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Monday, July 19, 2010

And They're Going to Win Elections With This?

Okay, people, tomorrow is a pivotal day in politics, and one which will play heavily into the script of the story of the mid-term elections in November. Even if you're not into politics, watch what happens tomorrow, it will be very telling. We're talking about the fact that the Senate will vote tomorrow at 2:30 pm on the bill which will extend unemployment benefits to millions of jobless Americans. The Republicans have been very vocal in the past couple of weeks about not wanting to give the unemployed more money, while at the same time, now get this, they want to extend the Bush tax cuts for the richest Americans which are set to soon expire. And they've been voicing this opinion with straight faces. Luckily, Carte Goodwin will be sworn in as the new senator from West Virginia tomorrow at 2:15 pm, replacing the recently deceased Robert Byrd, just in time to vote at 2:30 for the bill covering unemployment benefits. Goodwin's vote will give the Democrats 60 votes and ensure its passage.
(above: the new senator from west virginia, carte goodwin)

All we can say is that "here we go again". The Republicans always, ALWAYS, find a way to shoot themselves in the foot. Their tone-deafness when it comes to how American life really works is astounding. Every single time they have a chance to score some points, they find a way to screw it up. They had, and still have, an incredible opportunity to win control of the Congress in November, but now they're actually saying aloud, where we can all hear them, that they prefer to reward the richest Americans over the desperately unemployed. Wow. But just wait, the closer it comes to November, they'll crank up the rhetoric that it's they, not the Democrats, who are on the side of "real Americans". And to that, we have to ask the people who are considering voting for Republicans this November, when are you going to figure this out? When are you going to realize that the Republicans will say anything to get your votes, and then turn right around and screw the hell out of you. Jesus, Joseph and Mary, wake up, people.

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