t make it to the media in the way of campaign ads.

It’s not in the corporate news’ interest to tell you that money is corrupting our political process. So, they won’t.

More Swill for the Tea Baggers

More Swill for the Tea Baggers
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Captain Jack

You won’t believe the swill the Tea Baggers are being fed. It’s hard to believe that anyone eats this stuff up without checking any of it out, but it’s the only way they can sustain their hatred of America and her principles. Here is the latest email in my inbox.

Sad but true?
Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert.  Congress said, “Someone may steal from it at night.”  So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.

Then Congress said, “How does the watchman do his job without instruction?”  So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions and one person to do time studies.

Then Congress said, “How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?”  So they created a Quality Control department and hired two people, one to do the studies and one to write the reports.

Then Congress said, “How are these people going to get paid?”  So they created two positions, a time keeper and a payroll officer, then hired two people.

Then Congress said, “Who will be accountable for all of these people?”

So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an Administrative Officer, an Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.

Then Congress said, “We have had this command in operation for one year, and we are $918,000 over budget.  We must cut back.”  So they laid off the night watchman.

NOW slowly, let that sink in.

Quietly, we go like sheep to slaughter.

Does anybody remember the reason given for the establishment of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY….. during the Carter Administration?

Anybody?

Anything?

No?

Didn’t think so!

Bottom line:  We’ve spent several hundred billion dollars in support of an agency…the reason for which not one person who reads this can remember!

Ready??  It was very simple . . . and, at the time, everybody thought it very appropriate.

The Department of Energy was instituted on 8/04/1977 TO LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL.

Hey, pretty efficient, huh???

AND, NOW, IT’S 2010 — 33 YEARS LATER — AND THE BUDGET FOR THIS “NECESSARY” DEPARTMENT IS AT $24.2 BILLION A YEAR.  IT HAS 16,000 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND APPROXIMATELY 100,000 CONTRACT EMPLOYEES, AND LOOK AT THE JOB IT HAS DONE! THIS IS WHERE YOU SLAP YOUR FOREHEAD AND SAY, “WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?”

A little over 33 years ago, 30% of our oil consumption was foreign imports.  Today 70% of our oil consumption is foreign imports.

Ah, yes — the good old Federal bureaucracy!!

NOW, WE HAVE TURNED THE BANKING SYSTEM, HEALTH CARE, AND THE AUTO INDUSTRY OVER TO THE SAME GOVERNMENT?

Hello!!  Anybody Home?

This is currently circulating  on the net. I think it proves the point quite well that this Nation needs to get a grip on SPENDING and suggest that you disregard any “interior” rules that may impede cutting Obamacare funding and other projects that are hidden inside the CR and get on with the job of saving the country. In my opinion. the American public is sick & tired of the cavalier approach that you, are Employees take regarding the job we elected you to do. Oh yes, just how much have you cut from Congressional spending? And how much of a reduction in salary have you taken as Speaker? Congressional pay, staff &staff salary has been a ongoing subject with me from the begining of the ecnomic downturn and you will continue to hear from me until a decrease is made; ask Dean Heller, my Congressman, he is aware of my efforts. You may also  hear from other northern Nevada TPers about this. as a SocSec. recipient, I also see no problem with the government shutting down for a period of time. To Quote Ronald Reagan: Government is not the solution, Goverment is the problem! So lets try to put in at least 4 full days a week and stop posturing and get on with some positive,productive labor that will reduce the burden on the American TAX PAYER regardless of whose entitlement (betcha its not constituinal) is skewered.

The first things that pops into my mind when I read this is that they’re asking tea baggers if they know what the government is supposed to do. Really? The Tea Baggers? They have no clue what America is even about. They don’t even know which way is up. ‘They don’t even know which party is the party of the people and which party is the party of the greedy, and you’re asking them something about the government?

To start with, it’s obviously not true, but it begins by saying it is. Now for the average American, I realize just because it says it’s true, they will know better. But for a Tea Bagger, you can bet they think it’s true. Why else would they be voting against their own best interests?

But let’s get to the point about the Department of Energy. Does anyone remember what the inflation of the 70s was all about? That’s when OPEC started manipulating the price of oil. The price of gas tripled and there were serious gas shortages. With the price of shipping going up, the price of everything went up.

President Carter decide to do something about it. He started many programs to cut our dependence on oil. He even installed solar panels on the White House. Incidentally, the solar panels were promptly removed after a Republican president moved in and most of the programs were under funded or polluted with cronies from the oil industry by the Republicans.

Here’s what Carter said: Beginning this moment, this nation will never use more foreign oil than we did in 1977 — never.

