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Posts tagged ‘fascist Republicans’

“America less split than seems” (Scranton Times-Tribune, Sept. 11, 2022)

To the Editors of Scranton Times & Kathleen Parker, Washington Post (Jeff Bezos’s newspaper?):

Kudos for an informative op-ed regarding the polarization of America.  The facts presented by John Avlon who has had a career “advancing centrism and fighting extremism” are very well understood and can also advance the ability of Americans to learn rather than dig in with an emotional spark and little or no knowledge.  The statistics demonstrating that a range of about 60 to 75% of Americans support same-sex marriage, cannabis legalization, and are pro-choice.  For many years, we have known about such numbers.  In a national referendum in Australia, we might seem to recall these numbers were close to the numbers here which are based on polls, not a democratic government run by referendums of the people.  Instead, we have a man running Fox News who is Australian and uses the back door to impose his wishes and those of the minority of people who are quoted in this op-ed.  They force control of the U.S. Senate so as to appoint members of the minority to a Supreme Court, including puritanical idiots of the Roman Catholic Church which is a minority in this nation but dictates by way of a court, not the referendums, as in Australia and other nations.  Bravo for the information, but consider that Hitler came to power after advocating gay rights, but once the power was consolidated with guns and violence, he turned on many people, including the LGBTQ community in Germany.  Castro did the same thing in his dictatorship in Cuba, yet idiots like Marco Rubio has blinders on and lacks knowledge and a THINKING ability, so as to react with emotions instead. 

As for referendums of democracy, people also need to know there are at least TWO referendums on different issues than what is outlined here in which the voters approved of the referendums.  This was the state where Trump hides out an with stupid lawyers like Giuliani,  tries to protect his right to classified documents which he HAS NO RIGHT.  In that state of Florida, Rick Scott, now sitting in the U.S. Senate, and Ron DeSantis, now a sitting in the governor’s mansion in Tallahassee, have negated what the voters of Florida approved, on two different issues.  Furthermore, there is no referendum in Florida regarding same-sex marriage, pro-choice, or cannabis, so Ron DeSantis puts forth legislation to attempt to destroy some of those issues, attempt to allow people to stand their ground against those who dissent of the governor by the use of guns and violence, and issues an ultimatum against Walt Disney for dissenting against his stand on sexual identity and the teaching about the truth regarding the history of racism in Florida and America.  As with so many other examples from George W. Bush and the Republicans, these fascist Republicans use these issues as wedge issues of fear, so as to get people who might be on the 70% of the side of the issues, to vote for their candidacy.  They tarnish Democrats and independents who may be people who support such issues. That is the only way such fascists can win elections.  It was the only way that a minority of people in Germany or Italy could win elections enough to take command.  Add to that the guns and violence such people use. 

As to the quotation of the military writer, Thomas E. Ricks, there is a prediction of a low probability of a U.S. civil war.  Very positive thoughts to consider.  Except this ignores the fact that there was really no civil war which brought Hitler to power, either.  And Trump and others have studied the tactics and strategies used by Hitler.  I have read about some in Texas and other areas of this nation who have purportedly studied, with added accolades from many, the tactics and strategies of Tojo of Japan when he rose to power in that nation, too.  The hope and positive attitude of the commentary given by Ms. Parker is very good.  I hate to be negative, but these other historical facts which I mention cannot be ignored.  Perhaps it is necessary for me to apologize for having a negative answer?  Silly me for wishing to seek the truth so it can set us free. 

People in 70 AD also sought the truth when a fascist-supporting army of Roman General Titus invaded Jerusalem so as to destroy (predicted by Jesus Christ).  Trump, Giuliani, and many of their mobster goons goons wish to do destruction and not reform.  To reform is what happens in a democracy.  Historical evidence also points out the times that democracy has worked very well in accomplishing reform and doing so without guns, violence, and bloodshed. 

CNN and Bias

I cannot remain silent.  Every time I sit at lunch and listen to the supposed “news” of CNN, I am disgusted.  Am I the only one who notices the subtle bias?

When one sits for some 10 minutes and notices 90% of the discussion is about “how Romney can attain a victory in Ohio,” I am disgusted with CNN.  Little is mentioned of Barack Obama.  is the fact that CNN emanates from the Deep South the reason for this atrocity?  Atlanta, GA, hates the McClellands and Carters – and now the black man, Obama?  But they like Gingrich?  Or is Gingrich paying them all off?

