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Here is a quote I found about the latest perversion of their so-called “family values“!
What it means for a lawmaker to be “pro-life” is not a rhetorical question any more. The refusal of Senate Republicans, nearly all of whom identify as pro-life, to support the 9/11 First Responders bill, also known as the James Zadroga bill—a measure that would provide funding for healthcare for firefighters, police and others who became ill as a result of their 9/11 related work—gives this question new urgency.
The shameful spectacle of antiabortion Republicans preventing, as of this writing, the possibility of even a vote for this measure before the holiday recess also makes clear that this movement has gone beyond its historic valuing of the life of a fetus over that of a woman. Now it is mainly the male 9/11 workers whose lives are apparently expendable, because they cannot afford their own health care.
Let’s face it, they are anti-everything but themselves! Most of all to them human life is cheap and it is more often cheapened by their narrow-minded politics than not!
- 9/11 hero’s widow tells Congress to pass Zadroga bill (nydailynews.com)
- Bill Hemmer Grills GOP Senator On Earmark Hypocrisy (mediaite.com)
- Cornyn whines about getting called out for hypocrisy (dailykos.com)
- Conservative Media Growing Upset Over GOP Obstruction Of Zadroga 9/11 Healthcare Bill (pinkbananaworld.com)
And here is an experpt:
Published on Thursday, November 18, 2010 by The San Francisco Chronicle
Your Angry God Will Not Save You Now
by Mark Morford
This much we know: Increasingly it is being proven that sexual orientation in general and homosexuality in particular are largely biological adventures, hardwired and pre-set in your genetic code by sly and well-groomed angels way, way in advance, back when you were but a twinkle in the eye of the moan.
- New guy in San Fran (pinkbananaworld.com)
Sarah Palin isn’t only an immodest poser in the image below she looks like what she really is: a money grubbing ditzy babe!
She used to dress carefully. Now that she seems to be “in the money” that careful image has been replaced by this brassy, bejeweled, somewhat tawdry babe! Is that the image of a Presidential candidate or just some babe doing her thang out there for the folks!
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It sort of began for me with Tim Egan of NY Times opining about Sarah Palin and John Edwards being political grifters and sort of the bottom feeders in using politics to line their own pockets!
Then there is her campy vocabulary in her Tea Party speech, like “hopey-changey” and other gems in the dumb and dumber class. Reports from CNN seem to credit her with a “rousing speech”. I found her tone whiny, her vocabulary mind numbing and her style phoney!
Then there was my immediate disconnect when the Tea Baggers began ranting “Sarah for President” or words to that effect!
Is politics in the US more about pop emotions these days? He’s black and not my “cup of tea” so let’s go with Sarah’s sex appeal and “dumb and dumber” political discourse!
Pa-leeeese gimme a break!
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- Palin and Edwards – political grifters (robertg69.wordpress.com)
- John Edwards Admits Paternity, Elizabeth Relieved (abcnews.go.com)
- Sarah Palin Republican nominee (tech.bl0x.info)
- Palin Tea Party Speech: Long On Attack, Short On Policy (alan.com)
- Palin: ‘America Is Ready for Another Revolution’ (abcnews.go.com)
while the US is stagnating because of the current paralysis of its governance, which he labels our one-party democracy. His column in today’s NY Times is a devastating commentary about this gawdawful situation and he sums it up this way:
The G.O.P. used to be the party of business. Well, to compete and win in a globalized world, no one needs the burden of health insurance shifted from business to government more than American business. No one needs immigration reform — so the world’s best brainpower can come here without restrictions — more than American business. No one needs a push for clean-tech — the world’s next great global manufacturing industry — more than American business. Yet the G.O.P. today resists national health care, immigration reform and wants to just drill, baby, drill.
“Globalization has neutered the Republican Party, leaving it to represent not the have-nots of the recession but the have-nots of globalized America, the people who have been left behind either in reality or in their fears,” said Edward Goldberg, a global trade consultant who teaches at Baruch College. “The need to compete in a globalized world has forced the meritocracy, the multinational corporate manager, the eastern financier and the technology entrepreneur to reconsider what the Republican Party has to offer. In principle, they have left the party, leaving behind not a pragmatic coalition but a group of ideological naysayers.”
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Despite all the criticism, she has many supporters among Republicans who see her as bright, tough and a star in a party with relatively few on the horizon.
“She’s dynamite,” said Morton C. Blackwell, who was President Ronald Reagan’s liaison to the conservative movement. Mr. Blackwell described vying to get close to Ms. Palin at a fund-raiser in Virginia, lamenting that he could get only within four feet.
“I made a major effort to position myself at this reception,” he said, adding that he is eager to sit down with her after the election to discuss the future. Asked if the weeks of unflattering revelations and damaging interviews had tarnished her among conservatives, he replied, “Not a bit.”
Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, a conservative group, called it a “top order of business” to determine Ms. Palin’s future role. “Conservatives have been looking for leadership, and she has proven that she can electrify the grass roots like few people have in the last 20 years,” Mr. Bozell said. “No matter what she decides to do, there will be a small mother lode of financial support behind her.”
The comment “She’s dynamite” sticks out for me. I recognize that she has considerable but probably thin appeal to a certain type of GOP registered voter. I wonder how she would measure up over a long primary season competing with the likes of Mike Huckabee?
While “she gives a good speech” she obviously understands very little about what she says. For example she derided an earmark for fruit fly research without knowing that this earmark was for child autism research, which is supposed to be something she wants to alleviate or eradicate with a government program. More socialism?
Update: It seems that not every senior GOP rep agrees that Palin is such a great leader for the future.