GOP remembering their last President at the Convention-A special moment!


In a poignant moment during the Grand Ole Party (Republican) Convention last week, a moment of silent prayer was held at the beginning remembering the GOP last Republican President and his illustrious cabal of associates who ran the country just a mere three and half years ago! George Bush and Dick Cheney. The men who initialized the privatization of government agencies, who wanted Social Security, privatized, who deregulated the banks and Wall Street, who gave free reign to the Military-Industrial Complex (President Eisenhower’s Term) who basically set in motion all of the actions that brought about the Great Recession, Two Wars and the unquenchable thirst for more and more.

Oh, WAIT A MINUTE, NO, YOU DIDN’T MISS THAT, it never happened!!

You see, there is NO POIGNANCY in remembering the two terms of George Bush and Dick Cheney, the two men who, more than any individuals in the past 236 years (Declaration of Independence), did more to bring this Great Country to it’s knees, than anybody else, ever did!

So, it is the hope, with this grand omission, the liars and crooks that put us into the abyss, will be forgotten, along with their policies, so that the new wannabes, thieves in the night, can reinstate their policies and put the final nails in the coffin of this great land. DON’T LET IT HAPPEN!




And finally, New Rule: Republicans don’t have to accept evolution, economics, climatology, or human sexuality, but I just watched a week of their national convention, and I need them to admit the historical existence of George W. Bush.  (audience applause)

If your party can run the nation for eight years, and then have a national convention and not invite Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Karl Rove, or Tom DeLay… (audience applause) you’re not a political movement, you’re the witness protection program.

In fact, Republicans, next time, instead of holding a convention without your most recent President, your most recent Vice-President, your most recent Vice-Presidential nominee, and most of the runners-up from your most recent primary, why not just wave one of those Men in Black memory eraser wands in our face, and make us forget everything we know about you?  (audience applause)

Now, I’m sure Sarah Palin would’ve been uncomfortable at the convention — much of it was held indoors — but isn’t it traditional to invite the last nominee for VP?  Even if conceiving her was a mistake, aren’t you morally obliged to bring her to term? (wild audience applause)

Cuz if you went by what they said this week, here’s how the history of America went down.  OK, first the Founding Fathers — you know, the original teabaggers — they got the Constitution directly from Jesus.  Then the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, freed the slaves.  And the Republican Party to this very day has never stopped fighting for the black man.

Except that Romney and Ryan are now polling at zero.  Zero percent among blacks.  They couldn’t get a black guy to vote for them if they gave him a Lincoln!  (audience applause)  And Mitt Romney may yet try that.

And then came, of course, St. Reagan, who was the innovator of the Republican Party’s greatest power, the ability to completely forget.  So I’m just asking, how can we trust Republicans with the future, when as far as I can tell from Tampa, the world ended the year Reagan left office?  Like in 1988, we all just fell into a deep sleep listening to "Pour Some Sugar on Me", and when we woke up on Monday morning, Obama and his Negro army had wrecked the joint.  (wild audience applause)

I mean, come on!  George Bush was President just 3 ½ years ago!  They talk about him like he’s some vague pop culture reference from way back, like the Snapple lady, or that rap duo who wore their pants on backwards.  He was President for two terms!  It’s like holding a Star Trek convention, and not inviting Shatner.

Because, let’s be real.  If you’re trying to sell what the Republican Party can do for you, it’s best not to remind people of what its recent fuck-ups actually did to you.  (audience applause)  Especially during hurricane season!

The past accomplishments of the team that tanked the economy, legalized torture, and made the surplus disappear, is not the best advertisement for the future, for the same reason you never hear the words, "from the director of Corky Romano…."


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Our TV’s, radios, and mailboxes are being inundated with lies and smears against Democrats.

Who’s paying for all those attacks? Rightwing billionaires like the Koch brothers, rightwing corporations like FOX News, even foreign corporations dedicated to stealing our jobs

Who’s “the architect” of this effort? Karl Rove.

Karl Rove stole the White House for George Bush in 2000 by getting 5 Republicans on the Supreme Court to throw out 175,000 votes and appoint Bush. He stole Congress for Republicans in 2002 by forcing a divisive vote for invading Iraq based on his WMD lies. He stole the White House for Bush again in 2004 through phony terror alerts and the Swift Boatsmears against war hero John Kerry.

And now he’s at it again He turned FOX News into a 24x7x365 Republican political machine, and even appears on FOX to smear President Obama personally. He set up a criminal secret slush fund to take millions from billionaires and corporations and spend it all smearing Democrats. (We are urging Attorney General Eric

Holder to investigate and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law

He vigorously defends other corporate slush funds like the Chamber of Commerce.

But we can beat Karl Rove in November, just as we did in 2006 and 2008. Here’s what we must do, starting immediately:

  1. Vote straight Democratic
  2. Tell everyone we know to vote straight Democratic
  3. Even tell strangers to vote straight Democratic

Here are all the resources you need:

In many states, early voting has begun so you don’t have to wait for Election Day. After you vote, you can zap political ads, throw out political mail, and spend your free time telling friends and strangers to vote straight Democratic. This will be good for America, good for your mental health, and good for your soul.

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Thanks for all you do!

Bob Fertik

Letter to the Editor: Frustrated Bernie Sanders

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont
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I’m an independent. So why am I writing on behalf of Democrats? Because we’re only 28 days out, and polls show close races in at least 15 states. The GOP only needs to win 10 to take the majority. And their candidates are the most reactionary I’ve ever seen.

Yes, it’s easy to get frustrated at the pace of progress in Washington, and I share the concerns of many progressives that the Democrats have not been as bold and aggressive as they should be. But, if those of us who want to move our nation forward don’t act immediately, winnable races will be lost.

There’s not a moment to waste. Click here to make an immediate donation of $5 or more to the DSCC. It’s less than a month until the midterm elections, and if the DSCC fails to raise $989,309 by midnight Saturday, races that should be won might slip away. Every seat matters when Senate control hangs in the balance.

If Democrats lose the Senate, everything we believe in – health care for all, full employment, transforming our energy system, preserving social security, a fair and progressive tax structure – will be set back. Nothing can justify sitting by and letting that happen.

Look, I’ve had my differences with Democrats in the past, but we set them aside to work together to move our country forward. That won’t happen if Democrats lose the Senate. The obstruction we’re seeing today will look like child’s play. The Republican agenda – such as it is – is to stop at nothing to destroy President Obama and win back the White House in 2012.

They’re getting powerful help. GOP-aligned groups including Karl Rove‘s American Crossroads plan to spend $400 million – a record-breaking amount – to elect Republicans. These shady groups funded by oil billionaires and secret donors are relentlessly attacking Democrats. Candidates who stand up to corporate influence risk their voices being drowned out.

In these last 28 days, it all comes down to funding for the education, outreach and extensive grassroots mobilization we need to win and to defend my Democratic friends like Barbara Boxer, Russ Feingold and Patty Murray. It’s what the DSCC does best, but it can’t do it without your help.

Click here to make an immediate donation of $5 or more to the DSCC. It’s 28 days until the midterm elections, and the DSCC must raise $989,309 by midnight Saturday to keep pace with the Republicans.

Republicans are counting on us to sit on our hands, but this is no time to opt out. It’s time to seize the moment, win in November and move this country forward. Thank you for your help.


Sen. Bernie Sanders