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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

House Republicans will huddle at their annual retreat next week to decide what will they demand in exchange for raising the debt ceiling.

If the limit on how much the government can borrow to pay off debts Congress has already voted to incur is not raised by late February, the U.S. will default purposely for the first time in American history, triggering a financial crisis that many experts feel would be at least as devastating as the economic meltdown of 2008, which put millions out of work and destroyed trillions in wealth.

The government shutdown in October dominated the discussion during the weeks leading up to the last debt limit crisis. Republicans released a comical list of demands. The White House offered nothing, and that’s essentially what Republicans accepted when they folded on the government shutdown.

Earlier in 2013, Republicans demanded that the Senate pass a budget in exchange for raising the debt limit. The Senate agreed and House Republicans followed the strategy of Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and refused to go into conference with Democrats in the upper house — 18 times. And that’s how we got the shutdown.

Of course, you only have to feed a stray once to keep it scratching at the door. In 2011, House Republicans successfully used the debt limit to extract the automatic cuts known as the sequester, while triggering a near-panic that erased some 1,200 points from the Dow. Because the House has folded twice since then, Wall Street now takes the GOP’s threats as seriously as a Sarah Palin presidential bid, even when America was just hours from a default in October.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) seems to have taken the reins of his caucus after the shutdown disaster and has since passed a two-year budget with little drama over the objections of the outside groups that backed Cruz last year. But the man who negotiated that deal — Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) — was one of the driving forces behind the 2011 crisis and is saying the House will demand something in exchange for raising the debt limit. The chairman of the Budget Committee has keyed in on the so-called “Obamacare Bailout,” which not a bailout at all, but a complex set of mostly deficit-neutral mechanisms that could help insurers if they are forced to take on too many sick customers, or could help cut the deficit if they don’t.

The problem for the GOP is the same mechanism exists in Medicare Part D, which was signed into law by George W. Bush and passed by Republicans — including Paul Ryan.

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  1. “Speaker Boehner needs his bluff to be taken seriously by only one constituency — a majority of his caucus…….Boehner has to appear that he’s willing to default up until the exact moment when the pressure from the business community forces him to cave. And hopefully then there will be enough Republicans behind him when he does, so he can prevent a needless catastrophe at the last possible moment.”

    This is a very well crafted article and the summary statements about “Boehners bluff” are right on target.

    The GOP/Teaparty, however, knows no boundaries of making the American people suffer at the hands of ideology and idolatry of that ideology of victimizing the poor and those in poverty and those unemployed and those who tool in hot sun as immigrants and those who toil in 2 unliveable minimum wage jobs and those with disabilitles and those whose unemployment benefits have run out and those who are elderly and those with brain chemistry imbalances we call “mental illness.”

    As I was composing this reply to Jason’s article, I kept hearing in my mind singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn’s lyrics to “Waiting For A Miracle.” Because I think the American people need a miracle at this point. A way to finally have our elected House finally stand up against the forces of fascism and Libertarianism and say: “enough is enough.” I want the kind and caring and loving and compassionate GOP to boot out the evil called The Teaparty.

    I am waiting for that miracle—Her are Bruce Cockburn’s lyrics to Waiting For A Miracle:

    Look at them working in the hot sun
    The pilloried saints and the fallen ones
    Working and waiting for the night to come
    And waiting for a miracle

    Somewhere out there is a place that’s cool
    Where peace and balance are the rule
    Working toward a future like some kind of mystic jewel
    And waiting for a miracle

    You rub your palm
    On the grimy pane
    In the hope that you can see
    You stand up proud
    You pretend you’re strong
    In the hope that you can be
    Like the ones who’ve cried
    Like the ones who’ve died
    Trying to set the angel in us free
    While they’re waiting for a miracle

    Struggle for a dollar, scuffle for a dime
    Step out from the past and try to hold the line
    So how come history takes such a long, long time
    When you’re waiting for a miracle

    You rub your palm
    On the grimy pane
    In the hope that you can see
    You stand up proud
    You pretend you’re strong
    In the hope that you can be
    Like the ones who’ve cried
    Like the ones who’ve died
    Trying to set the angel in us free
    While they’re waiting for a miracle

    Lyrics courtesy the CockburnProject.net
    And special thanks to Bruce Cockburn’s management , Bernie Finklestein of True North for permission to use at CockburnProject.net

    http://cockburnproject.net/songs&music/wfam.html

    • You made me cry, I come from a family of hard, very hard working migrant workers (all US citizens) and to see the republicans catagorize all the poor as lazy people, makes me want to throw up in their face. They are cluesless, most in public offfice have no idea what it is like not to have the opportunity to advance. Every worker in this nation contributes to the greatness of this country and it should be appreciated, no matter at what level.

        • Absolutely, Dan. You have been fed crap, jmprint. You are the one who is clueless. My parents were immigrants. My Dad came over here with 7 dollars in his pocket. He shoveled pig crap for a farmer and worked for a rich man as a butler when he first arrived. He went to night school hoping for a better future. That was the beauty of America. A migrant worker coming over here with nothing and becoming an American success story or getting a better wage than the country they came from so that they can better provide for their family. No pity pot for the Conservative. They just get to it. By the way my Dad has lived under several regimes. He knows all too well about Socialism meaning the Communist kind and he states that is what is coming in the back door. He should know, he lived it. He isn’t a die-hard Capitalist for nothing….. Wake up and smell the coffee. You need to start weighing things out….

          • “He knows all too well about Socialism meaning the Communist kind and he states that is what is coming in the back door.

            You dad is correct, that is exactly what the Kock brothers are working on and your buddies in the republican base are supporting. I’m fifty seven years old I am also have seen, read and kept inform a lot. I have one question was the color of your dad’s skin light are dark.?

          • Suppose you didn’t read my post on the richest Liberals. You all tend to drool over the ‘Kock’ brothers. Why don’t you take a gander in your own camp when it comes to wealth and corruption.

            You need to read this….I will add a few snippets in case you missed my prior posts….

            http://nikitas3.com/1083/why-a

            ‘Yet today in America, the majority of rich people statistically are not Republicans but are liberal Democrats, many of them on the far left. They live in places like New York and Hollywood and San Francisco and Chicago and Silicon Valley, hardly the home turf of conservatism. Most of the richest congressional districts are represented by Democrats. Many of the richest people in the US congress are liberals.

            And the three richest men in America – Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Larry Ellison – all are liberals.

            This runs contrary to the media fiction that the rich people in America are Republicans. This fiction is repeated over and over in the media in order to win over ignorant people to the Democrat party. And there are plenty of them, mostly among the angry, envious poor; in the agitated and shrinking middle class; and in the perpetually enraged labor union movement.

            So why are so many rich people liberal Democrats?

            The capitalist rich are generally Republicans. They “make things” and “build things” and “manufacture things” and provide basic resources like coal or timber in the ‘hard’ side of the economy. Henry Ford was an example of old-school capitalist rich. Andrew Carnegie too. Or Cornelius Vanderbilt, who constructed the famous New York Central railroad.

            But today as manufacturing moves abroad, we have fewer and fewer of the old-school capitalist rich, and the middle class is shrinking as the wealth to support it is eroding away.

            And why is this happening?

            Because of Democrat party attacks on wealth-creating, capitalist private business through excessive taxes, regulation, lawsuits, enviro restrictions and labor union agitation.

