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The Democrats must beat GOP for the good of our country.

Updated on October 13, 2014

We will look at how the GOP has responded to the 99% from current events to Bush 43’s era and we’ll describe the GOP’s pattern of shafting us and attempting to blame Democrats. The GOP has made political choices but they don’t dare stand by them. The GOP is adept at the politics of personal destruction as practiced by Karl Rove and the Tea Partiers.



The Affordable Care Act has helped America with the Ebola crisis. The Party of No has hurt our response to Ebola by cutting the CDC’s budget, but the GOP operatives are attacking President Obama about his response to Ebola.


The Affordable Care Act has saved many Americans and we know that the Party of No has voted to repeal or change it almost constantly. The GOP has forced too many of us die by not implementing the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion.


Bush 43’s policies ruined our economy, yet his political brain, “Turd Blossom”, Karl Rove accuses President Obama of ruining the country.


The Party of No has abdicated its role as legislators as the Party of No has only filibustered policies to help the 99%.


The Affordable Care Act has helped America with the Ebola crisis.

Doesn’t the fact that the Affordable Care Act has more Americans seeing Doctors and building up their resistance to disease make you feel better about our prospects with the Ebola crisis? Even GOP operatives admit to as much.


The article “Congressman Urges Obama To Use Obamacare To Fight Ebola"” shows the GOP hypocrisy about life and death in the US.

It states ‘A Republican congressman, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) , who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act more than 30 times, called on the federal government on Monday to use a fund embedded in the law to help prevent a national outbreak of Ebola.”

Tea Partier hate this specific aspect of the Affordable Care Act, as the article states “Republicans have previously described the Prevention Fund — which invests in community and clinical prevention, research, public health infrastructure, immunizations and screenings, tobacco prevention and public health workforce and training — as a “slush fund” and have repeatedly voted to cut its funding.

The Obama administration has mobilized a wide spectrum of government departments to fight the virus overseas and will continue to rely on the publicly funded health care system to ensure that the virus does not spread beyond the one diagnosed case in Dallas, Texas. Increasing health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act can also help in that effort. Research has shown that people who lack health insurance delay or skip health care services or substitute home remedies or over the counter drugs for doctor visits that can diagnose and prevent the spread of communicable disease. People who have access to routine needed care are less likely to be susceptible to disease, leading to improvements in individual and community resilience.”

The Party of No has hurt our response to Ebola


The article “CDC Head: Budget Cuts 'Eroded Our Ability To Respond' To Ebola Threat” quotes Dr. Beth Bell, director of the CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases “If even modest investments had been made…the current Ebola epidemic could have been detected earlier, and it could have been identified and contained."

Regarding the impact of the Tea Party’s sequestration the article states “On September 16, the Senate Committees on Appropriations and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing to discuss the resources needed to address the outbreak. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) asked NIH representative Anthony Fauci about sequestration's effect on the efforts.

"I have to tell you honestly it's been a significant impact on us," said Fauci. "It has both in an acute and a chronic, insidious way eroded our ability to respond in the way that I and my colleagues would like to see us be able to respond to these emerging threats. And in my institute particularly, that's responsible for responding on the dime to an emerging infectious disease threat, this is particularly damaging." Sequestration required the NIH to cut its budget by 5 percent, a total of $1.55 billion in 2013. Cuts were applied across all of its programs, affecting every area of medical research.”

These GOP operatives slash budgets that hurt us and attack the Democrats. These GOP operatives have no ethics.


The article “GOP Cut $600 Million To CDC But Louie Gohmert Thinks The Answer To Ebola Is Ending Political Correctness” explains the GOP’s hypocrisy. It states “The GOP has cut about $600 million in funds for the Center for Disease Control since 2010, but Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) thinks the real disease is political correctness. The Republicans in Congress did however, ultimately approve $88 million in funding to fight the Ebola virus requested by the White House.

With regards to President Obama sending 3,000 troops to Africa to head off the Ebola virus the Congressman told Fox News that, “The military is not trained to go catch Ebola and die,” and that, “political correctness is going to get people killed in all of these areas.””

We’d have better options in this if the GOP’s sequestration hadn’t slashed budgets that would deal with these problems. The article states “President Obama contends there is no imminent threat to America from Ebola and that any cases that arise could be isolated quickly, but Gohmert says the answer is to end travel between the US and African countries where the disease is prevalent. The rightwing media has even exploited the epidemic to suggest that “Ebola people” could be sneaking across the southern border even though the CDC says there is no evidence that is happening.

