The Republican Cannon Fodder Weekly for October 5th 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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The Many Evils of Republican Social Darwinism…
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The Repugnant Republican War on Women…
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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 Note this Week…

  • Job Killing For Dummies: Why the GOP is to Blame For the Lack of Jobs. The GOP agenda has never changed in over thirty years, and despite the abject failure of their grand scheme to enrich “job creators” and their corporations, they persist in attempting to convince Americans that the policies that have failed time and time again are the only remedy to save the economy and spur full employment.

  • Income Inequality and the Great Crash of 2008. I’ve mentioned before my rough-and-ready theory of the 2008 financial crisis: Income inequality goes up. As a result, earnings of the middle class become sluggish. And earnings of the rich skyrocket, a trend reinforced by lower tax rates on both labor and capital income. Rich people eventually run out of sensible things to invest all this money in (because consumer demand is sluggish, see #2), so they get stupid. Stupid money finances stupid loans to middle-class borrowers who can’t afford them (because their incomes are sluggish, see #2). This all works great until it doesn’t. When it doesn’t, the bubble bursts and the economy goes kablooey.

  • All you need to know about dirty-energy industry bribery of Republicans in Congress. There is a wealthy of info here. You can check out any congressperson, their connections, how much in dirty energy bribes they rake in, how they vote for dirty energy and against clean energy, and on and on. All you need to know about how greedy, mindless, shameless Republicans are controlled by dirty energy, which is not in the best interest nor well being of you and yours. They get rich, you get sick and die…

  • Dirty Energy Money pouring into Congress faster than ever before. Members of Congress have taken almost $16 million from the oil, gas and coal industries so far in this 112th Congress. That puts this Congress on track to be the dirtiest ever.

  • Vote Counting Company Tied to Romney. Several Tanker trucks full of political ink have been spilled on Mitt Romney’s tenure as a vulture capitalist at Bain Capital. A more important story, however, is the fact that Bain alumni, now raising big money as Romney bundlers are also in the electronic voting machine business. This appears to be a repeat of the the infamous former CEO of Diebold Wally O’Dell, who raised money for Bush while his company supplied voting machines and election management software in the 2004 election.

  • 6 Groups That Have The Most To Lose If President Obama Doesn’t Win. Here are the 6 groups that have the most to lose if President Obama isn’t re-elected. Actually, everybody except the 1% loses, and even they would if Romney were given the reigns to mess up the economy worse than it ever has been…

  • Flashback: Paul Ryan And His Family To Benefit From The $45 Billion In Subsidies For Big Oil In His Budget. “Congressman could indirectly gain from plan to keep oil, gas tax breaks,” reads the headline in today’s print Washington Post. Online, that’s been watered down to “Ryan family companies hold stakes in energy business interests.” Climate Progress reported this story back in June 2011 after Ryan first introduced his radical, self-serving plan. Paul Ryan’s budget, which means austerity for most Americans, turns out to mean prosperity for Ryan and his family.

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    Lies, Lies, Lies: Repubs LUVS Lies…

  • Romney Has Lied So Much the Media is Calling Mitt Romney A Joke. With Mitt Romney, you have to record by video all that he says, since it changes day to day on many key issues and he has yet to reveal his true plans for: tax cuts, policies on energy, taxing the rich, the war with Iran and especially on healthcare. But Mitt Romney made many, many false statements during the debate that even contradict his previous 20 debates in the primary debates with fellow republicans last year.

  • 10 Most Shameless Romney Debate Lies — Debunked. The verdict is in: Romney’s debate performance was chock full of lies, recalling his running mate’s address to the GOP convention, which was also chock full of lies.

  • At Last Night’s Debate: Romney Told 27 Myths In 38 Minutes. Pundits from both sides of the aisle have lauded Mitt Romney’s strong debate performance, praising his preparedness and ability to challenge President Obama’s policies and accomplishments. But Romney only accomplished this goal by repeatedly misleading viewers. He spoke for 38 minutes of the 90 minute debate and told at least 27 myths.

  • Mitt Romney: Lying to victory. The results of Wednesday night’s first presidential debate are in and it’s official: Mitt Romney won round one. He was aggressive, he was decisive, he delivered. Of course he also lied through his teeth for most of the debate.

