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80 Reasons Why It’s Time To Take These Republican/Tea Party ‘Sons Of Bitches’ Down

Here’s another gem that I found on AddictingInfo.com today that I thought I would pass along titled “80 Reasons Why It’s Time To Take These Republican/Tea Party ‘Sons Of Bitches’ Down“. I think it touches upon all the points as to why the Tea Party and its members are so wrong, on so many issues , I hope you agree and feel free to comment:

At a Labor Day event yesterday, Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa gave a fiery speech about the tea party, telling the American people that “It’s time to take these sons of bitches out.” And each and every one of us should listen. For the last thirty years, the American people have been under assault from the right-wing and their corporate overlords. Everything that makes America strong is being weakened and the American people are suffering. So if you need a reason why we should end the Republican/Tea Party, here are 80 of them.

1. They want to take away your Social Security.
2. They want to end Medicare.
3. They want to wipe out labor unions.
4. They want to send every last American job overseas.
5. They want to pollute the air we breathe.
6. They want pollute the water we drink.
7. They want to persecute non-Christians.
8. They want declare a state religion.
9. They took America hostage during the debt ceiling debate.
10. They want to take America hostage in every debate from now on.
11. The want to make it legal for businesses to discriminate.
12. They want to segregate our schools.
13. They want to allow oil companies to rape America’s environmental treasures for any trace amount of oil.
14. They refuse to give aid to the American people who go through natural disasters.
15. They want to end funding for natural disaster warning systems.
16. They want to take away the right to vote.
17. They want to make abortion illegal, even in cases of rape.
18. They want to abolish the corporate income tax.
19. They want to raise YOUR taxes but not taxes on the wealthy.
20. They want to end workplace safety regulations.
21. They ARE racists.
22. They disrespect the President at every opportunity.
23. They don’t support health care for every American citizen.
24. They want to allow health insurance companies to drop people.
25. They want to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency.
26. They want to illegally spy on American citizens.
27. They want more wars.
28. They want to indoctrinate our kids.
29. They want to make laws requiring every person to own a gun whether you like guns or not.
30. They want kill Planned Parenthood and end critical health care services for women.
31. They want to ban contraceptives and condoms.
32. They want to kill homosexuals.
33. They want to end unemployment benefits.
34. They want our infrastructure to crumble.
35. They want to end the independent judiciary branch, and turn it into a strictly conservative branch.
36. They want to keep women from earning equal pay for equal work.
37. They want President Obama to fail at all costs.
38. They want to continue the same failed economic policies that put us into a recession.
39. They rewrite and distort history.
40. They want to end public education for all.
41. They want to repeal the Voting Rights Act.
42. They care more about Wall Street than they do about Main Street.
43. They have voted to end 1.9 million jobs and have created zero.
44. They want to make it legal to kill doctors who provide abortions.
45. They want to reinstate ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
46. They encourage gun violence.
47. They refuse to vote for cleaner, more efficient energy sources.
48. They want to deport hispanics, whether they were born here or not.
49. They support Israel’s President over our own.
50. They want to abolish minimum wage laws.
51. They think corporations are people.
52. They want to repeal portions of the Constitution.
53. They want to pull America out of the United Nations.
54. They support torture.
55. They want to teach creationism in schools.
56. They reject science.
57. They want to make cohabitation before marriage a crime.
58. They want to allow health insurance companies to not cover sick children.
59. They want to end food stamps.
60. They make government ineffective.
61. They want to take away your pensions.
62. They want to privatize prisons to put more people in jail.
63. They want to end your right to collectively bargain with your employer.
64. They want to ban the unemployed from being considered for employment.
65. They want end funding for legal services for the poor.
66. They want to end Miranda Rights.
67. They think all liberals are un-American.
68. They refuse to give any credit to President Obama for ordering the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
69. They refuse to acknowledge that 9/11 occurred during the Bush Administration.
70. They declared fiscal martial law in a Michigan town and fired the legally elected local government.
71. They called President Obama a liar during his State Of The Union Address.
72. They refuse to cut the Defense budget, which if cut in half would still be the largest defense budget in the world.
73. They apologize to foreign oil companies when they take heat for oil spills.
74. They take orders from the Koch brothers.
75. They sign pledges drawn up by conservative activists, and ignore their pledge to serve the constituents who voted for them.
76. They use conservative media to push the right wing agenda even if it means distorting the news or flat out lying.
77. They want to cut nutrition programs for children.
78. They want to cut housing and energy assistance programs that help poor people.
79. They want to slash job training programs that help the unemployed.
80. They think teachers are thugs.

