Posts tagged ‘republicans’

June 27, 2017

Nazi (GOP) Rep. Gets Hammered for Voting for House Death-Care Bill

by Ben Hoffman

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June 27, 2017

According to conservatives, there are 2nd Amendment remedies for abuse of power

by Ben Hoffman

 

“Hilimages.jpglary wants to abolish — essentially abolish the Second Amendment. By the way, if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”

~ Donald Trump

“Our Founding Fathers understood that the guys with the guns make the rules.”
~ NRA chief Wayne LaPierre

Robert Lowry, who ran against Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, stopped by a Republican event that was held at a shooting range. He fired at a human silhouette target with the letters “DWS” written next to the head.

“You know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies.”
~ Sharon Angle

“If I could issue hunting permits, I would officially declare today opening day for liberals. The season would extend through November 2 and have no limits on how many taken as we desperately need to ‘thin’ the herd.”
~ Brad Goehring (ran for the California statehouse)

“Get on Target for Victory in November. Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office. Shoot a fully automatic M16 With Jesse Kelly.”
~ Jesse Kelly (ran against Gabrielle Giffords)

“I do believe in the right to carry, and I believe in the right to defend myself and my family — whether it’s from an intruder, or whether it’s from the government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important.”
~ Joni Ernst

“Failing all other appeals to peaceful means, that the founders’ solution to such tyranny is still available, still potent, and still waiting, for when democracy turns to tyranny, the armed citizenry still gets to vote.”
~ Mike Vanderboegh (founder of the III Percent gun militia and an influential speaker in the right-wing patriot movement)

“Their decisions, unlike the Roe v. Wade usurpation, don’t extend to the whole of society, they’re not supposed to, and we may have to reassert that proper constitutional balance, and it may not be pretty. So I’d much rather have an election where we solve this matter at the ballot box than have to resort to the bullet box.”
~ Larry Pratt (former Virginia lawmaker)

We have never seen such an abuse of power as we have with the Republican run Congress and especially with Trump, who seems to be more loyal to Russia than to the U.S.

James Hodgkinson recently took conservatives up on their gun rhetoric when he shot Steve Scalise and other conservatives at their baseball practice.

Things are going to get worse before they get better.

June 26, 2017

Republicans’ Idea of Compromise

by Ben Hoffman

If Republicans ran a tire store, they’d send you a bill for tires you never bought. When you complained, they’d offer to settle for half as a “compromise.”

Years from now, that may seem reasonable in retrospect — considering the way things are going.

This may be the scenario if Republicans gain more power:

Republicans run a tire store and send you a bill for tires you never bought. When you complain, they shoot you in the head and take all your money.

That’s where we’re heading. Punch a Nazi today.

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June 25, 2017

Conservatives are going to get their just rewards one day

by Ben Hoffman

I was thinking about different terms for “bad karma.” Here are a few…

  • If you fly with the crows, you get shot with the crows.
  • You’re going to get what’s coming.
  • You’re gonna reap just what you sow.
  • Live by the sword, die by the sword.
  • The chickens will come home to roost.
  • You’re gonna get your comeuppance.
  • One day, you’re gonna get what you deserve.
  • What goes around comes around.
June 25, 2017

Jeff Sessions is Granny!

by Ben Hoffman

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June 14, 2017

James Hodgkinson: American Hero

by Ben Hoffman

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Yes, you heard that right; James Hodgkinson is an American hero.

The GOP has been destroying America for over 100 years and especially since Reagan. With Trump at the helm, our country is on the verge of collapse. People need to take action. While I don’t condone this kind of violence, no one can say that Republicans didn’t have it coming.

They’re taking away healthcare for millions, destroying the environment, and got us into wars for profit.

Look at the harm including deaths they caused in Flint, Michigan, just to help corporations make money.

They’re almost solely responsible for the $20 trillion national debt.

The Trump administration’s ties to Russia are treasonous.

Republicans are destroying everything that makes America America.

James Hodgkinson fought back much the way resistance fighters in Nazi Germany fought back. Perhaps Republicans will start thinking about representing the American people instead of just big-money donors.

November 5, 2014

The difference between Democrats and Republicans

by Ben Hoffman

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Some people claim both parties are exactly the same. Those people are idiots. Here are the basic differences between Democrats and Republicans.

