If Scott Brown voted in favor of a bill that saved puppies from drowning, the tea party would be for it... that is unless it was proposed by President Obama, in which case they would foam at the mouth and hypocritically protect Wall Street against reform.
The tea party is riled up over Scott Brown's vote on financial reform because he sided with President Obama.
Let's look at what the Democrats sided with when George E. Bush was President; The Patriot Act, deregulation, the Iraq War, Warrant-less Wiretapping, the Bush Tax Cuts, all with the approval of a few blue dog Democrats.
The day after Thanksgiving, Americans around the country will rally together to support the public option. This is a truly grassroots effort, and I count on you all to spread the word...
Polls show that at least 55% of Americans support having a choice of the public option, and according to the New England Journal of Medicine, "63 percent of physicians support a health reform proposal that includes both a public option and traditional private insurance."
When my friend interned for CNN, I reccomended that she talk to Anderson Cooper about covering the 2006 Darfur rallies in Washington D.C. and in San Francisco. Thousands of people showed up to protest the ongoing genocide, but none of the mainstream media outlets covered it. Instead, Anderson Cooper interviewed the author of a new Terri Schavio book.
Now Fox News is covering the Tea Parties across the nation. Few are showing up to these rallies, and yet they get national attention. When then Senator Barack Obama and actor George Clooney stood up against genocide, the rallies barely got covered. Now that we have more voices in the media and a left-wing tilt in thiscountry, the chances that our rallies will be covered by the mainstream media is all the greater.
You probably will not believe it, but it does. You see, U.S. environmental standards are lower than China's environmental standards, and the U.S. has become a chemical dumping ground thanks to the work of industry lobbyists who have done everything in their power to squish the prospect of regulation.
Asbestos is still legal in the United States, and 30 million pounds of it is sold annually. In fact, no toxic chemical has been banned in the United States since 1991. Even countries like Mexico have proposed banning the carcinogenic chemical, lindane. In the past, Mexico has been used as a chemical dumping ground, but now it is taking the lead in banning carcinogentic chemicals. Under the Bush administration, Chemistry Industry lobbyists had their way and the U.S. went in the opposite directions.
"In this budget, we will end education programs that don’t work and end direct payments to large agribusinesses that don’t need them. We’ll eliminate the no-bid contracts that have wasted billions in Iraq, and reform our defense budget so that we’re not paying for Cold War-era weapons systems we don’t use."
-President Barack H. Obama,
State of the Union Address, 2009
I am really excited to hear you say this, especially the last part. Students in the UC System have been questioning our school's connection to the Department of Energy and Bechtel, not because they are opposed to alternative energies, but because they are opposed to weapons research.
This is coming from someone who posed with a person at an anti-stimulus rally who was holding a sign comparing Obama to Nazis. This is the same person who was steamed that Little Rock "erased Confederate Blvd." from interstate highway signs just weeks before dignitaries arrived for the opening of Bill Clinton’s presidential library." Michelle Malkin couldn't stand the fact that President Bill Clinton had said, ""In our country during the '50s and '60s, black churches were burned to intimidate civil rights workers. I have vivid and painful memories of black churches being burned in my own state when I was a child." Malkin then linked us to Daily Republican which reported that, "Clinton's radio broadcast has deeply insulted his own home-state Democrats. They are saying Clinton has falsely accused Arkansans of torching black churches," even when white segregationists burned Black churches to the ground, in Arkansas.
It is difficult to find a story on the Darfur genocide nowadays. While there are 7,141 articles on Michael Phelps on Google News, there are only 189 stories on the Darfur genocide. This does not surprise me as Anderson Cooper chose to cover the Terri Schaivo book deal rather than the 2006 nationwide Darfur rally. Luckily some journalists are still calling for action, as Raj Purohit and Howard Salter of the Baltimore Sun are calling for Obama to "act to end 'the' Darfur tragedy." They report that International Criminal Court, "is expected to issue an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on war crimes charges within the next week or two."
I wrote a diary a few days ago calling for Obama to act on the genocide, and called upon him to keep his promise of loosening the grips that tyrants have on their people. Several people replied to my diary saying that we should not focus on the genocide and that I did not care about domestic issues, and I want to use this opportunity to respond to their arguments.
A recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center finds that Americans are not prioritizing addressing Climate Change. In fact, Global Warming is lowest on the list, whereas issues like the economy and job creation are on the top. The ironic thing that energy and environment are up higher on the list. Is there public skepticism about an issue that all leading scientists believe is happening?
Maybe it is due to the fact that political cartoonists and even some journalists are drumming up the skepticism, printing cartoons and writing articles that conclude that because there are record cold temperatures, that means that "Global Warming" must not be happening. Scientists know, however, that Global Climate Change creates extreme drought and extreme storms, extreme heat and extreme cold. The fact is that Global Climate Change is real and it should be a top priority.
Today there are supposed to be many teabag rallies across the country. They are getting together to protest reckless government spending or the large deficits the Obama administration is racking up ...