GOP Show and Tell

After the election, the GOP promptly turned on Mitt Romney, blaming his 47% percent speech as a dooming and damning moment in Mitt’s out-of-touch campaign.

But since the election, the GOP has amply shown that they agree with exactly what Mitt told us.

How else do you explain their refusal to raise taxes even on those making $1 million or more, while insisting on cutting Medicaid and food stamps?  They support the rich and spit on the sick and struggling.

Mitt admirably represented his party, a party that in no way currently represents the overwhelming majority of the country.

The Clueless Contest

It’s hard to say who is more clueless, the NRA wanting to solve our gun problem by bringing guns into our schools or the Tea Party congresspeople refusing to raise taxes even on those making $1 million or more a year.

Don’t they have any idea how  bizarre and alien they look to most of the country, how out-of-step they are?

Boehner Forced to Cancel Tax Vote

Boehner got the votes to maintain defense spending and cut programs that impact the poor.

But the vote on the second part of his plan, the vote to extend the Bush tax cuts for everyone except those making more than $1 million a year, was first delayed and then cancelled.

So he couldn’t get the votes.

An embarrassing moment for the Orange One.  A happy moment for Eric “Lean and Hungry” Cantor.

Boehner’s Hearty “Bah, Humbug”

In a few hours the House will vote on the GOP’s Plan B, which would raise taxes only on those making more than $1 million a year.  Because, you know, those struggling folks making 7 or 8 or 9 hundred thousand dollars can’t possibly afford a penny more.

The GOP’s bill will also restore the cuts to defense spending that are part of the sequestration scheduled for January 1.

Now, you may be thinking, if they raise revenue by such a tiny amount and restore the defense spending, where are the deficit cuts the GOP is always promising?

Don’t worry, the GOP plan also cuts food stamps and Medicaid.

Nothing quite says “Happy Birthday, Jesus!” like snatching bread and medicine from the mouths of the poor.

If You Support the Buffet Rule, You’re a Sinner!

I’m beyond seeing red, I’m seeing something that isn’t in the normal spectrum, I’m hallucinating with outrage.

I got a mass email from a GOP politician saying that the Buffett Rule (those earning $1 million a year  or more should pay 30% in taxes) isn’t about “fairness” as President Obama says.   Noooooooo, it’s about “envy,” and envy is one of the “Seven Deadly Sins.”

So he wants to muscle the Evangelical base into believing that if they support the Buffett Rule, they are not just making a political choice about taxes, they are sinners, and Jesus is weeping, and they are going to Hell.  He neglects to mention that greed is on that list as well.

The Mafia is more subtle than this!

Reince Preibus and other GOP Powers That Be, I voted for Bush in 2004, I voted for McCain in 2008 (despite the moron running with him), but you have lost me, and I doubt you’ll ever get me back.  And it’s not me, it’s you.

If people are dumb enough to buy this, and Mitt wins, then they get what they deserve.  The one percent will be laughing at them over their Long Island Iced Teas at the Maidstone Club for the next four years.