Love’s Labor lied

December 12, 2012

tumblr_m935gb6TDO1qar30zo1_500Crazy-ass world we now inhabit — although it’s wet and chilly this morning up here along California’s northern coast, the weather across the US is odd-ball at best.
An indication is snow fall — last March, Chicago got some snow, but now have gone 281 straight day without the white stuff, while slightly to the northwest, Minneapolis/St.Paul got smacked with 15 inches of snow over the weekend.

Meanwhile, assholes will always attempt to even-more asshole themselves, and, most of the time succeeding.
Case in point was Michigan’s “right to work” legislation signed into law last night by GOP Gov. Rick Snyder amid great chaos, and it’s all politics.
Harold Meyerson at the Washington Post examines the whole deal this morning with this key thought: Those who doubt that the intent of Michigan’s laws is more political than economic should consider the two kinds of unions exempted from its reach: police and firefighter unions.
Democrats come from the unions, Republicans (at least in Michigan) come from cops and firemen.

(Illustration found here).

Republicans have self-inflicted, collective amnesia.
Not nary a word during the 2012 elections was there a GOP mention of the last Republican presidency — George W.Bush might as well not even existed, but for f*ck’s sake he sure does/and did.
The way-worst president in US history — and when great asshole Jeff Sessions of Alabama claims the national food stamp program should be cut to bare bones, he’s also shitting on 20 percent of his own constituents (via Raw Story), and when another giant asshole, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma blubbers out Medicare and Social Security “are things we don’t absolutely need,” one knows these pricks have no real definable soul, or a feeling-care in the world.
And easily forgets George Jr. put this country in the mess it now finds itself.

In 1956, as in the poster above reveals, the GOP was way-in another world, one closer to the heart, however.
From The American Presidency Project, and some bits of the GOP party platform of that year:

We believe that basic to governmental integrity are unimpeachable ethical standards and irreproachable personal conduct by all people in government.
We shall continue our insistence on honesty as an indispensable requirement of public service.
We shall continue to root out corruption whenever and wherever it appears.
We are proud of and shall continue our far-reaching and sound advances in matters of basic human needs—expansion of social security—broadened coverage in unemployment insurance — improved housing—and better health protection for all our people. We are determined that our government remain warmly responsive to the urgent social and economic problems of our people.

Under the Republican Administration, as our country has prospered, so have its people.
This is as it should be, for as President Eisenhower said: “Labor is the United States. The men and women, who with their minds, their hearts and hands, create the wealth that is shared in this country—they are America.”

In addition, the Eisenhower Administration has enforced more vigorously and effectively than ever before, the laws which protect the working standards of our people.
Workers have benefited by the progress which has been made in carrying out the programs and principles set forth in the 1952 Republican platform.
All workers have gained and unions have grown in strength and responsibility, and have increased their membership by 2 millions.

Reads like a fairy tale, huh?

And these supposedly hard-core assholes are loyal?
Via Politico:

One week after the 2012 election, Fox News correspondent Jesse Watters told Bill O’Reilly that Obama voters were “zombies” who supported the president “as long as there was Obamacare, gay marriage and abortion on demand.”
Per the FEC filing above (at the link), Watters, who resides in Long Island, N.Y., contributed $500 to Obama Victory Fund 2012 in late September.
You’ll note “News Corp.,” which owns Fox News, is listed under “name of employer.”
POLITICO reached out to Fox News PR to request an interview with Watters and to ask the network for comment.
They did not respond.

These guys have no moral integrity at all — hence Obi-Wan’s warning not only includes the Mos Eisley spaceport, but any Republican nowadays: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.


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