(late addition: I interrupt this moment in politics to say my heartfelt concern goes out to all of you who are fighting the effects of Hurricane Sandy. I would also like to tell all Americans to donate any food stuffs to your neighbors who may be without. The American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and other organizations responding to this crises cannot use food stuff due to the risk of contamination. Money is always desperately needed. Those who are not directly effected by the storm but still confused on who to vote for, I encourage you to read my following Posts. Again my concern for all of you is genuine regardless if you are still in shock, waiting for the power to come on, or mourning your loss. May God Bless you all!)
How much more cruelty or lies do we or President Obama have to endure or hear out of the Romney campaign and his fellow Republican campaigners this season from the Republicans who support Mitt Romney? When we remember his attacks against his fellow Republicans in the primaries it seems as though his campaign has gone on for ever and gotten nastier as each week has passed. I can’t possibly list all the messages of hate that have been told or is being told against the Man who holds the office of President, but to call Mitt Romney’s campaign a campaign of decency and class is as big of a lie or stretch of the imagination, as any Mitt himself has told.
I thought plutocrats were taught at least a minimum amount of restraint in their messages of disrespect against the highest office of our Land and the men who hold that office, but it appears that they get more attention by being louts than they do by appearing respectable. What is going on with the supporters of Mitt Romney and his campaign is a total complete disrespect mixed with hate-mongering towards our President and I suffice it to say that it would never happen if President Obama was white. For American Citizens to tolerate such low-level campaigning that will cost a Billion plus dollars before it’s over should sicken us all.
I venture to say that the majority of voting is over or will be in the next week as those of us who do care have already voted and knowing how badly the sleazy Republican bunch is trying to cause mayhem at the polls or lie to the voters elsewhere it is wise to vote early. I have decided to list just a few of the low-life comments being made by Republican candidates and by Mitt Romney supporters. I hesitate in doing so because there are those who feel to print it is to give it credibility but I feel that if it does not get spoken about then the general public will be electing someone who does not represent their values and views. This is not an election to have voter remorse over the day after because as a Nation we have way too much at stake this election to mess it up now with our votes or to tolerate the hate spreading across America, when we are a Nation who embraces the diversity that has led to us being World Leaders in Democracy.
Ann Coulter in a twitter tweak called our President a retard which isn’t only ignorance directed at our President but millions of handicapped people who struggle daily and have far more class than the likes of Ann Coulter, has ever had or I venture, will ever have. Any of us who have been Blessed enough to hold one of these children knows the strength of perseverance and courage that they hold, and as a Nation we should be ashamed of people who would down grade their qualities in such nasty terms. All children born with the tests of hardships should be elevated to their rightful place as should our President.
The racism is so high that even the most naive of people can’t help but trip over it from the comments of President Obama being lazy and taking naps and how the African-American people need to be taken off of welfare and taught to become janitors and babysitters from Newt Gingrich to the many derogatory remarks made by Senator John Sununu.Senator Sununu, Mitt Romney’s campaign manager never fails to bring up the race issue and to suggest that somehow as a Senator it is o.k. to malign our President or any race of people as an elected official, every chance he can, is to take civilization back to the 1950′s. Where have these cave men been living?
Colin Powell went to great efforts to explain how Mitt Romney being all over the map scared him and he like, many other Americans, sees our economy turning around and feels that President Obama is on the right track to recovery. Senator Sununu was quick to say that Colin Powell’s endorsement for President Obama had nothing to do with the President’s accomplishments and Colin Powell was not being political in his endorsement but only proud of his race. The truth is the Republican Party is filled with rascist and that is the main reason Senator McConnell said the only goal the Republicans in Congress had was to make sure President Obama was a one term President. All of the Republican Party refuses to acknowledge the successes of President Obama. For every success made by our President they deliberately threw in diversions with the criticisms of Cheney and John McCain gaining the attention instead of the American people being able to celebrate our President’s accomplishments.
