I just don’t know any longer what I’m supposed to think about a political movement whose primary raison d’être, one they no longer even bother to conceal, is an almost gleeful immiseration of the poor for the benefit of the rich. How is it that the wealthiest country on earth has come to this?
Kevin Drum, on the cruelty of the Republican party.
Why would you want to end SNAP in this economy? Even in the best times, you need food assistance programs. But in hard times?
Republicans kick you when you’re down, then complain you can’t get up quick enough. They want perpetual poverty. Bastards.
Politicalprof: Well, the Democrats have abetted, and for the very same reason the Republicans have sold out: they were (very) well paid to do so.
—the thing is, as we have reformed the income tax code in a way that enriches the rich (and it does, since cuts in tax rates benefit the rich far more than the middle and working classes), we have given them ever-larger amounts of money to lobby government to promote their class interests. The real reason we have SuperPACS and 501c4s is that there are people with enough money to fund them. From which basis they then lobby for things like destroying public pensions, eviscerating public services, reduction in services to the poor … and tax cuts for the rich.
—it’s really not that complicated
Content Advisory: Baroness Thatcher.
From the article linked:
Other than Rice, the leading women on the Republican side are state politicians, specifically the four women governors: Jan Brewer of Arizona; Mary Fallin of Oklahoma; Nikki Haley of South Carolina and Susana Martinez of New Mexico.
NO NO NO NO NONONONO NOOOOOOO!
The GOP caucuses in Virginia have yielded a slate of candidates unrivaled in virulence against progress since Post Reconstruction…indeed matching the Reconstruction paradigm where candidates of the same party tried to out-extreme each other. It is indicative of sickness: fear, and the loss of MY country, MY state, MY perceived hegemony of ways. No more complicated than that. The Lt. governor candidate is Bishop EW Jackson, who’s nasty homophobe appeal is supposed to pull in blackfolk, likely a few blackfolk who can’t or won’t see the veiled reality. He is the driver, who was charged with keeping slaves in line. The coon, who would cut transportation, the rudiments of the social safety net— and its basic investment, education—while cutting taxes for the rich, erasing protection for employees from wage/hour to workplace safety. Even the food they feed their children wouldn’t be safe. This is a man who says he opposes desegregation, and would have retrospectively. He opposes extension of the Voting Rights Act. He “hates government” yet wants to run it, and enriched himself from Uncle Sam’s faith-based handouts. And feels that Planned Parenthood was worse than the Klan?
I thought we needed disturbed Sgt. Watters to come back and deal with Allan West. Allan West is buffoon, a bomb thrower. Mia Love—shown to be a loser and puppet (from who ran her campaign to her own financial pandering). But they are Roy Wilkins and Fannie Lou Hamer compared to the Bishop. The extremists in the GOP have truly found, from Adolphe Ceasar’s troubling soliloquy in A Soldiers Story, their “Moonshine, King of the Monkeys” in EW Jackson.
“And do you know that fool asked us what he’d done wrong…even when we cut his throat.”
Ignorance doesn’t always mean uneducated or stupid. It can also mean something nefarious…
Me on Chinese news show World Insight, their 60 Minutes +. The host is is the proclaimed Soledad O’Brien of China—and I’ve met her. Very cool, doesn’t let Chinese government push her around. Nice to have audience of 35 Million. Not nice—getting up at 7am on a Sunday morning.
Story closes out the hour at arounf 43 minutes in.
The Red Skull would be, ironically, a consultant for Goldman Sachs rather than the Koch Bros.
Happy Cinco de Mayo…to the GOP
Jesus, we hardly know you