I’m serious, they must hate America because they are trying to do everything in their power to destroy America’s economy, Constitution, rule of law, and infrastructure in order to further their own political agenda. I am not talking about the ordinary Americans who vote Republican or who support conservative ideology, I’m talking about the Republican Party’s leadership and the Republican politicians.1
To that point, there’s no debating the Republican record on the economy. Their allegiance to Reaganomics and free market deregulation have led us to the brink of, well, dogs and cats living together and mass hysteria.
Nevertheless, there they are on cable news and the Sunday shows acting as if they know something. At the same time, they’ve proved themselves to be dishonest, bad-fath actors in this thing. They’ve spread lies about fake CBO reports, while also ignoring an actual CBO report on the Senate bill indicating that it would, in fact, succeed in stimulating economic growth. They’ve spread lies about nonexistent ACORN line items in the bill — line items that only exist inside of Michelle Malkin’s twisted dome. I mean, they met with Joe the Plumber on the Hill this week to discuss the economy. Joe the Plumber. About the economy. Because they’re very serious people who ought to be taken very seriously.[From Bob Cesca: Operation Zero Cred]
So join with me in support of Bob Cesca’s Operation Zero Cred and go read his entire article and suggestions.
Joe the freakin’ Plumber discussing the economy. I mean, get real people, this is a party that is morally, ethically, intellectually, and economically bankrupt. Ok, actually most of the leaders of the party aren’t economically bankrupt, they are actually quite well of, they are just happy to make the rest of us bankrupt because they don’t give a tinker’s damn about the the working or middle class as long as we continue to buy stuff and max out credit cards and sink further in debt since they happen to profit off of that debt.
Name me one, just one example of the Republican party putting country first in any way other than empty rhetoric. And by “country first” I don’t mean the wealthiest 1%, or the Defense contractors, or fucking CEO’s begging for Federal money in one breath and then mewling and whining about “socialism” with the next.
Next time an asshole complains about “liberals” interfering and being all socialist, direct them to this here interesting tid-bit about history:
On August 15, 1971, Richard Nixon announced a freeze on all wages and prices in the United States. That’s all wages, not just wages of those who made a deal to take government money, or government employees, or government contractors. Everybody. About the only serious protest of Nixon’s controls came from union workers who felt that the freeze only cemented an already unfair gap between the wages of labor and management — a gap about 50 times smaller than it is today. [From Devilstower: The President and Private Pay]
Of course, history means facts and facts have no place in today’s Republican party. Witness former Bush’s former Chief of Staff bleating about dress codes in the Oval Office and then go to Huffington Post’s slideshow of former presidents—including the holiest of holies Ronald Reagan—working in the Oval Office without their suit jackets on and omg the world didn’t fucking end!!!!!!
Go ahead, give me evidence that the Republican Party leadership and their various mouthpieces care about the well-being of Americans more than they care about accruing political power. Any evidence.
I didn’t think so.
I am so with John Cole on this:
I really don’t understand how bipartisanship is ever going to work when one of the parties is insane. Imagine trying to negotiate an agreement on dinner plans with your date, and you suggest Italian and she states her preference would be a meal of tire rims and anthrax. If you can figure out a way to split the difference there and find a meal you will both enjoy, you can probably figure out how bipartisanship is going to work the next few years. [John Cole: You’ll Never Get This 21 Minutes Of Your Life Back]
Zero Cred, folks. On science, education, the economy, history, complex thought, the nation’s security, the Constitution, truth . . . pretty much the Republican Party has zero credibility on anything except lying, breaking the law, wallowing in racism, and destroying America through greed and short-sightedness and the unquenchable thirst for power.
Hey GOP, if you truly were half as patriotic as you pretend to be, you’d stop all this bullshit and get to work restoring the rule of law and sensible government oversight and work on helping the poor, working, and middle class live better lives, and divert some of the money you want for your defense contracts and wealthy friends to helping out a failing infrastructure and crippled education system.
Oops, I mistook you for sane and rational human beings for a moment. Sorry, it won’t happen again.
Go ahead, prove me wrong.
On this day..
- I’m ignoring, for a moment, the hate-spewing, lying sons-of-bitches like Rush and O’Reilly and Malkin and Beck and Hannity. [↩]