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We need to let President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, (audience boos) and my dear friend the chairman of the Democrat National Committee, we need to let them know that Florida ain't on the table," West said. "Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America...
Following cheers, West added, "Yeah I said 'hell.'"
Moments after the quote was mentioned on Twitter, former Reid spokesman Jim Manley responded via his own Twitter feed: "Me to allen west. You first asshole.
How did we reach such a level of discussion that there is no agreement as to the starting point of discussion between the red and the white, the conservative and the liberal, the republican and the democrat?
No wonder folks label themselves as independent.
But is it fair to say that both sides are at fault?
The drunken father too often punishes the children with the belt and a loud voice whilst the mother sits on the sidelines attempting to 'tone him down'. Is the mother at fault for not notifying the authorities?
Yes she is at fault.
But forget RICO and other conspiracy theories for a second.
Who is getting drunk and who is giving the lashes to the children?
But mom maintains the status quo. Mom maintains the abode. Mom may withhold information on the behavior of the children from the punishing papa.
Mom is insured that the home is maintained and that she and her younguns will survive.
The Democrats know damn well that the Republicans are lying through their teeth, that the Republicans are threatening to take away the safety nets that (meager as they may be) are the only defense for the lower middle class and the poor against hunger, homelessness and despair.
The Democrats know damn well that Wall Street and Big Business (there is a term that shows my age) are stealing this country as well as the world blind.
The Democrats know damn well that the international corporations have no allegiance to this country or to the American Citizenry.
The Democrats know that the facade of the Dow Jones Industrial Index is a sham calling for those Americans in the top 29% of the 30% to gamble on a fixed a game.
So I end up reading Fox News on its web site:
Insider trading laws apply to all Americans, but CBS' "60 Minutes" in November said members of Congress get a pass, citing investment transactions by party leaders and a committee chairman in businesses about to be affected by pending legislation.
The broadcast report raised questions about trades of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; the husband of Democratic leader and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California; and Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.
All three denied using any insider information to make stock trades, but the broadcast set off a flurry of efforts in Washington to deal with the public perception.
A recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll of registered voters found 56 percent of them favor replacing the entire 535-member Congress. Other polls this year have given Congress an approval rating between 11 percent and 13 percent, while disapproval percentages have ranged from 79 percent to 86 percent.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said he's working on an expanded bill that would go beyond stock transactions and ban lawmakers from making land deals and other investments based on what they learned as members of Congress.
Now here is Fox ( I have no idea how they treat these felonies on its network but I would guess Pelosi is featured as Ma Barker) telling all of us that members of both parties are stealing—and I mean stealing—monies each and every day from the American Public.
Pelosi was a millionaire to begin with per her family; and yet she is my hero. My heroine. And I come to fine out that she has made many millions of dollars whilst in a sacred position given to her by voters.
I have written several blogs about Issa who sponsors bills that benefit his businesses. I think he should be put in prison; for many years.
But our representatives from both parties are starting to look like they came from Tammany Hall!
If you know that certain legislation is coming that will enhance your investments and you take advantage of this knowledge; damn, you are a thief.
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), one of the wealthiest members with a minimum net worth of $181 million, wouldn’t answer directly on whether members should limit the stock they own. “I think what he’s talking about is avoiding conflicts of interests, which we should do,” Kerry said. “I think it’s very important not to have these conflcits of interest."
John Kerry marries a billionaire and he is frickin around with stock manipulation. What the hell is that?
AND WHO THE HELL WISHES TO MAKE CANTOR LOOK GOOD?
I am speaking out of my ass, as usual, but I cannot believe that Bernie Sanders made one dime on the stock market during his entire tenure.
I cannot believe that Dennis Kucinich has made one dime off of his position in Congress all these years; although it appears he has gained some amenities per his fame.
I cannot believe that Sherrod Brown has made a dime off of his position!
The dems must take the high road and abolish this bullshite! NOW!
I would only say that Ron Paul, a defender of the Confederacy, could come out very clean on this subject.
This is symbolic of course.
Even in millions of dollars the graft of Congress is small in comparison to off shore accounts and such.
But we cannot allow this type of graft to continue.
I know all about the 'revolving door' and how people seek office in order to find themselves up the ladder of success as lobbyists or pretend lobbyists like Gingrich who never held an honorable tenet in his entire life.
Chris Dodd has been a hero of mine as well as his dad for many reasons.
And yet Chris is attacked for receiving a few points on his mortgage related to his office.
And his dad was herded out of Congress because of his meandering ways after making history with Justice Jackson at Nuremberg.
And yet I am assured that Senator Dodd will find his way into the revolving door and make millions upon millions selling out the American public.
But there is more than just normal blow-back from the sins of our party leaders.
We give the evil ones ammunition to further their deceits.
It makes us look bad.
It makes us look bad to the world.
And it makes us look to the electorate.
It makes us look bad as Democrats.
WE MUST STOP ANY INSIDER TRADING BY OUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES.