Elephant in the House of Doldrums

Elephant in the House of Doldrums


Inactivity:
Besides as atmospheric nomenclature, doldrums as defined is: a state or period of inactivity, stagnation and depression. This fits the description of the GOP to a tee ever since Obama’s inauguration.

Republican legislation has been so inactive that theatrics have been employed in vain attempts to prove that their doing nothing is something in doing nothing. Does that make any sense? No, it doesn’t, but nonetheless is the case.

The Republican majority congress in the house and the senate have been so inactive these past seven and half years in not passing constructive legislation that they have gone from inactive, through stagnation, then depression to simply plain ol’ dumb. What any activity they’ve done for the nation was simply to say no to anything remotely tied into Obama’s policies. Why, they’ve said nay so innumerable amount of times, they ought to change the elephant mascot to a horse.   

A record number of filibusters in not ratifying presidential official and judgeship nominee appointments have been their only activity. What Obama wanted to do for the nation off the cusps of the greatest recession ever experienced, in the likes of the Stimulus Bill, employment policies, make sensible budgets on time and to end the sequester, Republicans merely fought against them with lavish falsities.


What the president did for ensuring, currently now historically at 90% of the country’s population, equal access to quality healthcare, Republicans did and are still fighting Obamacare. As I write, senate Republicans, before they spend a penny on Zika funding, have attached a rider onto the bill before a mere portion of the requested Zika virus funding is allocated. The rider states that Obamacare must be repealed. The Republican House this past February, failed to override Obama’s veto of their GOP legislation that would have repealed Obamacare and defunded ‘Planned Parenthood’. The GOP has turned American’s health, welfare and well-being into partisan politics.

These past seven and a half years of Obama’s presidency has simply been met with Republican no-no-no and more nopes.

Now, Republicans have moved from stagnant to despaired depression; for Donald Trump, the entertainer is their new heir apparent leader. The very one who voices and reveals GOP agendas out loud for what they are, leaving a distasteful naked exposure in conservative mouths. Establishment Republicans hitched their bathtub to the ‘Tea Party’ all too willingly, resulting into the Donald as being their presumptive presidential pick. It wasn’t supposed to happen and yet it did. The backside boil had festered too long, popping out its whole contents of gooey pus.

The conclusion: endorse him and look the fool to the American public, or defy him and be voted out of office by a very extreme rightwing electorate.

All Republicans up for reelection are in a quandary due to this concern. Do they, or don’t they endorse their candidate?


A for instance is Republican Senator, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who has endorsed him. Grassley is a thirty-five year senior senator, who currently chairs the ‘Senate Judiciary Committee’.

At the end of last week, Grassley staunchly stated in a ‘Bloomberg Politics’ interview that he has, “never heard him accused of being a liar.” That “him” he’s referring to is none other than Donald Trump.

Grassley, yeah you, as the www community writes after hearing your above statement, is simply three letters...LOL. Grassley, you busted them up as doubled over in laughter. You’re a funny guy and should be a comedian instead of a politician holding legislative authority.

Really, of Trump’s recent lies, I could make a list that would push you way past your bedtime if you insisted on reading them all. So, I will not make out a list. But, I will state this; during Trump’s CNN Town Hall event this past March, he amassed seventy-one lies within only an hour and that included time spent on TV commercials. This was tallied and recorded by journalist fact checkers.

Of Trump’s primary campaign bid, according to ‘PolitiFact’, which is more conservative leaning, Trump statements have been false 76% of the time and have a morsel of truth 23% of the time.

For Grassley to open with this statement as an excuse to endorse his heir fuhrer, it only dispels the creed of American patriotism as being rearranged and shifted to partisan politics in the nth degree. He truly is making the GOP look stupid.

‘Republican National Committee’ (RNC) chair, Reince Priebus was asked about Trump’s honesty on all the 05/15/2016 Sunday political programs he circulated through. In everyone, with awkward pauses, after it was pointed out what others had said of his lying, he replied that it is only what he says to me that counts if he lies or not. Holy gee! Isn’t the squirrel boy, Reince so privileged?

In ABCs ‘This Week’, Jon Karl confronted Priebus on the questionable honesty of Trump, which essentially, Priebus merely cops out by saying the “traditional playbook” doesn’t apply to the Donald. Priebus did his darndest to dodge every question asked of him. If you would like to view, the video is below:   


This Grassley/Preibus head-in-the-sand mentality stretches across the whole Republican voters’ spectrum. Republican voters simply do not care about facts, experience or reason. They are literally playing the deaf, dumb and blind monkey role when it comes to Trump.

