Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Friday, February 10, 2012

Our Satire Can't Keep Up With Their Reality

Democratic state legislators are having some fun with the Paleolithic obsessions of today's GOP.

Look, in a sane world, the current GOP would be a joke.

Bans on contraception coverage?  Neo-Jim Crow laws for Hispanics?

There is something profoundly wrong with the priorities of the GOP.  Part of it is that the ones who used to be in control have been squeezed to the side by the ex-Birchers/now-Birthers nuttiest of the wingnuts who control the party.  The mandarins of the GOP just want to keep money flowing to the rich, and if that requires sucking up to the God botherers, then so be it.

But as the Romney/Gingrich/Santorum dynamic is showing, the Gated Community GOP/Angry Neo-Con GOP/Theocratic Panty Sniffer dynamic may finally be ready to burst apart.  Certainly that's the dynamic at CPAC this week.

But Paul Ryan's Granny Starving rollback of Medicare and the New Deal is what passes for Deep Thought in today's GOP.  And since that's a political loser, they have unleashed the Crotch Obsessed Religious Busybodies to distract the rubes.

They have no ability or intention of really governing people!  They win elections to ransack the federal coffers.

That's it.

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