  • Mitt Romney Gives Obama All The Lies He Needs to Hang Him With. Mitt Romney’s lie based strategy couldn’t measure up to Obama, and gave the president all the rope he needs to hang the Republican nominee. The first question was about jobs, and Obama framed the question as about the future direction of the country. Romney starts off with an immediate lie that he is not going to cut taxes on the rich, and launched into his stump speech five point plan that provides no details

  • Romney’s Biggest Lie of All: A $5 Trillion Tax Cut For the Rich Will [NOT] Create Jobs. Since it is a fact that giving more tax break entitlements to the wealthy and eliminating regulations does not boost job creation, it is worth looking at what Republicans have done over the past three-and-a-half years to create jobs. The short answer is absolutely nothing and in fact, the GOP is responsible for retarding job growth they began planning on inauguration night 2009. The Republicans have devised a three-point plan they claim will boost employment that has been an abject failure around the world and it is austerity, tax cuts for the rich, and deregulation. One of Romney’s favorite arguments is cutting the size of government through austerity creates jobs, but in May of this year he said taking money out of the federal budget will shrink GDP and “throw us into recession or depression” and indeed, according to Economic Policy Institute estimates, Romney’s tax cut plan will eliminate 2 million jobs if he wins in November.

  • Romney’s Sick Joke. And the fact is that everything Obama said was basically true, while much of what Romney said was either outright false or so misleading as to be the moral equivalent of a lie.

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    The Failure of Republican Policies for the 99%…

  • America Should Be Livid With The GOP For Their Anti-Jobs Agenda. The American people should be livid that Republicans are unwilling to support the president’s jobs bill. They claim that spending on jobs is dangerous, but they have not yet proved how curtailing spending will help the economy or create one job because they cannot. Republicans have proposed spending cuts that had no effect on job creation, but they did kill millions of Americans’ jobs.

  • Romney has proposed lowering income tax rates, abolishing the estate tax and making other changes that would cost $5 trillion. Here is one way to distill the confusing charges and countercharges of the first presidential debate: President Obama has no adequate plan to cope with the frightening level of debt the U.S. government is accumulating. Republican nominee Mitt Romney has a plan to make it worse. His proposal would only increase the level of U.S. debt.

  • Romney’s Health Care Plan Leads To More Uninsured Americans, Higher Premiums Than Obamacare. A new study from Families USA compares both Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts health reform law and proposed health care plans as a presidential candidate with President Obama’s health care reform. The report finds that on both a national and state-by-state level, Romney’s proposed reforms would lead to a substanitally higher uninsurance rate and considerably less financial support for American families trying to access health coverage than Obamacare would.

  • The Best Reason for You to Ditch Fossil Fuel? Start with the Air You’re Breathing. Cleaning up the air is an issue that starts with your health, not just the planet’s. And never forget that Republicans are hell bent on fouling that air you breathe with more toxic pollutants and dirty energy carcinogens.

  • Charts Reveal Drill, Baby, Drill Fails to Stop High Oil Prices. The “good” news: U.S oil production is at a 10 year high. The inevitable result: No significant impact on oil prices. Now, for Fox News, this means Obama’s policies are to blame. But as we reported back in March, Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal and the Koch-Fueled Cato Institute agree: “It’s Not Obama’s Fault That Crude Oil Prices Have Increased”:

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    The Republican Defect of Shameless Hypocrisy…

  • Natural Born Job Killers: Republicans Obstruct over 4.2 million jobs. On Inauguration night in 2009, Republican leaders gathered to plot the absolute obstruction of President Obama’s economic agenda and thus far, they have been successful much to the disappointment of millions of Americans who continue to suffer the effects Republican’s goal of retarding economic recovery and job creation. The GOP makes matters worse by decrying the President’s handling of the economy when the truth is that if they had not blocked, obstructed, and stonewalled every one of the President’s plans to improve the jobs and economic picture, the economy would be much closer to achieving a robust recovery.

  • The Great GOP Charade: Corporate Welfare In A Job Creation Disguise. Every time Republicans cut taxes for corporations and the wealthy, they add to the nation’s deficits, and to cover the deficits, they cut spending that creates job losses that lose precious tax revenue.

  • The GOP and Their Job Creators Personify Einstein’s Definition Of Insanity. McConnell said that Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity is, “to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result,” and although McConnell was referring to President Obama’s job creation and stimulus spending plan, he inadvertently described the Republicans’ narrative of cut corporate taxes, eliminate regulations, and cut spending and the deficit.

