But you know what the Bible says about pride. Puffed up with their triumph in the 2010 elections—and worried about keeping their ever more reactionary base on board—Republicans at the state and federal level are letting their misogyny, their fundamentalism and their sheer nuttiness show.
They attack us via false economies.
Not content with depriving women of reproductive healthcare, House Republicans want to starve them and their children too. Their budget cuts the Women, Infants and Children Health and Nutrition program by $750 million and Head Start by $1 billion. It cuts $50 million from a block grant that pays for prenatal healthcare for 2.5 million low-income women and healthcare for 31 million children each year.
Unions are going up with a hard-hitting new ad in Wisconsin, a labor source says, that takes direct aim for the first time at Republican state senators who continue to stand by Governor Walker, even as he sinks in the polls and the unpopularity of his budget repair proposal continues to mount:
Will there attacks on the middle class pay dividends, or will it just wake them up to the economic reality?
“The President correctly concluded last week that the Department of Justice (DOJ) should not defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court — nor should the House of Representatives,” said a joint statement issued Friday by House members Tammy Baldwin, David Cicilline, John Conyers, Barney Frank, Jerrold Nadler, and Jared Polis. “In the 15 years since the passage of DOMA, the harmful stereotypes used to justify this law have been shattered. There simply is no legitimate reason for denying committed gay and lesbian couples the legal security, rights and responsibilities that marriage provides.”
The new poll finds that about as many adults now favor (45%) as oppose (46%) allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally.
The current survey finds a majority of 54% supporting legal abortion in all or most cases; 42% say abortion should be illegal in most or all cases.
Kaiser said 47 percent of those surveyed wanted to keep the health-care law as it is or expand it, while 43 percent favored repealing it altogether or repealing and replacing it with a Republican-sponsored plan.
Senator Charles Schumer of New York, third-ranking Democratic leader, said he’s confident public support will grow.
“As people see the benefits and the parade of horribles fades away, the bill will become more and more popular,” he said.
If you don't believe me, read a new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll, published Thursday, that has what should be sobering news for Republicans who keep telling us that their radical assault on the size and scope of government has the support of "the American people."
So both parties should be explaining why any reasonable deficit-reduction program will include tax increases. "Cuts, cuts, cuts" isn't a plan. Right now, it's just a bad slogan.
The only thing they seem not to be giving a damn about is creating jobs, if you want to stimulate an economy this is by far the most logical step by far, it also increases revenue and decreases the deficit.
The knuckle-draggers are throwing feces at the wall to see what sticks.
You know Republicans if you end up throwing enough wedge issues out there you will eventually create a pie, and you might then end up with it all over your faces.
By dividing you may unite, now wouldn't that be ironic?