Today, these Republicans will engage in an exercise which will help them decide who will proceed in their nomination process. This will happen in a curious event called a “straw poll.” What is regrettable about what will happen today is that IOWA SHOULD VOTE FOR NONE OF THE CANDIDATES because they refuse to believe the clear and easy to understand statement of blame from Standard and Poor’s regarding why they lowered our bond rating:
“The political brinksmanship of recent months highlights what we see as America’s governance and policymaking becoming less stable, less effective, and less predictable than what we previously believed. The statutory debt ceiling and the threat of default have become political bargaining chips in the debate over fiscal policy … [This] weakens the government’s ability to manage public finances …”
Republicans and their Tea Party are numbskulls! A fifth grader may not understand the statement, but lawyers and businessmen should! No, they intend to go on as before with their ideology risking further downgrades if we, as a government, don’t read the writing on the wall and accept COMPROMISE as a tool of governance and one to be respected. Today, we will see republicans in Iowa go through their political ritual WITHOUT knowing what they are really doing. LORD, HELP THEM. THEY ARE JUST R E P U B L I C A N S !
At last night’s GOP debate in Iowa, the presidential candidates were asked who would not RAISE TAXES (on the rich?) if the Democrats offered the sweetest deal of $10 in cuts for $1 in increased tax. ALL THE CANDIDATES RAISED THEIR HANDS. They demonstrate that they did not learn that Washington cannot continue to conduct our business in the same partisan, anything for political victory way we’ve suffered for two generations. What does it take for a republican political conversion? No one expects them to become democrats, but, they must learn and believe that it is time to put the country first, that sham (straw poll) tomorrow notwithstanding. They say that there are 700 of the media in Iowa. What will they do when the campaigns are going full-bore? 2012 will be a monster! http://twitter.com/#!/GoodOleWoody/status/102109861071949824
Did you see those odious ads by Rep.Joe Walsh where he begins by telling President Obama to “stop lying?” Mr. Walsh then launches into a tirade of Tea Party rhetoric about federal finances and thrift. As he spouted his hateful speech, it turns out Rep. Walsh is a deadbeat dad owing $100K to the children he brought into the world. He would lecture us? Please read this article which paints a shocking picture of disgrace. Truly the worst of the worst!
Pressed with heckling in Iowa, Mitt Romney exclaimed that “corporations are people…and everything corporations earn ultimately comes back to the people.” (???) I ain’t got nothing from no #*&! corporations. I didn’t even get my 40 acres and a mule. I’ve been ripped off!
So, Romney, this über rich Republican candidate, agrees with the US Supreme Court when they proclaimed that “corporations are people and can spend unlimited and unregulated amounts of money in politics.” So, Mr. Romney, the end justifies the means when it comes to buying a political victory, huh? [Just how much of your own money will you be donating to your campaign….if you survive Iowa and South Carolina?] I fear you are the stereotypical Republican who as President would run this country in a “business as usual manner” and would not be visionary, bold and progressive, willing to try new approaches to governance and new solutions to old problems. You lost in your previous run. You should have called it quits, then. You have nothing new to offer!
Members of Congress: We need you to do the following to spark jobs and the economy by passing the following bills which President Obama said today he is willing to sign immediately:
Extend the Payroll Tax Cut
Pass a Road Construction Bill
Pass Trade Deals That Are in the Pipeline which will level markets and make for more exports of goods stamped “Made in the USA“
Reform the Patent System so that the bright ideas of entrepreneurs can get developed and reach markets
Pass a Jobs Bill that will help our returning Vets
Members of Congress, these are legislation that is already in your systems. All we need is for you to conclude discussions, make deals and pass the bills. Will you do this for America? Simply, this is why we sent you to DC! God Bless you!
The President asked today that all Americans “write Congress” and ask for the legislation listed above. This is easy to do. Use the above memo as a guide and click this link to go to an easy to understand website that will forward your email to YOUR Senator and Representatives.
HEAVENLY FATHER, I pray on behalf of the nation You have elevated above all others. Somewhere along the way our leaders have stumbled. They have not quite lost their way but are in need of Your divine guidance, a road map and the inspired vision to see the course before them. I am speaking of the so-called Super Committee of The Congress. We fear, God, that the appointments to the committee portend more gridlock, more business as usual in spite of dire warnings. When the committee meets, please send Jesus to meet with them in spirit to encourage them to put the nation first and forget about ideology. Should they stray from Your purpose, cross their wrists with lightning bolts to show them that this is a holy undertaking. With your help, Father, they can hammer out the right plans, deals…law to begin solving our financial and social problems. High on that list, Father, is millions of jobs for the poor and middle-class. Jobs is the engine that keeps our economy healthy. Lord, God, we are Your children and we are in sincere need of Your intervention. BLESS US!
Mr. President, we are still in crisis. Witness the ups and downs of the stock market. WE NEED STABILITY that comes when our President and Congress are fighting to right the Ship of State. At present we are floating with no highly visible captain at the wheel. Sir, your job is to tend that wheel, set a course for safe waters and inspire complete confidence in those on board. Do you have a jobs plan? Are you working on one? Your 10 minute speech this week was inadequate to allay fears. Please, sir, answer the call! If you have concrete plans of action, call The Congress back to Washington to let the Nation see that our government is still strong and healthy and working on problems of the day.
I was beginning to look for news about Rick Perry‘s prayer meeting in Houston last Saturday, when this title caught my eye: “Is Rick Perry Gay?” If you plan to vote in 2012, take look at it. [CONSERVATIVE TALK HOST, JOE SCARBOROUGH, SAID OF PERRY, “HE DRESSES WELL.”] [Isn’t that code?]
What I was looking for was to find out if Rick’s invited anti-gay guest, Bryan Fischer, showed up, spoke and what did he say. My curiosity was piqued by a video clip used in the news run up to the payer meeting. In this clip the homophobe from American Family Assn., gave a history lesson on Hitler that was incredulous! You’ve got to hear what this guy purports to be true about his evilness[sic]:
How can Rick Perry, the Governor of Texas associate himself with this guy, this association and this perversion of history?
I found this video today, days AFTER Rick Perry’s prayer event”