Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 30 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds    H3'ed 4/8/11

Right Wing Extremists Blackmail America, Troops With Threat of Budget Shutdown of Govt

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)   6 comments
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Rob Kall
Become a Fan
  (295 fans)
They're boldly admitting it. They will shut down the government, which they hate anyway, if the Democrats don't let them cut funding for women's health-- through Planned Parenthood. 
In one of the more despicable acts, today, Speaker Boehner called for passage of the "Troop Funding Bill." That's what they're calling the bill that is loaded with anti-abortion, anti-EPA add-ons.
Think progress reports
late's Dave Weigel noted that five minutes after the White House declared H.R. 1363 unacceptable, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) slammed President Obama for threatening to veto a bill to "ensure that our troops are paid." Minutes later, Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA) ripped Democrats for "girding to oppose a "troop-funding bill.'" Republican lawmakers quickly picked up the rallying cry. Reps. Mike Pence (R-IN) and Harold Rodgers (R-KY) called it "astonishing" and "inexplicable" that Obama would, as GOP shutdown architect Newt Gingrich put it, use the troops as "bargaining chips for budget negotiations."
This may satisfy the teabaggers and Becktards, but for most of America, it will be transparent, well as transparent as the enabling mainstream, corpstream media allows it to be. Unfortunately, even MSNBC's anchors, including Luke Russert, covering Boehner's smoke and mirrors exercise, exploiting and blackmailing the troops to get defunding of Planned Parenthood, failed to reveal that the "Troop Funding Bill" is a shameful label for the bill that the Republicans are using to sell their blackmail. 
Bottom line. The Republicans are using Frank Luntz-type framing to sell their blackmail as being about budget and caring for the troops. That's a lie and I doubt that Frank Luntz had his hand in this buffoonery. 
The sad thing is, the teabaggers are enjoying this. Their brain dead hate for government allows them to discompassionately push their legislators to disrupt the lives of millions of family members of the 800,000 plus government employees who will lose their pay WHEN the government shuts down. You see, it's already too late. The budget had to be worked out on Tuesday to stop the shutdown. 
Teabaggers should be forced to take their kids out of schools. Let them keep their property taxes and use them to educate their brats. Teabaggers should not be allowed to use public roads. They should not have access to help from the police or firefighters. They should not be able to use the justice system. They should be required to pay surcharges on oil and food-- that government money subsidizes. 
Maybe Donald Trump will help them. 
The thing is, teabaggers and their elected enablers are doing great damage to America-- in country and out of country. The rest of the world is watching and listening and what they see is contemptible. The US will pay for this in devastating losses of reputation and soft power. 

Well Said 2   Must Read 1   News 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Rob Kall Social Media Pages: Facebook Page       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.

Check out his platform at

He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites,

more detailed bio:

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

A Conspiracy Conspiracy Theory

Debunking Hillary's Specious Winning the Popular Vote Claim

Terrifying Video: "I Don't Need a Warrant, Ma'am, Under Federal Law"

Ray McGovern Discusses Brutal Arrest at Secretary Clinton's Internet Freedom Speech

Hillary's Disingenuous Claim That She's Won 2.5 Million More Votes is Bogus. Here's why

Cindy Sheehan Bugged in Denver

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend