Unpatriotic Teapublicans On Display At GOP Debate (And Fact Check)
The anger, lack of compassion and unpatriotic behavior keeps mounting with each successive Republican Presidential debate. In the first debate to include Rick Perry we had the Republican audience cheer the fact that as Governor of Texas, Perry led the nation with 234 executions. At the next Tea Party-sponsored debate, the audience cheered for the death of a sick person without health insurance. Then, just last night at the Fox News debate, audience members actually booed a gay active duty soldier who asked a question about the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy. Yes, they booed an American military hero who is serving in Iraq. Let’s got to the tape:
How’s that for Republican patriotism?
But there is so much more to discuss about last night’s debate between 9 GOP presidential wannabes. As usual, the cadre of misinformed candidates elicited quite a few misstatements and lies. Forbes.com provides a nice fact-check on the Republicans’ performance. For instance, Rick “Social Security Is A Ponzi Sceme” Perry boldly declared last night that he had never advocated turning Social Security over to the states. Last night he said, “We never said that we were going to move this back to the states”. In fact, just last November he said, “Get it back to the states. Why is the federal government even in the pension program or the health care delivery program? Let the states do it.” Boy, does that ever look like a Mitt Romney flip-flop! Perry has also backtracked on his “Ponzi Sceme” rhetoric and now refuses to repeat those words which he so proudly wrote in his book wherein he said that the Social Security program is a “Ponzi Scheme and a crumbling monument to the failure of the new deal.”
Last night also exposed Moonbat-crazy Michele Bachmann misreading presidential approval polls. She said, “President Barack Obama has the lowest public approval ratings of any president in modern time.” That is true, Forbes points out, “if you leave out Harry Truman, Richard Nixon, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Lyndon Johnson, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Gerald Ford. All of them at some point in their terms dipped lower than Obama’s low point of 38 percent job approval, according to Gallup’s comparison”. Bachmann also denied making the statement that she made just last week to the effect that an HPV vaccine can cause mental retardation (just wondering, but was Bachmann ever administered that vaccine?).
Mitt Romney also faced problems with the truth as usual. Rick Perry disparagingly stated that Romney supports some of President Obama’s education initiatives including the “Race To The Top” program. Romney responded, “I don’t support any particular program that he’s describing.” Unfortunately for Romney, Forbes points out that “Romney does indeed support some of the specific policy changes encouraged by the Race to the Top program and said as much earlier in the week. Speaking in Miami on Wednesday, he praised the president’s education secretary, Arne Duncan, for the program. And during the debate, Romney acknowledged supporting elements of the initiative, including teacher evaluations and charter schools.” It would appear that the Romney campaign strategy is to to continue to flip-flop his way to the nomination.
With all the lies and misinformation being tossed around at the Republican debates, it is no wonder that most polls indicate that Ron “Fort Knox Is Empty” Paul won last night’s showdown. At least the wacky Paul keeps his story straight by relentlessly repeating how much it costs to air-condition military barracks in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.
God Bless The U.S.A. song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q65KZIqay4E
PROUD TO BE A REPUBLICAN
(sung to the Lee Greenwood song “God Bless The U.S.A.”)
If tomorrow all my brains were gone
And I was just plant life
With a feeding tube shoved in
Against the wishes of my wife
I’d thank my lucky stars the G.O.P. had their way
And curtailed my family’s freedom
Made them watch me waste away
Boy, I’m proud to be a Republican
Like Huckabee and Romney
And I won’t forget Glenn Beck who cried
Right there on Fox TV
Cuz they’ll gladly stand up next to you
And berate your union pay
I just love those hate filled flames they fan
They hate the U.S.A.
Bachmann hates in Minnesota
Alaska has Sarah P.
Rick Perry down in Texas
They’re in the Tea Party
Not Detroit nor in Boston
Too liberal, black and gay
There’s no soul in any Republican heart
And they love it just that way
Yes, I’m proud to be a Republican
Just like Rush and Hannity
And I love the facts they do deny
Right there on Fox TV
And I’ll gladly stand up next to you
And castigate Tina Fey
Cuz I never doubt those Red State men
No matter what they say
Oh, I’m proud to be a Republican
As I sit here sipping tea
Palin’s “death panels” can’t be denied
They say on Fox TV
Sarah sends a Twitter – text to you
Six or seven times a day
It’s Republicans that love this land
In our per-ver-ted way!