Vice President Biden’s foot-in-mouth disease is out of remission once again, and it seems that this reoccurring disorder is chronic. On October 18th, Joe Biden proved his moronic ignorance with a violent political rhetoric wish for critics of Obama’s Jobs Bill plan. He wished the wrath of robbery and rape upon those who oppose President Obama’s Jobs Bill, and once again controversy surrounds the dim-witted Democrat. His statement is a prime example of the egregious behavior being displayed in Congress and the White House administration these days –it is a ridiculous metaphor and beyond offensive. It is obvious the VP has no idea what the wrath of being robbed or raped feels like; how it haunts you for the rest of your life, causing pain and despair beyond normal comprehension.
Of course this is not the first time this loose-lip with no “filter” has spouted something stupid and offensive, but this metaphor may be the worst thus far. To insinuate that if Obama’s Jobs Bill is not rammed down the throat of Americans their risk of being robbed or raped will increase, or that if either were to happen it would be the direct result of opponents not passing this Bill, is reckless to say the least and Biden should be ashamed and admonished. Additionally, in essence he is inciting some entitled nut-job to commit such a hennas act –after all, they could not find a job, what else could they have possibly done? The logic used in this scare tactic is that of a simpleton which should not be allowed to speak in a public forum!
As a previous victim of this sort of intrusion I personally take offense to the “wish” of the VP. I have lived the horror of victimization, reaping the consequences of another’s actions; it is a horror of the mind I would wish upon no one. And, to hear the Vice President wish this infliction upon another simply for political gain turns my stomach. To “wish” the nightmares, mental torment, shame, and fear of victimization upon another is barbaric and heartless. Vice President Biden owes me and all Americans a public apology; furthermore, I think he should be removed from office –or at the least, his mouth duck-tapped in public!
Members of the Congressional Black
Caucus (CBC) Andre Carson and Maxine Waters are accused of trying to incite
minority voters in a last ditch effort to secure votes for President Obama’s 2012
re-election dream. Democrat Andre Carson from Indianapolis attacked Tea Party
members, policies, and politicians via racist rhetoric at an event in Miami Florida;
Carson suggested, “Some of them in Congress right now with this tea party
movement would like to see you and me –hanging on a tree”…arguing that some tea
party politicians are trying to block the economic advancement of blacks and
other minorities” (gopusa.com, 2011). Have CBC members forgotten about Tea
Party aligned Herman Cain and Allen West? Or, do they consider the two Tea
Party “token” blacks?
Maxine Waters spewed her own version
of similar racist incitement tactics in a different event; stating that, “the
Tea Party could ‘go straight to hell’” (Condon, 2011). It sounds as if the
racism is deep-seated within the CBC, not with Tea Party politics and policies.
If in fact, Andre Carson and Maxine
Waters did not have their head up their own ‘agenda’, they could see that the
economic plight and entitlement cuts do not discriminate color; there are a
plethora of white Americans out of work and on entitlements as well. Or does
the CBC think like Attorney General Eric Holder, that whites “haven’t suffered
enough”; therefore, they do not count?
At least one CBC member does have
some ethical sense however. “Allen West, the only Republican member of the Congressional
Black Caucus (CBC), sent a letter to CBC Chairman Emanuel Clever [on August 31,
2011], asking him to disassociate the group with what he calls “race-baiting”…he
wrote, “As Chairman of the CBC, I believe it is incumbent on you to both condemn
these types of hate-filled comments, and to disassociate the Congressional
Black Caucus from these types of remarks…Otherwise, I will have to seriously
reconsider my membership within the organization” (Condon, 2011). Carson rebutted boasting, “nobody on the
Black Caucus would “lose sleep” if West left the panel because of the comments”
(gopusa.com, 2011). Well Mr. Carson, none of America (except Obama) would lose
sleep if you lost your ability to speak sir! The ignorance you spew depicts the
character you bring into our government body; furthermore, many black Americans
suffered due to ignorant remarks such as yours and Maxine Waters! Do you
believe it is alright because you are black? Just in case someone has not
informed you sir –it is NOT!