For four years we have heard Republican members of the Senate and Congress malign our President while whining that President Obama does not spend enough time with them. They have started one witch hunt after the other on our President or his cabinet and each time they find nothing just as they did with the Clintons on Whitewater they get nastier and more vocal. Their hate mongering racist comments over the years should sicken all decent Americans but instead there are those who accept this kind of talk and support Mitt Romney.
Just 4 years ago only 23% of our population wanted Mitt to be President while 77% of us were aware of the fact that his kind of doing business was not the kind of business man we needed to recover the mess that was left behind by the greed of the Republican majority. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are both expected to lose their own home States in this election. I’m not sure that any President or vice President team in History has ever lost his own home State by as far as Mitt Romney is behind in the polls, following having been Governor in that same State. If this was a Democrat who was losing their home State by an estimated 20% or larger, we can be certain it would be all over the news alerts. The campaign to spread lies by the Patriot groups gained it’s feet and left too many of us who knew the truth 4 years ago, confused today, while others are accepting what they would never have accepted then.
Billionaire Thomas Peterffy is running an ad that he is paying for, talking about the sins of Socialism, which suggest that President Obama without naming him and the Democrats are Socialists so he is going to vote Republican. Democracy around the World has always provided for the needs of their people and America does not come close to the tax bases that those countries pay out nor do we provide the healthcare that they do. Anyone who would suggest because Our Nation is now giving back to those who fought for this Country and to the elderly who have paid in while providing food stamps to those whose income has dropped due to unemployment, that we are now some how becoming a Socialist State is suggesting total ignorance on their part.
It is a slap in the face to all of us who have paid for and earned the benefits now due us and just more of the hate propaganda taking place with the Romney campaign. Other groups have tried to run this kind of garbage in the past and other Republican candidates for office, have refused it. This is nothing more than neo-con talk coming from the mentality that goes back to the scare tactics of the George McCarthy era. Didn’t we learn how much damage that did to innocent Americans? Where is Mitt Romney and why isn’t he stopping that kind of ad if he is not a Neo-Con himself?
Trump is at it again and offering to donate to President Obama’s charity of choice if he shows him his college transcripts and saying our President isn’t all that smart. What Trump really is after is promoting the belief that all African-Americans as well as our President are given special treatment under affirmative action and promoting again that if President Obama shows his birth certificate he will put it to rest even though our President has shown it already and it was broadcast across print media as well as the air-ways.
No other President in history has ever been put through this kind of microscope and had his word so maligned. Even George Romney who was born in Mexico was not asked to prove his citizenship. President Obama was born in Hawaii and because of the maligning efforts made by men like Trump, two out of five Republicans still believe President Obama is not an American. There are idiots running around the blog-0-sphere claiming President Obama after being a Senator and a President has never been vetted. No one much less the President of the United States of America should have to endure the treatment shown him by these idiots.
I wish I could say that this was all just because of it being an election year but this kind of talk isn’t just taking place by idiots on the blogosphere and Trump but by other idiots as well, such as the head of the NRA,Rascist groups, Ted Nugent,Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh, who are the worse kind of bigots in America, since they have the platforms provided for them to incite the worse kind of hate. This spread of bigotry and hate has gone on for four years and is the conversation taking place across America by the ignorant people of America. I have been to two antique auctions where two different auctioneers amongst their lilly white crowds have felt comfortable by taking a swipe at our President. At the last one a real ass of an auctioneer suggested the crowd buy the old National Geographics because we could find President Obama’s grandmother in one of them. I will give the crowd this, at neither auction did any one laugh at either auctioneer who felt comfortable taking a swipe at our President, because the majority of us whether we are Republicans, Independent, or Democrats are not ignorant or jerks.
