I came across this amazingly well-written, painstakingly researched article the other day. It really is worth your time to read it, and please don’t skip over the links. I am asking you to really read this, think about it, and share it. The more people who know the truth, or at least move towards finding the truth for themselves, the better.
This is a very scary time in our country, and there seem to be way too many people drinking the Kool Aid. They are not willing to find out the truth for themselves before believing every single negative thing said against our president. Look, I don’t agree with everything he’s done, but I think he is doing the best he can, especially when battling against a Republican party that refuses to cooperate in any way, shape, or form. But you know what? He is the President of the United States, duly elected by a majority of voters, whether you like it or not, and he deserves the respect due to him.
All of this talk of impeachment and treason, talk of him trashing the Constitution......please, tell me, exactly what has he done that would warrant impeachment? How has he committed treason? He may have made decisions that weren't popular, but what president hasn't? The biggest problem I have with most of this inane gibberish is that it stems from deep-seated racism on the part of many people. If you have a problem with his policies, that's one thing.....if you have a problem with him because of his skin color, that's quite another.
The hysteria, paranoia, and fear-mongering being perpetuated by the GOP lately is absolutely ridiculous. If you don’t believe that, you seriously need to crawl out from under your rock and take a look around.
I have said before......I am an independent. I have views that are considered liberal, and I have views that are considered conservative. What I also have, that seems to be hugely lacking in so many public forums, is COMMON SENSE. I am sick of the "libtard" labels being thrown around, I am tired of the insults and vulgarity leveled at anyone who dares to question anything done by the Republican party. I especially love the term "racist" being thrown around when anyone disagrees with something Obama has done. "You don't like Obama? You must be racist!" PLEASE!! And the Tea Party? Good lord. They might as well just put on their pointed white hats and come out in the open.
So again, please read this. Please share it. And if you don’t agree with it, well.....enjoy that Kool Aid you seem to be so fond of.
My Reply to My Conservative Friend
August 26, 2012 at 4:22pm
Today I got an email from a conservative friend who implored me to go watch the movie “2016 Obama’s America.” Here is my response to her.
Marilyn, please bear with me. Here is my take on the history of what has happened to our country.
Back in 1971, a corporate lawyer by the name of Lewis Powell penned a document that is known as the “Powell Memorandum.” In this document, which was sent to his friend at the US Chamber of Commerce, Powell extolled the virtues of blending business interests with political interests…attacked the hard work of people like you and me who care about our environment, attacked the education system, arts and sciences, in that they impede business interests. That memorandum eventually spawned right wing “think tanks” and created a massive lobbying effort that we are paying for today. Literally. With our tax dollars.
In the later 70’s, the Republican party initiated an agenda that they called “Starve the Beast.” The purpose of the agenda was to intentionally run up the debt to a point where the cutting of social programs would be a necessity. Reagan bought in and ran up deficit and debt to previously unequaled levels. It would take a president and congress that subscribed to this doctrine to bring it to fruition. We lived that reality during the Bush tenure. Massive tax cuts for the wealthy, a trillion dollar big pharma giveaway, and a couple of wars ensured that the beast would indeed be starved. The deficit accumulated under Republican “leadership” amounts to approximately $12 trillion dollars. Here’s proof:
Starve the Beast analysis:
Combined with the starve the beast mentality, came the part two of the double whammy - deregulation of the financial markets. During the first decade of the 21st century, we realized a fraud perpetrated against all the participants of Capitalism that dwarfs any fraud previously. Trillions of (non-existent) dollars were literally scooped up from the global public and created a breathtakingly unimaginable debt vacuum. Cheap credit, loans to anyone who could fog a mirror were made, and we (and nearly every Capitalist country on earth) are living the results of this mentality. State and local government who invested deeply are bankrupt. Ratings agencies rated these packaged bundles of garbage at triple A (why? Because they could) and everybody bought in.
By 2007, everything was in place. The US debt had run up into the multi-trillions. The financial markets were ready to implode. Then, it happened. The global recession, brought on by conservative economic and regulatory policies, hit with a force that we still reel from. State and local governments that invested heavily started to financially collapse. Millions of Americans who trusted in our economic system were left bankrupt from the fraud. State and local governments were left in a vacuum. International governments imploded from the financial toll. Millions and millions of people are suffering from this outright fraud perpetrated against humanity.
When President Obama was elected, within the first days of his leadership, Mitch McConnell made it clear. The first thing on his agenda was not reversing the massive unemployment brought on by this fraud. It was not turning around a battered economy. It was to make President Obama a one term president. Republicans in Congress agreed. The evidence is there for all to see. The number of filibusters in Congress is unequaled. Nothing, repeat NOTHING the president has done to help our citizens has been embraced by the Republican party. The level of vile hatred generated against our president is absolutely unprecedented via unsubstantiated lies and repeated via chain email, and talking points. A record number of anti-citizen’s rights bills have been penned by Republicans at the state and federal levels. This information is all out there, Marilyn. Women’s reproductive rights, equal pay for equal work, gay equality.
I won’t even go into the fact that Republicans have made every effort to undermine our government from within. Unqualified appointments, making decisions against the best interests of the country to “prove” that “government doesn’t work.” It’s nothing but a corporate sell-out, with the blue-print being the Powell Memorandum.
Needless to say, I am passionate about this. I am absolutely disgusted that America has come from being number one in the world on nearly every aspect, to trailing far behind other western countries. Health care, public education, the list is nearly endless. By every measure, our country has suffered from the conservative-corporate collusion. We are literally living the results of an agenda that has taken 40 years to complete.
I, for one, want to see the United States Republican party outlawed as a treasonous entity. Their successes have brought on the failure of the American institution. I am thoroughly disgusted with the lies, the hypocrisy, the outright fraud perpetrated against you, me and every participant of Capitalism. Capitalism is a failure, Marilyn, it is a failure that was ensured by a deliberate stacking of the deck AGAINST the participants.
I will never support another Republican at any level of government. The Republican agenda is poison.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. If feels good to finally get this off my chest in one sitting.
(Written by Bruce Bacon, https://www.facebook.com/bruce.bacon01)
Thanks for reading and sharing.
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