Before perusing the one-time "world's leading democracy" and its truly pathetic voter turnout record, it is worth looking back at comments from Senator Bernie Sanders that he recorded for posterity nearly ten years ago.
What is missing from the long list of Koch demands to abolish virtually the entire government is exactly how it will help Americans.
Southern Republican candidates have nothing to fear from the Southern Democratic electorate if my recent, highly distasteful experience, is a harbinger of things to come.
Interestingly, the Koch-backed anti-environmental group is threatening to file suit against progressive and liberal groups for accusing ALEC of lying about the reality of anthropogenic climate change.
Democrats expected Walker to eliminate the state's 'prevailing wage' law requiring workers on public projects to be paid the established going rate for their labor. Instead of eliminating prevailing wage laws, Koch-Republicans' decided to eliminate weekends and impose a 'voluntary' 7-day work week.
A university professor heavily funded by the Koch brothers has very publicly and openly called for less democracy to reduce the power of the majority.
Since most Americans are not like the Kochs, Republicans came up with a devious plot to garner support for taking things like good wages, employment benefits, sick leave, overtime pay, and pensions from those that have them.
This is the class war billionaire Warren Buffet admitted his class was winning, and if any American doubted that the Kochs or Wall Street would stop at robbing retired people's incomes to satisfy their absolute greed, they are fools
With George Pataki marking Upstate South Carolina as a must stop, it is a virtual guarantee that he will join the roster of hopefuls for the next Republican Presidential Primary.
Paul Ryan is quietly working behind the scenes to make sure the next head of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Congress's objective eye in all matters concerning fiscal policy, is an ardent proponent of the Koch's Americans for Prosperity economic agenda.
Some view South Carolina as the reddest state in the nation. After November 4th, it just might be.
Although Republicans detest democracy, they certainly understand the principle behind it and instead of swearing an oath to support a document always open to interpretation, Americans should demand that all politicians pledge to support America's democracy; or leave office forthwith.
This will be my last mid-term general election contribution. At least in my state of South Carolina, it ain't pretty.
What makes newspapers actions more despicable is that they are not owned by the Kochs, but they are using so-called "opinion and editorial" pages to promote Republican candidates, and push Kochs brother ideology and vision for America as the country's salvation.
For the first time in this mid-term election cycle, South Carolina politics suddenly got interesting. The state's just been politically "Ervinized."
Christie may not have the anti-voter credentials of some of his Republican brethren, but he does not support the right to vote for all Americans.
Amidst the bad progressive karma, some good news. No matter how horrific the party policies, the Republican stranglehold on South Carolina continues. Enjoy it SC right-wing radicals; it's your last hurrah.
I recently assessed the governor's race and the statewide races, all squarely in the Republican column unless all that voter fraud we've heard so much about comes rising to the fore. I'd like to limit my next observations to the seven races for the Congressional House Seats.
It is a different story, though, when a white Republican is kicked of voter rolls in Arkansas that not only incited the state party's outrage against their own vote suppression law, it drove the candidate for state attorney general who lost the right to vote into a rage.
The Supreme Court's anti-democracy wing; Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Alito, and Kennedy issued an announcement that their decision was not on the merits of the case because they had not yet heard any oral arguments defending voting restrictions. They just believed so strongly that since Ohio's Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted invested such an incredible amount of time and energy to disenfranchise minority and working-class voters, and labeled his "appeal" an emergency.