GOP SIDE STEPPING THE IMPORTANT ISSUES AGAIN WITH ALTERNATIVE ISSUES

With the many problems facing this president and his struggles to steer the economy, jobs and budget, one would think that the GOP would be building for the 2016 election with a strong platform to over come the problems we face.

That would require creative thinking; new programs, but when you are protecting the wealthy to do the only way to protect their interests would be to cut social programs including Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, school programs, education, etc; too much for the average American to give up.

As always the Republicans avoid the difficult issues; saying what is wrong is their strong point, along with voting NO on every bill, but not offering alternatives.

Not surprising is the GOP’s efforts to smear the Democrats top running candidate for the next presidential election, Hillary Clinton by designing ads designed to fire up the conservative base and undercut her popularity by focusing on the horrific night in Libya when the U.S. Embassy was attacked and our Ambassador and three others were killed.

That issue should not be underscored, but can we move forward and worry about the problems facing the average American?

Libya is going to be the calling card for the GOP in 2016? Really?

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25 thoughts on “GOP SIDE STEPPING THE IMPORTANT ISSUES AGAIN WITH ALTERNATIVE ISSUES

  1. Maybe because she has a history of lying. Here is part of an article you can find regarding her work on Watergate. Remember that, she would not let that go and went after Nixon. Funny how fate works isn’t it.

    The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes.

    Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of her former law professor, Burke Marshall, who was also Sen. Ted Kennedy’s chief counsel in the Chappaquiddick affair. When the investigation was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation – one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman’s 17-year career.

    Why?

    “Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said in an interview last week. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”

    How could a 27-year-old House staff member do all that? She couldn’t do it by herself, but Zeifman said she was one of several individuals – including Marshall, special counsel John Doar and senior associate special counsel (and future Clinton White House Counsel) Bernard Nussbaum – who engaged in a seemingly implausible scheme to deny Richard Nixon the right to counsel during the investigation

    Why would they want to do that? Because, according to Zeifman, they feared putting Watergate break-in mastermind E. Howard Hunt on the stand to be cross-examined by counsel to the president. Hunt, Zeifman said, had the goods on nefarious activities in the Kennedy Administration that would have made Watergate look like a day at the beach – including Kennedy’s purported complicity in the attempted assassination of Fidel Castro.

    The actions of Hillary and her cohorts went directly against the judgment of top Democrats, up to and including then-House Majority Leader Tip O’Neill, that Nixon clearly had the right to counsel. Zeifman says that Hillary, along with Marshall, Nussbaum and Doar, was determined to gain enough votes on the Judiciary Committee to change House rules and deny counsel to Nixon. And in order to pull this off, Zeifman says Hillary wrote a fraudulent legal brief, and confiscated public documents to hide her deception.

    The brief involved precedent for representation by counsel during an impeachment proceeding. When Hillary endeavored to write a legal brief arguing there is no right to representation by counsel during an impeachment proceeding, Zeifman says, he told Hillary about the case of Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, who faced an impeachment attempt in 1970.

    There is more to the article. very interesting.

  2. Should we start talking about the IRS audits or maybe the DOJ phone record scandal, major intrusion of privacy on AP. Hey DOJ has never told exactly what happened with the Fast and Furious, looks like there is a pattern here with this administration.

  3. Let try something. First, Frank, please tell me, without all the generalizations, propaganda and R Vs. D mentalities, what exactly what the president is doing to steer the economy, jobs and budget. Personally, I don’t see it.

    Second, please explain to me how the entitlement programs you noted are to be funded in the future, because again, I don’t see it.

    Real hard examples, not generalities, teleprompter speeches, finger pointing, etc. Then, maybe then, we can have an intelligent debate.

    • As I re-read my post I wrote “while the president struggles”: you try getting a majority of votes in the House where the overwhelming majority are Republicans, and who haven’t supported the president on many of his proposals and is a few votes short in the Senate to pass major legislation. The president is in a no-win status and I don’t expect any progress in his remaining years. The economy will grow on its own.

      • I didn’t think you’d have an answer. This administration, the most transparent in history, can’t seem to quit stumbling into shit piles long enough to get anything done. There is no growth in the economy, the administration is doing nothing to improve it and congress doesn’t care as long as the Fed keeps buying the debt. Take away the federal reserve punch bowl of free money and we’ll see how organic growth in this country is.

      • David your parents raised a bright intelligent son, but when it comes to the reality of politics, not what you learned in school, you fall short. Common sense of our forefathers no longer exists in governing; government is owned by corporations on the state and federal levels. What you learned from your history text books in obtaining your education, you can toss out the window.

      • Thanks for putting my post back up. I see the other one is still missing. Somehow we seem to be on the same page but reading different lines. I could not agree more that we live under a captured government. The blueprint our founders established is slowly being sliced and diced beyond recognition. My point all along is that you need to stop believing in the R vs. D meme. Both sides of the aisle are captured by the same interests.

  4. As neither neither a R or D but a Rebel to me the important issues right now are Bengazi, IRS and obammacare. this is all just scandel and Federal Gov. coverup and B.S. someone needs to focus on this and clean sweep the entire administration for snowballing the uneducated masses of sheeple !!!!!!!!

      • Why is the default liberal line always…yea we suck, but Bush sucked too. Yes, Bush sucked. Geez..let it go. Take the blinders off already.

      • Don’t evade the issue; if the bill had not been proposed no one would have voted for it. And it was abused not used for the intention proposed; those who voted for the bill were probably as misled as the weapons of mass destruction; so what’s your point?

      • Geez Frank, that was how many years ago. You didn’t make any poor judgement calls when you were young; you are still the same person now you were then?

