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When Roger West first launched the progressive political blog "News From The Other Side" in May 2010, he could hardly have predicted the impact that his venture would have on the media and political debate. As the New Media emerged as a counterbalance to established media sources, Roger wrote his copious blogs about national politics, the tea party movement, mid-term elections, and the failings of the radical right to the vanguard of the New Media movement. Roger West's efforts as a leading blogger have tremendous reach. NFTOS has led the effort to bring accountability to mainstream media sources such as FOX NEWS, Breitbart's "Big Journalism. Roger's breadth of experience, engaging style, and cultivation of loyal readership - over 92 million visitors - give him unique insight into the past, present, and future of the New Media and political rhetoric that exists in our society today. What we are against: Radical Right Wing Agendas Incompetent Establishment Donald J. Trump Corporate Malfeasence We are for: Global and Econmoic Security Social and Economic Justice Media Accountability THE RESISTANCE

Friday, December 30, 2011

AGENDA 21 And The Conspirators

The true conspiracy theory!

One of many lunatic conspiracy theorist Jesse Venturea

"Agenda 21" is one of a number of silly but dangerous conspiracy theories sweeping through the fever sewer swamps of the political right.... Agenda 21 is just a blueprint for sustainable development, especially in emerging economies. It outlines how wealthier countries can contribute to smarter growth through technology transfers and public education. It stresses the importance of fighting deforestation and conserving bio-diversity -- all things that normal people would consider wise. But hey we are dealing with the "know nothings" right?

Consider what's happening right here in my own back yard -Virginia's Middle Peninsula, which is on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, which is among the areas in the U.S. most vulnerable to climate change. Earlier this month, Darryl Fears, reporting for the Washington Post, offered a glimpse into the madness that city planners have faced in recent months as a local tea bagging group, convinced that a nefarious plot by scientists and city officials is afoot, have disrupted their work trying to mitigate the potential impacts of rising sea levels.

My local teabaggers (Gloucester Virginia) have been flocking in droves to the Agenda 21 bandwagon. It's caused a few feathers to be ruffled in my area - an area that is normally your everyday dull city planning and board meetings which contain nonessential ordinances . As Stephanie Mencimer reported for Mother Jones, "Agenda 21 paranoia has swept the teapublican scene, driving activists around the country to delve into the minutiae of local governance... they're descending on planning meetings and transit debates, wielding PowerPoints about Agenda 21, and generally freaking out low-level bureaucrats with accusations about their roles in a supposed international conspiracy."

The truth about AGENDA 21:

"The important thing to understand readers about Agenda 21 is that there is absolutely nothing binding or compelling member countries to implement any part of it. It's not a treaty -- it is entirely voluntary and certainly doesn't have any connection to local governments. Yet for the teapublcians, with its long John Birch Society undercurrent of paranoia about international institutions, Agenda 21 represents some kind of dark UN conspiracy to impose socialism on the "free world."

Agenda 21 has been a long time conspiracy theory of long time useful idiot Glenn Beck.

In lieu of this ignorance and stupidity, we at NFTOS thought we'd select 21 idiotic teapublican conspiracy theories. So keeping up with our 'countdown theme" week here we go. Teapublican conspiracy theories:

The Nazis are everywhere

That a group of "community organizers" called ACORN stuffed the ballot boxes for Obama in 2008.

The CIA experimented on individuals with LSD without the subjects knowledge in a project known as Project MKULTRA.

JFK was killed at the behest of Lyndon Johnson, or the Mafia, or the Communists, or the Vatican, or...
Bill and Hillary Clinton had 50 people murdered, and got off scot-free.

The whole world is run by a group trying to create some form of New World Order.

The leaders of the US, Mexico, and Canada are conspiring to merge all three countries into the North American Union and adopt the Amero as a common currency, for... some reason.

United States flags which have gold trim around them represent a different country, or are an attempt by the Jews/Masons/bankers/etc. to destroy American sovereignty. Also argued by tax protesters to signal that a court is under maritime law, a common argument in pseudolaw.

The United Nations is a conspiracy by them to eliminate and invade sovereign nations with 'peacekeeper' troops to create a World Government/New World Order.

The United Nations is secretly bringing white UN military vehicles into the USA to overthrow the Government.

Thousands of Chinese troops are massing on the Mexican border to invade the USA.

The entire left wing movement as it exists today is run by Moveon.Org and the DailyKos, and is funded by George Soros.

The swine flu outbreak of 2009 was engineered by the American government, with the eventual aim of declaring martial law, herding everyone into FEMA concentration camps, and forcibly vaccinating people with the virus in order to deliberately depopulate the Earth so that the masterminds of the New World Order can take control.


Martial Law

FEMA Concentration Camps

‘Door-to-Door’ Gun Confiscations


The Federal Reserve Conspiracy

Egypt Caliphate Conspiracy Theory

The Volokh Conspiracy


Yes I know that's 22 conspiracy theories....facts are, I researched over 150 republican conspiracy theories.

On Glenn Beck's radio show, the 'beckistan" responded to those accusing him of wild “conspiracy theories” connecting the extreme left and extreme Islam in the wake of the Egyptian unrest — and he used three simple, succinct sentences to do so:
“I want the left to know, I plant my flag in this soil. If I’m wrong, so be it,” he said before laying out his case. “And you can discredit me all you want for the end of time, but I’m telling you I’m not wrong on this one. And there are three points that I want to make sure are very clear.”
Sentence one: “Groups from the hardcore socialist left, and extreme Islam will work together because of the common enemy of Israel.”
Sentence two: “Groups from the hardcore socialist left and extreme Islam will work together because of the common enemy of capitalism.”
Sentence three: “Groups from the hardcore socialist left, and extreme Islam will work together to overturn relative stability, because in the status quo, they are both ostracized from power and the mainstream in most of the world.”

I guess that just about sums it up readers. Don't leave your home, hoard food, weapons, and a Glenn Beck survival kit so that your assured to endure the plethora of teabagging conspiracy theories to hit your community.

If you got to this site you can generate a myriad of your own teapublican conspiracy theories, here is just a smattering:
"tyrannical tree-huggers are meeting behind closed doors with intent to shoot puppies on the White House lawn".
"the liberal media lapdogs don't want you to know that they have formed a secret society to that plans to create a one world government that will enslave us all".

'the obamanazis occupying the White House are plotting with terrorist to operate concentration camps right here on American soil".
See how ludicrous this all is Mathews and Gloucester Counties of Virginia? Agenda 21 is about as absolute, (actual, authentic, bodily, bona fide, certain, concrete, corporal, corporeal, de facto, embodied, essential, evident, existent, existing, factual, firm, heartfelt, honest, in the flesh, incarnate, indubitable, intrinsic, irrefutable, legitimate, live, material, original, palpable, perceptible, physical, positive, present, right, rightful, sensible, sincere, solid, sound, stable, substantial, substantive, tangible, true, unaffected, undeniable, undoubted, unfeigned, valid, veritable) as me crapping a million dollars out of my posterior!