  • Democrats have good policies but are weak leaders.
  • Republicans are strong leaders but their policies are catastrophic and fail miserably each and every time.
  • Overly emotional people tend to vote Republican because that party makes them feel safe.
  • Analytical people vote Democratic.
November 3, 2014

Soros tries to protect voting rights while Koch brothers try to prevent people from voting

by Ben Hoffman

reagaon-couldnt-vote-todays-gop-vot3r-suppression5_nThe George Soros-funded organization Common Cause is monitoring polling places in 16 different states with the help of a Washington-based civil rights lawyer group.

Common Cause staff and volunteers will spend Tuesday “assisting voters and monitoring the process at polling places” in 16 states, according to an email the group sent to supporters. ”Three of our staff attorneys will be working at Election Protection headquarters in Washington, DC to help field calls to the… hotline…from voters and election monitors across the country.”

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Republicans are doing everything they can to prevent blacks and other minorities from voting.

November 3, 2014

John Oliver: State legislatures and ALEC (or more Republican shenanigans)

by Ben Hoffman

November 1, 2014

Bill Maher nails what’s wrong with Democratic candidates and why I won’t donate to their cause

by Ben Hoffman

Democrats are spineless. They’re running from their accomplishments and allowing them to be redefined by Fox “news,” other right-wing pundits, and Republicans. I vote for them because their policies are better for America (something conservatives never consider), but I’ll be damned if I donate to their campaigns. Some of their commercials make me want to vote for Republicans, but I don’t because I vote policy — not personality.

October 26, 2014

Every Republican president in the past 50 years increased the federal deficit

by Ben Hoffman

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October 25, 2014

Con-man Cory Gardner lied about his support for clean energy (video)

by Ben Hoffman

Cory Gardner is against clean energy development. He should run on the truth — not on lies.

October 23, 2014

Nixon prolonged Vietnam War and committed treason for political gain

by Ben Hoffman

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Nixon murdered thousands of Americans for political gain

Newly released secret tapes prove Nixon committed treason for political gain.

In October 1968, there was a breakthrough in the Paris peace talks that would end the Vietnam war. At the same time, Nixon’s campaign was relying heavily on the war continuing. If a deal was reached, Johnson would halt the bombing of North Vietnam. But Nixon had Chennault convince South Vietnam that they “should withdraw from the talks, refuse to deal with Johnson, and if Nixon was elected, they would get a much better deal,” Taylor writes. They did on the day before Johnson was going to announce the end of the Vietnam war.
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October 22, 2014

Cory Gardner raised taxes on wind energy industry; 100s laid off

by Ben Hoffman

unemploymentWind-turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems were forced to layoff 100s of workers when Republicans increased taxes on clean energy businesses — purely for political purposes.

The cuts represent 29 percent of the plant’s workforce. Vestas also had laid off workers at plants in Brighton and Pueblo due to the tax increase.

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Here is the bill: Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC)

December 8, 2011

Republican Fascism: Do It Our Way Or No Way

by Ben Hoffman

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday blocked President Obama’s nominee to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as filibustering Republicans who oppose the very powers of the new agency successfully challenged one of the administration’s main responses to the financial crisis.

The nomination of Richard Cordray was rejected after Democrats failed to achieve the 60 votes they needed to move his nomination forward. The vote was 53 yes, 45 no.

President Obama left open the option of a recess appointment, although Republicans have thwarted that tactic recently by staying in rump sessions.

“We are not giving up on this,” he said. “We are going to keep on going at it. We are not going to allow politics as usual on Capitol Hill to stand in the way of American consumers’ being protected.”

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, said his party had made clear for months that it would not approve a leader for the watchdog consumer agency until the law that established it was amended.

Until three changes are made, he said, “We won’t support a nominee for this bureau — regardless of who the president is.”

One of those changes would put a board of directors in charge of overseeing the bureau instead of the director, abolishing the post. Others would subject the agency to the Congressional appropriations process — thereby giving lawmakers more sway over its policies — and give other financial regulatory agencies a check on its rules.

Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, a Democrat, said that opponents’ “first loyalty is to Wall Street banks.”

While the agency can accomplish part of its mission, the protection of consumers from unscrupulous lending practices, without having a director in place, some of its new powers are vested by law in the director, so it could not expand into such realms as the regulation of pay-day lenders and other non-bank financial actors.

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Yeah, a committee with obstructionist Republicans on it would work real well. Republicans claim that government doesn’t work, and they do everything in their powers to make that claim true.