Fear not, my children.

Noah's Ark, oil on canvas painting by Edward Hicks

Noah's Ark, 1846 oil painting by Edward Hicks

“As you sow, so shall you reap.” This Biblical verse seems to be particularly pertinent in today’s world. Unfortunately, a lot of our soon to be congressional “leadership” seems to ignore that particular warning.

Republican Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois officially announced his intention to seek the House Energy and Commerce Committee chair earlier this month. Four Republicans have announced interest in the Energy and Commerce Committee chair: Shimkus, BP-apologist Joe Barton, Tea-Partier Cliff Stearns and Fred Upton–who is being hammered by the others as not being “conservative” enough.

Shimkus is perhaps best know for quoting the Book of Genesis in a House Continue reading

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Repeal your own damn health care.

Last week, Politico and Talking Points Memo carried a story that sounded so outrageous you had to wonder if it wasn’t a new urban legend. Unfortunately, amazingly, it was true.

New GOP congressman from Maryland Andy Harris, M.D. was in D.C. with other incoming members for orientation. One of the main issues of the Harris campaign was repealing “ObamaCare”.

So what issue does Mr. Harris get upset about during orientation? According to Politico, quoting a congressional staffer,

“He stood up and asked the two ladies who were answering questions why it had to take so long, what he would do without 28 days of health care.”

No, it wasn’t a misquote or a phony liberal socialist lie. According to a Harris Continue reading

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More great comments to President Obama

The media loves to carry controversy and discord. We want to make sure that Pres. Obama knows we care about this country and support his priorities. These signers of The letter of support for Pres. Obama care and support Change We Still Believe In:

Earl Feagans,
I think you have done a great job and will vote again, get tough, just coz you are the first black president, speak louder, to everyone, you are so intelligent that most don’t even get it. Thats how the Rep’s are winning, they play on our stupidity and lack of patience. BRAVO!

chris,
I still believe the future is what we make it …
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in a final sense a theft from those who are hungry and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.”
-Dwight Eisenhower

Tim Valentine,

Carol Smouse,
Please do not back down on the tax cut extension. It is irresponsible to add further burden Continue reading

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Powerful comments to Pres. Obama

The letter of support for Pres. Obama continues to get additional signers and powerful, heartfelt comments:

Tera Jones,

”I still have faith in you and what you are doing for this country and the world. Please stay your course and don’t compromise to those who want failure.”

Dee,


Ruth E Benjamin,

“I listened when you said We are the change we’ve been waiting for .. we’re here, but we need some direction. Let’s get fired up! One Love ♥”

randy,


Tanya Garrett,


Mike McCoy,

“This is my pledge of allegience. Thank you”

xxxxxxxx,

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Let them eat cake?

Sometimes it’s difficult to look at politics without being just a little bit cynical. Last night we posted the story about research confirming that as income inequality rises, poor American voters turn more conservative. Now, as relatively rational people, that just doesn’t make sense to us. It looks pretty obvious that the Republican “leadership” is way ahead of us on this one. Just take a look at two reports coming out of Washington today:

The Huffington Post reports that:

GOP Wants To Strip Fed Of Power To Combat Joblessness

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans are pushing to strip the Federal Reserve of its authority to address unemployment, leaving it with the lone responsibility to combat inflation. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), a key member of the Senate Banking Committee, became on Monday the latest Republican to propose that the central bank stop worrying itself with the jobless crisis.

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As income inequality increases, U.S. poor become more conservative.

According to research findings in the October issue of the American Journal of Political Science, as the American income inequality becomes greater, low income homes become more politically conservative. “It’s a bit of a conundrum,” says Peter Enns, assistant professor of government at Cornell University.

“As inequality rose, the high- and low-income respondents on average become less supportive of spending on welfare,” Enns said. “And this is not because low-income people are unaware of inequality; our results show they are more aware of it than most people.”

“We broke down pubic opinion by income group and found the high- and low-income groups responding in a similar way, both becoming more conservative Continue reading

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