Wednesday, March 25, 2009

party of no ideas

mom saw gingrich on tavis smiley the other night- and when smiley asked him why the gop hasn't delivered any solutions to any issues and just seemed to be griping about stuff- gingrich referred him to american solutions. i should have known better... sigh.

"The structure is now in place to advance a core set of “tri-partisan” (i.e. majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and independents), principles and solutions that will unite a majority of Americans and effect real change now and beyond the 2008 elections.

That blueprint for real change is codified in the “Platform of the American People” - a solutions-oriented agenda that represents a fundamental break from the red-versus-blue status quo. This unique political document validates our belief that the scale of change required is so large that a new approach (e.g. a Red, White and Blue Platform) to public policy is necessary and should be implemented across all levels of government, in all 513,000 elected offices.

Top 10 Reasons YOU Should Support the Platform

  1. English should be the official language of government. (87 to 11)
  2. We want our elected leaders in Washington to focus on increasing the energy supplies of the United States and lowering the costs of gasoline and electricity. (71 to 18)
  3. The option of a single rate system should give taxpayers the convenience of filing their taxes with just a single sheet of paper. (82 to 15)
  4. Every worker should continue to have the right to a federally supervised secret ballot election when deciding whether to organize a union. (79 to 12)
  5. Keeping the reference to “One Nation Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance is very important. (88 to 11)
  6. Congress should make it a crime to advocate acts of terrorism, violent conduct, or the killing of innocent people in the United States. (83 to 12)
  7. We should dramatically increase our investment in math and science education. (91 to 8)
  8. We believe that if research indicates we could build clean coal plants in the United States with no carbon emissions, it would be important to build such plants as rapidly as possible. (71 to 8)
  9. Illegal immigrants who commit felonies should be deported. (88 to 10)
  10. We support giving a large financial prize to the first company or individual who invents a new, safer way to dispose of nuclear waste products. (79 to 16)
so, this is the 'core ten' ideas. guess they should have proofread the website because in the page i linked to there's a place to download the ten---- en espanol. yep. whatever newt.

the platform- is in pdf format- and from what i have read- it's 12 pages or so- it looks like a goddamned rehash of the last 8 years under bush and a retread from when newt led his 'republican revolution' in 1994. nothing new- same god bullshit, illegal immigrant bullshit- what he doesn't get is that there are already laws on the books and in the constitution to handle just about all of this platform. bush and cheney were too busy looting our life savings to be bothered.

1 comment:

jmsjoin said...

They are sick! Even Obama though speaks of clean coal technology and there is no such thing!
The Republicans want unity but as long as it goes there way. I was listening to Gingrich the hypocrite say Obama was anti Catholic. What?
Isn't that the guy who has been married a few times and screwed over his ex's? Those idiots are dangerous unless we are in charge of them!