Friday, February 26, 2016

Breaking News: A Southern Republican Calls Republican Party A Cult

I watched this bit of video over breakfast. A Republican politician from the solid south has noticed that the Republican Party is a cult run by crooks and idiots.

A GOP sheriff in one parish in Louisiana has finally noticed the GOP emperor is naked.

He calls the Republican Party a cult. Which it is. He compares former Gov Jindal to Jim Jones and his fellow Republicans to the people who drank the Koolaid.

And this is the same thing happening in Kansas, where the Republican governor totally crashed the economy. It happened in Michigan where the Republican governor screwed the economy and also poisoned an entire city. It’s happening in other states run by Republicans right now. Blow the budget, give tax breaks to rich friends, sell off state infrastructure or let it fall down, defund education, privatize prisons, turn public services into private profit centers for friendly businessmen. It happened nationwide when W was president. He cut taxes and launched a bogus war without knowing what he was doing. Cheney knew what he was doing; it made billions for the company he’d recently run, which he’d nearly run into the ground. Cheney is now very very very well off. But W’s people have spent the past 8 years blaming Obama for the vast load of shit the Bush administration dumped on America.

And we have this ridiculous slate of clowns on the Republican side of the presidential race. They make us laugh. We should not be laughing. We should be throwing that vast load of shit at them, because that is the same load of shit they are selling us all over again. Cut taxes on the rich, cut wages for working people, cut infrastructure, build a giant wall, build a bigger military, cut education so we can’t figure out what they are doing to us.

Money is speech? That’s what the Republican majority of the Supreme Court says. Well who has the money? Not most people. So we are supposed to shut up and sit down. And the president elected twice isn’t given a full second term because a Republican Supreme Court justice died while on a free hunting trip with some bizarre secret Austrian hunting fraternity of billionaire businessmen and his seat is reserved for another Republican. No, it doesn’t say that in the Constitution.

This Republican sheriff from Louisiana has had enough. He's tired of the con game. I don't think he has time to change the party before the coming election, but I hope a lot of Republicans hear him and listen to what he's saying. The Republican Party IS a cult. On the economy, on climate change (which will submerge Louisiana if we don't wake up). On the flim-flam of Republican budgets, he is spot on.

Some establishment politicians are saying Bernie Sanders' math is fuzzy. It is ambitious. It is a major change. It may not get enacted exactly as he proposes, but it does set out clear responsible priorities and we need to change our priorities. We need to go back to government working for working people.

Bernie's math isn't fraudulent and destructive and dangerous like Republican math has been for the past three decades. Nobody checked the Republican math. They took it on faith and the Republicans have shown they act in bad faith. They are a cult, a con game, a massive fraud, a scheme, a power grab, a large billionaire-funded conspiracy to turn the U.S. into something more convenient for them and screw the rest of us.

The single unifying characteristic of Trump supporters may surprise you, or it may not. It's love of authority. They want a powerful boss, a bullyboy, a Mussolini with hired muscle, a tough guy who will tell them exactly what to do. That's new in this country, but we've seen it in other places. It's called fascism.

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