So the next time you hear a teabagging teapublican wingnut spewing feverish nonsense about "climategate" or the "globalist agenda," remember that this is not just fodder for late-night TV monologues, it 's your community falling back to the 1700's. Where are those witches when you need them?

Roger West

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Under Teapublican Law

What Rights Do Women Really Have?

I'm a teapublican and under my laws....

2011 marked a banner year in the teapublican war on woman’s health. Close to 1,000 anti-abortion bills sped through state legislatures as the teabagger-led House led a “comprehensive and radical assault” on a federal level. But in surveying their arsenal this year, 10 bills stood out as particularly perturbing and far-reaching efforts to stymie women’s access to abortion services, birth control, and vital health services like breast cancer screenings. Here are NFTOS', nominations for the most extreme attacks on a woman’s right to choose:

Redefining Rape - Last May, every House teapublican and 16 anti-choice Democrats passed H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act. Anti-choice activists Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) tried to narrow the definition of rape to “forcible rape,” which meant that women who say no but do not physically fight off the assault; women who are drugged or verbally threatened and raped; and minors impregnated by adults would not qualify for the rape and incest exception in the Hyde Amendment. Smith promised to remove the language but used “a sly legislative maneuver” that essentially informs the courts that statutory rape cases will not be covered by Medicaid should the law pass and be challenged in court.

Abortion Audits -The No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act also bans using tax credits or deductions to pay for abortions or insurance. Thus, a woman who used such a benefit would have to prove, if audited, that her abortion “fell under the rape/incest/life-of-the-mother exception, or that the health insurance she had purchased did not cover abortions.” This requirement turns the Internal Revenue Service into “abortion cops” who, agents noted, would have to force women to give “contemporaneous written documentation” that it was “incest, or rape, or [her] life was in danger” which made an abortion necessary.

Let Women Die - This October, House teapublicans also passed the “Protect Life Act”, known by women’s health advocates as the “Let Women Die” bill. The measure allows hospitals that receive federal funds to reject any woman in need of an abortion procedure, even if it is necessary to save her life. Though federal law already prohibits federal funding of abortions, the GOP insisted that the health care law “contains a loophole that allows those receiving federal subsidies to use the money to enroll in health care plans that allow abortion services.”

Personhood - Mississippi entertained the idea of passing a “personhood” amendment to its constitution this year, one that defines a person as “every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the functional equivalent thereof.” The measure’s “profoundly ambiguous” language regarding the definition of fertilization not only would ban all abortions, it could potentially outlaw birth control, stem cell research, and in vitro fertilization for couples struggling to conceive. Mississippians rejected the amendment but personhood activists are making headway with versions for other states and GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is championing a national personhood amendment.

Race/Sex Abortions - Taking their queue from Arizona, House teapublicans introduced the Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) — a so-called “civil rights” bill that bans physicians from performing abortions based on the fetus’s race or sex. The problem of selective abortion is virtually non-existent, as not one state official or independent research offered any evidence of race-based abortions. Only 5 percent of abortions occur after the point when a fetus’s sex can be determined. Arizona’s measure, now law, sends doctors and clinicians to jail for three years if they knowingly provide such abortions. The federal bill PRENDA allows for civil suits against the physicians.

Forced Ultrasounds - Several states pushed bills that force doctors to show a woman seeking abortion services an ultrasound of the fetus, and in some cases, describe the image to her. The Kentucky bill, for instance, required doctors to describe the image if the woman chose to avert her eyes or face a $250,000 fine for disobeying the law. The bills are designed to dissuade women from undergoing the procedure, and in Michigan’s case, provide a “gift to the medical device industry” by forcing doctors to use “the most advanced ultrasound equipment available” to get the most “distinct” image of the fetus possible. North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D-NC) vetoed her state’s version of the bill, viewing it as “a dangerous intrusion into the confidential relationship that exists between women and their doctors.”

Fetal Pain - This year, multiple states pushed legislation limiting or banning abortions past 20 – 22 weeks “based on disputed research that fetuses an feel pain at that point of development.” The idea is widely panned by many in the medical field, with the Journal of the American Medical Association determining that “pain perception probably does not function before the third trimester.” Regardless of the science, teapublican lawmakers and even presidential candidate Rick Perry endorsed the fetal pain concept in order to challenge the Roe v. Wade ruling and push an earlier ban on abortions. So discredited is the concept of fetal pain that even a Kansas teapublican slammed the “false research,” adding “I would be embarrassed to be a state that bases its laws on untruths.”

Heartbeat Bill - Ohio teapublicans are leading other states on the path to pass the “heartbeat bill,” which, if enacted, will be “the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation.” The bill outlaws abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can occur as early as “six to seven weeks into pregnancy” or before a woman even knows she is pregnant. There is no exception in the bill for rape, incest, or mental health of a woman. What’s more, the bill forces doctors to wait until a woman is actually in danger of dying to ensure the abortion falls under the “threat to life” exception.

Government Shutdown - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is an international development agency that promotes universal access to reproductive health services. UNFPA does not, nor has it ever, funded abortions — as dictated by its steering document and by its members. But as Matt Yglesias reported, teapublicans were determined to believe that UNFPA funds abortion and thus held up negotiations to fund the government with a policy rider eliminating funding for UNFPA. U.S. law also forbids foreign funding to any entity that supports abortion, but House teapublicans were so committed to their unfounded belief that the U.S. might be doing so that they threatened to shut down the entire government over it.

Attack On Planned Parenthood - While simultaneously trying to ban abortions outright, GOP lawmakers on a state and federal level launched a full-scale effort to defund Planned Parenthood. Only 3 percent of the women’s health organization’s services are related to abortion, but it’s association with abortion compelled teapublicans to enact legislation cutting or completely defunding Planned Parenthood clinics. Without the funds, many clinics across the country were forced to close, leaving hundreds of thousands of women without vital services like breast cancer screenings, STD testing, and contraception. Texas, the largest state to defund the organizations, may also shut down the entire Women’s Health Program that served 125,000 Texas women in 2012 because some of the family planning clinics in the program are affiliated with Planned Parenthood. Arizona even passed a law banning charity contributions to any organization that is related to abortions or even donates to an organization that is related to abortions. Indeed, this year’s teapublican war on Planned Parenthood left thousands of low-income women and children who benefit from tangential health programs as collateral damage.

Under teapublican law, women have little say about their bodies and the teapublicans have stuck to a very simple game plan.

Here it is: The guiding principle is that you play to feelings not reason, since feelings cannot be subject to facts. You accomplish this with three simple steps.

1 Vilify Your Enemy;
2 Obfuscate the Simple; and
3 Project Your Negatives on Your Enemy.

The above tactics are not new. In the U.S. they have been used mostly in elections in the past; now they are used legislatively. They are being used in a disciplined manner by one major political party and their allies at Faux News and the teabagger express.

If you think I am wrong, I have a suggestion: In the future, when you hear the President or a democratic leader offer a policy recommendation, apply the three principles outlined above and I guarantee they are an infallible predictor of the teapublican talking points that you will hear a few hours later. Go ahead. Try it!

