Well, today a sad drama played out. Senate democrats failed to move 2 amendments to floor of the Senate for an up and down vote. Even though it was clearly explained to republicans that 99.9 percent of americans needed their tax cut more than the millionaires and billionaires, Mitch McConnell stood in the well of the People’s House and insulted democrats for wasting his time. He spun a gossamer web of reality in which republican are the sole owners of the voice of the people. Who gave them that right? Did you? Did your vote in November give them license or have your rights been abrogated? This is just the first salvo in the struggle to come. Will you play sheep to the republican shepherd? Will you silently follow McConnell/Boehner/Cantor in a selloff of America to those countries who lend us money? These countries will lend us the 700 billion dollars in tax cuts for the rich and accept our outsourcing and force huge trade imbalances upon us.
Republicans are counting on everyday americans to not get involved as usual! You have computers and the INTERNET. It is easy for you to express your opinions and demands to the media and to your senators and representatives…but will you tear yourself away from surfing porn sites to give a damn about your country? Use Google and Yahoo to find out who speaks for you in Washington. Email them. Fax them. Call them. IF YOU DO NOT, REPUBLICANS WILL CONTINUE TO ADVOCATE FOR MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES AND LET THE MIDDLE-CLASS AND THE POOR GO UNHEEDED. As a child you learned the old saying, “God helps those who help themselves.” It is time for you to roll up your sleeves and ADVOCATE FOR YOURSELF! GOD BLESS AMERICA!
PRESIDENT OBAMA, in 2008 we invested in your big brain to come up with the answers to help us shake of the shackles of republican excesses in deficit spending [Witness Afghanistan.] To ward off less than moral and christian approaches to the problems of americans who make less than $1,000,000 a year. We have 32 days come up with a Hail Mary…to march into the halls of Congress with placards and chants and face our misguided(?) republican members of the Senate and House who have resorted to schoolyard politics: Insisting we play by their rules or they will take their ball and go home. We need flash mobs to appear where these republicans hang out. Knock on the doors of the smoky rooms where they devise their PLANS WHICH BOLDLY FAVOR THE RICH 10% OF OUR ECONOMY AND CALLOUSLY DISREGARD THE PLIGHT OF THE UNEMPLOYED, THE POOR, THE ELDERLY AND THE MIDDLE-CLASS. The rich make their money on the backs of the working class and we deserve our fair share. Mr. Obama lead us in a quickly improvised movement which makes it clear to all americans that it is THE REPUBLICAN PARTY which threatens to shut down the government or bring governing to a halt. All republican members of the Senate are resolved that they will vote for no democratic bill until there is a vote to borrow $700,000,000,000 FROM CHINA TO PASS ON TO THEIR BASE AT THE RATE OF $10,000 PER PERSON… WITH THE LIE THAT IT WILL CREATE JOBS. Their cold hearts have allowed them to smile and deny unemployment benefits to millions of workers (voters?) who have no other source of aid. Who will know no Christmas in 2010.
Mr. President, you have Organizing for America which sends me lots of email. We need feet on the ground, we need chanting marchers in front of TV cameras to get our message across. Like they said in “The Godfather,” “This is a street thing!” We need everyday Joe’s and teachers and laborers to MARCH ON WASHINGTON, D.C. IN DAYS! You have the resources to make that happen. Our future is in the balance, sir. Will you lead us?
Well, the REPUBLICANS have decided to continue a class or culture war even though it means cutting off their nose to spite their face! They insist that we BORROW 700 BILLION DOLLARS (over 5 years) TO GIVE APPROXIMATELY $10,000 TO EVERY RICH PERSON… OR THEY WILL WITHHOLD EMERGENCY[SIC] FUNDS FROM THE MIDDLECLASS AND THE POOR. And while they do it, Eric Cantor says, “It breaks my heart.” Neither republicans nor democrats are churning out jobs. The moral thing to do is to help the unemployed, IMHO. Democrats, as always, are ready to do the moral thing. Republicans hold that aid hostage. What are we to do, Mr. President? Is there no leverage at your disposal to bring to bear on these smiling politicians who continue their Campaign of “No!”? God help us! Deliver us from the Republican Party!
Repeal DADT? “Is it raining or are you peeing on my leg?” President Obama, you promised repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkfmw9ZGDgo Senator McCain, you promised to support Repeal of DADT, “if the generals told you it was O.K.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7TGwPAtH8g It is time to “man-up” (to use the popular lexicon).
Today’s sitdown resulted in nothing significant. President Obama refuses to be a heavy in politics, preferring to be nice guy. WE NEED SOMEONE TO ENJOYS THE USE OF POWER…AND THAT MUST BE BARACK OBAMA. He doesn’t have to take off his liberal robe but he has to bring down the heavy fist of his office. President Obama I suspect you find such a persona distasteful,but this is a requirement of the job (borrowing a phrase from IBM.) The american people have been waiting 2 years TO SEE DRAMATIC CHANGE COME TO FRUITION. SIR, PLEASE DON’T DISAPPOINT!
