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ELECTION: Vote Democrat or vote corporate greed

Letter by Earl D. Erickson, Tacoma on Sep. 1, 2010 at 11:03 am with 44 Comments »
September 1, 2010 2:50 pm

Calling all citizens and concerned voters. We all need to take a deep breath and consider the options in the upcoming November elections.

Take in consideration how the Republican Party nearly brought us a depression. Those who lost a good deal of their money to 401(k)s and lost their jobs know what I am saying. Realize this all happened before President Obama took office.
Take in consideration that the Republican Party and some conservadems (weak Democrats or blue dog Dems) all said no to every needed bill the progressives brought forward to help the American middle class and less fortunate.

We realize more could have been done, but Obama wasted his first year of his presidency on being bipartisan. I believe he gets it now. He is now on the course of the progressive movement to improve the economy and social issues.

Keep in mind that Obama has kept us safe in the nearly two years he has been in office. And keep in mind the worst attack in American history since Pearl Harbor happened in President Bush’s first term.

Did he really keep us safe? Remember, Bush never funded these two wars. And yes, the ownership of these problems belongs to Bush, and has been inherited by Obama.

Now my question is: Why in the world would anyone who earns less than $250,000 vote Republican? Do you want to be a puppet to the corporate takeover of America?

Leave a comment Comments → 44
  1. Earl, I’d rather ask this question. Would you rather vote Republican or vote for the leftist union bosses who run the demokrat party? Take into consideration how are economy started it’s downward spiral after the demokrats took over congress in 2006. The republicans have wasted the last couple of years trying to stop Obama’s total ruination of what’s left in our economy. Obama trying to be “bi-partisan”? Obama inherited a safer nation than Bush did, if anyone should be credited for keeping the country safe, it’s Bush. Just because someone sits in the seat of a cadillac, doesn’t mean he built it. You claim that Bush never “funded the two wars”. Since when did the president have fiduciary power to fund anything without congresss first approving it? Wake up Earl, Obama inherited a safer country with a lower unemployment rate, less red ink and a congress and media solidly behind him. What do we have now?

  2. The democrats in this state are so far leaning than the southern states. I prefer the moderates and centrist who vote on the issues not the party line.

  3. donjames says:


    “… 0bama wasted his first year of his presidency on being bipartisan.”


    This claptrap commentary by a supposed “internet author” doesn’t rise to a level deserving of further response.

  4. donjames says:

    That is, other than to say yours is the worst example of grammar and syntax from a supposed “author” that I have ever seen, Earl.

    Glad I’m not your editor.


  5. iamjimbo says:

    LOL… well, Eeearl, it’s a sure bet YOU don’t make anything NEAR $250k (that’s thousand)…

    The entitlement recievers should be very worried… the well is drying up… then watcha gonna do when day come for you?

  6. Sumner401 says:

    I’ve asked certain posters to provide something, anything that the evil scary Democrats DID to bring down the economy, they ran from the question, as usual.
    I would ask again but since we all know they didn’t bring down the economy and the Democrat took over in 2006′ red herring is nothing but brain dead talking points, I won’t bother.

    The conservatives have ruined this country with their love of corporate welfare and their failed trickle down redistribution of wealth program.

    Those that can still think, know it.

    Good letter Earl, the mindless were quick to attack so you know you got it correct.

  7. beerBoy says:

    The Money Party has two wings, the Democrats represent the right wing and the Republicans represent the even more right wing.

  8. iamjimbo says:

    Cake people… some people want to take your cake and eat it.

  9. I don’t make 250 but I strive to, while others strive to live for free. “Greed is good”. Imagine the taxes that would never be paid if there were none. No lib will understand any of two lines I just wrote.

  10. blakeshouse says:

    Corporate greed or the long quick walk down the aisle to total socialism??????? The choice is obvious. Corporate greed is MUCH less a threat to everything the USA was built upon and once stood for. With no incentive to succeed at LIFE these “progressives” want to strip the incentive from everyone. I thought Hugo Chaves was in south america ruining a country there.

    Socialism in any form has never and will never be a success. The purveyors of this clap trap think they only need to spend more to make it work, and just like the rest of their “ideas” they fall well short of a complete thought…

  11. aislander says:

    The biggest, greediest, most inept yet harmful corporation is what the US government has become…

  12. jandkgibbs says:

    “Vote Democrats: We’re marginally less likely to march the whole country down the slow road to actual fascism.”

