Saturday, May 19, 2012

Grover's Grand Ol' Party

Treasonous Congressional Republicans would rather take down Obama than do their jobs.

Recently, we learned that leaders of the Republican Party gathered together on the evening of January 20th 2009, immediately after Obama was sworn in as our nation's President, to devise their hateful strategies of obstruction, lying, manipulation, distortion, character assassination and demagoguery all in the name of "keeping millions out of work to put one man out of a job."

Given that the leadership of the Congressional Republicans publicly declared that their only goal is: "... to deny Obama a second term, no matter the cost to the country", shouldn't they be found guilty of lying under oath as well as of attempting to overthrow the legitimate government of the United States of America, and possibly Grand Theft Larceny? After all, they continue to accept their generous salaries, extravagant health care and drug coverage, hefty retirement plans, and all the other "perks" all paid for by we, the tax-paying citizens, while doing everything they can to end the "Grand Experiment that is America".

They have abdicated their oaths of office, instead paying obeisance to Grover Norquist, an unelected arch-conservative who advocates restricting voting rights to "the landed gentry", and who is successfully holding our nation's economic recovery hostage.

It is shameful and obscene that the Republican Party is so beholden to ideology that it is willing to lie and obfuscate, filibuster and demonize those trying to right our sinking Ship of State that is foundering because of the Bush-created Depression that is the Republican legacy of so-called leadership.

Americans need to awaken from the toxicity with which the Republican's constant fear-mongering and demonizing of differences has infected our citizenry. We need to awaken to the very real destructive forces within the Republican Party that threaten to destroy the American Dream by returning us to the days of Dickens.

Pay attention to what Republicans do when in office - remember: their actions are what matters - not their empty promises.

"Fool me once, shame on you! Fool me twice, shame on me!"

5 comments:

  1. Thank You! Emily, I agree and approve all points raised!

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  2. Was reading a book on the Peloponnesian War awhile back and discovered this historical tidbit:

    "The Athenian coup of 411 BC was a revolutionary movement during the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta that overthrew the democratic government of ancient Athens and replaced it with a short-lived oligarchy known as The Four Hundred."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athenian_coup_of_411_BC


    So a bunch of rich people resented their power and privilege slipping away and took measures to get it back. Historical analogies are clumsy but to me that sounds a lot like what is going on now.

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    1. Do you smell napalm, Beach? Or Fascism?

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  3. As you say, Emily, Republicans engaged in shameless obstruction and attacks on Obama as the man was getting settled in at the White House. It was wildly hypocritical of them, since they had insisted on unquestioning fealty to Bush, and famously demonized a country band for slamming Dubya at a concert.

    Beach Bum's reference to The Four Hundred is interesting. Nice catch.

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  4. Actually, I smell the growing likelihood of widespread political violence in this country.

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