A balanced approach would be to also discuss how Obama plans to maintain his lead in Ohio!  W

With polls still open in Ohio, comments like, “getting those who are not likely to vote off their butts and vote for Romney” is clearly a violation – or should be – of election laws.  It’s a perversion of justice in America today and I am calling CNN on their lousy news “coverage.”

The same network which condemned a Democrat for saying Republicans are fascists should also be condemned for its lack of journalistic integrity.

No one forces Republicans into a lifestyle, but they fully intend to force many of us into a lifestyle and to put out to pasture those who are responsible, worked hard, and invested their money in America – while Republicans invest… WHERE?  Screw the Republicans and CNN – the cable news being paid off – apparently.  Or do I jump to conclusions?  What else explains the lack of journalistic integrity?

President Barack Obama Deserves our Support

The advertisements from the Republicans keep coming, do they not?  How many of those ads are supported by huge companies making huge profits from the products sold to me?  Yet, MY MONEY is being used to fund deceptive ads – due to the lousy Supreme Court decision in 2010.  Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Aliota should all be impeached for not supporting their allegiance to the U.S. Constitution.

There.  I said my negative.

This negative is related to Barack Obama and his uphill battle for a second term.  A recent advertisement shows to “ordinary people” speaking about how they voted for Barack Obama in 2008, but will not vote for him this year.  Why?  According to these people, Barack Obama has not kept his promises.

This brings me back to 1984 and the election of Ronald Reagan for HIS second term.  I was actually working for the re-election of the president that year, as I am in 2012.  Reagan’s opponent that year, Walter Mondale, was, in my opinion, a better person and better opponent to Ronald Reagan than Mitt Romney is in 2012 as an opponent of Barack Obama.  I was young.  I was bullied by the Reagan folks.  I have never been bullied by Democrats for the purpose of voting for a Democrat.  NEVER.

My perspective on this election might be different, but is it not worth considering?

Barack Obama laid out his healthcare plan in 2008.  Fox Noise took the negative parts of it and blew them out of proportion.  They have been doing this consistently since that time.  If people had examined the plan in 2008, they would have learned about many good parts of the plan.  In 2008, even I did not recognize some of the good parts of the plan – such as stimulating capitalist competition in the insurance markets (which probably won’t take place until 2014).  I also was not aware of the plan’s similarity to a successful one in Switzerland, either.

So in answer to the two fools who were probably paid off by Republicans to speak in those ads, Barack Obama HAS kept his promises.  So you two people go and stab him in the back?

In 1984, as in most years Republicans are elected, Ronald Reagan had NOT kept one of his major promises used to defeat a sitting president in 1980:  lower mortgage interest rates.  The interest rates were still double digits in 1984, as they had been in 1980 when I obtained a 13% mortgage which nearly killed me financially.  BTW.  The interest rates were STILL double digits in 1988 when George H.W. Bush defeated the Democrat, Michael Dukakis (and ran some Karl Rove-inspired racist ads known as the “Willie Horton ads”).  It was not until Bill Clinton, a Democrat, became president, that interest rates FINALLY came down into single digits.  Yes, one cannot give credit to one man, but it was not me who suggested giving credit to one man.  It was Ronald Reagan who PROMISED to bring down the interest rates, in order to defeat a one-term president, Jimmy Carter.

Somehow Republicans always act with convenience for themselves.  If the credit can go to a Republican, then its ok. If not, well then we don’t give the credit.  Cannot possibly give credit to Democrat Bill Clinton for the lower interest rates, even when it was Ronald Reagan who claimed HE could bring them down, but never did.

My point in all of this is that Barack Obama has fulfilled many promises, more than Reagan did in 1984.  Yes, he has been weakened by Republicans who were determined in 2009 to deny him a second term.  So, do we stab the man in the back or do we give him a chance to do his job in a second term?

