Plot to destroy the U.S. economy?

Clearly Rep. Allen West got duped.

I hope this is a hoax — but I can’t even find a denial, yet.  Got the rebuttal that works?

Copied in its entirety from Daily Kos, a post by CC:

    It’s no secret now that GOP in Congress literally plotted to undermine U.S. economy during President Obama’s Inauguration.

     In Robert Draper’s book, “Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives” Draper wrote that during a four hour, “invitation only” meeting with GOP Minister of Propaganda, Frank Luntz, Senior GOP Congressmen plotted to undermine and destroy America’s Economy.

The Guest List:
Frank Luntz – GOP Minister of Propaganda
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA),
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX),
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX),
Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI)
Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA),
Sen. Jim DeMint (SC-R),
Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ-R),
Sen. Tom Coburn (OK-R),
Sen. John Ensign (NV-R) and
Sen. Bob Corker (TN-R).

Non-lawmakers present Newt Gingrich

During the four hour meeting, the senior GOP members plotted to bring Congress to a standstill regardless how much it would hurt the American Economy by pledging to obstruct and block President Obama on all legislation.

   These members of Congress were not simply airing their complaints regarding the other party’s political platform for four long hours.  No, these men were literally plotting to undermine and destroy the U.S. Economy.

        On that date, January 20, 2009, America had been losing over 750,000 jobs per month because of policies these Congressional Leaders had enacted and their goal, their goal that night, was to plot ways to undermine any and all legislation that would pull American families up and out of the economic calamity they had helped create.

       Everyone of these members of Congress supported the very Bush/Cheney policies that caused America to teeter on the brink of the 2nd Great Depression and caused the 2007 US Economic Meltdown.

      These guys can’t say they were sitting at dinner for four hours discussing any objection to Stimulus Legislation and raising the Debt Ceiling because of political ideology as each one of them voted yes on Bush/Cheney Stimulus Bills and yes every time Bush/Cheney wanted to raise the Debt Ceiling.

Here’s how they all voted:
— “Yes” to Bush/Cheney January 2008 Stimulus
— “Yes” to Bush/Cheney bailing out Bear Stern
— “Yes” to Bush/Cheney bailing out AIG
— “Yes” to Bush/Cheney TARP (sept 2008)
— “Yes” to Bush/Cheney TARP (oct 2008)

    And these same members of Congress:
— Supported Bush/Cheney keeping cost of two wars out of the Budget
— Supported Bush/Cheney spending $4Trillion on Top 1% Tax Cuts while trying to pay down Debt on Two Wars

Ahhh … but at their dinner they plotted to suddenly stop supporting any stimulus legislation:

Show united and unyielding opposition to the president’s economic policies.

Rep Kevin McCarthy said,
We’ve gotta challenge them on every single bill.”

Not only did these Senior members of Congress plot to destroy the American Economy more than it already was destroyed? They actually carried out their mission:

– Every one of these Senior members of Congress have threatened Government Shutdown over things like:
not funding planned parenthood, not raising the Debt Ceiling which, in-and-of-itself, would cause US Economic turmoil.

… oh, and stay current, these same House GOP members of Congress are still, today, threatening a Government Shutdown.

Senators: Jim DeMint, Jon Kyl, Tom Coburn, John Ensign, and Bob Corker have
Filibustered more Bills than any Congress combined in US History.
Voted NO on every single piece of Legislation brought to the Floor including: NO on Al Franken’s Anti-Rape Amendment, NO on Lilly Ledbetter, NO on Fair Pay Act.

Representatives: Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Pete Sessions, Jeb Hensarling, Pete Hoekstra and Dan Lungren
– Voted NO on every single piece of Legislation; including NO on increasing FEMA during natural disasters.
– Have been on tv constantly chanting the lie that they were guilty of … the lie that “President Obama’s policies undermine the US Economy.”

     Yes, these Republican Congressional leaders used Karl Rove’s playbook and falsely accused the President of what they were guilty of: Intentionally Undermining the US Economy.  And, again, in keeping with Karl Rove propaganda, they chant the same lie over and over and over again.

    America had been at war since 2001.  The Constitution says a person can only be guilty of “Treason” while America is engaged in war — we are at war.  The Constitution says “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.  I believe that plotting to undermine the President of the United States by destroying and weakening the US Economy directly aids the enemy. Treason?

