If Republicans got their Way …

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If Republicans got their Way … there would be no more Medicare.

If Republicans got their Way … you couldn’t Retire until 70.

If Republicans got their Way … they’d privatize Social Security.

If Republicans got their Way … there would be no more Corporate income tax.

If Republicans got their Way … they’d eliminate taxes on Capital gains.

If Republicans got their Way … they’d cut in half the taxes of the richest 1 percent.

If Republicans got their Way … the Bush Tax Cut for the Rich would never end.

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If Republicans got their Way … Christine O’Donnell would be their new Class Treasurer!

If Republicans got their Way … they would dismantle Health Insurance Reform.

If Republicans got their Way … The unemployed would all end up Out on the Street.

If Republicans got their Way … all Small Businesses would all be bought out by Walmart.

If Republicans got their Way … they’d give Wall Street first crack at your retirement funds.

If Republicans got their Way … Minimum Wage would roll back to $3 an hour, like it is in China.

If Republicans got their Way … All Labor Union Laws would be abolished.

If Republicans got their Way … Congress would spend its time on fishing expeditions.

If Republicans got their Way … they’d try to impeach President Obama.

If Republicans got their Way … they’d cut funding for everything — except for the CIA and Defense.

If Republicans got their Way … Congress would be in perpetual Gridlock.

If Republicans got their Way … Progressives and Dems would be shown the door, as Alberto & Rove once did in the DOJ.

If Republicans got their Way … They’d cut all Corporate Taxes to 0%, and then tell People to get 2 Jobs, to pick up their Slack!

Why Do Republicans keep getting their way?

Why do they get to hold the American Dream hostage?

with Lies, Fake Policies, and running from the Press.

If Republicans got their Waythey would Privatize everything!

If Republicans got their Way … the World would become their strip mine.

If Republicans got their Way … Climate Change on the Planet, will simply be decreed God’s Will.

We must STOP … the Republicans from constantly GETTING their lying Ways.

That’s kind of how we got in this MESS, in the first place … (thanks Neocons)

by letting Republicans GET their Whiny Way … for far TOO Many Years.

So please, Get out and Vote.

Tell your friends to Vote too.

It matters.

The Stakes are Much TOO high — to sit this one out.

We don’t have the time to return … back to the GOP Dark Ages.

The time is Now, to “Stay the Course” — and this time, it’s actually a road worth traveling.

Progress, is to be found ahead, in the Forward Direction

We will never get to where were going, if we refuse to even put the vehicle in gear.

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    • jamess on September 23, 2010 at 5:01 am
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    a country …

    that is moving forward,

    one that will take the People’s problems seriously,

    one that will one day, help to save the planet.

    Honestly, I never believed it then,

    and don’t believe it now,

    when Nader said “there is not a wit of difference between,

    the Democratic and Republican Party”.

    Ralph, btw, retracted that statement, years later,

    admitting it was hyperbolic.

    For the Nation, to move to “Progressive solutions”,

    it FIRST has to make it to “Democratic solutions” — and to make those, the norm.

    I believe the stakes in this election,

    are much too high, for anyone to sit it out.

    Don’t you remember the Bush-Cheney years?

    I do.  What we have now is miles better

    even if it still far from “arriving” to where we ultimately,

    need to be.

    imho.

  1. If Republicans got their Way … you couldn’t Retire until 70.

    I believe would be more accurate if it said:

    you could never retire.

    I have a couple of other small quibbles, but to focus on them misses the essence of what you are saying.

    You say you want a country which is moving forward…etc.,

    But does the democratic party show any signs of moving the country forward?  I don’t think so.  At best, it might allow “We the People” to enjoy a modicum of comfortable wage slavery.  

    That would be a tad more comfortable than never being able to retire, than having a $3 per hour minimum wage, etc…but, but, but… is that enough to warrant our acquiescence or, even more definitively,  our vote of approval?

    I hear you Jamess, and thank you for your clear depiction of the situation.  I’m just not sure I can come to the same conclusion as you.  

    All I can say is, “I’ll keep chewing on all this!”

    • Edger on September 23, 2010 at 10:25 am

    they would arrange for a trojan horse ‘democrat’ to be elected president who would let bush and cheney and most of the previous republican administration of the hook effectively pardoning them for torture and all their other war crimes, expand the number of US troops sent to the overseas occupations the republicans started, give tens of trillions of dollars to wall street and other republican corporate cronies while ensuring the Military Industrial complex remains the most profitable racket in the history of humanity 1, and then fall all over himself bending over backwards to give the republicans anything and everything else they demanded and more while conning the democratic base with an ‘incremental bipartisanship’ fantasy story to coopt that base into supporting republican policies across the board while insulting that base at every opportunity, and generally just screw the working classes every ways possible, while sending out scare letters to that democratic base demanding support and votes because republicans are scary.

    All so that he could guarantee himself a lucrative post presidential career continuing to work for his constituents.

    I hope republicans never get their way. They’re scary.

    1 U.S. War Spending Now Exceeds That Of All States

    If Republicans got their way fear would rule, and people would be terrorized into voting only of of fear rather than using their vote as the the only leverage they have to force concessions and progressive legislation out of the democrats.

    If Republicans got their way fear would rule, and people would roll over and accept any amount of bipartisan bullshit and lies from Democrats instead of using fear to rule the Democrats and turn them into winners while destroying the Republicans.

    If Republicans got their way fear would rule, and people would be bullied into accepting that nothing would ever change, instead of taking control.

