Monday, May 14, 2012

Republican Totalitiarian Richard "Howling Mad" Mourdock declares Bow Down or Republicans will launch a New Civil War!

"A society devoid of compromise is totalitarian. If I had to define a free and open society in one word, the word would be compromise." - Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals.

"What I’ve said about compromise and bipartisanship is I hope to build a conservative majority in the United States Senate so that bipartisanship becomes Democrats joining Republicans..." Richard "Howling Mad" Mourdock, Totalitarian Republican candidate for Senate.
Compromise is back in the news cycle again. And once again a Republican Tea Party Extremist hath decreed Compromise to be Do as I Say!

But, it's far worse than just that "Howling Mad" Mourdock is another asshole Republican who also invoked the "I am the 53%" tax nonsense.
"I am here to suggest to you that we are in a house divided. You know this past April, when our federal taxes were paid, 47 percent — 47 percent — of all American households paid no income tax. In fact, half of that 47 percent almost, actually got tax money back from the government that they never paid -– because a few years ago we revised the welfare program to make it part of the tax code. When 47 percent are paying no income taxes — they do pay Social Security — but they are not paying income taxes, and 53 percent are carrying the load, we are a house divided." - Richard Mourdock
I've already written and demolished this Republican Reverse Robin Hood Scheme about how Republicans supposedly the Party of lower taxes simply wants to raise taxes on the Poor while cutting funding to government programs that aid the sick and poor so the Rich can enjoy more Tax Payer Welfare [See My Post: Why would any poor person vote for a Republican?]
All of a sudden the profligate spending Republicans couldn't squeeze the Poorest Americans to pay for their mooching Corporate Welfare ways because the Poor were not paying their fair share of taxes! Talk about your Class Warfare. Republicans began a blitz of propaganda that, depending upon which Republican you were listening to, 45% or 47% or 49% or 51% or whatever number they found convenient to demagogue about, weren't paying any taxes!

But, wow it really highlights the Republican Class Warfare. After 30 years of Piss Down Your Back and Tell You It's Raining Reaganomics and the Effects of the Bush Republican Recession hard-working people are too poor to pay Federal Income Taxes but, as Len Burman pointed out, 82 percent of them pay more payroll tax than income tax. They also pay federal excise taxes on gasoline, beer, wine, liquor, tires, and cigarettes. As well as, state and local taxes. But the Poor are, as the Wall Street Journal once branded them, the "Lucky Duckies". According to Timothy Noah,
A new report by Citizens For Tax Justice, a labor-funded nonprofit with a reputation for dispassionate economic analysis, lays this out. When you factor in all state and local taxes, the bottom fifth (i.e. people earning, on average, about $13,000) pays on average an effective tax rate of about 17 percent. When you do the same for the top one percent (i.e. people earning, on average, about $1.4 million) the average effective tax rate is 29 percent.
But, beyond the Class Warfare plans of Mourdock and Mitt Romney (whose tax Plan raises taxes on the poor while lowering them on the super rich), what Richard Mourdock is really calling for is a New Civil War.

We are a House Divided... Mourdock either is as violently stupid as Sharon "Second Amendment Remedies" Angle or as actively ignorant as Christine "I'm a Witch" O'Donnell. There can be no other way to interpret the use of Lincoln's speech, Mourdock intends to use the power of the Federal Government to bring the Poor to heel. To shackle the Poor, Sick and Old with onerous new taxes, to slash their benefits and to trap them in Wage Slavery and Corporate Bondage to the Plutocracy which he so reverently serves.

This Speech by Mourdock is the Call for Conseravtives to begin a New Civil War. Conservativism is Terrorism.


Green Eagle said...

A very nicely written post, coming to an ugly but all too likely conclusion.

Conservatives have built such a wall around themselves, with their combination of Reaganoid greed and Evangelical conviction that only they have the ear of God, that I can't convince myself that the nightmare they are working to create out of our country can be averted without our passing through something unimaginably ugly.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Thanks Green Eagle.

Here's Bill O'Reilly taking to Plutocrat Vandersloot,
"Some believe this is economic terrorism…not economic, political terrorism."

