Now I have written about the Tea Party several times and some of the ass backwards thought processes they have, but I also do agree with some of their views and thoughts in principle. What I agree with is that government should be transparent, that civil liberties should be restored and that government needs to get its hands off certain things. I also agree that Obamacare is a very stuffed piece of legislation, necessary though it is. Where they lose me is by refusing, at all, to be moderate or to work with liberals or democrats at all. It is what coined the Tea Party as the party of no. With darlings like Sarah Palin, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio they feel like they have taken it to the establishment of the GOP and showed them that they, the Tea Party, mean business. What they have really done in retrospect, is decimate their own political goals using a mixture of cut and paste and smash and grab.
Well since all of our politicians have their heads up their asses, we are headed over this so called fiscal cliff. Now if they wanted they could repeal the little mandatory cuts and tax increases that are in effect in the beginning of 2013 by just… you know… saying they are no longer happening. That simple. Instead we have a bathroom sword fight going on between the President and the House of Representatives. John Boehner (Boner… still funny) attempted to initiate a vote on his “Plan B” to avoid the cliff, but it failed. It failed so much in part because he couldn’t even get his own party to back it. So why? Why is Boehner looking so bad, why are Republicans again doing absolutely nothing and where is Obama in all of this?
So now the punocracy is complaining about GOP members reneging on their “pledge” to Grover Norquist to never raise taxes. Norquist is a mouthpiece for several lobbying firms and is the President of Americans for Tax Reform, which is funny considering it should be called, Americans against Taxes in General.
Norquist for decades now has been essentially forcing GOP nominees to sign off on this ass-backwards anti-taxes in general pledge. With Lindsay Graham (aged Ellen Degeneres) and Saxby Chambliss (awesome name) dropping off this pledge in light of the overplayed fiscal cliff talk, it has brought a new GOP view to head. Can the GOP survive with their old world “party of no” style they did with Clinton and with Obama in his first term? Obama won in a landslide and the GOP lost Senate seats among some House seats of importance, yet with trillions in debt and the lowest taxes in decades, raising taxes on the top 2%-5% of income earners is just so awful to think about. This is the thought of Norquist a Harvard educated man who himself uses plenty of “entitlements” to line his own pockets.
Well it looks like unskewedpolls.com is going to have to eat crow. Adam Silver, the evil gay pollster who had Obama having a 96% chance of winning got it right again… for the third election series in a row (2008 and 2010). Everyone had banked on being so 50-50 with everything it was sick. I’ll even admit that my election map (which was 288-250 Obama) was relatively tame. Obama in nearly every poll and all major networks (including the now suicidal FOX News) has won and at this point in time is ahead be either 303-203 or 332-203, so either way an absolute landslide.
Our President here in the USA will be determined within the next several days pending recounts, voter fraud claims, court rulings and of coarse, the outcome. The big thing that has been made into a national spectacle (especially here in Ohio) is this belief of “voter fraud” swaying the election. While voter fraud is real, does happen and is not just against the law, but very petty, it is rare. The obsessed Tea Party and their Watch Dog campaign to “protect the vote” have really become nothing more than a petty racially motivated movement. How many white voters do you think have been stopped or looked at differently? Yeah, probably none. We live in a country that is for the most part divided on a relatively even scale. We all have a political lean whether it be left or right, and our views are not generally singular. What I mean by this is you can be pro-women’s rights (right to choice) yet be fiscally conservative. You can be gay and a GOP supporter. That is the lovely thing about being American. We can have cake and eat it too… all while getting diabeetus (Brimley style).
What is lost in all of this is the simple fixes. What we tend to forget is that we believe these people that tell us there is voter fraud, with little evidence and an obvious political agenda. Who can we trust in this political turmoil that has nothing to really lose or gain? It’s not our politicians, the media, or even friends really. Ourselves, we should only trust ourselves. We know our vote and who we voted for, that’s why the easiest way to stop voter fraud (or the thought of it) is by being able to see what our vote was post election.
The American political custerf–k is finally… almost over. All we have heard is ads, ads ,ads ,ads and more ads. Why Obama hates America and Jesus and white people, why Romney will destroy small business, unions and Paul Ryan rapes Medicare and Social Security. We all have had to deal with these stupid (and generally false) ad campaigns.
The GOP has taken the religious aspect hammer to the proverbial nail, and using their atypical scare tactics that honestly, educated people laugh at. They make you think that Obama doesn’t just want abortions and lots of them, but he wants to perform them all during a second term in office. I love how during a tough time in America with economic turmoil, getting out of war as best we can and attempting to get over a recent hurricane (yes, global warming is real) the real issue is contraception and restricting the rights of a woman to do with her body as she pleases. This is the same political group that bitches and complains about big government intervention and how it should be regulated to the states to decide, yet they want to put into law that abortion is illegal and that sex is the worst thing ever in the history of man.
Both parties truly epically suck beyond reason and we all should believe this for good measure.
Unless you are Amish or avoid all entertainment provisions, you know about the political spectrum in America. Regardless of where you live, you know that the good ol’ USA is ripe with politicians who love to use key words and talking points such as:
- American People (makes us feel united right?!)
- Obamacare (Affordable Health Care Act)
- Death Tax (actually the Estate tax)
- Job Creators (rich people who pay bare-minimum wage)
- Taxes (non-inflation based tax increases don’t really exist)
- Unions (apparently evil despite making minimum wage, overtime, health care, paid holidays and maternity leave for workers mandatory to a degree)
- God (should never be involved in politics ever, the Lord does not shape policy nor have an economy…unless your the Catholic Church)
- Obamaphone (a policy actually created by the GOP lord himself Ronald Regan)
- Elitists (me apparently…rocking my barely livable wage)
- Liberal (Satan incarnate)
- Ayn Rand (wrote a fictional novel that became a GOP bible…wtf?)
- Bailout (saving the super-wealthy all while explaining it was to save jobs, despite most of these companies hiring no one or exporting their labor)
- Senate Bill 5 (Gov Kasich’s failed anti-union legislation)
Ok so now that we have those talking points up there, let us check on 3 people in general. Secretary of State for Ohio John Hustead, Governor John Kasich, and State Treasurer Josh Mandel. These 3 men are by all accounts, are both very corrupt and very ignorant.