Andre Carson and Maxine Waters owe
the American public, African Americans, and the Tea Party an apology at the
very least (a resignation would be more fitting). Do they not realize their
racist-based rhetoric could cost lives? There are a lot of ‘nuts’ out there who
are just looking for a cause. How soon will it be before a minority takes an
AK-47 and blows away a Tea Party member, simply because they took to heart the
words of an ignorant black elected official they view as a mentor? There have
already been elevated attacks on whites from black mobs who are unhappy with
the treatment (or lack thereof) they think they are receiving. Would this same premise
be accepted if American taxpayers locked and loaded on minorities sucking off
the entitlement system, simply because they are tired of supporting low-income
communities –feeling violated by the Obama administration for over-taxing them
to pay for entitlements? Of course not!
This kind of behavior must stop and
be condemned by every American; black, white, Hispanic, and so forth. We ‘The
People” must not elect members of Congress that spew skewed ignorance such as
this; if we do it inadvertently, we must remove them immediately! The character
of Congress and elected officials depicts the character of the people of the
United States to the world; we must prove that this is not something we all approve
of –period! I, as an American, am calling for the prompt removal of these foul
mouth ignorant Congressional Black Caucus members. If they remain in office, I
personally hang my head in shame for all who refuse to stand against such
Condon, Stephanie. (2011, August 31). Rep. Allen West threatens to quit Congressional Black Caucus.
gopusa.com. (2011, September 01). Black Caucus member says Tea Party “would love to see you and me -hanging on a tree”
Americans have heard the term
entitlement reform before; previous Presidents and Congresses have spewed that
bull for years. Now, with the American economy in peril, they are at it again.
It is obvious that reform of the entitlement programs will not be accomplished.
For years spending has been out of control and the welfare programs are still
broken beyond repair; furthermore, Medicare seems to be their main target. This
is a program that is PAID into by working Americans –it’s not free. Why are
they not threatening the programs given to below the poverty line Americans
that have NEVER paid into the system? Giving drug addicts, alcoholics, and ‘baby
factories’ continuous aid, enabling them to continue to be addicts, alcoholics,
and producing children they refuse to raise to be productive members of society;
producing an even more entitled society. That’s right –I said it!
In the 80s and 90s, my mother was
considered a ‘Welfare Queen’; working the system, and teaching her children to
do the same (if she had spent as much time working as she did working the
system, she could have paid her own way through life). It seems that times have
not changed much in 2011/2012. The recipients are not the only ones to blame however;
Congress and the entitlement programs are continuing the same destructive
enabling behavior as previous years. And, once again Washington D.C. cannot
bring themselves to put these programs on the chopping block! I am not saying
these programs should be completely eliminated, but I am saying they should be reformed
First and foremost, drug addicts and
alcoholics should only be given entitlements for a max of one year; in this
time they must attend rehab and job training –after that, they are no longer eligible
for benefits, period! Addiction is curable! I was an addict, and now reformed;
I am in college working toward a productive life in a productive society. I am
tired of the coddling system raping the American taxpayer all to support and
enable drug addiction and alcoholism! Granted, there are people that truly need
these programs; it is now time to distinguish between those who are in need of
help and those in need of a swift kick in the ass! It is time to put on your
ass kickin’ boots Congress!
President Obama had this to say
about bringing these programs to the reform table: “This is a matter of
everybody having a serious conversation about where we want to go and then
ultimately getting in that boat at the same time so it doesn’t tip over” (ABC
News, 2011). Well Mr. President, the boat has sunk and American taxpayers are
grabbing for life jackets that just are not there! Somebody in Washington D.C.
needs to grow a pair and fix this ridiculous attempt to be charitable;
furthermore, leave Medicare and our seniors alone –they paid their way!
Additionally, start holding the
medical system accountable for over- charging Medicare and Medicaid; doing unnecessary
tests, lab work, and over prescribing narcotics to already addicted recipients.
And, just in case you don’t know –one extra-strength Tylenol does not cost $12!
