All posts tagged: Republican

Bob Filner Failed, Not Democratic Ideology

Mayor Bob Filner’s story is a mix of extremes: professional and social triumph combined with self- admitted personal failure. Considering the nature of the accusations, Filner’s personal problems will more than likely overshadow any success he has achieved politically, thereby bringing his political career to an end. In recent days, the Republican Party has attempted to capitalize on this disturbing and pathetic story. On 2 August 2013, the online site for “The Hill” quoted a joint statement by five official Republican committees as follows: “Democrats hypocrisy is appalling, and with their silence, they are sanctioning the actions of Bob Filner and Anthony Weiner and numerous others who have assaulted, harassed, and preyed on women.” Such a criticism is clearly an opportunistic attack by the Republican Party, who is still recovering from the trouncing it received during the 2012 election. This trouncing was due in no small part to its anti-abortion and anti-contraception stances. Despite its self-serving motivation, however, the Republican Party has actually raised a valid question as to why the Democratic Party has allowed …

Moderate Republican Mugged By Reality | The Nation

Rick Perlstein writes for the Nation on how the GOP is losing “super-smart, motivated, talented up-and-comer”s to the Democratic Party. LUGs (Libertarian Until Graduation) and MRUGs (Moderate Republican Until Graduation) just can’t take it any more. Moderate Republican Mugged By Reality | The Nation. Related articles Noam Chomsky: Obama would be a ‘moderate Republican’ several decades ago (rawstory.com) Viewpoints: GOP’s problems arrived in California first (sacbee.com) Invisible Moderates (dish.andrewsullivan.com)

Eight Reasons Why Marco Rubio Is Not ‘The Republican Savior’

Igor Volsky writing for Think Progress lays out a clear case for why Senator Rubio is not the Savior that the GOP is looking for. …dig beyond Rubio’s newfound embrace of immigration reform, and you’ll find that the GOP’s future appears stuck in the past, as the great hope of the party still espouses many of the extreme policies voters rejected in November Refused to raise the debt ceiling Co-sponsored and voted for a Balanced Budget Amendment Signed the Norquist pledge Backed Florida’s voter purge Doesn’t believe in climate change Opposed federal action to help prevent violence against women Believes employers should be able to deny birth control to their employees Recorded robo calls for anti-gay hate group Read the full article here. Related articles 8 Reasons Why Marco Rubio Is Not ‘The Republican Savior’ (thinkprogress.org) Rubio: ‘Only one savior’ (politico.com) Sen. Marco Rubio to Give Bilingual GOP Response to President’s State of the Union Address (hispanicbusiness.com) Rubio downplays Time cover: ‘There is only one savior’ (thehill.com)

Updated Travel Advisory On Neanderthal Country

In The Tradition Of The State Department Consular Information Sheets http://www.travel.state.gov Anthropological Background For more than two decades the scientific consensus was that the latest possible date before the Neanderthal species became extinct was about 18,000 years ago. Now however Neanderthal remnant populations have been discovered in Washington DC and other remote locations in the United States. This species does not have fully developed brains and therefore they are unable to focus on anything except money and power. They are generally known as the Tea Party. Total Commitment To An All White America The remnant population is severely racist in their outlook. One only needs to look at Tea Party websites and mailing lists to discover that Tea Party activists consider President Obama to be a “coloured boy who does not know his place”. They consider the Democratic Party’s commitment to all Americans being equal to be a “betrayal of the Founding Fathers”. When an African-American, business executive Herman Cain, became a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, Republicans considered this a major …

We Need Progressive Reform Of The Social Security Program

Recent developments have shown the great importance which the Democratic Party needs be giving to progressive reform of the Social Security program. Conservative Republicans have become skilled at manipulating life expectancy tables to make it appear that the Social Security system is ““broken” when this in fact is total nonsense. And the Tea Party, a Marxist organization, has seized control of the Republican Party. The final stage of Classical Marxism is “the withering away of the State”, and this is exactly what the Tea Party wants. Of course Marx and Lenin thought of the “withering away of the State” as the arrival of a workers’ paradise. The Tea Party seeks the same goal for another reason, unrestrained corporate greed. Progressive reform is not of course possible without a Democratic majority in both Houses of Congress and a Democrat in the White House. So our temporary position should be to draw a line in the sand against any reductions in Social Security benefits. But when the right time arrives, there are a number of reforms which …