I have to admit, I read the story about Harry Reid and his comments on the floor of the Senate and was taken aback by the sheer audacity and ignorance of this man. If you want to know what he said just click on this link. He was talking about the Koch brothers and how they are trying to buy their own Congress. He forgets all the money that has been poured into Democratic campaigns over the last several years, by the likes of George Soros, Sheldon Adelson and others. I took a look at the Center for Responsive Politics (aka, OpenSecrets.org) and found listings of all time big donors from 1989 to 2014. It lists those who have given big money for lobby efforts, and also big money for Candidates.
You have to go to the 17th entry in order to find anyone giving to Republicans in big numbers. At the #1 position is ActBlue, 97 million dollars 99% of which went to Democrats. Then of course comes the Unions starting with AFSCME, NEA, UAW, SEIU, AFT, Teamsters, United Food & Commercial Workers. All heavy contributors to Democratic Party coffers. Reid talked about the Koch brothers, they are all the way down at 59th place well down the list. One of the more interesting contributors to Democratic causes was the City of New York, who contributed 79% of 3 million dollars to Democrats, and almost 2 million to outside spending groups. New York City? How can a city be sending Tax Payer Funds to politicians???? If any of you reading this blog are from New York City, you might want to check out these politicians who are spending your money on getting themselves and their buddies elected! I’m sure glad I left there 35 years ago.
I do note that Unions sent their money to elect Democratic candidates, they did not send much if any money to Republicans. Must be a reason for that huge disparity. Interesting statistic, the Associated Builders & Contractors sent 98% of their money to the Republican Party. Carpenters & Joiners Union sent 74% of their money to the Democratic Party and the Plumbers & Pipefitters Union sent 85% of their money to the Democratic party as well. Sort of a disconnect there, the Contractors support the Republicans and the union supports the Democrats who have ruined the employment picture over the last 8 years. Oh well, I wonder how many of those who are members of these unions realize where their dues go?
Hey Republicans how about pointing out these disparities? Stop letting the Democratic apparatus, lie and deceive people about what it means to be a conservative. While we are at it understand that we the people want people who will stand up for what they believe, stop saying one thing and doing the opposite. I am old enough to remember when politicians actually stood for something and their word was their bond. Today, we know when a politician is lying, all you have to do is open your mouth to speak.
Filed under: Culture, Politics | Tags: Career Politicians, Imperial Presidency
Paul Ryan, Congressman from Wisconsin can’t understand why they lost to Obama? How about because they were too stupid to run a good campaign. Romney had Obama on the ropes, and let him get back in the game. He did not press any advantage he had against Obama. He did not push Benghazi or any of the other scandals that he could have used to prove to people that Obama was not the right man to set us back on course. Had he done so they might have won the election, and the country might be on the right track now.
I have to admit that I am absolutely disgusted with the Republican Party. If and when they get some backbone and begin to actually do what they run on then perhaps things will get better, but what I see is a spineless Boehner, a spineless McConnell and his henchman Cornyn both of them are RINO’s. John McCain is another one, I don’t want to see these guys continue in power but of course they have the money to keep going.
When will the electorate wake up and see what is going on? We have now created a Royal Class in our Senators and Representatives, as well as our Emperor President. These people poop all over us and we keep sending them back to do so again. What ever happened to the Statesmen that used to inhabit our Senate, House and Executive branches? This is a short note because I have a longer one to follow-up with.
Filed under: Happening Now, Politics | Tags: administration, Assad, Chemical Weapons
The Obama Administration comes out and tells Putin that he better not invade the Ukraine. See the Article here. The last time the administration did something like this it was to warn Assad that he better not cross the line with Chemical Weapons. That would have been hilarious watching Obama back pedal, it wasn’t so scary. Assad is still killing people with bombs and rockets, and he still has his chemical weapons because we have done nothing to stop him. This must be a joke, especially since our ex-U.N. Ambassador came out on the talk shows Sunday to spout off about this. She also told them that she was not upset that she made some statements about Benghazi that were incorrect.
I cannot believe that 51% of the American Population put this administration back in office, but here we are staring at another 3 years of incompetence and monthly vacations for the President and his wife and children. Vacations which we the people pay for without tax dollars. Even many in his own party don’t want his help in the upcoming elections. We have become a laughing-stock all over the world, but we still have 3 more years of this buffoonery to live through. Of course we also are losing ground over the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). 700, Billion out of Medicare over the next several years, Insurance rates going up not down, Medical devices costing more because of the tax imposed on them by this administration. What more can we expect from this administration.
Oh and don’t forget, we the sheeple will continue to support the democratic party, because they continue to promise the moon, and give us dust instead. When will the people of this nation wake up and see that the Democrats are taking us all for a ride, straight into oblivion.
Filed under: Culture, Politics | Tags: Constitution, Dictator in Chief, Loss of Freedom, Obamacare, Supreme Court
At the State of the Union tonight according to John Podesta presidential advisor, the President will talk about taking action as he pleases since Congress will not move quickly enough on his priorities. The only problem with this is that he does not have the Constitutional authority to act without the House and Senate passing the laws for his to enforce. Of course this president will only enforce the laws that he likes and will ignore laws that he does not like.
If you want to see and hear the truth about this President, the man who would be emperor, then listen to him tonight. I find it reprehensible that this man is acting as if he were completely in charge and there was no Congress to actually debate the issues and pass the laws that would give him authority to do what he is doing. If he doesn’t like a law he will issue instructions that it is not to be enforced, yet it is his job to insure that the laws of this nation are enforced. He is supposed to be a Constitutional Scholar, but, he acts as if there was no Constitution in this nation of ours.
Of course it is not only Obama who acts like this, a number of Democratic Senators intervened with a Supreme Court case today, the case of Hobby Lobby against Obamacare forcing them to go against their own religious beliefs. The court has not heard the case yet, it will in a few weeks, but these people have decided to file a brief with the Court stating that the Corporation owners cannot cite their religious belief as a reason to deny coverage to their employees for contraception, and abortion under Obamacare.
It seems to me that the progressive (read Liberal/Socialist) manner of thinking and acting is going to destroy the freedoms that we have enjoyed in this great nation since the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were written and the Constitution was amended by the first 10 amendments. This president has done some terrible things including lying to the American People with his repeated statements about keeping your existing insurance and Doctor, and his statements regarding the murder of our people in Benghazi, being a reaction to a film about Mohammed. Folks you have voted for this man twice, and he continues to ignore the will of the American People, when will you begin to wake up and realize that this President, wants nothing more that to be a Dictator in Chief not Commander in Chief.
Washington continues to try to suppress that which it does not like. It is truly time to replace these people with true conservatives in the mold of Washington, and Reagan. The Republicans and Democrats in Washington care not one whit about what you and I think or care about. Vote them out!!!
Filed under: Culture, Politics | Tags: Democratic politics, Economic Slavery
This is an excellent article outlining the differences between the modern Democratic Party and those who were Democrats before this time. It talks about the truth of progressivism and how it is a new form of slavery. A type that affects all of us in a very negative manner and will cost us for generations to come.