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Thursday, November 04, 2010

I Hope Republicans Fail

When Barack Obama and the Democrats swept the field in 2008, did republicans and their media blowhards recoil into an orgy of bi-partisan cooperation and friendship? Did they say, "the people have spoken - you won, we understand now." HAH! Right out of the gate, "I hope Obama fails" was the defiant chatter from radio clown Rush Limbaugh. These rotten bastards didn't rest for a second and still don't. The moment Obama was inaugurated Fox News fired up their anti-Obama race-baiting card with Beck's, "I think he's racist" followed by Hannity's continuous false narrative of socialism and big government. Then there was Joe Wilson's "you lie." Then came the GOP's phony Tea party movement making their first appearance two months after Obama's inauguration. Paul Ryan's fearmongering "we'll be just like Greece." Stop Obama! Fire Pelosi! Stop Reid! Sarah Palin's "How's that hope and changie thingie working out for you?" We want our government back!! was the offensive 24/7 from the Fox News MediaCorpse, Newsmax and even through those seemingly harmless political emails forwarded around the country. You know which emails I'm talking about. The one you get from family and friends that have been forwarded at least a dozen times before they arrive in your mailbox with subject titles like "Walking Eagle" or the letter to Obama from the P&G executive. Never did I once receive political hate email compiled with left-wing talking points targeting the right, conservatives or republicans. The constant attacks against Obama and democrats won. The name-calling and demonizing paid off. The lunacy prevailed.

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

preach miss!!! i'm with u!

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