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Recent GOP accomplishments we won't hear on Fox News Network

Updated on June 11, 2016


The secret strategy that isn't there

Does the GOP have a secret strategy for winning the 2016 presidential election?

It certainly will not be based on public popularity.

Or have their membership numbers grown enough to win by the majority 'vote'?

Or is there something more sinister going on?

I doubt we will see much advertising, boasting, bragging, or back slapping by the GOP over these phenomenal accomplishments:

Immigration reform bill

Will this Republican stance on immigration increase Latino votes for the GOP/tea party in 2016?

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#1. Immigration Reform:
The Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill 68 - 32. The House of Republicans refuses to pass this bill without offering an alternative plan - so it remains dead in the house. It makes one wonder, and question, the implications of this action by the GOP. It would suggest that they feel the Latino (and other immigrants') population is totally uninformed, they just don't care, or it simply does not matter to them.

But, i suggest there is much more to this refusal to pass any kind of immigration laws at all, other than what obviously meets the eye. If a successful immigration bill passes it will look great for Democrats and not so good for Republicans. So it is best to stop ANY reform what so ever, to stop the Democrats from looking better than the Republicans in the public view.

Does this seem childish? Of course it is, but sometimes the truth is so apparent it is simply overlooked as not logically possible in an 'adult' society, where one-up-man-ship should not part of the societal make up, at the expense of what is best for society as a whole.

Good, bad, and downright ugly immigration reform

Immigration reform - Is it Good or Bad for our Country?

IRS Scandal?

Was there ever an IRS scandal as proposed by the GOP/tea party?

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#2. The Great Internal Revenue Scandal:

The IRS "scandal" only exists in the minds of the GOP.

But, to be fair, it is not without some basic 'hidden' agendas.

One of the duties of the IRS is to make sure that "political groups" do not get tax exemption status. There were several groups that applied for this tax exemption status by both the Democratic and the Republican supporter affiliations. All of them were scrutinized by the IRS and denied tax exemption status based on the rules and regulations governing the granting of this coveted status.
The tea party/GOP chose to challenge the IRS, citing discrimination, for public display purposes only, to make it appear as though the IRS were singling them out unfairly.

Behind this smoke screen is a more devious hidden agenda by the GOP/tea party.

One of the top items on their agenda is to get rid of the IRS as we know it today and replace it with what they call a "flat tax" or "fair tax" for everyone.

A "uniform" tax law that would benefit the wealthy more so than the other 99%. This is we are seeing those idiotic T.V. commercials by Rand Paul and Ted Cruz trying to get the public to call in to support this attack on the IRS.

It would be interesting to see who is actually paying for those advertisements. It surely is not the tax payers, the Republican party, private citizens, and certainly not Rand Paul or Ted Cruz.

They are bought and paid for by organizations that represent Corporate America and the wealthy 1%, and running them in prime time t.v., ad nauseam.

(and probably by the very organizations who are crying 'foul' for the fact that were refused tax exemption status in the first place)

Abolish Food Stamps?

Will the House version of the Farm bill increase votes for the GOP/tea party in 2016?

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#3. The House version of the Farm Bill:
The House of Representatives unanimously passed their version of the Farm Bill. It has an addendum (rider) bill that abolishes the Food Stamps Program for the needy. It was signed by every Republican in the House.

Excerpts from email by: Campaign For America's Future:
''House Republicans voted to pass a multibillion-dollar subsidy for agribusiness while eliminating support for food stamps.

This wasn't intended as legislation. It was a declaration of identity. This is who they are. We knew Republicans fight to block any tax hikes for millionaires. We knew they want to privatize Social Security. Now we know they are ready to take food from the mouths of hungry people.

47 million Americans receive food stamps. Nearly half are children under 18; nearly 10% are impoverished seniors. Republicans said they were "extraneous" to the farm bill. But they did nothing to protect those they kicked off the bus.

The 216 House Republicans who voted for this bill must be held accountable. Their constituents must learn of the choice they just made. Campaign for America's Future will take this story directly to media in their districts.

On May 21, the U.S. Senate blocked an amendment to reinstate $4.1 billion for food stamps.

But we can’t just blame GOP obstructionism. Twenty-eight Democratic senators joined all voting Republicans in putting corporate welfare for a handful of crop insurance companies ahead of low-income families struggling to make ends meet, by voting down this amendment''.

