Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Guest blogger: Even the Republicans aren't Republicans

My pessimistic friend John Dudley, member of the Miami Beach Democratic Club, analyzes the other side:

As Republican Senator John McCain and Republican Governor Sarah Palin take the lead in the polls, Democrats are scratching their heads.  How could this happen?  America’s economy, healthcare, education and National Defense are in a severe decline and worsening.  Why would Americans vote for more hardship?

It will be all Americans, including Republicans, who will suffer when we get another four years of George Bush’s policies.  The only change that McCain/Palin will bring to the White House is a different set of conspirators.  It will be the same team, the same jerseys but different players, with the same outcome.

What’s even more appalling is that the Republicans aren’t even Republicans. 

·         What happened to Republican Christian values?  Instead of admonishing the parent, Sarah Palin, for not providing a good example on how to raise a teenage daughter, the Republican Christian Right is praising Palin’s daughter.  Bristol is unmarried, pregnant and still in high school.   Even the Christians aren’t Christians. 

·         John McCain is no exception.  He was married when he started dating his current wife, Cindy McCain.  Is the Republican Christian Right okay with this?  Apparently so.  Will the real Republican Christian Right please stand up?

·         Never mind presently serving Republican Senators David Vitter and Larry Craig.  Vitter, who is married with four kids, admitted nationally to visiting prostitutes.  Craig pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor from being accused of soliciting sex in a men’s bathroom at a Minnesota airport.  Boy, Republicans really have high moral standards.

·         Republicans believe in small government and free markets.  Republicans don’t believe in Socialism or entitlement programs to help the poor.  However, Republicans do believe entitlement programs for the rich.  Today, the Republicans bailed out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac which will costs American Taxpayers billions of dollars.  Earlier in the year, Republicans bailed out Bear Stearns to the tune of 30 billion dollars of taxpayer money.  With these Republican giveaways, this party doesn’t really believe in a free market.  They just like to talk about it.  Even the Republicans aren’t Republicans.

·         CNN’s Glen Beck openly calls Barack’s wife, Michelle Obama, a Marxist.  Marxism calls for a classless society.  Good ole Beck has a different definition.  He says that Michelle Obama’s Marxism includes taking money from the rich and giving it to the poor.  The reality is that Glenn believes in reverse Marxism, take from the poor and give to the rich.  The Republican Christian Right is silent on this attack on Obama’s wife.  Usually, Christians, expect the truth.  Apparently, there is truth and then there is Republican truth.  The Republican truth is L. Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby or even better, ‘weapons of mass destruction’.

·         Republicans don’t seem to believe in fairness either.  Republicans are for the Republicans.  When the Republicans bailed out Bear Stearns to the tune of 30 billion dollars of taxpayer money, the CEO somehow managed to leave with millions of dollars in his pocket.  The employees and shareholders were left with the crumbs.  In a similar situation, the Republicans didn’t take issue with the collapse and buyout of Mortgage giant Countrywide Financial.  Countrywide’s CEO Angelo Mozilo took home over $115 million severance pay from the company’s failure.  Countrywide’s employees lost their jobs.  Mozilo got paid and a Bush tax cut to boot.  Where are those passionate conservatives?

·         How about the 2008 $152 billion Republican Economy Stimulus Package?  It was a handout and an entitlement to boost the economy.  But, the Republicans don’t believe in entitlements and government handouts.  Apparently, Republicans don’t even follow their own beliefs.  See, even the Republicans aren’t Republicans.

This fraud could go on.  The Republican Party isn’t who they say they are.  They don’t believe in what they say they believe.  Somehow, John McCain and Sarah Palin say that they are going to reform the Republican Party.  I believe they will.  The Republican Party will be more hypocritical than ever.  From McCain/Palin, we can expect the extreme right.  There is another word for that, Fascism.

Unless the Democrats and Senator Obama gets a backbone and attack these nefarious characters on the Republican ticket, we will suffer another 4 years of governmental chaos and possibly collapse.  In the last eight years America has failed at everything except for cutting taxes for the wealthy and making the rich richer.

One must give the Republicans credit.  They have successfully reached down in the gutter to discredit Democratic Senator Barack Obama.  And in the process, they have successfully contradicted everything they believe.  According to the polls, they have convinced Americans that Republicans have changed.  Forget about the last eight years, Republican Presidential candidates Senator McCain and Governor Palin are a new and different kind of Republicans.  With the help of Fox News, this will be the biggest fraudulent upset in Presidential history.


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