05
Apr
11

nothing changes, eh?

Following a meeting with President Obama, John Boehner, accompanied by Kevin McCarthy, talks about the budget on Capitol Hill, April 5

“Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke.

They stand four-square for the American home – but not for housing.

They are strong for labor – but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights.

They favor minimum wage – the smaller the minimum wage the better.

They endorse educational opportunity for all – but they won’t spend money for teachers or for schools.

They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine – for people who can afford them.

They consider electrical power a great blessing – but only when the private power companies get their rake-off.

They think the American standard of living is a fine thing – so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people.

And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.”

Harry Truman


22 Responses to “nothing changes, eh?”


  1. April 5, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    God forgive me but just can’t stomach these people.

  2. April 5, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Why, when everyone is reporting on this budget mess, is no one stating the fact that the democrats have AGREED to what the GOP originally asked for?

    • 5 UT Austin Liberal
      April 5, 2011 at 6:05 pm

      I know right? To listen to some of the MSM they behave like democrats haven’t compromised on anything. The repubs are the ones who are flip flopping and acting like immature brats!!!!!

      • 6 hopefruit2
        April 5, 2011 at 7:13 pm

        Because the MSM is an arm of the GOP. If it weren’t for the MSM, there would be no such thing as the Tea Party

        • 7 UT Austin Liberal
          April 5, 2011 at 7:27 pm

          That’s so true. They over hyped the “importance” of the tea party and made those misguided people feel they were relevant.

  3. April 5, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Good question Kurt. Where is Schumer?

  4. 9 Tulips
    April 5, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    This is where the pressure on the tea party should be.

  5. 10 Sonjia Duncan
    April 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    You do know that these GOPPERS really do not care how many people they turned off. Have you ever heard the expression I got mine and you don’t. Well now they say I got mine and yours too.

  6. 11 fancylove
    April 5, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Right on Sonjia!!! They don’t care and when is the American voters going to wake up and see these GOPPERS for who they really are?

  7. 12 Jessica
    April 5, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    They are seriously overplaying their hand to bow down to a small fringe group like the Tea Party. What a bunch of idiots. They are going to lose a lot of their moderates, who will probably sit out in 2012 because of their antics.

    • 13 Sue in Minnesota
      April 5, 2011 at 9:15 pm

      I believe the Tea Party is the front, they are really kissing the asses of the entrenched big money Koch, Wall Street et al….
      they use the ignorant, religiously zealous and woe is me crowd to their advantage, and our distraction.

  8. April 5, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    From my twitter timeline:

    RT @thinkprogress: POLL: @newtgingrich losing to #Obama in Newt’s home state of Georgia http://thkpr.gs/i0pyOU #news #politics

    • 15 hopefruit2
      April 5, 2011 at 7:15 pm

      Oh dear! What say you, er, Newt?

    • 17 majii
      April 5, 2011 at 8:34 pm

      I live in GA, and I’ve been keeping up with Newt’s support here. It’s not what he thinks it is. On the ajc.com web site a couple weeks ago it was reported that some high profile republicans said that they won’t be backing Newt.

  9. 18 anniebella
    April 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Republicans loves to talk about leadership, how the President need to show leadership, but someone need to ask them where is Speaker Boehner leadership? He is being lead by the tea party. He is showing no leadership because he is scare of the tea party. He doesn’t want to shut down the Government, but he must do what the tea party say. Where is Speaker John Boehner leadership? Can you imagine Nancy Pelosi (her name isn’t spell right is it) can you imagine her being boss like Boehner is being boss. If Boehner doesn’t do as they say, the tea party will put forth a challenger against him. They have the orange man shaking in his boots. What leadership.

  10. 19 Carolyn
    April 5, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    tigerfists88….wasn’t Newt the one who caused the government shutdown in 1995? See where it got him!

  11. 20 Eleroy
    April 5, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    I really loathe these republicans!!! They are as phony as hell!!!

  12. 21 Sue in Minnesota
    April 5, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    They are the party of Me. They disgust me, as do those that ignorantly attach themselves to their lies and manipulations.

  13. 22 BIGFan
    April 5, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    OMG! Harry Truman used to be my favorite president (before PBO). I still love him. So smart and down to earth. His wisdom was beyond what most people could appreciate. Click on the Harry Truman link above for more of his witty and wise words. It is awsome to see how they still fit.

    Thank you, Chipsticks, for posting this!


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