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The Party's Over

dale robertsonMake no mistake about it. Wall Street, aided by decades old Republican policies, fleeced the American public for billions of dollars in 2008. They then turned around and blamed the government for causing the problem, using the contrived, corporate-backed Tea Party and its propaganda megaphone, Fox News, to spread the message that too much government regulation was the problem.

Yes, too much government regulation. As though firing cops would result in less crime. As though getting rid of the military would keep our borders safe. As though getting rid of speed limits would make the roads safer.

Enough "room-temperature" voters accepted this absurd idea of government overreach, along with not-so-subtle racist sentiments, that it resulted in sizable gains for the Republican Party in the 2010 mid-term elections. Dozens of Tea Party candidates entered the doors of Congress and proceeded to do.... nothing. They've sat on their hands for an entire year, watching the economy drift along aimlessly so they can blame Mr. Obama in 2012.

Quit voting for these people. Please. The Republican Party has screwed up just about everything that it has touched over the last 10 years and, arguably, for the past 30 years.

Republicans brought us a president who was selected by the Supreme Court despite losing the popular vote. They brought us a war in Afghanistan... but didn't get bin Laden. They brought us a war in Iraq... based on lies about WMD. They brought us trillion-dollar tax cuts for the wealthy that exploded our debt. They brought us the financial crisis that created the Bush Depression.

In 2008, they nominated Sarah Fucking Palin to be vice president of the United States ... and when they lost that election, they brought us the Tea Party. When they got back into office, they held middle-class tax cuts hostage, threatened to shut down the government, and brought us to the edge of default with the debt limit crisis.

Even with the Republican Party's overt hindrance of the economy the GDP is increasing at 3% and climbing. Unemployment is dropping steadily. The only thing that will hurt this country is if those greedy, ignorant, corporate-toadying bastards continue to be voted into office by idiots who only hear "abortion", "god", and "gays". That, of course, is not you, dear reader, but you know these people. Talk to them. Remind them.


ufo detectorPity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right.

If you want to know more about the inside skinny on how Wall Street robbed you blind, this is the book you need to read.

You can hear author, Thomas Frank, talk about the book on NPR's Diane Rehm show here.



And now our "Chart of the Day":

average insurance premiums

This is why we need single-payer health insurance.



Republican Job Creation Update

republican job creation1-11-2012: Congress will return to session on January 17th. They will work for six whole days this month. Must be nice.

Don't expect much Federal job creation during this period.


Dump Fox News

Fox News Lies!According to Fox News each new Chevy Volt cost taxpayers $250,000 in subsidies. Fox News thinks its audience is comprised of morons.

Click here to help Drop Fox from your cable system.

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