Originally Posted by SDW2001
Anyone noticed this phrase being dropped into the political lexicon? Here's has-been Angelica Houston talking about the United States going back to "the Dark Ages."
I recently had a Facebook friend post a video about "the GOP's War on Women." Another posted something with a man holding a poster saying "I'm a man and we have to [end the GOP's war on women]."
While I'm used to watching partisans bicker on cable news and used to politicians slam each other for this and that, this one really bothers me. I find it repulsive, because it's so transparent. This has Axelrod, Emmanuel, Pelosi and Reid written all over it. Clearly, the President cannot run on his record. So what better a distraction than to mandate Catholic charities pay for birth control (which they've never done), have Catholics go ballistic, and watch the destruction? It's simple. You get a few moronic politicians like Rick Santorum to talk about social issues and whether states can hypothetically ban birth control. Then you throw in some unfortunate Rush Limbaugh comments, and all of a sudden we have The Gop's War on Women! Puke.
Meanwhile, Rome burns. And no one seems to care.
Here's a few more from the Bush era...
... that one is a real eye roller.
*No Child left Behind
(ripping off the decades-old slogan of the Children's Defense Fund).
*Clear skies initiative
- permitting greater industrial air pollution.
policy (administration's EPA delayed mercury cleanup at coal-fired power plants, the major source of airborne mercury contamination of water)
*The war on terrorism
(!) Reality: multi-trillion dollar corporate welfare program and a quest for empire.
*The "Healthy Forests
" program (allowing increased logging of protected wilderness).
*"The tax relief
is for everyone who pays income taxes" (no, Mr President, almost 10% were left out the tax cuts).
: Bush: "We must provide the best care for anybody who is willing to put their life in harm’s way". Next day, 160,000 veterans were cut off from health care access.
: Bush “Our workers are the most productive, the hardest working, the best craftsmen in the world. And I’m here to thank all those who work hard to make a living here in America.”What happened? Bush’s 2003 Budget proposed a 9 percent ($476 million) cut to job training programs and a 2 percent ($8 million) cut to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Similarly, his 2004 budget proposes a $60 million cut to adult job training programs and a total elimination of the Youth Opportunities Grants, which provide job training to younger workers.
": Bush June 24, 2002: “We’re working hard to make sure your job is easier, that the ports are safer....". What happened? Bush’s 2003 and 2004 budget provides no money at all for port security grants. The Republican-controlled Congress provided only $250 million for port security grants (35 percent less than authorized). And in August 2002, the President vetoed all $39 million for the Container Security Initiative, which he specifically backed.
(police, fire etc):
Bush said, March 22, 2002: “We’re dealing with first-time responders to make sure they’ve got what’s needed to be able to respond,” (proposing $3.5 billion in “new” money for first responders). What happened - Bush tried to cut more than $1 billion out of existing grants to local police/fire departments to fund this. And in August of 2002, Bush rejected $150 million for grants to state and local first responders.
Bush said in August 2002: “We’ve got to do more to protect worker pensions.”
What happened: The new rules change discriminate against older workers in violation of federal law.
Bush, on On Sept. 16, 2002, Iowa: “One of the ways we’ve got to make sure that we keep our economy strong is to be wise about how we spend our money. If you overspend, it creates a fundamental weakness in the foundation of economic growth. And so I’m working with Congress to make sure they hear the message – the message of fiscal responsibility.”
What happened? Early 2003, Bush proposed a budget that would put the government more than $300 billion into deficit.
March, 2001, Atlanta: Bush said "“This is a hospital, but it’s also – it’s a place full of love. And I was most touched by meeting the parents and the kids and the nurses and the docs, all of whom are working hard to save lives.… I’m here to talk about the budget. My job as the President is to submit a budget to the Congress and to set priorities, and one of the priorities that we’ve talked about is making sure the healthcare systems are funded.”
What happened? Bush’s first budget proposed cutting grants to children’s hospitals like the one he visited in Atlanta by 15 percent ($34 million). His 2004 budget additionally proposes to cut 30 percent ($86 million) out of grants to children’s hospitals.
Bush Administration: "Enhanced interrogation".
*Illegal Domestic Spying
Bush Administration: "terrorist surveillance program"
*"Social Security Reform
Bush Administration: a scheme of privatization that would effectively destroy Social Security.
Bush: Stability and democracy.
Not being a supporter of either the Republican or Democratic parties, lets add that Obama
, the faux liberal, has continued the prior administration's Orwellian agenda down to the last detail (barring a few token offerings to his base) and expanded it in some cases.
This thread is about how when the left takes the advice of Frank Luntz to heart, the right gets really pissy!