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GOP 33: VAST REPUBLICAN WASTELAND
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Tabacco: From the Republican List of ‘Declared Candidates’ & ‘Candidates Waiting In The Wings’, it is patently obvious that becoming President is the 1st step to PERSONAL RICHES BEYOND BELIEF! Why else do you think this List is so long? Certainly not to raise Economic Standards for the Middleclass!
Where else in America could you find a Line this long consisting of Rich Republicans! Only those seeking the Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow would stand in Line for that Long and for that Length of Time!
George Pataki? Who dug up that corpse!
Why not Thomas E. Dewey? Don’t laugh! America has had lots of Bad Republican Presidents already, some of which were dead already when they entered 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Ronald Reagan was practically a Zombie during his 2nd term in office when he was entering his Alzheimer’s stage and Nancy was running 1600.
No Bushes here thankfully; I already checked!
Apparently Dems can smell Gold just like Republicans can – just not so many!
GOPer, Scott Walker: Anti-Unionist + A Lot More
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has become the 15th Republican candidate to formally announce he’s running for president. On Monday, Walker launched his campaign by touting his successful efforts to eviscerate public employee unions in his home state and later defeat a recall effort against him. He also extolled his record reducing taxes, cutting the size of the federal government and passing voter restrictions. On the domestic front, Governor Scott Walker promised to repeal ObamaCare, build the Keystone XL pipeline, subject welfare recipients to drug tests, and roll back federal regulations. On the international front, he vowed to reject the nuclear deal with Iran, re-establish an “unshakable bond” with Israel, focus more on Islamic terrorism and less on climate change, as well as engage more aggressively with Russia and China. We go to Wisconsin to speak with John Nichols of The Nation. “If there is someone who has attempted to impose an austerity agenda in an American state, in many senses, it is Scott Walker,” Nichols says.
This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.
AMY GOODMAN: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has become the 15th Republican candidate to formally announce he’s running for president. On Monday, Walker launched his campaign by touting his successful efforts to eviscerate public employee unions in his home state and later defeat a recall effort against him. He also extolled his record reducing taxes, cutting the size of the federal government, and passing voter restrictions.
Tabacco: Don’t forget those grains of salt before reading!
GOV. SCOTT WALKER: We need new, fresh leadership, leadership with big, bold ideas from outside of Washington, the kind of leadership that knows how to get things done, like we’ve done here in Wisconsin. Since I’ve been governor, we took on the unions, and we won. We lowered taxes by $2 billion. In fact, we lowered taxes on individuals, on employers and property owners. Property taxes today are lower than they were four years ago. How many other governors can say that? Since I’ve been governor, we passed lawsuit reform@ and regulatory reform. We defunded Planned Parenthood and passed pro-life legislation. We enacted castle doctrine and concealed carry, so we can protect ourselves, our families and our property. And we now require a photo ID to vote in this state*. If our reforms can work in a blue state like Wisconsin, they can work anywhere in America.
@ Notorious ‘Tort Reform’ to Cap Lawsuits for Injuries caused by Corporations to folks like you
* Form of ‘Voter Caging’ to prevent Blacks from Voting Democratic!
AMY GOODMAN: On the domestic front, Governor Scott Walker promised to repeal Obamacare, build the Keystone XL pipeline, subject welfare recipients to drug tests and roll back federal regulations (b). On the international front, he vowed to reject the nuclear deal with Iran, re-establish an unshakable bond with Israel, focus more on Islamic terrorism and less on climate change, as well as engage more aggressively with Russia and China. He is best known for gutting collective bargaining rights for public sector workers in 2011. On Sunday, he signed a state budget, which slashes funding for the University of Wisconsin, expands the voucher program for private schools and eliminates the state’s living wage law.
(b)You just know those regulations are relevant to Big Biz!
On Monday, the AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka, issued a one-sentence statement on Walker: quote, “Scott Walker is a national disgrace.”
Tabacco: Personally, I’ve already had enough of this guy – if you want to read more, go to the URL at the top of this Article!
GOPer, Jeb Bush, Former Florida Governor, George W. Bush’s Brother
Tabacco: To learn more about Jeb Bush, read about his brother, former President George W. Bush, and his dad, former President George H. W. Bush! In the event you forgot those periods between 2001 to 2008 & 1988 to 1992, when those Bushes ran the country, I can’t understand for the life of me why you are even bothering to read this Blog!
Even Republicans don’t relish another BUSH in office, but look at what they have to offer instead – Donald Trump!