    As for impeachment, only one Senator has ever been impeached.

    These members of Congress, are paid to do The People’s work.  They are not paid to plot ways to undermine American families by destroying the US Economy.

    Their acts that night are disgusting, repulsive, unbecoming of a member of Congress and they should be expelled from Congress for their covert plot to destroy and weaken America’s Economy and for obstructing The People’s work from getting done.

     I urge everyone to contact Darrell Issa and tell him to:

Hold Hearings to Expel the following people from Congress for plotting to undermine the President by destroy to the US Economy:
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA),
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX),
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX),
Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI)
Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA),
Sen. Jim DeMint (SC-R),
Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ-R),
Sen. Tom Coburn (OK-R),
Sen. John Ensign (NV-R) and
Sen. Bob Corker (TN-R).

I don’t know if they committed Treason, but I do know they are Traitors and Traitors have no business writing or voting on US Laws.

Oh, the next time you hear the GOP say “Obama wants to destroy the economy” or “Government Shutdown” … remember … as Newt Gingrich said after their four hour dinner on January 20, 2009 “You’ll remember this as the day the seeds of 2012 were sown.”

   To Translate GINGRICH:
You’ll remember this day as they day we became Traitors to the United States.

Originally posted to cc on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 09:26 AM PDT.

Pete Sessions from Texas?  That great free marketeer, promised to do what he could to kill our economic recovery?  Do his constituents, especially those who work at the General Motors plant in Arlington, Texas, know about that?


9 Responses to Plot to destroy the U.S. economy?

  1. […] Plot to destroy the U.S. economy? ( Share this:ShareFacebookPrintEmailRedditTwitterDiggLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. […]


  2. mark says:

    What makes it plausible is the level of wackaloonary in that gathering. One can easily imagine the generation of a singularity that might cause a sudden reversal of the Big Bang as reason and rationality implode.


  3. […] The danger?  The danger is Obama will propose something to save America, and the Republicans will oppose it in a knee-jerk fashion.  Some say it’s happened already. […]


  4. jsojourner says:

    I have yet to have a single Republican explain to me why they consider President Obama a Marxist or a “radical socialist” but they refuse to apply the label to Republican Presidents who indisputably enacted far more “Socialist-style” programs — (that is, progressive taxation, expansion of government, price controls and further regulation).

    To their credit, a number of Libertarians have told me they DO believe Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford and H.W. Bush were Socialists. They tend to divide on Reagan, somehow buying the myth that he was a Grover Norquist-style domestic policy guy. (He might have wanted smaller government, but he never once indicated a desire to embrace anarchy as Norquist has.)

    So while I disagree vehemently with my Libertarian friends, I have to applaud their consistency at least. Most of them (not all, but most) are perfectly willing to condemn a Republican OR a Democrat for not embracing the kind of Social Darwinism that they espouse.

    But when Republicans tell me Obama is a Socialist but somehow, the GOP Presidents of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s were not — they simply make fools of themselves. Indeed, I know few liberals who would be disappointed to see President Obama support the sort of programs, governance and taxation that were indicative of the Eisenhower and Nixon administrations.


  5. Well lets remember, JS, that if Nixon, Ford and Eisenhower were alive today the Republican party would call them Communists and impeach them.

    They’d probably do that to Reagan too. And God help poor George H Bush.


  6. jsojourner says:

    I hope it’s a hoax, too. But I do’t think so. The end always justifies the means with the anarcho-libertarians and modern Republican party. So what if we destroy the U.S. economy? It’s worth it if we get rid of the Socialist in the White House.

    (Which is to laugh, seeing as how Obama’s praxis has been to the right of Ford, Nixon and Eisenhower.)


  7. Well, Frank Luntz did say ”

    ‘The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.’ And the single best way to defeat Obama is to sabotage the economy.”


  8. To quote:

    Everyone of these members of Congress supported the very Bush/Cheney policies that caused America to teeter on the brink of the 2nd Great Depression and caused the 2007 US Economic Meltdown.

    And what do the Republicans want to do if they win in the next election? Take us right back to Bush/Cheney government policies.

    Oh yes..what failed so pathetically last time is going to be a raging sucess this time…


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