Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Democratic Party needs to Stop Whining and Start Fighting

"We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant." ~ Karl Popper
Republicans are obstructionists, Republicans are not helping us, Republicans just say no to everything, Republicans this, Republicans that; every Democrat in DC laments. Yes. Yes. Yes we know. 80% of the American people know. What the American people also want to know is; what are the Democrats going to do about it? When will Democrats stop tolerating the intolerant Republican menace?

Yes, we know that John Kyl and the Republicans are holding up the START treaty with Russia, endangering every American life, for the sole purpose of making President Obama look bad.

Yes, we know that Mitch McConnell, Jim Bunning, Richard Shelby and every Republican will block all legislation and nominations by the Obama's Executive branch, no matter what, for the sole purpose of making President Obama look bad.

Yes, we know that Republicans will never accept homosexuals as people let alone in the military no matter how many polls show the current military members don't give a damn, no matter if a hundred retired Generals and Admirals say it's time to let people serve openly, and no matter how many times Bush appointed Secretary of Defense Gates says it's time to change the policy.

Yes, we know that conservative Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito have diligently done their duty to their Moneyed Masters in the Citizens United SCOTUS ruling and are now busy collecting their kickbacks and payoffs.

Yes, we know that Republicans use their position in Federal Government to funnel Billions of Taxpayer dollars to corporations, which then, give them consulting jobs and speaking engagements as bribes and kickbacks.

Yes, we know that Republicans would eliminate all regulations on Business allowing Brown & Williamson (now Reynold's American), BP, Halliburton, Massey Energy to sell deadly products to Americans and work employees in dangerous or deadly conditions.

Yes, we know that Republicans champion the continuation of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan just as staunchly as they refuse to serve in them.

Yes, we know that Republicans are immune to reason when their blatant partisan hypocrisy is highlighted by Rachel Maddow or Jon Stewart.

Yes, we know that the vast majority of Republicans, like Tom DeLay, are convicted criminals who brazenly use campaign money to buy influence and steal elections.

But, what we progressives and liberals want to know is when are you going to stop trying to make friends with the Republican bullies who keep making you look foolish in your outreach efforts? We want to know when you are going to stop turning the other cheek and start meeting Republican lies and intolerance with truth and strength? When are the Democrats going to Fight Back against the Republican Menace?

Why do conservatives love Ayn Rand?

Rand's Atheism was a key component of her metaphysical outlook and she had no qualms about declaring religious believers or anyone who spoke of Faith to be without Reason or utterly irrational.

Rand was also pro-abortion all the way up until delivery day. "Observe that by ascribing rights to the unborn, i.e., the nonliving, the anti-abortionists obliterate the rights of the living: the right of young people to set the course of their own lives." And "Rights do not pertain to a potential, only to an actual being. A child cannot acquire any rights until it is born. The living take precedence over the not-yet-living (or the unborn)."

Rand had no problem with non-traditional marriage and extra-marital relations between people, indulging in an open affair herself. Conservatives are often seen with signs; Marriage = 1 Man +1 Woman and conservatives rail that this is traditional marriage. "The plea to preserve “tradition” as such, can appeal only to those who have given up or to those who never intended to achieve anything in life. It is a plea that appeals to the worst elements in men and rejects the best: it appeals to fear, sloth, cowardice, conformity, self-doubt—and rejects creativeness, originality, courage, independence, self-reliance."

Additionally, conservatives have been clamoring for a Constitutional Amendment defining marriage as 1 man and 1 woman and have succeeded in getting laws brought forth in 31 states. But, while Rand was personally offended by homosexuality she clearly was opposed to government determining what two adults did with their own bodies, "I do not approve of such practices or regard them as necessarily moral, but it is improper for the law to interfere with a relationship between consenting adults."

I have a hard time understanding why so many Tea Party members want to Go Galt as they would no doubt be the ones left to die on the train tracks or left outside the Invisible Gulch...

So, why exactly do conservatives claim to love Ayn Rand?

