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AdLib On September - 27 - 2010

Last Thursday, The GOP released their “Pledge” to America and the only positive thing one can say about them after seeing what’s in it is that Republicans finally have shown they believe in recycling.

Their “pledge” was very general, promising cotton candy clouds and chocolate rain drops (via the same Bush policies), if you just give them the keys to the castle.

The truth is, the Tea Party is now calling the shots on policy in the GOP and this generic assemblage of the same old rhetoric was constructed as a facade to hide all of the Tea Party extreme agendas and positions from the public.

So, what if a “Pledge” was circulated that instead represented the actual pledges and quotes from Tea Party candidates and those associated with it (including Palin, Beck and GOP Congresspeople)? A document that honestly laid out the views of The New GOP could energize those unenthusiastic Dems and Indies out there, providing an urgent reason for them to vote and keep the Republican Tea Party out of power.

Here’s the plan:

Planeteers are invited to help us collect the most provocative quotes and positions by the Republican Tea Party, both in print and on video, and we will create two projects here at The Planet, a 2010 Republican Tea Party Pledge To Americans document and a video version to be posted on YouTube. Once created, we invite members to help us share links to both around the internet, arming fellow Progressives with these powerful tools to help motivate Dems to get out and vote in November.

So, when you have a moment here or there, it would help this effort if you could Google a Tea Party candidate (Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donnell, Rand Paul, Joe Miller, etc.) or a Republican aligned with the Tea Party (Michele Bachman, Newt Gingrich, Jim DeMint, Rush, Beck, Palin, etc.) and find statements that might shake up disillusioned Progressives. They can be posted in a comment below and please make sure to include a link to the source. As for videos, you can provide links or embed them so we can download them then edit them to create a montage of Tea Party candidate declarations.

We’ve got five weeks until the election and there seems to be some softening of support for GOP candidates, the tide may be turning a little.

This is a chance to take action and hopefully make a difference in this election, I hope you’ll join us in this project!

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. PatsyT says:

    Bachmann scores poorly on the truth-o-meter

    Bachmann has scored five Pants on Fire ratings, plus six False ratings. After 11 encounters with the Truth-O-Meter, Bachmann continues to hold the rare distinction of an all-False/Pants on Fire record.


    • bitohistory says:

      Thanks Patsy!

      Page 92 of the House health care bill “says specifically that people can’t purchase private health insurance after a date certain.”
      “Speaker Pelosi … has been busy sticking the taxpayer with her $100,000 bar tab for alcohol on the military jets that she’s flying.”
      We’ve checked the Minnesota Republican 11 times and she’s never scored higher than a False.
      Since January, the Minnesota congresswoman is 0 for 5 on our Truth-O-Meter. Her latest ratings involve two ridiculously false statements about the Census.


  2. Khirad says:

    The Shadegg baby prop:

    We have the Boehner “hell no you can’t” already, right?

  3. AdLib says:

    BTW -- A little OT but here are some interesting poll numbers out today from the CNN/Time poll:

    CA Senate:

    Boxer 52%
    Fiorina 43%

    CA Gov:

    Brown 52%
    Whitman 43%

    FL Gov:

    Sink (D) 45%
    Scott (R) 47%

    Unfortunately, Rubio looks hard to beat for Senate in FL and a Repub will likely win the AK Senate seat, Murkowski’s write in effort is virtually tied with Teabag loony Joe Miller who won the primary.

    Things are turning around! Let’s go Dems, turn it on!!!

  4. AdLib says:

    WOW!!! You guys rock! Just this collection of comments is a fantastic asset, let’s keep adding to it!!! I’m going to start working on combing through comments for what to include in the Tea Party Pledge document. Once that’s done, I’ll go through the videos and edit together a video version of the Pledge, a “Greatest Hits”, if you will.

    Again, the theme for both will be what the Republican Tea Party will do if elected so the focus will be on declarations on issues (as opposed to personal flaws…which some voters oddly embrace!) but there will likely be some exceptions.

    Once each is complete, I’ll post them at The Planet as works-in-progress for your suggestions and comments. Once they’re finalized, I’ll dedicate a new post to them and we can work together promoting them around the web.

    Thank you all for the amazing contributions, keep ’em coming!!!

  5. PatsyT says:

    Shove off the shovel
    Pat Tomey

  6. PatsyT says:

    I am losing track…Do we have any Dick Armey?

    Dick Armey To Joan Walsh: I Am Glad That You Can Never Be My Wife

    The Fact of the matter is …..
    Dick Armey starts slurring his words @ 1:00 and it gets worse from there

    This Dick sucks

  7. bitohistory says:

    Why does this man want to not only extend the Bush tax cuts, but he wants to go back to 28% like under Reagan and his debts and deficits.

    The wealthiest members of Congress grew richer in 2009 even as the economy struggled to recover from a deep recession. The 50 wealthiest lawmakers were worth almost $1.4 billion in 2009, about $85.1 million more than 12 months earlier, according to The Hill

  8. Khirad says:

    Obama anti-American -- we could have a montage of these, but this is just Christine:

  9. PatsyT says:

    Consider the Source… and Follow the Money

  10. PatsyT says:

    It is becoming a universal thought

    And it all boils down to the following:

    -- How dare you elect a president whose skin color does not match mine?

    -- Many of our ancestors immigrated here without papers, but they were white. We don’t want more brown people.