If you viewed the video, you saw Priebus try to deflect lying all onto Hilary Clinton. Concerning that yes, please, tell me an egregious lie of Hilary’s. Name one, please. Oh, no, you can’t say Benghazi, for after $7 million worth of wasted taxpayer dollars and still counting spent on the Benghazi hearings. They never proved anything, but Republican political partisan quests. It is the Republicans who lied and used the deaths of four Americans to generate campaign funding and degrade the name of Hilary Clinton in hopes of hurting her candidacy.


Going all the way back to 1993, Republicans have been targeting the Clinton’s with fabricated stories. Vince Foster, who was President Clinton’s Deputy White House Counsel, was also a close personal friend to the Clintons’. Suffering from clinical depression, Foster committed suicide. Republicans tried to blame it as a murder scheme by the Clintons’ and lied about it in falsely claiming the Clinton’s were lying about it. Even though six investigations (one by the GOPs star, Ken Starr) concluded that all evidence leads to suicide, Republicans still hold dear to the murder conspiracy.

The latest Republican lie is that Hilary was fired as a 27-year-old staff attorney working as an understudy for the ‘House Judiciary Committee’ during the Watergate investigations. In this bogus conspiracy, rightwingers contend that she was fired for lying and unethical conduct by her supervisor, Jerry Zeifman. First off, Zeifman did not fire her and had no authority to even have her fired. Secondly, she did not work for Zeifman, but rather worked under Impeachment Inquiry Special Counsel, John Doar. She was not fired by Doar, or anyone else.

With all these years of phony and bogus attacks, conspiracies, statements and hearings by Republicans, the public has sublimely bought into some of it, doing some damage to Hilary’s integrity and honesty. Without doubt, in Hilary’s case, it is the messenger to blame.


Now, before we go on into the next section, let’s finalize and sum this up here. To give impact to all this GOP inactivity, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Republican senate is to work only six days throughout the whole of July and zero days throughout the whole month of August, with just three work days granted to October.
Forget inactivity; the GOP doesn't even work.

Forget the inactivity, Republicans can’t even show up for work...

Constitutionally Impaired:
We all know which party claims sole rights to the U.S. Constitution, in laying claim they are the only readers of it while at the same time, are the very ones that butcher it whenever it conflicts with their ideology. It is the GOP.

Intentional misrepresentation is the GOPs modus operandi when it comes to the constitution.

Take for instance, religious freedoms. That is a big rallying cry for the GOP as of late and what it essentially means, is that it is the Anglo Christian’s right to have access to all the religious liberties by taking away any form of religious freedoms from other religions and communities, or even other Christian denominations that are more in line with Jesus’ teachings and tolerance.

In the ‘Bill of Rights’, the ‘First Amendment’ implicitly expresses that the federal government, a state government or a civil group shall not infringe on religious freedoms. The original amendment only covers the federal congress against Christian denominations when it states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Originally, the intention was for one Christian denomination to not exceed authority over another Christian denomination, for that was essentially what existed at the time, but later, other religious forms came into play.

To address this, in 1947, the establishment of ‘religion clause’ was added to the ‘First Amendment’ meaning no religion’s freedoms can be encroached upon. It states, “Neither a state nor the Federal Government can set up a church. Neither can pass laws which aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion to another . . . in the words of Jefferson, the [First Amendment] clause against establishment of religion by law was intended to erect ‘a wall of separation between church and State' . . . That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach.’”

Here are Jefferson’s words concerning this ‘wall of separation’ in an 1808 letter to the Virginia Baptists:

Because religious belief, or non-belief, is such an important part of every person's life, freedom of religion affects every individual. Religious institutions that use government power in support of themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths, or of no faith, undermine all our civil rights. Moreover, state support of an established religion tends to make the clergy unresponsive to their own people, and leads to corruption within religion itself. Erecting the "wall of separation between church and state," therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society.

We have solved, by fair experiment, the great and interesting question whether freedom of religion is compatible with order in government and obedience to the laws. And we have experienced the quiet as well as the comfort which results from leaving everyone to profess freely and openly those principles of religion which are the inductions of his own reason and the serious convictions of his own inquiries.”

