Monday, October 4, 2010

Bernie Sanders Calls Out GOP Hypocrisy

David S. Morgan of CBS News covered the apperance of Independent Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday and I had thought the senator had made some interesting comments, discussing the rise in extremism within the Republican Party and their willingness to put politics first in order to regain power.
"I think in his heart the president is a very, very decent guy; he wants to do what most Americans want him to do: To reach out, bring people together," Sanders said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday.

"But what has happened is the Republicans have said 'no, no, no.' They have waged more filibusters than any time in the history of this country. They have been the party of 'no' and obstructionism. At some point, what the president has got to understand [is] they do not want America to succeed. They're into politics."
Also on the program was Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, who pointed to more GOP hypocrisy:
"Look at the small business bill," Rendell said. "Republicans have talked all summer about helping small business. And yet there was a bill with $30 billion of lending authority with elimination of capital gains on small businesses. And they held it up until Senator Voinovich cast the deciding vote. They held it up all summer long. It could have been helping small businesses three or four months earlier, had they acted responsibly."

When Schieffer asked if there was a misperception about the Democrats' agenda and accomplishments, compared to how the GOP and conservative activists portray Democrats, Rendell said yes. "For two reasons, Bob: Number one, ours is a complex message. The Tea Party message is pretty easy and simple. Secondly, we just don't have it in our make-up, in our DNA to mislead the public. We don't go out there and talk like that."
Rendell summed it up pretty well - the tea party has created an extremely simplified message.  It is easy to argue science when you don't have to present any facts.


  1. Obama's biggest mistake was not health care, the environment, or foreign policy. It was failing to call out the GOP on all their lies. He let Rusty the Chickenhawk and his ilk set the agenda. Every day he was accused of being a socialist, communist, Marxist, to say the least. Most Americans do not take the time to become educated on the issues and Obama let the GOP set the agenda.

  2. Hey, Kevin, Jimmy Boy has spoken. You have to go to the Bigs sites. It is hilarious. Some of the persons with their high yellow scores actually say he is full of shit. They are a minority, but it is funny to read their posts. I have never read such a bunch of b.s. in my life. Breitbart is going to have a real hard time believing him.

  3. Thanks for the heads up.., I'll be sure to check it out!


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