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GOP Fifth Debate Quick Hit Via Rachel Maddow (VIDEO)

In Cruz, GOP 2016,, Maddow fact checks, MSNBC, TRMS, Trump, Your GOP on December 16, 2015 at 11:46 PM

Post GOP debate Indigestion. 

Rachel Maddow and her team orchestrated the most revealing and attention grabbing Post debate fact check available.

We have posted the segment below, and will add additional Fact-checking as the sun rises tomorrow.

Suffice ti to say, there was little truth telling in the fifth GOP debate. But, what else is new?

A must watch follows,  If you saw the segment last night, watch it again to reinforce the reality of the need to work our fingers and minds to the nub to keep the GOP out of the White House.

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Xenophobia, Bigotry, Rcaism, The Devolving GOP "Autopsy", And Semper Fi

In Bigotry, Cruz,, racism, Rubio, Semper FI, The Daily GOP Ignominious, The Devolving GOP "Autopsy", Turmp. Carson on November 20, 2015 at 1:34 PM

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Donald Trump has mentioned Ted Cruz as a possible running mate once he wins the GOP nomination for the 2016 General election. As the Republican National Committee (RNC) and conservative America sits back and allows Trump to drag their ideology to new levels of disgust, the devolving reality is amazing in its likeness to Germany mid-1930s. 

Watch as Donald Trumps possible choice as a running releases his own brand of xenophobia and (yes) white nationalism. 

Another conservative myth goes down in flames.Posted by Addicting Info on Friday, November 20, 2015

Rest assured Cruz’s brand of white nationalism despite his history of family immigrant status, pales to the performances of Trump. MSNBC recently reported on Trumps nascent refusal to say not to the development of a Muslim database and Muslim ID cards in an American future (If he is elected in 2016). 

Excuse the digression, but I must post the following. Semper Fi!!!

Hey , I’m an American Muslim and I already carry a special ID badge. Where’s yours?

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Again I Digress

Why does Maddow continue to do the “Mr. Trump” thing when she fails to refer to any other candidate as Mr. or Ms.?  Media serioulsy fails this nation from all political slants.

End Digression

I have long posited a major reason Ben Carson could never (ever) win the GOP nomination for 2016 was his race. While Carson and other conservatives will fight like wolverines to disavow the reality of deep racism in conservative America and the extent of racism at the core of components of the GOP, the reality stands out like a Confederate Flag. Therefore, imagine any “black conservatives” (as they detest being referred to as African-American) winning the nomination and isolating an entire GOP voting bloc: the American white supremacist and their cousin white nationalists.
How about a Cornucopia of support for my last set of statements?

I believe I recall after the 2012 defeat of Mitt Romney, RNC Chair commission an evaluation and assessment of his parties loss.  The 100-page report including 212 concrete observation/recommendations) is embed below.   

The Washinton Post published the ill-fated report shortly after its public release. The document stands, today, alongside Paleozoic Era creatures (eg,. extinct and for the GOP forgotten)

The Autopsy of the Romney and GOP defeat and how to fix all issues.  Linked via clicking image below. 

The study and subsequent document should have been referred to as a Lobotomy Vs. an Autopsy. Current manifestations of GOP and conservative insensitivity of all things outside of white America is on-going and utterly stupefying.  

Only one GOP nominee appears to have a degree of sensitivity regarding immigration, refugees and the suffering of people of color: Jeb Bush. His modicum of sensitivity probably emanates from the existential reality of his Mexican national wife (the daughter of an immigrant).  The most of the remaining candidates (with an exception for Kasich) appears as firebrand haters who, in some, cases are using the plight of others as political leverage.  I will add none greater than Trump, Carson, Rubio, and Cruz, in the stated order. The latter three for obvious reason are particularly shameless in their use of refugees and immigrants for political gain. 

Let’s end with an example of how conservative dimwits follow their leaders along a path strewn with hatred vitriol, shame, and disgust. In the face of a reality that points to US domestic terrorism is more prevalent from militia and white supremacists, one citizen took advantage of a community town hall meeting to express his full measure of racism nd bigotry. 

Hate speech closes Spotsylvania public meeting

Abbreviated version  (To highlight the total extent of bigotry) click here.

\ …and the enemy is us!

Reince Priebus, “where art thou?”