            (It is important to remember, however, that the capitalist rich generally are not ‘conservatives’ by any stretch of the imagination. In fact most capitalist rich Republicans are so-called ‘Rockefeller Republicans’ who are fairly liberal because they are concerned only with the economic agenda of the Republican party like lower taxes and less regulation.

            Replacing the shrinking class of capitalist rich are the socialist rich who do not actually “make things” or “provide resources” that the society needs. In fact, the socialist rich largely shun production altogether. They are mostly urban elites (New York, San Francisco, Follywood) who don’t get their hands dirty building power plants or constructing homes or cutting trees or mining coal or building railroads.

            Indeed, after wealth is created through hard work the socialists at every level set up shop. So, for instance, the moment that a capitalist company becomes economically successful, you will see the unions moving in to get as much of that wealth as possible. But those unions never take any of the risk involved or put in the long hours to build that company up.

            Or once a company is successful you will find the government taxing it relentlessly; or the Democrat trial lawyers seeking any grounds for a lawsuit. Because liberals are in love with money more than any capitalist ever was.

            Easy money, that is… Money that they can “take”, not “earn”.

            Notice that there is not much gritty manufacturing going on with these people. They are not really getting their hands dirty, are they?

            And of course who could forget about all those politicians, especially Democrats like Al Gore, who build huge fortunes based simply on their own political power. No, they are not creating jobs or products for others. They are just getting money for themselves.

            So again, the socialist rich are not wealth creators, but wealth appropriators. They work in the ‘soft’ side of the economy, not in the ‘hard’ manufacturing side. This is why the middle class is shrinking as Democrats become the dominant rich – because the capitalist rich are becoming fewer in number and are creating less wealth, while the socialist rich are appropriating more of the nation’s existing wealth for THEMSELVES.

            In other words, fewer and fewer capitalists are baking the economic pie, while more and more socialists are eating it.’

            I hope you read this and understand it because these people are doing nothing for your cause. They are making money for THEMSELVES. They hire no one and leave us all in the dirt. You need to think about this real hard and then blame the ‘Kock” brothers once again…

          • I read your post, when did I say all the rich are republicans? You guys miss the point but that’s very normal for you and your buddies, clueless!

          • Huh….Now you say……Why you always insinuate that the 1% are only Conservatives. This is a first. Get off your train, jm….Really, we don’t get it, so what’s your point?

            These people who are not Capitalists sit around on their computer. They are mostly unAmerican, greedy and want nothing more than to see the ruination of this Nation. Hey, they don’t hire anyone. Let’s get that clear. They make money the ‘easy’ way. Soros is one of the worst. He tried to break England. Now he’s trying to break us. You don’t get it do you?

            Do I see the Koch’s doing that. Do I see Donald Trump doing that. Noooo, they may have a lot of money and for God sakes they know how to make money (that’s the Capitalist way) but big difference between your guys and our side. The Koch’s and Trumps are passionate about AMERICA. While we sit here bickering with each other, China, Soros and their ilk are pilfering this country down the drain. You just refuse to see it. Aye yay yay…..

          • Don’t you dare blame this on race. You are the racist here. Not me. Don’t you think we all have opportunities in this Country to get ahead. The demographics were different when my Dad came to this country. It is the mentality of the person on whether they make it in life or not. . Especially, nowadays, anyone of another race becomes ethinically challenged only if they choose to be. The opportunities for Ethnics have never been as available to them as it is now. Society owing them something goes way back. The Government wants them to stay on the pity pot as a means of control.. GET OVER IT. The past is in the past and my family had nothing to do with the slave trade. They came over here in the 50’s.

            Guess what I am not that much younger than you. I have seen it all and heard it all. These deductions I have come to conclude are from years of education, listening and weighing things out.

          • All those years of experience and knowledge and you can’t answer a simple question. Was your dad skin tone light or dark?

          • You are a racist. We are all Americans. I resent that question on a test or survey and never answer it. It is totally wrong and misguided. How dare you insult any one of any color or ethnic origin!

          • What are you trying to say? Remember capitalism is the best path to prosperity for all. My grandparents landed in 1890 and worked as servants all their life. It was their children who got educated and prosperous.

          • Bingo, that is exactly the way it always was….and now the left wants to punish you for being educated and prosperous:) Education empowers you. Money makes you independent…..

            “Governments don’t want a population capable of
            critical thinking. They want obedient people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation.” –George Carlin

    • The conservatives do no I say again do not categorize imigrants as lazy. Such accusations are false. A liberal who must spread such false hoods is not your friend. ASk him where the imigration bill is after 5 years of Obama leadership. Could he not manage better with the legislature branch of government. We expect more finness from a President.

      • This President has shown far more finness than anything or any one on the GOP/Teaparty side..

        The GOP/Teaprty are obstructionists. They are unAmerican in their collective mindset of disruption, shut down and victiming the victims of the BUSH financial mess that Obama is cleaning up…..

        The GOP/TEapaarty have failed to enact any immigration or jobs legislation proposed by Obama administration for past 5 years.

        We expect far, far , far more from the GOP controlled House who refuses to take care of the needs of the people.

        OBAMA’S FINESS IS VERY APPARENT:

        1. Refinement and delicacy of performance, execution, or artisanship.

        2. Skillful, subtle handling of a situation; tactful, diplomatic maneuvering.

        3.
        A method of leading up to a tenace ((in bridge, whist, and similar card games) a pair of cards in one
        hand that rank immediately above and below a card held by an opponent) in order to prevent
        an opponent from winning the trick with an intermediate card.

        4. A stratagem in which one appears to decline an advantage.

        Conservatives and GOP/Teaparty are spreading falsehoods about the Obama administration. These lies are called propaganda. The propaganda playbook is written by Karl Rove who learned it from Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

        Fox Faux News and Limbaugh and crowd cheer the lies on.

        Koch brothers and their ilk pay for it.

        Apologists for this GOP/Teaparty behavior are just as guilty.

          • I appreciate that you wont bother me again… because you are a new poster here at National Memo with 5 posts within 21 hours including 1 from five days ago….You responded to my post of 2 days ago…

            Based on your Disqus profile—You start off with a somewhat on topic comment then immediately dive into a GOP talking point against Obama…

            In this post for example:
            Boehner’s Stance On Unemployment Insurance Must Be A Joke danmurphy2011 • 21 hours ago

            “We should extend unemployment benefits, period. As a conservative I have no objection, But, the President should forget this inequality crap and encourage everyone to make a renewed effort to put people to work making things. Life is hard.”

            (The GOP has obstructed Obama at every initiative to create jobs)

            “Libertarians Are Still Wrong About The NSA, And Other Unpopular Opinions danmurphy2011 • 20 hours ago….i do not think GL would question Obama going the negotiating route. He has a very capable statesman in Mr. Kerry. Force did not work in Iraq or Afghanistan. Well, maybe some. I read the Taliban are not closing all the schools for woman. The bombing thing is a problem. We must just continue to deplore such evil acts.”

            (I agree–in this post, you simply ignored the article’s purpose—but make a positive statement about Kerry… and that is appreciated…)

            And another example here:

            Discussion on The National Memo

            This Is What The President Needs To Say In His State Of The Union Address danmurphy2011 • a day ago

            “Everyone has to make the effort to maximize his potential. Look around, there are plenty of well paying jobs. Relocate to places that are in need of skills. If you do not have any then go the welfare root. I think bettering your self by education and on the job training is a way out of depending on the government. Life is not a bowl of cherries. But today is by far the most exciting time in my 80 years on this earth

            (What does this have to do with Obam’s state of the union?)

