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The GOP has positioned itself as the Ayn Rand Jesus of American politics. They steal school lunches from poor kids. They block Medicaid Expansion. If they had their way they'd eliminate the Minimum Wage. They love war.

Yeah, the Republican Party is a disaster: "Less Popular Than Cat Piss."

Here's flyer content from Georgia. Blocking Medicaid Expansion is class warfare:


o Governor Nathan Deal is a Republican.

o Republicans have two-thirds majorities in both houses of the Georgia legislature.

o They block 600,000 poor people from seeing doctors through Medicaid. These poor people delay until their illnesses are serious enough for the Emergency Room. Then emergency treatment is much more expensive and we all pay for it anyway when hospitals pass on the costs. Forcing use of ER's is bad medicine.

o Simple fact: blocking Medicaid expansion costs Georgia more than $1-billion a year.

o Georgia's Republicans are at war. If your household income is less than $50,000, you are the prime targets. Whether you are White or Black doesn't mean a thing.

[ If you agree please print $5 worth and hand them out. Thank you. ]


That prints out as a flyer. It support the every Monday protests aimed to get Medicaid Expansion. Go one-on-one and create ripples:

-- Print $5 worth, hand them out. Give 2 hours.

-- "If you don't like it or think I'm lying to you, throw it out. If you do like it please print $5 worth and pass it forward. Thank you."

There's a lot of "pass it forward' in the South. Maybe other parts of the country too.

Thing is, today's Republican Party deserves not to exist.

Below the orange muffin for Paul Ryan's "Roadmap" for Class War. And a chart showing the irrational voting patterns of low-income voters. 30% to 40% of them are still in the committed GOP "Base."

We can move a significant number of these votes by going one-on-one and accepting just a little help from Jesus.

Here are Ryan's Roadmap tax "reforms":

   This plan discards a needlessly complex and manipulative tax code, replacing it with a simplified mechanism that promotes work, saving, and investment.

-- Provides individual income tax payers a choice of how to pay their taxes – through existing law, or through a highly simplified code that fits on a postcard with just two rates and virtually no special tax deductions, credits, or exclusions (except the health care tax credit).
-- Simplifies tax rates to 10 percent on income up to $100,000 for joint filers, and $50,000 for single filers; and 25 percent on taxable income above these amounts. Also includes a generous standard deduction and personal exemption (totaling $39,000 for a family of four).
-- Eliminates the alternative minimum tax [AMT].
-- Promotes saving by eliminating taxes on interest, capital gains, and dividends; also eliminates the death tax.
-- Replaces the corporate income tax – currently the second highest in the industrialized world – with a border-adjustable business consumption tax of 8.5 percent. This new rate is roughly half that of the rest of the industrialized world.

Note the BOLD offering. This assumes you have an IQ < 60. "Promotes saving"... for giveaways to the plutocrats.

-- Paul Ryan lying about money.

Then we get to the core of our political problem. Republicans still get votes from lower income families. Way too many votes.

Blacks, no.

Blacks have learned what you need to know about Republicans. Their voting percentages rarely give GOPers 10% of the vote.

There's White and Asian votes to be had from the <$50,000 income voter pool:

White people can be as sensibly as Black people.

It is possible. If these Whites move to a ratio of 80:10:10 for Democrat:neutral:Republican this would finish off the Republican Party as a tool for plutocrats/billionaires and this John Birch Society clone we're seeing today.

Lots of states flip: Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Florida, Texas, and Nebraska to start.

Get Whites to 60:20:20 for the under-$50,000 voter pool and that flips Georgia, Kentucky, Florida.

Really, go where the votes are. Burn 'em down. The 60:20:20 split gives Democrats the White House and both sides of the Congress.

Go back and read the Ryan swill carefully. They have earned this destruction. Then it's easy: make your local edits, print $5 worth, and start your own ripples in the political water.

Originally posted to waterstreet2013 on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 03:10 PM PDT.

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  •  I don't get the "smart as black people" line (5+ / 0-)

    But otherwise I agree with your take. Cheers

    Animal Nuz comic #169 by Eric Lewis panel 1

    I ♥ President Barack Obama.

    by ericlewis0 on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 11:31:08 AM PDT

    •  Blacks vote their economic interests. (8+ / 0-)

      Poor Whites vote fantasies. Sadly. Voting for Republicans is self-destructive for all lower income people.

      "Stealing kids' lunch money makes them strong and independent." -- Ryan Paul von Koch

      by waterstreet2013 on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 11:37:38 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Doubt, At Least That's Not How Whites Are Pitched; (6+ / 0-)

        Since Brown vs Board, the RW has been pitching poor and bluecollar whites that liberals are taking their hard earned tax dollars and giving far too many to lazy and dishonest of thosssse people to live off the fat of the land. Taking our tax money, our education openings, jobs, and getting those other special privileges like race based minority voting preferences.

        That's how whites have been pitched, and as a lifelong player of bluecollar ethnic music, I've heard an awful lot of talk when hanging out among them that says the RW messaging resonates with them.

        The whites who have been voting fantasies are the middle incomer and, over the last couple decades, college educated and lower professional classes.

        We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

        by Gooserock on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 05:08:41 AM PDT

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        •  There's no way to blame Blacks (1+ / 0-)
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          for the Paul Ryan "Roadmap" budget.

          Or for killing poor Whites by blocking Medicaid Expansion.

          Poor people are all in it together.

          We keep winning the <$75,000 group narrowly and up our yield in the <$50,000 groups, that's what we need to win big time.

          "Stealing kids' lunch money makes them strong and independent." -- Ryan Paul von Koch

          by waterstreet2013 on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 05:31:57 AM PDT

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          •  Well yes, but poor whites don't see it that way. (1+ / 0-)
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            And working class whites see it that way even less.

