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Illustrating what's wrong with the Right.
This past week at the gathering of CPAC, the Republican Party’s annual conservative get together, Paul Ryan told the attendees that they should let Democrats be the “party of personality,” while “we will be the party of ideas".
Of course, he may have forgotten that not all idea are good, and many can be false or already debunked.
A quick reading of Senator Ted Cruz's experience in the military shows that he is in a good position to discount the military experience and sacrifice of Bob Dole and his political career as a person of convictions who is willing to stand up for them.
At this week's CPAC Convention Ted Cruz said,
The biggest claim in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline is that it will create a large number of jobs, as many as 20,000, and that is only the beginning of the number of jobs.
Those politicians who are claiming that killing the Keystone XL Pipeline will kill jobs get big donations from the oil companies.
Paul Ryan, who claims a lot of what he believes is based on his Catholic faith, has a problem with poor people.
He doesn’t think they should be helped.
It is clear from the cuts he proposed in his budget a while ago that programs that helped the poor weren’t as important as those programs that helped corporations.
We missed our chance to bomb Iran off the map when the United States brokered a deal to get Iran to cease refining weapons grade uranium with which that country agreed. Diplomacy doesn't have the shock and awe that a good war does.
When I got home last night, I got to read the comment thread after yesterday’s blog, and even though one person claimed semantics are of no importance, it was clear the improper use of words does, indeed, influence what could be a rational discussion.
This is not my planned blog for today, but as I spent my working years as a teacher, I can recognize a teachable moment when I see one.
Just about every time the topic of sick days or an increase in the minimum wage comes up, people invariably bring up the low cost of merchandise at places like Wal-Mart and demand to know if people are willing to pay more for products, like a $20 hamburger at Mac Donald's.
Not sure why people do it, but there seems to be quite a few people who will vote and act against their own best interests because they listen without question to politicians who tell them to.
Shooting themselves in the foot seems totally acceptable because they have been told it will help those who hand them the gun.
Did you hear the one about a bunch of countries that got together and came to an agreement, that Iran accepted to go a long with, that would make sure that that country did not get nuclear weapons?
In exchange for co-operation with inspections and for not refining weapons grade uranium, the countries that Iran went along with would remove some, but not all of those sanctions that have been killing Iran.