When I hear Ann Romney saying,” stop already on the talk against Mitt Romney”, who has throughout his political career been all over the map on what he believes to the point that if we looked at the film footage we would be dizzy when we walked out, I can’t help but think,”You have some nerve Lady!” I can appreciate that Mitt is her husband and she loves him but after the really horrific conversations against President Obama in comparison to those against Mitt Romney that have taken place against President Obama right under Mitt Romney’s nose and he has done nothing to stop it, how dare Ann Romney get on her high prancing horse over what is being said about Mitt Romney. When Mitt’s words and behavior is all over the map and Mitt changes his views faster than most of us change our under pants what are we suppose to say about him? The man keeps proving he will do anything and say anything to get elected.
I have yet to hear any suggestions against Mitt’s Religion, remember Reverend Wright being used against President Obama, and when I report on the views of the Mormon Religion it is because I am simply repeating their belief and Mitt Romney’s belief and that does not come close to equaling the playing field of all the hate that has been spread about Reverend Wright and our President being Muslim. Why does President Obama’s religion matter and Mitt Romney’s doesn’t when Mitt comes from what has always been thought of as a Religion that denies equality to women?
As of 2010 the Security Agency’s of America were able to place over 800 Patriot Groups in America and of those 330 are militia groups. They go by Patriotic And Christian Names and use names to make the American Citizens think our goals are their goals when in truth it is anything but what the majority of Americans would support. Not all specialize in violence but it explains the movement to fire more policemen and replace them with vigilante groups in 17 States where the “Stand Your Ground law” has passed.
These groups are backed by the John Birch Society and other radical groups who do not necessarily support Democracy, with their aim and power to shrink the government being given to the elected officials of the Tea Party in the Republican Party. They advocate New World Order which is nothing more than going back to the 1800s, where the rich got richer and the poor got poorer. They want to go back to the days when ruthless men operated without a conscious like Vanderbilt,Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan and Carnegie, under the guise of free enterprise. They were able to grow monopolies,banking, and corporations without government regulations at this time in History but they are equally as bent on returning us to another time in History and that was when Woodrow Wilson was President and before the Roosevelt programs were put in place creating a strong middle class.
Too many of these same type of ruthless business men without a conscious still exist today, but many of the family board members or directors are not willing to take the risk their ancestors did or in some cases they are not as competent because they have lost the edge that their earlier ancestors had so many Corporations are run by mostly men who are paid exorbitant prices to get their profits up. They continue to feed us the belief that when business does well we do well or “trickle Down Economics’ which has proven to be a disaster to the middle class. Instead when we have a strong middle class and we have discretionary spending the economy does well. The top of the food chain only reinvest it to make themselves richer while competing amongst the top of the ladder while the poor and middle class gets poorer under this system.
Just as greed was referred to then, as being ambitious, it still is today and just as employee wages were cut then with hours being extended by the workers,this same practice is being done today,except the jobs are being outsourced to China and India in exchange for cheap labor. With their efforts to ban Unions or to run them out and to deny employee negotiations,they have passed”the right to work laws” and it is their plan to keep the factories here at lower wages, when it is to cost prohibitive to send the work over seas or demand for the product made is greater here than over seas and to import it back in is too costly.
General motors has come up with the combo fuel and electric car of the future in the Colt that cuts the need for gasoline down to almost nothing and lessens the need for gasoline at the pumps while cutting down on carbon emissions, and Mitt Romney has said he will stop funding on electric cars and wind towers, if he is elected.Only the original test car that was put through vigorous tests that would not occur with normal driving, started on fire and the fire was eliminated quickly without doing damage to the dummy. Instead the far right has spread stories about all the Chevy Colts catching on fire. It has been chosen as the car of the year two years in a row and is the proto-type that other foreign automobiles are following. These Republicans are not interested in saving money out of the pockets of the middle class while making us energy-efficient despite Romney’s campaign promises to do so.
Mitt Romney has said,”I heard that Jeep was going to be outsourced to China,” while campaigning in Ohio, in an effort to win over voters in that State, while Detroit and Chrystler have moved quickly to deny that there is any truth what-so-ever in what Romney is saying, and a figment of Mitt Romney’s imagination. This has not stopped his campaign from making three different ads stating the very same lie,however.
