Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Republican Extremists!

Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY) is fed up with the GOP and so should we all be! 

“I have to say that I’m frustrated by how much we — I mean the Republican Party — are willing to give deferential treatment to our extremes in this moment in history,” he told The Post-Standard editorial board.

…“We render ourselves incapable of governing when all we do is take severe sides…” he said. “If all people do is go down there and join a team, and the team is invested in winning and you have something that looks very similar to the shirts and the skins, there’s not a lot of value there.”

…“I would say that the friends I have in the Democratic Party I find … much more congenial — a little less anger,” he said.

The problem is the vast majority of the current party ARE the extremists! Case in point in Idaho:

The giant sign on Franklin Road and North 21st Avenue features a photo of Holmes with the words, "Kills 12 in a movie theater with assault rifle, everyone freaks out," written under his picture, juxtaposed to a photo of Obama with the words, "Kills thousands with foreign policy, wins Nobel Peace Prize," written below.

The billboard often features anti-Obama messages, and is sponsored by The Ralph Smeed Foundation, the supporters of the late activist for libertarian causes in Idaho. Foundation member and former state lawmaker Maurice Clements, told The Idaho Statesman the billboard is a response to Obama's 'broken promise' to bring home the troops.
 There are also plenty more examples, such as in Texas where it looks like a loony right wing extreme blogger will get elected to the House of Representatives!  Lets hope Freddy, Wiggy and Kev do not get any ideas! 

In mid-May, Texas Republican congressional candidate Wes Riddle posted a new note on his Facebook page. It was written by his spokesman, Garrett Smith, and it was dire. "The reasoning for President Obama's impeachment," Smith wrote, "begins with the fact that the State Department is giving away seven strategic, resource-laden Alaskan islands to Russia." According to the statement, Riddle—who has Rep. Ron Paul's endorsement and stands a good chance of winning in November if he can make it out of next Tuesday's runoff—believed that Obama's unprecedented giveaway included at least one island the size of Rhode Island and Delaware combined, "billions of barrels of oil" from offshore deposits, and unknown strategic advantages.

"The agreement was negotiated in total secrecy, not allowing the state of Alaska to participate in the negotiations, and…the public was not given any opportunity to comment," he wrote.
Huh Wha????  And I thought our right wing bloggers were insane and full of BS... In case your wondering what is the problem with what he said?   Everything!

There were a few problems with this indictment of Obama: The president hadn't given away any islands; the treaty in question had been signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1991; none of the islands, which are well on the other side of the international boundary, had ever been officially claimed by the United States; and Alaska's two US senators at the time had publicly endorsed the measure. Smith's rant, much of which was copied word for word from a WorldNetDaily article, was based on a falsehood.
More examples come from throughout the country with a heavy emphasis in Kansas...Compromise with democrats while in office, and you will pay the price.   

Frustrated by their inability to achieve some policy goals, conservatives in Republican states are turning against moderate members of their own party, trying to drive them out of state legislatures to clear the way for reshaping government across a wide swath of mid-America controlled by the GOP.

Political groups are helping finance the efforts by supporting primary election challenges targeting several dozen moderate Republicans in the Midwest and South, especially prominent lawmakers who run key state committees.

Two years after Republicans swept into power in many state capitols, the challengers say it's time to adopt more conservative policies.

Why wouldn't we want to go to even more extreme with our policies??  Maybe if we elect enough of these nuts we can get Wes Riddle's imaginary islands back!  

Finally, while anything having to do with the "tea party" is extreme and insane,  someone besides our humble blog is fighting back!  This gem taken from facebook!

Nuff Said!



  1. I like the pejorative phrase "Teabilly fucksticks" used in response to the Tea Party Facebook screed.

  2. Standing your ground in your castle while the n****s have you surrounded. They even have the nerve to knock on your door!


  3. Awesome comments, Duchess St. Rollins!!!
    I'm going to hang this on my wall.
    Her descriptive complaint took up several column inches, but every inch was bliss. She gave all sorts of factual information to back up her view, but in a just-talkin' way. Blogs can really serve a purpose, like promoting progressive ideas, and complaining about non-progressive behaviour. The fact that it was even published it great!
    We are all better off for it!

  4. I originally found this blog by way of Lefty Blogs. What impressed me was that they had a long history of examining the nuts and bolts of politics. Another part of the appeal was they seem to let people freely say what they wanted, anonymously if so desired. There was no "moderation" process to getting your response published. Recently a lot of stories (with their responses) have not been going to Lefty Blogs: what's preventing certain stories being published on Lefty Blogs?
    Since these local stories have national significance to the progressive movement, what's going on?
    Yes, blogs are run by people who work hard, but don't responders share some of the credit?
    For the best of all concerned, I'm of the opinion like the old Sly Stone tune Everybody Is A Star. The lyrics mean a lot, and they apply to blogs, too.
    And the TP bed-pissing rednecks ARE a disgrace to this country!