I have an agenda. Well, I have been told that I have an agenda so I guess it must be true. Lets examine my supposed agenda. I support a public option for health care. I question our actions in Afghanistan and our invasion of Iraq. I am concerned about climate change. I support gay marriage. I believe that women have the right to choose. I oppose the Right Wing evangelical agenda that discriminates against people of color, women, gays, that is supported by the Republican Right Wing. I oppose bribing our members of congress by special interest groups such as the health care industry, big oil and gas and other big corporate contributors. I oppose Fox white man News and the low lives that they prop up as commentators, such as Beck, O'Reilly, Hannity and that radio bombast, Limbaugh. I oppose the intolerant, racist, bigoted Right Wing evangelical anti Christs' such as James Dobson and his minions. Lets break it down and see if this means that I have agenda.
The first reason is, it's going to make me rich, no way. Could it be because I see things that are unjust and I am offended? I support the public option and health care for everyone because I see the health insurers for what they are, predators and pimps who victimize the sick, the poor, while they make billions of dollars. They over charge, reject coverage at the most critical moment and cause people to die, they are ruthless and they don't answer to anyone.
I have opposed the Iraq war for a long time, there were never weapons of mass destruction and Saddam was never part of the 9/11 conspiracy. Bush lied to the American people and invaded a sovereign state, approved torture and cost thousand of lives both American and Iraqi and billions of dollars. Afghanistan was to my mind a just war that Bush left to languish and failed to finish. That job was to pursue and capture or kill Bin Laden we didn't do either. Now we are engaged in a war with an enemy that is hard to define, and an insurgency, in a country called the grave yard of empires. We can just leave and call it a win and spend our financial resource on just going after Bin Laden through better means while focusing our energies on helping Pakistan, a nuclear power, resist the radical element in their country.
Climate Change is real. Denying it won't make it go away. Ignoring it and doing business as usual is to invite disaster for humanity. The very existence of the human race may be at stake. We ignore it at our peril. It is our responsibility to address it, as history is our witness. Future generations will either praise us or curse us.
Gays have the right to live their lives without facing discrimination. The hypocrisy of the evangelical Right and Republican Right wing in attacking gays as something sinister that hurts America is farcical. The Right wraps themselves in the flag and say they are defending the American way of life and protecting freedom, whose? And they would deny a group of people the same freedoms that they pretend to defend. Gay is not a disease, it is not catching, leave these people alone and let them live their lives and enjoy the same rights as all Americans.
The right to choose for women is a basic freedom. No one should tell a woman that she cannot have an abortion and shooting doctors that perform them is a CRIME. The evangelical Right and the Republican Right Wing are in bed together and abortion has been one of their key issues, they are complicit in murder. Abortion should be a private matter between a woman and her doctor.
Republican Right Wing far right politicos and the evangelical Right of James Dobson and their ilk offend my sensibilities. They discriminate, use the bible to control people, politicians, and have an agenda that if allowed to succeed would turn this country into an intolerant Christian theocracy that would discriminate against anyone not white and Christian. They would become the Christian version of the Taliban.
I oppose the lobbyist and pacs that buy our government one congressman and senator at a time, and the Right Wing media phonies that support them. I oppose hypocrisy, ignorance, lies, racism, bigotry and demagoguery, at the expense of truth and decency and caring for our fellow man. I guess I do have an agenda after all, good.
Rep. Alan Grayson, finally a politician that stands up for America and Americans and tells it like it is.
Follow The Money, Our government at work and who they work for. What they don't want you to know.
"SENATE SET TO VOTE: The Senate announced yesterday that the Finance Committee will vote Tuesday morning on its $829 billion healthcare reform bill, according to The Hill. This gives Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) "the next few days to secure the votes of several colleagues on the committee who have voiced concerns about the bill," the newspaper reports. Special interests within the health industry have tried to play a large part in shaping this legislation -- and the dollars prove it. Among CRP's health care policy tools, you'll find a breakdown of lobbying money and campaign contributions by some of the industries with a stake in the debate. To see how much money members of the Senate Finance Committee -- and members of the four other committees that have proposed health care legislation -- have raised, use this tool. And for more extensive information on the money involved in the politics of health care reform, check out our comprehensive series, "Diagnosis: Reform." www.Opensecrets.org
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