On a day when the US unemployment rate rose to 9.8%, Rush Limbaugh used his radio show to argue that poor people should not be allowed to vote. While commenting about a piece in the Atlanta Journal Constitution about people lining up for housing assistance, Limbaugh asked, " If people can't even feed and clothe themselves should they be allowed to vote? Should they be voting?"
No matter how one assesses the current Republican obstructionist tactics in the legislature, it is nothing less than extortion, and it will affect working Americans as well as national security. Republicans are threatening to block a vote on the START treaty that will limit the nuclear arsenals of Russia as well as the United States.
The Tea Partier in question, John Trautman, was criticizing the build of a mosque. He said "are not only our enemy but pagans. Why would we want them in our backyard?"
Money may not be able to buy Sarah Palin popularity, but it has bought her the illusion of popularity. As they did with her first book "Going Rogue," Palin's own PAC and right wing outlets like Newsmax have been buying Palin's latest book "America By Heart" in order to push her up the bestseller list. Palin's #2 New York Times bestseller ranking is a fraud.
This morning on Fox & Friends, a Fox Cheerleader in a plunging neckline meant to distract the viewer from the obvious dishonesty in her argument sold propaganda about how the poor rich folks needed those tax cuts for the trickle down jobs. Not even Juan Williams could rein in his shock at the audacity of her talking points.
Republicans lionize Ronald Reagan, and in the older, white population, the dead president is a god who deserves to have his head on Mt. Rushmore. Sarah Palin channels Reagan and her supporters speak of her as being the new Ronald Reagan. It is typical of conservatives to worship a president who hurt the economy, set labor relations and unions back 40 years, and caused untold damage to the environment by destroying regulations. Republicans still think of Reagan as the gun slinging cowboy who rode in and cleaned up the frontier, or the war hero who single handedly stormed up a hill and took out a battalion of Nazis. Regardless the image old white people have of Reagan; he was just an actor, and a bad president whose policies were controlled by banks and corporations
Each holiday season the Christofascists come looking for bogeymen to accuse so they can play the seasonal victim, repeating their meme a war on Christmas.
Sarah Palin has made it to the big time; she's now being called out for her unpatriotic behavior by international media. Yesterday, the Russian paper Pravda eviscerated Sarah Palin for her unrelenting attacks upon the democratically elected President, at a time when America needs to stand together, united.
The children of undocumented immigrants didn't have a choice in where they would grow up. Their parents made the decision for them. But most children of undocumented immigrants who grow up in the U.S. love their hometowns and this country, even though we don't treat them right. This is why the Dream Act is not only vital to the Hispanic community, but also an important first step towards true immigration reform.
Glenn Beck recently celebrated the fact that millions of people will lose their unemployment benefits by Christmas, by using his Fox News program to call the idea that the poor are suffering a lie. Beck labeled the poor greedy and said, "What's poverty in America today? Well, we just want our stuff."
One of the main themes from conservatives is to follow the Constitution strictly, and in fact, every civil servant and politician takes an oath to preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States…so help them God. However, with God’s help or not, there are several Senators and Congressmen in the Republican Party who refuse to preserve and protect the Constitution; instead, they want to dismantle it to restrict the right to vote for the majority of Americans.
At battle's end, Phillip looked upon the dead of the Sacred Band and said, “Perish any man who suspects that these men either did or suffered anything unseemly.”