Monday, November 29, 2010

Federal Pay Freeze

I call that a bargain
The best I ever had
- Bargain, The Who

I'm on board President Obama with a 2 year Federal Government pay freeze if the tax rate on the Rich goes back to the pre-Bush rates followed by an increase above that rate and Corporate Tax loop holes, which allow Exxon-Mobil and General Electric to get away with paying no US income tax, are filled. Despite the lies of Republican bureaucrats, Federal Employees are not lazy and overpaid but are hard working Middle Class people. And the House is gearing up to vote on continuing the specific tax break on the middle class and the less well off.
"If anything, taxes for the lower and middle class and maybe even the upper middle class should even probably be cut further," Warren Buffett said. "But I think that people at the high end -- people like myself -- should be paying a lot more in taxes. We have it better than we've ever had it."
But, Republicans being natural liars and scum are opposed to any Tax changes or benefits which aid the majority of Americans. Republicans care only for their Feudal Lords, the Plutocrats. Republicans want the tax burden of running America to fall squarely on the Middle Class and Poor because they know profligate Republicans spending for War Profiteers coupled with bailouts for Wall Street Racketeers and apologies to BigOil polluters will grind 280 million americans into serfdom and poverty from whence they can be easily ruled and worked to death.

Republicans and Wall Street sabotage America

"We’re losing our democracy to a different system. It’s called plutocracy.” ~ Robert Reich

"I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies."~ Thomas Jefferson

"Corporations have been enthroned .... An era of corruption in high places will follow and the money power will endeavor to prolong its reign by working on the prejudices of the people... until wealth is aggregated in a few hands ... and the Republic is destroyed." ~ Abraham Lincoln
The Republican Party has been wholly bought and paid for by Corporate Money. There is one job the Republicans have to accomplish as they steal back into DC, which is the continued transfer of wealth in this nation to the Richest. Already under George Bush's evil regime we saw a the Rich get Richer but, we've also seen Republicans use the power of Government to transfer Trillions into the coffers of the Rich.

But it's never enough for the Plutocrats. What they want is Plutonomy, a new era of Feudalism, in which Wall Street bankers are the new Lords and Barons with Republican bureaucrats acting as the new clergy telling the rest of America this is the way it's supposed to be. As Republican Jeb Henserling told America,
"I don’t think we can figure out how to outlaw recessions any more than we can outlaw tornadoes or outlaw hurricanes. Economic growth has never gone in one straight line up. It’s a part of freedom."
You see? Your economic woes are due to freedom. The vicissitudes of Freedom ordain that you be poor. Amen...

Remember Tea Partiers had no problems with the $700 Billion USC TARP bailout or with the other undisclosed billions used to rescue AIG, Bear Sterns and the other Wall Street racketeers accomplished by the Fed and financed with Taxpayer money. Sarah Palin supported the TARP in her standard mangled diction,
"Now, as for the economic bailout provisions and the measures that have already been taken, it is a time of crisis and government did have to step in playing an appropriate role to shore up the housing market to make sure that we're thawing out some of the potentially frozen credit lines and credit markets, government did have to step in there."
You betcha we must help the Banks which caused the Crisis because Capital belongs to the Capitalists and poverty belongs to the poor.

And as soon as those Trillions were in the hands of Wall Street, President Bush used his executive authority to allow the money to be used in whatever way the Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and the Rich bastards they serve deem... Henry Paulson backed away from the government's plan to use $700 billion in bailout funds to buy troubled mortgage assets and instead called for a fresh injection of cash to financial institutions. "Our assessment at this time is that this is not the most effective way to use TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program ) funds," Paulson said. "I will never apologize," Feudal Lord of the Exchequer Henry Paulson declared to the obedient serfs, "for changing an approach or strategy when the facts change. I think the apologies should come the other way." When you question him, you should apologize.

Remember the Tea Party anger at the hundreds of Billions requested yearly off budget by Bush as emergency war spending? Or when Billions in hard currency was physically lost in Iraq?

The last 10 years of the Bush Tax cuts were supposed to foster growth and jobs. Where are they? The Rich did what they always do with extra funds they "invested" those monies in their own off-shore bank accounts. Swiss banking giant UBS helped 52,000 unidentified American Thieves hide untold Billions stolen from American taxpayers into secret accounts. UBS agreed to pay $780 million USC to keep their identities secret. Under President Bush we had years of wage stagnation and wealth accumulation amongst the richest Americans just the way the Koch Brothers want.

Republicans want to crush the Middle Class and Poor and grind down Americans into serfdom and wage slavery forever.
"And I'm going to tell you one other thing: When did we ever get to a point in America where, we're nearly at the point where fifty percent of Americans don't pay anything in taxes! Nothing!" ~ Sean Hannity.
Of course, Hannity isn't the only Commentator at Faux News to demand the Poor pay more in Taxes. To the Rich in America the poor and middle class need to shoulder the burden of paying for Government and Government's role is to protect the profits of Wall Street.

