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DiabloViejo
06-05-2012, 01:56 PM
REPUBLICAN SNAKE-LIKE STRATEGIES COMING TO FRUITION. RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE.
by Larry “Lusciato” Krayn
06 June 2012
Blatant Minority (http://theblatantminority.com/2012/06/05/republican-snake-like-strategies-coming-to-fruition-right-in-front-of-your-face/)


It was something we spoke about amidst rallies, parties, and champagne corks. We huddled confused, frightened, nervous, and cautiously optimistic in our class rooms, dinner parties, and over our weekend cocktails. Outside of our intellectual, rational confines, the world was experiencing somewhat of a hysteria.

Tea Partiers were using magic markers to write misspelled signs about the dangers of “Afro-Lenninism, Kenyan anti-colonial socialism, and the end of “America”, Future Ron Paul supporters and future Occupy Wall Street members were rejoicing, waiting for the flash of an instant where equality would reign throughout Earth, Marijuana would be made legal federally, Gay Marriage would be legalized constitutionally, and all foreign conflict would immediately be halted.

But trapped within the maximum security prisons that were our own rationality and logic, intellectual, liberal-minded people, understood that we were in for a huge undertaking, and that navigating a harsh social and political environment was going to be essential in achieving any tangible restructuring of the bad policies that had gotten us into one of the worst periods in recent national memory. Unfortunately, we were not the only ones.

Several people in the same settings, but with an ideological slant that leaned right, just as logical, just as rational, and perhaps much more cunning and ruthless, were talking about the very same things. However, with these people the mission was not to fix the ills of America, it was not to set parameters for a collaborative government that would now have to function in a world in which they were the minority (the american people had spoken), but to figure out the best possible way to win the next presidential election, to win the next congressional election, and to eventually win back the senate, house, and presidency.

These masters of equivocation may tell you the reasons behind their strategies are only meant to achieve what “is best for America” (the arrogant claim that them gaining complete control is the only possible thing good for America, even though them having that very same level of control is what steered us into this mess in the first place) But the truth is, no one really knows why power was their only aim for the better part of 4 years. Not progress, not fixing the deficit, not creating jobs, not governing. In fact, one of their biggest “achievements” was nearly bringing the entire U.S. government to a halt, and nearly defaulting on U.S. debt, potentially causing the greatest financial and economic collapse in human history.

The reasons that these people did this have been outlined in various works and have been referenced by various writers, historians, scholars, and others very recently. One of the most recent and comprehensive works on the subject has been Robert Draper’s “Ask Not What Good We Do” in which a meeting of the minds is recounted. A meeting that took place between several key republican leaders as well as former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on the night of president Obama’s inauguration. The conclusion of the meeting was, in summary, that the Republican party must do anything and everything possible to stone-wall the Newly elected and optimistic President of the United States, even if the country suffered. The reason behind this? To paint him as a failed leader, a failed president, and someone who could not get things done.

In fact, Senate filibusters (which are measures enacted by the minority party in the senate to stall or completely stop any kind of legislation dead in its tracks if the majority party cannot attain a 60 vote super majority) Reached a Record high under the republican minority. The first year democrats controlled the senate in 07-08 there were a record number 112 filibusters in the senate. The most the democrats have ever filibustered in the same time span historically has been 58 times.

Republicans have been filibustering a multitude of President Obama’s nominees for various agencies as well. Even federal judges are being held up for their positions. As many as 16 of these judges have already been UNANIMOUSLY approved by the bi-partisan judicial committee! These judges are not permitted to work while they are waiting, and some have been waiting in excess of a year!

This does not make mention of the budget. In fact, the senate has not passed a Budget in 3 years. The reason for this is that in order for a budget to take effect, it needs that same 60 vote super-majority. Of course senate democrats cannot attain that majority while being stone-walled by every single republican in the senate (even when a few cross the aisle it is extremely hard for them to attain the needed 60)

In the house, republicans have continually shoved through vicious, heartless, unrealistic, and radical budget plans, that were sure to cause a dispute and non-surmountable filibuster in the Senate. The house walked away from deficit reduction deals on numerous occasions, due to the fact that President Obama requested basic compromise (Meaning he asked for a 4% increase in top marginal tax rate, a return to the exponential job growth years of Clinton, where the rates were the same as Obama has requested, in exchange for his cuts to entitlement programs). The House invoked a debt ceiling debate, and then blamed President Obama when the resulting credit rating downgrade of the U.S. occurred.

