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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.  

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

FACT 3: Sen. Bob Corker gives aid & comfort to Assad & Putin

Yesterday, in an interview with stupid David Gregory, Senator Bob Corker gave aid & comfort to Assad and Putin

CORKER "I hate to say such a crass thing on Easter Sunday morning ... The wisest thing that Assad did really was to kill 1,200 people with chemical weapons. Because, in essence, we said, 'Don't embarrass us anymore that way. You can go ahead and kill another 60,000 people with barrel bombs and by other means, but don't embarrass us.'"
"the wisest thing that Assad did really was to kill 1,200 people with chemical weapons." -- what an American-hating piece of shit Sen. Bob Corker is proving to be.

How "wise" does American-hating Bob Corker think Osama Bin Laden was for "embarrassing" Bush on 9/11?  How pissed off is Bob Corker and his POS GOP brethren that President Obama killed Osama Bin Laden thus proving Bush & Cheney failed America by letting Bin Laden live in comfort for 8 years under their watch?

In 2009 Bob Corker and his American-hating GOP brethren decided they would do undermine the United States and act just like the Taliban.

FACT 4: GOP leader says GOP "will become the insurgency [Taliban]

Two months after Paul Ryan'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"
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?
3) Why are no media outlets letting the People know the gravity of the hate Bob Corker & his GOP brethren feel toward America?

FACT 5: 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 day...you 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 6: 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 7: 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 8:  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 9: 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 10: 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.

     FACT 11:     Bob Corker, Paul Ryan and these other same failed 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 12: Other Legislation used to sabotage US Economy

   Bob Corker, 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 Bob Corker, Pete Sessions, 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 13: Bob Corker, Paul Ryan 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 cheered & breathed a sigh of relief as GOP undermined American Workers.

    FACT 14: 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, Bob Corker, 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 so the next time they know the GOP motives when they hear the GOP leaders bitch & moan & spew their BS propaganda -- talking points.

FACT 15: Bob Corker condemns AARP for wanting to protect seniors

April 2010: The AARP, the Washington-based advocacy group for the elderly, said Congress should stop trying to cut Social Security, which provides “financial security for millions of older adults — many of whom are kept out of poverty” by it. Roger Hickey, co-director of the Washington-based Campaign for America’s Future, said “deficit hysteria” was being used to clear the way for painful cuts in Medicare…”

    Well that pissed off Bob Corker to the point where he demonized AARP.

CORKER: "I think AARP has done as much to hurt our country for the long term as any organization I know, because they will not allow us as a country to deal with things head on that we need to deal with."

Bob Corker comment reported by Knoxville News

   No Corker, you're wrong ... you and your American-hating GOP brethren have done more to hurt our country for the short-term and long-term than any group of people I know.

    Bob Corker & his American-hating GOP insurgents should be asked about their plot to sabotage the US Economy every single time they give aid & comfort to people like Assad & Putin and every single time they undermine the United States.

    These MFs should be held responsible for the actions they take to intentionally harm America.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Why aren't they in jail? (8+ / 0-)
    •  Why Wasn't Nixon in Jail for "Treason" (5+ / 0-)

      [LBJ's term spoken to Repub leadership heard on WH tapes, re: Nixon team's negotiating with Vietnamese to discourage them from negotiating honestly with the US government in order to steal the 1968 election.]

      Then there's Reagan and the Iranians in 1980.

      Treason, encouraging and negotiating with America's enemies, is what Republicans do.

      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 Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 06:52:12 AM PDT

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  •  I think most of us here (5+ / 0-)

    are aware of many of these facts. It still astounds me that the right wing can call themselves patriots when they have placed power and party over the people and county that they are sworn to serve.

    The fact that the "liberal media" has not hammered this home, and that voters elect these miscreants, is perhaps another indication that money has suborned our fragile democracy.

  •  They got (3+ / 0-)

    away with it because our side have chosen to attack President Obama instead of attacking these enemies of the state . I don't know what else to call them. This story needs to be told and thank you for finally bringing to the attention of more people the extent these gentlemen went to undermine and sabotage the effort of this president and the democratic congress in reviving the economy that they the republican party destroyed.