For better or worse, Martin Luther, Samuel Adams, Vladimir Lenin, and Joseph Goebbels wrote this playbook. Now it’s John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell, Roger Ailes, Dana Loesch, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity marching at the forefront of our willing descent into madness.

We at NFTOS have said it before - what great lengths the tebaggers will go to ensure the fetus is born, ir-regaurdless of circumstances - then after that fact screw the individual at all costs. So the 64 thousand dollar question is, why do teapublicans care so much about a fetus but so little about them after birth? The sad thing is - most fighting abortion laws are redneck, hillbilly southerners of the teabagger affiliation.

Reiterating, teapublican law number one " you play to feelings not reason, since feelings cannot be subject to facts".

One thing is for sure, teapublican rule is a cold callous mentality. The oxymoron of this whole deal is teapublicans often scream because of 'big government", yet telling women what they can and can't do with their bodies is the worst kind of 'big government" that exists in our land today.

Roger West

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Armed And Dangerous

It is now absolutely crystal clear that republican rule is dangerous and authoritarian. Teapublicans of late have shown once again that they have established themselves as the premiere thespian carbuncle of bile.

As 2011 comes to a close, conservatives are still trying to push failed policies. This is a list of individual conservatives that pose a significant threat to American society as we move into 2012 and beyond.

From the Supreme Court to the halls of Congress to governor’s mansions across the country, conservatives have ruthlessly pushed an agenda that has torn America asunder since 1980. As 2011 comes to a close, conservatives are still trying to push failed policies. This list of 15 individual conservatives are the ones that pose a significant threat to American society as we move into 2012 and beyond.

John Roberts - The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court leads four other conservative judges on the bench. Placed on the high court by President Bush, John Roberts has been influential in changing campaign finance laws (Citizens United) and has since ruled in favor of big corporations. And the conservative court isn’t through yet. Conservatives desire to overturn abortion, environmental laws, President Obama’s health care law, and voting rights laws, and you can bet that they are aiming to use the Supreme Court to do it.

Eric Cantor - The House Majority Leader has been very busy since his party took over the House in 2010. Cantor has proven that he has more power than John Boehner does, hence the fact that Boehner isn’t even on the list. Cantor is willing to do whatever it takes to slam every right-wing bill through Congress. He also has the backing of Tea Party House members. Cantor is still young, which means he could be a major player on the right for decades to come. It’s also likely that he could be the next Speaker of the House if the GOP keeps control after the 2012 Election.

Clarence Thomas - The second Supreme Court Justice to make the list has deep ties to the conservative movement. He has ties to Koch Industries and has received money from the Heritage Foundation and other conservative organizations. He has refused to recuse himself from cases that he has ties to and that is what makes him dangerous. Thomas ruled with the other conservatives in Citizens United even though he had a conflict of interest in that case as well. As long as he is on the bench with Roberts, outside influences can dictate how the conservative wing rules.

Mitch McConnell - He may be the Senate Minority Leader but that doesn’t make McConnell any less poisonous to America. He has led the effort to block and stall many important pieces of legislation in the Senate and has blocked Presidential nominees from taking their posts, leaving many departments leaderless. We’ll see more of the same thing in 2012.

Paul Ryan - The second member of the U.S. House of Representatives to make the list, Ryan is a major threat because he introduced legislation that would kill Medicare by privatizing it. Essentially, Ryan’s plan throws all American senior citizens under a speeding bus. Ryan isn’t an old man either. He could remain active in politics for decades, which means his ideas will still be around as well. Even if the people of Wisconsin don’t re-elect him to Congress, Ryan could still join any conservative think tank or organization, or become a lobbyist. They would love to have him too. Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare are in danger as long as Ryan is around.

Scott Walker - The first of two governors on the list has been busy since he took office. The Governor of Wisconsin is on this list because he is an example of just how involved the Koch brothers are in shaping public policy. Under Walker’s “leadership” he has severely weakened labor unions and worker’s rights, weakened environmental laws, weakened pubic education, weakened voter rights, and has put public lands and facilities up for grabs as a way to increase privatization. Some of these facilities are of deep interest to the Koch brothers. As further evidence that Walker is basically a Koch slave, he took a fake call from a person pretending to be David Koch at the height of the collective bargaining debate. Walker could very well be recalled by the people of Wisconsin but Walker intends to sabotage that effort. Walker’s career in Wisconsin may not last beyond this year, but that doesn’t make him any less of a threat, as governors around the country are following his lead and he could always run for federal office later on.

Chris Christie - The Governor of New Jersey is the second governor on the list because he has been instrumental in weakening collective bargaining rights, public education, infrastructure, etc… Like Walker, Christie has put a lot of strain on the poor and middle class to benefit corporations and the wealthy. He is a shameless bully that abuses his position on a daily basis. Unlike Walker, however, Christie has his eye on the Presidency in 2016 and if you think Republicans don’t compromise with Democrats now, just imagine if Christie were in the White House. And that scenario is precisely why he is on the list.

Michele Bachmann - She is by far the craziest conservative serving in the House of Representatives and she is running for President which makes her a frightening politician and a dangerous one as well. And it looks like she will continue her Presidential bid deep into 2012. Bachmann is a major Christian Right Wing nut and she knows absolutely nothing about American history. She has already signed a pledge to persecute the LGBT community and has promised Christian fundamentalists that Christianity will play a dominant role in government if she is elected. Bachmann would also ban abortion for any reason and would make life hard for the unemployed and the poor. Stupid and crazy is never a good combination and Bachmann has both in spades.

Reince Priebus - The current Chairman of the RNC is the big reason why Wisconsin got saddled with Scott Walker as Governor and why Republicans control the legislature there. As Chairman of the RNC, he aims to screw over the United States as much as he screwed over Wisconsin. And the RNC is a major money player in national and state elections across the country. If he can architect a landslide victory for conservative extremists in Wisconsin, he can do the same nationally and that is why Priebus makes the list. That, and the fact that he once made a Freudian slip about assassinating President Obama.

Fred Upton - The Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce is also a major Koch brothers lackey. As such, he is committed to ending the Environmental Protection Agency and giving the Koch brothers free rein to pollute the air, the water, and the land. Being in the pocket of the Kochs makes Upton a very dangerous player in Congress and as his term comes to a close, Upton will try to speed along his destructive Koch agenda.

Ron Paul - Michele Bachmann is crazy, but Ron Paul is crazy with a rabid following of supporters. Paul has a history of racism, is supported by the Ku Klux Klan, and wants anarchy in America. If Paul were to capture the Presidency, he would make the federal government powerless in both domestic policy and foreign policy. Paul would destroy Social Security, Medicare, public education, the EPA, and would withdraw the United States from international participation. Paul also believes states have the right to secede and would more than likely support states that choose to become independent nations. Ron Paul would allow the dismantling of America which makes him perhaps the most dangerous man on the list. And don’t forget, Ron Paul also has a son that may have an eye on the White House as well.

