Thursday, October 7, 2010

Newt Gingrich, Republicans, and Their Lack of Morality

Newt Gingrich like most Republicans today make little sense, they have no clue how to solve the problems that many of their positions created. Of course people would rather have jobs than food stamps, but programs like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and unemployment are the things that people need until they can get a job, and to cut these programs during the worst economy since the Great Depression is moral deficiency and downright cruel. The GOP backed all the lies to invade Iraq, and bullied anyone who didn’t agree with them. This lack of morality has lead to the deaths of more than 4,420 Americans, 31,926 seriously wounded, and more than 100,000 Iraq civilian deaths, not to mention the more than $3 trillion wasted in a war with a county that didn’t attack us, and didn’t have the capability to attack us.

I understand people being frustrated and angered, and I have a lot of reason to be too, but to vote in the Republicans because you are angry could be the worst decision you ever make. Putting Republicans, a group of people that have done more to hurt Americans than to help them, back in power, would be like letting the fox guard the chicken coop.

Republicans who claim to have morality obviously don’t understand the meaning of the word.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Republican Hypocrisy

It’s not about blaming Bush but rather reminding people what he left for the Obama Administration to clean up, not to mention losing 2.8 million jobs in Bush’s last four months in office. Bush had the worst track record on creating jobs since the government began keeping records. See link:

Both Bush and Obama spent trillions of dollars, some necessary some not, which is always open for debate. See link: However, where was the outrage when Bush and the GOP were spending trillions of dollars, and let’s not even get into the Iraq war which should have never happened, which by the way has added 733 billion dollars and counting to the national debt. See link:

The Obama Administration is leading, some people may not like what they are doing but at least they are trying, unlike the GOP who was against working with Obama before he was sworn in. See link:

The GOP has done nothing but stand in the way for the past 18 months and that’s not governing. Filibusters have skyrocketed under them, and they were sent to Washington to do the people’s work, not bitch, moan and complain like children. See link: However, they were more concerned with a strategy that would hurt Obama so they can have a better chance at taking over in November, but in the process, the American people are getting screwed. The GOP is not only against the unemployment extension, which Americans in poll after poll say they want passed, but they have contempt for the unemployed, bailing on millions of them and their families. With 5 unemployed jobseekers for every one job opening, the GOP complaints that people are lazy and they don’t want to add to the deficit is ludicrous--never before has unemployment above 7.2 percent not been seen as emergency spending which doesn’t require to be offset. See link:

Both Republicans and Democrats share in the blame, but it’s the Republicans who have chosen not to govern for their own blind ambition.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

What Happened to the Rule of Law?

Not living in Arizona I can only imagine what’s going on there, and from what I’ve seen on the media, it looks pretty bad, but I don’t think more laws is the way to go when the current laws are not being enforced. Even if the new AZ law is ruled constitutional, and that’s a big if, AZ doesn’t have the money or the manpower to enforce the law.

Real immigration reform will be no easy task, and that’s why both Republicans and Democrats are afraid to touch it. However, I think the new AZ law will force both political parties to get real immigration reform on the table and get it there fast.

Let’s not forget about Mexico’s part in this whole fiasco. We are subsiding their government’s mistreatment of their own people, and it’s time for the Mexican government to start making Mexico a better place for everyone.

True immigration reform will only happen when both political parties get off their butts and make it happen, the Federal government starts enforcing the law, Mexico starts caring for it’s people, companies stop hiring illegal immigrants, and the US limits it’s demand for illegal drugs.

Even with all our problems and we have our share of them, I am an American and very proud of it.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Free speech?

The Founding Fathers had a fear of corporations, and limited their role to business only However, the Supreme Court changed all of that with their ruling on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and changed century-old restrictions on how much a cooperation can spend in federal elections.

When unions and corporations can spend as much as they like, it drowns out the voice of the people, and when they spend ten’s on millions of dollars, they do not speak for each and every person that is part of their corporation.

The Founding Fathers called their dream "the great experiment," and when government and corporation become intertwined as they now are, it’s not only a threat to the republic and the rights of the individual, but to "the great experiment” know as America.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Jon Stewart Puts Bill O'Reilly and Fox News in their Place

Could Bill O'Reilly have looked more uncomfortable than when he had Jon Stewart on his show last week. No wonder Fox News edited the video, but it's all her for you to see. It had to really eat O'Reilly up that he was unable to just dismiss Stewart like he does to so many other guests on his show that he disagrees with. O'Reilly couldn’t even defend his own positions, which isn’t surprising on Fox News who seem to have a problem with presenting facts all the time. The bile they spout every day is almost laughable, but there are a number of people that take this network seriously, and Fox News does it on the backs of the people they supposedly speak for. However, hats off to Jon Stewart for putting O'Reilly, and Fox News in their place. More people should start to take note of this before they vote for another candidate backed by Fox News, but that might be asking too much.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Republicans Cry the Blues

To hear Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. John McCain and the other Republicans complain about how President Barack Obama isn’t being bipartisanship is a joke. Where was the bipartisanship call in the past eight years when the Republicans were in power?

The Republicans and their useless ideas are what put us where we are today. Everyone knows that in the end, it’s the party in power that moves their agenda forward. If the Republicans what to just sit by and complain than the Democrats should move forward without them.

There is a reason why the Republicans are on the outside looking in and it is because they have no ideas, and they don’t really care about the common man. I like their plan of attack because it will only make them even more irrelevant than they already are.

But in truth, both sides must get together if the American people are going to get out of the mess they are now in.