He has done the same thing with stating that President Obama wants to hand out welfare without work and that has been made clear as being a lie by everyone,even in his own Party. The same man who refused to bet on the American workers and the automobile Industry is so desperate now that he is trying to win on nothing more than lies, while refusing to show the American people what he is hiding by not turning over his own tax returns,when other Presidents have done this throughout history. His own dad said,” Anyone who runs for the office of President and refuses to turn over at least ten years of his tax returns does not do so because they have something to hide.”
If we, the middle class, refuse to learn from our past mistakes of history and instead only accept the glorifying lack of details when it comes to the Romney claims, that we have no way of knowing are the truth or exists,because Mitt Romney refuses to come clean with us the American people, then shouldn’t we be more observant and ever alert to the idea that if we keep falling for their lies, we will lose? As members of the middle class, it is our job to understand that they will use any technique possible to gain our vote because of their own greed. If we keep voting for those who lie over telling us the truth, we will most certainly repeat a history of injustice against our own needs, again and again.
Decreasing the wages of the middle class and stepping up profits for the oil Companies along with speculative Trade on Wall Street began a decade ago under the Bush Administration but increased rapidly with the election of 72 Tea Party members to our States and Washington with a Republican controlled legislature in the 2010 election, when they won another Republican majority. Mitt Romney’s campaign is laying the blame for lower wages in the lap of President Obama, when he knows himself, that Obama has worked tirelessly in an effort to defeat the Republican efforts to eliminate the middle class on the lie of “trickle down economics.”
The “Fat Cats” are getting back inferior products from foreign markets and they know they are looking at a catastrophe in the making and it is only a matter of time before the law suits become cost prohibitive, because of their failure to keep the American public safe, while they eliminate the Unions in our States with Tea Party elected governors cutting costs on the labor force and laying off teachers,policemen and firemen in the process. Men like Romney felt they had a better chance of taking control over the UAW and lowering wages to the workers if they let Detroit go bankrupt than what they had if the Automobile Industry came back as it has, thanks to President Obama. They hate President Obama because he is stepping in and stopping their efforts to lay off more of us as well as policemen,teachers and firemen and working to bring back manufacturing jobs by stopping the money going out without Corporations paying taxes on the money coming back in but instead their profits are being kept over seas. President Obama wants to stop this practice and instead reward Companies who remain here.
The Republicans look at the wealth of government and see dollar signs that could be going to free enterprise instead, in their efforts to refer to it as entrepreneurship. In the meantime they are stockpiling their money until they see “blood in the Streets”, speaking figuratively. If it does happen that they shrink the size of government while eliminating Obama care and Medicaid by sending it to the States, and turning healthcare over to free enterprise our paychecks will continue to shrink while our costs goes up. Can any one of us even imagine what the rise in our home owner’s insurance would go to in a natural disaster if we replaced FEMA with Private Insurance as Mitt Romney has suggested would be the idea situation? One thing we know for certain, is when it comes to paying out on Insurance the cost never goes down but continues to escalate even when we put controls on Insurance Companies to compete. Can we imagine what it would do to our incomes if we did not have those controls or eliminated FEMA as Mitt Romney says would be the idea situation?
They refer to their greed in the business world as having been ambitious and successful, or survival of the fittest as larger Companies swallow up smaller Companies. To a great extent this has always been the truth as Capitalism is based on competition but when a Republican majority does not vote just once but twice to raise the gifts they receive from lobbyist then fair trade is eliminated and competition fails to exists, due to the corruption of the Party. Do we really believe that the Insurance Companies they would hire would be concerned about the costs of our policies over their own profit? The little man gets shut out when his pockets are not as deep and even when he has a better product than the large Corporations or Countries like China and India, who hire the lobbyist, because they have the money to grease the palms of the politicians both in our States and Washington.