In a few hours thousands of americans will lose their $290/week (unemployment insurance). John Boehner and Eric Cantor have no heart. Thousands more singularly will be left out in the cold at the end of the year. All because THE REPUBLICAN PARTY INSISTS ON GIVING MILLIONS OF $$$$ TO THE VERY RICH IN AMERICA! Democrats plan a vote on a tax cut for the middle class on thursday. Heaven know how that will turn out. If your care, please call your voice in Washington, D.C.
Today the President meets with leaders of Congress from both parties to lay groundwork for the new Congress [01/01/2011]. On November 2 the American people spoke at the ballot box. Just what they said has been fodder for the talks shows on broadcast and cable TV. So far, republicans act as if they have a dispensation unto themselves to speak for the american people. They do not!
However, as our political leaders meet today, let us pray for meaningful dialogue, civility and a honest willingness to reach compromises on the issues in the news. GOD BLESS AMERICA!
DEMOCRATS, have you seen how your republican colleagues are a monolith when they speak on issues and when they vote. Even though they are the “minority party,” they are powerful because they delay their personal projects and issues for the greater good. As Congressional leadership meets with the President today, democrats must muster every inch of legal power to get the people’s work done. Everyone knows what must be accomplished in December: budget, DADT, unemployment compensation, etc. Opponents like to say, “Democrats control Congress.” They are poking fun because democrats have been shooting themselves in the foot for two years. How can we ask similar minded republicans to join us on critical legislation WHEN DEMOCRAT ARE SELFISH AND WON’T PULL TOGETHER. Enough!!! The next two years will be difficult. Who knows the outcome. But surely, if democrat don’t act as a party of one force, the future will be drear. Know that history is a great teacher. GOD BLESS AMERICA!
PAKISTAN, please ask the United States to protect your nuclear installations in country until PAKISTAN becomes more stable. This would improve relations greatly in your region. If not the installations, how about the enriched uranium? Thanks for your consideration.
We witness and ugly chapter in american political history. The people are unhappy with democrats and republicans…and there is no other option. As this Congress winds down, I hear that the top 1% of the country own more wealth than the bottom 90%. Picture that and ask yourself, what is wrong and unfair about this picture? Republicans are making a last minute grab for even more money in the form of the BUSH TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH!
After enjoying a grand Thanksgiving with your loved ones, please make the patriotic decision to get involved in the future of the american economy by contacting your representatives in Congress and ask them to vote for an extension of the BUSH TAX CUTS FOR THOSE WHO MAKE LESS THAN A MILLION DOLLARS! http://directory.usayfoundation.org/ . The rich stay rich on the backs of american workers. If we raise our voices we can force Congress to make laws that improve the economy. WORKERS, SUPPORT PRESIDENT OBAMA. He has presided over the largest growth in the economy in history. GOD BLESS AMERICA!
OBAMA MAY NOT BE JESUS… but he is trying to save the world! The President of the United States has alot on his plate:
- Start Treaty
- Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
- Healthcare Reform
- Campaign Reform
- Financial Reform
- War Against Al-Qaeda
- Domestic Tranquility
- Security of the Free World
- Global Stability
- Survival of “The American Way”
Have you joined the struggle to encourage and force Washington to do OUR BIDDING AND NOT K STREET? Each of us has a dog in this fight! Raise you voice! Volunteer! Call or fax your senator and representative in D.C. [Use INTERNET] Join grassroot organizations. BE PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!
SENATOR KYL EMBARASSES PRESIDENT OBAMA ABROAD. This is unheard of. The President is on the global stage representing every American man, woman and child. And, what are republicans doing? They continue the now unpatriotic campaign of “NO!” to gain political advantage and weaken our PRESIDENT while he is abroad trying to make the world a better place for our grandchildren to come. How dispicable! Less powerful countries look to us for leadership and protection. And, what are republicans doing? They attempt to cut Obama off at the knees. The Start Treaty was signed some time ago and has been debated for months. [Have you seen these “debates” to an empty room on C-Span?] All leading voices among those competant to analyze this treaty support the Senate passing this Treaty which is vital to homeland security and stability in the world. Witness the statements from Nato leaders in Lisbon in support of the Start Treaty. Senator Kyl wants more pointless hearings whose purpose is to stall and thwart.
CONTACT SEN. JON KYL OF ARIZONA AND ASK HIM TO STOP HIS OBSTRUCTION AND LET THE START TREATY PASS. PHONE: (202) 224-4521 FAX: (202) 224-2207.