Women's Rights

Will these one sided bills against women, and signed into law, insure an increase in women's votes for the GOP in 2016?

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#4. The most current and radical back door attacks on women's reproductive rights ever institututed in the U.S.:
Current attacks on women's rights that are now legal in 9 states controlled by the GOP/ tea party.

  • Texas: Gov Perry signed into law their coveted bill banning abortion after 20 weeks for any reason. Women who have a life threatening crisis such as the death of the fetus in vivo or a grossly deformed/malformed fetus cannot be aborted; and they must be carried to full term. If they are aborted before the tull term, or are still born, the mothers will be prosecuted for murder. There are no exceptions to this bill passed and signed by this idiot governor who thinks he knows more than the doctors and/or the pregnant woman.
  • North Carolina: Gov. Pat McCrory lied to the people before his election when he said he would NEVER sign any abortion bill if he is elected. So to get around that lied, he allowed The GOP/tea party state congress to sneak through the abortion bill by adding it to the 'motor cycle safety bill, without any discussion, debate, or public approval. So, to add to the idiocy of N.C. politics they are now also known as the ''motor' cycle safety / 'menstrual' cycle safety bill. Quite a noble distinction.

These other states simply passed these laws without contest, debate, or pubic approval to fulfill their campaign promises to close all women's health clinics; that they call nothing more than abortion factories.

  • Virginia: had 20 women's health clinics around the state. 16 were forced to close by the government. 4 remain with dire restrictions.
  • Alabama: had 5 clinics around the state. 3 were forced to close by the government. 2 remain to cover the entire state, with dire restrictions.
  • North Dakota: had 1 clinic that covered the entire state. It was forced to close by the government. Leaving none in this state, with dire consequences for women.
  • Mississippi: had 1 women's health clinic in the state. It was forced to close by the government. Leaving none in this state, with dire consequences for women.
  • Wisconsin: had 4 women's health clinics around the state. 2 were forced to close by the government. 2 remain to cover the entire state, with dire restrictions.
  • Texas: had 42 women's health clinics around the state. 37 were forced to close by the government. 5 remain to cover the state, with dire restrictions.
  • Ohio: had 12 women's health clinics around the state. 4 were forced to close by the government. 8 remain for the state, with dire restrictions.
  • North Carolina: had 16 women's health clinics around the state. 15 were forced to close by the government. 1 remains to service the entire state, with dire restrictions.

GOP/tea party scandals

Will this atrocious behavior cause the GOP/tea party to gain increased votes in this state in 2016?

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#5. Corruption and theft charges in Virginia:
Virginia republican Gov. Bob McDonnell and republican A.G. Ken Cucinelli are both being ousted for stealing from tax payers, taking personal gifts from donors, and purchasing school supplies for his (McDonnell) kids on state issued credit cards. (paid for by tax payer dollars).
These corruption, theft, bribery charges are being investigated by both State and Federal agencies. It will be interesting to see if pleading ignorance can get them out of this dilemma.

Banning Shiria Law

Will this entice Muslims to vote GOP/tea party in 2016?

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#6. Anti Shiria Law bill passed:
North Carolina recently passed a "Shiria Law" bill in the senate making it illegal in North Carolina - Duh. What?

Double standards

Will this stance by Hyde bring in more conservative votes for the GOP in 2016?

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Baseness at its best - or worst?

#7. Double standards in Illinois:
Illinois Republican representative Henry Hyde's comments regarding women's health care rights and the closing of women's health clinics around the country: ...Wealthy women with insurance are O.K. to receive all care necessary, but poor women should be denied that same health care if they do not have health insurance or cannot pay cash for these services....
Now here is one oddly controversial individual - he, as a younger christian, criticized Bill Clinton for his "sex scandal" and pushed to have him impeached.

But at this same time he, himself, was having an extra marital affair that continued long after the Clinton 'scandal' ended. When he was asked about this double standard he simply replied: "that his was nothing more than a "youthful indiscretion". Odd how we tend to use more benign words to describe our own 'indiscretions' while viciously attacking someone else for the same thing. This is apparently the new norm for religious judgmental-ism.


Not to disrespect the dead, but with his death in 2007, it hopefully will lead the way to a more progressive view in Washington D.C, of what is right vs. what is wrong. We need to have more progressive and younger people in politics that will not let their ideas be skewed by religious 'values' that lead to governmental mandating of morality.

