So, how's that sanity thingy workin' out for ya?
Where were the "yes we can" folks and all the other liberal and progressive citizens at the time? Well, most of us had our rosy-colored glasses thinking the truth will prevail, that most Americans won't believe in all the lies - that we are smarter than that. We believe in the liberal arts, that humans are naturally a social and affirmative animal with compassion, and that the harsh reality of science and facts will hold up in the long run. We were wrong.
So stealing a little of Rush Limbaugh's bluster, my first reaction to the election results are, and I don’t need 400 words, I only need four: "I hope they fail.” What are you laughing at? See, here’s the point. Why would anyone think it’s outrageous to say that? “Oh, you can’t do that, you'll be just like them.” Why not? Why is it any different, what’s new, what is unfair or offending about my saying I hope republicans fail? Republicans and their brand of morally bankrupt government leveraged corporate socialism is our problem. Corpo-cronies are what’s gotten us dangerously close to the precipice here. We've turned into a nation of sell-outs. Why do I want more of it? I don’t care what the drive-by story is. I would be honored if the Drive-By CorpseMedia headlined me all day long: “Rock Netroots - Kaye: I Hope Republicans Fail.”
So yes, I want all of their efforts to repeal health care reform to fail. I want their plans to dismantle, privatize or change Social Security and Medicare away from their original formats and intent to collapse like a house of cards. I want their wealth re-distributive roadmaps for cutting taxes for the wealthiest and opening new loop holes for corporations and private estates to come crashing down. I want any and all of their flat tax schemes to explode in their faces. Yes, I want Republicans and all their plans to crush the working middle-class to fail.
Somebody’s gotta say it.