The Three R's: Reichwing Republican R...
Teddy R

Reston, VA

#733 Aug 11, 2012
ZCs wrote:
Rant!
Ryan’s latest budget transforms the existing version of Medicare, in which government provides seniors with a guaranteed benefit, into a “premium support” system. All future retirees would receive a government contribution to purchase insurance from an exchange of private plans or traditional fee-for-service Medicare. But since the premium support voucher does not keep up with increasing health care costs, the Congressional Budget Offices estimates that new beneficiaries could pay up to $1,200 more by 2030 and more than $5,900 more by 2050. A recent study also found that had the plan been implemented in 2009, 24 million beneficiares enrolled in the program would have paid higher premiums to maintain their choice of plan and doctors. Ryan would also raise Medicare’s age of eligibility to 67.
Brilliant plan - a major improvement and a step in the right direction.
Teddy R

Reston, VA

#734 Aug 11, 2012
Zero comments the Serial Plagiarizer wrote:
Rant!!!
In September of 2011, Ryan agreed with Rick Perry’s characterization of Social Security as a “Ponzi scheme” and since 2005 has advocated for privatizing the retirement benefit and investing it in stocks and bonds. Conservatives claim that this would “outperform the current formula based on wages earned and overall wage appreciation,” but the economic crisis of 2008 should serve as a wake-up call for policymakers who seek to hinge Americans’ retirement on the stock market. In fact,“a person with a private Social Security account similar to what President George W. Bush proposed in 2005″ would have lost much of their retirement savings.
Brilliant plan - a major improvement and a step in the right direction.

More individuals saving and providing for their own retirement and less Nanny-State Big Government socialist tax-and-transfer.
Teddy R

Reston, VA

#735 Aug 11, 2012
ZCs wrote:
Rant!!!
Ryan’s budget calls for massive reductions in government spending. He has proposed cutting discretionary programs by about $120 billion over the next two years and mandatory programs by $284 billion, which, the Economic Policy Institute estimates, would suck demand out of the economy and “reduce employment by 1.3 million jobs in fiscal 2013 and 2.8 million jobs in fiscal 2014, relative to current budget policies.”
The best part of all - cutting federal SPENDING. Brilliant plan - a major improvement and a step in the right direction.

EPI doesn't like it?? Wotta shocker - liberal partisan think tank that conducts research and analysis on the economic status of low- and moderate-income families in the United States. EPI's President is Lawrence Mishel, a long-time member of Democratic Socialists of America.

Their view can be discounted accordingly.
Teddy R

Reston, VA

#736 Aug 11, 2012
Zero Comments the Serial PLagiarizer wrote:
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Paul Waldman has done a lot of academic research on political ads. In fact, he says, he has personally watched "every single presidential general election campaign ad ever aired since the first ones in 1952." So what does he think of Mitt Romney's new ad that claims President Obama has a plan for "dropping work requirements" for welfare? "Under Obama's plan," says the narrator, "you wouldn't have to work and wouldn't have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check."
I've seen ads that were more inflammatory than this one, and ads that were in various ways more reprehensible than this one (not many, but some). But I cannot recall a single presidential campaign ad in the history of American politics that lied more blatantly than this one.
…Usually candidates deceive voters by taking something their opponent says out of context, or giving a tendentious reading to facts, or distorting the effects of policies. But in this case, Romney and his people looked at a policy of the Obama administration to allow states to pursue alternative means of placing welfare recipients in jobs, and said, "Well, how about if we just say that they're eliminating all work requirements and just sending people checks?" I have no idea if someone in the room said, "We could say that, but it's not even remotely true," and then someone else said, "Who gives a crap?", or if nobody ever suggested in the first place that this might be problematic. But either way, they decided that they don't even have to pretend to be telling the truth anymore.
When they start running attack ads accusing Obama of making guys' wives die of cancer, let me know. Until then, methinks the lying ObamaSuperPACs and Obama apologists protest too much ...
ZCs

New York, NY

#737 Aug 14, 2012
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In principle, the country faces a choice this fall between a moderate conservative, President Obama, and Governor Romney, an extreme conservative who wants to privatize Social Security and Medicare and eliminate most of the services that the public expects from the federal government. The reason why this choice only exists in principle is that the media have worked hard to conceal Rep. Paul Ryan's extreme positions from the public. Now that Governor Romney has implicitly embraced these positions by selecting Representative Ryan as his vice presidential nominee, it remains to be seen whether the media will do it job.

