Race To The Bottom:

What is it that makes  so may republicans such racist repugnant liars ? I am not saying that all people who vote for that party are racists or indeed liars, but damn have you heard the things they say about President Obama? How do they feel that this path advances the history or the integrity of America? The fact is this is exactly what they did to Dr. King in this country, now every lying republican gets up on stage and invokes the name of Dr. the reverend Martin Luther King. In fact some of them voted against a federal holiday in honor of Dr. King.

It does seem to me that republicans are engaged in a race to the bottom, many Americans white and others readily agree and attest to the fact that slavery was an ugly blight on America, many readily agree that Jim Crowe was a shameful scar. People not stuck in the past who have the benefit of education are ashamed of people like Bull O’Connor, George Wallace, and a plethora of other faces of the shame of America. I almost feel ashamed as a member of the human race for people like that woman in Florida who had this to say to Rick Santorum:

I never refer to Obama as ‘President Obama’ because legally he is not,” the unidentified woman told Santorum. “He constantly says that our Constitution is passe and he totally ignores it, as you know. He does what he darn well pleases. He is an avowed Muslim. And my question is, why isn’t something being done to get him out of our government? He has no legal right to be calling himself President.”http://www.youtube.com

Rick Santorum is  irrelevant and desperately looking for some traction  so when  asked by Journalists why he did not correct the woman he responded thus.

Why do you guys ask these ‘gotcha’ questions, like it’s my job to go out and correct everybody who says something I don’t agree with?” Santorum said to reporters after the event. “I don’t think it’s my responsibility. Why don’t you go out and correct her? It’s not my responsibility as a candidate to correct everybody who makes a statement that I disagree with.”(abccnews.com)

Here’s a fact for Santorum and that woman in Florida who claim the president is a muslim, Article 6 of the constitution says that there shall be no religious test for public office, and yes that includes the Presidency, and while we are at it , it is fundamentally un-American for anyone to be discriminated against because of their religion.

Prehistoric ignorant relics of the past and their candidates who take dead babies home and plays with the corpse, some support priests who molest little boys and think it is ok as long as the Pope blesses it. They must be stopped and the filthy rancid rhetoric they peddle shoved into their faces. They have the nerve to suggest that this president is dividing the country with the politics of envy, some nerve. When Barack Obama was elected to the presidency he took with him a torrent of good will , as a result of the good will people felt towards Obama, they also gave the House and Senate to democrats. Not since Bill Clinton’s first term did democrats have such power in Washington. if Barack Obama was a European style president as the talking points of the republican party suggest, would he not ram through his agenda? For over a year Democrats controlled the House, Senate, and the Executive Branch, this president made repeated overtures to republicans to work with him to move the county forward. He did so to the extent that many in his own party thought his level of benevolence and commitment to bi-partisanship was antithetical to their objectives. Many in the president’s base was mad as hell at him for what they construed to be weakness for his continued overtures to republicans. Time and again The president tried to work with house republicans only to have his overtures rebuffed and his hand slapped away. I for one thought that his  continued attempts to work with republicans was weakness, and the president lost some of the belief I had in him. This I might add is the feeling of a lot of people I talk with.


President Obama delivering the state of the Union Address/Raleigh Telegraph photo:

One may not like the politics of former president George Bush, but he was decidedly focused on what he wanted accomplished , and democrats were not going to obstruct his agenda. Americans like their president decisive , they attribute decisiveness with strength, it may not necessarily be correct but that is how we judge strength. In the end president Obama have been forced to use executive orders to get anything done. This is exactly what the racist lunatic right wanted from the beginning, they begun to label Obama as “other” from the start, as they engaged on a campaign of obstruction, probably never before seen in this country. Many, probably including the president would like to cover their eyes to the stark realities of the reason behind this assault.


What would compel chief Republican curmudgeon Mitch McConnell to say that his number one priority is to make the president a one term president?

What compels lunatic fringe nut wind-bag  Rush Limbaugh to say he hopes the president fail?

I could go on and on detailing the rancid,vile and vitriolic language that is a staple of literally all republicans whenever they disagree with the president, but you get the picture. These are people who claim to love their country, they wrap themselves in the flag and berate others with faux accusations of not loving America, yet they say they want the president to fail, these people are traitors , they are quite willing to see their country destroyed because there is a black guy at the helm of the Executive branch of Government. There are other curmudgeons , it is instructive that the only black member of the supreme court, associate justice Clarence Thomas does not see  fit to attend a joint sitting of congress for the state of the nation address from the president of the United States.

Bush appointee Samuel Alito has aligned himself squarely on the side of the neo-cons on that body , a body where all Americans once felt they had a chance to get final and impartial justice. This group now consist of Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas. To his credit Chief Justice Roberts irrespective of his politics have chosen not to play those games. One would have thought that Someone like Mitch McConnell’s job would have been to serve the people of the state of Kentucky and the nation and not to settle private hatred or to indulge in spiteful tit for tat initiated by the right-wing fringe.

I can understand Tim Thomas goalie of the NHL’s Boston Bruins, or NASCAR’S Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart crassness in not turning up to the white House to be congratulated by President Obama. This is to be expected from those two sports, anyone surprised by that is divorced from reality in America. The tradition of sports stars getting invited to the White House to be congratulated by the sitting president is a time-honored tradition, members of sports teams are usually thrilled to get invited to the white House to be congratulated by the president, irrespective of their politics. It’s respect for the presidency, its respect for the president. Opting out demonstrates a gutter coarseness that is reminiscent of what would have been expected  of the period between slavery and the 1960’s.

