Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The Party Left Me

Evidence continues to mount that apparently Lord "deficits don't matter" Cheney and his prostitution of the nation for his friends is beginning to reap what it's been sowing. The defections are just beginning as the morally bankrupt and completely criminal GOP whore house is seen for what it is, a collection of greedy malevolent snakes feeding the future of this country to robber barons.

Today's Wall Street Journal features an article discussing the growing defections and the increasing financial difficulties facing the party that represents billionaires. It seems the middle class that no longer exists and cannot afford health care is less enthusiastic about contributing to Exxon's bitches, stall stalkers, call girl johns, money launderers, convicted felons, and child molesters. Overall, Democratic presidential candidates have raised more than $200 million this year, about 70% more than their Republican rivals.

Shocking Development: The country is losing its trust in the GOP.

The WSJ article pretty much captures it. Independents previously leaning red now lean blue. Businesses caught by the health care crisis (think Detroit) are screaming to a GOP on its knees before big Pharma and big HMO. We know what Lord "deficits don't matter" Cheney says when the profiteering of his pals is called into question.

Some well-known business leaders have openly changed allegiances. Morgan Stanley Chairman and Chief Executive John Mack, formerly a big Bush backer, now supports Democratic front-runner Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York. John Canning Jr., chairman and chief executive of Madison Dearborn Partners, a large private-equity firm, now donates to Democrats after a lifetime as a Republican. Recently, he told one Democratic Party leader: "The Republican Party left me".



Blogger Dustin said...

If money buys republicans, I'd bet dollars to donuts that it buys democrats as well, and I don't think I'm the only one making that calculation.

10/02/2007 12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, Dustin, HOWEVER the republicans have gone off the deep end. Rove campaign tactics, corrupt bills written by lobbyists, unheard of pork, breaking the constitution....

Now that dems have Congress, Bush is going to start complaining about spending?

Somewhere x4mr said the upcoming campaign would be ugly. I think it will be worse than ugly. When Hillary gets the nomination, expect raging madness and screaming.

If it goes the way he predicts and dems win it all, I would guess some of your assertion will apply, but not to as high a degree.

If that's wrong, Lord have mercy.

10/02/2007 12:59 PM  
Blogger roger said...

Great post...and the deficit spending is really beginning to take a hold of them. Here is the best example that is current. The President and his Congressional Cronies argue that the expansion of children's healthcare is too much money. Democrats respond that it is not to much money to spend on healthcare of poor children when you are spending over a Billion a month in Iraq.

That fiscal Conservative mantra just doesn't play. When they say they'd love to but we can't spend money on everything, it looks like crap.

Instead, all they are now left with is that they DONT WANT TO SPEND MONEY ON THESE THINGS, but they DO want to spend money on other things.

This is what every Democrat campaign in America should be seizing on and trumpeting...over and over again.

It aint the money folks...they just dont want to spend it on helping the poor...instead they DO want to spend our tax dollars on military and walls to our border to the south.

10/02/2007 1:16 PM  
Blogger Liza said...

Tell me again what the Democrats are going to do. If Hillary is elected, US foreign policy in the Mideast will be the same as it is now, perhaps worse. We'll be drilling and killing in Iraq. We'll be fighting Iran for regional hegemony. We'll continue to bankroll and support Israel, guaranteeing endless wars in the Mideast.

Oh, but we'll have healthcare, won't we? Yeah, whatever kind of lootfest Big Pharma and Big HMO approve of.

The GOP is morally bankrupt, yes. The Democrats are not far behind.

As an aside, x4mr, when it comes to language you are almost in a class by yourself. Interesting.

10/02/2007 2:13 PM  
Blogger Sirocco said...

The War Room blog at Salon says David Obey, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said today he would not let a supplemental funding bill for the Iraq war out of committee until the President "changes course on the war".

Interesting if true. It wold be nice to see a Dem actually, you know, do something about the situation.

10/02/2007 2:37 PM  
Blogger Liza said...

I found this on David Obey:

""He wants a war spending bill to end U.S. involvement in combat operations by January 2009, allow more rest time for troops between deployments and start a “diplomatic surge.”

Obey also came out in favor of Rep. James McGovern’s (D-Mass.) war tax proposal.""

They always say combat troops. That's because Exxon will need security forces.

10/02/2007 2:52 PM  
Blogger Dustin said...


Don't get me wrong, things may get better in the short term, but we'll be right back where we started. The problems we're having are cultural and systemic.