“We could have Ebola people coming across the border right now.” – Laura Ingraham

The CDC did warn back in 2013 that the cuts levied by sequestration would prompt a, “reduced ability to ensure global disease protection.” Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-California) suggested that the budget cuts were shortsighted and harmful in the effort to control such outbreaks. He said, “These kinds of situations expose the fact that we’ve been cutting way too much in areas that aren’t as visible and it’s until things like this happen that we start to realize that we shouldn’t have cut those things, and I blame that a lot on my Republican colleagues,” he said.”

The GOP has forced too many of us die by not implementing the Affordable care Act.

The article “Imagine Ebola killed thousands of Americans every yeardetails how the GOP has forced so many of their constituents to die.


It contains a gruesome state by state chart of the death toll of not implementing the Medicaid expansion of the Affordable Care Act. The article states “Imagine, then, the foaming at the mouth response of Republicans if a health crisis was already killing up to 17,000 Americans. Every year. Imagine further that the deaths were absolutely unnecessary and entirely preventable, with existing vaccines and treatments that could save each and every life. Ponder the fury if the government already had the funds in place to completely eradicate the scourge, but refused to spend them. The right-wing rage-o-sphere would be in the streets with pitchforks and bonfires.

Unless, of course, the killer health crisis in question was solely due to the Republicans' rejection of Medicaid expansion in over 20 states they govern.”

Tea partiers force these people to die because they say the Affordable Care Act is too expensive—but that is a lie.

The article “The Affordable Care Act’s Lower-Than-Projected Premiums Will Save $190 Billion” details how The Affordable Care Act has improved our health care system and reduced its price.

It states “The Affordable Care Act is already working: Intense price competition among health plans in the marketplaces for individuals has lowered premiums below projected levels. As a result of these lower premiums, the federal government will save about $190 billion over the next 10 years, according to our estimates. These savings will boost the health law’s amount of deficit reduction by 174 percent and represent about 40 percent of the health care savings proposed by the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform—commonly known as the Simpson-Bowles commission—in 2010.

Moreover, we estimate that lower premiums will lower the number of uninsured even further, by an additional 700,000 people, even as the number of individuals who receive tax credits will decline because insurance is more affordable.”

Tea Partiers are running away from the Affordable Care Act as they campaign because they can gain no traction from it.

The Affordable Care Act has saved many Americans


We all will be seniors at one point. How does the Affordable Care Act help this segment of our nation?


The article “How the Affordable Care Act Helps Seniors” details how the Affordable Care Act aids a segment of our society that votes. It states “The Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010, aims to provide greater access to health care coverage, improve the quality of services delivered and reduce the rate of increase in health spending. The ACA provides new ways to help hospitals, doctors and other health care providers coordinate care for beneficiaries so that health care quality is improved and unnecessary spending reduced. Many seniors are already benefiting from provisions of the law such as receiving preventive services and paying lower Medicare prescription drug costs.”


How many times has the GOP voted to change or repeal the Affordable Care Act?

The article “The House has voted 54 times in four years on Obamacare.” details the full list of the Tea Partiers’ votes against the Affordable Care Act.


Why don’t the Tea Partiers bring this list with them as they campaign? Aren’t they proud of their actions? Was it a political stunt that failed? They know that they would lose votes.


Bush 43’s policies ruined our economy, yet his political brain, “Turd Blossom”, Karl Rove accuses President Obama of ruining the country.

The October 17, 2013 article “The Abject Failure of Reaganomics” shows how the GOP’s failed economic policy has shafted the 99%.

It states “House Republicans got next to nothing from their extortion strategy of taking the government and the economy hostage, but they are sure to continue obstructing programs that could create jobs and start rebuilding the middle class. What they won’t recognize is the abject failure of Reaganomics.”

The article reminds of how Democratic economic policy works unlike the GOP’s adherence to the failed Reaganomics policy as it states “The first point to understand is that the current $16.7 trillion federal debt is about $11 trillion more than it was when George W. Bush took office. Not only did Bush’s tax-cut-and-war-spending policies send the debt soaring over the next dozen years but it was those policies that eliminated the federal surpluses of Bill Clinton’s final years and reversed a downward trend in the debt that had “threatened” to eliminate the debt entirely over the ensuing decade.

