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     I think we should all remember that on January 20, 2009 (inauguration day) GOP House Leaders & GOP Senators plotted to sabotage the US Economy with Newt Gingrich and GOP Propaganda Minister Frank Luntz.  

      I'm re-posting this diary because today Senator Tom Coburn blathered President Obama is the "most divisive president in my lifetime." Remember, in August 2013, Coburn said: President Obama is "getting perilously close” to the Constitutional standard for impeachment.

COBURN: My -- my friend has used the politics of division more than any president I know, in my lifetime ... He uses the politics of division.
~January 28, 2014 on MSNBC Morning Joe
    Yeah, "politics of division" and "perilously close” to the Constitutional standard for impeachment says the guy, Coburn, who literally plotted to sabotage the US Economy in a secret meeting in an effort to undermine the entire United States.

Here are the Facts:

     FACT 1. In Robert Draper's book, "Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives" Draper wrote that on inauguration night, 2009, during a four hour, "invitation only" meeting with GOP Hate-Propaganda Minister, Frank Luntz, the below listed Senior GOP Law Writers literally plotted to sabotage, undermine and destroy America's Economy.

      FACT 2: Draper wrote the guest list included:

The Guest List:

Frank Luntz - GOP Minister of Propaganda
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA),
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX),
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX),
Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI)

Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA),
Sen. Jim DeMint (SC-R),
Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ-R),
Sen. Tom Coburn (OK-R),
Sen. John Ensign (NV-R) and
Sen. Bob Corker (TN-R).

Non-lawmakers present Newt Gingrich - Failed GOP candidate for President

I'd like to know:
1) Why are media outlets continuing to interview these GOP Leaders who literally plotted, in secret, to undermine the United States?
2) Why are no media outlets demanding each one of these GOP leaders explain their involvement of plotting to undermine the US Economy?

    FACT 3: Newt Gingrich confirms meeting took place in an interview with Al Sharpton's Politics Nation on June 12, 2012

SHARPTON: In fact, let`s go to a book that Mr. Draper wrote about the night of the inauguration. There was a meeting at a hotel near the inaugural ball, about a mile away ... He writes about that night the plan was to show united and unyielding
opposition to the president`s economic policies ... And Draper writes that you told the group -- you, Newt Gingrich, "You will remember this will remember this day the seeds of 2012 were sown."
     If there was a commitment from day one, before he ever took a seat
behind the desk of the Oval Office, that everyone was going to obstruct
him, then what he`s done has been almost unbelievable, against those kind
of odds, Speaker Gingrich.

NEWT: The first is, it was an important meeting and I was glad and honored to be part of it ... I said to Callista when we left the wall -- because we were at the Capitol for the inaugural. As we left, I said, you know, if he sticks to the kind of moderation and bipartisanship he`s been describing, he will split the Republican Party. He`ll govern like Eisenhower and he`ll get reelected. Now this is -- this is the inaugural day.

SHARPTON: I`m glad you admit you had it.

     FACT 4: Two months after GOP Leader's covert meeting where they plotted to sabotage the US Economy, in March 2009, Rep. Pete Sessions said Republicans should follow the model of the Taliban in its battles against President Obama.

     In the March 2009 interview with National Journal Rep Sessions said:

    "Taliban Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban.  Insurgency is the way they went about systematically understanding how to disrupt and change a person's entire processes. And these Taliban -- is an example of how you go about to change a person from their messaging to their operations to their frontline message. And we need to understand that Insurgency may be required when [dealing with] the other side"

~Rep Pete Sessions, March 2009 to National Journal

    Rep Pete Sessions went on to say:
    "If they [democrats] do not give us those options or opportunities then we will then become Insurgency ... I think Insurgency is a mindset and an attitude that we're going to have to search for and find ways to get our message out and to be prepared to see things for what they are, rather than trying to do something about them"
    FACT 5: Also, at the January 20, 2009 meeting they plotted to suddenly stop supporting any Stimulus Legislation, even though, they all supported Bush/Cheney Stimulus legislation.
    At the meeting, Rep Kevin McCarthy said,
"We've gotta challenge them on every single bill."

"Show united and unyielding opposition to the president’s economic policies."