Samuel Alito - Samuel Alito is yet another Supreme Court Justice on the list. And like all the others, he is dangerous because he will decide in favor of big corporations and other conservative groups who wish to challenge everything from health care to abortion to gay marriage. Alito, like Roberts, is a Bush nominee, which makes him at least as dangerous as Bush, but the fact that he will serve for life on the court makes him more dangerous.

John McCain - Once a stalwart of compromise and crossing the aisle to get things done, McCain has since become a hawkish die-hard conservative. McCain may not be President and he never will be, but he is still a dangerous politician. The longtime Arizona Senator still wields considerable influence in Congress and is one the strongest proponents for war with Iran. Many have since joined him in pushing for such a war. War with Iran would be disastrous and that is why McCain makes the list.

Antonin Scalia - And a fourth Supreme Court Justice makes the list. Why? Because he votes overwhelmingly with his conservative colleagues in favor of big corporations, and against civil rights, disregarding all the precedents set by past courts and laws passed by Congress. Given the divided nature of the court these past few years, it’s likely that Scalia will keep voting the way conservatives want him to.

Rand Paul - The demon spawn of Ron Paul, Rand Paul would do everything his father would do and then some. He’s a Senator, and he has blocked many a bill since taking office. He has been vocal about wanting to repeal the Civil Rights Act, and has attempted to block safety regulations and oversight regulations. If Ron Paul ever stops running for President, you can bet that Rand Paul will take up where his father left off. That means Paul could be a threat for decades to come.

All in all, the four Supreme Court Justices on this list are by far the most dangerous conservative government officials. They aren’t elected by the people and they never will have to answer for their extreme decisions. They will be on the high court for life which means they are in a position to strike down anything as unconstitutional that the extreme right-wing doesn’t like, from Social Security to Medicare, to the Civil Rights Act, to Roe v. Wade, and any other legislation that conservatives hate. All the other conservatives on the list can be voted out of office by the American electorate. As America enters 2012, we need to keep a sharp eye on these dangerous conservatives and we must seek to unseat them, because if we don’t, we can expect another thirty years of failed policies that only benefit the wealthy and the conservative effort to rule America.

Post Script - We got to thinking about this at our daily horseshoe - We would be remised if we didn't mention other dangerous teabaggers, and there are a plethora or host of others that quantify as dangerous teabaggers, although these are not humans that have much power, (although freedom of speech can be a lethal dose when regurgitated by the ignorant) they do have to be noted as radicals whom you should not turn your back on. Those with honorable mention of dangerous teabaggers for 2012 are:

Dana Loesch, Andy Breitbart, Sean Hannity, Faux News, Big Journalism, Allen West, Marco Rubio, Karl Rove, Bill O'Reilly, Ann "the man" Coulter, Rush 'the drugster" Limbaugh, Glenn "Beckistan" Beck, any human with tea bags dangling from their hats, Men flying the rebel flag, men screaming about abortions, republican men with guns, those flying the Gadsden flag, Bill Looman III, Mike Carney, Paul Raz Rasmussen, Sarah Palin, Birthers, James O'Keefe, Ken Cuccinelli, Koch Bros & Industries, Michelle Malkin, Oathkeepers, Roger Ailes, Rupert Murdoch, Hank Williams Jr, George W. Bush, Dick "Dick" Cheney, any and all Faux News Contributors, Michael Savage.

NFTOS found that this second list is never ending, but you get the point. You see the types in your everyday life, your co-worker, neighbor, soccer mom, football coach dad.
Be cautious in 2012.


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

10 Reasons Why This White Supremacist Is Not POTUS Material

Our Quest has always been to enlighten the masses with regards to radical ideology, especially when it comes to teapublicans. This flock is certainly detached from the mother ship when it comes to politics circa 2012.

This daffy old coot [Ron Paul's] is proof that the mother ships is lost. The crank side of this idiot is certainly not appealing - nor are his racial views. Even after Paul abandoned the crude race-baiting of his 1990s newsletters, he continued to engage in elaborate apologetics for the Confederate side of the Civil War.

Ron Paul's admirers see him as a man of integrity. They are tragically mistaken about that. Despite his too-dotty-to-lie persona, Ron Paul is not in fact on the level. In evading responsibility for his newsletters, Paul has replied "I don't know" and "I don't remember" to queries whose answers he must know and surely remembers. The back story of the newsletters shows a man who, sufficiently saturated in racism and extremism himself, was ready to exploit the even greater racism and extremism of others for financial gain. Ron Paul is the Max Bialystock of monetary cranks -- and this latest presidential campaign represents the summit of his bunco artist career, his very own "Springtime for Hitler."

There are so many reasons why I could never, would never, support Ron Paul. Yes Virginia, Ron Paul is an idiot, an idiot epic proportions! Ron Paul has built an entire political career off of pandering to the paranoid and hate filled when he thinks no one is looking, as his numerous appearances on the Alex Jones show will attest.

Ten Reasons why Ron Paul isnt POTUS:

Ron Paul does not value equal rights for minorities. Ron Paul has sponsored legislation that would repeal affirmative action, keep the IRS from investigating private schools who may have used race as a factor in denying entrance, thus losing their tax exempt status, would limit the scope of Brown versus Board of Education, and would deny citizenship for those born in the US if their parents are not citizens. Here are links to these bills: H.R.3863, H.R.5909, H.J.RES.46, and H.J.RES.42.

Ron Paul would deny women control of their bodies and reproductive rights.Ron Paul makes it very clear that one of his aims is to repeal Roe v. Wade. He has also co sponsored 4 separate bills to “To provide that human life shall be deemed to exist from conception.” This, of course, goes against current medical and scientific information as well as our existing laws and precedents. Please see these links: H.R.2597 and H.R.392

Ron Paul would be disastrous for the working class. He supports abolishing the Federal minimum wage, has twice introduced legislation to repeal OSHA, or the Occupational Safety and Health Act and would deal devastating blows to Social Security including repealing the act that makes it mandatory for employees of nonprofits, to make “coverage completely optional for both present and future workers”, and would “freeze benefit levels”. He has also twice sponsored legislation seeking to repeal the Davis-Bacon Act and the Copeland Act which among other things provide that contractors for the federal government must provide the prevailing wage and prohibits corporate “kick backs.” Here are the related legislative links: H.R.2030, H.R.4604, H.R.736, and H.R.2720

Ron Paul’s tax plan is unfair to lower earners and would greatly benefit those with the highest incomes. He has repeatedly submitted amendments to the tax code that would get rid of the estate and gift taxes, tax all earners at 10%, disallow income tax credits to individuals who are not corporations, repeal the elderly tax credit, child care credit, earned income credit, and other common credits for working class citizens. Please see this link for more information: H.R.05484 Summary

Ron Paul’s policies would cause irreparable damage to our already strained environment. Among other travesties he supports off shore drilling, building more oil refineries, mining on federal lands, no taxes on the production of fuel, and would stop conservation efforts that could be a “Federal obstacle” to building and maintaining refineries. He has also sought to amend the Clean Air Act, repeal the Soil and Water Conservation Act of 1977, and to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to “restrict the jurisdiction of the United States over the discharge of dredged or fill material to discharges into waters”. To see for yourself the possible extent of the damage to the environment that would happen under a Paul administration please follow these links: H.R.2504, H.R.7079, H.R.7245, H.R.2415, H.R.393, H.R.4639, H.R.5293, and H.R.6936

