Why are republicans so compassionate towards the oil companies,big pharma, major corporations, the ultra rich, and they despise the poor who are on food stamps, the needy, and the working class?Seriously, when I hear them defend the rich against any tax increase to them , the do it in such a tear jerking way I feel like sending some millionaire a couple of dollars so the can get by.
They all went to the Beck School of Phony Emoting.
BS of PE
Oh, their empathy is real enough. They truly believe corporations are people.
But people, especially poor people, are not corporations.
Poor people are a drain on our country's resources, whereas big companies contribute jobs and wealth to our economy.
Corporations are our friends.
The middle class are schmucks.
When I hear a republican speak I feel like playing the world smallest violin.
You know you're just jealous.
And greedy. You want the fruits of all their hard labor. You know you do.
I know I do.
I want it ALL.
I want my government to take every red sent from the 1% and redistribute it to us in the 99%.
I'm entitled, dammit!!
The Republican Party consists of a lot of very wealthy people and people committted to large corporations and banks. These people feel privileged and believe that if they can become rich on their own there is no reason why poor people can't do the same, without government help. They forget however, that they get more government help, in the form of cheaper loans, bailouts, subsidies and many more tax breaks than the average American. The other members of the Republican Party, who aren't filthy rich are those poor slobs who believe if they vote for Republicans, they too will become rich.
Very true. I work with Social Justice and feeding the hungry on a daily basis and they seem to hate the poor or anything to do with the poor. We get more help with our feeding program from the middle class than any other group of people. Almost no rich Republican has ever tried to help us.
They cry they are broke all the way to the bank and many of them claim to be Christian though I don't think God would identify them that way. What would Jesus Do should be the question these so called Republican Christians should be asking themselves.
It burns me up to see money made up to be sent to starving people over seas when 49 million Americans are on the verge of hunger. We don't need to be feeding hungry children in Africa. We need to feed hungry children in Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, and Charlotte.
All the houses and buildings currently falling down in our country need to be used to shelter homeless people.
We as an American people need to stand up and demand real changes to the United States. If that means throwing out the Republicans and the Democrats then we should do it.
We need to fix our country before we worry about the troubles of other countries. Not one dime needs to leave this country until the problems of this country are fixed and believe me our country has some real problems. The political spin game is played to keep the average American from asking about those real problems.
Now the funny thing is that these red states consistes of the working class and farmers who choose to belong to a party that craps on them. These people tend to be attracted, for some reason, to the conservative (1950's - same old sh*t), "god" fearing, FOX News watching, family values BS. Apparently healthcare, education, environmental issues doesn't fit into their "values".
Nor are they honest about the fact that their RED states get a whole, whole lot more federal aid from the government they hate than the BLUE states.
It's like they're saying, Jesus tells me what's right and wrong and you're too unenlightened to understand.
And I uphold the Constitution on principle, even though I don't really have a clue what it says.
Their compassion is in principal. Remember? Reagan gave an impassioned speech about how it was the responsibility of the private sector to fund mental health and other social programs. Did he sell the concept as noble?
Without a contingency plan or a transition strategy, he cut funding, opened the doors, and let the patients out. Some got bus tickets south. That's why you see so many schizophrenics using the computer at the library to write on HubPages.
The Republican "private sector" never puts their massive amounts of money where their mouth is. By the way, the Church is the private sector. It is on our hands that the funding and fellowship is not there.
Okay, I'll be the lone moderate-conservative voice here. We've had this argument before. Conservatives give more to charities than liberals do. Of the Ds and Rs I know, the Rs are more concerned about the poor, and they back that up with donations. Granted, these aren't super wealthy folks - they're middle class. Maybe wealthy Rs are stingy. I know a few Ds who NEVER donate, nor do they pay any income taxes, yet they are all for others helping the needy.
I'm a registered Republican,and I've donated to more than my share of charities, with money, food, goods, and time. Not all Rs are stingy and heartless.
Oh, and it's Obama and the Dems who are so generous with Big Pharma. Remember this? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/1 … 58285.html
It was Obama...not the Dems in Congress...they were angry at him.
But, "He wants to keep PhRMA from opposing the bill".
Politics, up close and personal. But, as you know--money talks. Pharma could derail anything they wanted to....seeing how money buys the adds that sway people's minds.
You DO notice that not a word was said for 2 years about Jobs Jobs Jobs since the R's took the House?
It's all been about tax cuts and slashing the gains that workers and women have fought so diligently for.
It's Republican policies that hurt people. Not how much they give in charity. Stuff the charity! Stop giving tax breaks to rich people! Stop cutting programs for poor people. Stop slashing reproductive and union rights.
Yes, I'm not happy at all with most of the Rs in the House!
I think I would vote for you Habee, even though I am liberal.
But Romney supports Ryan's budget, which does all of those things.
And he said he wants to amend the Constitution to outlaw abortion. Overturn Roe v Wade, get rid of the ACA. Huge tax cuts for wealthy, self-deport for immigrants. SB 10-70 a model for immigration reform. Papers please.......
He's just like those R's in the House.
The republicans will lose the hispanic vote 4 to 1,they may even lose a considerable percentage of the cuban vote in florida,because they are seen as not liking hispanics at all
That's why Rommey may choose Marco Rubio for VP. It would be a PR attempt to garner the Hispanic vote.
It is possible that they would make that judgement , but out of ignorance because although the Marco Rubio move could help him with the cuban vote in florida, it is a vote that is majoritarily republican anyway and it would do nothing for them as far as the hispanic vote in general which is the vote they are already at this point trailing about four to one.
Wish I could say otherwise, but I've learned to never underestimate Americans' gullibility to vote against their own self-interest.
How many voters even look beyond the image or listen beyond the soundbite?
I'm going to get crucified for this seemingly racist remark, but the concept applies to all minority voters/candidates.
How many people supported Palin simply because of her sex and wanting to make history with a woman in the WH?
It is not outside the realm of possibility that some Hispanic voters would investigate no further than the name Rubio and be thrilled to be having an erstwhile "amigo" in the White House. (conveniently glossing over Romney and his immigration policies).
@Mio and Mighty,
I'm not saying it will work one way or the other. But if it were to occur, it would be purely based on PR. Why is it the only majority the Republican party can get in presidential elections is the Caucasian vote? Asians, Hispanics, African Americans, and all the minorities in America consistently support the Democratic party. And the majority gender, women, also are looking to go Democratic.
If that isn't racial politics, I don't know what is. But it's pathetic that the GOP is living off of the white vote. They couldn't win if the white vote were to ever switch to the Democrats. I'm white, and I would never support the backwards, inane, bigoted, poor-hating party. But I know based on my state (Oklahoma) my vote will make little difference.
The future make up of the United States is going to be brutal to the Guarantors of Poverty.
I hate to sound presumptuous , but in this case I have to, I know the hispanic vote and the main issue is immigration, Immigration is why in recent years unprecedented numbers of hispanics have been becoming citizens and voting, and what you will have if the republican party doesn't change course is a situation similar to the black vote that is over 90 percent democrat.And then they will ask innocently why do hispanics vote democrat if President Reagan gave the amnesty? Just like they ask today why do black voters vote democrat if republicans gave them the civil rights act?
Quick fix. There was a mix on the Civil Rights Act. It was led by a Democratic President. Second of all, the voting was based on region rather than party. Northern Republicans and Democrats both favored it, while Southern Republicans and Democrats voted against it. It was a breakdown of the racist vs non-racist portions of America. Really interesting actually.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Righ … and_region
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