The Republican Cannon Fodder Weekly for September 14th 2012…

Below we present our weekly roundup of cannon fodder to fire at dirty shameless social Darwinist Republicans…

We attempt to showcase unique or enlightening perspectives but also feature a summary of hot-button in-case-you-missed-it issues…

To see a list of prior weeklys, click on ‘Republican fodder’ in the “category list” in the sidebar.

Clickable Index to Topics


Top Articles of the Week…
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Lies, Lies, Lies: Repubs LUVS Lies…
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The Failure of Republican Policies for the 99%…
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The Republican Cesspool of Shameless Hypocrisy…
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The Evils of Republican Social Darwinism…
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Skeletons lurking in the Republican closet…
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Republican Global Ruining…
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Whatever…



Top Articles of the Week…

  • Which Party is Best for the Economy? It’s Not Even Close…

  • New Study Finds High-Income Tax Cuts Don’t Stimulate Economic Growth. A new study??? How many times do they have to prove that supply side trickle down economics was a bogus farce? Simply look at the Clinton years and the Gee Wiz Booosh years and you can see very clearly what a blatanly obvious lie it is to funnel the wealth up to the already wealthy into their offshore accounts where it won’t be taxed, while taking that wealth away from the middle class spending engine that drives the economy

  • Confessions of a Former Republican. I used to be a serious Republican, moderate and business-oriented, who planned for a public-service career in Republican politics. But I am a Republican no longer. I always imagined that I was full of heart, but it turned out that I was oblivious. Like so many Republicans, I had assumed that society’s losers had somehow earned their desserts [social Darwinism]. As I came to recognize that poverty is not earned or chosen or deserved, and that our use of force is far less precise than I had believed, I realized with a shock that I had effectively viewed whole swaths of the country and the world as second-class people.

  • Right-Wing Zealots That Would Blow Up the World for Political Gain. Step back from the news cycle a moment and what you see is a week in which toxic, wildly irresponsible right-wingers have been trying to set a series of fires around the world, stoking their mythical “clash of civilizations” out of religious bigotry or for political gain, or a little bit of both.

  • Romney’s Fatal Libya Blunder. How can nearly half the nation be in favor of having this blundering halfwit in the White House, anywhere near the red phone at 3 a.m.???

  • What Rmoney and the wrong-wing-nutjobs really stand for.. Conservatism in this country has changed big time in the past decade. There are no more conservative values. Because of this I feel that Rmoney does not have a chance in hell of winning.

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    Lies, Lies, Lies: Repubs LUVS Lies…

  • Pants On Fire Mitt Romney tells 616 Lies in 33 Weeks. That can’t be right. That’s only 18.6666667 lies per day. And everything he says is a lie. He’s gotta be sayin more than 19 things per day. Must be Romney campaign trying to downplay his serial lie-fest… And what about Ryan? He’s got to be the record holder. Interesting thing is, you don’t see nothin like this about the Dems, not that any politician can’t be expected to stray from the path of truth once in a while…

  • Romney’s Economic Plan Includes $6.6 Trillion Tax Cut For The Rich And Corporations. Got that? OK, now at this link > Romney Says His Plan To Cut Taxes On The Rich Doesn’t Actually Cut Taxes On The Rich. The jerk is a serial liar, standard Wrong Wing Wacko policy, just say anything, maybe some gullible fools will be subliminally deceived

  • Do We Really Want The World That We Had Under These Guys?. This is good, a flashback video to the Gee Wiz Booosh years, and how “those guys” that worked for Booshy now work as advisers for Romney — the same guys that these days don’t seem to have enough brains to “advise” their loose-cannon rich-boy loud-mouth candidate to put a lid on it and remove his head from his rear end…

  • Prioritizing Deficit Reduction Over Important Investments Is Completely Misguided In This Economy. Making debt and deficit reduction our nation’s top priority while the economy is still recovering from the Great Recession is a completely misguided strategy for growth, University of Michigan economist Betsey Stevenson said Wednesday. Instead of pursuing deficit reduction, policymakers should be taking advantage of historically low borrowing costs to make investments into strategic investments into education, infrastructure, and other areas,.. But, Republicans wouldn’t want any positive effects on the economy right now, and private-jetters don’t need to be concerned about infrastructure, and “higher education is just for liberal snobs”.

