Introducing, to some of you for the first time, the Republicans…. They haven’t changed their tone or policies in 30 years and their aims remain the same…all over the country…they ALL believe in this radical ideology. It’s about time we all believe what they have been telling us…
Toward the end of the clip, pay close attention to how Melissa Harris-Perry weaves race into the 30 year political debate on how the Republicans have attached government services to minorities and the poor. The propaganda that she unearths is true at all levels…
- Rachel Maddow: Connecting the dots from Wisconsin to D.C. (bruceturnerjr5.wordpress.com)
- We Are ALL Liberals…we just call ourselves Conservatives. (bruceturnerjr5.wordpress.com)
- Rachel Maddow: Michigan’s Dystopian (Corporate Republican) Future And Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine (bruceturnerjr5.wordpress.com)
- Rachel Maddow Marvels At New Republican Interest In Libya Defense Spending (mediaite.com)
If you missed the Rachel Maddow show last night, you might want to check this out. I encourage you to watch all the segments from last night (These are just the first two segments. Click the link to find all the videos from last night.) and if you are not outraged to action about the Republican tactics used…then I’m not sure what happened to you soul. In a democracy…this should be illegal.
I’m not sure why more pundits don’t say this…but the electorate that voted in the 2010 midterms was completely different than the electorate that voted in the 2008 presidential elections. Its like you had two completely different sets of people voting. If everyone who voted in 2008 voted in 2010 the Republicans would have made little, if any, gains in national offices or state houses. They, the Republicans, received no mandate from the country. The President, clearly received one in 2008. The latest NBC-WSJ poll
released last week proves this…
During the right’s season of anger, passion and convictions galvanized Tea Party supporters into an army of activism. But the vehicle is outliving its fuel. The movement is losing momentum. In fact, Tea Party-backed governors like Scott Walker in Wisconsin could be providing the rallying cry on the left to pick up the mantle of anger and send the momentum back the other way.
If Tea Party leaders continue to operate as if anger is still a major part of their arsenal and Republican politicians continue to feel pressured into untenable positions, Democrats could enjoy their very own Charlie Sheen-ism come 2012: “Winning!” – Charles Blow
In lieu of the Oscars this evening…
We should ALL be in solidarity with our union brothers and sisters…whether they work in Wisconsin or Hollywood.
The benefits of collective bargaining for workers in the film and television industries — a category that includes actors, writers and directors as well as so-called technicians — are obvious: We are more or less adequately compensated when we apply our rare skill sets, acquired and honed during years of apprenticeship and hard work, to make films from which investors may profit in perpetuity. The Motion Picture Industry Health Plan provides affordable health care to us and our families….
What’s happening in Wisconson, where Governor Scott Walker disingenuously blames unions for budget shortfalls he created with ill-advised tax cuts for the rich — indeed, where the governor is trying to bust unions altogether by making it illegal for public sector employees such as teachers, police and firefighters to bargain collectively — is that workers are standing up for their rights. Democratic state senators are heroically resisting what Nobel laureate Paul Krugman views as a domestic application of “the shock doctrine,” a term coined by best-selling author Naomi Klein. Dr. Krugman describes the doctrine as follows: “right wing ideologues exploit(ing) crises to push through an agenda which has nothing to do with resolving those crises and everything to do with imposing their vision of a harsher, more unequal, less democratic society.”