Posts tagged ‘republican’

February 25, 2015

Majority of Republican Voters Want to Establish Christianity as the National Religion

by Ben Hoffman

Q17 (Republicans)
Would you support or oppose establishing Christianity as the national religion?
Support establishing Christianity as the national religion…………………………………….57%
Oppose establishing Christianity as the national religion……………………………………..30%
Not sure ………………………………………………………………………………. 13%

Source…

Only a self-hating Jew could support the GOP.

November 29, 2014

GOP staffer Elizabeth Lauten lectures Obama’s children — works for one of the most corrupt, hypocritical Congressmen

by Ben Hoffman

Fat-ass conservative

Fat-ass conservative

A Tennessee congressman’s head of communications was under fire Saturday after scolding President Obama’s daughters Sasha and Malia on Facebook for how they behaved at the turkey pardoning ceremony.

Elizabeth Lauten, spokeswoman for Republican Rep. Stephen Fincher, took to Facebook after screenshots of Sasha and Malia Obama — who are 13 and 16 years old — looking bored at Wednesday’s turkey pardoning emerged online.

“Dear Sasha and Malia: I get you’re both in those awful teen years, but you’re a part of the First Family, try showing a little class. At least respect the part you play,” Lauten wrote on her Facebook page.

“Then again, our mother and father don’t respect their positions very much, or the nation for that matter,” Lauten wrote. “So I’m guessing you’re coming up a little short in the ‘good role model’ department.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/rep-finchers-communications-director-fire-scolding-obama-daughters/story?id=27250191

It doesn’t take much to find hypocrisy in Republicans. Lauten works for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.). Here is a bit on his background.

A seventh generation farmer, Fincher is a managing partner in Fincher Farms, a family business that grows cotton, corn, soybeans, and wheat on more than 2,500 acres in western Tennessee. The company has received $8.9 million in farm subsidies over the past decade, mostly from the cotton program, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data.[6][7][8] Fincher received a $13,650 grant to help buy grain hauling and storage equipment from the state Department of Agriculture in 2009 as part of the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program.[9] Fincher has received over $3.5 million from federal subsidies over the years, mostly for cotton farming.[10]

Fincher is a fiscal and social conservative, who at the same time benefits from government farm subsidies. He is strongly pro-life and pro-gun, and opposes same-sex marriage. On the issues section of his Website, he lists his top priority as restoring “limited government.”

In September 2011, Fincher was named one of the “Most Corrupt Members of Congress” for 2011 by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, specifically citing the Gates Banking loan.[22]
In 2012, Fincher received the largest election contribution from the NRA; more than any US Senator or Representative.[23]

In May 2013, Fincher argued for large cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp program along with his House Republican colleagues. Fincher, who owns a farm, has received over $3.5 million in agricultural subsidies from the federal government. Critics accused Fincher of hypocrisy.[24][25][26] Fincher voted to cut farm subsidies (also known as direct payments) in this year’s Farm Bill, the first Farm Bill he has voted on while in Congress.[27][28]

In October 2010, the Federal Election Commission announced that it was conducting an investigation into a $250,000 loan the Gates Banking and Trust Company, where Fincher’s father is a board member,[31] made to Fincher that he did not disclose on his FEC filings.[32] Initially, Fincher’s FEC filing indicated that the loan to the campaign committee came from the candidate’s personal funds with no reference to a bank loan. On December 6, 2010, the campaign amended the filing.[33] On July 21, 2011, the FEC ruled unanimously Fincher had violated federal election law by listing the loan as a personal donation rather than from Gates Banking and Trust Company. To date, no penalty has been invoked for the violation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Fincher

November 8, 2014

The opinion of a conservative

by Ben Hoffman

A fool finds no pleasure in understanding
but delights in airing his own opinions.
Proverbs 18:2

November 7, 2014

U.S. unemployment now down to 5.8%; Americans show their dissatisfaction and vote for more destructive policies

by Ben Hoffman

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Three days after voters expressed their discontent with the state of the economy, the government on Friday reported strong signs of improvement, estimating that employers added 214,000 jobs in October, while the official jobless rate dropped for the second month in a row to 5.8 percent.

The increase puts the average monthly employment gain for the past six months at 235,000 — an indication, analysts said, that the economy’s progress after years of meager growth was on the upswing.

A range of other job measures all improved, including a huge increase in the number of people reporting in a separate survey by the Labor Department that they found a job last month. At the same time, the government revised the figures for the two previous months, adding 31,000 more jobs to the numbers previously reported for August and September.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/08/business/jobs-numbers-for-october-2014-reported-by-labor-department.html

November 4, 2014

Nearly 1/3 of conservatives in Louisiana blame Obama for the Hurricane Katrina fiasco

by Ben Hoffman

propaganda-IIAh, the power of propaganda.