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    The Failure of Republican Policies for the 99%…

  • Republican Leader Finally Admits That Federal Spending Cuts KILL JOBS. Is this idiot on drugs (well, of course he is)? Admitting one of their incessantly spewed lies is bogus does not conform to the dogged Republican doctrine. What’s up with that?

  • Austerity and the GOP in Power. Republican state governments show what a GOP President might do. Watch full multipart Austerity Hawks Want a Return to 1920’s Capitalism

  • The Mess an Elephant Leaves Behind. As Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan roll out the “Management Consultants 2012!” tour, and as the Koch Brothers prepare to spend millions on an ad campaign blaming the national debt on President Obama, Republicans are making deficits and the debt central to their campaign.

  • The ‘No More Solyndras Act’: House Republicans Want To Turn A Good Program Into A Bad One. The do-nothing obstructionist Republican congress wastes time on their pet ‘No More Solyndras Act’ which they know won’t pass the Senate, all as a political move heading toward the election… Shouldn’t that backfire against them, that they are doing something in a partisan political agenda that will do nothing beneficial for the country…

  • Romney and Ryan’s Economic Plan: Don’t Do Anything That Would Help the Economy! Their only substantive policy proposals require spending cuts on a level that would surely boost unemployment by cutting government jobs and subtracting government demand from the economy.

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    The Republlican Art of Shameless Hypocrisy…

  • 10 Rankest Hypocrisies of Mitt Romney and the Republican Party. The hyper-hypocrisy of today’s GOP has spread through the party’s bloodstream.

  • New Study Finds High-Income Tax Cuts Don’t Stimulate Economic Growth. Or, the falacious myth of trickle down / supply side economics revisited, again… Why, we don’t know, because that silly smokescreen has been proven to fail in real life, several times…

  • Austerity measures in economic slowdown proven counter productive. And that is exactly why Republicans have been attempting to do just that, throttling your economic well being just to make the president look bad…

  • The Failure of Supply-Side Economics (another DUHUH).

  • How Bain Capital And Mitt Romney Profited From The 9/11 Tragedy. A new report by Politicker’s Hunter Walker helps explain why Romney shies from defending his firm’s practices. In addition to buying companies — often strong companies that could be loaded with debt, Bain also invested in firms that could wring profit from crisis.

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    The Evils of Republican Social Darwinism…

  • Middle class sinks to all-time low in 2011. Financial inequality is at an all time high, even worse than the disparity before the depression, which was triggered by that same financial inequality. All nations that have ever mindlessly dared to enter into such disparity met their downfall because of it, yet Republicans continue to push for more tax cuts for the wealthy while encumbering the middle class with increased taxes…

  • Inequality rising — AND — Rand Paul blocks jobs bill for veterans all by his soul-less, shame-less, mind-less, selfish self. Yes, there are two relatively unrelated thingys covered in this short article. Someone at Think Progress must have had a rough night…

  • Speaking at Values Voter Summit, Paul Ryan Gives Stamp of Approval to Bigotry. People For the American Way today challenged the Romney campaign for its decision to send vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan to speak today at the Values Voter Summit, an event organized by groups that regularly push false and demeaning smears about gays and lesbians, Muslim-Americans and others. These groups also push extreme anti-woman policies, including defending Todd Akin after his “legitimate rape” comments. By speaking at the Values Voter Summit, Paul Ryan sends a clear message: a Romney-Ryan administration has decided to embrace the entrenched bigotry advocated by the farthest of the far right [wrong-wing-wackos]…

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    Skeletons lurking quietly in the Republican closet…

  • How Republicans Plan to Steal the 2012 Election. The Republicans don’t just aim to steal elections in one way. They have a variety of sinister methods to mug democracy. This explains a few of their typical evil plots…

  • Mitt Romney Has Consistently Supported The Privatization Of Social Security. On page 160 of his book, No Apology, published in 2010, Romney again hinted at support for privatization: “Individual retirement accounts offer a fourth option, one that would allow today’s wage earners to direct a portion of their Social Security tax to a private account rather than go entirely to pay the benefits of current retirees.”

