Teapublicans are fond of calling President Obama a socialist, a communist or worse. Of course, there is absolutely no evidence to substantiate their claims.
Most likely, the reason for their accusations is to distract voters from recognizing what’s really happening to their country. Over the past 40 years, Teapublican policies have given virtually all of the political power to large, multi-national corporations as well as the very wealthy and the very powerful. Theyve accomplished this through the systematic use of propaganda.
Following more than a decade of acccusations that mainstream media was liberally-biased, they were able to repeal the Fairness Doctrine in 1987. Within 20 years of the repeal, 91 percent of talk radio was conservative blather, giving them a large megaphone with which to peddle their ideas.
In the 1980s, Republican-appointed bureaucrats (along with a few Democrats) approved an unprecedented number of mergers and acquisitions in defiance of monopoly laws. It was done under the guise of globalization; to better prepare American corporations to compete with European and Japanese businesses. As part of this globalization, multi-national corporations were permitted (actually incentified) to ship manufacturing jobs overseas in order to cut labor costs and crush labor unions.
The Free Trade Act, intended to make it easier to export our products, instead made it even easier to export our jobs. It also allowed our subsidized agri-businesses to dump cheap corn into Mexico and Central America, displacing tens of thousands of small farmers.
When Americans began to recognize the full impact of jobs being sent overseas, Teapublicans created straw dogs. Prior to elections, they proposed so-called values legislation banning abortions, banning gay marriage, and denouncing so-called attacks on Christianity in order to distract voters. They blamed our economic problems on immigrants, unions, “entitlements,” government employees, teachers and first responders to keep voters from focusing on the real issues.
Conservative Supreme Court justices ruled that money equals free speech, and that corporations should enjoy the same rights as individuals. Of course, these rulings allow multi-nationals to spend as much as they want to elect officials who will be most favorable to their issues.
To keep President Obama from meddling with their grand corporate plan, Teapublican legislatures passed a variety of strict voter ID laws to disenfranchise many of those most likely to vote for Obama. Now theyre crying Class Warfare and Redistribution of Wealth!
Will they continue to get away with this corporate takeover? Or will the majority of Americans finally recognize whats happening and take our country back?