Party Of The Working Class??? 不不不

The newly-branded GOP, attached at the hip to the former guy, is now calling themselves the “Party of the working class”, a misnomer at the very least. The party that supports tax breaks for mainly the 1% at the top of the economic spectrum can hardly be the party of the working class. A party that supports racism and bigotry is not, in my view, for the working people. However, don’t take my word for it … listen to an expert.

A friend sent me the following video last night. For some reason, I have missed several of Robert Reich’s columns, but this one video strikes down the GOP’s attempt to redesign itself, to do grievous harm to the people of this country while telling them that the party is “for the people”. No, they are not. Take a look at what Mr. Reich has to say …

27 thoughts on “Party Of The Working Class??? 不不不

  1. Even the Repubs must giggle when they hear themselves described thus. You couldn’t actually get much further away from it if you tried. In Wales they did as they always do, elected Labour despite their poor record on virtually everything.
    Cwtch

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    • One would think so, but in reality, if they are told by the likes of Sean Hannity or Tucker Carlson, then they believe it. If they’re told by their evangelical church ‘leaders’, then of course they lap it up like a cat laps up cream. Sigh. It does seem to me that a party calling themselves the Labour Party should be about taking care of the people, supporters of the working class, but then I remind myself that Corbyn was the leader of the Labour Party. Sigh. So much hypocrisy on both sides of the pond.
      Cwtch

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  2. Its happening here too. We had local elections on Thursday, and the sheeple turned out in their droves to support our party of the working man, aka the corrupt, incompetent crooks who are leading us down a road to ruin. I despair at the stupidity of the plebs sometimes. Why cant we see through the veneer?

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    • Yes, I was chatting with Roger, trying to understand the differences in your parties and the issues in this week’s election. He wasn’t happy with the results, either, but he was expecting it. I am often puzzled by UK politics and political parties, but then I really haven’t spent much time trying to learn, having been tied up with events here. I would have thought your Labour Party would be akin to our Democratic Party, and your Conservative Party would be like our Republican Party, but David tells me that’s not so, that the Conservatives are the ones who are trying to take care of the people. Yes, I despair at the stupidity of many in this country who will believe any line of b.s. the Republicans dish out. Sigh.

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      • I wasnt happy either, but it was hardly a surprise: a combination of a rabid right-wing press and a Labour Party in disarray, with no clear message about what it stands for, saw to that. Comparisons are a little difficult, as to us your two parties are the far right-wing one and the not so far right-wing one, but your description generally holds true. Im surprised that David said that about the CONservatives, though: to me they are the party for the rich and big business, rife with corruption, and only show the slightest bit of care about others if it gets them votes. Once theyve achieved that, they revert to type.

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        • Question for you … what are your thoughts on Keir Starmer? When I first heard of him, he seemed a decent guy, especially as compared to BoJo, Corbyn, Farage and others, but now I’m hearing perhaps he’s not so great.

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          • The best thing I can say about him is that he isnt Corbyn. He inherited a mess that hadnt been managed, following on from a leader who was proposed as a joke candidate but somehow won. The scale of their losses on Thursday probably isnt entirely his fault, but I dont think he contributed much to their campaign. It will be interesting to see if he survives in the job. My choice would be Angela Rayner, the current deputy leader. She has bigger cojones than most of the men and would make mincemeat of Johnson in the House of Commons.

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            • Thanks, Clive! I’m trying to understand the various parties and candidates, and this helps. I hadn’t heard of Angela Rayner (obviously I’m not doing a very good job of keeping up with what happens on your side of the pond!), but will look more into her. Personally, I liked Teresa May, though I felt she was perhaps not quite up for the task once Brexit passed and was out-testosteroned by far too many. Thanks for helping me in my efforts to understand it all. I mostly only know that I despise Nigel!

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              • Thats only my view, to be taken with the proverbial pinch of salt! I never took to May, I felt she was too rigid and unimaginative, and took on the poisoned chalice when she was clearly unsuited to the role. Mind you, her successor may win elections but his track record on governing is abysmal, and his personal life is no better. I think we can all agree to hate Farage!

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                • You may be right about Ms. May … I just always felt sorry for her, felt that with Brexit, she was in a no-win situation, trying to do the best she could. But, I’m an outsider looking in, so my opinion and $5 will get you a cuppa coffee! BoJo, though, just reminds me too much of Trump. But yep, Farage is a grade A idiot! I was incensed when Trump tried to dictate that he wanted Farage to be the UK’s ambassador to the U.S.! Peas in a pod!

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                  • It was her choice to run for the job when, like Cameron, she wasnt a Brexit supporter. It was a hopeless task, and I think it broke her. Johnson is Trumps Mini-Me, and it will be interesting to see how things go when he meets Biden next month. Im guessing hell be in for a rude awakening! We found the suggestion that Farage should be the ambassador hysterically funny, and it was one of the reasons that our then-ambassador wrote the memo that was leaked and cost him his job. In a nutshell, it said Trump is a moron.

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                    • Ahhhh … I wasn’t aware Johnson & Biden had a meet-up scheduled for next month! Yes, that will definitely be interesting. Yes, I do remember that memo by Darroch … too bad the consequences, for he was spot on! Sigh. I could happily send Trump, Farage, and Boris to an island somewhere in the North Atlantic, with no way off the island! The world would be a much happier place!

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                    • It was reported here a few weeks ago, not sure when its due to take place though. Maybe around a summit meeting? I think many would be queuing up to pay their costs to get to that island!

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                    • Did a bit of digging … Biden is going to the UK for the G7 summit from June 11-13, and then on to Belgium for the NATO summit. Somewhere in there, he’s planning to meet with a number of leaders, including BoJo. That’s about the best I could find.

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                    • That rings bells from what I recall reading. The pro-Johnson press trumpeted it as showing his importance, that he would be the first leader Biden would meet. As host, doing the welcomes, maybe, but I think Johnson is about to get an unwelcome surprise when he sees how far down the pecking order Brexit has taken us.

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                    • Well, from what I see from this distance, Boris needs a blow or two to his ego to remind him who he works for, just as most of our members of Congress do! Should be interesting, but I think Biden is ever the gentleman and will treat Boris with respect.

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  3. Words. People think the party leader is a common man, when he has stiffed and sued so many hard working contractors, that one said in a voter panel, “Word on the street is when working with the Trump organization, get paid up front.”

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    • How can anyone who is born into wealth be considered a ‘common man’? He has been an arrogant rich dude since before he graduated from high school, probably from 1st grade. To me, his dodging the draft was the first clue, and then, as you say, stiffing those who worked for him, suing people to keep from having to pay them, and discriminating in both employment and housing … the list is as long as my arm, and yet … people refuse to see it.

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