The No and Know Nothing Party, aka the Greedy Obstructionist Prevaricators, started building their latest successful Corporate Ponzi Scheme by using their upside-down pyramid assault (trickle up) on America. Some 30 years ago with the onset of Ronald Reagan, the Conservatives and mega Corporations realized what they offered the people needed to be disguised, since their only goal was to make the rich richer. They started think tanks, bought up the media, and employed wordsmiths like Frank Luntz to fool the people.
Luntz's 'word' to fame was 'death.' (Still exploited today: Death Panels) For the successful Inheritance Tax, Luntz changed it to the Death Tax. The people were fooled into voting against their own self interest, since the Death Tax only helped 3/10th of 1 percent of the wealthiest Americans. Today, the GOP uses the BIG LIE all the time, or at the drop of a lying daily talking point. This is the same technique the Nazis used so effectively. By the way, the media is controlled by five large corporations.
The elephant should no longer be the right symbol for the far Right Republican Party of dementia. An elephant never forgets. Today's GOP Congress hypocritically forgets everything in their 12 years of spending like drunken sailors during the Bush debacle and when they were in charge. The Republicans never heard of the word 'deficit' until 2009. So the pig should be their symbol for their gluttonous ways. Pork is one of the GOP's favorite things.
Here are a few more of the Republican's favorite things. Lying, NO, bigotry, hypocrisy, hubris, *hate, fear, filibuster, greed, power, massive Corporate contributions, corruption, mega bonuses for CEOs, deregulation, vote manipulation, war, (Military-Industrial Complex) killing Public Education, Wall Street, Banks too big to fail, daily talking points, bumper sticker phrases, privatizing, record corporate profits and of course the ever popular, stealing of elections. Also the GOP doesn't want to be criticized for their adulterous and perverted assignations. *Republican 'hate' is not limited to people unlike them selves. They have a profound hate of the true U.S. Government, its laws, Constitution, U.S. jobs, U.S. Industry and our own nation's infrastructure.
Why do the GOPee'r's lie as easily as they breathe? Why does a Republican never cross the aisle to get to the other side? Is it because they are afraid their talking points and corporate money will be cut off if they are not in lock-step? Could it be that last year, $3.47 billion was spent by lobbyists to buy Congress? Certainly, but now they feel they have permission to lie because of a court verdict.
The court case took place in July of 2000. A husband-and-wife reporting team sued Fox News for violation of Florida's whistleblower law, claiming they were fired for refusing to broadcast false and distorted information about Monsanto's artificial bovine growth hormone (rBGH). Faux Gnu's kept juggling their defense and in the end the case was decided in their favor. Permission to lie was granted.
The lying flood gates opened and to celebrate, the Republicans successfully stole the 2000 election with the help of the Republican Supreme Court. G.W. Bush was selected with the aid of Justice A. Scalia: "If the vote count wasn't stopped, it would do irreparable harm to George W. Bush." Yeah. Never mind the irreparable harm to Al Gore, our nation and the world.
The Supreme Corporate
Corporate Chief Justice John G. Roberts and his corporate sidekick, Justice Samuel A. Alito, both took oaths on the Bible, both swearing they would not be activist justices and would use precedence to guide them, both of them being Corporate Lawyers. Their oaths proved to be as true as a Dick Cheney oath, like the one he used on the floor of the Senate in reply to Sen. Leahy. "F--- you." As we read little justice Alito's lips during President Obama's State of the Union, one can see the contempt he has for the highest office in the United States. Corporations are now certainly more important than We the People. Several top CEO's will probably commission Frank Luntz to create the Preamble for the Corporations new Constitution that might read as follows:
We the Corporations of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect anti-Union Union, establish justice and greater bonuses for Corporate CEO's, insure perpetual war to benefit the Military-Industrial Complex, provide for a privatized Army, promote Corporate Welfare by retaining a Republican Supreme Court, and secure the blessings of Corporate mega world wide expansion and greater profits to Corporations for Corporate Posterity, do ordain and establish this new understanding for what was formerly known as the United States of America.
In conclusion, the current Republican Party has established themselves as an 'enemy of the people,' (also known as Domestic Enemy Combatants) co-operating and aiding the international terrorists to bring down the United States government, as well as helping the Communist Chinese, by irresponsibly borrowing massive amounts of money, with no intention of paying that nation back, shipping industry and jobs overseas, with no interest in helping American Citizens, plus permanent tax-cuts for the wealthy only.
CORP: China now offers the threat of calling the loans. With massive help from the negative and obstructionist Republican Party, they are helping China to destroy our beloved country by stopping manufacturing and jobs, aid from our government for the middle-class and poor, promoting insecurity and making that Communist nation the world leader.
We have seen the enemy and they are the Republican Party. (Okay, throw in the Blue Dog Democrats too.)
Jerry Drucker is a freelance writer and screenwriter, political Jerry Drucker is a freelance writer and screenwriter, political progressive letterwriter, member of Valley Dems United, Dems for Change and Valley Grassroots for Democracy. Jerry was voted as the 41st AD man of the year for 2008 by the LA County Democratic Party members.