You know, the ones who professed the importance of genuine family values and who used to think Jesus Christ was one of the good guys. Anyone with a strong enough stomach to watch the Republican debates (all 12) had to come away wondering just what on earth is wrong with these people? Yesterday's republicans were like Eisenhower, today's are nothing more than cut-throats, back stabbers and political jihadists.
Once upon a time Republicans actually were compassionate-- and (gasp) they didn't all see Government as the enemy, and they weren't all war mongers, and sociopaths were in the minority. It seems particularly bizarre that today's most out-spoken haters of government think it's just fine to work in it.
Old time republicans believed government should play a small but important role in lifting people out of poverty, both here in America, as well as abroad. In fact, these old school conservatives actually had flesh and blood beating hearts, unlike today's authoritarian empty vessels who have said publicly that poverty is a choice and if you find yourself there, well, it's your own damned fault.
The Republicans of old prayed at the alter of Jesus, not the alter of Goldman-Sachs like today's fake republicans, who are like the New Coke, a failed attempt by Coca Cola to improve something that was fine the way it was, and couldn't hold a candle to the old product. It took consumer rejection and back-lash to force Coca Cola back down to earth, and put right this epic fail.
Maybe the Republican Party will suffer the same fate.(One can dream)
Nearly all the republican presidential candidates condemn government help for the poor in any form what-so-ever. Rick Santorum (creepy Rick) even had the gall to announce he felt food stamps should be eliminated completely because there are too many fat people in America. He also fears and loathes the Gay and Muslim communities to the point of fanaticism. (Wha'd they ever do to you Rick?)
Rick Perry (scary Perry) another boot-strap republican says churches and charities should be encouraged to help the poor, yet his own tax records prove what a cheap-skate he is, having only donated one one-thousandth of what he made to his church. His total church giving was less than a hundred bucks.
Michele (crazy eyes) Bachmann, who regularly touts her evangelical credentials, was the first to attack Newt Gingrich for suggesting the country adopt a "humane" immigration policy. Bachmann thinks it's perfectly OK to break up families that have been here for over twenty years, deporting people who have been good citizens, helped stabilize communities, and are our friends and neighbors -- with absolutely no exceptions. Bachmann is the flesh -and -blood persona of a CINO (Christian in name only) -- where any honest atheist is closer to being Christian than a practicing Christian hypocrite.
And what about the GOP frontrunner's? Mitt Romney has had little to say about compassion for the poor and marginalized. When asked about poverty-focused foreign aid his answer was to let China take care of it. As hard as Mitt tries to "feel your pain" by saying things like, he can relate to the unemployed - because he doesn't have a job right now, only falls flat. Must be tough being a multi-millionaire.
At least Ron Paul isn't a hypocrite, he's been saying the same wacky stuff for forty years.
Newt (the Grinch) Gingrich said that America's poor children, who live in the poorest places in the nation, have never worked or even been around anybody who has worked. He'd like to make them work by bringing back child labor, where children could compete in the free-market for slave wages as school janitors with adults trying to support a family.
Such a hateful bunch these republicans are. They show zero understanding and empathy, or even any experience dealing with poverty. They are clueless to the nth degree when it comes to walking in someone else's shoes. They live at the top, and have absolutely no idea how it feels to hit hard times, (as if that isn't bad enough) then to have someone at the very top constantly call you lazy. Today's compassionate conservative are anything but.
If the Jesus the carpenter were alive today, chances are he'd be collecting an unemployment check.
The neo-conservatives are a nasty lot of far right narcissistic purists who in their arrogance even get to decide who is a "real American", as long as you agree and pass their purity test called American Exceptionalism they will let you in the door, otherwise it's "don't let the door hit you on the way out." They even view themselves as being on god's favorites list, because they have been blessed with wealth and power-- the very two things Christ advocated against.
What would Jesus do? ( probably shake his head and walk away )
This long-con stated over 30 years ago, and hopefully in it's death throes. The Cons have stolen all they can and the 99% are waking up. It's just too bad they had to lose their homes, pensions and dreams before coming out of the coma.
Now the Grinch's are plotting to steal your Christmas with not extending unemployment and the payroll tax cuts. But we all know it's just a bluff, they just want to keep people in pain, for a few more days until they have had their fill of sadomasochistic fun.
They like scaring people, and holding them hostage.
|At least you won't have to|
buy gifts next year.
we don't know.
Yippee - let's go shopping.