In a letter to Edward Dowse, a U.S. representative from Massachusetts, Jefferson wrote, “I am for freedom of religion, & against all maneuvres to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another.”


As far as keeping religion separate from state, evangelical moral majority preachers are actually the opposite in keeping religion infused to politics while their holdings continue to be tax exempt. A for instance is John Hagee using his sermon pulpit as a political perch to preach the rightwing gospel.     

On his 05/17/2016 ‘Hagee Hotline’, Preacher Hagee said to his listeners, “I’m going to vote for the candidate that’s going to make the U.S. military great again. I’m going to vote for the party that is going to solve the immigration problem, not the one that has created the immigration problem. I’m going to support the party that brings jobs back from China ... I’m not going to vote for the party that has betrayed Israel for the past seven years.”

Hagee further adds, “If you can read a newspaper, you know who I’m talking about. No candidate is perfect, but I want you to go vote and may God give us a leader who has the courage to put America first and stand up for we the people. God will not hold us harmless.”

Being clever enough to not mention any name, but it is abundantly clear, Hagee is telling his followers if you don’t vote for my pick in Donald Trump, then you will be held accountable to God, as God has clearly chosen Trump.

Funny that though for earlier, in the 2015 primaries, Hagee had supported the risen Messiah, Ted Cruz. That didn’t work out, so he might as well throw in the towel to the rightwingers’ choice in Antichrist.

Speaking of Antichrist, Hagee when he spoke to the ‘Zionist Organization of America’ in November 2014, accused Obama of being anti-Semitic when he proclaimed, “The executive branch is in the hands of one of the most anti-Semitic presidents in the history of the United States of America.”

He also thinks women only play a role in child production when he stated in the 2011 ‘What God Wants in a Woman’ sermon of his, “Women are only meant to be mothers and bear children ... Childless marriage equals dead, poison, empty.

So much pity and sorrow for the poor woman, I guess, whom God has laid barren.

Comparing all the above to Republican religious principles, it is crystal clear they have misconstrued the ‘First Amendment’ and use that end deceitfully.


The ‘Second Amendment’ has almost been bent in half in the rightwing’s incessant misrepresentation of it. The ‘Second Amendment’ to the ‘U.S. Constitution’ states, “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

Concerning the ‘Second Amendment’, I’ll simply state what I have in past articles. The amendment was ratified in 1791 at a time when the nation had less than a hundred soldiers in its army. To counter any foreign invasion, of course it made sense to have the public armed to add to the defenses against a foreign military attack.

This is what gun nuts misrepresent by leaving out the ‘militia’ portion. Today though, there is no need to call on any militias to protect our shores. Today, the nation has what is considered the mightiest military power in the world, known as the United States Armed Services in the form of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard and Coast Guard.

That was solely the founding fathers’ intent; to provide armed militias for defense against invasion. According to weapon aficionados, if one wants a bazooka or even to purchase a howitzer, they have that right under the ‘Second Amendment’.

The next sentence is a bit long-winded, so bear with me. Truthfully though, if you were sincere and you know that our founding fathers held at least a certain amount of common sense and reason, do you really think they would have wanted the ‘Second Amendment’ to give rights to any nut job dispersed throughout our neighborhoods and communities where our kids play, to own and drool over his semi or fully automatic rifles that were intended strictly for battlefield missions?


Ignoring President Obama’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, merely because Republican senators don’t like him is not an excuse to carry out their constitutionally bound duties. It is not an option permitted in the constitution. They need to fulfill the role of their constitutionally mandated job.

With the tiring and lame excuse that it is an election year and/or Obama’s presidency is about to end, Republican senators contend they will not give Obama’s U.S. Supreme Court judge nominee, Merrick Garland a hearing much less a vote in order to allow voters to decide in this coming November elections.

First off, as all editorials have pointed out, the American public has already decided by voting Obama into office, as it is the president who picks the nominees. Secondly, even though this partisan positioning is so transparent, in their cover-up lies, they’re making a mockery not only of themselves, but of the nation as well.

This GOP partisanship is causing uncertainty for the nation’s courts, laws, societal concerns, financial investments, technical institutions and capital markets.

