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The Republican Horror Show

Have you been following this? Forgodsake. The word “outrage” so understates the case as to be outrageous in itself.

A narcissistic sleaze, whose contributions to American society have been to short-change the architects who design his buildings and to propose a First Lady who sees nothing wrong with plagiarizing the real First Lady’s words, DARES to say that he has “sacrificed” — by hiring a bunch of employees to staff his capitalist empire — more than a man who GAVE HIS LIFE FOR OUR COUNTRY! More, indeed, than the parents whose son died in the service of the United States of America!

A man whose response to a father’s despair is a racist slur against his wife? Somebody really thinks this creep should be President?

How in the name of God can anyone who has even one functioning synapse inside their head fail to see what a dangerous, dishonest, bombastic, one-born-every-day shyster this guy is? Who in their right mind would vote for the man?

Say what you will about the right wing…but at least Barry Goldwater was a decent man. I knew Goldwater, in passing (he autographed my first straight-A report card from the UofA!), and I know what he said about the proto-Tea Party right wing a-borning toward the end of his life. It wasn’t printable.

Even Ronald Reagan retained a few shreds of common decency while he still had most of his marbles. Richard Nixon…not so much.

Maybe Nixon was the one who threw common decency out with the bathwater.

How the hell did the fundamentalist clerics succeed in persuading their followers that a vile line of demagoguery represents the Word of Christ? What Barry said on that topic actually was printable, at least when he spoke in public:

“Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they’re sure trying to do so, it’s going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can’t and won’t compromise. I know, I’ve tried to deal with them.”

Barry was right. But “a terrible damn problem” ain’t the term for it. It’s fuckin’ Armageddon.

15 thoughts on “The Republican Horror Show”

  1. Trump is mindbogglingly ignorant and does NOT think before he speaks. Let’s face it, he’s never had to do so before and sees no reason to begin now. I’m not shocked one bit that he continues to run off at the mouth.
    What shocked me all to hell is that the Republican Party let him run roughshod over all of the other candidates, steal the nomination and none of them is doing a d@mn thing about it! Aren’t there any real men or women left on the Republican side? That’s what boggles my mind and continues to confound me.

  2. Hmmmm….Aaand now Wiki Leaks claims Hilary sold arms to ISIS and claims it is made clear in leaked e-mails….And the plot thickens….Sorry, I’m thinking Mr. Trump is the “least worse choice” I’m in the “Anyone But Hilary” camp…. Disagree with the 1933 parallels. I’m reading a book now about the relationship between Teddy Roosevelt and Howard Taft and the “troubling times” as well as the Recession/Depression of 1893 that was a “warning shot” for the Great Depression…This is an excellent accounting by Doris Kearns Goodwin and the world was basically thought to be going to “heck in a hand-basket”….Sound familiar? I will say Teddy Roosevelt was the REAL DEAL…..

    • There’s something to that…

      This morning at the Thursday ayem business meeting I learned I’m not the only one who’s seriously considering writing in his dog this November… 🙁

  3. Hmmm….I’m a cat person….Aaaaand one of our cats is named “Eleanor Roosevelt”….named after FDR’s dear wife…. Honest to goodness that is her name…She would be an excellent candidate…Now if I can only talk her into serving…..

  4. Why yes Eleanor is a female BUT very independent. She is an interesting character and would be an excellent President…

    • We should start a new party: The Going to the Dogs Party. That would nicknamed the GOD Party, entertainingly enough. How could we lose?

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