    That’s kind of how we got in this MESS, in the first place … by letting Republicans GET their Whiny Way … for far TOO Many Years.

  2. Obama is already attacking SS. He’s already raised the defense budget and the CIA and so on and so on.

    Wake up.  

  3. If Republicans got their Way … there would be no more Medicare.

    If Republicans got their Way … you couldn’t Retire until 70.

    If Republicans got their Way … they’d privatize Social Security.

    If Republicans got their Way … there would be no more Corporate income tax.

    If Republicans got their Way … they’d eliminate taxes on Capital gains.

    If Republicans got their Way … they’d cut in half the taxes of the richest 1 percent.

    If Republicans got their Way … the Bush Tax Cut for the Rich would never end.

    It is was DEMOCRAT, Barack Obama, who formed the catfood commission to cut Social Security and Medicare and raise the retirement age, and appointed its members, including Republican Alan Simpson.

    It’s DEMOCRATS, whose party is nominally in power until November, calling for an extension of the Bush tax cuts to the wealthy, along with the GOP.  Ironically enough, it’s the REPUBLICAN House leader who is saying that he’s willing to let the tax cuts for the wealthy expire in order to keep the middle class tax cuts.

    It’s the DEMOCRATS who, beholden to Wall Street, are moving to protect corporations from taxes on capital gains.

    You’re really telling us nothing we don’t already know.  But what you so dishonestly leave out of your diatribe is that the DEMOCRATS are helping the GOP do all these things.

  4. most of what you’re saying has ALL been agenda-pushed to this point by the Republicans.  Every important bill proposed has been met by vehement resistance by the Republicans and some like-minded Dems.  It’s been the Republicans in the Senate who have filibustered anything and everything that might have stood a chance of going through.  Appointees have lingered forever, like Dawn Johnson, who finally gave up. That any bill, whatsoever, has managed to get through is just short of a miracle, albeit, well watered down.  I think a big part of the problem has had to do with Obama believing in bipartisanship and bending over and over in efforts to appease the Republicans.  But he may be getting the idea now — Bernie Sanders has spoken of it, as have many others.  I, myself, wrote him a year ago on that very issue.  The Repugs only care about doing anything and everything to destroy Obama.

    I don’t like being in a “choose the lesser of two evils” position anymore than anyone else.  But Republicans and certain Dems do not give a GD about the people.  If Republicans had their way, there wouldn’t even be unemployment insurance for the people.  Unemployment insurance is paid into by each and every employer, having over X number of employees — it goes to the State and the State administers the program.

    As for Social Security and Medicare?  The Republicans have been screaming for years and years about privatizing the programs.  No less in the ears of Obama, as well as demanding “fiscal responsibility” of him.  (Whadda’ joke — in 9 years, the Republicans in taking a surplus budget leftover from the Clinton Adm. and running the deficit up into the trillions, all owed to China and other countries.)  So, he formed a Debt Commission and, yes, I agree, Alan Simpson is the worst he could have appointed to head up the commission.  And Simpson is goaded on by Peter Peterson, whose foundation is funding all kinds of things to support the commission and the cutting of Social Security and Medicare.  

    Every social issue, i.e., healthcare, care for the veterans, education, infrastructure, etc., the Bush Adm. defunded during its tenure and everything is falling apart, in all respects.  

    I don’t try to make excuses for Obama — I just don’t think he’s strong enough to buck corporatism!  But, on the other hand, this country did not end up where it did  overnight, either.  It was methodically mapped out by the Bush Adm. (even prior to their seating) and none of what happened was an accident.  

    Do you know that the Republicans have been withholding support of all the following National Security bills?  And all the years we heard about protecting our country, blah, blah, blah — that’s the lying Republicans, experts at expedience and lies — whatever suits them, whenever!

    H.R. 515, Radioactive Import Deterrence Act

    H.R. 549, National Bombing Prevention Act

    H.R. 603, Utah National Guard Readiness Act

    H.R. 738, Death in Custody Reporting Act

    H.R. 748, CAMPUS Safety Act

    H.R. 780, Student Internet Safety Act

    H.R. 1029, Alien  Smuggling and Terrorism Prevention Act

    H.R. 1148, Conducting a program in the maritime environment for the mobile biometric identification of suspected individuals to enhance border security

    H.R. 1327, Iran Sanctions Enabling Act

    H.R. 1333, Regarding shipment of certain explosive materials to federally recognized Indian tribes

    H.R. 1517, Relating to certain U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees

    H.R. 1617, Department of Homeland Security Component Privacy Officer Act

    H.R. l665, Coast Guard Acquisition Reform

    H.R. 1727, Managing Arson Through Criminal History (MATCH) Act

    H.R. 1741, Witness Security and Protection Grant Program Act

    H.R. 1746, Pre-Disaster Mitigation Act

    H.R. 2200, Transportation Security Administration Authorization Act

    H.R. 2278, Directing President to submit a report to Congress a report on anti-American incitement to violence in the Middle East

    H.R. 2410, Foreign Relations Authorization Act, FY 2010 and FY 2011

    H.R. 2611, Authorizing the Securing the Cities Initiative of the Department of Homeland Security

    H.R. 2454, American Clean Energy and Security Act

    H.R. 2661, Court Security Act

    H.R. 2749, Food Safety Enhancement Act

    H.R. 2868, Chemical and Water Security Act

    H.R. 3360, Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act

    H.R. 3371, Airline Safety and Pilot Training Improvement Act

    H.R. 3619, Coast Guard Authorization Act

    If the Repugs get in, where do you think we’d be at in a matter of months?

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