These guys are the height of unprincipled…except when it comes to undercutting the President…
They have blocked policies that they themselves have initiated or co-sponsored or supported, as far back as ’08, as soon as the President says he agrees with it. Too often this sort of context is missed by the mainstream media and the Repugs continue this unpatriotic behaviour and get off scot-free. This portion of the political debate needs more light given to it and the American people need to make these hacks pay…
I know we avoided a government shutdown last week and that is an old news issue… But, I ran across this clip that I was meaning to share last week and I felt it was still relevant. Listen to Harris-Perry and her critique of the Republican treatment of Macro and Micro economics. This is the type of counter narrative that I have been arguing NEEDS to be made, by Democrats, in the face of the continuous and dishonest budget and deficit framing done by the Republicans.
The bottom-line: You cannot treat the government’s wallet like your household wallet. The two are not the same and macroeconomics doesn’t work that way…
We keep being told that the country is “Center-Right”. Center-Right!? Even with the latest poll numbers of the NBC-WSJ poll??
I am a consistent watcher of Rachel Maddow’s show and last night she echoed what I have been saying since the election of Barack Obama in Nov of 2008. The NBC – WSJ poll that she talks about basically shows the mandate that Obama walked into office with. Change we can believe in. From taxing the wealthy to the Public Option to protecting collective bargaining, Americans think a lot alike. No wonder the President was swept into office. I thought elections had consequences!?
Watch this clip of the Rachel Maddow Show and let me know what you think.
2007 VIDEO: Obama promised to “walk on that picket line” if workers denied the right to bargain | The Political Carnival
Barack Obama in Spartanburg, SC. Nov. 3rd, 2007.
And understand this: If American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when I’m in the White House, I’ll put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I’ll will walk on that picket line with you as President of the United States of America. Because workers deserve to know that somebody is standing in their corner.
THIS is the President I voted for. Where is this guy!?
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The healthcare debate needed this. Instead of the “birthers” & “deathers” we needed a dose of reality. Straight Talk. Begrudgingly, this morning (I typically can’t stand the smugness and self-righteousness which is Joe Scarborough), I turned to Morning Joe and became riveted to the television. I couldn’t remember the last time I heard as thorough an argument against the current system of healthcare while dropping balanced rhetoric explaining why a single payer system, while not perfect, would constitute real healthcare reform and why a public option is the least that progressive democrats can settle for.
I think I have a pretty good handle on the politics here. The President wants a bipartisan bill and the polls seem to indicate that the American people want both parties to work together. I completely understand this sentiment. The problem seems to be that while the President has reached out to Republicans the ideological gap between the two parties seems to indicate that the Republicans will not vote for any compromised bill. They will not vote for single payer, thepublic option or the co-operatives that have been recently discussed. The Republicans will not vote for any version of a healthcare reform bill that they have demonized and demagogued and that their shrinking political base has railed against for weeks now. They truly are the party of no. Bipartisanship is a means,not an end. And it seems disingenuous to me for Republicans to claim the Democrats are averse to the bipartisanship that they refuse to commit too. Frank Luntz put out the GOP talking points months ago. Republicans were instructed to say they were in favor of reform but to attack any reform measures as an attack on personal liberties and to frame the debate around the notion of a government takeover of healthcare. This practice is in full effect. It’s time to turn the tables and I think Rep Anthony Weiner (D-NY) may have just helped our cause.
Updated: August 25, 2009
This guy should be tapped by the President to explain what the Healthcare Reform Bill is…when there is one Healthcare Reform Bill. Even a right-wing zealot can understand this guy…I mean if they actually live on planet Earth and not some mythical place they made up in their own head.