Sunday March 4, 2012, 12:41 am
Strange as this may seem, the Republican Party has successfully instituted part of their jobs plan. Since they stood so unequivocally against Obama’s support for the US auto industry, they consider anything that marginalizes that effort a success. Since they are so gung-ho for fossil fuels, they consider anything that that hurts green energy a success. Since the more people are out of work, the better their chances are to retake power in November, they consider anything that costs US workers, especially union workers, jobs a success. Sadly this part of the the Republican Jobs Plan was successful in all three areas.
Sunday March 4, 2012, 1:18 am
If only the Democrats in the House had more backbone than they seem to be exhibiting! They must unite against the GOP and the Tea Party loons and get their act together - to protect their jobs (which ought to motivate them) and to protect the population from these Right Wing horrors (which ought to motivate them more, but sadly doesn't often seem to).
Sunday March 4, 2012, 4:57 am
I'm not sure that the Dems come with a backbone. Bill Clinton now favors the XL pipeline. Of course, so does Obama -just a matter of time. Backbone would have made a hard and correct decision and stuck with it. Not much solidarity there either. Vote 'em all out.
Sunday March 4, 2012, 7:34 am
What ever happened to the Electric Car.....well if the Tea-publicans have their way...with the help of the wing-nut mouthpiece news, they will kill it again. The end of the UAW is far more important to these "sell out American worker" types than a successful auto industry, clean air, or just about anything else. This country really needs to transition from fossil fuel use, and we need the jobs created by that transition. The cheering for failure going on by the right/Fox is traitorous, in my opinion. We are struggling for our lives here, and these idiots are doing their best to trip us up, while they smirk. Fox's playbook borrows much from Tokyo Rose.
Sunday March 4, 2012, 9:19 am
With the Dems "cowering" in the background, nothing will change, only get worse..why don't the Democrats start responding to the idiocy that bombards the American people every single day , are they even AWAKE??? And the wrecking crew keeps going on its merry way..I agree with John, vote em ALL out!
Sunday March 4, 2012, 10:12 am
The GOP job plan is all the rest of us on our knees, doing slave labor for them while they continue to rake in money and power. These people are no more true American than Osama bin Laden....
Sunday March 4, 2012, 11:01 am
love our Volt.....6000 miles about 18 gallons of gas....you do the math.....pay for windpower for our electricity......
One repuglicon (I can rarely spell it correctly even when trying) in office is one too many.....having said that sad to see Olympia Snowe, an actual moderate and worker for all the people, go......
remember when you live your life waiting for rapture you are motivated to bring it on faster...therefore, no cares about the earth environment or peace or helping the needy....many preachers will tell you its not your actions, but your willingness to simply claim belief in Jesus.....
Can't imagine your actions wouldn't count, but current repuglicon behaviors often make me think thats what they all believe...
Sunday March 4, 2012, 1:36 pm
On the website: www.thehill.com - all are flapping that it is good that unions are backing Romney, because then they know to back Santorum - really doesn't make any sense to me, but hey, it's their reasoning. On another conservative web site - Andrew Breibart is considered a extreme loss to the far right and have concocted a conspiracy theory that he didn't die of natural causes. Some others dared venture into that den - said to them, "you see conspiracy in every closet!" LOL.
Sunday March 4, 2012, 2:58 pm
The best quote...Every republican in office is one republican too many. And, may I add, every commentator on FAUX Noise is one commentator too many. That also includes hatemongers on radio. The lies they tell are ever present. Christian values? NOT.
Sunday March 4, 2012, 3:05 pm
Republicans made it clear that their number one priority when they got control of Congress was to prevent President Obama's re-election. While the rest of the country cared about jobs and the economy, they cared about hurting the President. And they have worked to try to block the President from doing anything that would help the country (fortunately, he still got some positive changes through and the economy is slowly improving). Republicans like bad economies, because they use a platform of "the government is ineffective" to rally people. Thus they work to make the government ineffective to encourage people to vote for them. The really sad thing is, it works on a lot of people. But if we voted for people who were actively working to make a good government, rather than to destroy the one we have, then we might get a better government.
Sunday March 4, 2012, 3:39 pm
You know, when I first saw the graphic, I thought it was a graphic from a Star Trek Next Generation novel --- I didn't really look at the faces --- it was one of those quick glances. Then when I saw who it was, I thought we should put these characters on Newty's spaceship to the moon, or even further away!
Isn't there some law about truth in news reporting? I know there is about advertising. From the one battery fire in a crash test several days after the test to Faux Noise's proclamation of all Chevy Volt's catching fire while being driven. That is so irresponsible! Personally, once these 'eat up time, create faux noise, waste money' Republican/Teabagger sponsored witch-hunt hearings are over, I think that GM should sue the crap out of Faux Noise and the Republican/Teabaggers. Did anyone stop to look at the safety records, specifically battery fires, of other vehicles like the Toyota Prius? The fact that the NHTSA has cleared the vehicle after minor alterations to the battery protection housing should carry some weight.
Also, why all of a sudden are the Republican/Teabaggers so concerned about consumer safety? What a sham! They should take greater care with consumer financial protections as they do more damage to consumers! Could it be that (read with heavy syrupy sarcasm!) they want to hurt the auto industry, hurt clean energy, and put 1,300 workers out of work, just to stick a dagger in the hearts of Mr Obama and the Democrats come November 2012 and thus declare success?
