Pretty much a fact that Republicans can’t govern worth a shit — three GOP presidents excepted, Abe, Ike and Dick, though the last guy had some major pathological problems — and George Jr. was the worst White House occupant in US history.
The only way that nasty party can even stay alive is by blowing thick bullshit smoke.
And in 2012, it’s the word, War, as in everything.
The GOP has funneled up phony conflicts ad nauseum — however, the shit is on the toilet paper: President Obama and Mitt Romney are only a few percentage points apart in tracking polls, so despite reality, the thick, bullshit smoke seems to be working.
Mainly, maybe there’s a lot of real, real dumb-ass and ignorant US peoples out there.
(illustration found here).
One big phony war that ain’t phony is the slashing on women’s rights through all kinds of legislative and backdoor ways.
And the GOP knows it.
Mitt Romney said last week: â€œWe have work to do to make sure we take our message to the women of America, so they understand how weâ€™re going to get good jobs and weâ€™re going to have a bright economic future for them and for their kids.â€
Heather Borden Herve asks why women haven’t really come a long way, then answers:
The question isnâ€™t whether Ann Romney ever â€˜workedâ€™ a day in her whole life, but: Does her husband Mitt truly give a ratâ€™s ass about anyoneâ€”especially womenâ€”in the 99 percent?
This made-up battle between working moms and stay-at-home-moms is causing people of every gender to lose focus on more important issuesâ€”namely whether politicians are advocating stripping rights from women (like reproductive health choices) or finding ways to penalize them and hold them back (withholding equal pay) or simply having a double standard when it comes to lower- vs. higher-income women (Romneyâ€™s welfare mom requirement to work).
What I’m looking into is where the candidates stand on the issues I care about — not what jobs their spouses had or didn’t have.
Cutting a lean swath through the war zone, Jezebel opens up the can, touching on all the much-ado bullshit of wars, saving the best and brightest:
In the battle of the political wars, the one that mostly resembles an actual war with fighting and people getting hurt is what graphics behind news anchors’ heads have been calling the War on Women.
Of course, no one’s suggesting that women be subjected to the horror of having to pay higher taxes like Class Warfare, or the indignity of not being allowed to force other people to live lives according to their doctrine like the War on Religion, or the soul-crushing torture and violence of being accused of being a lazy rich lady by a pundit with opposing political views like the War on Conservative Moms.
But the War on Women has given us such gems as a serious debate over whether or not to renew the 12-year-old Violence Against Women Act because it expands protection for gay people and immigrants, and an all-male panel discussing whether or not birth control should be provided to women with bosses who don’t like birth control, and several bans on late-term abortions that would force many women with dangerous or doomed pregnancies to wait until an emergency to take any medical action on the inevitable, and the shuttering of a $30 million program designed to help low-income women get health care because the state of Texas doesn’t want to give money to Planned Parenthood, and state legislators saying that women should avoid divorce when they’re getting beaten by remembering why they fell in love with their husbands (his eyes… and left hook).
People could actually get hurt because of this!
But the bottom is in reality this:
So which war is the best war?
That title goes to a below-the-radar war that you don’t hear much talk about — The War on Facts.
And just maybe this little blurb might help.
Maybe aÂ shift in the financial windfall of wealth:
In a stinging rebuke, Citigroup shareholders rebuffed on Tuesday the bankâ€™s $15 million pay package for its chief executive, Vikram S. Pandit, marking the first time that stock owners have united in opposition to outsized compensation at a financial giant.
â€œC.E.O.â€™s deserve good pay but thereâ€™s good pay and thereâ€™s obscene pay,â€ said Brian Wenzinger, a principal at Aronson Johnson Ortiz, a Philadelphia money management company that voted against the pay package.
Mr. Wenzingerâ€™s firm owns more than 5 million shares of Citigroup.
Maybe a war on over-paid assholes.