A Ron Paul administration would continue to proliferate the negative image of the US among other nations. Ron Paul supports withdrawing the US from the UN, when that has not happened he has fought to at least have the US withdrawn from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. He has introduced legislation to keep the US from giving any funds to the UN. He also submitted that the US funds should not be used in any UN peacekeeping mission or any UN program at all. He has sponsored a bill calling for us to “terminate all participation by the United States in the United Nations, and to remove all privileges, exemptions, and immunities of the United Nations.”Ron Paul twice supported stopping the destruction of intercontinental ballistic missile silos in the United States. He also would continue with Bush’s plan of ignoring international laws by maintaining an insistence that the International Criminal Court does not apply to the US, despite President Clinton’s signature on the original treaty. The International Criminal Court is used for, among other things, prosecution of war crimes. Please see the following links: H.R.3891, H.AMDT.191, H.AMDT.190, H.R.3769, H.R.1665, H.CON.RES.23, and H.R.1154

Ron Paul discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation and would not provide equal rights and protections to glbt citizens. This is an issue that Paul sort of dances around. He has been praised for stating that the federal government should not regulate who a person marries. This has been construed by some to mean that he is somewhat open to the idea of same sex marriage, he is not. Paul was an original co sponsor of the Marriage Protection Act in the House in 2004. Among other things this discriminatory piece of legislation placed a prohibition on the recognition of a same sex marriage across state borders. He said in 2004 that if he was in the Texas legislature he would not allow judges to come up with “new definitions” of marriage. Paul is a very religious conservative and though he is careful with his words his record shows that he is not a supporter of same sex marriage. In 1980 he introduced a particularly bigoted bill entitled “A bill to strengthen the American family and promote the virtues of family life.” or H.R.7955 A direct quote from the legislation “Prohibits the expenditure of Federal funds to any organization which presents male or female homosexuality as an acceptable alternative life style or which suggest that it can be an acceptable life style.” shows that he is unequivocally opposed to lifestyles other than heterosexual.

Ron Paul has an unnatural obsession with guns. One of Paul’s loudest gripes is that the second amendment of the constitution is being eroded. In fact, he believes that September 11 would not have happened if that wasn’t true. He advocates for there to be no restrictions on personal ownership of semi-automatic weaponry or large capacity ammunition feeding devices, would repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act (because we all know our schools are just missing more guns), wants guns to be allowed in our National Parks, and repeal the Gun Control Act of 1968. Now, I’m pretty damn certain that when the Constitution was written our founding fathers never intended for people to be walking around the streets with AK47′s and “large capacity ammunition feeding devices.” (That just sounds scary.) Throughout the years our Constitution has been amended and is indeed a living document needing changes to stay relevant in our society. Paul has no problem changing the Constitution when it fits his needs, such as no longer allowing those born in the US to be citizens if their parents are not. On the gun issue though he is no holds barred. I know he’s from Texas but really, common sense tells us that the amendments he is seeking to repeal have their place. In fact, the gun control act was put into place after the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert Kennedy. H.R.2424, H.R.1897, H.R.1096, H.R.407, H.R.1147, and H.R.3892.

Ron Paul would butcher our already sad educational system. The fact is that Ron Paul wants to privatize everything and that includes education. Where we run into problems is that it has been shown (think our current health care system) that this doesn’t work so well in practice. Ron Paul has introduced legislation that would keep the Federal Government “from planning, developing, implementing, or administering any national teacher test or method of certification and from withholding funds from States or local educational agencies that fail to adopt a specific method of teacher certification.” In a separate piece of legislation he seeks to “prohibit the payment of Federal Education assistance in States which require the licensing or certification of private schools or private school teachers.” So basically the federal government can’t regulate teaching credentials and if states opt to require them for private schools they get no aid. That sounds like a marvelous idea teachers with no certification teaching in private schools that are allowed to discriminate on the basis of race. He is certainly moving forward with these proposals!Remember his “bill to strengthen the American family and promote the virtues of family life.” or H.R.7955? Guess what? He basically advocates for segregation in schools once again. It “Forbids any court of the United States from requiring the attendance at a particular school of any student because of race, color, creed, or sex.” Without thinking about this statement it doesn’t sound bad at all. But remember, when desegregating schools that this is done by having children go to different schools, often after a court decision as in Brown Vs. Board of Education. If this were a bill that passed, schools would no longer be compelled to comply and the schools would go back to segregation based on their locations. Ron Paul is really starting to look like a pretty bigoted guy don’t you think?

Ron Paul is opposed to the separation of church and state. This reason is probably behind every other thing that I disagree with in regards to Paul’s positions. Ron Paul is among those who believes that there is a war on religion, he stated “Through perverse court decisions and years of cultural indoctrination, the elitist, secular Left has managed to convince many in our nation that religion must be driven from public view.” ( Koyaanisqatsi Blog: Wrong Paul Why I Do Not Want Ron Paul to be My President ) Though he talks a good talk, at times, Ron Paul can’t get away from his far right, conservative views. He would support “alternative views” to evolution taught in public schools (i.e. Intelligent Design.) We’ve already taken a look at his “bill to strengthen the American family and promote the virtues of family life.” or H.R.7955 Besides hating the gays he takes a very religious stance on many other things. He is attempting to force his beliefs on the rest of America, exactly what he would do as president.

Ron Paul is full of rhetoric, and he is pretty much like every other teapublican, just more insidious.

At the end of the day Ron Paul’s many fawning sycophants like to pretend that his problems are that he is despised by the Establishment because he’s too pure in his love for the Constitution. The reality is that Ron Paul hasn’t been given nearly the shunning he deserves for his paranoid insanity or his coddling of racism throughout his entire career. Frankly, I think Ron Paul’s retirement at the end of this campaign will be the best thing to happen to politics in decades.

Roger West

Monday, December 26, 2011

Eye Of Newt Off Virginia Ballot

Newt Gingrich compares his failure to make the Virginia ballot to the Pearl Harbor attack.

This past weekend, the Republican Party of Virginia announced on Twitter that “Newt Gingrich did not submit required 10k signatures and has not qualified for the VA primary.” Reeling from their own ineptness, the Gingrich campaign quickly announced that it would “pursue an aggressive write-in campaign.” But as we noted yesterday, Virginia laws prohibit such a write-in campaign.

The New York Times assessed that Gingrich’s failure could “shake the confidence of voters.” The National Review called both Gingrich and Rick Perry “idiotic.” On Fox, Karl Rove said flatly, “This is a problem — if you’re the front runner and you can’t organize your campaign so you can meet those filing deadlines. It’s elemental. It’s the fundamental thing you do.”

