Exposing the GOP Crooks, Liars and Hysterics

Jack Jodell who runs THE SATURDAY AFTERNOON POST is doing a series of muck-raking exposures of that group of  jihadist  Republicans who have taken control of the once-grand Republican Party. So far he has exposed The Tan Man and Michele Bachmann.

The Tan Man, aka John Boehner, represents a mostly rural district near Dayton, along the Indiana state line.  The largest city is Hamilton; others include  Middletown, Huber Heights, Eaton, Greenville, Piqua, Troy, and Riverside.  None on anyone’s ‘places to go’ list. The median income of this Ohio District is  $43,753 which ranks #7 among the 18 Ohio congressional districts.

Yet, those financially supporting Boehner’s re-election campaign are some of the wealthiest corporations in America.  Bank of America Corp. AT&T Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Lockheed Martin, Boeing Co , New York Life Insurance and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Who in Piqua, Eaton or Greenville has an interest in these grand, multi-billion dollar corporations?  Yet, they heavily finance that district’s congressman election after election.  Jack Jodell’s series title is, “Who [  name   ] Really Represents.”  Got it?

Boehner’s re-election this November is in the bag. In 2008 he got 70% of the vote.  Apparently he has done a grand job of  ‘Let’s Pretend’ with his constituents.  I wonder how many of his constituents supported his, “Hell No!” tirade on the eve of the Health Care Reform vote?  But then, as Blue Cross and New York Life are two of his major donors, it is a done deal. How many people in Troy, Riverside and Hamilton are being squeezed by their health insurance premiums?  “Hell No!”  How many will be cut off from their unemployment benefits by GOP stonewalling?  “Hell No!”  How many saw their factory close and sent off to China?  “Hell No!”

"Hell No!"
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7 thoughts on “Exposing the GOP Crooks, Liars and Hysterics

  1. Thanks for the plug, mud_rake, and for helping shine the light on the very dark and dirty John Boehner! In the next few moths (starting with Michele Bachmann next month), I pledge to expose a great number of congressional dirtbags who are totally bought-out and have forgotten who they really represent, Republican, teabagger, asnd Democrat alike!

  2. As long as these rural candidates keep the agricultural subsidies coming in, and a pro export agricultural tariff structure in place.. these folks only concerns are God, Guns, and Immigrants (ironically – since I’m sure many a farmer relies on immigrant labor). Rural / Farming communities / areas seem to live in an alternative America / reality. I’m not casting judgment.. that’s just the way it is. Most are probably self employed / insured. Most are probably self reliant to the extent that one can be. But the agricultural voting block – those people who are not fully aware of the complexities of living in a modern society – represent only 20 percent of the population. They probably can sing the song:

    “Mr.. we can use a man like Herbert Hoover again”

    without any hint of satire in their voices.

  3. Nice comments fellas…Steve, we are in the right corner on agricultural subsidies. AKA, as “deficiency payments”. However, there is the rest of the story, miss Paul Harvey. Unfortunately, the way I understand it, the subsidies are largely written to favor the very large farming interests. Its the huge corporations like Cargill, Archer-Daniel-Midland, and three others. The small farmer, say 60 or 100 acres, receives little benefit. True, they will receive their deficiency payment, but not much from the appropriate subsidy.
    Conversely, Steve, I think you may be too carte blanche in lumping all farmers in one pot. It is the large farmers that benefit, the small family farm groups, those Jeffersonian Democrats, are being displaced by the Big Five. This explains, it seems to me, why an agricultural state like Iowa can vote for Obama and Sen. Harkins.
    Furthermore, Steve, you demonstrate the great electoral imbalance in our federal elector system. E.G., Ohio has two U.S. senators as does NY, CA, PA with large population demography, but so does ID, MT, ND, SD, WY, etc. Probably all the composite population of these last five states do not equal the population of just a NY or CA. Moreover, I wonder if it is even 20%, thought I saw a figure that 90+% of the population works for a wage???

    Finally, M_R accurately states: “Who in Piqua, Eaton or Greenville has an interest in these grand, multi-billion dollar corporations? Yet, they heavily finance that district’s congressman election after election. Boehner’s re-election this November is in the bag. In 2008 he got 70% of the vote.” Again, it seems to me that the only cure for this is to pass a term limits amendment. We have been had by professional politicians who view their position as a “job”. Hell, its even mentioned like that by Chris Mathews, Olbermanm, Schmidt, and Rachel. I am just astounded to hear them say that as a matter of fact, and no reflection on what that means. They all say, “It’s their job that they are worried about.”
    Just as Joe Scarborough has come to realize that the draft needs to be reenacted into law, my hope is that others will begin to realize that term limits are a necessity. There is no other way because of what M_R calls “the sheeple” effect.

  4. UptheFlag- It is the large farmers that benefit, the small family farm groups, those Jeffersonian Democrats, are being displaced by the Big Five.

    Exactly. Now, do you suppose that the 300 acer farmer in Mercer County Ohio ‘believes’ that Boehner’s ag votes aren’t benefiting him nearly as much as the mega farmers?

    “Let’s pretend” that we’re helping Farmer Jones in Piqua when ADM funds Boehner’s reelection campaign? Jack Jodell lists this re-election fact on Boehner— Agribusiness $111,500.

    Farmer Jones doesn’t have a clue nor a chance! Yet, he’ll vote for Boehner sure as the cock crows at the morning sun on that day.

  5. Sehr gut, mein Herr!. This is precisely why we need term limits…Yep, we need to protect ourselves from ourselves. Yet, why can’t the small family farmer in Ohio accept the example of the small
    farmers in Iowa? The small farmers in Iowa are not hoodwinked by ADM or a Cargill. Are the farmers in Ohio drinking something different?

  6. The small farmers in Iowa are not hoodwinked…

    Ah, yes, good point. Your memory of history, my friend, surely recalls the democratic farm union on the Plain from the 1920’s.

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