    FACT 6: Remember, these same Republican members of Congress supported the very Bush/Cheney policies that caused America to teeter on the brink of the 2nd Great Depression and caused the 2007 US Economic Meltdown.
Here's how they all voted:
-- "Yes" to Bush/Cheney January 2008 Stimulus
-- "Yes" to Bush/Cheney bailing out Bear Stern
-- "Yes" to Bush/Cheney bailing out AIG
-- "Yes" to Bush/Cheney TARP (sept 2008)
-- "Yes" to Bush/Cheney TARP (oct 2008)
        And these same Republican members of Congress:
Supported Bush/Cheney keeping cost of two wars out of the Budget.

Supported Bush/Cheney spending $4Trillion while giving Top 1% Tax Cuts; ignoring the fact that taxes pay for wars.

     Not only did these Senior members of Congress plot to destroy the American Economy more than it already was destroyed? They actually carried out their mission:  
    Every one of these Senior members of Congress have threatened Government Shutdown over things like:

- Funding planned parenthood,

- Raising the Debt Ceiling which, in-and-of-itself, would cause US Economic turmoil.

     FACT 7:  During the Debt Ceiling negotiations, Eric Cantor and Sen. Jon Kyl abruptly walked out of negotiations and refused to renew discussions with Democrats. As a result, America's credit rating was lowered which put a smile on Republican's faces.

     FACT 8: Meanwhile, the 2009 Sabotage the U.S. Economy covert meeting members, Senators: Jim DeMint, Jon Kyl, Tom Coburn, John Ensign, and Bob Corker have:

- Filibustered more Bills (over 300) than any Congress combined in US History.  
- Voted NO on every single piece of Legislation brought to the Floor including:
NO on Al Franken's Anti-Rape Amendment,
NO on Lilly Ledbetter,
NO on Fair Pay Act,
NO on Anti-Outsourcing Bill (2010)
    FACT 9: The House members who attended the 2009 Sabotage America meeting have been busy rejecting legislation that helps victims of natural disaster.
    Representatives: Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Pete Sessions, Jeb Hensarling, Pete Hoekstra and Dan Lungren have voted NO on every single piece of Legislation including:

 NO on increasing FEMA during natural disasters.

     Not to be outdone by the House GOP, the GOP Senate, including Tom Coburn and Jon Kyl also voted NO on increasing FEMA funding during natural disasters.


In 2011, Tom Coburn told Center for Public Integrity that he voted against funding FEMA after it ran out of money because funding FEMA would have been “unconscionable.” 
    Coburn had that backwards as it was his NO vote that was "unconscionable."

     FACT 10:     Paul Ryan, Tom Coburn and these other same failed GOP Congressmen have been on tv constantly chanting the lie that they were guilty of ... the lie that "President Obama's policies undermine the US Economy."

     FACT 11: Other Legislation used to sabotage US Economy

   Paul Ryan and the Republicans in Congress refused to negotiate or even discuss passing President Obama's American Jobs Act that independent economists claim would create 1.3 million new jobs.

     Gawd forbid Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan or Kevin McCarthy support an actual Bill that would put people to work building needed infrastructure and provide funds to pay to rehire hundreds of thousands of teachers, firefighters, police officers and other public service workers that have been laid off in droves by cash-starved states.

     FACT 12: Tom Corbun and Republicans blocked President Obama's 2012 Anti-Outsourcing Bill - which is a Bill to discourage the outsourcing of American jobs.  Naturally, journalists in India were very giddy at GOP efforts to undermine American Workers.

    FACT 13: The Washington Post reported that Republicans have made it clear that the Federal Reserve would face fierce Republican criticism if it takes further actions to stimulate the economy before the election. The Washington Post wrote that,

   Republicans... have expressed deep concern about measures taken by the Fed to support the economy -- and could be doubly upset if new efforts goose the stock market and are perceived to work in favor of President Obama's re-election.
     Bottom Line: The media has failed ... completely failed ... to acknowledge and report that on January 20, 2009, before President Obama ever took a seat behind the desk of the Oval Office, Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy & other GOP Leaders literally plotted to sabotage the U.S Economy by obstructing 'the People's' work.  

