Republican politicians thrive on the seemingly increasing stupidity of many Americans and they have learned exactly how to address their ignorant base
Speaker John A. Boehner boasted that Republicans primary duty was not to make laws, but eliminate them for their wealthy donors' benefit. Now, the sitting Senate Majority Leader has went a step farther and issued a call to governors to become 'law breakers' to benefit the fossil fuel industry that bought control of Congress for Republicans.
Of all the reasons to not build the Keystone pipeline, one that is often overlooked, and ignored by the corporate media, is the real and present danger of a break in TransCanada's rupture-prone pipeline the company claims is safe and environmentally friendly.
Like every common criminal, or once-convicted felon, who continues to escape punishment for violating the law, Boehner continues his unethical, and now illegal, behavior because he truly believes he IS above the law. It is time to disabuse Boehner of that belief and restore the American people's faith in the nation's justice system.
Boehner has enlisted a foreign corporation (TransCanada), the Canadian Prime Minister, and a foreign energy department to put pressure on America, and particularly its President, to approve construction of a pipeline Canada is well aware is an environmental and ecological disaster.
Republicans are beginning the 114th Congress with the mindset that "nothing is going to get in the way of our team's focus on the Koch brothers' priorities" in quickly passing two bills the Koch brothers demand be acted on.
Boehner needs to be thoroughly investigated by a House Ethics Committee and the Securities and Exchange Commission, thrown out of Congress, and sent straight to prison. There is precedent to expel Boehner from Congress that involves another Ohio representative, James A. Traficant.
It may have been Democrat Howard Dean who said not long ago that if given a choice between voting for a Republican, or a Republican-lite, voters of both parties will always opt for the real Republican; because they cannot trust a Democrat pandering for votes as a Republican. It is a lesson Senator Mary Landrieu, and soon-to-be-former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, would do well to heed.
As we barreled toward the New Year last week, it seemed that each morning brought with it some genuinely surprising political news.
Why do the gays and lesbians from Log Cabin endorse ENDA and vote Republican? Isn't the GOP the same party that wants to stop ENDA in its tracks?