I’m in a rush today, but I found an excellent article for you that describes why the Republican Party should not exist. I could not agree with this author more. The Republican Party needs to follow the way opf the Whig Party and be dumped on history’s garbage heap.
…The point is this: Regardless of the individual candidates, their contributors, bone-head debate statements, ads with backlash, etc., we really need to understand that the Republican party – by virtue of their behavior over the past 6 years alone – should be disqualified from holding any office, anywhere.
Honestly, this is not a political party – not any more. They are a zombie cult army, and they see us as an enemy, not political opposition. Listen to the language, and look at what they are willing to do. They have their own consultants, their own pollsters, their own schools and even their own media. They talk to themselves in the same language over and over and never, ever leave the reservation. That’s not government. And that’s disqualifying.
Not enough for some of you? You want more?
This political "party" thinks that it is OK to use the law to deny people the right to vote so they have a better shot at winning. That’s clearly unconstitutional (whether Scalia agrees or not). Never mind the fact that it’s immoral. And when the courts say "no" to the new Jim Crow, they send intimidation squads into polling places to try to cut off votes that way. People fought and died for that right, so how about we don’t sit this one out because President Obama’s new war on ISIS annoys you?
This is the GOP that decided the best opposition strategy was to never compromise with President Obama on anything, to demean him with a wink and a nod to the crazy (and racist) birther people. Not clear enough? How many news stories have we seen of GOP operatives sending around emails that show watermelons growing on the White House lawn, and the like? The cultural racism of the party is bad enough, but – honestly – the opposition HAS to compromise. The constitution says the government works that way. Not filibuster till you drop. So, how about we drop the idea that Charlie Baker, Alan Fung (or insert another Republican "moderate" here) wouldn’t be so bad and we stick with the plan and vote the party line. After all, do you think they won’t drink the same Kool-Aid?
The last Republican to publically tell a racist to STFU was John McCain during one of his campaign rallies in 2008 – and that was before President Obama won the election. Since then – birthers, Tea Party and Donald Trump speak? From the GOP leadership we hear crickets, and watch them wink and nod at the lunatics they have no business cavorting with – because they know those are guaranteed GOP votes.
Is this disqualifying enough for you? Motivating enough?…
…Today’s GOP sees our democratic system as a toy. And that – more than anything else – makes the entire party disqualified for office.
Inserted from <Daily Kos>
Click through to read the rest of this fine piece. Then…