By late last night, the Gingrich campaign was trying desperately reassure the public that it could recover. Campaign director Michael Krull went on Facebook to convey that Newt told him “this is not catastrophic — we will continue to learn and grow.” Then, in the very next paragraph, Krull employed a “catastrophic” metaphor to suggest the campaign is now recovering from a calamity:

Newt and I agreed that the analogy is December 1941: We have experienced an unexpected set-back, but we will re-group and re-focus with increased determination, commitment and positive action. Throughout the next months there will be ups and downs; there will be successes and failures; there will be easy victories and difficult days – but in the end we will stand victorious.
Gingrich, who fashions himself as an historian, frequently employs Peal Harbor analogies and anecdotes. In fact, he has co-authored an historical fiction book about Pearl Harbor, which literary critics blasted for its shoddy quality.


Saturday, December 24, 2011


Happy Birthday Jesus Christ

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,  "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."


Friday, December 23, 2011


This "Tea Party", these teabaggers, radical teapublicans are like a science project gone horrible wrong. They are Dr. Frankenstein's Monster gone awry, the Petri dish mold that becomes the worst airborne disease of our time.

For three days, House Republicans refused to back a compromise that would prevent payroll taxes from rising on January 1, hitting the pay checks of 160 million American workers.

Speaker John Boehner, the Republican leader, rejected a deal passed overwhelmingly by the Senate because it only extended tax cuts for two months rather than a full year.

But under withering fire from the White House and a growing chorus of discontent within his own party, Mr Boehner caved in tonight and agreed to pass the short-term bill. Quoting Johnny:

"It may not have been politically the smartest thing in the world but our members waged a good fight," he said when asked whether he regretted his initial opposition to the deal.
For heavens sake teabaggers, even Karl Rove, John McCain, and Mitch McConnell where saying you screwed up!

After the announcement that Boehner had backed down he said: "This is the right thing to do to strengthen our families, grow our economy, and create new jobs. This is real money that will make a real difference in people’s lives".

John Boehner Wins RINO Award

Look, readers, we appear to have finally figured out what it takes to get House teapublicans to agree on something: Having every other person on the planet scream at them for several days!

Aren't you going to miss this irritating shallow go-nowhere procedural psychobabble nonsense from the teabaggers during the holidays?

The teapublicans mission to destroy the POTUS and the economy has failed this round.

In stead of "kicking the can down the road", lets kick John Boehner's keyster down the road. Hopefully we have seen the last of this useful idiot as speaker of our house! Hopefully this is the nail in Johnny's political coffin.

Let this message resound loud and clear teabaggers, America will no longer tolerate your bullshit, your "high stakes" poker, your "take it or leave it" mentality, and your choke and puke radical right wing hold the poor at bay hostage any longer!

Last mid-term elections we were inundated with freshman teabaggers. These same teapublcians are the ones holding our country hostage, and the very ones forcing Ronnie Reagan (RINO) republicans to cowl behind closed doors. Consider yourselves on notice - America is tired of your crap, and rest assure that this next election cycle you too shall be kicked down the road like your proverbial can! Quoting Rep. Renee L. Ellmers (R-N.C.):
“We were elected for a reason,” said after a Republican huddle in a Capitol basement meeting room Monday night. “That was because the American people were tired of business as usual.”
Well Renee guess what, your fifteen minutes of fame are up. Americans have spoken loudly this round, and you, Johnny and the rest of your radical clan have been served notice! Enough is enough.

Roger West

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Political Grandstanding 201


Teapublicans Now Agree to Tax Cuts

Just like the political grandstanding during the debt ceiling "negotiations" the teabaggers/teapublicans/GOP held out for as long as possible to hurt as many people as possible - they'll hold hostage a working American's $50.00 per week tax reduction to protect a millionaire's $600,000 tax cut - which costs our treasury 12 million dollars an hour. Please join me in saying, screw you, teabaggers/teapublicans/GOP! Your horrendous reign of terror over the American people will soon be over! C'mon Nov 2012!


Merry Christmas From The Teapublicans

Speaker cuts off C-SPAN cameras when Dems attempt to bring vote on payroll tax cut.

John Boehner Cutting off CSPAN TV

During a quick pro-forma session of the House yesterday morning, Republicans rebuffed a Democratic attempt to force an up-or-down vote on the Senate-passed payroll tax holiday extension, which Republicans have thus far refused to allow. Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA), who was serving as the speaker pro-temp, ignored shouts of “Mr. Speaker!” from Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), quickly adjourning the House.

Hoyer continued talking undeterred, saying, “You’re walking away, just as so many Republicans have walked away from middle-class taxpayers [and] the unemployed.” “We regret, Mr. Speaker, that you have walked off the platform without addressing this issue of critical importance to this country,” Hoyer added.

Moments later, the mic appeared to cut out. A few seconds after that, the video feed switched away from the House floor to a still image of the Capitol Dome. It appears someone in House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) office cut the feed, as C-SPAN tweeted afterwards: “C-SPAN has no control over the U.S. House TV cameras – the Speaker of the House does.”

With so much at stake - (160 million tax payers to get an increase in payroll taxes) this is not the time for Boehner and his radical band of banshees to be playing high stakes poker.

House Republicans may have taken their war on the middle class one step too far with their unfathomable opposition to extending the Obama payroll tax cut. And for a group that usually has a concise message, they’re flailing at their explanations.

For the last three years, the Republicans’ message has been clear and concise — tax cuts will solve all of our problems. Deficit? Cut taxes. Recession? Cut taxes. War expenses? Cut taxes. They support tax cuts for the wealthy, tax cuts for corporations (they’re people too!) tax cuts for Big Oil. They support tax cuts for basically anything.

Except, apparently, middle-class families. If the House Republicans have their way, taxes will go up for 160 million Americans on Jan. 1. That’s a serious lump of coal for Americans struggling to find work and make ends meet.

Merry Christmas from the teabaggers

One House Republican referred to the political brinksmanship as “high-stakes poker.” That’s a great metaphor if not for the fact the House Republicans are playing their games with our money. If only we all could play such high-stakes games with other people’s money.

The Democrats’ message is clear: We won’t raise taxes on 160 million Americans when they can least afford it. They know it’s a bad idea to punish the American people with a tax increase for Christmas to pay for Washington’s dysfunction.

The GOP message is also clear: tax cuts for every special interest, but not for the American people. When working Americans unwrap their first pay stubs for 2012 and find they’re paying higher taxes, that’ll be a tough message to sell.

Over and over readers we send you these messages, which depicts a far right radical regime - hoping that you see the picture crystal clear. With a country so strapped in every aspect of its functionality, this is not the time for radical teapublican gamesmanship, nor is it a time for far right teabagging extremism.

We write these blogs so that you may get as angry as we do over this mentality of screw the poor, the working poor, and the middle class. The next step is up to you readers, your voice, your letters, and your vote are the only tools that can turn this inherent ideology to where it belongs. For if you fail to make your voice heard loud and clear, then you deserve all the misery laid upon you via the far right extreme machine.