            I have a very clear idea what you are up to by starting to post here….and appreciate the fact that you won’t reply to any of my comments again. I apreciate your perspective at age 80…and learn from my elders when I can 🙂 (nicely meant)

            quoting you: ” I will not try to persuade you otherwise.”

            Thank you—please dont…(nicely meant)

            Great youtubes you posted !

            https://www.google.com/search?q=%22danmurphy2011%22&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a#q=%22danmurphy2011%22&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&start=0

          • Dan, you can’t change …., and I don’t want to say stupid, because that is a term they use for us. I refuse to stoop that low. You can only make them aware. Aware of the fact that we won’t ever back down because they are trying to take our rights away from us. Frankly, I don’t give a crap what they do it’s the fact that they want to be in our faces with their stuff and I don’t want their stuff in my face. What makes them mad is that they have not been able to bowl us over.

            @Daniel. Answer these question for me…. do you think that we have not been polarized by this President? Do you think that everything is hunky dorey between the two parties? Do we even get along anymore and what do you predict will happen? How are the Conservatives associated with the Nazi’s? Do you understand Fascism? Do you understand Communism? Do you understand Capitalism? Which of the three are socialist regimes?(two of them are) Have you ever lived under a Communist regime or know someone who has?

            Once you have the answer to those questions let me know. I need facts that prove the Conservatives are liars. We deal in facts, problems and find solutions. Your queries come from emotional viewpoint and they are not statistical.

      • Let me know when the House brings up an immigration Bill .
        First Bill before the House will be to limit abortion to first 20 weeks .
        Still waiting for republican Jobs Bill . Oh wait every tax cut bill IS a Jobs Bill . Of course we have 30 years worth of EVIDENCE that Trickle Down does NOT work .

        • yup. a tax cut bill is a jobs bill. makes products here in the US less expensive. we can compete at least we can make and sell some of this stuff we get from China/Asia. We should not be killing babies, period. Have you ever looked closely at a child and seen the magnificents of GOD’s work. Watch a child smile at a mother or father..
          Trickle down worked for me and still is. I am 80. Raised 5 children. In the beginning it was hard but got better by investing. There are opportunities. I know a guy who can not write. Did almost everything he could find. Invested and little by little became a millionaire. Still can’t write worth shit..

          • Glad it worked for you but as all other statistical data shows it hasn’t worked for the bulk of the population .
            What I love most about Gopers is they would love to go back to the Leave it Beaver days of the fifties EXCEPT for the tax rates which were in effect then .
            The Maximum tax rate was over 90%.

          • I do not want to go back but forward. You sure read my remarks wrong. The greatest opportunities are now,

    • Daniel

      Thanks for the reference to Bruce Cockburn, I have enjoyed his music for over 20 years. His songs have a relevance to them and are crafted very well musically. I have had the good fortune to have seen him perform live several times and he’s as good in person as on record. As for danmurphy it seems that these trolls always make statement “like his that trickle down worked for him” but never offers an explanation of how it does. I tend to ignore these trolls since they tend to be Obama haters and don’t back up their criticisms with any provable data.

      • Murphy is an 80 year old….at least that is what his profile indicates….anyway…ignore him is best…

        My wife and I have gotten to seeBruce dozens of times in Montreal, West Coast, Boston area, Vermont London…and we even traveled to Amsterdam to see him….not stalking I assure you 🙂

        i have submitted photos to cockburnproject as well…

        here is bruce in danvers mass 2004

  2. Extortionist Scum of the House:

    Fuck you. I’m sorry to have to resort to cursing, but fuck you with a running rototiller that had its blades sharpened and coated in rock salt, poison sumac sap, and rubbing alcohol.

    You get Zero! Zip! Zilch! Nothing, Nada! Nil-Nihil-Nihilum!!!

  3. Quote:
    “Speaker Boehner needs his bluff to be taken seriously by only one constituency — a majority of his caucus…….Boehner has to appear that he’s willing to default up until the exact moment when the pressure from the business community forces him to cave. And hopefully then there will be enough Republicans behind him when he does, so he can prevent a needless catastrophe at the last possible moment.”

    This is a very well crafted article and the summary statements about “Boehners bluff” are right on target.

    The GOP/Teaparty, however, knows no boundaries of making the American people suffer at the hands of ideology and idolatry of that ideology of victimizing the poor and those in poverty and those unemployed and those who tool in hot sun as immigrants and those who toil in 2 unliveable minimum wage jobs and those with disabilitles and those whose unemployment benefits have run out and those who are elderly and those with brain chemistry imbalances we call “mental illness.”

    As I was composing this reply to Jason’s article, I kept hearing in my mind singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn’s lyrics to “Waiting For A Miracle.” Because I think the American people need a miracle at this point. A way to finally have our elected House finally stand up against the forces of fascism and Libertarianism and say: “enough is enough.” I want the kind and caring and loving and compassionate GOP to boot out the evil called The Teaparty.

    I am waiting for that miracle—Here are Bruce Cockburn’s lyrics to Waiting For A Miracle:

    Look at them working in the hot sun
    The pilloried saints and the fallen ones
    Working and waiting for the night to come
    And waiting for a miracle

    Somewhere out there is a place that’s cool
    Where peace and balance are the rule
    Working toward a future like some kind of mystic jewel
    And waiting for a miracle

    You rub your palm
    On the grimy pane
    In the hope that you can see
    You stand up proud
    You pretend you’re strong
    In the hope that you can be
    Like the ones who’ve cried
    Like the ones who’ve died
    Trying to set the angel in us free
    While they’re waiting for a miracle

    Struggle for a dollar, scuffle for a dime
    Step out from the past and try to hold the line
    So how come history takes such a long, long time
    When you’re waiting for a miracle

    You rub your palm
    On the grimy pane
    In the hope that you can see
    You stand up proud
    You pretend you’re strong
    In the hope that you can be
    Like the ones who’ve cried
    Like the ones who’ve died
    Trying to set the angel in us free
    While they’re waiting for a miracle

    Lyrics courtesy the CockburnProject.net
    And special thanks to Bruce Cockburn’s management , Bernie Finklestein of True North for permission to use at CockburnProject.net

    http://cockburnproject.net/songs&music/wfam.html

  4. Can anyone imagine the damage that would have been done to our economy and credibility if similar demands had been made when the national debt ceiling was raised 18 times during President Reagan’s tenure, and 7 times during President Bush’s tenure?
    I find it fascinating to see how indifferent mainstream Americans are to the damage the GOP is doing to our economy and to our ability to borrow and trade in the global market. Republican zealots, running amok, partly as a result of an impotent Speaker of the House, are doing more damage to our economy than any foreign power or the natural fluctuations of the market place, and nobody seems to care. When are we going to wake up and say enough!
    Judging by recent polls, and I admit that after the poll predictions last year and don’t have too much use for them, most Republicans running for re-election are likely to be re-elected. Even crooked people, like Florida’s Governor Scott, is likely to win by a comfortable margin, in spite of a record that would have destroyed just about everyone else. The DNC has to improve its ability to find and vet potential challengers to Republican incumbents, or our chances to take back the House and keep control of the Senate in November 2014 is very much in question, and charades such as the one described in this article will become the norm rather than the exception.

