RNC: You Didn't Build That
by Carl Gibson
The entire theme of the upcoming Republican National Convention in Tampa is "We Built This." It's a dig at a remark Obama made at a Virginia campaign event, where he pushed the narrative that government investments in national infrastructure like good schools, good roads and good police/fire protection is essential to the success of the business community. Naturally, the GOP took a few words out of Obama's speech and sold it to a media eager to paint the president as anti-business, even though the stock market is near an all-time high and corporate profits are already at all-time highs."
"Ironically, the Tampa Bay Times Forum arena, the location the Republican Party chose to host a convention with the "We Built This" theme, was built with taxpayer funds, which accounted for $86 million, or 62%, of the total money needed to finance the construction of the stadium. It's a fitting paradox, as the GOP is expected to nominate a guy for president who made his millions tearing down American businesses and selling them to China, and a vice-presidential pick whose past voting history contradicts nearly every one of his current positions."
"Like his party's philosophy, Paul Ryan is a walking contradiction. He didn't become a deficit hawk until Barack Obama was elected. The biggest spending bills during the Bush administration - tax cuts for the top 1%, two unfunded wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the costly Medicare Part D donut hole - all account for most of the current debt for which Ryan, who voted to add $6.8 trillion to the debt, is using to bludgeon Obama. At the August 20 campaign event in New Hampshire, Ryan managed to speak of 1 in 6 Americans living in poverty as "unacceptable" while keeping a straight face, while simultaneously championing a budget plan that would literally cut taxes for people like himself and Romney, while raising taxes on - and cutting paid-for benefits for - people like those in the audience cheering for him. The $4 trillion in cuts proposed in the Ryan budget is offset by the $4 trillion less in revenue that would be collected. Paul Ryan, like his budget, is a complete fraud."
"Republicans like Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor blast big government spending in the press, while simultaneously lobbying for it in private. Ryan's district benefited from spending from Obama's Recovery Act, which used $20 million to make homes more energy-efficient. House Republican Leader Eric Cantor wrote this letter asking for government spending in his own district. Then, once the TV cameras are on, Cantor, Ryan, and the Republicans fall all over themselves to talk about how government doesn't create jobs. And in order to reinforce their false narrative that can't otherwise stand on its own under scrutiny, they fight to get more of themselves elected to office on the premise of "government can't do anything right," and vote down every proposal that would create jobs and improve the economy while saying, "See? We told you government doesn't do anything!"
"The Republican Party having their national convention with a "We Built This" theme in a stadium made possible by the government spending they claim to hate is the perfect illustration of how silly today's Republican Party has become. If you're voting Republican in this election and you aren't a millionaire or a corporate lobbyist, you're proving to everyone around that you're just as silly as your politicians."
Poor broke angry Aghate, cruising your Craigs g@y pages trying to make your failed straw dog point only shows you're a hound with no bone. Ever. Just chasing your own tail. Look son, you can't build anything with hate, although your GOP tries and tries. But thanks for showing I'm right!
That's why I'm the intelligent Alpha and you're some angry Agqut, crusing your g@y pages. Find a pal. Get happy. Just don't ask and don't tell, the way the other board clowns here give themsleves away. Literally and figuratively.
"Poor angry Aghate, I agree that the intelligence around here, outside of Flyktning, and frankly sometimes ewven you, is much to be desired but you're clearly destroying every bit of pretty much already damaged credibility by describing yourself at the bottom of your posts, and admitting how you became the world's angriest old redneck. I'm betting you're just a clip and a bad day away, or a lost election, from shooting up some place. Wish I were there to stop you. Maybe another Alpha will. We are legion. You'll see."
With every post you add more evidence that you are a functional idiot. And, it becomes more obvious you are a fudge-packing phaggot.
Hey I found your Craigslist ad:
Poor angry Aghate, I agree that the intelligence around here, outside of Flyktning, and frankly sometimes ewven you, is much to be desired but you're clearly destroying every bit of pretty much already damaged credibility by describing yourself at the bottom of your posts, and admitting how you became the world's angriest old redneck. I'm betting you're just a clip and a bad day away, or a lost election, from shooting up some place. Wish I were there to stop you. Maybe another Alpha will. We are legion. You'll see.
"Your nickname for me shows you lost the debate"
This what you missed it in your communist ravings.
I am not debating you, I am demonstrating my contempt for the infantile idiot you are.
Matter of fact no one is debating you, you may have started the threads, but no one is engaging in meaningful debate with you.
You come off as a girly-man, someone that has never been in the military, someone who's father was a homosexual that married and had children to stay in the closet, someone that is uncomfortable around real men.
The handle alphamale is also a cover up for your own homosexuality.
Now grab your Astroglide and go pack fudge.
"JUG EARS is depressing the spirit off [sic] this country, 4 more years of his idiocy the USA may never recover."
Poor babies. People still have to get off their butts and work. I thought that was what you were all about. Funny.
"Where you lose credibility is blaming it solely on the republicans."
The Democrats could have passed something; most Democrats wanted the US government to be in a stronger position when negotiating its own bill payments.
"Your first love JUG EARS could have addressed the cost of drugs in the "Affordable"(facetious context) Care Act -- HE DIDN'T."
You are correct and that is one of the many flaws in the bill. He needed to not have the medical establishment in his face or nothing would have passed. The problem with the Republicans is that they were satisfied with health care just the way it was. They didn't see it as perfect, but they didn't have problems getting or keeping insurance and self-interest ruled out any major changes.
"I remain pessimistic, I believe this country has to impact the financial concrete wall at a 1000 mile per hour to show people there was actually a financial crisis."
You may be right. I think the financial markets have unfinished business with the failing of financial institutions and the drain of legacy programs we can no longer afford. We are likely to have a crisis no matter who is president.
"Rupub or Dem, the Feds are coming for your pot"
For every plant they take growers plant 10 more.
60% of Americans approve of Medical Marijuana
It seems the Fed could care less what the majority in this country want.
They know what's good for me & you! ~ LOL
Try treating a car wreck victim with your "medicine". Oh wow dude bro'.
Rupub or Dem, the Feds are coming for your pot. We can't have anything Big Pharma doesn't provide to alleviate post 911 America's pain.
No one would want to smoke anything grown by a daughter neglecting fool anyways. I know pot makes people dumb but you take the cake.