While the idea of using abortions as a means of birth control is truly repugnant to most civilized people, the total banning of abortions is equally appalling.

These decisions are best left up to the doctor and the patient, not the government. There is never a one blanket policy to fit all situations when it comes to medical decisions, and government mandated morality has no place in politics and/or private lives of individuals.

With all these controversial issues being implemented by the GOP/tea party it can't help but make one wonder whether they are somehow part of the bigger plan to take over the Congress and Presidency as well, in 2016. Or is this mishmash of behaviors nothing more than disjointed attempts at mandating morality in general?

If they are part of some organized plan, their logical significance surely has been lost to this citizen.

by: d.william 07/20/2013

Help stamp out the Gynoticians

One stop beyond. Should this be the Tea Party Theme Song?

Poll results:

If the majority of your poll answers were yes:

We, as a nation, are truly doomed to return to the dark ages of repression, oppression, increased infighting, religious superstition and fairy tale thinking.

If the majority of your poll answers were no:

We, as a nation, are on the path of facing a brighter future based on logic, realism, common sense and leaving superstition in the dark recesses of past history where it truly belongs.

The thirst for knowledge is truly the greatest aspirational gift that will motivate mankind to venture on a positive and forward journey.

© 2013 d.william


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      d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south


      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments. They are 100% valid. While the GOP has been taken over by the radicals, the Democratic party is still not 100% "for the people" themselves.

      There are many instances when the Dems have had the opportunity to rectify inequalities, they simply did nothing. Many of them are guilty of kowtowing to the wealthy as well. Money talks louder than good intentions. And politicians on both sides of the isle serve themselves before the people they were elected to represent.

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      Sanxuary 4 years ago

      Most pathetic are all the so called good people in this country who believe that Republicans claim to have their values. They are not conservative by supporting the rich the claim is false. They have no Christian values for they fully support a multi-class society and create poverty at every opportunity they get. They Represent greed and no taxes on the wealthy and that is all they Represent. Good people who care about people every where and actually have American values need to wake up and realize they are supporting evil. This by no means makes the Democrats any better, in fact both parties are pretty terrible. There is nothing good and most people are not being Represented by anyone in this Country.

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      d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Again, your comments are ill conceived when you try to defend the comments about the GOP/tea party being regressive. They are not only regressive, they are repressive as well.

      Taking from the poor and needy to add to the coffers of the wealthy is certainly unAmerican, immoral, and far from the humanitarian concepts that this country used to be known for.

      We now want to let the American needy fend for themselves, live on the streets, go hungry, and die, in order to continue to support wars that are unjust and unnecessary, so Corporate America and the wealthy can increase their personal profits.

      When the far right preaches "conservative values" they are certainly not referring to anything even remotely connected to "Christian values".

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      d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for your last comments. I could not have said it better myself.

      The GOP/tea party has already vowed to dismantle social security when they re-gain {re-caputure} control of this country, or even worse privatize it (that would just create another "Enron" event in this country). Among other attacks that will further harm the middle and poor classes, in order to protect their wealthy benefactors.

      The other thing they are currently preventing is revamping Soc.Sec. deductions from employees. There is a limit set for SS withholding that was meant to protect the workers, but the wealthy, again, have managed to sully that as well.

      They also stop paying into S.S. by the same guide lines as the average American. The shame in this, is that, when they retire with billions of dollars in their bank accounts, they also draw social security checks from the government just because they can. Certainly not because they need to in order to survive. This could easily be corrected by getting rid of the cap on payroll deductions to allow those deductions to continue regardless of how much money a person makes in a year.

      It truly saddens me that many of the GOP party members have not yet learned that their party now only represents the wealthy entirely at the expense of the middle class.

      The general membership of the GOP still falsely believes that they are supporting their party because the party represents "conservative values" as set down by their religions. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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      d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Again, your comments are baseless. You have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to welfare. The House of Representatives unanimously passed their own version of the Farm bill that totally eliminated food stamps for those who would otherwise go without food, without them.

      People who need this kind of assistance are not lazy, shiftless, or who are trying to game the system as you, and the tea party contend. Many of these people are honest, hardworking individuals who have lost their jobs thanks to the grand thievery of Wall Street, big banks, and insurance companies whose main need is greed at the expense of all of the American people.