    • We all as caring people need to try to get as many people to the polls as possible because the more people who vote the better the chances of the dems.

      • When will you wake up plc97477. Both parties suck, however; there is a big difference. Are you paying taxes? I bet most of your money is being taken by your Government. Can you afford a house? A car? Do you have a well paying job? Do you have ambition? Do you want things? Do you work hard? Or are you one of the 1% wealthy Liberal who no longer has a brain and sits by his/her computer making money off other countries woes. Good luck with this party because their intention is to tax you to death and leave you equal to the nonworking poor while Mr. Government man sits high on his throne ‘playing’ with the money you earned.

    • Propitious: giving or indicating a good chance of success; favorable.
      “the timing for such a meeting seemed propitious”

  5. Boehner has proved time and again his incompetence in leading the misfits called the House dominated by Republicans and Teabaggers. During prior administrations the debt limit was raised without all of this bickering including giving GW a blank check that destroyed our economy. Now enters Lyin’ Ryan with his nonsense budgeting and postering bringing our economy down and retarding any chance of real economic growth while ignoring rebuilding our infrastructure and destroying any chance of higher education except for the wealthy 2% Club. Where would Ryan be if Miami U had treated him like he treats the middle classs by not giving him a free education at an elite public university? Why does this maniac feel the need to destroy our economy while keeping higher education out of reach for the middle class? I see hypocrisy and bigotry in this House that is destroying not only the middle class but the American dream as well. Time to rid the nation of this pestulance called the House and install real patriots who care about the majority of the people of this nation instead of the 2% Club.

    • Cryin’ John allowed himself to be led around with a nose ring by the Teabaggers. Once he started to show his muscle and pushed back, they found out they didn’t have as much power as they thought. Baggers were finding themselves outside the decision making process for the first time since Sarah Palin created them by mixing Spite and Bile and Everything Vile! Unfortunately, all it takes is one Bagger in the Senate to make Senator Pruneface (R-KY) hide under the bedsheets and call for a cloture vote that may not pass to gum things up.

      • What you say is true but Cryin’ John has lost total control and any respect he once had. If you recall he went against Newt and was harshly sanctioned and fell from grace as the rising darling of the Republican Party. Of course it was not long after Newt was kicked out of the House on a rail too. History has shown us that the Republicans are not capable of governing and should be removed from this critical position. They love to throw wars to reward their supporters but drive our economy into the ground since we are not producing consumables for the publics. Top down economics does not work and never will except to reward the uber wealthy. Time to rid ourselves of thise parasites on society.

      • Yes, Mark I did leave out the 700 Club. I hope they don’t put a hex on me for leaving them out and Bob Jones with his academy of Brainwashed minions too.

        • Pat Robertson has been out to lunch for years.He lost his pal Jerry Falwell some time ago.Bad for him,good for the rest of us.A convoluted version of Christianity if there ever was one.

    • The GOP/Teaparty is simply addicted to Idolatry of Ideology.

      The GOP/Teaparty ideology and collective mindset of those that worship these false premises creates false “thinking” to worship or idolize… It is easier for them to not to think about the consequences of this idolatry of ideology….the ideology called obstructionism of everything Obama stands for.

      Ideology: A set of doctrines or beliefs that form the basis of a political, economic, or other system.

      idolatry: Blind or excessive devotion to something.

      • Apparently the American T(Taliban) party feels it has not inflicted enough damage to the American economy yet, and to that end, it’s pseudo patriotic adherents (hoping themselves to be of the top 1 percent) will stop at nothing.

        • You need to read this….

          http://nikitas3.com/1083/why-are-so-many-rich-people-liberals/

          and this:

          http://www.charter.net/news/read/article/ap-wealth_gap_a_guide_to_what_it_is_why_it-ap

          What would you have us do? Stand back and just let you roll over us. Don’t think so. I realize your ‘Man’ is trying to hush us up in every which way he can. Dude cannot handle criticism. Face it he has polarized all of us. You just don’t see it yet. Besides, what’s wrong with patriotism? Do you now have an aversion to it? Never bothered people in the past when this Country had a strong Democracy. You just don’t get it!

          • Thank you, Dan. I think there are more of us out there than they would let us believe. The Liberal media would like to believe they have us all hoodwinked 😉

          • The only people rolling over you and the rest of the T-Party, joe – though you don’t know it, and likely wouldn’t admit it if you did – are the big money boys, like the Koch brothers, the NRA, and Far Right religious groups, all of whom stand to lose a lot of money and power if gullible groups the like the TP’s didn’t support them.

            We – and that includes you, and the ordinary folks in the T-Party – ARE the government, but those whom you follow (like the above) don’t want you to think so. You think that they are helping you to be tough and independent in opposing your own government, but you are now more dependent upon them, and weaker because of it. Think about it.

          • Speak for yourself and your cronies. Hope you read my article on the richest that includes the Hollywood elites who are totally clueless….and who stands to loose a lot of money on your end. People like George Soros, Al Gore and none other than Obama himself. They don’t have to do a blasted thing but take money from you fools and we know it.

            By the way, Al Gore is really taking you all for a ride with his Global warming junk.

            News flash:

            Winter Storm 2014: On The Coldest Day In America In 20 Years, Here Are Al Gore’s Stupidest Global Warming Quotes:

            So are we really experiencing “global warming”?

            Of course not.

            If anything, things are actually getting colder.

            What the United States and Canada are experiencing right now is making global warming alarmists such as Al Gore look quite foolish. The
            following are 10 of Al Gore’s stupidest global warming quotes…

            #1
            In 2008, Al Gore boldly declared to a German audience that “the entire North ‘polarized’ cap will disappear in 5 years.” (Needless to say, that
            did not happen. In fact, the ice cap in the Arctic actually got largerthis year.)

            #2 “CO2 is the exhaling breath of our civilization, literally. … Changing that pattern requires a scope, a scale, a speed of change that is beyond what we havedone in the past.” (Actually, without carbon dioxide life on earth would not exist.)

            #3
            “The planet has a fever. If your baby has a fever, you go to the doctor. If the doctor says you need to intervene here, you don’t say, ‘Well, I read a science fiction novel that told me it’s not a problem.’
            If the crib’s on fire, you don’t speculate that the baby is flame retardant. You take action.” (It sounds like what Al Gore really needs is more cowbell.)

            #4 During a speech at NYU Law School in 2006, Al Gore made the following statement: “Many scientistsare now warning that we are moving closer to several “tipping points” that could — within as little as 10 years — make it impossible for us to
            avoid irretrievable damage to the planet’s habitability for human civilization.”

            #5
            “Here is the truth: The Earth is round; Saddam Hussein did not attack us on 9/11; Elvis is dead; Obama was born in the United States; and the
            climate crisis is real.”

            #6 “The interior of the earth is extremely hot – several million degrees.” (It actually peaks out at about 11,000 degrees.)

            #7
            “There is an air of unreality in debating these arcane points when the world is changing in such dramatic ways right in front of our eyes because of global warming.”

            #8
            “It would be an enormous relief if the recent attacks on the science ofglobal warming actually indicated that we do not face an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it.”

            #9
            “The survival of the United States of America as we know it is at risk.And even more — if more should be required — the future of human civilization is at stake.”

