The Watering Hole; Friday November 7 2014; Elections Have CONSEQUENCES

Here’s the new Republican reality as detailed in a Mission Statement by GOP spokesman Rush Limbaugh:

“Individual Republican candidates won, and they won big. They won in a wave landslide running against Obamacare. The national Republican brand or image didn’t say a word, which makes the mandate that they have all the more incredible. It is rare that a political party running for office in a midterm election, not standing for anything, ends up with a mandate. And they have one. And it is the biggest, and perhaps the most important mandate a political party has had in the recent era. And it is very simple what that mandate is. It is to stop Barack Obama. It is to stop the Democrat Party. There is no other reason why Republicans were elected yesterday.”

Republicans were not elected to govern. How can you govern with a president that disobeys the constitution? How can you govern with a president that is demonstrably lawless when he thinks he has to be? The Republican Party was not elected to fix a broken system and to make it work. The Republican Party was not elected to compromise. The Republican Party was not elected to sit down and work together with the democrats. The Republican Party was not elected to slow down the speed the country is headed to the cliff, and go over it slowly. The Republican Party was elected to stop before we get to the cliff. And that’s the mandate.

The reason for the electoral mandate is simple: Immediately after Obama was first elected in 2008, the US economy was in a shambles, bordering on depression, even collapse. Since then, and IN SPITE of Democrat opposition, the Republicans in Congress have managed to get the economy growing at a robust 3.5 percent rate! Because of Republicans, deficits have been cut in half! The stock market is at record levels! The price of gas is less than three bucks a gallon! Ten million more Americans now have health insurance! Unemployment is under six percent for the first time since Obama was elected! There’s only one case of Ebola in the United States, and the victim is on the road to full recovery!

Still, victorious Republicans have serious issues with Obama. As Matt Drudge pointed out in a post-electoral tweet, “The reality is, Obama is going to do whatever he wants anyway. He will not be stopped, and I doubt very highly Republicans will arrest him.”

Maybe Limbaugh’s notion is the best one after all, all things considered. Maybe the sole mission remains to simply stop Obama and the Democrat traitors dead in their tracks and in the process kill such anti-American and unconstitutional communist-socialist nonsense as minimum wage, Social Security, Medicare, corporate taxes, welfare handouts to lazy bums, birth control, immigration reform . . . the Obama subterfuge and nation-destroy agenda list is endless.

Better we stop all this “We the people” horse hockey and work instead toward what REALLY counts, toward what will make America GREAT once again !! Like ever-higher corporate profits! Like tax reform ! YES ! Reaganomics reborn !! Lower taxes on the top 1% ! Halt government spending on everything but war ! Stop the EPA and tree-huggers everywhere from interfering with money-making pipelines, coal mines, and drill rigs ! Turn over ownership of public lands to the Koch Brothers ! YEAH !!.

America’s New Dawn has arrived!! (detailed below)

The Morning Sun Illuminates the New Republican America


In the Words of Emily Dickinson,
A Summation of the Newly-Elected American Reality

After great pain, a formal feeling comes —
The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs —
The stiff Heart questions was it He, that bore,
And Yesterday, or Centuries before?

The Feet, mechanical, go round —
Of Ground, or Air, or Ought —
A Wooden way
Regardless grown,
A Quartz contentment, like a stone —

This is the Hour of Lead —
Remembered, if outlived,
As Freezing persons, recollect the Snow —
First — Chill — then Stupor — then the letting go –

!! U.S.A. !!

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57 thoughts on “The Watering Hole; Friday November 7 2014; Elections Have CONSEQUENCES

  1. Washington (CNN) — A newly published U.S. Army regulation says a service member can be referred to as a “Negro” when describing “black or African American” personnel. The Army confirmed the language is contained in the October 22 “Army Command Policy,” known as regulation AR 600-20.

    Btw, that’s October 22, of this year.

    • That was my 72nd birthday. I believe “Negro” was common in 1942 as well, the only difference being that in those days, “Negroes” in the military were segregated into all “Negro” units.

      Not much progress in 72 years. Looks like I’ve prolly changed more than racial shit has.

  2. When one sees where we’re headed, one must remind him/herself to enjoy the present, for today I have a spouse, children, grandchildren; a roof over my head; a full stomach. Today the sun is shining in a blue sky. Today I will breathe in the moment, and for a moment, cast aside the visions of the future that invade my dreams.