    -- I want my white-controlled America back.


  11. bitohistory says:

    Just because I love this clip. 😆

  12. bitohistory says:

    Republicans 2010: What a Bunch by DemRapidResponse

  13. bitohistory says:

    Good one on Jan Brewer!!

    Joe Barton.

    Ready made clips on the pledge.

  14. PatsyT says:

    Sharon Angle and her husband receive Government Health Care


  15. Haruko Haruhara says:

    Christine O’Donnell: “If men evolved from Monkees, then how come they don’t look like Monkees on the TV show?”

  16. Khirad says:

    Sorry, this is just great for a sound clip.

  17. PepeLepew says:

    Boy, it’s awful tough to beat Christine O’Donnell’s “Why aren’t monkeys still evolving into humans?”

    Just makes you want to say “….Oy!”

  18. bitohistory says:

    Well, this clears it up:

    Marco Rubio: Voters don’t want ‘experts’
    Marco Rubio does not see a problem with Christine O’Donnell’s past of financial trouble and bizarre quotes, noting that system is not designed to elect

  19. bitohistory says:

    Oh this is good, some good one liners here.
    Boehner: The

  20. AdLib says:

    The World According to Joe Miller:

  21. bitohistory says:

    Little wrong Angle:

    Sharron Angle: Pregnancy because of rape is “God’s plan”

    Sharron Angle: The unemployed are spoiled

  22. AdLib says:

    The Wit and Wisdom of Sharron Angle:

    1. “I hope that’s not where we’re going, but you know if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies and saying my goodness what can we do to turn this country around? I’ll tell you the first thing we need to do is take Harry Reid out.” --Nevada GOP Senate nominee and Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle, floating the possibility of armed insurrection, interview with right-wing talk radio host Lars Larson in Portland, OR, January 2010

    2. “People ask me, ‘What are you going to do to develop jobs in your state?’ Well, that’s not my job as a U.S. senator.”

    • bitohistory says:

      AdLib, I think there are enough soundbites out there to make a feature film! 😉

      You-Tube is now at 26,766!

      • AdLib says:

        The more material I have to cut together, the more versatility I’ll have so the more clips, the better. If it becomes feature length, we can always submit it for an Oscar, “Most Insanity in a Documentary”.

        And thanks for the update on the video, that’s a lot of new Planet fans!

  23. bitohistory says:

    Christine O’Donnell Circa 1997: AIDS Gets Too Much Gov’t Money

    • kesmarn says:

      Christine O’Donnell, M.D.

      “There’s no type of cancer that’s directly caused by human behavior. It’s an act of God.”

      Hmmmmm. I wonder why those tobacco companies paid out all that settlement money, then…?

      Could they have been holding a buy-one-get-one-free sale the day she and Virginia Foxx visited the lobotomy clinic?

      (Clearly I’m not saying smokers “deserve” to get lung cancer, the way she is apparently saying people who get AIDS deserve it. But her comment about cancer was ridiculous to anyone who’s ever spent 10 minutes in a medical setting.)

      • whatsthatsound says:

        Kes, in the interests of fairness, her actual quote is, “there are types of cancer that no behavior will directly make you contract (cancer); it’s just an act of God”. She’s not talking about lung cancer, which obviously is connected to smoking. I’m not sure what types of cancer she’s referring to, but I think it’s safe to assume she’s not singling out lung cancer.

        • kesmarn says:

          Thanks for clarifying the quotation, WTS. I guess what probably hit a nerve with me is that she’s implying that if any illness is “your own fault” you should settle for a lower level of treatment, funding or research. Whereas if you’re an “innocent victim” (of God??), we’ll pull out all the stops to save you. Double standard of compassion.

          There’s nothing worse than saying to a very sick person: “Well, I’ll bet you’re good and sorry now that you (fill in the blank) a. had unprotected sex, b. smoked all those years, c. ate all that fast food, d. drank so much, e. lived in a polluted city instead of moving to the country, etc., etc.” The last thing sick people need to have piled on them is guilt.

          Christine is such a vocal Christian. How about: “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.” ?

          • whatsthatsound says:

            She’s a “grab bag” Christian, trying to mix in her religion with “personal responsibility” libertarianism, just like Sarah Palin. So what she believes, or says she believes, in this case is that the government shouldn’t be throwing money at something people could “just say no” to.

            Her version of Christianity seems to have more to do with an obedience demanding Big Daddy than the compassion of Jesus. Like Palin, Angle, etc. Like pretty much ALL the so-called Christians of the right.

      • bitohistory says:

        k’es, Wonder what all that research at the CC they are doing on environmental causes is? Must be looking for God.

      • Questinia says:

        STOP! You’re KILLING ME! Can a woman be a dick?

  24. bitohistory says:

    Christine O’Donnell on evolution

  25. bitohistory says:

    DeMint: ‘This Was Not Bush’s Recession’

    Something has happened to the Think Progress You tube connection. ??

  26. whatsthatsound says:

    Oh, Gawd. After watching some of this stuff I need to take a Looooonnnnngggg shower. And then probably another one. I may never feel clean again.

  27. bitohistory says:

    Rep. Gingrey promises GOP will make “covenant with Moses” signed in blood not to raise taxes on rich
    What is this coexist crap?

  28. PatsyT says:

    Jim DeMint

    DeMint said:

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