The Republican Cannon Fodder Weekly for October 12th 2012…

Below we present our weekly roundup of cannon fodder to fire at shamelessly sinister 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 ‘cannonfodder’ either in the “category list” in the right sidebar, or in the categories listed just below the title at the top of this page in the dark green bar.

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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How Republicans Sicken and Kill You and Yours…
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The Many 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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The Clincher…
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Whatever…

Top Articles of the Week…

  • 9 Things That Show Mitt Romney Is Morally Bankrupt. It’s not that hard to be good to your family and friends. If true morality is evidenced by how one treats strangers, Romney’s reputation as a moral actor should be under water.

  • Guess how many times the House voted for fossil fuels and against clean energy. Without peeking down below, try and guess how many times since January 2011 the U.S. House of Representatives voted against clean energy or in favor of fossil fuels. The correct answer is 223. The House voted 223 times in support of a dirty-energy economy.

  • NOT Forward, BACKWARD: with Mitt Romney 17 of 24 Foreign Policy Advisors Are Bush Neocons. I can’t figure out Mitt Romney, though I think I’m hardly alone in that sentiment. When he’s not trashing the president (his only clear-cut campaign initiative) he spends the rest of the time dallying around issues that deserve serious consideration. He’s inscrutable and you don’t need to look any further than the list of names on his sizeable foreign policy team as evidence.

  • Mitt Romney, American Parasite. His years at Bain represent everything you hate about capitalism.

  • If you want to understand Romney’s plan, look at what Republicans have been doing in Congress. The GOP legislation awaiting Romney’s signature isn’t simply a return to the era of George W. Bush. From abortion rights and gun laws to tax giveaways and energy policy, it’s far worse. Measures that have already sailed through the Republican House would roll back clean-air protections, gut both Medicare and Medicaid, lavish trillions in tax cuts on billionaires while raising taxes on the poor, and slash everything from college aid to veteran benefits. In fact, the tenets of Ryan Republicanism are so extreme that they even offend the pioneers of trickle-down economics. “Ryan takes out the ax and goes after programs for the poor – which is the last thing you ought to cut,” says David Stockman, who served as Ronald Reagan’s budget director. “It’s ideology run amok.”

  • Republican agenda: intentionly sabotage America and blame results on Obama admin. Lax security at the Benghazi consulate was result of Republican cuts.House Republicans cut the administration’s request for embassy security funding by $128 million in fiscal 2011 and $331 million in fiscal 2012. Last year, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that Republicans’ proposed cuts to her department would be “detrimental to America’s national security” — a charge Republicans rejected.

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    Lies, Lies, Lies: Repubs LUVS Lies…

  • Debunking the bald-faced lies of lyin’ Ryan. American Bridge has released 13 policy-based research briefings detailing how Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan has fabricated or distorted most of what he says…

  • Eric Cantor LIES that he never backed sequestration but FactCheck says he did. During a recent debate for the 7th District House seat, Democrat challenger Wayne Powell accused Republican Rep. Eric Cantor of flip-flopping on $1 trillion in automatic federal spending cuts that are slated to begin on Jan. 2. Yep, FactCheck designoates Cantor as doing a “full flop”…

  • In Big Foreign Policy Speech, Romney Lies to the Entire World. Romney displayed again his proclivity to lie on specifics and distort the broader reality. But this time, the whole world was watching; how embarassing…

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    The Failure of Republican Policies for the 99%…

  • If Mitt Romney wins, the middle class loses. Romney puts tax breaks for wealthy ahead of investing in education. If Republicans take away early childhood education, slash K-12 funding, and cut college aid for middle class families, they won’t go far. Yet that’s exactly what Mitt Romney wants to do to pay for a $250,000 tax break for each and every multi-millionaire.

  • Mitt Romney’s Delusional Foreign Policy. Indeed, one would be hard-pressed to find a single substantive difference between what Romney is proposing as a candidate and Obama is actually doing as president. Consider, for example, Romney’s discussion of Iran – an area in which he has claimed there are significant contrasts between his views and those of the president.

