Are Republicans Smoking Too Much Pot?

Republicans Smoking PotSome of the things I hear from the Republican Party are so unbelievable I’m just wondering who can possibly agree with it and if so why? Is there someone out there who can explain this to me, because honestly, for the life of me, I hear what they say and shake my head in wonder at their stupidity. But, maybe they’re not stupid; maybe I just don’t understand them. Certainly possible and I’d like someone out there to point out what I’m missing and explain to me.

For starters:

Republicans want less government and the government to stop deciding how we should live our lives. Right? So why do Republicans want to tell women what they can and can’t do with their bodies and why do Republican women support this? I’m just not getting this, can someone clue me into what seems like such a contradiction?

Why does Rick Santorum ‘throw up’ over separation of church and state? Would he feel the same way if it were the Muslim, Jews, Hindus foisting their religion on the rest of the country and not his evangelical faith?

Financial companies giving loans to people who weren’t qualified caused the entire mortgage fiasco and then those financial loans were bundled and sold to pensions, people and countries (Greece/Spain/Finland) and, when the housing market fell, wiped out all of the above. So, please explain to me why Republicans say we have to ‘get out of the way’ of ‘free market capitalism’ and ‘leave it alone’ and it will ‘take care of itself’.

That unfettered capitalism is what brought the depression/recession about! We’re still suffering the consequences and yet the Republicans are still screaming for more of the same. Is it just that Republicans represent the rich? Please someone, explain this to me.

Republicans believe the rich create jobs for America and thus, taxes on wealthy are bad for the economy. Well, since Reagan (and actually Carter too) we’ve been giving bigger and bigger tax cuts to the wealthy. And what has happened? The rich are richer, the middle class has shrunk and the poverty sector has grown. And, anecdotally, I’ve noticed in the majority of families that both wife and husband must work to support their family, when this was not necessary 30+ years ago.

Seems to me the last time our middle class income was growing and the poverty class was shrinking was after World War II, and possibly more recently with Clinton.

Now I am no fan of Clinton – a child of poverty who forsook the poor and gave us deregulation – but our country seemed to prosper with his policy of, as Republicans call it, ‘Tax and spend’ government. Please, explain why Republicans still buy ‘trickle down economics’ and think taxes on the rich are a bad thing?

Republicans say Obama’s foreign policy is a failure. What part is the failure? Two Bushes and a Clinton were unable to get Osama and his henchmen but Obama got him in three years. Republicans invented/created a war in which we invaded the sovereign nations of Iraq and Afghanistan. These have been the longest ongoing wars in our history. They enriched the purse of Vice-President Chaney with a 10-year no-bid contract for Halliburton as well as many others and yet it’s a mistake for Obama to break that record and get us out?

rob tossbergI say our political system is broken. I’m wondering why anybody concerned about earning a livelihood for their family or concerned about the kind of future we are creating for our children isn’t up in arms. Why are we so politically unengaged?

Rob Tossberg

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  1. ReverendDraco says

     What I wouldn’d give for an actual Free Market. . .

    There hasn’t been a Free Market in the US for a century at least – how can you blame something that doesn’t exist for a problem created by it’s lack, directly?
     I think someone needs to smoke a bit more pot and use their head for something besides a hatrack. . .

  2. Alan8 says

    Maybe I can answer some of your questions…

    “Republicans want less government and the government to stop deciding how
    we should live our lives. Right? So why do Republicans want to tell
    women what they can and can’t do with their bodies and why do Republican
    women support this as well? I’m just not getting this, can someone clue
    me into what seems like such a contradiction to me?

    They do this to get votes from their ignorant followers.  The “big government” talk gets votes from the ignorant libertarians and the “no contraception” talk gets votes from the ignorant religious voters.

    “Why does Rick Santorum ‘throw up’ over separation of church and state?”

    Same reason.  Supporting a religious takeover of our democracy will make god happy with you, increasing the chances you’ll get into heaven, so better support this obnoxious theocrat.

    “That unfettered capitalism is what brought the depression/recession
    about! We’re still suffering the consequences and yet the Republicans
    are still screaming for more of the same. Is it just that Republicans
    represent the rich?”

    Yes.  The rich will generally only fund politicians that will work to increase their wealth and power, so these are the only voices you hear on the right.  This is called an oligarchy.

    “Please, explain why Republicans still buy ‘trickle down economics’ and think taxes on the rich are a bad thing?”

    Same reason.  They’re working toward an ideal situation for the rich where they own everything, and the 99% are struggling to survive.  They’re more than halfway there.

    “Republicans say Obama’s foreign policy is a failure. What part is the failure?”

    They’re required to say this by the rules of propaganda which forbid them from saying anything positive about their political opponents. Conversely, everything an opponent does is automatically “bad”.  This is basically a Nazi philosophy which considers truth irrelevant and only values winning and power.

    “They enriched the purse of Vice-President Chaney with a 10-year no-bid
    contract for Halliburton as well as many others and yet it’s a mistake
    for Obama to break that record and get us out?”

    The greatest sums of money are spent on war; it’s roughly half the national budget.  This money doesn’t just “disappear” — It goes into the pockets of the wealthy fascists that OWN the “defense” industries.  This is literally trillions of dollars, it makes these wealthy owners so powerful they think they’re above the law.  Naturally they want to keep the gravy train running, so their hired politicians are paid to extend and find new wars to justify the continued theft of out tax dollars in the name of “defense”.

    ” I’m wondering why wouldn’t anybody concerned about earning a livelihood
    for their family or the kind of future we are leaving for our children
    and their possibility for a good life, wouldn’t be more interested in
    joining a movement concerned about our country, about the 99% – The
    Occupy Movement. And so, I ask you, why wouldn’t you join The Occupy
    Movement?”

    Already did.  Thanks for asking.

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