We discussed, over two years ago, in the article “”All the Good Things Have Been Taken” by the Plutocrats” the stealing of our resources for the fat cats’ use. Recently E. J. Dionne’s article “Court ruling a victory for oligarchy” shows how the US Supreme Court has given its GOP donors our democracy.
The article wonderfully describes the naked aggression against the 99% as it states “Thus has this court conferred on wealthy people the right to give vast sums of money to politicians while undercutting the rights of millions of citizens to cast a ballot.”
These GOP operatives have some diabolic schemers to learn from. Karl Rove is still around. Who’d be surprised if he doesn’t pick another blue-blood show horse-Jeb maybe.
The January 25, 2010 article “Murdoch Saw Citizen Kane and Rove is Eager to Use Him” illustrates what Rove and Murdoch were plotting. The article states “Rove has an ally-Rupert Murdoch, who confiscated yellow journalism from William Randolph Hearst. They have perpetrated many lies and now that Rove is on FOX News more are in the future. They will have the goal of gaining Rove’s fantasy of a permanent GOP majority.”
The article “Crossroads GPS At Heart Of GOP’s Lois Lerner Probe” indicates that Karl Rove has resurfaced with his Crossroads GPS. Rove has one goal as indicated above-a permanent GOP majority, and he’ll use any means at his disposal to achieve that end? If he directly backs another GOP candidate will he have the puppet stand in front of a “Mission Accomplished” banner? If it is a few years down the road maybe we’ll see another generation of Bush candidate invading Iraq for some hypocritical stated reason to get at that “sea of oil” in Iraq.
Hearst’s behavior is a perfect example for the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson–who have pumped money into campaigns favoring their interests, to follow.
The article “Top GOP Committee Holds IRS Official In Contempt Of Congress” shows how desperate the GOP is to sully anyone in President Obama’s administration-even though these mistakes don’t reach the President’s level.
The GOP is attempting to level contempt charges against Lois Lerner. Regarding this the article states “Rep. Elijiah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking minority member of the Oversight Committee, also pointed to a report by the non-partisan Congressional Research Service finding no examples of a contempt charge being upheld in court under similar circumstances.”
There is no surprise about the GOP’s tactics against Lois Lerner. The “Party of No” is seeking to gain political power. If its techniques are unprecedented then so be it.
In this article we’ve chronicled how the GOP has used both Congress and the US Supreme Court-which is stacked with GOP operatives, to steal money and the vote from the 99%. Could it get worse?
Years ago Donovan wrote the song “Universal Soldier”. It had these lyrics:
“And he’s fighting for Democracy,
He’s fighting for the Reds,
He says it’s for the peace of all.
He’s the one who must decide,
Who’s to live and who’s to die,
And he never sees the writing on the wall.”
Let’s apply this to a US voter at election time.
The writing on the wall is that if he had voted for the right candidate-someone looking out for the social and economic justice for all-in the US a Democrat, then his country would prosper.