Category Archives: neocons

What happened to the compassionate conservatives?

Repubs are douchnozzles

With the launch of the TeaBaggers after the 08 election of Obama, that compassion, however scarce, has left the building. Terrance Heath over at OurFuture.org, has a writeup entitled Compassionless Conservatism. In his writeup he quotes Molly Ivins from one of her 2003 columns, saying it’s just as timely today as it was 7 years ago when it comes to the R’s currently in the House and Senate, and I agree with him.From Mr. Heath’s writeup:

The difference between the “compassionate conservatism” of the Bush era and the compassionless conservatism ascendant in the GOP today is that there can be no claim of cluelessness or obtuseness. There is daily evidence that the people’s lives are being horribly affected by the GOP’s policies and political tactics — such as blocking the extension of unemployment benefits amid record unemployment and long-term unemployment. The rhetoric around this stomach-turning obstruction is a mixture of fickleness around “fiscal responsibility” and outright derision and hatred from the very people bearing the brunt of the economic crisis: the long-term unemployed who, after 99 weeks, face the exhaustion of their unemployment benefits. Today’s conservatives can’t claim not to know how their policies impact Americans’ lives. Rather than not knowing, today’s “uncompassionate conservatism” stems from not caring how their policies and political tactics impact people.

Lost in the debate of the president’s proposed “deal” with Republicans to “temporarily” extend the Bush tax cuts in exchange for a 13-month extension of the emergency extension of unemployment insurance benefits is one devastating reality. The proposed deal holds nothing for the 99ers, those Americans who have exhausted or are close to exhausting their unemployment benefits. In the proposed deal as it currently stands, the 99ers get nothing.

Any moderates that inhabited the republican party are now silenced by the extremists, or worse, were voted out of office this past November. For the R’s to steadfastly refuse to extend unemployment benefits to the 99ers during this recession/depression is unconscionable and down right fucking criminal in my eyes.

It’s also going to be harder on our economy since the current 99er’s (2 million citizens) are hanging by their fingernails, unable to spend money on the necessary things needed to stay alive: housing, food, clothing, etc.

Add to that number, the estimated four million more that will be in the same boat come 2011 and it makes the financial toll to our economy and our citizens even more heinous. Fucking assholes are really pushing the envelope not to mention they will be creating another 6 million poor folks.

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Who the hell is Randy Scheunemann?

Does PNAC ring a bell? It should and Randy is ‘one of them’. A neocon of the highest order, check out this video put out by our friends at the Real News Network:

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Real News Networks BIO on Randy:

Randy Scheunemann, John McCain’s Senior Foreign Policy Advisor, Lobbyist, and a former director of the neo conservative Project for a New American Century. A group which advocates global strategic and ideological predominance of the United States through military force. He has been a Republican political insider In Washington since 1986. He served on the staffs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and as National Security Adviser to Senate Republican and Majority Leaders Bob Dole and Trent Lott from 1993-99.

He was also McCain’s defense and foreign policy advisor during the bid for the White House in 2000. About his relationship with McCain the web site RIGHT WEB reports: He introduced the senator to the foreign ministers of Albania, Croatia, and Macedonia as they tried to win admission to NATO, and a representative of Taiwan as it lobbied for free trade, records show. Mr. Scheunemann also accompanied Mr. McCain to Latvia in 2001 and Georgia in 2006. He has led 3 lobbying firms, SCHEUNEMANN & ASSOCIATES, ORION STRATEGIES and the MERCURY GROUP.

He has lobbied for among others: Arms manufacturers and gun associations, Oil Firms, And represented foreign governments Including Georgia. The Wall Street Journal reported that “Mr. Scheunemann’s firm (Orion Strategies) has earned more than $2 million since 2004 lobbying U.S. officials, including Sen. McCain and his staff, on behalf of various clients including Georgia, records show. His lobbying for Saakashvili has led to the inference by Journalist Robert Scheer on TruthDig, Conservative Columnist Pat Buchanan on Creators Syndicate, and indirectly Vladimir Putin of Russia, to suggest that he had something to do with Georgia’s attack on the breakaway region of South Ossetia in early August. Randy Scheunemann has been described as John McCain’s Henry Kissinger or Zbignew Brzeniski.