The system then becomes rigged against Americans of the middle class over those of the upper 1% who sell an inferior product. These Republicans are a real threat to small business who hires 60% of the workers and will have no compunction in taking them over because this is the same expertise that Romney gained while at Bain Capital. By using Federal funds to save the Olympics he is touting his success story. They are not against Federal funds when it comes to bailing out their own interests.
Men like Donald Trump who is on top of the food chain in small business and has made his wealth on paper collateral over real collateral from day one, is salivating at the lips to have Mitt Romney elected along with the return of the Bush policy’s and the return of paper collateral. Banks loaned money that they did not have and it was not protected by real collateral and it is what caused the banking industry to fail and required us to bail it out. President Obama placed regulations back in place so banks could no longer operate by throwing the dice on men like Donald Trump and that is behind Donald Trump’s continual birther reports against President Obama.
The Business men who are referred to as “the men of Industry”,believed in the 1800′s, just as they do now that workers were the property of the wealthy, before government passed laws to protect our rights and Unions came into power to protect the rights and working conditions of the workers. They think that programs initiated by Roosevelt such as the GI Bill, Social Security, and Farm Aide are handouts instead of acknowledging that the military risk sacrificing their lives and we pay into government to buy crop insurance and to insure our ability to live independently, just as we would savings accounts. If they can put that money into Wall Street instead of the government they can gain further profits for the owners and Directors of their boards.
Medicare certainly cost us less since the Government Insurance Company is 6 times larger than all the Insurance Companies combined and government can buy healthcare in larger blocks and keep the cost down for us over what we would have to pay if we had to buy healthcare from unregulated private Industry, but they do not tell us that, but instead lie to us on the truth about the Romney/Ryan Plan. The leaders of course do not tell their followers their honest reasons for doing what they do, since the Leaders of these Patriot groups only make up 1% of the organizations that promote the lies, and could not accomplish their goals without the majority of workers who fall for their techniques and spiel.
These Patriot groups who back the Tea Party, advocate the elimination of government and promote conspiracy theories amongst those who have been told they are getting a raw deal from government, and sadly these groups place a much larger threat to America than most of us are aware of because they operate in secret. It explains what is happening in America and the increase of power being given to the Tea Party and the insane theories that are being promoted by people like Glen Beck,Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Bachman,Sarah Palin and Senator Allen West of Florida, against the 81 members of the Budget committee in the Democrat Party who are working on shrinking the deficit, while the leaders of these Patriot and Christian named Groups encourage the attacks on Obama care with hate and lies, just as they do against President Obama.
They also deny women and minorities equality since neither had equality in the 1800′s,when only white males could own property, and the “Good Old Boy” system is again well and healthy. Without the women’s and minorities’ vote the Republicans believe they could gain control and stay in control long enough to finally eliminate the government Agencys that protect consumers along with the middle class and poor. Members of these groups are responsible for the increase of hate and bigotry in America, under organizations like the Heritage Foundation and Americans For Tax Reform ran by Grover Norquist.
Those groups who do not support a militia or are not active members of Government in the Republican Party, find their homes in other locations across the Nation. They are embedded in some of the Christian Ministries,On the Internet, and in the media, both in print and on the air-ways. They all promote White supremacy and overturning of The Equal Rights Amendment, while they deny that bigotry exists in the United States through their spokes people. Mitt Romney has said he will appoint Senator Allen West of Florida to his Cabinet,if he is elected.
I am ashamed for the Republican Party and those who would call themselves Republican even when they are not ashamed of their own words or behavior. To them it is just doing business as usual the “heck” with who gets hurt in the process. When it comes to the great majority of the rest of you Republicans,I want to give you a hug, because you more so than the rest of Americans are getting a bum rap by these people who would profess to represent you. I know there are many good Republican people because I have been married to one for 45 years and live in a State surrounded by Republicans and I know that this is not the language and expression of belief of most of you; Because I do know you, this is what leads me to question,” how in the World could anyone who is Republican tolerate such deception, hate and bigotry by voting Republican?”
