Wednesday, October 14, 2015

why did the gop do everything they said they would do?

why did the gop do everything they said they would do?
BY the magical dream ride of mister brooks

I can't believe it. I simply cannot believe it. After more than 3/4 of a century of trying to destroy Social Security, 1/2 of a century trying to destroy Medicare and 'peace with honor', 1/3 of a century of poverty-inducing Reagnomics and a 'war' on drugs that has created a permament under-class out of the existing under-class (though it did enhance freedom by giving creating a penal system the size and scope which would have been the envy of Josef Stalin), a decade-plus of fruitless wars in Asia including one in which we still can't extract ourselves even though the situation is obviously clearly hopeless because our 'allies' are so motivated to fight that they must flee in the opposite direction of the Taliban--we can only surmise that their plan is to circle around the globe and attack the Talibanners from behind, yes, they are that dedicated) and of course doing absolutely about climate change except making it arrive as quickly as possible so that our grandchildren will experience a global apocalypse even if can only catch a glimpse of it and doing nothing about firearms even when it happens right in a classroom full of middle-class white children and the dominance of our age by the new lords of finance...

...So aside from those--and about fifty thousand other exeptions which will not be mentioned due to considerations of time--the Republican Party has been doing a splendid job. Namely, of not aying what it really wants to do.  But now our congressmen are actually telling the public what they want to do. This is rank incompetence. The job of putting a cheap coat of nice-looking paint over the inequality, wars, exploitation, corruption, and environmental catastrophe should be left to people like me. For example, I would say something like this:

By traditional definitions, conservatism stands for intellectual humility, a belief in steady, incremental change, a preference for reform rather than revolution, a respect for hierarchy, precedence, balance and order, and a tone of voice that is prudent, measured and responsible. Conservatives of this disposition can be dull, but they know how to nurture and run institutions. They also see the nation as one organic whole. Citizens may fall into different classes and political factions, but they are still joined by chains of affection that command ultimate loyalty and love. (
You see, Republicans? After years of disaster in Iraq, I said it was just fine with me, because Shrubya had character. Sure, he spoke like an ox that was trying to learn English As A Second Language, and he projected himself as an insecure bully who knew that he owed his status in life and pretty much everything to his father's last name, and yes he showed poor judgement over and over and over...but Shrubya stayed the course. And as Rabbi Sienfeld once in his 17th century commentary, Humor in the Torah: How to Succeed While Really Laughing, "Never admitting you're wrong is the true mark of wisdom."

And thus it was with Shrubya, and so it shall be with Fiorina. Sure she's compltely full of shit, but so am I. And let's face it, I'd vote for Gengis Khan if he ran for president. Just as long as he promised to lower taxes on the people for whom I really work, and had an "(R)" after his name.

So please, please, Republican Congressmen, do your job, and let me do mine: Finding a way to defend everything you do--as long as it benefits me as well.

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