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>President Obama’s Weekly Address 4/23/11: Stopping Oil Market Fraud, Beginning a Clean Energy Future

>WASHINGTON – In his weekly address, President Obama laid out his plans to address rising gas prices over the short and the long term. While there is no silver bullet to bring down prices right away, there are a few things we can do. This week, the Attorney General launched a task force dedicated to rooting out fraud or manipulations in the oil markets. The President called for finally ending the $4 billion in taxpayer money that the oil and gas companies receive annually. And, we need to continue safe, responsible production of oil at home. But in the long term, we need to invest in clean, renewable energy. That is why the President strongly disagrees with a proposal in Congress that cuts our investments in clean energy by 70percent.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/all/modules/swftools/shared/flash_media_player/player5x2.swf

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Organizing For America: Pledge Project

Organizing for America Director Mitch Stewart  announces a new initiative, the Pledge Project.

“Just over a week ago, President Obama submitted his first budget and made it clear he was ready for the fight to come.

The President isn’t alone. We’re ready for that fight too — it’s what you built this movement for.
Americans are ready for the bold new direction this plan offers. It’s what they voted for in November, and it’s needed now more than ever as we continue to face an unprecedented economic crisis.

But the special interests and old ways of Washington won’t go away easily. In fact, they’ll only fight back harder.

It’s up to you to organize support for President Obama’s plan throughout the country. It’s the only way we’ll get the change this country needs.

Take the next step now in our fight to bring change”


Here’s the plan, President Obama will rebuild and renew America by creating jobs and investing in the three areas most critical to our future:

Energy — Transforming America’s economy to run on clean and renewable energy in order to create new American jobs and industries


Health care — Comprehensively reforming health care so that families, businesses, and government are relieved from the crushing costs that impede economic growth and prosperity

Education — Reforming and investing in America’s education system so that citizens are prepared to compete in a global economy

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President Obama’s Weekly Address: 1/31/09

In his weekly address, President Barack Obama announced that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is preparing a new strategy for reviving our financial system, and urged the swift passage of an American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.

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President Obama’s Weekly Address: 1/31/09

In his weekly address, President Barack Obama announced that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is preparing a new strategy for reviving our financial system, and urged the swift passage of an American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.

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HOLT TO HOST TELEPHONE LISTENING SESSION THURSDAY, JANUARY 15 AT 7 PM

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Rush Holt announced that he will host a telephone town hall meeting with Central New Jersey residents on Thursday, January 15 at 7 p.m. The one-hour meeting will take place five days before the inauguration of Barack Obama, and will provide participants an opportunity to share views on the challenges facing New Jersey and the country, including the economy, energy, retirement security, health care, and anything else that may be on their minds.

What: Rush Holt will hold a live telephone town hall meeting with constituents.

When: Thursday January 15, 7-8 p.m.

Call-in information: To participate, constituents should call 1-866-447-5149 and enter the pin number 13372.

Contact: Zach Goldberg
202-225-5801 (office)

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HOLT TO HOST TELEPHONE LISTENING SESSION THURSDAY, JANUARY 15 AT 7 PM

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Rush Holt announced that he will host a telephone town hall meeting with Central New Jersey residents on Thursday, January 15 at 7 p.m. The one-hour meeting will take place five days before the inauguration of Barack Obama, and will provide participants an opportunity to share views on the challenges facing New Jersey and the country, including the economy, energy, retirement security, health care, and anything else that may be on their minds.

What: Rush Holt will hold a live telephone town hall meeting with constituents.

When: Thursday January 15, 7-8 p.m.

Call-in information: To participate, constituents should call 1-866-447-5149 and enter the pin number 13372.

Contact: Zach Goldberg
202-225-5801 (office)

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