But, all these things must not have existed at all according to most Republicans currently taking to national media outlets with their message. According to these people, “The democratic senate has not passed a budget in 3 years” , “The President is not a good leader, because he cannot reach across the aisle and constructively work with republicans to move the country forward” “He is a failed leader because job growth is anemic” Yet the jobs created have been all private sector jobs, while public sector jobs have taken a nose dive, mainly due to republican ideology and core beliefs – which state public sector jobs should be axed. Not to mention the fact that Republicans have filibustered and defeated virtually every single Jobs bill the President has attempted to introduce, and have offered up none of their own (aside from tax cuts).

The sad thing is that several Americans are buying into this deceptive, snake-like nonsense. The Republican party for the better part of the last 4 years, has done nothing but lay groundwork for their return to power by harnessing hate, harnessing homophobia, harnessing fear of change and progress, being a constant impediment to the president no matter what he does, even if he is attempting to pass legislation traditionally championed by Republicans etc.

These people have not attempted to fix the nations ills, they have not attempted to elevate or assist the middle class, they have not attempted in the least to create any jobs or to get the economy going again. No, these people have only spread lies, hate, misinformation, and propaganda in a concerted and planned effort to win the 2012 elections.

And now all around us, right in front of our faces, everywhere, the serpentine strategies are being sprung into action. Men and women with smiling faces, posing as concerned well-meaning intellectuals are telling us that “The President has failed to lead, has failed to get things done” “We need a pragmatist, a true leader”. In reality they are reciting a perfectly planned and rehearsed mantra of deception. They have let a lust for power undermine trust int he government, and they make no apologies for doing such. We must stand together as contributing and concerned citizens, and we must make it known to our peers and fellow voters, that we are not falling for these deceitful tactics, rather we know who stands with us, and who stands for only themselves.

Dont. Tread. On. Me. ! (lol)

written by Larry “Lusciato” Krayn

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n108/fouroboros/dont-tread-on-me.png

LWW
06-06-2012, 04:42 AM
Tell me what you actually know about te founders of this republic ... other than you despise everything they stand for.

Gayle in MD
06-06-2012, 10:08 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DiabloViejo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">REPUBLICAN SNAKE-LIKE STRATEGIES COMING TO FRUITION. RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE.
by Larry “Lusciato” Krayn
06 June 2012
Blatant Minority (http://theblatantminority.com/2012/06/05/republican-snake-like-strategies-coming-to-fruition-right-in-front-of-your-face/)


It was something we spoke about amidst rallies, parties, and champagne corks. We huddled confused, frightened, nervous, and cautiously optimistic in our class rooms, dinner parties, and over our weekend cocktails. Outside of our intellectual, rational confines, the world was experiencing somewhat of a hysteria.

Tea Partiers were using magic markers to write misspelled signs about the dangers of “Afro-Lenninism, Kenyan anti-colonial socialism, and the end of “America”, Future Ron Paul supporters and future Occupy Wall Street members were rejoicing, waiting for the flash of an instant where equality would reign throughout Earth, Marijuana would be made legal federally, Gay Marriage would be legalized constitutionally, and all foreign conflict would immediately be halted.

But trapped within the maximum security prisons that were our own rationality and logic, intellectual, liberal-minded people, understood that we were in for a huge undertaking, and that navigating a harsh social and political environment was going to be essential in achieving any tangible restructuring of the bad policies that had gotten us into one of the worst periods in recent national memory. Unfortunately, we were not the only ones.

Several people in the same settings, but with an ideological slant that leaned right, just as logical, just as rational, and perhaps much more cunning and ruthless, were talking about the very same things. However, with these people the mission was not to fix the ills of America, it was not to set parameters for a collaborative government that would now have to function in a world in which they were the minority (the american people had spoken), but to figure out the best possible way to win the next presidential election, to win the next congressional election, and to eventually win back the senate, house, and presidency.

These masters of equivocation may tell you the reasons behind their strategies are only meant to achieve what “is best for America” (the arrogant claim that them gaining complete control is the only possible thing good for America, even though them having that very same level of control is what steered us into this mess in the first place) But the truth is, no one really knows why power was their only aim for the better part of 4 years. Not progress, not fixing the deficit, not creating jobs, not governing. In fact, one of their biggest “achievements” was nearly bringing the entire U.S. government to a halt, and nearly defaulting on U.S. debt, potentially causing the greatest financial and economic collapse in human history.

The reasons that these people did this have been outlined in various works and have been referenced by various writers, historians, scholars, and others very recently. One of the most recent and comprehensive works on the subject has been Robert Draper’s “Ask Not What Good We Do” in which a meeting of the minds is recounted. A meeting that took place between several key republican leaders as well as former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on the night of president Obama’s inauguration. The conclusion of the meeting was, in summary, that the Republican party must do anything and everything possible to stone-wall the Newly elected and optimistic President of the United States, even if the country suffered. The reason behind this? To paint him as a failed leader, a failed president, and someone who could not get things done.

