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It Started With Reagan Rant….

imagesAmerica clear your head of previous reflections of the political greatness of Reagan. Please rinse your face off, lay back in a relaxing chair, clear your head, and take a deep breath for a Reagan reality check.

Now, let’s take a look at what 30 years of Reaganomics, aka Trickle-down economics, aka supply side economics, aka Laissez faire Capitalism has actually done for America’s political outlook. What should  be said is what Reagan has done to America!

Reagan; the man and presidency has been paved with grandiose praise equivalent to political sainthood from those on the right of the political spectrum. The political sainthood that has been bestowed on Reagan does not end with Republicons; it also includes our current president Barak Obama. You know the supposed Socialistic anti-American Kenyan Marxist Lefty Barak Hussein Obama.

Obama reflected on the Reagan presidency by saying “I think Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that, you know, Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill Clinton did not“. Obama went on to say “ he [Reagan] tapped into what people were already feeling, which was, we want clarity, we want optimism, we want a return to that sense of dynamism and entrepreneurship that had been missing.” An interesting take on Reagan the man and presidency; a short sided and mistaken take on Reagan’s disastrous impact on American political and economic direction.

Reagan ushered in Reaganomics in 1980 with the promise of less government, more economic and social freedom. Reagan promised a vast reduction in all regulations from economics to manufacturing and everything in-between. Does this sound anything like the First Republicon Depression? Dare we say yes? WE DARE!

With his election and its ideologies being accepted by America and politicians at large; one can say that Reagan was transformational, but in a very regressive way. Reagan took us from a progressive WE nation into a regressive ME nation with policies that began the decimation of the middle class of America. His presidency hurt America  by creating a vast and monstrous movement of wealth to the top 5 percent all while increasing taxes on the working class.

In the 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s and into the first couple of years of the 1980s, Americans had continuously growing incomes that followed the same trend line as the worker’s productivity. As the American worker’s productivity rose, meaning that the employer got more work out of a worker for the same number of work hours, so did that employees pay scale. This business model worked well for all parties involved; the employer, the employee, and the market all benefited from this productivity boom. Read more…

Watered-Down Gun Bill Was Murdered…. Suspect “Harry Reid”; Guilty As Charged!

filibusterThe Senate voted 54-46, on Wednesday April 17, to pass the bi-partisan (watered-down) background check bill written by Toomey and Sen. Joe Manchin. The passing of this weak form of legislation should have been an exercise of legislative ease. After all, the bill was full of loop-holes that would have made it pretty useless in the grand scheme of the bill’s intended purpose.

Constitutionally, the bill passed the Senate and should have been on its way to the House, but thanks to the parliamentary rule in the Senate, a bill receiving 54 votes was blocked using the asinine Senate Filibusterer. The Filibusterer (Senate Rule XXII) effectively overrides the constitutional requirements of passing bill in the Senate and replaces the constitutional standard with a rule that is of the making of the Senate alone. This distortion of civic rules and conditionally established protocol led to the Senate’s rules trumping the Constitution itself.

Oh, how the Founding Fathers would weep if the were here today. The fact is the Constitution requires a simple majority to pass a bill out of the Senate, but the Filibuster forces a 60 percent requirement to even debate the bill, much less pass it. One would think that the Constitution would not be so easily circumvented, but you would be wrong. Circumventing the Constitution has been a way a commonality ever since the election of George W. Bush (you know the really dumb Bush) see Patriot Act for proof. passed

The bill was supported and rejected in a bipartisan fashion. The Republicans who voted for the bill were Sens. Pat Toomey (PA), Mark Kirk (IL), Susan Collins (ME) and John McCain (AZ). The Democrats who voted against it were Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Max Baucus (MT), Mark Begich (AK) and Mark Pryor (AR). Who says that the Senate doesn’t work in a bipartisan fashion. The senate works in a bipartisan way when it comes to ignoring the will of “We The People” and in the interests of the rich and corporations. Can you say Oligarchs? Sure you can! Read more…

Sara Palin: Political Genius?!?

Sarah Palin has officially earned the status and rank of “Political Genius!” from the perspective of the Right side of the political spectrum that is.  This is stated with a great level of reluctance and trepidation, but it is factual in the sense that she has performed a Houdini-like feat of political magic.

When you look at Palin’s lack of mental depth, her non-existence political knowledge, her misunderstanding of historical facts, her primitive social outlook, and her complete lack of common sense, you have to be amazed at what she has accomplished.

The fact that Palin has maintained a level of national relevancy from those on the political right should amaze America as a whole and begs one to wonder WHY?

Palin’s rise (of sorts) has to be examined in order to understand the truly herculean feat of political jujitsu that she has been able to perform on the American corporate media and the Republicon party is nothing short of DUMBFOUNDING. Read more…

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