Posts Tagged ‘republicans’

Anyone else find it mildly patronizing that a summit called the “Values Voter Summit” even exists? I’d just like to point out that its name alone implies a certain level of priggish self-righteousness often exhibited exclusively by “Dungeons & Dragons” paladins.

Jim DeMint: Paladin of the Values Conclave

For those of you who don’t know about the Values Voter Summit, it’s a gathering which espouses the virtues of limiting government, reducing spending, championing traditional values and protecting America. Sound familiar? I’ll give you a few seconds to figure it out. Funny how the only ones invited to the “Values” summit are suspiciously all from the Republican Party. Am I, therefore, to assume that they are the only ones with a sense of values?

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So, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but for the third time this year, the United States is on the verge of a government shutdown. The THIRD time. This time, the GOP is demanding $1.6 billion dollars in spending cuts in order to supply disaster relief funds to victims of Hurricane Irene. I’ll let that one sink in for a moment.

It’s times like these, I really begin to wonder if I’m the only sane person when I look at this and think that it sounds like, oh I don’t know, extortion. Logically, you’d think there would be some backlash for this, but I guess not. The more I watch these threats of a government shutdown, the more and more I think of Diddy.

 

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For my first post here concerning politics, I guess it would be pertinent to give you a little bit of a story about my family’s political background, which is best summed up in one brilliant misadventure I endured that truly embodies everything the Grand Old Party is about. I was on a family trip once with my aunt, uncle, cousin, grandmother and my uncle’s brother and his family.

As you might imagine, this wasn’t one of those ‘drink yourself into a coma’ vacations, mostly thanks to my fake ID getting taken away. Thanks, Mom. But I digress. You remember way back–now this is a stretch–think back to when we believed in change and believed so strongly in that ‘Yes we can!’ motto. Back when Sarah Palin was a laughing stock and not a role model for reality TV parenting. Yeah, that time.

Remember it? There, hold it. This was back then. Bush was still president, Obama had yet to prove his legitimate birth and be labeled the next Karl Marx. Anyway, I picked up one of the magazines at their townhouse, opened past the slew of Goldline and AARP adds to find an article praising the ‘liberation’ of Iraq.

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A brand spanking new poll conducted by CNN reveals what most educated people already know: a majority of Americans don’t trust their government. These numbers are mostly for Independents (63%) and those ChristoFascist hypocritical scum lizards we call “Republicans” (70%).

What is disturbing about this study is that fear of government has been around for centuries (that is what our constitution was all about, right?), but the fact that our country is more concerned about American Idol, Jersey Shore and vapid, brain dead excuses for entertainment.  54% of Americans turn out to vote, and that number is only when the Presidential and Congressional elections are in the same bloody year. America has a lower voter turn out than Russia for chrissake! Where is our country going? The stupidity of Americans is what disturbs me. (more…)

Gay Republicans…?!

Posted: February 23, 2010 by johnylek in Uncategorized
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Unlike bigfoot, the Yeti and the bogeyman, it turns out that there are, in fact, gay Republicans. Why haven’t these strange beasts been eradicated by the Bible Wielding, fire and brimstone religious right? Is this even possible?

In fact, yes.

At the recent Conservative Political Action Conference, there was a booth that was host to GOProud, a gay Republican group that combines the spirit of GOP and Gay Pride (the proud part of the group name). (more…)

Tea parties: enough is enough.

Tea parties piss me off. They call themselves a completely partisan organization, a grassroots organization of Libertarians and other like minded Fiscal Conservatives. Tea parties are opposed to any wasteful government spending and growth of the Federal Government. Appealing back the vaunted Boston Tea Party of December 16th 1773, these “patriots” claim to be echoing the voices of our Founding Fathers, especially when it comes to limited government. Sounds noble and patriotic, right? (more…)

GOP Looks for Waste in New Stimulus Bill

Posted: February 21, 2009 by JohnCassillo in Uncategorized
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Congressional Republicans face a tough road ahead of them for these next two years.  Until the 2010 mid-term elections, the GOP is handily outnumbered by Democrats in Congress, and has been stripped of their greatest asset.  You see, when a party is out of power as Republicans are now, and Democrats were from 2001-2006, it usually hopes for policy failure on the part of the opposition, and capitalizes on these missteps.  In the case of today’s political landscape, Republicans do not have such a luxury.

As we dip farther into one of our nation’s darkest economic hours, all Republicans can do is hope for success, because failure is no longer an option. (more…)