3.03.2009

Mmmm, Smell the Hypocrisy

It has become very trendy among the GOP and their mouthpieces to publicly state that they are hoping President Obama fails in his quest to fix the country (1, 2, 3, 4). Putting aside the traitorous sentiment for just a moment, by what twisted rationalization do they arrive at this conclusion that wishing for our president to fail is, in any way, helpful to our country?

Under Bush, this country lost millions of jobs, helped mobilize and recruit terrorists around the world because of Gitmo (and other prison) tortures, and spent like there was no tomorrow. The GOP put us in this mess and now they are coming together to call for the failure of the man we elected to try and right our ship?

Think about how loudly and shrilly a wanker like Rush Limbaugh would be bleating if any Democrat had stood up and said that they want Bush to fail during the eight years of darkness? And yet he's trying to pretend he's being patriotic in calling for him to fail?

These are hypocrits and asshats of the highest order. And yet they are lauded loudly by the crowd at their CPAC Kool-Aid fest. They call for the nuking of a major US city and the comment is met with raucous applause. They seem to want America to get worse, they seem to want to see more people thrown from their homes, they seem to want more people ejected from their jobs, they seem to want our education, healthcare and infrastructure to get weaker, they want to make America worse, not better. And they have the audacity to call themselves patriots?

I don't get it, I don't get how someone can be seemingly intelligent enough to tie their shoes and then go about furthering the destruction begun on their watch?

America is in a very, very bad place right now, the nation is reeling from eight years of idiocy, knee-jerkism and outright douchebaggery. Isn't it time to recognize that, to get better, we need to get behind our president and help?

But then, the face of the GOP is Rush "Blow Harder" Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Joe the Unlicensed Plumber and Michael "Token" Steele. This is the party that tried to win the White House with Sarah Palin, an uneducated shit for brains governor of the rape capital of America who preached family values while her unwed teenaged daughter got more and more pregnant, while she was investigated and found guilty of illegally using her powers, while charging Alaskans travel per diems when she slept in her own bed and whose foreign policy can be summed up with the utterly ridiculous "I can see Russia from my office" lie.

The Republican Party is not the party of Americans or America, it is the party of self-service, of looting the coffers while the looting is good, of partisanship for partisanship sake regardless of the current economic realities facing the country. They want Obama to fail because that is the shortest path to them regaining some political power again in America, they want America to get worse so they can take the reins again (and, presumably, give more tax cuts to the rich).

If you are supportive of the Republicans and their warped values and their openly hateful policies and yet you call yourself an American then maybe its time you actually opened up the can of worms you call a brain and examine how your party is really behaving, how your party is working to continue to damage this country amidst the worst economic crisis (of your own goddamned party's doing). The hypocrisy would be comical if it weren't so incredibly self-serving, craven and dangerous.
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