Taxman: GOP Plans Via Politifact (And The Taxman)

In Bush, Carson, Cruz, Politifact, Rubio, The Beatles Tax Man, The Taxman, Trump on November 6, 2015 at 9:12 AM

Taxman! Cos I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman….

Says his plan would cut taxes without increasing the deficit.
— Donald Trump on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 in the third GOP primary debate.

Donald Trump’s false claim that his tax plan wouldn’t increase the deficit

Before we proceed allow a repost of the following to ensure you understand the basics of the so-called “flat” tax.

As you look over the following graphic, you may want to ask,”why would any US politicians espouse and campaign on a flat tax. Moreover, why would the GOP to the person seek to instill such a tax system in our nation?

Flat Tax


A system that applies the same tax rate to every taxpayer regardless of income bracket. A flat tax applies the same tax rate to all taxpayers, with no deductions or exemptions allowed. Supporters of a flat tax system propose that it would give taxpayers incentive to earn more because they would not be penalized with a higher tax bracket. In addition, supporters argue that a flat tax system is fairer because it imposed the tax on all taxpayers regardless of income.
In the United States, a progressive-rate tax system is used. In 2010, for example, people who earned up to $8,375 fell into the 10% tax bracket; people who earned greater than $373,650 fell into the 35% tax bracket.

In a progressive tax system, individuals who make more money are taxed at a higher rate. Many of the countries that have imposed a flat tax rate system on individuals and businesses, including Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, have experienced economic growth since adopting flat tax rate policies.
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  No personal income tax   Flat personal income tax
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The Tampa Bay Times, Politifact, recently published a review of GOP candidate tax plans. We have posted below graphics related to each plan. We highly encourage clicking the link to the Politifact page for much more detail. 

Herewith is a summary excerpt from the piece with brief snippets regarding each plan (with an exception for those who have not detailed a plan).


But many of the candidates’ own claims about their tax plans were not grounded in facts. What’s more, experts said, the idea that you could cut taxes without blowing up the federal debt is mathematically and politically impossible.

Donald Trump’s not-so revenue neutral tax plan

Trump, the GOP frontrunner, released his formal tax plan in September, which aims to (you guessed it) “make America great again” through a variety of tax changes:

The hole in Ben Carson’s tithe-based tax planCarson, the former neurosurgeon, has yet to release a formal tax plan. This is what he has proposed so far:

Marco Rubio’s tax plan and the working classFlorida Sen. Marco Rubio has seen an uptick in the polls thanks to his performance in the CNBC debate. He has proposed the following:

Ted Cruz’s growth promiseDuring the debate, Texas Sen. Cruz touted what his plan would accomplish for the economy. Here are some of its features:

Jeb Bush’s tax plan and the middle classFormer Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s proposal emphasizes streamlining the tax code. Here’s the plan:

We remind the Politifact link provides a rating for each tax plan claim.  Hint: Not one of the delineated plans rates above half-true.

    Let me tell you how it will be There’s one for you, nineteen for me Cos I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman
    Should five per cent appear too small Be thankful I don’t take it all Cos I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman
    If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet
    Taxman! Cos I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman…..

McClatchy ‘s TOP GOP Rankings

In Cruz, David Lightman, How they rank,, McClatchy Washington Bureau, Perry, Rubio, Trump Bush on July 18, 2015 at 3:20 PM

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It is worth noting the author still doesn’t consider Donald Carnival barker; Trump a first tier candidate. I wonder how Trump ranks today after his mindless attack on John McCain.
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The GOP field is set; here’s how they rank

WASHINGTON — The Republican free-for-all is about to become a 17-candidate scrum. Never in modern times has a major political party had so many prominent candidates vying at once for its presidential nomination. The 2016 field is all but set, as Ohio Gov. John Kasich will formally join the race Tuesday morning and former Virginia Gov.…


A Quick Traipse Through GOPism…..

In Boehner, Cruz, GOP, GOP wars, The Blue Book, Traipse Through GOPism on March 16, 2015 at 2:21 PM

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Boehner’s rhetoric: unfounded and delivers an image of his lack of ‘cred.’

Boehner delivers yet another 2016 strategy against Hillary Clinton.  

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Cruz pulls typical Cruz family rhetorical and scares a child. One should wonder, however, why a parent would bring a child to any hard-core political townhall. GOP fear at work…..

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A smorgasbord of US GOPism from The Blue Book

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