            •  Most poor White do see it that way. (0+ / 0-)

              By far. Look at the chart and you'll see the ratios at Democrat:neutral:Republican like this:

              Under $20,000 = 57%:13%:30%.

              Then up to $35,000 = 53%:13%:34%

              Then up to $50,000 = 47%:13%:40%.

              The aim should be to move this to 60%:20%:20%.

              Eventually 80%:10%:10%.

              Of course most poor Whites see their problems accurately.

              "Stealing kids' lunch money makes them strong and independent." -- Ryan Paul von Koch

              by waterstreet2013 on Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 02:16:49 PM PDT

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      •  Banning gay marriage is to (2+ / 0-)
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        one's economic advantage?

        •  If you're Pat Robertson ??? (1+ / 0-)
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          Fill those collection plates....

          But health and money are much more important issues for blue collar voters. Plus, of course, Obama has lost only 10 Americans to terrorism -- down from 675 with Reagan and 3,206 with George W. Bush.

          "Stealing kids' lunch money makes them strong and independent." -- Ryan Paul von Koch

          by waterstreet2013 on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 05:35:52 AM PDT

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  •  yeah it promotes saving (6+ / 0-)

    the plutocrats have more money than they can ever spend, so if you tax them less it goes into their savings.  If the poor get support instead, they spend it on frivolities like food and stuff.

  •  Close But Remember Jesus Taught Only Individual (4+ / 0-)

    charity, neither he nor anyone of his time had ever heard of a New Deal democracy where the people were the government and they had the ability to run their government to raise up the downtrodden and defend them against the strong.

    Unfortunately as a result these snarks or appeals to conservatives about the poor fall on deaf ears, because they just respond with Jesus teachings about our charitable duties.

    The Lord in His infinite wisdom couldn't see fit wait to send his Son to a world in which the people had learned in principle how to end poverty and suffering, and had demonstrated enormous strides in that direction.

    So we have a religious heritage that doesn't remind us to keep solving the problems of suffering but merely to accept them and cut some sufferers a little slack.

    We're gonna need a somewhat different approach to the RW religious I think.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 05:15:15 AM PDT

    •  That's a distinction without a difference. (4+ / 0-)

      Faith, hope, and charity apply equally to individual and collective activities.

      There is no place in the Holy Bible where Jesus or His disciples direct the Christian community to act selfishly. Of course the Ayn Rand Christians teach this -- they're head cases.

      "Stealing kids' lunch money makes them strong and independent." -- Ryan Paul von Koch

      by waterstreet2013 on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 05:26:52 AM PDT

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      •  I think there is merit to his point.... (1+ / 0-)
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        In Jesus' time government was a hostile foreign militant occupier where they had no means of getting the government to do anything really.

        Where (in theory) we are a government of the people that can use itself to better distribute on a national level instead of having to go door to door to beg for your supper.

        In that time charity had to be direct and personal where now people living in a wealthy suburb who might have few actually in real need, will still be helping out their fellow Americans through taxes and social programs.

        Join the DeRevolution: We are not trying to take the country, we are trying to take the country back. Get the money out of politics with public financed campaigns so 'Of the People, By the People and For the People' rings true again.

        by fToRrEeEsSt on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 03:30:55 PM PDT

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        •  For large cities, sure thing. (0+ / 0-)

          Most Jewish communities never saw a Roman. Never saw "government" except for tax collection which was a minimal part of life. They were dirt poor.

          Rabbis coordinated community efforts. Cities and rural areas. And what existed for charity was a traditional contribution from wealthier families that went to the needy. (That came after supporting the rabbinate and the Temple.)

          That tradition of charity among Jews continues today. A lot of that is now private.

          Back a couple centuries ago with Jews, there was no "private charity" per se. Everything went through rabbis and the community as a whole. The donations went through the rabinical families -- the Levites and specifically for certain levels, the descendants of Aaron, the Cohanim.

          "Stealing kids' lunch money makes them strong and independent." -- Ryan Paul von Koch

          by waterstreet2013 on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 04:07:17 PM PDT

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    •  Poor people had the right to glean fields. (3+ / 0-)

      Taking a sheep was stealing.  Taking enough grain for a meal was the right of the poor.  It was not theft.  

    •  Jesus knew about the New Deal. (2+ / 0-)
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      Isaiah 46:10
      I make known the end from the beginning,
          from ancient times, what is still to come.
      Of course, if you don't believe in the Bible, He didn't know dick.
  •  This is their Jesus (1+ / 0-)
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    Jesus with gun photo Jesuswithgun_zps78998489.jpg

    Daily Kos an oasis of truth. Truth that leads to action.

    by Shockwave on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 03:28:54 PM PDT

  •  GOP: cut food stamps & praise creationist museum (2+ / 0-)
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    Vilify Tesla, but support coal mines.

    At some point, one has to be judged not by what it says, but by its body of work. And the GOP's is a succession of nothing but atrocities.

    When you consider that the last GOP positive contribution to this country was Nixon creating the EPA, you know that through all the sweet talk and the smoke and mirrors resides a party that has NOTHING to offer to the country as a whole, but only to wealthy people.

    They are trying to turn the US into a vast playground for wealthy people and corporations to do whatever they please, the same way the Mob did in Cuba in the 40s'-50's, though in all legality.

  •  "Republican Jesus" has a Facebook page. (0+ / 0-)


    The usual guns and "I Hate Gays" posters. This is how Huckabee and Glenn Beck see Jesus.

    There's no problem with the GOPers being too subtle with their hijacking efforts.

    "Stealing kids' lunch money makes them strong and independent." -- Ryan Paul von Koch

    by waterstreet2013 on Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 05:27:29 AM PDT

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