President Obama is not the progressive superman many hoped he would be, but what he has done is offer hope with the Healthcare Insurance reform, the General Motors Bailout which saved thousands of UAW jobs, and ending the War profiteers boon in Iraq, so the Banking and Plutocratic Robber Barons have decided Obama must go. They engage in scurrilous lies about him to convince an ignorant vocal minority into believing Obama is somehow foreign.

Friday, November 26, 2010

How sad for our "North Korean Allies"

And for America that Mother Jones has been replaced by Mama Grizzlies.

Sarah Palin is a Corporate shill. Palin engages in the most inflammatory slash-and-burn rhetoric designed to convince middle class and poor people to vote against their economic self-interest. And it's working. And the Plutocratic rich assholes in this nation reward Palin with millions, which she feels is a fortune but which is a pittance to them.

Palin and her ilk dutifully read whatever script their Corporate Moneyed Masters place in front of them. Or Sarah Palin would if she knew how to read. Palin appeared on Glenn Beck's show to bash President Obama for not declaring War somewhere in Korea, but as is her wont, Palin went Rogue and declared the necessity of aiding our "North Korean allies". [Raw Story]

Sarah Palin is a true conservative and Republican. Palin is actively ignorant and completely devoid of rationality. She prides herself on not knowing what's going on in the world. She shamelessly lies like all Republicans and feels no compunction in doing so.

And she wants to be President. The damage she would do for her Corporate Controllers to America, to hard working Americans and to the world will far surpass George Bush's record.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Barack Obama Perfect Christian

President Obama is the perfect Christian. No matter how many times Republican and conservative racists slap him in the face he is ready to offer up the other cheek.

It began prior to his nomination, continued throughout his first two years in office with loud and continuous aspersions about President Obama's faith, birth, heritage and family and repeated wishes for his failure, removal and death. Republicans place their party and the demands of the Rich Plutocratic Controllers over the safety of American Citizens. But, even after winning the 2010 elections, with Republicans gloating about working to harm Americans so President Obama fails, he offered forth his hand in brotherhood to work together.

This infuriates blood thirsty Republican savages, like Sarah Palin, who long to kill things and are aroused at the sight of blood. Sarah Palin, is the perfect Republican, a savage anti-christian, who cloaks herself in righteousness while merely using religion to advance herself and her family.

Christianity is at odds with natural human behavior. Love thy neighbor as yourself is a reaction one must learn. Naturally, the last two years have shown that Republicans are false christians. Just listen to them, every single one of the GOP platforms are in opposition to christs' teachings. Republicans succor and fawn over money and build vast temples for Moneychangers. Republicans hate the poor and use the power of Government to see them ground down to an early grave for the Money Masters they serve. Republicans are the first to cast stones for behaviors they engage in wantonly. Republicans love warfare and death and seek to sacrifice as much of humanity on the altars of War as possible.

Republicans hate christ and venerate death, war and avarice.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Lovie Smith is a Good NFL Head Coach

The Bears are who we thought they were! ~ Dennis Green
The Bears defeated the Miami Dolphins 16-0 to improve to 7-3 this season. Which brings up the question of Lovie Smith's coaching ability. Lovie is not liked very much in Chicago. I tend to get exasperated at some of his coaching habits which seem to be mistakes to me. His challenge technique is poor and his record in them supports that conclusion. Additionally, he's lost several games (including one playoff game and nearly another) by his seeming inability to adjust his defensive schemes. But!!!

But, the Bears are in first place this year after 10 games and his record overall is very good. And during his tenure the Bears made their second Super Bowl appearance and, although they lost, it was to the favored Indianapolis Colts. Lovie has never lost a clubhouse or had his players turn on him.

Brian Urlacher, who predates Lovie Smith and is the best Bears player of the last 10 years and a borderline Hall of Famer, when asked about the negative coverage of Lovie by Marshall Faulk after the win said, "I don't understand it, man. I love Coach Smith. I think the problem is the media doesn't like him. He doesn't tell them what they want to hear. He doesn't sell players out on the field to the media."