      The People should be told the facts about that 4 hour covert meeting and exactly which Republican Senators and House members attended so the next time they know the GOP motives when they hear the GOP leaders bitch & moan & spew their BS propaganda -- talking points.

      On January 20, 2009, Tom Coburn along with House GOP Leaders & GOP Senators adopted a tact used by terrorists and cry "divisive" and "Impeach!" and intentionally obstructed government at the expense of the entire country.  They undermine every principle this country was founded on and every single one of them should be brought to task and be forced to explain their undermining of this Country.

     It will truly be a god-damn shame if voters are not told of what GOP Leaders did at that 4 hour covert meeting on January 20, 2009.  I think tonight, before and after President Obama's State of the Union speech the media should let All voters see the depth the GOP went to in order to screw the American workers and f'ck over America in general.

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Comment Preferences

  •  You make the case (2+ / 0-)
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    TomP, keepemhonest

    depressingly well, as these same scumbags will be hosted on Meet the Press, treated as serious by the serious people, and re-elected by their constituents. All I can say is Democrats should take the lesson and remember it.

  •  Fact #9 - Coburn the Hypocrite (4+ / 0-)

    After the tornado struck Moore, OK, both Senators Coburn & Inhofe came hat in hand to Congress looking for funds to rebuild Moore.

    This is ironic for two reasons:

    a.)  both Senators voted against funding in the aftermath of the once-in-a-lifetime storm that was Hurricane Sandy, in part, citing that rebuilding should not take place where flooding and hurricane damage is likely to occur again.....Moore, OK had similar tornado damage just 14 years earlier.

    b.)  more $$ was given on per capita basis in Moore than in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

    ALSO, the author of the Diary might consider all of the republicans who voted against the stimulus, only to then make public appearances handing out checks to local businesses & organizations with funds from the Stimulus.

  •  Thanks nt (1+ / 0-)
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    nosotros no somos estúpidos

    by a2nite on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 09:05:34 AM PST

  •  Yeah, I thought it was rather telling (1+ / 0-)
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    when Thomas Roberts pointed out the fact of that meeting and Coburn completely ignored the premise.  Of course, he had to ignore it because he knew that that was far worse than what he was accusing the president of.

  •  Truly Unbelievable (1+ / 0-)
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    The fact that this is so under-reported is truly disgusting. When the country was in the worst state it has been in decades and the Republicans had an opportunity to try and help the American people they planned to sabotage the President's agenda for purely political reasons... and they get a pass.

    They always get a damn pass. Next time democrats take over the house of representatives forget about 'moving forward'. They all need to be investigated until there is no one left.

    Allow provisional acceptance of things that go against your deepest convictions in the face of a preponderance of evidence.

    by ConservativeBrainTrust on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 09:38:59 AM PST

  •  i'll try to remember all those names. NSA spying (1+ / 0-)
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    might have had a use if they had detailed what went on there and followed this bunch as they conspired to sabotage the economy and hurt americans for political and monetary gain.

    This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

    by certainot on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 09:51:59 AM PST

  •  If only President Obama would spend more time (1+ / 0-)
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    with these chronic obstructionists.... Chuck Todd recently lamented that the President has not done enough to reach out to these saboteurs.  Simply inviting them over to watch a football game or to State dinners is not enough.  He should pick up the phone and call them, said Chuck.  

    Our media sickens me.  They are fully aware of what has been going on in front of their very eyes for the past 5 years, yet, their pronouncements are that it is singularly the President's fault.  Why should the President of the United States grovel at the feet of those determined to destroy his agenda?  I NEVER hear them wonder aloud why no one in the GOP EVER reaches out and shows leadership.  

  •  It's disgusting how little attention this story (1+ / 0-)
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    Has gotten over the years, and how little has been done to the people responsible. If there was justice, they'd be behind bars for a long time - instead they're treated as 'honored statesmen', or as staple experts on Sunday morning talk shows. All of us must take responsibility ourselves for repeating it as often as possible, and not letting it be forgotten.

    "All lives end. All hearts get broken. Caring is not an advantage." - Mycroft Holmes

    by Fordmandalay on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 10:40:30 AM PST

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