Article II of the constitution gives the president the authority to pick a nominee for judgeship in the Supreme Court, while delegating the senate to advice and consent over the president’s choice in a timely manner. There is no reference of any exceptions if it is late in a president’s term, or if it is an election year to delay the process.

It is the senate’s constitutional duty to follow through in the process. During an election year, it has happened twenty-four times in the past to U.S. presidents. In every case, the senate held a hearing and 87% of those hearings actually confirmed the appointment.              

All these Republican partisan senators are aligning themselves with Mad Dog Cruz as constitutional strict constructionists, whom most claim they despise Cruz. A strict constructionist is one who claims the constitution should be adhered to by law as strictly as possible. Yet, they all are the ones reneging on that legal standing (Cruz included) in not fulfilling their constitutional duty of due process in advice and consent.

Lastly, Texas governor, Gregory Abbott, who is a staunch conservative and relays most extreme conservative viewpoints, actually wants to trash the U.S. Constitution and remold it to fit conservative narratives. One of the main changes he wants, is to give states the power to overrule federal laws. Another is to allow states the right to overrule Supreme Court decisions, if a majority Republican state congress does not like the decision. I just s’pose it’s either a major revision to the constitution, or secession. Indeed, secession has been floated around by Abbott and other Texas Republicans rather than follow and abide by the U. S. Constitution.
    
Insane Swag:
There is beginning to be too much brazen posturing in Republican mentalities, which is creeping into mainstream America; even into the corruption of innocent children’s minds.

Latina and black soccer players at a girls’ high school soccer game walked off the field traumatized by the home team school kid crowd’s taunting chants of, “Donald Trump, build that wall.” Playing at Elkhorn High School in Wisconsin, the visiting Beloit High School girls’ soccer team was playing the game, when a portion of the Elkhorn crowd started shouting the racially charged chant. It upset the visiting team’s members so much so; they couldn’t continue or resume play last Thursday.

I’m quite sure the kids involved in the chanting thought that it was cute and didn’t realize the consequences, but I’m also quite sure that there are grownups who feel, the girls that were offended should grow up and be able to take a little fun.

When it comes to kids, Trinity Academy, a private Christian school in Kansas City, Missouri claims now under the bogus religious freedom rights that they can kick any student out of the school if it is found not only that the student might be gay, but also that any member of the student’s family is gay.

Students that are suspect have to fill out a form verifying all family members are straight. Then the form must be signed by the student and parents. Traditional students do not have to fill out the form. The reason the school feels it can do this is that it is under religious freedoms and any gay member of a student’s family “is counter to the school’s understanding of a biblical lifestyle.”


In President Obama’s push to raise the minimum wage, he got a lot of flak from fast food chains and Republican politicians with the sidelined excuse that it would hurt employment by forcing businesses to lay-off workers.

Well, pressured by the president’s administration of income inequality, ‘McDonalds’ raised wages for over 90,000 of its employees, along with better benefits and incentives. Guess what the results were. ‘McDonalds’ CEO, Steve Easterbrook delightfully stated, that where the pay increases and benefits were incorporated profits rose, employee turnover is historically lower while customer satisfaction is higher. Also, in markets losing growth, he stated that now they are growing.

His actual statement last week was, “I am pleased with the progress we’ve made in the 13 months since I became CEO. We are making improvements that our customers are noticing to serve hotter, fresher food with improved overall service experience. We are returning many of our critical markets to growth in terms of sales, guest counts, and market share. And we’re increasing profitability both for the company and our franchisees, whose cash flow’s approaching all-time highs in many of our major markets.”

So much for the Republican squeal that raising wages is a job killing, hurting businesses venture. But of course, never has raising the minimum wage in times past shown any history in doing so.

As if the state of Louisiana needs more Republican policies since the state budget is now tanked after eight years under Republican control, one would think that Republicans would be trying to halt the bleeding out of the budget. But no, they got better policies to come up with.

Republican State Representative, Kenny Havard decided to write up and attach an amendment to a bill before a house floor vote, because it was so important a legislation law. On page one, the amendment stated that all Louisiana strippers must be “between twenty-one and twenty-eight years of age and shall be no more than one hundred sixty pounds in weight.”

Ol’ Kenny boy, who’s forty-five himself and well over 160 pounds, caught quite a bit of slack, even by a fellow Republican Representative, Julie Stokes. Her remarks sounded more Democrat than Republican when she said on the house floor, “I’ve never been more repulsed to be part of. I can’t even believe the behavior. I hear derogatory comments about women. I see women get treated differently than men. That was utterly disrespectful and disgusting.”

