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Cannibals Wear Red

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September 14, 2010

By Perry Redd

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: Republicans eat their own.  One thing for sure, the conservative right have a high propensity for sticking together…until it’s not convenient; then they’ll throw their kids overboard!

It’s happened yet again.  The sidekicks of House Minority Leader John Boehner are distancing themselves from the Ohio Republican’s recent remarks that he would support President Barack Obama’s proposal to renew the expiring Bush tax cuts only for those making less than $250,000 if it were his only option.  Nevermind, that position makes complete sense!

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, announced Monday he will introduce legislation that would ensure that no one pays higher income taxes next year, although the country’s in the deepest recession since the Great Depression.  When rich people can make the sacrifice, McConnell—and the rest of the conservative clan—will do anything, to not only deceive the general voting public (‘cause it’s all about votes) into thinking that those tax cuts apply to them, but derail any Obama plan.  “We can’t let the people who’ve been hit hardest by this recession and who we need to create the jobs that will get us out of it foot the bill for the Democrats’ two-year adventure in expanded government,” McConnell said on the Senate floor.  So he wants us to believe that rich people have been hit the hardest by the recession?  You GOT to be kiddin’ me?  When’s the last time you’ve seen a rich person in the unemployment line?

Earlier Monday, the number two House Republican, Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor, released a statement emphasizing his focus on an across-the-board extension of all tax rates.  “I will do everything in my power to stop President Obama and Speaker Pelosi from raising taxes on working families, small business people, and investors,” Cantor said.  Since when is “working family” defined as someone making $250,000?

People of America, if you allow these Republican liars to deceive you, then you deserve what you get when you vote for them—again.  Remember, they ran the government budget into the ground.  Left a hole in the economy so big that no white man wanted to be president—so they left it to a black man to clean up the mess!  Again, the Republicans want to skew the narrative and obstruct President Obama.  Any falsehood about them opposing Obama because of his policies are impossible to swallow.  They are transparent that they’ll oppose him, regardless of how valid and effective his policies may be.  A spokeswoman for House GOP Conference Chairman Mike Pence, R-Indiana, said that Pence “believes that there should be no tax increase on any job creator next year.”  Why wouldn’t he want to create jobs?

So what we see is that anyone who would have half a mind to agree that Obama’s tax break plan for working families is good policy, is shark bait for Republicans…even if it’s their House Leader.  They don’t care; they never did—about you, America or their colleagues.  They are cannibals…Republicans eat their own.

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