            #10 “We ought to approach this challenge [of global warming] with a sense of profound joy
            and gratitude: that we are the generation about which, a thousand yearsfrom now, philharmonic orchestras and poets and singers will celebrate
            by saying, they were the ones that found it within themselves to solve this crisis and lay the basis for a bright and optimistic human future.”

            As time goes by, the scientific evidence continues to mount. It is becoming painfully evident that the theory of man-made global warming simply is not true. The following is from a recent New American article…

            Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/01/winter-storm-2014-coldest-day-america-20-years-al-gores-stupidest-global-warming-quotes/#t3iEZqDCww35Rjcs.99

            Trust me, we don’t trust everything our representatives say, and that is something I cannot say for you. You don’t present facts and are too emotionally charged over your Savior. You no longer understand freedom. I’m not even sure you believe in the term if you do. Constitution, from your stand point, what’s that?

            Face it, we don’t want to be like you but you are cramming your crappy politics down our throats. We just want to be left alone and believe in what we want to believe in. The people and organizations you mention are just supporting our cause. Just like yours are for you. Only difference is you are boldly
            MAKING US, no forcing us, to live by your rules and your principles (if you can call them that) and we simply do not want to go along with the problem. There is decent on both sides….and just who do you think caused that? Is there freedom in being forced to do something you don’t want (like Obama care)? You tell me.

            Weaker….hmmm not sure about that. I think that Obama and his policies have only lit a fire under our arse. Maybe it’s smoldering at the moment, but who knows, the worse it gets the hotter the flames burn.

    • OMG, are you off the mark. 2% club? Why don’t you add your cronies on your end to the top of the list. I have uploaded an article time and time again about the rich Liberals who do nothing to help your cause except make money off you by sitting in their easy chair gazing at the computer screen. They do nothing to help the unemployment rate because they do not employ people. Ryan is not the only problem with the government and raising the debt limit.

      ‘Since winning the presidency, Obama has distanced himself from
      those remarks and the vote they went with,
      saying it was an example of a new senator making “a political
      vote.” But Obama is still playing politics with the debt limit—just
      from a different perch. He had it right the first time. The fact
      that the debt limit is up for a vote yet again is a sign of
      reckless fiscal policies. And the fact that Obama doesn’t
      seem to want to end the cycle of spending and borrowing that
      brought us to the point of needing yet another hike is, as he said,
      a failure of leadership.’ Yah his….

      and

      The White House argues that a clean hike is the only way to
      avoid a potential downgrade of the nation’s creditworthiness. If
      the GOP resists authorizing a hike in the limit, political
      instability will make creditors wary of further lending, raising
      the nation’s borrowing costs and destabilizing the global economic
      system.

      Perhaps they should pay a little more attention to what the big
      credit rating agencies are actually saying. Earlier this week,
      Fitch put the U.S. government on notice: Yes, it wants the debt limit raised without a majorfight, but it also warned that the fundamental strengths of thecountry’s creditworthiness “are being eroded by the large, albeitsteadily declining, structural budget deficit and high and risingpublic debt.” Without a credible medium term deficit reduction
      plan, the agency says, a downgrade of the U.S. credit rating is
      likely by the end of this year. Fitch isn’t the only agency to
      sound this alarm about unsustainably high debt levels. As The
      Wall Street Journal noted this week, all three rating firms “have implored
      lawmakers to lower the country’s debt relative to its economic
      output.”

      http://reason.com/blog/2013/01/17/weve-raised-the-debt-limit-many-times-be

      Either way you look at it, it takes two to tango. Face it there’s a war on two sides of the political front. It is not one-sided….

      • Do you NOT realize that it’s not the President that holds the purse strings…..he can only spend what the House and Senate allow him to spend. He has NO sway over the budget except to present his to the Congress and wait for them to approve it. Other than that, he’s at their mercy!!!

        • Thank God he doesn’t hold the purse strings or we would be totally ruined by now… which may still happen. Yikes, we still have 3 years of this nightmare…..and then what Killary? Your side seems to ruthlessly ruin any Conservative that stands in your way. We are standing in the way of Obama’s Communist agenda. That is really upsetting him. We need a miracle or one side or the other needs to find a new home. Well, maybe we should keep it and bring it back to its former glory with the addition of new technology. As for you all, what about Valenzuela or Cuba? More your speed and you will be well provided for, equal in every way. Although there is one drawback. You will have few rights just like we do now. You will get to see what it is like to have the shoe on the other foot. And, by the way, you can also take the illegals with you and help support their needs. Oh, that’s right, facts mean nothing to you all…..

          • First of all, where in heck is Valenzuela (I thought he was a baseball player). Second of all, if you’d research all the things this president has done to help the economy instead of listening to Republican pundits and Faux News, you might be surprised at how well our economy is actually doing……oh, that’s right, facts mean nothing to you all…..

    • n the eve of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, a new poll from Washington Post-ABC News shows that fully 63 percent of Americans have either little to no confidence Obama will make the right decisions. The public is evenly split on whether Obama is honest and trustworthy, with 49 percent of Americans answering in the affirmative, and 48 percent answering negatively.

      A bare majority of Americans, 52 percent, feel Obama does not understand the problems of people like them – a shocking downward turn for Obama on an important likeability issue in which he dominated in 2012. A majority of Americans, 51 percent, also believe Obama is not a strong leader. His disapproval rating stands currently at 50 percent, with 41 percent disapproving strongly – only 23 percent support him strongly. 50 percent of Americans have an unfavorable impression of the president.

      For perhaps the first time, Obama’s personal popularity seems to be suffering from his inability to govern effectively. He is not being damaged by the NSA scandal, for example – a solid 59 percent of Americans think Obama either went too far or was just right in how he changed NSA policy in the aftermath of surveillance revelations. Instead, his personal popularity is dropping – a shocking development for a president who has largely relied on that popularity to push forward policy.

  6. The gop is in an untenable position.They are damned by their t/bagger affiliations that fails to do what even the supporters of prohibition could not do.Return America to the governmental and corporate dominance of white men in a predominately agrarian,protestant society where women are relegated to the home and taking care of children.That way of life was disappearing well before the 1920’s.
    The President and Democrats have no need to negotiate,especially on proposed cuts to Social Programs.We need only wait them out.The gop/t are like stubborn children who intend to hold their breath until they get their way.Eventually,they must breathe.
    No doubt that the gop/t will hang on a while but they have effectively put the noose around their collective head.What remains to see is whether they prefer death over a bit of shame and a return to reason and to bi-partisan work.They have already lost this battle and they will never win the Whitehouse by any legal means.

      • I agree.What is also unfortunate is that there are certain Democrats who are not squeaky clean.Perhaps to a certain extent that is an occupational hazard as politics is a dirty business.

        • Organized Institutional Politics throughout history controls the human material body.

          Organized Institutional Religion—based upon the cult of personality of a falsely perceived prophet of some “God” — controls the soul and emotional belief systems.

          Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Mohammed and on and on an on….religion knows no boundaries of not being “squeaky clean.”

          Jim Jones anyone??

          A cult of personality….both religious and political…

          The lists of “politicians is in the hundreds of thousands….most notoriously recently Hitler, Pol Pot, and dozens of other propped up fascists and psychopaths we call politicians…

          Ted Cruz, and Libertarians anyone?

