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Showing posts with label The 47. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The 47. Show all posts

Friday, March 13, 2015

GOP Credit Where It Is Due! (A Rarity On The TPI)

The math is about right (excuse the pun). approximately 13% of the GOP members of the Senate did not join "The 47", in the traipsed down "The Stupid Trail that leads to Dumbsville."

Responsible members of the GOP Senate. Regardless of motive, these seven did not sign the ill-fated Open Letter to Iran.  Thus, we give them their respectful "due."

And there are "The 47."

Why is the number "47" so devastating to the GOP?

Thursday, March 12, 2015

"The 47" Ignites Social Media

"The 47"
As we witness US History via the the existential reality of the GOP, the level and scope of the party's failures continue to stack-up.

Social media is flame with comment about "The 47." It appears the only person in the US Congress who is gleeful about "The 47" and their dumb strategy against President Obama, it is John Boehner and his House SNAFU with Netanyahu. We should add Marco Rubio to the glee list based on his declaration he would "do it again. His name should be added to the names of conservative money-brokers power brokers and Bill Kristol's Emergency Committee for Israel.

We offer two examples of social media and "The 47" and we cannot share the authors names, as the pieces were crafted and shared without revelation of authorship.

Unknown Writer

47 traitors thought they'd hatch a plan
47 traitors thought they'd bully Iran
47 traitors decided to write a letter
47 traitors should have known better
47 traitors are beating the drum
47 traitors hoping war will soon come
47 traitors who broke the law
47 traitors cause hate sticks in their craw
47 traitors set out to undermine our president
47 traitors prison should be their new residence
47 traitors trying to destroy our democracy
47 traitors while showing the world their hypocrisy


Unknown Writer "An Open Letter to Putin"

In related news, Republicans drafted a letter to President Putin of Russia reminding him that any sanctions against his country require continued support from Congress.

"He will never use force against you," a leaked draft of the letter says. 

"On that you can depend. And Western European leaders would never sanction war over the Ukraine. So it's yours. 

Just hunker down, ride out the sanctions, and our weak executive, who has no authority to continue the sanctions indefinitely without our consent - which we will not grant - will leave office. His successor will undo whatever he has done. 

So enjoy Crimea - we hear it is lovely this time of year. If you really want to march on Kiev, go for it. Don't expect any military response from our appeaser in chief. There will be lots of smoke but no fire.

"In a way, we are allies. You hate Obama. We hate Obama. We all wait eagerly for a new administration in 2017.

"A Republican administration would be willing to cut a deal to normalize relations in exchange for access to your oil fields by Chevron and Exxon-Texaco. To us, it's all business. We Republicans would never let human rights get in the way of a lucrative corporate contact.

"We are not so different. You have a controlled media. We have Fox news, hate radio, and the Koch brothers (who say hello, by the way).

"You have rigged elections. We have voter ID laws and restricted voting hours and gerrymandered districts. In other words, we will all be around to deal with each other long after Obama is gone. That's how our 'democracy' works.

"So don't trust him. He's weak and his days are limited. Trust us. 

We respect the way you keep law and order and admire how you deal with your political opponents. Perhaps one day over a bottle of vodka we can discuss ways to bring some of those tactics here.

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Jon Stewart Does 'The 47"

Jon Stewarts joins others in addressing "The 47."

Part I


Maddow Does "The 47" Like No Other

If you regularly visit the TPI, you probably spend your evening with Rachel Maddow. Therefore, the video segment embed below was at the top of your MSNBC viewing last night. If you for some reason either missed the segment, do not watch MSNBC, or are not a TRMS viewer, you should strongly consider expending 17 minutes viewing the video.

A central theme of the video: the nation's voters are electing (or re-electing) conservatives who are obviously misplaced and ill-equipped to hold seats in the US Congress. The problem is well beyond a minor consideration if you consider Senate seats are occupied for a full six year period. Now, let's compound the problem with senior  Senators following suit.

An unintended pun comes to mind.  The 47 GOP members of the US Senate showed a "bush league" GOP Lock-step ideology and  dangerous modus operandi. The penultimate reality of the Iranian open letter is the lack of cognitive fortitude from Senators who wish to campaign for the GOP nomination in 2016.  

Richard Shelby (Ala.)
Jeff Sessions (Ala.)
Dan Sullivan (Alaska)
John McCain (Ariz.)
John Boozman (Ark.)
Tom Cotton (Ark.)
Cory Gardner (Colo.)
Marco Rubio (Fla.)
Johnny Isakson (Ga.)
David Perdue (Ga.)
Mike Crapo (Idaho)
Jim Risch (Idaho)
Mark Kirk (Ill.)
Chuck Grassley (Iowa)
Joni Ernst (Iowa)
Pat Roberts (Kansas)
Jerry Moran (Kansas)
Mitch McConnell (Ky.) THE GOP MAJORITY LEADER..truly pathetic!
Rand Paul (Ky.)
David Vitter (La.)
Bill Cassidy (La.)
Roger Wicker (Miss.)
Roy Blunt (Mo.)
Steve Daines (Mont.)
Deb Fischer (Neb.)
Ben Sasse (Neb.)
Dean Heller (Nev.)
Kelly Ayotte (N.H.)
Richard Burr (N.C.)
Thom Tillis (N.C.)
John Hoeven (N.D.)
Rob Portman (Ohio)
Jim Inhofe (Okla.)
James Lankford (Okla.)
Pat Toomey (Pa.)
Lindsey Graham (S.C.)
Tim Scott (S.C.)
John Thune (S.D.)
Mike Rounds (S.D.)
John Cornyn (Texas)
Ted Cruz (Texas)
Orin Hatch (Utah)
Mike Lee (Utah)
Shelley Moore Capito (W.V.)
Ron Johnson (Wis.)
Mike Enzi (Wyo.)
John Barrasso (Wyo.)
Have the Senators who would be president shown a level of simpleminded and absence of thought that could shield America from manipulative corporatist and power wielding oligarchs? Is there a way to view the 47 letter signers in any manner other than group think or practitioners of a circular firing squad?  

Group think has led our nation to unnecessary wars, horrid social practices and the mistaken perception of America as an "exceptional nation."

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