April 8, 2012
Ryan and Rand
It must feel odd for Paul Ryan to be regarded as the bright Republican. Someone put together the so-called Ryan-budget and now people see it as his budget. Republicans in Congress are delighted that Ryan is taking the heat for this regressive package.(I wonder if he has read it yet.)
Margaret Krome and David Giffey quote the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities calling Ryan's budget "starkly regressive." Giffey says Ryan is trying to turn his fantasies into government policy.
You do have to wonder how the GOP figures it can win the presidency with such a reactionary proposal. I met with a group of people with Parkinson's Disease and, believe me, they are concerned about the Ryan plan to eliminate Medicare. It is scary indeed.
Ryan is so far out of the mainstream that indepedent voters will flock to Obama.
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Rant and rave now, but what will we do if and when Mitt Romney wins the election? Impossible, you say? We thought the same when George W ran and won not only once but twice.
Obviously the gods are angry, but at whom?
-Pietr Haikuu | Hurley, Wisc. | April 8, 2012
It is sad that Obama is viewed as the only alternative to Republican extremists. Obama is every bit the loyal corporatist that his 'opponents' are. Obama has been even worse than his predecessor on civil liberties, transparency, accountability, and following the rule of law. Sure, Obama's rhetoric is sometimes less extreme than other corporatists, but when have his actions ever come close to his promises? As a senator, Obama claimed to oppose warrantless spying on Americans, then voted to place spying telcos above the law. As president, Obama not only failed to investigate U.S. war criminals, but interfered in German and Spanish investigations of Bush/Cheney war crimes. Obama claims the right to murder U.S. citizens based solely on secret information and without any judicial review. Obama is bought and paid for by Wall St., just as his rivals are.
Progressives would be far better served by throwing strong support behind a truly alternative candidate, such as Jill Stein or Rocky Anderson, instead of supporting another corporatist who will only serve Wall St.
-Ron | SoCal | April 8, 2012
Ed, you remind me of the old biddy from Boston who said that everyone SHE knew voted for McGovern, so how COULD he have lost?
The liberals/progressives, whatever the hell they want to call themselves, along with the Dummycraps, are so far behind the narrative curve on this GOP crowd it is pathetic.
Go on the internet and give a listen to the speech Truman gave at Kiel Auditorium shortly before the '48 election and then compare that to the mealy mouthed nonsense purple platitudes of the best of Republicans, Obamney! Truman had solid Democratic stuff that the GOP did not pass. What does Obamney have that is anything more than a cave in , crap out, compromised bunch of GOP ideas that they still shoot down?
Think about it. If these guys are Democrats I'll eat my shoes!
Print this, if you dare.
-Griebnotz Doerkpfester | (Glad) I Escaped, WI. | April 8, 2012
There is no need to worry about the independent voters, President Obama has always had them. I hope in the the future we can all call him President Obama, instead of Obama. As a radical, leftwing nutcase, I am having a serious problem with a great President being given less respect than he deserves. I want to ask a very controversial question here. Is Wisconsin a racist state? Is this website trying to curry to those who would prefer a white president, but will settle for Barack Obama? I'm asking for some soul searching here. Is there anyone in this country that can say that this presidency has been nothing less that a great success?
We were lookiong at a depression (and we still are) but no one seems to be willing to give President Obama credit for the miracles he has pulled off. In the most free land of this planet, The President has still seen the possibilities that exist here and nowhere else. The man knows that This country is still the center of of the world. Think about it, even in these times-- the man is still not pulling back on the American dream. He knows that there is a constant, The United States of America is a capitalist nation(praise the Lord)and it cannot be surpassed by any country that has more government control than us. There is no more free government than here. It will pay off and we will continue to prosper. It is inevitable as long as we believe in capitalism(certain restraints apply)that we will reaquire the great times. President Barack Obama never lost the faith. I really do not think how out of touch people are with themselves, objetivity is a hard thing to acquire.
-Ty O'Mara | Grayslake, Il | April 8, 2012
I only hope that the voters in Ryan's district can see what he is trying to do. I hope that they remember the sign that Walker had put up at the closed Janesville GM plant, the sign that said "Wisconsin is open for business" at a plant that was employing nobody, and vote these fools out of office.
Save Wisconsin. Save America. No Walker. No Ryan. These guys believe in the private sector. Send them there.
-G. Miller | Milwaukee, Wisconsin | April 9, 2012