Chris Matthews once compared the far right wing of the Republican Party to the Khmer Rouge, the genocidal Cambodian communist party led by Pol Pot.

I tend agree with Chris Mathews analogy on the extreme regime - Mathews is host of MSNBC' Hardball whom says:
"The Republican Party is under assault from its far right," Matthews said. "I don't think I can remember either party being under assault by its extremes. I mean, there seems to be a new sort of purity test that unless you're far right, you're not a Republican, and this sort of tea party testing they're doing now."

Matthews called the party's pull from the far right "frightening" in comparing it to the Cambodian regime.

"So what's going on out there in the Republican Party is kind of frightening," he said, "almost Cambodia reeducation camp going on in that party, where they're going around to people, sort of switching their minds around saying, 'If you're not far right, you're not right enough.' And I think that it's really - there's going to be a lot of extreme language on the Republican side. And maybe, it will be a circular firing squad when this is all over."

I guess that about says it all! While it's an extreme depiction, its the reality of teapublican ideology circa 2012.

America has to work for everybody, not just the nitwits of the radical right.

Roger West

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Clean Up Isle Four

Iowa vet calls Newt Gingrich a ‘F**cking A**hole’ during grocery store appearance.

With the Iowa caucus just two weeks away, tensions are running high. During a campaign appearance at a grocery store yesterday, on-again, off-again GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich was approached by a seemingly innocuous supporter, who instead turned out to be something of a pretty vocal critic. The grinning man got Gingrich’s attention with “You know something?” before following with “you’re a f*cking a**hole.”

It’s safe to say that Gingrich brings out the passionate side of voters, let alone Iowans. During a visit to the Hawkeye State back in May, the former House Speaker was similarly approached by an angry Iowa voter, who told Gingrich that he was “an embarrassment to our party.

In both instances Mr. Gingrich handled the confrontation with aplomb, in the most recent instance responding to his vocal critic with a familiar playground retort of “it’s a free country.” It’s unclear if Gingrich was referring to the man’s right to free speech, or his own right to be a f**king a**hole.

Fortunately for the U.S. viewing public, a camera situated just behind Gingrich’s sizable cranium captured the entire exchange, which CNN promptly broadcast on The Situation Room yesterday in a report filed by Jim Acosta that focused on Gingrich’s recent challenges in Iowa. In the event that any viewers missed the opening clip, Wolf Blitzer went back to Acosta, asking him to repeat what the angry vet had said. Watching Acosta stumble with an appropriate explanation is almost as entertaining as the source material.

See it here:

It's something about teapublicans that brings out the worst in Americans. Newt just has a better knack at it. It's time they learn that this ("its my way or the highway") mentality will not be tolerated. The ideology of "add that one extra straw to break the middle classes back" has to stop. The comprehension that allowing the rich to get richer on the heels of the worker poor is wrong, and this vet got it right. But this radical weltanschauung has to be classified for what it is. A retired senator called it correctly this morning on MSNBC's Jansing and Co.

Alan Cranston called the latest tactics of the teapublicans "bullshit". This is the sentiment of 70% of Americans.

Until John Boehner can control his radical far rightwing-nuts, until he un-tucks his testis from his buttocks - Americans can only expect status quo from the extreme far right -
ir-regaurdless of whether it's a POTUS candidate or speaker of the house.

Eye-of Newt will run his course, and he too shall fade exponentially quicker than sack of potatoes falling from the Empire State Building. What a wonderful resounding thud that shall be!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011



House teapublicans walk away from bipartisan compromise on payroll tax cut, jobless benefits.

Moments ago, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted 229-193 to walk away from a bipartisan compromise that would have extended for two months both the payroll tax cut for 160 million working Americans and long-term unemployment benefits for millions of jobless Americans, as well as stopped automatic cuts to Medicare reimbursement rates for doctors that are scheduled for Jan. 1, 2012. Seven teapublicans joined every Democrat in opposing the motion to abandon the Senate’s compromise plan and instead move to a House-Senate conference committee.

Teabaggers vote to hold America hostage yet again

A straight up-or-down vote on the Senate compromise was originally scheduled for last night, but teapublican leaders were forced to abandon the vote after it became clear that the compromise plan, which passed the Senate 89-10 on Saturday, might pass with the overwhelming majority of Democrats and some teapublicans voting in favor. Instead, the House Republican leadership, under pressure from the Tea Party, used a procedural maneuver to avoid an up-or-down vote on the bipartisan deal.

When do you as readers say enough is enough with radical teapublicans holding your country hostage? This should be your clear message as to what to do 11 months from now. For if not - then you certainly deserve the misery laid upon you!

Roger West

Adulterers Unite

Pro-Adultery Website Endorses Gingrich

A website that promotes adultery has endorsed Newt Gingrich for president, and even erected a giant billboard in Pennsylvania to announce it. Next to a picture of Gingrich making a “shh” gesture, the billboard reads: Faithful Republican, Unfaithful Husband.”, a dating website for people looking to cheat on their spouses, welcomes visitors with the tag line, “Life is short, Have an affair.” Gingrich has admitted to cheating on his wives, and Noel Biderman, the founder of the cheaters website explained, “Now that Newt is the leading contender in the race for the GOP nomination, we felt compelled to make a point to illustrate how times have changed when a serial divorcee/adulterer is capturing the hearts of the American people.” Teapublicans, a party of little moral fiber.
King Adulterer Eye of Newt Gingrich


Monday, December 19, 2011

Newt Keeps Proving He's Not POTUS Material

Newt Gingrich would send U.S. Marshals to arrest ‘activist’ judges.

Continuing his crusade against the courts, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich railed against judges “imposing secularism” on the country on this morning’s Face The Nation. Arguing that “activist judges” who make disagreeable decisions should be held accountable before Congress, he told Bob Schieffer that he would send a U.S. Marshal or Capitol Police officer to arrest judges if that’s what it took to reign them in, and then encourage impeachment:

SCHIEFFER: One of the things you say is that if you don’t like what a court has done, that Congress should subpoena the judge and bring him before Congress and hold a Congressional hearing… how would you enforce that? Would you send the Capitol Police down to arrest him?

GINGRICH: Sure. If you had to. Or you’d instruct the Justice Department to send a U.S. Marshal.


Friday, December 16, 2011


Bushnesia - Like amnesia, but this mental disorder only seems to effect those of the republcian persuasion.

Many people developed this disorder late in 2008, early 2009 and it continues to spread today. Most if not all of the people with this affliction are republicans, teapublicans, teabaggers, righties and bush supporters. They complain about the huge national debt and the economic disaster that hit during the Bush Administration and then they blame President Obama for the bad effects or after birth of Bush's heinous deeds.

The tea party was founded by people who were upset about out of control government and the huge national debt, however due to bushnesia, they misdirected their anger at Obama rather than the true source of the problem: George W. Bush and pro-rich Republicans!

