Friday, October 29, 2010



Not too long ago, it seemed like there was little difference between the Democratic and Republican parties or their candidates. Both spoke of prosperity and preserving essential American values. This election, however, there are vast differences between the two parties and you should be less confused about which party's candidates offer the best future for you specifically and for the country as a whole. If any doubt still remains for you, though, today's post should help you make up your mind.
1. If you believe that our government is bad and interferes with your personal freedom and private businesses too much, join Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Rand Paul, Ken Buck, Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina, Christine O'Donnell, Linda McMahon, and Joe Miller, and VOTE REPUBLICAN OR TEA PARTY. But don't come crying to me if their party takes over Congress and makes it possible for businesses and public institutions to discriminate against you or passes laws regulating your own personal reproductive choices or behavior.
2. If you believe that unemployment compensation, the minimum wage, and the recently-passed health care reform bill are unconstitutional, unnecessary, and should be done away with, join Sharron Angle, Joe Miller, Rand Paul, and Michele Bachmann and VOTE REPUBLICAN OR TEA PARTY. But don't come crying to me when you lose your job and have no money, or the only work you can get is for $3 per hour, or when other broke or homeless people beat you up on the street for your pocket change, or when you find you can no longer get health insurance or your health insurance company stops covering you because treatment for your illness has become too expensive for them.
3. If you believe that we should send our Senators and Congresspersons to Washington and pay them $174,000 per year mainly to stall, politic, and obstruct and filibuster legislation and executive branch appointments just to ensure that the President fails and and serves only one term in office, join MITCH McCONNELL (the GOP Senate Minority Leader who has stated that objective as his party's top priority for the next two years), and if you believe the federal government should be shut down altogether if one party doesn't get its way on everything, join not only McConnell, but the equally unyielding and uncompromising Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Sharron Angle, Michele Bachmann, John Boehner, Mike Pence, and Eric Cantor and VOTE REPUBLICAN OR TEA PARTY. But don't come crying to me when Congress gets nothing done, no more jobs are created, mail deliveries stop, you can't get your unemployment or disability check, your home is destroyed by natural disaster and there is no National Guard or FEMA to help you, roads go unrepaired and become impassable, or your doctor won't treat you because you can't afford treatment and there is no longer any Medicare or Medicaid to pay for your medical care. You don't pay your mechanic $174,000 a year to not fix your car, do you? Why, then, should congresspersons get such a break? Instead of just wasting that $174,000 per year on unproductive members of Congress, why not give it to ME to do nothing? I need it a LOT more than THEY do at the moment!
4. If you think Congress should spend thousands of hours next session IMPEACHING PRESIDENT OBAMA for "going too far" and do everything it can to bring him down, join Darrell Issa, John Boehner, Jim DeMint, and Mitch McConnell and VOTE REPUBLICAN OR TEA PARTY. But don't come crying to me when Congress gets absolutely nothing else accomplished, or drives a man from office who saved us from a new Great Depression or who made health insurance discrimination against those with chronic or pre-existing conditions illegal.
5. If you believe the free market system should just be left completely alone and that there is far too much regulation of private business, join all Republican and Tea Party candidates and VOTE REPUBLICAN OR TEA PARTY. But don't come crying to me when YOUR job gets sent outside of the country, when gasoline and prescription prices double or triple overnight, when YOU get violently or deathly ill from tainted food or water, or when wild market speculation DOES cause a new Great Depression!
6. If you believe that billionaires and huge multinational corporations like Exxon Mobil, Bank of America, General Electric, J.P. Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, WellPoint, and many others are all overtaxed or that the Bush tax cuts for them created millions of high-paying jobs here (they didn't) and should be extended or even expanded, join Pat Toomey and all other Republican and Tea Party candidates and VOTE REPUBLICAN OR TEA PARTY. But don't complain to me that the federal deficit is skyrocketing, that you can't find a good-paying job, that your company is shutting down and moving outside of the country, or that your wages are stagnant but the rich are getting richer all the time.
7. If you believe that Saddam Hussein had, and was planning to use, WMD against us and that he was behind the 9/11 attacks; that we should proactively militarily attack any country we believe will be a threat to us; that it is a justifiable act for the government to wiretap your phone, engage in torture of enemy combatants, or hold prisoners suspected of being or aiding terrorists for indefinite periods without charge or trial; and that a 110 pound young lady carrying an opposition sign poses a threat to your candidate (or our democracy), should be thrown to the ground and have her head stomped on, then join Rand Paul Tea Party supporter Tim Profitt and other intolerant, paranoid conservative Republican hawks and VOTE REPUBLICAN OR TEA PARTY. But don't come crying to me if you suddenly find yourself in detention at Gitmo, or if the draft is reinstituted or your newly-enlisted son, daughter, neighbor, nephew or niece, or grandson or grandaughter are shipped off to be killed in combat or injured for life in Pakistan, Iran, North Korea, or someplace else. For the conservatives believe in striking first and asking questions later. You can always count on them to act with brute force, and it is important to them that our military/industrial complex be kept busy, profitable, and in good working order.
8. If you believe Social Security and Medicare are unconstitutional and should be replaced by private retirement and private health care systems, join John Raese, Sharron Angle, Christine O'Donnell, Rand Paul, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Joe Miller and VOTE REPUBLICAN OR TEA PARTY. But don't come crying to me when you find that rich elderly citizens are living high off the hog while you, your elderly parents, or your grandparents starve to death, find yourself or themselves homeless and out on the street due to inability to pay rent, or suffer needlessly because the market has had a downward turn and wiped out your or their retirement plan and you or they can no longer afford prescriptions or medical care.
9. If you believe the federal government is actively trying to prevent responsible citizens from owning guns, or that there should be no restrictions on any kind of weapons, and that angry citizens should have the right to take matters into their own hands using their own weapons against the government or its elected officials, then join Sharron Angle, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Rand Paul, and Joe Miller and VOTE REPUBLICAN OR TEA PARTY. But don't come crying to me if and when you or someone you know is gunned down on the street by a person who has no business possessing a gun, political opponents are shot at random, or roving militias storm the Capitol and take over the government.
10. If you believe that liberals and Democrats are destroying the moral fiber of the country by either advocating or accepting immigrant rights or alternate lifestyles, or are supporters of immoral personal behavior, join David Vitter, John Ensign, Larry Craig, and Terry Sanford and VOTE REPUBLICAN OR TEA PARTY. They all have all come out with strong public statements against homosexuality and in support of Christian and family values. Yet each of them has had sexual affairs and none have been stellar examples of good personal moral behavior. So don't come crying to me when you find out the Republicans you elected aren't as pure and lily-white as you thought they were, and they are, istead, boisterous moral hypocrites.
Voters, I hope you will carefully think over what I have presented above. For these are 10 good reasons the choice is clear in this year's midterm elections: conservative Republicans and Tea Party candidates must NOT be elected and must NOT gain control of Congress or they will implement a dangerously radical and unworkable agenda that will have long lasting, dire consequences for YOU!

