“House GOP Lays Out Its True Beliefs For All To See” – The National Memo


Sun, 12/18/2011 – 4:03pm —

“In one tidy package, the Republican leadership in Congress has presented their priorities to the American people: Protect millionaires, industrial polluters, gouging doctors and fossil-fuel refiners, while sacrificing the interests of federal workers and the long-term unemployed. Those were the highlights of the Republican-controlled House plan that passed Tuesday to salvage the payroll tax holiday.

Congressional Republicans say it’s a crime against all that is sacred (read Grover Norquist) to ask millionaires to pay one bit more in taxes, but they were reluctant to extend a payroll tax holiday that would add about $1,000 to the average working family’s pay next year. House Speaker John Boehner had to lard up the extension of the payroll tax cut with what has been called “ideological candy” to line up his party’s stalwarts.

What goodies did they choose?

The biggie was the proposed Keystone pipeline from Canada to refineries in Texas. Boehner tied middle-class tax relief to speedy approval of the 1,900 mile pipeline, even as the State Department said a delay is needed to study routes that bypass a huge aquifer under Nebraska and other states. To Republicans, clean drinking water is a luxury.

It’s a lot like their philosophy on clean air, which is why they added polluter protections to the bill to block air-emission rules on industrial boilers and incinerators that release mercury and other toxins.

Nice, huh? Would you really want to live in the world they create?”

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“Newt Gingrich, You’re a Loser” – Parody


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“GOP heart of Dixie could be up for grabs” – UPI

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North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Dead At Age 69


SEOUL, South Korea (AP)Kim Jong Il, the mercurial and enigmatic North Korean leader whose iron rule and nuclear ambitions dominated world security fears for more than a decade, has died. He was 69.

Kim‘s death 17 years after he inherited power from his father was announced Monday by the state television from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. The country’s “Dear Leader” — reputed to have had a taste for cigars, cognac and gourmet cuisine — was believed to have had diabetes and heart disease.

North Korea has been grooming Kim’s third son to take over power from his father in the impoverished nation that celebrates the ruling family with an intense cult of personality. [QUOTE: AP]

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Why Does Newt Gingrich Talk to Us Like We Are His Students? His Elite Students?


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December 15, 2011

Newt’s Ideas: Been There, Thought That

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Elizabeth Warren responded aggressively to Karl Rove’s latest attack ads — which is exactly the right thing to do. 2


Elizabeth Warren responded aggressively to Karl Rove‘s latest attack ads — which is exactly the right thing to do.

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Elizabeth Warren rebuts Karl Rove

Warren knows the importance of fighting back against ridiculous right-wing attacks. 

That’s why she responded right away on MSNBC’s Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell when Rove made the Orwellian claim that Warren, of all people, was too close to Wall Street.

Warren made clear that she was exposing Wall Street’s wrongdoing while Rove was “part of the inner circle” of the Bush Administration that handed out bailouts to Wall Street with “no strings attached.”

Check out Warren’s rebuttal of Rove on MSNBC. Then, donate $3 to help Warren get her message out to more voters.

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Reid spokesman: Senate won’t return if House kills payroll tax compromise By Alexander Bolton


News from The Hill:

Reid spokesman: Senate won’t return if House kills payroll tax compromise
By Alexander Bolton

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) does not plan to bring the Senate back in session next week, even if the House rejects a compromise bill to extend the payroll tax holiday, said his spokesman.

When asked whether Reid would call senators back to town next week if House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) refuses to schedule a vote or the House defeats a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut, Adam Jentleson, Reid’s spokesman, said: “No.”

“There is absolutely no reason the House should not pass the overwhelming bipartisan compromise passed by the Senate,” said Jentleson.

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DADT IS DEAD! CIVIL RIGHTS FOR ALL IN Military!


POSTED ONE YEAR AGO TODAY!

CONGRESS REPEALS “DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL”

“We send these young people into combat,” said McCain, R-Ariz. “We think
they’re mature enough to fight and die. I think they’re mature enough to make a
judgment on who they want to serve with and the impact on their battle
effectiveness.”

“Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use
sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification,
and not to destruction.”2 Corinthians 13:10
(KJV)

“And we know that in
all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called
according to His purpose.” -Romans 8:28

Don’t They Know We Are Crying?


THIS POST IS FROM A YEAR AND A DAY AGO. DOES IT PAIN YOUR HEART TO REMEMBER WHAT THE 112th CONGRESS HAS NOT DONE TO IMPROVE OUR HUMAN CONDITION? WILL DEMOCRATS CONTINUE TO ADVOCATE FOR THE POOR AND THE MIDDLE-CLASS? DO YOU STILL HAVE HOPE? DO YOU STILL THINK THAT CHANGE WILL COME? HAVE THE SAD RECORD OF OUR POLITICIANS REVEALED TO YOU THAT “WE CAN’T WAIT?” YOUR NUBMER ONE RESOLUTION FOR THE YEAR 2012 IS TO ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOUR. MAKE RESOLUTION NUMBER TWO TO JOIN THE FIGHT TO RECLAIM AMERICA FROM REPUBLICAN “POLITICS AS USUAL” AND MAKE GOVERNMENT WORK FOR THE PEOPLE AGAIN. THROW OFF POLITICIANS WHO ARE IN LEAGUE WITH LOBBYISTS AND SPECIAL INTERESTS TO THE DETRIMENT OF OUR WONDERFUL NATION. AND, RESOLUTION NUMBER THREE IS TO WITNESS TO EACH OTHER THAT GOD IS ALIVE AND ON THE SIDE OF WHAT IS GOOD IN AMERICA!

