The Greatest Con

The slow erosion of the once powerful Republican party has become an ugly spectacle.  Unless it corrects its course soon it will become a thing of the past, serving only as a wealth driven capitalist proxy.

 

Screen shot 2016-02-21 at 8.27.42 PMOne of the greatest con men of our time is now leading the GOP presidential field

 

We have reached a pivotal point in party politics where a major paradigm shift needs to take place.  That paradigm shift will entail moving out of comfort zones and moving away from people who have led many to believe that they have their general welfare at heart.  Instead they have actually been promoting wealthy, special interest in this country that has led to a loss of income for many middle and low income working families

This nation has morphed into an oligarchy where policy in state legislatures are now dictated by the needs of wealthy powerful interests.  In many states, including my home state of Texas, we have witnessed efforts to reduce local control by those who would exploit our environment for personal gain.  There have been moves to diminish the oversight power of government in areas that affect our health and well being in the pretense of protecting us from government over reach that supposedly hampers free markets.

Their use of trickle down economics has resulted in the greatest income inequality this country has ever experienced.  They have pushed the emotional hot buttons of abortion, illegal immigration, Islamaphobia, gun ownership and homosexuality to curry favor with voters who are often blind to the close ties candidates have with corporations who fill their campaign coffers.   They misuse taxpayer funds to enforce their ugly stereotypes about voter fraud and drug testing for poor people requesting welfare assistance, where less than  .01% of those screened tested positive.

The GOP has become a captive of the very thing their origins centered around that mistrusted optimistic views about humankind’s ability to improve social conditions and that essentially viewed the world as decayed and lost to degenerates.  They have falsely equated free market values with genuine freedom as they undermine competition and send the good paying jobs to cheaper foreign labor markets while allowing tax loopholes through offshore accounts.  All of their tax breaks benefit only the top tier incomes.  The bone they throw middle and low income families seldom makes a dent in a family’s budget.

They wrap themselves in the flag while waving the cross yet their loyalties lie too often with multinational corporations who exploit undeveloped nations for their resources, leaving local indigents with less than they had.  The notion of service to those less fortunate is repugnant to them unless they can somehow manage to use it for future PR.

This deception has to stop and the only way it can is for conservative voters to realize they they have been conned.  The transformation taking place within and outside the GOP is seeing the Party of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Eisenhower fade into history.  What exactly it will become remains to be seen but its credibility will likely no longer consist of serving the American people first.

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19 responses to “The Greatest Con

  1. Larry, I am beginning to think that the only way the voter will learn is by them electing one of these toads we have this election and see how badly the country will suffer…..having said that…”please do not let it become reality”…..chuq

    • Actually Chuq many have already been elected in just about every position – local, state and national – except the POTUS. The damage they have already contributed to has diminished our credibility around the world.

      • And me too! What strikes me so forcibly are two characteristics of our local community. Firstly, the openness and generosity of our immediate friends and neighbors and, secondly, irrespective of their political leanings the degree of anger over where they see their/our country heading. What scares me are the consequences if politically nothing has really changed in, say, two years time. I have this acute sense of dark and forbidding seas ahead!

      • ” I have this acute sense of dark and forbidding seas ahead!”

        You’re not the only one Paul. Historian david kaiser sees the unfolding of a 4th crisis era in American history and had this to say about it in this piece here

        “If the [current] Crisis ends sometime between 2016 and 2020, the next twenty years will see America more and more in thrall to its corporations, with inequality increasing still more. While the upper reaches of society will be open to women, minorities, and gays, the lower reaches will increasingly have to fend for themselves, regardless of race, creed, gender, or sexual preference. Undocumented immigrants may well continue to make up a substantial portion of the work force. The energy industry and the financial sector will essentially control government at every level, just as the “trusts” and railroads did in the late nineteenth century. The endless war in the Middle East will continue. Periodic terrorist attacks at home will occupy much too much of our attention, and keep that war going as well.”

    • No, don’t ever hope the average voter will learn from a disaster. History has shown that they don’t. Rarely do things ever get back to what they were before the disaster, let alone improve. (See “Voodoo Economics”)

      The average voter is a fucktard with the attention span of a gnat with ADHD. They have NO sense of historical context and no sense, period. Fifteen seconds after President Trump gets sworn in, Trumpism is all they’ll have ever known and how they see the entire world. (Actually their stupid phone is their “entire world”, but you get the idea.)

      And the average non-voter is considerably worse!

    • Interesting read John. But all of Europe I think is looking at another serious recession as a result of the austerity programs they put in place after 2008, or at least that’s what I’ve been reading from the likes of Paul Krugman and his peers.

  2. I know the Republican Party has long since devolved into the party of The Riches & The Stupids, but how stupid are these stupids??? Large numbers of The Poors have been voting Republican since Reagan and what has it gotten them? Jack squat! They’re way worse off.

    I suspect this Trump thing is their way of “rebelling” without leaving the party. Totally misguided and will probably backfire…but I can see how they would prefer him.

    • “but I can see how they would prefer him.”

      Yes, he says what they want to hear and it doesn’t hurt that he’s white and seen as financially successful.

      • The “I’m a winner and you’re a looser. Join me and you’ll be a winner too” strategy.

        Why not? It works in advertising. Same pitch. Same gullible audience.

    • Absolutely agree MMJ. Bill Clinton signing the bill that killed Glass-Steagall was the nail in the coffin for our economy, allowing Big financial institutions to pilfer savings and investments of middle income families. The only reason I keep picking on Republicans over Dems is that Dems as a whole have yet to lose their moral compass completely, but unless we can get some people of integrity in public office that may soon be a thing of the past

  3. It was hardly surprising that a Casino owner won in Vegas…

    But one very interesting part of the Nevada Cock-us I happened to catch was that Trump won with “Moderates” (which, as I mentioned above, does make sense in certain ways) but that he also carried EVANGELICALS!

    This guy is an immoral (agnostic?) New Yorker with gold toilets, liberal social policies, at least 2 divorces..and an endless stream of teenage girlfriends…all out in the open without even one single “I have sinned” moment. Trump is the LAST candidate in the (formerly 20 person) field that an evangelical should ever consider voting for!!!!

    But he won them. So, barring a Super Tuesday miracle…this thing is over.

  4. “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”
    ― Adolf Hitler

    “Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
    The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!

    Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
    The frumious Bandersnatch!”

    we have met the Jabberwocky…..he thinks he is still on reality TV

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