I don't normally like to copy and paste entire blog posts from other blogs - but this Daily Kos post by Laurence Lewis is only 3 paragraphs long and should be read by EVERYONE. Furthermore, Democrats need to be shouting "Republicans are not on your side!" from the highest hilltops, until it becomes accepted fact. Because it IS a fact...
The message is simple and easy, because it happens to be true. On issue after issue, the Republicans prove that they don't care about people, they only care about their corporate owners. Last week, they blocked an extension of unemployment benefits. This week, they killed it. They also ensured a pay cut to doctors who accept Medicare patients, ensuring that fewer doctors will, and that those on Medicare will have more trouble finding medical care. But while they've been busy hurting people, they've also been busy helping corporations
With the BP oil gusher destroying the Gulf of Mexico, Republicans are having to pretend not to bedefending BP. Meanwhile, they're criticizing President Obama for trying to protect people from BP. It's always the same. They protected the banks from financial regulation. They protected the health insurance industry from real health care reform. They killed cramdown, which would have protected homeowners from losing their homes. The list goes on and on. Issue after issue. Year after year.
When have the Republicans supported legislation that helps people at the expense of corporate special interests? When have they proposed such legislation, on their own? Don't hurt yourself trying to find examples. They're rhetorical questions.
Please go to the post HERE, where Laurence Lewis has all the links to back up his main points. Important stuff.