Category Archives: Republican Party

Black Peter, White Paul

Paul Defends Peter

     In the 1840’s when the Dutch empire had deep involvement in the slave “trade”, a quaint tale of one of Santa Claus’ helpers was created.  His name was Black Peter.  He was a little African slave boy who helped Santa by carrying a book full of  the names of all the naughty children.  He also carried a rod and a sack.  No, not full of toys, this sack was used to carry all the bad children away.

     This delightful Christmas tale is apparently still being enthusiastically celebrated in the Netherlands today.  By donning afros, blackface, and red lipstick, they proudly keep their beloved tradition intact; preserved for future generations.  The vigorous  defense of the character?: He is only Black because of coming down the chimney, but he, of course, refuses to bathe.  Hmm… a White African slave who refuses to bathe …

     Newly revealed racist Ron Paul has been feeling the heat lately because of some previously expressed beliefs.  Apparently, in the 1990s, the Ron Paul Investment Newsletter informed not only on financial matters, but on racial ones as well.  In 1990, the newsletter called Martin Luther King Jr. “a world class adulterer who seduced underage girls and boys”. It also criticized the MLK day holiday as “Hate Whitey Day”.  Then there was the delightful “If you have ever been robbed by a Black teen, you know how unbelievably fleet of foot they can be.” and the factual “In the 1992 Los Angeles riots, order was only restored in LA when it came time for the Blacks to pick up their welfare checks.”  Also, the informative “At least 39 White women have been stuck with used hypodermic needles – perhaps infected with Aids – by gangs of Black girls between the ages of 12-14.” and the always helpful “Carjacking is the hip-hop thing to do among the urban youth.  If you have to use a gun on a youth, leave the scene immediately, disposing of the wiped off gun as soon as possible.”

     Racist Ron continues to deny knowing anything about the articles published under his name.  “I didn’t write them.  I didn’t read them at the time.  I disavow them.”  He did however enthusiastically promote the newsletter.  His campaign chairman Drew Ivers said, “He does not retreat or deny material written under his own signature, such as the letter promoting the newsletter.”  When will they learn?  Never put it in writing.

     Assuming he’s telling the truth (which I doubt),  “Big Picture” question: If he can’t lead a newsletter, should he be allowed to lead the free world?

  – L. Morales

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Grim Weeper Reaps…

What Tea Party Sowed

      With the help of the Tea Party Republicans, Speaker of the House John Boehner suffered a humiliating and embarrassing defeat today; one that calls into question his competence as Speaker.  He was forced to allow a vote on the middle class Payroll Tax Cut, which Republicans in the House, after days of  rhetoric and vitriol, begrudgingly passed.    Imagine that… having to be pressured to help 160 million Americans save an average of $40.00/paycheck.  A government “by the people, for the people”?  Let’s not forget this come election time shall we?

After signing the extension this morning, President Obama is well on his way to his Christmas in Hawaii – Aloha Mr. President.

– L. Morales

Time for a little fun at Herman Cain’s Expense

Why Herman Cain’t

Are we finally done with this guy?

Moral Recession

                                     Morals in Government

       “The United States is in the grip of a moral recession similar to those in Europe which preceded surrender of freedom and the rise of dictators”.

– Herbert Hoover

Post presidency, Herbert Hoover adopted the theme “Morals in Government”.  He praised the America of his past and feared for her future.  Apparently he was right.  Are we not living in a Plutocracy?

                                                                                                                                              – L. Morales

Politics = Kryptonite

Super Committee: Fails

Once again, when it comes to the classic battle between politics and morality,  politics wins.  Apparently, negotiations within the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction have once again reached an impasse.  It seems that pesky pledge to that “random person” (per John Bohner), Grover Norquist, is once again the wet paper bag the Republicans can’t fight their way out of.  The Democrats, on the other hand, were perhaps lucky not to have come to an agreement.  This would have meant agreeing to major cuts in social programs (something the Democrats seem to think 70% of the American people want – not).

– L. Morales

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Eat Your Vegetables

Republicans  Reclassify Pizza a Vegetable

     The US Dept. of Agriculture today, wanted to limit the amount of calories/fat students consumed during school lunch.  In an effort to keep pizza on the menu, the Republican led House Appropriations Committee suggested  it be reclassified as a vegetable.  Hmmm… the Pizza Hut lobby?

Kind of reminds me of when Republican Congresswoman Martha Roby introduced HR 205 – the Geometric Simplification Act; wanting to change the value of pi from: 3.1415926…  to: 3.0 .  – No big deal right?

– L. Morales

Over Before it Began?

Old Dog, Old Tricks

Here we go again.  Newt Gingrich received $1.6 million from Freddie Mac (the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.) for services as, per Newt, historian.  He denies ever lobbying for the group.  Per Freddie Mac, he was to “build Republican support in the House of Representatives”.  Sounds like lobbying to me.

In New Hampshire last month, Newt said, “Democrats with ties to Freddie Mac should be thrown in jail!” – lucky for Newt he’s a Republican.

Once again, what Republicans seem to conveniently forget is that they were in charge; responsible for Freddie and Fannie at the time of the collapse. Yet somehow, magically, it was the Democrats’ fault.

– L. Morales

Newt’s Next

Newt Swims Upstream

      Newt Gingrich has apparently benefited from the failure of others.  He has moved up in  the Republican primary polls, second behind Mitt Romney.  But let’s not forget who this man is…

He’s the guy that was having an affair on his second wife with staffer Callista Bisek, at the same time he was trying to impeach Pres. Clinton for lying about his affair.  As Speaker of the House, he was second in line for the presidency when, under a barrage of ethics charges, he had to resign.

Is this the guy you want as the leader of the free world?

– L. Morales

On Veterans’ Day…

       Mitt Wit

… Mitt Romney suggested that, if he were President, he would move to privatize veterans health care.  Well, why not?  We all know that what a private health care system does is concentrate on providing it’s patients the best possible diagnosis, treatment, and care, right?  We all know that it wouldn’t deteriorate into a system where patients were treated as a means to an end; the end being maximum corporate profit. Right?

Mitt states: “When you work in the private sector and you have a competitor, you know if I don’t treat this customer right, they’re going to leave me and go somewhere else, so I’d better treat them right.”  Hmmm… interesting.  Like a “Health Insurance Exchange”? That thing that would compete  cost-efficiently, and allow the coverage of more people?  (Per Wikipedia: Exchanges are not themselves insurers, so they do not bear risk themselves, but determine which insurance companies are allowed to participate in them. Ideally, a well-designed exchange will promote insurance transparency and accountability, facilitate increased enrollment and the delivery of subsidies, while also playing roles in “spreading risk”, i.e., ensuring that the costs associated with those with high medical needs are shared more broadly across large groups rather than spread across just a few beneficiaries.)  Didn’t the Republicans fight Pres. Obama tooth and nail on that one?

Wow, sorry, went a little deep on that one.  I keep forgetting… its Mitt Romney. That was yesterday.

– L. Morales
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