Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Worst America has to Offer :Republicans

In November of 2008 America had one of its proudest moments, after centuries of racial divide, decades of corporate control of our elections, the people rose above it all and elected Barack Obama President of the United States. Since then the worst of America has rared its ugly head and its called the Republican Party.

It is truly a shame what the Republican Party has become. Jonathon Alter on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show said it well, "The GOP has been compromised by whack jobs" Senators and Congressmen who are elected to represent their districts and govern, have been reduced to hoping the country fails for political reasons. They have stood in the well of the Congress and told flat out lies about death panels. One screamed during a State of the Union speech, "you lie!" to the elected President of the United States. A Republican Governor of Texas threatens succession. A Congresswoman, Michele Bachmann says the President is turning us into a "nation of slaves."

The Tea Party movement which is a collection of misinformed clueless citizens who are manipulated by conservative PACs like freedomworks and television networks like Fox News Channel, fills up the airways with obvious racist undertones in signage and speeches. They rail against new taxes when there have been no tax increases but rather a tax cut. The scream about taking America back, back from who? A black President? The majority of Americans who elected him in a clear election with no questions about tampered voting machines, or sinister recounts?
The scream that the Constitution is in danger. It is? This President ended torture of prisoners, wire tapping of citizens without warrants, just to name two unconstitutional acts by the last administration. They still scream despite all evidence to the contrary that the President wasn't born in America or question his religion.

Fox News routinely distorts or makes up facts in all its programing. They have brought back McCarthyism by using false edited video to an destroy organization whose only crime was to assist the poor and underrepresented in getting homes and voting. What was disgusting these false accusations lead to congressional action against this organization and the end of the organization itself. Yet every investigation has shown they organization did nothing wrong.

Now this network tries to fan racial fears with trumped up allegations against something called the "new black panthers" which was a insignificant very small group that the Bush Justice Department chose not to prosecute. But oh the fear it brings out.

They crown as their queen a woman that clearly has no qualifications and lacks any ability or intelligence to hold any public office as their great hope for the future. A woman that uses winks and cute little phrases and shows absolutely no grasp for the facts or interest in knowing any real facts.

America is now subjected to daily racial slurs and attacks on thousands of radio stations daily as a man like Rush Limbaugh has gained so much power in the party, no one dares stand up against him. A man that joked about lynching Michele Obama, called an incident of black on white violence on a school bus, "Obama's America", eulogized the death of George Stienbrenner by describing him sarcastically as a cracker that made a lot of black men rich.

Republicans on all levels attempt to daily rewrite history. Not only the tv talkers and congress people who want us to forget it was Republican policies. that led us from surplus to deficit, it was Republican policies that lead to no regulation that created the perfect storm for last years recession. They go back even further. Today I laughed when I heard a right wing talker refer to the Hoover/Roosevelt Depression. It was FDR and his policies that brought America out of depression, that is historical undisputed fact unless you read Republican text books. Oh yes, they are doing that too, rewriting school text books to take out references to slavery in regards to the civil war.

More recently Republicans have blamed unemployment on the unemployed, the recession not on wall street and those that made millions in bonuses and feed their greed but instead every day Americans that lost their homes. They apologize to BP for making them pay for the biggest environmental and economic disaster in American History. They are stalling legislation trying to prevent programs that will help the economy, the unemployed and the jobless rates. Why? by hurting America they think more will vote for them in November.

Speaking of November here in Ohio just look at who they put up as candidates. John Kasick a man who made millions on wall street and was directly involved in moving Ohio State Retiree's money to his company to his personal benefit and to the detriment of those retirees as Lehman Brothers went under. For Senator they put up Rob Portman who was Bush's budget director, the man who led this nation from surplus to deficit, while at the same time they are screaming about deficits.

Yes, the worst of America is truly visible in the Republican Party. Will America forget the pride and hope they felt the night Barack Obama was elected and return the reigns of Congress back to the hate, lies, distortions and pure incompetence of Republicans? The majority of American's are smarter then that, I hope.

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