GOPer, Donald Trump, Real Estate Tycoon With Several Business Bankruptcies He Chooses To Ignore & A Mouth Not Heard In These Parts Since The Days Of George Wallace, Lester Maddox & Orval Faubus!
Tabacco: Donald Trump wants America to believe that a SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN is required to be a Great President! Trump’s “success” has fluctuated from Great to Dismal on more than one occasion.
When I think of Businessman Presidents, Jimmy Carter springs to mind!
Most importantly, there is a humongous difference between Corporate CEO of a privately owned firm and US President. The former can hire and fire as he sees fit, run his competitors out-of-business if he can, and the only requirement for any Corporation is that it “maximize its own profits”.
A President cannot hire and fire Senators & Congressmen, run competitors out-of-business (unless you refer to Russia and China with Nuclear Weapons), and the Federal government is NOT in the Business of MAKING A PROFIT. If you doubt that, check the current status of our NATIONAL DEBT!
In case it slipped your imagination, think of Donald Trump sitting in the Oval Office with his index finger on that RED BUTTON! Thanks, but NO THANKS!
Did I forget to mention, The Donald has held NO Political Office of any kind – EVER!
For more on this numbskull, watch your TV!
DEM, Bernie Sanders, The Socialist, Who Scares The Beejeebees Out of Corporate Hogs!
We speak with John Nichols, political writer for The Nation, about the presidential candidacy of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Nichols introduced Sanders at a recent event in Madison, Wisconsin, where the senator drew a record crowd of more than 10,000 people. “The key thing here is this 2016 presidential race, at least on the Democratic side, and I would even suggest on the Republican side, is being profoundly influenced by movements that are demanding that income inequality, wage gaps, wage stagnation be addressed,” Nichols says. “Something big is happening, and I think that’s why people are turning out in these huge numbers.”
This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.
AMY GOODMAN: And just 30 seconds on a new issue! Also in Wisconsin, history was recently made for the presidential race of 2016. You introduced Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders—that’s not what the history was—who’s challenging Hillary Clinton.
JOHN NICHOLS: No, it wasn’t.
AMY GOODMAN: But the fact that over 10,000 people showed up to see him. He is pulling—of any Republican or Democratic candidate, Bernie Sanders, the socialist, is pulling more people in, the largest crowds of this election season.
JOHN NICHOLS: Well, I want to emphasize, I was asked to talk a little bit about movements and talk a little bit about the progressive tradition, not to tell people how to vote. So, in introducing Bernie Sanders, I had a unique setting there. I got to say that this candidacy, to my view, is not about Bernie Sanders. This is about the movements that have developed over the last five or six years, particularly since the meltdown of 2008, in which people have really begun to organize around economic issues and a host of other issues, and bring them to the fore politically. And I think that’s the important thing to emphasize, Amy. Whether somebody supports Bernie Sanders or Martin O’Malley or even Hillary Clinton, the key thing here is, this 2016 presidential race, at least on the Democratic side—and I would even suggest on the Republican side—is being profoundly influenced by movements that are demanding that income inequality, wage gaps, wage stagnation be addressed. They really are, in many ways, an American equivalent of the global movements that are raising austerity issues.
And I would emphasize also that, you know, while Sanders has really brought a lot of these to a head, Martin O’Malley is also beginning to talk about it, and even Hillary Clinton yesterday, in her remarks, embraced a lot of the language and some of the thinking of these movements. So something big is happening. And I think that’s why people are turning out in these huge numbers, because they want to emphasize, talk about it.
AMY GOODMAN: John Nichols, thanks so much for being with us from Madison, political writer for The Nation, has the cover story of the last Nation magazine.
New Poll: Bernie Sanders Leads Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire
A new opinion poll shows Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has taken his first lead in New Hampshire, home of the nation’s first primary. The poll released shows Sanders has 44 percent support among likely New Hampshire Democratic primary voters, compared to only 37 percent support for Hillary Clinton. This poll follows a series of speaking events where Sanders has drawn record crowds. On Sunday, 28,000 turned out for his speech in Portland, Oregon. It was the largest campaign rally for any candidate this year. A day later, more than 27,000 people attended his event in Los Angeles. Before the speech, the campaign’s new press secretary, Symone Sanders, an African-American criminal justice advocate, spoke about the Black Lives Matter movement and said, “No candidate for president is going to fight harder for criminal justice reform and racial justice issues than Senator Bernie Sanders.”
DEM, Hillary Clinton, Secretary Of State & NY Senator
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