Come on American citizens.  You are the ones who complain about empty promises from politicians.  So you have a man in the White House who has fulfilled some promises and you listen to false rhetoric from people who have been determined to remove him?  Since 2008 and his election, these people, like Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, have made it clear.  They did not wish to work with Barack Obama, but to destroy him – just as the corporate CEOs with their big money today – they wish to destroy their competition, rather than work for the better good of all in a free capitalist market.  That is called fascism.  A vote for Barack Obama will be a vote against fascism and one for democracy.  It comes down to that.

For all the false rhetoric about Barack Obama and socialism, the man has more in his plans to instill free market capitalism than does Mitt Romney and his monopolistic friends who wish to consolidate power for the crony capitalists.  Crony capitalism is no different than crony communism in the Soviet Union … and Cuba … and Communist China.  And guess who manufactures campaign buttons for Mitt Romney?  The Communist Chinese!  When Allen West flings his putrid voice about communism, who really COULD be identified as COMMUNISTS?  They are in Allen West’s party.  Allen West is being challenged by one of those small business people whom the big guys wish to destroy in their false ideas of capitalist monopoly.

Vote for Barack Obama for president.  Give the man four more years and a solid majority to help him achieve what he needs to achieve for America.  Barack Obama wishes to elevate Main Street USA to equal footing with Wall Street USA.  The Republicans wish to squash Main Street USA  by reducing opportunities and jobs for Main Street USA, thereby consolidating the monopolistic powers of Wall Street USA.

There are millions of Americans who recognize we are doing better since Barack Obama was elected.  Sure there are those who don’t share these feelings.  But I can tell you all one thing.  I am doing better, but I am not super filthy rich, either.  There are those who are super filthy rich are doing MUCH better since President Obama was elected.  If Republicans are elected, those of us who have done better and are willing to fight for the average American will be shelved and put out to pasture.  The Republican who received $7M for axing bunches of jobs is not me.  Imagine what $7M would do for me.  I have endorsed the ideas for opportunity and jobs.  So why not take it out on people like me – by voting for Republicans!  Silly me, if I am so off base from what Fox Noise and a major part of the Media tells you.

The Palm Beach Post is so intimidated, it refuses to endorse one candidate over the other.  The Republican strategy is to endorse the idea that it makes no difference who is elected president, so why bother voting?  That’s wrong.  Romnesia is relevant.  For it was Republicans in 1980 who made the case that THEY could reduce interest rates, so it DID make a difference.  Depends on what shoe is on what foot, don’t you know?

Seek wisdom, not certainty.  Seek traditions, not traditionalism.  Seek to practice [what you preach], not purity.  These are lessons Republican fascists need to learn today. By defeating them, we can humble them and give them a learning experience.  By voting in favor of their rhetoric, we keep Republicans in an egotistical state and stubbornly ignorant to the TRUE lives led by those of us in the Middle Class.

Vote for Barack Obama.  Give him a chance, for four more years.

A Note from Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy reminds us all that a few votes can make a difference.  EVERY VOTE COUNTS.

My additional remark:  don’t let people tell you that “your vote will not make a difference.”  This is a Republican strategy to keep people away from the polls.

This is what Patrick Murphy wrote:

In that time [since spring of 2011], I’ve met tens of thousands of voters who want a new direction for Florida.  I’ve laid out a clear, contrasting vision – of protecting Medicare and Social Security for our seniors, of using my experience as a CPA and small businessman to create jobs, of supporting a woman’s right to choose, of treasuring our environment for generations to come, and perhaps most importantly, of putting an end to the divisiveness and extreme rhetoric that is crippling Washington.

But it all comes down to this.  There’s nothing left but the voting.

Vote for moderation.  Vote for Patrick Murphy.

For instance, a woman’s right to choose is an issue of moderation because otherwise, one group forces its will upon another.  No one forces the extreme right wing to obtain an abortion against their will.  I am against abortion myself, but when I think about my great-grandmother – a Scottish woman who died of childbirth in 1901 – I think about a crippling law which killed her and denied her the chance of having other babies.  Those “babies” who disappear from a swingset (an anti-abortion ad)?  They could be the babies who never had a chance at life because the mother disappears, too.

