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Tea Party/Republican's 2012 Presidential Election Insidious Maneuvers Underway

The Presidential Election Campaign Season is "just around the corner" and Republicans and Tea Party are wasting no time in setting the stage. The fact they don't have their constituents' best interests in mind is quite evident with the bills and shenanigans they pull in Congress. But this is no mistake, they are adept at diversion.

Take the diversions of real issues for instance. We Americans are hungry for jobs and were promised relief of high unemployment by the incoming Republicans and Tea Party in this past election. Even Republican John Boehner asked/asks, "Where are the jobs?" in regards to any policy the current administration passed/passes, as if Obama was ignoring the matter altogether. But now after gaining control of the House and expanding power in the Senate, Republicans and the Tea Party have given a number of social and cultural issues, completely unrelated to job creation, center stage.

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“In God We Trust”, Why The Right Wing Hates the Constitution.

I recently started reading up on H.Con.Res.13- “Reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the official motto of the United States and supporting and encouraging the public display of the national motto in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions.” (you can read it for yourself here: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-hc13/text

First I was thinking- are you serious? Why on earth, with all of the huge issues that face our nation, is this even being brought up? Aren’t the Tea baggers against waste in the government anyway? Anyway- here’s a bit of the resolution, followed by what my particular issue with it is.

Whereas the sentiment, ‘In God We Trust’, has been an integral part of United States society since its founding;

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Keith Olbermann Suspension

As you may or may not have heard, Friday, Novermber 5,2010 MSNBC suspended Keith Olbermann (host of "Countdown") because he made political donations.

MSNBC President Phil Griffin said in a statement Friday: “I became aware of Keith's political contributions late last night. Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay."

Olbermann made campaign contributions to two Arizona members of Congress and failed Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway ahead of Tuesday’s election.

Olbermann, who acknowledged the contributions in a statement to POLITICO, made the maximum legal donations of $2,400 apiece to Conway and to Arizona Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords.

In his statement to POLITICO, Olbermann said he wasn’t using his influence to solicit any donations for the candidates.

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