Posts Tagged ‘Michele Bachmann’

“The Company You Keep”

In a democracy power must be restrained from time to time.

When the government begins to act in ways contrary to the will of ‘the people,’ in opposition to the health and well-being of the governed, ‘the people’ shall — must — rise up in opposition to the tyrannical elements in power.

The movie, “The Company You Keep,” is about a previous time of unrest, a time when our government overstepped its bounds and recklessly used its citizens for feckless purposes. A time when the youth rose up and challenged our government’s authority; especially the authority to wage war.

But the film not only showed the necessity of revolt then, but the similarities of our circumstances now.

Have we reached the point of revolt again?

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“How To Make Government Smaller!”

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Let’s get Big Brother off our backs and out of our bedrooms!

The Republican mantra of smaller government may play well in Peoria but not in places where concerned and observant people gather.

Since I can remember, Republicans have been screaming about shrinking government — making it small enough to drown in the bathtub. It’s a good talking point and seems to get their followers frothing at the mouth. But saying you want to do something does not make it so. And Republicans reducing government? Sheer fantasy!

Reality is something quite the opposite.

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“Who’s Next: Newt?”

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Republicans’ struggle to find a credible presidential candidate.

I began writing this article several weeks ago when charges of sexual harassment threatened the Cain candidacy and his numbers began to slide. Cain’s campaign was imploding but I got distracted by other, more serious issues.

And even though it was intended to continue the spoof of the Republican presidential field that began with “Is That All You’ve Got?,” I never imagined that Gingrich would be the next to rise to the top.

But — in this strange right-wing political world — he has!

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“Send In the Clowns”

Posted on The Huffington Post on Tuesday, August 3rd. Click on link to read it on HuffPost.

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Republicans seem to be getting crazier with every election!

Tennessee Representative, Marsha Blackburn’s, appearance on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell a week ago on Monday night begged the question—what is wrong with the Republican Party?

The party that collectively invokes Ronald Reagan at every possible opportunity would have difficulty nominating the Gipper to represent their ideals today. He would be too moderate for the scattered, displaced, sometimes on the edge of insanity, Republican Party.

What has caused this extreme change in the Party of Lincoln?

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“The Palinization of America”

My newest post is on The Huffington Post, posted 6/6/11. Read it at HuffPo by clicking on the link.

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For many years America has been sliding into a dark abyss…

succumbing to the lowest common-denominator—spurning intelligence for ‘cool.’

As a result all areas of American life have changed, but not for the better. In fact, it is easier to be stupid than it is to become smart. And, unfortunately, America has embraced stupid.

Sarah Palin has somehow emerged at the vortex of this strange struggle—this negative storm. Perceived by some to be the answer for this country’s ills, she is, in fact, one of the causes.

This erosion was happening long before Palin burst onto the scene, but her presence has exposed the negative affects of the direction we’ve been heading for many years. The Palinization of America!

What exactly is Palinization?

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“Decaffeinated Continuing Revolution Rally!”

A meager, but vocal group of Tea Partiers gathered in DC on Thursday.

They labeled it “The Continuing Revolution Rally.” A catchy name, but, this gathering of the Tea Party Patriots and a sundry group of congressional pols, paled in comparison to the scores of ‘grass-roots’ demonstrations in Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, and New Hampshire.

The demonstration called by the newly risen Tea Party Constitutional Maven, Michele Bachmann, attracted upwards of one-hundred people. Some have estimated the crowd as high as two-hundred.

At the same time, in tiny New Hampshire, more than 4,000 angered citizens of the Granite State demonstrated in front of the Capitol Building in Concord.

New Hampshire?

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“Is That All You’ve Got, Still?”

Posted on The Huffington Post on Thursday evening March 3rd. Click on the link to view the article on The HuffPost.

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The GOP is vainly searching for a qualified Presidential Candidate!

With the elections less than two years away Republicans are still sifting through a tired list of potential candidates with very little luck!

The list of potential Presidential candidates reflects the uncertainty and unrest in the new Republican Party.

It seems like every few weeks a new prospect rises within the party and another on the list loses their lustre.

The list, since Obama’s defeat of McCain in 2008, has been in flux with no less than 18 potential stars. Some have already gone supernova, permanently fading from the list. Others are soon to follow.

The current list, which includes recirculated hopefuls like Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Sarah Palin, and Presidential wannabe’s like Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich, and Michele Bachmann, is a study in both inanity and insanity.

Which Republican Presidential candidate can challenge President Obama?

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