Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Call Out

Democrats.Org has a feature entitled "Call 'em Out" which includes debunking lies spread by the right-wing.

The header of the page contains a quote from the President:

"I will not waste time with those who have made the calculation that it's better politics to kill this plan than improve it... If you misrepresent what's in the plan, we will call you out.”

So far, there have been call-outs on House Minority Leader John Boehner and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.

Both men have perpetuated lies about healthcare reform, and have been duly called out for it.

The White House Blog also frequently clarifies right-wing fallacies about healthcare reform.

Good Giggle

This was good for a laugh:
Foot-in-mouth RNC Chairman Michael Steele remains a public joke, but at least the White House is able to make light of his remarks.

Since they have so far resisted all attempts to ease the plight of average Americans, it's no surprise the GOP dismisses the possibility of creating 315,000 new full-time jobs in America.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Two-Faced Guise

I was never impressed by Rudy Giuliani. Plain and simple, I don't like him. Not just because he is a Republican mind you, but because his behavior continually smacks of contrivance, even during the horrors of 9/11.

So I found this You Tube video interesting, as presented by New York City firefighters:
I was irretrievably turned off by Giuliani during the Republican convention last year, when he mocked the fact that Barack Obama was once a community organizer. Leave it to a right-wing nut to degrade work that helps those less fortunate in society. To me it was just another example of the low-class ethics and false sense of undeserving entitlement from the right.

Besides, what kind of man is content to be estranged from his own children, for God's sake?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday Reads

What I read this morning with my first cups of coffee:
As for President Obama skipping Fixed News as part of his weekend interview schedule, I'm assuming he prefers to talk with legitimate news sources to clarify serious issues. Many people have become confused and angry by the goings-on in Washington, in part due to Fox Noise and their misrepresentation of the facts.

The right-wing clamors for more definition of the President's policies, saying he has not explained himself well enough. Now that he has appeared on multiple television programs to clarify his position on the issues, the conservatives are bleating that he is "overexposed." There's no making them happy, so why waste any more time trying?

Take from it what you will.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Class & Glimmer

There is one word that defines the glaring difference between President Obama and his heckling, right-wing opponents: class.

While the President is calm, measured, respectful and articulate, his right-wing counterparts come off as deranged and uneducated country bumpkins with serious racial overtones.

Their acceptance and encouragement of imperceptive behavior, blatant disrespect for the office of the President and their perpetuation of vile public demonstrations shows the GOP – finally – for what they really are.

In essence, those who identify with the current rabble signal they are not interested in patriotism. They could care less about the average man, woman and child walking down Main Street. More importantly, they have no real concern for those Americans living without health insurance who may, in some cases, die from lack of coverage. The right-wing protest against healthcare reform simply validates what most of us already know: as long as people have their own insurance security, they don't give a damn about anyone else. The sentiment reeks of anti-Americanism.

Addressing the race issue is now a moot point. It's as obvious as the day is long. However, those citizens who reject Barack Obama as their President for such reasons, despite the overwhelming election in his favor, have since stated their case as unpatriotic Americans who don't have a Christian bone in their bodies.

President Obama's natural high class is not comprised of empty rhetoric or false understanding of the issues at hand. He remains above the fray because he is a decent human being who wants to improve the lives of Americans rather than crush their hopes or fan their fears with lies and scare tactics. His intelligence and grasp of the work to be done is essential not only for the success of his Presidency but for the betterment of the nation as a whole.

Class and decency are not words commonly associated with certain members of the Republican party. Ethical character flaws and hints of bigotry aside, one might think the real needs of the American people would be paramount to the GOP and the extreme right-wing rather than the blatant attempts to destroy the moral values and good intentions of our President.

Given the last few months of acrimony, outright lies and mostly-feigned anger at summer town hall meetings, I would be reluctant to trust a member of the GOP legislative body at the moment.

However, if they were to pull themselves out of the bitter and hateful mire of their own making there still might be time for Congress to work in harmony to engender practical solutions for the American people on a myriad of issues. It sounds crazy, I know, but one can always dream. And dreams are free.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but the glimmer of hope is fading fast.

More Duplicity

An article well-worth the read:
The piece is the third installment in Think Progress' series Meet Your Insurance Company Executive.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Voice of Truth

Former President Jimmy Carter hit the nail on the head:
And it's bound to continue as long as the right-wing nuts continue to purposely add fuel to the fire.

Is that the kind of America people really want? I don't think so.

More Right-Wing Bunk

The right wing can't even tell the truth about their little rallies:
The initial claim that 1.5 million attended the ludicrous Beck-driven event was typical bunk. I might accept that "tens of thousands" showed up, comprised of mostly white people, but it is still an irrelevant faction of the 300 million-plus Americans in the United States who want real healthcare reform.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Freaky Saturday

I will never understand why people listen to Beck or watch his television program:
Has all logic and reason fled a certain portion of the population?