10/02/2007 3:36 PM  
Anonymous The Navigator said...

Yes, Dustin, systemic issues run throughout the nightmare. Meaningful campaign reform is long overdue.

The right's refusal to acknowledge that market forces are far below optimal in medicine, litigation, and education have produced massive damage. It used to be illegal for attorney's or doctors to advertise.

X4mr has already posted about prescription drug companies. I think his prostitution metaphor rather well describes what has been happening. They sold out. They sold out completely. They have nothing left.

I am not as informed as x4mr. What I do read and hear suggests rather strongly that at least 55-60 % of the population disapproves of the Republican party. X4mr probably knows a more precise number.

Are the Democrats "just as bad"?

I don't know. I hope you are wrong, Liza, but I fear that you may be right.

10/02/2007 4:58 PM  
Blogger x4mr said...

I can say a little more about the numbers, and they spell trouble for the GOP. Their credibility is completely shattered. CBS reacted to the WSJ article and the Washington Post / ABC News poll reinforces the same.

Still, the GOP can count on 25 TO 30 percent support from Kookville, where a population of twisted, bizarre gun toting Bible thumping homophobic xenophobic misogynist fetus champions foam at the mouth and praise everything Republican. I say fetus champions because the "pro-life" label is actually a lie.

Kookville only cares what happens in the womb. Once the slimy varmints are actually born, they couldn’t give rat’s ass what happens to the screaming things. Once born, the juicy critters are game for a Sunday babyque after church. Nothing’s better than chasing hot and spicy baby thighs with an ice cold Coors to fries with Ranch dressing and homemade cole slaw, except perhaps the sweet meat of deep fried baby feet. Remember though, that no good baby should be butchered, neglected, denied health care, abused, raped, beaten, exploited, or eaten until its born.

Snarfin’ varmints before they’re born is murder.

After they’re born, nothin’s better for juicy molestin’ and happy meals that are finger lickin’ good.

Pro-Life. A fetus is a terrible thing to waste. Pass the A1.

10/02/2007 9:04 PM  
Blogger Eli Blake said...

The problem for Republicans, beyond what you say here, is that in playing to their base (mostly angry old white men, quite a few of whom used to be segregationists) they are throwing away demographics-- the young, minorities and especially Hispanics, who are growing in number and will come to dominate the future.

The only reason the GOP still has as much power as it has now, is because of gerrymandering. Last year, of the twenty congressional districts that are not gerrymandered by legislatures (seven at large seats, plus five in Iowa and eight in Arizona that were drawn by redistricting commissions), five of them changed partisan hands. OK, I will concede that Vermont's switch from independent socialist Bernie Sanders to a Democrat was not a move to the left-- but that still leaves 4/20, or 20%. Had this percentage been consistent throughout the house, then Democrats would have gained 87 seats, not 30.

10/02/2007 9:37 PM  
Blogger x4mr said...


Good point. Actually, good points by all. I so hope that some tipping point towards sanity prevails in all of this. I listened to Bill Clinton speaking with Keith Olbermann, and it is PAINFUL to listen to such intellect and wisdom NOT in power while we have Satan running the country.

God screwed us in 2000. She needs to set it straight in 2008.

10/02/2007 10:05 PM  
Blogger roger said...


I agree completely. I see the GOP as moving further and further toward the definition of populism. Conservative on social issues and starting to be a bit on the protectionist side with regard to the border, immigration, free trade, etc. What is missing is any economic social justice.

What I have said above brings you is a political realignment in favor of Democrats or some new version of them.

For instance, the border and immigration. They are likely to pull in some rural voters who fear immigrants, likely to scare their way into some union voters. In their populism, however, they become anti-business, anti-corporate (who face labor shortages and know that immigrants bring profit), they lose a whole generation of Hispanic Americans (and legal children of illegal immigrants), they loose the youth of this country who appreciate diversity.

The recipe the GOP has crafted for itself, unless they turn back, will be a party that has little business backing to fund them and fewer voters to come to the polls.

We saw this for the first time in 2006

...now that employer sanctions have kicked in, and anti-immigrant ordinances are passed (and subsequently removed after immigrants leave), and after farmers with labor shortages move to Mexican land to grow their crops...

We will see it big time in 2008.

Conservatives thrash wildly at these ideas when I argue them...the thrash because the truth really really hurts.

10/02/2007 11:02 PM  

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