First, in spite of all the name calling about President Obama being a Kenyan socialist, he has pushed an agenda that most Republicans would have been comfortable with twenty years ago. His health care plan was put forward by the conservative Heritage Foundation in 1992, before Governor Romney put it in place in Massachusetts. His Wall Street reform leaves the too-big-to-fail banks bigger than ever, even after they helped to inflate a housing bubble, the collapse of which brought the economy to its knees.

And, running large deficits in a downturn was a practice that Obama could tie to Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan and both Bushes. It would be difficult to find a policy pushed by our Kenyan socialist president that would make a Nixon Republican unhappy.

By contrast, Representative Ryan has an extreme right-wing agenda that predates both Great Society and the New Deal. He has put forward plans that would cut and privatize both Social Security and Medicare. He has also called for essentially zeroing out most categories of federal spending.

While Ryan supports current levels of military spending, the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) analysis of his budget shows that there will be essentially nothing left for anything else by 2040. The CBO analysis of the Ryan budget (prepared under his direction) shows that spending on all items other than health care and Social Security would fall to 4.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2040 and to 3.75 percent of GDP by 2050.
ZCs

New York, NY

#738 Aug 14, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
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When they start running attack ads accusing Obama of making guys' wives die of cancer, let me know. Until then, methinks the lying ObamaSuperPACs and Obama apologists protest too much ...
Bain Killed jobs and caused pain something Romney the con man would have like to remained a secret.

President Obama let the cat out the bag.

Bring It!

Lies, no matter how sexy or well articulated will beat the truth!
ZCs

New York, NY

#739 Aug 14, 2012
Rant!
Samuel Wurzlbacher — known to most as Joe the Plumber — made an appearance at a fundraiser for a Republican Arizona State Senator candidate over the weekend, and told the audience that the way to solve the country’s immigration problem is to station troops along the border and have them “start shooting.”

The comment was first made at a Friday evening fundraising dinner for Lori Klein, the Republican candidate for her state senate district:

“For years I’ve said, you know, put a damn fence on the border going to Mexico and start shooting. I’m running for Congress and that should be a bad thing to say. But you know what, it’s how I feel…I want my borders protected, I’m very very adamant about that.”

The dinner attracted both Wurzelbacher, who is running for Congress in Ohio, and infamous conspiracy theorist Sheriff Joe Arpaio, along with 125 supporters. His comment was met with nervous laughter, as seen in a video shot by local news outlet Prescott eNews.

Lest anyone think that Wurzelbacher somehow misspoke, he repeated the outrageous comment the following morning at another campaign event for Klein, an outdoor “Patriot rally” in Prescott:

“I’m running for Congress. How many congressmen or people running for Congress have you heard, put a fence up and start shooting? None? Well you heard it here first. Put troops on the border and start shooting, I bet that solves our immigration problem real quick.”

Wurzelbacher’s comments were met with swift condemnation from his Democratic opponent, Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH).“Joe the Plumber’s comments have no place in a civil society…He should take back his words and apologize to everyone who respects life, the Constitution and the rule of law,” she said in a statement obtained by the Huffington Post.
Logic

United States

#740 Aug 21, 2012
Rant!

What will be the next lie that will come out of Lying Ryan's mouth?
LoserObama

Manchester, NH

#741 Aug 21, 2012
Logic wrote:
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What will be the next lie that will come out of Lying Ryan's mouth?
ZCS, ILAL and Logic,,, MOE, LARRY & CURLY,,,, BUT NOT AS SMART
ZCs

Brooklyn, NY

#742 Aug 22, 2012
LoserObama wrote:
<quoted text>ZCS, ILAL and Logic,,, MOE, LARRY & CURLY,,,, BUT NOT AS SMART
Where you on vacation or just tossing salads for Mitt.
lol!
ZCs

Brooklyn, NY

#743 Aug 22, 2012
Rant!

Over the years, the major parties’ election-year platforms have been regarded as Kabuki theater scripts for convention week. The presidential candidates blithely ignored them or openly dismissed the most extreme planks with a knowing wink as merely a gesture to pacify the noisiest activists in the party. That cannot be said of the draft of the Republican platform circulating ahead of the convention in Tampa, Fla. The Republican Party has moved so far to the right that the extreme is now the mainstream. The mean-spirited and intolerant platform represents the face of Republican politics in 2012. And unless he makes changes, it is the current face of the shape-shifting Mitt Romney.

The draft document is more aggressive in its opposition to women’s reproductive rights and to gay rights than any in memory. It accuses President Obama and the federal judiciary of “an assault on the foundations of our society,” and calls for constitutional amendments banning both same-sex marriage and abortion.

