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With Baited Breath....

by: DocJess

Wed Apr 18, 2012 at 06:05:22 AM EDT


While there is discussion about whether it's "bated" or "baited", we all know the feeling. Holding your breath while still breathing, hoping that the moment will pass and life can move forward. There is so much going on, and it's moving too slowly. Or perhaps it's caught in a time warp where the blackness opens and the scene repeats like in a sci-fi picture back when they relied on plots and not special effects.

Theoretically, the 2012 general election has started, but not quite. I'm waiting for someone to drop the flag and let it all begin in earnest. Instead, there's that same time warp over taxes in DC. I feel like Phil Connors, waking up on February 2nd. Again. And again. While the Democrats hold the nominal majority in the Senate, the GOP is in control in that they can stop discussion because the goal posts have been moved from 51 to 60. And so the Buffett rule goes down. Over in the Republican House, Eric Cantor has put forth a small business tax bill that will benefit sports team owners, certain celebrities, financial houses and very few legitimate small businesses. Even if it passes, Obama has vowed veto.

It goes around and around NOT because this is what Congress does, but because the American people are so intellectually stunted that they re-elect Republicans. And likely they'll do that again for a lot of positions this November. People complain that they wanted the Buffett rule, they want taxes raised on the rich, but cannot seem to make the connection that the ONLY people stopping that from happening are the Republicans in Congress. By overwhelming poll numbers, they disdain Congress, yet still historically re-elect their village idiots. My breath catches. Again. 

In about 6 weeks the Wisconsin recall elections will be held. Here you've got a state that has been locked in constant electoral battle for more than a year. The Democratic delegation walking out, the passage of horrible anti-union, anti-women and overall anti-human bills over and over, and they have a chance at truly rectifying the situation. What a sigh of relief if the Walker regime is vanquished. I sit. I wait. I want so much for that recall to serve as the first salvo in what could be the American version of the Arab Spring: throwing out the dictators and their corporate benefactors. And then on to Michigan, which is in many ways in worse shape than Wisconsin, but which has flown under the radar everywhere but on Rachel Maddow's show. Likely because the people who have lost their local governments, school boards and even radio stations are poor blacks. And to Ohio. I try to hold hope at bay to prevent being too let down. 

I guess I just keep waiting for people to start screaming, à la Network, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore." I keep waiting for the anger against corporatism, money in politics and entrenched elected officials working directly against their constituents to boil over. Instead, there are distractions. Do we really care that Secret Service agents hired hookers? Really? Or that Ted Nugent was a third-rate talent (at best) and that he deserves to be arrested for making threats against a sitting president? Please, arrest him and make him be quiet. Are we surprised that Nikki Haley misappropriated state funds? Did you expect anything less? 80 communists in the House? Quit trying to be the McCarthy for the 2010's, Allen. 

Please, let's get to the root of the problem. Where I live, Jim Gerlach is going to get re-elected to Congress in November. I know this, I accept this, but I cannot understand it. That's repeated in districts all across America. Yesterday, a guy was screaming at me that a lack of term limits is the problem. I told him that there are elections every year, a continual opportunity for the voters to create operational term limits. Yeah, he said, but then I'd have to vote for a Democrat. It knocked me speechless. How do people NOT understand that Republicans are the problem, and voting them out is the solution? That's not a rhetorical question, by the way. I honestly want to know.

That's my rant for today. After the jump, 100 things you can say to a Republican to upset them. 

DocJess :: With Baited Breath....

1. A Socialist wrote the Pledge of Allegiance.

2. Jesus healed the sick and helped the poor, for free.

3. Joseph McCarthy was an un-American, witch hunting sissy.

4. Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee were traitors.

5. The South lost the Civil War, get over it.

6. The Founding Fathers were liberals.

7. Fascism is a right-wing trait.

8. Sarah Palin is an idiot.

9. The Earth is round.

10. Reagan raised taxes eleven times as President.

11. Reagan legalized abortion as Governor of California.

12. Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency.