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2:23am, 12/17/10. I am watching the repeat of “Countdown” on MSNBC after watching “The Last Word.”  For days I have listened to smart men in the media discuss the dysfunction in Congress, especially, The US Senate. It is so sad. Archaic, historical and unfair rules in the Senate allow REPUBLICANS to delay and prevent that body from doing its work. Yes, the Omnibus Bill should not have passed chock full of earmarks. REPUBLICANS VOTED TO BAN EARMARKS…WHICH USED TO BE CALLED BY IT’S MORE DESCRIPTIVE NAME: PORK! Yes, days after making a statement on the awful practice (in many cases), the bill to fund the government got loaded up with heretofore banned earmarks. What is going on?  Is there no honor in this House?  Things got so bad with trying to pass this bill that Senator Reid had to pull the Omnibus Bill from the floor.  Now he has to work with Senator McConnell on a “continuing resolution” which is a band-aid to keep the government from running out of money and coming to a standstill. No one there appreciates the benefits of efficiency when it comes to doing the nation’s business. Speaking of delays, Senator Reid just chided REPUBLICANS with his rant, Filibuster! Filibuster! Filibuster!” For two years REPUBLICANS have confounded the working of the Obama government with the expressed intention of ‘bringing Obama to his Waterloo.” [SC Senator Jim DeMint, why is SC always in the news for obstruction, poor education, confederate flags, etc.? From where is SC’s power in REPUBLICAN circles derived?  Is South Carolina so repressed that it cannot lead the nation in a good way?]
It came to me: politicians in DC live in a bubble.  They don’t watch television everyday to see how we, the american people, are faring.  We are hungry. We have no jobs. We are being ripped off by unscrupulous business practices. We are being evicted and foreclosed on. We see the rich and privileged thrive! Living in their DC bubble, they cannot hear America crying.  They just want to run home to their warm and secure nests to celebrate a holiday which has lost some of its meaning.
People, at the late date there is little the people can do to affect what is happening in the US Senate.  But, there is something we can do to make our broken government work again.  The situation in the dysfunctional US Senate can be changed on January 5 (only) with a vote to change the rules. Our good fortune is that this can happen with a simple majority vote.  Yes, if you get involved and press your US Senator, we can change the misuse of the filibuster and the ability to secretly stop bills from consideration. No, the filibuster should not be abolished. It should changed to only cut off debate and let bills come up for a vote. And, it is cowardly for a senator to hide from us when he stops the normal working of the Senate through the use of the “secret hold,” if I have the correct term.  In the next Congress Senator Reid will still control the flow of business in the Senate in consultation with Senator McConnell, REPUBLICAN. We should bring pressure to bear on them as well as the senators from our individual states.
CONTACT SEN. REID: Phone: (202) 224-3542  Email:  http://reid.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm CONTACT SEN. McCONNELL: Phone: (202) 224-2541  Email:  http://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactForm See it is easy to be a patriot and fight for better government.  You can find your state US Senator at: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfmUse these easy tools.  It only takes a few minutes of your day to change our future as the continued leader of THE FREE WORLD. Please consider this quotation:You’re alive. Do something. The directive in life, the
moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words,
not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act.

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Summons to New Orleans, 2000

DOES NEWT GINGRICH HEAR HIMSELF WHEN HE SPEAKS?


Disgraced ex-Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared on “Face the Nation” this morning. Excellent questions were asked but rather than ‘fess up’ and accept responsibility for his actions, Professor Newt talked in complicated linguistic language that only members of his elite class could follow.  His arguments may have been “factually correct.” We’ll never know because we stop listening to people who think they are so smart they can talk down to us.  BTW, Newt used the word the word “elite” today as if he is not included in the definition. Clueless ego!

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Newt chuckled throughout the interview, amused by what he was saying.  He refused to comment on his strongest opponent, former Gov. Mitt Romney, as part of his “give them nice Newt campaign.”  This insincere campaign, necessary because Newt lacks funds to fight an extended, dirty campaign, hopes that he can dismiss his long past as a divisive Washington insider who was forced out his political position of being THIRD IN LINE TO THE PRESIDENCY and was punished for wrong-doing with a fine of $300,000. People, times are too serious for us not to keep in mind the truth of Newt’s campaign conspiracy illustrated by this convincing political cartoon:

Conservative Mitt Romney Tells Poor, ‘I Will Cut Your Aid and You Won’t Feel It!’ What a Cold Heart Republicans Have 2


A PRESIDENT ROMNEY WOULD PUSH FATE OF THE POOR ON THE STATES

ROMNEY FEELS THAT BANKRUPT STATES CAN HELP THE POOR BETTER THAN A PRESIDENT MITT ROMNEY

MITT ROMNEY IGNORES FACT THAT STATES HAD TO BALANCE THEIR BUDGETS BY USING FEDERAL INFRASTRUCTURE MONEY

HAS MITT ROMNEY EVER GOTTEN CLOSE TO POOR PEOPLE – EXCEPT FOR “THE HELP?”