It’s inappropriate to characterize the unconscionable behavior of Republicans as simply racism toward the President or even as low ball politics. They don’t really care if Obama is black, white or green, and of course they like being in power, but the billionaires who pay the lobbyists spend even more money on them when they are on the out. Their goals are more basic and well reasoned, Republicans do nothing that isn’t planned out for them.
Yesterday it appeared that House Republicans had really stepped in it by rejecting the bill signed off on by nearly all of the Senate Republicans. But the talking points were all ready, and everyone had them memorized including all the corporate news writers. All of a sudden it was the Senate Democrats who were abusing not only the jobless by making them live month to month, but the Democrats are abusing the job creators as well with all this “uncertainty“. It seems the job creators need to know just exactly how desperate the potential serfs are going to be in the coming year.
It’s incredible that a six figure salary will so easily get people to commit treason. What Republicans are about might not technically be called treason (unless you count transnational corporations as a foreign power), but it is certainly insurrection, or to use a phrase from the Red Scare era, “conspiracy to overthrow the government of the United States“. Republicans would say they are the government and represent the people. Capturing the government by fraud doesn’t make you the legitimate government of the people. They do the opposite of what they are saying at every turn to the benefit of a handful of billionaires. These people are bent on making the 99% into serfs and ending democracy forever, and they call themselves patriots. Real patriots spilled their blood to rid us of these same people.
The Tea Party, Ron Paul and the libertarians appeal to the people who grew up in the thirty years since Ron Reagan and his cult ended education in history, civics and critical thinking in general. These young people know something is wrong but they don’t really know what. They’ve been “educated” with an entirely made up version of history, and taught a kind of economics that doesn’t really work.
They think that America was built by rugged individuals, when the reality is that nothing was ever done that way. They believe the myths of Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett while the real men with those names depended on the cooperation of all the people around them. Nobody has ever made it on their own, but libertarians are sure if all the rules were done away with, then they can reach their full potential. People will flock to them, shower them with money (gold only please) and finally accept the wisdom they have been delivering from the stool at the end of the bar.
They just don’t grasp that their real enemy has been robbing them of their potential, their wealth and their heritage as an American. Their real enemy is capitalism, they don’t get that capitalism is not the opposite of socialism. Capitalism is just form of totalitarianism based on economic fraud. If a foreign enemy landed in their town, burned every business district for 40 miles in every direction and forced them to work at starvation wages they would be calling for revolution. Walmart does this with every store they open, but the libertarians like the “low” prices and will shop there faithfully, even if it costs him everything. www.prairie2.com