What must the rest of the Civilized World think of these primitive men and women who wish to call the shots in the most powerful Nation in the World while they refuse to give anything back to their Country? We are the only Civilized Nation that does not provide for the healthcare needs of all of our citizens. I am embarrassed for all of us who have these out of touch bigots speaking for us when it represents nothing that lies in the hearts of the majority of we, Americans. We are a Proud Nation that will not nor do we stoop to this level. We are as concerned by injustice against other people and their women around the World as we are our own,so why do they get by with this if it is not us who tolerates it?
To have two Senate candidates such as Richard Mourdock and Todd Aiken running for re-election and the Vice Presidential candidate, Paul Ryan, who has lowered the level of respect for women by suggesting that rape is something women lie about because legitimate rape only happens to good girls, and for the Republicans not to protests this loudly and for Mitt to choose it as well as endorse it, I’m sorry, but I do have to ask,”If those are Republican values then shouldn’t we thank God the rest of us have another choice we can make for the highest offices of the land?” Where do these men come from to be able to say some women are not victims of rape but to instead suggest that if women rid themselves of the sperm of demonic behavior, which rape is, that women will be jailed?
As I mentioned before I have already voted, so maybe this does not apply to others who have voted as well, because you have not turned on Television, or are one of our heroes fighting in Afghanistan, or live outside of the U.S and voted unaware of what is going on in the Republican Party. I’m sure many others have voted as well, but those of you who haven’t, I ask you to really think about what kind or quality of a President and Vice President Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will make when they do nothing to stop such hate and a lack of human decency for the middle class,the poor, women,minorities, and the man in the Highest Office in America?
Will they be willing to negotiate with others who they do not agree with, if our life or loved ones are endangered, or will Mitt say, “it isn’t worth moving heaven and earth to find us or the enemy who attacks us?” Instead of an effort to level his own hate campaign off a little Mitt chose Paul Ryan, who along with Todd Aiken stood in Congress to try to attach a bill to legislation that would define legitimate rape. Mitt is also endorsing Mourdock who has said “that rape is the will of God” and refuses to back down from his endorsement. Instead the Republican candidates come back the next day and all say they misspoke just as Mitt Romney claims he did,” when he told the “Fat Cats” that 47% of us think of ourselves as victims and want hand-outs.”How many times can they claim that they didn’t mean it and misspoke before they lose all credibility with all of us? How well do you think that will work with nuclear disarmament?”
Doing nothing to stop the ads or the talk has to make more Republicans stop and ask, “Do I want this representing me and my proud old party in the World,” I would think. This kind of behavior is what makes bullies on the play ground. Do we want our children and grandchildren to go back to believing that other races are beneath them and think it is o.k to speak this way and to treat the handicapped,women and our President this way?
Do we need to ask why more children are becoming bullies on the buses,Facebook, and playgrounds that too often leads to the tragedy of suicide in our children,these most innocent of all amongst us? If our leaders continue to speak in the manner that has gone on with the Romney campaign and their cohorts, what kind of future are we leaving our children and grandchildren, if as the adults in their lives we condone this behavior, by voting for those who promote this hate and send us deeper into poverty, because of their own greed? I repeat;”This is not who we are and we must send the message to our Nation and the World, that turns to us for leadership, by showing them that we are not this kind of America.” It is way past time that “We the People” throw these bums out and turn off those who promote hate on the air ways and across Twitter and Facebook and the blogosphere.
Vote early to avoid the mayhem that is being attempted by the sleazy get out the vote bunch of Republicans who have no values, while the words echo out of their mouths and land on the ears of too many who believe them, regardless of how hollow and nasty those words are. When you do vote do yourself and loved ones along with the World a Favor, by Voting Democrat.
(to learn more about the behavior taking place at the polls see my previous post entitled “The Heritage Foundation And Grover Norquist ties”)