“Old Abe” Said It Best!

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Americans have, many times,  heard the statement, “you can’t tell me nothing”.  And that “wisdom” seems to be still present in the lives of some of today’s Americans.  A new line of “thinking” entered into Old Abe’s political party in 1980. The Republican party, in 1980, took a sharp turn to the right and seemingly said to the pre-1980 Republicans : “you can’t tell me nothing”. 

Old Abe said:

Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of  labor, and could never have existed if  labor had not first existed. Labor is  the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.

Abraham Lincoln

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/abraham_lincoln.html

Ronald Reagan Said:

They are in violation of the law and if they do not report for work within 48 hours they have forfeited their jobs and will be terminated.

Ronald Reagan

http://www.stfrancis.edu/content/ba/ghkickul/stuwebs/btopics/works/atcstrike.htm

Old Abe said:

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.

Abraham Lincoln

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/abraham_lincoln.html

Listen to this:

[…]GOP leaders told Bush that his hardcore push to renew the more onerous provisions of the [Patriot] act could further alienate conservatives still mad at the President from his botched attempt to nominate White House Counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.

“I don’t give a goddamn,” Bush retorted. “I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.”

“Mr. President,” one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.”

“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”[…]

http://www.democrats.com/node/7110

Old Abe said:

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

Abraham Lincoln

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/abraham_lincoln.html

What would it take to destroy America from the outside? A ton more than it would take to destroy America from the inside. From the outside it would take a nuclear mad man. From the inside all it would take is neocons. The neocons, since 1980 have been engaged in  a  process of fiscal destruction.   The fiscal destruction process, would, of necessity take much longer than destruction by nuclear process.

The ongoing fiscal destruction process is composed of the following process steps;

Process Name Process Alias(a.k.a.)
1. Reaganomics Voodoo Economics/Trickle Down Economics/
2. Gramm-Leach-Bliley-Act Modernization Act
3. Recession(2007) R-E-C-E-S-S-I-O-N(2007)
4. U.S. Republicans Tea Party / Neocons
5. Fiscal Cliff Neocon Problem Solving

Old Abe said:

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/abraham_lincoln.html

Listen to this:

WASHINGTON — The Republican Party and stupid statements by some candidates are to blame for GOP losses in last month’s congressional elections, the former leader of a tea party group said Monday.

Dick Armey, who until recently led the conservative group FreedomWorks, said some GOP candidates said “stupid things” that party leaders should have taught them to avoid saying. He said Republicans had a lot of candidates who did “dumb things” during their campaigns.[…]

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/10/dick-armey-gop_n_2270172.html?ref=topbar

Remember that the Neocons/Tea Party/ Republicans/ G.O.P.  have a “tough row to hoe” when it comes to choosing words in a political campaign. No way in Hell can they talk about their contributions to sea to shining sea America. They have made none. So, they talk, instead about what they intend to do in the future.

That would have worked fine in 1980, but 1980 was 33 years ago. How in Hell can a responsible ombudsman(voter) put up with that kind of performance for so long?

Abraham Lincoln gave slaves their freedom. Ronald Reagan gave those freed slaves a source of crack cocaine. Dwight Eisenhower gave America the Internet.  A Kentucky Congressman, highly visualized in the New York Times, is trying to take it away. Somebody is not doing their job.

And Old Abe, and Dwight D. Eisenhower would not recognize the transformed Americans of today.

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