Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg of Montana told his supporters "we are struggling like everyone else". Rehberg assertion is the more galling because he has millions in land, or as Rehberg the Republican slime put it "we're land rich and cash poor," and is accounted the 23rd richest member of Congress.
Rehberg has the advantage of not being from Wisconsin, where Republican Sean Duffy told the rich Union thugs who are destroying America, "I..I struggle to meet my bills right now," on his $174,000 salary and families' guaranteed health and dental benefits.
But, that's how it goes for Republicans they know Americans are struggling because; They. Caused. It. Now, the Republicans House members are back in their districts having taken yet another vacation from not creating jobs and proclaiming 'We feel your pain!' as they are suffering just like their constituents.
Republicans are the party of the Rich, by the Rich and for the Rich.
This realization has been dawning on the American people as they observe their wages stagnate, health care insurance vanish, their children fight wars the rich avoid, and see more and more wealth trickle up to the privileged few. In an attempt to reverse their downward trend, the Republican establishment created The Tea Party Rage of 2009. It was grass roots! It was regular America! It was populist! The media and GOP assured us again and again.
Well, with the major media networks directed to champion the Tea Party Sham, the Republicans had to do little else than sit back and shout, "Hosanna!" But, Republicans will do whatever is necessary to fool people to vote against their self-interests.
If they have to pretend to be moral and righteous, they will. If they have to proclaim their philandering was because of their deep love of Country, they will. If they have to pretend to be fiscal conservatives they will. If they have to rail against government handouts while their families accept subsidies they will! If they have to lie and claim to be regular folks, well shucks they'll clear some brush on a Texas ranch!
Well, deluded voters put the Republicans back into power in the US House, multiple State legislatures and Governors. And what did the Republicans do upon regaining power? They showed their true objective. They moved quickly to steal rights away from workers, redefine rape, attack Planned Parenthood, and then crafted the most inhuman budget with the goal to finally eliminate the Middle Class and reduce the 90% of the American people, with whom Republicans have no ties, to Wage Slavery.
But, a funny thing has happened on the rush to obliterate Unions, the EPA, FDA, OSHA and create Neo-Feudalist GOPAmerica, the masses of people actually enjoy having America be a Modern Nation and don't want the Republicans to cosign us to Third World Status and Serfdom.
Republicans have to play the 'we're just like you' as voters recognize the Republicans are rich, elitest bastards far removed from their struggles and more worried about retaining office, dismantling the social safety net, deregulating every industry and removing Federal agencies which police and halt Corporate crime and corruption, as the Republican Punk Ass Bitches make sure they properly service their Rich Moneyed Masters.
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