  •  When you are dealing with a crisis that (3+ / 0-)

    could easily spiral towards nuclear war, you want a cool customer like Obama calling the shots, not someone who needs to prove his "manhood".

  •  Brilliant Diary! I will post this Dairy on Twitter (3+ / 0-)
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    keepemhonest, Oyibowoman, Paragryne

    We ALL should post this Diary on Twitter.

    Since the media refuses to let Americans know the GOP are intentionally undermining America then I will ... we ALL should

  •  The 1% owns the media and these (2+ / 0-)
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    keepemhonest, Gooserock

    GOP SOBs do the bidding of the 1%, so there's your problem.

    BTW, "Propaganda Minister" Frank Luntz is a regular contributor on CBS Mornings. It drives me nuts that they have him on all the time.

    "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

    by Lily O Lady on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 06:42:05 AM PDT

    •  Everybody Remembers They "Hired" Edward (1+ / 0-)
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      Lily O Lady

      R. Murrow in the 50's.

      People forget they fired Edward R. Murrow in the 50's, fired the Smothers Brothers in the 60's for refusing to submit comedy scripts for news censorship. They've got a long history of anti-news.

      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 Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 06:55:49 AM PDT

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      •  I'll bet the Smothers brothers envy (0+ / 0-)

        the freedom of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, but they have a cable niche audience. It will be interesting to see what will befalls/becomes of Colbert once he takes Letterman's place.

        "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

        by Lily O Lady on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 08:43:16 AM PDT

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  •  These are the same folks who called us traitors (2+ / 0-)
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    keepemhonest, Paragryne

    and unpatriotic for questioning anything done by Bush/Cheney in 2001-2008. They wrapped themselves in the flag and used 9/11 to hammer away at any criticism of the president during 'wartime.'

    The day Obama took office, all of a sudden it was gloves off even though we were still bogged down in the same wars Bush had started and bungled so badly.

    So much for politics stopping 'at the water's edge'.

    Election Day is Nov 4th, 2014 It's time for the Undo button on the 2010 Election.

    by bear83 on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 06:42:55 AM PDT

  •  I've been citing Draper's reporting of this (3+ / 0-)
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    Paragryne, keepemhonest, issy

    subversive 2009 Inauguration Night meeting of GOP obstructionists since it was first described in a HuffPo article and share your outrage that the purported 'news' media have neither picked up on it nor confronted the conspiratorial bastards for their criminal, frat-boy collusion against the best interests of the American people.

    ... 'cause Negro, y'know.

    Corker — obnoxious weasel that he is — also clumsily sabotaged the February UAW vote at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant, lying through his teeth about "assurances" from VW which were promptly refuted by a company spokesman.

    Now, in his most recent blow for Democracy, the little shit is leading the howlers denigrating Obama for his 'weakness' toward Putin. New York Times Visiting Imbecile David Brooks was more direct on Sunday's Press The Meat, declaring, "And let’s face it, Obama, whether deservedly or not, does have a — I’ll say it crudely — but a manhood problem in the Middle East."

    These are the same assholes who either cheered or sat on their hands when Mephistopheles Cheney and the clueless Junior Bush gave us a demonstration of Brooks' idea of "manhood", lying us into perhaps the most obscene, pointless foreign debacle in modern history... Iraq, at a cost of 5,500 American — and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi — lives.

    Perhaps, Corker, Brooks and the rest of their fellow-travelers in the 'Weakness Caucus' can deploy to Kiev — in specially-designed crotchless uniforms which prominently display their limp, diminutive boy-parts — and show Vladimir a thing or two about 'manhood'. Maybe, some barechested horseback-riding, just to drive the point home.

    Who the fuck are these people?

  •  Every democrat running for election this cycle (1+ / 0-)
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    keepemhonest

    (actually, every non Republican everywhere) should recite this diary at every opportunity and have it published in local newspapers. It should be posted on every wall of every public or government building, school campus, airport, and be broadcast by every news station at least once a day.

    I have been aware of the meetings to make Obama a one term president and have been baffled that this has not received the attention it demands. Why no ethics charges? This is about as unethical as it gets.

    Taking the road less traveled since 1967 .

    by Paragryne on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 07:20:29 AM PDT

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