Category Archives: Republican Scams

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) posts a survey

The PCCC sent out a survey regarding the elections and the apparent failure of the Democratic party.  I thought I would post the questions here along with my comments.  The title of the survey was “It’s a tough night. What are you thinking?” Three questions were asked.

In general, what are you thinking tonight?

Well, we tried hard to re-motivate the base. However, the Democrats didn’t make it easy. By prioritizing compromise over principles, many 2008 campaign promises didn’t even make it to the table. Sure, there were good things that were accomplished, but some big items, such as EFCA and the public option in healthcare reform, were summarily dropped. Additionally, many progressives were still sore from being slapped in the face by this administration when the administration suddenly realized that they still needed the base (that got Obama elected in 2008) to get out the vote again in 2010. I think that many of the voters were not really supporting right wingers, but were punishing the Democrats in this election.

What do you think the progressive movement should do next? As in, immediately…

The state of affairs is certainly not going to get better over the next couple years. Sure, Democrats kept the Senate, but the Senate was already dysfunctional and will most likely stay that way.  The House is now also going to be gridlocked.  Nothing will get done in the next two years. The next election will come down to either blaming Obama or the Republicans for the impending failure. We need to get sincere progressive candidates lined up for the next election and a plan to show how the imminent failure over the next two years will be caused by the Republicans and not Obama.

Do you think Pres. Obama and congressional Dems should fight harder for progressive policies or seek middle ground with Republicans? (Please elaborate.)

For one, Republicans are not interested in “middle ground”.  Obama already tried ridiculously hard to compromise with the Republicans, against the behest of his base, and got nowhere. It is crucial that Democrats stick to progressive ideals. They must appear genuine in representing the working people in this country. They must stand up for Democratic principles and not just let the Republicans pass regressive policy after regressive policy like they did so often during the Bush years. The Democrats cannot give up on the American people. They need to show loyalty to their constituents and not to corporate interests.  If they do this and show respect for their base, they will certainly be much stronger in 2012.

Episode 28 – A Funny Skit, Christmas, and Praying to the Visa God

Outsourced Santa

This episode opens with a skit with the help of Bill from The Florida Soapbox podcast.  Bill also has a new podcast titled The World News Review which will be coming out in January.

Next, I discuss the Christmas resolution that passed in congress and my full support for Jim McDermott who voted against it, in which I am in complete disagreement with Lou Dobbs and Ken Schram who I feel completely missed the point as to why to vote no on this Republican resolution.

Indians are now praying to the Visa God for, not entrance into heaven, but entrance into the United States in order to take an American Worker’s job.

 Amazon.com is moving its headquarters from Seattle to … Seattle.

Congressman Tom Cole is offering The Progressive Geek the Congressional Order of Merit…

…or so says Shelly Burroughs in a voicemail left at my home today.  Of course, being The Progressive Geek, with my intense distrust of our anti-American dysfunctional government, the first thing I did was to search the Internet for more information on this “highest honor” (as described in the voicemail) that supposedly congress thought I deserved.  Almost instantly, I discovered that this so-called honor is a scam by Tom Cole and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).  It appears from my search on the web that hundreds, or more probably thousands of people are approached with this award for the purpose of collecting contributions and adding people to an “advisory committee” where you are forced to endure listening to a recording of Republican drivel regarding their agenda to stop Nancy Pelosi and those “bad liberals” from ruining small businesses.  The price for this fake honor is several hundred dollars, paid to the NRCC.

Don’t get me wrong.  I have no love for Nancy Pelosi and many of the Democrats who gave so many promises in 2006 and failed so miserably to keep any of them.  My back is still bleeding from all the stab wounds.  I am also much more concerned over how the Democrats are out to ruin American jobs, particularly hi-tech jobs, than over what they might do to “small businesses”.  What I find so insulting is how Cole and the NRCC have stooped to an incredible low in trying to scam the Americans into forking over money to the Republican Party.

All I can say is: this should tell you what the Republican Party thinks of us American Citizens.  They must think that we all believe that we won the International Lottery and that we have a million dollars coming from a business deal in Nigeria.