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Recent GOP accomplishments we won't hear on Fox News Network
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?
#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?
Was there ever an IRS scandal as proposed by the GOP/tea party?
#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)
Ted Cruz and Rand Paul's Ads to abolish the IRS
- Ted Cruz 'Abolish the IRS' - YouTube
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- Abolish the IRS - Senator Rand Paul and Citizens United - YouTube
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Abolish Food Stamps?
Will the House version of the Farm bill increase votes for the GOP/tea party in 2016?
#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''.
Will these one sided bills against women, and signed into law, insure an increase in women's votes for the GOP in 2016?
#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?
#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?
#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?
Will this stance by Hyde bring in more conservative votes for the GOP in 2016?
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?
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