Want to know what your Republican senator really thinks about you? By now, it should be obvious to even the most stone headed clod that the Republican party wants America to fail because their lords and masters on Wall Street can make more short term profit and earn more money for professional stock holders and manipulators like Willard from it's failure than they can from success for the middle class. The latest proof of that comes once again from the way they voted on the bill that would have eliminated tax incentives for companies that outsource jobs overseas, (Courtesy of the Teamsters Union)
These are the U.S. Senators who voted today against a bill that would eliminate tax breaks for sending U.S. jobs overseas:
Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), John Barrasso (R-WY), Roy Blunt (R-MO), John Boozman (R-AR), Richard Burr (R-NC), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Dan Coats (R-IN), Tom Coburn (R-OK), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Bob Corker (R-TN), John Cornyn (R-TX), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Jim DeMint (R-SC), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), John Hoeven (R-ND), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), James Inhofe (R-OK), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Mike
Johanns (R-NE), Ron Johnson (R-WI), John Kyl (R-AZ), Mike Lee (R-UT), Richard Lugar (R-IN), John McCain (R-AZ), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Rand Paul (R-KY), Rob Portman (R-OH), James Risch (R-ID), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Richard Shelby (R-AL), John Thune (R-SD), Pat Toomey (R-PA), David Vitter (R-LA), Roger Wicker (R-MS).
Speaking of Mitt Romney and his pathological inability to connect with real people anywhere, I thought I'd pass this email along from Daily KOS. I'm pretty sure the Brits are savvy enough to realize that Mitt Romney doesn't speak for the American people but it never hurts to make sure. I signed it myself, mainly because it's the closest I can come to actually tossing a dancing horse turd at His Excellency,
Tom, please sign our letter to the people of the United Kingdom, letting them know Mitt Romney's oafish comments do not represent the views of most Americans toward one of our oldest and strongest allies. Click here to add your name-we will send the letter and the signatures to the British press.
During his recent trip to the United Kingdom, Mitt Romney questioned London's Olympic preparedness, forgot the name of the leader of the Labour Party, and said it would be terrible if the United States were to become like Europe. The people of the United Kingdom are so outraged over Romney's behavior that even two leading members of the Conservative Party, Prime Minster David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson, went out of their way to issue harsh rebukes.
In just two days, Mitt Romney has put a real dent in an alliance that took two world wars and forty years of the Cold War to build. That's why we're putting together a letter to the people of the United Kingdom, letting them know Mitt Romney does not speak for most Americans. We'll send the signatures to the British press, and hopefully mend some of the wounds which Romney has so ineptly managed to inflict.
Campaign Director, Daily Kos
Mitt Romney's not-so-excellent adventure abroad ("Romneyshambles," the Brits are calling it) has been many things: shabby, hilarious, scandalous, an enlivening hoot to a dreary election season. One thing it shouldn't be, though, is surprising.
Charles Krauthammer, the right-wing commentator who usually finds every excuse to attack Barack Obama-he took Obama's blinking during a tête-à-tête with Vladimir Putin as a sign of appeasement-pronounced himself befuddled by the GOP candidate's flare of incompetence.
These sorts of trips, Krauthammer said on Fox News Thursday night, are easy. You express solidarity with the allies, listen, nod your head, and say nice things or nothing at all. Instead, Romney questioned his hosts' ability to run the Olympics, raised doubts about Londoners' community spirit, and violated protocol by publicly mentioning a meeting with the head of MI-6. "It's unbelievable, it's beyond human understanding, it's incomprehensible," Krauthammer, normally a paragon of self-confidence, sputtered. "I'm out of adjectives ... I don't get it."
The thing that Krauthammer doesn't get is that Romney is not the sort of businessman-that his brand of capitalism is not the sort of enterprise-that requires even the most elementary understanding of diplomacy, courtesy, or sensitivity to other people's values, lives, or perceptions.
Which sums up Lord Willard in just about as succinct and brief manner as you're going to find anywhere. The man simply feels that he... having been born to privilege with the silver spoon of entitlement in his mouth is so far above everyone else that he doesn't even have to pretend he gives a damn.
And just to keep your awareness that upper reaches of the Republican party are mainly populated by loons and goons, we have Michele Bachmann who is definitely certifiable as the former and is working hard to get her ticket for the latter. The more irrelevant she gets the more bizarre the woman becomes to the point that I have no trouble believing that she's become totally unhinged. She's always been a bigot but one of the things more dangerous than bigotry is paranoid bigotry and this lady has that by the sack full. She has no business even being in Washington but for Boner to keep her on the House Intelligence Committee after he paranoid rants about the Islamic Brotherhood or whatever the hell she was gibbering about is a failure that he alone will have to own.
And last but by no means least One of the possibly only three people in America who truly get it offers a perspective on Campaign 2012 that even curmudgeons like myself can understand and appreciate. Not surprising since he is America's Alpha Curmudgeon himself.