Sunday, July 22, 2012

People are Patriots--not Parties...


John is a firefighter and a patriot. But unlike the people who run the republican party these days, he doesn't go on and on about it. And he doesn't buy into fear mongering, either; he just quietly does the work that makes this country great. Oh, and he's a democrat.



Don't believe that the right wing thinks this way? Check out this quote from Mitt Romney:


"[Obama] says we need more fireman, more policeman, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.” ~ Mitt Romney 


And just in case you enjoy Mr. Tea Party himself, Rush Limbaugh, here's what he thinks of everyday American heroes


"teaching jobs, firemen, policemen — they are all paid for with money out of the private sector. They are paid for with tax revenue from citizens. They cut into the amount of money left for private sector. They don’t grow the number of private sector jobs, they reduce them." ~ Rush Limbaugh


So, for any folks who want to rumble over this, please do your homework to find out where the republican party stands. 

11 comments:

  1. Do people really fall for this total, complete, and utter BS? Republicans do not think this way, it is just a deceptive and demonizing Democratic fairy tale. And please, show me the evidence proving that the Tea Party is against firemen and EMTs.

    Tea Partiers are not against GOVERNMENT WORKERS, they are against UNSUSTAINABLE GOVERNMENT DEBT....or would you rather see the governments keep growing and spending and taxing people right out of their states, i.e. NY & California?

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  2. Hi anonymous. Unlike you and your ilk, I traffic in facts and data. You want evidence that republicans "think this way"? Happy to oblige, my friend:

    Mitt Romney said: "[Obama] says we need more fireman, more policeman, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.” So, if you're a republican, you're voting for someone who doesn't think you're all that important, Ed (here's the link to the quote by Romney: http://tinyurl.com/7jlfh7o). And just in case you enjoy Mr. Tea Party himself, Rush Limbaugh, here's what he thinks of you and your guys: "teaching jobs, firemen, policemen — they are all paid for with money out of the private sector. They are paid for with tax revenue from citizens. They cut into the amount of money left for private sector. They don’t grow the number of private sector jobs, they reduce them." (http://blogs.e-rockford.com/applesauce/2012/06/13/a-cop-a-firefighter-and-a-teacher-discuss-mitt-romneys-plan-to-cut-their-jobs/) . So, thanks for the comment, but do your homework. Those quotes aren't BS at all, well they are, but not the kind you're referring to. they're direct quotes from BIG republicans. Thanks for stopping by, but next time? Do your homework before you comment.

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  3. Hey Groobiecat,

    stumbled upon your image on Facebook. I like the sentiment and want to know more but was wondering if you could help me out. Where/when was that quote said and to whom? Basically, without a source I am not sure if there is a real "John" or if this is just a made up quote and I'd actually like to know more about his feelings and what he was responding to. Can you clarify what this quote is from and provide a source?

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  4. John the Fire Captain is a figment of Groobiecat's imagination. Just about "say's it all".

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  5. Talk about taking quotes out of context! I challenge everyone to read the full transcript of the point that Rush Limbaugh was making when he said that. It was a simple lesson in economics, not a bashing of heroes such as first responders. Sheesh!

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  6. Anonymous Folks: John's real. If he wants to, he can comment here himself. Susan52, Rush Limbaugh said that these people don't create jobs. That's complete nonsense. Neither Rush Limbaugh, an embarrassment to the republican party that used to be halfway decent, doesn't understand basic economics. Here's how it works: teachers, firefighters, police people are employed. They buy stuff. Companies, in turn, make more stuff, and they employ more people, which in turn, generates more revenue (for companies and governments), and this is one way that the economy grows. Sadly, you apparently don't understand that either. Then again, you defend Rush Limbaugh, so that kinda goes without saying...

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    1. Where is the quote from though? I believe John is real ( I wrote the 4:42 p.m. comment yesterday ) but I don't like reading political quotes without knowing where they came from. I would like to know the actual context this quote was said in. Was it an interview? Was it from a news article? Did he say it to his buddy at his home?

      Basically....I like to check my sources before supporting an idea or image or quote or whatever. I want to spread this to others but won't unless I know it's a real quote and where it came from. Some sort of explanation of where the quote comes from seems reasonable. I hope to hear from you! Thanks :)

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  7. Obviously "Anonymous" IS a Teapartier, known to lie to undermine our democracy. and "Susan52": why won't you accept the fact that Rush Limbaugh is a right wing nut?

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    1. Are you referring to me? I wrote the comments at 2:04 p.m. today and the one yesterday at 4:42 p.m.). I am not a tea party member and am very against them. I've seen my father become brainwashed by talk radio and 24 hour news networks and so I'm as far away from a tea party member as can be.

      But I do still want to know where the quote comes from. I feel that citing your sources is important and I've fallen victim a few times to sharing an image or quote about something only to find out the person who it is attributed to never actually said the words.

      So again I ask - Where is the quote from and where can I read/hear it in context? The internet is full of incorrect things and so I would prefer to know that this is a real quote so I can share it. Simply providing the source of the quote seems more than fair so I hope groobiecat can deliver on this request.

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  8. Same anonymous here again....I'd really like to know the source of this quote please.

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  9. So there's no source to this quote? Why won't you provide a proper citation? I'm interested in this.

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