I particularly like part of a Care2 member's response. From William K "So, the republican plan is to leave the US a smoldering ruin, in order to get voted in. Then what? Preside over the smoking ruins, and pretend everything is ok?"
Well outer space looks really good for this pile of bear scat, but somehow, I think we'd be cited by the cosmic police for pollution!
Sunday March 4, 2012, 3:45 pm
From Ra Sc --- "Republicans made it clear that their number one priority when they got control of Congress was to prevent President Obama's re-election. While the rest of the country cared about jobs and the economy, they cared about hurting the President. . . ."
Sunday March 4, 2012, 5:08 pm
This is the change They believe in - change for the worse.."The Republican Jobs Plan, aided by the Republican Ministry of Propaganda, aka Faux Noise, hurt the auto industry, hurt clean energy, and put 1,300 workers out of work."
Sunday March 4, 2012, 5:19 pm
Thanks, Tom, always nice to have another example of Republicans and their pundits not letting the facts get in the way of their agenda. I KNOW everybody here is going to be at the polls to vote these creeps out!
Sunday March 4, 2012, 7:12 pm
I could feel my blood pressure rising as I viewed the video clip you attached, Tom. Bill O'Reilly and Lou Dobbs, with arrogant smirks on their faces, laughing about the Chevy Volt. I did a Google search and learned that no-one has ever been injured by fire in a Chevy Volt --although it's no secret that lithium-ion batteries will ignite when they reach a certain temperature.
According to HuffPost Detroit, in an article dated 11/26/11: "So far, no fires have been reported in Volts involved in roadway crashes, NHTSA said. More than 5,000 of the vehicles have been sold." The article goes on to state that "After the first battery fire, GM officials complained that NHTSA did not drain the battery of energy as called for under the automaker's crash procedures. NHTSA normally drains fuel from gasoline-powered cars after crash tests, they said.
Lithium-ion batteries, which are rechargeable, have been the subject of several recalls of consumer electronics. Millions of laptop batteries made by Sony Corp. for Apple Inc., Dell Inc., Lenovo Group Ltd. and other PC makers were recalled in 2006 and 2007 after it was discovered that they could overheat and ignite.
The Federal Aviation Administration issued a warning to airlines about the potential for fires in cargo containing lithium-ion and non-rechargeable lithium metal batteries after a United Parcel Service plane crashed near Dubai last year, killing both pilots. The plane, which was on fire, was carrying thousands of lithium batteries.
Incorrectly packaged, damaged or overheated batteries can catch fire, the FAA said. Fires involving lithium-ion batteries can reach 1,100 degrees, close to the melting point of aluminum, a key material in airplane construction. Lithium-metal battery fires are far hotter, capable of reaching 4,000 degrees.
GM and NHTSA have pointed out that cars with gasoline-powered engines are susceptible to fires after a crash.
In the event of a crash, NHTSA's advice to consumers is to do the same thing they would do in a gasoline-powered car – get out of the vehicle and move a safe distance away. The agency also recommends against storing a severely damaged electric car in a garage or near other vehicles."
Does anyone else get the feeling that the clowns on Fox News are being paid by the GOP to sabotage any attempt to reduce the profits of Big Oil or, even more likely, to give any credit to President Obama? They're no better than they're radio counterpart, Rush Limbaugh, or their political counterparts, three of whom are pictured above. Let's do everything we can to remove their influence from our lives and to keep them from embarrassing our country.
Sunday March 4, 2012, 8:26 pm
Thanks to all. Kudos to Lynn and Sue.
I would like to answer Patricia A here. This problem has nothing to do with House Democrats. Because they are in the minority, and because the Republican leadership allows nothing to come to the floor that that don't want, House Democrats are powerless to do anything to stop Republicans there and can only publicize the evil House Republicans are attempting.
Sunday March 4, 2012, 8:45 pm
Republican jobs plan? I'm still waiting. I agree Robert and Susanne, the smiling faces and the cheering for failure is another sign of the moral bankrupcy in this Country. While many are suffering without medical care, while children go to sleep in cars as their families have lost homes, while the Elders must give up their pets as they can't feed them and themselves, the youth are struggling with large school debt and few jobs in sight, I see nothing funny in so many matters that these Talking Heads seem to delight on.
Sunday March 4, 2012, 9:44 pm
i am so glad Lou Dobbs is on Fox, that is where he belongs. I was so angry when the Republicans balked at bailing out GM that I "hand wrote" dozens of letters to my Senators and Representative. They were so quick to bail out the banks and Wall Street. Hundreds of thousands would have been out of work if GM had not been helped and I am sure that was their intent. I still do not understand how anyone who wasn't born a millionaire can be a Republican.
Monday March 5, 2012, 12:38 am
The only thing worse than these guys is the republicon voter. The older ones seem to believe they 'got theirs' so $crew everyone else. Pretty blind if they don't see that their medicare and Social Security will be cut too to help fund the war machine. These same idiots vote for people who want to cut minimum wage and do away with worker rights because they are oh so worried about leaving their children with debt. What a joke, they will leave their children as slave labor competing with and serving China with no education and no hope for a decent future.
Monday March 5, 2012, 6:05 am
Love the graphic. So True. The only plan they have is to destroy the Obama Presidency even if it destroys the country. They don't care and have demonstrated it in so many ways, even a moron could see it.