We didn't get sidetracked by Dan Gainor's assault threat on Tuesday, or Mr. Anonymous' assassination threat on Wednesday.
Call them out.
Make them squirm.
Don't let them bully us.
Don't back down.
That's how we do it.
And it's working. Because in the House vote, 30 of the 179 Republicans peeled off from the all-powerful No Caucus, and voted to release the unemployment insurance funds. For the first time, they got that funny feeling that you get when you exercise a muscle that you didn't even know you had. That funny feeling the Republicans experienced was . . . a pang of conscience.
Evidently, 30 out of 179 Republicans in the House now have a functioning conscience. It's a start.
Rep. Alan Grayson
Friday, July 23, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
So does this mean the KKK won't be present anymore in Tea Party events or planning meetings?
It is naive to believe that Racists will just pack their bags and rot and die into a corner. Tea Party gave them a platform to express their hate against the first black president and they will continue to be a big constituency of the Tea Party (if not most).
Many may have forgotten the craziness after Obama was elected. The insults, the death threats, spit at black lawmakers, he vandalism, the signs, the effigies, etc. The Tea Party and the GOP are more than happy that people forget. A recent poll showing an almost perfect match between the Tea Party and the Republican Base gives you an idea of the Real GOP.
Make no mistake. Tea Party racism is GOP racism
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
What about the bloted, outdated cold war era defense budget? We spend more on "defense" that the rest of the world combined and a good chunk goes to defense contractors that keep running up the cost of the projects and we just keep paying because they are "sacred cows".
Well, if the deficit is so important that the nation can't even help its own people because of it, then there can't be sacred cows anymore.
Everything must be on the table, starting with the DoD budget. Let's see what the "fiscal conservatives" have to say about that.