Feb 4, 2012

Nope the title is not a typo and it does fit with the picture of the GOP candidates. A few months ago, I started saying that I believe the GOP is secretly out to help President Obama get re-elected. Now when I first started saying it my friends laughed and I chuckled too....I didn't really think that was the case. I thought they were just really trying to appeal to their base and were just too preoccupied to realize that the rest of the country was actually listening to their drivel.
Clearly, I was both right and wrong. Whether they really mean the asinine things they say or not, they are really pissing the American public off...And while I guess it does make for a good sound bite and it does get them media attention, at some point they have to realize they are embarrassing themselves, right??? And worse than that, they are making it so that people who have criticized President Obama on his policies, on what they feel is his neglect on certain issues, have no reasonable alternative on the ballot. As a general rule (this rule of course does not apply to anyone in the reality tv business), most people d not want to publicly be identified with idiots and racist.

So I have decided to compile a list of the top things Republicans say in an effort to help President Obama get re-elected.

1) Liberals need to leave the country-- Rep. Allen West.... The funny thing is, Rep. West was just begging Black Americans to "give" the Republican party a try and then he turns around and says this stupid mess... Now here's the thing Rep. West ,you are no Bishop Eddie Long sir, there has been no formal crowning ceremony for you naming you a King and the United States is still a republic that allegedly belongs to the people...so we won't be going anywhere...however, I got five on a one way plane ticket for you... One last thing, I'd just like to point out that we'd still be a colony of Britain and not a country if it hadn't been for some liberals who had the radical idea that there should not be taxation without representation.

2) Democrats abort Black babies. Black people have no role models.-- Ron Tyler former Newt Gingrich spokesperson... This one is so ridiculous that I have no words

3) I am not worried about the very poor because they have a net in place-- Mitt Romney... The very fact that we need a net for the very poor, means that you should be worried about them... and isn't that the equivalent of saying I am only going to be a President for the people who elected me and screw the rest of you who voted for the other guy??

4) I will not make Black people's lives better by giving them other people's money-- Rick Santorum... So apparently it's only okay to make your life better by using other people's money if you're white.... Say it with me people,  Wall Street bailout, GM Bailout... wasn't that my money Congress gave them to improve their lives??? just checking

5) The pharmaceutical companies should be able to decide how much to charge for life saving drugs.  -- Rick Santorum-- WOW... okay, in case some of you don't know let me just tell you that the government subsidizes a good bit of pharmaceutical research... so your tax dollars help them create the drugs that they then turn around and charge you for (please see my previous point about it being okay to make rich white folks' lives better with someone else's money) and this man thinks that they ought to be able to charge you some exorbitant amount for drugs that you need to SAVE your life.

6) ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THAT COMES OUT OF NEWT GINGRICH'S MOUTH... Seriously, Mitt Romney is rich, can't he buy this dude a muzzle??

7) BOOING GAY SOLDIERS... It seems to me no matter how you personally feel about homosexuality, you ought to have enough respect for anyone who lays their life on the line for this country's ideals not to boo them when they are simply trying to ask a question... Like, were you raised by wolves???

8) Praying for the death of President Obama... Kansas GOP speaker Mike  O'Neal-- I've been a little cheeky about some of these because the statements are so outlandish that I cannot help but to point and laugh...but this one is serious... What kind of Christian asks God for someone else's death??? Is this the family values that Republicans keep preaching about, making Black women widows and Black children fatherless?? What part of that is Christ-like?

 I was going to go up to ten on my list but the last one made me so mad that I am just going to leave well enough alone... Dr. Maya Angelou once said, "When someone shows you who they are, believe them." Well isn't the Republican party showing us how they truly feel about minorities, the poor, and homosexuals? Quite frankly, I could live with their dislike, because believe me I disliked Ann Coulter and Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh the first time I ever heard them speak but what bothers me is that they are asking to lead a nation when they have expressed contempt for about half of the population.
When it comes to politics, I have always said, I vote for the lesser of the two evils.  No matter how you feel about President Obama's administration, you have to admit that he is far less evil than either of the Republican contenders.  It's not enough to be angry, you have to put some action to it.  If you are not registered to vote, get registered.  If you are registered, get five more people registered.  Help people get their IDs so they cannot be turned away at the polls.  Volunteer to drive voters to the polls.  Donate to the President's campaign.
I lamented I had no shoes, until I met the man who had no feet.  If you think this Country is in dire straits now, imagine how much worse it could be with Gingrich at the helm. I don't know about you, but I will not go quietly back to the plantation.

1 comment:

  1. I'm afraid that I can't be that cheerful.

    The $100 million pledged by the Koch Brothers and others to defeat Pres. Obama will buy a lot of confusion and a lot of votes.

    With Rep. O'Neal, I'm at a complete loss as to why he is roundly condemned by all (Rep Gabby Giffords). He should be under public investigation by the Secret Service and others.