Sep 212012

Since he was caught revealing his true feelings Lord Willard has been etching his sketch at a frantic pace trying to deceive voters into believing that what he said wasn’t true.  Fortunately, there is ample evidence, not only that the 47% gaffe was completely accurate, but also that it is representative of the Republican leadership.  Lets start with an excellent piece by Paul Krugman.

21workersBy now everyone knows how Mitt Romney, speaking to donors in Boca Raton, washed his hands of almost half the country — the 47 percent who don’t pay income taxes — declaring, “My job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.” By now, also, many people are aware that the great bulk of the 47 percent are hardly moochers; most are working families who pay payroll taxes, and elderly or disabled Americans make up a majority of the rest.

But here’s the question: Should we imagine that Mr. Romney and his party would think better of the 47 percent on learning that the great majority of them actually are or were hard workers, who very much have taken personal responsibility for their lives? And the answer is no.

For the fact is that the modern Republican Party just doesn’t have much respect for people who work for other people, no matter how faithfully and well they do their jobs. All the party’s affection is reserved for “job creators,” a k a employers and investors. Leading figures in the party find it hard even to pretend to have any regard for ordinary working families — who, it goes without saying, make up the vast majority of Americans.

Am I exaggerating? Consider the Twitter message sent out by Eric Cantor, the Republican House majority leader, on Labor Day — a holiday that specifically celebrates America’s workers. Here’s what it said, in its entirety: “Today, we celebrate those who have taken a risk, worked hard, built a business and earned their own success.” Yes, on a day set aside to honor workers, all Mr. Cantor could bring himself to do was praise their bosses… [emphasis added]

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No wonder I think Krugman should replace either Timmy the Tool or Bankster Barry!  I have no doubt that Lord Willard already realizes he wasn’t referring just to people on welfare.

Ed Schultz provided more examples of how Lord Willard regards workers and talked with CWA President Larry Cohen.

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Note that the only way for Lord Willard to have workers appear with him was to have them forced to do so. The Chinese factory gives us a window into the Republican ideal for workers in the us.  Is it your ideal?  Vote accordingly!


  13 Responses to “Republicans Have No Respect for Workers”

  1. Well Lah–di –dah!!! Why is it that every time I hear "Lord W. Mittens" speak, I feel like a fly on the wall of a very exclusive golf club house?

  2. Two quick thoughts WRT Rmoney’s unforced error admitting his total contempt and disdain for the 47% working-poor along with other demographics:
    [1] Rather than gripe about the fact that the working-poor don’t earn enough to pay income tax, how about having those multi-millionaire CEOs – whose salaries have risen exponentially in the past 10 years or so – start giving up some of their seven-figure Bonuses, and actually pay the people a LIVING WAGE?
    [2] Michele Bachmann and other wingnuts are starting to talk about making all those 47% folks – even the poor – pay some income tax so they “Have some skin in the game.”
    A lot of those folks who don’t pay income taxes are in the military.  They got a LOT MORE “Skin” in it than Bachmann and the rest have.  And trust me, it’s No Goddamn “GAME” to those heroes defending our country!
    WTF is WRONG with Repubicans?

  3. I do not forget ; Lord Muttleys words were not meant to be heard by any but his own homies– by the 1% who share his contempt for the peasants they regard as the dirt beneath their feet , fit only to be disposed of or at best of no worth , meaningless —
    The so-called Gaffe , was not a mistake ;It was meant-truthful ;  Romney was expressing his view , reflective of the Republican Leadership– but absolutely congruent with  his thoughts and philosophy-a forecast of his intentions should he be elected to lead this country and the free world .

    • Thanks Phyllis.  I don't know why it just hit me, but it did.  We've been calling Rmoney's 47% comment and others, gaffes but as you say, they aren't gaffes.  This is the true Rmoney talking to ardent 1% supporters.  These are his true beliefs, well as true as you'll ever get from Multiple Mitt.
      Thanks again.

    • You're right Phyllis.  What was unintentional was not that he said it, but that we heard it.

  4. "All the party’s affection is reserved for “job creators,” a k a employers and investors. Leading figures in the party find it hard even to pretend to have any regard for ordinary working families — who, it goes without saying, make up the vast majority of Americans."
    When you think about it, if everybody were the entrepreneurs, the "job creators" of the Republican belief system, then there would be no American workers — no 'made in America'.  ALL jobs would be sourced overseas.  And in my mind, that creates a security of supply issue, not unlike the security of oil supplies, the lack of dependence on foreign oil imports.  Republicans are certainly using this flash point when talking about the Keystone XL and transport of tar sands oil to the Gulf.
    Without American workers, there can be no strong America.  Not everybody is cut out to be an entrepreneur.  Workers are the ones that help to make the American economy strong by buying the products their fellows have made.  All the Rmoney's of the US better understand that without American workers they are but 'dust in the wind', to borrow a phrase.

  5. They consider working people below them and will never change their opinions until they "walk a mile in our shoes". And, we know that will never happen.
    They have no idea of what respect is. They believe the deserve to have homage paid to them just because they are rich.

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