HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYBODY! 2009 was a year of lies. Conservative far-right Republicans unleashed a volley of whoppers against economic stimulus and health care reform, and especially against the President. This now being a mid-term election year, I expect more of the same from them throughout 2010. But we as progressives must all make a dedicated effort to answer each and every upcoming Republican lie with a LOUD rebuttal. They cannot be allowed to get away with a systematic outpouring of distortion as they did in 2002 and 2004, and tried to do again in 2006 and 2008. Let's dedicate ourselves to making this a year of TRUTH, instead. Let's continue presenting fact and reason as we do. Let's do it boldly, frequently, and relentlessly.
I plan this year to complete my "progressive manifesto" and to periodically feature other series, one of which soon upcoming will deal with the negative aspects corporatism has had on farming in this, the breadbasket of the world. I will continue to expose the greed and moral failings of this corporate state we are now trapped within, and I will be featuring MANY posts on solid reasons why people must NOT vote this November for corporatist, conservative Republicans and Democrats alike. I will also highlight individual bought-out congresspersons and challengers, detail who's buying their influence, and explain why they should be defeated.
I thought I'd start you off this year, the YEAR of truth, on the proper footing with some WORDS of truth. Enjoy, and try not to chuckle too hard at some of these...
"A gathering of Democrats is more sweaty, disorderly, offhand, and rowdy than a gathering of Republicans. It is also likely to be more cheerful, imaginative, tolerant of dissent, and skillful at the art of give-and-take. A gathering of Republicans is more reasonable, sober, purposeful, and businesslike than a gathering of Democrats. It is also likely to be more self-righteous, cut-and-dried, and just plain BORING."
- Clinton Rossiter -
"Conservatism is the policy of make no change and consult your grandmother when in doubt."
- Woodrow Wilson -
"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Republican. But I repeat myself."
-Harry S Truman -
"A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time."
- Alfred E. Wiggam -
"Instead of creating new jobs, Republicans give tax cuts to companies that send jobs ovrseas."
- Joe Baca -
"Latins for Republicans - it's like roaches for Raid."
- John Leguizano -
"Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear."
- William E. Gladstone -
"I'm a leftist. That's where the righteous ought to be."
- M.M. Coady -
"Mankind will never see an end of trouble until lovers of wisdom hold political power, or holders of power become lovers of wisdom."
- Plato -
"He's not a Republican. He's a Republican't!"
- Unknown -
"Every Republican in office is one Republican too many."
- TomCat of Politics Plus -
"Conservatives and Republicans are cowards. They constantly seek to protect themselves from the poor, the weak, the sick, and the meek."
- Jack Jodell -
THE BEST THIS YEAR IS YET TO COME!