It goes without saying that Havard rescinded his amendment, but the catch was his excuse for doing so. It was, “I don’t know if I’ll ever apologize for being politically incorrect, it’s just not in my nature. Politically correctness, in my opinion has ruined the country, and it looks like it’s ruining the state now.”

No, Kenny, Republican policy has ruined you’re state.    

Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ), who was out-bullied by Trump in the GOP presidential primaries, finally clocked back into his governor’s job and the first thing he did was to deny those in need of assistance for heat and food.

To keep from having the state pay $3.2 million for a federal aid assistance of $137 million in providing heat and food for 160,000 poorer New Jersey residents, Christie refused the federal aid. Funny that, he can refuse poor families heat and food, but the $360,000 of taxpayer money he spent on booze, food and dessert while on the campaign trail, was a given.

Rightwing Hypocrisy

Of course Republicans insist on cutting federal dollars to social programs like Social Security, Medicare and the ‘U.S. Postal Service, but let’s not forget their animosity toward national parks either.

It has been Republicans that have been defunding U.S. national parks for over a decade now for two reasons. One, Republicans claim the ‘National Park Service (NPS) is a failure in revenue, even though the national parks system was set up by Republican President Theodore Roosevelt and was not intended to generate revenue, but to protect America’s natural heritage. Secondly, Republicans want parks to be corporately controlled and its resources utilized by private industries.

The NPS has had so many GOP funding cuts that currently they are entertaining the thought of partnering up with corporate entities just like the U.S. Postal Service had to do, due to their cuts, with corporations like ‘Staples’.

The NPS is currently proposing corporate partnerships to give some relief from all the systematic funding cuts. The NPS recently stated, “A relaxation on rules governing ‘corporate partnerships’ that will ensure parks become commercialized and dependent on corporations and private donors to stay in operation.”

In the Florida Republican arena, you have Carlos Beruff running in the Republican general election for a U.S. senate seat. In a 05/12/2015 county meeting with constituents, Beruff said repeatedly in reference to Obama, “This animal we call president”...

Besides Representative David Jolly (R-FL) kind of protesting the slang in stating that it proves he is the reasonable Republican candidate, there has been no outrage by any individual Republican or GOP entity to condemn this egregious criticism concerning the president of the United States of America.

Patrick Murphy, who is a Democrat senate hopeful, immediately demanded that Beruff apologize. Beruff’s only reply was to accuse Murphy of “resorting to name calling and the politics of racial division.” This is mind boggling; accusing Murphy of what he, Beruff, did himself. A video below shows the Beruff rancor.



Normally, I never speak about candidate spouses. I could have said a lot on some of Heidi Cruz’ comments and Mary Pat Christie’s roll eyes up in the head glazed stare she gave Trump, during a sexist rant of his. But here, I’m going to make a rare exception and break that rule to comment.

Melania Trump must be a bit thin skinned, for she couldn’t accept the truth a reporter wrote about her after interviewing Mrs. Trump. Journalist, Julia Iofe writes for the ‘New York Times Magazine’. Her Melania column was published in the ‘GQ’ magazine and even though there was nothing too critical or false, Melania didn’t like it, felt it wasn’t flattering enough, so tweeted, “yet another example of the dishonest media and their disingenuous reporting.”

Immediately, Trump supporters, himself included, bombarded Iofe, who is Jewish with hateful Nazi rhetoric through phone calls, e-mails and tweets.

These Trump supporters are the very same ones (or at least the ones who enjoy reading them) who bash Michele Obama with hundreds of daily dirty feeds from calling her a monkey to claiming she’s systematically deranged or unpatriotic.  

After Donald Trumps’ NRA speech, Melania has come out with a photo of herself pointing a pistol in a thong bikini. Now imagine that. As First Lady, Michelle Obama was hypocritically bashed for exposing her arms by rightwingers. I can only postulate what they’ll say about Melania, but I surely know it won’t be negative.

Melania Trump; the future First Lady?

Formed Opinion:
Trump has an ape level understanding of national security policy. Now, don’t go all monkey crazy on me. Those are not my words but of a GOP strategist.