Amazingly, President Clinton left office in January 2001 with the federal budget in the black by $236 billion and with a projected 10-year budget surplus of $5.6 trillion. The budgetary trend lines were such that Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan began to fret about the challenges the Fed might face in influencing interest rates if the entire U.S. government debt were paid off, thus leaving no debt obligations to sell.

Thus, Greenspan, an Ayn Rand acolyte who was first appointed by Ronald Reagan, threw his considerable prestige behind George W. Bush’s plan for massive tax cuts that would primarily benefit the wealthy. In that way, Bush and the Republicans “solved” the “problem” of completely paying off the federal debt.

When Bush left office in January 2009 – amid a meltdown of an under-regulated Wall Street – there was no more talk about a debt-free government. Indeed, the debt had soared to $10.6 trillion and was trending rapidly higher as the government scrambled to avert a financial catastrophe that could have brought on another Great Depression.”

The article eviscerates Reaganomics and concludes “Many Americans don’t like to admit it — they prefer to think of their families as reaching the middle class without government help — but the reality is that the Great American Middle Class was a phenomenon made possible by the intervention of the federal government beginning with Franklin Roosevelt and continuing into the 1970s. [For one telling example of this reality -- the Cheney family, which was lifted out of poverty by FDR's policies.

Further, in the face of corporate globalization and business technology, two other forces making the middle-class work force increasingly obsolete, the only hope for a revival of the Great American Middle Class is for the government to increase taxes on the rich, the ones who have gained the most from cheap foreign labor and advances in computer technology, in order to fund projects to build and strengthen the nation, from infrastructure to education to research and development to care for the sick and elderly to environmental protections.

In other words, the only strategy that makes sense for the average American is to reject the theories of Ronald Reagan and the Right. Rather than seeing the government as “the problem” and higher taxes on the rich as “bad,” the American people must come to understand that, to a great extent, government has to be a big part of the solution.”

History shows that Democrats improve the economy. If the economy is doing well then many of us can see an improvement in our life.

The article “Want a Better Economy? History Says Vote Democrat!” examines history and concludes that Democrats are better for the economy.


The Tea Partiers spout about fixing and repealing the Affordable Care Act, but it wouldn’t help us as the article states “Repealing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will have a negative economic impact because it will force non-wealthy individuals to spend a higher percentage of income on health care rather than expansionary products and services.”

Bush 43 ruined our economy and got us stuck in the Iraq quagmire, but Rove rants against President Obama.

The article “Karl Rove: Presidents Who Leave Deficits, Bad Economies, and War Are the Worst” states “Karl Rove is most famous for being architect of one of the worst presidencies in American history.”

A GOP propaganda organ gave Rove a chance to spew his hypocritical venom as the article states “Today’s column begins with Rove’s bizarre belief that the health exchanges in Obamacare are a “single-payer” system, reflecting his apparent confusion about what this term means. (The single-payer in a single-payer system is the government, not the insurance companies in the exchanges.) But the main point is the Orwellian proposition that “Mr. Obama's pattern is to act, or fail to act, in a way that will leave his successor with a boatload of troubles.” What kind of president would bequeath a boatload of troubles to his successor? Oh, the irresponsibility. The first count in Rove’s indictment is the budget deficit, which “was equal to roughly 40% of GDP when Mr. Obama took office. At last year's end it was 72% of GDP.” One possible cause of this deficit might be the over-trillion-dollar annual deficit, that one George W. Bush handed over when he left office, along with the massive economic collapse.

Rove’s column goes on to express very strong views on the need for fiscal responsibility:

Then there's Medicare, whose Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will go bankrupt in 2026. For five years, Mr. Obama has failed to offer a plan to restore Medicare's fiscal health as he is required by the law establishing Medicare Part D. When Medicare goes belly-up, he will be out of office.

The Congressional Budget Office projects the Affordable Care Act will reduce deficits by more than a trillion dollars in its second decade. Yes, the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund is expected to reach insolvency by 2026, but when Bush left office, that projected insolvency date was nine years earlier. Meanwhile, Medicare’s projected spending has fallen by nearly $600 billion since the passage of Obamacare.”

Rove has used the tactic of using a Democrat’s good point as his weakness, thus making the Democrat expend energy on a futile effort to prove a point that doesn’t need to be addressed. Remember how Rove twisted up John Kerry about his war medals when Bush 43 was a draft dodger—or at least a person who skipped out on his Texas Air National Guard duty.