Urlacher may be correct about the Media's dislike for Lovie, several 670 The Score radio personalities do not hide their desire for Lovie to be fired. And many sports fans in Chicago call up The Score and complain, 'Lovie isn't fired up on the sideline', that Lovie doesn't have 'The Fire and The Passion' to coach. While a rabid sideline demeanor is not a quality of a good coach, playoff appearances and victories are a good barometer. Following the Super Bowl Loss the Bears have failed to make the playoffs in last 3 seasons. So, during this last offseason the Bears picked up Julius Peppers, the best defensive end the team has had since Richard Dent, and Chester Taylor to guard against the possibility that Matt Forte is an average running back. The Bears are not blessed with unbelievable talent.

And that brings up the best argument for Lovie's status as good NFL coach. During his tenure Jerry Angelo has been a failure in talent evaluation and drafting. And has routinely left the Bears with deficiencies at key positions.

Jerry Angelo has a terrible record at drafting in the first round. Angelo has neglected to draft an offensive lineman in the early rounds since his failure with Marc Columbo and has not taken an offensive player of significance outside the aforementioned Matt Forte. The Bears best offensive player QB Jay Cutler was acquired via an expensive trade.

What Angelo has succeed in is drafting pro-bowl caliber defensive players, with Lance Briggs being a longshot Hall of Famer, and the gamble on Devin Hester.

Devin Hester is the best punt/kick returner to ever step onto a pro football field. His presence alone has been worth 3-4 wins a year since 2006.

And here is the problem, Lovie Smith has been saddled with a preponderance of average to below average players (by NFL standards) and has succeeded in squeezing the most out of those players and Jerry Angelo is very good at seeing raw, unrefined talent but fails at the task of selecting bona fide #1s. And Hester's play has covered up the egregious errors by Lovie Smith and Jerry Angelo.

Which leaves the Bears were they have been for the past 3 seasons. Around the middle of the league. But, this season's not over and as the wins pile up, it's becoming harder and harder to justify the hatred of Lovie Smith who is a good NFL Coach.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sean Hannity whistling to his White Supremacist Fans

Do you just hate this President or do you hate America, Sean?
As I realized, after the American people soundly rejected conservative values, Sean Hannity would spend everyday attacking President Obama. Every single day Hannity has spent hours on TV and Radio undermining the President for the political gain of his Republican handlers. The Republican goal is to cause as much trouble as possible, sew discord and hurt as many Americans as they can so that they would regain control of that Government.

While Hannity has been successful in making conservatives believe Obama is a terrorist supporting marxist muslim responsible for Bush's military and economic failures, Hannity, Matt Drudge, Racist Limbaugh and the other Toxic Conservative Commentators have failed in one of the prime goals, which is getting President Obama visibly upset.

"The feeling among some people is this President is unhinged," Sean Hannity whistled to his White Supremacist Fans. "The only thing he's passionate about is ESPN, playing golf and playing some basketball."

Toxic Pukes like Hannity love to incite an emotional response from Democrats, especially African American Democrats. Because then Faux News reporters can put the incident on 24 hour loop, look askew at the camera, incline their head, speak to those that hear and smugly say "See those people always get like that..."

Some Republicans have learned that they need to alter their code words. It's no longer acceptable outside Republican and conservative circles to send emails with watermelons on the White House lawn or photoshopped images of President Obama as an African witch Doctor.

Today, sophisticated Republican bigots talk about President Obama being controlled by the ghost of his dead father and chide him for his Anti-colonialism, and use words like "unhinged" when what Conservatives want is for Obama to get angry. President Obama, however, is as cool as the other side of the pillow and will not allow himself to be prodded into such a display because he won't let himself be their n-slur.

Post Racial America [Disaffected]

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Scurrilous Hypocrisy of the Republicans and Conservatives

every day is exactly the same
and i've rehearsed my lines
and i know what's coming next
~ Everyday is Exactly The Same, Nine Inch Nails
What's coming next is the Republicans implementing the agenda of the Rich Plutocratic Bastards. What the Republicans are going to do is destroy, underfund, delegitimize, remove every and any Government agency which seeks to help and protect the American people while using their office to transfer more and more wealth to the Rich. So that the greediest Rich assholes who fund Republican coffers can squeeze more and more blood and treasure from the Country. But, while Republicans are cutting Medicaid, social security, OSHA, and the EPA they will have no problem using that self same Government to aid themselves in every way possible.

Here's newly elected Republican Congressman Doctor Andy Harris, who won on repealing Obamacare, demanding his free government health care.