So, why did we fail in our quest to become oil independent by the year 2000? Was it because we spent too much money trying? Was it because it was a stupid idea? Was it because it’s not our government’s role? No, it was because we let the Republicans get in power and they destroyed any hopes we had of getting out from under the thumb of the oil tycoons, you know, like the Koch brothers who fund and control the tea baggers.

So, what is the solution according to the Tea Baggers? Shut down the government and quit trying. Tuck our tail between our legs and act like we’ve been beaten.

Really? Is that any way to act like an American? If anything, we need to get serous about this disaster and that means start funding the agencies that we need to help us get it fixed and that means we have to quit voting for Republicans who put oil industry stooges in our Energy Department.

I’m sure that a Tea Bagger will refuse to remember, but it wasn’t that long ago that Bush and Cheney held a meeting to lay out our country’s energy goals for the Bush presidency and guess what. They invited no one but the oil tycoons. Do you have any doubt why the Department of Energy never did anything during the Republican years?

So, if you’re a Tea Bagger, you’ll vote Republican and wonder why your country is going to pot and then believe the Koch brothers when they tell you it’s all the Democrats’ fault.

Ah to be a Tea Bagger.

 

The Real Tea Party

Captain Jack

Just got this in my email. This is from the Tea Party. It’s quite disgusting to see so many Americans intent on attacking America’s president and the workers and middle class. Just read this.

Dear Friends,

We’re engaged on many fronts in the political battle with Barack Obama and his union allies in Wisconsin and many other states across America.  As you heard today, an activist judge played the role Obama wanted and blocked Gov. Walker’s new collective bargaining law.

And a new poll finds Gov. Walker’s opponents trying to mobilize the public against him.  So we need you to help in 2 important ways:

1. Vote for Gov. Walker in this new Journal Times Poll – CLICK HERE TO VOTE

2. Help us fight back against the mob tactics of the Obama campaign team and organized labor unions – and make the most generous contribution you can afford to the Tea Party Express.

If you can afford a larger contribution of $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or more, then please – do your part to show the Left that their efforts will only embolden us even more!

You can contribute any amount up to the maximum allowed limit of $5,000.  And since we’re in a new election cycle, those of you who had previously “maxed out” are once again able to contribute as much as you’d like – all the way up to that $5,000 maximum.

To contribute, just click the button below:

As always, if you prefer, you may also make a contribution via U.S. mail, by sending a check to:

Tea Party Express

That’s right, word for word how it was sent. Let me repeat, “We’re engaged on many fronts in the political battle with Barack Obama…”

These people are in a battle with the representative of the majority of America. What does that make them? Well, beyond the obvious such as ignorant, naive, confused, there is the very real aspect of being against everything America stands for. These people are plain and simple, anti-American.

They want to stop the “mob tactics”. Really? You mean like Democracy? These people are being asked to donate money to fight against workers in Wisconsin. Now that’s pretty darned disgusting.

We have a very sick cult in America being blinded and led by billionaires who are out to destroy our democracy and steal what’s left of our American Dream.

Why is the Media Downplaying Madison?

Why is the Media Downplaying Madison?
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Captain Jack

Why is the billion dollar corporate media downplaying the 100,000 person rally going on in Wisconsin? You would think they have a personal interest in keeping the middle class uninvolved. Maybe they’re afraid we’ll start demanding that they pay their fair share.

If this was a rally of Tea Baggers, there wouldn’t be any room in their programming to cover Japan but since it’s only the middle class…

Here is what it looks like from CNN’s coverage:

Why is CNN trying to downplay the WI rally?
Wisconsin Rally according to CNN

And this is what it actually looked like:

What the rally really looks like
The actual size of the march on Madison

Amazing!

What Entitlements

What Entitlements
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Captain Jack

We hear in the press constantly telling us about how bad it is for people to feel entitled to government benefits. Well, that’s not really correct, we’re fed a constant supply of propaganda how entitlements for the poor and middle class are bad but the rich are entitled.

For example, we’re told our whole lives how it’s bad to be on Welfare. It’s bad to be on Unemployment Benefits, it’s bad to be sucking off the system by taking Social Security or Medicare or Medicaid.

Now we’re being told it’s bad to expect the EPA to be protecting our environment or it’s bad for the Labor Relations board to be protecting labor or how it’s bad for the FDA to be protecting us from poisonous drugs or food. We should just stop feeling so entitled.

We shouldn’t feel entitled to a free press, like NPR or PBS so let’s stop funding them and lets shut them down, we shouldn’t have people entitled to get help registering to vote, so let’s shutdown ACORN.

The list goes on endlessly. Every effort we the people put into getting benefits for our tax dollars, the billionaires put more effort into convincing us how we’re not entitled to expect anything for our tax dollars.

