i truly feel sorry for rational republicans, and i feel most of all sorry for all of us
i truly feel sorry for rational republicans.
while reasonable and responsible people, capable of cogent and compelling thought, are vying to stand against the extreme and sordid excesses and illegalities of the present administration, any hope that their points will be heard, let alone respected, is washed into the gulf of mexico like so many south louisiana sharecroppers shacks, pitifully unable to withstand the hurricane surge tide of idiocy and inanity with which the apparent majority of their party remains insistent to blather and drown the (our) country.
the case against barry o is open and shut, and compelling. rather than change, he continued dubya's treasury-busting and best-and-brightest-sacrificing-for-nothing wars, and added at least two new ones of his own. rather than change, he extended and expanded the immoral and unconstitutional "patriot" act (it still galls me to the point of choking that such a proud word should have been whored out for this mephitic, steaming pile of bullshit) along with a litany of expanded and newly-initiated executive orders that, among many other terrifying things, enable the administration to pursue, detain, torture and even kill citizens of the united states without due process, and they won't even deny that they'll do it right here on american soil if they feel like it. rather than change, he compounded the fiscal irresponsibility leftover from his profoundly irresponsible predecessor and presided over the largest ballooning of the national debt in the entire history of this now-bankrupt country. (for, yes, there is no question to anyone with a passing understanding of accounting and unfunded liabilities that we are, indeed, already bankrupt even though our creditors have not yet started to call in their notes--but you know they will). yet, he still remains, after all that, so obviously rational and sane compared with the braying mob of asses (irony that the GOP symbol isn't the jackass instead of the elephant) that would be the largest contingent in opposition to him. and so we all lose.
we ALL lose.
republicans of any intelligence and sense lose first of all--there is no defending these statements that flood over the airwaves like so much of isaac's surge over the levees of louisiana, and they are left to be considered idiots for associating with such, and, frankly, i'm telling you right here and right now that these otherwise intelligent and sensible republicans deserve to be thrown out with that baby's bathwater. the statements are absolutely indefensible. absolutely.
but most of all, we ALL lose. we should be repudiating the present administration and rushing it out of office as quickly as we can. it has done what walter sobchak would characterize as fucking a stranger in the ass, and watch here for what walter knows should be done to anyone who would fuck a stranger in the ass. (fifteen year old daughter rule, and i could not be more proud that she absolutely understands the true meanings of the expressions here, and the politics to which they refer). barry obama and his administration has been fucking this country in the ass for going on four years. enough ought to be enough.
but it's not, because these are the voices of the opposition.