In defending one of the last vestiges of officially sanctioned discrimination — restrictions on the rights of gay men and lesbians to marry — the platform relies on the idea that marriage between one man and one woman has for thousands of years “been entrusted with the rearing of children and the transmission of cultural values.”

That familiar argument ignores the fact that the number of children raised by one-parent families has been rising steadily since the 1970s, long before anyone was talking about same-sex marriage. Census figures indicate that one out of every two children will live in a single-parent family before they reach 18. Studies purporting to show that children of lesbians are disadvantaged have been shown to be junk science. Marriages between people of the same gender pose no threat to marriages between men and women.

The draft attacks President Obama for not defending in court the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriages. It calls that decision a “mockery of the President’s inaugural oath,” when in fact Mr. Obama would have been wrong to ignore lawyers who concluded that the law is unconstitutional.

In passages on abortion, the draft platform puts the party on the most extreme fringes of American opinion. It calls for a “human life amendment” and for legislation “to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children.” That would erase any right women have to make decisions about their health and their bodies. There are no exceptions for victims of rape or incest, and such laws could threaten even birth control.
Teddy R

Reston, VA

#744 Aug 22, 2012
Zero Comments the Serial Plagiarizer wrote:
Rant!
Over the years, the major parties’ election-year platforms have been regarded as Kabuki theater scripts for convention week. The presidential candidates (rest of plagiarized NYT Editorial piece snipped)
Now we have Zero Comments the Serial Plagiarizer ripping off a NY Slimes editorial page piece and passing it off as his own intellectual effort!

Bold move, nimrod.

Of course, yo're fooling no one. The proper spelling and syntax in the piece is a dead giveaway you didn't write it - or even understand the half of it.

So much hyperventilation over a draft GOP platform that hasn't even been put to a vote at the Convention. My goodness. The right-to-life rape exception and constitutional amendment fundie nonsense has no chance, of course, and will be stripped out. The GOP Candidate doesn't support it - so it's D.O.A. in Tampa.

Fortunately the epic failure of the Obama/Pelosi/Reid Conspiracy of Far Left Dunces opens up the opportunity for the GOP to win at long last in 2012 without having to pander to the religious right nut-burgers - a good thing. They've had their moment in the sun, and in Tampa their fundie extremist foo-foo will be given a decent burial.

Who else are they going to vote for?? OBAMA?? AHAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHHAHA!

Logic

United States

#745 Aug 23, 2012
Akin Three R's plus 1: Rape, Romney,Ryan and the Republicans
ZCs

Brooklyn, NY

#746 Sep 4, 2012
Rant!

If the Republican Convention planners had their way, their party's extremist hard-line position on social issues like abortion and gay marriage (See 10 Things the GOP Platform Hates About You ) would be forgotten. Todd Akin’s "legitimate rape" comment would be forgotten, too. Instead we’d be focused on bad jokes about Obama’s golf game and the fact that Mitt Romney is a businessman.

But here’s the reality impossible to hide: while the show went on, members of the party continued to insert their feet in their mouths on choice issues--or maybe that's not the right term. Maybe they’re just letting their true colors show despite the desire of some in the convention hall to change the conversation.

As Nona Willis-Aronowitz reported firsthand for Marie Claire , offstage the anti-choice rhetoric flowed freely and the ideologues fulminated:

What a difference a few thousand feet makes. New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte and Florida attorney general Pam Bondi, who both gave stiff and lackluster addresses earlier in the week, came alive at the Susan B. Anthony-CWA event — and were fiercer than they ever could be on a nationally televised stage. Ayotte boldly repeated the falsehood about taxpayer dollars going toward abortion and quoted Ryan’s vague platitude about life Wednesday night, urging the audience to "think very hard about those words."
NoBama

