UnderAGreySky wrote:It's a measure of how prevalent and pervasive the echo chamber is when members of the other forum, who I consider to be a little more educated than the average Americans, repeat shit about Benghazi and Obamaphones in their threads. They're confident that Obama will be impeached for Benghazi after January.
I would love to see the Republicans try this; my instinct says it will hit them hard in 2014.
Republicans have been trying to Impeach Obama almost as soon as he came into office. There has been a half dozen "Scandles" that they feel certain will spell doom for Obama, and then yell and scream when no scandle seems to develop.
The Benghazi issues is yet another sorry display of not just how deserate they are to turn ANYthing into Obama 'Watergate' but at the same time just how damn gullible they are. Ill read right wing blogs where they go on and in about the 'Crimes' Obama commited and the various 'illegal' acts he has done... ANd you realize these people know NOTHING about what actually happened in Benghazi, but are simply spewing what they hear from other Right Wing echo chambers.
Aaron MkII wrote:That's actually a pretty brilliant idea. And it started under Bush? But I guess you can't play the small government card if you take credit for it.
Want to hear another one? Here in my thoroughly Republican state there are funds that assist the unemployed and poor in getting vehicle repairs, again, to assist them in getting the reliable transportation needed for gainful employment. Again, you need to qualify, but the program is out there. The rationale being that it's better to pay a few dollars so someone can get their car fixed and go to work and pay taxes than to support them in the social safety net (tattered mess that it is).
My thoroughly Republican state also has a state-subsidized health insurance program for the working poor without access to employer-sponsored insurance. It's why my family has had health insurance these past 4 years or so. I pay 5% of my monthly income towards the premium and the state covers the rest. The more I earn the more I pay in absolute dollars (up to the actual cost of the premium) but the percentage remains the same.
I keep telling people - there really are moderate Republicans in my state, and they actually have a hand in running things. Social and fiscal conservatives, but not blinded as much by ideology as the extreme parts of their party.
I never knew that, but it is freaking AWESOME! It is such an amazing display of how government can "Work" and how it can do things the private sector would never EVER do. Programs like that are an absoulte perfect example of why the far right belief system would never work. Can anyone imagine a private company doing this to unemployed people?
Personally I hope that if there is a future for Republicans, it will be as fiscal conservative Rockefeller Republicans. Ones interested in growing the economy by things that WORK instead of blind faith.
On THAT note.. Anyone who thinks that the "Huge Loss" in the election will somehow make Republicans more open to compromise THINK AGAIN
The far right are practicing the time hounored skill of putting their heads in the sand and going "LA LA LA LA" by claiming that, because 'america' voted them back in control of the house, that this somehow 'prooves' that America is REALLY
repudiating Obama and Democrates and endorsing
Republicans views of never ever raising taxes, despite the fact that Poll after Poll after Poll
show Americans in FAVOR Of higher taxes on the rich...