13. Ronald Reagan supported gun control.

14. Global warming is real.

15. Republicans hate illegal immigrants, unless they need their lawns mowed or their houses cleaned.

16. The military is a government-run institution, so why do Republicans approve the defense budget?

17. The Cold War is over and the Soviet Union no longer exists.

18. Paying taxes is patriotic.

19. Republicans: Peddling the same failed economic policies since 1880.

20. The Republican Party began as a liberal party.

21. The Presidents’ full name is Barack Hussein Obama and he was born in the United States of America.

22. George W. Bush held hands with the King of Saudi Arabia.

23. President Obama saved the American auto industry, while Republicans wanted to destroy it.

24. Hate is not a Christian virtue.

25. Jesus was a liberal.

26. Republicans spend MORE money than Democrats.

27. Tea parties are for little girls.

28. Public schools educate all children; private schools are for indoctrinating children.

29. The Constitution is the law, NOT the Bible.

30. Sharia law doesn’t exist in America.

31. The President is NOT a Muslim.

32. Corporations are NOT people. People are people.

33. Fox News isn’t real news, it’s just a racist, sexist, hateful, right-wing propaganda machine.

34. The Federal Reserve was a Republican idea.

35. Women are equal citizens who deserve equal rights.

36. Women control their own bodies.

37. Abortion is a relevant medical procedure, just ask Rick Santorum.

38. Please use spell-check.

39. It’s “pundit”, not “pundint”.

40. Social Security is solvent through 2038.

41. Health care is a right, not a product.

42. Roe v. Wade was a bipartisan ruling made by a conservative leaning Supreme Court.

43. G.O.P also stands for Gross Old Perverts.

44. The donkey shouldn’t be the Democratic mascot because Republicans are the real jackasses.

45. Barack Obama ordered the killing of Osama Bin Laden. It took him two and half years to do what Bush couldn’t do in eight.

46. Waterboarding IS torture.

47. 9/11 happened on George W. Bush’s watch, therefore he did NOT keep America safe.

48. Republicans invaded Iraq for oil, so Iraq should be allowed to invade Texas to get it back.

49. Separation of church and state is in the Constitution, it’s called the First Amendment.

50. Muslims are protected by the Constitution, just as much as Christians.

51. Barack Obama is the first African-American President, get over it.

52. The Oval Office is NOT a “whites only” office.

53. America is a nation of immigrants, therefore we are all anchor babies.

54. The white race isn’t disappearing, it’s evolving.

55. God is a particle.

56. Evolution is real.

57. The Earth is 4.54 billion years old, not 6,000.

58. The Founding Fathers did not free the slaves.

59. The Revolution was NOT fought over slavery.

60. Paul Revere warned the Americans, NOT the British.

61. Federal law trumps state law.

62. The Civil War was about slavery, NOT state’s rights.

63. Corporations care more about profits than they do about people.

64. Getting out of a recession requires government spending.

65. Glenn Beck is a nut-job.

66. Republicans: Paranoid since 1932.

67. Republicans don’t want to pay for your birth control, but they want you to pay for their Viagra.

68. Republicans actually NEED Viagra.

69. Fox News is owned by an Australian and has a Saudi prince as an investor.

70. Republicans complain about immigrants taking American jobs, then freely give American jobs to foreigners overseas.

71. Republicans hate communism, so why do they refer to themselves as red states?

72. Labor unions built this country.

73. Republicans hold America hostage as a political strategy; the temper tantrum throwing kind of political strategy.

74. Jesus was a Jew, not a Christian.

75. When Republicans see black, they attack.

76. Inside every Republican is a Klansman or a Nazi waiting to bloom.

77. Republicans only care about children BEFORE they are born.

78. Republicans are hypocrites, they’re just too stupid to know it.

79. The Christian-Right boycotts movies that have violence, and then promotes guns and insurrection.

80. I think therefore I am NOT a Republican.

81. Republicans that oppose gay marriage are most likely in the closet themselves.

82. Churches should stay out of politics, or be taxed.

83. People are too poor to vote Republican.

84. Democrats think for themselves, Republicans form think tanks to do it for them.

85. Republicans hate education because they couldn’t hack it in school.

86. Greed is one of the seven deadly sins and Republicans wallow in it.

87. A little socialism on the Left is better than a little fascism on the Right.

88. The current corporate tax rate is the lowest in 60 years, so stop whining about it being too high.

89. Republicans: Anti-Gay Marriage, Pro-Lesbian sex.

90. Republicans: Terrorizing the American people since 1981.

91. Republicans have their own terrorists, just look up Timothy McVeigh.

92. Republicans love outsourcing, just ask the Chinese Communists.

93. The Republican answer to the oil spill was to apologize to BP, a foreign oil company.

94. Democrats will be working hard to bring jobs to Americans, while the Republicans tea bag each other in the middle of the aisles.

95. Voter disenfranchisement is immoral and un-American, that’s why Republicans do it.

96. Republicans would let your house burn down unless you pay them to put it out.

97. Democrats want to take care of the sick. Republicans take their credit cards and then deny them medical attention.

98. Republicans say teachers are union thugs, then proceed to rape and mug the entire middle class on behalf of corporations.

99. Republicans think rape isn’t a crime, but miscarriages are.

100. Republicans are idiots and arguing with them is a waste of time!

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As much as all sides are trying to trivialize Chavez's influence, people still call our President a socialist. Chavez is the socialist. I know it's too much to think an economic system will ever be clarified, but yeesh.


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