Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Republicans use of God distracts from their demoralizing agenda

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September 25, 2012
Proverbs 22:16 “He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich—both come to poverty.
Think about that.

Growing up, I never heard of Jesus ridiculing and chastising the poor as the rich praised his efforts.

Current Republican politics uses God to control the electorate. Rather than stand with the true message of Christianity, right-wingers push policies to thwart it.

And it has become all the more obvious to those who see the stark contrast.

Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” comments reflect the Republicans’ demoralizing agenda. In order to please the rich donors, the truth must be said otherwise the wallets – bank accounts – close. The corporate media claims it was a “gaffe” when speaking on the issue, however, for politicos who know the inside dealings, this wasn’t a gaffe and it was intended to convince the donors of the true message to get more money.

The people mentioned by Romney benefit from government assistance – and can hardly afford a $50,000 dinner plate. And in the south, where states trend heavy GOP, statistics prove there’s plenty of people who vote Republican and receive at least one item of government assistance.

But those same people in the south do cling to God and their guns. Why?

They’re told to.

Republicans use God to their benefit. Their political messaging is quite tuned. When you have decades of focus-group research and polling, you can craft a shiny message that not only relates but controls.

For example, when Republicans spend millions in advertising money to tell people God is being removed, destroyed, terrorized and drowned by those nasty liberals you’ll see eyes widen and ears perk up.

That type of messaging pulls at the heart. But like in the Wizard of Oz, there’s a person behind that curtain.

Republicans are not truly concerned about whether there’s truth in the message. If it causes people to react in favor of the Republicans, it’s paid off. Mitt Romney is a prime example of this. In South Carolina, Nikki Haley fits the bill.

However, the benefits reaped by such reactions favor elected Republicans, not the people supporting or voting for them.

As Republicans obstruct and defy progress for the American people, the country suffers. The people who vote for them suffer. They become dependent on government assistance, some at no fault of their own. They depend on government to help them. And when the Republicans continue to pound socially skewed messaging, those same people remain blind to the fact the Republicans are the ones screwing the American people.

All to promote their agenda, not the American people’s.

Oppressing the poor. Who is really doing such? When you look at the policies Republicans promote, you’ll find the answer…

But the average person has to look beyond their deceitful messaging. And that, for them, is really hard to do these days.