"An unchecked executive, a compliant legislature and an overreaching judiciary have combined to thwart the will of the people and overturn their votes and their values," the Republican document says, "striking down long-standing laws and institutions and scoring the deepest beliefs of the American people.
"An arrogant and out-of-touch government of self-appointed elites makes decisions, issues mandates, and enacts laws without accepting or requesting the input of the many," it adds.
But hold on one minute. Are they talking about when they controlled government?? I mean a judiciary that appointed the worst President in American history. That President who lied through his teeth to start a costly war while being rubber-stamped by a Republican Congress that cared little about what the other side thought. That same government that deregulated everything, handed out tax cuts during a time of war, ran up a huge deficit from a surplus and eventually completely bankrupted the country by throwing away everything including the kitchen sink to the very rich. Then when the economy crashed because of their misdeeds, they bailed out the bankers before leaving town in disgrace and now seek to blame the problems they caused on someone else. Yes, these Republicans should look in the mirror. If they want to see arrogance and idiocy they are looking at it.
Indeed their "plans" read like the same old garbage they always push. Bash gays, sell out America to the top 2%, and kiss corporate ass to get ahead. All the while whip the most hypocritical into a frenzy over straw men that only exist in their own imaginations:
Though it deals mostly with economic and national security issues, its introduction notes that "we pledge to honor families, traditional marriage, life, and the private and faith-based organizations that form the core of our American values." The language was seen as important to conservatives who oppose gay marriage and abortion.
Foremost is the plan to continue the Bush-era tax cuts. Unless Congress acts by Dec. 31, income tax rates will return to pre-Bush levels; Democrats want to maintain the current rates for everyone except individuals who earn more than $200,000 and joint filers who make more than $250,000.
Which brings me to this question for any of these folks. If they really care so much about abortion then why in the name of all that is holy did Republicans not attempt even once to outlaw it when they controlled all three branches of government?? What was there to stop them??
Nothing, and the truth of the matter is they could care less if abortion is legal or not as long as they can use it to make fools of the folks who care about making it illegal. Yes, to all the anti-abortion folks Republicans talk a good game to your face and then laugh at you behind your backs. Can you not see they are making idiots of you?? All they really care about is to use you to throw away all the money to the richest 2% while they crash your economy, break your bank account and tell you what you want to hear.
Their real goal?? To end any program that helps anyone but themselves and throw that money away to the rich and the bankers, and to make damn sure that being able to afford to see a doctor is only for the privileged few and that if you have a pre-existing condition you have the right to die quickly.
So all I can say America is be careful what you wish for, it might come true. All the policies that made it so miserable in this country are lurking in the shadows waiting to stab you in the back once more. While Democrats have been disappointing with their cowardice and complacency Republicans offer the same uncaring, evil policies of greed and idiocy they always have.
Bush and his all-star team may not be behind the wheel anymore, but they're still on the
He maintains especially tight ties with a circle of lobbyists and former aides representing some of the nation’s biggest businesses, including Goldman Sachs, Google, Citigroup, R. J. Reynolds, MillerCoors and UPS.
They have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to his campaigns, provided him with rides on their corporate jets, socialized with him at luxury golf resorts and waterfront bashes and are now leading fund-raising efforts for his Boehner for Speaker campaign, which is soliciting checks of up to $37,800 each, the maximum allowed.
Some of the lobbyists readily acknowledge routinely seeking his office’s help — calling the congressman and his aides as often as several times a week — to advance their agenda in Washington. And in many cases, Mr. Boehner has helped them out.
The Times notes that the chain-smoking Boehner has especially close ties to the tobacco industry. Between 2000 and 2007, Boehner flew at least 45 times on corporate jets owned by companies that include cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds. People affiliated with the company have contributed at least $430,000 to Boehner's campaigns.
Also in Boehner's inner circle of lobbyists is Bruce Gates, who represents Altria, the tobacco company formerly known as Philip Morris.
The report also notes that Boehner has a seemingly insatiable taste for the high life: His expenses show in the past 18 months he has spent $116,000 at three country clubs in Florida, Ohio and Virginia.
TAX HIKES FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS?
On Meet the Press Sunday, Axelrod also accused Boehner of planning a tax hike for the middle class while pushing tax breaks for companies that outsource jobs to foreign countries.
"You listen to what John Boehner ... has said about what he wants to do about the economy. He said he wants to restore the tax cuts to companies that ship our jobs overseas. He wants to cancel the Obama tax cuts that were part of the Recovery Act for the middle class and raise taxes on 110 million families, and yet he wants to borrow $700 billion to give millionaires and billionaires another tax cut and add to our deficits," Axelrod told NBC's David Gregory.
-Dead Press- Journalism that's not sold-out!