    “Vote Democratic! We’ll probably kill fewer brown people than the other guys. Maybe.”

    “Vote Democrat – for when your biggest hope for government is that they won’t use your tax dollars to violate the Nuremberg laws, the Geneva Conventions, and your own damn Constitution.”

    “Vote Democrats! Because the invertebrate community deserves representation and bailouts too.”

    “Vote Democrat: They won’t shed every pretense of democratic government!”

    “Ideals are great! (Specially on paper, and on fundraisers). Vote democratic!”

    ” Vote Democrat, We are self- sustained economically due to large and obviously non- committing contributions from American big business. This enables us to govern without thinking about actually having issues people should vote on – yes, we’re that secure! Vote for stability! Vote Democratic.”

    “We’re not all completely insane. Vote Democratic.”

    “Vote for a democrat: You might as well!” NOT!!!!!!!

  13. bobcat1a says:

    Just to try to introduce an element of reality to the discussion, Democrats took over congress in 2007, not 2006. Either Bush vetoed or the republicans in the senate filibustered every bill brought up by the Dems, so any attempt to lay off the blame by the republicans is nothing more than an effort to divert responsibility to anyone but themselves. I realize this attempt to utilize facts will result in lots of ad hominem attacks but that’s the only refuge of the factless.

  14. Novelist3 says:

    “Democrats took over congress in 2007, not 2006″
    Quote: It’s Official: Democrats Take Over Both Houses Of Congress
    Article date- Nov 2006.

    What was that about being factless?

  15. It seems the Republicans want to redistribute wealth among the already wealthy, while The Democrats want to give give our wealth to society’s freeloaders and deadbeats.
    I’m getting the feeling that being blue collar is like living between two warring factions, both wanting to take what little I have acquired by my own hard work.
    Most of what some see as angry writers I feel are just frustrated writers.

  16. hansgruber says:

    Keep this in mind too Earl, since the DEM’s took control of Congress in Jan 2007 the National Debt has increased 52.8% (From $8.7 Trillion to $13.3 Trillion). Spending has increased over 42% and tax reveneues are down over 30%.

    This year, 42 cents of every dollar spent by our governemnet is borrowed!

    I won’t be voting DEM in November.

  17. Either will I. Ever.

  18. He spent the first year plus strictly pushing Obamacare. He had a 60 vote majority, and instead of focusing on the jobs or the economy this narcissistic(sp?) leader knew he had the opportunity to force the largest move toward socialism this country has yet seen. No concern about any of us Americans, or jobs, or the economy. Didn’t matter-we are where we are because 15 months were spent on one PARTISAN issue, with fake televised shams of “bipartisan” input.

    “He is now on the course of the progressive movement to improve the economy and social issues” SOCIALISM.

    Not even written in code! LOL, least Patty Murray will have your vote and Sumners(assuming she has the right to vote). Beerboy-you’re from Idaho right, you aren’t planning on voting in King County for her this election are you?

  19. Obama has spent more than all of the presidents combined since Washington was president. ‘Nuff said.

  20. beerBoy says:

    frosty ‘Nuff said to the brain-dead out there

    You really shouldn’t talk to yourself frosty

  21. Sumner401 says:

    Well another day goes by that the right can not come up with even one thing that the evil Democrats did to cause the economic melt down.
    No surprize.

    75% of the debt they whine about is the direct result of republican spending.
    The republicans outspend the Democrats 2-1
    The republicans have passed legislation that directly caused the banking melt down.
    The republicans passed tax cuts that favored the top 2% and added the cost of that to the debt.
    Absolutely no facts from the republicans, only propaganda and talking points spoon fed to them by a media system that everyone knows LIES.

  22. CrazyLibertarian says:

    You are all close, but.. oh so far.


    It doesnt matter – republican or democrat. Either one is spending away our future at an exponential rate. Either one is amassing enormous debt we can never pay off. Either one only cares about one thing – reelection in four years.

    Wake up people – stop fighting each other and fight the real enemy.

  23. hansgruber says:

    There goes Sumner401 off on his Republican Spending.

    The last debate we had, Sumner actually believes and attributes all of the Spending under the DEM controlled Congress and the Obama Admin is the fault of the Republicans so all of the $4.8 Trillion added to the national debt since 2007 is to be blamed on the Republicans even though it was the DEM’s that wrote and passed the budgets.

  24. hansgruber says:

    Hey Sumner

    From The NY Times – September 11, 2003:

    The Bush administration today recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago.