Hawkins, TX

#747 Sep 6, 2012
ZCs wrote:
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If the Republican Convention planners had their way, their party's extremist hard-line position on social issues like abortion and gay marriage (See 10 Things the GOP Platform Hates About You ) would be forgotten. Todd Akin’s "legitimate rape" comment would be forgotten, too. Instead we’d be focused on bad jokes about Obama’s golf game and the fact that Mitt Romney is a businessman.
But here’s the reality impossible to hide: while the show went on, members of the party continued to insert their feet in their mouths on choice issues--or maybe that's not the right term. Maybe they’re just letting their true colors show despite the desire of some in the convention hall to change the conversation.
As Nona Willis-Aronowitz reported firsthand for Marie Claire , offstage the anti-choice rhetoric flowed freely and the ideologues fulminated:
What a difference a few thousand feet makes. New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte and Florida attorney general Pam Bondi, who both gave stiff and lackluster addresses earlier in the week, came alive at the Susan B. Anthony-CWA event — and were fiercer than they ever could be on a nationally televised stage. Ayotte boldly repeated the falsehood about taxpayer dollars going toward abortion and quoted Ryan’s vague platitude about life Wednesday night, urging the audience to "think very hard about those words."
Get a job you lazy stupid dimocrat sack of shi*,,,, how many hours do you send here everyday? You are a paraite living off of the government tit!
Logic

United States

#748 Sep 11, 2012
Due to 9 11 the two dopes, Romney and Ryan will put their clown show on hold. Damn no rants today
Dimocrat

Manchester, NH

#749 Sep 11, 2012
Logic wrote:
Due to 9 11 the two dopes, Romney and Ryan will put their clown show on hold. Damn no rants today
yawn,,,, morenonsense from a dimwitted Obamaphile
ZCs

Brooklyn, NY

#750 Sep 25, 2012
Rant!!

In Israel, Mr. Adelson is better known as the force behind the five-year-old free newspaper, "Yisrael Hayom" (Israel Today), which is seen by some as the Israeli print equivalent of Fox News. Touting Israeli patriotism, it is among the most widely read newspapers in the country and has a reputation for its fiercely loyal coverage of Mr. Netanyahu – and now Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Adelson rejects accusations of bias, insisting in a previous interview that his paper is a "fair and balanced" alternative to other newspapers more critical of the government and that he is breaking rival newspaper Yediot Ahranot's monopoly on the market. Many Israelis nonetheless see the paper as a political vehicle to support the prime minster, and now, American Republican politicians. And with other newspapers floundering financially while Adelson puts his substantial wealth behind Yisrael Hayom, some worry that he is squeezing other political ideologies out of the market.

"You can see completely biased coverage always emphasizing good news for the Republicans, or always hiding or eliminating bad news for the Republicans," says Oren Persico, who writes a daily analysis of print news coverage for Israel’s media magazine "The Seventh Eye." "It's one-sided, so Israelis will stand behind Romney."
ZCs

Brooklyn, NY

#751 Oct 3, 2012
Rant!

It's our Democracy!!!

The Republican Party of Florida says it is working to unseat three Florida Supreme Court justices partly because of one "egregious" opinion that said a murderer on death row should get a new trial.

But that opinion isn't the first complaint the party has made against Justices R. Fred Lewis, Barbara Pariente and Peggy Quince.

Three months before blasting the justices over the murder case and calling for their ouster, the party issued a pointed and partisan attack titled: "Remember the Democrat Justices of the Florida Supreme Court During Bush v. Gore?"

Reaching back to the famous presidential recount case, the Republican Party sent out a news release in June painting the same three as "clearly partisan Justices of the Florida Supreme Court who became, during their hearings in the recount matter, national embarrassments." This statement was prompted by an awkward mistake this year by a campaign counsel that led the three justices to file their campaign paperwork at the last possible minute.

The murder case "has absolutely nothing to do with this wrongheaded effort to remove sitting justices," says Dan Gelber, a former Democratic state senator who is working with the group Defend Justice from Politics, which supports the three. He believes "this is nothing more than an effort to give (Gov.) Rick Scott the ability to appoint justices and take control of the Supreme Court."

If the justices were removed, the governor would appoint their replacements from a list of people referred by the Judicial Nominating Commission.
ZCs

Brooklyn, NY

#752 Oct 15, 2012
The Romney-Rant

At last night's vice presidential debate, Paul Ryan repeated a persistent conservative saw about the Obama administration's plan to let Bush-era tax cuts expire for the rich. "Two-thirds of our jobs come from small businesses," he said. "This one tax would actually tax about 53 percent of small-business income." In the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney struck the same chord, saying that Obama's plan to make wealthy individuals pay Clinton-era taxes was in fact an attack on "the people who work in small business."

The rhetorical appeal is clear: Americans love small businesses. My dad runs one; I do, too. But Ryan and Romney aren't talking about my family, or really any of the mom-and-pops across the country. They're talking mainly about corporate bigwigs and investment firms hiding behind the same tax structures my dad and I use to start a nest egg. They're redefining hedge fund managers, Fortune 500 corporations, and multinational beer empires as small businesses. That's a load of malarkey—and it hits close to home for me.

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