  • More People Are Riding Amtrak, But Republicans Pledge To Cut Funding. Amtrak, the federally-subsidized passenger rail that runs across the country, experienced a 3.5 percent jump in ridership last fiscal year, with a total of 31.2 million passengers taking the train. But despite the growth in rides the Republican party sees Amtrak as an unprofitable venture, and called in their platform to privatize it entirely, a move that would cut off train service to rural Americans who don’t live on high-frequency train routes. In fact, the National Association of Railroad Passengers believes privatization “would be tantamount to shutting down the entire Amtrak network, because the remaining routes could not cover the system’s overhead costs.”

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    The Republlican Art of Shameless Hypocrisy…

  • Pro-Life Congressman Pressured Mistress To Get An Abortion. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) told his mistress to get an abortion for the sake of his marriage, despite his pro-life views, in a conversation obtained by the Huffington Post. Rep. DesJarlais, who supported the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” — a bill that included “forcible rape” language in one of its early drafts — demanded that his lover end her pregnancy, saying, “You told me you’d have an abortion, and now we’re getting too far along without one.” The lawmaker has faced accusations of hypocrisy before; although he voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, he later celebrated the construction of a health clinic in his district funded wholly by Obamacare.

  • Fox News Analyst: Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Demonstrates Need For Less Government Regulation. This demonstrates the conservative Faux Snooz tactic of just say anything. Realize that the lack of regulation is what caused the meningitis outbreak, yet they have the ludicrous audacity to say that less regulations are needed, “deregulation” being their mantra. The lack of oversight is the problem in cases like this. not too much oversight…

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    The Evils of Republican Social Darwinism…

  • Most of Us Will Not Have a Better Life Unless We Turn the Tables on the Super Rich. Chuck Collins’ new book ’99 to 1′ reveals how wealth inequality is wrecking everything.

  • 8 Facts That Prove Our Govt. Is Not Going Broke. The Republicans are out to shred our social safety net — and they’re using debt as their excuse.

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    Skeletons Lurking Quietly in the Republican Closet…

  • The Unorthodox Extremism of Mitt’s Education Policy. For the most part, Mitt Romney’s education platform—a move away from Bush and Obama’s federal accountability measures— reflects contemporary GOP orthodoxy. To a lesser degree, he has spoken favorably about Obama’s Race to the Top effort. During Wednesday night’s debate, however, he floated two ed reform ideas that don’t seem broadly popular with anyone.

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    How Republicans Sicken and Kill You and Yours…

  • How Republican-backed fracking is a danger to your health. 12 known chemicals associated with fracking have dangerous impacts on health. These chemicals include, arsenic, benzene, lead and phenol with symptoms including Leukemia and lymphoma, renal failure, pulmonary damage and the list goes on illuminating the seriousness of the threats to public health.

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    Republican Global Ruining…

    So many morons, so little time: there has been talk of spinning off just this one subtopic into it’s own report, and even making it a daily report at that, to try to keep up with the stupid Republican destructorama of their life support system (anyone out there interested? we could give you our HTML template, or you could try one of those new automatic “online newspaper” blogs like this one)…

  • How Fracking Is a Danger to Your Health. …12 known chemicals associated with fracking have dangerous impacts on health. These chemicals include, arsenic, benzene, lead and phenol with symptoms including Leukemia and lymphoma, renal failure, pulmonary damage and the list goes on illuminating the seriousness of the threats to public health. This is just one form of “Republiocide”, where dirty-energy-bribed Republicans “thin the herd” while raking in big bucks from their corporate cronies…

  • Weather disasters target N. America. The number of natural disasters per year has been rising dramatically on all continents since 1980, but most notably in North America where countries have been battered by hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and searing heat and drought. The study being released today by Munich Re, the world’s largest reinsurance firm, sees climate change driving the increase and predicts more disasters ahead. Making the link to climate change will likely add to the debate on global warming, its causes, consequences, and costs, which often fall to insurance firms to cover [which raises the rates of the insured].

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    Solutions / Whatever…

  • The GOP Has No Decency. What is the GOP’s Political Goal in Being the Party of No?

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    The Clincher…

  • Why America must transition to a third-party. When it comes to explaining the problems with our economy, one of the hardest things to do is to get people to understand that we are living in an economic fantasy world that is completely and totally unsustainable. As a nation we consume far more than we produce, we spend far more than we bring in, our debt is growing much faster than our GDP is, our entitlement programs are growing at an exponential rate, our retirement system is a Ponzi scheme and the Federal Reserve is printing money as if there is no tomorrow in a desperate attempt to paper over all of our problems.

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