  • Republican Staffers Charged With 36 Counts of Election Fraud. The party of voter ID laws may need to clean up their own house first when it comes to election fraud.

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    The Evils of Republican Social Darwinism…

  • Inequality Report Card: Grading Congress on Inequality. We evaluate how well members of congress do in supporting legislation and measures to narrow America’s widening economic divide. Members of Congress have the capacity to make sure that all Americans, not just a privileged few, share in the wealth that we all together create. This first IPS “inequality report card” evaluates current members on how well they are exercising this power.

  • Ryan’s ‘Secret’ Tape Is Even More Extreme Than Romney’s. Paul Ryan’s recording reveals his radical hostility toward the nation’s most popular social programs.

  • 7 Deadly Sins America Commits Against Its Own People. The US terrorizes millions all over the planet… here’s what it does to its own citizens. The list doesn’t include our most grievous offenses, those of military and economic warfare against the rest of the world. Sinful enough is our behavior at home.

  • Forbes 400 List Reveals Why the Greedy Rich Fully Deserve Your Contempt — And Jesus’s. The bulk of America’s superwealthy refuse to pull their weight and kill opportunity for the rest. And they want your thanks

  • NEW ROMNEY VIDEO: In 1985, He Said Bain Would “Harvest” Companies for Profits. This clip shows the young CEO focusing on businesses as targets for his investors, not as job creators or community stakeholders.

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    Skeletons lurking quietly in the Republican closet…

  • Who would promote job growth most in the near term?. Conclusion. President Obama’s budget would do more to spur near-term economic and employment growth than Gov. Romney’s budget plan, regardless of how Romney would finance his second round of tax cuts. Using the specific policy proposals provided by the Romney campaign (which imply deficit-financing of all tax cuts), the Romney budget plan would generate only 3 cents of GDP for every dollar added to the budget deficit in 2013 and would actually reduce GDP by 28 cents for every dollar added to the deficit in 2014.

  • Romney Considering Wall Street CEO For Treasury Secretary Who Wanted $10 Million For Crashing His Company. The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that Mitt Romney’s potential list of nominees for Treasury Secretary includes John Thain, the former CEO of Wall Street investment bank Merrill Lynch who now heads CIT Group. Thain is perhaps best known for overseeing Merrill Lynch as it fell apart during the 2008 financial crisis, necessitating a rescue by Bank of America, and then paying out bonuses to his failed bankers anyway.

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    The Repugnant Republican War on Women…

  • More Insanity from Todd Akin. Accuses Providers of Giving Abortions to Women Who Are Not Actually Pregnant. Akin, a Christian conservative running for a US Senate seat held by Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill, re-ignited an explosive debate over abortion rights.

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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)…

  • Civilization on the Edge. Many people are convinced that we are facing the end of the world as we know it. Current trends are indicating that we are indeed facing an extremely turbulent time ahead. The world is on the edge of all out war in an age of advanced technology available to psychopathic elites. Genetically modified foods are ravaging the genetic code of humanity while scientists promulgate plans to sterilize mankind. Meanwhile the global economy is on the verge of total collapse. The mainstream media will never give you a comprehensive analysis of the globe and provide a true understanding of the wide view of society and history [because they are owned by mindlessly greedy corporate plutocrats who must increase the population, growth, consumerisim, depletion of resources, and the pollution entailed, in order to increase their endless growth of their wealth].

  • Shift the Subsidies. Tracking the flow of public money into energy projects around the world.

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    Beating a Dead Horse, and Whatever…

  • 9 Outrageous Things Said By Republicans Running for Office. This year Republicans have repeatedly shown voters their true colors, especially when it comes to policies that affect women and families. Here are just a few of some of their most egregious positions.

  • After 10 Years of Tax Cuts The GOP’s Job Creators Haven’t Delivered Jobs . At last count, the spending cuts Republicans have proposed will cost Americans nearly 2 million jobs making the GOP the job-killing masters. It is really a twisted concept to understand, but for some unknown reason the Republicans have convinced their supporters that the jobs picture and the economy will improve by enacting spending cuts and maintaining the Bush-era tax cuts. Both spending cuts and the wealthy’s tax cuts will never ever result in job creation and it reinforces the notion that Republicans are not the least bit serious about creating jobs or growing the economy.

  • This is how you quickly do the math on the Romney-Ryan tax plan. And so Ryan pretends that the policy is too complicated for the country to understand, when in fact it’s too flawed for him to explain.

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