Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Speaking Out

Certain astute individuals such as David Frum have noted that the GOP is going to have a difficult time meeting expectations in the upcoming elections if it remains the The Party of No. Recognizing this, the party is attempting to find talking points for a 2010 version of its successful 1994 Contract With America. Dana Milbank has a hilarious piece on the recently launched Republican website, America Speaking Out, designed to solicit ideas for its agenda. Many have known and written about the sheer bankruptcy of the GOP regarding what it stands for. The answer is coming soon, as suggested by these real submissions posted at the site. I did not make any of these up.

1. End Child Labor Laws
2. Congress should show that Obama’s birth certificate is fake.
3. We need traditional values in education. A teacher told my child that dolphins were mammals and not a fish. If it swims, it is a FISH.
4. Build a castle style wall along the border.
5. Repeal all amendments to the Constitution.
6. Don’t let the illegals run out of Arizona…I think we should identify them in case they try to come back over. Like maybe tattoo a big scarlet "I" on their chests – for "illegal."
7. I oppose the Hispanicization of America. These are not patriotic people.
8. Liberals constantly whine about how government $ is needed for roads, libraries, etc. Once you back down on that front, everything else follows! I own a Dodge Baby Ram that can pretty much cover any terrain in America. Let's end taxes completely, let the roads go bad and see who comes out on top.
9. Require therapy for gay parents before they can be allowed near their children.
10. Everyone knows Americans are above average, so let's show it. I propose a Constitutional amendment so that only Americans with an IQ above 146 can vote.
11. The United States is a Constitutional Republic, not a Socialist Republic, founded on the free enterprise concepts embodied in the New Testament and enunciated by Our Lord Jesus Christ. As a Constitutional Republic it is imperative that all trappings of socialism be abolished forthwith. Therefore, all government-owned highways, schools, national forests and national parks are to be sold to private enterprise as soon as possible. Further, all "social" programs such as Social Security and Medicare are to be phased out within five (5) years. Finally, restrictions on private property and free enterprise such as those encompassed in Title II of the Civil Rights Act (so-called public accommodations) must be abolished.
12. Enough is enough! Let law-abiding minors carry handguns to promote personal responsibility.
13. The government should get out of the way and respect our freedom. They should lift all bans on smoking, guns, hunting, and food. At the same time, they should strengthen the moral fiber by making it illegal to take drugs, teach evolution in schools, and gamble.
14. No more apologizing to ANY country! We ARE the best country in the world and we have every right to say so. Many of our own have died for the right to say this. Build the country and it's citizens up!!! WE CAN DO ANYTHING!!!
15. STOP STEALING OUR WATER! I was watering my plant the other day and I noticed all the water disappeared! WHAT has the state of LIBERAL politics gotten to when your water is vanishing from everywhere!! Sometimes I go to the bathroom and there's no toilet paper either, they should FIX that!

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gads, what a bunch.

The government should get out of the way and respect our freedom. They should lift all bans on smoking, guns, hunting, and food. At the same time, they should strengthen the moral fiber by making it illegal to take drugs, teach evolution in schools, and gamble.

Oh, God. The lunatics have indeed taken over the asylum.

You're in Kentucky. Is it true that the Libertarian Party there wants to run a candidate against Rand Paul because Paul isn't wacko enough?

Roads? Bridges? Libraries? Education? We don't need no stinking libraries! Let it all rot and see who comes out on top.

My guess would be China.

5/26/2010 3:28 PM  
Blogger The Navigator said...

I spent some time at that website, and if the Republicans are smart, they will allow this thing to die out and recede from memory. First, the site sucks. It is riddled with technical difficulties and server errors.

Worse, while there are indeed a few reasonable statements and suggestions, they are vastly outnumbered by ludicrous statements like those posted here. Many items posted had to be removed, probably for crossing a line in racism or hatred (what else – an unacceptable fiscal policy?).

The site is an embarrassment, and the Republican leaders who touted it as this great thing do in fact recall the image of Stevens talking about “internet pipes” or Bush's “the google.”

People are going on and on about the Republicans making huge gains this year. I'm not sure about this at all. The AZ law has minorities up in arms, and I have a hard time seeing Republicans twist the oil spill disaster to their advantage as they condemn regulation and oversight. Everyone knows Bush/Cheney were tight with oil and the scandal is going to get worse.

5/26/2010 5:17 PM  
Blogger Liza said...

Republicans just aren't very good with websites, for some reason. I guess it's not easy to create an interesting web based presentation with nothing but talking points for morons and lies about President Obama.

I'm not even sure why they feel compelled to develop an agenda. Their supporters aren't exactly demanding one, are they?

Just a general hatred for Democrats, Latinos, Obama, and healthcare legislation really should be enough for this campaign season. More than that risks an overload, I would think.

It's really too early to tell if they will make huge gains this November. It's a numbers game. How many ignorant white people can be convinced that it is worth their while to leave the trailer for a spell and vote for a wingnut or a racist? Or perhaps send for an early ballot but that is a multistep process that they may not be capable of completing. Who knows?

5/26/2010 6:39 PM  
Anonymous Tom said...

That website is a catastrophe. Nav is right. They should hope this recedes into oblivion.

I think Republicans are in trouble. They are catering to a 20%, foaming mouthed morons.

This is a test for America. The American people need to understand that elections matter, and that they need to turn out and vote. Massive turn out is desperately needed this year. If the Latinos and others are upset about 1070, then get off their asses and vote.

Shame on this country if tea shit gets elected because normal people stay home.

5/26/2010 8:51 PM  
Anonymous Another Anon said...

Riddle me this. The Repubs are screaming that "government" has not done enough to intervene in the environmental disaster in the Gulf.

The same Repubs who HATE "big government." So why don't they pressure their Big Oil pals to dip into their profits a little and get the job done in the Gulf?

5/28/2010 9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Republican position is disingenuous and a total contradiction. They scream against government as they benefit from it.

They work their hardest to cut and gut and then play dumb when the lack of governance produces total catastrophe. The hypocrisy is staggering.

5/28/2010 10:10 AM  
Anonymous Mariana said...

Real story:
Tucson. About a month ago. A local candidate, a Democrat, is gathering petition signatures in front of the library. A middle age gentleman exits the library carrying three big books. He starts talking to the candidate about his visions of a smaller government. Candidly, the candidate answers: Would you like smaller books, sir?

5/28/2010 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm, interesting topics. I appreciate "independent" blogs as so many of them out there are so obviously skewed left or right.
I plan on sharing your site with my friends over at www.helpingaz.com.
Thanks.

6/10/2010 2:44 PM  

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