Floyd Brown toadie Ben Johnson over at “Expose Obama” has a, well, interesting take on the protests of the union-busting tyrannical regime in Madison, Wisconsin.
Let’s demolish the latest Republican Tea Party lies, shall we? Here is how this salacious email begins:
The protests in Wisconsin are a perfect representation of the American Left: loud, selfish, churlish, anti-democratic, and unshakably assured of their inalienable right to get paid for doing nothing.
Stuffing aside the obnoxious hyperbole, let’s get to the heart of this brazen lie. Since when is peaceful assembly “anti-democratic”? Let’s consult the, hmmm, what’s it called again? Oh yeah, the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the first amendment in the Bill of Rights:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Anti-democratic? What planet are these people from that they think Americans are so stupid that they think they won’t know about the First Amendment?
And with regard to the comment that the protesters are gathered for their “right to get paid for doing nothing?” Teachers do nothing? Nurses do nothing? Prison security guards do nothing? Social workers do nothing? Firemen do nothing? Policemen do nothing? You can lie about a policy and sometimes get away with it. You can lie about a person and sometimes get away with it. But you cannot lie about a profession, much less multiple professions simultaneously, and get away with it. Nurses, teachers, prison guards… These people are hard-working, tax paying Americans, period, end of story.
These mindless attacks on fellow Americans transcend political boundaries. These Republican liars and propagandists are committing nothing more than a series direct assaults the very fabric of Americana. They may as well take Betsy Ross’ flag and shred it into a million pieces. They may as well take the original score of Frances Scott Key’s “The Star Spangled Banner” — our country’s national anthem — and shred that too.
Disgustingly, and true to form for Floyd Brown’s insane email lists, the email’s true purpose is to raise funds, not for political causes, but for Floyd Brown’s personal bank account. As we have discussed here on Expose the Tea Party, that is the true goal of these lists: to use political fear-mongering and race baiting to scam Republican voters into sending Floyd Brown their money. It is sad, but true.
On to more lies in the email scam:
And make no mistake, the chaos rending Madison is precisely the future Barack Obama wishes for every state in the union, because only such radical paralysis can allow him to press forward with his unpopular agenda. That is why the president has sided with the left-wing crowd in Wisconsin in ways that some liberals believe may be unconstitutional (and thus impeachable).
How did I know this was all President Obama’s fault? Maybe because “Expose Obama” has consistently and repeatedly lied to the lists’ subscribers, painting America’s duly-elected president as an evil terrorist socialist Muslim bent on destroying America. Again, the only real goal is to get Tea Party types to send money directly to Floyd Brown, a career member of the Republican establishment. But, apparently these people think that President Obama wanted Scott Walker to destroy Wisconsinites’ rights to fair pay, fair work hours, and fair medical benefits for themselves, their children and their families. Because somehow what is going on in Wisconsin — the roll-back of rights for workers that have existed for 50 years — is right in line with his “plan” for America. Of course, the lie of the day must somehow be tied in to the word “impeachment”. Why? Probably so Floyd Brown can sell more “Impeach Obama” bumper stickers and t-shirts (which, yes, he is hawking in this same ridiculous email).
This paragraph about Obama is nothing more than a preposterous series of lies that is so far from the truth that it is Orwellian in nature (meaning that the opposite of the statement is actually the truth). The fact is, it is not President Obama but it is the Tea Party governors of Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida and elsewhere who have made a concerted effort to destroy labor laws in America. And they have not done it alone. They have received financial backing from a massive propaganda channel, Fox News, and one of the largest and most powerful corporations in America, Koch Industries, each of whom gave the Republican Governors Association $1 million in 2010 to push their radical anti-middle class agenda on the American people. They have not ben interested in compromise or debate, just forcing extreme measures on their state and on their people for the Republican establishment’s agenda of killing the Middle Class in America.
Continuing with the lies in Floyd Brown’s email scam:
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has taken perhaps the most moderate, common sense course for a state facing a $3.6 million budget shortfall over the next two years. Not a single state employee will lose his job, not a single salary will be cut; he merely reduced the benefits package by asking public employees to pay for 12.6 percent of their health insurance. (They currently pay a whopping four percent; for every $40 they pay toward their benefits, taxpayers are on the hook for $960.) They must vote to recertify their union each year, and their pay raises will not exceed inflation – unless the voters approve it. The state will only match their retirement contribution, not pay 100 percent.
The objection to Scott Walker’s Wisconsin budget is NOT to those terms. As has been repeatedly noted in the press, the Democratic Senators and protesters alike have already agreed to every single financial demand of the dictator of the empire of Wisconsin. The only issue where the other side will not give in is the GOP’s total elimination of their right to negotiate fair hours and fair medical benefits. That’s it. Everything else has already been agreed to. And let’s be honest here, because Floyd Brown refuses to be, the governor’s plan to eliminate workers’ rights that have been in place for generations is nothing but extreme. To call it “moderate” is, again, a blantant lie.
In Wisconsin, as elsewhere where there is a new Republican Tea Party hypocrite in the governor’s mansion, they demand small government but use tyranny and oppression — aka Big Government tactics — to achieve their partisan ends.
And that makes them blatant hypocrites and abusers of the American political system.
Shame on them. Shame on these governors. Shame on the Republican Tea Party hypocrites. And shame on anyone who supports their tyranny or falls for their email scams.