I will also add this.  It is the divisiveness caused by people like Paul Ryan and his support of Ayn Rand attitudes which cause abortions, not the freedom to choose.  It is the greed and selfishness attitudes of a Mitt Romney which causes abortions, not the freedom to choose.  It is the promotion of fascism – “my way or the highway” –  from people like Allen West which promotes abortions, not the freedom to choose.  For if we rid society of the ideas of Ayn Rand, individual selfishness and greed, then we come one step closer to eliminating the idea that abortion is a form of contraception.  Legislating morality has been proven NOT to work, especially when people embrace the greed and selfishness proposed by Ayn Rand.  And THAT is the issue of moderation.

There is a reason America embraces freedom and liberty.  But it takes responsibility and reasoning to maintain it, not selfishness, greed, and macho man attitudes.  The Republicans do not offer the option of responsibility and reasoning.  Period.

Vote for Patrick Murphy.

Republicans Create Fear, Intimidation, and Divisiveness in Order to Win

Republicans don’t know how to win on the substance of issues.  They lie and deceive.  In Wisconsin’s gubernatorial election, the Republicans convinced a whole bunch of suckers they need not go to the polls, should they have already signed the recall petition.  Imagine the lies these people have up their sleeves – from Rove, Koch brothers, and company.

These greedy selfish Ayn Rand worshipers convince people without jobs that teachers make too much money.  They lie about the true issue in the Chicago teachers’ strike in order to portray teachers as being greedy.  The issue was not a financial one, but there are those who believe it was.  The true greedy ones lie and deceive and then point fingers at innocent people.

Meanwhile, the suckers who believe this deceptive crap from the mouths of Republicans never attack the people who make far more than teachers:  lawyers and, yes, CEOs and other executives.

16 July 2011

Fascist Republicans

Congressman Tom Rooney speaks the Republican line, which is out of touch with reality.  I have witnessed Medicare (the “government”) when it does NOT interfere with the doctor-patient relationship.  I have witnessed Big fat greedy pig private insurance when it DOES interfere with the doctor-patient relationship, insists on having it’s own way – even when procedures are more expensive – and THEN has the nerve to ask my employer for an increase in health insurance premiums.

The reaction to what I say?  My bet is – let’s see how to screw this loudmouth (like me) – rather than taking to heart what is being said.  The truth hurts, Mr. Rooney.  The truth is you wield a big loudmouth stick of conformity, impressing fear upon Americans to believe the Republican-Party ideology – and it hurts when confronted with the truth about situations.

The communists said utopia is gained when everyone thinks the same.  Hitler and Mussolini said utopia is gained when everyone thinks the same.  The Roman Catholic church and numerous right-wing religious groups say, utopia is gained when everyone thinks the same.  The Republicans say there is utopia when everyone thinks the same.  In order to get everyone to think the same, we reduce funding for education, claiming there is not enough money.  Then we spend money on frivolous paper-pushing and ambulance-chasing lawyers who overcharge.  Not enough money for teachers, but enough money to support more lawyers per capita in this nation than there are in other Western nations where healthcare is less costly.  Yet, no jobs for teachers, but … for the lazy unproductive jobs to push papers in accounting and law – plenty of GOOD-PAYING jobs!

Mr. Tom Rooney, you should wake up to what is happening out there.  It’s the economy, stupid.  And a single-payer health insurance plan underwritten by private insurance truly competing with one another – rather than paying big executive bonuses.

Healthcare is a right.  Nixon and Haldeman set up the health environment we have today.  Prior to that, doctors and dentists actually treated patients in order to HEAL them, not to make money – as the number one priority.  The excessive greed can only be ended in one way – rid us entirely of “Tricky Dicky Care” and give us a single-payer universal medicine plan.  Period.

Stop the lawyer fascination of prioritizing the “writing” of legislation and provide something meaningful.

And to lawyers like Rooney, you work for us – the people of your district, not for the Republican Party and the lobbyists.  You also do not work exclusively for the Palm Beach Gardens wealthy pigs or the Fort Myers wealthy pigs or for your church.  You work for ALL of us.

If the members of Congress put their heads together to solve our problems – the way scientists (not lawyers, thank GOD no lawyers!) did in order to return Apollo 13 to this earth – then we might actually see solutions.  Instead, we see a bunch of ideological pigs paid off by big corporations wishing to invoke what is best for – ME, ME, ME – the ones with money.  We need solutions for society, not the ideology of fat pigs like the Koch brothers.

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