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Why America Is Failing – ‘Norquist: Republicans Should Hold Federal Government Hostage Every Month’

‘The last high-stakes fight over the debt ceiling resulted in record low approval ratings for Congress and the downgrading of U.S. credit for the first time in history. That one fight also cost taxpayers $18.9 billion. Norquist now wants to replicate this debacle 12 or possibly 52 times per year’.

Anybody who doesn’t think this unelected man doesn’t have huge power over the Republican Party is only fooling themselves.

Grover has a ‘base’ the in the Republican and teabagger parties that will primary ANY Representative or Senator who he wants.

MIKE ALLEN: “This president is not going to extend [Bush tax cuts], he knows that he loses his leverage that way”.

NORQUIST: “Well, the Republicans also have other leverage. Continuing resolutions on spending and the debt ceiling increase. They can give him debt ceiling increases once a month. They can have him on a rather short leash, you know, here’s your allowance, come back next month”.

ALLEN: “Okay, wait. You’re proposing that the debt ceiling be increased month by month”?

NORQUIST: “Monthly if he’s good. Weekly if he’s not”.
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What is wrong with the Republican Party – ‘Rep. Gohmert(R-Tx): Obama Administration may have ‘A Bunch of Muslim Brotherhood Members Giving them Advice’

“My religion can beat up your religion.”

‘Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) spoke to anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist Frank Gaffney yesterday on Secure Freedom Radio where he alleged that the Obama administration actively aided Al Qaeda and follows the advice of the Muslim Brotherhood’.

‘The Texas congressman partnered with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and a group of Republicans to demand investigations of Muslim Americans serving in the administration, warning that Muslim Brotherhood secret agents have successfully conducted “deep penetration” of the U.S. government’.

‘After the witch hunt was roundly criticized by Democrats and Republicans alike, Bachmann ended up literally running away from reporters’.

‘But Gaffney and Gohmert remained defenders of the witch hunt, with Gaffney accusing Speaker John Boehner of “parroting the Muslim Brotherhood line” and Gohmert claiming that Obama “has helped jump-start a new Ottoman Empire.”

Gohmert: “You look at the decisions it made especially in the last two years in going through the revolutions in Northern Africa and across the Middle East and to the Far East, and the only way you can explain the horrendous decisions that were so completely wrongheaded would be if this administration had a bunch of Muslim Brotherhood members giving them advice”.
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Blog Running – Why America Is Failing – ‘Inside the Conservative Bubble’

What’s amazing is that Mr Bartlett was ‘flabbergasted’ that people were so closed minded.

About 15 years ago most ‘news’ organizations begain the theme of ‘We’ll tell you what you need to know’.

Think about that.

Instead of simply reporting the news (‘We report – You decide’), a news organization would craft it’s news to certain demographics.

It’s not new.
See : ‘Roger Ailes’ Secret Nixon-Era Blueprint for Fox News’
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Nor is it limited to FOX. All ‘news’ agancies do it. They are for profit so need to focus on people who will watch them and be receptive to their advertising.

The importance of ‘news’ is not in the story but in how much money you can make.

And that’s why America is failing.

We don’t place the high priority on being informed. We place our priority on belonging. So we get our ‘news’ from organizations that we feel a relationship with.

But like politicians, ‘news’ agencies tell us what we want to hear.

Imagine how much we are missing……

‘Bruce Bartlett has a piece in The American Conservative that tells the story of his excommunication from the conservative movement, and it’s gotten a lot of attention on the left. And it turns out that the most interesting passage has nothing to do Bartlett per se’.

‘It’s what happened after Ron Suskind published a New York Times piece that quoted some of Bartlett’s criticism of George Bush and the GOP’:

“Interestingly, a couple of days after the Suskind article appeared, I happened to be at a reception for some right-wing organization that many of my think tank friends were also attending”.

“I assumed I would get a lot of grief for my comments in the Suskind article and was surprised when there was none at all”.

“Finally, I started asking people about it”.

“Not one person had read it or cared in the slightest what the New York Times had to say about anything. They all viewed it as having as much credibility as Pravda and a similar political philosophy as well”.

“Some were indignant that I would even suspect them of reading a left-wing rag such as the New York Times”.

“I was flabbergasted. Until that moment I had not realized how closed the right-wing mind had become”.
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‘Scarborough Questions Whether Rice Has ‘Temperament’ To Serve As Secretary Of State’

‘MSNBC host Joe Scarborough’ :

“Let me say it again, does Susan Rice have the temperament to be secretary of state? There are a lot of people — Democrats — who will tell you privately that just maybe she doesn’t. But we’re not talking about this”.

‘Scarborough does not appear to apply this test to men in similar positions’.

‘He gave former Nixon Secretary of State Henry Kissinger fawning treatment as an expert on his show — a man who once said “if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern”.
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‘GOP Senator’s Crazy Reasoning: Raising Taxes On The Rich Would Hit The Poor ‘The Hardest’

“Somebody told me if I keep my mouth closed, the stupid things I say will stop coming out”.

Dusting off my very best Captian Jack Sparrow – ‘WHAT?!?



‘Cloaking his predilection for the rich as concern for the less fortunate, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) argued Wednesday that raising taxes on the wealthy would primarily hurt the poor. Lee’s comments came on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s (R) radio show as the two discussed the looming fiscal showdown in Congress’.

LEE: “People need to understand that the reason we worry about raising taxes on anyone – even raising taxes on the rich – it’s not that we’re looking out for the rich, it’s not that we’re concerned that the rich won’t be able to fend for themselves, because they will. It’s because we worry about the consequences that will inevitably result from that action and that will hit the poorest among us the hardest”.

‘Of course, Lee’s compassion for the poor does not extend to the actual government services that provide a safety net for those less fortunate’.

‘He voted for the House Republican budget that slashes low-income programs in order to finance the very tax breaks he supports. Lee also authored the Cut, Cap, and Balance constitutional amendment, a proposal so extreme that not even the GOP budget would go far enough in its cuts to be considered legal’.
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