A significant chunk of Louisiana Republicans evidently believe that President Barack Obama is to blame for the poor response to the hurricane that ravaged their state more than three years before he took office.

29% of Louisiana Republicans said Obama, who was still a freshman U.S. Senator when the storm battered the Gulf Coast in 2005, was more responsible. Nearly half of Louisiana Republicans — 44 percent — said they aren’t sure who to blame. Only 28% said they think former President George W. Bush, who was in office at the time, was more responsible for the poor federal response.

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An informed populace is the GOP’s worst nightmare. Studies show over and over that the more education a person has, the more likely that person is to be a Democrat. And the more religious a person is, the more likely that person is to be a Republican.

November 3, 2014

The conservative revolt

by Ben Hoffman

conservative revolt

October 27, 2014

Paul Krugman: Republicans destroyed our economy and continue to hold it back

by Ben Hoffman

gop_recessionMore than five years after the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, a whopping 72 percent of Americans think the economy is still mired in a recession. And while they’re technically wrong, it’s not hard to see why they have that idea. Despite 56 consecutive months of private sector job growth, the labor force participation rate is at its lowest level since 1978. While the top 1 percent has bounced back just fine, middle-class wages remain stagnant. Can you blame the country for not breaking into “Happy Days Are Here Again”?

In his New York Times column this morning, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman spells out what’s wrong with our economy and with our country in general. It’s “the destructive ideology that has taken over the Republican Party.”

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Now, let’s be fair… The GOP has a long history of destructive economic policies. They caused the Enron scandal, the S&L scandal, and most other economic scandals. But while they have always been extreme, they have gone full-blown fascism. Anyone who doesn’t agree with the Republican party “should be jailed or killed.” And that’s just plain un-American and pro-Nazi Germany.

October 26, 2014

Documentary about the new Republican party

by Ben Hoffman

October 18, 2014

If you vote Republican…

by Ben Hoffman

If you vote Republican in this day and age, you can’t expect anyone to believe you love our country. You love your party — not our country.

October 15, 2014

5 right-wing lies about Ebola

by Ben Hoffman

Ebola

An Ebola reclining

  1. Ebola was started by Obama’s family in Kenya. Not true. The Ebola virus was caused by Obamacare — not by his family.
  2. Illegal immigrants carried Ebola across the border. Not true. It was in the trunk of their Chevy.
  3. Obama signed an order mandating the detention of Americans. Not true. He ordered Joe Biden to order it.
  4. Obama promised an “Ebola-free America.” Not true. It will be heavily taxed.
  5. Ebola is part of a larger White House plan to control Americans. Well, that one is true.
May 17, 2010

Vows of Celibacy, Silly Costumes, Worship of an Imaginary Being… and Abuse? Imagine That!

by Ben Hoffman

Every week it seems that there are new accounts of sexual abuse in the Catholic church. Usually these cases of abuse involve young boys. The Archdiocese has been protecting these perverts for decades, but they’re finally being called on it.

As with any religious cult, whether it’s the Heaven’s Gate and their comet Hale-Bopp, the Unification Church (and their Washington Times “news”paper, or the Catholic Church, there is always abuse. There always has been and there always will be.

A sure sign of a wacky organization is costumes. Wackos love to play dress-up. And the priest costumes don’t get much wackier. Their bishop costumes are pretty wacky, too.

These religious nuts are required to vow a life of celibacy if they want to be able to dress up in the wacky costumes and be the leader of the cult. (I wonder what their treatment is for blue balls.)

The church also has their share of bizarre beliefs, the main one being the story of a guy about 2,000 years ago who was born to a virgin mother, crucified, and then magically rose from the dead, and if you believe that story, you’ll go to a magical place when you die. (If you believe that one, I have some oceanfront property for sale here in Colorado you might be interested in.)

These religious nuts also believe that the earth is only about 6,000 years old.

Cults are extremely dangerous when they infiltrate our government, which was the case with the Bush and Reagan administrations. Cult members are inherently irrational and they make irrational decisions. Bush thought god told him to invade Iraq. Reagan used astrology to make decisions. With both administrations, the result was catastrophic failure. We’re now on the verge of collapse. China is poised to become the next economic super-power. We owe much of our debt to them. Currently we’re indispensable as a trading partner. Should that indispensability ever wane, we could be in big trouble.

We are now so far in debt, if we every get into another major war, we’re at the mercy of China to finance it. Should China be on the apposing side, we’re screwed. We’re paying some $400 billion a year just on interest on the Reagan/Bush debt.

Right-wingers try to blame it on Obama. The Republican party is also a cult. Take away the lies and they’d have nothing left. The only thing they lack is silly costumes.