What I cannot understand is the disrespect and lack of civility of the likes of Colorado Republican representative  Doug Lamborn who did not show up for the state of the Nation address by president Obama. As I point to these republican hacks who will inevitably be mere ignoble footnotes in history, I  must pivot and use this oppurtunity to segue and pay my respects to Arizona Democratic  congress-woman  Gabrielle Gifford,  a truly patriotic America who turned up to listen to the country’s chief executive tell the country about the state of affairs and where he intends to take the country.

See more here: (abcnews.com)


 The brave and indomitable Gabrielle Gifford.

Congress-woman Gifford was critically wounded when an assailant shot her as she attend a meet and greet in her district.Several people were killed and injured in that assault and even though critically wounded from a bullet to her head Mrs Gifford fought her way back and valiantly showed that she would not be defeated by terror. A true American hero if ever there was one.


Pompous self-aggrandizing Newt Gingrich and flip-flopping liar Mitt Romney trot from state telling republican primary voters that when the president talks about fairness in the income tax structure in this country he is actually engaging in class warfare. This is irony of the worst kind, because republicans are the party that is locked in a struggle with the White House over not raising taxes on average middle class and working Americans,but refuses even to approach the table to discuss repealing Bush-era  tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. If ever there was class warfare in this country this is it, the arrogance of republicans and those who pay to put them in power to take care of their interests and the insulting notion that if we continue to make the super rich even more rich we will all be better from the crumbs that fall off their tables. The fact is it has been tried since Nixon to Reagan to Bush and still we have not seen where that works, the truth is the reverse is true the poor gets poorer and the rich gets richer. Experts declare there are over two trillion dollars in the hands of rich business people, yet we do not see them rushing to hire, so that people’s lives can be better in this country. conversely when we put money into the hands of average people they go out and spend that money , it creates jobs, brings more money into the treasury, and invariably finds its way back to the top as it always does. That’s the way to empower people not to make them beggars waiting for crumbs from the tables of the rich.

While the republican machine was gearing up to disrespect where they should disagree if warranted, the president of the United States was issuing orders to US Navy seal team 6 to go rescue two Americans held for ransom in Somalia by pirates. Navy seal team 6 is reportedly the same elite team of seals who eliminated Osama Bin Laden. We give the Seals the greatest respect they deserve and as president Obama says his detractors should learn from these heroes on how to work together to build America. Republican candidates running for president and the surrogates who appear on cable television parroting the lies they adopt as talking points doesn’t even have the integrity to give credit where credit is due, do they think that all Americans are totally stupid/ Do they not know that despite a struggling economy people are cognizant of the fact that Osama Bin Laden is dead: most of Al Qaeda’s top operatives are dead: Libya is liberated without one American life lost: three million jobs created and the economy pulled back from the brink of the precipice: General motors and Chrysler saved from bankruptcy and returned to profitability after just 3 years , contrary to what Mitt Romney Vulture Capitalist said should be done: Romney said they should be allowed to go into bankruptcy. Never mind the total destruction that would have been wrought on state economies. The list of accomplishments of this president is astonishingly incredible considering that he is working with a racially obstructionist congress.

                                                      WHERE IS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY GOING?

It’s impossible to see what the strategy is for the republican party going forward,they have repeatedly disrespected black people and as a consequence they have literally given up on winning any significant portion of the black vote. To his credit Former President Bush our 44th President made overtures to the African-American community as well as the Hispanic community, this was not followed upon or encouraged by his party after he demitted office. With the exception of a few uncle tom self hating blacks there really is no black support for republican candidates that would make much of a difference.  Newt Gingrich famously stated that Spanish is the language of the ghetto, he is now trying to woo latino voters in the state of Florida, he should find it an uphill battle with Puerto Ricans living in that state, but it will probably be a wash taking into consideration the Cuban-American population in Florida that gnerally align itself with Republicans. Recent indications however indicate that there are significant shifts in the latino vote in Florida as there is a sizeable influx of more democratic leaning Puerto Ricans and other latino immigrants from other countries. see story here: (huffingtonpost.com)

Mitt Romney has stated stridently he would veto the dream act if he is elected president. The dream act if passed would have allowed children of immigrants who entered the country illegally with them as babies to go to school and become assimilated into American society. Despite the fact that these children could not seriously be punished by anyone with an iota of brain-cell in their cranium, republicans call it amnesty and has steadfastly refused to support this piece of common sense legislation. As common sense as this bit of legislation is, there is an even bigger issue which will develope into a serious and untenable problem as time progresses. Children who are not able to go school to get the education they need,so that they may  live out their God given talents will be angry. they will be angry because the only country they have ever known has distinctly said to them we do not want you here , we do not want you in our schools, and we do not care about you. these will be some very angry people who will invariably feel that their lives have been severely hampered, America will have a problem with these people and  better be prepared for the consequences. Dogma and ideology cannot be that important that  it eliminates intelligent discourse, or limits common sense decisions. If America has learned anything it should be that America got great because of it’s immigrant community, it’s diversity, and it’s constant stream of fresh energetic crop of hard working immigrants entering it’s shores, not despite it. President Obama made that absoloutely clear in his recent state of the union speech. As a River becomes a raging  inferno from the multutide of tributaries and streams that dumps into it, so does America continue to grow from the constant infusion of talent , intellect, and energy. Given a chance republicans would build a wall around America close her ports to all but white people and take America back to the dark ages of slavery. they ought to be ashamed of themselves.

Where are the Colin Powel’s and the Chuck Hagels , where is even John Mc Cain who told that woman “no maam, no maam he is a decent family man, citizen we just have disagreements ?(youtube.com)