37 results for 'republicans'
We must see the game for what it is. If we remain blind to the process, then it’s our own fault for where we find ourselves and where this country ends up. I didn't write what you’re about to read next, but it bares analysis because there must be some understanding of the process before we can effectively change it into something that works. We have been divided on purpose, while the animals run amok in the House and Senate:
“If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana,... (more)
...when I came across an article about Secretary of State, John Kerry. Now let me caveat this entire post by saying that I’m neither a Republican or Democrat. Instead I’m an independent thinker that refuses to be manipulated by the snakes on either side. Anyway, the article was about the Republicans calling for Kerry to be put on a plane bound for Washington, instead of having a vacation while unrest and turmoil plague Egypt I’m no expert on foreign affairs or world events, but I’ve lived long enough to know that there is always some sort of unrest and turmoil somewhere in the... (more)
...it is important to eschew the facile explanations for the Romney defeat that will prevail among the chattering classes. Romney did not lose because of the effects of Hurricane Sandy that devastated this area, nor did he lose because he ran a poor campaign, nor did he lose because the Republicans could have chosen better candidates, nor did he lose because Obama benefited from a slight uptick in the economy due to the business cycle. Romney lost because he didn’t get enough votes to win.
That might seem obvious, but not for the obvious reasons. Romney lost because the... (more)
There has been a chain letter circulating through the internet for years now. It presents itself as an idea from Warren Buffet, but the truth is the only part of it that came from him was a simple quote. Although the contents are not his, the ideas in the letter continue to raise questions, inspire discussion...and motivate people into thinking positive about where we are as a country, and where we want to be. Obviously, something this inspirationally viral and full of ideas simply must be discussed on this site, dedicated to the advent of idea.
“I could end the deficit in 5 minutes.... (more)
...look at this debacle we have called the political system, again with specifics that pertain to what is happening right now. The President’s ideas are introduced as legislature in Congress (House of Representatives and Senate) to be enacted into law should both of them vote favorably. The Republicans, when holding a majority in the House vowed to block the President...no matter what. A fact many forget when pointing the finger at the President for what hasn’t been done. However, when the Democrats held a majority in both the House and the Senate...it was the same result. See...I can... (more)
Republicans are the problem. That is the conclusion of the excellent new tome “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism” by congressional scholars Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein. Mann is a liberal from the Brookings Institution and Ornstein is a conservative from the American Enterprise Institute, so they can hardly be accused of a partisan agenda.
“It’s Even Worse Than It Looks” labels today’s GOP as an “insurgent outlier” in American politics that “contributes disproportionately to its dysfunction.” The... (more)
...Wendy's falls on the Democratic side of the aisle. Singer believes the reason is that Subway is all about consumer-choice regarding what goes on your sandwich, while Wendys offers hungry drivers "set options." When it comes to TV viewing, Democrats prefer to watch Animal Planet, while Republicans watch more of the History Channel.
Unlike so many issues in DC and the States, where "bright line" differences seem to be the norm, there exists brand cross-over when it comes to companies like Google, Visa, Apple and Coca-cola. "Those are brands that rise above these differences and... (more)
Mitt Romney wants America to make him the next President, and the most compelling argument he seems to have is that, as a corporate raider, he knows how to make businesses successful. Thus, he is using the time-honored (by Republicans, at least) trope that people who have never run a business cannot possibly know how to run a government, conflating the two enterprises without an ounce of substance to the argument. Business, after all, is about profit for the shareholders, whereas government is about managing the infrastructure and defending the nation in the name of all its citizens, and thus,... (more)
Attempting to deliver a final crushing blow to government help for the poor, the 2012 Republican Party voted in favor of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan's Budget plan. Touting it as the most efficient way to bring down the deficit, these followers of fiction writer Ayn Rand would have the nation believe that cutting off all help for those with the least, and giving that money to the richest fat cats in the country, will somehow deliver us from the depression that was started by these very same hucksters.
Propaganda channels like Fox News tell their listeners that this is the most courageous... (more)
The Statement of U.S. Pacific Command Chief Admiral Willard’s statement in the first week of March before the House Armed Service Committee in response to the Republican Joe Wilson’s question on U.S. commitments to contain Lashkar-E-Taiba activities in the South Asia, that U.S. PACOM Special Forces are deployed in India besides in Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh and Nepal had created a Left wing furore in the Indian Parliament and the subsequent denial of the same by the Indian Ministry of Defense and Externala Affiars as it is a factually incorrect information, did not pacify the suspicions... (more)