Here's Brain Damaged deranged Republican liar Michele Bachmann, champion of the anti-Government Tea Party Caucus and new Republican Congressmen Vicky Hartzler, Krisit Noem and Stephen Fincher getting millions in Governemnt Subsidies (that is handouts) for their farms. From the article:
Bachmann's family farm, owned by her father-in-law, received more than $250,000 in subsidies over the past 15 years, according to the Environmental Working Group. A Bachmann spokesman said she is not involved in any operational decisions.

Vicky Hartzler of Missouri and her husband own a farm equipment business and a farm where they grow corn and soybeans. She received more than $770,000 in farm subsidies over the past 15 years, according to the Environmental Working Group, a Washington advocacy group that collects and analyzes farm subsidy data.

South Dakota Republican Kristi Noem, who ousted Democratic Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, had partial ownership in a ranch that received more than $3 million in subsidies over 15 years, though her family bought her out last year.

Farmer and gospel singer Stephen Fincher won an open seat House race in Tennessee this year while both railing against federal spending and deflecting criticism that his family had received $3.2 million in federal farm subsidies in the past 10 years.
So, never forget Republican Congressmen can get as much free health care and as much Welfare as they want but you, the average American? Well Republicans say fuck you! Who are you? Republicans want Americans to work hard pay taxes which they can steal and then die.

But, of course Republicans and Conservatives are so low and so evil their despicable craven hypocrisy is not only contained in their abuse of Government subsidies and their use of their High office to shape policies which ensure other Americans do not benefit they way Republicans and their Plutocratic Moneyed Masters do. No Republicans and Conservatives also use their power to criminally abuse those who hold different political views.

Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has no problem parlaying her husband's position to advance her fascist agenda and to receive millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks funneled to her and her husband through such bogus fronts like Liberty Central. But, Virginia, not satisfied with ensuring the American worker is enslaved and worked to death for her Corporate Masters, is petty or vindictive enough to demand an apology from Professor Anita Hill for daring to tell America the truth about Clarence Thomas' vile sexual harassment.

Now matter how many crimes James O'Keefe is convicted of or the number of foiled rapes he attempts, O'Keefe is beloved by Conservatives. Because he's a war hero? Nope. O'Keefe graduated from Rutgers in 2006 and avoided the Iraq War Surge and military service altogether. But, because James O'Keefe is a racist bigot who attends White Supremacist rallies and succeeded in destroying ACORN conservatives will forever love him. That is conservatives who claim to despise crime and criminals unless that criminal happens to advance conservative values like bigotry.

And, who could forget, the Conservative War Drum beaters at Faux News and at all levels of the Republican Party and scattered throughout the college-aged Young Republicans and Young Conservative movements? Chicken Hawks one and all.

Republicans and Conservatives are scum sucking punk ass bitches who beat their breast and tear their hair over how evil the Government is but never turn down a free government handout and use their power and position in federal government to enrich themselves and their Corporate Controllers.

Related Disaffected Blog Posts:
James O'Keefe and Jason Mattera Conservative Birds of a Feather [10/03/10]
Capitalism is... [04/26/10]
CPAC = Chicken Hawks United and Domestic Terrorist Sympathizers [02/18/10]

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Republican John Shimkus turning Illinois into Alabama

If you repeat a lie often enough, You're a Republican...
There is no doubt nor any reasonable discussion concerning global climate change. It has occurred in the past, it is occurring now, and it will continue to occur in the future. The only area for debate is the amount of impact positive and negative that man can have on the world. This should not be a political issue but guess who wants to make it one, that's right, the Republican Party.

Now some Republicans are climate change deniers out of brazen political machinations. Battered conservative voters hate the world and demand America be different, so if the world scientific community agrees climate change is happening then conservatives reflexively demand their politicians deny it.

But other Republican seek to impose their religious bigotry and ignorance onto America. Such as Republican Congressman John Shimkus of Illinois.

"I believe that is the infallible word of god," Shimkus declared because jesus whispers it into his ear every night in the original Aramaic that climate change isn't real, carbon dioxide makes for good breathing, and miners hate mine safety laws because they aren't in the bible or Constitution.

So, no amount of evidence will ever be enough for Shimkus because everything on earth (besides the bible) is coated in man's inherent evilness and as such can never dissuade him. John Shimkus is now vying for the leadership spot of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Get used to it America. The 300 Republican Tyrants in the Federal Government are going to run your life. The 300 Republican Tyrants are going to decide (often times based on a collection of bronze age myths of desert nomads) what is best for you, what you can and can not do with your body, what your quality of life will be and for how long they work you until Republicans deem you to old or ineffective and leave you to die.

