Fundamental Truths is one progressive’s common sense view of the truth in regards to the world, our United States government, The State of Ohio, local governments and the responsibility of the citizens. "Speaking Truth to Stupid"
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Republicans:The sky is red.
Despite one of the most clear, honest, effective State of the Union Speeches ever given by a President as expected, RepubLIEcans have come out clearly still as the party of NO, putting politics above the needs of the country. President Obama clearly laid out the facts on taxation, the deficit, the needs for job creation, health care reform and most of all political reform. He mentioned the clear damage the party of NO is doing to our nation by opposing every single bill proposed by the Democrats and the President, He pointed out the danger of turning our election process over to corporations and special interests by the recent Supreme court decision. Once again he offered to work with Republicans for the good of the country.
How have they responded. One Republican called the speech Obama's flop. Sarah Palin who in a question could not state one single important Supreme Court Decision, today on her facebook criticizes Obama's take on the Corporate takeover of politics in the Court Decision. (like she has a clue what that decision even was.)
Today the talking heads of the RepubLIEcans are out there lying about how they have tried to work with the President and have been rebuffed. Frankly that is bull dung, NO American believes that.
My only concern is their continuing strategy of lies, distortion and cynicism may work. It has the last year. They have continued to convince the American people the sky is red and half of Americans believe it in the polls. They claim Obama is a tax and spend President when in reality he has lowered taxes for more Americans then any President in Decades. They claim Americans are against Health Care Reform when in reality Americans are actually for most the items that are actually in the Health Care Reform bill, its the lies the RepublIEcans have told claiming are in the bill they are against.
Our President is a great communicator. Our President is a great Leader. But he cannot succeed unless the rest of us work hard to help him spread the truth and call out Republican Lies. Every lie, every day, in the media, in viral emails, in tweets and in blogs. We cannot lose another single fight because one side lied and we remained silent.
Today James O’Keefe the Right wing Criminal and Faux News Contributor that framed ACORN was caught trying to wire tap a Senators Office In New Orleans. This after numerous investigations into ACORN all of which cleared them and in fact showed that James O’Keefe had doctored the videos that FAUX news showed repeatedly as news on its airwaves.
What is sad is the criminal conspiracy of O’Keefe and Faux News led to congress taking unprecedented and unconstitutional action against ACORN preventing any Funding of projects they were involved in legally. Among those that fell for this fraud were Senator Sherrod Brown and Zack Space.
I demand that every Senator and Congressman that voted for this measure to publicly apologize to ACORN and that the measure they passed be overturned with new legislative action immediately. This McCarthy style political gotcha game should never have been allowed to happen. How little so many recall history.
Are Massachusetts Voters Going to Say No to America?
If you believe the media, RepubLIEcan Scott Brown has momentum in tomorrow's special election for the Senate Seat in Massachusetts. Though I'm not sure that any momentum he has isn't because the Press has made a self fulfilling prophecy.
Regardless, Brown is running against health care, telling the same lies about the health care bill that RepubLIEcans have been repeating all over the country. Like its going to cover abortions, hurt seniors and will raise middle class taxes. All lies but still believed by too many.
Here is the kicker, Massachusetts already has a very similar government health care plan, and guess who voted for it as a State Senator? Yep you got it, flashy Liar Scott Brown himself.
So are the voters in Massachusetts going to fall for this deception. Are they going to say to the other 49 states we can have universal health care but you can't? Is the media going to convince the voters in Massachusetts that he has momentum so therefore its inevitable, why vote?
I hope not, I surely hope that RepubLIEcan misinformation and distortions don't win again like they did through 8 years of hell during the Bush Administration.
Haiti deserves this because they threw off the bonds of slavery from the French? They made pact with the devil? 80% of Haitians are Catholic, 97% are Christian, making it possibly the most Christian nation in the world. Why does anyone listen to this nut case anymore?
Limbaugh shows how morally bankrupt he is on Haiti
While thousands of dead bodies lie stacked in the streets, while 10's of thousands either are already dead or dying, while 3 million human beings have lost everything they knew, their homes, their families, any means of sustenance and any hope destroyed in 45 seconds, while the world comes together to help, one man shows how totally morally bankrupt he is, no surprise it is Rush Limbaugh.
He also suggested to a caller later to keep your wallets closed as "we have already donated to Haiti, its called the U.S. Income Tax." This disgusting man feels he can mock and trivialize anything, any tragedy, any suffering to increase the ratings of his show. To use this tragedy to mock our President about his race, is unbelievable.
I call on the advertisers that put this scum on the airways to stop their advertising on his show immediately and to instead use that money to make a significant donation to the Red Cross or UNICEF to help our fellow human beings. Because it is the right thing to do for people of conscious.
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For two days now white southern boy Joe Scarborough has been spouting of about how racist Harry Reid's remarks from 2 years ago were. He continued to compare them to things that Trent Lott and Don Imus said. The irony here is the more Joe talks the more clear it is that it is him that has a racial issue not Harry Reid. Scarborough who by his own admission this morning received an F rating from the NAACP on his votes while he is in congress is clueless to realise that a statement by Reid about facts on why Obama had some traits that made him more viable a candidate with white Americans, is a fact understood more by black Americans then even southern white boys like him.
