Saturday, April 23, 2011

Diggaduh Shrugged.


Do as I say not as I do.  GOP and its Tea Party Caucus say they will vote against raising the debt ceiling.  Yet these same fiscal conservatives voted along party lines (235-189) to approve fellow Republican and wunderkind Paul Ryan’s budget; the same budget that will take our $14Trillion debt to $21Trillion in 10 short years and repeated votes to increase the debt ceiling again and again.  Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you’re not a Tea Party loving douche.
The GOP backed plan is a farce and its budget cuts AND tax cuts for the wealthy is an insult to economists and the authors of Simpson-Bowles and Domenici-Rivlin.  Any plan to address debt and budget deficits without raising taxes is simply unrealistic. Republicans are bad for this country.
I love how some Republicans like to call themselves Libertarians because it can distance themselves from Bush years.  They are all for small government and low taxes and then when they talk you realize their only source of information is FauxNews, Hannity, Limbaugh, etc.  This is quickly followed by their rants against anything remotely progressive or moderate and the usual attacks on the ACLU, Clintons and Obama and their unquestioned adoration for Palin, Trump, Bachmann, etc.  True Libertarians would embrace the ACLU and its mantra to defend the Bill of Rights.
Triple FU’s to the Indiana state senate, house, and governor for their combined efforts to defund Planned Parenthood in Indiana by $3Million.  I am sure the 22,000 low-income women who count on Planned Parenthood for annual exams, pap and STD tests, treatment, and legal abortions don’t fit the Republican-approved demographic.
Muslims have now killed innocent UN workers in Afghanistan, Christians in Iraq and Egypt, governors in Pakistan, and now most recently Christians in Nigeria following the reelection of President Goodluck Jonathan.  This non-politically correct position that Islam and its followers cannot be criticized is pure bullshit, and where are the leaders of this religion condemning these attacks and seeking justice?  Control these murderers or we will face a religious war that will make the Crusades look like a sandbox fight.
Keep an eye on the growing dissention in Gaza as extreme militant organizations such as Al-Qaeda related Talwid wal-Jihad begin to target Hamas officials for even considering a moderate position or negotiations with Israel.  Hamas’ rocket and mortar fire has traditionally been targeted at open fields to pump up their status as fighting the Israelis.  However, this PR mortar campaign will not help them with the real radicals. 
Memo to TEA party members:  You promote Ayn Rand as your free market small government pure capitalism heroine.  Newsflash she was also a feminist, atheist, pro-abortionist, and anti-war.  Somehow I don’t see Michelle Bachmann appearing in public with the late author, and coming full circle to Mr. Ryan: you claim you made your staff read Atlas Shrugged, did they get it?  You wouldn't know John Galt if he sat next to you.

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