          The 1930’s had the Brown Shirts.
….The 1950’s had Joseph McCarthy
….The 1980’s had Ronald Reagan
…..The late 1990’s had George Bush JR…


          Today we have The Teaparty and the “red shirts.” who are out to destroy the global economy…

          Why?

          “Vulture capitalists” scooping up the mess to make a profit….

          Been going on for thousands of years…

          • I missed this one Daniel as it did not land in my in-box. Have you any thoughts about the Bilderburger Group and their alleged agenda? There are some very spooky things said about them and I am not convinced that they are benevolent or inconsequential.

          • As you are aware, The Builderburger Group arranges meetings between the wealthy and powerful i.e. most notably politicians and business leaders and especially global conglomerates that control the media.

            It has a very cozy relationship to the Council on Foreign Relations and IMF (International Monetary Fund)…and others…

            Here is an example from last year’s meeting: Bilderberg Group 2013: guest list and agenda

            http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10102170/Bilderberg-Group-2013-guest-list-and-agenda.html

            This list and agenda says it all…

            The lay person analogy is that the Bilderburger Group is like a middle-class resident’s condo/gated community committee, a protection racket, to make their protect gated community as good as possible for themselves…..but this group becomes dangerous because it holds the keys to the geo-political and economic future.

            It’s world bankers, The International Monetary Fund, keeps nations on the hook with insupportable debt—- an intentional loan shark if you will….with its enforcers if you don’t pay back your loans The USA and its global allies.

            The theory among conspiracy theory devotees is that the Bilderburger Group has an agenda to create a “United States of Europe” as part of their overall plan to eradicate the sovereignty of nations. “New World Order” under a Bushism…

            History teaches us that those 1% in charge of 93% of the global GNP will be blinded by their collective need to have “absolute power” which we know corrupts absolutely.

            More about the members of the “New World Order” here:

            Organizations and Their Role In the New World Order

            http://www.spirituallyraw.com/group/thenewworldorder/forum/topics/organizations-and-their-role?xg_source=activity

          • Yeah,the list does not surprise me.I became aware of the Bilderburgers at an early age and have been reading about them for a long time off and on.Certainly attendance at one of those gatherings does not immediately signify nefarious intent in an individual,but I would not trust the Bilderburgers to walk the dog. The Georgia Stonehenge is rather ominous with the revealed intent to reduce world population to no more than 500 million written in seven languages.
            Hillary Clinton has attended in recent years as has Obama.I do not oppose the President though he is a disappointment to me regarding certain issues and I do not see him as the champion of the people even in the confines of his own Presidential campaign.
            I cannot point to any specifically glaring issue with Hillary as a potential candidate to be leader of the USA.However I have a persistant negative gut feeling about her.I have learned over many years to not ignore my gut feelings and I do not believe that Hillary,if elected President,will occupy the office doing the best things for the best reasons.Frankly,right or wrong,I do not trust her more than the Bilderburgers. To me they are both quite suspicious.

          • The Builderburger Group arranges meetings between the wealthy and powerful i.e. most notably politicians and business leaders. It has a very cozy relationship to the Council on Foreign Relations and IMF (International Monetary Fund)…and others…

            Here is an example from last year’s meeting: Bilderberg Group 2013: guest list and agenda

            http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10102170/Bilderberg-Group-2013-guest-list-and-agenda.html

            This list and agenda says it all…

            The lay person analogy is that the Bilderburger Group is like a middle-class estate’s resident’s committee, a protection racket, to make their protect gated community as good as possible for themselves…..but this group becomes dangerous because it holds the keys to the geo-political and economic future.

            The International Monetary Fund keeps nations on the hook with insupportable debt—an intentional loan shark if you will….with its enforcers if you don’t pay back your loans The USA and its global allies.

            The theory among conspiracy theory devotees is that the Bilderburger Group has an agenda to create a “United States of Europe” as part of their overall plan to eradicate the sovereignty of nations. “New World Order” under a Bushism…

            History teaches us that those 1% in charge of 93% of the global GNP will be blinded by their collective need to have “absolute power” which we know corrupts absolutely.

            More about the members of the “New World Order” here:

            Organizations and Their Role In the New World Order

            http://www.spirituallyraw.com/group/thenewworldorder/forum/topics/organizations-and-their-role?xg_source=activity

    • No the GOP will not back down because we, just like you, have rights. It is OK to stuff your agenda down our throats and expect us to just go along with it. Bull! How would you like it if the shoe was on the other foot? You would fight it tooth and nail wouldn’t you?

      Dominance of white men? LaLaLand. That is so dated. Are you kidding me. I think you have forgotten that their are other ethnic groups in the Republican party. Many African American Conservatives have more common sense than you and I. Besides many associated with the Tea Party are African Americans. Bobby Jindal is awesome as is Ted Cruz. Indian, Hispanic… These people are extremely well respected by our party. They bring a breath of fresh air. Get off the time tunnel train. If anyone is going back to the Dark Ages it is you all. Communism has already been explored and failed miserably. Wow, and the women issue….well I guess you would have them beholden to father government? No the Conservatives want to empower women and lift them up by the boot straps. I believe every woman should have an education so that if their is no man around she can fend for her children with equal pay. The reason you can’t stand Conservative women is because they are extremely strong in their convictions. They are not the poor downtrodden, has a million children so I can be on welfare types and that bothers you. You cannot control them…

      You see the problem is your side holds the trump card right now. Your representatives are holding onto it so tight that they will find any old corrupt way to instigate problems. Bi-partisan! Yah, right. Legal means….don’t think Obama’s last win was on the up and up… Our stupid representatives keep thinking they can still reach across the aisle and work with your lot. They are finding out they cannot and they have not. Not a big fan of Christie but he just got himself stabbed in the back. Your side cannot be trusted. We Conservatives don’t much like the RINO’s and would love to vote them out. Hopefully, we will be able to vote some of them out in 2016 and replace them with worthier candidates. Will be hard but maybe we can get a few more ‘good ole boys’ in there.

      Heard today that Obama thought we would just fold and get rolled over by his policies. Boy was he ever wrong….

  7. Every time the GOP risks the fate of he economy over Obamacare or some other lame threat they lose credibility as the party that are the best stewards of the economy. Only the extreme elements of the republican party want Agamemnon to occur since they are there to stop government from working, not to make it more efficient or better. Moderate republicans and independents are growing weary of the kabuki theatre that is played out every year. Boehner knows that if the republicans actually cause something real to happen like a drop in the stock market or some other economic calamity, Wall st money will stop flowing to them and start flowing to a sane and rational Hillary. The GOP needs to show the Idiot, as Christie would say, base that they are standing up for whatever. Considering they haven’t passed much else they probably need a little drama. Besides they created this debt crisis so now they have to play the hand and wait for the river card..

      • Good for her. Do you know what her husband is worth? I don’t care what Chelsea does. We have a serious problem with in equality and Elizabeth Warren may be a better messenger

  8. Another threat to destroy the American economy seems to be ok with many people. My congressman says that it is ok to default on our debt. As a person who has a Master’s Degree in Economics I can only shake my head at the stupidity of our legal system. But on the brighter side, I am very confident that Hillary will win the 2016 election as the potential candidates of the Republican Party continue to self-destruct.

  9. I have been following the Republican Party meeting this past week. I find it amusing that everything Reince Priebus (The Great Afterthought) had pretty much everything he said refuted by the B and C listers who spoke at the conference. Now we get to find out how many Republican House and Senate members aren’t paying attention to him, too.

