When it started it may have been a good thing. Today, not so much. "The history of lobbying in the United States is a chronicle of the rise of paid advocacy generally by special interests seeking favor in lawmaking bodies such as the United States Congress.
Throughout American history, Republicans have always stood for supporting the goals they speak up for...then attacking any Democrats who accomplish them!
At a time in our nation's history when our Supreme Court has chosen the wealthy to dominate our politics and the press has mostly abandoned their duty to empower the public with truth, how can the people find their way back to a true and responsive democracy?
The same Republicans who decried the judicial filibuster and demanded an "up or down vote" for President Bush's selections to the federal bench have stymied Obama's choices at a record rate.
Why isn't the Media all over the the New York Magazine Story of Lindsey Graham PLANTING the game changing 60 Minutes Story? If they don't, then we must.
Priebus ecplained, "We enlisted the best Republican minds to create a new language that would better respect and represent those in our party. When that failed, we asked the Koch Brothers to pay $10 million to Frank Luntz who quickly turned out the framework for this new language we've come to call, 'Benghazian'. "
The bodies of these Republicans were able to return to the present but their minds remain trapped in the past. Remarkably, no difference in them was noted.
They combine all of their supermarket shopping needs for the week into one large list so they can save time and money to put towards taking away the 99%'s time and money.
The question to be asked of Republicans about the poor, aside from, "How can you be such complete assholes?!" is, "Really, there are well paying jobs out there just waiting for the poor to apply but the poor won't because they're way too comfy being poor? Name those specific jobs."
As is our tradition at PlanetPOV, we celebrate Christmas with our version of a well known carol...well known before we got our hands on it, that is. This year's carol is the kid classic, "Nuttin' For Christmas".