Right-Wingers are steadily providing their conservative dupes a casus belli to engage in assassination attempts, murder, violence, and an outright shooting war.

Conservatism is Terrorism.

Silverfiddle said...

I love it when you do these comedy posts, Gene.

Mourdock is messing where he doesn't belong though. Dividing us up is the job of progressives, not conservatives.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Like all conservatives Silverfiddle, the only thing you know how to do is Division. From One, Many the Tea Party Motto.

While #Occupy was proclaiming We are the 99%, Right-Winger Totalitarians immediately divided themselves into the 53%.

Of course, that doesn't fit with what you want the world to be like so you immediately throw out the observed evil behaviors of conservatives and make false pronunciations.

Bill O'Reilly decalred Disclosure and Transperancy to be Terrorism, "They want to intimidate you from giving any money to the campaign, and others like you who might be thinking of it. Business people go “I’m not gonna do that. They might put my name on the web and I’ll lose customers. So I’m not gonna do it.” But that’s terrorism."

When We, the People find out that the Plutocracy has decided Mitt Romney is the best President for advancing the interests of the Rich 1% while knowing Mitt will savagely cut programs for the Poor and simultaneously raise Taxes on the Poor, that's Terrorism!

Enjoy voting for Romney! I'm sure his tax raise on you will only take a couple extra hundred from your wages, while Mitt and his Plutocratic ilk enjoy a $1,000,000 tax gift from America.

the yellow fringe said...

Conservatives who hated Romney during the early primary, loving Cain or Bachmann, or Perry more, even Santorum, now can take some comfort in voting for him now. After all, he has held the same position on every issue as they have, at some time or another. Likewise he has held the same position on every issue I have, at some time or another.

Silverfiddle said...

But more importantly, what will Obama do about his Bain problem?

Bain threw some steel workers out of work two years after Mitt left the organization, but Obama was cosied up to the Wall Street Vampires:

"Obama also picked up at least half a dozen fundraisers from the finance sector, including one managing director of Bain Capital, the private equity firm founded by his possible GOP rival Mitt Romney.

Jonathan Lavine, the chief investment officer of Bain affiliate Sankaty Advisors, was also an Obama fundraiser in 2008, but only joined the reelection effort in recent months, raising between $100,000 and $200,000.",0,3306822.story

Sarge said...

Richard Mourdock is a right wing extremist and he is also an incompetent. He is the Treasurer of the State of Indiana and he misplaced $320 MILLION dollars in
corporate tax revenue and caused Indiana counties to be shorted $536,000. Then, the state found yet another $200 Million!
Here is Indiana - first responders were layed off, teachers let go, libraries got reduced hours, p]swimming pools were closed - because there was no MONEY. Then,
"My Bad" - We have $520 million?

I just left Indianapolis and moved to Evansville, In - Mourdock's home city. He thinks that Medicare and Social Security are unconstitutional. Joe Donnelly is already attacking him for that and his partisan views on legislating.
We need people in Washington that will work together to move the nation forward - Not some "Our way or no way" from some bagger-ass

Mister Silverfish - Gene is being polite with you. I will not.

Sir, fuck you!


Silverfiddle said...

If what you say is true, sargie, then Mourdock should not only lose in a landslide, he should be jailed.

Indiana would be much better off if it were like Illinois or California...

Fiscal responsibility is so overrated.

Grung_e_Gene said...


Yes, Indiana and the United States would be better off if it were like Illinois and California.

From the Economist:

From 1990-2009, Illinois spent $700 Billion less than it took in via taxes. California spent $336 Billion less.

"Of the 32 states which receive more than they contribute, 27 states (84%) are REPUBLICAN. Of the 18 states which contribute more than they receive, 14 states (78%) are DEMOCRATIC." Illinois and Califronia receive back less federal tax dollars than they pay.

But, this is data that doesn't conform to your ignorant right-wing view of socialism and bad states so just ignore it.

Silverfiddle said...

Since they are flat assed broke and billions in debt, sounds like Illinois and California are pretty stupid...

Silverfiddle said...

And the data from The Economist has been around forever. Illinois has very little federal installations and national parks, monuments, etc, so it doesn't get the money that goes along with that. Virginia, mentioned in the article, had numerous military bases and federal government facilities. Also, places like Florida have a lot of retirees who pay no taxes and receive social security.