Republicans have every right, of course, to admit their error and work to undo the deficit they helped create. But instead, today’s GOP leaders act as if the Bush years are irrelevant to America’s debt problem, and they largely defend the tax cuts and wartime spending that helped cause it, lets also not forget Freddie, Fannie, and Wall Street. It’s the same ideological double flip the GOP did in the Gingrich years, when Washington Republicans reinvented themselves as deficit hawks and pretended the Reagan administration had never happened.
Bushnesiac - A republican, , teapublican, teabagger, rightie who is very quick to blame all of the United State's current economic, social, health care, international standing, and military problems on President Barack Obama, conveniently forgetting the past  years of failed policies that brought us to this point.
 So I was wondering this morning, when someone would recognize this condition called Bushnesia or Bushnesiac?

This Bushnesia epidemic is spreading faster than plague did in Stephen King's "The Stand". "Captain Trips' or "Project Blue" spread throughout America in 19 days. You shall also find many Randall Flagg, types in the republican tea bag arena, (also known as "the Dark Man" or "the Walkin’ Dude", whom is the main antagonist of the novel—more (or less) than a man, he is the embodiment of evil, an antichrist-like being whose goal is destruction and death.) I can name many Randall Flaggs in this new teapublican regime.

Take Bill Looman III of the last link for instance. Mr. Looman "wants to take his country back - via militias, "the oath keepers" and PAST (Patriots Against Socialist Takover). Mr. Looman is a prime example of a brain dead human suffering from Bushnesia. (here is a little more on this most dangerous tea bagger). God forbid this idiot get out from under a rock and look at the facts on his beloved George W. Bush.

Its often easy to find a Bushnesiac on facebook, just look for the person posting in all caps with horrific spelling and grammatical errors. Their are several groups out there willing to try to eradicate this God awful disease. Americans Against the Tea Party, 1,000,000 Strong to Help Improve Tea Party Patriots' Spelling and Grammar and finally my favorite I F**ked You ALL, but thanks for blaming it on the black guy. Like any diabolical disease, we can be assured that this one shall not go away anytime soon.

Is Bill Looman a innocent businessman or violent militia member? NFTOS says the latter, but which ever the case this maroon suffers from and is they very epitome of a Bushnesiac.

Like the saying goes "we survived the buffoon (G.W. Bush), you will survive Obama".

Criteria in deciding whether George Bush was a failure or not should include his resume, which includes, disastrous domestic policies, foreign-policy blunders and military setbacks, executive misconduct, crises of credibility and public trust. George Bush however, is a rare bird in presidential history - why? He has FUBARED badly in every one of these key areas.

I am astonished that so many people still support a president who has screwed up so many things. The following is just a short list:
Emergency Management: They completely failed to manage the first large-scale emergency since 9/11. Despite all their big talk and hundreds of billions of dollars spent on homeland security over the past four years, this administration proved itself stunningly incompetent when faced with an actual emergency.
Outed CIA operative Valerie Plame.
Katrina relief: Eleven thousand spanking new mobile homes sinking into the Arkansas mud. Seems no one in the administration knew there were federal and state laws prohibiting trailers in flood zones. Oops. That little mistake cost you $850 million -- and counting.

Medicare Drug Program: This $50 billion white elephant debuted by trampling many of those it was supposed to save. The mess forced states to step in and try to save its own citizens from being killed by the administration's poorly planned and executed attempt to privatize huge hunks of the federal health safety net.

Social Programs: It's easier to get affordable -- even free -- American-style medical care, paid for with American dollars, if you are injured in Iraq, Afghanistan or are victims of a Pakistani earthquake, than if you live and pay taxes in the good old U.S.A. Nearly 50 million Americans can't afford medical insurance. Nevertheless the administration has proposed a budget that will cut $40 billion from domestic social programs, including health care for the working poor. The administration was quick to say that those services will be replaced by its "faith-based" programs.

Presided over the loss of approximately three million American jobs in his first two-and-a-half years in office, the worst record since Herbert Hoover.
Over seen an economy in which the stock market suffered its worst decline in the first two years of any administration since Hoover's.
Taken, in the wake of the terrorist attacks, the greatest worldwide outpouring of goodwill the United States has enjoyed at least since World War II and squandered it by insisting on pursuing a foolish go-it-almost-alone invasion of Iraq, thereby transforming almost universal support for the United States into worldwide condemnation.
Misled (to use the most charitable word and interpretation) the American public about weapons of mass destruction and supposed ties to Al Qaeda in Iraq and so into a war that has plainly (and entirely predictably) made us less secure, caused a boom in the recruitment of terrorists, is killing American military personnel needlessly, and is threatening to suck up all our available military forces and be a bottomless pit for the money of American taxpayers for years to come.
Failed to follow through in Afghanistan, where the Taliban and Al Qaeda are regrouping, once more increasing the threat to our people.
Insulted and ridiculed other nations and international organizations and now has to go, hat in hand, to those nations and organizations begging for their assistance.
Completely miscalculated or failed to plan for the personnel and monetary needs in Iraq after the war, so that he sought and obtained an $87 billion appropriation for Iraq, a sizable chunk of which is going, without competitive bidding to Haliburton, the company formerly headed by his vice president.
Inherited an annual federal budget surplus of $230 billion and transformed it into a $500+ billion deficit in less than three years. This negative turnaround of three-quarters of a trillion dollars is totally without precedent in our history. The ballooning deficit for fiscal 2004 is rapidly approaching twice the dollar size of the previous record deficit, $290 billion, set in 1992, the last year of the administration of President Bush's father and, at almost 5 percent of GDP, is closing in on the percentage record set by Ronald Reagan in 1986.
Cut taxes three times, sharply reducing the burden on the rich, reclassified money obtained through stock ownership as more deserving than money earned through work. The idea that dividend income should not be taxed-what might accurately be termed the unearned income tax credit-can be stated succinctly: "If you had to work for your money, we'll tax it; if you didn't have to work for it, you can keep it all."
Severely curtailed the very American freedoms that our military people are supposed to be fighting to defend. ("The Patriot Act," one historian noted, "is the worst since the Alien and Sedition Acts under John Adams.")
Called upon American armed service people, including Reserve forces, to sacrifice for ever-lengthening tours of duty in a hostile and dangerous environment while he rewards the rich at home with lower taxes and legislative giveaways and gives lucrative no-bid contracts to American corporations linked with the administration.
Given an opportunity to begin to change the consumption-oriented values of the nation after September 11, 2001, when people were prepared to make a sacrifice for the common good, called instead of Americans to 'sacrifice' by going out and buying things.

Proclaimed himself to be a conservative while maintaining that big government should be able to run roughshod over the Bill of Rights, and that the government must have all sorts of secrets from the people, but the people can be allowed no privacy from the government.

Never before have we seen Presidential failure on such a grand scale. Each president, before, that has been considered a failure had at least prevailed in one area of the criteria. Bush, has prevailed in Zero.

I appreciate passion and patriotism, but we're talking about judging the worst President and administration of our lifetime. Just as every president in history has been judged to either be a successful president or a failure.

If you fail to recognize, acknowledge, and or blame George W. Bush for the above issues and your current woes, then you suffer from Bushnesia, and you are a Bushnesiac!

Roger West