As in the song "Lawyers In Love" we have a land, a nation with too many in high places willing to do anything for money neglecting people, honor and principle but a change is coming. No more falling for the lie of living only individualistic and independent lives leaving us divided and conquerable by powerful special interests but a people, a nation collaborating for the greater common good in various groups all across the nation. A land of people working together to help one another with a vision moreover as Jesus would have us be. Love, Mercy, Forgiveness, Kindness....something about another Land. The change is coming

Friday, August 12, 2011

Republicans Reject Sanity & Will Of American People

One might surmise that the Republican/Tea Party is losing it's mind. After all the public opinion polls that show clearly the American people demand tax hikes be considered along with spending cuts and after all that has happened with the budget crisis,the S&P downgrade and stock market shocker you might think that the Republicans in congress would hear the American people and place members of their party on the new "super budget committee" that will seriously consider all options for reducing the deficit. You might surmise and you might think but you would be wholly wrong because what has happened is the Republicans have again intentionally doubled down(a political buzz-word that really means demanding you get your way regardless of clear proven facts and consequences, that is, like a prideful spoiled brat unable to face the truth by reasoning intelligently) and placed anti-tax ideologues on this "super committee" that have again promised not to raise taxes of any kind. What!!!

Look at any poll and it is very clear that the American people overwhelmingly favor raising taxes as part of a budgetary solution. Even Standard and Poor's analysis of our economic prospects, relative to the downgrade, states that we must end President Bush's tax cuts, returning the tax rate to President Clinton's tax rate. History demands we raise taxes as part of a budget solution.
So why do the Republicans still push their anti-tax absolutism? Because they are ideologically committed to an anti-government agenda. They believe if you feed the beast it will grow. Their rightwing religious base has been so fed with dramatic presentations of biblical prophecies demonizing government in books and movies such as the "Left Behind" series and then when mixing that with the constant demonizing of President Obama their religious base can no longer separate reality from fiction and now truly believe that anything government is everything evil. One problem with that is that it is delusional meaning that reality and history are not on their side, especially recent history or should I say in-your-face reality. Democratic President Clinton inherited a recession and economy from two Republican presidents under which federal spending rose to an all time high. In the 8 years of Clinton's presidency he RAISED TAXES,lowered federal spending and gave us a long awaited and elusive economic surplus.

I mention absolutism because that is the result of what has happened with the Republican religious right. They have transfered the diligence of their faith onto their politics causing them to carry out their politics with the same rightful absolutism of their faith. Just look at them right now in the political arena and you see them, against all factual reality, stuck in an anti-tax, anti-government absolutism born of transfering their religious born fears of an Anti-Christ led government into present reality. This is the strange kind of inner paranoid not always concious glue that is driving the present state of mind of new right wing politicians being brought into the congressional arena. They are wholly, completely, fully,whatever adjective you can think of, against government and knowing these people very well I would say we are stuck until the 2012 elections.
They can reject the strong and clear will of the American people now, and I know they don't mind because they are "republic" politicians" meaning they do not believe in responding to the will of the American people except at election time, but they will have to answer later to the clear will of the American people unfortunately that will be too late for responsible and sane economical policy or rhetoric and too late for us. I hope I'am wrong but history is not on our side as of now. Better wakeup now! Better wakeup and pray NOW!


Anonymous said...

A woman and her passive, submissive husband take their young children into a buffet restaurant with a bag to place under the table where all participated in filling with bacon for their breakfast the following day.
Then they wonder why they have to pick the kid up for shoplifting.

Doug said...

With anonymous we have two. One will not stand up to their spouse, the other will not stand up for themselves. Neither one much of a teaching tool is it?
Seen this anecdote before? I think the rightwing have a master list grand total of 10 anecdotes for all simple-minded near earth orbit applicable analogies.