And more to the point:
Is it a surprise most of the "marchers" were white and hail from the south? And despite Senator Jim DeMint's statement that attendees were "informed and outraged," they were anything but.

Willingly brainwashed is more like it.

If residents of select southern states are so unhappy, why not do what they have threatened for years and just secede from the union and be done with it?

We would all be better off for it.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hot Collar Backlash

Here are a few comments floating around about the behavior of Congressman Joe Wilson, the moron who shouted out during the President's congressional address last night:
  • House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) responded to Joe Wilson's heckling of the president last night by saying that Wilson 'took our state's reputation to a new low.' "I thought Mark Sanford had taken it as low as it could go, but this is beyond the pale," said Clyburn. (From: Think Progress).
  • The most effective part of Obama's speech last night might not have been what he said but rather what Joe Wilson yelled: "You lie." It could be an incredibly important moment for the president and the congressional Dem leadership because it does a couple of things: 1) paint a picture of the Republicans as ornery and hard to work with, and 2) remind conservative Democrats that they may not want to line up with folks like Joe Wilson when casting votes. Let's be honest: Wilson did more to undermine the GOP's efforts to come across as reasonable opposition as anything any conservative cable host has done in the past few months. In short, he gave voice – literally - to the president's attempts to paint some of his opponents as shrill. (From: First Read).
  • Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, predicted that Wilson's outburst would have consequences. "The person who said it will pay a price," Durbin said. "I think the average American thinks that the president and the office deserve respect, and that was a disrespectful comment. They'll pay a price in the court of public opinion." (From: Politico).
I was still hot under the collar when I posted my Piggy GOP entry earlier (or rather late last night), but I still think right-wing legislators are completely useless. They are not working for the American people, obviously. Instead, they are obsessed with bringing down the President with falsehoods, hate-speech and barely-veiled bigotry no matter the cost to their own constituents and other citizens in the United States.

Their lack of respect is appalling and disgusting, and merely confirms my opinion that members of the GOP are nothing more than the lowest class in the dregs of society.

Besides, they are currently in the minority. Why do they assume that any of their clouded demands should be met or even considered?

Piggy GOP

This is the sickness that is known as the GOP:
While I felt President Obama's address to Congress was moving, inspirational and a shot in the arm for healthcare reform, the typical ugliness of the Republican party was made evident by the sour and piggish presentations of old, white men in their undeserved and stinking seats.

They reek of southern racism and bigotry in general which is decidedly un-American and definitely non-Christian. The majority of them do not belong in the public eye, much less in public service for the American people.

If anyone should be booed off the political stage, it is the right-wing adult schoolchildren with wrinkled and bitter faces who hold dear their useless careers rather than the wishes of the people who elected them to do a job.

At this stage in the game, no one is really interested in their deliberately obvious distractions of twisted and blatantly malicious playground antics.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thursday Dose

As the folderol over healthcare and President Obama in general continues, I am more convinced than ever that America is the shameful home of a consistently growing number of bigots, racists and non-Christian religious fanatics.

In all truth, bigotry and racism has been scarcely banked for decades and is now coming fiercely to the fore disguised as displeasure with the Obama administration and its plans to benefit the American people.

How can anyone who wishes death on the President or dismisses the plight of others profess to be a true Christian, or a real American for that matter?
The ever-increasing desensitization, selfishness and priggishness of the Republican party is embarrassing. Is it any wonder that America is mocked and derided by other nations as the right-wing displays its true colors in full view of the world?

The days of rational discussion and logical debate between parties are over. The divide has always been there, but since President Obama's election the gulf has increased beyond repair. None of the divisiveness is President Obama's fault, however. He has tried repeatedly to bring members of the right-wing into ongoing issues but they will have none of it. It has become par for the course.

In my own life, I have a high disregard and distrust for people who squirm out from the right-wing woodwork. They cannot be trusted, frankly. I will not make room for the intolerant, the bigoted or the self-serving. Part of this stems from my own experience with people, while most of it comes from the aforementioned unbridgeable gap between political parties that does not allow for reasonable discourse.

The latest propaganda about President Obama's upcoming speech to schoolchildren being presented as nothing more than indoctrination is another sign of the instability and massive paranoia of the right wing.

Where are the lucid voices of the conservative political party? They are lost in a sea of hatred, bigotry and self-serving maneuvers where working together for the common good is not even an option.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Top 5 Lies About Healthcare Reform

Please pay attention:
The article may even crack the brainwash encasing those seemingly too far gone into right wing nuttery.