These medical practices drive up health care costs for everyone else and it
needs to stop today! Or, would you rather push ‘grandma’ off a cliff so you no
longer have to pay her Medicare? We must gain control over these over-charging
practices before no American can afford health care or medication. Grandma and
Grandpa should not have to eat cat food so they can pay for their heart
Furthermore Congress, why don’t you
consider paying your own health insurance and retirement, and come down to the
economic plight with the rest of us. Taxpayers spend more to support our
ever-growing government that we do anything else! It is a job not a career;
when you get out of office –get a job like everyone else! We are tired of
paying a lifetime monetary value for your short time in office. And, if you
want to take Air Force one for a joy-ride, pay for the fuel yourself! That
would be a viable start to debt reform! Stop the tyranny –or your terms WILL be
News. (2011, February 15). GOP to Obama on entitlement reform: No seriously,
Boehner is continuing to stand firm on his refusal to agree to President Obama’s
debt reduction plan; his stubbornness reinforced by Tea Party activists and “ideological
freshman” in the Republican caucus. “In West Chester, Ohio –Tea Party activists
demanded House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner deliver on budget cuts
at a rally on Monday at his Ohio offices, urging the Republican leader to “stand
strong” in debt negotiations” (MSNBC, 2011). No wonder he is standing his
political ground, if he falters in his position he may lose his seat. “The Tea
Party movement, which advocates limited government, was vital to Republican
gains in last year’s congressional elections, helping them gain the majority in
the House that resulted in Boehner taking the speakership” (MSNBC, 2011). This
firm stand however, may cost the GOP the 2012 election.
The reason for
this analysis is: President Obama is taking pain-staking measures to publically
blame the Republican party for the stalled debt talks; making sure the American
people see him as willing to compromise for the ‘sake’ of the American people. If
one thinks of this in terms of election 2012, most of America’s population is
middle class, poor (on entitlements or government programs), or military –that is
a majority vote in the eyes of a future Presidential candidate; moreover, the
rest of the population is minority votes that usually sway Democrat. “Neither
party is blameless,” said the President” (MSNBC, 2011). This was a smart political
statement for Obama; history has proven that the American people
respect responsibility. Similarly, continuing to stress that the Republican
Party wants Medicare and Medicaid cut to the extreme, causing hardship for the
biggest majority of Americans is equally strategic.
obviously peeved at the Presidents blame game and accusations tells the media
Monday night, “I want you to know I made a sincere effort to work with the
President…even when we thought we might be close on an agreement, the President’s
demands changed” (MSNBC, 2011). Boehner clearly holding the President
responsible for the debt talks breakdown, he goes on to suggest, “The sad truth
is that the President wanted a blank check six months ago, and he wants a blank
check today…that is just not going to happen” (MSNBC, 2011). One thing is
certain however, if the debt ceiling is not raised by August 2, 2011, America
will default; this will cause widespread consequences that the American people
and Government are not ready to deal with.
With all the
cutting, raising, debating, and promising that is done in Washington, these
politicians have never once suggested a pay cut for themselves, or layoffs in
the political genre, or cutting out paid insurance for them and their families.
Well, this writer received an e-mail today and I found it interesting to say
the least; it is one certain way to save the taxpayers’ money and help balance
the budget. I am not certain of the original author, but, in the e-mail it said
“if you agree pass it along”; this is my way of passing it along –as I believe
this is a viable start. Let me know what you think of this idea and why.
“Congressional Reform Act of 2011
1. No Tenure / No
Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay
when they are out of office.
2. Congress (past,
present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the
Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately.
All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress
participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
*3. Congress can
purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
*4. Congress will
no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower
of CPI or 3%.
*5. Congress loses
their current health care system and participates in the same health care
system as the American people.
*6. Congress must
equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
*7. All contracts
with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12. ****The American
people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these
contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The
Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their
term(s), then go home and back to work.
*If each person
contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most
people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.
*THIS IS HOW YOU
FIX CONGRESS!!!!!*” (unknown author, generated e-mail, 2011)