Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The LuLac Edition #919, Aug. 26th, 2009

SNAPPLE "REAL FACT" #719, a strawberry is not an actual berry but a banana is.


PHOTO INDEX: IDA MAY FULLER, THE FIRST RECIPIENT OF A SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK IN AMERICA.

NO NO NO

The Republican party has always had a history of saying NO to change and progress in this country. The GOP has used big government and loss of control as a crutch whenever they campaigned against social change. A party, just like the proverbial leopard never changes its spots. The GOP's irrational fight against health care reform is just another one in a long line of fear tactics and lies. Here's what this party voted against in our history.
SOCIAL SECURITY ACT OF 1935 372-58.
THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 290-130.
VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965 333-85.
MEDICARE 307-116.
CLEAN WATER ACT 305-115.
In each instance, the House of Representatives under control by the Democratic party enacted legislation that made the lives of Americans better. The Republicans voted against women, (up until the SS Act was passed, women were not allowed to collect a pension), people of color, old people's medical needs and the right of every American to have good clean water. It is no wonder that health care is on their hit list. The party of NO is not for America.

RESTON, VIRGINIA

Last night there was a health care town meeting in Reston, Virginia and I'm giving you the link from FOX News. Take a look at how the crowd reacted to former Governor Howard Dean. Yeah, these are intelligent Americans wanting a debate. This was an ignorant mob. And the funny thing is, they were quite proud of themselves.

2 Comments:

At 7:43 AM, Blogger JimboBillyBob said...

David:

The party of 'NO?'

Let's look a just one of the pieces of legislation you mentioned, the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The 290-130 vote you posted is extremely misleading. Let's take a closer look at the vote totals:

The original House version: 290-130 (69%-31%)
The Senate version: 73-27 (73%-27%)
The Senate version, as voted on by the House: 289-126 (70%-30%)

Now, by party
The original House version:
Democratic Party: 152-96 (61%-39%)
Republican Party: 138-34 (80%-20%)

The Senate version:
Democratic Party: 46-21 (69%-31%)
Republican Party: 27-6 (82%-18%)

The Senate version, voted on by the House:
Democratic Party: 153-91 (63%-37%)
Republican Party: 136-35 (80%-20%)

By Party, the Civil Rights acts received far more support from Republicans in Congress than Democrats.

In fact, key Democrats opposed the Act.

Howard W. Smith, the Democratic Rules Chairman, intended to keep the bill under wraps permanently. In the Senate, a bloc of Democrats tried to kill the bill through filibuster.

Georgia Senator Richard Russell said: "...We will resist to the bitter end any measure or any movement which would have a tendency to bring about social equality and intermingling and amalgamation of the races in our (Southern) states."

That sounds like a resounding "NO" to me, David, and it came from a Democrat.

The filibuster failed after Republican Senators Everett Dirksen and Thomas Kuchel, working with Democrats Hubert Humphrey and Mike Mansfield, introduced a substitute bill.

Without key Republican support...without 80% support from Republicans...there would be no Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Respectfully,

James M. O'Meara, Sr.
Republican and damned proud of it.

 
At 2:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Social security: A Ponzi scheme that Madoff only dreamed about pulling off. Like all ponzi schemes social security will also collapse.

 

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