Eric Cantor

House Republicans Perpetuate Voter Fraud Myth, Fine With Disenfranchising Voters

“House Republicans criticized the Justice Department for challenging voter ID laws. The critical lawmakers believe that DOJ is acting in a partisan manner and that DOJ’s actions show that the Obama Administration is more concerned with winning in November than protecting against election fraud.”

That’s correct folks, Voter Suppression is just fine with Republicans in Washington.  But, of course it is.  ALEC Alumni Messrs. Boehner and Cantor are in charge.  And what Republican is looking forward to a visit from the “muscle” of the Cabal–a Tea Party challenger in the next primary.

But that’s just my opinion and I could be wrong. Please click here to read the extent to which the radical right will go to win this next Battle of the War for Control of the Government*–disenfranchise those who would stand in their way at the polls.  Prevent the Justice Department from doing it’s job.  What else is a House Republican to do?

*engaging Organized Labor early and get them to spend all of their money fighting for survival in WI, MI, OH, and IN, was the first skirmish of the war.

Postal Service Set to Default on Billions in Health Fund Payments

The Postal Service, faced with continuing financial losses because of a drop in mail volume, expects to default for the first time on its annual payment for future retiree health benefits.

The $5.5 billion payment, which was deferred from the 2011 fiscal year, is due Aug. 1. The Postal Service is also scheduled to make a $5.6 billion payment for 2012 in September. A spokesman for the agency said that barring intervention from Congress, it would default on both payments.

“We are simply not capable of making either of these payments to the U.S. Treasury, in part or in full, while continuing to meet our other legal obligations, including our obligation to provide universal service to the American people,” said the spokesman, Dave Partenheimer.

Missing the health care payment will not cause immediate disaster, nor will it affect current retiree benefits. The Postal Service will still be able to pay its employees and buy fuel for its trucks to deliver mail on time, postal officials said.

To read more about this latest problem to beset the USPS and the reasons for it, please click here

The Republicans’ $3 Million Weekend in the Hamptons

Mitt Romney & Eric Cantor hold two swanky fundraisers at David Koch’s Hamptons mansion today

Two articles are posted here–from the Daily Kos and from the NY Times.


Mr. Romney is expected to pull in $3 million from an event at the Creeks, the estate of Ronald O. Perelman, the billionaire financier and Revlon chairman, where tickets range from $5,000 for lunch to $25,000 for a V.I.P. photo reception. Another will be held at the home of Clifford M. Sobel, an ambassador to Brazil under President George W. Bush, and a final dinner will take place at the Southampton estate of the billionaire industrialist David H. Koch, where the going rate for entry is $75,000 a couple and $50,000 a person.

To read the entire NY Times article, please click here

Then from the Daily Kos we read:

Mitt Romney &Eric Cantor hold two swanky fundraisers at David Koch’s Hamptons mansion today

Today the rich and the super-rich, the people George W. Bush referred to as “His base” are gathering at David Koch’s waterfront mansion in East Hampton on Long Island’s Gold Coast for a pair of fundraisers with Mitt Romney and Eric Cantor.

This Daily Kos diary is LOADED with information.  Be sure to check out all of the links.  To read this article, please click here

To watch the videoWhy are the Koch Brothers Betting on Mitt Romney, please click here to be taken to the video on the VLTPVideoChannel

 

Doesn’t Anyone Remember the John Birch Society

The 2012 GOP is the naked Emperor, but covered with tattoos reading “John Birch Society,” “Koch Industries,” and “I heart Bull Connor.”  The “subjects” are the media, which thinks the GOP is clothed in the raiments of a respectable political party.

When I grew up, the John Birch Society were the crazies — heirs to McCarthy, finding communism in any government program, seeing the Civil Rights Movement as just another arm of the communist party.  They were crazy enough to be repudiated by William F. Buckley and Barry Goldwater.

The 2012 Republican Party is barely distinguishable from the John Birch Society.  It is funded in large part by the Koch brothers, the heirs of Fred Koch, one of the Birch Society’s founding members.  The Kochs may not be members of the Society, but their ideas — extreme  laissez-faire capitalism with communism lurking in any regulation, unions, health care and even Civil Rights laws — are virtually the same. (One of the current right’s few attempts to avoid looking like Birchers is morphing communism into “socialism.” No need to explain to the faithful that they’re really the same.)

To read the entire article about how the Birchers have been legitimized (what IS this world coming to?), please click here