25
Jun
11

exposed

Thank you fig8jam


15 Responses to “exposed”


  1. 1 Fred
    June 25, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    this is maddening really 😡

    • 2 fig8jam
      June 25, 2011 at 1:38 pm

      Yes it is…sorta like your grandmother use to say…the truth is slow to be heard but a lie can make it around the world and back before you can tie your shoes.

  2. 3 ber6964
    June 25, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Has anyone found that clip from the RM show last nite where she said President Obama didn’t want the same sex marriage law in New York last nite? I’m at huffie and there are a lot of PL there saying she didn’t say it and I’m technically challenged! If anyone can find and go and post it over there I know I’am asking all from people that hate that site but it needs to get out so people can see their hero officially jump the shark…. god I can’t stand her!! I’m so pissed but there are a lot of people there defending the President and calling her on her statement but some refuse to believe until they see the video.

  3. 8 GGail
    June 25, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    If ever there was a video that NEEDED TO GO VIRAL – IT’S THIS ONE! WOW, the facts are astounding!!!!! Thanks Chipsticks, this is a hammer we need to swing around the world!!!! I’m forwarding this one RIGHT NOW!

    • 9 fig8jam
      June 25, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      Yes, it is a real message.

      I think that folks do not always get that there actually is a vast right wing conspiracy. HCR was dead on about that. And it the blueprint for the rightwing infrastructure was written in a memo by Justice Powell. When the Goldwater Republicans lost in 1964 … they tried to figure out how to make their own ideas more appealing to the voters. As part of this effort, they turned to Lewis Powell, then a corporate lawyer and soon to become a member of the United States Supreme Court. In 1971 he wrote a landmark memo for the United States Chamber of Commerce in which he advocated a sweeping, coordinated and long-term effort to spread conservative ideas on college campuses, in academic journals and in the news media.

      That was the beginning of the think tanks whose sole purpose is to take an idea and then come up with data to support it, By paying academians to work for them, and putting them on lecture circuits and having them cited as experts. All to fill the airwaves with capitalistic ideas to create a have and have not society. All of which is funded by philantropic foundations, funded by rightwingers capitalist like Olin, Schaife, Koch. Places like Cato, Heirtage Foundation, American Enterprise. Individuals who work for these foundations should always be suspect when it comes to democratic and liberal ideas.

      These are the groups responsible for the dismantling of the Great Society and things such as social security, medicare, planned parenthood.

      They are greedy capitalists intend on destroying the middle class and creating a two tier society of haves and havenots.

  4. 10 Doris
    June 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Thanks fig8jam and Chips. This is truly enlightening and scary.

    • 11 fig8jam
      June 25, 2011 at 2:23 pm

      You are welcome.

      I highly recommend this site for background knowledge on how the conservatives have changed our media and culture with the ‘war of ideas’ they have been waging since losing so badly with Goldwater. It is a pervasive, deliberate web of books, lectures, think tanks, pundits and politics messaging that we are underseige constantly when it comes to expressing or moving the liberal ideas into mainstream America.

      It is strategic philantrophy..the left has nothing like this:

      “For more than three decades, conservative strategists have mounted an extraordinary effort to reshape politics and public policy priorities at the national, state and local level. Although this effort has often been described as a “war of ideas,” it has involved far more than scholarly debate within the halls of academe.

      Indeed, waging the war of ideas has required the development of a vast and interconnected institutional apparatus. Since the 1960s, conservative forces have shaped public consciousness and influenced elite opinion, recruited and trained new leaders, mobilized core constituencies, and applied significant rightward pressure on mainstream institutions, such as Congress, state legislatures, colleges and universities, the federal judiciary and philanthropy itself.

      Thirteen years ago, this apparatus was appropriately described by moderate Republican and author John Saloma as the “new conservative labyrinth.” At the time he wrote, Saloma was warning that this labyrinth constituted “a major new presence in American politics.” If left unchecked, Saloma predicted, it would continue to pull the nation’s political center sharply to the right.
      His analysis was prescient. Today, the conservative labyrinth is larger, more sophisticated, and increasingly able to influence what gets on – and what stays off – the public policy agenda. From the decision to abandon the federal guarantee of cash assistance to the poor to on-going debates about the federal tax structure to growing discussion of medical savings accounts and the privatization of social security, conservative policy ideas and political rhetoric continue to dominate the nation’s political conversation, reflecting what political scientist Walter Dean Burnham has called the “hegemony of market theology.”

      http://old.mediatransparency.org/conservativephilanthropy.php

  5. 12 utaustinliberal
    June 25, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Fig8jam thanks so much for this video. I never liked The Cato Institute and The Heritage Foundation because I knew they were conservative corporate funded gop shills. I hope this video continues to go viral so that more people know how politicians are bought during campaigns and then become gasbags for corporate pigs who want to enslave the middle and working class so that they may never prosper. I know the Koch Brothers are vile…. but my goodness how evil and black does one’s soul have to be to continually want to destroy social security, medicare and medicaid. I hope more and more people wake-up. Especially independents who always swing elections and were part of the 2010 problem in that they swung for republicans. I wish Independents would solidly be behind democrats and President Obama, without needing anyone to continually hand hold them all the freaking time!

  6. 13 Karen Sr.
    June 25, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Once the private sector gets its hands on the Social Security Trust Fund, it can manipulate the markets to gradually eat away at each individual’s wealth and security by diminishing returns on their investments. Even small downturns will have enormous consequences for those relying on the stability of fixed income. Then, when the value of retirees’ investments is depleted sufficiently to cause them economic insecurity, the retiree will no longer be able to stay in his home and will either have to take one of those evil reverse mortgages, or sell their homes and live with their children. This will result of course in fewer children inheriting any wealth.

    When millions of retirees are forced to sell their homes it will flood the market and create a further deterioration of home values, thereby affecting the wealth of all homeowners whose only wealth is their equity.

    It will also affect the wealth of the children of retirees who will now be responsible for some, if not most, of the expenses of their parents in addition to their own household expenses.

    Add to the mix the tragedy of stripping seniors of Medicare, and families are really going to be up against the wall.

    This is quite a situation the nation has been handed. And, I don’t see a good end for another entire generation.

  7. 14 HZ
    June 25, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Thanks so much for this fig8jam and Chipsticks. This I will share with my friends and family to pass on. I want to write Senator Sanderrs also.

  8. 15 fig8jam
    June 25, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Another story that needs to be told…why our economy is bad now and how and why it crashed all goes back to the GOP controlled Congress of the 90’s with Newt and them.

    This is the story President Obama needs to be telling. Monica’s blue dress cost a lot more than just a moment of thrill…it lead to Clinton signing monstrous policies.

    When Reagan was in office we still had almost 100% of the manufactured goods we consume produced here in the USA. That meant that despite the lower income taxes all of the money made by the US workers who produce the products we consume ‘stayed in the system’ and was spent here in the US thereby funding the tax coffers of every city and state. But then came Newt Gingrich and the Republican Revolution. That congress passed super-free trade legislation (with GATT and the WTO) which led inevitably to the loss of most of our manufacturing base and all of the income tax from workers in US manufacturing which had funded the USA so well for so long. It’s true that a Democrat president (Bill Clinton) signed these deals while under the the coercion of impeachment over personal malfeasance, but lets keep track of who was really behind this whole thing, it was the Republicans.


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