In fact, Senate filibusters (which are measures enacted by the minority party in the senate to stall or completely stop any kind of legislation dead in its tracks if the majority party cannot attain a 60 vote super majority) Reached a Record high under the republican minority. The first year democrats controlled the senate in 07-08 there were a record number 112 filibusters in the senate. The most the democrats have ever filibustered in the same time span historically has been 58 times.

Republicans have been filibustering a multitude of President Obama’s nominees for various agencies as well. Even federal judges are being held up for their positions. As many as 16 of these judges have already been UNANIMOUSLY approved by the bi-partisan judicial committee! These judges are not permitted to work while they are waiting, and some have been waiting in excess of a year!

This does not make mention of the budget. In fact, the senate has not passed a Budget in 3 years. The reason for this is that in order for a budget to take effect, it needs that same 60 vote super-majority. Of course senate democrats cannot attain that majority while being stone-walled by every single republican in the senate (even when a few cross the aisle it is extremely hard for them to attain the needed 60)

In the house, republicans have continually shoved through vicious, heartless, unrealistic, and radical budget plans, that were sure to cause a dispute and non-surmountable filibuster in the Senate. The house walked away from deficit reduction deals on numerous occasions, due to the fact that President Obama requested basic compromise (Meaning he asked for a 4% increase in top marginal tax rate, a return to the exponential job growth years of Clinton, where the rates were the same as Obama has requested, in exchange for his cuts to entitlement programs). The House invoked a debt ceiling debate, and then blamed President Obama when the resulting credit rating downgrade of the U.S. occurred.

But, all these things must not have existed at all according to most Republicans currently taking to national media outlets with their message. According to these people, “The democratic senate has not passed a budget in 3 years” , “The President is not a good leader, because he cannot reach across the aisle and constructively work with republicans to move the country forward” “He is a failed leader because job growth is anemic” Yet the jobs created have been all private sector jobs, while public sector jobs have taken a nose dive, mainly due to republican ideology and core beliefs – which state public sector jobs should be axed. Not to mention the fact that Republicans have filibustered and defeated virtually every single Jobs bill the President has attempted to introduce, and have offered up none of their own (aside from tax cuts).

The sad thing is that several Americans are buying into this deceptive, snake-like nonsense. The Republican party for the better part of the last 4 years, has done nothing but lay groundwork for their return to power by harnessing hate, harnessing homophobia, harnessing fear of change and progress, being a constant impediment to the president no matter what he does, even if he is attempting to pass legislation traditionally championed by Republicans etc.

These people have not attempted to fix the nations ills, they have not attempted to elevate or assist the middle class, they have not attempted in the least to create any jobs or to get the economy going again. No, these people have only spread lies, hate, misinformation, and propaganda in a concerted and planned effort to win the 2012 elections.

And now all around us, right in front of our faces, everywhere, the serpentine strategies are being sprung into action. Men and women with smiling faces, posing as concerned well-meaning intellectuals are telling us that “The President has failed to lead, has failed to get things done” “We need a pragmatist, a true leader”. In reality they are reciting a perfectly planned and rehearsed mantra of deception. They have let a lust for power undermine trust int he government, and they make no apologies for doing such. We must stand together as contributing and concerned citizens, and we must make it known to our peers and fellow voters, that we are not falling for these deceitful tactics, rather we know who stands with us, and who stands for only themselves.

Dont. Tread. On. Me. ! (lol)

written by Larry “Lusciato” Krayn

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n108/fouroboros/dont-tread-on-me.png </div></div>





<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">We must stand together as contributing and concerned citizens, and we must make it known to our peers and fellow voters, that we are not falling for these deceitful tactics, rather we know who stands with us, and who stands for only themselves.

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Bravo! That is the ONLY way to turn around the Repiglican led march to fascism.

G.

LWW
06-06-2012, 11:49 AM
So I guess that what you know amounts to nothing?

Soflasnapper
06-11-2012, 06:42 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Tell me what you actually know about te founders of this republic ... other than you despise everything they stand for. </div></div>

They considered, AND REJECTED, supermajority votes be required to do anything, except a very short list explicitly stated in the COTUS. The Senate was supposed to function on a majoritarian, collegial and bipartisan basis, distinguished from the rabble of the popularly elected House with such shorter terms.

Plain truth, and something no strict Constructionist can ever properly deny, nor defend the debacle it's descended to in what has devolved now to a fiercely parliamentary style of party-line voting, but with the supermajority 'requirement' preventing things from getting done.