On MSNBCs Chris Mathews show last week, Republican consultant, Mike Murphy said in reference to Trump:

He fails my commander-in-chief test. I think he is a stunning ignoramus on foreign policy issues and national security, which are the issues I care most about. And he’s said one stupid, reckless thing after another and he’s shown absolutely no temperament to try to learn the things that he doesn’t know and he doesn’t know just about everything. The guy has a chimpanzee-level understanding of national security policy.”

According to mathematicians anyway, the Republican mindset graphically could look much like a mathematical S-shaped curve as the one in the illustration below.


Microbiologists use the S-curve graph in plotting out bacteria cultures in petri dishes. Initially, in giving the bacteria a food source, the population will increase, but once the population begins overcrowding and the food source has dwindled, the population will peak and then begin to decline. The dot represents the point of growth starting to level out.

This S-shaped curve is sometimes referred to as the logistic curve, interestingly enough. The curve describes disparate human phenomena such as fads, which initially increase then level off in decreasing over a short time span. That describes Trump’s popularity to a tee...it will level off and fade just like any fad.

There are just too many flaws in the Donald faddish inconsistencies that the leveling off will counter the increase once folks become more fully aware of truly who he is. The decrease will kick in once the entertainment’s newness wears off. For the S-curve’s conclusiveness, reveals its consistency that over time, depletion will set in eroding the sense of novelty.

It is a natural human condition to focus on the unusual or new celebrity, but interests will wane just about as quickly as they gained in proclivity inclination. Trump will become a sideshow.


Republicans are so bent on power that Carly Fiorina will make a last ditch effort to accept Cruz’ picking of her for his vice president, when Cruz wasn’t even the winning nominee. All this short lived bravado, only having it fizzle out in their faces.

Chris Christie electing himself to become Trump’s gopher boy in hopes of a future standing in power.

Rick Perry’s candidacy, in the beginnings of the GOP presidential general election, to retain power, was the only candidate that came out bashing Trump. As it turned out, Perry was the first casualty, in being candidate number one to drop out.

During the primaries, Perry endorsed and stumped for Cruz in hopes that Cruz would win the nomination and carry Perry to some authority in power. It fizzled and didn’t happen. 

Since then, he now insists that voters vote for Trump and has thrown his hat in the ring as a hopeful vice presidential pick by Trump. Trump will never consider him. Perry probably most likely knows that, but again, to cling to power, he once again for the third time...makes a fool of himself being on the losing end of the stick.

Exactly the stances the rightwing stands for go totally against humanness. Virtual war, individual greed, rich tax waivers, the refusal of immigrants/refugees, torture acceptance, religious intolerance, subjugating female status, attacking the poor instead of poverty, anti-science, anti-environment, anti-social/anti-veteran programs, employment deterrents and gun violence diminishes a society’s humanity. Honestly, the right-wing element needs to step out of society and go stake their claim on a remote mountaintop somewhere and really try living their lives out of society and on their own. Play with their own money all they want, but see how far it gets them.

It’s not the poor who drag a society down; it’s lack of opportunity for all. Currently, over 64% of the poor work, while 35% of the poor are seniors, disabled or students. It is less than 1% of America’s society that cheats on social programs. This data has been compiled by the ‘Economic Policy Institute’ (EPI) through the paper, ‘Broad-Based Wage Growth is a Key Tool in the Fight Against Poverty’.


Truly, Republicans are the leeches of a society in wanting all the conveniences offered for themselves only, but yet, keeping and giving nothing back in return. In their thinking, it’s as if all societal realms were conceived and produced by them and not from a governmental entity or societal group effort.

Every time in voting, Republican politicians push for deregulation, whether it be financial or corporate. The very governmental regulations put in place to combat a Wall Street system that created the ‘Great Recession’ to regulations guaranteeing industry is responsible for their pollution clean-up, Republicans want struck down.    

Exclusivity is their ball of wadded and knotted yarn. Inclusivity is their enemy, pertaining to whomever they deem unlike or unlikeable. This mentality is all based on fear. The rightwing is simply afraid. Republican politicians and rightwing entities, like the NRA play that trump card incessantly, with a constant barrage of drumbeats in deceitful portrayals of what the street Republican is going to lose. From proclaiming false religious freedom attacks through Obamacare’s taking away of healthcare choices and a drag on the economy, to immigrants taking away jobs...the GOP mythical beat goes on...


As politically reporting goes on,
BJA
05/26/2016