Friday, November 5, 2010

200 million a day (the lies told by Michele Bachmann)

The Republican Party, feeling giddy from their election victories, is going for the coup de grace against President Obama. And they have no trouble fabricating outrageous over-the-top lies to accomplish their Coup.

Whenever the Republicans need to attack they employ one of their Wicked Witches, in this case Michele Bachmann, to do the dirty work. Republicans feel using a woman to slander and lie provides them cover and they have a stable of Phyllis Schlafly clones more than willing to engage in slash-and-burn rhetoric. The latest lie Bachmann has been sent forth to push into the political debate is President Obama's diplomatic trip to India is going to cost 200 million USC per day. 200 Million. And when confronted with her complete fabrication Bachmann doesn't bat one of those mesmerizing eyes of hers,
"Well these are the numbers that have been coming out in the press," she drones.
Additionally, besides the deranged lying Michele Bachmann, R. Limbaugh, Fox News, and conservative bloggers are claiming 34 Naval vessels (the equivalent of 3 Carrier Groups) are tasked, 870 rooms are being rented, and 3000 people are going at a total cost of over 2 Billion USC.

It's the Judith Miller Media Loop.

Republicans push a complete lie into the Media and when the Media starts discussing it, Republicans point out the Media is discussing the lie so it must actually be true. Yeah, that is your Liberal Media at work. And, don't claim developmentally disabled Michele Bachmann is insane because whenever someone dares to point out the imbecilic insanity which comes beaming forth hypnotically from Michele Bachmann's giant tarsir like eyes the Very Serious People in the Liberal Media get upset (with criticism of Republicans).

While the lies are utterly ridiculous and have been easily disproved, the DoD has said no Carriers will be in the area, the Hotel President Obama and his staff are staying at has around 560 rooms, the Secret Service states it's a wild exaggeration, it doesn't matter. Such is the utter lack of shame of Republicans and the sad state of the battered conservative voter.

The Republican Party is comprised of the most scurrilous, disgraceful, bigoted liars and thieves ever to walk America. What is most important to Republicans is control of the Federal Government in order to steal as much as possible and oppress and enslave as many as possible. If they have to burn down America and kill every American to get what they want they will.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Whooping (Cough)! There it is!

What happened in Los Angeles when a vaccination ordinance was submitted to a popular referendum is typical of what would happen anywhere under the same circumstances. The ordinance was rejected, and smallpox spread through the town. - H. L. Mencken, Notes on Democracy, pg.57
Outbreaks of Whooping Cough (Pertussis) occasionally occur in America. Back in June California had an 5 deaths and 910 cases attributed to the highly contagious disease. The 5 deaths in June were infants of Latino parents and, most likely, had no access or inclination to seek out Health care and Vaccinations.

However, what we are witnessing today is a spread beyond the normal expected areas, as evidenced by the outbreak of 20 cases in two schools in the fabulous North Shore school districts in Wilmette and Winnetka. And thanks to the Anti-Vaccination Mob being moneyed is not a protection.

The Anti-Vaccination Mob has succeeded in reviving and strengthening vanquished diseases. And while the current Mob gained traction from the completely false and dishonestly written 1998 British Paper by the wholly discredited Dr. Andrew Wakefield in which he blamed Autism cases on vaccinations, a large part of the blame for the recent anti-vaccination movement is due to the steadily anti-science narrative, most often championed by Republican Party.

Most scientific theories have negative consequences for Republican Political Power, as such, those theories must be destroyed. But, ignorance doesn't merely belong to Republicans. Celebrities, most famously Jenny McCarthy, and liberals Bill Maher and Robert Kennedy Jr, immune to normal lives have thrown themselves behind the movement. The Anti-Vaccination Movement crosses political affiliation because it is based on the sloppy thinking, which is the natural state of the human brain. The Scientific Method isn't natural and had to be invented to overcome the human predilection to falsely ascribe patterns where they are none and to engage in fallacious post hoc ergo propter hoc thinking.

Many of the techniques used by the Anti-Vaccinators were garnered from the Anti-Evolutionists. I recommend going over the Science Blog Respectful Insolence by ORAC who examines and dissects the various and numerous Anti-Vaccination proponents who are engaging in propaganda, distortions, pseudoscience and outright lies.