So, Gene, look behind the data and it really doesn't say anything. Even the author of the original study does not draw the conclusions that leftwing loonies do. He's an academic, you ain't.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Silverfiddle you are flopping around like a fish on this one, but I know, I know ideology always trumps truth with you. Thanks for the insult as well, it clearly shows me and everyone else you know you're wrong but do't care or are being willing obtuse.

Great Lakes Naval Base - the only Naval Boot Camp.

Rock Island Arsenal - It is now the largest government-owned weapons manufacturing arsenal in the United States.

Enjoy Romney!

Tom Harper said...

Conservatives keep pretending not to know that the 47% of Americans who pay no income taxes are a result of their Idol, Ronald Reagan. Reagan either created or greatly expanded the Earned Income Tax Credit during his presidency. This is the exact reason so many low-income people pay no income taxes.

Mourdock either doesn't know this or he's too dumb to comprehend it.

Doug V said...

"Conservatism is Terrorism." Thanks for that quote. I like to call guys like Mourdoch "conservanazis". They are political terrorists and it's either thier way or the highway. There was an article I received on my FB page about one Virginia Republikan Party county bunch calling for an armed uprising if the elections don't go their way. Sedition? Revolution? I like to inform my conservanazi opponents that I and many others that are not of the conservanazi persuasion own and use guns. I really enjoy your blog. Keep up the good work.

Silverfiddle said...

Well Gene, I'll just encourage you to go find the original study and the comments of the author of it. You'll be surprised. It's not what the Daily Kook and Democrap Underground make it out to be.

Anonymous said...

Yeah we'll be much better off with 4 more years Barack Guevera

Green Eagle said...

As usual, Silverfiddle displays the typical Conservative disregard for reality:

"Bain threw some steel workers out of work two years after Mitt left the organization"

The unconscionable thieving of this company's resources which led to its bankruptcy took place directly under Romney's control, and he was still officially president of Bain when the steel company collapsed.

For more details of this case, and a couple of similar examples of Bain's malignant business practices, I am going to shamelessly refer you to some information I dug up on the subject:

Bustednuckles said...

Bring that shit on you arrogant fucking idiots.
In the not too distant future you are going to be sniveling and whining for special consideration because you are going to be THE MINORITY in this country.

BTW GENE, you are the first new addition to my Blogroll at the Word Press site.

Keep pounding on 'em!


Grung_e_Gene said...

Wow! Thanks Busted, you've got some serious chops amongst the blog... errr wordpress community! It's an honor to have been the #1 Draft Pick.

Now, I'll have to live up to expectations!

Green Eagle,
Yes, avoidance of actual facts, like Mitt Romney's record of eliminating American jobs and closing Americna factories while he moved his ill-gotten gains into bank accounts in Switzerland, Luxembourg and the Cayman's can't counter the Obama Derangment Syndrome.

Anonymous douche,
It would be fantastic if Barack Obama would utter the line of Laureen Hobbs in Network, upon his inauguration in 2013. But, he's not a Socialist.

Other than Barack cleaning up the disastrous mess of George W(orst Ever) Bush and the Whiter than White Republican Party is there anything else you want to blame on the darker-hued peoples of the world?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous douche,
It would be fantastic if Barack Obama would utter the line of Laureen Hobbs in Network, upon his inauguration in 2013. But, he's not a Socialist.

Yeah because Greece d Europe are doing so well. But "if" he wins he will go gang busters so don't count it out just yet.
Looking forward to paying 8.00 per gallon of gas. If it happened now he'd be sure to lose.

Tom Harper said...

Anonymous Commenter @ 2:20 p.m., 5/18: Come on Lisa, we know that's you. Fess up.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Tom Harper, can you translate the comment to me?

I don't get what "Greece d Europe" [sic] have to do with President Obama? Is that like Steve Doocy proclaiming if Obama is President he's also President of the banks extrapolated to Barack Obama is President of "Greece d Europe" and he's President of the Oil Speculators???

Tom Harper said...

LOL. Sorry, I can't help you there. Lisa-speak is much too difficult to translate.