Former Republican and a Military Veteran Speaks Out Against the GOP

A former Republican finally saw the obstructionist GOP for what they really are – and calls them out for it…

Re-Posted from Democratic Underground | by Babylonsister

“I am a former Republican and a military veteran.”

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They failed in keeping Obama limited to one term but, even with this loss, the GOP has kept their second promise. They have done absolutely NOTHING to help the struggling American economy nor it’s struggling people in well over six and a half years and we pay them millions in salary and benefits for their inadequacy and lack of work product! The rest of us would have been fired long ago if we produced absolutely zero for those who pay our salaries! It is just remarkable what this president has accomplished, what with the obsessive obstacles purposefully thrown in his path. Imagine what could have been accomplished if those elected, on the Right, actually worked with this president!

Click the link below for the full posting:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027011022

 

Mayor in Washington Makes Disgusting Racist Remarks About the Obama’s

Mayor in Washington makes disgusting racist remarks about the Obama’s, refuses to resign.

Re-posted from Daily Kos, by Jay Hayden

Washington Mayor Rushing

Credit: cawh.org

The Mayor of Airway Heights, Washington—a suburb of Spokane—is refusing calls to resign despite immediate backlash regarding comments he made on Facebook:

The comment in full that was found on Patrick Rushing’s Facebook page read:

“Gorilla face Michelle, can’t disagree with that.  The woman is not attractive except to monkey man Barack.  Check out them ears. LOL.”

I showed Rushing the statement, and he confirmed he had posted it, so I asked him why he would write something like that.

It’s just playful back and forth banter that my friends and I do, said Rushing.
The Airway Heights City Council was unanimous in their desire to see him resign, but he’s not budging: I will not step down. But I will do everything I can to turn the tide around.”

This is so disgustingly offensive and loathsome in so many ways. This is an elected public official that willingly posted such distasteful racist comments on his Facebook page for all to see. He obviously does not grasp the fact that Facebook is a SOCIAL MEDIA that is very open to the public…

Like all politicians that get caught doing stupid things, they say they are sorry and then try to show repentance, but they won’t resign… They’re just sorry they got caught.

Only a bigoted, racist pig could look at this beautiful family and make such a distasteful comment…

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, sit for a family portrait in the Oval Office, Dec. 11, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.Ê

Pope Francis Criticizes Capitalism

Pope Francis appealed to world leaders on Saturday to seek a new economic model to help the poor, and to shun policies that “sacrifice human lives on the altar of money and profit.”

PopeExcerpts from the Pope’s speech…

Quoting a fourth century bishop, he called the unfettered pursuit of money “the dung of the devil,” and said poor countries should not be reduced to being providers of raw material and cheap labor for developed countries.

He said he supported their efforts to obtain “so elementary and undeniably necessary a right as that of the three “L’s”: land, lodging and labor.”

“Let us not be afraid to say it: we want change, real change, structural change,” the pope said, decrying a system that “has imposed the mentality of profit at any price, with no concern for social exclusion or the destruction of nature.”

“This system is by now intolerable: farm workers find it intolerable, laborers find it intolerable, communities find it intolerable, peoples find it intolerable … The earth itself – our sister, Mother Earth, as Saint Francis would say – also finds it intolerable,” he said in an hour-long speech that was interrupted by applause and cheering dozens of times.

“No actual or established power has the right to deprive peoples of the full exercise of their sovereignty. Whenever they do so, we see the rise of new forms of colonialism which seriously prejudice the possibility of peace and justice,” he said.

“The new colonialism takes on different faces. At times it appears as the anonymous influence of mammon: corporations, loan agencies, certain ‘free trade’ treaties, and the imposition of measures of ‘austerity’ which always tighten the belt of workers and the poor,” he said.

Francis’ previous attacks on capitalism have prompted stiff criticism from politicians and commentators in the United States. Could it be because the United States is at the top of the heap when it comes to extreme capitalism and our worship at the altar of money and profit. The Pope’s visit to the United States in September should be very interesting.

Source:  Reuters

Turn Left on Main Street

Great article about Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship – Turn Left on Main Street

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But if Senator Sanders is a crackpot, so are the majority of Americans. The ideas and policies he espouses have far more public support than the journalist habitués of Capitol Hill and Pennsylvania Avenue would have you believe.

http://billmoyers.com/2015/06/03/turn-left-main-street/