But, you never hear the millionaire news casters on the billion dollar news organizations telling us how they’re not entitled to the benefits they get from OUR tax dollars. You never hear the oil industry like the Koch brothers telling us how they’re not entitled to billions of dollars in tax give aways. Remember? Exxon paid noting in American taxes and even got millions of dollars back in a tax refund last year because of the welfare for the wealthy.

You never hear the billion dollar assembly line farm industry saying how they’re not entitled to billions of dollars in farm subsidies. I guess welfare for the rich is okay but we little people shouldn’t be ENTITLED to anything from our tax dollars.

The sad part is that we believe this propaganda. We’re letting them get away with stealing from us.

It’s time we got back to realizing that WE ARE ENTITLED!

We’re entitled to a decent wage. We’re entitled to unionize. We’re entitled to expect to a fair share of the profits from our labors. All our country’s profits are going to the billionaires. Welfare for the billionaires.

We’re entitled to expect our government to represent us and not the multinational corporations. We’re entitled to expect the rich to pay their fair share.

We’re entitled to expect to get some retirement money back from the Social Security we’ve been paying into our whole lives. We’re entitled to unemployment check when we’re unemployed after paying into it our whole lives. No more welfare for the wealthy.

We are entitled.

Attacks on Our Government are All the Left’s Fault

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Captain Jack

While looking into the American disease of hating each other and our government, I ran across countless blogs and articles explaining how it’s all the Left’s fault. This little doozy from Michael Eden best describes the way the Right is dealing with being called out on their attack against America:

This is hopefully turning into a nightmare for the unhinged left (or should I just dispense with the need for redundant adjectives and simply say ‘the left’?) following their despicable demonization of conservatives as they sought to exploit the tragedy in Tucson, Arizona.

This, like most of the articles from the conservatives, perfectly shows just how broken our country is. The two most common excuses reverberating from the unapologetic attackers of America (promoters of hate speech against America) are: 1) It’s really the Left that has a problem with hate speech and 2) We can’t censor free speech.

Let’s talk about number 2 first. The majority of the “unhinged left” as Eden refers to anyone on the left, do not want to censor speech. However, there are already laws outlawing inciting violence. What we on the unhinged Left want is for the Right to take responsibility for their mistakes and correct them. Quit blaming others for your mistakes. Do like the unhinged left and start condemning those who promote hate in your own party.

The first item, “the Democrats do it too,” is not an acceptable excuse for promoting and causing attacks against our government. The big difference is that the unhinged left condemn those, even on the left who promote violence and attacks against our country. On the right, they just defend them.

Furthermore, when is the last time you heard a Democratic Vice Presidential candidate telling the crazies to “reload”? When’s the last time you heard any of the leading orators on the left, similar to Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck on the right, inciting violence? Sure we on the Left hate to see fools destroying our country but are not inciting violence against our country and our country’s political parties.

Most importantly, if this argument held any water at all, you would see Republican congressmen being assassinated. But, no, almost all political attacks against our government have been against the Democrats or against the government in general such as the attack against the IRS or against liberals or Democrats. These two types of attacks are supported and encouraged by the average Republican spokesperson such as Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck and the rest of Fox, I’m not saying the unhinged Right, I’m saying the average conservative mouthpiece, sponsored by the average conservative.

So, in conclusion, when someone on the unhinged left spouts violence against a political party, conservatives, the government, or anything in general, the unhinged left condemns it. When the same happens on the right, the average conservative will defend it. Do you see any difference here?

Yes, Eden, this is indeed turning into a nightmare for America, just as you wished. When will YOU do something to fix it? When will you turn off the hate on YOUR radio and television? I can only say that I hope you will. I hope everyone will.

Let’s Get Motivated

Let’s Get Motivated
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Captain Jack

This coming down to the wire. The polls are all over the place and there’s no telling how this will turn out till after it’s over.

It is time to get out there and volunteer. It’s time to get out there and talk with your friends and family.

America needs us TODAY. It doesn’t matter if your liberal or conservative, America needs your input. We can’t allow this county to be governed by the few. We need more than a 25% turnout.

Get Motivated.

Things the GOP Hates – Part 1

Things the GOP Hates – Part 1
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Captain Jack

I’m quite surprised by the Republican Party for all the things they oppose. One would think that they oppose anything the Democrats want, even if such opposition hurts America. Then, again, maybe there really is reason to oppose these things Democrats are trying to pass thinking it’s for the benefit of America. Let’s take a look at what the GOP hates.

The list of things the GOP opposes is huge and grows every day so deciding where to start leaves countless possibilities. So, I’ll start with things that the GOP has expressed the most opposition to, namely fixing our broken health care system.