A real sweetie ol’ Randy…christ what a warmongering piece of shit…be afraid, be very afraid.

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PNAC website is down…is it out??


Lord do I hate these mutha fuckas. I feel every last one of the bastards listed on their board needs to be tried for war crimes at the very least. SuzieQ had a post up about it today which linked to this site. From the linked to site:

The web site of the neoconservative based Project for a New American Century think tank has been taken down. The think tank in their own documents advocated the virtues of using the U.S. military as a global police force. They also endorsed preemptive war as a way to shape the world and even lobbied to get Bill Clinton to invade Iraq back in 1998. Contributors and signatories associated with the think tank included several high profile figures in George W. Bush’s administration including Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld, John Bolton, Scooter Libby, Dick Cheney, Richard Armitage and Richard Perle. Documents originating from this think tank have been the subject of a great deal of criticism by the 9/11 truth and anti-war movements. It now looks as if the neoconservatives whose agenda has been faltering as of late have decided to pull the plug on the web site for the purposes of damage control. If not, than somebody forgot to pay their Internet provider. We’ll let you be the judge of which is the more likely scenario.

These smarmy bastards are scum and deserve a cell at the Hague..since most if not all of them are or were involved in BushCo’s bullshit occupation of Iraq and the resulting debacle of death. If the smarmy site is down forevah….hoo-fucking-ray!!! If they just need to pay their internet hosting bill..too bad..I wish them nothing but horror and pain for all the days they have left. The photos below are the assholes that signed their names to the infamous 2000 memo..make they all rot in hell.

Thanks to Betmo for the heads up 🙂



Conservative Activism grips our Supreme Court

From TomPaine.com:

Way too many folks rolled over when John Roberts and Sam Alito were nominated for the Supreme Court. And now we’re seeing the consequences.

In my recent book, I characterized the conservative judicial activist agenda as “elitist government, no longer representative of and responsive to the people, handcuffed from insisting upon responsible corporate behavior, but free to subject all Americans to one group’s version of morality.”

And today, we’re seeing that vision in all its glory.

The conservative activists on the Supreme Court decreed in a series of 5-4 decisions:

* Individuals, who believe their tax dollars are being unconstitutionally misused by the White House to promote religious beliefs, aren’t allowed to enter a courthouse to make their case.

* The Environmental Protection Agency can avoid its responsibilities under the Endangered Species Act, even though it’s a law reflecting the public will as passed by the democratically-elected Congress.

* Corporations can once again use their checkbooks to flood the public airwaves with political ads during election season, again overruling Congress.

It’s critical to recognize these decisions — along with earlier decisions to end privacy between a woman and her doctor, and to make it harder to challenge pay discrimination — are part of a pattern.

Because the battle for the Supreme Court is not over. As Justice Anthony Kennedy remains a swing vote, conservative activists do not have complete control. Yet.

Roberts and Alito were able to get on the Court because their dishonest PR operations went largely unchallenged. Roberts was christened “brilliant” and lauded as a lover of grammar. Alito was heralded as an “open-minded” judge who loves baseball and his mom.

All that was meaningless fluff intended to mask their conservative agenda.

We must remember how these nominees were misrepresented so they could get confirmed.

We must catalog the damage they did after being confirmed.

We must crystallize what the conservative activists are trying to achieve, and how it undermines what our founders wanted our judiciary to do.

If we do all that, the next time a conservative activist is being sold to the public, we can insist on proof that the nominee will uphold constitutional principles of representative government, not undermine those principles with elitist government.

And if we don’t get any proof, we can reject that nominee on the merits — that we cannot risk granting another lifetime appointment to someone who will not protect our constitution and our democracy.

More analysis from Tapped, The Carpetbagger Report, TalkLeft, and D-Day.

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