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August 23, 2011

Republicans Alienate Country’s Populations

Filed under: Uncategorized — trp2011 @ 8:43 PM

This morning, I was talking with friends about who the Republican presidential candidates have alienated in their approach to politics and control as compared to who would be left to vote conservative. The list got a bit longer than I realized when we began the discussion.

Women: punitive laws to eliminate reproductive rights despite its legality; conservative position that Social Security is “unconstitutional.”

Senior Citizens: turning Medicare into a voucher program that seniors cannot afford and cutting funds to nursing homes.

Muslins: claims that Muslims have no rights to build mosques where they want; desire to make Muslim Americans sign loyalty oaths.

Jews: attempts to turn the country into a 100-percent “Christian” nation.

Immigrants: profiling people of Hispanic heritage in a wild search for undocumented immigrants.

Unemployed: no extension to unemployment benefits.

Anyone Making Less Than $100,006: refusal to continue payroll taxes at 4.2 percent while conservatives say they have signed a pledge to raise revenues.

Teachers: extreme reduction of education funding. (Maybe this includes parents too.)

Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transgenders: determination to maintain special rights for heterosexuals while rolling back such laws as the one that removed the ban on gays and lesbians in the military. “If you’re involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it’s bondage. It is personal bondage, personal despair and personal enslavement.”—Michele Bachmann.

Poor and Disabled People: giving money to wealthy and corporations while cutting assistance to these populations.

Union Workers: stripping collective bargaining rights.

Consumers: prevention of laws that would keep banks and other financial institutions from cheating people as much as they do now.

Breathing Americans: “close the door” to the Environmental Protection Agency, says Michele Bachmann.

It seems only corporations fit outside the above categories—after all, they don’t breathe. And they are persons, “my friend.”–Mitt Romney

1 Comment »

  1. Bondage? That’s exactly what this loonies want to put us all in.


    Comment by Lee Lynch — August 23, 2011 @ 9:07 PM | Reply

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