  10. These guys are doing everything possible to make this end in guns, just four months ago they shut down the gov’t and flew confederate flags in front of the white house. There’s just so much reasonable people will put up with. I recommend all democrats and centrists arm themselves to defend our country from armed anarchists.

    • Be careful about misuse of the term Anarchism. What the right wants is a free hand to do any damn thing they please, that is survival of the fittest, not Anarchy. Believe it or not, Anarchy isn’t about chaos, to the contrary, it relies on complete cooperation of it’s citizens without the use a centralized authority to make and enforce laws. The people make the determination themselves as to what the laws will be and how to enforce them but there aren’t any leaders. It requires a highly enlightened population for it to work. I don’t advocate such a system simply because at this point in our evolution, we would in fact destroy one another. But it is not the Mad Max scenario that most folks envision.

      • Anarchism: a political theory holding all forms of governmental authority to be unnecessary and undesirable and advocating a society based on voluntary 
cooperation and free association of individuals and groups.

        Nihilism: the belief that traditional morals, ideas, beliefs, etc., have no worth or value: the belief that a society’s political and social institutions are so bad that they should be destroyed. (Essential element of Anarchism)

        Vulture Capitalist’: An unethical venture capitalist who, by any means necessary, deprives an inventor of control over his or her own innovations and most of the money the inventor should have made from the invention…..capitalist who invests in floundering firms in the hopes that the firms will turn around by any means necessary.

        Plutocracy: government by the richest people : a country that is ruled by the richest people: a group of very rich people who have a lot of power (another central element of Fascism)

        • Thanks, I guess I only had it half right. The information I was using was from an Anarchist web site. Naturally the author of the site mentioned that people have it all wrong about Anarchy, of course, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini and the like probably used the same rhetoric before they became tyrants.

          At this point, it seems that America is closer to being a Plutocracy than any other political and economic system.

          Tell me, is it true that the trolls have been driven away from the memo? I read your posts to Mark Forsyth and you had mentioned that OBOZO, Montanabill and a few others were actually one and the same person. I wonder if Lana Ward was also another alias of the same person. I haven’t been on the memo in 4 or 5 months so I was unaware of the changes but I do welcome the changes. I enjoy friendly debate and exchanges of ideas but I left the first time because of all the drama that was being perpetrated by that fool or fools. It’s nice to know that I can come here again and learn something and hopefully add something of substance.

          • Yes—thanks to Joe Conason and his editors and new website….they can crack down on trolls….it is important to FLAG these trolls….and most important…do not reply to them ever…

            Also report them to Disqus here:

            http://feedback.disqus.com/spam/

            Thanks for the great reply! I love healthy respectful non flame throwing free exchanges of ideas, arguments etc 🙂

            As far as trolls however, they have no business disrupting any website. It has nothing to do with free speech either….People have no “right” to post at private websites nor do they have a “right” to post audio/video/photos at private websites. Especially if those posts have appeared years ago and are simply cut and pasted into dozens of websites year after year—as was the case with all of those recently banned here….

            People have no “right” to badger or bully anyone with any post. This leads to being banned…as was just done by NM editors with “taxpayer and dozens of others…Posting here at National memo is a PRIVILEGE …especially when it can be anonymous without verification of who really is behind the post….

            Glad you be back!

  11. Waggaze: bigotry and hypocrisy are the first two of the 10 Tenets of the Republican Party…the other 8: elitism, Fascism, greed, corruption, arrogance, incompetence, insanity and unintentional comedy. Regarding the last one: while the Fascist GOP have done a great job in trying to destroy this country, late night and political comedians are more popular than ever.
    Bear in mind, kids, the GOP’s governing philosophy: “screw the poor, middle class, elderly, disabled, women, children and minorities, the wealthy and big corporations need more money and power!” Also remember the three groups of “people” the GOP TRULY represent: fetuses, rich old white Conservative men and big corporations. Quite frankly, if you don’t fall into one of those three categories, the GOP doesn’t give a f*ck about you.
    A second Republican Progressive & Moderate Revolution is needed here. The first one began in the 1930 midterms, a year after the Fascist GOP financial policies caused the Wall Street Crash. That revolution launched the “Roosevelt Republic”, a coalition of GOP “Progs” and “Mods” with Democrats that handed the GOP a string of humiliating defeats at the ballot box.
    Today’s Republicans need to thank their lucky stars that the Justice Department refuses to do their jobs, as all GOP politicians in this country, not just the ones who go to DC, are guilty of one or both of the following federal felonies: Insurrection/Rebellion and Sedition. I’ll allow you to do your own research on that. The next time a Fascist, Insurrectionist and Seditous GOPer spews their usual nonsense about “enforcing the laws we already have”, you can correctly tell them, “be careful what you wish for, Mr. Fascist Republican!”.

    • There really is no such thing as a two party system. But you are correct to point out that the splinter group of GOP/Teaparty is comprised of fascism.

      • Generally, favorably comparing the Democrats to the Republicans is “False Equivalency”, something the Libertarians like to do. I’m a Non-Affiliated voter, so I don’t care about party dogma, I care about the TRUTH. While it’s true that there are some “Corporate” or “Blue Dog” Democrats, they don’t adhere to the 14 defining characteristics of Fascism as the GOP Cons and Teahadists do. So, calling any Democrat a “Fascist” is False Equivalency.
        You are correct to point out, Daniel, that it’s not a two-party system anymore. That’s because the GOP are split up into three groups: Cons, Teahadists/Firebaggers (Libertarians) and Progressives/Moderates. While it’s completely correct for me to call the GOP Fascists and compare them to other Fascist regimes, like the Nazis, I’ve also detailed the three major differences between the Nazis and today’s GOP:
        1. The GOP lack the single dictatorial voice that the Nazis had with Adolf Hitler. In fact, and the GOPers hate it when point out this truth, the GOP are “Socialists” in regards to spreading Fascist GOP propaganda (LMAO);
        2. While the Nazis had no strong political party to oppose them, the GOP has the Democrats to fight. This leads to a frightening realization: if there were no Democratic Party right now, we WOULD be a Fascist regime; Hell, we’re almost one anyway! 🙁
        3. While the GOP “Civil War” (between the three groups of the party I detailed above) tragicomically rages on, the Nazis violently put down the “Brownshirts” insurrection and widely publicized all executions of “traitors” to keep the people in line. Oh, by the way…
        Some people have mentioned that another difference between the Nazis and the GOP is that the GOP haven’t exterminated millions of people of a particular religious belief as the Nazis did. But, that’s attributable to #2 above.

        • I like your posts and style!

          you state: “GOP haven’t exterminated millions of people…”

          Depends on how were loosely define extermination….

          The GOP/Teaparty form of fascism is collective form of “extermination” since 2001 ….It has been pushing the poor and middle class to near extinction….the mindset is the extermination of a certain class of people of all colors: the poor and those in abject poverty…and immigrants….who are non-white.

          • That’s a good point, Daniel. You can also say that, with their stupid “death panels” talking point when the PPACA was passed and signed into law, the GOP in Red states made that a “self-fulfilling prophecy”. Because, surely, in the Red states where they refuse to expand Medicaid, some people will die.
            But, let’s not go too far with this. The Nazis passed the Nuremberg Laws in 1935 that gave them the legal justification to discriminate against “minorities”. Eventually, that led to their “solution” of the “Jewish problem”. The point I make is that, if the GOP had no political opposition in-country as the Nazis did, we’d be a Fascist regime right now.
            The question then becomes: “how brutal of a Fascist regime would it be?” I would like to believe that the GOP wouldn’t be as bad as the Nazis were. But, that could be my “Pollyanna” side talking. When you see and hear what Fascist idiots the GOP are, you get the feeling that there wouldn’t be much difference.

