Thursday, April 05, 2012

If the GOP wants to compare their attacks on women to that of caterpillars, that is fine.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus (left) and a caterpillar (right). Reuters

If the GOP wants to alienate every person in the USA because they are obstructionists and cause hardship for those they decide they can dominate either socially or financially of both, that is fine, but, don't expect the victimized to vote in favor of the deniers.

In a statement widely taken as a metaphor, (click title to entry - thank you) the chairman of the Republican National Committee on Thursday said his party is no more trying to hurt the nation's females than it is larval butterflies and moths.

"If the Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars and every mainstream media outlet talked about the fact that Republicans have a war on caterpillars, then we'd have problems with caterpillars," Reince Priebus told Bloomberg Television. "It's a fiction."

But the war on caterpillars and other innocent insects, it turns out, is not a fiction at all.
Under the guise of aiding the agriculture industry, Republicans and their allies in Washington have been waging a long-running campaign to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from limiting bug-killing pesticides. Last year, GOP Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas authored a letter, signed by several others in his party, calling on Democrats to "address the continued regulatory overreach by the Environmental Protection Agency that is a growing concern of farmers, ranchers, foresters and agribusinesses throughout the nation" by bringing up their bill to ease pesticide regulations. This obvious attempt to run roughshod over the rights of many-legged herbivores everywhere was laughably justified as a matter of "public health as we enter mosquito season."

In a similar gesture of outrageous insensitivity to the feelings of Creepy-Crawly-Americans, some conservatives also want to get the controversial insecticide DDT unbanned by the EPA. The free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute runs a website,, devoted to beating the drum for bringing back DDT, whose banning it terms the "dangerous legacy" of Rachel Carson'sSilent Spring. But for the liberals and their "tree-hugging political correctness," one NewsMax commentator wrote, bedbugs -- largely voiceless in this whole debate -- might be eradicated.

Republicans may claim that they have no anti-caterpillar agenda -- that they're just trying to protect people and plants from being bitten, that they're merely the victims of a liberal media that sympathizes with the radical bugs'-rights lobby. But the truth is clear, and it's nothing new: Republicans just don't care about caterpillars.

Need any more proof?  Tom DeLay, the onetime leader of the GOP House majority, began his career as an exterminator.

Jerry Smith is attempting to remove President Obama's RIGHT TO FREE SPEACH!!!!

...On Monday, when asked about predictions that the Supreme Court might strike down the health care law, President Barack Obama used terms normally invoked by conservatives to attack decisions they don't like.

"For years, what we've heard is the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint - that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Well, this is a good example," said President Obama.

He said it would be unprecedented to overturn a law passed by a majority of Congress....

To get this right, one has to realize President Obama was FIRST answering a question he was asked. Then Jerry Smith decided he needed to silence the President and his Justice Department.

Jerry Smith has not right to attempt to silence the President while the Right Wing strict constructionists have done nothing BUT run at the mouth.

Bush makes mischief on "activist judges" (click here)

June 12, 2006 

When President Bush rails against "activist judges" these days in support of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, the word mischief-maker comes to mind.

The president is fully aware that the issue has no chance of clearing Congress, let alone winning approval of three fourths of the states. Even zealous Republicans in the Senate agree.
His motives are transparent. First, he wants to demonstrate to social conservatives in the GOP that he is with them and not a lame duck. And with November elections loooming, he wants to fortify the Republican base and dare Democrats to vote against an issue easy to demagogue.
The dominant theme of the president's recent speech was that judges were guilty of "legislating" from the bench on this issue. It is a favorite line of his in naming judges who are strict constructionists of the Constitution–as he sees it.
One wonders what Bush, if he were president at the time, would have said about judges in 1954 when the high court, headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren, voted 9 to 0 to end segregation in public schools. Bush was only 8 at the time....

When the Right Wing complains about judges it is just a matter of political rhetoric, but, when a Democratic President has a legitimate reason to speak to an audience about his point of view, it is called on the carpet... the REAL Activist Judges, isn't that right Jerry!?!?!?

McCain Criticizes ‘Activist Judges’ (click here)

May 6, 2008 1:48pm
ABC News’ Bret Hovell reports: During a speech designed to reach out to conservative voters on the issue of judicial responsibility, presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain took Democratic candidate Barack Obama to task for not voting for the confirmation of John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
During a speech at Wake Forest University, McCain said Sen. Obama, D-Ill., "likes to talk up his background…as someone who can work across the aisle to get things done. But when Judge Roberts was nominated, it seemed to bring out more the lecturer in Senator Obama than it did the guy who can get things done. He went right along with the partisan crowd, and was among the 22 senators to vote against this highly qualified nominee," McCain said.
"Apparently, nobody quite fits the bill for an elite group of activist judges, lawyers, and law professors who think they know wisdom when they see it — and they see it only in each other," McCain said of Obama and the Democrats who voted against Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito....


Willard Mitt Romney has to do better than call President Obama names.

"President Obama didn't make the 2008 economic collapse, but, he made it worse." 

President Obama has never been covert in his relationship with the American people. He has talked to us the entire time and asked for our help in convincing a lethargic House with their decision making. So, the idea Mr. Willard could put on his best suit and call the President a liar, a danger, a liability or covert simply is playing politics with an adult audience that is highly skeptical of Mr. Willard's agenda.

"There are three things to remember in a crisis; focus, focus and focus. What did Barak Obama do? He delegated authority to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid."

Willard Mitt Romney isn't capable of discerning the fact legislation takes leaders of their Congressional bodies that can get the job done. Governing is about legislation. That is the job description of the Senate and House. The President has empowered the nation through his cabinet while Congress hems and haws and complains since 2010. I am surprised Mr. Mitt is not able to put his best governing foot forward rather than falling back into old CEO patterns. See, to me when I hear him speak and say, "Focus, focus and focus" it sounds like the dictator to the staff and not an elected public official which might bring a focus to why he was only Governor of Massachusetts for one term.

Good 'Ole Mitt needs to focus on SUBSTANCE, SUBSTANCE AND SUBSTANCE. Personal attacks ain't gonna cut it.  By the way at the age of 65 years old, are you collecting your SSI and insured by Medicare?