Apr. 20, 2017 By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P.
COUNTDOWN: As of today, only 1,404 more days remain in this horrid administration’s term in office…
Most of us remember the disgraced renegade President Richard Nixon, and his paranoid “enemies list” of opponents he was fearful of and wanted to eradicate politically. Younger readers may also remember that insane blabbermouth Sarah Palin, and her “hit list” of Democrats, complete with bullseyes, that she was urging voters to reject. Regrettably, one of her equally insane followers took her advice, shot and permanently crippled AZ Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, and permanently changed her life for the worst.
Well, this blogger is neither paranoid nor insane, but rather well-reasoned and reseatched, and, just like everyone else, am ntitled to omy own beliefs and opinions, I will exercise the liberty today to list my own personal “enemies list.” I previously had featured a number of people I greatly admire, but today I shall take an opposite approach. You may or may not agree with some of these, and that, of course, is your prerogative. But here they are:
1). The newer, radical, and extremely far-right CON-servative Republican Party. The adherents of this newer, far more corrupt version of the GOP are basically shills for multinational corporations, big industry, the gluttonous insurance industry, big pharma, and the billionaire class, and I don’t have the time of day for ANY of them! They preach “free” markets and fiscal responsibility, yet they legislate in favor of anti-free market monopolies and allow the President to spend like a drunken sailor, just because he is a Republican…even worse, they block and obstruct legislation which could prove beneficial to the entire country. They wantonly deliver huge, unneeded tax breaks for billionaires who don’t need them, yet they try to cut back on much-needed programs like Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and even Social Security DISABILITY benefits – each of which they deem are abused and overfunded. These creeps include, but are not limited to, President Donald Chump, Speaker of the House Paul RUIN (Ryan), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Office of Management and Budget head Mick Mulvaney, Congressman Darrel Issa, Congressman Steve King, and a good many others, each of whom has perverted the meaning of true conservatism to please their monopolistic billionaire Wall Street masters.
2). NEOLIBERAL icons, who have betrayed the ideals of the once-great worker, middle class, and poor-oriented Democratic Party in favor of Wall Street bankers and the like. This list includes, but is not limited to, wimpy “blue dog” Democrats, Bill AND Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and ALL who cowed in fear rather than rising up against the likes of “W” and DICK Cheney in the 2000s, and Donald Chump today! At a time when corporate CEOs are raping their workers’ paychecks to gluttonously stuff their own pockets, when social safety net programs are under threat, when Social Security benefits need to RISE rather than being scaled back, and the military/industrial complex is getting woefully fat with unneeded and wasteful funding, these neoliberals are choosing to deliberately stand by and let it all happen. In doing this, they are abandoning their usual MAJORITY coalition of middle class, union, poor and disabled voters and allowing CON-servative Republicans to carry the day in all things legislative and judicial. Absolutely disgusting and most UNpatriotic!
3). The warmongering and hawkish NEOCONSERVATIVES. This group features a bunch of cowards who used deferments to escape military service but upon gaining power embarked on wars of conquest and threats of war to advance their own personal agendas. It includes such cowards as former Vice President DICK Cheney (who had “other priorities” to attend to during his period of eligibility for service in Vietnam, but pushed strongly for waging an illegal war, using war crimes, in Iraq while in office), Donald Rumsfeld (another mouthy warmonger), Donald Chump (the belligerent “deferer-in-chief” who now threatens war all over if he can’t get his way), and all the greedy board members and CEOs who have profited immensely off the military/industrial complex for many years. These dangerous people have never met a war they didn’t like or couldn’t profit from, and many of them should be indicted and sentenced for war crimes!
4). The CEOs and boards of mainstream media companies, who have turned coverage of the news into “infotainment” rather than being a good source of information and discussion of issues, as it used to be. They are deliberately sacrificing an intelligent, informed public for mere short-term, corporate profits. This is despicable, short-sighted, dangerous, irresponsible, and indefensible!
5). Colluding and corrupt politicians who call themselves “Democrats” but all too often vote with CON-servative Republicans and support a corporatist agenda. These opportunistic phonies stand in direct opposition to progressives, needy workers, the elderly, minorities, the poor, and the disabled. These are a deceitful and traitorous lot who are thoroughly despicable and corrupted. They include the likes of WV Sen. Joe (“I’m so proud of the NRA”) Manchin, who also is the father of the notorious pharmaceutical company head Heather Bresch, who not too long ago astronomically and very greedily raised the price of Epi-Pens by an astounding amount. Thoroughly disgusting, and most corrupt indeed!
6). The very blind and contemptible head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue, and the head of the NRA Wayne LaPierre – BOTH of whom are vastly overpaid (at $4,916,000 and $972,000 respectively), and NEITHERof which is serving the public interest in any way! These are paranoid, deluded men who carry great but wholly undeserved political influence. Donohue, always afraid of government attempts to level the economic playing field, is strongly opposed to labor unions and the minimum wage, as well as the government. The jerky LaPierre also hates government influence and is also dismissive of the public’s desire for any restrictions at all on gun ownership, even for mentally unbalanced types. How do we allow paranoids like this to rise and thrive in our country?
7). Extremely arrogant and condescending Congressional members like Oklahoma’s Republican 2nd District Representative Markwayne Mullin, who, at a recent town hall meeting held before his constituents, had the audacity to tell his taxpaying constituents that it was “bullcrap” that taxpayers pay his salary. He stated, “I pay for myself. I paid enough taxes before I got here and continue to through my company to pay my own salary. This is a service. No one here pays me to go.” BullSHIT, you conceited self-centered idiot! This arrogant, pompous, and sadly mistaken jerk ignores the FACT that, according to the Congressional Research Service within the Library of Congress as of January 2012, the salary of a U.S. representative is $174,000 per year, (motr than FOUR TIMES as much as an average workers’ salary), plus benefits which include allowances, cost-of-living adjustments, enrollment in a pension, health benefits, personnel, mail, and office expenses, and a paid travel allowance as well. I would strongly urge his constituents to BOOT this complacent jerk’s ass out of Congress in 2018, and replace him with a much less hostile progressive who will value the salary provided by these taxpayers!
8). Last, but certainly not least, is the President himself – Donald CHUMP. This spoiled little 10 year old brat, through his cowardly refusal to release his tax returns AND his refusal to allow the public to see his White House visitors list, has slapped every worker and legitimate taxpayer in the face with such arrogance. This is no friend of the working people of this country, but rather an enemy.What exactly are you trying to hide, old man? And who the hell do you think you’re fooling? Are you auditioning for a cold, damp jail cell with a dose of hard labor thrown in for good measure?
These are but a few of the many losers we are faced with today who seek to expand corporate power as they try to eliminate the power of individuals. Regrettably, there are many, MANY more! Please suggest any others you may feel need to be added to this list. Thank you!
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