I should probably be concentrating on writing “Man of the Seven Spears” right now, but since I’ve exceeded my quota enough for three days, I decided I should relax…
And you know what relaxes me?
Come close and I will tell you…
Ranting relaxes me.
“Oh boy. What is it today, Mr. King? Barney equals the devil conspiracies? Rich people united? Donald Trump actually responded to one of your tweets?”
I’ve been ranting and raving about greed and the 1% for some time now, and, last night, I came to believe that, on some fronts, I may have been a little harsh. In fact, it was this article in the Huffington Post that helped to shape my views.
From what I understand, some of the top earners (CEOs and other executives) in the nation do not actually mind being taxed more. In fact, they go so far as to even suggest that the defense budget be slashed by some $150 billion.
Needless to say, I’m impressed. Understanding that some of these top earners are defense contractors (who I would imagine would take some sort of a loss or otherwise have less opportunities to earn), I am thoroughly impressed. They are actually being…fair. From Warren Buffet to David Langstaff, some of the top executives actually see the right of their being taxed fairly.
So what in the blue hell is the Republican Party’s problem?
Like I said, I came to believe that on some fronts, I may have been a bit harsh. On the Republican front, however, I can’t be harsh enough.
These poor excuses of genetic material waste clearly have no concept of the word reason. In fact, reason, it seems, is counter-intuitive to the current dogma of the Republican. To paraphrase a Dos Equis commercial I’m fond of, “We don’t always listen to reason, but when we do, we ignore it. And perhaps blame the poor and entitled for the problems of our economy. And gays are icky. And women are the devil and should do whatever their husbands ask of them, and like it, up to, and including, making sandwiches and getting burr for them and their guests. And minorities are a quickly rising majority we fear will enslave us some time in the near future, so they must be destroyed. And we all cheat on our wives, but we’re perfectly content with telling you to love who we think you ought to love, as well as how to love them. And even though teenage pregnancy is running rampant, and simply “teaching” kids abstinence clearly doesn’t work, condoms are the devil’s doing, and God don’t like condoms. And, despite the fact that Jesus would most probably be against everything we stand for, we will still go to war for Him. He will not be allowed to represent us, though. He’s a liberal. He’s a hippy. He wore sandals and a robe. That’s just not our thing. How ’bout that ol’ Israel thing? Netanyahu is so BAWS! We learned that from our teenagers. Amen.”
The GOP is not a failure as a party because people want gifts from the president. It is a failure because the GOP is simply incapable of learning. From science, to the importance of the arts, to warfare and economic stability, the GOP is ALWAYS on the wrong side of the issue and until it pulls its head out of its rose scented ass, this country is going to continue on the course that it’s been on: the road to nowhere.
Of course, they’ll say it’s your fault. You want too much and care too little about America. You’re unpatriotic. You’re a heathen. You’re going to hell. That’s that.
- The GOP Is Dying Because The Liberty Movement Is Thriving (alt-market.com)
- GOP Over The Fiscal Cliff (iflyf14.com)
- COLUMN – Republican Party can’t be a Christian club (hollandsentinel.com)
- GOP Slow to Embrace Social Media in Valley (hispanicbusiness.com)
- No Room For Conservatives In The GOP (personalliberty.com)
- Former Republican: 6 Reasons the GOP Is Doomed (alternet.org)
- Poll: Majorities say Obama making a serious effort, GOP leaders are not (thehill.com)