The GOP has promised repeatedly that if they get back into power they’ll repeal the health care reform bill. They’ve pledged to, “Repeal the Costly Health Care Takeover of 2010.”

It sickens me to see a major political party in America so steeped in lies. I would have said, “what moron would ever believe that the tax bill is taking over the health care” but seeing all the people who sadly believed the lies about the death panels and believe that Obama’s coming for their guns, I sadly realize that a large number of Americans are successfully deceived by these lies over and over again.

If you are one of the many Republicans who visit this site, please stop and drop me a comment and let me what’s going on inside your head when it comes to this stuff.

Why does anyone believe the lies when it’s proven that the party is lying over and over? Is it easily forgotten each time or does your news media neglect to correct the lies?

America has been trying for many decades to fix our broken health care system. We’ve known it’s broken since the early 1900s. Republican administrations and Democratic administrations have tried repeatedly to fix this mess only to be beaten down by the medical and health care industries.  Now, after all these failed attempts, America has succeeded in a first step at fixing the problem and the same health care and medical industries have convinced many of us how it’s not in our best interests to see this fixed.

So, Republicans, please enlighten me. Why are you so opposed to America fixing our broken health care system? We’re the last industrialized nation to fix the death by greed problems. So, what, exactly, are you so opposed to? The lie of death panels has been cleared up, the lie of it costing more than it saves over the next few years has been debunked. Exactly what is remaining that makes the GOP want to repeal this? Is the problem really just the fact that the Democrats were successful in helping America and the GOP don’t want it to stick?

Is it possible that the Republican voters really don’t want America to fix our broken health care system? I just refuse to believe that.

Now that the health care bill is in effect, how much have your taxes gone up? None? In fact isn’t Obama trying to get the middle class tax cuts to continue? How many death panels have you seen? How much is your health care rationed? None?

Well, then, really, what is the GOP opposed to when it comes to fixing our health care system?

Health Care for America Now

Health Care for America Now
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Captain Jack

I got this in my inbox today. It’s so sad to see the extent of the lies coming out of the right and the millionaires and billionaires. They’re making more and more money while the rest of us do with less and less and they lie to keep it coming. We are all being lied to and many of us are believing the swill. Check out this email and help stop the lies about national health insurance reform.

As you know, the insurance companies spent over $700 million to try and kill health care.  Now, the insurers and their allies are spending millions on ads filled with lies to try and buy a Republican anti-health care majority hell-bent on repealing the new law. These ads are designed to trick and scare voters especially seniors.

Just last week, the conservative 60 Plus Association (an astro turf, insurance industry front-group claiming to represent seniors) launched its latest round of misleading ads that falsely attack the Members of Congress who stood on our side against the insurance companies.

Fight back now and call voters across the country and tell them the truth about the health care law.

These next few weeks are crucial in the fight to protect consumer and end the insurance companies’ stranglehold on our health care. It was your work, your one-on-one conversations, your phone calls, and your e-mails that defeated the insurance lobbyists. We beat the insurance industry before and we will do it again.

Click here to sign up and call seniors across the country and tell them the truth about the health care law.

The insurance companies and their mouthpieces will continue to take every opportunity to prevent the new law from fulfilling its promise. Their tactics are getting more brazen by the day. Several insurance companies are refusing to issue child-only policies because the new law prohibits their practice of denying coverage to children with “pre-existing conditions.” They continue to blame these indefensible actions on the new law.

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We will continue to stand up to the insurance industry and be the voice of truth in their sea of lies. This movement was built on your hard work and dedication. We won’t let this country go backwards.

More Depression Please

More Depression Please
by
Captain Jack

Is this recovery going too fast for you? Itching to get back in the days of Bush when we were losing 700,000 jobs every month? Sorry to see the housing prices leveling off? Need more pain and suffering?

Well, then all you have to do is … nothing. Stay home. Don’t vote and you can guarantee that the Republicans will be out voting in force afraid that Obama is a secret Muslim. The frightened crazies don’t care if the Bush years return. Just so they get the “enemies”, their fellow Americans, out of office.

That’s what we have to worry about in America.

America doesn’t need to worry about nuclear attack or terrorist attacks as much as we need to worry about what will happen to this country if we get another conservative government before we get done cleaning up after the last one.

But you can bet that they will all be out there voting and if we want to stay home because we’re unhappy we didn’t get a little pony, then we will be responsible for the disaster as much as the fools who are all out there wetting their pants about the scary black man in the oval office.

Want more depression? Easy! Just don’t get involved in the coming elections in November. Stay home. Don’t vote. You’ll get exactly what you deserve.