      Your loyalties are misplaced and your information is incorrect. Those who follow the current GOP/tea party agenda blindly are ill informed and refuse to look at society from a broader perspective.

      There will always be the few who take advantage of public assistance when they do not need it. And therein lies another obstruction tactic by the GOP/tea party. There have been many bills introduced in the Senate that addresses loopholes in several government agencies that should have been passed on a bipartisan basis. But the GOP is refusing to consider anything that the current administration proposes on nothing more that their general attitude of obstruction of justice.

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      d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      I must agree with you 100%. There is no doubt whatsoever that the GOP/tea party has adopted an obstructionism attitude toward the current administration, and will kill the economy, destroy the middle class and the poor, in order to make this president appear weak and inept.

      But, they seem to forget that the 99% who they are attacking along with the president will not forget what they are doing when elections roll around again.

      Their recent frenzy of voter suppression laws (after the insane ruling by the Supreme Court), and laws that remove women's rights, is evidence that their priorities are misguided by hatred for losing the last election to a minority member. There can be no other explanation for these outrageous attacks on the American people.

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      d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      In reference to your comment about the Democratic party :

      "If you don't play my way I'm doing what I want despite what you feel".

      This can be said by either side as we look at what is going on in Washington politics and in the 'red' states where unilateral laws are being passed without any input from the public, or debate between the parties.

      The House of Representatives is unilaterally passing bills that are detrimental to women, on a daily basis. I thank goodness that these discriminatory bills can not be passed as long as there is a Democratic president, and a senate that can stop them. It certainly frightens me to think of the outcome of our country if the GOP/tea party ever gets control of both houses AND the presidency.

      With the current "obstructionism'' policy of the GOP against whatever the Democratic party wants to accomplish, there is little room for either party to bad mouth the other.

      Now the GOP is threatening to refuse to pass any "debt ceiling" raising and shut down the entire country unless Obama agrees to dismantling the Affordable Healthcare act that is already helping millions of Americans get insurance coverage that they never would have been able to get without this bill. Talk about blackmail attempts.

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      Clayton Hartford 4 years ago from Alger WA

      Maybe well written, but calling the Tea Party movement and others "regressive" when they just want to reign in the spending is not productive. Some of us are tired of paying for others to not be doing anything. As a small business I would think you would want to be in control and not hand to someone who will run it in the ground (No need to reply)

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      Dennis L. Page 4 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      @ bn9900 - M comment was directed to the author of this wonderful article and certainly was not intended to start a forum atmosphere of back and forth.

      I have been a fortunate person who was successful in the private sector and also as a business owner. I never took, nor did I ever need a government handout. However, because I was fortunate and happened to be in the right places at the right time never had me lose sight of the fact there are many needy people in this country that are not to be scorned, but rather to be helped. You see, there are givers and takers and they cross all economic barriers. Think for a moment about the corporate welfare that is doled out to polluting companies and corporations that hide profits in off shore accounts. Why are they praised and someone who has lost their job and can't provide for their family shunned?

      The Koch boys, i.e., the John Birch Society, i.e., the backers of the Tea Party and Libertarian movement, the NRA money, Fox Noise and a host of other regressive movements in this country have basically spit on the progress we have made post WW II. Civil Rights? Women's Rights? Voting Rights? Equality? Equal pay? Unions? Teachers? Education? Infrastructure? Health care? In other words, anything and everything that once made the United States strong and vibrant is being trashed and bringing my country to ruination.

      Oh by the way, a few weeks ago I received my first Social Security retirement check. I earned every nickel I am getting and thank my lucky stars Bushy boy didn't have a chance to send this program to the wolves of Wall Street.

      Again, I tip my hat to this author for such a wonderfully written piece.

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      Clayton Hartford 4 years ago from Alger WA

      Pages, what about if you hate the thought of having to pay for people who think being on Wellfare is a good thing. You see, many Dems are afraid to think that way because if they do, they may not like what they see. As far as the downward spiral we are in is due to people thinking they can get everything for free. That's the problem, And yes that was a problem 70 years ago but a worse problem today.

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      Dennis L. Page 4 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      What I find amazing concerning the culture of limited knowledge is how the people who would benefit most from Democratic ideas and agendas are the same people who end up voting for the GOP/Tea Party candidates. I guess the behind the scenes money from the Koch boys is buying a lot of mind control as well.