    ”These two entities — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — are not facing any kind of financial crisis,” said Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee. ”The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.”

  25. stetsonwalker says:

    You completely glossed over the fact that the first time an attempt was made on the destruction of the trade center was under Clintons watch!

  26. iamjimbo says:

    … the first time an attempt was made on the destruction of the trade center was under Clintons watch… by members of “the religion peace’…

  27. stetsonwalker says:

    Wrong, it was done by the SAME group that eventually brought them down…

  28. BlaineCGarver says:

    I’d dang sure rather my boss stayed very rich and keep my job than go the Democrat/socialist/commie route of working for Big Brother doing each other’s laundry. If Socialist/Democrat/commies couldn’t divide the people over Race and Wealth, they could never have developed a voter base.

  29. olympicmtn says:

    So if I vote for someone who is conservative (socially and fiscally) my vote is wasted? This writer is not in depth with the percentage of taxes 50% of the population pays while the other half pays nothing. I did not go into the workforce to pay for others who choose to stay at home, or choose not to work long hours or desire a profession. Let me manage my money and let Earl manage his own money. No nanny state.

  30. iamjimbo says:

    “Wrong, it was done by the SAME group that eventually brought them down…”

    Yea… the “religion of peace” (sarcasm) ;)

  31. Democrats and Republicans have both disappointed us at times, but when it comes to the current state of affairs, it’s clear that people are waking up and making ready to do something to put an end to this administration in DC. Pelosi, Reid, Obama, Murray, et. al.

    It can’t happen too soon.

    iamjimbo, I shared some interesting notes about the ROP with bBoy on another thread. Your sarcasm was not lost.

  32. Hopefully Republicans will sweep out the Dems this November. Two years should be enough for the voters to realize that once again the country has lost its direction and the people, their hope. 2012 will then become a shoe-in for Democrats and independents once again.

    Patience is the key.

  33. Did I read that Rossi’s out in front of Patty in the polls? In WA? I’ll believe it when I see Rossi taking the oath of office.

  34. THIS JUST IN, AND FROM NPR, no less, not Fox…….uh oh Sumner, what are you gonna do now?

    “September 3, 2010
    Whatever happened to recovery summer?

    This was supposed to be the season the economy heated up, thanks to a wave of public works projects, funded by the government’s stimulus program. But summer is coming to an end, and the recovery has not taken root. (The Labor Department on Friday reported a slight rise in the unemployment rate to 9.6 percent in August as more people were looking for work.)

    And before long, stimulus dollars will be fading like autumn leaves.

    None of that is encouraging for President Obama, who launched the summer with a crew in hard hats in Columbus, Ohio, on June 18.”

  35. Wow, ij, is there any thread topic that you can’t slip an anti-Islam post into?

  36. bBoy, no commentary re the NPR or the TIME reports? I know it’s harder to jettison them since they didn’t come from FOX, but I thought you would at least have SOMETHING to say.

  37. The silence is deafening from the left!!

  38. I’ve noticed a pattern with bBoy…he demands thoughtful, studied responses and when you give them to him, he simply vanishes without comment.
    Kinda reminds me of LC in that way.

  39. pen_mightier_than_sword says:

    Wow Earl, you really whipped the wing nuts into an orgasmic frenzy of facile ejaculatory nonsense.

    Now all they need is a large color photo of Ronald Reagan and a tube of astroglide.

  40. pen_mightier_than_sword says:

    Speaking of Ronald Reagan, not only did he unnecessarily explode the deficit to unheard of levels that will take generations to payoff that debt but his war on drugs (with life sentences for crack dealers) is the budget buster that keeps on giving. State and federal prisons have been crammed full at the cost of hundreds and hundreds of billions.

    One can only dream of how much more advanced the great USA would be by now if Jimmy Carter, Michael Dukakis and Al Gore would have won. We would likely have very advanced cures for many of from most terrible diseases from long ago stem cell research and our budget surplus would be so huge we likely would be able to enjoy record low income tax rates. Too bad the conservatives blew all that to hell.

  41. pen_mightier_than_sword says:

    Whoops, screwed up that post, but you get the gist.

  42. iamjimbo says:

    Screwed up is an understatement sumner.

  43. “One can only dream of how much more advanced the great USA would be by now if Jimmy Carter, Michael Dukakis and Al Gore would have won.”

    Oh my LORD in Heaven. Dreams like this are called nightmares, I believe.

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