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Right Wing Enemies Of Progressivism

The battle for progressive ideas and goals is a never ending one, and the right wing enemies of progressivism are numerous.

Among them are the following:

Fox News Channel–Roger Ailes
Koch Industries–Charles and David Koch
Freedom Works–Dick Armey
Tony Perkins–Family Research Council
Pat Robertson–Christian Coalition
Edwin Feulner, Jr.–The Heritage Foundation
Tom Donohue–US Chamber of Commerce
Rupert Murdoch–Wall Street Journal, New York Post, and Fox News
Grover Norquist–Americans For Tax Reform
Phyllis Schlafly–The Eagle Forum
David Barton–so called, self appointed expert on American History

There are other groups and individuals as well as these, but the above are doing everything they can to fight progressivism, and take away the hard earned reforms of the New Deal, Great Society, the Warren Court, and Presidents of both political parties who have promoted political, social, and economic reform!

Average Americans Are Being Exploited By The Tea Party, Which Is Funded By The Elite Wealthy! :(

The Tea Party Movement is based on anger and frustration at the power of the elite on Wall Street, and yet who is behind the movement, funding it furiously in recent days through the Chamber of Commerce, which represents powerful corporations which want to end the new regulations imposed on them by the Obama Administration? The WEALTHY CORPORATIONS THEMSELVES! ๐Ÿ™

And who is running for office as Tea Party favorites, out to stoke the fires of anger against Barack Obama? THE WEALTHY from the corporate world, including those mentioned in a previous blog entry this week: Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina, Carl Paladino, Rick Scott, Linda McMahon, Ron Johnson, John Raese! ๐Ÿ™

Do these people have any interest in helping resolve the issues facing common folk Americans who are losing jobs and homes? Do they give a damn about the struggles of the middle class or the poor? Do they wish to resolve the issues of regulation of banks and Wall Street to prevent a future economic collapse? Do they have any concern about the health care of millions of Americans? Do they care about the struggles of college students, minorities, women, low wage workers, ordinary Americans bilked by credit card companies, and other victimized groups and individuals? NO! ๐Ÿ™

Do talk show hosts such as Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly and others really care about the struggles of every day life when they are multimilliionaires from backing the corporate classes? NO! ๐Ÿ™

Why are so many average Americans unable to see that the enemy is those who are bankrolling the commercials and raising money to defeat all attempts at reform by a President who is trying to help them, but cannot be expected with the opposition forces that stand in his way, to succeed in 21 months, after eight years of corruption and scandals and profiteering under George W. Bush?

It may be that the only thing that will convince them is to give the plutocrats power and see how conditions become even worse than they are now! Maybe people have to be burned and punished further to get the message across that to return to the past failures and give power back to the corporations that caused this economic mess and national debt is total suicide! ๐Ÿ™

The US Chamber Of Commerce, Foreign Corporations, And The Conservative Agenda! :(

News has emerged that the US Chamber of Commerce has been utilizing money from foreign corporations in India, Bahrain, China, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Brazil and other locations to finance attack ads against Democrats and the Obama Administration!

American campaign finance laws are being broken in the name of promoting outsourcing of jobs overseas and giving huge tax breaks to multinational corporations! ๐Ÿ™

The purpose is to elect Republicans who will be out to continue to advocate tax breaks for the wealthy, which will add $700 billion to the national debt over the next ten years! Also, the aim is to negate any regulation of Wall Street financiers, who caused the Great Recession and have no desire to reform themselves to prevent a future repeat of the same reckless behavior that led to the economic collapse that is the worst we have seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s!

It is clear that the insurance, banking and oil industries, along with many others, have declared war on the Obama Administration and want to see the reforms that have been accomplished in the past 20 months repealed or scaled back!

This is a sustained attack on the American population, most of which is suffering massively, for the aggrandizement of the elite upper class, which now has more of the national income, percentage wise, than at any time in American history! ๐Ÿ™

If progressives lose the gains that have been made, the country will be going back to a “Gilded Age” mentality just two years after repudiating all of the abuses and shortcomings of the Bush era!

Can the masses of people be that shortsighted, that easily manipulated, that unaware of the damage they would be doing? This is not a time for the average American who voted for change to sit on their hands and be apathetic! The stakes are too high to choose to ignore reality!