  3. Too many Democratic candidates are still feeling shamed by dead Ronald Reagan’s trashing of Liberals. This proves that they need to spend some time out of D.C. and among the people. When Nonewhere and I decided that we were not going to feel ashamed to be a Liberal and let other people know when we worked the polls, we made a significant difference in voter turnout. Our red precinct turned blue.

    Progressive ideas were big winners on Tuesday and Democrats should be letting the voters know that they support progressive ideas if they want to win elections.

    When Obama was running for office in 2008, he spoke of progressive ideas and won. Unfortunately, he backed off on some of these progressive ideas once in office and he lost the House in 2010 to the Birchers.

    • I’m thinking that Obama’s biggest hurdle, the one too high to jump over, remains the color of his skin. I’m convinced that racism is not only still alive in this country, but in a sizable chunk of the electorate it’s still as vicious as it ever was, that the only change is it’s not quite as blatant as it once was. The “voice” of racial hatred is quieter, generally speaking, its focus shifted to topics less obvious. But to see it in action, look no further than all the new voter suppression laws (in states with a long history of racial hatred and suppression); look at the unwarranted vitriol concerning ALL people on the globe who are not white, not Christian. Sadly, the Whit-Christian voice remains as hateful as its always been whenever the subject is other than White Christian supremacy.

      Not all white Christians are this way, thankfully, but nevertheless “white Christian” still defines the most hateful and fear-based demographic in the country, probably in the world.

      Obama’s biggest fault is that he’s no Franklin Roosevelt. Roosevelt said, “Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me — and I welcome their hatred.” What if that had been Obama’s driving thesis rather than his conciliatory mode? What if Obama gave FDR’s ‘I welcome their hatred’ speech?

      Maybe nothing would have changed. OTOH, when leaders succumb to the wishes of tyrants and bigots, nothing good ever happens.

      Unfortunately, we’ll likely never know what would have been the case if . . .

  4. Since Nicole Sandler played this today, I think everybody should have a chance to hear it. Originally performed at Netroots Nation 2011, so it probably made the rounds three years ago.
    NSFW lyrics.

    • This should never have been so close. In his campaign, Mark Warner, never a hard lefty, pretty much ran as republican lite. That inspired no one. Still, I’m glad to have dodged Enron Ed.

  5. hmm, could this be the scene to come once the Repugnants start to ‘govern’ here in the good ol’ U.S. of A.?

    100,000 workers hit the streets of Brussels on Thursday in Belgium’s largest demonstration since World War II to protest the new government’s plans to reduce wages, raise the retirement age, and cut public services. The march remained peaceful throughout the day, but things turned violent when police fired tear gas and used water cannons to break up the crowd.

  6. Ok, so Ebb already guessed my parting music for my London trip….. here’s choice #2 🙂

    and then maybe this one… choice #3

    • I haven’t spent a lot of time in the deep south but I think there’s more naked racism here on the frozen tundra. That being said; KSTP TV isn’t as bad as KSTP radio. They used to be Lushbo’s flagship station and even after switching to ESPN sports all their local talent is composed of vile little Lushbo wannabes.

  7. We can rest assured that Jesus is going to save America. After all, he saved the Holy Roman Empire and went on to establish Christian kingdoms across the globe.

    • And the unicorns will fly all around keeping guard of the escaping marshmallows!

      (I fear that the current SCOTUS will work in cahoots with the crazies to ok a ‘country religion’)

  8. Hello everyone! Hope all is well. Strange summer, too short, too much going on. Has this morphed into the Friday music thread? If so, I don’t know if I posted this before but this will get you ready for the season. If I’ve jumped the gun on the music post, my apologies.

  9. A little politics. A little music. And, as always, as much humor as I can muster.

    Wow! 8 years ago, Eric Schwartz had a great response to the recent election. Maybe we could take up a collection to send him and the “cock punch” lady around to all the new GOoPers in office?

  10. If i were to pass away, I just want you all to bear witness here and now, that I’m hiding all that “Trickle-Down” money we’re about to receive be hind the stash of government cheese I collected in the 70’s

  11. US Army apologizes for using ‘Negro’ in official policy document

    “The U.S. Army fully recognized, and promptly acted, to remove outdated language in Army Regulation 600-20 as soon as it was brought to our attention,” Army spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Alayne Conway said in a statement.

    Disgraceful that it had to be ‘pointed out’ to them. Who are the damn proofreaders? Or do they even proofread?

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