May Your Chains Set Lightly Upon You

Posts tagged “Republican

Proof: We Are Living in the Last Days – Gingrich Wins South Carolina

If elected; would he repeal Obamacare, or NDAA?

What has changed in South Carolina in the last two years? I thought the state was a conservative, capitalist, right-wing kind of place, but maybe it isn’t anymore.

A little more than two years ago, South Carolina’s governor, Mark Sanford, disappeared. Upon his return; he said he was hiking the Appalachian Trail. This turned out to not be true, for in fact; he was in Argentina with a woman who was not his wife.

The people of South Carolina demanded his resignation. Sanford refused to resign so they began the impeachment process. The impeachment fell through because his term was almost over, and the state legislature censured him instead.

I guess much can change in a couple of years. Despite his history of marital infidelities, and criticisms of capitalism; Newt Gingrich has won the Republican primary in South Carolina. “It’s that I articulate the deepest-held values of the American people,” he said. Isn’t the Republican Party, the party of family values?

Is attacking capitalism a deep-held American value? Gingrich may have won because of his attacks on Mitt Romney‘s capitalist practices at Bain Capital. His ads called Romney a vulture because companies he invested in went out of business. Gingrich made 1.6 to 1.8 million dollars consulting to the laissez-faire, free-market company*, Freddie Mac, and then the economy crashed. I thought South Carolina would be one of the last states to betray capitalism. Is this the same right-to-work state that was upset with the National Labor Relations Board for not allowing Boeing to open a plant there?

Newt Gingrich did at one time support the mandatory individual health insurance mandate which will eventually cause a loss of jobs when insurance companies go out of business. Newt Gingrich did sit on the couch with Nancy Pelosi and said that humans were causing global warming and the government needs to do something about it. What will the government do about it? The government’s solution to global warming will cost millions of jobs. Newt Gingrich scolded Bill Clinton for his extramarital affairs while he, himself was cheating on his wife.

Is the Republican Party going to become indistinguishable from the Democratic Party? This reminds me of Second Timothy Chapter 3.

Is Newt Gingrich the epitome of right-wing conservative principles and values? From his past; I might say no; but that was the past, and I guess many things can change in a couple of years!

* I was being sarcastic: Freddie Mac is a government sponsored entity, which is definitely not laissez-faire, free market capitalism.


Can We Call the Keystone Cops?

The Gangsters

The Keystone Cops: Bumbling idiots like those in charge of the Keystone XL decision.

The president rejected the Keystone XL pipeline project today. His reason is a deadline on the decision inserted into a bill passed earlier. Congress passed the law at the end of December 2011, but The State Department website projects a decision to be made on the XL project, December 2011. The President rejected the project because Congress forced him to decide after the State Department was to have decided anyway.

“This announcement is not a judgment on the merits of the pipeline, but the arbitrary nature of a deadline that prevented the State Department from gathering the information necessary to approve the project and protect the American people. I’m disappointed that Republicans in Congress forced this decision, but it does not change my Administration’s commitment to American-made energy that creates jobs and reduces our dependence on oil.” – Barack Obama

Let me remind you of who and what we are dealing with…

When I read Obama’s statement; I thought there was a typo. I was sure it was supposed to say foreign oil, but he did indeed say that he is committed to reducing our dependence on oil. This is not a crazy conspiracy theory; he said it himself. Barack Obama is committed to skyrocketing our energy costs and reducing our dependence on oil. Oil is much more than what you put in your gas tank and engine. Oil is in almost everything we use, even some food. If you use a product that doesn’t contain oil; oil is used to produce, and deliver it to you. What is a suitable alternative to oil? Here are just some results of Obama’s commitment to creating an American-made energy that creates jobs: Solyndra went bankrupt after receiving half of a billion dollars of our tax money. Now they are going to pay up to $600,000 in bonuses to the few employees remaining. Willard & Kelsey, whose ironic address is 1775 Progress Dr. laid off half of its workforce after receiving a 5 million dollar loan of taxpayer money. So much for progress. Fisker Automotive received half of a billion dollars of our tax money and moved its jobs to Finland. After receiving 27 billion taxpayer dollars, General Motors is planning on moving the Volt production to China. The Canadian PM is on the way to China to sell them the oil we won’t be getting from the Keystone XL pipeline. The President stated his commitment to creating jobs. He didn’t say American jobs. Mr. Obama, please stop creating jobs. It’s not working… for regular Americans.

The title of this article is, Can We Call the Keystone Cops? Forget about it. Is there anyone else we can call now? I just remembered, The Keystone Cops were bumbling idiots who always screwed up. Judging from the  State Department and the President’s performance; I think someone already called the Keystone Cops.