Friday, November 14, 2014
Stupid things John Boehner and Ted Cruz Tweeted
"An open, vibrant #Internet is essential to a growing economy, and #netneutrality is a textbook example of the kind of Washington regulations that destroy innovation and entrepreneurship. Federal bureaucrats should NOT be in the business of regulating the Internet. Not now. Not ever."
Ted Cruz did essentially the the same thing recently:
Senator Ted Cruz ✔ @SenTedCruz Follow "Net Neutrality" is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government. 10:43 AM - 10 Nov 2014
(BTW, Tailgunner Ted accepted mucho dollars from Comcast, what a surprise that he would support corporations over people.)
Here are some of the comments from Republicans and Libertarians on Tailgunner Ted's idiotic remark:
Ed P As a Republican who works in the tech industry I can say that this statement shows you either have no idea what you are talking about or you are bought and paid for by the American Cable monopoly. This is amazingly an stupid statement and is disheartening.
Keith F Ted, I am as conservative as they come…. I want government out of just about everything… and I hate to say it, really hate to say it, but Obama is right on this one. I do not want my access and internet speed controlled by my ISP. It will be. The internet has been an open forum with little to no restrictions, that will change and not for the better. Bottom line, do not go against freedom of the net just because Obama is for it. Even an old blind squirrel finds a nut once in awhile.
Joey C As a Republican whom also works in IT like Ed… You have no clue what you are talking about or you are company bought and paid for.
Jinnie M Goddammit, stop making my party look like morons and look up net neutrality. It doesn’t mean what you and your speechwriters think it means.
Sam A Senator Cruz, you are wrong on this one. As a conservative voter and IT professional, I can assure you that Net Neutrality is a GOOD THING. Internet providers (who are also content owners) can’t be trusted (as has already been proven) to allow consumers equal access to content from their competitors. This is why the government needs to ensure Net Neutrality as it protects the consumer from the bias of their Internet provider. This is especially true since we don’t have real competition in this space.
And here are some reactions to Boehner's stupid Tweet -- most of them from irate Republicans!:
Sean B: As a Republican, this rhetoric is absolute garbage. #netneutrality isn’t a regulation, it is our current reality and should stay that way. As much as it pains me to say this, you and Senator Ted Cruz need to wake up and realize that making every issue a partisan issue is the problem here. Give back the $107k to Comcast and then talk about this issue objectively.
Tracie B: You act as tho the republican rhetoric is caused by their misinformation..They KNOW exactly what net neutrality is and want to get rid of it…
Jack C: This is why I, as a lifetime conservative, HATE the current GOP. The people pay for a fair internet.
Lawrence B: You have no clear concept of what is going on. I am a republican and I work/live/use the internet for over 30 years. This is a scam by Comcast and their ilk. I support net neutrality, I don’t support Obama. Our leaders have been bought.
Frank P: Sure, Mr. Speaker. And all our Interstate Highways should be privatized and turned into toll roads owned by airline companies. What could possibly go wrong?
Mick T: But you do want to regulate a woman’s body.
John M: This man has no idea what he’s talking about. Not surprising considering his age, his alcoholism, and his politics. Idiot.
Patricia R: Again, Boehner, you lead your voters to believe you’re on their side when you’re definitely throwing them to the wolves of Wall Street. Think on this. Let’s deliver electricity at different rates. Rich people’s stuff runs faster than poor people’s stuff. That’s the same concept. The Internet needs to be treated like a utility where every citizen gets treated equally. There is no need for preferential treatment. Corporations are crooks veiled in laws written on behalf of them by men like you. WE NEED TO REIGN IN AND REGULATE THE POWER OF THE CORPORATIONS.
It's only a little over a week since the minority of a minority put more of these clowns in charge of the legislative branch of the government, and the first thing out of the gate, a U.S. Senator and the Speaker of the House look like horses' asses, talking about an important issue about which they know NOTHING!
Luckily, we have a president who does know something about this issue:
Obama Wants To Reclassify The Internet By Turning It Into A Utility
President Obama is FOR net neutrality, so naturally the GOP is AGAINST it.
Mr. President, you should have come out against net neutrality so that these cement heads could then be for it and fall over themselves to get it passed. But never mind, their reaction to this no-brainer makes them look like the craven idiots that they are and exposes their obstructionist agendas.
The Cray-Crays are going to fight this with ignorance and misinformation, too!