  5. Mike Huckabee

    Like the snowball that turned into an avalanche, the IRS’s apology just keeps growing and growing…Last Friday, Lois Lerner, the IRS’ head of tax exempt organizations, apologized for targeting conservative groups for scrutiny during the 2012 election. But that’s not a boo-boo, it’s a federal offense, and the IRS had long denied it. Lerner claimed it was isolated to low-level employees in Cincinnati. But we soon learned that higher-ups knew about it a year earlier… that a pro-Israel group was reportedly harassed, too…and the IRS also targeted groups that were concerned with government spending, the national debt, educating Americans about the Constitution, or even just making America a better place to live. I see why the IRS might consider that a threat. Now, Congress is investigating. The IRS wields enormous power. It finds Americans guilty until we prove ourselves innocent, seizes our property, and invades our privacy as a matter of course. Now, they want to oversee our health care. As Spider-Man says, “With great power comes great responsibility”. If the IRS can’t even live up to Spider-Man’s ethical standards, it’s time for them to go.

    • Poor judgment on the part of the IRS; again hitting on the little guy and leaving the larger Super Pacs alone which are coded to help people, but do no. The wealthy are left alone because they have the money to fight the IRS, so they go to those who can’t afford a fight.

  6. Frank you still have not answered my questions above. So far all I’ve received are deflections including complimenting my apparent intelligence while calling me short on political knowledge (I still don’t see how you came to believe my political knowledge came from a textbook).

    I want an answer. 1) What is it that the president is doing, or trying to do, to improve the economy that the republicans are stopping him from completing, and 2) how do you propose the social programs you named are to be funded in the future.

    You need to come to the realization that we have run our course. The only thing currently keeping us afloat is a monthly injection of printed money. Take away the punch bowl of free money and you’ve got nothing. We are stuck in a cycle of never ending debt just to keep things afloat, or total collapse.

  7. What you said was “As always the Republicans avoid the difficult issues; saying what is wrong is their strong point, along with voting NO on every bill, but not offering alternatives.” I want to know specifically what bills they are voting against. As I see it, they have offered alternatives, mainly no more debt. Is it going to hurt…absolutely. But you can’t borrow yourself into prosperity. At some point you have to stop digging. The further we venture from reality the more its going to hurt later. Our kids deserve better.

    Look, I’m no lover of the GOP anymore than you are. As far as I’m concerned we have 535 worthless folks in DC that need to go. But when you take a side, and call the other side out on their failures, you need to be able to substantiate it.

  8. Frank, obviously you have not seen and heard the families of the 4 Americans who were murdered afyer being ambushed the night of 9/11 in Bengazi. The mothers, fathers, wives, brothers, and sisters have been on Capital Hill beating on every office begging for answers to why help was denied, and wanting to know why no one is being held accountable for the total lack of security in the weeks leading up to, and the night of 9/11, after Amb Stevens practically begged Washington for it. Chris Smiths mother has told every congressman and anyone else who will listen that her son told her on the morning of 9/11 that they are not safe and that not only were they being denied more security, but they’d actually had security recently taken away. The brother of the Seal who was killed has asked every congressman that is willing to see him this question, “who is responsible for my baby nephew having to grow up without his father?” The sister of the other Seal has begged every congressman to not allow her brother to have died in a completly foreseeable and preventable situation without holding the person responsible accountable. If it had been your son that was murdered that night how would you have felt when you heard Hillary screech out “what difference does it make at this point?” That is what those 4 lives meant to her! How can you listen to Greg Hicks, (who admitted voting for Obama 2x) who was a 25 yr veteren who was 2nd in command until Amb Stevens was brutally murdered throwing him into the senior spot in charge of trying to keep the other 30 state dept employees alive and who described the events that took place that night, and how shocked they were when word came that help had been denied?
    You shamefully say the GOP is focusing on that horrific night in order to smear Hillary Clinton, as if Hillary is the victim in all this? Tell that to the widows and children of the 2 Seals.
    You ask “cant we move forward and worry about the problems facing the average American?” Really? Just move forward? No need to look backwards, nothing to see there…except for those 4 dead Americans, right? That’s how much we value their lives? If that was MY husband and father of my new baby, or it was MY son who died young due to someone’s pure negligence, I sure as Hell hope SOMEONE in this government stands up and demands answers and don’t allow it to be swept under the rug just because of who it may come back to. If Hillary is responsible, do you think she should get a pass and we should just put this behind us and move on? Is that what their lives meant to us? If she is not responsible than who the hell is? What kind of Leader is Hillary going to make if she puts this little value on 4 murdered Americans who worked under her?

    • That event is not to be forgotten and I have not stated the fact. However when I see people going after one person for that vent, and people going after the IRS going as far as to say someone should be imprisoned I can’t help but think; how many should have been imprisoned for telling Americans about the Weapons of Mass Destruction which have killed and maimed physically and mentally thousands of innocent Americans?

      That issue was covered up quickly. The thrust of my post was to highlight the facts other people have made mistakes more visible and more damaging and suffered far less consequences.

      Your post was quite informative and very true and I accept your feelings. Hope you understand mine.

  9. it seems to me that politics has become just an ugly sport with winning at any expense more important that how the game is played. just as we can’t forever blame our parents for who we are today, we also can’t excuse today’s errors by looking at the past. when someone is in a top position, receiving the salary and perks that accompany the job, then they have to be responsible for and held accountable for the mistakes made under their leadership. regardless of party affiliation, our politicians should be able to accomplish this simply because they have some morals and integrity. but it isn’t about right vs. wrong. it’s about winning and losing. i have a gut feeling that hillary is relying on being ‘above the law’, and it seems to be working.

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