Hey Republicans: You Do NOT Speak for Americans and American Values

GOP Presidential candidates

Twice now in news reports I’ve read a conservative, nutbag Republican saying that they speak for America and American values. First, Santorum said that President Obama is not listening to the American voice. Then Gingrich said “I articulate the deepest felt values of the American people.”

The GOP Presidential candidates are nothing but a bunch of clowns who are not bright enough or compassionate enough to speak for the majority of the American people.

Santorum does not speak for little children who are sick or for gay Americans.

While campaigning yesterday in Woodland Park, Colorado, GOP contender Rick Santorum told a sick child and his mother that they shouldn’t complain about the exorbitant cost of his medication because some people spend $900 on iPads. He appeared unmoved by the plight of the family, staunchly defending drug companies’ right to charge whatever they want.

The candidate also said that the parent and child unjustly felt entitled to get life-saving care at an affordable rate. Source

Mitt Romney does not speak for the poor or for the unemployed. He is a job destroyer rather than a job creator.

Why has America lost so many manufacturing jobs overseas, look no further than Mitt Romney; the King of Bain. During his tenure at Bain Mitt Romney was not a capitalist. He was a predatory corporate raider that didn’t seek to create value “or jobs.” Instead, Romney looked for businesses he could pick apart. He represented the worst possible kind of predator, operating within the law yet well outside the bounds of what most real capitalists consider ethical.

Romney‘s ‘creative destruction’ model made him wealthy at the expense of thousands of American jobs. At Bain Romney pioneered ‘deindustrialization,’ a process by which they searched out vulnerable companies, took them over, loaded them with debt, and collected obscene fees for doing so. He sent jobs overseas or killed them altogether, and then picked apart the remains – including pension funds – before the companies went bankrupt. Some might call that the free market. Most of us think its just plain wrong. Source

Gingrich does not speak for family values.

Republicans are always so anxious to flaunt their hypocrisies in public. This happened in 1999 when presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich called his second wife, Marianne, to drop her into the abyss and/or ask for an open marriage.

He had been nuzzling on someone else as a main course, you see. Marianne was stunned and — just in time for the election — she’s finally spoken up about it. She spilled the rancid beans on Nightline last night, and she also talked to The Washington Post, feeling the time is right to clear the air, especially since whispering campaigns to smear her might be in the early stages. Source

Ron Paul does not speak for minorities, gay people or immigrants.

The articles included racial, anti-Semitic and anti-gay content. They claimed, for example, that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. “seduced underage girls and boys’’; they ridiculed black activists by suggesting that New York be named “Zooville” or “Lazyopolis”; and they said the 1992 Los Angeles riots ended “when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks.’’ The June 1990 edition of the Ron Paul Political Report included the statement: “Homosexuals, not to speak of the rest of society, were far better off when social pressure forced them to hide their activities.” Source

Truth, integrity, and compassion are true American values. The GOP speaks for the wealthiest 1% of Americans. They stand for wealth, greed and corruption. They also pander to the hypocritical evangelicals, who would shove their religious beliefs and values down the throats of all Americans, intermingling their brand of religion with education and government. Republicans values are the values of greed and money. If it doesn’t have a dollar sign with it, or assets attached to it, it has no value.

We hear over and over that the wealthy are the “job creators,” that only their investments move our economy forward. This is self-serving nonsense. Anyone who spends money on a good or service, whether by investing to produce it or spending to purchase it, stimulates the economy. The problem is that the vast majority of people do not have the resources to do the things that would matter for improving their lives and the quality of life in our communities, such as maintaining their health, eating better, enjoying exercise and leisure, improving the energy efficiency of their homes, or educating themselves and their children.

Meanwhile, the exalted wealthy are mostly doing a lousy job of deciding how to invest in our future: despoiling our environment; manufacturing short-lived, disposable junk; using their influence to obtain special government deals and policies that allow them to act as parasites at taxpayer expense; and speculating in financial markets where their clout and superior information let them suck money from other people’s pockets into their own without producing a thing.

Meanwhile, our schools crumble and we stagger along on one of the most antiquated and inefficient transportation systems in the developed world. There are public goods vital to our well-being that by their nature do not lend themselves to provision for private profit. These include health care, environmental quality, transportation and education. It is time to stop worshiping the false god of private wealth and start making democratic decisions about how to invest in our future. — Charles Delman, Charleston, Ill.

The GOP does not speak for us, unless you happen to be in that 1% of very wealthy Americans. You are not the party occupying the White House and will not be in 2012 and that speaks volumes for exactly who you do speak for. While pandering to your special interests and corporate greed, you do not represent the middle class and the poor of America.

Americans will be letting you know in no uncertain terms that your policies of wealth, greed, and corruption aren’t beneficial to America and we will be kicking you to the curb. American people are fed up with the obstructionist Congress holding important legislation and progress hostage to their idiotic tea party demands. In 2012, we will be welcoming the Republicans to the ranks of the unemployed.

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