      For me, the best way to sum up what is happening with the far right is to remind everyone that when they go to bed tonight not to forget to set their clocks back 70 years. Apparently that seems to be the downward slope we are on and quite frankly, it sickens me.

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      Clayton Hartford 4 years ago from Alger WA

      Well the democratic party hasn't exactly been helpful either "If you don't play my way I'm doing what I want despite what you feel" That's been their montra for years,

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      d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      It is puzzling to me as well. The main objectives of the current GOP/tea party seems to be one of obstructionism without any kind of constructive input on their part.

      The tearing down of this president seems to be the only objective.

      I can only believe that their continuance of the attacks on women, the gay community and the middle class cannot serve any political advantages for them.

      On the contrary - one would conclude that these anti social issues can only cause them irreparable harm in the long run.

      The youth of America has progressed far beyond the conservative right and their attacks on others based on their staid perceptions of morality. And those old fashioned ideas have no place in the political arena.

      In all those states that have passed such radical legislation against the woman's rights of choice have already been challenged and reversed by the courts for being against federal laws. So their time should be better spent addressing the actual important issues facing this country - like improving the economy and creating more jobs, etc...

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      d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      I appreciate your taking the time to read and comment. However in order to start an intelligent dialogue about this article, one must first learn the rules of debate.

      If you wish to contribute anything to my articles please read this hub first:

      Otherwise, you comments will be left visible for others to read, but there will be no commenting from this author. Civility is a must to open an intelligent debate.

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      Clayton Hartford 4 years ago from Alger WA

      Credence, Where;s the proof? Post the links please

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      Credence2 4 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      D, they have not tried to modify their extreme positions on anything, gerrymandering and voter supression are how you get your voters maximum influence even if they are in the numeric minority

      How else can you explain how they have managed to do relatively well for so long? They are taking the hard line in immigration for example They must believe that their conservative base will overwhelm the outpouring of hispanic voters not pleased with its position on this matter As the base erodes, it will have to mean fewer solidly conservative districts and less influence in Congress.

      I bet that they all well aware of impending doom, but have a plan, much of that being part of the compenent I mentioned earlier I think that they believe that these shaningans can work for them, otherwise they commit political suicide

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      Clayton Hartford 4 years ago from Alger WA

      To bad you all believe Obama and his minions, just wait when all the no good lazy Democrats have sucked the life out of this country, whose going to rebuild it? Thats right, the conservatives, and trust me, why should I help the likes of you when you can even get a job, Dems just want to be on welfare.

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      d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      thanks for commenting. Although your comments are correct, they are over simplified. It still does not address the question as to how they think these shenanigans can possible win them the 2016 elections.

      They seem to be moving beyond the radical.

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      Credence2 4 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      Lets face it D, the GOP has sado-masochistic leanings, their strategy in being able to introduce somuch rubbish and expect to get away with it is voter supression They are counting on it as a way to bolster their shrinking base and stall for time. They can never sell their point of view in a free and open election, so they must do what they do so well, cheat! Nice article

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      d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for your kind words of support. It saddens and appalls me that these idiots have such free reign to destroy women's rights, and their freedom of choice based on outdated and flawed religious beliefs.

      Obviously these foolish laws are from the minds of old (and young) men with limited intelligence, or education, who think they can mandate how a woman chooses to live her life.

      It also irks me that they all use cialis or viagra to be able to preform in the bedroom, and their use of condoms is now condoned and sanctioned by the Papacy, and they still have the balls to mandate laws that restrict the rights of women and make their use of birth control (using the pill, condoms, IUDs, etc...) illegal.

      Talk about double standards. I will write about their antics as much as i can in the hopes that enough people get the message to vote those bastards out of office in their next election cycles.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      As i read this my mind returned to the time when Henry Hide and others were attempting to impeach President Clinton. What a bunch of hypocrites. I see nothing but our people coming together and realizing that the Gop is running scared and will do anything to take over the whitehouse. I, as a woman shiver when i think how far we have come and how easy we can return to the hangers used to abort an unwanted pregnancy. My mother was forced to have twelve children and one miscarriage because there was no birth control. Thank you for staying up with the latest political news. I applaud your efforts..Thank you...