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Discussion in 'Politics' started by liberalcynic, Nov 5, 2011.
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Oh, please. One minute we're all the rich, privileged bourgoise, and the next we're all illiterate rednecks living in trailer parks. Which is it?
the astonishing part is how the rich, priveleged bourgoise republican candidates, manage to get all the renecks living in trailer parks to vote for them.
it's an amazing social extortion, getting that many people to vote against their own interests
But, I don't think the Republican party is the party of the upper 1%...BOTH parties are. The nice thing about being rich and powerful is that you own everything. This pretty much sums it up:
George Carlin -"Who Really Controls America" - YouTube
Actually the uber-rich are mostly Democrats, 73% of all Billionaires are registered Democrats and very active in supporting their causes.
Ironically most of Wall Street supports Democrats too.
"Barack Obama might not seem to be the most popular guy with Wall Streeters these days, but they can't seem to stop donating to him. The Washington Post has done the math, and says that donations to the Obama campaign from the finance sector still top their donations to all of the Republican presidential candidates combined. "
This is the part that floors people in other countries about the USA. They just don't understand how people can be duped into voting against their own best interests. Really, it's not too difficult. The GOP is brilliant at stirring up social issues like stains on blue dresses, gays, abortion, "socialism", guns, immigration, relgion etc. to get people to base their vote on a moral litmus test. Republicans are also better at PR, if you say something long enough, it becomes the truth....like Bush won Florida. When you see Tea Partiers with placards that say "Don't touch my Social Security", you know people are confused about reality. It just becomes us vs. them.
Since the Reagan era, the American dream has been deteriorating for the majority of Americans; the next generation isn't going to be better off; the infrastructure is falling apart; and everyone selfishly wants something for nothing without any sacrifice.
The Democrats have plenty of blame though. They let Republicans stead the concepts of "patriotism" and the "flag" which symbolize America for most people since they know little about the actual Constitution or government. Look how Kerry, who was a real veteran not a draft dodger like W, got outplayed on the Swift Boat agenda.
Whats amazing is how the Democratic party gets all these freak fringe special interest groups to vote for them and never ever delivers on any of their promises.
If it were not for parasitic, low-life, degenerate pieces of shit that want to rob and steal from everyone who has made their own way in the country, the democratic party would never win another election.
So their stategy has been simple. Create more parasitic, low-life degenerates so they can hold on to power!
The reason trailor park rednecks and Billionaire vote for the same guy is because unlike hood rats and ghetto slim, rednecks would rather live in woods than take a hand out from someone else. They dont see redistribution of wealth as "their own interest". They have pride, unlike the other pieces of shit.
the guys on wall st aren't too proud to take a handout though are they? or give themselve a $15mil bonus after taking taxpayer money to clean up the mess they made.
1)You're just pissed that all the boogie man scare tactics you pedalled about Obama turned out to be false: he didn't take away your guns, in fact he's suppported the second amendment as a personal right. he didn't put an abortion clinic in every wallgreens, he's been tougher on foreign policy than "W" ever was, he had the balls greenlight a risky mission to finally get bin laden, stuck to bush/cheney draw down timeline in iraq, and the healthcare bill actually favors the insurance companies!!
2)I don't consider the "redistribution of wealth" in my best interest either, for the last 30 years the wealth has all been "redistributed" TO the top 1%wealthy FROM the middle class. The reason the economy can't recover is because republican deregulation, tax and business trade policies BROKE the middle class. Tax cuts for the wealthy didn't create jobs under bush and they won't now, when are you going to stop beating that dead horse?
finally: All of Romney's brilliant business experience involved KILLING JOBS through corporate mergers and outsourcing to maximize profits, yes he made himself very very wealthy but he did it by gutting companies and their employees. Romney and his craven business school culture is what brought us here, the bipartisan approved stimulus spending is what kept us from going over the edge. So...THIS is the best guy you can find to run for president when the economy is going down in flames?
PS: I'd like to be there when you tell your trailer park redneck buddies that they're gonna have to have enough pride to do without medicaid, medicare, social security, section 8 housing assistance, and all gov't food assistant programs, oh yeah and you're gonna do away with minimum wage. Obama let em keep their guns, Romney's going to make sure they never eat again.
Didn't they try to hire some of the unemployed rednecks in Alabama to work the famrs after they ran out all the hard-working immigrants recently? Then they all quit after one day or do such as piss-poor job the owners don't want them to come back. This is the future for poor GOP voters in the South. But all y'all, we have our pride.
yeah actually rick perry's campaign is a train wreck and he'll never be president, but he has one of the most enlightened immigration polices, frankly better than obama's right now. he govern's a border state (with the largest border) and perfectly understands the right approach. not like that witch in AZ
the other thing i find appealing about him is that the rove/bush wing of the republican party hates him. that's a +++ in my book.
I guess its cause the republikans blame every sozial care as comunism. And nothing is more not american.
Also they are against illegal aliens... They steal our jobs...
And lower tax always sounds good.
Who are the people you consider "hood rats" and "ghetto slim"?
LOL yeah u can't really even call that "code"
my guess is he's displeased with Obama for more than just his stand on the issues.
Republican or Democrat. Does not matter. Same shit will happen. The party allegiance is more about which set of individuals you want to align with for access to power and perks.
You're so cynical.
Yesterday, the USA Today posted a front page article stating 11% of Congress were the 1%. Now, before you be stupid, and say they were almost all Republicans, over half the members of the US Senate are millionaires. The majority of those millionaires are Democrats. Peeps don't like facts because it upsets what they believe, and they might actually have to pay attention to what is going on around them.
I thought the elephant in the room (pun intended) about the GOP is that it's not so much the party of the 1%, rather it's the party of disgruntled and non-progressive white people (and not just the Tea Party) who want to maintain a status quo. Why else would people vote against their own self-interests? It's a short term game though. The GOP is alienating every non-white or open-minded group in the country. There is a demographic tsumani coming, and they won't know what hit them.
I think both parties are delusional. The largest group of voters are independent. We know that neither party represents us, and hate them both.
I know a lot of peeps on here hate the Republicans because of their anti-gay marriage stance but it was the Log Cabin Republicans that sued to get don't ask don't tell repealed in Federal Court.
Hurray for the Republicans.
Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal Final Voting
House of Representatives:
Democrats 235 for, 15 against
Republicans 15 for, 160 against
Democrats 57 for, 0 against
Republicans 8 for, 31 against
Unfortunately, that's kind of one of those "permanent record" things.