These people aren't conservatives who are interested in preserving the best of what we have and wish to change it to make it better. No, these people are REACTIONARIES who want to turn America's clock backward to the 1920s and 1890s, when government had no say in business or couldn't prevent unfair or unsafe business practices, or could let business owners discriminate against you at will. A time when if you lost your job that was just too damn bad and you had to fend for yourself on your own, all by yourself. A time where employers could pay whatever they pleased, or could set long and exhausting hours and not have to be bothered with safe or comfortable working conditions. A time when the elderly had to live by themselves in poverty and utter deprivation. A time when, if you got sick and had no money, you suffered horribly and starved to death, because you couldn't work. Is THIS what you want going forward? Is this progress, and the direction this country should be moving in? I don't think so, and I don't think you do, either. That's why I say, this year, THE CHOICE IS CLEAR!


Jerry Critter said...

Good list, Jack. People need to understand the consequences of their actions, or if they don't vote, their inaction.

VOTE and don't let the reactionaries take over.

Jack Jodell said...

VERY well put, Jerry!

Lisa G. said...

I already voted on Tuesday but these are all excellent points for the Repub/teabagger party and why not to vote for them. You did however, forget the mass riots and blood in the streets that will take place if these assholes are elected. I'd love to see them try to mess with SS particularly; I'd love to see millions of senior citizens on Capitol Hill beating these dumasses with their canes and walkers!

Funny: word verification doxython - is that like a marathon only you run backwards? Or you just say f it and go to the bar instead?

Jack Jodell said...

Lisa G,

There should indeed be a maass riot if the teabaggers gain control and try to implement their crap. As for the word verification thing, I don't know how that works. I don't set the words or procedure - google does that. Supposedly it keeps spam off the site, but it's not always 100% effective.

SJ said...

Thanks for once again proving that stating the truth, pointing out the facts needn't be more complicated and harder to explain than the lies we are hit with every day.
Bravo Jack.
I'll be forwarding these.

Jack Jodell said...

Thank YOU, SJ! The fight must go on---just like it did for the early union movement, the suffragettes, Rosa Parks, and Cesar Chavez. And like all of them, we, too, shall overcome!!!

Engineer of Knowledge said...

Hello Jack,
Very good posting just before the election this Tuesday.

I too have put together a collection of the idiotic and stupid things said by the prominent Tea Party political candidates. Please Enjoy as it will give you a good laugh if you overlook the fact that some maybe elected!!! :-)

Jack Jodell said...

Engineer of Knowledge,
Thank you. I visited your site and left a lengthy comment, and I urge others to do so too. It's at You did a great job of illustrating how lamebrained and unfit for office many of the Tea Party darlings truly are. I am adding you to my blogroll.

Max's Dad said...

Keeping my fingers crossed, Jack.

Jack Jodell said...

Me too, Max's Dad. \I find it very hard to believe that millions of those who rejected the miserably failed economic policies of the Bush years would suddenly do an about-face and vote to return to them no matter how much corporate-funded ads on TV may have lied to them this election cycle.

Doorman-Priest said...

Almost sorry I'm not a citizen and therefore can't vote.