Rove is at it again as the article states “Rove tries to paint Bush as fiscally responsible because Obama has “failed to offer a plan to restore Medicare's fiscal health as he is required by the law establishing Medicare Part D.”

That sentence is really the best. The point of the column is that Obama is terrible for leaving deficits to his successor. Rove is supporting this charge by citing a law his president passed, that created a major new debt-financed entitlement that Obama inherited. And he's presenting this as Obama's irresponsibility because the debt-financed entitlement Bush passed required the next president to come up with a law solving Medicare's problems. And because Obama has alleviated but not completely solved Medicare's problems, this shows that Obama has sloughed problems off onto the future.”

Rove accuses President Obama of leaving his successor with problems but the article speaks the truth as it states regarding the mess that Bush 43 left President Obama “What kind of president would leave his successor with a bad economy and a violent Middle East?”




The Democrats must beat GOP for the good of our country.


The Party of No has abdicated its role as legislators as the Party of No has only filibustered policies to help the 99%.


The US mainstream media hasn’t reported sufficiently about the evil intransigence of the Tea Partiers as the article “Why is the Republican Record-Breaking use of the Filibuster -- Not a topic of the News?” illustrates.

The article states “Congress is supposed to be a place of compromise -- a grand meeting of the minds.

Only one BIG problem with that American ideal, however -- The Republicans have just said NO to it.


As shown by the 112 Republican filibusters in 2007 and 2008 -- which was a record breaking number then. Not that it made the National News

One side has DONE 375 things with simple majorities to make them law. It's the Republican side who decided to never even let those 375 things even come to an official vote. Their cynicism for Government knows no bounds.”


The Tea Party only obstructs the functioning of the government. Congress’ role as legislators has been immobilized by the Tea Party. If the Tea Partiers don’t want to do their job then they must step aside for the good of the country.


The Tea Partiers have ruined our economy, have caused countless of our citizens to die by their intransigence to allow Medicaid expansion to ameliorate our health care system and our standing in Iraq and our Middle East policy in general.


The GOP has figuratively put its boot on the neck of the 99%. The Tea Partiers are attempting to blame Democrats by adhering to the despicable politics of personal destruction tactic.

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    • lovemychris profile image

      Yes Dear 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      go for it--we've heard it all before.

      Here--I'll help you: "It's all Obama and the liberals fault. Liberals are trying to destroy America--they hate this country, and only the Tea Party can save you"....what variety of koolaide is that.....mmmmm grape.

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      Lando 3 years ago

      WOW!!.... the Kool Aid must REALLY taste good! Where do I start? Longer than people wish to read!

    • lovemychris profile image

      Yes Dear 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Mentioning God is anti-Constitution.

      Morals has never been an American quality......just recall the 1950's-60's when people were hosed with hydraulic water,had dogs sicked on them, rocks thrown, beaten and murdered for having darker skin.

      Fast forward: AbuGharib: terrible torture done as to be inhuman....unbelievable things. Satanic things.

      These are 2 examples just in my lifetime.....we had worst pay for service healthcare in all world--ACA is making it better!

      We have hungry and homeless children......why does congress CUT help for them.....!

      Pulllease.

      We don't need God to see what's wrong here.

      It's simple lack of decency to each other, and simple greed.

      And your "party of God" is a prime example, IMO.

      And we already had one party rule: 2000-2006.

      How'd that go....and yes-they took away a LOT.

      And it continues with this Tea Party House.

      If you like: I can cite MANY more examples of immorality I have seen.

      And cite all the rights we take for granted which are being eviscerated by the ideology of the Right. AS WE SPEAK.

      Voting...check

      Reproductive.....check

      Privacy........check

      Help for the desperate.......check

      but we always have money for war, don't we

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      disgusted 3 years ago

      Heaven help these people who are so blind to the FACTS regarding O Bama. One of my children with college education has not been able to get a job. My financial situation has practically deteriorated, my health insurance has almost doubled. The economy has never been worse in all of my years here on earth and I have been here a LOT longer that any of these commentators. WAKE UP PEOPLE. In ten years our country will be under one ruler, one political party, you will not recognize the constitution, God is taken out of everything, no pledge of allegiance allowed, no mention of God in governmental rules by O Bama. All of the little things important in life, eg. moral standards, are being banished. I supppose you all will blame former President Bush?

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      Yes Dear 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Standing and clapping. Bravo!