Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Democracy and justice in the balance

“You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.”
~Abraham Lincoln
(A lesson the Tea Party needs to learn)

Wisconsin recall elections put state senate in balance

"On Tuesday in Wisconsin Americans will have the chance to reverse the mistakes of the last election. Americans are taking action. It is not lost on people across the country. It is a movement by the middle class to oust the far right and their mean spirited policies that hurt the middle class, the poor, veterans and seniors." BBC.co.uk

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Monday, August 8, 2011

It is a fight for working class America

“The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.”
~Henry Louis Mencken

It has been a long time between demonstrations. It was fun, worth while and necessary. It is a fight for working class America. Rep, Grimm N.Y. supports the rich and powerful and has acted against the middle class and supports policies that would gut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

"STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A large number of protesters gathered outside Rep. Michael Grimm's New Dorp office this afternoon, expressing their disappointment in the Republican's vote on the debt ceiling.
...demonstrators took part, chanting and holding signs that read "Where are the jobs?" and "Restore the American Promise."
Protesters lined up across the street from Grimm's 265 New Dorp Lane office."

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

donkeys leading lions

"To be conservative, then, is to prefer the familiar to the unknown, to prefer the tried to the untried, fact to mystery, the actual to the possible, the limited to the unbounded, the near to the distant, the sufficient to the superabundant, the convenient to the perfect, present laughter to utopian bliss."
~Michael Joseph Oakeshott (Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays)

This is what happens when extremists get into office. They have no concept how to govern, they lack a knowledge of history and they hurt our country. These people are NOT THE BEST OR BRIGHTEST, they are in fact the worst and dumbest. We are now paying a price for their ignorance and intransigence. This is a case of donkeys leading lions.

"For the first time in history, the U.S. credit rating has been downgraded.

This "tea party downgrade" is a shameful blow to our nation's honor and risks throwing us right back into recession. Worst of all? It was completely avoidable.

But when given the choice between extremist posturing and responsible leadership, tea party Republicans chose wrong. And now, amazingly, they're trying to pin the blame on Democrats.

John Boehner and the rest of the Republicans hurt our economy and the whole country needs to know it." MoveOn.org

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