  • GOP pushes bill to quash EPA’s international climate efforts. An Environmental Protection Agency official said during a Tuesday hearing that a House Republican-sponsored bill would “cripple” the agency’s ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This concern failed to change the Republicans’ minds.

  • Paul Ryan Falls Apart When Asked How Romney Will Pay for Tax Cuts for the Rich. Paul Ryan fell apart Sunday on ‘This Week’ when George Stephanopoulos asked the deer in headlights vice presidential nominee how Mitt Romney will pay for $5 trillion in tax cuts for the rich. Ryan’s answer on how he and Romney would pay for $5 trillion in tax cuts for the wealthy was trust us.

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    Republican Global Ruining…

  • Republican Meterologist To Romney: Top 10 Reasons The GOP Needs To Accept The Climate Reality. But denying climate change won’t help any American family or our fledgling economy. And looking at the world with carbon-colored glasses, or using Solyndra as an excuse to snub renewables and clean-tech, is not only short-sighted, but makes America less competitive on the world stage. According to the World Economic Forum, America’s global competitiveness fell from 1st to 7th place since 2007. Should we just accept that most breakthrough energy technologies are originating in China and Europe, where there is no more “debate” about climate trends? Why is America [actually, it’s just REPUBLICAN Americans DENYING global warming to get BRIBES from the DIRTY ENERGY industries] still questioning the science?

  • International Drilling Trade Group Calls Romney’s Plan To Turn Over Federal Lands To States Populist Raw Meat. Mitt Romney’s energy plan is devoted almost exclusively to increasing consumption of fossil fuels — completely ignoring dire warnings from scientists and energy experts that the “door is closing” on our ability to avoid irreversible, catastrophic climate change. Along with the environmental limitations of continuing our reliance on carbon-based resources, the Romney energy plan falsely claims the U.S. can become energy independent and lower prices simply through increased production of fossil fuels — an impossible goal in a global market. Calling such goals a pipe dream, Michael Levi, a leading energy expert with the Council on Foreign Relations said, “the Romney plan overpromises on results while ignoring many of the biggest energy problems the U.S. faces.”

  • Gov. Romney And Rep. Paul Ryan Want To Drill, Slash, And Sell Our Public Lands. Mitt Romney told The Reno Gazette-Journal earlier this year that he doesn’t know “the purpose of ” public lands. Presidents since Theodore Roosevelt have realized the many purposes of public lands. They support our nation’s energy sector, provide clean air and clean water, and serve a critical role in preserving our heritage as a nation. Protecting parks, monuments, and other wilderness areas stimulates hundreds of thousands of jobs from recreation and tourism alone. Yet Romney apparently thinks our 700 million acres of federal public lands serve no obvious purpose… We examined the plans of the two [Republican] candidates alongside their previous votes and policy positions, discovering that, for them, the purpose of public lands is: More access for oil and gas drilling and less investment in cleaner alternative energy sources; The sale of public lands rather than further conservation for future enjoyment and job creation; Less public access to public lands due to ill-considered budget cuts rather than investments in our parks and wilderness areas to boost local economies and jobs. In short, the public lands policies of Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan would be disastrous for the 700 million acres of federal public lands that belong to all of us.

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    Whatever…

  • How to make congress work again? No Labels is a group of Republicans, Democrats and Independents who want our government to work again. Our dozen proposals to Make Congress Work! mostly don’t require new laws or new spending, and they don’t favor any party or particular cause. These are simple, straightforward proposals to break gridlock, promote constructive discussion and reduce polarization in Congress. They can mostly be adopted all at once when the next Congress convenes in January 2013.

  • Making Our Middle Class Stronger. 35 Policies to Revitalize America’s Middle Class.

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