    • I like the incompetence accusation of the GOP. Obama health care was incompetence at its worst and what did it cost us to fix the problems. We do not know yet.

  12. I have to disagree strongly with at least one part of the article: the part about the “problem” for the GOP is they voted for something for GWB and now oppose it for Obama. Hypocrisy has NEVER been a problem for the GOP.

  13. Go ahead, GOP. Shut the government down, again…because we all know how well that worked for you the last time. Hahahaha!

  14. I really hate the Crisis Politics that the obstinate Republic party keeps subjecting us to. They manufacture crisis after crisis, while ignoring the facts of each situation, and while failing to do what they were elected to do. Worse yet, when you look up what many of them have done in the past, it is the exact opposite of what they are now publicly advocating. For example, Mike Huckabee signed a law when he was governor making birth control available to women in his state. He never refuted doing that, never said it was not the right thing to do. Then he comes up with his recent remarks about “Uncle Sugar” and you have to wonder, does he think we are all really stupid, or that we have all suffered memory loss? It is almost as if the words are coming out of their mouths, but they are not being processed in their brains first.

    • YEP—AND JASON STATES IT BEST AS IT REALTES TO DESTROYING TE ECONOMY:

      “The GOP’s debt scaremongering made a little sense in 2010 when the deficit was over $1 trillion and the long-term debt projections were skyrocketing — though threatening default increased the deficit
      and an actual default would have exploded it astronomically. But the deficit has been cut in half, mostly thanks to the end of some of the Bush tax breaks for the rich, and any threat of a long-term debt
      “crisis” may be disappearing, thanks to Obamacare.’

  15. Are these people TOTALLY INSANE? I often wonder where their brains are at because they certainly aren’t in their heads where they belong!!! They keep doing this to no avail, and they never seem to learn!! But, I guess it’s a good thing in that it really makes them look like the fools that they are, and we can only hope that other, more moderate, Republicans see this!

  16. Ladies and gentlemen, for three days last week I told you the amazing story of Scott Walker, governor Wisconsin and the rebirth and revitalization of his state, a blue state, with conservatism. Conservative economic policy has revitalized that state. The upshot of it is that there’s a near $1 billion budget surplus that he is returning to the taxpayers in the form of income property tax cuts.

    Interestingly, by the way, the Wisconsin legislature is opposing him on this. They want to spend the money on… what do you think? Education. Oh, yes. We’re not spending enough on education, the magic words, the children. We’ve got to spend it. And I must add, even some Republicans in the Wisconsin legislature are opposing Scott Walker on this and don’t want to rebate the surplus. It is an amazing story. It did not get reported anywhere that I saw other than little filler AP type stories in Wisconsin.

    Our buddies at NewsBusters, which is Brent Bozell’s Media Research Center news analysis website, they got around to reporting that it had not been reported on anywhere else. And look, I’m not spoiling for anything here. I’m just making an observation. Fox News didn’t even do this. Fox News didn’t even cover it. And it’s huge, folks. It’s the way out! It’s what the Tea Party claims to want. It’s what conservatives say will happen if you implement the policies that Scott Walker implemented, and they were right. They did happen.

    Scott Walker, they tried to destroy his career twice. His career and more, actually. They went after his reputation, his political life. He did everything that conservative voters want their elected officials to do. He hung in. He defended himself and his voters. He stood up for what he believed in. He fought tooth and nail to get it implemented, and it worked. It worked great! And it still remains a national secret. Now, we know why the left-wing media’s not gonna report it. This is anathema to them. But it has finally made it outside this program.

    UK Telegraph, Tim Stanley. “How Walker & Conservatives Saved Wisconsin. America, Take Note.” And here’s a pull quote. “So the message to America, and the rest of the world, is this: get spending under control, cut business taxes, create a welfare system that encourages people to seek work and you will balance the budget, reduce unemployment and be able to let people keep more of their money. It turns out that conservative economics, applied with determination and care, can work.”

    It really, really worked, folks. It did. Everything that we tell you, theoretically, will happen, did. Unemployment’s down, prosperity is up. The government has more money than it needs. He’s rebating it in the form of a tax cut. Property taxes, big to people, income taxes. And right here in the UK Telegraph it says, “How did he do it? With a mix of conservatism and pragmatism.” But he did it. Now, I don’t know whether he can parlay this into a run for the presidency. That’s not my point here. The point is this is the way out of the mess that we are in.

    The Republican establishment’s not happy about this. This is not where they are. Scott Walker deemphasized the size of government, deemphasized the role of government. And even now, when he talks about the budget deficit, he refers to it as the people who own the money. It’s their money, they produced it, they earned it, they had it taxed, more was taken than was necessary because of the policies — this is everything that we have demanded, asked for, suggested, promised, told people would work. And all of these things matter. Wisconsin is the American founding playing out again right in front of our faces.

    The Republican Party has another golden opportunity to latch on to this and make it their own. He is one of them. He is a Republican governor. And I want to remind you of something I reminded you last week. He is very closely associated with the Heritage Foundation. Together they hung in there. They were extremely loyal to their own policy beliefs.

    Now, there’s a Wall Street Journal piece, I guess you could call it a companion piece. The headline here: “States Weigh New Plans for Revenue Windfalls.” Now, what this story is about is what generally happens when states have budget surpluses, and primarily Democrat states, when they get a little money, they insist that it be poured into failed systems, every time.

    They insist that their surplus be plowed back into something already overfunded, and not working, and maybe not working because it’s overfunded. The big department that seems to work the magic is education. All you have to do is wring your hands and say, “We’re not doing enough to educate the children!”

    A little extra money, send it there, and it seems that that works in getting the taxpayers to agree because everybody loves their crumb crunchers. Here’s a pull quote from the Journal piece: “Last week, Mr. Walker proposed using Wisconsin’s revenue increase largely to cut income and property taxes, following similar reductions last year.” Yeah. This is not budget gimmicks, by the way, or accounting gimmicks. This surplus happened because of policy.

    “‘What do you do with a surplus? Give it back to the people who earned it,’ [Scott Walker] said in his annual state of the state speech. But he is facing pushback from members of both parties in the [Wisconsin] Senate — where Republicans hold a slim majority — who are concerned about looming cost increases for existing state programs. Some Democratic legislators also argue the state needs to restore money for education.

    “The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a liberal think tank, last year said Wisconsin and 33 other states are providing less funding per student now than before the recession on an inflation-adjusted basis.” Now, they never talk about reforming or changing the failed education industry, do they? They only ever talk about throwing more money at it. They never talk about fixing it, except to the extent that they claim the money will fix it. But it hasn’t, and it won’t.

    Because the education system in most of the states, the federal government, is flawed structurally. It’s flawed theoretically. It’s flawed the way it’s put together. So the Journal piece is saying (summarized), “Well, you know, yeah, yeah, but the Democrats are always gonna be a problem ’cause they’re gonna want to put the money anywhere but back in the taxpayers’ pockets,” and that’s absolutely true.

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