Trent Lott said that America would be better off had we stayed with a Segregationists agenda, Imus called African American athletes nappy headed ho's. Any comparison to what Reid said is just ignorant.
But Scarborough along with his other old white boy cohorts Pat Buchanan and Mike Barnacle dig a deeper and deeper hole for themselves by trying to claim some anti Republican bias as if there is no difference in the remarks. His biggest argument to justify his point are unprovable hypothetical, "what would happen" if it was a Republican that said it.
I find it amazing that in a effort to politically destroy Harry Reid by claiming racism, Scarborough is showing clearly how totally clueless about race he is.
Despite what the RepubLIEcans are saying the fact is President Obama in one year in office has done more to fight Al Qaeda then Bush did in his 8 years. First off there have been more drone hellfire missile attacks on Al Qaeda in Pakistan in one year then in the last 5 years of the Bush Administration resulting in a long list of Al Qaeda leaders being killed.
While for 7 years the Bush Administration used minimal effort to fight Al Qaeda in Afghanistan turning its attention to an unnecessary illegal war in Iraq, it is President Obama that is sending 30,000 troops to actually do the job not just provide lip service.
In addition instead of chest thumping and pushing away cooperation in the war on terror like Cowboy diplomat Bush, Obama has reached out to work with allies in effective ways to take action against terrorists.
When it comes to terror there is a no error policy, clearly the fact the Nigerian got as far as he did was an error. What is Obama doing? He is calling in all his national security advisers, gaining the facts, and taking action to find out what happened and how to prevent it again. Mean while Yemenis forces are sending out 10,000 troops going after Al Qaeda effectively killing and arresting those behind the attempt.
Unlike Bush Obama has been proactive in fighting terror, the first drone strikes in Yemen were in November almost 2 months before this attempt, why because under his leadership our national security forces acted on good intelligence and took action before an attempt not after.
For Republicans to accuse this President to be weak on terror is clearly hypocrisy and an insult to the intelligence of our citizens. To use terror as a political football and to lie about it, is disgusting at best, giving aid and comfort to the enemy at worst.
Fighting Al Qaeda is not a political game it is about the safety and security of our nation. It is time for the RepubLIEcans to work with this President on our nations security or shut the hell up.
In another mindless rant Sarah Palin expresses her total disdain for the Constitution of the United States and the American Justice system that is the envy of the world. She in another of her complete unoriginal writings she mimics the neo cons that actually have their own thoughts like Dick Cheney and the host of mouths on Faux News and criticizes our Commander in Cheif for actually acting according to the Constitution and our Laws.
She states on her Facebook, ".” Acts of terrorism are just that, not “man caused disasters.” The system did not work. Abdulmutallab was a child of privilege radicalized and trained by organized jihadists, not an “isolated extremist” who traveled to a land of “crushing poverty.” He is an enemy of the United States, not just another criminal defendant."
So are Murders not made made, burglaries, robberies, drug deals? Since they are man made does our justice system fail there too? Abdulmattallab is a child of privilege she says, so does that mean only poor people should be tried in our justice system?
She goes on to state, "There is a very serious downside to treating them as criminals: terrorists invoke their “right” to remain silent and stop talking. Terrorists don’t tell us where they were trained, what they were trained in, who they were trained by, and who they were trained with."
Well if Sarah actually read any real news, or turned her tv to something other then FAUX news she would know that indeed this suspect has been cooperating in fact it is reported he has given good actionable intelligence. Today 3 terrorists were arrested in Yemen, a coincidence?
Americans believe in our Constitution, we believe in our system of justice. We believe that the guilty will be brought to justice and the innocent released. Our system of justice is not perfect, but it is the envy of the world and way better then the alternatives. When we lowered our morals and tortured and held people without trial we lost our moral authority in the world and in essence let the terrorists win by allowing them to change what we believe in.
We have a President now that believes in our Constitution and your system of justice. A man that has shown his wisdom, his intellegence. A man that has an education, as they say one of the "best and brightest" that should rise to the top. And this brainless joke, who had to try 4 different colleges before she found one she could graduate from, who's experience is as a sportscaster, beauty queen and mayor of a town that is barely a spot on the map. Who quit the only real job she ever had as a Governor of one of the most starkly populated state in the union, dares to try to act like she knows better?
This is the woman that wanted to ban books when she was mayor, that is married to a man that was part of a secessionist movement in Alaska, and it surprises us she is un-American?
What is also Un-American is these people that keep elevating her to a level way beyond her level of competence. To claim she would actually be a good candidate for President? You want to put our country in more danger then you ever imagined, put a mindless prop like Palin in the White House.
I'm an ordinary Joe in more ways then one. I work and make a decent middle class living.
I grew up in a small city; Zanesville, Ohio went to 12 years of Catholic School. I remain very spiritual and Christian in my beliefs and the way I live my life.
I attended The Ohio State University and I have worked in Management and Sales all my adult life.
I love my country and I am passionate about seeing that our elected officials lead us in the right direction for the right reasons. I am passionate in my search for the truth and common sense.