Cutting Through The Crap

Friday, December 9, 2011

Hello And Goodbye To Our Future


What complete bullshit. Obama's war on religion? Can't pray? This is exactly why Republicans get no respect from me at the moment. (There was a time...) It's sinking to a level of fomenting hatred and resentment based on nothing but the knowledge that there are a lot of Christians out there who like to feel victimized; particularly when asked to have a little tolerance of others.

He won't win, but it's still despicable that this is how he thinks he might. Newt and Mitt will say the same things, of course. And, like Perry, Newt actually believes it. (Mitt will say any damn thing to get elected, so it's a distinction without a difference.)

Meanwhile, Senate Republicans filibustered Obama's nominee for the consumer protection agency, who only got a 53 - 45 vote. And then they did the same to a compromise on the payroll tax cut; they'll raise taxes on workers but never on higher earners. How can you not look at those guys and mourn for our country? They have only two things on their hive-mind: defeat Obama and refuse to help anyone but their wealthy supporters. And they don't even bother to pretend they give a shit about the country.

And, by golly, they've just kiboshed a bill designed to prevent legislators from insider trading base on info they get in closed meetings.

Horrible, horrible people.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree Sid, its not enough that they start playing Christ-Mas Music in Jaw Jaw in September, Jehovah's Witnesses wake me up at the ungodly hour of 2pm, and you'll still occassionally see
"In Case of Rapture this Car will be Unoccupied" bumperstickers, usually on the back of an F-350 Super Duty, next to the "These Colors Don't Run!" sticker...
WHY DO WE ALLOW THOSE PEOPLE TO DRIVE!!!!!!
and it was 2 or 3 years after I moved to the South that I realized the "Rapture" everyone talked about wasn't a Blondie song...
And I've got a solution for the whole Payroll Tax Cut Friasco...
MAKE MORE THAN $110,000, then you don't pay any.
Except Medicare for Old Farts like you, I mean ME, in 17 years...

Frank

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Anonymous said...

You know, I really couldn't have said it better. I wonder how many people will not so much vote democrat this time, but vote not republican.

We as citizens of this country need to evaluate the things we want and the things we are willing to pay for. Medicare for example, whether for or against its current incarnation, I, being 28, think that care for our elders is worth paying for. Social security is worth paying for. Education, I could go on and on.

Cutting the fat shouldn't be something we do when it's a national emergency, it's something we should be doing constantly, and it shouldn't be a televised circus to get it to happen.

I'm all for efficiency and for lower taxes, but if it's worth paying for, I'm happy to contribute. Knowing that no matter what happens, my parents will have healthcare available is important.

Brian in Baltimore