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GOP Writes Its Own Obamacare Narrative… And Its Final Chapter

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in CULTURE SAVVY, Featured, Politics | 0 comments

GOP Writes Its Own Obamacare Narrative… And Its Final Chapter

“Repent now! For the end is near!” The typical street corner fire and brimstone preacher promises a swift and utter demise, global in scale, absolute in ending. Meanwhile, the GOP’s demise has been more subtle, akin to the slow decay and crumbling of an abandoned building, promising only an empty, hollowed out skeleton on the skyline for years to come. But nothing displays the epic downfall more than this number: 28%. That is the GOP’s approval rating according to Gallup; it is the lowest approval number polled of the two party system...

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It’s the End of the World as the GOP knows it…

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 in CULTURE SAVVY, Featured, Politics | 0 comments

It’s the End of the World as the GOP knows it…

Part of me thinks that all of the doom and gloom movies about the end of the world as we know it stemmed from the attempt to capitalize on the idea of the infamous Maya calendar. And while Y2Kers who missed their last opportunity at global cataclysm and disaster may be disappointed yet again, the rest of us who have just a mild love affair with a zombie apocalypse still have the next big doomsday prediction to look forward to. But while the world resolutely refused to erupt in a ball of fire on December 21st, 2012, this year did bring about...

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Republican Hypocrisy: The Debt Belongs to Them

Posted by on Oct 5, 2012 in CULTURE SAVVY, Politics | 0 comments

Republican Hypocrisy: The Debt Belongs to Them

Hypocrisy might be a strong word, but that’s exactly what it is. Republicans have trumpeted the virtue of fiscal responsibility all the while spending our tax dollars like drunken sailors on shore leave. Wednesday night gave us our first chance to see what punches presidential hopeful Gov. Mitt Romney would pull onstage versus President Obama. Predictably, he wanted to talk about taxes and the deficit. Even more predictably he charged President Obama with being responsible for the fiscal hole that the Republican Party has dug over the...

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Romney’s 1% really needs the 47%

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in CULTURE SAVVY, Politics | 1 comment

Romney’s 1% really needs the 47%

We could focus our attention on the fact that Mitt Romney’s recent ‘47%’ comment was another blatant mischaracterization of working men and women all across America. We could focus on the fact that his number is almost meaningless when you consider that 37% of Americans are not even in the workforce, and therefore won’t be paying income taxes. We could even focus on the fact that the taxes paid by the now infamous 47% are mostly regressive in nature, and the burden of these regressive taxes falls squarely on the shoulders of working class...

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Capitalism — Romney & Wal-Mart Style

Posted by on Sep 16, 2012 in CULTURE SAVVY, Politics | 0 comments

Capitalism — Romney & Wal-Mart Style

You know, Mitt Romney keeps paying a lot of lip service to small businesses in the US. He points out (correctly) that they are the engine that drives the economy, they’re the testament of the “American Dream,” and they are the essence of capitalism. I beg to differ. Small business capitalism is not Romney capitalism. Romney’s capitalism is Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart swallows up the baker, the butcher, and the cheese maker. Wal-Mart pushes out the corner pharmacist, the little mid-block ophthalmologist, and the multi-generation hair salon....

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Health Care, Christianity and American Politics

Posted by on Feb 25, 2010 in Cafe Inspirado, Politics | 12 comments

Health Care, Christianity and American Politics

I’m angry. And I’m angry because I’m frustrated. As I write this, certain friends, members of my family, and people I know from church are in desperate need of medical care and they can’t get it. They can’t afford it themselves, and they have no insurance. They can’t afford insurance, and their employers (for the ones who have jobs) keep them in perpetual part-time or temporary status because the companies can’t afford to provide it. So these people are stuck in wait-mode. For months and years at a time....

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