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Comment of the Day: A Blistering Attack on Republicanism

2018-01-12

The party of morality, of rectitude, of decency, of patriotism and love of country, the righteous sons and daughters of “conservatism,” that wholesome and fragrant air that drifts across the nation, from sea to shining sea, carrying with it our so-called innate goodness, our God-blessed bounty, is nothing more than a cheap storefront for the worst kind of hypocrisy and menace.

(I love that sentence!  “… nothing more than a cheap storefront… “)

Red Sox

Crete, IL From Roxbury, MA 18 hours ago

The party of morality, of rectitude, of decency, of patriotism and love of country, the righteous sons and daughters of “conservatism,” that wholesome and fragrant air that drifts across the nation, from sea to shining sea, carrying with it our so-called innate goodness, our God-blessed bounty, is nothing more than a cheap storefront for the worst kind of hypocrisy and menace.

This is no longer about raking Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan and the Bush presidents across the coals. It’s no longer pointing the finger of blame at Newt Gingrich and Tom DeLay and Dick Armey. It’s no longer about shaming the legacies of Lee Atwater and Pat Buchanan and Karl Rove and Grover Norquist. Nor, even, is it about Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, the current House Speaker and Senate Majority Leader. It’s clearly about the movement among the Republican Party that has sold away its soul to the wealthy donors and the Koch Brothers and the hard-right “think tanks” that dream up the worst for America’s most vulnerable citizens.

And, lest anyone think that it begins and ends with racial animosity, although that evil is certainly a major component of the party’s philosophy, Republicans want to consign every American who is not wealthy into a tiny corral where they can fend for themselves. A place where there is no government but the rule of the rich. A place where there is no succor for ill health. A place where children go to either grow into adulthood stunted or die.

It’s all right with the GOP.

(I’ve noticed Red Sox comments at New York Times stories before and they are usually pretty good.  This one is a gem.  “… a tiny corral where they can fend for themselves… “)

(Free image courtesy of Pixabay.)

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